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Highlights Las Cruces

  • Downtown rentals
  • Spanish influences
  • Dunes and deserts
  • Family-friendly festivals and events
  • Historic adobe architecture

Best Vacation Rentals in Las Cruces

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Las Cruces, White Sands National Monument
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
5.0
(35 reviews)
This 2000 square foot vacation property is just a few minutes from the Sonoma Ranch club house and golf course and a pleasant walk to the excellent Sunset Grill for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails. This house was the Las Cruces featured property in the November issue of New Mexico Magazine. Enter through the front gate into a beautiful walled courtyard with patio, fountain, mountain views, table, chairs, and patio umbrella. The large open plan living area has floor to ceiling windows with views of the Organ Mountains, an entertainment center, comfortable leather furniture, ceiling fa...
from $154 / night
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Las Cruces, White Sands National Monument
Vacation Rental • 3294 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
4.8
(37 reviews)
Beautiful Southwestern style home with wooden corbels and vigas in the entrance and throughout the home. A stone waterfall greets you as you drive up to the cul du sac. Not your normal vacation rental. All high end unique furnishings throughout and many amenities for your vacation/corporate/retreat/research/wedding/Family Reunion enjoyment. Complete with a beautiful bar fully stocked with all size glasses, shakers, wine opener, and marble top and cutting boards. Not 1 but 2 special Cal King bedrooms with pillow top mattresses; master bedroom has 40 inch HDTV with cable TV. Master bath has s...
from $303 / night
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Las Cruces, White Sands National Monument
Vacation Rental • 8 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
4.9
(20 reviews)
Stay in this cozy 3 bedroom home where you can feel at home away from home. In January 2019, I updated my home with new kitchen appliances & granite countertops, new carpet, painted the interior, added a new flat screen tv to the Master Bedroom, new BBQ grill and added a fence for an enclosed backyard. This home features free wi-fi, cable, split bedroom plan, washer/dryer and access to 1 car garage with opener. It's conveniently located off the Sonoma Ranch exit North of Hwy 70 so it has easy access for anyone who needs temporary housing who is working at WSMR, NASA or Mountain View Hos...
from $107 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Las Cruces

$267for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
$211 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Las Cruces

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Vacation rentalsin Las Cruces

Experience Las Cruces hospitality with a vacation rentalHundreds of years ago, Spanish conquistadors arrived in Las Cruces bringing their language, faith, and traditions along. Today Las Cruces is a laidback New Mexico town defined by its adobe-style buildings and mélange of Latino, Native Indian, and American influences. Culture trippers and history buffs will enjoy the museums, art galleries, performing art venues, and year-round festivals. With sunshine and blue skies almost all year round anytime is a good time to visit. Rent a car and set about exploring New Mexico's diverse landscapes and surrounding towns with a Holidu vacation rental as your base.Comfy vacation properties for every taste and budget

Las Cruces has earned a reputation as one of the Southwest's most compelling destinations. Visitors can pick from a range of Holidu vacation rentals, some of which sport Craftsman or Tuscan-style architectural elements. Many offer amenities as high-speed internet, TV, and air-conditioning, and some even have pools to cool off in. Pet-friendly rentals with outdoor porches and gardens are perfect for large families and groups of friends. Concerning the location, rentals in Downtown Las Cruces will give you easy access to local restaurants, bars, and attractions such as the Railroad Museum and the Museum of Nature & Science. You could also book at the old town of Mesilla that oozes New Mexican desert charm. Finally, consider rentals near the White Sands dunes for an off-beat experience.

Vacations in Las Cruces

New Mexican art, culture, and history

Eat, drink and make merry!

A good starting point to Las Cruces' cultural riches is the beautifully laid out New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum which chronicles the state's 3000-year-old rich ranching and farming history. The milking demonstrations and livestock tours are thoroughly engaging. The Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art and Culture is worth checking out for its lithographs, engravings, and fine art pieces. Adjacent is the small but insightful Las Cruces Museum of Natural History where you'll learn about everything from the Chihuahuan Desert to solar systems, fossil beds, and pre-historic track ways. Live exhibits of snakes and turtles liven up the museum experience. America's most impressive collection of petrified forests waits at the Zuhl Museum. The minerals and fossils here are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

New Mexican drinks and delicacies

A Las Cruces fixture for 30 years now, Dick's Café's red enchiladas, taco plates, and cheeseburgers never disappoint. Go local at the neighborhood La Nueva Casita Café - their homemade guacamole, chips & salsa, and chicken fajitas are just delectable. What about drinks? High Desert Brewing Co. proposes 25 chilled lagers and ales, or apple or pear-based hard cider for something different. Caliche's Frozen Yogurt is no average joint - this quirky little parlor serves up frozen custards with fudge brownie, strawberry cheesecake, and even apple pies. Their gourmet sandwiches and hot dogs are equally enticing! Finally, take the wine-tasting tour at Rio Grande Vineyards and Winery. It lies in the heart of America's oldest wine-producing regions.

Travelers and activities

Festivals and events

The city boasts an assortment of events and festivals all year round. Expect world-class independent cinema, workshops, and celebrity appearances at the Las Cruces International Film Festival held in February or March. The 4th of July Electric Light Parade is quite distinctive- Las Cruces' streets come alive with floats decorated with electric lights. Scintillating firework displays follow. Mexican Independence Day in September is your chance to catch traditional folklorico dances and groove to mariachi music. Finally, try coinciding your trip with the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebrations in early November. Join candlelight processions where townsfolk pay homage to deceased ancestors or don a skeleton mask as revelers do. It's a very special atmosphere, comparable to a few!

Where the wild outdoors comes to life

Waste no time getting to the otherworldly White Sands National Monument - the world's largest rare gypsum dune area. The shimmering white sands have beguiled travelers for eons. Sledding down the dunes makes for a memorable experience. Next is the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument with its jagged rock formations, well-preserved old buildings, and frequent antelope sightings. On your way down, soak in views of the golden sun sinking into the fiery dunes. An hour's drive from Las Cruces is the spa town of Truth or Consequences known for its natural hot springs that are said to have healing properties.

While no one knows the exact origins of the city's name, historians conclude that Las Cruces derives its name from the Spanish translation of "The Crosses."

Top 5 travel tips for Las Cruces

1. A day trip to Old Mesilla

The quaint Old Town of Mesilla remains as it were 100 years ago thanks to its well-preserved New Mexico-style buildings. The plaza is a wonderful spot for people-watching. Bargain for unique bric-a-brac with the convivial vendors, and dine at the town's many family-owned eateries before heading back to Las Cruces.

2. Watch a play at the Rio Grande Theater

Built in 1926, this historic theater in downtown Las Cruces has been wonderfully restored whilst still retaining its nostalgic air. Air-condition and state-of-the-art acoustics make any theatrical production or concert a pleasure to watch.

3. Make new friends at the Farmers Market

Las Cruces has a bi-weekly market that takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the North Downtown Hall. Local vendors bring along homemade specialty foods, Native American handicrafts, and the ubiquitous long strings of red chilies (ristras) that you'll notice hanging on most archways and doors. Street performances and live concerts add to the electric atmosphere.

4. Contemplate at Basilica San Albino Catholic Church,

This 19th-century basilica in Mesilla's old town square merits a visit for its Holy Statues, beautiful altar, and stained glass windows. The architectural details are intriguing and the light is just beautiful. The sense of community and history is palpable as a sense of nostalgia descends on visitors.

5. Fabian Garcia Botanical Gardens

The lush gardens provide a much-needed escape from New Mexico's heat. While the garden is small, the plants are clearly labeled, and visitors can enjoy a moment of tranquility at the benches. Make sure to get a picture of yourself against the backdrop of the pretty gazebo.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Las Cruces

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Las Cruces cost?

Based on last year, Las Cruces had an average price of $234 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Las Cruces?

If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your vacation to Las Cruces, travel in June ($177 per night on average), August ($193), or July ($193), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Las Cruces go up the most?

Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of January ($416), February ($305), and April ($300).

Is Las Cruces a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It's worthwhile if you can book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Las Cruces, as only 20% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

Last year, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in Las Cruces were August, July and September, with average availabilities of 52%, 32%, and 30%, respectively.

Are there many vacation rentals in Las Cruces?

We have collected the offers from 2 different providers in Las Cruces, so we can provide you with around 120 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing your favorite!

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