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The “Year Round Playground of the Southwest,” Ruidoso truly has it all. A beautiful vacation rental or cabin in this still-sleepy-but-spunky town promises fun and adventure for any type of vacationer. Lying in the rugged Sierra Blanca mountain range adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso has experienced explosive growth in recent years due its incredible outdoor recreation, attractions, entertainment and historical prowess. Rent a quaint cabin in the woods, rustic chalet in the mountains, cozy lodge on the ski resort or a luxurious condo on the golf course. Opportunities abound in Ruidoso to find the perfect vacation rental for you and your family or friends.
Cabins on Ski Apache Resort offer skiers and snowboarders premier powder trails during the winter, while providing hiking, camping and mountain biking excursions during summer months. If chair lifts aren’t your thing, Ruidoso Winter Park’s first-class tubing area is perfect for families with children. Cabin and vacation rentals in Ruidoso are steps away from abundant outdoor recreation. Take a boat ride around Mescalero Lake, fish for rainbow trout at Seeping Springs, horseback ride at the Grindstone Stables or golf at the Links at Sierra Blanca. Start your day with a hike along The Rim Trail – considered one of the best in the nation – and end it with a gondola ride high above the Lincoln National Forest where you’ll see breathtaking views of the White Mountain Wilderness and its eccentric wildlife.
Take an evening venture from your charming cabin rental for a night filled with food, fun and laughter at the Flying J Ranch Supper and Western Show – a must-see if traveling with children. Let world-class musical group The Flying J Wranglers serenade you with western harmony while you indulge in a glorious ranch-style supper. Children are treated extra special with events like the Pony Express Ride and old-fashioned cattle roping.
Renting a cabin in Ruidoso is more than just outdoor amusement. Groups of vacationing friends will marvel at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. The Inn, New Mexico’s premier resort, offers a full casino, nightly musical performances by top artists, mouthwatering restaurants and pubs and a plethora of other entertainment options. With picturesque views of the mountains of Mescalero, you won’t feel guilty leaving your scenic vacation rental for a night of fun and games.
Substitute physical adventure with a different kind of thrill at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, home of the richest quarter horse race in the world, the All American Futurity.
Music lovers rejoice at the Spencer Theatre for Performing Arts’ world-class Broadway shows, dance troupes and local art galleries. Named one of the seven finest theatres in the world, the elegant hall has outstanding acoustics, intimate seating and artistry of the highest caliber.
Vacation rentals in Ruidoso are near to many prominent historical and cultural attractions. The Hubbard Museum of the American West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, offers gripping exhibits on Native Americans, Hispanics and Pioneers. Visit the courthouse where Billy The Kid made his final escape at the Lincoln State Monument, or gaze at the collection of Lincoln County War artifacts at the Ruidoso River Museum – named a top 10 Western Museum in the nation. Many Ruidoso cabin rentals neighbor the Smokey Bear Historical Park with exhibits on black bears and forest health, while the Carrizozo Heritage Museum brings the old railroad boomtown to life.
Vacationing in Ruidoso is perfect for groups of all kinds. Bring the kids to enjoy the wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities or historical landmarks. Visit with friends for the entertainment, gaming, music, cuisine and sprits. Whatever the occasion, TripAdvisor has the best deals on a variety of vacation rentals from relaxing cabins to cozy ski homes and everything in between in the wondrous town of Ruidoso, New Mexico!