SURROUNDED BY NATIONAL FOREST - QUIET YET ONLY 3-MILES TO TOWN

Steve Thomson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SURROUNDED BY NATIONAL FOREST - QUIET YET ONLY 3-MILES TO TOWN

Ruidoso Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Jane and Steve built this log cabin as a family project doing almost every bit with our bare hands. We love the peace of the great outdoors and the romantic atmosphere of a real log cabin.

We bought some land in a quiet neighborhood hidden in the Lincoln National Forest in Ruidoso, NM. Our friends already had a home in this neighborhood so we knew it was a great spot.

We then traveled to Sacramento California for a Log Home Expo and studied techniques and materials of different log suppliers. After evaluating the value and engineering of many suppliers, we chose Kuhns Bros and flew to Pennsylvania with our oldest son. Here we visited the log mill where the rough materials were kiln dried. At the mill, the log cutting was performed by young Amish, skilled in the art of handcrafting logs. The rough materials were packed onto two trucks heading off to Ruidoso. It was so exciting to be a part of the whole process when the trucks left and later when they arrived at their new home.

Well, five years and who-knows how many weekend trips later, we finally finished building. All the while, our family grew older, and ok, the boys refused to leave El Paso (and their friends) on the weekends anymore. Steve's parents helped with construction and gardening during their annual vacations West.

We are happy to share this experience with other families and hope you will all have a chance to enjoy this peaceful environment.

Keywords: Real Log Cabin opened for rental in 2010

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Steve Thomson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Steve Thomson

Steve is an automotive engineer and Jane is a dental hygienist. Together we ran a Boy Scout troop and got to love the outdoors while our 2 sons made Eagle Scout.

Steve Thomson purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Steve Thomson chose Ruidoso

We loved visiting Ruidoso for the peaceful environment, great restaurants and fresh mountain air. We decided to build our own place because it was hard for us to find a real log cabin that we could afford to rent for a weekend AND that was not in a congested area of other cabins.

What makes this cabin unique

This location is so quiet, less than a dozen cars go by in a single day. And still, it is only a 3-mile drive to all the shopping and restaurants that make Ruidoso great!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
business
Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407023vb
915 309-9320
Ruidoso New Mexico
Oahu, Hawaii
5

Weekend in the Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Rented the cabin for a stay in Ruidoso after joining my Texas family (I traveled from Honolulu for this trip). Cabin was clean and well cared for. All accommodations inside we're wonderful. Washer and dryer a big plus! Beautiful kitchen for cooking and prep of meals as a family - we loved doing this at dinner and breakfast. BBQ grill outside was the only negative and really that is minor. The grill was old and I had to prop it up so we could BBQ. We were not to be denied! Cabin was deep enough in the woods for peace and quite and our family kids enjoyed exploring the area. Lots and lots of deer, we enjoyed watching them roam through the area. Bring your camera for lots of pics. You'll be surprised at how close they are. Drive into the city was close enough for a day outing, some shopping and run to the store for supplies if needed.
The inquiry, booking, payment, check in/out were all painless. All in all, we loved it , would recommend, and most certainly would return again! Aloha.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. It was kind of you to leave a review, I hope you get a chance to come back in the future, we will certainly have a new grill!

Steve and Jane
business
Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407023vb
915 309-9320
Ruidoso New Mexico
Oahu, Hawaii
5

Weekend in the Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Rented the cabin for a stay in Ruidoso after joining my Texas family (I traveled from Honolulu for this trip). Cabin was clean and well cared for. All accommodations inside we're wonderful. Washer and dryer a big plus! Beautiful kitchen for cooking and prep of meals as a family - we loved doing this at dinner and breakfast. BBQ grill outside was the only negative and really that is minor. The grill was old and I had to prop it up so we could BBQ. We were not to be denied! Cabin was deep enough in the woods for peace and quite and our family kids enjoyed exploring the area. Lots and lots of deer, we enjoyed watching them roam through the area. Bring your camera for lots of pics. You'll be surprised at how close they are. Drive into the city was close enough for a day outing, some shopping and run to the store for supplies if needed.
The inquiry, booking, payment, check in/out were all painless. All in all, we loved it , would recommend, and most certainly would return again! Aloha.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407023vb
915 309-9320
Ruidoso New Mexico
El Paso ,texas
5

Ruidoso,new mexico

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time cabin is wonderful everything it said it was,will rent it again
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407023vb
915 309-9320
Ruidoso New Mexico
5

AAA+

  • 5 of 5
spectacularly beautiful cabin, very new, very very clean, everything in perfect condition, very elegant, and very friendly service of the owners
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others.

Steve and Jane
business
Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407023vb
915 309-9320
Ruidoso New Mexico
5

Lovely Cabin, Great Location, Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for week and really enjoyed this cabin. It is clean, comfortable and has the charming cabin feel we were looking for. We loved the peaceful location that was close to downtown and ski apache. It was our first time in Ruidoso and we loved it. I would definitely stay again and would recommend to renters. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
business
Surrounded by National Forest - Quiet Yet Only 3-Miles to Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407023vb
915 309-9320
Ruidoso New Mexico
5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5
It is an excellent cabin. It is very clean and has all the amenities. It is surrounded by beautiful trees and deer frequently walk through
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the great review comments!

Steve and Jane
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Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
48 (Mechem Drive)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Farleys
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Apache
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Links at Sierra Blanca
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Texas Club Bar and Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Turn-in from park road
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance To Lincoln National Forest
Car: recommended
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Photos

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ruidoso Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$164
$1,036
$3,480
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $205
Notes Holiday rates include 4-adult guests, non-holiday rates are for 2-adult guests. Additional adults are $10/night; children 5 to 18 years old are $5/night.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ruidoso Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • High efficiency washer and dryer in main bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Plush pillow top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Firm bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 baby crib , 3rd bedroom is an open loft overlooking main living area.
  • Master and 2nd bedroom have Queen size Beds, Loft has 2 Double Beds and a Baby Crib. Main living area has a large comfortable sofa (can sleep 1 adult) and a pull out single sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • hiking
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