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Idle Hour Lodge

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112 Lower Terrace, Ruidoso, NM
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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El Paso, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delightful, idyllic getaway for our family; from the genuine warmth and hospitality of the innkeepers to the peaceful, relaxing setting, we look forward to weekend overnights at Idle Hour; we enjoy grilling our food at the lodge's grills, sitting on our front or back deck watching deer or the beautiful night sky, and walking by the nearby river; beds are... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We loved this place! The cabins are charmingly vintage, with all the modern conveniences we wanted. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were very comfortable, and we had tons of hot water. The cabins have individual decks that everyone seemed to use and enjoy. We really liked the quiet and peacefullness, even though they were full for two of... More

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here over New Years for 3 nights, ever since calling to ask about reservations I felt so welcomed by the owners, they we're so helpful when I asked about information about where to go and what to do, as soon as we got there we were greeted by Dorothy (one of the owners), we had homemade cookies waiting for... More

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Southwest
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Dorothy and Michael Schlitt are wonderful hosts, make you feel like you're coming for a family reunion. The cabins are fully equipped and have the nicest beds to sleep on. Our cabin slept six, a king, a double and one sleeper sofa. There was a fireplace, but we chose not to use it. Deer graze between the cabins. There is... More

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Dorothy and Mike did it again! Banana bread on arrival. Get outta here......These are the best rustic cabins and friendliest owners you will ever meet. Attended the Golden Aspen Motorcycle rally again this year and have our reservations already for next year. Watched a Mule Deer Buck 20 feet from our back deck with the rippling stream soothing the setting.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Had a great time there, owners are very friendly cabins were nice and clean close to everything in town and easy to find I will be looking forward to our next weekend getaway to Idle Hour Lodge .............

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Loved our cabin at the idle hour lodge. Very rustic but has everything you would need for a getaway. We stayed in cabin 11 which was very clean and cozy. Fully stocked kitchen with dishes, pots, and pans enabled us to grill dinner one night and make breakfast. The owner Dorothy was extremely nice and even sent me information on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We once again stayed at Dorothy and Mike's wonderful rustic cabins. As usual the cabin was very clean and beds had 'Flannel' sheets on them. The mountain ambiance is great and the owners once again made us feel just like family. It wasn't just us but, I noticed they treated and visited with everyone around us to make them comfortable.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed at the Idle Hour one night on our way to Cloudcroft. It was our first time in Ruidoso and it was delightful! The cabins are aged but very quaint and comfortable. Their were five in our group and one of us had to sleep on sofa bed we padded it up with blankets and pillows but it was... More

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Excellent service, I send several places e-mails asking for information and the persons from Idle Hour Lodge were the only that called me. At the same, they were very kind when we arrived and do the check in, the cabins are cute and very clean. I will book again with Idle Hour in our next trip to Ruidoso...

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Address: 112 Lower Terrace, Ruidoso, NM
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
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