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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 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 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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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


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
  • 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 4.869565 based on 122 reviews
Lubbock, Texas


  • 5 of 5

There were three families (6 adults and 6 kids) that went for a much-needed fall retreat to the mountains. We are SO happy we chose this property. It was perfect for every personality that was there. If you wanted to explore the forest, get after it. If you wanted to relax and do nothing, go for it. If you wanted to enjoy a glass of wine, sit on the deck and enjoy nature, you got it. The cabin has everything you need. You can even plug back into society (great TVs for watching football and complete house WiFi) if you need to. This place was absolute perfection. The only thing I would change (and this has nothing to do with the property) is that I would like to go back just a little later in the fall so that the temperature is just a tad bit cooler. If multiple families or a large group are looking for a cabin to enjoy each others company, this is the place to go. We are planning on making this an annual event the three families and we will definitely be staying here again. Thanks Gaspard's for this wonderful getaway spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, Texas

Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Third time to stay here! Always enjoy the birds and deer!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Buena Vista was such a wonderful experience! The house itself is everything you could ask for, with all the comfortable amenities and more. Of course the view is spectacular and when coupled with the peaceful quiet of the surrounding area, it provides a restful, yet stimulating environment. We especially enjoyed the wildlife - daily visits by a number of deer, including several large racked bucks as well as a few fawns with their moms. The morning and evening calls of the elk in the valley lended another touch of the wild. Of course, the heavens at night were breathtaking!!! With a clear view of the Milky Way and billions of surrounding stars, we stared upward in amazement at the surpassing beauty!

We enjoyed several day-trips within close driving distance: White Sands National Monument, the Space Museum and IMax theater, the historic town of Lincoln and nearby Ft. Stanton, the old town of Cloudcroft even higher up in the mountains with a lovely lunch at The Lodge, and the Valley of Fires (huge lava flow field). Of course, there's a lot to see in nearby Ruidoso as well. But it was always a treat to return to Casa Buena Vista, to the beauty of the setting and the comfort Jim and Dinah have so charmingly provided. Kudos to them for their thoughtful provision of a perfect mountain getaway that goes beyond expectations! Spectacular!

Bob & Bobbie McQuaid

Greer, South Carolina

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay the house has everything you could possibly need and more! The decks where the best !! Great views and lots of birds and deer. Hot tub was really nice. And the game room was so much fun. There again it had every kind of game you could imagine. The master suite is very nice and roomy. Home was clean! We had 3 couples stay and since it has three levels we each had our own level to stay on.

The home is a little cluttered but we would definitely stay here again.

Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corinth, Texas

Met & Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at Casa Buena Vista!! The home was everything as described! Our family had a fabulous stay. The deer visited daily, hummingbirds were busy - another feeder would be enjoyable, we spent the majority of our time in the game room and on the decks. Beds were comfy, blow dryers in every bathroom. We had everything we needed, hope to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We do our best to anticipate and meet the expectations of our guests. This comes from our years of travel and feedback from our extended family staying at our mountain home. Sometimes the best vacation experience is a result of an owners attention to the smallest detail which we can control. Our spectacular deck views, endless fresh mountain air, frequent wildlife visits, spacious accommodations, entertainment features and convenient home location are the most common compliments to staying at CasaBuenaVista. Thanks for a good grade. We look forward to your return again .
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It was great!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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