We loved this place! The cabins are charmingly vintage, with all the modern conveniences we wanted. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were very comfortable, and we had tons of hot water. The cabins have individual decks that everyone seemed to use and enjoy. We really liked the quiet and peacefullness, even though they were full for two of the five nights of our trip.
The property grounds have soaring pine trees, and overlook the Rio Ruidoso. There is a fenced playground with with a fort and swings that children seemed to love. The grocery store and riverwalk are only a block away, and everything else is close too.
We were there on Valentines Day, and were blown away when the hosts/owners brought us chocolate covered strawberries...really good ones.
We are house hunting and this was our fifth trip to the area in a year. We have stayed in a different place each trip until now, but will return to Idle Hour Lodge next trip, and thereafter. In fact, we will be back in a few weeks. They are pet friendly, and made our geriatric dog very welcome.
- 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