This is a lovely cabin set along a creek where the deer come in to feed and drink. We spotted a nice variety of birds. The cabin is tastefully decorated, has all the necessary cooking supplies, and plenty of nice linens. The floor plan is compact with a combination living, dining and kitchen, with one bedroom and small bath on the bottom floor, and a loft bedroom upstairs. There is a small deck off the loft that faces the cliff behind the house, very private.
Things to help you plan - Cable TV, fast WIFI, stacks of books and DVDs, full size fridge, microwave, no dishwasher, stack washer and dryer, lots of thoughtful small amenities. The dryer seemed to take about twice as long to dry, but the washer and dryer are a huge convenience. The large front window does not have blinds or curtains, providing a clear view into the cabin from the street, especially at night when interior lights are on. If you didn't bring a robe or cover-up, we found two robes in the closet.
An internet search using the term "remote cabin" brought up this cabin among the hits. The cabin is actually in a neighborhood along a canyon road that was surprisingly busy during the day, especially morning and evening work-drive times. However, there was not a lot of road noise. If you walk the road, be careful of, especially pickup trucks, driving fast and kicking up gravel. The house is set about 75 feet off the road, the closest house maybe 200 feet to one side, nothing close on the other side. The pine tress help the "mountain cabin-y" feel.
There is nice hiking further down the road. This is an area of private in-holdings surrounded by Forest Service lands. There are campgrounds and trails just off the highway at the entrance into this canyon. It is a short drive to the grocery store, gas stations, and restaurants. The Krogers was stocked as well as any big city grocery store with a surprisingly cosmopolitan variety.
This was a nice base for visiting sites along the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway. Among the many sites - Lincoln National Forest, Sierra Blanca mountains, Ruidoso River, Hubbard Museum of the American West, and Fort Stanton with its pre-civil war history through WWII, from Billy the Kid and Buffalo Soldiers and General "Blackjack" Pershing. And the historic town of Lincoln, site of the Lincoln County Wars and the famous escapades of Billy the Kid. It's also an easy drive to the Three Rivers National Petroglyph Site.
The owner was very accommodating on short notice, good communication. We really enjoyed their cabin and would definitely go back.
Great little cabin in a great location. Super clean and had everything my family needed. It was great to return to Ruidoso after many years.
We enjoyed our stay. The scenery was beautiful and refreshing. We loved the little stream in the front area. The cabin had everything we needed! Our kids enjoyed the wifi!
This place was clean and ready. Cozy little house that truly felt like a home the second we walked in. Had small amenities and essentials with plenty of in house entertainment. Every day we were there we saw multiple deer and had a beautiful stream right up front that gave great ambient sound while outside either up front or on the beautiful rear patio. I am ready to book a future vacation here. Me and my family feel relaxed and rejuvenated after our stay.
By far the most beautiful place ever being to. First time visiting Ruidoso, New Mexico and best choice we could have ever made. This cabin is absolutely impeccable. Cabin is super clean and as soon as you walk in, you feel welcome! Cabin has been well maintained and well loved, you can tell right away as you go in. By the way, my daughter loved the vanity set, its precious. This is a great family-friendly cabin. There's always something to do around. My kids ( 15 and 22) loved it. They always had something to do from going outside to see the deer that were always around to playing a variety of board games that are in the cabin to many movies that the owners provide. Location is amazing. This place is just a few minutes away from town and very close to the ski Apache and to Winter Wonderland. Also very close to convenient stores. A big great advantage is that this cabin is in the forest, but very close to everything. Only one concern is that we were not able to set the cabin's alarm, not that we need it it. Place is very peaceful and quiet and everyone we saw there seemed very friendly, but I would have felt a little bit more secure.