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Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Steve Thomson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

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 New Mexico

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!

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Farleys
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Links at Sierra Blanca
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
48 (Mechem Drive)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Texas Club Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Apache
Nearest Point of Interest
Turn-in from park road
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance To Lincoln National Forest
Car: recommended

Amenities

Ruidoso Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • High efficiency washer and dryer in main bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Plush pillow top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Firm bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 baby crib , 3rd bedroom is an open loft overlooking main living area.
  • Master and 2nd bedroom have Queen size Beds, Loft has 2 Double Beds and a Baby Crib. Main living area has a large comfortable sofa (can sleep 1 adult) and a pull out single sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
average rating of 4.712121 based on 66 reviews
5

Really nice and modern cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was fantastic, it had everything we needed. The location of the cabin was great, it wasn't that far from where we needed to be that weekend. Beautiful area, the rooms were comfortable and the loft has plenty of space. There was a total of 8 that stayed in this cabin and we were happy with this choice of cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you had a nice time with your family. Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience, hope to see you again soon . Steve & Jane
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5

Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Probably one of the quietest places we've ever stayed. Our usual place to go has been the Upper Canyon. It has become very crowded and I'm happy to find a new location. Cabin was very clean and we enjoyed the time we spent there.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Getaway

  • 3 of 5

Clean, off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin in a quiet part of Ruidoso. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, clean and great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

It was great, we were missing a few toiletries but they came within a couple of hours and straighten it all up. The cabin is gorgeous and we had a great time as a family.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello it was great talking to you and we're so happy to hear that you had a good time. You and your family were perfect guests.
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5

Very nice cabin in Ruidoso!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cabin. It comfortably slept 9 and had all of the amenities. We saw a fox within 15 minutes of arriving, and had regular visits from deer. We really enjoyed the place, which was a short drive to downtown Ruidoso and very close to Ski Apache. We had a great time there and will likely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Holiday rates include 4-adult guests, non-holiday rates are for 2-adult guests. Additional adults are $10.25/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.