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4 Bears Cabin - Beautiful Log Home in Ruidoso, New Mexico

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Alto Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15)

4 Bears Cabin is located in the beautiful Sun Valley, Alto, New Mexico area, located about 5 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico at an altitude of approximately 7500 ft. The Cabin has approximately 2700 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms, 2 King and 2 Queens, a loft with twin beds and couches, 2 living areas, one upstairs with a beautiful view through a 25 feet of glassed wall and one downstairs with a game area with TV, 3 baths, covered front porch, and a huge back deck overlooking beautiful scenery. Sleeps 10-12 is an excellent vacation retreat suitable for a large family gatherings. No Pets and No Smoking permitted.

4 Bears Cabin features a wood burning stove, log stairs leading up to the loft overlooking the living area. The two main level master suites have French doors opening onto the large back deck that spans the length of the cabin. The deck has beautiful views of the mountains and is an excellent area for relaxing and enjoying the wildlife and birds. A small creek runs through the bottom of the property (in wet weather). Elk, deer, black bears, wild horses, and other wildlife is abundant in the area.

4 Bears Cabin was a dream of 4 best friends from West Texas. After locating our building site in 2000, we waited five years before starting our building project. We chose a custom design log cabin from Real Log Homes and were fortunate to find a great log home representative, Bobby & Diane Springer of Lakehills, Texas. Bobby was a wonderful source for questions and help whenever we needed anything. We highly recommend Bobby and Diane…they made our dream possible. Contact Bobby by a google search for The Texas Logman.

After driving nearly 800 miles every weekend for 2 years to work on the cabin we completed our dream project in 2007. Lots of laughs, bruises, sprains, sore muscles and one or two mashed fingers resulted in the finished project. We had help from family and friends, especially Arnold and Santa George who made the trip with us so many times.

We made lots of mistakes and learned a lot about building before finishing the cabin. Now, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor when we travel to Ruidoso to enjoy a weekend or vacation at the cabin. We are proud to share our home with our guests.

4 Bears Cabin is located at 115 Mogul Rd, Sun Valley, Alto, NM, about 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy 48 (Mechem Drive), across from Alto Country Club. GPS coordinates are (appx.) Lat. 33.414929 and Long. 105.684464. Mogul Road was formerly known as Aspen Road, but the name was changed due to 911 restrictions. If you look for 107 Aspen Road on Google Maps, you should find the location. Be sure to specify Sun Valley as the location.

4 Bears Cabin is close to great golfing, shopping, skiing, Lincoln National Forest, Bonita Lake, Monjeau Lookout, Sierra Blanca, horse racing, casinos, and any outdoor activity you desire.

Keywords: New log cabin, 4 bedrooms & a large sleeping loft, 2 master suites, 2 queen bedrooms, 2 twins in loft, 3 baths, 2 living areas, exceptionally well furnished kitchen with dishwasher & microwave, huge deck overlooking mountain scenery, picnic table & grill, 2 living areas, 3 tv's with satellite & dvd, 10 minutes to downtown Ruidoso, great shopping, close to ski area, horse racing, casinos, excellent property for large family

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bonnie Turney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Bonnie Turney

4 Bears is owned by 4 lifelong friend, Benny & Bonnie Turney and Lana & Tom Cunningham of Abilene, Texas.

Bonnie Turney purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Bonnie Turney chose New Mexico

We chose Sun Valley in Alto (Ruidoso), NM for the cool mountain air, the proximity to great vacation sites, good restaurants, shopping, horse racing, casinos, and the casual atmosphere of a vacation area.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy sitting on the large back deck in the serene mountainous area, viewing wildlife (deer, elk, bears, wild horses) and the variety of beautiful birds. We are close to Spencer Theatre which provides high quality live entertainment on a regular basis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came with our parents and they had a great time as did we all. Everything was provided and dad enjoyed the wildlife and serenity. We will definitely return.
Mar 2010
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4 Bears Cabin - Beautiful Log Home in Ruidoso, New Mexico
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews

Outstanding Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved the 4 Bears cabin. Perfect for our family getaway. The kids loved the wildlife. We saw deer, horses, and lots of birds. Great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect option!!

  • 5 of 5

Seriously this cabin was awesome! Personally I think that the pics don't even do it justice. It's in the perfect location and is super nice inside and sleeps a ton of people! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed and the location of the cabin is top notch! Definitely recommend this if you're looking for the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Family loved the home! Very cozy and lots of room for the family to enjoy and relax. Kitchen very well stocked! Would recommend a TV in the living area, other than that it is a wonderful place for family to get together.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a good time at 4 Bears Cabin. We welcome your group back anytime you wish. We have an ongoing debate over another TV at the cabin since we have far we're deadlocked with a 2-2 vote! Thanks for your will give my side another argument for a TV!
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Very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin turned out to be perfect for our family reunion. Beds were comfortable and clean even for our most demanding travelers. The children couldn't get enough playing in the snow during the whole weekend. There was enough space for everyone. Would recommend and would stay again. The only thing missing is a TV in the living room. Owners did accommodate us with a late checkout. If snowing you will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, the cabin was cozy ,with lots of room for everyone, the beds are very comfortable and clean. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome, very clean. Everything was beautiful including the Home & views! Kitchen was stocked very well! Lots & lots of space. We loved the outside deck to hang out & play cards. The older kids & teenagers loved walking around outdoors, we even got visitors one morning which was pretty cool! ( deer) only thing that was kinda a problem for us (our fault) we had two toddlers & since it has downstairs & upstairs we had to be after them making sure they wouldn't fall.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Car: necessary

Casinos, Horseracing


Rates & Availability

Alto Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Holiday
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alto Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking Off Street ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
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  • Microwave ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Tiled showers in each king bath, tiled tub & shower in downstairs bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Attached bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shared bath
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player ...
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  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Large back Deck and Covered Front Porch, Washer, Dryer, all amenities

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