The Best Cabins to Rent in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Youll feel in tune with nature at one of these cozy cabins in Ruidoso
You'll feel in tune with nature at one of these cozy cabins in Ruidoso | Courtesy of Mama Bear's Den by Vtrips / Expedia
Michelle Juergen

Surrounded by forests, mountain ranges and the Mescalero Apache reservation, the mountain resort town of Ruidoso in New Mexico is the definition of “tucked away.” Though it’s most popular with snow bunnies for its slopes — Ski Apache is the southernmost ski resort in the US — the area has lots to love year-round, thanks to its halcyon locale. Make a stay even more snug at one of the best cabins in Ruidoso, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Innjoy, for snowy seclusion


Living area at Innjoy Ruidoso, with a sofa, three armchairs and a fireplace
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Rustic meets modern farmhouse at this two-bed, two-bath property, with wood-paneled walls, leather furnishings and a reclaimed-wood coffee table. Patterned throws in the bedrooms complement the Native American and Americana artwork hanging on the walls, and reflect the mountain town’s blend of cultures. Take in the treeline from the porch while planning your day of golf (three minutes away), gambling (20 minutes away) or grazing (most restaurants are just five minutes away).

2. Lincoln Log Cabin by Vtrips, for getaways with the girls


Wooden decking outside Lincoln Log Cabin by Vtrips, with a table, chairs, jacuzzi and grill
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Say “cabin with an outdoor hot tub and fireplace,” and we say, “what time should we be there?” With its sprawling deck – complete with gas grill – this three-bed, two-bath rental is great for a family vacation or a getaway with the girls. The large, open kitchen encourages connection during meal prep, while the plush leather sofas in the living room let you decompress afterwards.

3. Paradise on the River by Vtrips, for a weekend in wonderland


Several chairs on the wooden decking outside Paradise on the River by Vtrips
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The individually decorated bedrooms in this colorful four-bed, three-bath cabin by the Ruidoso river will make a stay feel a bit like falling through the looking glass. We suggest going full Mad Hatter and asking, “why is a raven like a writing desk?” from the sunny office nook with a gilded ceiling, or making like the White Rabbit and hopping over to nearby Pillow’s Funtrackers, a family-friendly amusement park with go-kart tracks, minigolf, bumper boats and more.

4. Sierra Lake Vista 5 Bedrooms, for a whinnying formula

Homestay, Cabin

Living area in Sierra Lake Vista 5 Bedrooms, with a sofa, four soft chairs, dining table, TV and fireplace
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The color scheme in this five-bed, three-bath cabin with tree-lined mountain panoramas feels inspired by a majestic roan horse, thanks to white walls and ash paneling that offset shades of coffee, hickory and vermilion. Indeed, horse artwork hangs above the fireplace, but you won’t want to spend all your time gazing into the flames when the outdoor deck with hot tub views awaits.

5. Mama Bear's Den by Vtrips, for a golf getaway and more


Living area in Mama Bears Den by Vtrips, with two sofas, a dining table and fireplace, plus mountain views
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Proud mama bears will find room for the whole family at this six-guest, two-bedroom cabin, a three-minute drive from Cree Meadows Public Golf Course. Colorful quilts and leather upholstery clad the traditional-style furniture, with plenty of seating for everyone to spread out. The biggest draw, however, is the forest view from the huge deck – but you won’t even need to go outside to see it, as the glass frontage lets nature in.

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