Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Ruidoso 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 $109 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Ruidoso. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Natural beauty at Ruidoso vacation home rentals

There's plenty of charm on display in Ruidoso, a cozy village tucked away in New Mexico's Sierra Blanca mountain range. Surrounded by hillsides, forests, and lakes, your Ruidoso vacation rental never puts you far from an adventure in the great outdoors. Winter sports are particularly popular in the region as skiers and snowboarders descend upon the snow-covered small town. If you're looking for some rest and relaxation, Ruidoso also provides the perfect opportunity to simply stop, slow down, and enjoy the scenery while you breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Things to do

Attractions near Ruidoso vacation rentals

Book a Ruidoso vacation rental during the summer and let it ride at Ruidoso Downs Race Track as thoroughbreds try to gallop to victory. Still looking to win the big jackpot? The nearby Inn of the Mountain Gods is a massive casino resort which also features numerous restaurants, bars, and live music venues. If you prefer to drink in a more laidback spot, Noisy Water Winery offers an elegant setting for wine tasting sessions. For those with kids in tow, Pillow's Funtrackers is a family-friendly amusement park with go-kart tracks, a miniature golf course, bumper boats, and arcade games.


Activities near Ruidoso vacation homes

Ruidoso is a giant outdoor playground for travelers of all ages. In the winter, the Ski Apache resort is a hot spot for tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. If you're looking for a bit of romance, enjoy a sleigh ride across the winter wonderland. Once the snow melts, take advantage of the surrounding golf courses, horseback riding trails, and ziplining courses. Lincoln National Forest calls for you to use its hiking and mountain biking trails, many of which travel past cascading waterfalls, while the calm waters of secluded Grindstone Lake invite you to indulge in an afternoon of fishing, canoeing, and swimming.


Climate for your stay in Ruidoso vacation homes

Get ready for a winter wonderland as heavy snowfall covers the village, particularly from December through February, the region's snowiest months. Daytime highs in the winter typically hover around the high 40s, but bundle up in the evening when temperatures dip far below freezing. Spring and fall feature very similar and mild conditions in the 50s and 60s. If you're booking a Ruidoso vacation rental during the summer, make sure you pack an umbrella, especially in July and August when the town gets a good soaking. Summer also brings sunshine and 80-degree temperatures.

Natural features

Experience the peaks and valleys of life… and Ruidoso

Soak up the natural beauty of Ruidoso's pristine scenery, as rolling mountains covered in pine forests and narrow rock canyons give way to sprawling valleys. If you want to wander through wilderness, make your way into the hillside Lincoln National Forest, where you'll stumble across a host of glistening creeks, rivers, and ponds. Many of the region's alpine lakes feature sandy beaches where you can enjoy a moment of quiet solitude. Keep in mind, you might also experience a close encounter with nature, as elk, deer, bears, and wild horses roam across the forests and open valley floors.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ruidoso

Fly into Ruidoso, NM (RUI-Sierra Blanca Regional), the closest airport, located 12.3 mi (19.7 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Ruidoso vacation homes

Families with children will be spoiled for choice for how to spend time in Ruidoso. Vacation homes can be found near places like Wingfield Park, a park with a large open area for events, kids’ play equipment, and walking paths, and Flying J Ranch, a rustic event space with a wagon-style dinner and an old-fashioned western show. Kids will also like Mescalero Lake, a large recreational lake with nature trails and watersports.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Ruidoso

Ruidoso offers scenic locations that are perfect for a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Grindstone Lake, a secluded mountain lake with hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming, and Ruidoso Winter Park, a winter park with snow activities and heated igloo tents. You'll also like Two Rivers Ruidoso River Park, a sprawling parkland with paved trails and grassy spaces by the Ruidoso River.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ruidoso?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 918 vacation rentals around Ruidoso. From 496 cabin rentals to 720 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.