We spent a week at Crown Point the end of June and we loved it. While the accommodations are not five star (we weren't expecting them to be), the condo was spacious and well equipped. The area is beautiful and our unit was literally feet from the forest. We saw lots of wildlife throughout the week including a bear.
We travel with six children so having larger living areas was nice. We stayed in a three bedroom unit. All three rooms were upstairs and the rooms were good sized. There was a surprising lack of dresser space so we did have to live out of our suitcases, but I guess that isn't the end of the world.
The kitchens and bathrooms were serviceable although a bit run down. We cook all of our meals in our room and the kitchen was well equipped for that (the knives could do with occasional sharpening, they were sad excuses for cutting tools). However, there were mixing bowls, pots and pans a plenty and we had no trouble cooking and serving to our hearts content.
There is an on site pool/hot tub as well as tennis courts, basketball courts and racquet ball courts. Our kids enjoyed that. We also took advantage of the on site washer/dryer.
Be aware that there is no air conditioning in the units here. The week we were there it stayed fairly cool so we did ok (it was in the mid 70's most days) but if it got hot the rooms would really get sweltering. We left windows open and fans on day and night and did just fine.
We took several great day trips including a visit to Valley of Fire, White Sands, Three Rivers Petroglyphs, and Monjeau lookout. We had an excursion to Roswell (where we sadly saw no aliens) and also visited the Billy the Kid Museum and the Museum of the American West. There was plenty to do nearby and we had a lot of fun. We also spent an afternoon exploring Ruidoso main street and loved the feel of the town.
We had a great vacation and for us this condo was a nice fit. Don't expect deluxe lodging and be prepared to love the beauty of the area and you can't go wrong.
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