It is most difficult for me to put to words the extraordinary time I had while spending a week at this destination. First off, everyone that I met was extremely pleasant and had no reservations in conversing with a complete stranger. From my initial conversations about my reservation with Sue (extremely lovely lady) to the last round at the saloon with Melissa (equally as lovely), I could not have more pleased with the interactions I encountered. I met many people, made some new friends and have been welcomed back again and again. I was even lucky enough to be a part of Patty's (another beautiful person) birthday celebration in the saloon. I think it was her 29th, but I don't remember. ;-)
The tiny village of Eagle Nest NM is a gorgeous patriotic place (flags flying everywhere) and a perfect get away for us City dwellers who wish to get back in touch with the great outdoors, nature, great people and some colorful personalities.
I spent time fishing in Eagle Nest Lake as well as fly fishing the Cimarron River just outside of town, it was all great fishing. I even encountered a bear while fishing the river. That was a very memorable moment of my trip.
The restaurant was really, really nice, the food was awesome and the pies, well, the best I have ever tasted, seriously!
I stayed in Sportsman cabin #6 and it was extremely comfortable. The girls did a great job in changing the towels when ever I needed, cleaned the cabin and made my bed each day. There is satellite TV in each room but I never turned it on for the week I was there. My goal was to check out from all of that outside "interference" from the world and it was easy to do there.
I could not recommend Laguna Vista Lodge more highly. Great people, location, service, food and ammenities. First class!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On behalf of the entire staff, we would like to welcome you to the Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant & Saloon. We hope that your visit with us will be a wonderful time.All of the rooms are nonsmoking, they have coffee makers with complimentary coffee and tea, refrigerators, and personal care amenities. Daily housekeeping staff.We have Deluxe Rooms with One Queen and a Full Futon. All rooms have new King or Queens Pillow Top Mattress. These rooms are very large with a large dressing room and all the amenities. The Sportsman Cabins have a full kitchen, living area, and bedroom.The two-bedroom kitchenettes have 27” TVs with easy hook-ups on the front for plug and play games. All of the rooms have VCRs or DVDs, and DirecTV with over 103 channels. A small selection of movies is available at the front desk. We also have a guest laundry room. Three picnic areas and indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, including a fifty-foot stage. If you are on a do-it-yourself budget, the courtyards with stage and five-foot grill are available for rent. Just give us the food order and it will be waiting for you, or we can cater your parties.Park by your room and walk to everything in Eagle Nest.The restaurant offers tours of the original 1890s hotel (later brothel). Full menu with great desserts, serving breakfast on the weekends, and catering for your special occasion is available.The Saloon offers package/carry out, pool table, regulation shuffleboard, private parties by the fireplace and live entertainment - not to mention the colorful locals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laguna Vista Hotel Eagle Nest