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Historical Cozy Home on 5ac.Near Races, 6BR/3BA

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House & Guest House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Beautiful historical stucco home and guest house on five acres with outstanding views of the mountain and valley in Ruidoso Downs. The original part of the house was built in 1895. The house is located 3 miles from the race track, National Forest within walking distance. Woodburning fireplace, gorgeous kitchen.

Perfect for all seasons- skiing, races, golf or fishing trips. Wonderful get away for the family. Plenty of room for the kids to play outside. Sunporch, deck and back patio for enjoying the mountain air!

5 acres within walking access to National Forest. On any given day, you can see Elk, deer, foxes, rabbits, coyotes, etc. on and around our property. Just hiking around the property is a fun outing, not to mention hiking into National Forest with its higher elevations and magnificent views . On the property, there is an arroyo, beautiful trees, and a variety of plant life to explore.

The house is 3 miles from the race track. It has a nice 'out of the way' setting. You will feel like you are in a mountain get away, but with close access to many amenities. The driveway to the house is on Hwy 70, but you can't see the house from the Hwy. The house is easy to get to any time of the year.

Keywords: cabin, casita, near Ruidoso Downs race track

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About The Owner

This is a treasured family get away. We'd love to share it with other people who love New Mexico and the mountains.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

What makes this house unique

This historical get-away includes a 4 bedroom home and a guest house with two sleeping areas. The guest house also includes a full kitchen and bathroom. It is the perfect rental for large families and/or a multiple family vacation - lots of room to spread out and added privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a lovely stay in NM. We love the house, the grounds, and the views. Your kitchen is great for family time together!
Oct 2013
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Ruidoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest house bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The master bath has a large dressing area & vanity
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - guest house (sleeping area) - 2 twin/ single , This is a sleeping area that is not enclosed
    Bedroom 6 - guest house - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is the big bedroom in the guest house
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twins (3) This historical get-away includes a 4 bedroom home and a guest house with two sleeping areas. The guest house also includes a full kitchen and bathroom. It is the perfect rental for large families and/or a multiple family vacation - lots of room to spread out and added privacy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
Like most homes in the Ruidoso area, our home has no A/C because it is rarely warm enough to need more than a fan or open window.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Historical Cozy Home on 5ac.Near Races, 6BR/3BA
average rating of 4.2352943 based on 18 reviews
New Braunfels, TX USA

Racing Weekend Stay

  • 3 of 5

We knew going in the place was old, which was okay with us, but it is in need of some repairs and extermination. The internet did not work at all and I needed it for work. The driveway was very rough with ruts that caused the cars to bottom out. The weeds were knee high and in the walkway. We had mice in both houses and some bugs in a bedroom. The floor in the bedroom of the small house is very weak where you first walk in. Both houses could use a thorough cleaning. There were only two TVs not three. Closet space was non existent in two bedrooms and the small house. The location was good and the setting very pretty. If the aforementioned items were fixed it would be a nice place to stay. We were concerned about no air conditioning, but it wasn't really a problem. There are fans and it was cool at night and we weren't there during the day.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe we are very concerned about the conditions that you experienced. We are taking measures to deal with the lack of cleanliness & yard maintaince! We had no idea. This was not being keep up! We do have the house exterminated regularly so I'm surprised there were issues. The exterminators have already been called. If we had known the internet was down, we could have called the service provider for help. Overall this is a lack communication and upkeep from the folks caring for our home there and this will be remedied immediately !
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Truly Ranch house Type Atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

Though leery after reading some of the reviews before confirming our reservation, being from W TX we are used to settled dust and understand houses that are vacant for some time and we rented the ranch house. We loved the isolation the location provided. The clean clear night air with views of the stars and sky. Day time had views of the surrounding hills and trees and saw some "critters" such as deer, rabbits, and bats.

The house did have a dusty odor and is not air conditioned but we were not there during the day time and the nights were plenty cool to sit around the fire pit and still wear sweaters. The big blessing was the lightening knocked out the WiFi the first day we were there and I discussed this with Linda and she explained it would be repaired.

The floors creaked and one bed was a little wobbly, but we were all able to gather together and eat, play games, visit or just chill.

We also took advantage of walking the property and the area and really enjoyed the environment. Truly an enjoyable experience and Thank you for hosting our stay. RR

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our home. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! the house is over 100 years old and it's in Dusty New Mexico so as much as we work to keep it spotless, it is definitely a ranch/historic home experience. And we're glad that you appreciated that and enjoyed yourselves! We hope you will be our guest again soon!
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Great house, but not in summer

  • 4 of 5

Owner and caretaker was very accessible and wonderful to work with!!

We loved the house and guest house. Nice set up. The kitchen was especially great with lots of people. We loved the old southwest charm.

It was dusty as mentioned by a few people. We had to dust and shake out blankets on couches and beds, but it was clean. It is just typical desert dust in a house that accumulates without use plus off a busy road. Though up the hill and not real visible from road.

We couldn't find the trails, but enjoyed the walks around the property. Had a nice spot for capture the flag when it cooled down at night.

It was stocked with basics like toilet paper etc that was needed to get started.

Our only complaint was the heat. It said in the description that we wouldn't need an air conditioner. So we took it at face value. It hit the high 90s. It was literally miserable during the day. We would open the house at night to cool it down but it is an older house with little insulation and it wouldn't stay cool even with everything shut up early. One of our party went hiking the first day there and got overheated. We tried to get him hydrated and cooled down in a bath. He was doing a lot better, but then the heat of the house set him into a relapse and we almost had to go to the hospital. We had a second person pass out later that week. Because everyone was hot, we didn't feel like doing much. By the end of the week, people began to just get irritable. We couldn't cook at all in the house without making it even worse.

So I would highly recommend this house anytime BUT summer. Though I think this was not typical summer weather for the area.

However, we will never rent a house without air conditioning in the summer again.

On the up side, the restaurant recommended by the family was amazing! Gotta get those chicken enchiladas! The town was cute to walk through. Enjoyed the local pool! Highly recommend the horse ride at Bonito Lake through the mountains. We did that on one of the cooler days and was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review & for being our guest. That is super hot for Ruidoso!! But I'm still sorry you all were uncomfortable. A large majority of houses in the Ruidoso area don't have A/C bc it's rarely hot. I'm sorry to hear about your friend who got over heated hiking! I hope he has recovered well. The dust is a constant battle in New Mexico & in an historic house 😩 We hope you'll be our guest again in the future!
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  • 5 of 5

They tell you in the description it's an old place and it is but the stay was fantastic!! Thanks for the great experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay! We hope you'll. We hope you'll be our guest again in the future!
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Great Customer Service!

  • 5 of 5

I had posted my review with having a bad experience at the property, but the owners called us back. I really appreciate the owner calling us back and offering an apologize and free stay because of our experience. It really talks good about them and how much they care about each of us experience. God bless you to give us the opportunity to spend a great time with our family.


Elizabeth Estrada & Family

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We want every guest to have a great experience! We look forward to you being our guests again!
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Not What We Expected

  • 2 of 5

The house is pretty and cozy. We arrive late and it was hard to find. We just felt uncomfortable because the house was very dirty. There was dog pop in the dining area under the dining table, lots of spider webs around the house mainly in the kitchen. We had to clean the house upon our arrival because I have a baby and an infant and I was afraid of any spider biting them. Even when we were fixing dinner a spider felt in our food so this was very uncomfortable. The house overall is nice, just needs a few repairs like the main entrance stairs.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, We are so devastated to hear this! We wish you would have called us and we would've had someone out there immediately to clean the house. I have no idea why there was a problem with the cleaning of the house but we would have rectified it immediately! That is unacceptable! The house is out in the country and the insect population is unpredictable but we do you have the house exterminated on a regular basis, but most importantly we would've loved to have heard from you so we could have sent an exterminator out the very next morning. Our goal is to provide our guests with a comfortable and relaxing experience. We hope you'll be our guest again in the future. We will contact you personally.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 8.44%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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