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Stay at Ponderosa this wk, 4 nights $195 a night

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Great view of Sierra Blanca or you can request 2 BDS

Location: Ruidoso, NM, USA (Three Hours South of Albuquerque, NM, One Hour West of Roswell, Two ½ Hrs. North of El Paso, TX). Airports at all three locations.

Accommodations: House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (sleeps 8). Approximately 1,600 SF.

If you just need two bedrooms, request two bedrooms (queen and two singles) and 1 bath-full bath with shower ($160.00 per night with two nights minimum), the other two bedrooms and one bath will be locked off but you have access to the fully furnished kitchen, dining area, living room and den.

I purchased this house in 2003 and it’s been a wonderful place to enjoy family memories over the years. The crisp cool mountain air, the layed back attitude and the numerous activities that Ruidoso has to offer is like few other places. My house is located in a quiet area near Upper Canyon, about five minutes to downtown, ten minutes to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino, fifteen minutes to the Racetrack and/or the Ski Apache Resort.

Large deck in the front of the house allows you to start your day with a cup of coffee while you watch the deer, listen for the turkeys and occasionally see Elk in the neighborhood. In the evenings enjoy having a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Sierra Blanca and listening to the wildlife.

Ruidoso offers enjoyment for every season. From snow skiing and snowboarding at nationally known Sierra Blanca Ski Resort to tubing at the lower runs, in the winter; to horse racing at Ruidoso Downs, home of the All American Futurity, the “Worlds Richest Quarter Horse Race, in the Summer, there is plenty to keep you busy. There is also casino gambling at Billy the Kid Casino and at the world famous Inn of the Mountain Gods, to provide plenty of opportunities to test your luck. There is also golf at a number of local courses including the championship links at the Inn of Mountain Gods, Links and Cree Meadows.

Meet your friends at several wonderful restaurants or bars in Ruidoso. I have listed some of my favorite below in the Google maps sections.

By renting my house you get the wonderful comforts of a home, extreme privacy and spacious accommodations for nearly the same price as a cabin or motel in town.

There are two separate Living areas in the house, one on each of the two levels. Both of them have, flat screen TV’s (one with DVD), along with Wood Burning Fireplace. The Living room is down the hall from the Master Bedroom with a Queen size bed (2 people), Twin Beds (2 people) in second bedroom and Futon (2 people) in bedroom. On second level there is full size bed (2 people) in one bedroom.

The house comes fully furnished: Linens, Blender, Coffee Maker, Crock Pot, Cooking Utensils, Toaster and Washer and Dryer.

Keywords: Large, Peaceful, Deck, House, Sierra Blanca, Ski, Casino, Horse Racing, Ruidoso, New Mexico, Hiking, Golf

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Susie Wallace
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Susie Wallace

I have been in the title industry since 1974, I took a few detours but am now back for good!

I enjoy art and spend a lot of time painting-watercolor. My enjoyment for art started in 1993 as I took my first watercolor class and have continued since then. I have been in Alto Art Studio Tour, Lincoln County Art Studio Tour and numerous other showings while living in Ruidoso. I have always been inspired by the BLUE sky in New Mexico, the southwest architect and many beautiful Churches, mountains and other outdoor scenes in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. I am now living in the Dallas area.

Check out my Facebook Page "Watercolors by Susie"

I also have a Facebook Page about: Ponderosa Cabin and Ponderosa II

I have a condo that sleeps four if you need a smaller unit;

Susie Wallace purchased this house in 2003

Why Susie Wallace chose Ruidoso

I have had many memorable visits to Ruidoso since the 1960s with my parents. In the late 1990s my mom took two of my boys and myself for a trip to Ruidoso and knew that I was ready to invest in a place in the mountains. So I found a condo at Pinon Park Condos, have kept it as an investment. In 2003, I made the leap and converted my part-time residency status to full-time by purchasing the Ponderosa Cabin. Since 2003, my adult children, dogs and I have had many memorable times at the house and in Ruidoso and Lincoln County.

Late 2011, I moved back to Texas to be closer to family.

What makes this house unique

I love the summers in Ruidoso-it may be warm during the day, but by 7pm, it cools down and have the windows open during the night and wake up to a cool morning. In the winter, we may get 6 or more, it is God's way of telling you to slow down for the day-and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

My neighborhood is quiet-I remember the first time my oldest son came to visit after I moved to Ponderosa Cabin. He whispered and said, 'it is so quiet'. My house is almost on top of its own mountain and is shared with some great neighbors. We would get together about once a month-I miss them and that time together so I hope you have the opportunity to meet them. They are all great people!

Pets-always! I have had lots of deer, turkeys and elk. Sometimes, I have had a bear visit (not in the house), but in the yard. After all, we took over their place.

Horse racing in the summer, Raspberry picking in late August, Apple picking in the neighborhood, smell fireplaces and Motorcycle Rally in the fall, Ski Apache opens Thanksgiving Day along with all the Christmas Festivities (parade, tree lighting and etc.).

I love Lincoln County: take in some of the history of Billy the Kid or pick Raspberries or head to the Lavender Farm in Hondo Valley and much more. There is always something going on in Ruidoso/Lincoln County.


Ruidoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
  • 1st Bathroom has shower and 2nd Bathroom has shower and jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2nd), Futon (Fisherman's Room) and Double Bed (4th)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large front deck with BBQ Grill, 4 parking spaces on property plus additional parking on Redwood, Motorcycle access parking, Ceiling Fans in Fisherman's room and Studio, Flat Screens TVs in LR and Den, Electric Board Heater in Fisherman's Room, Studio and Den.


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Stay at Ponderosa this wk, 4 nights $195 a night
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Susie Wallace's Ruidoso house was great!

  • 4 of 5

My month long stay at Susie's house was great! Our plans changed due to illness in family but had nothing to do with the house. It was everything and more it was advertised to be. If we ever have an opportunity to spend a month away, would not hesitate to check into same property. I was fortunate to see deer and a small bear!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed the house. It was so nice to meet you, I love the history that you know of Ruidoso. If you ever want to email me with your memories, please share. Hope your in brother law is good. Again, thank you, Susie
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Fire Contracts

  • 5 of 5

We base here for the fire contract that we have. Always happy!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning this year. Hope you al stayed safe. Thanks again.
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Great family time

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for our family, we fit perfectly. The owner of the house was really nice and answered any questions promptly. It was very child friendly. We have a 9,7, and 4 year old and they loved staying there. We will come back again this year hopefully.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at my house. You were the first family to book 2 Bedrooms and Bathroom and have entire living area which to me is a great family area. I hope you enjoyed your birthday!
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Five + Stars

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 from Laredo, Tx: 4 adults and my 3 teenager grandkids, 17, 15 & 13. They wanted to have a White Christmas" since we never seen one. In Laredo, it rarely snows. We rented this beautiful house and it was just prefect for the whole family. Right at 3 am on Christmas day it starts snowing and my grandkids got to have their white christmas and we all had a great time. We lost the WiFi connection bcus of the weather and Ms. Susie got it up and working as soon as the next day bcus the company was close on Xmas day. We really didn't want to leave bcus it was so peaceful and we all felt right at home. Thank you Ms. Susie. Hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your wish came true! White Christmas. Thank you for your patience on the wifi. I heard the wind got up pretty high. I hope you all come back-you might try the summer when it is over 100 degrees in Texas and 80 or 90 in Ruidoso and 60 during the night (with the windows open). Thanks again.
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the property was very beautiful. its a must see

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and we had everything we needed in the home and we were very close to town which was also a plus if i ever visit Ruidoso again i would stay at this property again. Thank u for a great weekend

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my house while visiting Ruidoso and thank you for the nice review. I hope to hear from you again.
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Pearland, TX

GREAT Christmas vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, great property at a great price! The place is huge - easily accommodating our family of 4..., charmingly dated. Pet friendly with a gated dog run. Our timing was perfect with the big 2015 snow storm occurring during our stay... but being from south Texas, it's just what we wanted. Located in 'upper canyon', it's around 3-4 miles from 12 mile road (road to Ski Apache), and even closer to midtown. In the case of our stay due to the weather, required snow chains - we saw a 4x4 sliding backward down Oak St which was a shorter, but steeper way. Better to take Brady Canyon all the way to Maple around to E Redwood and Tamarack, which still has 2 steep spots but was no problem in our front wheel drive mini-van with the chains. Susie was very responsive and I probably drove her nuts because we started planning in April! Operation White Christmas was a success!! I would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

We stayed in Christmas day and Saturday. We did Ski Apache and the Winter Park, shopped Christmas Eve, and the alley was steep enough for sledding right out the back door! The rest was playing in the snow and building snowmen!

We like to eat out when we vacation -

K-BOBS - chain restaurant but decent meal and the salad bar is always good.

Anahiem Jacks - was a decent burger with decent beer list, but the day we went the main cook, allegedly, was out so the food took a long time.

Farley University - good burgers and the appetizer, Rabbit Droppings, or something was excellent.

Sacred Grounds - as good a mocha or better than Starbucks and certainly better food, breakfast sandwich and burrito were good. Nothing special about the bagel.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You all definitely had snow during your trip. I am glad you posted about the restaurants. When I stay at my house, Peter's wife invites me down for dinner. Thanks again, Happy New Year!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Roswell Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Links, Cree Meadows, Inn of the Mountain God
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Apache
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Apache Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruidoso Downs Racetrack
Nearest Point of Interest
Adobe Day Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store -Lawrence Brothers
Nearest Point of Interest
Mexican Food - Casa Blanca
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Pizza in the County- Cafe Rio
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Breakfast in Town - Lincoln Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Santino Italian Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandwich Wrap - Rivers Edge
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Quarter's Bar - Live Music
Nearest Point of Interest
Farley's Bar & Grill - Good spot for pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Win, Place or Show - good local bar
Car: necessary

Beer and Wine Gardens: Tall Pines, tell Tamara that Susie sent you, enjoy

Public Golf Courses - 1) The Links at Sierra Blanca, 2) Cree Meadows Country Club, 3) Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort

Mountain Bike Rentals - Ruidoso Outdoor Adventures

Snowmobiling & Snow Tubing - Triple M Snow Play

Spa - Adobe Day Spa

Skiing - Ski Apache (Rentals in Ruidoso or at Ski Apache)

Casino - Inn at the Mountain of Gods

Live Theatre - Spencer Theatre

Horseback Riding - Grindstone Stables


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $100

Rates include cleaning and tax. I have a refundable deposit of $100.00. I will return the deposit (minus credit card fees) if you leave the house as follows: free of trash, dishes, pots and pans clean and put away, towels hung to dry, beds left unmade and no popcorn etc left on the floor.
Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day are three day minimum. Thanksgiving Weekend, is a four day minimum stay.
Hummingbirds have arrived, Lilacs will be blooming, the mountain is coming alive with green!
Rates: $540.00 for the first two days. If you stay less than a week, it is $540.00 for the first two days and $100 for each day thereafter. If you stay a week or more, it is $540.00 for the two days and $75 for each day.
If you need just two bedrooms and bathroom, it is $160.00 (2 nights minimum). When booking for two bedrooms, please put that in your request.

Cool evenings are a must!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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