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Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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“Wonderful and Cozy”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Pretty grounds. Good upkeep. Friendly staff. We stayed in cabin 304 and it was perfect! Enjoyed the fireplace and porch for morning coffee and bird watching. Deer in our front yard daily and our dog really liked watching them. Close to town/shops/eating. I would definitely stay here again!! The only thing I can suggest is for housekeeping to dust a little more, especially the ceiling fans and blinds but other than that it is a wonderful place to stay!

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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thanks for the nice thing you had to say! Sorry about the dusting. Our girls are getting used to us as new owners and learning our standards. Come again soon!
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We have stayed here many times, brought friends with us and now enjoyed bringing our daughter and son in law for the Cowboy Symposium. This is our favorite place we have ever stayed...4 nights....so convenient, comfortable and beautiful grounds that make sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine our favorite thing to do! Every convenience...icemaker, hot tub, firepit, coffee pot and full kitchen....fireplace and king beds...perfect !!! The location is wonderful....so easy and no high roads. We'll never stay anywhere else....thanks Marilyn, Chuck and Ranger for a beautiful place!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
What a treat having you folks stay with us. It makes the hard work worthwhile!!!!!!
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Escondido, California
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed in a cabin, which was small and cozy but extremely clean and very comfortable. It's setting is just on the edge of the commercial area of Ruidoso so everything was very convenient. The new owners had lots of good recommendations for restaurants. We spent most of our time touring the surrounding area, so the only meal we cooked in the cabin was our breakfasts. There is a 2 burner stovetop, small fridge, microwave, coffeepot and toaster, and enough kitchen, cooking and eating equipment for basic needs. These cabins and lodge rooms are limited to adults and really are not suitable OR large enough for families with children.

Lot of deer and wildlife which we enjoyed while sitting on the porch after a long day of being tourists.

Ruidoso is one of my favorite areas, and we would not hesitate to recommend this lodge and cabins.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for the kind words. We love our rooms, but our cabins are something special to be sure. Come back soon!
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

My coworkers and I recently came here with a group of 22 folks from the retirement community we work at and rented all the lodge rooms, and everything about our visit was perfect! From the planning stages to check-out, Marilyn and Chuck were incredibly helpful and friendly. The Lodge and landscaping are gorgeous, and the Lodge rooms themselves were impeccably clean and nicely decorated. There's lots of deer to watch and a great big covered porch to relax on. We're already talking about going back!

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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
This was our first bus tour and we had to marvel at how prepared the guests and their guides were for the experience. Up early and off to see the wonders of the area. Then back for cocktails before driving off for dinner, somewhere different each night. Nicest people! Looking forward to having them back again.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We just got back from a 3 night stay. The grounds and garden area are very beautiful and the setting at the start of the Upper Canyon can't be beat. We stayed in a lodge room and it was very large with everything you could need. It was nice to cook a small breakfast 2 of the mornings before we set out. The deer came through each evening and they were fun to watch. We would definitely recommend it and stay here again. But I am only giving it 4 stars because there was a lot of noisy traffic going back and forth on the road in front of the lodge (and also on the road behind the lodge - my spouse was woken up early in the morning the first night by a garbage truck on the street behind the lodge).

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for the review. We are working on the Village to stop pick ups early. They have promised that the route has been changed.
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Kansas City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Just came back from a few days in Ruidoso, NM. Read the revues on Shadow Mountain Lodge and we were not disappointed. Such a restful, lovely place, out of the rush but close to everything.
Really nice couple who run it.

Room Tip: All rooms are probably great. Fireplaces, comfy sofas, nice little kitchenettes.
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. It is always nice when return guests comment on the improvements!
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We journey to the SW during the fall evey year. Several years ago we discovered Shadow Mountain. It's been a favorite place to kick back ever since. We discovered it changed hands this year and was concerned things might not be the same. They weren't. They were significantly better. The new owners have managed to improve on a great little hideaway. If you're seeking a quiet, comfortable, modern cabin style place to relax, you won't be disappointed. Very clean, buried in the pines, with views and smells to die for. The only problem we could find, it's 12 hours from OKC.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
Address: 107 Main Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6336
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins are located in the Historic "Upper Canyon" of Ruidoso - only a short stroll to Mid-Town's Shops, Galleries, Dining and Night Life. We are within 5 - 10 minutes of all 3 Casinos, Horse Racing and Ski Apache turnoff. We are New Owners as of April, 2012. Our Lodge rooms have all been updated with a Mountain Decor to include Bear Mountain Quilts & Inspiring Artwork. Relax on our Large Covered Veranda & enjoy our Beautiful Gardens, Hot Tub and BBQ area. Our Lodge Rooms have a King Bed, Fireplace, TV/DVD, Full Bath and Full Kitchenette. Our Romantic Cabins have open vaulted ceilings, Knotty Pine Interiors, Doubled Sided Gas Fireplace, 180 degree swivel TV/DVD, 2 Person Whirlpools and Private Decks. Shadow Mountain has been a long time favorite for those who visit Ruidoso and has consistently been voted "Best Place To Stay" ... more   less 
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