After being a bit bemused by all the negative ratings from posters, I realized that all those negative comments are coming from the very same people you go on vacation to get away from. If you're anal retentive and worry about finding a hair on the floor, or if you think trees and bushes are dirty and need to be cleaned, or if you're looking for AAAAA+ room service, then this place is not for you. However, if you love the ruggedness of nature, and the beauty of wildlife that is really wild, then this is for you. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the more commercial lodgings and the Taco Bells and MacDonalds that line the city streets of Ruidoso, Hombre Gordito was refreshingly pristine and remote. More comfortable than camping, yet more rugged than the chain motels. Hombre Gordito was the perfect blend of wilderness and civilization. The hosts were gracious and helpful to us. As to the rudeness other posters have commented on, I can see where one might be rude when you have city-dwelling tenderfoots whining at you, and expecting to be waited on hand and foot while they're in the wilderness. The negative posters on here would certainly not be mistaken for pioneers or frontiersmen. In a way, they do everyone a favor with their negative posts by keeping tenderfoots out of the mountains, so the true connosieurs of life in the wild can appreciate the beauty of nature without all the whiners. Definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys wild country, and looks more to Kit Carson, rather than the Brady Bunch, for the perfect vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Alto Hombre Gordito Hotel Ruidoso
- Alto Hombre Gordito Ruidoso