We stayed at Fawn Passage for one week. It was great! Loved everything about it! We got married on October 13, 2018 on Big Tree Lane. This cabin will forever be in our hearts! Cant wait to come back to Cloudcroft!
Brent & Kayla - San Diego, CA
Rick & Lisa,
It was wonderful meeting you and visiting! Thank you for taking time to chat - when you didn't have the time. Thank you for your diligence in getting me "connected"! Thank you for your hospitality and your excellent ethics - both in soul tending & housekeeping.
As with the other writers in this journal, we loved sitting on the deck, cooking on the grill, the home-stocked kitchen and the love tucked in every corner of the cabin. We feel very blessed. to have been led to "choose" this cabin. You have used God's gift to gift others - "blessed to be a blessing." You bring comfort and joy, a place of revival and rest.
We have quietly and peacefully celebrated 41 years of marriage. We've talked about family values, precious grandchildren, growing old, serving through our ministry in church nursery, and caring for others' needs. Yes - talked. And prayed at your table, where so many who have been here before us have prayed!
Lisa, this is indeed sacred ground here on the mountain! I'm so thrilled we are sisters!
David & Sherri Elkins
We too needed to get grounded and get out of the Texas heat for a few days. This place is so peaceful. I have stayed in a lot of cabins and this is by far the most well kept place ever. You can feel the nurture and love put into this place. We would like to bring our family and stay next door. Thank you for such a lovely place. May Peace be with you -
Steve & Kelly - Lubbock, TX
The cabin is wonderful! So well stocked. Much appreciated! We enjoyed the hummingbirds and the deer that showed up each evening. We have stayed at many bed-and-breakfasts. This is a bed-and-breakfast in the woods. Loved the area! Hope to come back.
Mike and Barbara Moon - Richland Hills, TX
We really enjoyed the setting & the wood stove! The hummingbirds were entertaining for sure! Your house was cozy & welcoming!
Dearl & Betty - Arroyo City, TX
This is a GREAT cabin! You are so thoughtful in everything you provided. It's just perfect. When I got here it was so cool & such an amazing escape from the heat of the summer and the buzz of the city.
Vici Anderson - El Paso, TX
Our second time to stay here. Quiet and comfortable. Lots of deer & the continous thrum of the hummingbirds!
Sally & Tim - San Angelo, TX
Thanks for having us! We loved the cabin. Cloudcroft is absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be back. Loved the wildlife, loved the fresh air!
Dom - Albuquerque, NM
What a great peaceful little cabin. It was so quiet and we could feel the love in every corner of this cabin. We came here for a little get away for our 36th anniversary and are leaving relaxed and renewed. Thank you for paying attention to every little detail - hummingbird syrup, deer corn, kitchen condiments, and tea, coffee & water. It is so well stocked.
Blessings to you and all that enjoy this peaceful cabin.
Until next time,
Ken & Rene - Abilene, TX
What a fantastic cabin in the woods. We enjoyed our stay and our adventures. Yesterday we went to Cloudcroft Art Show, many talented artists. We also explored the Lincoln National Forest and White Sands National Monument. Both beautiful and truly God and nature at its finest! Couldn't ask for anything better. Until next time!
Maureen & Jay Bergschnieder - Fort Worth, TX
My husband and I had a wonderful time here The perfect place for two. Lisa, you have done a great job here with the decor and stocking of all things needed. My husband and I were very pleased with your tracts, Bible, books & movies that represent our LORD JESUS and the gospel. Amen! We felt very comfortable here and plan to come back sometime. Thank you for allowing us to stay. God bless, Lisa!
Colby & Corina Garrison
We enjoyed our time here greatly! So cozy and comfy! Wish we could have stayed longer!
Evan & Kim Morton - Lubbock, TX
Fawn Passage is such a lovely little escape. Everything is furnished & the kitchen was well stocked, so thank for making such an inviting, cozy little space. We loved every minute of it here!!!
Cody Jimenez & Valerie Devereaux
So peaceful and relaxing! I love it! It's perfect for a couple wanting to unwind and enjoy each other. My Angel & I had a wonderful weekend.
Angel & Veronica Mancilla - El Paso, TX
Muchismas gracias por la estancia, realmente lo disfrutamos. Nos encanto la caborna, es muy hagarena y el lugar es precioso. Dasamos un fin de semana increible.
Jennifer & Alejandro - Chih., Mexico
Thank you so much for the weekend, we really had a wonderful time. We loved the cabin. We felt like we were home and all the place is beautiful. We had an outstanding and amazing weekend.
Jennifer & Alejandro - Chihuahua, Mexico
The stay here was great! It was a much needed mini-vacation. It felt good to get away from city life for a few days. The Christmas decorations were very cute! We would love to come again soon!
Anthony & Penelope Karl
This was a fantastic, needed getaway for my wife and I. We both needed some couple's time awway fromour work and the children. Very relaxing and rejuvinating stay here at Fawn Passage (again). We will tryto return next year.
Justin & Becky Conrow - El Paso, TX
Thank you so much, Rick & Lisa. This cabin is truly PERFECT!
Great trip. LOVE LOVE LO
VE cabin! So comfy - fully stocked kitchen a plus! +++++
Restaurants we tried:
- Dave's - good hamburgers
- Texas Pit BBQ
- Big Daddy's - Texas Toothpics
- Pie Place - cherry caramel apple
All good!! Thanks again, Lisa, for a wonderful vacay. We shall return.
The Irishes - San Antonio, TX
My granddaughter, Zoe, and I really enjoyed the cabin. It gave us time away from everyone to re-connect, as I usually only see her once a year and all the parents and siblings are around then. It never fails to amaze me how I just walk in the door and I am at peace. It is as if all the stress, worries, and situations just disappear! At least for a few days!
Had a wonderful time,
Pamela Patrick - Carlsbad, NM
Our first stay at Fawn Passage was wonderful. The abin is so cozy and nice and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Loved all the deer, hummingbirds and stellar jays. We will definitely be back.
Judy & Rick Roseberry
My first stay at Fawn Passage! Had a wonderful time. I was wanting a few days away to unwind and meet with the Lord. Fawn Passage fit the bill perfectly. It was very quiet, which is what I wanted. And exceptionally clean! You should be proud of how clean your cabin is kept - very inviting. As I said, my first stay and it was wonderful. Lord willing, I shall return.
Thank you and God bless,
Byron McWilliams, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church - Odessa, TX
Our first time. :-) Enjoyed... We needed a getaway. What a perfect place to sty and do just not much. Sleeping in!!! We will definitely be back.
The cabin was perfect. We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds. The quiet and cool temperatures revived us after suffering through West Texas heat. We leave refreshed and restored.
Sally & Tim
Thank you Lisa & family for such a lovely place to stay. My husband and I needed some down time from our very busy lives, and this was just the place to reconnect and rest.
Dirk & Susan
Day 1: Immediately filled the hummingbird feeders. It's been 10 years since our last camping trip to Cloudcroft. Would sit in our camper trailers with our fingers out the windows and hummingbirds would land on them to get their sweet nectar. Looked around the cabin wondering if... nope, that is here also. Needed nothing. So sad to hear the grocery store is no longer. Sitting on the porch: No mosquitos or bugs! Threw out corn... no deer. Enjoyed movies.
Day 2: Pancakes, eggs, bacon... never take the time to do that at home. Wonderful. Took a drive to Ruidoso today. Grilled for dinnner this evening. Enjoyed the hummingbirds and birds at the bird feeder. No deer! Enjoyed movies & musc.
Day 3: Trip to town for ice cream, Alamogordo for the Space Museum and back up the mountain to the cool. More movies tonight. Lots of reading done. Pack up. :-(
Time to go home tomorrow but so thankful that we were able to take a few days off and spend it in this wonderful place. Thank you Lisa & family for your attentiveness in making our stay memorable.
Doug & Karen Hudgins
My 3rd time to stay at Fawn Passage. I love it here. Lisa, you and your husband do such a wonderful job of making this a home away from home. Thank you for all your effort. Hope to return again.
Cindy Belt - Plainview, TX
God was waiting for me here. As soon as I drove up and opened the door, I could feel his presence. This time I came so weary and exhausted! My father passed away suddenly about 2 months ago. I also had a very stressful job change. I love the mountains, but to be honest, I slept the first 2 days I was here. Much needed rest in such a quiet and peaceful cabin. In all I had walked through the last 5 months, I had forgotten who I was. Here is what God spoke to me in your wonderful cabin.
I close my eyes and I can clearly see my daddy in the corner of the church, praying out loud to his God. A God of power and strength, without hesitancy in believing that God was hearing every word. He prayed with boldness and faith in a powerful, strong God.
I close my eyes and I can see myself peeking out of my bedroom door early in the morning, watching my mother as she was kneeling in front of the gold chair in the living room, crying and praying her concerns out to a loving and compassionate God. She prayed quietly, reverently, with tears streaming over those she loved and cared for.
I close my eyes seeking the one true God who is powerful and strong, who is tender and loving, who hears every word I pray, and will answer me always!
I am a Child of Prayer!
I am a Child of Faith!
I am a Child of God!
Pamela Patrick - Carlsbad, NM
We sincerely thank you for providing Fawn Passage for us to stay in. We were able to relax, hike and enjoy these beautiful mountains. My husband and I loved watching the hummiingbirds! One can truly feel God's presence in such a calm and serene place as Fawn Passsage.
We will be back!
Casey & Chris Muse - Odessa, TX
Once again another perfect stay at Fawn Passage. We love this place and always feel refreshed when we leave. Thank you for sharing this amazing place with us.
Robert & Catrina - El Paso, TX
Praise our awesome Lord for safe, clean places like yours where people can rest, relax and enjoy God's creation. Thank you for keeping this place soooooo tidy... PLUS it's extra nice not to have to carry along from home all the little things like foil paper, flat iron, q-tips, etc... it makes all the difference. We saw the deer families, blue jays & hummingbirds, too. Nothing but good things to say!
Francisco & Chris - El Paso, TX
We met in these mountains in March 1984 and spent our honeymoon up here in August 1986. What a wonderful way to celebrate our 30th anniversary! The beautiful setting, the tranquility, and a reminder from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of the incomparable love, made a terrific memory.
This cabin is in great shape, well maintained and has good features. The only negative? This trip was too short! Of course that's not your fault. We really need to come back, at least twice a year. The nine deer we had as visitors agreed.
John & Kathy Faussett - El Paso, TX
Thank you for a great anniversary get-a-way! Had 5 deer join us for suuper, another for breakfast, and a dozen hummingbirds for coffee! Loved it!
Melinda & LT - El Paso, TX
Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality! We really enjoyed our stay.
The Mitchells - Carlsbad, NM
As usual, I met with God here. This cabin is exactly right for me to come and hide away from all the pressures that come.
Thank you so much for always allowing me a late check out. That extra time means so much to me. This time I came with a long list of questions about my life direction, that I needed answers from God. Because of the peacefulness and calmness in this cabin, I was able to hear the voice of God clearly.
Thank you so much,
Pamela Patrick - Carlsbad, NM
Thank you Lisa, Rick and Jordan for all you do to keep the cabin up and running and so wonderful. We had a great time celebrating our 20th anniversary and daydreaming about buying a place up here when we retire. Loved the hummingbirds, the black rabbit (that failed to read the sign saying the corn was for the deer!) and the rain on the metal roof. Can't believe it was cool enough to have a fire in August!!! Now back to 100+ degree days in El Paso.
Melinda Russell - El Paso, TX
Fawn Passage was absolutely awesome! It was exactly what I needed to renew my spirit. The cabin was very clean, quite peaceful and relaxing. When I went to look for something in any of the rooms, the items were there and I didn't even bring them. The owner knows exactly what is needed! She even provides special & wonderful smelling Thymeless Bath & Oils lotion, sprays & candles. Plus the bed is so comfortable. While sitting on the porch we saw deer, stellar blue jays & a little black bunny eating the corn the owner provided. The ruby throat hummingbirds were so cute! This place is better than home because it was much more restful! We could feel the cabin's love and passion in the atmosphere at Fawn Passage. The owner works very hard to provide the best for their guests!
I am very appreciative and grateful to have stayed at a cabin like Fawn Passage. Looking forward to coming back.
Kathy & Brian - San Angelo, TX
What a wonderful place to stay. Just beautiful - a place to "unplug." Beautifully decorated, very clean and very comfortable. We loved it.
Rod & Cindy - El Paso, TX
Yea! I was able to return for another visit and bring my husband. He enjoyed it as much as I did, if not more. Thank you for providing such a peaceful place to relax.
The hummingbirds kept us entertained. We also caught a glimpse of a raccoon on the deck one night. The blue birds loved the corn and my husband said he saw a deer.
Thank you & God bless!
Kevin & Cindy Bolt - Plainview, TX
Beautiful place to re-energize!! Thank you for providing such a nice and well-equipped place for us to stay. I hope to come again and stay at Fawn Passage!!!
Cindy Bolt - Plainview, TX
What a beautiful home/cabn you have! So comfortable & welcoming. You thought of everything. It was a great visit & a nice place to relax for a girl's weekend. Many thanks!
Carol Sherron - Dallas, TX
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. My substance was not hidden from thee when I was made in secret..." Ps 139:14,15
Our stay here was wonderful! Nice rest and relaxation. Thank you Aunt Lisa.
Justin & Becky Conrow - El Paso, TX
"The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known!!" Ps. 19:1-2
Thank you for providing a place to enjoy nature's proclamations!! This was one stop on a cross-country road trip designed to refocus, revive and refresh me. So much of all three happened right here! Beautiful setting, comfortable amenities... relaxation from moment one. I look forward to coming back!
Annie - Evansville, WI
What a perfect "Valentine weekend" getaway! We loved everything about this lovely cabinand apprecaite so much your sharing it with others.
Brent & Michelle Mason - Post, TX
Thank you sooooo very much for the hopsitality of this beautiful cabin the past 4 days. It was perfect for our second honeymoon and celebrating 10 years. Now we load up from here to get our kids a come back to the to the cabin next door, Cedar Lodge. I hate to leave this cabin because of how much down time we both had and needed. You've done such an amazing job on this cabin. We will be back, Lord willing. I will definitely recommend this cabin to our friends back home in El Paso, Texas. Thank you and God bless you!
Paul & Holly Malec - El Paso, TX
Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience! It has been years since we have been able to take a getaway without kids, and this was just what we needed! The cabin is beautiful, peaceful and cozy and there was nothing that would have made our stay more enjoyable! We will definitely be back!
Jessica & Anthony Perez - El Paso, TX
This is such a wonderful place to stay. The feeling I get when walking through the door is "ahhhh - relaxing." We all had a great time. Thank you for all you do! This cabin is a treat to stay in!
Thank you and love you,
Aunt Debbie - Carlsbad, NM
I had seen pictures of the updated cabin, but had never seen it personally. I drove up with mom and recognized the outside. We walked in and all I could get out of mymouth was WOW!!! I have now seen the before and the after. It is breathtaking, and God has blessed you with amazing talents!! It was so relaxing. I want to thank you for this weekend, it was just what we needed. Breanna and I picked up pinecones, she had so much fun putting corn out for the deer! The outhouse races were funny, we had such a wonderful time. Thank you for this wonderful weekend!
Nicole & Breanna - Carlsbad, NM
"Be still and know that I am God." This verse is what this beautiful cabin represents. Thank you for letting us experience this peaceful, beautiful place. Absolutely the cleanest, best prepped place - will definitely recommend.
Blessings to you my friend,
The Bergens - El Paso, TX
This weekend was my birthday present & it was by far the best birthday celebration I have ever had. The cabin is wonderful. It is just perfect, best bed I have ever slept on & we got such enjoyment out of the wildlife. I hope to return many times.
Linda D - San Antonio, TX
We loved our stay here, it was great. Everything was like we liked & the cabin was GREAT!!! It had everythign we needed.
Diedre - El Paso, TX
A wonderful place to unwind and "boy" was it needed. We have felt so cozy and warm here & maybe more relaxed than should be allowed (never). The sheets were as you said - the loft, FANTASTIC, and bedding, too. I love our new hideaway.
Robin & Andy - Belen, NM
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love this little cabin! My husband and I just celebrated 38 years of marriage & wanted to go somewhere for a few days alone & not too far from home -this was perfect! You have thought of everything anyone could possibly need - thank you so much! Two days is not enough, so we will be back - I'm sure it's even better in the summertime. :)
Butch & Holly Boyd - Lubbock, TX
All of us who fight battles on the physical and spiritual level need time to regroup, reevaluate, formulate plans, pull the dreams back out... this was the perfect place to do it! Our hearts mostly needed RESTORATION and it was so wonderful to find a place to allow Jesus to come and heal, to rest in His Presence, to reconnect our hearts as husband and wife, which is so needed with every couple, but not easy to do in a culture that doesn't value that.
I pray this cabin becomes that to every couple who stays here - maybe just a little, perhaps a whole lot! Renewing, restoring, refreshing - all available through Jesus when we ask. Thanks Lisa & Rick for providing a place to be quiet, listen and find our hearts again.
Lois & Mark Trippett - El Paso, TX
What a wonderful place to get away & relax! Our stay here at Fawn Passage was extraordinatory - we loved every minute. You have thought of everything to make your guests feel welcome, from all the amenities you provide such as basic food staples, wood (and plenty of it!) for the woodburner, the handmade & homemade soaps, etc. You even provided food for the wildlife! Yesterday we fed 9 deer in the beautiful setting of the yard.
The peace & quiet of the mountain, as well as the beautiful birds & wildlife make this a place we will cherish. We hope to return soon!
Mark & Gayle Weeks - Canyon, TX
Our stay at Fawn Passage was absolutely wonderful! We wish our stay could have been longer. This little place is perfect for 2 and provided everything we could have possibly needed.
We were able to enjoy the deer both mornings while we made breakfast, along with all the beautiful birds!
We want to thank you for our wonderful experience at Fawn Passage. We are sad our stay here has ended so fast, but we will be back very soon!
Jacey & Kyle Bowes - Monahans, TX
Loved every minute of our time here. Wish we could stay longer - 2 nights is not long enough. Such a nice cabin - everything was perfect! We love Cloudcroft! Have been coming for years w/our children. Now we bring them & grandkids. The whole family loves it here.
Looking forward to next time!
Thanks, Ben & Robbin - Welch, TX
Well it's time to go. We wanted a place to go, away from the everyday grind and triple digit heat. We looked and looked for some place within a day's drive. Cloudcroft "is" the perfect weather and scenery. Your place is wonderful, we enjoyed the kitchen. My wife said "it's set up exactly the way she would do hers."
We did not miss TV because the movies and music is very much to our taste. We felt very much at home. So don't want to leave, but we gotta.
Jimmy & Michelle Freeman - Azle, TX
p.s. I bought a wonderful bottle of linen spray - Honeysuckle Rose. Thanks! Michelle
It's been absolutely fabulous! We saw lots of Jays, hummers and Chickadees. The first morning, there were 2 deer who didn't mind 2 relatively quiet observers. On the fourth and final morning, we had 11 deer at one time. Four were does and fawn pairs, representing 8 of the 11.
Loved the cozy cabin and the outstanding attention to making our stay comfortable. It's obvious that lots of care went into supplying all the conveniences to make us feel like welcome guests. We want to give 2 thumbs up on this great mountain experience.
Charley & Dianne - Wichita Falls, TX
Thank you for a beautiful, quiet place for us to celebrate our 18th anniversary. The cabin is cozy and so clean. Wonderful books and DVDs - I would love to live here. :) And thank you for allowing my service dog, Willow. We spent several hours touring the shops in Cloudcroft and eating lunch, which I would not have been able to do without her.
Thank you again for all you've done to make this a nice getaway from "normal" life.
Melinda & L.T. - El Paso, TX
We have stayed a few times at Cedar Lodge and was able to watch Fawn Passage take shape. What another piece of heaven you have here!
Your gift of hospitality is ever-present in this cozy cabin. This trip was time away for just the two of us to rest, relax, and reconnect. We are usually on trips with our kids and granddaughter. To be able to come in to Fawn Passage and and let the cares of our sometimes crazy lives go away for a few days was made that made that much easier with all your attention to details. From the well-equipped kitchen, to the cozy bedroom, to the CDs and DVDs, to the wonderful throw blanket on the couch, your servant's heart shines!!
We enjoyed all of the wildlife each day. We saw 2 deer every day, numerous birds/doves, and hummingbirds. The rufous hummingbird was a sight to see!
With all this said, thank you again for a wonderful stay at Fawn Passage. We will be back, so instead of goodbye, we'll say see ya later and God bless!!
Bruce & Sherri Turnipseed - Levelland, TX
It's hard to describe how nice and how comfortable we stayed in this cabin. It is a lot more of what we were expecting - everything is so perfectly balanced, clean, organized, attention to detail. It was just so perfect for me and my wife.
We came from El Paso, TX to escape the heat, the noise and the stress, and getting here to Cloudccroft and staying in this cabin was such the perfect medicare. We enjoyed very much the location, we went riding our mountain bikes and filled ourselves with positive energy. Thank you for having a place like this for people like us.
Este lugar esta lleno de energia positiva y nos hizo sentir como en casa. Estamos muy agradecidos. Gracias por sus detalles.
Mr. & Mrs. Torres - El Paso, TX
The "Fawn Passage" is quiet, cute and quaint - we loved it!
Warmly, Robbin & Kenneth Bell - Austin, TX
Just can't express how marvelous our stay was here at Fawn Passage. Everything that is needed was here. We really needed a weekend of relaxing and we got it here. This is the perfecct place to get away. It was not far from town, which we also enjoyed and of course the peacefulness of God's creation all around us was awesome. We enjoyed a really nice walk through the neighborhood and the people here were very friendly. Your cabin is in the perfect spot. Thank you for the hard work you guys put in to your place to make it so comforting. This cabin will definitely be recommended. Thank you!
Angel & Veronica Mancilla - El Paso, TX
Everything about this little piece of paradise was perfect! From the woodburning stove to the heated mattress pad, we were treated to sheer comfort. We were just far enough from town to enjoy nature at its finest, but close enough to other renters/residents to feel safe and welcome. Enjoying our breakfast while watching an adorable family of deer enjoy theirs is a treat we will not soon forget!
Thank you for the obvious special care and hard work you put in to preparing Fawn Passage for us to stay in. For us, nothing has come as close to perfection as our stay here at Fawn Passage. We will definitely be back!
Tyler & Lori Edwards - Gilbert, AZ
We enjoyed our stay! Quaint and quiet... just what honeymooners need! :) The cabin was perfect - neat and clean. Will definitely recommend to friends.
B & A - Lufkin, TX
Home away from home. Loved everything about this cabin for two! I think we used every amenity available from wood burning stove to wifi, even ground our own fresh coffee. Thanks for making this cabin home away from home. We will highly recommend it to all our friends & family.
Los Doportos - Carlsbad, NM
We enjoyed everything about our stay here! It's the perfect size cabin for 2 people. The kitchen is very well stocked, the bed is super comfy and the wood burning stove was absolutely perfect. You have created a wonderful getaway spot and we hope to be back soon. We will definitely recommend this cabin to our friends. Thank you!
R & C - El Paso, TX
"Another Home Run!" My wife and I have stayed in the larger cabin to the east and it was wonderful. It was just right for us and our daughter and her two kids, but this one is perfect for just two. Once again, you have supplied it with just the right things. There is one thing about this whole experience we don't like - "we have to leave!" I have to go back to Lubbock and play railroad and my wife has to go back to her nursing career at Joe Arlington Cancer Center. We really needed this and appreciate the hospitality. THANKS.
Rodney & Martha Simmons - Slaton, TX