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“Cabins facing each other” 4 of 5 stars
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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
London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Cabins facing each other”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

First to say we really enjoyed our stay here and thought it great value for money. On arrival we were given a really informative and thorough overview of the area and restaurants by the lady owner. We're a couple and stayed in one of the 4 cabins. The cabin itself is one big square room divided into 4: sleeping area, lounge area with fire, bathroom and dining area. All beautifully decorated and perfect for a quiet getaway. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance: see my reviews for Ranchers and the Great Wall of China. My only disappointment was that the 4 cabins actually face each other so 2 X 2. This meant when we sat on our porch or opened our door we were looking straight into the other cabin. The whole area is wonderful and the deer and huming birds a delight to watch.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed the cabin. Ruidoso is such a cozy community and the Upper Canyon even more so that our cabins were built to encourage guests to meet and mingle. However, we have recently started planting trees to afford the option of a little more privacy. We look forward to seeing you back again and thanks for the feedback!
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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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White Sands, New Mexico, United States
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Highly recommend this Lodge no matter what the purpose is of your visit to Ruidoso; the room was clean, relaxing and had every amenity needed, the fireplace in the room was an added bonus! The location of the lodge is perfect, not on the main road so it's very quiet, yet close enough to walk to local stores and restuarants. We plan on returning as soon as possible! Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to stay!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thanks for the great review. It is rewarding when folks like you enjoy our lodge, it motivates us to work as hard as we do at making every stay memorable. Looking forward to having you back!
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East New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is the best place to stay in ruidoso for couples! It is off the beat & path (not on main road through town) & the owners have thought of everything; the room is homey and has every amenity you will need. You can sit on front porch & watch the deer; they are quite abundant. If you want a nice, quiet, & peaceful stay, then this is the place plus more. Beds are super comfortable and lush! I will be returning & recommending this lodge/cabins to anyone & everyone. I stayed here over 15 years ago & will say this time is even better.. Also, feel free to bring your pet, they will provide sheets to put over bed & couch plus oversized towel for wiping their feet.... A+++++++..... Stay here for sure!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for the great review! You clearly appreciate what we are all about. But, don't wait another 15 years before you come back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We came to Shadow Mountain for our honeymoon. The cabin was beautiful and secluded. The landscaping was pretty. We enjoyed watching the deer each day. We took advantage of the bbq to cook steaks and enjoyed the hot tub. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful words. We are so glad you chose us for your special occasion. Also glad you used the Weber grill center. We installed it for folks just like you!
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I had a very romantic getaway at one of the cabins on the property. It was warm, cozy and had all the amenities, including a two person jacuzzi tub! Chuck and Marilyn was gracious hosts, but we never had to contact them because everything we needed was already in the cabin. We would definitely recommend Shadow Mountain Lodge as the best place to stay in Ruidoso, New Mexico!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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WPCabins, Manager at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Special occasions deserve special accommodations. So very happy you chose ours! Come see us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful rooms with a beautiful landscape. Owners very nice and answered any questions we had on day trips and best places to eat. We plan to go back one day. Rooms are very clean and nicely furnished.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Great to have you with us and we sure hope you do make it back this way again!
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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Pretty grounds. Good upkeep. Friendly staff. We stayed in cabin 304 and it was perfect! Enjoyed the fireplace and porch for morning coffee and bird watching. Deer in our front yard daily and our dog really liked watching them. Close to town/shops/eating. I would definitely stay here again!! The only thing I can suggest is for housekeeping to dust a little more, especially the ceiling fans and blinds but other than that it is a wonderful place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thanks for the nice thing you had to say! Sorry about the dusting. Our girls are getting used to us as new owners and learning our standards. Come again soon!
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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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