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Log cabin for 10 people
10 pers., 2 bedrooms, 840ft²
4.7
29 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$132per night
Vacation house for 11 people, with garden
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,593ft²
4.6
20 reviews
Ruidoso
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$142per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,690ft²
4.7
20 reviews
Ruidoso
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$265per night
Log cabin for 13 people, with balcony/terrace
13 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,615ft²
4.6
7 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$225per night
Log cabin for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.7
11 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$194per night
Log cabin for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.5
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$241per night
Apartment for 13 people, with balcony/terrace and balcony as well as pool
13 pers., 5 bedrooms, 3,089ft²
4.6
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$445per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,894ft²
4.6
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$215per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 592ft²
4.6
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$138per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden and jacuzzi
4.8
41 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$178per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
10 pers., 4 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$302per night
Apartment for 2 people, with garden
4.9
41 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$102per night
Log cabin for 12 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as balcony/terrace
12 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.4
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$345per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony/terrace
10 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
11 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$266per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi
4.5
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$137per night
Log cabin for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.1
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$182per night
Log cabin for 6 people
4.6
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$255per night
Apartment for 18 people
18 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3,391ft²
4.9
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$578per night
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Highlights in 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 539
Pet allowed 173
Balcony/Terrace 465
TV 602
Air conditioning 477
Parking 537
Washing machine 468
Jacuzzi 278
Heating 533

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
$359
Jan 11 - Jan 18
$297 per night
Jan 18 - Jan 25
$305 per night
Jan 25 - Feb 01
$329 per night
Feb 01 - Feb 08
$359 per night
Feb 08 - Feb 15
$354 per night
Feb 15 - Feb 22
$342 per night
Feb 22 - Feb 29
$293 per night
Feb 29 - Mar 07
$234 per night
Mar 07 - Mar 14
$253 per night
Mar 14 - Mar 21
$278 per night
Mar 21 - Mar 28
$334 per night
Mar 28 - Apr 04
$354 per night
Apr 04 - Apr 11
$333 per night
Apr 11 - Apr 18
$301 per night
Apr 18 - Apr 25
$299 per night
Apr 25 - May 02
$264 per night
May 02 - May 09
$203 per night
May 09 - May 16
$241 per night
May 16 - May 23
$333 per night
May 23 - May 30
$344 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$260 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$225 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$247 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$276 per night
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Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
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Jan 11 - Jan 18
50 %
Jan 18 - Jan 25
55 %
Jan 25 - Feb 01
69 %
Feb 01 - Feb 08
66 %
Feb 08 - Feb 15
71 %
Feb 15 - Feb 22
70 %
Feb 22 - Feb 29
82 %
Feb 29 - Mar 07
82 %
Mar 07 - Mar 14
74 %
Mar 14 - Mar 21
78 %
Mar 21 - Mar 28
85 %
Mar 28 - Apr 04
87 %
Apr 04 - Apr 11
86 %
Apr 11 - Apr 18
86 %
Apr 18 - Apr 25
86 %
Apr 25 - May 02
87 %
May 02 - May 09
87 %
May 09 - May 16
87 %
May 16 - May 23
82 %
May 23 - May 30
80 %
May 30 - Jun 06
84 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
85 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
84 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
84 %
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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.

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