A rare home in this market! Nestled beside the Carson National Forest in the Village of Taos Ski Valley with incredible views, a few steps to flyfishing the Rio Hondo, spacious accommodations. This is an authentic log cabin -- updated to provide comfort -- with an expansive upstairs loft, one outbuilding that holds a game room, a second studio outbuilding for quiet retreat (sleeps two) and complete mountainside privacy. Master bedroom with queen bed, two queens and two twins in the upstairs loft, and two twins in the studio. Woodburning stove (worry not -- the home has central heat -- full kitchen, and (of course!) a hot tub for relaxing after a day of enjoying your mountain resort experience.
Spread out in the pet-friendly main house, enjoy a movie on your DirectTV satellite service, or settle in for a Foosball challenge in the game room. Your secluded back porch holds the hot tub and offers among the most majestic mountain views on earth. The kids can take over the loft, play a movie or a round of scrabble while you unwind downstairs. The living room offers lounging comfort and more views. Washer and dryer located on the main floor, and full amenities make an extended stay inviting. This home is available for a three night minimum, and long-term guests are also welcomed at affordable rates.
Venturing out into the world of this all-season mountain resort is also a pleasure from here. Positioned at the entrance to the resort, you have easy access to a full array of shops and restaurants, from fine dining at the St. Bernard or Eidelweiss the famous burgers at the Stray Dog, not to mention world class skiing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and snowshoeing.
Your stay begins even before you arrive, in the hands of professional, on-site management. You will have contact information giving you access to immediate attention, 24/7, from a caretaker located only minutes away.
Please call or email your reservation today -- this home rents early for most major holidays, festivals and events because of its size. And we are ready to answer any questions, or just chat about the home, at any time.
Keywords: Single Family Home, authentic ski lodge, private, mountain views, large, spacious
We are from Dallas and stayed at the cabin for 4 days for skiing. The cabin was absolutely fantastic!!!! We had so much fun because it was so well set up and it was extremely convenient! The few problems we had were immediately dealt with by the owner and we were very satisfied. We will return to this place again.
The owner has repaired the deck, and has assured us that he removed the handyman clutter, will improve the lighting and that other upgrades will be completed. We would suggest you contact the owner to inquire which upgrades have been made to make sure your needs will me met based on what is important to you on vacation. This truly is a great location and is perfect if traveling with several people. If the upgrades are completed then it's definitely worthy of a 4 star rating.
Great location. Close to ski valley and lots of hiking trails. Bring groceries, the stores are a 30 minute drive away. Linens and bathrooms were clean. Easy access off road during winter. Hot tub clean and working. Large dining table. Nice having washer/dryer in house. We had 4 people and never ran out of hot water. Reasonably priced for summer for what you get. Assortment of books, DVD’s, VHS movies, and games. But DVD and VHS players did not work. Not a good property for someone with mobility issues. Entrance steep and uneven, lots of stairs inside house. Needs blinds. Up with the sun (which is ok during ski season but not so much in summer). Needs new HDTV to replace existing tube TV. DVD is broken, as is DirectTV remote. Large hole in decking on balcony. Dangerous for all but especially if traveling with small children. Cluttered with construction/handyman supplies. Foosball table needs to be removed as amenity. It is broken and needs to be removed. Lighting is poor with light bulbs missing or broken light fixtures. If you want to be “off the grid” this is the place for you. No working landline telephone, no working internet, no cell phone service.
Our entire family stayed here the week of Christmas for our first annual family ski trip. We had a fabulous time. The cabin was so perfect for our family. Unless you are staying inside the resort you couldn't ask for a better location, last house on the road into the resort and first house on the way out. The house is right on the road, but the kids made sledding paths up in the trees behind the house and loved every minute of it. We were nervous about the kitchen being TOO basic, as the reviewer stated below, but we found we had almost everything we needed and we cooked a full meal every night. There is no dishwasher, but we took paper plates, etc. to cut down on the washing. I would recommend taking as much food as you can because it is pretty isolated from any access to groceries, etc. We took the other reveiwers advice and did that. The restaurants and bars in the resort are great as well though. The living room is fairly small with minimal seating, but the dining room table is great for a large group. It's all fairly open so it does help with everyone moving around and not feeling too on top of one another. It was great that the kids could all be upstairs and hang out to watch movies or play games and the adults could be downstairs. The washer and dryer were great and the hot tub was SO fantastic! We loved being in this true log cabin in the mountains with the fantastic snow covered trees all around us!
CONS:It was VERY cold while we were there, so it would've been good to have a few more blankets to put on the beds. The heating was a little hard to manage, but after the first 3 days we worked out a system. The wood burning stove heats the downstairs somewhat, but creates an oven upstairs, we had to open the upstairs windows at night to keep from sweating and the downstairs bedroom was quite cold. The "central heating" doesn't work sufficiently, but once we figured out our balance with the stove we were good. There's no wifi and very spotty cell service, so if you're wanting access to the outside world you either have to stand in the road or go into the resort, but if you're going for a get away it's great! The caretaker is quite difficult to get a hold of and doesn't respond too quickly, not sure if this was due to the Christmas holiday or just the norm. Luckily we didn't have any major issues.
We will DEFINITELY be doing this again soon and would love to stay at Ridgerunner!!
My wife and I did a quick trip for a few days to Taos and found this cabin online. The booking process was quick and seamless. The caretaker was available when we needed assistance with the cabin. The location is up the ski valley about 15 minutes from Taos (about 9-10K elevation) and we lost power (the entire ski valley lost power) and I imagine this would be a frequent occurrence given the location. Keep in mind, cell service is spotty and there is no Wi-Fi which is unfortunate. There is no outdoor grill and the kitchen is VERY basic. No dishwasher. If you want to cook out, you have small weber charcoal grille outside on front patio.
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay. If we do it again, we will pack more groceries and be prepared to stay close to the cabin as the travel to Taos for a good meal is a hassle. The ski village is closer (about 5-7 minutes) but doesn't have much for food that we noticed. Sarbosa is a good restaurant though and would suggest.
The cabin sits right on the highway (150) and if you have pets/kids, gotta keep an eye on them. No hiking trails on the premises and you need to walk/drive to nearest trails.
I would suggest the Bavarian Restaurant which was very neat up the Twining Road near the base of the mountain.
Hot tub outside was very nice after a long hike.
Basically, good spot for the price, but don't expect luxury. A very middle of the road accommodation deep in the woods.
My family and I stayed at Ridge Runner for a week in July and had an amazing time! The cabin was perfect: gorgeous views of the mountains, comfortable, and relaxing. The water issue in the previous review has been fixed, so we had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Plenty of space, so the adults had peaceful mountains and the teens had a great time hanging out in the huge loft space or playing in the game room. We enjoyed the hot tub after hiking or horseback riding. It really is a paradise up on the mountain. If you are looking to get away from it all and be in nature, go to Ridge Runner. Easy, gorgeous drives to Taos, Arroyo Seco and the Ski Valley for activities...or just read, do puzzles, relax at the cabin. Everyone we dealt with from the owner, to the owner's assistant for booking, and the care taker were accomodating and kind. We will definitely return to Ridge Runner!