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RELAX II ON THE RIVER

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
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Great Things come in Small Packages I have added an evaporative cooler for your summer comfort. The nights are still nice and cool in Ruidoso. You probably won't need it. If you open the windows at night and put the fan in the window it will be nice and cool in the morning. Just shut the windows after you get up and keep that cool air inside, then repeat the process at sundown! This is a brand new vacation rental for me. It will likely be furnished a bit different than these pictures. Be patient while I decorate and determine what my finished product will look like. Come by and check this place out. WARNING this is an older building without modern sound dampening technology. Be a good neighbor. Quiet hours begin at 10:30pm. Please enjoy the peace and tranquility. We just added ROKU TV w...Great Things come in Small Packages I have added an evaporative cooler for your summer comfort. The nights are still nice and cool in Ruidoso. You probably won't need it. If you open the windows at night and put the fan in the window it will be nice and cool in the morning. Just shut the windows after you get up and keep that cool air inside, then repeat the process at sundown! This is a brand new vacation rental for me. It will likely be furnished a bit different than these pictures. Be patient while I decorate and determine what my finished product will look like. Come by and check this place out. WARNING this is an older building without modern sound dampening technology. Be a good neighbor. Quiet hours begin at 10:30pm. Please enjoy the peace and tranquility. We just added ROKU TV with all the apps you can imagine. Just enter your check out date and you can use your subscription information to watch whatever you want. The system will sign you out automatically on the day that you leave. This is a classic Mid-town building that has survived the years right in the heart of Mid-town Ruidoso! Don't choose this if you want to be alone in the middle of the woods. Choose this cabin if you want the ultimate in convenience to all the shops, bars and restaurants of Mid-town Ruidoso while being able to go out your back door and play in the river and enjoy the fascinating parade of wildlife going by. THE BUILDING: I have tried to determine when this cabin was built, but have not yet been successful. I have seen pictures of Ruidoso taken in the 1950s and it was there then! It was originally built as a hotel with 8 small shotgun style rooms. The bedroom was on the river side and the bathrooms were all on the street side. Sometime after that it was remodeled into 4 one bedroom apartments. That’s the configuration it was in when I bought it in 2007. To be truthful, it was in really rough shape then. It has suffered years of neglect. After a $100k remodel it is now a really cool and wonderful place. When you drive up to this building, you can imagine how Ruidoso was in the ‘50s and ‘60s when it became known as “The Playground of the Southwest”. If these walls could talk, oh, the stories they could tell. Check out the cabin next door. It was built in the late 1800s. That’s a wild thought. When you enter the condo, the living room and the kitchen greet you with lovely colors and a décor that is modern and comfortable. All these finishing’s were completed in 2012. The floor in the living and kitchen area is a beautiful cherry. The other side of the condo contains the bedroom and bathroom. The bed is a lovely queen and really comfy! The floor in the bedroom is a lovely engineered ash hardwood. In the bathroom it is tile. When bedtime comes, open the window and let the sound of the Rio Ruidoso lull you to sleep. THE PARKING: Parking in midtown can be a challenge on busy weekends and holidays. We have private parking for our building. I will put a parking pass in the form of a postcard in the cabin for you. With that you can park one vehicle in front. If for some reason you have more than one vehicle or if friends come over, there is a public parking lot just on the other side of the log cabin on the west side. MID-TOWN: This is where the action is. Restaurants, bars, shops, it is all within a short walk of your front door. No DUI’s while staying here. You can Rock and Roll at Quarters or Country and Western dance at WPS (Win Place or Show). You can close the place down and walk home. If late night is not your thing, you have a choice of five of the best restaurants in Ruidoso within a two block walk. If you don’t like to go to restaurants, you have some of the most amazing clothes shops within two blocks. If you don’t like any of the above, then there’s always wine and desert! Yes within one block there is an amazing cupcake shop and a lovely selection of wine to taste and take home. I can go into more detail later! THE RIVERSIDE: Every coin has two sides and this is no exception. You have all the fun and excitement of Mid-town just steps away, and all the peace and quiet of nature right off the porch. We have a lovely porch with a great view of the river so you can relax while enjoying the wonderful climate. It really is the perfect place to relax after a hard day of hiking, skiing, riding, or shopping. We certainly hope that you will choose our little RELAXIN’ ON THE RIVER Condo when you plan your vacation to Ruidoso. We have done what we can to make it a wonderful experience for you. Pets = $75 fee Thanks again. We hope to see you soon.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Be a good neighbor. Quiet hours begin at 10:30pm. Please enjoy the peace and tranquility. Please 'leave no trace'. If you smoke outside, make sure your butts get in the trash at the end of your trip. If you bring a pet, pick up after them. If they shed a lot, pick up the fur. If they shed and they sleep with you, bring your own bedding. These rules are for the benefit of all our guests so they can enjoy a beautiful and clean space. Guests with pets will be charged a $75 pet fee
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Reed H.
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

The place was immaculate. Very cozy and warm. Woke up to a wonderful view of a white terrain with a river flowing through it. Couldn’t ask for more being I’m from Texas and we never really get snow haha. Would definitely recommend the stay. Priced...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Ramirezdan91
Voyage798301, VR Owner at RELAX II ON THE RIVER, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Dan, Thanks so much for the review. You guys really hit the weather perfect! So glad that you enjoyed my home. Hope you can return soon!

Reviewed February 4, 2019

Cozy retreat one the bank or the Ruidoso River within walking distance of shops and an awesome winery. The kitchen is fully equipped but with wine, cheese and ghost pepper mac and cheese just around the corner cooking is optional. Designated parking is in front...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank pinkflame1952
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Had a wonderful time at Relax on the River II. Second time staying at these condos, can’t wait for another visit!! Relax out on deck and enjoy the scenery and listen to the calmness of the creek. Has all the amenities needed for cooking if...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank elva g
Voyage798301, VR Owner at RELAX II ON THE RIVER, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

I love my repeat guests! Elva rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure every one of your visits in the future is just as good or better than these first awesome ones. We really love it there as well. We...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Location, location, location. If you are looking for a great place just steps away from Midtown Ruidoso, then this is your place. If cleanliness, and convenience, and sounds of the river is what you want, this is the place for you. Will being staying there...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Tourist197664
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Best place to stay.. We had walking distance to great restaurants and bars and of course shopping. I would totally recommend Relax On the River to my friends and family.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank lbaca2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice quiet cabin. Seriously open the windows and hear the nice river below. Very close to downtown. Just walk 2 minutes and you are there. You cannot hear anything from downtown. This is a nice, clean small place. It is old but well kept. Not...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank 8,765,309
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed at Reed’s place twice now. Such a lovely place to stay with an amazing view. Will definitely be back!

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank braseltone
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful host, location, and apartment! Reed was very quick to respond and very welcoming. We were right in the middle of downtown which was nice since you didn’t have to deal with parking for the most part. Would recommend this stay again!

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Alexis C
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

The rental was so nice. The location was perfect!!! Close to everything in town but also snuggled in the mountains close to the river. Such a relaxing stay in Ruidoso. Can't wait to return.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Lainie T
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Perfect location and a great spot for a getaway. It's great for 2 people but not more. It is part of a small apartment complex so we were able to hear guests next door. This didn't bother me, as we were out and about the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Natalie F
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
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