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Popular Accommodations in Ruidoso

Log cabin for 6 people, with terrace, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.3
23 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$160
per night

Log cabin for 5 people, with terrace
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,615ft²
4.6
9 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$150
per night

Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi and terrace
10 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.8
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$231
per night

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Vacation Rentals in Ruidoso

Vacation house for 5 people, with jacuzzi and balcony
5 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
12 reviews
Ruidoso

from
$296
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,238ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$161
per night

Log cabin for 10 people, child-friendly
10 pers., 2 bedrooms, 840ft²
4.7
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$104
per night

Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.5
2 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$142
per night

Vacation house for 5 people
5 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.7
7 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$182
per night

Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
1 review
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$105
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation house for 6 people, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, Pets allowed
3.9
11 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$115
per night

Apartment for 12 people, with jacuzzi, with pets
12 pers., 6 bedrooms, 2,196ft², Pets allowed
4.8
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$277
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with terrace, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, Pets allowed
4.5
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

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$177
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Apartment for 14 people, with balcony and pool, child-friendly
14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,992ft²
4.5
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$365
per night

Vacation house for 5 people, with pool
5 pers., 4 bedrooms
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$369
per night

Vacation house for 5 people, with pool
5 pers., 5 bedrooms
4.3
2 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$375
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation house for 5 people
5 pers., 5 bedrooms
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$217
per night

Vacation house for 5 people
5 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.7
9 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache

from
$114
per night

Log cabin for 6 people, with terrace and jacuzzi
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.1
21 reviews
Ski Apache

from
$174
per night

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Highlights Ruidoso

  • Hiking at Ruidoso River
  • Lincoln National Forest
  • Aspenfest Festival
  • Skiing at Ski Apache Resort
  • Smokey Bear Museum
  • Friendly resorts at Grindstone Lake
  • Downs Race Track

Most popular in Ruidoso

Internet 552
Pet allowed 94
Balcony/Terrace 500
TV 559
Air conditioning 491
Parking 497
Washing machine 422
Jacuzzi 258
Heating 524

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
$498
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$417 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$391 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$375 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$391 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$428 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$381 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$385 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$392 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$375 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$418 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$350 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$328 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$384 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$498 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$458 per night
May 01 - May 08
$315 per night
May 08 - May 15
$285 per night
May 15 - May 22
$315 per night
May 22 - May 29
$308 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$334 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$447 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$445 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$439 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$425 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
80 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
23 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
47 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
55 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
56 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
55 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
66 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
72 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
72 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
67 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
75 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
77 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
79 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
77 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
78 %
Apr 24 - May 01
79 %
May 01 - May 08
80 %
May 08 - May 15
80 %
May 15 - May 22
80 %
May 22 - May 29
75 %
May 29 - Jun 05
75 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
77 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
77 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
77 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
75 %
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation Rentals in Ruidoso

Ski Resort Vacation Villas

Ruidoso features a beautiful Alpine habitat and is located in the heart of the Sierra Blanca mountain range, in New Mexico. This mountain resort town is home to a delightful winter ski resort, the Lincoln National Forest, with its trails and waterfalls and the popular Downs Race Track with summer horse racing events. Vacation rentals are plentiful in the forest, ski resorts, city center and mountains. Homes are fully-equipped and located in serene locations surrounded by numerous animal and bird species.

Peaceful Retreats and Holiday Villages

There are dozens of comfortable, fully equipped places to stay while on vacation in Ruidoso. You can rent a cottage, cabin or A-Frame house on the relaxing shores of Grindstone Lake, in the Fort Stanton area and cottages and cabins in the Ski Apache Resort and Ruidoso Downs. There are many private cottages to rent in the Forest Reserve or in town. Vacation rentals are often located in rustic, undisturbed areas with great mountain views, proximity to trails and a quiet, peaceful aspect.

Holiday in Ruidoso

Orientation

An Area Dominated by Alpine Mountain Forests

Ruidoso is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca mountain range. This Alpine mountain range is dominated by the Sierra Blanca Peak which can be seen from a distance from many regions but especially within the valley of the Tularosa Basin. The region is an alpine ecosystem towering more than 8,000 feet above the Tularosa Basin. Ruidoso is located at an elevation of 6,920 feet and is a mountainous region. Ruidoso's vegetation ranges from stark and upright or low growing semi-desert plants, large pinyon pine, juniper and spruce or fir trees also occur in the mountains. You will also find high-elevation forbs and grasses and forbs. Ruidoso rock types include limestone, andesite and the area is made up of moderate to steep slopes.

Activities

A Nature Lover's Paradise

Ruidos is home to an abundance of forest life and much wildlife can be found even in the center of town. More than 200 species of birds live in or migrate through the area. Elk, deer and wild horses are frequently seen in the area. Visitors can see bald eagles at Grindstone Lake and wild horse herds in Alto. The area is also home to bears and mountain lions. So there are many opportunities for nature photography.

The Ideal Hiking Destination

There are numerous hiking trails in the area, from easy walks and strolls to strenuous hikes for the experienced hiker. The Lincoln National Forest offers avid hikers a number of different hikes and it is a favorite area for locals and tourists to enjoy. Many visitors come to the area for the sole purposes of mountain hiking activities, spelunking, abseiling and canyoning.

Ruidoso was named for the Rio Ruidoso, or the "noisy river". The village was once called Dowling's Mill. The alpine scenery made the area popular as a resort town. Apache Indian tribes inhabited the area.

Top 5 things to do in Ruidoso

1. Visit Historic Lincoln and the Lincoln State Monument

Site of the Lincoln County War and the town where Billy the Kid shot his way out of the Lincoln County Courthouse, the town is a living museum, open to the public for tours. Here you will find Dr. Woods House, the Anderson-Freeman Visitors' Center and Tunstall Store. The first fort built in Lincoln, the El Torreon is still evident in the center of town.

2. Mescalero Apache Culture Center

Located to the southwest of Ruidoso is the Mescalero Apache Reservation. The Cultural Center displays traditional Apache clothing and basketry of the Chiricahua, White Mountain, and Mescalero Apache tribes. You will also find a great selection of artifacts and photographs.

3. Fox Cave

Fox Cave houses large dinosaur statues and various exhibits including those about Paul Bunyan. There are artifacts from the Titanic, gemstones, information and photographs detailing Native American history, jewelry, and displays about ancient and far-away cultures. At the gift shop visitors can buy memorabilia, precious stones, toys, gems and jewelry. Fox Cave is a favorite of kids who visit Ruidoso.

4. Smokey Bear Museum

Smokey Bear is the mascot for wildfire prevention. The real Smokey Bear was a black bear cub that was badly burned in a forest fire in 1950 in the Capitan Mountains near the town of Ruidoso. After the bear was healed, he was moved to a zoo where his story soon became famous and a symbol of the dangers of wildfires for nature and habitat loss. At the museum you can view firefighting exhibits, displays and photos about the bear and view Smokey's grave in a beautiful memorial garden behind the museum.

5. Visit the Hubbard Museum of the American West

It is not unusual to see herds of wild horses grazing or running in the mountain areas or even along roadways in Ruidoso. Why not learn more about them by spending a morning at this fascinating museum, once called the Museum of the Horse. Apart from horse-related content, the museum showcases carriages, saddles and wagons among other intriguing artifacts and implements from the old west.

Useful Information

Ruidoso Festivals

Each year several exciting festivals can be enjoyed in Ruidoso. Visitors can visit the Art Loop, AspenFest, Wind Rider Music Festival or Cowboy Symposium and the Festival of Lights. Whether you love food, art, music or just want to spend time being social in a picturesque setting, you will find something to satisfy the whole family.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Ruidoso

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Ruidoso?

Considering the average price of $290.30 per night, Ruidoso lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Ruidoso?

In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Ruidoso, it is necessary to plan ahead as 71% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Ruidoso?

We have grouped together the offers from 5 different partners in Ruidoso, so we can offer you around 1300 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing!

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