The Tunnel Stop
The Tunnel Stop
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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CaptGreyhound
Chicago, IL20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
If you are visiting the White Sands, this is worth the drive. First of all, you will pass through entirely different ecosystems on the drive up US 82, which is worth it right there. 82 east of Alamogordo is simply one of the most stunning drives in America, and no matter how many times I travel that road, I never fail to see something new and wondrous. The Tunnel Stop is about halfway between Alamo and Cloudcroft, and more than any other shop in this part of the state, it really reflects all that is so wonderful about southern New Mexico. Not only is local art available for sale, but Sue has made the Tunnel Stop into a nexus for local artists. It draws creative people together for the love of creating, not for competition or a quick buck.
Spend some time at the Tunnel Stop. Have a drink (there is Carrizozo cherry cider!) and walk to the back. There is a breathtaking view where you can take in nature, handspun fibers, unique wood furniture, flutes, photography, and painting. The jewelry is authentic and fairly priced. If you want to read about the area, there are lots of books to choose from.
If you want typical and kitschy, head east a short distance and the Apple Barn will meet that need (and nothing against the Apple Barn; it's lovely!). But if you really want to feed your senses, spend some time at the Tunnel Stop. It's one of those places that you will want to visit more than once just because it makes you feel so good!
Written April 13, 2014
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Sunny D
Glenwood City, WI39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
Gallery with local art and crafts by gifted craftspersons; the perfect place to find that New Mexican gift. Affordable local art, western and eclectic. Hot coffee and wi-fi; stop by!
Written March 2, 2014
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Locomike1966
Orchard Beach, MD2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
By far the best place my wife and I stopped at. We were met with warm and genuine smiles by Sue and Walter and made to feel like we were friends. They have everything from local art to Native American flute lessons. A MUST stop!!!!!
Written October 9, 2012
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Pat B
Austin, TX6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
The girl there was sarcastic and uninterested in anything but her biker friend who had shown up. I was trying to buy a special flute (called triple: chanter, bass, and drone), but nothing I could say or ask could possibly be right, and she repeatedly insulted me until I just gave up and left.
Written June 7, 2014
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Diane S
High Rolls, New Mexico, United States10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
The proprietors are helpful, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about their inventory. It's a unique shop with lots of interesting items mostly created by local artisans. Beautiful art, furniture, crosses, books and nice one-of-a-kinds. Love the store with its large space and huge fireplace. Warm and friendly.
Written December 6, 2015
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ladyautin
Houma, LA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Wasn't the safest of hikes. Not for ill exkerienced or family with young children. Beautiful sites. Not what I thought it would be. Gorgeous back drop though. Much appreciated views.
Written August 19, 2020
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Bodhilotus44
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is a nice place to stop half-way up the mountain. Inside there's beautiful local art, pottery and vintage items unique to the area. There are a lot of books but most of them are outdated, not antique, just outdated type of reading material. It could be much improved, not a lot of thought to it. They have several rooms to meander through which is nice with eclectic artwork and sculptures. There's a room dedicated to yarn and yarn tools. An employee, maybe the owner, asked if I needed anything. (They were having some kind art class which seemed interesting.) I asked her if they had Tarot or oracle cards. She looked at me like I had two heads and in a snotty tone said "We don't have that stuff here, this is all local art". I wanted to punch her in the throat but you know, love and light, so I told her that oracle cards are often interpreted by artists and drawn by hand used for spiritual clarity. She walked away. Later on, she followed me around for a little while being creepy but I just ignored her. Not a progressive area for sure. I bought a small selenite jewelry box, handmade, really beautiful. I paid for it and the guy at the register wrapped it in a newspaper, grocery store ad newspaper. I would suggest wrapping paper, even plain brown. Wrapping beautiful items in newspaper is disrespectful to the artists and the art.
Written November 4, 2018
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Traveling-JJ
61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
If you get a break between passing cars you are able to take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the canyon. At a minimum drive through it slowly so you can take it all in.
Written January 29, 2017
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ANNIE S
LAS CRUCES565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
Just a place to stop on the highway up to Cloudcroft, but the view is great. Often there are quite a few cars, so there might not be enough spaces. A few people stop across the way in an indentation in the road.
Written July 4, 2015
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Keesiegirl65
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
You won't be sorry if you stop and meet Sue, you won't meet a more genuine and loving person. The local artwork she displays should not be missed and the prices for handmade items is more than affordable. You ill find a lil bit of everything from essential oils to hand made pottery and one of a kind jewelry to some of the best conversation you will get. It is not a trip to High Rolls without visiting our dear friend Sue.
Written August 6, 2019
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