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“Perfect Weekend to Relax” 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
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect Weekend to Relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2009

I didn't want to spend a lot of money for a room, and I wanted to be up in the canyon off the main roads. Shadow Mountain Lodge was perfect for that. The room had a small kitchen, dining area, living room & bedroom in a studio type room. The fireplace was a plus (complete with 3 hour log.) The room was a bit rustic, very large & the patio was perfect for happy hour. Tip: it is more fun to share your wine with the neighbors for Happy Hour. The grounds were beautiful and we were close enough to walk to breakfast and to dinner. Jacque (the innkeeper) made you feel right at home. This is a wonderful place to enjoy the quiet and to become very relaxed & recharged.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2009

I am actually writing this review while still on vacation.

We stayed in a cabin May 7th 8th and 9th. It included a living area with fireplace{gas powered} which could be enjoyed in the livingroom and bedroom simultaneously. Additionally there was a kitchen area where you both could enjoy your meals while viewing the immaculate green and planted grounds.

The grounds are an oasis, attracting birds of all sorts particularly hummingbirds.

Just like the grounds, the cabins are immaculately kept. In addition to cabins there is a lodge, where guests enjoy equally enchanting vistas.

The owners are extremely gracious and it is plain to see they have very successfully put their heart into ther work.

Couples of any age will find their experience at the lodge relaxing , romantic and memorable.

A truely outstanding stay.


As others have mentioned ,the main street areas of Ruidoso can have lots of traffic.

This lodge is away from the main drag {Upper Canyon area} and enjoys a very quiet atmosphere.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and spaciousness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Domerdana
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co
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71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2009

Shadow Mountain Lodge is a very well maintained hotel at the beginning of Upper Canyon. This means it's walkable to all the shops but it is also relatively quiet. Cars pass by to get to the Upper Canyon cottages but it is nothing like the 4 lane traffic on Main Street. The grounds are very well kept and the rooms are spacious and very clean. I think all rooms are similar with a king bed, nice kitchenette, fireplace and 2 person sofa. The lodge is advertised for couples. Very nice!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pitt1980
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Rio Rancho, NM
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2008

My husband and I have just spent one night at Shadow Mountain.
We wish we could have stayed longer. We chose a cabin rather than the actual lodge. The cabin was excellent. Extremely clean, modern and spacious enough for two people. This is a couples only lodge which makes for peace!! It had a wonderful fireplace and TV that swivelled so you could watch fromt he jacuzzi for two or the bedroom or living room and kitchenette. All in all a super place and if we visit Ruidoso again we will definately stay there.
It is also central to everything in town. I just hope when we decide to return there is a cabin available!!!

  • Liked — EVERYTHING
  • Disliked — NOTHING
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TMont
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San Francisco
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2008

We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in one of the cabins and it was very cute and romantic. Plus, the people working here were great. I left my jacket there on accident and they actually called me to let me know and see if I wanted them to mail it. If we return to Ruidoso, this is where we'll stay.

  • Stayed December 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank puravida33
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Roswell, NM
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2007

This was a wonderful retreat and 2nd honeymoon for my husband and I the week after Christmas. It snowed all day for several days and was just picture perfect! We love this place and look forward to staying here again this year.

Stayed December 2006
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Dallas, Texas
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432 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2007

We had such a nice time last year, we decided to go again. We stayed in one of the four cabins on the property and really loved every minute. You are close to Midtown and really everything, yet still in the woods. The cabins are very modern and have everything that you need to relax and enjoy yourself.

There is a living room with two recliners, a fireplace, TV, DVD, VCR with surround sound. The TV swivels around to the bedroom. Bathroom has two person jacuzzi tub/shower. Full kitchen. Everything is nice and clean.

There is a front porch and outdoor grill.

These properties are kept very nice and clean and the owners are really nice people.

  • Liked — All the modern conveniences in a quiet wooded setting and the hummingbirds!
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Likeness
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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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