Corkins Lodge: Cozy mountain retreat
During November of 2012, I got the chance to stay at Corkins Lodge, a wooden retreat tucked into the wilderness of Chama Valley. This is definitely off the beaten path. My family and I enjoyed our stay here so much! It was one of the most coziest experiences, with an iron fireplace that kept the whole living area nice and warm. I felt so at peace here. If you're ever in Northern New Mexico, you must make it a point to stay here. There's even wi-fi, even though the signal is somewhat week. The grounds are stocked with little things like horseshoes, swings, a playground, a gamesroom (which looks like it's only open in the warmer months) and a pond that's privately stocked. It's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for, and we enjoyed ourselves and it was a great stay! Our cabin was over 400 bucks for 2 days, but it was worth it!
Each cabin is different. Some small, and some large. We stayed in the Penasco cabin, which was a 3-bedroom cabin complete with iron fireplace, hot shower with huge basins, good sized living area and comfortable beds. I came in late fall, but a gentle snowfall during the night provided a nice, cozy, warm feeling that it almost felt like a Thomas Kinkade painting. I felt so at home.