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

Ruidoso, NM, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

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 your 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


Gregory Mumma

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 04, 2018
About Gregory Mumma

We live in Lubbock, TX and started coming to Ruidoso about 20 years ago for the skiing! We liked Ruidoso so much we bought the cabin 15 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Built in closet and cabinets with cable TV,
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 day beds in living room.


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • Main bath has single-person Jacuzzi tub.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            View of Sierra Blanca and surrounding peaks. Can see top of Apache Bowl!


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                    Window evaporative unit cools entire cabin. Refreshing on hot, dry days!
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                    Carport for 1 car. Low clearance:
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                    Sofa, two daybeds, dining table and chairs, wood burning stove. Den with TV is separate.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                    High speed wireless internet access available throughout cabin and on deck.
                  • Wood Fireplace
                    Wood-burning stove.
                  • Wood Stove


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster
                        Four slice digital toaster.


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Cable TV..
                              • Stereo
                                For DVDs.
                              • Television
                                (2) HD TV and DVD player with surround sound in den. Additional TV in second (back) bedroom.
                              • Video Library


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Many of our guests comment that the view from the deck and the proximity to the Lincoln National Forest is a highlight of the Cabin.
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    Table and chairs for eating on deck is on covered part of deck.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Gas grill on covered part of deck. Even if it's raining, you can still barbecue!!
                                  • Ski & Snowboard
                                    Cabin is about 4.5 miles from the Ski Apache access road. Zip line year round now!

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • jetted tub
                                        Single person Jacuzzi 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

                                                      • golf privileges optional
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • 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

                                                            31 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Million Dollar View

                                                            Hazel T.

                                                            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.

                                                            Million dollar view from the back deck!

                                                            Larry N.Oklahoma City, OK

                                                            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.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Glad you and your family enjoyed the visit and the Cabin. We look forward to your coming back soon! Greg

                                                            Upon arrival, wet towels hanging in one bath. Hot shower handle fell off. No iron. fell off

                                                            Betty D.

                                                            Owner very nice and agreeable. Views fantastic. Everything else was disappointing. TV had wavy lines. Felt like just what it was- an older double wide mobile home.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Well, this is a surprise. When I checked in with this person via email on the evening she arrived she responded "everything is fine". Although clearly knowing how to contact me, no efforts were made to contact me about these issues, all of which could have been readily corrected and were not mentioned by subsequent guests. This review is factually inaccurate -- the cabin is not a doublewide, it consists of a quaint mobile home with hardwood ceilings and lots of built ins plus a large master BR and living room built on site at the top of this ridge. Please read the description of the Cabin before booking!

                                                            Nice, clean and comfortable. Fantastic view and location!

                                                            Tim W.

                                                            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!!!!

                                                            Exceeded our expectations

                                                            Richard R.

                                                            We had a 5 star experience at this cabin. We enjoyed the view and close proximity to the Lincoln national forest. Be sure to bring feed for the deer because they are at the cabin daily ready to eat from your hand. We had everything we needed...pots and pans, dishes, A+ wifi, Tv with blu ray player and surround sound, BBQ pit with gas. I was worried about the swamp cooler in July but it was not an issue. We stayed cool and comfortable. There is a keurig if you want to bring k-cups (also a standard coffee pot).

                                                            We had great communication with the owner from start to finish. They give good advice and instructions for your stay. We will book this property again, thank you!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Richard, Very glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. The deer are definitely part of the experience! My kids love to feed them when we stay there ourselves. We're glad you'll be staying with us again! Greg and Cara

                                                            Comfortable cabin with amazing views

                                                            Kathy B.Houston

                                                            What a beautiful location! It can't be said enough how beautiful the view is from the deck. We enjoyed our evenings hanging out on the deck. The kids really enjoyed it and were just amazed that the deer came right up to them for treats. When I saw photos and reviews about the deer coming right up to people I knew this was the place for us. Being city folks our grand kids don't get to experience that type of thing. It was definitely a highlight of the trip. The cabin was comfortable and we enjoyed hanging out on the deck as well as sitting in the den watching movies in the evening. We used our GPS getting to the cabin and it took us right to the driveway. Any issues we had were addressed with the owner and responded to in a timely manner.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hope you will come back soon! Greg


                                                            Ruidoso, NM, USA

                                                            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

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee

                                                            Damage Deposit = $300 by credit card or check. Reduced rates for just one or two people for non-holiday stays of four or more days. For weekday stays (reservations that include Sun - Thurs nights but no weekend nights), the first night is charged at the weekend rate of $125. 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.

                                                            31 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.4/5
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