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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Welcome to our Red Log Cabin! You can enjoy Ruidoso's peace and pine-scented mountain air from the spacious deck spanning the front of the cabin, where you can see grazing deer wandering through the valley, caw at a crow, or just enjoy our peaceful woodsy neighborhood as you relax or man the grill. As you enter the mudroom, deposit your clothes, luggage & groceries and move into the open living space. With 180 degrees worth of windows, you get the view inside as well as on the patio and a great area for hanging out - the open kitchen, dininng and living area with huge open wood trusses, reclaimed wood floors, elk antler chandelier over a 10-person table, and an old wood stove under open stairway to the loft. For privacy, 2 queen bedrooms nestle behind the tub/shower bath with washer/dryer - that is unless someone decides to plunk out a tune on the electric organ. Upstairs is a couple of recliners and another queen bed and tub bath. Just a brisk walk or short drive to downtown & miles of shopping or to the grocery in opposite direction. SKI APACHE ONLY 15 MILES AWAY. About 1300 square feet of enjoyment with central heat and air conditioning, one full bath downstaris and a tub bath upstairs, DVD/VCR up & down - no cable but you can play CDs on DVD players on 42" flat screen TV. No WiFi. Electric mattress pads on downstairs beds & heat rising keeps you toasty in winter. Sorry ... NOT handicap accessible and NO pets please. Sheets, towels and pillows provided as well as starter set of toilet paper, paper towels, dish & laundry soap and coffee.

John Merritt
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About John Merritt

While living in Midland, Texas during the 1980's we were missing the mountains. After looking around the southern Rockies we found this lot in Ruidoso, NM. I designed a passive solar log home and had the log package milled in Las Vegas, NM. All of the logs were raised on a single weekend by our family and friends. Those who didn't think they could do something like that were amazed at what a team of hard workers can do. The rest of the work we did mostly ourselves. While we lived in Midland, only 4.5 hours away we used the cabin a lot. So now that we live outside of San Antonio, TX (9+ hrs) and our four daughters are married and we've got the draw of six grandkids we don't get up to our cabin near as much as we would like to even though we're retired. Rather than leave the cabin just sitting there growing old, we've enjoyed sharing it with the VRBO world. The care and respect that it's received has been amazing.

Why John Merritt chose Ruidoso

Though build 30 years ago, a few years ago we accepted that the harsh mountain environment had done its work on the logs and we were forced to paint them. So now we have the Red Log Cabin. We remodeled the inside using reclaimed longleaf yellow pine for the living area wood flooring and tiled the baths and mud room. We were able to reseal the logs interior so it looks as good as new. We only make it up to the Cabin 2-4 times a year. Rather than leave the cabin just sitting there growing old, we've enjoy sharing it with the VRBO world. The care and respect that our Red Cabin has received has been amazing.

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet, tree-covered neighborhood within walking distance of the downtown shopping. Only 30 minutes from skiing. Plenty of great golf courses nearby. Numbers US Forest Service access points. Plenty of good restaurants from which to choose. Horse racing and casinos nearby. Lots to do, summer or winter.


Ruidoso Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Open loft with tub bath
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews

Everything we expected

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful, cozy & clean cabin. Perfectly sized for our family. Location is an essence & we absolutely loved it. Thank you for the opportunity, we will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucy - We're so glad our cabin worked for you all. Hope to have you as our guests once again. Best wishes, John Merritt
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Round Rock, TX

Amazing and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The view on the balcony is amazingly serene and relaxing - the cabin is so nice and roomy!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful cabin with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Red Log Cabin. Very peaceful and serene. Easy access to town and to the road to Ski Apache. We enjoyed the deer that came by each day and the acorn woodpeckers in the trees surrounding the cabin.

The cabin has everything you need for a great stay. We would definitely stay there again.


  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, quiet, cozy, and just minutes from downtown.

  • 4 of 5

Property owner ensures you have all you need and answers all your questions promptly.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon

A lovely, quaint cabin! Very peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just as described! Very cute and homey! We had a really nice, quiet stay! We even saw some deer right outside the window! We also saw a beautiful herd of elk at the cemetery with soooo many baby elk, still with their spots! This is a beautiful location! Everything was perfect! Thanks for sharing you sweet cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away weekend!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin met our needs very well.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood
Farley's Food Fun & Pub
Casa Blanca Restaurant
Log Cabin Restaurant
Lawrence Brothers Iga
Links At Sierra Blanca
Thriftway Supermarket
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Links at Sierra Blanca, Cree Meadows Golf
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Apache


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.63%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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