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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay, but we will return for sure. We stayed in cabin #11 with 2 bedrooms; and it backed up to the river. Nice and quiet area; but still a few blocks off of the main road, and has a grocery store nearby. A deer wandered through the property each day.

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Thank Jenn S
Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cabins are nicely decorated and very comfortable. We had the entire property rented and were able to set up 6 canopies around the grills & tables near the playground. We called this our "gathering area". The owners, Dorothy & Mike, were so nice & accommodating! We had 57 at our family reunion and everyone commented on what a perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying at the cabin..Dorothy was very helpful and nice. We were able to relax and enjoy the lake, which was not too far away. It was my kids' first time at a cabin,and they were enjoying it so much they were NOT even on their cell phones! Would definitely stay here again!

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Dorothy S, Manager at Idle Hour Lodge, responded to this review

It was our pleasure! Please come back soon 🌲🌲🌲 More 

Southwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Michael and Dorothy Schlitt treat their guests like family. They know what's fun to do and see nearby. I love listening to the river behind "our" cabin. Every time we return, we notice something new; sometimes it's redecorating, sometimes it's something new in the gardens. April is a GREAT month to visit!

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Thank Mir2001
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Our 5-day stay at Idle Hour Lodge was great! Dorthy is very hospitable and welcoming and makes you feel like family. Our cabin, Cabin 11, was nicely decorated with Christmas lights and a small Christmas tree (great little touches). It was the perfect stay for our Christmas vacation. The location is perfect - not too far from town, within easy... More 

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Thank DanaSuzanne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This lodge is the perfect getaway. The cabins are very cozy and you feel like you're in the middle of the woods even though downtown is two seconds away. We had a very warm welcome and a very comfortable stay. Everything was clean and neat. These guys are awesome. On top of all of that the property has beautiful views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed a week at Idle Hour Lodge and we were amazed at the rustic beauty of the entire property. Beauty everywhere! All the cabins were very cute, warm, and inviting. We stayed in #11 this time. The amenities were perfect...clean linens, coffee maker, microwave, fridge were all available. We had an amazing time and absolutely love... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

In September a couple of buddies and I stayed at the Lodge for the fourth year in a row for the Golden Aspen Rally. As always the experience was wonderful. The rustic cabin, cleanliness, friendly owners and the usual crowd of deer made our weekend. Once Dorothy found out it was my 75th birthday, she had a scrumptious apple pie... More 

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Yellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a nice cabin and was greeted by mule deer every morning! The place was easy to find and the host and hostess are wonderful people! I'm going back again this fall. The area is great for motorcycle touring.

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Thank Fritz_Meyer49
Waco, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cozy cabins with rustic charm, scenic views from our cabin's deck... towering pine trees, deer, and the river below, made for a most memorable stay. Owners Dorothy and Michael Schlitt made sure that we had everything we needed; we felt right at home with their warm hospitality! As for the location, it is the perfect blend of being close to... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
12 Rustic, cozy, cabins in the tall pines, with a vintage, nostalgic flair of the "Old Ruidoso". All cabins have a fireplace, kitchen and deck. PET FRIENDLY:) Walking distance to Midtown,shopping, restaurants and grocery. Just minutes from Skiing, Ziplining and Casinos. OPEN YEAR ROUND! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idle Hour Lodge

Address: 112 Lower Terrace Dr, Ruidoso,NM Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6819
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Price Range: $146 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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