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10% off nightly rates at Bear Bottoms!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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:
January 18, 2018

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 Alto

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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average rating of 4.883333 based on 60 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: March 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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Enjoyed the accommodations

  • 4 of 5

The inside was very spacious, clean and we felt comfortable and right at home. My adult children enjoyed the hot tub after a day of skiing, it felt good on sore muscles. The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, pans and utensils to cook our family meals. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you, Gerry and Robby Lubke and Family.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time while staying at Bear Bottoms. Perfect house for our group of 7. The hot tub, game room and Dish tv made for our time at the house very enjoyable! Definitely recommend to any 6-9 group looking for the perfect house.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bear Bottoms was great. Kay and Steve's cabin home was perfect. Kay thank you for the Christmas tree and the decorations it was a nice touch. The weather was great and we got some snow as well. The scenery was fantastic and the wildlife was awesome.

We saw a elk heard, mule deer and wild horses which allowed us to touch them what an experience for the whole family.

Thanks ,

Benard Gottschalk

Helotes, Texas

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin was very comfortable. It was spacious and there was plenty of room for all.

  • 4 of 5

Our experience was good and we enjoyed our stay with our family.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bear Bottoms. Please consider us again on future travels. Kay
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awesome place-loved hot tub, game room w/large screen TV, pool & foosball table. Great owner!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place with hot tub, game room with large screen TV, pool table and foosball table, comfortable beds and very accomadating owner!! Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and we hope you plan a return visit. Kay
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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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $155
Tax Rate 5.69%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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