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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!
average rating of 4.767123 based on 73 reviews

Best cabin ever!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this cabin by the river! It's an absolute dream and Ms Barbara is a pleasure to talk with. My kids beg me every year to go back because they love this place they call it their second home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your kids love it here! Our kids and grandkids also enjoyed seeing the deer and playing in the river for many years! We all have happy memories of our family vacations here.
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Beautiful location. House was very clean and neat.

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything about the house and location except that it was advertised as air conditioned. The reality is that it's not air conditioned except for window units in the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived it felt like home. The deer came to great us which was wonderful. We were able to hand feed them. The view from the back patio is amazing. The cabin was well equipped and had far more than we expected. It was spotlessly clean. The cabin is set back from the road and very private which was perfect. So many of the cabins in Ruidoso are close together this one stands alone and you can walk down to the river easily. I absolutely will return and recommend this cabin to anybody. The owners were easy to contact and extremely nice. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. It's a short easy drive into town but you feel like you are miles away from all the stress and worry of life. Perfect to relax, you'll never want to go home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Naturally we love your review, even though for some reason your category recommendations were not included. Incidentally, after you sent your last email about seeing the gray fox we have seen it twice, most recently at our newly listed cabin just upstream. Thanks a lot!!! And this morning we had two bull elk in our yard!!!
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  • 4 of 5

We were two over 70 couples who wanted to attend the races. The setting was as promised but not as pastoral as photos infer. The neighborhood seemed congested but not offputting. The view from the deck was a high light and despite the rain we enjoyed view and being on the deck. The location is excellent and many choices for day trips

We went to Cloud Croft and recommend it. Wonderful book store there. The Corner Bakery for breakfast is highly recommended. The cabin is well equipped and comfortable and very quiet. Two couples and each had plenty of space. Probably the only negative is it shows some wear and we were a little disappointed with the overall cleanliness. However, we recommend it and would stay there again. Bill/Karen

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your experience overall and look forward to addressing your concerns for future visitors. Thank you for letting us know.
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Great place to enjoy time with our grandkids

  • 5 of 5

Property is very accommodating, easy to get to and the view is worth a million. I will never stop enjoying drinking my morning coffee in the mountains, while listening to the Rio Ruidoso.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed meeting you and your family. And we really appreciate the personal note you wrote by email. It is so nice to get personal feedback! Any time you want coffee on that deck, come ahead on!
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the best choice, my mother loved it, kids were so happy with the stream passing right behind it, cabin had everything you can possibly need. To the owners, thank you for allowing us to experience this wonderful family time in your cabin. We will see you next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for noting the things you appreciated and enjoyed about our cabin. We try to anticipate anything guests could want. Of course the river is a big draw and we're happy your kids had fun. We will be looking forward to your return next year.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Call 918-906-8434 for midweek discounts!

After 7 days, $150 per night!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.