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Retro in Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY* BIG DISC Walk n Town

45 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
This is a special place. Take advantage of our fall special or book your Winter or Summer vacation NOW to ensure you get the dates you want. We have special rates for the fall, spring and all midweek dates. Come on out while this special is in effect. All I ask is that you provide me with some constructive feedback so we can make this property even more wonderful than it already is. This is an authentic log cabin that has survived the years right in the heart of Mid-town Ruidoso! Don't choose this if you want to be alone in the middle of the woods. Choose this cabin if you want the ultimate in convenience to all the shops, bars and restaurants of Mid-town Ruidoso while being able to go out your back door and play in the river and enjoy the fascinating parade of wildlife going by. THE CA...This is a special place. Take advantage of our fall special or book your Winter or Summer vacation NOW to ensure you get the dates you want. We have special rates for the fall, spring and all midweek dates. Come on out while this special is in effect. All I ask is that you provide me with some constructive feedback so we can make this property even more wonderful than it already is. This is an authentic log cabin that has survived the years right in the heart of Mid-town Ruidoso! Don't choose this if you want to be alone in the middle of the woods. Choose this cabin if you want the ultimate in convenience to all the shops, bars and restaurants of Mid-town Ruidoso while being able to go out your back door and play in the river and enjoy the fascinating parade of wildlife going by. THE CABIN: I have tried to determine when this cabin was built, but have not yet been successful. When you drive up to this cabin, you can imagine how Ruidoso was in the '50s and '60s when it became known as “The Playground of the Southwest”. If these walls could talk, oh, the stories they could tell. Over the years this cabin has undergone numerous repairs and remodels and today it stands as a reminder of the past while also showing off as a gem of modern technology. The windows have been there for a while and most are stuck from all the coats of paint, but they are reflective of the period.When you enter the cabin the living room and the kitchen greet you with lovely colors and a décor that is reminiscent of the period during which the cabin was built. There are a few modern touches, like the flat screen TV and the electric fireplace. Maybe one day I will figure out how to integrate a dishwasher in the mix, but until then please enjoy the charm of the 1950s. The path from this area to the master bedroom is either through the kitchen or the bathroom. The floor plan is really simple. That's how they built 'em back then.The bedroom is comfy and warm. The knotty pine paneling provides a authentic log cabin feel. Just relax in the comfy king bed with the retro quilt and if the temperature is right, open the window and let the sound of the Rio Ruidoso lull you to sleep.Oh did somebody say AIR CONDITIONING? The main floor of the cabin has complete climate control provided by two window units. One in the master bedroom and one in the living room. They are capable of providing heat as well as air conditioning that will flat freeze you out of there if you want it to! Next we go back out the front door and to the BUNK HOUSE basement which is under the north end (furthest from the street) of the house. As you enter the basement door you find the bunkhouse. The two twin beds are really comfy and the décor is right off the ranch! This recently remodeled area of the house also contains the washer / dryer. Be careful of your head if you are a tall person. This is a unique and fantastic area which will create lasting memories of adventure and independence for your children. Please understand this is not a place for children that need to be in a bedroom next to yours. This area has its own “front door” and no bathroom. In my personal opinion I think this is a great space for ages 11 and up, but you should plan on the younger children being upstairs on the fold-out. THE PARKING: Oh this is the secret sauce. 95% of the time parking is not a problem. You can park in the public lot anytime night or day. It is just to the west of the cabin. I will put a parking pass in the form of a postcard in the cabin for you. With that you can park one vehicle in front of 221 Rio which is right next door (east side). You see most times in Ruidoso the public parking lot is not quite full, but during holidays and special events, parking is indeed at a premium, so it's really nice to have that private parking space. MID-TOWN: This is where the action is. Restaurants, bars, shops, it is all within a short walk of your front door. No DUI's while staying here. You can Rock and Roll at Quarters or Country and Western dance at WPS (Win Place or Show). You can close the place down and walk home. You have a choice of five of the best restaurants in Ruidoso within a two block walk. You have some of the most amazing clothes shops within two blocks. For wine and desert there is an amazing cupcake shop and a lovely selection of wine to taste and take home. THE BACKDOOR: Every coin has two sides and this is no exception. You have all the fun and excitement of Mid-town out your front door, and all the peace and quiet of nature out your back door. Yes, there is a little grey area in the middle, the rest of the tourists that are parking in the public lot can look at you in the yard relaxing – just remember that they are just jealous. We put a nice curtain on the hot tub to afford you some needed privacy! Back to Nature awaits you out the back door. We have a lovely porch with a great view of the river and plenty of comfy furniture to sit on.More
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About the Manager
Reed H.
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't write enough about this location and host. I messed up my booking, and Reed helped us out above and beyond what could have been expected. He communicated immediately whenever we needed. The space is adorable! And located <0.1 miles to all the shops...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Maryah T
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This cabin is located right in midtown so you can walk to shops, restaurants and bars. It feels secluded when you're on the awesome back deck listening to the river or when you're in the private hot tub. The inside is cute and has everything...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank alannaleighnm
Voyage798301, VR Owner at Retro in Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY* BIG DISC Walk n Town, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

That review really hits the important high points precisely. Thank you for taking the time to submit it. It really is super convenient, yet does not feel like you are in the middle of town when you sit on the porch and enjoy the pine...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

So happy we stayed here! Retro on The River offers all the modern conveniences in a quaint “step back in time” environment, complimented by the beautiful surroundings and GREAT location in the heart of the Village of Ruidoso. My Mom and I enjoyed every moment...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank tbro56
Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

My heart is so happy that you and your mother were able to have such a wonderful celebration of her 81st birthday at the cabin. I hope you really are able to feel like "my cabin is your cabin in Ruidoso" and that you are...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

We stayed at this place because of the so many excellent reviews, but I wonder a little now, if those reviews are real. We arrived at this place in the afternoon, after 4pm when we were supposed to check in, only to be met by...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank ron B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay. The location was fantastic. So many little shops just s a short walk away. Hot tub was great for relaxing at th end of the day

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Agustin G
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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BRAND NEW HOT TUB IS HERE! EXPANDED HOT TUB DECK! Please take advantage of our special. This is a new property that I have just purchased. Come on out while this introductory special is in effect. All I ask is that you provide me with some constructive feedback so we can make this property even more wonderful than it already is. If this one is booked, look at my other property on vrbo.com/609710. This is an authentic log cabin that has survived the years right in the heart of Mid-town Ruidoso! Don't choose this if you want to be alone in the middle of the woods. Choose this cabin if you want the ultimate in convenience to all the shops, bars and restaurants of Mid-town Ruidoso while being able to go out your back door and play in the river and enjoy the fascinating parade of wildlife go...
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