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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.

More Details

Jim & Dinah Gaspard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

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 New Mexico

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
  • 1 of 30


Alto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

CASA BUENA VISTA - Ruidoso/Alto Lakes - Mountain Getaway - Spectacular Vistas
average rating of 4.879518 based on 113 reviews
Round Rock, TX


  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this beautiful home, everything we needed was there; fully stocked kitchen items for cooking, board and card games. We loved the hot tub especially after our mountain hike. Our grandkids especially loved watching the birds and feeding the deer every morning and evening. The multi tiered decks provided beautiful views and a great place for morning coffee, reading a good book and smores on the grill in the evening. We highly recommend Casa Buena Vista for a family gathering and hope to return again someday. One of our all time favorite long weekend get-a-ways!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Check, check, check. We love our guests to have expectations and then hear we meet them with flying colors. Please believe us when we say our checklist is bigger then any you could compile. We have our own family to please (from kids to seniors) and we go to many lengths to impress families at every level from the instant they enter the front door. Thanks for staying with us and we'll take you up on your plans to stay with us again. Winters are a blast also. We're also looking forward to Texas Tech football having a break-out year. Wreck'em! Jim & Dinah
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Cat Spring

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house, the location and the amenities were great. We had 6 adults and 4 kids. Everyone enjoyed the game room and deer sightings every morning and afternoon right out our door. We spent a good deal of our time in the hot tub and deck overlooking the mountain range. It is easy access to everything Ruidoso has to offer. I would highly recommend Casa Buena Vista.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental in ruidoso

  • 5 of 5

This mountain home is just that.

It is owned by a family that shares their little slice of heaven with guests.

No detail is overlooked. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We love to share our home to others for enjoying a unique alpine experience in the Land of Enchantment - New Mexico. All seasons bring great weather. Our home has plenty of space to spread out, spectacular deck mountain views and attracts an abundance of wildlife. We are a comfortable home base for all Ruidoso area adventures, but for many our place is great for just enjoying the moment. Thanks for staying with us. Come again. Jim & Dinah
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Hamden, CT

Great Memories

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends had a great time at Casa Buena Vista. The location was perfect - 10 min away from my sister's cabin in Alto. The house was big enough for all of us. The view from the deck is amazing. The only dislike was the decor - too cluttered for our taste. We continuously bumped into the furniture. The game room is well equipped. Overall, the house is perfect for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maricarmen for your honest comments and 5 star rating, coming all the way from Connecticut. We must admit we have a unique acquired taste for Southwestern decor......New Mexico, Mexico, Navajo and Western rustic styles. After all, Ruidoso is the home to Billy the Kid and Smokey Bear, and the Mescalero Apache Indians. LOL. Our decor comes from our personal love of western folklore and our private mountain getaway in the Sacramento range. We're happy though that the gameroom did fit the bill, and hope our Southwestern furnishings don't keep you away from a future family reunion in New Mexico someday. Thanks for coming, Jim & Dinah
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It was great!! We really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing and fit our large family perfectly. So much to do at the cabin alone, no need to go anywhere. The owners were really nice. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our sentiments exactly. Why leave. Our cabin has everything on a vacationers bucket list. Peace & quiet & solitude in a piñon forest, cool 7400 elevation with awesome mountain views, over the top game room & large open deck, daily wildlife visits and convenient accessible location, all seasons. Thanks for finding us and please come back soon. Jim & Dinah
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The cabin is very well-kept taken care of. It's perfect for a vacation to Ruidiso

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time with good views and good accessibility to the town great stay

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your good comments about CasaBuenaVista. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Please come back in the Summer. Jim & Dinah
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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


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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 30 days before arrival date.
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