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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Two bedroom cottage, decks, wildlife, privacy, private hot tub...GREAT REVIEWS!

We take pride in the "spic & span" cleanliness of this property. Our cozy cottage offers you the seclusion of a quite area, surrounded by lovely, whispering pines and wildlife galore! Deer visit on a regular basis.....and massive elk drop in occasionally for a nice rest. Sit on the back deck and take in all the splendor nature has to offer or visit some of the unique shops in Ruidoso as well as the great resturants or one of many events going on in the area. The cottage is 2 bdrm with addl sleeping on new queen sleeper sofa in living area. Large, covered deck. HOT TUB, INTERNET, TV, central heat & air! Most times, you will not need air conditioning, but if you do, this property provides it. Always check road conditions and weather in winter months to be prepared. Four wheel drive & snow chains are recommended in winter months.

Ask about our weekly rates and April discounts. Check out our "sister" property, LAZY N LOG CABIN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. It has private hot tub, Internet , decks, fireplace, ceiling fans, tower fans...and more! VRBO NUMBER 433168.

It is never too early to book for summer times and holidays. They book fast in Ruidoso, often, 9 months or so out. We realize there are many properties available to lease in Ruidoso, and appreciate your interest in ours. We feel the reviews , on both properties, will give you an insight into what guests think.

More Details

Jannelle Nantz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Jannelle Nantz

We live in North Central Texas and have been blessed to achieve our dream of having a mountain getaway! We also own the Lazy N Log Cabin next door to the Elk Crossing Cottage. We love the quaintness of mid-town Ruidoso, the peacefulness of the mountains, many activities and the friendly people!

Jannelle Nantz purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jannelle Nantz chose New Mexico

The location of the property is super! Privacy yet so convenient to all the activities Ruidoso has to offer. We furnish our property with clean, new, updated furniture and décor. Internet access & satellite tv. A private hot tub......for your enjoyment! The best of all.....the decks where you can enjoy the lovely nature surroundings as well as hummingbirds, deer and an occasional elk! So peaceful!

What makes this cottage unique

Private hot tub, premium bedding, easy access central air & heating, 2 one covered an additional lower deck...enjoy sitting under the stars in the hot tub! Property is not crowded up.....we own both lots on either sides! Very clean!


Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood
"The BEST soup and salad bar and offering a full menu too!"
Farley's Food Fun & Pub
"Great place to eat! Extensive menu! Ribs are well as chicken fried..."
Lincoln County Grill
Lawrence Brothers Iga
"Conveniently located......minutes from the Lazy N!"
Texas Club
"Very nice place to enjoy a good steak."
Inn of the Mountain Gods
Billy the Kid
Jorge's Cafe
"not fancy.....good prices and good food"
Cafe Rio
"This little place serves great homemade pizza. Best I have ever had!"
Log Cabin Restaurant
"A super place to eat breakfast!"
Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant
"Great food.....great prices."
Ruidoso Downs
Ski Apache
Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe Co
Casino Apache Travel Center
Schlotsky's Deli
Funtrackers Inc
Car: necessary

Our cozy mountain cottage is situated in a quite neighborhood but only minutes from the midtown shopping area, resturants, casinos, horse racing (in season), snow skiing and many more activities. Location, location , location! We own both lots on either side, so you'll never feel "crammed" in! Sip coffee on the outside decks or relax in the private hot tub! Whatever your're gonna love Ruidoso and the warm atmosphere of the cottage!


Ruidoso Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean and neat as a pin!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • comfortable bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ruidoso is a mountainous area ...therefore, we highly recommend checking weather and road conditions in the winter months. Four wheel drive or snow chains are recommended.


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Our stay couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay . The cabin was exactly as advertised . Janelle was great to deal with and communicate . Each evening deer and elk came up to the back deck. We hope to visit again in the future .

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan, It was a pleasure working with you and having you and your Dad for our guests. We would be delighted to have you visit again. Thank you for the super review! Our reviews are helpful to us and our guests. Take care....Blessings, Jannelle
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Comfortable home close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a VRBO rental and the owner could not have been more helpful. The cabin is super clean, comfortable and easy to get to, it also worked well for our pets as there was plenty of room for them to roam outside and a nice fenced deck.

Hopefully will get to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas, I am so happy that you had a positive experience with your first use of VRBO properties. We really try to keep our places inviting and comfortable for our guests. Owning the list on either side of the property, does give extra space and more privacy. I hope you will certainly keep us in mind on your next trip to Ruidoso. Blessings, Jannelle
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Had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Only drawback for a couple of 80+ year olds was the steps into and out of the house. We loved the four legged visitors every morning that come for the corn!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a delight to have you stay with us! I can't think of a 80+ year old couple that is any more fun! Glad you enjoyed your getaway in Ruidoso! We just love the area......the mountains and wildlife for sure . Thank you so much for taking time to leave such a nice review! Take care! Many blessings, Jannelle
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Nice accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Definitely would book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patsy, So glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage! We would love to have you two as our guests anytime! We've sure fallen in love with Ruidoso and the mountains and feel very blessed to be able to enjoy time there. I appreciate your submitting such a nice review! We certainly try to keep everything clean and nice! Our housekeeper is a great asset! Blessings, Jannelle
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The property was well situated and enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful week in Elks Crossing Cabin. Spent a lot of time just sitting on the deck watching the cloud formations, the humming birds and deer. The beds were comfortable, the cabin well stocked. A great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharron, Your review is greatly appreciated! We were in Ruidoso the same time you were, sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you! The cloud formations this August have been magnificent and we always enjoy the afternoon mountain showers! We go bacK home tomorrow but it's sure been a relaxing, cool, calming 5 weeks! The hummingbirds were coming in very well this year and we saw some brilliant large blue jays as well. It was a delight to work with you and we would be honored to have you as our guests again! Blessings, Jannelle
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Cute and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and cozy. We enjoyed the deer that came to the porch and the front door. The neighborhood was very quiet in the evening and early morning hours.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, Thank you for choosing Elk Crossing for your Ruidoso stay. Yes, we are happy with the quiet setting and privacy having the two lots on either side provides. The wildlife are amazing! We say a beautiful bull elk two doors down while we were in Ruidoso a week or so ago! Ruidoso is certainly our destination of choice for a relaxing time! Come again! Jannelle
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

We reserve the right to decline rental inquiries.

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.