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Twin Mountain Cabin - Secluded, Luxurious Home in Upper Canyon-Mountain Views

78 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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2 - 5 nights


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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 adults)

Twin Mountain Cabin is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,700 square foot secluded home located in historic Upper Canyon at the top of the hill with beautiful views of Sierra Blanca and Capitan Mountains. The Lincoln National Forest is 20 feet out the back if you and the family want to take a little walk in the woods. You can see deer, turkey, hummingbirds and occasionally you will see elk and bear. Children should be accompanied in the forest.

The King Bedrooms, Great Room, Dining Room and back deck have wonderful views of Sierra Blanca. The front deck has a beautiful view of Capitan and is sunny in the morning and shaded in the afternoon. The Master Suite has a king bed, office and bath. There are TV’s in all the bedrooms and a big screen HDTV in the Great Room, all connected to cable. There is a DVD also. There are games available for the whole family to enjoy and of course, there is the computer and printer in a separate location. The fully equipped kitchen is huge and will accommodate lots of cooks. There is a baby crib, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board and gas grill provided.

The cabin is one level with 14 steps coming up from the 2 car garage. There is a graduated gravel walk with railing from the garage up to the front door that has only 2 steps into the house. The third bathroom has a tall boy toilet with handicapped rails and the shower is a step in with hand holds. The doors and walkways throughout the house would accommodate a wheel chair.

Activities: Our cabin is minutes from the famous Ruidoso shopping district, restaurants, grocery stores, 15 minutes from the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 20 minutes from Ski Apache and Lake Bonita which has designated hiking trails. There is a Fun Tracker (go carts, water rides, cliff climbing, etc) 15 minutes away and for the smaller children there are pony rides about 15 minutes away. A Super Wal-Mart and The Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino is about 20 minutes to the East and you can purchase general admission, or Turf Club and Jockey Club seats reasonably. Check out: Spencer Theater of Performing Arts. Mountain Annies Riversong Theater, Flying J Ranch (western show and chuck wagon dinner), lots of Art Galleries and the McGary Foundary.

You can take a day trip to old Lincoln (antique historical museums/homes where Jesse James roamed) and Capitan (home of Smokey the Bear). Another day trip: Alamogordo (New Mexico Museum of Space History with I-Max Theater and White Sands) and Cloud Croft (great shopping, eating and The Lodge where Cary Grant and Judy Garland stayed). Grindstone Lake is 15 minutes from the cabin if you like to fish. There are several public golf courses. We recommend you check with the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce to see what activities are happening in town.

We get rave reviews from our guests and know that you and your family will enjoy your stay so much that you will return year after year like many of our guests.

A signed rental agreement is required.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Joe Christian
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 18, 2016
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About Joe Christian

We love Ruidoso, and consider it our second home! Our first home is in Oklahoma, and we love to get away to the coolness and solitude of Upper Canyon. Joe first visited Ruidoso with his family in the early '50s, and Judy made her first trip sometime in the '70s.

Joe Christian purchased this house in 2005

Why Joe Christian chose New Mexico

We bought our first home in Ruidoso in 1996. We were out driving around Ruidoso one day and ended up at a lot with a For Sale sign high in the hills above Upper Canyon. When we climbed the hill and saw the view, we knew we had to build here.

Judy and I sat down with an architect in front of his computer and designed this home ourselves. It was completed in 2005.

What makes this house unique

The home backs up to the national forest, and is visited daily by deer and turkey. An occasional bear and elk will come by. It's very secluded, but only minutes from shopping, casinos, and skiing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Year #10 has come and gone. It hardly seems possible! We have loved every minute of it. We had our entire family this year and, due to some new additions we had to rent another home. It was on Alhambra just a short walk away. Each year we leave, planning for “next year.” What a great blessing and privilege to be able to come here at such a special time. We are truly thankful. Hope the coming Christmas season and New Year are very prosperous and blessed. God willing, we’ll see you next year.
Nov 2014
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Twin Mountain Cabin - Secluded, Luxurious Home in Upper Canyon-Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews

Don & Carol Heine

  • 5 of 5

We had group of 6 long time friends and the home was everything we expected and more. We enjoyed location of the home and the wildlife. We will certainly recommend this home and will stay here in the future. One of Ruidoso's finest location!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful Vaca

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The view was awesome and the deer were a plus! It exceed our expectations and we

look forward to the next time. Thank you so much for making it so special.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Second Stay = Great Time

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Twin Mountain and we had a great time this year too. There were 7 adults in our group and the house was perfect. This year we used it as a base for trips to Cloudcroft, White Sands, Lincoln and of course the shops, golf course and a hiking trail in Ruidoso as well as a hike behind the house. This year we were there during the Golden Aspen motorcycle rally and other than a few shops that we wanted to visit being closed, we were not inconvenienced at all. We love watching the deer and the hummingbirds and this year we were visited by a gopher too. We would definitely recommend staying at Twin Mountain.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was enjoyed by all. The home owner was accommodating, making sure we where all comfortable. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Stayed several times , better each time.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several years in a row for Labor Day wekend and just love it. The views are amazing and the oversized kitchen is perfect for our oversized crowd.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect peaceful family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded all of our expectations! The kitchen was huge and fully equipped. The bedrooms and living areas are all large and very comfortable; everything was spotless and well maintained. Plenty of room for 8! Beautiful views of the forest and mountains can be seen from just about every window in the house. We saw turkey, deer, and hummingbirds off the back deck and beautiful sunrises off the side deck and front porch. Blow dryers are provided in each bathroom, one closet is full of games, and another has books. We had no trouble with internet, and a printer & paper are there if you need it. The owner contacted us the night we arrived to make sure everything was satisfactory. The house is at about the highest point in the neighborhood, and the roads are pretty steep. We found that driving straight up Alhambra (rather than turning left onto Bonneville) was easier, and then we backed into the driveway. We made it fine without 4WD, although I would imagine in snow or ice, you would definitely need it. We highly recommend this quiet and secluded retreat! Our favorite restaurants were Tina's café for breakfast or lunch, Village Buttery for soup and sandwich, and Rio Grande Tap Room--wonderful food and beer selections! Golfing at The Links and also at The Lodge in Cloudcroft were both challenging & fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Ruidoso House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 - Nov 15
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2016
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 20 2017
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Apr 1 - May 15
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.44%

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Ruidoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Has private entrance to rear deck.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding

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