Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS EAGLE MOUNTAIN LODGE INTENDED FOR?
Eagle Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit organization specifically designed to serve those who are seeking rest and renewal for their souls in a quiet and contemplative place. We realize that people of all walks of life need time away to disengage and disentangle, to sort things out and reconnect with God in new and fresh ways. Eagle Mountain Lodge is an incredibly beautiful place here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, and we want your focus to be purposeful and intentional. If you have any question in this regard, please don’t hesitate to call us and see if Eagle Mountain Lodge is right for you!
CAN I BRING MY DOG… OR MY KIDS?
In keeping with our mission, we are not a pet or kid zone. The atmosphere is not like a summer camp, but rather an oasis in the mountains for retreat, contemplation, and relaxation. We are careful to preserve this for the other guests that may be here at the same time you are. This is a great place for Mom and Dad to steal away to…without the kids (or dog, cat, bird, snake, etc).
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
When you arrive, we’ll have a warm and comfy cabin ready to go! No need to bring bed linens or towels, kitchen utensils or silverware; we've got you covered with that stuff. But you will need a few things, so we listed a few suggestions below. Go to The Cabins page for more information as well.
You’ll need the following:
– Suitable clothing for seasonal weather. Even in the summer, the evenings can be cool and you’ll want a jacket or sweater and perhaps even gloves. Warm clothes for layering are recommended.
– Comfortable, waterproof (if possible) footwear for walking on trails and being outdoors.
– Warm comfy house shoes for inside your cabin.
– Toiletries including shampoo, soap, and any other personal items such as medications.
– Sunscreen and lip balm, and a hat/cap with a brim. The sun can be intense at this elevation!
– Raincoat or poncho in case you're caught in our afternoon showers.
– Water bottle. Stay hydrated!
– Groceries. There is a grocery store about 10 minutes away in Angel Fire if you want to wait and shop when you get here.
– Flashlight with batteries.
You may want the following:
– Journal and/or reading material. Each Cabin has a selection of books and audio resources that may pique your interest!
– Backpack and gear for hiking. There are 40 beautiful acres here on the property with nature trails for contemplation.
– Swimsuit and robe for the hot tub. (Clothing is required!)
THINGS YOU CANNOT BRING:
– Cigarettes or cigars This is a nonsmoking environment. It’s a big fire risk!
– Campfire materials. Again, this is a big fire risk!
CHECK-IN AND CHECK OUT TIMES?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. If you are arriving early or late, please call ahead and let us know so we can prepare for you!
Check out is by 10:00 AM. Again, if you need to have this adjusted let us know!
SO WHAT WILL I EAT WHILE I’M THERE?
The Hunters and Elk Cabins are equipped with a full kitchen including a microwave and stovetop with oven. The Nest and Forest Cabins have mini kitchens that include a convection microwave oven and hot plate burners. All cabins have a refrigerator, toaster, drip coffee maker with filter, and the necessary cooking utensils/silverware. All cabins have access to an outdoor grill as well. You can either bring groceries or go shopping for them while you’re here. There is a grocery store about 10 minutes away in Angel Fire.
Additionally, there are a number of really great restaurants and cafes nearby in Eagle Nest, Angel Fire, Red River, and Taos. We’ll have a list of some of our favorites for you when you get here.
WHAT ABOUT TV, INTERNET, AND CELL PHONE USE?
Cell phone reception is usually good depending on your carrier. The emergency number in case someone must get a message to you is (575) 377-3682. The cabins don’t have TVs. There is no Internet service in the cabins, though Wi-Fi is available in the Loft Meeting Room.
Our recommendation is that you try and “unplug." Don’t let electronic devices distract you from the main reason you’re here...to get away from all that stuff!
WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT THE LODGE?
In keeping with the contemplative concept here at Eagle Mountain Lodge, we offer 40 acres of beautiful nature for you to explore including wooded trails, a glorious meadow, and a relaxing gazebo beside a still pond that is perfect for simply sitting beside or fly-fishing if that’s your desire (bring your own rod and tackle). The Nature Trail takes you around the entire property and covers about 1.5 miles with benches along the way. Hiking shoes are recommended!
In addition, there is a beautiful Sanctuary Garden that offers a quiet and still environment for prayer, meditation, or journaling. There is a hot tub at The Lodge that’s available for use as well.
Find the peace that permeates Eagle Mountain Lodge whether on a walk through the woods, reading in a rocking chair on your cabin porch, or gazing at the stars from the hot tub. Slow down and drink in the freshness of the piney woods and the towering mountains!
To borrow from Mark Batterson, “Change of pace + change of place = change of perspective.” That’s what The Lodge offers!
WHAT ABOUT THE ELEVATION?
Altitude related symptoms can happen to anyone, especially when coming to The Lodge, which is at an elevation of 8500 feet. One of the best ways to combat this is to hydrate prior to arrival for several days and then to continue to hydrate when you get here. Most folks don’t have any problems at all other than finding yourself a little winded when hiking or climbing stairs. It takes a few days to acclimate. It’s part of the experience! (If you have any serious concerns about this, we recommend you consult with your doctor prior to your visit.)