FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Eagle Mountain Lodge intended for?
Eagle Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit organization with a specific target to serve (see About EML Ministries). We have a heart for Christian and nonprofit leaders who so desperately need time away to disengage and disentangle. We also have a heart for any Christ follower who has been beaten down by life. Perhaps this is just the place you’ve been looking for. Especially we want to serve those who aren’t financially able to simply head out to expensive sabbatical/retreat facilities for a week. So, in that spirit, please don’t see Eagle Mountain Lodge as a “cheap vacation”.
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 get away to…without the kids (or dog, cat, bird, pet snake, etc.).
What should I bring?
When you arrive we’ll have a warm and comfy cabin ready to go! This includes a bed with linens and blankets, pillows and towels. See the description of the cabins as well for more information about each one.
You’ll need the following:
» Suitable clothing for seasonal weather. Even in the summer, the evenings are cool and you’ll want a jacket or sweater and a pair of long pants. 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!)
» Rain coat or poncho. (For those afternoon showers.)
» Water bottle. (Must stay hydrated!)
» Groceries. There is a grocery store about 10 minutes away in Angel Fire if you wait until you get here. (The kitchenette is equipped with utensils.)
» Flashlight with batteries.
You may want the following:
» Journal and/or reading material.
» Backpack and gear for hiking.
» 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!)
What about TV, Internet, and Cell phone use?
Cell phone reception is usually good. However the lodge does have a landline should you want to leave an emergency number with someone. The number is (575) 377-3682. The cabins don’t have TV’s or Internet. We do have a selection of DVD’s and a portable TV/DVD player should you want to watch a movie in your cabin.
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?
We have 40 acres of property for you to wander and ponder. On the grounds, there is a fishing pond. Bring your own tackle if you are particular, or we have a small amount of fishing gear. We have two different paths for you to hike. If you are a mileage calculator you can record a couple of miles or more. There are benches and sitting areas strategically placed throughout the property that hold beautiful views and lots of solitude. It is our encouragement that you find the peace that permeates the place here whether on a walk through the woods, reading in a rocking chair on the deck, 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 Eagle Mountain Lodge offers!
What about the elevation?
Altitude related symptoms can happen to anyone, especially when coming to Eagle Mountain Lodge, which is at 8500 feet of elevation. One of the best ways to combat this is to hydrate for several days prior to coming to elevation 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 around a bit or climbing stairs. It takes a few days to acclimate. It’s just part of the experience! (If you have any serious concerns about this, we recommend you consult with your doctor prior to your visit.)
Where is Eagle Mountain Lodge located?
Unfortunately, you cannot rely on your GPS in your car or mobile device to get you to Eagle Mountain Lodge. It will send you off in the wrong direction! Eagle Mountain Lodge is located midway between Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, NM. Please see the Driving Directions under the Contact menu for exact details.