Property Address: 5353 Spirit Ridge Court
Las Cruces, NM 88007
Contact: LaVerne Tromble, Owner-Agent
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Telephone: 575-639-1863
Contact Toll-free: n/a
Contact Fax: n/a
Property URL: http://www.alodgeonthedesert.com
Date Business Established: 05/05/96
Trade Association Affiliations: n/a
Financials Verified: Yes
Area Description: A Lodge on the Desert is located high on a hill in the beautiful city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Winters are mild, with cold temperatures at night. A luxurious Bed & Breakfast with stunning views of mountain vistas in all directions; Mesilla Valley farmland, Rio Grande River, and sparkling night lights. The Lodge is a true southwestern gem; furnished with antiques, lavish use of Mexican Talavera tile, Saltillo tile floors, adobe walls, brick and stone.
Lodge is romantic, private and secluded. All of our elegant suites have a private entrance, bathroom, kitchen and patio/balcony. Enjoy the gardens, terraces, fountains, balconies, and our famous sunsets and sunrises! Visit The N.M. Farm and Ranch, Mesilla Valley Bosque, Museum of Nature and Science, Fort Selden Historic Site (a former US military post), White Sands Missile Range, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument. Nearby, visit White Sands National Park, Carlsbad Caverns. From national parks and monuments, Las Cruces offers a world filled with natural wonder, year-round excitement, and historic proportions of fun! Las Cruces in FY 2016 755,000: people visited.
Site Description: The Lodge is situated on 5 acres. Large, east facing patio has a large cantera fountain, covered outdoor kitchen, two bathrooms, storage, and accommodates large weddings, parties, and events. Approximately 2 acres are fenced – west back yard fences ½ acre+ with 29 shade trees, which are watered automatically and a small library. We are all electric, and have no gas. Solar panels are made of photo-voltaic cells that convert sunlight, not heat, into electricity that power the Lodge’s entire electrical systems, including lights, heating and cooling systems and appliances. Our 76 solar panels give us back an average $200 every month from EPE. During winter months when all our winter visitors return, we sometimes have a bill for $15 – $25.
Structural Description: Lodge was built in 1965 as a private home. It was expanded and became a Bed and Breakfast in 1996. Lodge is a tri-level building, having approximately 10,000 to 12,000 sq. ft. of heated/cooled area. 1,900 sq ft of covered/uncovered patios and balconies. Nine suites, 10 full bathrooms, three ½ baths, 6 full kitchens, 4 partial kitchens, outdoor partial kitchen, office, two-story atrium with rock waterfall, balcony library, a breakfast gathering room, double garage. Main laundry room, guest laundry room. 100% solar powered, 76 panels. 450 ft deep well, with 4 hookups to other lots. Stonewalls, adobe walls and wrought iron completely enclose the Lodge. A dawn to dusk lighting system adds to the security and lights up the way for nighttime enjoyment of the patios and garden.
Main level: two guest suites, two baths, common gathering area, ½ bath. Owners quarters: 2 bedrooms, living, dining, TV room, 2 fireplaces, three baths, laundry room, office, workshop, double garage.
Upstairs level: two guest suites, two kitchens, fireplace, two bathrooms, library, and four balconies.
Lower level: two guest suites, two bathrooms, covered patio, guest laundry, tool storage.
Offering: JUST REDUCED TO $915,000
$950,000. This property will be a turnkey operation. The 360-degree virtual tour shows the entire outside, including the desert, the solar panels and the entire inside of the Lodge, including every room. Several furnishings and wall hangings have been removed and/or changed. We are licensed by Dona Ana County. This property could be used as a retreat house, an Art Gallery, or as a grand, one family mansion. Adjoining acreage is available for expansion.
- Occupancy: 82%
- Average Daily Rate: $336
- Income from Room Sales: $81,136.00 yr.
- Property Taxes: $1,306.00 yr.
- Electric: $0 (solar gives us money back)
- Water & Sewer: $300 (own well & septic)
- Gas: n/a
- Insurance: $10,400 yr. includes Liability