About the property
- Cabin1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
Jane and Steve built this log cabin as a family project doing almost every bit with our bare hands. We love the peace of the great outdoors and the romantic atmosphere of a real log cabin.
We bought some land in a quiet neighborhood hidden in the Lincoln National Forest in Ruidoso, NM. Our friends already had a home in this neighborhood so we knew it was a great spot.
We then traveled to Sacramento California for a Log Home Expo and studied techniques and materials of different log suppliers. After evaluating the value and engineering of many suppliers, we chose Kuhns Bros and flew to Pennsylvania with our oldest son. Here we visited the log mill where the rough materials were kiln dried. At the mill, the log cutting was performed by young Amish, skilled in the art of handcrafting logs. The rough materials were packed onto two trucks heading off to Ruidoso. It was so exciting to be a part of the whole process when the trucks left and later when they arrived at their new home.
Well, five years and who-knows how many weekend trips later, we finally finished building. All the while, our family grew older, and ok, the boys refused to leave El Paso (and their friends) on the weekends anymore. Steve's parents helped with construction and gardening during their annual vacations West.
We are happy to share this experience with other families and hope you will all have a chance to enjoy this peaceful environment.
Keywords: Real Log Cabin opened for rental in 2010
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Steve Thomson
Steve is an automotive engineer and Jane is a dental hygienist. Together we ran a Boy Scout troop and got to love the outdoors while our 2 sons made Eagle Scout.
Steve Thomson purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Steve Thomson chose Ruidoso
We loved visiting Ruidoso for the peaceful environment, great restaurants and fresh mountain air. We decided to build our own place because it was hard for us to find a real log cabin that we could afford to rent for a weekend AND that was not in a congested area of other cabins.
What makes this Cabin unique
This location is so quiet, less than a dozen cars go by in a single day. And still, it is only a 3-mile drive to all the shopping and restaurants that make Ruidoso great!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful view excellent home love it!!!
Thank you for the kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay!
Steve & Jane
Overall was great.
Cabin was super comfy and extremely convienent to stores. My boys would have liked an extra TV in the loft and WiFi. Entire cabin was clean. Overall we had a great stay.
When we arrived at the cabin it was not clean
When we arrived at The cabin is was not clean at all. There was a big pile of dirty towels thrown on the floor, there were rocks all over the loft floor and the out side needs some cleaning. I’m sure we left the house cleaner than it’s ever been.
It was nice speaking to you on the evening of your arrival I’m glad we could get the cabin cleaned up for you.
After you checked out we found a very nice young ladies jacket in the cabin, please let us know if we can ship it to you.
Definitely recommend this cabin
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful time during Christmas holiday. The place was so welcome, clean and decorated according to the season. We were sourrounded by nature and yet close to stores for our needs. We really had a wonderful vacation and plan on returning in the future. We definitely do recommend this cabin.
My kids loved the view it was so beautiful
We will be back again and again
My Birthdsy Get Away
We enjoyed our cabin. It had everything we expected. Only thing to point out are : 3rd step toward top of stairs outside is loose ( scary walk into cabin) , our cabin was the only one not maintained outside ( overgrown grass in driveway). We didn’t have enough dish soap to wash the last load of dishes. Upstairs was a little dusty. If you have a cleaning crew, I’d find another company to maintain property. But we spent most of our time enjoying Ruidoso and our vacation was perfect. We will return to this lovely town again
Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our log home in the forest. We hope that you come again sometime and make lasting memories.
Steve and Jane
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday rates include 4-adult guests, non-holiday rates are for 2-adult guests. Additional adults are $10.25/night