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Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   107 Main Road, Ruidoso, NM 88345   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
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Heidelberg, Germany
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quiet & relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Had a wonderful post-Labor Day (6-8 SEP) stay at this charming, well appointed cabin seems a shame to call it a cabin since it was so well appointed). In addition to all the amenities inside, we were treated to a humming bird display at the feeder on the porch every evening. The grounds & room were spotless and it was nice to stay at a couples/adults only property. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Ours was a summer stay in one of the small cabins available here. The cabin was wonderfully self-contained and included a small kitchen area, coffee maker, table & chairs, small living room, TV, DVD player, porch. It was very nicely maintained and extremely clean. Our cabin had a queen bed that seemed small to us. We found this property to be very quiet during our stay and the location is convenient for getting around Ruidoso.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Nice, nice, nice. Felt like home away from home. Hosts were great, the bed was comfortable, cabin was SO clean. It was the nicest place we ever stayed. Felt like we could have moved in. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Thanks TripAdvisor! Shadow Mountain Lodge is everything the reviews here promise and more. The cabins are beautifully constructed & furnished and immaculately clean. The grounds are picture perfect, and the location couldn’t be beat—in the pines but easily accessible to shopping and dining. And we got a great deal on the May/June special, $95 for a cabin. I can only second the glowing reports others have posted here, except that the outdoor hot tub in the gazebo is now in full working order and cell phone service is not a problem. This is a real find. Truly the perfect getaway.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

We spent Memorial Day weekend relaxing in Ruidoso, NM at Shadow Mountain Lodge that we selected based on Trip Advisor reviews. Cabin # 304, fairly new [built in 2003] was well designed for a couple for comfort and function--and was extremely well serivced--very clean!
Doug McAlister, Property Manager, is very knowledgeable about Ruidoso and eager to offer his personal evaluations, opinions and recommendations on restaurants, "life in Ruidoso", real estate and activities, etc.
We thoroughly enjoyed & recommend the Pena Cafe and Cornerstone Cafe for breakfast and lunch and Landlocked for early informal dinner.
As Trip Advisor member for 7 months, this selection [Shadow Mountain Lodge] is our fourth selection based on Trip Advisor reviews and we could not be more pleased with each selection--We'll certainly continue to rely on Trip Advisor evaluations. And we'll be returning to Shadow Mountain Lodge soon!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Modesto, California
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511 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

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.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Angelo, Texas
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

We stayed in one of the four seperate cabins which are located at the head of a canyon. The cabins provide a measure of privacy and are the hot setup for a romantic getaway. They are practicle as they are equiped to allow a couple to eat in if they desire. At this time of year the temperatures allow for open windows so one does pick up some noise, esp. at night with barking dogs echoing down the canyon. A good location, a good value and a gas fireplace to set the mood.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 107 Main Road, Ruidoso, NM 88345
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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