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Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town

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View from the street on a snowy day.

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Jane and Steve built this log cabin as a family project doing almost every bit with our bare hands. We love the peace of the great outdoors and the romantic atmosphere of a real log cabin.
We bought some land in a quiet neighborhood hidden in the Lincoln National Forest in Ruidoso, NM. Our friends already had a home in this neighborhood so we knew it was a great spot.
We then traveled to Sacramento California for a Log Home Expo and studied techniques and materials of different log suppliers. After evaluating the value and engineering of many suppliers, we chose Kuhns Bros and flew to Pennsylvania with our oldest son. Here we visited the log mill where the rough materials were kiln dried. At the mill, the log cutting was performed by young Amish, skilled in the art of handcrafting logs. The rough materials were packed onto two trucks heading off to Ruidoso. It was so exciting to be a part of the whole process when the trucks left and later when they arrived at their new home.
Well, five years and who-knows how many weekend trips later, we finally finished building. All the while, our family grew older, and ok, the boys refused to leave El Paso (and their friends) on the weekends anymore. Steve's parents helped with construction and gardening during their annual vacations West.
We are happy to share this experience with other families and hope you will all have a chance to enjoy this peaceful environment.

Keywords: Real Log Cabin opened for rental in 2010

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Plush pillow top...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Firm bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 1 baby crib

    3rd bedroom is an open loft overlooking main living area....moreless

  • Master and 2nd bedroom have Queen size Beds, Loft has 2 Double Beds and a Baby Crib. Main living area has a large comfortable sofa (can sleep 1 adult) and a pull out single sleep sofa. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, dominoes...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition flat screen in main living room, small screen TV for kids in loft - family friendly programing...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Four comfortable chairs around high top table, three stools at island. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Hi Efficiency and very quiet...moreless

  • Heating:

    High efficiency, very quiet natural gas forced air heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Uses only HE products...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Very efficient provides plenty of heat...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring your favorite coffee!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, baking sheet, griddle, utensils, measuring cups...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 12, steak knives...moreless

  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill but you must bring your own charcoal...moreless

 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$164
$1,036 $3,480
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $205
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Holiday rates include 4-adult guests, non-holiday rates are for 2-adult guests. Additional adults are $10/night; children 5 to 18 years old are $5/night.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Farleys
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Links at Sierra Blanca
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
48 (Mechem Drive)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Texas Club Bar and Grill
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Apache

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Steve is an automotive engineer and Jane is a dental hygienist. Together we ran a Boy Scout troop and got to love the outdoors while our 2 sons made Eagle Scout.

Why the Owner Chose Ruidoso:
We loved visiting Ruidoso for the peaceful environment, great restaurants and fresh mountain air. We decided to build our own place because it was hard for us to find a real log cabin that we could afford to rent for a weekend AND that was not in a congested area of other cabins.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This location is so quiet, less than a dozen cars go by in a single day. And still, it is only a 3-mile drive to all the shopping and restaurants that make Ruidoso great!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the street on a snowy day.

    View from the street on a snowy day.

  • Outdoor view towards fireplace

    Outdoor view towards fireplace

  • Family room view from loft

    Family room view from loft

  • Refrigerator with ice-maker

    Refrigerator with ice-maker

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Looking down from the loft into the living space

    Looking down from the loft into the living space

  • Two double-beds in the loft

    Two double-beds in the loft

  • Back of cabin

    Back of cabin

  • Driving down the mountain into town

    Driving down the mountain into town

  • Front of cabin from driveway

    Front of cabin from driveway

  • Looking up driveway in summer

    Looking up driveway in summer

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Gas stove and dishwasher

    Gas stove and dishwasher

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Main bath / laundry room

    Main bath / laundry room

  • Hand made loft railings

    Hand made loft railings

  • Very efficient alternative wood heat source

    Very efficient alternative wood heat source

  • View down driveway

    View down driveway

  • Welcome

    Welcome

VRBO #407023

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cabin
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/31/2015
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