This Southern New Mexico mountain village is known primarily for its skiing, and the big draw is the Ski Apache resort, owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache tribe. But while you’re in Ruidoso you can also go mountain biking or horse riding, fish, play golf and maybe spot some wild horses, bears and elk. After spending the day enjoying the great outdoors, these comfortable vacation rentals in Ruidoso offer you a cozy place to kick off your boots and hang your hat for the night – and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.
The whole family, including your furry friends, will enjoy this spacious, pet-friendly Ruidoso vacation rental. The huge deck with hot tub and grille is a great place for gathering outdoors. When it’s time to come inside, you can relax by the fireplace on the overstuffed leather couches and chairs in the large living room. The cowhide rugs and pillows throughout add to the Southwestern vibe. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, there is plenty of room to spread out and have a trip to remember.
Love the outdoors – especially when there are 18 holes and manicured green lawns involved? With Cree Meadows Public Golf Course just a four-minute walk away, this two-bedroom condo by a creek is a great Ruidoso vacation rental for nature lovers of all kinds. The vibrant Southwestern decor – from bedspreads and cushions to wall hangings and rugs – gives a colorful and fun sense of place.
Want to hit the slopes with 18 of your closest friends and family? This seven-bedroom vacation home can accommodate the whole crew, plus Fido and Spot, as it’s pet-friendly, too. The vaulted beams and large wood-burning fireplace make the open living room/kitchen/dining room a comfy place to chat and hang out while breakfast is cooking on the dual-oven Viking range. Grab your morning coffee, step out onto the deck and take in the stunning mountain views. You can admire the mountains from the hot tub, too. With an abundance of space, views and Southwestern mountain decor, this is a top Ruidoso vacation rental for large groups.
You’ll feel like a mountaineer in this cabin in the woods. Knotty pine and wildlife-themed decor abound in this three-bedroom, pet-friendly mountain retreat. From the bear-print rug and pillows in the living room to the pine-cone print bedspreads in the bedroom, this homage to the great outdoors is cozy and cute, and the round hot tub on the covered deck is a great place to relax with a beer.
Gather the family around the gas-powered stone fireplace for a cozy evening at this homey hideaway. Kokopelli fertility decorations and old Western movie posters adorn the walls, while the Southwestern pottery and crafts adorning the various nooks add local flavor. The daybed in the airy sunroom off the deck is a lovely place to read a book or have a nap. Later, have a soak in the hot tub before retiring to one of the three bedrooms.
There’s an Italian vibe at Casa Bien. Ornate, deep-red velvet tasseled pillowcases on the living room couch and similarly upholstered chairs around the inlaid wooden dining table set the mood, while a painting of Venice and brocade bedding and satin drapes in the bedrooms continue the theme. The deck and hot tub overlook a wooded valley, so you can inhale the fresh mountain air.
With a flat, shady enclosed yard right off the back deck, this two-bedroom pet-friendly Ruidoso vacation rental is a perfect spot for Spot to run around. It’s located next to a sweet little river running through the woods, so you and your four-legged friends can explore the great outdoors without hopping into the car. There’s a grill and seating on the front covered deck, plus a hot tub and a table and chairs for four on the back deck.
The main bedroom in this four-bedroom rental has a private gas fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with soaking tub and double-sink vanity – and a whole wall made up of two glass doors that access a deck overlooking a river. The other guests will also enjoy luxury and comfort with two separate living rooms, each with a gas fireplace, a cozy reading nook and a seating area overlooking the stream outside.
The living room/kitchen/dining room of this riverside Ruidoso vacation rental is a spacious gathering spot with a vaulted ceiling. With three bedrooms, decks on two levels and a flat grassy yard, this is a great place to begin and end your outdoor adventures. A foosball table provides entertainment for kids of all ages while you enjoy a soak in the hot tub.
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