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Secluded Mountain Cabin

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Alto 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 tub. Total guest sleeping capacity is 7 in beds we also have a sleeper sofa for approved additional guests.

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
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 11 traveler reviews

Secluded Mountain Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This weekend could not have been more perfect. Made so even more by the wonderful surroundings and hospitality of this place. The cabin was beautiful and very well maintained. Weather was gorgeous and the kids loved every second. From waking up in the morning to the deer and turkeys in the drive, to the beautiful sunsets and cool evenings on the deck by the fire. Shopping ziplining at Inn of the Mtn Gods, the history lessons at Fort Stanton, and the cool nights grilling on deck!.....It was an experience we will all cherish. Thanks so much for opening up your fabulous home to us. We will definitely pass the word on to friends and would love to come back and visit again. Cheers!!

-Velasquez Family

Amarillo, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and we loved the layout. My sister went with us and has knee trouble and had trouble maneuvering the steps but we loved it. It was a little pricey but worth it. It had everything you needed and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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

Alto Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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. Holidays require a 5 night minimum. Please contact owner for pricing.

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Alto 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 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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
  • 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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