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Sierra Vista Heights Cabin *5 ft from Lincoln National Forest; 4 mins to Shops*

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 adults)

Come on up and enjoy the view of Sierra Blanca and surrounding peaks. The Sierra Vista Heights Cabin is located on the top of a mountain ridge on a cul-de-sac next to the Lincoln National Forest, giving it a secluded feel, yet it is just minutes from the Ruidoso shops and only 17 miles from Ski Apache. Perfect for one or two couples, or a small family. Enjoy a meal or your morning coffee on the deck or watch the sun set behind Sierra Blanca. Shopping in the quaint Ruidoso shops is just 4-5 minutes away by car. The Cabin is a great place to just relax and enjoy the view from the deck!

Inside, the cabin has two living areas with paneling and wood trim throughout. The large living room has a wood burning stove, sofa, the main dining table and two day beds. The adjoining den has two rocker/recliners, a small sofa, flat screen with cable TV service, movie channels, and a DVD player with stereo/surround sound! Families enjoy this layout -- the adults can chat around the dinner table (in the living room) or on the deck while the kids play games or watch TV or a movie in the den.

Bedrooms: The large master bedroom with king-size bed has a picture window with views of Sierra Blanca and a door to the deck. The cozy second bedroom with a queen bed has built-in closets and drawers, and cable TV with movie channels. The kids' size third bedroom has a double bed with built-in closets and cabinets that kids enjoy putting their toys in. Please note that the two back bedrooms, bath, and den are in a quaint mobile home with high-quality wall and ceiling paneling and built-ins! Note also that the way the rooms are arranged you need to walk through the kids' bedroom (or the master) to access the second bedroom. (Please see video tour for more interior pictures.)

If you're looking for a fancy condo or 'upscale' house please select another listing. The Sierra Vista Heights Cabin is a clean, well-maintained, and tobacco-free mountain-top cabin that's 5 feet from the Lincoln National Forest yet minutes from the Ruidoso shops and 17 miles from Ski Apache. If you're a couple or a small family (sleeps 5 adults, up to 6 total) looking for a mountain cabin for a price that's little more than a hotel, you've found your vacation home!

Notes: During winter months, chains or 4-WD is recommended and may be necessary to access the Cabin if the roads are snow covered or icy! During the summer, given the very dry climate during much of the hot weather, we have opted for evaporative cooling.

Keywords: cabin; mountain retreat; mountain home

More Details

Gregory Mumma
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Gregory Mumma

We live in Lubbock, TX and started coming to Ruidoso about 25 years ago for the skiing! We liked Ruidoso so much we bought the cabin 18 years ago. I worked weekends for the Ski Apache Ski School for a number of years then focused on teaching my kids to ski. My kids were on Ruidoso Sierra Blanca Ski Team for three years (we now train with the Santa Fe Ski Team, so the Cabin is available for rental during the winter season). We'd like to share our love of the mountains with you!

Gregory Mumma purchased this cabin in 2000

What makes this cabin unique

The Sierra Vista Heights cabin is perfect for one or two couples or a small family. On a cul-de-sac and bordering on the Lincoln National Forest, it feels like you're away from it all, but you're only a short ride to the charming shops in the village of Ruidoso. The view from the deck includes Sierra Blanca, the top of the Ski Apache's Apache Bowl, and surrounding peaks.


Ruidoso Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main bath has single-person Jacuzzi tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Built in closet and cabinets with cable TV,
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 day beds in living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Large deck with view of Sierra Blanca and surrounding peaks. Cabin is next to the Lincoln National Forest. 17 miles from Ski Apache


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Sierra Vista Heights Cabin *5 ft from Lincoln National Forest; 4 mins to Shops*
average rating of 4.352941 based on 34 reviews
Oklahoma City, OK

Million dollar view from the back deck!

  • 4 of 5

The view from the back deck is incredible and it's in a very peaceful, quiet area of a neighborhood. The location is only 2-3 minutes from a grocery store, and only 4-5 minutes from the great restaurants in the best parts of Ruidoso. I think it was a good value for the amount charged, and the owner was responsive, helpful, and kind.

There were numerous deer around the property, and we even had the thrill of seeing a small black bear roaming in the forest behind the cabin! That was really cool.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family enjoyed the visit and the Cabin. We look forward to your coming back soon! Greg
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The view and cooler temps (after a Texas summer) were perfect!

  • 3 of 5

We came for 1) the view, 2) the cool temperatures, 3) the hiking, & 4) family time to cap off summer and really prepare us as the kids start school.. We saw bear tracks hiking and a deer our last morning! It’s an older cabin showing it’s age but there is a fully stocked kitchen & BBQ grill if you decide to eat in.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great View

  • 3 of 5

Fantastic deck and view of the mountains!!

Cabin could use some updates

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay. The deck views were fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and comfortable. We liked the convenience of a kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar View

  • 4 of 5

The view was spectacular! We had our morning coffee out on the deck every morning. After lunch on most days, we watched a rain cloud approaching from over the mountain, and then the rain! We are fairly healthy seniors ,but the added elevation above the village was somewhat of a problem. It was difficult unloading and reloading the the car. The cabin itself was adequate. The entire experience was well worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean and comfortable. Fantastic view and location!

  • 5 of 5

If you demand 5-star accomodation, this is not it. If you are looking for a nice, clean and cozy place to hang out with friends and/ or family, this is it! Incredible view from deck! Lots of wild life to see. Deer eating from your hands, wild horses. Hummingbirds!!! Great hiking right their. Though it has a pretty secluded feel, it is minutes from all the fun things Ruidoso offers. As long as your expectations are aligned, I highly recommend this place. Also, the owner is extremely nice and very responsive and accommodating!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Climb over a fence five feet from the edge of the Cabin and your in the Lincoln National Forest! Mountain biking on ranger trail and other locations near Sierra Blanca.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (incl. tax) $115
Refundable damage deposit $300

Damage Deposit = $300 at time of booking via VRBO. Refundable 7 days after departure if no damage. Reduced rates are available for just one or two people for non-holiday stays of four or more days. Contact owner. For weekday stays (reservations that include Sun - Thurs nights but no weekend nights), the first night is charged at the weekend rate of $135.
We do not rent to groups of 3 or more unrelated young adults. Couples and families please.
Families: Due to height of deck from the ground and risk of serious injuries from climbing or falling, children must be at least 4 years old (or infants) please.
Pets and smoking absolutely not permitted! Please email if you have questions or want to book!

AARP and Educator Discounts Available: Please contact me for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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