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Stunning 360’ Mountain View’s, Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning Mtn. Views, 4 bdrm house with optional bunkhouse during summer months

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Four bedroom house with optional bunkhouse available during summer months. Perfect for Weddings, Corporate Retreats, Reunions, Golfers Retreat, Girlfriend Getaway, Bachelorette parties, etc. Surround yourself in beauty and tranquility at The Trails End Ranch (House 2,800. ft.) Includes 4 bedrooms 3 bath, one with steam shower, (mud room, 2 great rooms, one great room offers a large flat screen TV, other great room small flat screen, all bedrooms have flat screen TV'S and 3 DVD players, 1 fireplace, Washer and dryer. Kitchen in house has 5 burner gas stove with two ovens, microwave, 2 coffee pots. Steam room for two in master bedroom . Beautiful mountain views from every room. Large front porch with rocking chairs, back deck has seating area with a Chimaya. John Wayne cookout area for family barbecue, with fire pit, grill, picnic tables, swing. (Everyone's favorite place to Hang out) There is a herd of around 60 to 200 Elk that just love to hang out on the 9 acres and surrounding areas. Four-wheel drive required. Private - approximately 6 miles from Angel Fire. Minimum 2 to 3

night stay standard with 3 night stay during holidays (Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, 4 Th of July, etc.) Property sits on 9 acres that includes barn and fencing for horses. Additional Bunk House is available during summer months which sleeps 4 more guests. Separate booking for Bunk house , which has one room with a bathroom and kitchen (500 sq ft) Great for weddings, family pictures, family reunions and corporate retreats. Views of Wheeler peak, mtn. views from every room, 2 miles from where Lonesome Dove was filmed.

To get more details about special events, please use the "Ask Owner a Question" option prior to using the "Book Now" feature.

More Details

Karen Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Karen Smith

I've been coming here for 15 years. The 360’ Mountain View’s from my property, the privacy, the herd of 200 elk that roam around my property, draw me back, time after time. I love getting away from the heat in Arkansas in the summers and coming here where you have to wear jackets on a lot of days. The changing of the Aspen leaves and Cottonwoods always draw me back in the fall. February has always been when I come to ski, but my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family and friends out in nature here or spend time in the kitchen cooking together. There is something about this place that seems to help you put things back in perspective. I'm excited about sharing this special place with people.

Karen Smith purchased this lodge in 2001

Why Karen Smith chose Angel Fire

Other than the stunning 360’ Mountain View’s, this property is unique in how it is situated. You enter through the gate, drive up the hill and from the house you can only see the roof of one house from the front and the back. Neighbors are up the hill behind trees. It is private but not desolute. Everyone loves hanging out by the campfire , roasting marshmallows or cooking a meal while looking out at Wheeler Peak. There's a large front porch with rocking chairs and a large back deck with a chi maya. Everyone loves hanging out by one of the fireplaces. We drove 800 miles looking for land before we found this special piece of heaven.

What makes this lodge unique

Stunning 360 Mtn. Views., with views of Wheeler Peak views from all rooms at the back of the lodge. (Highest point in New Mexico) Everyone loves sitting on the porch, in the rocking chair watching the elk, (herd of 200) or sitting on the back deck watching the sun go down. aThere is plenty of pots and pans and other things needed in the gourmet kitchen.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Angel Fire

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main bathroom for guests - attached to bedroom #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Bedroom #2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath - with steam shower, steps up to sunk-in tub
  • A 4th bathroom located in bunkhouse only avail during summer months.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 (Master) - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Master Bath attached.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Front bedroom with shared bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom off of living room / dining area with shared bath.
    Extra room off master. Sleeps 5 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Shares shower, tub and closet with Master
  • HOUSE: #3) Master bedroom with King bed, double-sink bathroom and large steam shower and large tub. #1) King Bedroom with bunk bed and shower. #2) Queen bed with an attached tub, shower combo. One roll-away bed is also available on the property. Extra room off master bedroom that has three twins and one futon is available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Roadrunner Tours for horseback rides. Nancy the owner is a real cowgirl. We had her bring her chuck wagon to the lodge for a bar-b-que. she offers 1 and 2 day overnight trips along with her 1 hr and up rides. She's got a great personality. 575-377-6416 Zip line Snowmobile tours, Angel Fire Excursions- 575-377-2799


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Stunning 360’ Mountain View’s, Sleeps 14
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The property is beautiful with views of the moutains everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

Karen the owner was very hospitable and checked on our needs frequently. The house had everything we needed and was we loved all the touches of Lonesome Dove! The mountain views were just amazing!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara was a great guest, here at The Trails End Ranch. She was easy to work with and seemed genuinely happy to write a review.
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nashville, TN, u.s

THE BEST!! Hands down, the BEST place we have ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I booked Trails End Ranch with 3 other couples for a 4th of July extravaganza and could not have been happier with our choice! We wanted to escape the summer heat & humidity of our hometown and Angel Fire, NM delivered with absolutely perfect weather - Sunny 70 degree days with crisp 50 degree evenings (excellent for stargazing & grilling out by the campfire). This home offered so many amenities that I can't even list them all: plenty of space for all 8 of us, comfortable bedding, private baths (we scored the master bath complete with soaking tub + spectacular view & steam shower), gourmet kitchen (which was fantastic since we wanted to eat in as much as possible), great room with fireplace (great for indulging our love of board games), and the VIEWS, oh the views (absolutely breathtaking from every angle inside & out!!). The owner was very pleasant to work with & provided tons of info about the surrounding area including a recommendation to check out the 4th of July parade in nearby Eagle Nest which was so much fun (even adults can enjoy the thrill of fireworks over the lake). On days when we weren't lounging, exploring, hiking, & riding four wheelers, the guys thoroughly enjoyed playing golf (the course is a few miles down the road & highly rated) & at their request the girls joined them for dinner at the Country Club which was amazing (the food, the service, the views!). If you are looking to 'beat the heat' in the summer then Angel Fire is the place for you and if you are looking for the BEST place to stay then look no further than Trails End Ranch. We hope to make this an annual trip, but if we can't rally the whole group to come back, my husband & I will come on our own for a Romantic Getaway. Did I mention the VIEWS?!?

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Retreat!!! - Our new benchmark for Family Vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We live in the heat of south Texas and we love winter activities. We take winter trips regularly, so we have stayed at hotels and condos before in other areas of New Mexico and Colorado. This time we traveled with our extended family and we all wanted to stay together for the holidays. We were lucky enough to find Karen's cabin available for the duration of our trip. She helped us through the entire booking process and stayed in touch with us during our stay.

In regards to the location, it is just Perfect! As we arrived, we immediately noticed that the cabin was located just far enough from the main roads to give you a true feeling of the great outdoors, but at the same time not far enough to make the trip to the slopes too long.

The cabin itself was incredible in and out! It was right on top of a hill so It not only has beautiful views of valleys and mountains all around, but it has large social areas where we spent our early mornings and evenings. Indoors, it is fully equipped with all amenities and entertainment (TVs, WiFi, BlueRay, Etc.), while outdoors it has large areas were you can hike, enjoy the mountain views, and if you are lucky enough, the local wildlife (Deer, Elk, Horse, Rabbit).

A pet friendly place was a must for us. Our Siberian Husky had a blast too! It was his first time in the snow. He can't wait to go back.

Karen's cabin helped us set a new goal for our family vacations. We loved it and we will definitely come back.

Thank you Karen.

  • Submitted: 10-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Trails End Ranch. My goal is to have my guest trip be as perfect as possible. I enjoyed visiting back and forth with you guys. It was a lot of fun getting to know you guys and I hope your friends and family make it back here soon. Remember the summer's here are beautiful and cool. Beat the heat in Texas this summer and come here to unwind. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review. Sincerely, Karen
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West Des Moines, IA/USA

Perfect is not strong enough of a word

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here over the course of several nights. All totaled, we had 14 people in our group. The accommodations comfortably fit everyone. The decorations in the house always gave us something to look at and talk about. At night we would cook large meals to feed the entire group in the well stocked kitchen.

Angel Fire and nearby Taos provided us with plenty of sightseeing and adventures. I can honestly say that this was the perfect location for this trip. It was easily the most memorable and best vacation I have ever taken.

Karen made sure that we had everything that we needed and she was always available in case something did come up. Several of us are already talking about the next time we will be coming back and doing it all over again.

A word to the wise, if you are not acclimated to the elevation, be sure to drink plenty of water and take elevation pills. There is a hot-tub in the main house so be sure to monitor how much time you spend in there. A few minor precautions and there shouldn't be any issues.

  • Submitted: 6-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy your group enjoyed your stay at The Trails End Ranch. It makes me real happy you enjoyed the decor as well as the fabulous views. I had many fun trips to Santa Fe, putting it all together. I look forward to seeing you guys again. Bring your four wheelers next time and come play in the summer. Sincerely, Karen Sincerely, Karen
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Angel Fire Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Angel Fire Country Club
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Angel Fire Resort
Car: necessary

I have been coming to Angel Fire for 15 years. The summers are cool and great for horseback riding. I've seen some of the most beautiful views from horseback, four wheelers, and snowmobiles. I've seen elk, bear, coyote, and bobcat all on this property. There is something healing and magical that always happens to anyone who comes here. The Aspens start turning late September and as they die off the Cottonwoods start turning. The Enchanted Circle drive is a must in the fall. It's just a short 2 hour drive to Santa Fe. Santa Fe has a lot of history, shopping, art and 5 star restaurants. I love escaping the heat in Arkansas in the summer and love the fall and winter. I have 9 acres, plenty of space for kids to play and great areas to sled. A herd of 60 elk hang out on the property and the other day a bobcat crossed the yard. The golf course is beautiful. I believe it's the second highest in the US. The Country Club was built new 4 years ago and is great to go for dinner or drinks in the bar. Nancy takes you on incredible horseback rides in some of the prettiest woods you will ever see. Angel Fire is ranked 2nd as best for mountain biking., I could go on for hours with things to do. It's one of my favorite places in the world.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Angel Fire

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$32.96
Damage Insurance C$130.52
Damage Deposit C$197.76

The trash is to be dropped at trash bins right before you turn back on main road. (Located on the right). Property management charges $10.00 a bag if left at house. The money will be taken from damage deposit. Please leave all towels and wash cloths by washing machine.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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