Angel Suite patio in the garden
Garden - Mexican poppies, roses, pine tree...
Wrought iron rose chairs outside the garden
Entrance towards the gym
Spiral staircase from the atrium
Looking down the spiral staircase (don't worry, this is not the only way upstairs)
Breakfast bar in the atrium
Sunset view from picture window seat
Accents throughout suites
Mexican Talavera sink
Talavera tile window frames
Lower patio with adjoining outdoor kitchen and restrooms
Outdoor kitchen (next to the lower patio)
Outdoor kitchen (next to the lower patio)
Outdoor kitchen (looking East)
Private drive to the Kokopelli and Zia suites
The lodge soaking up the sinking New Mexico sun
View from the lower patio looking over the Las Cruces Valley, towards the Organ Mountains
Sunset view from the lower patio overlooking the Las Cruces Valley and Organ Mountains
Sunset over the Organ Mountains
Window reflection of the sun sinking over the lodge down to the horizon showing us the beautiful NM sunsets
Beautiful New Mexico sunrise
Upper patio (looking south) - day time
Upper patio (looking south) - sunrise
Upper patio looking towards the pine berm
Upper patio looking towards the mountains
Upper patio looking towards the street
View from the Lodge (looking East)
Las Cruces Valley and fields
View of the Organ Mountains lit up by the setting sun
View over the lower patio
Beautiful New Mexico sunsets and sunrises
View to the North of Picacho Peak
View of Picacho Peak from the Bridal Suite balcony
Window seat framed with Talavera tiles
Trail along the pine berm
Walking trail that goes through the pine tree berm
Nature trails for walking and hiking, right outside your door
Desert trails around the lodge - pet friendly
Nature trails around the lodge
Lodge on the Desert is pet friendly - dogs, cats, ferrets, iguanas...let us know! (see details)
Night-blooming Jimson weed and city lights
NM flora - Desert Willow
NM flora - Prickly Pear cactus
NM flora - Desert Bird of Paradise. Seed pods appear as the blooms fade.
NM flora - Oleanders
NM flora - Barrel cactus
No-charge guest laundry facility open 24 hours: washer, dryer, ironing board, iron, laundry racks and baskets
Honestly, it doesn't snow much in Las Cruces - but sometimes we do have white winters!
Occasionally Las Cruces has a white winter
Lodge on the Desert
Events & Attractions
The Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art’s main gallery has over 5,000 square feet of multi-use exhibition space. The gallery features curated, traveling, juried, and invitational exhibitions of contemporary art.
The Museum (formerly known as the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History) is dedicated to inspiring curiosity about the sciences, facilitate life-long learning, and promote stewardship of the natural environment of the Chihuahuan Desert and Southern New Mexico.
The Museum provides exhibitions and a variety of educational opportunities for families.
Also check out the Sunset Strolls, Lake Lucero Tour, and Full Moon Hikes.
At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a mountain ringed valley called the Tularosa Basin. Rising from the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and have created the world's largest gypsum dune field.
Established in 1945, White Sands Missile Range is America’s largest overland military test range. At White Sands the world entered the Atomic Age when the first atomic bomb was tested at Trinity Site on July 16, 1945.
The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for contemporary visual arts in the border region.
The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually.
Space Murals, Inc. Museum and Gift Shop is located behind a huge water tank painted with images from the X-15 to the Challenger accident. Inside the museum is an Astronaut Gallery, Air & Space Artifacts including 2,500 pictures, a space shuttle replica, model airplanes, a Space Station Freedom, a kids corner, and a small library of space related information.
The United States Govenment built Fort Selden near the town of Las Cruces in 1865 to protect settlers from outlaws and Apache Indians, and for a quarter of a century it served its purpose.
The fort housed one company of infantry and cavalry, including units of black troops whom the Indians called "Buffalo Soldiers."