Vacation Rentals in Ruidoso

Start comparing over 967 rentals in Ruidoso and book at the best price!

Search millions of vacation rentals
+
Compare over 600 websites
=
Find your perfect vacation rental at the best price

Popular Accommodations in Ruidoso

Apartment for 2 people, with balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedroom
4.7
10 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$111per night
Log cabin for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom
4.7
4 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$243per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,281ft²
4.5
15 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$287per night
Log cabin for 11 people, with jacuzzi
11 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,422ft²
3.8
9 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$444per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with balcony/terrace
4.5
11 reviews
Alto, Ski Apache
from
$267per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony and jacuzzi
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
2 reviews
Ruidoso
from
$372per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,464ft²
4.8
20 reviews
Alto, Ski Apache
from
$295per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 495ft²
4.2
11 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$125per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi as well as balcony
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,582ft²
4.5
26 reviews
Alto, Ski Apache
from
$311per night
Log cabin for 4 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 797ft²
4.3
8 reviews
Ski Apache
from
$252per night
Log cabin for 8 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,238ft²
4.9
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$221per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,679ft²
5.0
2 reviews
Alto, Ski Apache
from
$262per night
Vacation house for 14 people, with garden
14 pers., 5 bedrooms, 3,800ft²
4.6
6 reviews
Ruidoso
from
$472per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with jacuzzi
4.7
47 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$196per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,195ft²
4.9
14 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$328per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
4.6
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$455per night
Log cabin for 2 people, with balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 592ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Ruidoso, Ski Apache
from
$159per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi
4.0
23 reviews
Ski Apache
from
$318per night
Show all

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 630
Pet allowed 174
Balcony/Terrace 570
TV 675
Air conditioning 550
Parking 615
Washing machine 538
Jacuzzi 315
Heating 634

Prices and availability

Prices

April
May
June
July
August
September
$357
Mar 28 - Apr 04
$321 per night
Apr 04 - Apr 11
$283 per night
Apr 11 - Apr 18
$281 per night
Apr 18 - Apr 25
$277 per night
Apr 25 - May 02
$248 per night
May 02 - May 09
$268 per night
May 09 - May 16
$312 per night
May 16 - May 23
$344 per night
May 23 - May 30
$357 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$323 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$289 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$309 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$344 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$339 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$320 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$299 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$294 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$320 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$356 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$327 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$295 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$331 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$301 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$261 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

April
May
June
July
August
September
81 %
Mar 28 - Apr 04
37 %
Apr 04 - Apr 11
42 %
Apr 11 - Apr 18
61 %
Apr 18 - Apr 25
73 %
Apr 25 - May 02
78 %
May 02 - May 09
81 %
May 09 - May 16
79 %
May 16 - May 23
56 %
May 23 - May 30
48 %
May 30 - Jun 06
75 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
73 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
71 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
71 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
69 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
66 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
66 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
65 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
68 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
71 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
73 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
73 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
74 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
74 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
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.

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!

  1. Vacation rentals
  2. USA
  3. New Mexico
  4. Ruidoso