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Cozy, Comfy Cottage! Hot tub, central a/c & heat, fireplace. WEEKLY RATES

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.

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Jannelle Nantz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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!


Ruidoso Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • 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
  • New mattresses in bedrooms, new queen sleeper sofa in living area! Comfort galore!
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Comfy Cottage! Hot tub, central a/c & heat, fireplace. WEEKLY RATES
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 44 reviews

Cozy, comfortable, and a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. The location was great for eating out, a trip to the grocery store and also for skiing. The beds were super comfy and the back deck and hot tub were a nice treat. Deer each morning to great you and a nice cozy fire place to warm you at night. Would highly recommend for a weekend get away for a small family or a couple. My husband and I had our 2 teenage boys with us and they loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, It was a pleasure having you as our guest and hope you will come again! Yes, I think the location is very handy to both midtown, grocery stores and resturants without being in a busy area. Love the peacefulness of the mountains and quaintness of the town. The wildlife certainly provide an extra bonus! Thank you for your comments about the bedding as I do strive to assure our guests have high quality bedding. Blessings to you and your family! Thank you for the review! Jannelle
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We love this place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy the journey. My daughter fed the deers everyday, which is very unique experience to her. The owner is very thoughtful and leaves a Christmas tree in the room during our visitation. Great time. I definitely recommend it for vacation

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time at the cottage! Yes, those deer love our guests just as much as they enjoy them, I believe. I love the festivities of the holidays and plan to always have Christmas trees up at both the cottage and cabin. We usually try to get them up soon after Thanksgiving...and leave til mid-January. Hope you will join us again! Have a Blessed New Year! Jannelle
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Mineral Wells, Tx

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was GREAT! From the cabin location to the cabin itself, wildlife, privacy, and coziness. LOVED IT!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tina......It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are so very pleased you enjoyed staying at the cottage and the wonderful review! I hope you'll join us again. Happy New Year.....and many blessings, Jannelle
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Perfect little cabin to sit back and relax

  • 5 of 5

Cute cabin with everything we needed. Close to town but felt like we were in the country. Owners are really great people and so easy to work with. We will back!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thank you for taking time to send in such a nice review! It was great to finally meet you and your hubby.....such fun, pleasant guests! Look forward to you coming again! Seems I never have any trouble relaxing in Ruidoso! Look forward to coming again to see the beautiful Fall foliage. Blessings ...Jannelle
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Big Spring, Texas

Charming & Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! It is such a relaxing cabin with a gorgeous rock fireplace and two great decks. We enjoyed the hot tub and the views. Our daughter loved watching the deer that came right up to the deck. The owners are also extremely nice...definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Thank you for your gracious comments about our cottage. I think you described it well....I too think the surroundings....especially the mountain area, are very tranquil ! And we do try to decorate the cottage in a charming, cozy atmosphere. Glad you enjoyed the hot tub ...and ALL of you had a good family time. Hope you'll join us again. Blessings, Jannelle
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Enjoyed the wildlife.....

  • 2 of 5

First, the owners were easy to work with and friendly. We enjoyed the abundance of wildlife. However, we found this property to be extremely dirty. The house looked like it had not been dusted in years. I spent the first few hours we were there wiping down surfaces. Every dish we pulled out of the cabinet was dirty. The oven was filthy. The refrigerator was not clean. We had to go buy trash bags as we were given one, in addition to cleaning products, toilet paper and air fresheners. We pulled out the sofa bed for the teenagers one night and there was so much food,etc underneath and in the cushions. The pillows were so flat we were glad the teens at least brought theirs. The walls are dirty and have holes in them like someone punched them. The grill was not clean. Didn't even attempt the hot tub. The property is very steep. We brought a dog and it was challenging to walk her on the property. It would be challenging for some folks to get down to the home. Our smaller cars high centered getting in and out of the gravel driveway. This would be a nice cabin with some repairs and a very thorough cleaning. Perhaps a new maid service is needed?

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, I am very sorry to get this review! It is the first two star review we have ever gotten. We consistently get brilliant reviews about the cleanliness also. As you know, I was in Ruidoso during your stay and would have been happy to address any if the issues you had if you had contacted me upon arrival. The hot tub had just received over $1000 worth of updated work and had been serviced. Sorry you didn't uncover and try it. As I said ...I spoke to you earlier in the day...letting you have an earlier check in ...if needed...per request and would have certainly come right over and addressed any issues. Guests are required to wash all dishes used. I just got a 5 star review from the guests that stayed prior to your arrival.and after your stay, so I'm a bit taken back. We have had many guests with their pet dogs & I've never had anyone say it was difficult to walk them. We own both lists on either side....yes, it is a hilly area as is most all of Ruidoso..which is known to be a mountain destination. I assure you though....I will check this out. As far as my housekeeper....I am very pleased with her and the glowing reviews I've received. Regrets...Jannelle
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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!


Rates & Availability

Ruidoso Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Cowboy Symposium
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas - 17
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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