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A Lodge on the Desert

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was scheduled for a business related training in Las Cruces and was not sure where to stay. I googled "lodge" in Las Cruces as I was looking for a more private place and not a hotel or motel. I came across A Lodge on the Desert. I compared the prices to the hotels around the areas and noticed they... More 

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Thank Maaeyra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lodge has the best view in Las Cruces! Seeing the sunrise over the Organ Mountains is an absolute must. The house is gorgeous and the caretaker, LaVerne, is so interesting! I could listen to her stories for hours. I'll definitely be back. I recommend the Kokopelli Suite, but they're all lovely.

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Thank kjwolf88
Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review. Everyone seems to love our views. Early risers, like you, are rewarded with gorgeous sun rises! We look forward to your return. Book early, and I will reserve the Kokopelli for you. Your Host, LaVerne More 

Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We spent a week here in February. We were looking for a quiet place where we could rest and I could recover from a surgery. Mission accomplished! The room was very quiet and clean. Swanky it's not, but it is comfortable and homey. Our hostess, Laverne, was warm and kind—even gave us a tour of her private quarters. Great night... More 

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Thank Kenneth J
Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. We are happy when our guests are happy! The two of you are so outgoing and friendly, which makes our job easy. Nothing I agree with more, than your statement 'swanky it is not'. Our views are one of the best in the entire state, and is truly a big selling point for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Everything you'll need for your perfect getaway is here! Privacy, beautiful out door views, cleanliness, and most of all it is noise free. We had the perfect weekend just the two of us. We will definitely return to this wonderful paradise.

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Thank Rosina C
Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. Being a special weekend for you, I am so happy that you enjoyed it. Please do return! We loved having you. LaVerne and Calvin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the Angel Suite at the lodge on the desert for three months (November- February) while completing a clinical rotation in Las Cruces. I couldn't have been happier with my choice! I loved leaving the city every day and returning to the lodge to observe the beautiful view. Such a peaceful place. Even getting up early wasn't as... More 

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Thank Claire S
Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your wonderful review is so special to me. Thanks!! You are such an incredible young lady. The World is a better place when filled with young adults of your caliber. Words cannot express the joy that enveloped you. I missed you when you left, and think of you often! Let me be one of the first to congratulate... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I loved staying here for all of my nearly two weeks in June. I went to the area to write and do research and wanted a place that was peaceful and close to nature, and near enough to town for all its benefits. A Lodge on the Desert was the perfect place for me. The owners were wonderful, and run... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so sorry for the delay in my response. Trip Advisor used to notify me when a new review was published, but sadly they have stopped this practice. Thank you for this amazing review! We love that you were so pleased. You are a nature lover, as we are. Happy that you joined us in our daily... More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We wanted to stay in a unique place in Las Cruces (we are tired of the chain hotels). After searching and finding A Lodge on the Desert, after viewing the 7 suites/rooms on their site, we booked the Executive Suite. Also appreciated were the several emails LaVerne sent before our trip with room confirmation, directions and explaining the do's/don'ts of... More 

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Thank CamisaTx
Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Your review sounded so good, it made ME want to stay! Thank you so much. You are the first to mention all the emails I send with reservations. I have always wondered if I send too much information. Yes, our view, and our privacy is hard to match. Husband and I always love great comments about our solar... More 

Orange Park, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very large and nicely decorated rooms with fantastic views. Incredible value for what you get. We can't wait to return to Las Cruces and stay again at A Lodge on the Desert. Owner is very nice and gave us a tour. This place is perfect for a romantic get away or a long business stay. Close to Las Cruces or... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are looking forward to your return visit! The two of you have such an upbeat, sparkly personality, it's a pleasure being around you. Thank you for your review! Very much. Our view is much loved by everyone! Personally, I love it so much, that it's hard to pull my shades, day or night. Till your next visit,... More 

Netanya, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The hotel has only 7 suites, each one with a different theme. We stayed in the Kokopelli suite which was amazingly large & had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, bedroom area, shower room & large bathroom with ample storage space. The view is absolutely stunning (especially sunsets) from the window/patio looking down over Las Cruces with the... More 

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Thank peterdavies2015
Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, What a wonderful review. Thank you so much! We are happy that you chose the Kokopelli; it is everyone's favorite suite. After 30 years in this location, I never tire of our sweeping views, the sunsets and city lights. The two of you were such a genuine, happy, loving couple. We enjoyed meeting you; and especially our evenings... More 

Northern IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have stayed here twice and had a great visit each time! Our first visit was only a week but this time was an extended stay for 2 months. LaVerne and Calvin are great hosts and very accommodating! Rooms are cleaned weekly. It is a more rural environment that is quiet with wonderful views. It is a very green, solar... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Love your inspiring review! We have all enjoyed your visits, and hope to see you again this winter! I welcomed your curiosity about our solar system! We went online Feb 2011, and have not had a bill since. The electric company normally pays US a few hundred dollars per month. Wonderful what energy our desert sun provides. You... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic, private and secluded. Elegant suites, with private entrance, bath, kitchen and patio/balcony. Luxurious linens. Antiques, lavish tile, fountains and gardens. We sit on 26 acres, high on a hill, mountain vistas in all directions, Mesilla Valley farmland, Rio Grande river, and sparkly Las Cruces night lights at your feet. Stonewalls, adobe walls and wrought iron enclose the Lodge. Dawn to dusk lighting for security and nighttime enjoyment of the patios and garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Lodge on the Desert

Address: 5353 Spirit Ridge Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88007-4993
Location: United States > New Mexico > Las Cruces
Price Range: $55 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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