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Relax in the hot tub at this Bear Bottom view!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Perfect size home for up to 10 guests. Close to all that Ruidoso has to offer.

Bear Bottoms gives you the best of both worlds. A Country Club setting that gives you a different perspective of Country Club living.

Bear Bottoms is in Alto Lakes Country Club. This exclusive neighborhood has its share of Deer and Elk, and it is very common to see guests at the house daily, not to mention the wild horses when you enter the neighborhood. Bear Bottoms rustic exterior gives you a surprise when you walk through the door. Because, this home comes with everything you would ever want or need from a vacation rental. We have carefully decorated each room to make sure Bear Bottoms meets everyone's idea of the perfect vacation home. The master Suite has a private entrance to the outside deck. You might just want to take a late night dip in the hot tub.

Bear Bottoms is close to all that Ruidoso has to offer. The entrance of Ski Apache is less than five minutes away from Alto Lakes Country Club for winter and summer adventures. The drive up the the mountain is 12 miles from the entrance which is located down by the Shell station. So why not ski or zip line while visiting. Bonita river is great for hiking, it is an adventure in itself. Shopping is not only plentiful. But, the shopping district has that old town atmosphere, that is greatly missing in the big cities. Furthermore, if you are feeling lucky the Casino's and horse racing may make your luck reality.

When returning to Bear Bottoms after an adventurous day. Drift away back in time, drink a cup of coffee while rocking on the front porch. Or you may choose to relax on the back deck in the heated hot tub overlooking a beautiful scenic view with the Sierra Blanca Mountains close by. The Gas Grill is perfect for making steaks marinated with your favorite seasoning.

But, for your ultimate enjoyment, step down into the game room that features our baseball hero's from the past, a pool table, foosball, flat screen, chess, bar, and a wide selection of movies.

Pets are allowed with our approval (max weight limit 20 1bs). $125.00 non-refundable pet fee. We encourage guests to be prepared with access to chains or 4-wheel Drive during the winter months.

More Details

Steve and Kay.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Steve and Kay.

We are just a couple of ordinary people. We love adventure and we love Ruidoso. Our children are all grown and married enjoying their careers, while retirement is close for us.

Steve and Kay. purchased this house in 2013

Why Steve and Kay. chose New Mexico

When we looked for a home in the mountains. We knew it had to have a certain look. The rustic exterior, the modern interior, and the perfect game room was exactly what we wanted.

What makes this house unique

The mornings are just surreal and you just don't want them to end.


Alto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , This is the game room and can be used as the 4th bedroom.
  • This house has 3 Bedrooms, the Game room has a murphy bed and one sleeper sofa which will make into a 4th bedroom. You also have the pool table, foos ball and big screen TV in this room. This room has privacy but no closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
Renter will pay for maid service prior to check-in.


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Relax in the hot tub at this Bear Bottom view!
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

Excellent location, great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is located just a mile or two from Ski Run Road leading to ski apache. I took my 5 kids (who had never been skiing before) and they loved this place! Plenty of space, hot tub and game room were amazing. The kids already want to go back. Beautiful, scenic view from back deck. We spent alot of time outside, but the inside was just as cozy and comfortable. Owner is very prompt to respond and very helpful. Thank you Steve and Kay!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caree, thank you for the great review and Steve and I are so happy your children experienced the slopes on your trip. Consider Bear Bottoms on return visit.
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Beautiful home ! Well furnished , great view and great owners ! Will be back :)

  • 5 of 5

Loved it ! Great home & worth every penny !

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Excellent place to stay for our annual golf trip!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and relax. Beautiful location! Large living space with plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather, Thank you for the sweet review. Please consider Bear Bottoms again on future visits to Ruidoso.
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Beautiful and Well-appointed Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is every bit as beautiful and spacious as the photos indicate! Our family members shared this home while attending our wedding weekend and found it to be very comfortable. We will definitely rent this home again for discerning guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, I hope ya'll had a great time at the wedding. Thank you for the great review. Visit us again.
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Fabulous and Homey

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Bear Bottoms. It far exceeded our expectations! The house is lovely and has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay and the owners are attentive and helpful as is the staff responsible for arrival and departure. We can highly recommended this lovely home with no reservations!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Steve and I really enjoy our vacation home, and always love to receive great reviews. Thank you.
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Ski Apache
Farley's Food Fun & Pub
Log Cabin Restaurant
"The Green Chili Omlet is delicious"
Links At Sierra Blanca
Nearest Airport
78.1 Miles
Roswell Intl Air Center
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alto Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Ski Apache
Car: necessary

Horse racing is from the end of May through Labor Day.

Make sure you try the local cafe's. Jorge's Mexican Cafe is a good choice and Alto Cafe has an Awesome Breakfast. Enjoy your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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