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CASA BUENA VISTA - Ruidoso/Alto Lakes - Mountain Getaway - Spectacular Vistas

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Level Mountain Home, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12 comfortably)

We offer a 3000 sf home fully furnished and decorated for a relaxing mountain experience. The home is large enough for family reunions, shared friend vacations and small group retreats, or just a single family that wants room to spread out. Rates depend on final confirmed occupancy. Our home is located at an elevation of 7450 ft in the gated Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, 10 miles North of downtown Ruidoso . The homesite sits on a heavily wooded ridge with predominantly southern views of sunrises and sunsets. There are 5 large sized bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and sleeps 10 easily. We have an additional 2500 sf of outside deck area on three levels with spectacular views of Sierra Blanca peak and frequent sightings of wildlife. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, disposal, stove, dishwasher, utensils, cookware, Keurig Coffee maker and a breakfast bar. Other features include a family dining table (sits 8), vaulted greatroom w/ fireplace and a separate downstairs media/gameroom with full wet-bar for entertaining. Our standard check-in time on day of arrival is 4:00pm, and check-out time on day of departure is 10:00am unless other arrangements are made with Owner.

More Details

Jim & Dinah Gaspard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jim & Dinah Gaspard

We enjoy time in the mountains year round with our extended family and friends

Jim & Dinah Gaspard purchased this house in 2010

Why Jim & Dinah Gaspard chose Alto

Ruidoso, New Mexico is a great year round escape for all ages, all groups, & family retreats, perfect for an amazing get-away experience. We have been coming to Ruidoso since the 1960's when we were TTech students.

What makes this house unique

Plenty of living space to spread out, spectacular deck views, separate entertainment areas, full kitchen, hot-tub/sauna, pool table, more galore!

Check the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce web site for an updated calendar of events for all seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the wonderful week at your mountain home. We made a lot of family& friend memories to cherish forever, late night lounging on the deck and in the hot tub. The kids enjoyed the game room, everything was perfect. Thank you for one of our best relaxing...we loved it.

Three families from Plainview, TX

Jun 2013
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Alto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Minimal outside noise on decks and hot-tub after 10pm. No outside music after 10pm. Please respect our full-time neighbors peace & quiet. Thank you.
  • Please strip linens from beds & collect soiled towels and pile in front of TV, main level on morning of departure. Thank you.
  • Please empty trash cans into a provided trash bag (in kitchen trash container), tie dog ears and place on kitchen tile floor. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Convenient to two bedrooms - midlevel
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level - Double shower, dry sauna
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Third floor, serves two top floor bedrooms
  • Three full bathrooms, one on each floor. Lower bathroom is large and convenient to hot tub and sauna.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd (main) level: Large bedroom, southwest navajo decor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level: Large private bedroom + double futon
    Bedroom 2: - 1 queen , 3rd level: Medium size bedroom, southwest decor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd (main) level: Large bedroom, western decor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd level - Large main bedroom with high beam ceiling, deck.
  • King size beds: two bedrooms have King beds. Queen size beds: three bedrooms have Queen beds. One of the Queen bedrooms has a double futon couch/bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Mountain views, pinon trees setting, privacy, golf & country club neighborhood, large master BR loft suite, king/queen beds, kitchen/dining, vaulted greatroom, 2 woodburning/1 gas fireplaces, large gameroom with billiards, darts, card table, games galore, large bar area, dry sauna, hot tub, 2 wide screen-hi def tv's, wireless broadband internet access throughout, Dish cable/tv, dvd, stereo/sound system, BBQ grill (propane), deck furniture. Washer/dryer. Ceiling fans - all bedrooms. Central heat - 2 units. AC - one unit. Large off-street parking area. Standard check-in time on day of arrival is 4:00pm and check-out time on day of departure is 10:00am unless other arrangements have been made with owner. In certain situations we have same day arrivals and departures of guests and must allow ample time for caretaker cleaning and guest make-ready. Please make any requests to Owner prior to accepting reservation dates.


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CASA BUENA VISTA - Ruidoso/Alto Lakes - Mountain Getaway - Spectacular Vistas
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 134 reviews
Spring Branch, TX

Perfect Stay for Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house and location in the Ruidoso area. Our party of six adults and five children was very comfortable here. Each family had their own space and there was plenty of room to spread out. The decks and views were stunning and the multiple activities available in the bar/game room on the lower level kept everyone busy. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcomes. Thank you for you hospitality!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a Christian. That was a very poignant and poetic review. The Gaspard’s
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The property was exactly as it was described without any surprises.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing weekend! The views are great of the mountains from the deck. We thoroughly enjoyed every feature of the house from the hot tub to the dry room to all the fire places. Every inch of the house was great!! Our kids really enjoyed feeding and watching the beautiful mule deer that walk right up to the porch to feed. They didn’t stop talking about that for days!! Overall it was a great place and would recommend it to anyone I know!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoys our stay! Great house, great area.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san antonio texas

Awesome views we had everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

My grandchildren loved the property, actually we all did . there was 4 teenagers 6 adults and 2 toddlers there was never a dull moment. The kids enjoyed the game room while the adults enjoyed the views From the deck.

But the most important part was the excellent customer service received from the owners especially Jim... awesome experience will definitely come back the Segovia’s/ Bazan

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time we stay in this property and everything is ok, thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
82 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Links public course
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Ski Apache - managed by Mescalera Apaches
Car: recommended

Ruidoso is located in the Sacramento Mountains of the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Home of Smokey Bear. It's a very popular year-around mountain vacation destination in the Southwestern United States. Our home, at an elevation of 7450 feet is located at Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, a member-only golf and country club community ten miles north of Ruidoso, and is less than 1 mile to the Ski-Run Road turn-off to Ski Apache which provides some of the best skiing & snowboarding venues on 12,008 foot high Sierra Blanca slopes. The area is rich in western historical lore - the Lincoln County Wars - Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Ruidoso offers unlimited year-around opportunities for recreation in the Lincoln National Forest including managed hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing. There are three alpine public golf courses, scenic byways, horseracing (Ruidoso Downs), casino gambling (Inn of The Mountain Gods - Mescalero Apache




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable deposit $150
One-time Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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