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Unique Property Sleeps 15-17 Next To River and Minutes From Everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A/C 3500 Sq. Ft. Home Handicap Accessible With 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Living Areas

Our home is your home. We offer you a sprawling 3500 sq. ft ranch style home with level entry and handicap accessibility located on 1.5 acres. There is plenty of level parking and easy year round access to the property even with snow.

The home has many attributes to offer including newly installed A/C, 3 bedrooms with 1 king, 5 queens, 1 full, 1 twin and plenty of room to accommodate two deluxe queen air mattress that are provided when needed. 3 very nice sized bathrooms tastefully decorated. Large living area with a wood burning stove, a bar that leads out to patio/deck area. Office area has another sitting area with 2 sleeper sofas, WiFi and internet available for your use. Very large kitchen with every gadget imaginable and all new stainless steel appliances that includes a huge refrigerator and ice maker. The kitchen has an RO system installed so ice and drinking water taste great. No need to haul drinking water. A huge plus for Ruidoso! An open floor plan between the kitchen and dining area provides plenty of sitting for all. The dining area also has a wood burning stove for your enjoyment and beautiful log stairway that leads to loft area.

The home also has radiant in floor heating throughout so there is a constant comfortable heat without the noise of a heater kicking on and off. Since the home is located right next to the river, it stays very cool in summer but A/C is available if needed. There is a large laundry room for your use if needed. The hot tub room is situated closest to the river and has built-in surround sitting benches and lots of windows that provide a light, airy atmosphere that makes a perfect place to curl up with a good book. The deck is built over the river and has lots of seating available to enjoy under the canopy created by the huge ash and walnut trees. It is so peaceful and secluded-it makes you feel as though you are in your very own paradise. Ducks frequently swim by as you enjoy the deck and its peacefulness. The patio is next to the deck and has a BBQ grill with propane included, patio tables and a fire pit where we enjoy sitting by the fire in the evenings while roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and breathing in the mountain air. The grand kids love this spot. On the front of the house there is a covered porch where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee and watch horses and chickens and 2 dwarf Nigerian goats (Tripod and Grover) start their day and do some bird watching with the numerous finches, hummingbirds and robins that frequent the area. We have a large yard with lawn and flower bed areas and has been described as an oasis by many. This home has been a work in progress since we bought it in 2004 and we have customized it from ideas from ranch homes from my younger years on ranches in northeast NM. Summer of 2015 we added a volleyball area and horseshoe pitching pit both with sand and a mini basketball cement court. All game accessories provided. We would love you to come and experience some ranch hospitality at Racetrack Rendezvous that is located at 112 Highlands Lane, Ruidoso Downs, NM. If coming from Roswell direction take Service Ln. on right that is just past the bronze statue horses of the museum, turn right on Joe Welch and go past blue Sports theater building and across the river. Turn left on Highlands Ln and proceed to 3rd house on left (112 Highlands Ln). If coming from Alamogordo or Ruidoso direction head east on Hwy 70 passed Walmart and right passed racetrack look for Sport Theater and Veterinary Hospital sign and Franklin Veterinary Clinic on the right--turn left onto Service Ln. and proceed to Joe Welch and turn left and go passed blue building (Sport Theater) and cross the river then turn left on Highlands Ln to 3rd house on left and you have arrived at your destination.

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Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


I grew up in the northeastern part of NM and had the opportunity to live/work on several different big ranches in the area where one learns that there is never a stranger at your doorstep. There is always plenty of coffee and grub for anyone that may show up. I am a lab tech at a local hospital and my husband is a commercial electrician that travels lots with his job. We have several long term rental homes and all of a sudden the Golden years started to creep up on us so we decided to use our home as a vacation rental which is way too large for the two of us, to help pay off things since those sneaky Golden Years are obviously not going to go away.

NETTA COLEMAN purchased this house in 2004

Why NETTA COLEMAN chose Ruidoso Downs

If you want unique and comfortable (no cookie cutter design) then this is the place for you. After much searching for a property when we moved to the area in 2002, we finally found this little piece of paradise. After coming from the flat country of NM, we wanted some flat so we wouldn't have to battle steep terrain constantly but yet also wanted trees and the mountain feel and look. We wanted something somewhat rural but yet close to town and that is exactly what we got. We never even knew this subdivision was here those 2 years since it is tucked down in a canyon next to the river. We love the climate here in Ruidoso and all the unique charm that it has to offer so we began to make it our new hometown and have not ever regretted the decision. We have put lots of little extras into the home and property and it will always be a work in progress probably because of the dang HGTV shows. So come enjoy all the little extras.

What makes this house unique

This house is so sprawling that it accommodates huge crowds easily. There is plenty of separate areas that groups or individuals can retreat to for a quieter atmosphere if they wish. It seems as though there is plenty of space for all without the cramped, crowded feeling. We liked the fact of 1.5 acres on the river in a quiet neighborhood and several groups have enjoyed fishing out of the river with some success. Tripod and Grover, the dwarf Nigerian goats love attention from anyone who will give it to them. Kids seem to really enjoy interacting with them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We had an amazing trip together! This incredible place is the reflection of talented and loving people! You have so much to be proud of!!! Your beautiful hearts are revealed and made us feel so welcome!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! rb
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Ruidoso Downs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking allowed outdoors ONLY! Abuse of this rule may cause retention of some or all of security deposit.
  • Pets are considered with pre-approval from owners. A $25 pet fee will be imposed upon booking. Security dep. may be retained for pet cleanup if needed
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet no more than 2 pets allowed and pet cleanup by pet owners is mandatory. Security deposit may be retained if cleanup neglected.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity with 1 sink and make-up vanity located in next room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With large 1 sink vanity.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Pedastal vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper sofa
    Office area - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Office area contains a full and a twin sleeper sofa.
    extra sleeping area - 1 queen , A deluxe queen air mattress fits nicely in the hot tub room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , Very large room master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Loft bedroom with 2 queen beds
  • 3 bedrooms- 1 master with a king and queen bed. Guest room has a queen bed. Loft bedroom has 2 queen beds. 3 sleeper sofas that include 1 queen in living room, 1 full and 1 twin in office area. Two deluxe queen air mattresses are available for use on the abundant floor space of the home.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Quiet neighborhood and flat area that allows for bike riding and lots of outdoor fun. We also have a smaller cabin in the middle of Ruidoso #628262 if interested and also one that can accommodate 24 people # 760336.


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Unique Property Sleeps 15-17 Next To River and Minutes From Everything
average rating of 4.987342 based on 94 reviews

It was amazing! I recommend staying this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin for the group our size was very spacious! The outdoor area was perfect! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Edna, Thanks for taking time to send in a review on Racetrack Rendezvous. All our guests love the space and the yard area that this property offers. We appreciate you and thank you for choosing our cabin for your stay in Ruidoso. Many thanks, Netta and Ron
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Large space. Great deck’nn

  • 5 of 5

It was great for a large group. Lots of space indoors and out doors. The deck was so relaxing and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for mentioning the highlights of this property Dianna. We appreciate wonderful guests like yourselves. Kindly, Netta
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This was the perfect home for a multi-generational multi-family gathering. Would definitely return.

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome time! The grandkids loved the goats and other animals and we all enjoyed time on the patio listening to the river. The house had everything we needed and the kitchen was awesome for fixing and enjoying family meals. Can't think of a thing that would have improved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We thank you for the amazing review. The dwarf goats love the attention from the grandkids. We are thrilled to hear the property provided you and family with a great time for your fall get-away. We appreciate you choosing Racetrack Rendezvous and invite you back anytime. Regards, Netta
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Our group loved the property

  • 5 of 5

We spent most of of time on the back deck chilling

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed, The deck is a great place to chill. We appreciate you, Thanks, Netta
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Gorgeous, secluded, well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a perfect experience staying at Netta's rental this past week for a family wedding in Ruidoso. The home was well-equipped, clean and set-up against a beautiful stream in the backyard. 0 complaints or concerns! They even made sure to leave the porch light on for us since we were arriving late in the evening.



  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent Logan. We really try to make our guests experience at Racetrack Rendezvous a great one! We constantly work on projects to improve the already nice place. So glad it worked for your trip to Ruidoso. Thanks, Ron and Netta
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Fantastic. Its everything you see in the pictures, except better

  • 5 of 5

Owners are accommodating. House was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Roswell, NM
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Billy the Kid Racetrack and Casino
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cree Meadows Country Club and The Links
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 70
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
K-Bob's and Billy the Kid Racetrack/Casino
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Ski Apache
Car: necessary

2 museums and 2 casinos located within 5 minutes. Breakfast/lunch favorites Tina's cafe, Cornerstone Bakery, Village Buttery & Pena's. Dinner faves Cattle Baron, Farley's, The Ranchers, Grace O'Malleys Pub & K-Bob's. Smokey B's restaurant located at Apache Travel Center/Casino has great food. Recreation: Fun Trackers have miniature golf and other activities. Numerous golf courses nearby. Inn of the Mountain Gods is a must-see. Apache ski resort and many hiking trails in the area. Spencer theater is about 15 minutes away for live entertainment. Vast array of shopping available in Midtown Ruidoso. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack where racing season begins Memorial Day weekend and last through Labor Day Weekend. The All American (the richest Quarter Horse race) is ran on Labor Day. Explore all the natural beauty Lincoln National Forest has to offer. The Iris Farm in Hondo Valley is a few miles down the road. Many art galleries with local talent are found throughout the area. Biker rallies are held in May and September and for added historical adventure- take a drive out to White Oaks and experience the 'No Scum Allowed' bar. For your dancing pleasure, Ruidoso has the Win, Place and Show bar for country western dancing and The Quarters for the younger crowds music taste. Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub has a unique menu and is a fun place to try. One of my favorites is their Irish Nachos. Bet you haven't ever had anything like 'em. The Flying J Wranglers is a very nice dinner show for some good ole country music and entertainment. The meal is excellent and it is reasonably priced so the whole family or group can afford to enjoy our local talent. Area lakes include Grindstone lake and Bonita Lake both of which offer good fishing and just experiencing what nature has to offer. Lots of wildlife can be seen along the way. A drive up to Ski Apache during all seasons is absolutely breath taking. One cannot imagine the vast distances and the views that can be experienced atop Sierra Blanca at 12,000 ft. above sea level. The drive to Ski Apache is 21 miles and is about a 45-50 minute drive, depending on traffic and weather. The Inn of the Mountain Gods offers fishing, golf, gambling, entertainment and great food in a gorgeous setting. This is a must see location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.44%

A $250 refundable deposit is required upon booking for protection on damages. Refund will be made 7 days after check out as long as no major damage occurs to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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