March 21, 2021
My friend Jennifer and I had a glorious four days scrapbooking. As always, everything was absolutely perfect. This cabin holds so many wonderful memories for me. I'm already looking forward to my next visit. I especially love how clean and stocked it is. I wish I could stay forever!
Angel Wicker & Jennifer Muller - El Paso, TX
March 14, 2021
Just got here all ready love it. I hope it has wi-fi. I also found out that they have Wonder! I love Wonder. My aunts might be coming, maybe my cousins too. - Jillian
March 14-17, 2021
Once again, thank you for providing such a clean and organized cabin - we had a wonderful time! My grandbabies love it here and we've started a new generation of visitors to your beautiful home away from home. We've been coming here for spring break since 2006 and we'll be back - soon, I hope!
Julie Morales and the Acostas
The memories that we made on this trip will surely last us a lifetime!
Amber, Jillian, Alex & Jacob Acosta
March 8-12, 2021
Thank you so much for such a wonderful little cabin in the mountains. I loved how well supplied the kitchen was.
The Malbry Family - Granbury, TX
You have such a beautiful cabin! I absolutely loved/enjoyed my time staying here!
El Paso, TX Galz
November 25, 2020
Such a lovely time! Your cabin was such a blessing for our family to get away, relax, and reconnect.
November 14, 2020
Lisa, Thank you for providing us your beautiful home to stay in. This was our first time in the area and it did not miss expectations, rather exceeded them! Your home provided us a warm and inviting 'base-camp' where memories could be made and shared. If we are ever in the area again we will for sure see if you're available.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Best wishes for 2021!
November 8, 2020
Thank you for making this stay wonderful! Everything was comfy and cozy and felt like home! A beautiful cabin and a beautiful experience. - Liz
Thanks for letting us stay in this cabin. I'm very glad we haven't died yet like in the horror movies. And I really liked the deer and animals because they didn't attack me. It was a pretty cabin too. - Elaina :)
Thank you for having us :) The cabin was amazing and we enjoyed our time here. Thank you again, we appreciate you. - Lomey
What a beautiful cabin, thank you! - Eve
Enjoyed this beautiful cabin! Thank you.
The Tulafono and Blocker Family - El Paso TX
September 18, 2020
We have heard about these cabins for years from friends and family. Our visit far exceeded our expectations! Your hospitality, style, and comfort were astounding. May God bless you and use you mightily for His kingdom!
The Wilkins - El Paso, TX
P.S. We will be back!
September 15, 2020
Thank you so Much!! Everything is wonderful. Perfect, very detailed like a Sweet Home.
Mrs Lisa! I know you through the excellent cabin you have, many beautiful details I am sure that you are an excellent person. Thank you for renting us your beutifull cabin. God bless you.
Eva & friends - El Paso, TX
September 7, 2020
Enjoyed our stay. Weather was great and cabin location worked well for trail riding.
Our quote for the weekend was this, "Trail riding is easy, but trailblazing is a whole different story..."
Looking forward to the next ride...
M S Fuller
August 13, 2020
This place was absolutely perfect for our two families! I loved the organization of the kitchen & the added bonus of games, large dining table, extra blankets, and the wonderful rocking chairs on the covered porch. The trails for our side by sides are so close and convenient to go and explore this beautiful country! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will definitely be back!! :) God bless.
The Hill Family (Chris, Rebecca, Noah, & Gracie)
August 9, 2020
Dear Lisa, we want to thank you for everything. This weekend was an amazing getaway. We definitely needed this, this year has been too much especially because we both work at a hospital. We were pleased with everything, very clean and felt like home. We will definitely be back very soon, thank you again for opening your home to us! Definitely a 10/10. Thank you.
Edgar & Michelle
August 3, 2020
This is our 2nd time visiting Cedar Lodge. Having a little family reunion down the way from here. It's been great weather w/ thunderstorms in the afternoon. I like them & they don't last very long. We did more exploring this time and had fun on the quads & side by sides my sister in law have. Mud boggin', a new adventure was fun & dirty.
This is the perfect place & the cabin is great for our family. I'm sure we'll be visiting again. Thank you for making your home feel warm and inviting.
Kris, Steve, & family
July 17, 2020
Thank you so much for a wonderful and peaceful place to be for a few days! We loved every minute. We needed a little more time! (Doesn't everybody) :-)
Cadenhead & Britts
July 6, 2020
We made beautiful memories here. We enjoyed our home away from home!
June 29, 2020
We had a wonderful time here with our kids. We loved the living room and the attention to detail. The family games were amazing. May the Lord keep you and bless you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Fuentes Family
February 13, 2020
CEDAR LODGE! Wow, this is an amazing place. All the details you so carefully throught of and shared so that others can feel comfortable and at home is greately appreciated. Thank you for the hospitality and love you put into this place!
Sanchez-Martell & Jimenez Families - El Paso, TX
December 28, 2019
First of all, Thank you for having us in this beautiful place. We had an amazing time here. My kiddos loved spending Christmas here. Such a beautiful and peaceful cozy place. We look forward to coming again!
The Flores Families - Mission, TX and El Paso, TX
November 6, 2019
Amazing and peacful cabin, and we enjoyed our 5 nights. So peaceful and quiet, a wonderful getaway right when needed!
Mark & Bonnie Stone - El Paso, TX
July 22-25, 2019
Thank you for a comfortable cabin. It was so clean and well maintained. We enjoyed all the hummingbirds and the nice weather.
The Groves' - Munday, TX
July 21, 2019
We came here to spread our brother's ashes, who died this May after a year old battle with cancer. His last wishes were to be spread along the Penasco in Mayhill, which our family founded in the 1870s (our great great grandfather was John Mayhill). Your cabin was perfect for our family's needs and the setting is unrivaled.
Asher McCord - Orting, WA
Eva Snee - Seattle, WA
July 12-14, 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. Cedar Lodge is certainly everything advertised. We especially enjoyed sitting on the porch to watch the hummingbirds and the deer. Everything was very comfortable and since there were only two of us, we didn't even need the upstairs rooms. The well-stocked kitchen and all the amenities is certainly convenient. Thanks for helping have a really nice and relaxing long weekend.
Ross & Loretta Rutherford - Lubbock, TX
July 5, 2019
We had the best time ever here. It was so great and beautiful sight and animals. The cabin was great, comfortable beds, fun games, great movies, the tows were nice and the nature around it. I loved this place. It was so comfortable it felt like home. The fan in the rooms made me feel cooled down.
June 28-30, 2019
We had a great stay at the Cedar Lodge. The cabin is nice & spacious & was very clean. The extra toys were great for the kids, and we appreciated the board games left, too. WE hope to be back at some point!
The Giesbrechts & Thames
January 19-21, 2019
Thank you for your hospitality and awesome attention to detail when you set up your cabin. We are a forgetful family when it comes to planning & packing what we need, but your cabin had it all and more. We all enjoyed the much-needed respite in this beautiful, natural setting. We even got to enjoy the lunar eclipse in Cloudcroft's dark, clear skies, as well as a face-to-face encouther with a beautiful deer.
Thank you tremendously,
The Padilla Family
January 2-5, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Holy moly, we had a great time these past few days. This whole cabin is set up perfect. Thanks a million for paying attention to all the details. Due to the fact Mother Nature dumped a ton of snow a few days prior to our arrival, we were able to take full advantage of the snow which we RARELY see. Between skiing, snowball fights, building a snowman, and the deer, I couldn't have asked for a better vacation with my hubby & 2 kids.
Michael, Lori, Emma, Owen - Austin, TX
December 29, 2018
Thank you, I think it's going to be the best vacation ever! Hello, I am Carolina Saucedo 11 year old girl. We come from Laredo, TX. I have 1 little sister and 2 little brothers. We will love this place such as our home. Happy New Year!!!
Love, the Saucedo family
p.s. Have fun new visitors!
January 1, 2019
Thank you for such a loving place. We enjoyed every minute here. This was our first time vacation to a place like this and now we would like to return every year.
The Saucedo Family - Laredo, TX
December 29, 2018
Thank yo for the wonderful cabin. Even though we were snowed in, we had an amazing time building snow forts, sledding, and watching the deer out the back windows. Your selection of DVDs came in very handy!
Thankns for all your help getting us in and out through the bad weather.
The Holt Family
December 24, 2018
Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with our family! We had the best Chrsitmas we have had in years. It was so nice to spend family time in such a cute and comfy place. We were super comfortable had all we needed. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!!!
The Stuffelbeams & The Grellers
December 17, 2018
We enjoyed our trip a lot! And it was mostly thanks to you and your beasutiful cabin. It was a perfect home away from the city. Thank you for your extra effort in all the details, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We hope to be back soon!
Fam. Salas Rivera from Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua
December 2, 2018
Thank you so much for an amazing stay. Your cabin is so welcoming and comfy.
The Sifuentes family
November 27, 2018
Enjoyed our stay very much.
Gary, Kirstin, Caleb & Caylee Morrison
November 8, 2018
Not knowing what to expect upon arrival, yet hoping for the best. With much excitement and opening the front door, I truly felt comforted and at ease with all the thoughtful little touches you all have provided. Thank you so much for the extra effort you all have done to make our stay relaxing.
Love, Krista, Olyvia, Sylvia - El Paso, TX
We came up here - me, hubby, mother-in-law, my daughter & son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter, for my son's wedding at the cabin down the street. We love the cabin, it's perfect and roomy, and the fireplace is so cozy. It's raining today, but it's okay. Took a drive into town to check it out. Going to get pictures taken today at our friend's cabin, down the street.
Wedding was great! Venue was wonderful & the skies opened up for the day, blue all the way. Thank you for a great few days at your piece of heaven. It was wonderful!
Kris & Steve Shaffer
Stef, Marc, Kaylee, Krie & Nana Dee
We had a great weekend! Your place is amazing! We will be back!
God bless you -
Randy & Lynette Hendricks and family - Lubbock, TX
We definitely needed this weekend away. We thoroughly enjoyed the hummingbirds & wildlife. The kitchen is very nicely stocked. It is evident that you have tried to think of EVERYTHING! We will definitely return.
Canales Family - El Paso, TX
Another AMAZING trip! Your homie touch never cease to make us feel welcome. After a busy summer, coming out to your cabin was all we needed to recharge and prepare for the busy year ahead of us! This is the perfect place to get away and clear your mind of day-to-day worries. We're looking forward to being back here soon (but not soon enough).
The Rowland Family - Lubbock, TX
This is a lovely cabin. I've never been to Cloudcroft before, but I can say I'm no longer a beach or city gal. Nothing too exciting happened, but it was still a nice trip. I wish I would've brought money to buy a soap.
Ashley Rowland - Lubbock, TX
Great cabin! It's the best we've stayed in Cloudcroft thus far. We were very much surprised by how everything was organized when we arrived. The cozy atmosphere and cleanliness were what we needed on this vacation. Would definitely come back again.
Sincerely, Cheryl & Aaron - Baltimore, MD
Our first time staying at the cabin and I have to say that we absolutely loved it. We enjoyed our stay here. It was exactly what we were hoping, as life can be extremely challenging at times, raising two children with disabilities. I have to stress that I noticed a decrease in their behaviors (less tantrums) and better self regulation. As for me, I was absolutely relaxed and because I am such a clean freak, I felt right at home. My mother cares for my father, who has Parkinson's, and admits she is feeling recharged and ready to face the daily challenges. Mynephew has mental illness and says that this is what he needed to recharge. I wish we could have stayed longer, but I'm certain we will be back very soon. Thank you.
Melissa Carrasco - Albuquerque, NM
This is our second year to stay here. All of the amenities that we've needed are always here and we appreciate the little touches. We love feeding the deer and watching the hummingbirds entertain us. :) Today was 4-wheeling - a first for us in Cloudcroft and highly recommended. Big Daddy's always has great food (get dessert!).
Thank you for everything you do to give your guests a wonderful stay, Lisa.
Until next year,
David & Donna - Houston, TX
We had a wonderful stay! My boys especially loved watching the hummingbirds around the feeders. :)
The Dullards - Pearland, TX
Thank you, the cabin was amazing it was exactly what we needed, the retreat was a complete success - we enjoyed the relaxing scenery, the feeling of being home. It was very clean. From all of the ladies of the House of Mercy Ministries, thank you & God bless.
Wow! We totally fell in love! This was a big splurge for us and I was having anxiety about spending the money, but boy was it worth it! From the second we got here we felt like we had made it home! We truly enjoyed ourselves as a family - we connected with each other and were able to be even more united. It was a pleasure to have this comfortable cabin be the center of operations!
I felt the Christmas spirit while here. Wasn't expecting that. All thanks to your personal touches and the atmosphere you have created here! :-)
We loved the deer, all the good smelling stuff, fresh mountain air, cold tap water, the baby stuff was wonderful, our 3 year old loved the books and toys, all our kids loved feeding the deer the corn, our older kids loved playing chesss, beds were comfortable, books to read, fun to make and enjoy pancakes, cookies, the grill, playing frisbee outside, I could go on and on! Thank you so much! We hope to make it back!
Your cabin was awesome! I really liked feeding the deer and smelling all the lotions, candles and soaps. I loved the games you provided, especially chess, Sorry and Clue. I loved the beds! The were so comfy! I had a great time and I hope I can come back again. Thank you!
Thank you for a great cabin to share! Our family truly had the opportunity to reconnect and experience things we have never gotten to do. The love you pour into this cabin was shown. It was very clean. Stocked with almost anything one could need. And it's beautiful! We will be coming back to Cedar Lodge again soon. There was so much to do as a family - WE LOVED OUR TRIP!
Lance & Shayna Scott Family - Levelland, TX
Our stay here was great. Everything was as we expected. All of the extras and the details were very much appreciated.
The Burkhalter family - San Angelo, TX
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cabin! We all had a great time! The little touches made this stay even better! Our 3 year old loved watching the hummiingbirds! Every chance she got she would ask me to sit outside with her to watch them drink! This is one of the very few times she is still enough to let me cuddle her! The baby enjoyed seeing deer for the first time! My husband and I enjoyed the baby items that were here! And the toys kept both kids occupied! We loved it all! We hope to be back soon! Now back to our hot Texas summer!
The Willaims - Lubbock, TX
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing cabin in the woods! What a beautiful and relaxing place to escape the heat of a Texas summer! My family of 5 and daughter's boyfriend had such a great time exploring Cloudcroft White Sands, Carsbad and Ruidoso. What a gorgeous area this is!! It is truly spectacular here! Your cabin was so cozy and comfy - we had plenty of room, beds were super comfy and every convience was thought of to make our stay perfect! You have thought of everything! We had some great meals and made some lifetime memories! Our trip was made when all the deer came up to feed. I think we had as many as 8, and last night was the most special treat, as we had 2 giant male elk visit! They were incredible!! Huge racks on them! What a sight! :) Loved sitting on the porch as the hummingbirds ate, just taking in the clean mountain air Also so thoughtful that you had sleds for White Sands! Made it so much easier and saved us $!! All in all, a perfect visit and we pray to return when we can enjoy the snow of a NM winter!! We would recommend this cabin to all our friends! 5 STARS!!! Thanks again for sharing and hope to return again one day!!
The Nava Family and Damien Combs - Burleson, TX
(now on to Colorado for a week!)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to get away into the mountains. Loved staying here and refreshing ourselves over the last few days. Praying God's blessings over your family and your beautiful muntain retreat.
The Brooks Family - El Paso, TX
May 27, 2018
Sitting here at your desk watching all the neighbor's dogs greet each other. Big dogs, little dogs - all very happy dogs. They make me happy as well. Hummingbirds are flitting by the window as I write this, while Neil Young is singing Harvest Moon back in the kitchen. For the first time in a long time we are so relaxed and can finally breathe. My ears are enjoying what nature intended for us to hear, not the constant roar of traffic drowining out every other sound. My soul is relaxed and God and I have been having long conversations up here. Emil, my hubby, has been so exhausted from his work of doing all the A/C maintenance on all the AT&T buildings. His favorite spot has been in the big chair under the window. He has studied his Bible, for his sermon for next sunday, there in that big comfy chair. He has been at such peace studying in that chair that sleep has come over him. Finally rest for a weary soul.
It has been 2-1/2 years since we were here last. It was only two weeks after my mother passed away. Emil knew that I needed time away from all the stress of losing her and caring for her the months before she passed. I had heard about Cedar Lodge with Thymeless Bath & Oils and just wanted to get away from life for a while and stay here in your cabin. What was supposed to be a few days turned out to be many days! I know I kept texting you if we could stay one more night! We were so relaxed here we didn't want to leave. I shopped out both cabins of all the soaps, candles, room sprays and lotions. Can't believe I did that!! Then God started working His miracles - you and I started messaging back and forth so many times during my stay here. When we left here I left with all of Beeth's products, making the truck smell like a flower shop! We left Cloudcroft and drove to Durango, Silverton and Pagosa Springs, CO and still you and I messaged each other every day. The days have turned into years and now 2-1/2 years later you, Lisa, and your sister, Beth, have become close friends of mine over Facebook and messaging. God has graced me with two wonderful friends that I would have never met had we not stayed at Cedar Lodge. You told me before that God has blessed you with a ministry of providing a place of comfort for your guests. We thank you, Lisa, and keep on letting God use you like He has been doing. I'm so thankful he gave me a precious frined like you, Lisa. And I'm so thankful for the blessing he gave Beth of making her Thymeless products! You two sisters are awesome! We greatly enjoyed our stay and will most assuredly be coming back.
Love, your friend 4-EVER - Della
May 28, 2018
Had to write one more little thing. (it turned out long! tee hee!) We had fun getting out on the 26th (my birthday) and exploring the canyons in our 4WD truck. We took the 16 Springs Canyon Road and now we know why we never have traveled down that road much. It took us ALL AFTERNOON to get to Mayhill from this cabin! We thought we entered the Twilight Zone and would never find our way out! But we finally did, even found an awesome cabin back in there for sale - but once there you would never want to leave because it takes too long to go anywhere! In Mayhill we met Bill, who runs the store there. He gave us the latest gossip about everyone in these mountains. (We now know who trust and who not to trust, according to Bill!) We also talked the Bible with Bill and he asked us to pray for him because even though he is a Christian, he just hates liberal people! Please pray for Bill - he's a very likeable guy and loves to have company drink free coffee and watch Fox news with him! After leaving Bill, we took Hwy 130 to Russia Canyon and drove up beautiful Russia Canyon to Sunspot Road. We decided to drive on up to Sunspot to spot more animals. We saw a bull elk, with about six females in his little harem. Very exciting, but I couldn't get my camera on in time. On the way up to Sunspot we stopped at Cathy's Canyon Vista, where we spread my dear friend, Hal's, ashes there about five years ago. To our surprise somebody has put silk flowers in the same space. We had a great day but was so excited to get back home to Cedar Lodge. It's just too peaceful here. Yesterday, on the 27th, we didn't do anything all day but loaf around the cabin and watch the hummingbirds. Around 4:00 we decided to go to the Apple Barn at High Rolls. I was closed so we headed on down the mountain to Alamogordo, to find a really good Mexican food restaurant. we couldn't find a thing and what we did find was closed. So we ate back in Cloudcroft then hurried back to the cabin and I drank tea and hot cocoa while Emile proceeded to beat me in every game of checkers! I dont' like that game! Makes me angry!! Haha!!
Today we got up early and are packing all of our stuff so we can head to town to meet the Fitzwaters for lunch. We finally get to meet Lisa, Rick, Jordan and Balto! Cannot wait!!!
And Jordan, when you guys read my long stories in this book, you will have received my gift I have for you. You are after my heart, being a LOTR fan! So study up, Jordan, and test me too! You can email me tests and see if I pass!
Thank you guys for everything - back to constant traffic.
Emil & Della Avila - Lubbock, TX
Everything as excellent as always. We are looking forward to coming back.
Ortega Family - El Paso, TX
What a lovely stay we had! Thank you so much for all the "comforts of home." Our family thoroughly enjoyed this time together. We hope to make this a yearly event.
God bless you,
The Almond Family
When my body, spirit, and mind need a break from he trials of life, this is the first place I know I can escape to. I am never disappointed. The TLC the Fitzwater family puts into this place is not only seen - but also felt. I have experienced so many milestones in my life here. Thank you for all you do Rick, Lisa & Jordan. I appreciate you!
Angel Wicker - El Paso, TX
Enjoyed my time here, thanks for letting us stay.
So peaceful - the clean, mountain air and unhurried rythms of this place were a balm to our souls - healing and soothing frayed city nerves - I could hear the song of creation all around me - so thankful.
Danny & Annie
Lisa & family,
Once again, thank you for having this beautiful home away from home! We made beautiful memories with my children and grandchildren, which we will cherish always! We love all the changes and upgrades. We'll be back!
Julie Morales & family - El Paso, TX
We celebrated our little girl's 7th birthday in the cabin and had a wonderful time. Thanks so much!
The Curry Family and Rosales Family
Thank you so much for the hospitality. We really enjoyed our say in your cabin and would love to come back someday! Evrything was wonderful.
The Wilkins family - El Paso, TX
Your cabin was wonderful!! So nice to come somewhere with a one year old and all is so clean! Thank you so much. Wish I could stay the winter!!
Cindy Morgan - El Paso, TX
Lisa, Thank you again for accomodating us on such split-second notice. As a faming family from West Texas, the joke is "when it rains, pack your bags and go somewhere!" We are so pleased that our somewhere is Cedar Lodge.
This cabin holds so many dear and sweet memories for us. Can't believe it was 6 years ago I found this haven in the pines. Thank you for sharing this cabin with us. After 6 years of either talking, texting or emailing each other, I am thrilled we had the opportunity to actually meet and visit, this trip! :-)
Our much needed mountain get-away was composed of only rest and relaxation. Just sitting on the porch and soaking in God's handiwork is so good for our lives. We wish you all the best as you continue to serve God in this calling! May He continue to bless you, Rick, and Jordan abundantly!
Until next time,
Bruce & Sherri Turnipseed - Levelland, TX
This was a very nice place. Thank you for letting us stay here for 3 days!
Lovely cabin & lovely owner. We will be back!
The Barnetts - Levelland, TX
We had a wonderful stay at your lovely cabin! So clean and comfy with beautiful little touches of decoration! This is by far the nicest place we have stayed at in the Cloudcroft area and it accomodated our family quite comfortably. Thank you for all the extras you keep stocked and for a wonderful time!
The Zinseister Family - Mico, TX
We had a great stay. The cabin was beautiful and the mountains were so refreshing. Thanks for letting us stay this weekend! Would def stay again.
Patrick Weeks & friends
We have stayed in a lot of places in the area in the last 40 years. None were ever cleaner or smelled better! We had such a wonderful week and will be back!
The Hendricks Family - Lubbock, TX
Thank you for letting us stay here. While we were here, we went to Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, and many yummy restaurants. The beds were super. Way better than hotel beds! We have enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the pancake mix, much appreciated.
Thank you for making your home feel like our home. My family and I needed this getaway and this was the perfect place for us! It's truly an amazing and beautiful place! Again we feel at home here. We will be coming back again!
Hays Family - Odessa, TX
Thank you again for this wonderful escape! This is our 4th time, NO *5th time, visiting your cabins and we just absolutely LOVE them. This has become our family tradition and we wouldn't have it any other way! Thank you for all the love you put into these two cabins, your dedication has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated!
The Edwards Family - El Paso, TX
Thank you so much! We had an amazing time getting out and away from the city. This is our second time and we loved it just as much as the first! I appreciate the opportunity to come here and enjoy your beautiful cabin and the gorgeous woods that surround it.
Victoria Padilla - El Paso, TX
You are amazing. I'm in awe of how God called you to make your cabins a retreat for everyone, and how you and Rick teamed up to make it happen. Thank you, our friends! I do pray you are blessed for your faithfulness 10 fold!! We enjoy every second we are here. For me - cranking up the music while the fireplace is blazing. :)
Debbie Padilla - El Paso, TX
Thank you! We had a wonderful time enjoying the snow, watching the wildlife & relaxing as a family. 2nd time here and we love it!
Laura & family - El Paso, TX
Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful cabin. I loved seeing the deer everyday, the beautiful trees, warm fire. Lisa is an amazing cook. We had so much fun. Thank you,
Lexi, Brian & Dean - San Diego, CA
Fun times with the fam. Huge thanks for the cabin. You guys rock!
Greg & Janie, Brandon & Ashley, Sterling & Lindsey - Austin, TX
What a beautiful cabin! Thank you for a lovely stay. We had a blast and we look forward to many more stays here.
The Vargas/Leatherbury family - El Paso, TX
Blessings & thank you, Lisa.
This has been a short weekend with much needed rest & relaxation for us. The cabin was simply perfect. The spirit & atmosphere, full of God - was not expecting anything quite this cozy and home-like. Sometimes we get so busy running and doing in our every day lives, we forget to be still and know He is God, and sometimes calls us to just rest & replenish ourselves. Psalm 23:2 He makes us to lie down in green pastures...
Let us all remember to just slow down & take time to find joy in the chaos of everyday life. Let us only continue to be about glorifying God.
We pray continued blessings and favor on this quiet li'l cabin and the family that is given stewardship over it, in Jesus name.
The Cunningham Family - Lovington, NM
God can take what is broken and turn it into something amazing - all you need is faith.
Cheyenne Del Ray
Today is the day we finally have to leave. We came on the 23rd and enjoyed a warm fire for our tired, weary selves. We were very joyful about the snow on Christmas. We played in it, and later on we (some of us) went tubing.
We have enjoyed feeding the deer every morning and evening. It's fun to watch them look up with sudden fear in their eyes. We'll miss the tame deer. Us children really liked the flat swing. We pretended to do tricks on it, but mostly smaked into the tree doing our spins and jumps (or at least I did). I was also exhilarated about the curtain leading to the stairs. It's a pretty great way to hide stairs to a warm reading nook and cozy beds. At first I was confused where the stairs were, but eventually figured it out.
Ciara - Ledford, AZ (age 9)
Gabe, Bonnie, Anya, Sam, Ciara & Asher - Very cozy and homey! Had a wonderful Christmas. Loved the electric blankets. :)
Our stay was wonderful! We had everything we needed in your comfortable cabin. The Christmas tree and decorations were enjoyed very much and helped make our season bright. We hope we left the place nearly as intact as we found it. Thanks for your hospitality.
The Bowers Family - Augusto, Ga and El Paso, TX
We enjoyed a lot this time in your peaceful cabin. I love it!!! We stayed with our friends here. It's a beautiful place. Thanks for all!!!
Ortega Family - El Paso, TX
Great stay. Many deer came several times. Nice walk around neighborhood and trip to Pumpkin Roll in town, yesterday. Food was delicious. Cabin is really clean, even windows. Can't wait to come back!
Thanks Lisa, Jordan and Rick,
Genevieve - Oceanside, CA
Fifth time we stay here. As always, it was a pleasant time. We love this cabin and Cloudcroft. We look to come back many times in the future.
Ortega Family -- El Paso, TX
From the first time we stayed at Cedar Lodge so many years ago, I knew we found our piece of heaven in the pines! This weekend was just marvelous!! We did all the relaxing and reconnecting that was absolutely needed.
This was our first time to witness the awesome power of a mountain thunderstorm! The lightning, powerful thunder, and sound of the rain on the porch roof was by far the best entertainment!! Both of us were in awe!
Thank you again for making this cabin so special and a place that always pulls at our heart-strings!
Thanks again & blessings,
Bruce & Sherri Turnipseed - Levelland, TX
It was a marvelous and wonerful time in your cabin. I had almost forgotten "not to do anything" but rest. With my son-in-law, daughters, a friend, my grand daughter and my wife, I had nothing but a blast.
Joe Montoya & family - El Paso, TX
I had an AMAZING time in this cabin! Thank you for lending us your awesome cabin. ...oh, I think I might consider moving over here...!! Jessica Franco - El Paso, TX (with the Montoya family)
Thanks Lisa! We had a blast.
Justin & Becky - El Paso, TX (with the Montoya family)
Thank you for a wonderful time at your beautiful cabin! It was my first time here with my family for my birthday weekend. It was a wonderful place to relax, renew and recharge with my family. We enjoyed playing games, talking, laughing and watching the deer come to eat. The hummingbirds are a nice thing to watch too!
Thank you for opening up your home for others to enjoy. We will be back. :)
The Farmer Family - El Paso, TX
What a beautiful cabin! It has been such an amazing stay here. It's so peaceful and quiet. I love all of the loving and thoughtful touches to this cabin. It has been a home away from home! My son has really enjoyed the swing out front. I can't tell you how much I appreciate how family (and baby) friendly this cabin is. What a huge help it is to have so many things here to help. The beds are so comfortable and the sheets are amazing! This is our first family vacation and we thank you so much for making our stay so welcoming. May God bless you and your family.
The Feeney Family - Rhome, TX
Whew!!! Can't believe it's been 10 years since our last stay. Ashamed of myself.
Thank you & family for making this sweet spot available to our family. My hope is to be back in the fall, Lord willing! Sweet, sweet memories made once again.
Our love to you & your sweet family,
Jon & Norma Wheeler - El Paso, TX
This cabin is my favorite place to come to relax, unwind, rejuvinate, and build beautiful memories with my family. The extra touches make it the perfect getaway. I absolutely love it here! It comes as no surprise that the hospitality is so amazing, knowing the amazing people that Rick and Lisa and Jordan are. They are the most giving people that I know. They truly reflect the heart of Jesus in the way they serve others.
The Wicker Family - El Paso, TX
Thank you, Lisa, for letting the Mancilla family stay here.
We are such a busy family and always on the go, that we never have the chance to just relax and actually enjoy each other!
Life spins us so out of control sometimes, with trials and storms that we get so stressed and down and forget that God is totally omni and completely in control. We came here and laughed, loved, and enjoyed each other and our surroundings. THIS PLACE IS AMAZING.
The Mancilla Family - El Paso, TX
Thank you again, Lisa, for a spectacular weekend in Cedar Lodge! Bruce and I appreciate your willingness to accomodate us on such short notice. :)
As always, we are thrilled to come up to this little piece of heaven in the pines. The rest and relaxation from the busyness of our everyday lives are always accomplished as we sit on the porch and marvel at God's creations. The quietness is such a relief, we are able to be rejuvinated and recharged.
Leaving is always bittersweet, but always knowing there will be more chances to visit again makes leaving easier.
Again, thank you for your servant's heart and being the hands of Christ that are so evident here. Until next time! God bless!
Bruce and Sherri Turnipseed - Levelland, TX
Friday, August 14, 2015 - Allen & Debbie Adkins, Tony & Teresa Nauert
Rode 4 wheelers 27 miles all over Benson Canyon and it was a good, good day. My wife was/is beautiful and we had a really great day. I love my life! Thank you Jesus - Allen Adkins, 6 pm
Fridy, August 14 - Had a great night sleep & woke up and fixed some breakfast and drank our coffee in this cozy little cabin. Heading out again tomorrow to ride 4 wheelers. We had so much fun today! Thanks for blessing us with this nice cabin to have some great memories to hang on to. Teresa Nauert
Saturday, August 15 - Tony & Teresa Nauert & Debbie & Allen Adkins rode 4 wheelers all over Willie White Trails and the connected trails. It rained like crazy and there was lots of lightning and thunder. It was muddy and we got soaking wet. We ate sandwiches under a tree that blocked most of the rain. It was the kind of day you will always remember. We rode 25 miles. Allen Adkins
Sunday, August 16 - Spent the weekend with three of my favorite people. My husband, sister & her husband. WE really enjoyed the cabin. We made a family treat (sugar pies) - our grandmother always made them. We got up each morning & went to ride the trails with our 4 wheelers. Each morning & evening we gathered here for fun, laughter & great memories. Thanks for the cabin. It was awesome.
Debbie Adkins - Lubbock, TX
We had a great time here. The cabin was cozy and had lots of space. It made us feel at home. We will definitely remember this weekend for a lifetime and your cabin will be there, too! Your hospitality is bar none and we look forward to spending another great weekend with you! Thank you for the cabin and all the wonderful things in it!
Quiroz & Martinez families
Thank you "sew" much for the past 3 days... What a treat it was to be in the mountains & be able to smell all the fresh air & see the beautiful scenery. I have never seen a cabin that was so well-stocked & had all the necessities & comforts that you provide... above and beyond what was needed!! Sitting on the deck drinking coffee in the mornings was so relaxing. Seeing our El Paso family was really nice.
Phil & Marilyn Tibbetts - Yantis, TX
Bart, Monika, Grant, Hunter & Keira Tibbets - El Paso, TX
1st Journal Entry for our visit: My sister most DEFINITELY has a knack for hosptality. This cabin is SO beautiful & comfy. Every year that we get to come up here I find more things to love.
2nd Installment: I love all the hooks in the bathroom! Makes it so handy to hang travel organizers when you have girls traveling with you.
3rd Installment: So comfy. My son says "vacation is eating a lot of food somewhere else" and while there is a great deal of truth in that statement, it is way more than that. We do things all together that we never get around to at home. The thing I love about this place is I don't spend 4 days just "enduring" waiting until I can finally pack up and go home. I leave here with regret that I can't stay longer!
The Cervantes Family - El Paso, TX
(Jessica, Gaby, Ben, Beth, Vince, Justin & Becky)
May 2015 Memorial Day Weekend
Another wonderful stay for the Fierro family. This cabin has a special place in our hearts and we are very thankful to have found it. This is our fourth stay and while it has been a while, it was a much needed get-away. Trailriding is a must; this cabin is so close to many trails where you can see all kinds of wildlife. Our family would like to take the time to thank God for his Wonderful creation, the Fitzwaters for their cabin, and to the many men & women who have given their lives for our freedom! God bless you all!!
The Fierro Family - Carlsbad, NM
We are vacationing with my sister (Jim & Barb Sherwood). My daughter, son-in-law & grandson are with us. We have a full house up here and we have had so much fun. We are from Indiana & we have rented cabins there that are similar to your set up here, but I am so impressed by how clean your place is & also by how many things you provide. You have made this such an amazing wknd for us. Thank you so much for that. My sister has talked very highly of you & I'm grateful for your presence in her life. God bless you!
This has been such a wonderful weekend with my aunt, uncle & cousins (the Sherwoods) and I thank you for providing such a wonderful place. It is beautiful up here and we made many more memories! Thank you very much!
I had only planned for my family of 4 and a friend & my sister who flew in from Indiana. But my sister surprised me with her daughter, husband & their 8 month old son. While I was somewhat unprepared, I had the comfort & blessed assurance knowing that your cabin would be completely suitable for all we needed, including the baby necessities! I have raved about this place to everyone because of all you provide & to top it off, all the extra touches of hospitality - homemade soaps, sprays & lotions - they are AMAZING! My daughter loves the soft blanket on the couch! And my most favorite = the comfy, soft as a cloud beds!!!! We always sleep so well & this time was especially a blessing for me as extrememly busy & exhausted as I've been. If I could come up every weekend, I would! I will NEVER rent any other cabin! You have a customer for life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! God's blessings over you!
Jim, Barbara, Alicia & Courtney Sherwood
We had a lovely getaway weekend. Thank you for being so accommodating & having us in this home. We will remember this for our next weekend stay! Lauren & Gabe Serrano - El Paso, TX
This weekend was a surprise birthday gift from my wonderful boyfriend and it will be a weekend I will remember forever! Thank you for providing such a great place to create memories with great friends. We will be back in the future!
Kourtney & Adrian - El Paso, TX
Spring Break at the cabin - once again we had a wonderful time. We got the rest and quality time we needed. Thanks again for everything. We'll be back. Love, love, love this place.
Julie, Joseph, Michelle & Brenda - El Paso, TX
Thank you so much for the use of Cedar Lodge and Fawn Passage. We loved celebrating our 10th anniversary at your cabins. Our kids loved seeing the deer and playing cops & robbers in the woods. Holly and I enjoyed quiet time together and the solitude. May great memories were made and we thank you again for opening your cabins for others to enjoy.
The Malecs - El Paso, TX
Thank you for such a wonderful place to stay! Cozy, homey, with all the aromas of fresh lotions & soaps! This home is so well equipped with anything we could need! From large crockpots to tiny night lights, hot chocolate & teas to fresh food for wildlife. you've thought of everything! Thanks for the SNOW in town - the sleds were awesome! I say this was an all-around wonderful, fun place to stay! We pray God's richest blessing on all your family and friends!
Love from The Jones family - El Paso, TX
We really enjoyed our time here. It feels so much like home because it's so cozy and well-stocked. We have had a chance to make so many great family memories, so thank you! We will come back as soon as we can!
Happy New Year!
The Phipps - Welch, TX
We always look forward to our time here - thank you! Beautiful and peaceful and relaxing and cozy, just like always!
The Douglas Family - Las Cruces, NM
Thank you for the hospitality. Everything was just perfect. Having the fire lit for us when we first walked in was a very nice touch. We felt right at home and we were very comfortable. You have truly thought of everything. This was the perfect little getaway before Andrew deploys. Thank you and we look forward to the next time.
The Stringers - El Paso, TX
Wish we could have stayed forever. It's like a piece of heaven on earth.
Ignacita - El Paso, TX
This was such a nice get-away for us! It is such a lovely and welcoming cabin, nestled in the peace and tranquility of God'swonderful creation. Thank you for your hospitality and all of the wonderful little touches. We have great memories to cherish before the upcoming (and all too close) deployment. God bless you abundantly!
Gene & Wendy Goetzke - El Paso, TX
Once again our stay was perfect (it's never long enough)! We look forward to coming back soon and we cherish our precious family time. Thanks again
Julie, Joseph & Michelle Morales - El Paso, TX
What a perfect way to get ready for the school year. Everything was perfect - great getaway location for our family. Thank you for all the little touches that make this such an incredible place to stay,
Audrie, Tres, Ellie and Kaylee - Anthony, TX
Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy this beautiful retreat. So fun - especially watching the deer.
The Pellicottes - El Paso, TX
We had a wonderful stay. Short, but we savored every moment of it. We will be back soon.
Julie, Joseph & Michelle Morales - El Paso, TX
Thank you for the use of your lovely cabin. The first morning we saw over 10 deer eating around the corn trough. Beautiful blue jays are in the trees all around. We had a very refreshing stay and hope to come back sometime soon.
Greetings from the Toorman Family - Las Cruces, NM
Once again a great escape. The last time all of my kids were here, it was 7 of us (no grandchildren) and now my Grandbabies love the "cabinet." Thanks for everything,
Julie Morales & Family - El Paso, TX
December 2013/January 2014
We absolutely loved it! We have made new family memories and it's our favorite place to stay. Loved watching the birds and all the deer, sitting by the fire. Thanks for having such a great, welcoming, homey place to stay! Thanks so much
The Phipps Family - Welch, TX
It's so hard to go home to dry west Texas after being here. Loved the birds & deer and the warm feeling of home and Christmas. Thank you so much.
Collier Family - Hermleigh, TX
We had a great time at your beuatiful cabin. Everything was perfect. I truly felt like home for us, including the kids! The slept perfect! It was nice to get away, and still have the commodities of home. We were very pleased with our stay here!
God bless and Merry Christmas!
The Ponce Family - El Paso, TX
Woohoo! We are back here again from Christmas 2012 - for a longer period of time, too. :) This place is amazing! And the owners are personable, organized, efficient, and down-right-friendly. This cabin is like a 2nd home to our family and we are so glad to be back once again. And we got snow, too, on the last day! How fun. Thanks for everything!
The Bell Family - Austin and San Antonio, TX
Dear Rick and Lisa,
We want to thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. We had a great time enjoying nature. Every morning we had several neighbors (deer, birds, raccoons...) visiting us to make our stay even better. Thank you for providing everything we needed. We look forward for another visit.
God bless you and your family,
Crouse Family - El Paso, TX