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About the Property
  • 6 : Sleeps
  • 2 : Bedrooms
  • 1 : Bathrooms
  • 2-5 : nights Minimum stay
  • Cabin
  • 140 : Avg. Nightly
  • 900 sq. ft.

Brand new hot tub is here along with an expanded deck area for you to enjoy it! Please take advantage of our special. This is a new property that I have just purchased. Come on out while this introductory special is in effect. All I ask is that you provide me with some constructive feedback so we can make this property even more wonderful than it already is. If this one is booked, look at my other property on vrbo 609710.

This is an authentic log cabin that has survived the years right in the heart of Mid-town Ruidoso! Don't choose this if you want to be alone in the middle of the woods. Choose this cabin if you want the ultimate in convenience to all the shops, bars and restaurants of Mid-town Ruidoso while being able to go out your back door and play in the river and enjoy the fascinating parade of wildlife going by.

THE CABIN: I have tried to determine when this cabin was built, but have not yet been successful. When you drive up to this cabin, you can imagine how Ruidoso was in the ‘50s and ‘60s when it became known as “The Playground of the Southwest”. If these walls could talk, oh, the stories they could tell. Over the years this cabin has undergone numerous repairs and remodels and today it stands as a reminder of the past while also showing off as a gem of modern technology. The windows have been there for a while and most are stuck from all the coats of paint, but they are reflective of the period.

When you enter the cabin the living room and the kitchen greet you with lovely colors and a décor that is reminiscent of the period during which the cabin was built. There are a few modern touches, like the flat screen TV and the electric fireplace. Maybe one day I will figure out how to integrate a dishwasher in the mix, but until then please enjoy the charm of the 1950s.

The path from this area to the master bedroom is either through the kitchen or the bathroom. The floor plan is really simple. That’s how they built ‘em back then.

The bedroom is comfy and warm. The knotty pine paneling provides a authentic log cabin feel. Just relax in the comfy king bed with the retro quilt and if the temperature is right, open the window and let the sound of the Rio Ruidoso lull you to sleep.

Oh did somebody say AIR CONDITIONING? The main floor of the cabin has complete climate control provided by two window units. One in the master bedroom and one in the living room. They are capable of providing heat as well as air conditioning that will flat freeze you out of there if you want it to!

Next we go back out the front door and to the BUNK HOUSE basement which is under the north end (furthest from the street) of the house. As you enter the basement door you find the bunkhouse. The two twin beds are really comfy and the décor is right off the ranch! This recently remodeled area of the house also contains the washer / dryer. Be careful of your head if you are a tall person. This is a unique and fantastic area which will create lasting memories of adventure and independence for your children. Please understand this is not a place for children that need to be in a bedroom next to yours. This area has its own “front door” and no bathroom. In my personal opinion I think this is a great space for ages 11 and up, but you should plan on the younger children being upstairs on the fold-out.

THE PARKING: Oh this is the secret sauce. 95% of the time parking is not a problem. You can park in the public lot anytime night or day. It is just to the west of the cabin. I will put a parking pass in the form of a postcard in the cabin for you. With that you can park one vehicle in front of 221 Rio which is right next door (east side). You see most times in Ruidoso the public parking lot is not quite full, but during holidays and special events, parking is indeed at a premium, so it’s really nice to have that private parking space.

MID-TOWN: This is where the action is. Restaurants, bars, shops, it is all within a short walk of your front door. No DUI’s while staying here. You can Rock and Roll at Quarters or Country and Western dance at WPS (Win Place or Show). You can close the place down and walk home. If late night is not your thing, you have a choice of five of the best restaurants in Ruidoso within a two block walk. If you don’t like to go to restaurants, you have some of the most amazing clothes shops within two blocks. If you don’t like any of the above, then there’s always wine and desert! Yes within one block there is an amazing cupcake shop and a lovely selection of wine to taste and take home. I can go into more detail later!

THE BACKDOOR: Every coin has two sides and this is no exception. You have all the fun and excitement of Mid-town out your front door, and all the peace and quiet of nature out your back door. Yes, there is a little grey area in the middle, the rest of the tourists that are parking in the public lot can look at you in the yard relaxing – just remember that they are just jealous. We put a nice curtain on the hot tub to afford you some needed privacy! Back to Nature awaits you out the back door. We have a lovely porch with a great view of the river and plenty of comfy furniture to sit on and relax while enjoying the wonderful climate. There is also a gas grill there for your outdoor cooking pleasure. There are some wonderful new steps leading down to a new porch that is just feet from the river. I am trying to get some trout to come hang out there. We’ll see how that goes in future years. We have a great fenced yard for the kids and the dogs to run around in and play and there is a brand new hot tub to soak the soreness out of those muscles after a hard day of hiking, skiing, riding, or shopping.

We certainly hope that you will choose our little RETRO ON THE RIVER when you plan your vacation to Ruidoso. We have done what we can to make it a wonderful experience for you.

Thanks again. We hope to see you soon.

PROPERTY TYPE
  • Cabin
MEALS
  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Floor Area
  • 732 Sq. Ft.
House Rules
  • Max. Occupancy: 6
  • Pets Considered
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
LOCATION TYPE
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
THEME
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
GENERAL
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
KITCHEN
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
DINING
  • Dining Area
  • Seating For 4 People
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Combination Tub/shower
  • Nice Retro Bathroom With All The Modern Conveniences!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 King , Nice Master That Adjoins The Bathroom
  • Bunk Room - 2 Twin/ Single , Really Fun And Private For The 'big Kids'!
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
OUTSIDE
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
SUITABILITY
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
POOL / SPA
  • Hot Tub
ATTRACTIONS
  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
LEISURE ACTIVITIES
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking
  • Sledding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Miniature Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Wildlife Viewing
LOCAL SERVICES & BUSINESSES
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services
SPORTS & ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Golf
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
Rates
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly *
Memorial Day May 24 , 2019 - May 26 , 20193 nights minimum stay $295.00 - - -
Early Summer May 27 , 2019 - Jul 03 , 20192 nights minimum stay $179.00 $229.00 $1,350.00 -
July 4th Jul 04 , 2019 - Jul 06 , 20193 nights minimum stay $299.00 - - -
Late Summer Jul 07 , 2019 - Aug 29 , 20192 nights minimum stay $179.00 $229.00 $1,350.00 -
Labor Day Aug 30 , 2019 - Sep 01 , 20193 nights minimum stay $295.00 - - -
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally Sep 12 , 2019 - Sep 15 , 20192 nights minimum stay $185.00 - - -
Cowboy Symposium Oct 10 , 2019 - Oct 13 , 20192 nights minimum stay $225.00 - - -
Thanksgiving Nov 22 , 2019 - Nov 30 , 20194 nights minimum stay $275.00 - $1,784.00 -
Early Ski Season Special Dec 01 , 2019 - Dec 19 , 20192 nights minimum stay $149.00 $159.00 - -
Christmas / NY Dec 20 , 2019 - Jan 04 , 20205 nights minimum stay $325.00 - - -
Early Jan Jan 05 , 2020 - Jan 16 , 20202 nights minimum stay $149.00 $249.00 $895.00 -
MLK Jan 17 , 2020 - Jan 19 , 20203 nights minimum stay $249.00 - - -
Late Jan Jan 20 , 2020 - Feb 13 , 20202 nights minimum stay $149.00 $249.00 - -
Presidents Day Feb 14 , 2020 - Feb 16 , 20203 nights minimum stay $259.00 - - -
Late Ski Season Feb 17 , 2020 - Mar 05 , 20202 nights minimum stay $149.00 $249.00 - $2,685.00
Spring Break Mar 06 , 2020 - Mar 21 , 20203 nights minimum stay $219.00 $249.00 - -
Standard Rate - 2 nights minimum stay $129.00 $179.00 $650.00 $1,950.00

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $350
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Tax Rate 13.63%
  • * Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Owner's Cancellation Policy 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date
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