I cannot figure out how this place got such a high rating. It is really just a glorified motel. The photos onllne make it look much more charming than it is. I will say that it is very clean, but as others have commented, it has poor lighting, and a tiny bathroom Also the room had a funny smell as though maybe someone had smoked in it in the past. There are lots of rules to abide by, yet poor instructions for coping with the internet (which didn't work sometimes),or the fireplace. I would hardly call this romantic either. You enter directly into the kitchen which is not attractive or well equipped. The loveseat (which makes in to a bed I believe) was also uninviting. I don't have other experiences in Ruidoso to compare, but if this is one of the best, then I would not return to the area. Of course it is bearable, it just is not enjoyable.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shadow Mountain Hotel Ruidoso