Construction Underway at 260-site Angel Fire RV Resort

Angel Fire Resort’s new multi-million dollar luxury RV park is beginning to take shape.

Construction workers hoisting the frame of Angel Fire Resort’s RV Resort gate house into place. (Source: sangrechronicle.com)

Construction workers hoisting the frame of Angel Fire Resort’s RV Resort gate house into place. (Source: sangrechronicle.com)

After installing the footers and stem walls on the 2,526 square-foot gate house, which is the first structure being built in the RV resort, the general contractor and workers from Blue Sky Builders, Inc. in Espanola started hoisting the frame into place in late November.

“The plan is for him to start the framing and the building of that particular building now,” Angel Fire Resort spokesperson Krysty Ronchetti told sangrechronicle.com.

“He’ll go until he can basically go no more, and that would be when the temperatures just get too far down. But we have to see how it goes.”

The 94-acre RV Resort is being built on the south side of U.S. 64 near the west entrance to Angel Fire.

When the Angel Fire Village Council approved the site plan for the development in 2011, Angel Fire Resort announced that it planned to invest more in the project than it did in the $16 million Angel Fire Country Club built a year earlier.

According to village materials, the completed RV Resort is expected to have 260 RV sites, 10 cabins, a 3,000 square-foot office, a 4,000 square-foot clubhouse, a 3,000 square-foot maintenance building, dog runs, walking trails, horseshoe pits, a shuffleboard deck, and three 1,500 square-foot bathhouses with showers, sinks, commodes and laundry facilities, in addition to the gate house currently under construction.

Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort

The site plan includes 109 RV storage units as well, though village officials said fewer might be built because of budgeting constraints.

According to Angel Fire Community Development Director Mark Rivera, the first phase of the project will include the gate house, clubhouse, and one bathhouse on the west half of the development.

Angel Fire Chief Building Official Mauro Rosales said the village issued a building permit for the gate house on September 30 of this year, and Angel Fire Resort has not yet applied for permits for any other structures.

Rivera said the village has also granted a permit for the utilities, however, and Angel Fire Resort paid for the installation of a sewer line from the village’s main wastewater system to the edge of the property last year.

Ronchetti said the site contractor with Northern Mountain Constructors in Taos has already completed much of the dirt work as well.

“Probably from the outside, it doesn’t look like a lot’s going on, but there was a lot of the ground and earth stuff that had to take place first before these buildings could start,” she said, adding that the site contractor graded all of the land, completed all pads for the RVs and started the trench work for the sewer lines before stopping for the winter.

“Obviously, we want the snow to be there because it helps the Resort, but we would obviously have been able to push a little bit longer had weather been what it was last year, for example. It is what it is, so that part of it will be on hold until spring.”

According to village documents, Angel Fire Resort has agreed to extend water and wastewater service to the nearby Mobile Home Estates subdivision as part of the project.

Located within village boundaries, the subdivision has 15 homes currently served by a standalone wastewater-treatment facility called a package plant.

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Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort is a top year-round mountain resort destination in New Mexico.

Situated at over 8,600-feet elevation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Angel Fire strives to offer the best value and choice for family outdoor recreation activities to its members, guests, and visitors—including skiing, snowboarding, golf, mountain biking, tennis, fishing, hiking, and more.

Address: PO Box 130, 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Phone: (575) 377-6401 or (800) 633-7463 (toll free)

Website: angelfireresort.com

Worth Pondering…

If you ever go to New Mexico, it will itch you for the rest of your life.

—Georgia O’Keeffe

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