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Secluded Mountain Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms with private baths, 3.5 Baths, 1 Sleeper sofa.

Welcome to our cabin! We have enjoyed many happy hours here and hope you will too.

It is secluded and located on the side of a mountain ridge with great views of the Capitan Mountain. Local folklore claim that Capitan Mountain is where Smokey the Bear was adopted by the US Forestry Service to be their mascot when a Forest ranger happened upon a bear stomping out a camp fire many years ago.

The home is professionally decorated with stainless appliances, granite countertops, 3 flatscreen TV's with dvd players and an extensive movie collection for your use. There is an I-pod docking station/cd player with speakers throughout.

The deer and elk regularly cross our property and the turkeys act as your alarm clock each morning.

Located just 3.3 miles North of the turn off to Apache Ski Mountain this cozy cabin is remote and secluded but close to everything. Shopping in Ruidoso is excellent and minutes away as is the Inn of The Mountain Gods resort and casino and Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Spencer Theater is 1.5 miles.

The elevation on the upper deck is 7,800 feet and the only sounds are the wind thru the pines. On a clear night you can see millions of stars that light up the cabin.

Level one is the bar and den with a two bedroom two bath suite, i.e. each bedroom has it’s own private shower/bath. The den sofa makes into a queen bed if needed. Bedroom #1 has a single and a twin bed, bedroom #2 on this level has a queen bed and access to the outdoors via a private entrance.

Level two is the kitchen and living area with a ½ bath. It is fully furnished and has modern appliances including filtered water, wifi, cable TV and ipod doc for your favorite music.

Level 3 is the Master Bedroom with a King bed and bath featuring a shower and tub. Total guest sleeping capacity is 7 in beds we also have a sleeper sofa for approved additional guests.

This is a truly amazing house for use in the winter/skiing/casino and summers cool days and nights. You'll find yourself wanting to return time and time again.

Keywords: mountain views, secluded, private, beautiful, ski slopes, hiking, near town, convenient, wildlife,

More Details

Colleen Bragg
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Colleen Bragg

We loved the area so much that when we found this unique cabin and knew it was for us. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Colleen Bragg purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Colleen Bragg chose Alto

It is the most unique log cabin we have ever seen and it was love at first site. We had been looking for a long time for just the right property and this is it.

What makes this cabin unique

There are so many stars visible at night from the top deck and just hearing the wind thru the pines is enough, but there is also wildlife watching, hiking, shopping nearby and a wonderful variety of food at nearby resturants. We have a detailed listing at the cabin of all our favorites. Wildlife that's been seen from the cabin include: deer, elk, turkeys, squirrels, skunks, foxes. A mother bear with cubs was seen by one guest..

The birds in this area are colorful and abdundant with no short supply of hummingbirds during the summer months.


Alto Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Near ski slope, close to town, secluded, mountain views, near golf course, private decks, abundant wildlife, fine furnishings and appliances. Air Conditioned.


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love the cabin!! This is the second time we stay at the Brag’s lovely retreat in the woods.

The cabin is clean, welcoming,and very well kept.

My sons had a blast, while mommy and daddy were able to relax enjoying the peaceful setting.

Some wildlife visits too, even though our dog Lilli didn’t help much with the process 😄.

We planed on returning to the cabin every opportunity that’s makes it possible!!!

So, if your plan is to relax, enjoy nature, and yet feel like at home, stop searching... The Brag’s cabin is the cabin for you!!!!

Thank you Colleen for this great opportunity!!!


  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it. Quite a few stairs, but gave space for adults and children.

  • 5 of 5

The literature provided by the home owner was excellent useful information. We added our story to the house diary and our unique item to the talking stick. The experiences by others read in the book were worth the read and it was fun participating as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Andrews, Texas

It was very nice. Beautiful scenery and very comfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

It was a great experience. Loved the surroundings, We would have loved to see more wildlife but maybe wrong time of year. Very comfortable beds. Nice place to be around family.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin, perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Property is nothing less than wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week enjoying this amazing place and the surrounding area. If you want peace and quiet with all the luxury of home, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house. We had a great stay between Christmas and New Years.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice. Great accommodations and is very well decorated. Would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Car: necessary

Sledding down the driveway-sleds available for guests, wildlife at your door, amazing viewing of deer-elk-turkeys-etc, outdoor firepit with fire starters, outdoor heat lamp and furnishings, amazing star viewing. Telescope available. We have a three night minimum. Average is $350/night.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
One Time per pet $50
Tax Rate 8.25%

Rates are subject to change until deposit received. $500 refundable deposit and balance of rental fee is due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposits, other than security, are non refundable. Holidays require a 5 night minimum. Please contact owner for pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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