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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath with terrific view of canyon river/mountainsp

Large 2-level south deck overlooking 300 yards of the river with spectacular view of 100-ft Ponderosa pines, mixed with spruce and fir.

Located in the Historic Upper Canyon, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath cabin sleeps 6-8: 1 king, 2 queen, and 1 double sofabed.

Features include: Wood-burning fireplace, central heat, washer and dryer, local telephone, 3 TVs (satellite), DVD, microwave, coffeemaker, hand mixer, toaster, CrockPot, BBQ propane gas grill, and 3 car parking.

Wildlife sightings: Deer, small animals, and birds, almost certain. Black bear and elk possible but not guaranteed.

More Details

David and Barbara Benedict
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About David and Barbara Benedict

We are a retired couple who grew up in New Mexico. We love the mountains and the river. We hope you enjoy this cabin as much as we do!

David and Barbara Benedict purchased this cabin in 2012

Why David and Barbara Benedict chose New Mexico

This has been described by many as having the best view on the river. We agree!

What makes this cabin unique

Ruidoso Downs horse racetrack. All American Futurity (Worlds Richest Horserace) - Labor Day. Cabin is close to town, shopping, restaurants, fishing, hiking, gambling, and other activities.


Ruidoso Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Master BR has en suite bath with shower, washer and dryer. Second BR (2 queen beds) has tub/ shower bath across hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Graco playpen in closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double sofa bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Since our original listing we have added a dishwasher, disposal, and window air conditioners.


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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!
average rating of 4.7746477 based on 71 reviews

Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived it felt like home. The deer came to great us which was wonderful. We were able to hand feed them. The view from the back patio is amazing. The cabin was well equipped and had far more than we expected. It was spotlessly clean. The cabin is set back from the road and very private which was perfect. So many of the cabins in Ruidoso are close together this one stands alone and you can walk down to the river easily. I absolutely will return and recommend this cabin to anybody. The owners were easy to contact and extremely nice. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. It's a short easy drive into town but you feel like you are miles away from all the stress and worry of life. Perfect to relax, you'll never want to go home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We were two over 70 couples who wanted to attend the races. The setting was as promised but not as pastoral as photos infer. The neighborhood seemed congested but not offputting. The view from the deck was a high light and despite the rain we enjoyed view and being on the deck. The location is excellent and many choices for day trips

We went to Cloud Croft and recommend it. Wonderful book store there. The Corner Bakery for breakfast is highly recommended. The cabin is well equipped and comfortable and very quiet. Two couples and each had plenty of space. Probably the only negative is it shows some wear and we were a little disappointed with the overall cleanliness. However, we recommend it and would stay there again. Bill/Karen

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your experience overall and look forward to addressing your concerns for future visitors. Thank you for letting us know.
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Great place to enjoy time with our grandkids

  • 5 of 5

Property is very accommodating, easy to get to and the view is worth a million. I will never stop enjoying drinking my morning coffee in the mountains, while listening to the Rio Ruidoso.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed meeting you and your family. And we really appreciate the personal note you wrote by email. It is so nice to get personal feedback! Any time you want coffee on that deck, come ahead on!
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the best choice, my mother loved it, kids were so happy with the stream passing right behind it, cabin had everything you can possibly need. To the owners, thank you for allowing us to experience this wonderful family time in your cabin. We will see you next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for noting the things you appreciated and enjoyed about our cabin. We try to anticipate anything guests could want. Of course the river is a big draw and we're happy your kids had fun. We will be looking forward to your return next year.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! At first I thought the cabin would have be too small looking at the pictures but it was a great size for my family! The back deck was a perfect view of the river! We got to seven deers and a moose in the front of the cabin! Thank you for letting up stay!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will return again. It was nice to meet you and your family and are delighted you found our cabin the right size for you. Everyone likes the river view in our canyon and all the animals up close.
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Comfy home with the most amazing riverview setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice, enchanted with the deck overlooking the river and the noisy water aspect of this particular stretch. So easy to check in and out, no contact person required but available if needed. The cabin is comfortable, easily warmed and cooled if needed but we preferred the open windows and fresh air feel. Will go again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, we are always delighted to have returning guests! Keep on coming!
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
El Paso
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Win, Place, or Show
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Country Club Golf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 70
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Casa Blanca
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Apache
Car: necessary

Perfect for Honeymooners or families up to 6 children!

Horse racing, FunTrackers for the kids. White Sands National Monument and Space Center at Alamogordo - 45 miles. Petroglyphs and lava beds - 50 miles. Billy the Kid Museum - 20 miles. Hubbard Museum of the West, Ruidoso Downs - 10 miles. Snowy River Cavern, Ft Stanton - 30 miles


Rates & Availability

Ruidoso Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Call 918-906-8434 for midweek discounts!

After 7 days, $150 per night!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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