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ruidoso cabins for rent
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Log Cabin in Ruidoso
Lodge Cabin Ruidoso
Vacation Cabin with Hot tub
back deck off Master Bedroom
Retro Stove
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Master Bedroom
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Back Deck off Master
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New Hot Tub being installed
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FiFi loves the cabin
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vacation cabin in Ruidoso
Hot Tub
authentic log cabin
Guests at dinner across the street
FiFi says 'this is the place!'
Midtown (next street over)
Aspenfest Parade on Sudderth
Aspenfest Parade on Sudderth
Aspenfest Parade on Sudderth
Aspenfest Parade on Sudderth
Bear Carving
Carved Bears
Christmas Parade
Wine Festival at IOMG
Jake says 'I like it here'
Deck down by river
The cabin is furnished with a racoon!
Deer in the river are visible from the porch
Deer in the river are visible from the porch
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ruidoso, New Mexico

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Lynda G
Lubbock, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed 16 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We were very comfortable. This cabin had the perfect location. Within walking distance everywhere. Very clean, awesome details throughout. Loved the hot tub! would love to go back in the summer.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Nov 2015
I'm so glad that you guys enjoyed your stay! We really love the place and are looking forward to enjoying is this winter for some great skiing. I'm glad you liked the location. It is really perfect for us. The older kids can walk around in town and enjoy some wonderful treats like an ice cream cone and the adults can stroll over to the wine tasting! I hope you come back soon. -Reed
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Christi M
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxation at it's BEST”
Reviewed 17 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

This property was an AMAZING find! After staying in three other rentals this year all throughout Ruidoso, this one is the top spot for location! Once you arrive, you will no longer need your vehicle. It is true that you are in walking distance of all this town has to offer: food, shopping, bars, etc. What more could you ask for? In addition to location, this place felt most home, not a cabin. The owner has put so much thought and love into this place you will not feel like a visitor, but rather that you belong there. I would have been perfectly content to stay indefinitely. The outdoor space is to die for, as well. My friend and I spent every morning and early evening on the patio right off the bedroom. Your view is beautiful pine trees, with the sound of the river in the background. Relaxation is the name of the game here and parking was not a problem at all. You will not be disappointed and will be a return customer, as I will be too, no doubt!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rich11154...
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Retro on the River - you'll love it”
Reviewed 7 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Our second trip to this fabulous Cabin was better than the first. The Cabin is kept in immaculate condition for its age and has everything you need for a great retreat. We pick the first weekend of October mainly for the cool weather and we were not disappointed. Even when it rains it is great in Ruidoso – especially if you are sitting on the upper deck at the Retro on the River. It does not get more relaxing or peaceful than that.
Our Small Dogs (Gumbo and Sassy) love the yard and spend hours exploring it looking for Deer. They did not find any but they remember last year and thought they would see them again.
I highly recommend the Retro on the River for any couple or small family. This comfy cabin within walking distance of funky shops and great restaurants can’t be beat. If you are looking to get away this is the place – even though it’s close to everything it quiet and peaceful. Can’t wait for next year.

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Liked best: The convenience while providing lots of relaxation
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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73Love2Tr...
Graham, Texas
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!”
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

3 nights just weren't enough. I can not get enough of this AMAZING property. The vintage style adds to the beauty and uniqueness of this little piece of paradise. I don't even know where to start.
That back porch. Oh my. It is the best I have seen anywhere in Mid-Town (when I say Mid-Town I mean right smack dab in the middle of everything you could need.) Walk where you want. Shops, bars, cafes, the c-stores and galleries. We walk to breakfast. We walk to dinner. The kitchen is fully stocked--just bring your groceries. We LOVE this cabin. You can hear the Rio Ruidoso rushing from the back porch and the bedroom at night. The cabin has all the modern amenities you could need. The views are amazing. I personally enjoy watching the hummingbirds and deer. I sit on the back porch the majority of the time. LOVE IT!! The nice benches at the river add to the peacefulness of this place. My husband drinks coffee down there and I just sit, relax and day dream. Don't 2nd guess yourself when booking this place. It is everything you could ask for and more!! The owner takes great pride in this property and it shows. Every time we go, there has been something updated. I noticed a band new hot-tub and the lower deck is getting bigger. There are a/c units (we didn't need them).
The neatest electric fireplace is a perfect touch. Everything is comfortable and well kept.
We will book again as soon as possible. The owner is great to work with.

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HAHenry
El Paso, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cool and Relaxing time away from home”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This year, we did not have much time for a vacation, but we still wanted to be able to get away for a few days. We stayed at Retro on the River and loved it. Our main goal was to just be able to relax and enjoy the cooler weather. This cabin has a wonderful porch right outside the master bedroom. This is where I spent most of my time. We did do a little shopping and at night enjoyed some of the restaurants in town. I will say that if you have difficulty walking down stairs, this would probably not be a good place for you.

The cabin is equipped with everything you need. There is a 12 cup coffee maker, stove, microwave, fridge, dishes and utensils. There are even a few spices in the cupboard. If you will be there for an extended time, there is even a washer and dryer located off the downstairs bedroom. There is a grill on the back porch. This is a great home away from home.

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Liked best: My favorite place was the back porch.
Liked least: Honestly, I did not find anything to dislike.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
Thanks for the lovely review. It really is a great place. It makes you feel like you really are back in time in a log cabin. There are some steps. From the street to the main door there are 5. From the main door to the hot tub / bunkhouse level there are about 12. If you go from there down to the Rio Ruidoso there are a bunch more. If you can't navigate stairs, I have a rental next door that has no stairs. It sleeps 3 and has all the advantages of this wonderful location.
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Holly C
Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Really loved the locaion of this cabin. It had everything we needed for the stay. We did not have to drive much could walk where we needed. They have a notebook of all thw locations to do stuff.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: how you have to get to down stairs bedroom
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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Jennifer...
New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
“Fantastic Place with a fantastic price”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We arrived to the Retro on the River on July 3rd with excitement! My husband, our three boys and I were all so thrilled with what we saw upon our arrival to the cabin. It was very true to the photos and description of the place. You will have everything you need to cook, sleep with great comfort, relax while watching tv, play games or sit outside on the deck in the peace and quite of nature. I thought it might be a little noisy outside since it is so close to town, but I was wrong. You can hear the lulls of the creek bed down below while resting on the elevated deck off the master bedroom. I love the special touch of the curtains around the hot tub for privacy. It gives you that feeling of being pampered while unwinding in the hot tub. Also, loved the free wifi and many choices of cable tv channels. The weather was perfect while we were there, but on the last night, it rained and we got to experience the sound of rain on the metal roof which made for us the perfect get away place. We will for sure be returning in the near future.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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