Alta Vista Chalet Motel
Travel Blogs from Cloudcroft
4 days in same place....moving on tomorrow to Santa Fe where Holly is putting us up. A few pics of sojourn in Cloudcroft and environs attached, mostly of view from Sacramento Mountains over White Sands to the distant San Andreas range.
Hiked trail to Smith's Spring. 285N thru Carlsbad NM then 82W to Cloudcroft. Booked in here till Thursday, looks interesting place - first one we could even consider - but arrived at dusk so will take time to explore the local climate...cultural/political/weather... .to divine whether any possibility at all. Now have accommo with Brandi's friend in …
In Hondo, near Ruidoso, there is an Iris Farm and we were able to see the acres of various types of flowers still viable in early June along with Hummingbird feeders.
Also in Hondo was a unique Jewelry Factory where earrings, bracelets, etc are made by pouring pewter into hand-made rubber molds. ...
... 30's and snow. Yes, snow. Ok, so maybe just flurries, but they lasted all day. We took a ride to the Mexican Canyon Trestle Bridge, ate lunch at the only place open in town, and did a little shopping. Did you know the average high in this town is 65 degrees? Well, as we got all suited up to head towards Carlsbad for the night, my bike (Suzi) wouldn't start. The ...
... other from a little town in Arizona, and spend a good 2 hours talking with total strangers. We did see the sunset, but it was not as impressive as I had hoped. Unfortunately I had to break up the discussions to go and work, and Johan returned to the room with me to sit and listen to all the interesting sounds coming from such and old hotel, and like I said before waiting for Rebecca.
What was supposed to be an early night got us to bed in the early morning.
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed