September 20, 2019

26th Annual Worm Eating Contest

The Live Night Crawler Eating Contest

Contestants are judged on entertainment, costume, props and creativity (not on how many worms are eaten).

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Where: Laguna Vista Lodge

The Monte Alban Mexcal Grub Eating Contest

7th Annual Salsa Making Contest

Come out and bring your best salsa recipe! Enter for free! Tasters pay $1 to taste all entries. Winner receives all of the money from the tasters.

When: May 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Where: 51 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Please call 575-377-6522 to signup.

Going to your favorite restaurant or opening a jar does not count. 🙂

Laguna Vista Lodge 24th Annual Worm Eating Contest

worm-contestContestants are judged on entertainment, costumes, props and creativity, not on how many worms are eaten.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Where: Laguna Vista Lodge

The Monte Alban Mezcal Grub Eating Contest

The Live Night Crawler Eating Contest

Help Wanted

help-wantedAlpine Gifts

Mature individual needed for 1-2 days starting mid September. We will train 4 hours a week until then. Individual needed must be honest, reliable and personable to assist clients. Please apply in person to Judi Feffer.

3365 Highway 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Laguna Vista Lodge

We are now taking applications for housekeepers and bartenders. Please apply in person at the front desk or call to make an appointment.

51 East Therma Way
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Business After Hours – Laguna Vista Lodge

laguna-01Join us for a fun networking social at The Laguna Vista Saloon on the patio (weather permitting).

When: August, 4, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: 51 E Therma St, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Bert is cooking up quite a spread of surprise appetizers followed by pineapple coconut Haagen Dazs ice cream. YUM! Plus, your first beverage is on the house!

The Historic Laguna Vista Saloon dates back to 1898 as a former Gambling & Dance Hall. It was a favorite watering hole of the Lonesome Dove movie crew and remains a favorite watering hole for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a part of Moreno Valley history, greet friends and make new acquaintances.


You do not have to be a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce to attend this free event.

Easter Potluck

easter-potluckSign up with your bartender and don’t forget to bring a dish to pass!

When: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Where: Laguna Vista Lodge Saloon

Laguna Vista Christmas Potluck

christmas-potluckEveryone is invited to join us for our annual Christmas potluck! Ask your bartender for the signup sheet or call 575-377-6522.

When: Friday, December 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Where: Laguna Vista Saloon, Historic Restaurant & Saloon

51 East Therma Street, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Laguna Vista Lodge Halloween Party

halloween-partyPlease join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food!

When: October 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Where: Laguna Vista Lodge @ The Haunted Historic Restaurant & Saloon

Special Halloween beverages! Best costume wins $200!

Help Wanted @ Laguna Vista Lodge

help-wantedLaguna Vista Lodge is now employing and training for all restaurant positions, housekeepers and bartenders.

For more information, stop by the office at 51 E Therma St, Eagle Nest, NM 87718 or call 575-377-6522.

Laguna Vista Lodge On The Travel Channel

Contact Decrepit, Old Bert Clemens
575-377-6110 or 575-770-0265
51 East Therma Drive
Eagle Nest, New Mexico 87718

The Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant & Saloon will be featured episode on the Travel Channel Tuesday, March 3, 2014, at 7:00 AM MST.

Resort Rescue descended upon us last August with Shane Green and a crew of 31. After one week of fourteen-hour days, they had a one-hour episode wrap. We have no idea what hit the cutting floor nor do we know how reality television will betray either the Village or us.

“Resort Rescue” follows world-famous hospitality consultant Shane Green as he helps hotel and resort owners figure out what’s going wrong inside their establishments. Green watches every move through hidden surveillance footage taken across the premises. Afterwards, Green reveals his findings to the owners and shows them how to fix these lingering issues. “Resort Rescue” is produced by Relativity TV for the Travel Channel.

Below is a description of our episode from the Travel Channel website.

Brothel, Bed & Breakfast

Shane travels to Eagle Nest, NM to help elderly owners, Bert and Karel Clemens, who have worked non-stop at the historic Laguna Vista Lodge for 35 years. The small tourist village is tucked 8,300 feet up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where visitors can still experience life in the Old West, including this century-old hotel. Although Eagle Nest used to be a gold rush boomtown, Bert and Karel have never seen any riches from their resort. After meeting Bert and hearing his story, Shane takes over the hotel and has his crew install hidden cameras throughout the hotel. From the surveillance room, Shane and Bert observe the lodge’s restaurant. It has been leased out to a woman named Jane because it became too much for Bert and Karel to manage. Shane notices right away that Jane has spread herself too thin, leading to her underserving the restaurant guests and The Laguna Vista Lodge’s reputation is damaged. However, Shane sees a business opportunity to repurpose an old brothel room into an experience for couples dining in the restaurant. Next, Shane observes a guest’s first impression at the lodge’s front desk and the hotel room. Although both experiences pass Shane’s standards, he notices that the pricing for the rooms is out of the normal range for the area. The Laguna Vista Lodge also has an old saloon complete with batwing doors. The ambiance looks like a total winner until Shane notices that the bartender, Greg, has a rough edge when it comes to customer service. A regular patron, Adrian, steps in as an unofficial bar manager and softens Greg’s abrasive behavior. When Shane confronts the staff, can he show them the error of their ways in order to improve the guest experience? Or are Bert and Karel doomed to work tirelessly at a hotel for another 35 years?