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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath with terrific view of canyon river/mountainsp

Large 2-level south deck overlooking 300 yards of the river with spectacular view of 100-ft Ponderosa pines, mixed with spruce and fir.

Located in the Historic Upper Canyon, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath cabin sleeps 6-8: 1 king, 2 queen, and 1 double sofabed.

Features include: Wood-burning fireplace, central heat, washer and dryer, local telephone, 3 TVs (satellite), DVD, microwave, coffeemaker, hand mixer, toaster, CrockPot, BBQ propane gas grill, and 3 car parking.

Wildlife sightings: Deer, small animals, and birds, almost certain. Black bear and elk possible but not guaranteed.

More Details

David and Barbara Benedict
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About David and Barbara Benedict

We are a retired couple who grew up in New Mexico. We love the mountains and the river. We hope you enjoy this cabin as much as we do!

David and Barbara Benedict purchased this cabin in 2012

Why David and Barbara Benedict chose New Mexico

This has been described by many as having the best view on the river. We agree!

What makes this cabin unique

Ruidoso Downs horse racetrack. All American Futurity (Worlds Richest Horserace) - Labor Day. Cabin is close to town, shopping, restaurants, fishing, hiking, gambling, and other activities.


Ruidoso Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Master BR has en suite bath with shower, washer and dryer. Second BR (2 queen beds) has tub/ shower bath across hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Graco playpen in closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double sofa bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Since our original listing we have added a dishwasher, disposal, and window air conditioners.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 66 reviews

Comfy home with the most amazing riverview setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice, enchanted with the deck overlooking the river and the noisy water aspect of this particular stretch. So easy to check in and out, no contact person required but available if needed. The cabin is comfortable, easily warmed and cooled if needed but we preferred the open windows and fresh air feel. Will go again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, we are always delighted to have returning guests! Keep on coming!
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Peaceful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I were celebrating our back to back birthdays in Ruidoso. The pictures of the river from the back deck was the reason I rented this home. The house was cozy and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We sat on the deck drinking coffee and listening to the peaceful sounds of the river. By the second morning the deer started coming into the yards. We quickly cut an apple and were able to feed them by hand. The does and fawns were very gentle and we knew to be careful and watchful. Our stay was pleasant and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most people appreciate the peace and quiet of our location. We agree that the views are terrific! So glad that you picked us to celebrate your birthdays. May you have more!
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Great vacation rental!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for our family and we will rent again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you are planning to return. We love repeat guests! Come early and often!
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Great family vacation. First time visiting Ruidoso and we had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

This winter family vacation was perfect. We had a great time at the house and it fit our needs perfectly. The location of the home is wonderful. The house is very close to the shops and also close to the many restaurants in the area. While at the house, we had a great view of the river and during the evening hours we enjoyed the many holiday lights along Main Road. We especially enjoyed the quietness of the area and loved that the deer were only a few feet from us. My grandson loved it. We enjoyed our stay and wished we could have extended our vacation longer. Would definitely recommend the house to anyone who visits Ruidoso. Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. Benedict for having us stay at your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! We are simply delighted when guests enjoy our cabin as much as we do!!! Now that you have discovered Ruidoso, we hope you will come again. Any season is great, offering many different activities.
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  • 3 of 5

I saw a mouse in the kitchen. Called the person responsible. She said she didn't know what to tell me. Later that night, the carbon monoxide alarm went off. That was scary. Had to sleep with the windows open and it was freezing.

Views are beautiful though.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, those sneaky little field mice try to get inside where it's warm in the winter. Our caretaker is putting out more D-Con under the stove and refrigerator where pets cannot get to it. Sorry it alarmed you. The alarm went off because the battery was low but it has now been replaced. The furnace has been checked out and all is well.
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Quaint house on an awesome location

  • 4 of 5

The house was cozy-close to many things. But in a quiet neighborhood. It was fun exploring the river and feeding the numerous deer in the yard!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we think we have the best of both worlds---the peace and privacy of a secluded location and, at the same time, a two-to-three minute drive to the main drag and quick access to all activities and amenities. Those deer welcome all our guests!
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
El Paso
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Win, Place, or Show
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Country Club Golf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 70
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Casa Blanca
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Apache
Car: necessary

Perfect for Honeymooners or families up to 6 children!

Horse racing, FunTrackers for the kids. White Sands National Monument and Space Center at Alamogordo - 45 miles. Petroglyphs and lava beds - 50 miles. Billy the Kid Museum - 20 miles. Hubbard Museum of the West, Ruidoso Downs - 10 miles. Snowy River Cavern, Ft Stanton - 30 miles


Rates & Availability

Ruidoso Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Call 918-906-8434 for midweek discounts!

After 7 days, $150 per night!

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