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Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed November 20, 2016

WE stopped here on our ways out west. The cabin was cozy and very welcoming. We were able to bring our dog without a problem. Small kitchen. There were three of us my husband myself and our son. One double bed is in an alcove next to the living room . Just be aware not much privacy. it was fine...

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New Braunfels, Texas
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We had the most amazing stay at Idle Hour Lodge last month! This was our third visit and we were most impressed with all the improvements made over the last few years...the entire property has been turned into a beautiful garden at every turn. We felt at home here...our cabin was perfect and you can walk in every direction to...

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Boerne, Texas
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the place we return to every year. Dorothy and Mike go out of their way every year to make us "Old Hogs" feel so welcome. More and more of our friends are staying at Idle Hour Cabins. Do yourself a favor and get back to comfortable rustic cabins and relax watching the river go by. Jack(Noodle)

Thank harley1002
Reviewed September 21, 2016

I have reviewed this lodge a number of times and I am still exceptionally pleased with our stay. A few of us travel from Texas every year (4 or 5 times now) to visit the motorcycle rally held in Ruidoso every September. This year we were very pleased that some friends came from Midland and one from California. We had...

Thank llharp
Friendswood, Texas
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Enjoyed our respite from the August Texas heat while staying here. Stayed in room 11 with plenty of room for us and our small dog, Cindy. Loved the location. Close to town and restaurants as well as the golf course. Enjoyed our morning walk every day. Especially enjoyed chatting with the owners, Dorothy and Michael, as well as meeting other...

Thank jnorbrian
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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.

Thank JennifersRoundTrip
Midland, Texas
Reviewed July 29, 2016

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...

Thank stblase1
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!

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

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

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!

Thank Mir2001
Austin, Texas
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...

Thank DanaSuzanne
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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • 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
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Price Range: $89 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for a cabin that backs up to the river.”
JennifersRoundTrip, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“We prefer "our" room with a deck overlooking the river.”
Mir2001, May 1, 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 11 has a great view from the back porch. We had 5 people in our group + a medium-sized dog, and it was cozy.”
DanaSuzanne, Jan 7, 2016 | Read review
“We loved Cabin 10. I think 11 and 12 would have been great, too. Lots of trees to the back.”
karenbD3707MB, Dec 30, 2014 | Read review
“Dorothy upgraded us to cabin 9 and told us it was the largest cabin and best suited to accommodate our family of 4. It had bunk beds in a curtained off room for the boys and a full size bed in an alcove for us.”
  • Cabin #9
HeatherB860, Aug 27, 2014 | Read review
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