Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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 - 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:
November 20, 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 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Relax in the hot tub at this Bear Bottom view!
average rating of 4.910714 based on 56 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic Property - highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family came from Minnesota, Colorado, and Texas to this wonderful area! We ALL enjoyed staying in Bear Bottoms. It was spacious, comfortable and so much to do for a family of 10 people! We seen deer and elk around the house nearly every day! What a great experience and we would love to come back and stay again. Kay was wonderful to work with as I had many questions leading up to our vacation! Thanks so much for a wonderful family reunion space and for the wonderful hospitality we received along the way!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Bear Bottoms. Please consider us on future visits.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What a Wonderful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a wonderful place to stay! My whole family enjoyed the cabin and all of its amenities so much! Had a wonderful stay and will definately consider booking again! The only problem we had was that the parking was really tight for 10 people...only had room for 3 vehicles and part of drive was really steep, but we made do just fine. Really really enjoyed the area and the entire stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with my family.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Unfortunately, there are only 3 spaces for parking. Living, in a country club has it's benefits and parking isn't one of them.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Love the decor and scenery.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliment on the decor. I had a blast decorating our home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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.