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Unique Property Sleeps 15-17 Next to River and Minutes from Everything

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 17
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    A minimum age of 25 is required for booking....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children love playing with the 2 dwarf Nigerian goats named Tripod and Grover that are in the pasture at the front of the property....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking areas provided outside on front porch or back deck/patio area....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are considered as long as clearance has been given by owner. A pet fee of $25 per pet will be accessed upon booking. Excessive pet cleanup duty by owners or housekeepers will be taken out of security deposit. Due to the abuse of our pet policy by guests, pet allowance will be strictly monitored. Pets must first be approved by owners before renting of cabin takes place and the appropriate pet fee must be paid. Guests will no longer assume that pets are allowed without first getting owner’s approval to do so. If pets are brought into the home without prior approval or pet fee not paid, part or all of the security deposit will be retained. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Level home entry with wheel chair accessibility....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Office area: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Office area contains a full and a twin sleeper sofa....moreless

  • extra sleeping area: 1 queen

    A deluxe queen air mattress fits nicely in the hot tub room....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen

    Very large room master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    Loft bedroom with 2 queen beds...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Vanity with 1 sink and make-up vanity located in next room....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    With large 1 sink vanity....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Pedastal vanity...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Paperback book exchange available. Plus lots of magazine and other books of interest available for your use....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games located in master bedroom in cabinet below TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Living room TV has surround sound and satellite music available....moreless

  • Television:

    Satellite TV in two rooms ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Found in master bedroom in cabinet below TV....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Well known Midtown in Ruidoso is just a few miles away. Walmart is about 1 mile away....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Billy the Kid Museum is located at Fox Cave which is about is 3 to 5 miles away and Museum of the Horse (Hubbard Museum) is a few blocks away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The property is surrounded by mountain views to enjoy....moreless

  • Rural:

    Home is located on 1.5 acres in a quiet neighborhood. Horses on adjacent properties....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our home is located right on the Ruidoso River with the beautiful deck extending out over the river. The deck is surrounded by huge ash and walnut trees that provide a peaceful secluded area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Large table seats 8 with cedar plank bar that seats 3 plus pull out table that can accommodate 8 if needed....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 17 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Newly installed A/C....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New dryer (summer 2015) with supplies available for your convenience....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant, wood and forced air all available....moreless

  • Internet:

    WI-FI Internet Available ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided plus extras for use on sleeper sofas and air mattresses. Plenty of extra blankets and pillows located in master closet. Sheet sets for sleeper sofas are kept next to sofas in a bag...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with wet bar....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of FLAT parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and US long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels for all bathrooms and hot tub room....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New washing machine (summer 2015) with laundry supplies available for your convenience....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    2 wood stoves. 1 in living room and one in dining room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    2 -12 cup coffee makers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots and lots of anything you could possibly need for family/friend get together functions....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New stainless steel appliances, plenty of granite counter tops and lots of drawer/cabinet storage. Well stocked kitchen with plenty of gadgets to cook for large crowds. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    2 crockpots, 2 electric skillets, 1 electric roaster, 1 rotisserie, electric griddle, coffee grinder, 3 compartment food warmer, food processor and blender, large stock pots located in kitchen pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Samsung French door refrigerator with separate wine/meat drawer. Bottom freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass cooktop with oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster for large group convenience....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large deck built over river and patio with fire pit looking out on river....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless gas grill and a fire pit available in patio area. We supply the propane....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The ski resort is about 21 miles away and takes about 50 minutes drive time from cabin-depending on traffic and weather....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub in its own room looking out onto deck/river....moreless



from 63 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 3 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
May 30 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 6 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 4, 2018
2 night min stay
Mar 5 - Apr 1, 2018
3 night min stay
Apr 2 - May 23, 2018
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
May 24 - May 28, 2018
3 night min stay
May 29 - Aug 29, 2018
3 night min stay
Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Nov 18, 2018
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2018
3 night min stay
Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2019
4 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 4, 2019
2 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
Mar 5 - Mar 31, 2019
3 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 22, 2019
2 night min stay
$300 $325
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning $225
  • Tax Rate 7.438%


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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roswell, NM
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Billy the Kid Racetrack and Casino
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cree Meadows Country Club and The Links
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 70
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
K-Bob's and Billy the Kid Racetrack/Casino
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Ruidoso Downs, NM, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Driveway into paradise

    Driveway into paradise

  • Octagon living room side of home with trees along river

    Octagon living room side of home with trees along river

  • View of kitchen from dining room and looking towards office and living room.

    View of kitchen from dining room and looking towards office and living room.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • living room

    living room

  • Office and living room view

    Office and living room view

  • Hot tub room that looks out onto the deck and river.

    Hot tub room that looks out onto the deck and river.

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom. Too large to get all into one picture

    Master bathroom. Too large to get all into one picture

  • Hall bathroom with adjoining bedroom.

    Hall bathroom with adjoining bedroom.

  • Loft bedroom with queen bed and full futon to the left. Doorway to bathroom.

    Loft bedroom with queen bed and full futon to the left. Doorway to bathroom.

  • Deck with river below. Soooo relaxing

    Deck with river below. Soooo relaxing

  • Front of home

    Front of home

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Another view of kitchen

    Another view of kitchen

  • Dining room woodstove

    Dining room woodstove

  • Living room with office in background

    Living room with office in background

  • Office area with living room in background. Includes a full & twin sleeper sofa

    Office area with living room in background. Includes a full & twin sleeper sofa

  • Master bedroom with king and queen beds

    Master bedroom with king and queen beds

  • Master double shower.

    Master double shower.

  • Guest bedroom with queen bed

    Guest bedroom with queen bed

  • Bathroom for loft bedroom

    Bathroom for loft bedroom

  • Deck area

    Deck area

  • Patio area with deck

    Patio area with deck

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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