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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.


Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ruidoso cabin 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


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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


          • 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


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

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

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 7 people


              • 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


              • 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


              • Outdoor Grill:

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



              Write a review 4.9
              from 28 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas Holidays
              Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
              2 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $1,036 $3,480
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $205
              • Taxes Included


              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: 12/19/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              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



              • 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


              • 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


              VRBO #407023

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $164 - $205 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within an hour
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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              915 309-9320

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