Bring a group of up to 20 to stay in this picturesque mountain retreat in the prestigious Eagle Creek area high above Ruidoso village. An orchard that dates back to the days of Billy the Kid once blanketed this property. Today, only one tree remains from that orchard and it’s sitting out on the grounds of Blue Bear Retreat.
Blue Bear Retreat is an eight-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom luxurious, air-conditioned vacation home that sleeps up to 20 when the sofa sleeper is pulled into service. From the moment you pull up to Blue Bear Retreat, you’ll instantly feel the magic. If you’re visiting during the colder months, four-wheel drive and chains for your tires are highly recommended. Once you arrive, there’s plenty of parking and even a three-car garage to keep your cars out of the elements.
Walk over the threshold and into a huge great room with high ceilings, towering stone fireplace, and lots of comfortable furniture where you can sit, play games, or watch a TV program on the flat-screen with cable. There’s also a DVD player in case you want to watch a movie. A large group will feel perfectly comfortable in this inviting gathering space and it’s just one of several places where you can bring people together at Blue Bear Retreat.
You’ll spend many an evening enjoying the mountain air out on your wraparound porch where you’ll find a dining table and various seating areas. It’s fun to sip a cocktail or enjoy dinner al fresco out on the covered section of the porch. There’s a gas grill on the porch for cooking steaks, fish, vegetables, or anything that whets your appetite.
The main floor of Blue Bear Retreat is also where you’ll find your beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, huge island, dual wall ovens, and even a wine refrigerator. Just make a quick trip down to Ruidoso to pick up groceries and you’ll be all set.
If you decide to dine indoors, you’ll find your large dining table with seating for six and another small table for additional diners in the large dining room. With the ceiling fan circulating the air and the beautiful forest view out the windows this will be a dining space where you’ll love to gather each day.
The main floor is also where you will find the master suite, which is something to behold. You’ll settle into a comfortable king-sized bed for the night, but before you do you’ll enjoy winding down in your private sitting room with fireplace, TV, and comfortable furniture. You may want to use this space to check in with friends using the free Wi-Fi that’s available throughout Blue Bear Retreat. The couch makes out into a sofa sleeper if needed. What a glorious, personal retreat this master suite will be.
Your master en suite is just as inviting with its soaking tub, shower, and large vanity. Getting ready each morning will be a pleasure in this bathroom.
Also on the main floor are two additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Large comfortable beds and plenty of space make it easy to fall asleep each night and handily store your clothes.
Downstairs at Blue Bear Retreat, a lovely second living room awaits you with another fireplace, plenty of seating, a Foosball table, and flat-screen TV. Your group will appreciate having two separate living rooms so there’s plenty of room for diverse pursuits. On the lower floor is also where you’ll find your full laundry room with washer, dryer, and folding area. No need to over pack. You can always toss in a load and then get back to enjoying your day.
Your lower level at Blue Bear Retreat is also where you will find five additional guest rooms and three more bathrooms to accommodate all your party. Each room is beautifully appointed and the bathrooms are well stocked with thirsty towels and washcloths for everyone.
With so much to enjoy in and around Blue Bear Retreat, you may not want to leave, but there are a lot of fun adventures to be had in nearby Ruidoso. Running right through the town is Rio Ruidoso, or Noisy River, hence the name of the town. While you’re at Blue Bear Retreat, you’ll want to visit the Noisy Water Winery, take a bike tour, try driving the go-carts at Pillow’s Funtrackers, and visit Ruidoso Downs. Be sure to visit the Lincoln National Forest and cast a fishing line into Grindstone Lake or Carrizo Creek. Maybe there will be Brown Trout from your day’s catch on the menu some evening.
You’ll also be near the Ski Apache resort that has ski trails suited to skiers of varying abilities along with a terrain park.
There’s plenty to enjoy during your stay at Blue Bear Retreat in the heart of the Land of Enchantment. From the breathtaking sunrises to the millions of stars you’ll watch come out each night, this is the dream location for your large group getaway. Book your stay at Blue Bear Retreat today.