Discover a selection of 41 vacation rentals in Rio Rancho, NM that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $56 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Rio Rancho. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Rio Rancho

The area's churches and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Rio Rancho. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and zoo. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Fascinating museums for all tastes

Most of the attractions near your Rio Rancho vacation rental are found down in Albuquerque, just a few minutes' drive away. If you miss the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, you can explore the event's permanent museum year-round. There's a selection of fascinating museums to explore. Science buffs should be sure to visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, which chronicles the development of the atomic bomb. Alternatively, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History sits just off Route 66 and showcases a large collection of art and cultural artifacts from New Mexico.


Explore by foot, pedal or horseback

There are few places as scenic as the surrounding desert and mountain terrain for hiking and mountain biking. Just minutes down the road, you can access some impressive hiking trails for all abilities. For a great introduction to this unique landscape, try the Paseo del Bosque Trail, a 15-mile route used by resident cyclists and walkers in the know. Alternatively, you can feel like you're in the Wild West when you saddle up your horse to gallop along the rocky desert paths. Tingley Beach hugs the Rio Grande River and provides ample free fishing spots in the park's ponds.

Natural features

1.6 million acres of dramatic wilderness

The Cibola National Forest rises dramatically out of the flat desert landscape and is home to an astonishing number of species. Just a short drive from your Rio Rancho vacation rental, you'll have 1.6 million acres of pristine mountain forest which tower up over 11,000 feet. When you hike along the forested trails, you'll likely spot herds of elk and mule deer. While it's not common, if you're lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a bobcat or black bear and, if you've brought your binoculars, point them into the sky to see circling raptors.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Rio Rancho

The nearest airport is in Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), located 13.3 mi (21.4 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Rio Rancho?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Rio Rancho:

  • "Luxury Mosaic Masterpiece: Santa Fe Hobbit House Centrally Located To Sf Plaza" is popular with guests. Around 50 miles from Rio Rancho, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including spa and beauty services and a TV.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Beautifully Restored Historic Home". Located around 50 miles from the heart of Rio Rancho, it has 2 bedrooms and features a hair dryer and a fridge.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Rio Rancho vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Rio Rancho?

Nothing tops a short break to dust away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and get comfy in one of these top weekend getaways in and near Rio Rancho:

  • Located 7 miles to the south of the center of Rio Rancho, "Sw Style/breathtaking Views And 8 Min. To Old Twn" is a good match for adventurous types and nature buffs. Make sure you visit nearby outdoor attractions, such as Paradise Hills Golf Club and Casa San Ysidro. Then, try some activities like ice skating or rock climbing.
  • "B - E - Y - O - N - D Charming" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 11 miles south of Rio Rancho, use it as a base to try some cycling or fishing. Tierra Del Sol Golf Club and Foothills Trails should also be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Rio Rancho?

Yes, you can. If you're looking for a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently located in the center of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Rio Rancho:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "Casa Azul. . . Truly The Only Home Right Off The Plaza In The Heart Of Old Town". Towels and off-street parking options are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another top choice is "Perfect Couples Vacation". Don't let its modest size fool you — this cozy apartment is packed with handy amenities like coffee and tea making facilities, mountain views and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rio Rancho?

Whether you need a cottage for you and a pal or a townhouse with room for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Rio Rancho. These properties make a comfortable base for a quick trip:

  • Close to the center of Rio Rancho, "So Close Perfect Southwest Casita 3 Blocks Plaza" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your cozy digs, get out and discover what's around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Downtown Luxury 'perfect For Couples' Weekly". This comfy, centrally located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Rio Rancho?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your relationship. Whisk your partner away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these popular escapes in or near Rio Rancho:

  • Put on some love songs and slow dance the nights away at "Midcentury Modern Across From Park". Around 9 miles from Rio Rancho, this property has everything you could want for a couple's weekend away, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • "Stunning Unm/nob Hill Charmer" is another retreat that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 11 miles from Rio Rancho and has a fireplace and a firepit.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Rio Rancho?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Rio Rancho and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • You'll have enough room to spread out at "Midcentury Modern Across From Park". Around 9 miles southeast of Rio Rancho, this generously sized property has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a fireplace and a chef.
  • Nothing takes priority over being together with loved ones, and "Lavishly Remodeled House With Spectacular Views" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 10 miles to the east of Rio Rancho, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A fireplace and mountain views are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Rio Rancho?

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Pump up your flamingo floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Rio Rancho that feature this vacation perk:

  • Treat your loved ones to a memorable stay at "North Valley Estate Guest House". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a living room and books.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or simply unwinding by the water at "Lavishly Remodeled House With Spectacular Views". This vacation rental is another favorite and comes with a kitchen island, a garden and more.

Curious what the weather is like in Rio Rancho? It has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Rio Rancho vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Rio Rancho?

You love your family, but that doesn't mean you should cram together like sardines during your vacation. Play it safe and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Rio Rancho where you can spread out and relax:

  • About 9 miles southeast of Rio Rancho, "Midcentury Modern Across From Park" can fit up to 20 people over 7 bedrooms. As well as tons of space to sprawl out, amenities include a swimming pool and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another terrific option is "Stunning Unm/nob Hill Charmer". It's around 11 miles to the south of Rio Rancho, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 guests. A barbecue grill and free toiletries are among the conveniences here.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Rio Rancho?

Nothing says "glamorous getaway" like having a pool inside your house. Pack your favorite swimsuit and splash around in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Rio Rancho:

  • Invite a few friends over for a paddle around at "Heavenly Mountain Views - Close To Plaza". This property has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are other things your group will love about this place.
  • Another excellent property is "Our Oasis In The Desert". With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests, you can invite your entire gang to swim, lounge and hang out. A kitchen and a firepit are other amenities on offer here.

Like to see more options? Find your ideal stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Rio Rancho vacation rental that's perfect for you.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Rio Rancho?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is a perfect solution for one or two travelers. Here's a taste of our range in or near Rio Rancho:

  • Check into "Gated Guest House Near Rio Grande" for a few nights. This one-bedroom property comes with a swimming pool and a nearby river and is not far from the downtown streets.
  • Or maybe "Charming Corrales Casita" matches your style better. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a kitchen, a nearby river and much more.