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Fri, 11/12 - Sun, 11/14
$640-20%

2 nights
$512

Vacation rental for 4 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as terrace, child-friendly
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.4mi to city center
4.8
(57 reviews)

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$188
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Vacation rental for 7 people, with jacuzzi and balcony, child-friendly
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,442ft², 3.4mi to city center
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5.0
(20 reviews)

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$161
per night

Log cabin for 4 people, with jacuzzi
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,249ft², 0.8mi to city center
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4.5
(20 reviews)

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$298
per night

Log cabin for 13 people, with jacuzzi
13 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,228ft², 0.6mi to city center
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4.3
(7 reviews)

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$160
per night

Log cabin for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 398ft², 2.8mi to city center
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4.9
(8 reviews)

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$208
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with balcony and jacuzzi
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,313ft², 0.9mi to city center
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5.0
(2 reviews)

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$268
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden and jacuzzi
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 650yd to city center
4.2
(20 reviews)

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$87
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with jacuzzi and balcony
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 635ft², 0.6mi to city center
FREE cancellation
5.0
(3 reviews)

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$146
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 650yd to city center
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4.4
(18 reviews)

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$107
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with balcony
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 495ft², 2.5mi to city center
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals
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$140
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with jacuzzi and garden, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3mi to city center
4.3
(2 reviews)

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$181
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with jacuzzi and garden, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.9mi to city center
5.0
(2 reviews)

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$211
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with jacuzzi, with pets
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.1mi to city center
FREE cancellation
1.3
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$168
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 807ft², 0.6mi to city center

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$358
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony and jacuzzi as well as pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.2mi to city center

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$156
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony and pool as well as view
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.1mi to city center
4.4
(8 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$167
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with jacuzzi
6 pers., 2.4mi to city center

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$202
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 786ft², 200yd to city center
5.0

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$129
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Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and view
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3mi to city center
4.8
(16 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning
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$76
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 614ft², 2.3mi to city center
FREE cancellation
4.9
(8 reviews)

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$113
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.2mi to city center
4.7
(2 reviews)

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$127
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Log cabin for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 797ft², 2.1mi to city center
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2.6
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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 426
Balcony/Terrace 243
TV 443
Air conditioning 330
Parking 392
Washing machine 340

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Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
January
$560
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$385 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$387 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$419 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$428 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$408 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$393 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$380 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$337 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$377 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$413 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$405 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$341 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$243 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$259 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$291 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$329 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$357 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$455 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$521 per night
Dec 04 - Dec 11
$478 per night
Dec 11 - Dec 18
$525 per night
Dec 18 - Dec 25
$560 per night
Dec 25 - Jan 01
$542 per night
Jan 01 - Jan 08
$469 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
January
85 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
11 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
4 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
4 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
20 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
4 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
3 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
47 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
61 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
64 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
67 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
66 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
72 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
75 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
79 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
81 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
85 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
83 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
72 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
78 %
Dec 04 - Dec 11
85 %
Dec 11 - Dec 18
81 %
Dec 18 - Dec 25
64 %
Dec 25 - Jan 01
59 %
Jan 01 - Jan 08
66 %
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 book a vacation rental in Ruidoso?

The COVID-19 pandemic strongly impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $362.67 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Ruidoso?

]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Ruidoso are October ($291.75 the average per night for accommodation), April ($328.97), and May ($350.97).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Ruidoso?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Ruidoso, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, February and December, with average prices per night of $395.63, $388.6, and $388.6, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Ruidoso?

It's worthwhile if you can book your stay well in advance when visiting Ruidoso, as only 33% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

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

The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Ruidoso are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 49.6% of the total in 2020), December (45.5%), and January (41%).

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is July (only 17.75% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by August (25.6%), and February (26.2%).

How many rentals does Holidu have in Ruidoso?

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