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“Great cabin in Ruidoso!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins

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Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great cabin in Ruidoso!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed in one of the cabins for 4 nights while visiting family for Christmas. We loved our cabin, especially the tv that swivels between the living area and bedroom. We also loved the 2 recliners and little Christmas tree in the living room. The cabin was big enough for my husband and I and our 2 golden retrievers. I thought it seemed larger than it appeared in the online photos. The cabins and entire property are well taken care of. The whole place was very festive for Christmas, lights, stockings, and other decorations everywhere. I look forward to staying here again and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. The only negative thing was that we noticed on our last day that the water looked a little brown in the sink.

Room Tip: I did not see the inside of the lodge rooms but I would absolutely recommend one of the 4 cabins.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind words. We work very hard at making our guests comfortable and welcomed. Looking forward to a return visit!
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Last minute reservations were no problem. Easy online reservation system. We chose to stay in the lodge, room 108. We stayed the 2nd week of December and had beautiful weather. My husband wished he had brought shorts.

Pros: very nice looking property, especially over Christmas with all the lights--Property dog, Ranger--Hot water, and when I say hot, I don't mean warm. It is hot, be careful--Very nice on-site owners, Chuck and Marilyn--Well equipped kitchen. Consider bringing your own crockpot and/or blender--Wonderful fireplace, 1 free DuraFlame per day, extras are $5--Comfortable tub/shower with bowed out shower curtain.

Cons: limited clothes and bathroom supply space and no luggage storage. Cabins do have more storage space. --Mini fridge is quite small, but you are very close to a market, Lawrence Bros. IGA. on Mechum.

We would not hesitate to stay here again.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thanks for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Hope you played some December golf!
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Marquez, Texas
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We arrived just ahead of the snow storm and the managers let us check in a little early. We enjoyed our couple of days immensely. We stayed in the cabins not at the lodge. The cabins have gas fire place, large TV, and 2 person jacuzzi tub in the room. Everything was in great shape and well cared for. We had a little trouble with the fireplace but between the housekeeper and the manager it was working in minutes and checked back to make sure everything was okay. We spent the evenings in recliners reading in front of the fire place. The queen size bed was comfortable and living room TV pivots to the bedroom if you do desire. The fire place is between the living room and bedroom areas so that is really nice. The lighted Christmas tree in the cabin and wreath on the door was a nice touch. We hope to return here in the future!

Room Tip: There's a grill outside you may use and porches to sit on in the warmer weather.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
We also love to sit by the fire and just chill out. Thanks what we specialize in at Shadow Mountain Lodge. Thanks for the great review!
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New Mexico
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Rooms are exactly as shown on web site - very spacious, very accommodating. We only stayed one evening, but these would be great for a multi day stay. Rooms 106 to 109 or so back up to an empty lot, and we saw deer out the window both evening and morning. Morning included a sparring display by a couple of bucks. Quiet rooms. Had this place a more comfortable bed, I would have given it 5 stars.

Room Tip: Rooms 106-109
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thanks for the great review. The wildlife is such a bonus here. The beds are an issue. We have newer mattresses most everywhere, but the opinions are split. We have added memory foams to half of them and are playing it by ear from there. When you return ask for a memory foam room, unless the memory foam is not what you prefer, then ask for a regular bed room and thanks for that feedback, it helps in our decisions for upgrades!
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I spent a 3 nights at the Shawdow Mountain Lodge for our wedding anniversary.....is the BEST lodge we have ever stayed at ! There are so many "pluses"!
It is immaculate, and is located in the "upper canyon " in the pine trees.
The cabins were even decorated for Christmas ! With "wreaths" on all the front doors !!!And Christmas lights on the entire Lodge !!!
The grounds are just beautiful, and groomed! It is quiet!!! The hot water is HOT !!!
Our cabin was so clean, decorated perfectly to go with the southwest area.
There is a Large window in the kitchen/dinnette area; fully stocked kitchen; with refrigerator, toaster oven and microwave.
The fireplace was just wonderful !!! We were given a fire log each evening, and really enjoyed sitting on the loveseat and eating popcorn and watching Christmas movies.
There is even a lazy-boy loveseat and a flat screen tv.
The rooms are large, and open.
Large front porch, with chairs:)
The owners are so friendly, and helpful in giving us informations, and tips on the area.
As far as we are concerned, this is the only place for us to stay while we are in Ruidoso!!!!!!!!.

Room Tip: Our room was right in front of the gazebo. Next time we will get on the North end, near the bbq gri...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DAMARISActs17:34
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful words. So glad that you loved the ambiance and comfort of the rooms. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year here and we are glad that you chose to spend it with us.
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Colorado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

What a great 4 day getaway in a gorgeous Lodge! My husband & I get away several times a year and never have we found a more immaculate property.
The rooms are very clean and the grounds are beautifully groomed. The owners are very pleasant and helpful! Will definitely stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind words. We make every effort to insure every stay is memorable and it is nice to hear that it is appreciated. Looking forward to having you back!
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Cabin exactly has shown on website. My husband and I wanted a romantic get-a-away for our 25th Anniversary and I couldn't have picked a better place. WE both could have stayed there longer, but had to come back home to our kids. The room is immaculate, and they offer daily maid service if needed. I would definitely come back.

Room Tip: I made the mistake of booking a lodge room and not the cabin, luckily they had 1 cabin available...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruthie1219
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WPCabins, Owner at Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Glad you enjoyed yourselves. SML really is a wonderful place for romantic occasions. Come see us again!
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Property: Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
Address: 107 Main Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6336
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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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