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Lovely Home right on the River, Great for Large Parties, WIFI, W/D, Grill/Smoker

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 16) No Garage Access.

Fish right off the 80' back porch if you have a good casting arm. Surrounded by quaking aspens and conifers, this spacious, custom-decorated luxury home sleeps 16 in individually themed rooms. This home is Pet Friendly. The upstairs features an open loft for kids or singles in 4 twin beds (one is a trundle) with decor that showcases mother bears and cute cubs. The large wolf room, also upstairs, sleeps 2 in a new king bed. The third upstairs bedroom, located over the garage, sleeps 4--two in a new king bed and 2 in a new queen sleeper. This huge room, with its own special amenities, includes a sitting area, a moveable privacy screen, 2 large closets and a gas log fireplace. Decor focuses on bears and other wildlife. All 3 upstairs bedrooms overlook the river directly below.

A 4th bedroom downstairs sleeps 4 in a new king plus new queen sleeper. Decor features a Pendleton Indian blanket spread, outdoor scenes and a collection of crosses over the headboard. All three bedrooms provide new flat screen TVs with DirecTV. The loft also has a TV suitable for hooking up game consoles.

Downstairs you will also find a well-stocked kitchen (including spices), a dining area, a large family room with Indian decor surrounding the wood-burning fireplace, a new queen sleeper sofa, a recliner, TV, stereo system, vaulted ceiling and large bookshelf full of books and cute knickknacks. A front sun porch with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect place to watch the birds and other wildlife.

The banquet-sized back porch not only hosts a large charcoal grill but also two long picnic tables, a round glass topped table, a swing, bird feeders (bring our own birdseed!), and an extra long wood rack. A small yard off the elevated porch gives you access to the river which has just been cleaned up and stabilized thanks to a grant from the state and the city. Other special amenities for you to enjoy include a jacuzzi tub with a new rainshower head, a full sized laundry room with washer, dryer, and storage shelves (detergent provided), a keurig coffee machine (bring your own K-cups!), and a vacant lot next door where kids can use up their excess energy. Open the windows to enjoy the fresh clean mountain air and the sounds of the river as you drift off to sleep on luxury linens.

If BBR is rented during your preferred vacation time or you need to sleep more people, check out the other homes by the same owner: The Villa or Running Bear River Lodge. All three are places where guests feel pampered and enjoy special amenities that other properties simply don't have!

Our Premier Partner Discount card allows you to receive 10% off Essential 02 Bar,

Breakfast at Shotgun Willies, Far Flung Adventures, Red River Horse Stables

also enjoy a 10% off purchases and rentals at All Seasons Sports... simply to say "thank you for staying with us!"

** We participate in the Kids Ski Free/Stay Free Blackout Days (promotion not available)**

Rural Mountain Conditions Exist. Winter vehicles with 4-Wheel Drive or Chains are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED during the winter months.

We love that we can offer comforts of home, however please note that Rural Mountain Conditions Exist. We cannot guarantee proper working order for internet (if applicable) and/or satellite/cable TV in any of our homes due to interruptions by the service provider. If services fail and we are notified, Red River Real Estate makes every attempt to resolve the said issues as quickly as possible.

This Property Offered by Red River Real Estate, Red River, New Mexico

Please see notes for suggestions on what to bring on your Red River Vacation to make your stay more comfortable!

More Details

Property Manager
Red River Real Estate
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Red River Real Estate

I love to travel and see the world, but when it gets really hot in Texas, it is time to go to the mountains. Although I have visited all 7 continents, there is something about Red River that has captured my imagination. Perhaps it is the friendly town. Perhaps the cool mountain air and stunning views. Perhaps it is my encounters with wildlife: deer, elk, bear, wild turkey, squirrels, birds, you name it. Perhaps it is finding out that my great great grandfather visited here during the mining heyday and invested in the community. Perhaps it is the wealth of history and the charm of an old mining town that has reinvented itself. Now that I'm retired, I like to bring my 3 dogs for a month in the summer where we hike together and explore together in my 4WD. I find the peaceful atmosphere conducive to writing the book I'm working on. I hope you will enjoy my townhouses as much as I've enjoyed decorating them and sharing them with other travelers.

Red River Real Estate purchased this house in 2013

Why Red River Real Estate chose Red River

A friend invited me to visit her townhouse when I was going through a tough period in my life. I fell in love with the friendly town, the wildlife, the mountains and cool summer weather. Since it is only 10 hours from my home, I decided it was time to buy a place and explore further. Every time I come, I find something new to see or do. I recently found out about my great great grandfather's experience here by buying an old newspaper in one of the gift shops. I suppose I have a genetic connection to this place!

What makes this house unique

Words cannot adequately describe the feeling of sitting on the balcony with a cup of hot chocolate, watching the sun turn the mountains from gray to pink to glowing red. For the early riser, one might see bears wandering through the nearby creek on their way to the river or deer munching on the bushes. On the other hand, if you are a nightlife person, the two local bars provide great live music and are a short two blocks away.


Red River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi tub, new rainshower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Seat built into shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1- Wolf Room - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs, queen size sleeper sofa
    Open Loft - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs, 4th twin is a trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs, queen size sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Lovely Home right on the River, Great for Large Parties, WIFI, W/D, Grill/Smoker
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

A nicely laid out, spacious home with separate spaces as well as communal areas.

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed the stay at Birds and Bears. The separation of space for sleeping and the large accommodating, fireplace and open living spaces were great for my family of 12. The location was a short ride to town or a 10 minute walk. There are a few maintenance issues with the upstairs bathroom shower faucet causing water temperature challenges and is in need of replacing, not enough supplies on hand such as trash bags and toilet paper was frustrating, the heating grate in the hallway was hot to the touch and made for challenges for our small grandchildren, but overall the house was great and I will reserve again for our next family ski trip! Additionally, I may plan a warm weather vacation to Red River as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135.78 + Tax
Non-Integration Fee $25
Tax Rate 13.75%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Red River Real Estate reserves the right to refuse service to any person or party. Must be 21 years or older to book property and must be able to show proof of age anytime during stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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