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Log cabin for 8 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,238ft²
4.9
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$231per night
Vacation house for 11 people, with garden
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,593ft²
4.3
20 reviews
Ruidoso
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$144per night
Apartment for 2 people, with balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedroom
4.3
13 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$116per night
Log cabin for 14 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
14 pers., 5 bedrooms
1.2
9 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$319per night
Log cabin for 13 people, with balcony/terrace
13 pers., 5 bedrooms
3.2
13 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$410per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with balcony/terrace
4.5
4 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$185per night
Apartment for 2 people, with garden
4.9
50 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$104per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with balcony/terrace
10 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
14 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$270per night
Log cabin for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
3.8
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$185per night
Log cabin for 8 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
4.3
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$311per night
Vacation house for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.2
3 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$187per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,496ft²
5.0
3 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$277per night
Apartment for 14 people, with balcony and pool as well as balcony/terrace
14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,992ft²
4.3
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$457per night
Log cabin for 2 people, with balcony/terrace
3.8
29 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$153per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,991ft²
5.0
1 review
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$226per night
Log cabin for 17 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as balcony/terrace
17 pers., 5 bedrooms, 3,165ft²
4.7
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$823per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.6
3 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$404per night
Apartment for 16 people, with balcony and pool as well as balcony/terrace
16 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3,122ft²
4.0
5 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
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$531per 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 596
Pet allowed 136
Balcony/Terrace 541
TV 621
Air conditioning 517
Parking 543
Washing machine 514
Jacuzzi 298
Heating 584

Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
$366
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$334 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$331 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$322 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$329 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$312 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$300 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$286 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$278 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$260 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$289 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$347 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$305 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$244 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$243 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$251 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$174 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$212 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$212 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$117 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$229 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$278 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$280 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$351 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$366 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
86 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
7 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
20 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
27 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
38 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
51 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
57 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
57 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
61 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
65 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
64 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
74 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
77 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
79 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
80 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
78 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
83 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
85 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
86 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
86 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
85 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
80 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
81 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
85 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
83 %
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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about 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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