Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Ruidoso reviews

  • A great place

    "We had a super time at the beautiful cabin with gorgeous mountaintop views!! The listing description was accurate regarding the location. The picture did accurately reflect the rentals appearance. However, the parking was a bit misleading. We had a GMC Denali pickup and it was too large for the cut-out parking in front and was too wide to comfortably get in and out of the car port. You could not park in the driveway as it was owned by someone else. The property was clean and beautifully decorated. Very nicely done. The owner was helpful and did respond to all of our concerns. We enjoyed Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, Ski Apache, the Spencer Opera theater, and God's fall art. We would go back with a smaller car."
    Guest: Mary Ellen J. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
    View listing
  • Top of the list property!

    "My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home! The deck and patio are amazing and such relaxing places to hang out on. The beds are very comfortable which is unusual in my experience in renting properties. This was our first time to rent in Alto and we loved it!"
    Guest: Tracey S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
    View listing
  • A wonderful weekend away

    "the house was very clean and well stocked. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. My wife and I will definitely be back."
    Guest: Jxh4573 Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
    View listing
  • Upper Canyon Cabin

    "My husband and I stayed there over Labor Day weekend and had a fantastic time! The cabin was immaculately clean. The beds were comfortable and all the rooms were nicely furnished. We enjoyed sitting outside on the decks while watching deer, turkeys, birds, sunrise and sunsets during the day and gazing at stars at night! We will definitely stay there again when we return to Ruidoso!"
    Guest: Ruidoso Stay Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014
    View listing

Ruidoso Travel Tips

Travel to Ruidoso Vacation Rentals

Ruidoso is a vibrant community tucked away in the southern mountain parts of New Mexico. It's a great vacation destination as there is a wide range of attractions and things to do. Beautiful mountains, forest trails, a rich cultural heritage, and modern entertainment all combine to make a great vacation.

Ruidoso attracts travelers that enjoy the outdoors and thrive on a busy lifestyle. It's a great destination for a young and active family or a group of friends wanting a fun-filled vacation. There are miles of trails open for hiking or mountain biking, horseback riding and exploring. In wintertime, the ski resorts attract snowboarders, skiers and cross country enthusiasts who can enjoy miles of well groomed trails. On the other hand, you could choose to have a more relaxing vacation and book yourself into a quiet mountain cabin and simply enjoy the spectacular views.

Benefits of Staying in Ruidoso Houses

With the wide range of attractions and activities available in Ruidoso, it's nice to have your own space to come and go as you please when on vacation. Rental homes offer an affordable alternative to resort and hotel accommodation. What you save on the cost per night can be used to extend your stay so you can enjoy a longer vacation. The houses range from cozy cabins to spacious mountain homes large enough to accommodate an extended family or group of friends. Entertainment and living areas are equipped with most modern conveniences and catering for the family is made easy by the fully equipped kitchens. Getting to and from town is just a short drive so getting groceries and other basic essentials is convenient.

Things to Do at Ruidoso Lodging

The nearby Ski Apache Resort has 55 trails and 11 ski lifts. The resort caters to all levels of skiers from novice to advanced and even has special introductory offers from time to time on ski classes. The many ski lifts mean that you seldom have to line up to get up on the slopes and the miles of well groomed ski runs mean that you can enjoy a full day's worth of skiing. The high elevation of the resort ensures good annual snowfalls and snow-making machines ensure that an adequate depth is maintained. The resort also has seven restaurants and numerous cafeterias and snack bars where you have a lunch break without having to leave the resort.

The Mountain Gods Resort and Casino offers Vegas-style gambling as well as great entertainment. Big name concerts are regularly featured and patrons can try their luck at one of the many gaming tables or slot machines. The Ruidoso Race track is a popular meeting place for the locals. Watch the jockeys race across the finish line and cheer on your horse before collecting your winnings if you've placed an accurate bet.

The outdoors is one of Ruidoso's great attractions. In the summertime, the endless mountain trails provide great hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Pack a few sandwiches and head out to the hills. Take along your camera and binoculars as you're quite likely to spot wildlife and birds along the trails. Horseback rides can also be arranged from one of the many nearby ranches. The long warm summer days are perfect for exploring and you might even decide to spend a night or two camping out and enjoying the starry skies.

Travel to Ruidoso Lodging

The two nearest major airports are El Paso to the south and Albuquerque to the north, although Ruidoso does have its own regional airport. A main highway from the north connects Ruidoso with Albuquerque, and to the south is the interstate to El Paso.

Sponsored Advertisement