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Colleen Bragg

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Secluded Mountain Cabin

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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New Mexico Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms with private baths, 3.5 Baths, 1 Sleeper sofa.

Welcome to our cabin! We have enjoyed many happy hours here and hope you will too.

It is secluded and located on the side of a mountain ridge with great views of the Capitan Mountain. Local folklore claim that Capitan Mountain is where Smokey the Bear was adopted by the US Forestry Service to be their mascot when a Forest ranger happened upon a bear stomping out a camp fire many years ago.

The home is professionally decorated with stainless appliances, granite countertops, 3 flatscreen TV's with dvd players and an extensive movie collection for your use. There is an I-pod docking station/cd player with speakers throughout.

The deer and elk regularly cross our property and the turkeys act as your alarm clock each morning.

Located just 3.3 miles North of the turn off to Apache Ski Mountain this cozy cabin is remote and secluded but close to everything. Shopping in Ruidoso is excellent and minutes away as is the Inn of The Mountain Gods resort and casino and Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Spencer Theater is 1.5 miles.

The elevation on the upper deck is 7,800 feet and the only sounds are the wind thru the pines. On a clear night you can see millions of stars that light up the cabin.

Level one is the bar and den with a two bedroom two bath suite, i.e. each bedroom has it’s own private shower/bath. The den sofa makes into a queen bed if needed. Bedroom #1 has a single and a twin bed, bedroom #2 on this level has a queen bed and access to the outdoors via a private entrance.

Level two is the kitchen and living area with a ½ bath. It is fully furnished and has modern appliances including filtered water, wifi, cable TV and ipod doc for your favorite music.

Level 3 is the Master Bedroom with a King bed and bath featuring a shower and jauczzi tub. All bedrooms have high end bedding and natural woven window shades.Total adult sleeping capacity is 7 or 9 if you use the sleeper sofa.

This is a truly amazing house for use in the winter/skiing/casino and summers cool days and nights. You'll find yourself wanting to return time and time again.

Keywords: mountain views, secluded, private, beautiful, ski slopes, hiking, near town, convenient, wildlife,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen Bragg (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Colleen Bragg

We loved the area so much that when we found this unique cabin and knew it was for us. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Colleen Bragg purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Colleen Bragg chose New Mexico

It is the most unique log cabin we have ever seen and it was love at first site. We had been looking for a long time for just the right property and this is it.

What makes this cabin unique

There are so many stars visible at night from the top deck and just hearing the wind thru the pines is enough, but there is also wildlife watching, hiking, shopping nearby and a wonderful variety of food at nearby resturants. We have a detailed listing at the cabin of all our favorites. Wildlife that's been seen from the cabin include: deer, elk, turkeys, squirrels, skunks, foxes. A mother bear with cubs was seen by one guest..

The birds in this area are colorful and abdundant with no short supply of hummingbirds during the summer months.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Secluded Mountain Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Marvelous and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has all the amenities that my family needed. My children enjoyed waking up to feeding the wild turkeys and deer. Colleen (owner) and Rene (property manager) were available at any given time. Highly recommended if you need family time and relaxation. Of course there is shopping, skiing, tubing, casinos and Billy the Kid Museum just several miles away. If you have animals there is a pet motel right down the street. Don't hesitate, go there. We plan to return in the summer time. Thank you Colleen and Rene!

Molly Garcia

Idalou, TX.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Beautiful Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!! The house has everything you need for a wonderful vacation - from extremely comfortable beds to all necessary cooking appliances. They have thought of everything. The location is beautiful and the log cabin / ski lodge feel really adds to the charm. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Irving, Texas

Top of the list property!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home! The deck and patio are amazing and such relaxing places to hang out on. The beds are very comfortable which is unusual in my experience in renting properties. This was our first time to rent in Alto and we loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 0
Clovis, NM

Christmas 2012

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Home is very nice and well stocked with kitchen utensils for cooking! It snowed Christmas Eve and was beautiful! Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 1
East Texas

Great View of the night sky

  • 5 of 5

Secluded but close in to Ruidoso. This is our fourth stay and it keeps getting better. Coffee in the morning on the deck with only the whistle of the wind in the pine trees is priceless. We love having the deer eat out of our hands. Visits by three Elk cows were a new this visit. We still would be there if we could!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
Houston, Tx.

Privacy in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property if you are seeking privacy, quiet, nature and comfortable, first class accomodations. Close enough to Ruidoso to enjoy the activities offered there and far enough away from the noise of Ruidoso to enjoy the wind in the pines and unbelievable stars at night. Owner is very accomodating. Great rental.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Sledding down the driveway-sleds available for guests, wildlife at your door, amazing viewing of deer-elk-turkeys-etc, outdoor firepit with fire starters, outdoor heat lamp and furnishings, amazing star viewing. Telescope available. We have a three night minimum. Average is $350/night.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time per pet $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.25%

Rates are subject to change until deposit received. $500 refundable deposit and balance of rental fee is due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposits, other than security, are non refundable. Please contact owner for pricing.

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New Mexico Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Near ski slope, close to town, secluded, mountain views, near golf course, private decks, abundant wildlife, fine furnishings and appliances. Air Conditioned.

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