Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cloudcroft on Fodor's top 10 list.(Travel)

Byline: Polly Summar Journal Staff Writer

Tiny N.M. town hailed as winter destination

Who would have guessed it? Tiny Cloudcroft, N.M., was just named one of the world's "10 Overlooked and Underrated Winter Destinations" by the editors at Fodor's Travel Publications.

Cloudcroft joins such exotic locations as Antigua, Guatemala; Girona, Spain; Ouro Preto, Brazil; Saba, the Netherlands Antilles; and Plantation Country, Louisiana.

Surprised by the success of this New Mexico village of 900 people? So was the director of the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce.

"Let's face it," said Ron Gilmore, "Fodor's in New York doesn't just call every day and say, 'You're one of the top 10 destinations. …

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