My husband and I stayed here for two nights while traveling around New Mexico. I decided to reserve a room here based on the excellent reviews. I am very glad we chose this lodge as it is an excellent stay and one of the best places we stayed during our 12-day trip. The lodge is in a beautiful garden setting with a long porch where we could relax, watch the birds and enjoy the forest scenery and fresh air. I am an avid bird watcher and the lodge has hummingbird feeders, bird houses and seed feeders throughout the property. The room was quite lovely and large. It included a queen bed, fireplace (we did not use), small kitchen, kitchen table and couch. It was so comfortable to relax in the room. The owner is very pleasant and check in was easy. The parking lot was not far from the room. The lodge is located quite close to shopping, restaurants, etc. in Ruidoso, although most people would probably want to drive into town. Ruidoso is a lovely town and we enjoyed our stay here. We drove the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway with stops at the Hubbard Museum, historic town of Lincoln and Smoky Bear Park. All of these stops were very informative, interesting and worth a visit.
Would highly recommend staying here. We will certainly stay again if ever in the Ruidoso area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins are located in the Historic "Upper Canyon" of Ruidoso - only a short stroll to Mid-Town's Shops, Galleries, Dining and Night Life. We are within 5 - 10 minutes of all 3 Casinos, Horse Racing and Ski Apache turnoff. We are New Owners as of April, 2012. Our Lodge rooms have all been updated with a Mountain Decor to include Bear Mountain Quilts & Inspiring Artwork. Relax on our Large Covered Veranda & enjoy our Beautiful Gardens, Hot Tub and BBQ area. Our Lodge Rooms have a King Bed, Fireplace, TV/DVD, Full Bath and Full Kitchenette. Our Romantic Cabins have open vaulted ceilings, Knotty Pine Interiors, Doubled Sided Gas Fireplace, 180 degree swivel TV/DVD, 2 Person Whirlpools and Private Decks. Shadow Mountain has been a long time favorite for those who visit Ruidoso and has consistently been voted "Best Place To Stay" ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shadow Mountain Hotel Ruidoso