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Sitzmark Chalet Inn
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Why would you stay anywhere else?”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Just got home from our stay in Ruidoso and the Sitzmark Chalet Inn. Such a quaint, cozy little motel that was such a pleasant surprise even after reading so many positive online reviews, which don't really do it justice. From the sweet, helpful owners offering advice on places to check out and eat during our visit to sitting outside listening to the locusts and watching the hummingbirds chasing one another as you enjoy the cool mountain air, it's the perfect place to relax. You simply cannot beat the price too. I love the cool little touches like the complimentary fruit infused water, breakfast muffins and coffee and the colorful array of washcloths, hand and bath towels. We even enjoyed lunch from Cornerstone Bakery one afternoon outside on one of the picnic tables at the motel. See...it's the little things like that that makes it a worthwhile place to stay while in Ruidoso.

  • Stayed June 2014
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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is guests like you who enjoy our Inn and what we have to offer that make our job fun :) We loved hearing how our little touches made your stay comfortable and memorable. That is exactly what we aim to do!! We look forward to hosting you as our guests again the next time you are in the Ruidoso area.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We found the Sitzmark by accident but love it & stay every time we return. The hotel shows pride of ownership & the owners live on site. Traffic noise is the only negative & that's really not that bad. Highly recommend !

Great muffins too Lori !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Sitzmark! We love to read reviews from our repeat customers :) Glad you enjoy your stay with us and come back for more! Being close to everything does mean that we are also close to the "coming and going" of tourists...even with our enclosed walk-ways....but have you had a chance to try out our new Dohm white noise machines that we have placed in every guest room? They take a good nights sleep to a whole new level! The next time you visit, ask me about them and I will give you a presentation! :) Thanks again!
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San Antonio
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Planned a trip to see what all my friend are buzzing about ... Ruidoso. We love Estes Park but it is a two day drive from San Antonio, so I wanted to see how Ruidoso compared since it is about 9 hours with stops, driving. We picked this hotel based on Trip Advisor and as always the reviews were spot on.

Two days before we were going to leave I messed up my knee and could barely walk. I was so excited I was going anyway. Day 1 I hobbled around and by some miracle day 2 and a lot of Ibuprofen I was healed. We planned on staying three nights but one of my daughters got altitude sickness the first day.Then I did at bedtime the second day. We were both miserable, so much we packed up and left about 1:30 in the morning. Once again we have been to Estes Park, a lo,t and all through Colorado so I'm not sure what happened this trip? I wish we had made it the whole three nights. We had a lot of stuff we still wanted to do.

As far as the Hotel, It was one of my favorite little mountain hotels I've stayed at. It's a toss up between the Sitzmark Chalet and the Villa Motel in Manitou Springs as to my favorite. (It's hard to beat the view of Pike's Peak from the hot tub) Sitzmark is VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Location is great. It is close enough to the hustle and bustle of Midtown but enough down the street to beat the traffic. Yes there gets to be heavy traffic in Ruidoso.

Don't think twice about booking this place and eat a muffin! But watch out for the terradactyl's. They will dive bomb you at Sonic. The only downside was the lack of snow this year. My daughter and I are photographers and we hoped to see some on the mountain tops and get some good pictures of streams. Streams were dried up and the lakes are low. I bet when all that is happening, It's really beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
So sorry you had to leave early :( ...and to read that you got altitude sickness! The elevation is about the same as Estes, so hopefully you figured out what happened and can come back and visit again soon! In the midst of it all, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are back in the area again, we would love to have you as our guests again!
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Hobbs, New Mexico
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Staff was wonderful friendly and helpful. Rooms are a little small but completely redone. beds are great and bathrooms are new. this place is very family freindly with lots of board games set up in the office and outdoors. it use to have a hot tub but its been replaced with a sauna.

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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay! If you are needing a bit more space next time you visit, you might consider upgrading your room from a room with one queen bed to a room with one king size bed. The king floor plans offer a bit more space (which is why they are priced a step up)...especially if you are travelling with kids :) We would be glad to help you with any questions you may have about room options on your next visit. We are also glad you were able to enjoy our family friendly games we have placed around for entertainment!! Thanks again and we look forward to having you as our guest again in the future.
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Our family of four (two parents, two teenage boys) spent one night in Ruidoso as part of a week-long Spring Break road trip. The Sitzmark Chalet Inn was a wonderful place to stay. It's very picturesque, clean, conveniently located, and despite being on a main road, the rooms were very quiet and we all had a wonderful night's sleep. Our boys loved trying out the whiskey barrel sauna. The owners have set up a sweet little sitting area out in the front, and it feels like you've escaped to a whimsical little garden. Additionally, the owners have a fun sense of decor that you'll appreciate, regardless of your age. If you're headed through Ruidoso, I'd strongly recommend Sitzmark Chalet Inn. You'll leave with memories of staying somewhere special, and want to return again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are glad we could be part of your fun spring break road trip. We like hearing how your boys enjoyed the sauna, how you appreciated our unique sense of décor, and most importantly that you got a good night sleep!! Happy guests make us smile...especially when they tell others :) We would love to host you again when you are visiting the Ruidoso area.
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have never been to Ruidoso before, but this was the perfect place to stay. The room was great, cozy and clean. Yummy muffins in the am and the nicest staff EVER!! The kids loved the fireplace and the mountain view. The prices were the best i found for spring break with 6 people in a room. I would highly recommend...:)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Katie M
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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the kids had a good time. We are also happy to hear that you found the room up to your travel standards and were able to relax. And as always...we love the positive reviews about our "Muffins in the Morning" :) Again, thank you for taking the time to let others know about your stay with us, and we look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future.
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly owner who was very sweet. We got out key to out room #17, location was next to the office and hotel alongside the main street of Ruidoso. We couldn't hear any traffic being that close. Peaceful and quiet place with comfy beds and nice clean sheets. We plan on returning again! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank love_bird14
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SitzmarkRuidoso, Owner at Sitzmark Chalet Inn, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to let the travel community know that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are pleased you found your bed crisp and comfortable. Thanks again, and we look forward to hosting you as our guest again soon in the future.
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Property: Sitzmark Chalet Inn
Address: 627 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sitzmark Chalet Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sitzmark Chalet is nestled under the tall pines of Ruidoso, NM. Our charming 17 unit inn offers the distinct personal attention that every traveler desires for a relaxing mountain get-a-way. Our classic regard to detail and customer service is something that you just can't acquire in today's cookie-cutter chain lodging atmosphere. We are located in the heart of Ruidoso close to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. With a wonderful central location, you are close to all of the vacation activities you have been looking for. Relax on the front lawn during a summer evening on a porch swing while watching the hummingbirds, or unwind after a day on the slopes in our steam sauna. We look forward to having you as our guest! ... more   less 
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