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Location: Ruidoso, NM, USA (Three Hours South of Albuquerque, NM, One Hour West of Roswell, Two ½ Hrs. North of El Paso, TX). Airports at all three locations.
Accommodations: House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (sleeps 12). Approximately 1,600 SF.
We purchased the house in 2003 and it’s been a wonderful place to enjoy family memories over the years. The crisp cool mountain air, the laid back attitude and the numerous activities that Ruidoso has to offer is like few other places. Our house is located in a quiet area near Upper Canyon, about five minutes to downtown, ten minutes to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino, fifteen minutes to the Racetrack and/or the Ski Apache Resort.
A recently constructed large deck in the front of the house allows you to start your day with a cup of coffee on the deck while you watch the deer, listen for the turkeys and occasionally see Elk in the neighborhood. In the evenings we enjoy having a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Sierra Blanca and listening to the wildlife.
Ruidoso offers enjoyment for every season. From snow skiing and snowboarding at nationally known Sierra Blanca Ski Resort to tubing at the lower runs, in the winter; to horse racing at Ruidoso Downs, home of the All American Futurity, the “Worlds Richest Quarter Horse Race, in the Summer, there is plenty to keep you busy. There is also casino gambling at Billy the Kid Casino and at the world famous Inn of the Mountain Gods, to provide plenty of opportunities to test your luck. There is also golf at a number of local courses including the championship links at the Inn of Mountain Gods, Links and Cree Meadows.
Meet your friends at several wonderful restaurants or bars in Ruidoso. We have listed some of our favorite below in the Google maps sections.
By renting our house you get the wonderful comforts of a home, extreme privacy and spacious accommodations for nearly the same price as a cabin or motel in town.
There are two separate Living areas in the house, one on each of the two levels. Both of them have, flat screen TV’s (one with DVD), along with Wood Burning Fireplace. The Living room is down the hall from the Master Bedroom with a Queen size bed (2 people), Twin Beds (2 people) in second bedroom, Futon (2 people) in the Living Room and Futon (2 people) in bedroom. On second level there is full size bed (2 people) in one bedroom and Pull out Couch (2 people) in the other Living Area.
The house comes fully furnished: Linens, Blender, Coffee Maker, Crock Pot, Cooking Utensils, Toaster and Washer and Dryer.
Keywords: Large, Peaceful, Deck, House, Sierra Blanca, Ski, Casino, Horse Racing, Ruidoso, New Mexico, Hiking, Golf
1st Bathroom has shower and 2nd Bathroom has shower and jetted tub
Large front deck with BBQ Grill, 4 parking spaces on property plus additional parking on Redwood, Motorcycle access parking, Ceiling Fans in Fisherman's room and Studio, Flat Screens TVs in LR and Den, Electric Board Heater in Fisherman's Room, Studio and Den....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include cleaning and tax. I have a refundable deposit of $50.00. I will return the deposit if you leave the house: free of trash, dishes, pots and pans clean and put away, towels hung to dry, beds left unmade and no popcorn etc left on the floor.
Hummingbirds have arrived, Lilacs will be blooming, the mountain is coming alive with green!
Rates: $525 for the first two days. If you stay less than a week, it is $525.00 for the first two days and $100 for each day thereafter. If you stay a week or more, it is $525.00 for the two days and $75 for each day.
Cool evenings are a must!
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The Ski Resort is located at:
1286 Ski Run Road Alto, NM 88312
As the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails. Here are just a few of the highlights:
55 runs served by 11 lifts
New Mexico’s only passenger gondola
Free lift ticket with beginner group lessons
All day ski instruction programs
Vertical drop of 1,900 feet
Top elevation is 11,500 feet
Over 750 ski-able acres
Annual snowfall over 15 feet!
The Casino is located at:
287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM
The Facilities are:
273 luxury rooms and suites
Numerous dining options from a signature steak and seafood restaurant to a scrumptious buffet
40,000 square feet of meeting space
38,000 square foot casino
A fully equipped workout facility
Skiing and Snowboarding
18 hole Championship golf course
Big Game hunting
The Horse Race track is located at:
1463 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM
Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino has been an icon in Lincoln County History, since 1947. More than 200,000 visitors come to Ruidoso Downs every summer to be a part of the fun. Home of the world's richest quarterhorse race, the All American Futurity, Ruidoso Downs offers fun for the entire family. Whether you come to watch the races, play in Billy the Kid Casino, enjoy a great meal in the All American Turf Club or Billy's Sports Bar and Grill, or to watch simulcast racing from all over the country in Billy's Race Book, we guarantee a great time!
Public Golf Courses - 1) The Links at Sierra Blanca, 2) Cree Meadows Country Club, 3) Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort
Mountain Bike Rentals - Ruidoso Outdoor Adventures
Snowmobiling & Snow Tubing - Triple M Snow Play
Spa - Adobe Day Spa
Skiing - Ski Apache (Rentals in Ruidoso or at Ski Apache)
Casino - Inn at the Mountain of Gods
Live Theatre - Spencer Theatre
Horseback Riding - Grindstone Stables
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I have been in the title industry since 1974, I took a few detours but am now back for good!
I enjoy art and spend a lot of time painting-watercolor. My enjoyment for art started in 1993 as I took my first watercolor class and have continued since then. I have been in Alto Art Studio Tour, Lincoln County Art Studio Tour and numerous other showings while living in Ruidoso. I have always been inspired by the BLUE sky in New Mexico, the southwest architect and many beautiful Churches, mountains and other outdoor scenes in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. I live in East Texas, so my subjects have changed. I live within Sam Houston National Forest and near Lake Livingston.
In addition to my art, I take my dog - Abby for short walks. I work full time in Conroe. I enjoy volunteering at the Assisted Living Facility that is near my work.
Why the Owner Chose Ruidoso: I have had many memorable visits to Ruidoso since the 1960s with my parents. In the late 1990s my mom took two of my boys and myself for a trip to Ruidoso and knew that I was ready to invest in a place in the mountains. So I found a condo at Pinon Park Condos, have kept it as an investment. In 2003, I made the leap and converted my part-time residency status to full-time by purchasing the Ponderosa Cabin. Since 2003, my adult children, dogs and I have had many memorable times at the house and in Ruidoso and Lincoln County.
Late 2011, I moved back to Texas to be closer to family.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I love the summer in Ruidoso-it may be warm during the day, but by 7pm, it cools down and have the windows open during the night and wake up to a cool morning. In the winter, we may get 6 to 8 in of snow but it is gone by the next afternoon.
When you have that much snow, it is God's way of telling you to slow down for the day-and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
My neighborhood is quiet-I remember the first time my oldest son came to visit after I moved to Ponderosa Cabin. He whispered and said, 'it is so quiet'. My house is almost on top of its own mountain and is shared with some great neighbors. We would get together about once a month-I miss them and that time together so I hope you have the opportunity to meet them. They are all great people!
Pets-always! I have had lots of deer, turkeys and elk. Sometimes, I have had a bear visit (not in the house), but in the yard. After all, we took over their place.
Horse racing in the summer, Raspberry picking in late August, Apple picking in the neighborhood, smell fireplaces and Motorcycle Rally in the fall, Ski Apache opens Thanksgiving Day along with all the Christmas Festivities (parade, tree lighting and etc.). http://www.ruidoso.net
I love Lincoln County, get in on some history of Billy the Kid or pick Raspberries or head to the Lavender Farm, in Hondo Valley. There is always something going on in Ruidoso/Lincoln County.