Beautiful, comfortable Bed and Breakfast! I've stayed many times! Large rooms, with fully stocked kitchens, big bathrooms, beautiful views, several patios and balconies. The beds and linens are supremely comfortable!! Egyptian cotton, silk, down, ... I don't even know, but so cozy! The lodge is like an elaborate, artful mansion. You could get lost, but I love that! It's beautiful, creatively designed, and so comfortable. It's a very large place (compared to a regular house), so even if there are other guests there, you don't really know. It's very quiet. Giant picture windows and patios perfectly facing the mountains, great for watching the sunsets from inside or outside. Huge patio/event space in the front of the lodge with a large outdoor kitchen, bathrooms, and a big pretty fountain that I've always seen on, all right in front of a spectacular view of the mountains and city lights. A great place to hang out on warm summer nights. The lodge is all solar-powered which is really cool. Southwestern elements throughout the lodge, like a beautiful turquoise spiral staircase in the atrium, a really cool looking lava-rock pond in the atrium with giant plants all around it, gorgeous talavera tile everywhere plus talavera sinks, vases etc (I love talavera work), sunken tubs tiled with beautiful mosaics, rock walls with wrought iron gates, saltillo tile floors,... all sorts of beautiful Southwestern design elements. Overall, a very beautiful and comfortable place!…
What a comfortable lodge! So quite and beautiful , LaVerne treats my wife and I like family. This lodge has so many antique furnishings that I could spend hours enjoying the decor! The views are stunning! We love it here and hope to return soon!
This is a pleasant and inexpensive place to stay when visiting Las Cruces (or Mesilla) for a few days, a week, a month or longer. Each room is unique and beautifully decorated, and there is a spectacular view of the mountains from a shared balcony that is easily reached from all the rooms. It's an informal operation. They only accept checks or PayPal, there is no daily maid service and there may be not one around when you arrive. You ignore the dogs--they make a lot of noise, but they're very sweet when you meet them in person--and find your room with the key left for you on the table. That's it. You come and go as you please or just sit and look at the mountains.
Making the reservation was the best part of the stay. The gentleman I spoke to was friendly & understood we were bringing 2 children. When we arrived his wife was unaware & proceeded to treat us life vermon. She even slammed the door on us after she saw the kids. The room is dusty and obviously not cleaned before our stay. If that wasn't bad enough, the event we were there for had several vendors who had to drop off items. One of them was attacked by the owners dog. The dog was not on a leash and the owner didnt do anything to stop the attack & actually stood there & watched. The worst of it is that there was no air conditioner with 100+ degree days & 90 degree night time temperatures. A little tip on hosting a party- you need to throw all of trash off property.
We stayed at A Lodge on the Desert for just over 2 months and it had most everything we needed to feel like home while our newly purchased home was being remodeled. Most everything we own was in storage so we needed some place to stay that had a kitchen and laundry facilities. A Lodge in the Desert fit the bill very nicely for us. LaVerne was very helpful whenever we had a question and we had some nice chats. -- I will always remember the night my husband and I sat out on the upper east facing patio, overlooking the city and the beautiful Organ Mountains, eating dinner with the sun setting behind us and then the moon rising over the Organ Mountains with the city lights sparkling below. What a sight!