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4 Bears Cabin - Beautiful Log Home in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Alto, NM, USA
  • Cabin2700 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15)

4 Bears Cabin is located in the beautiful Sun Valley, Alto, New Mexico area, located about 5 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico at an altitude of approximately 7500 ft. The Cabin has approximately 2700 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms, 2 King and 2 Queens, a loft with twin beds and couches, 2 living areas, one upstairs with a beautiful view through a 25 feet of glassed wall and one downstairs with a game area with TV, 3 baths, covered front porch, and a huge back deck overlooking beautiful scenery. Sleeps 10-12 is an excellent vacation retreat suitable for a large family gatherings. No Pets and No Smoking permitted.

4 Bears Cabin features a wood burning stove, log stairs leading up to the loft overlooking the living area. The two main level master suites have French doors opening onto the large back deck that spans the length of the cabin. The deck has beautiful views of the mountains and is an excellent area for relaxing and enjoying the wildlife and birds. A small creek runs through the bottom of the property (in wet weather). Elk, deer, black bears, wild horses, and other wildlife is abundant in the area.

4 Bears Cabin was a dream of 4 best friends from West Texas. After locating our building site in 2000, we waited five years before starting our building project. We chose a custom design log cabin from Real Log Homes and were fortunate to find a great log home representative, Bobby & Diane Springer of Lakehills, Texas. Bobby was a wonderful source for questions and help whenever we needed anything. We highly recommend Bobby and Diane…they made our dream possible. Contact Bobby by a google search for The Texas Logman.

After driving nearly 800 miles every weekend for 2 years to work on the cabin we completed our dream project in 2007. Lots of laughs, bruises, sprains, sore muscles and one or two mashed fingers resulted in the finished project. We had help from family and friends, especially Arnold and Santa George who made the trip with us so many times.

We made lots of mistakes and learned a lot about building before finishing the cabin. Now, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor when we travel to Ruidoso to enjoy a weekend or vacation at the cabin. We are proud to share our home with our guests.

4 Bears Cabin is located at 115 Mogul Rd, Sun Valley, Alto, NM, about 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy 48 (Mechem Drive), across from Alto Country Club. GPS coordinates are (appx.) Lat. 33.414929 and Long. 105.684464. Mogul Road was formerly known as Aspen Road, but the name was changed due to 911 restrictions. If you look for 107 Aspen Road on Google Maps, you should find the location. Be sure to specify Sun Valley as the location.

4 Bears Cabin is close to great golfing, shopping, skiing, Lincoln National Forest, Bonita Lake, Monjeau Lookout, Sierra Blanca, horse racing, casinos, and any outdoor activity you desire.

Keywords: New log cabin, 4 bedrooms & a large sleeping loft, 2 master suites, 2 queen bedrooms, 2 twins in loft, 3 baths, 2 living areas, exceptionally well furnished kitchen with dishwasher & microwave, huge deck overlooking mountain scenery, picnic table & grill, 2 living areas, 3 tv's with satellite & dvd, 10 minutes to downtown Ruidoso, great shopping, close to ski area, horse racing, casinos, excellent property for large family


Bonnie Turney

Member Since 2010
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Bonnie Turney

4 Bears is owned by 4 lifelong friend, Benny & Bonnie Turney and Lana & Tom Cunningham of Abilene, Texas.

Bonnie Turney purchased this Cabin in 2007

Why Bonnie Turney chose Ruidoso

We chose Sun Valley in Alto (Ruidoso), NM for the cool mountain air, the proximity to great vacation sites, good restaurants, shopping, horse racing, casinos, and the casual atmosphere of a vacation area.

What makes this Cabin unique

We enjoy sitting on the large back deck in the serene mountainous area, viewing wildlife (deer, elk, bears, wild horses) and the variety of beautiful birds. We are close to Spencer Theatre which provides high quality live entertainment on a regular basis.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Attached bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Attached bath
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Shared bath
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Shared bath
      • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • Tiled showers in each king bath, tiled tub & shower in downstairs bath.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            View of mountains on rear--no housing near rear of cabin.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        Parking for 4-5 cars
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Clothes dryer provided
                      • Heating
                        Wood provided, 2 central heating units, one for main level and one for lower level
                      • Internet
                        Internet available
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        All linens provided. Please notify owner if linens needed for couch beds.
                      • Living Room
                        2 living areas, one on main floor and one in downstairs area, sofa & chairs and table for in loft
                      • Free Long Distance
                        free long distance within USA.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        parking in driveway
                      • Telephone
                        phone available for free local or long distance calling.
                      • Towels Provided
                        towels provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        washing machine provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Wireless internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        Wood provided for your stay


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            coffee pot available.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Ample utensils for large group
                          • Dishwasher
                            New dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Very well-equipped kitchen with all accessories
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            High-quality utensils
                          • Oven
                            Self-cleaning oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic pantry items supplied, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, various spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            Large refrigerator with freezer. No ice maker.
                          • Stove
                            Electric stove
                          • Toaster
                            toaster available.


                              • Dining
                                Table in loft for puzzles or children's activities
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                    2 DVDs players
                                  • Games
                                    Board games and dominoes
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    4 TVs, one each in upstairs master, one in downstairs living area, one in mail floor living area


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large back deck spans the width of cabin, picnic table, chairs, bird feeders - perfect for watching birds and wildlife. Front covered porch. Comfortable outdoor furniture.
                                      • Golf
                                        Golfing areas nearby include Inn of the Mountain Gods, The Links, Raintree at Sonterra
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Outdoor gas grill and propane provided
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Ski Apache Ski Area--Ski Run road to the ski area is 1.25 miles from cabin. Sledding area is at the intersection of Hwy 48 and Ski Run Road


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • hunting
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • Large back Deck and Covered Front Porch, Washer, Dryer, all amenities

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                52 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Roomy & Comfy

                                                                laura g.New Braunfels, TX

                                                                It was our first time in Ruidoso/Alto area. We truly enjoyed staying in your log cabin! We encountered no issues; beds were comfortable, bath water was always hot with good pressure; the hot stove put out lots of heat and the Wi-Fi worked! We cooked Thanksgiving dinner; made use of all of the cooking utensils, pots, pans, cookie sheets, etc. An added bonus...mule deer and wild horses came right up to the property; it was awesome! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the living room furniture is on the older side but very comfortable (I wouldn't have newer furniture for a vacation rental either). We had 9 adults and 3 kids (6 and under). The 4 vehicles fit with no problem on the circular drive. If we are ever back to Ruidoso, we will definitely look into staying at 4 Bears again. Bonnie, thank you so much for allowing our family to stay at 4 Bears. All the Best, The Goodnight, Martinez & Villarreal Family (New Braunfels & San Antonio, TX).

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for taking the time to review 4 Bears Cabin. We’re glad you could enjoy the wildlife and comforts of the cabin during your visit...even without snow. Please come again anytime.

                                                                Wonderful weekend

                                                                Wonderful weekend, a great Cabin & location. Very well equipped cabin, very clean, and great value.

                                                                Perfect Get Away!!!

                                                                Wylie B.

                                                                We can't say enough great things about the 4 Bears Cabin. Beautiful location, comfortable beds, lots of space for the 8 of us. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. We are already planning on returning next year.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We love havingfmyget-togethers at 4 Bears Cabin and live sharing the Ruidoso area with our guests. thanks for being great guests and we look forward to your group returning.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay.

                                                                Toni B.

                                                                The cabin is well maintained. Kitchen is well stocked; the grill worked great; loved the deck and views. Only need was soap in showers; easily remedied.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for the review of 4 Bears Cabin. Sorry about the soap in showers. We try to keep small soaps, but they rarely stay for long and

                                                                Most guests bring their own personal toiletries because of personal preferences. I'll be sure to include this in a list of items guests will need to bring.

                                                                Again, thanks for the review. We welcome your group back anytime.

                                                                Nice, well equipped home, great for large parties.

                                                                Shelly H.

                                                                We rented this cabin (and the one next door) for a family reunion celebration in July. This house was VERY comfortable (I don't think I've ever slept better in another bed!), with plenty of room, a VERY well supplied kitchen and pantry, and clean bathrooms. The patio was very nice, a great place to enjoy early mornings and cool evenings. We did a lot of cooking while we were there and only needed to run to the store (Albertsons is just a few mins down the main road) for specialty spices! There were plenty of utensils and coffee mugs too! The bedroom arrangements were excellent, with 2 master suites on the main floor, boasting lush bedding and super comfy mattresses (usually they are worn and you can feel the springs)! I would recommend the owner add shades (like the pull down ones) to the living room windows. No one wants to impede the great view; however, the sun is blazing during the summer's midday and without an a/c it was a bit uncomfortable. But we just made plans to be out during that time and closed the bedroom drapes to help keep it cooler. This probably isn't an issue normally but we went during a heat wave. Clean up instructions were easy and the owner was VERY responsive to the request, changes, and follow up communication! 😉� We had a great time at the 4 Bears Cabin, and our memories from this visit will last a lifetime. Thank you Bonney Turney!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed 4 Bears Cabin. Sorry it was such an unusually hot month..normally July is

                                                                Monsoon and is cool & refreshing. The shades are a good idea..we probably need to investigate that.

                                                                Thanks for your business and we would live to host your group again.

                                                                Great place with lots of room.

                                                                Danny C.

                                                                We loved our stay here. Lots of room for four families and a great view.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for taking the time to review

                                                                4 Bears Cabin. We appreciate great guests and welcome you and your group back anytime.


                                                                Alto, NM, USA

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