Recent Ruidoso property reviews
"My wife, our golden retrier, and I rented the house in order to go hiking all weekend. The facility was great. Very comfortable, easy access, and close to tons of good trails (had to drive to them) with various elevation changes. The amenities were good and allowed us to cook all our meals saving lots of time and money. It was also a very quiet neighborhood as well. A very pleasant experience."Guest: Hiker Seeker Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 9, 2014View listing
"Just got back from staying here for a week. Everything was as advertised. Plenty of room for a family of 6 plus two grandparents! Highly recommended and we will definitely be back! Thanks!!"Guest: Matt H. Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 15, 2013View listing
"We just loved this cabin and have already booked it for next summer. It has a fenced area for a dog and the whole house is on one level which was wonderful for our elderly parents. It's close to town too. Perfect for us!"Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014View 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.