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205 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
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Thunderbird Lodge
Ranked #28 of 34 Specialty lodging in Ruidoso
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

We stayed here because I read good reviews about the hotel, but we were disappointed. At 2:30 in the morning we had an animal under our room. It was being very noisy and after a while the room began to smell of skunk. When we called the front desk to ask for a different room at 3:00am no one answered... More

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New York NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2007

Great room at a low price! Cute , clean, walk to everything in town. The new owners were great!

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austin, TX
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

Is this the same T-bird Lodge that everyone else rated in Ruidoso, NM? The very friendly owners are heavy smokers. The home-office stinks of cigarettes. Also, they would smoke outside our non-smoking room daily while cleaning the place with the door open. 1) There was no blanket in one bedroom upon arrival (this in December!). We asked for a blanket... More

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Levelland, Tx
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2007

We have been to Ruidoso many times but this was our first time to stay at the Thunderbird Lodge but it will not be our last! Richard was exceptional. Becky was out of town when I walked in to see if they had any vacancies and Richard was coming down to close up and he was so great. He took... More

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Hot & Dry, Texas
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2006

I must say that I have stayed at many places in Ruidoso New Mexico and The Thunderbird Lodge has them all beat. First and foremost are the owners Richard and Becky. These two make you feel at home and a wanted guest. They are "hands on owners" and their pride and attention to detail are obvious at this wonderful lodge.... More

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Austin, TX
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2006

The kids really enjoyed this place. Everything worked, the owners were very hospitable, the dishes were clean, very nice.

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Houston, TX
2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2005

We stayed here based on the wonderful reviews and we were not dissapointed. We actually would have preferred to stay in the Upper Canyon area, we drove by there and it was indeed beautiful!! so maybe next time....However, we were only staying 2 nights (Xmas Eve and Day) and Thunderbird Lodge was the ONLY lodging that did not have restrictions... More

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Keller, TX
13 reviews 13 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2005

I just wanted to say that we werent smart on our trip to ruidoso. We rented a room for 3 nights (the house we rented for 700 a week with 3 bedrooms/2bath with hottub wouldnt be available until our 3rd day of our 10 day vacation)...we got a "good deal" at the nasty swiss chalet hotel. Being that we had... More

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San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2004

Yet another traveler who loves this place. I stayed here for one night totally based on the tripadvisor reviews and I was NOT disappointed. Clean, affordable, comfortable and downright charming. Stay here stay here stay here!

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Lubbock, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2004

The owners are very nice. Quaint little apartment type property. This was perfect for our mountain getaway/ski weekend trip. The propane grill available for guest use was very convenient. The firewood provided only added to the experience. I highly recommend Thunderbird Lodge.

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Address: 205 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
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