Cozy Ruidoso Ski Cabin w/ Covered Deck & Fireplace

City: Ruidoso, New Mexico Property ID: 294316

grand total: From $79 total Per Night

    If you're in search of the ultimate New Mexico getaway, look no further than this relaxing vacation rental home! This cozy 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cabin offers a wood-burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and comfortably sleeps up to 6 outdoor enthusiasts. Situated on a quiet street with relaxing views of the pines and the slopes, this home-away-from-home is perfectly located to experience the best of the "Land of Enchantment" as well as Ruidoso's family-oriented downtown area!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Sleeper Sofa

    Upon arrival at the cabin, you'll immediately feel at ease in this peaceful setting. Towering pines and wooded foliage surround the property, creating a truly serene atmosphere for your stay. The large, covered deck will serve as a great place to observe the wildlife while socializing with your travel companions.

    Inside, the recently updated home offers enough sleeping arrangements to comfortably accommodate 6 guests, making this residence fantastic for a family or group of friends traveling together.

    You'll love how rustic and cozy the living room feels, with new carpet and a wood burning fireplace for chilly evenings. All the amenities of home are here including wireless internet access, a flat-screen TV with cable, and laundry machines for your convenience.

    After an eventful day in the great outdoors, come home to prepare a tasty home-cooked meal in the full kitchen, featuring new laminate flooring and all the necessary appliances and kitchen tools. Savor your meal at the dining table or make use of the additional seating at the bar area.

    If you'd rather partake in a juicy steak or hamburger, head outside to the deck and grill up your favorite meats on the barbecue. Since you're already outdoors, dine al fresco as you admire the natural beauty of the area.

    When you're ready to call it a night, head to one of the 2 inviting bedrooms and slip off to sleep as you delight in the tranquility of your surroundings.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    You and your companions will simply love this home's prime location! Here, you'll be only a 5-minute walk from restaurants, a coffee shop, and a bowling alley. Golfers will love being within close proximity to many fantastic resorts, including Innsbrook Village Country Club and Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club.

    There are plenty of opportunities to explore the many acres of national forest and wilderness in the area, no matter what season you plan to visit. In the winter, you'll be only a 30-minute drive from Ski Apache, the country's most southern ski resort. Spend your days speeding down the fresh powder from 11,400 feet in elevation. In the summer, you'll enjoy easy access to nearby hiking trails. Visit the Cedar Creek area and explore the 17 miles of trails, or venture further into the White Mountain Wilderness area, which offers 132 miles of trails to test your athleticism.

    If spending time outdoors isn't quite your speed, you can drive 10-15 minutes to Ruidoso Downs, which hosts exciting horse races. If there isn't a race when you're in town, you can also take advantage of the casino and dining! Whether you're visiting Ruidoso to escape from the stresses of everyday life or to explore the Sierra Blanca Mountains, you'll find this delightful cabin to be the ideal accommodation choice!


    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!


    Key Residence Features
    - Amenities include a recently updated interior, covered deck with barbecue, wireless internet access, flat screen TV with cable, laundry machines, and more!
    - Fantastic location with easy access to everything Ruidoso has to offer including hiking, golfing, and skiing!
    - Airport: Roswell International Air Center ( ~ 79 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Note that 4 guests can sleep comfortably in the bedrooms and 2 guests can sleep comfortably on the queen sleeper sofa in the living room, bringing the maximum occupancy to a total of 6
    - Must be at least 21 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cycling
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Live Theater
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Racquetball
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Community Amenities

    • Fitness Center
    • Recreation Center
    • Tennis Court

    Included Services

    • On-Call Maintenance

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Community Pool
    • Dedicated Parking Space
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Mountain View

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Deck
    • Gas Grill
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Alarm Clock
    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Games
    • Internet Connection
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • Safe for Young Children
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Video Library
    • Washer
    • iPod Dock / MP3


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (67)
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    This property was located in a prime location.l.

    Reviewed by: Lisa E. on


    Our family found everything with ease. This cabin offered a safe and quiet atmospheric feeling. We felt like we were at home. Thanks to Gary we had a fantastic time.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2020

    Loved the cabin

    Reviewed by: Jessica A. on


    The cabin was small. Very cozy and really made our stay. We loved the closeness of everything. It was truly a quaint place.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2019

    Ruidoso Cabin

    Reviewed by: Juan G. on


    Just great!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2019

    Nice Place

    Reviewed by: Glenn B. on


    Best value for the dollar that we found. Clean lodging. Good location. Would stay again. Thanks
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2019

    Great long weekend getaway

    Reviewed by: William M. on


    Just what my wife and I needed to get away from Texas for a few days. Very quaint and relaxing. Our second time staying and plan to stay again in the future.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2019

    Vacation in Ruidoso

    Reviewed by: Monica B. on


    We had an amazing time! The cabin was absolutely perfect! Everything about our trip was the best!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2019

    Great weekend getaway!

    Reviewed by: Keith on


    We enjoyed our stay in Ruidoso! This clean, comfortable home was close to everything in town. The bed was comfortable, the whole house was well equipped, and the check-in was a breeze. We will stay here again!

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    Reviewed by: Garry S. on


    A very clean and well maintained property. Easy to find and convenient location. Elk wandered through on our first day with deer on the second.

    Reviewed by: Ubaldo on


    Great cabin! Clean, roomy and close to downtown ruidoso. I appreciate the owner mailing items left behind. Thank u so much!! Definetly staying here again
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Great Vacation

    Reviewed by: Sheffields on


    We really enjoyed the cabin, it’s location and Ruidoso.

    Anniversary getaway.

    Reviewed by: Ken T. on


    House was clean and well equipped. To stay in summer it would be great to have an air conditioner. At the end of several days it was very warm when we were ready to go to bed. (Upper 80s). Overall we enjoyed our stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    Nice home

    Reviewed by: Denise K. on


    Very nice property. Look forward to our next vacation.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Everything we needed

    Reviewed by: Marco M. on


    The checking in process was incredibly easy with a very understanding owner. Property was exceptionally clean. Neighborhood was quiet and peaceful.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by: Robbie J on


    This cabin is cozy and sparkling clean. Also, well stocked. We found every we needed. We really enjoyed the personal touches like Gary’s handmade end tables. It is handy to downtown and close to great hiking which is what we wanted. We would definitely recommend this comfortable little place for a home away from home. We were not disappointed and would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Cozy and clean

    Reviewed by: Robbie J on


    We loved our visit here and wish we could stay longer. The cabin is sparkling clean and well stocked. The location is handy to downtown area and close to hiking which is what we wanted. Gary is helpful and accommodating. We highly recommend this place for a cozy, comfortable home away from home. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Best stay ever

    Reviewed by: cindysalid on


    I loved it...cute clean well maintained cabin. With everything you need from salt and towels. Best place I have ever stayed and love that you can grill and hangout on the balcony. Best memory I will take with me is when the deers jumped on the yard and just hanged out while we took pictures from balcony.
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in July 2019


    Reviewed by: Angelia J. on


    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Awesome getaway

    Reviewed by: Mary Grace h. on


    Our stay was great!! The cabin was clean and cozy. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for lending your home for our stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Awesome getaway

    Reviewed by: Mary Grace H. on


    Place was fully stocked and very clean..owner was very polite and helpful..cabin had everything we needed and more...alot of extras. Beds were big and comfortable, wi fi avaliable liked that it was a gas stove and water heater water nice and hot quick....over all I would definitely stay there again...
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Nice, clean, and comfortable

    Reviewed by: Ruidoso vacationers on


    This cabin was great! The cabin is very clean and comfortable. Not fancy, but very nice. I would rent again.

    Reviewed by: Gabriel on


    Thank you so much we absolutely enjoyed the cabin. We definitely will be booking with you again! Our stay was extremely relaxing, the cabin was clean and comfortable.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2019

    Cabin life

    Reviewed by: Tammy F. on


    The cabin had everything you might need! Gary the owner was so kind and we loved getting up in the morning and enjoying coffee on the deck.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2019

    Great place

    Reviewed by: Judith M on


    Great place to stay!! Has everything you need.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2019

    Nice and very clean cabin.

    Reviewed by: Ana G on


    First impression...very clean and well kept cabin. We enjoyed our time there, had everything we needed for my family of 5. We enjoyed our stay and will consider for next time in Ruidoso.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Great long weekend spot

    Reviewed by: William on


    My wife and I really enjoyed our time at the cabin. Warm and inviting. Great location. Clean and quiet. Perfect place to get away from the city and unwind in nature. Only wish we could have stayed longer.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2019

    Just amazing!

    Reviewed by: Sergio on


    My family and I were last month on this amazing cabin. It was just perfect for us. Just two minutes away from the main street but far away enough to enjoy the beautiful forest. The cabin has all you need for your stay, excellent bedrooms, so cozy beds.
    It was the first time for my family being in the snow, they really love it! The landscape, deers, forest, the cabin, everything was so perfect! I really recommend this cabin.
    Gary is always pending of what you need. He's an excellent host.
    For sure the next year we all be there!

    Reviewed by: Mara on


    love it..:!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in January 2019

    Reviewed by: Lucy on


    Great Location, peaceful area, very close to downtown and all the shops, we love it.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018

    Perfect home great location clean clean

    Reviewed by: Windy B. on


    This home is prefect a pleasant owner to work with, cleaning lady Maria dose a fantastic job,every thing you could possibly want or need is there, perfect location. It?s couldn?t have been any better I?m differently coming back thank you for sharing you charming home.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2017

    All amenities were provided, very comfortable!

    Reviewed by: MARIA S. on


    Very comfortable, very much enjoyed our stay. Cozy and second week of August was nice and cool. Although home did not have an AC we slept very comfortable and it was not needed. Would we rent again? Most definitely. We loved it!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Reviewed by: Adriana on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in October 2018

    Very nice, comfortable, and felt like home.

    Reviewed by: Debbie E. on


    This was an ideal place for us. It is in a quiet area. There was a deer in the next yard when we arrived. The covered deck and barbecue grill was great. The cabin is simple, cozy and clean. The only thing I think I would change is the 10 am check out.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Great place

    Reviewed by: Pamra C. on


    It was very clean. Smelled great when we walked. Had all the necessary things needed in the kitchen. Nice and quiet but close to town which was really nice. Saw deer in the morning and the hummingbirds played all day. I would plan another vacation hands down.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Very comfortable cabin, close to res and shopping.

    Reviewed by: Connie V. on


    Cabin was clean, comfortable, and price was reasonable. Located in a forested area, with a great covered back porch for enjoying the rain and cool pines. The area is quite congested with neighboring homes, but most didn?t appear to be at home.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Very nice and beautiful!!!

    Reviewed by: Tomas H. on


    The cabin was really nice it had everything we needed no problems at all great for vacations or just a weekend getaway I enjoyed my time there I for sure would rent it again I recommend it.

    Very good

    Reviewed by: John H. on


    Good times
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Very nice!

    Reviewed by: Laurie B. on


    The cabin is lovely and in a great location. It has everything you may need. The driveway is a little tricky, but we got the hang of it quickly. Highly recommend renting this cabin.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    it was great deer family every evening

    Reviewed by: Daniel B. on


    love the place,first two days with no a/c a little warm..
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    The stay was fair but hot

    Reviewed by: Joe A. on


    The area was nice. But the unit didn't have air conditioning and it was 95 degrees outside.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Manager's Response:
    Joe, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're sorry about the heat and that it made for an uncomfortable stay. Most of the older homes in Ruidoso, like this one, don't have air conditioning as it's not typically necessary. We do not advertise air conditioning in this home and the homeowner prices the home accordingly during the warmer months. Nonetheless, we're sorry if this caught you off guard and we appreciate your feedback. Thanks again for the review! Best, the Evolve Team

    Very beautiful and homey

    Reviewed by: Lourdes F. on


    We loved it. Would definitely stay again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Nice Cabin!

    Reviewed by: Randall H. on


    Very clean and nice 2 bedroom cabin. We had deer bedded down in the backyard several times over the few days we were there. The owner gave us plenty of info and we had no trouble at all. Close to town and activities.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Great Cabin!

    Reviewed by: Sandra H. on


    We loved our stay in Ruidoso. The cabin was very clean and had everything that we needed. The location was great and my children enjoyed seeing all of the wildlife from the deck. The owner was so helpful. We would definitely reserve this cabin again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2018


    Reviewed by: Marissa W. on


    The place was great we had 6 people and we fit comfortably. Really enjoyed it. The owner is amazing he emailed us info about ththe property and things to do in the area before we showed up.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2017

    Cozy and Comfortable

    Reviewed by: Alexis S. on


    The whole outside and inside of the cabin was so nice. It felt cozy and comfortable, it was big enough inside. Perfect for 4 people. Highly recommended this cabin.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Reviewed by: Paz on


    Lugar acogedor y bien ubicado
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2017

    Clean, comfortable

    Reviewed by: Lois S. on


    The home was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for the weekend. It is very close to town. The king sized bed is very firm so if you like something softer you might want to take an egg crate or something. The deck was perfect for drinking our coffee & enjoying the mornings.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on October 7, 2017

    Nice place to stay. Has everything you need.

    Reviewed by: Josh P. on


    Nice and cosy! I would definitely stay again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 22, 2017

    Cool summer cabin

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on


    Wonderfully comfortable cabin in Ruidoso was exactly as promised. We loved the location. Everything was handy. Such pleasantly cool mornings at 55 degrees during this summer heat.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on August 11, 2017

    Wonderful Cabin

    Reviewed by: ShirleyD on


    Very comfortable, cozy, clean cabin. Location is great, in walking distance to good restaurants and a nice walk around The Links Golf Course. The cabin is well equipped with very comfortable beds. Loved the headboards made from old doors! Felt like our home away from home, but in a beautiful, quiet, cool setting. We enjoyed sitting on the deck in the mornings and evenings. Owner is great, very helpful, sending us information about the area and the cabin, and very quick to respond to any questions you might have. We even left a pair of shoes at the cabin that he is mailing to us! Highly recommended and we hope to stay here again on our next trip.

    weekend getaway

    Reviewed by: Jessica M. on


    Cozy place, perfect for a small family or a few friends.

    Great Spring Break getaway

    Reviewed by: Rebecca M. on


    Very nice cabin. Perfect for our family of 4.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on March 11, 2017

    Family trip

    Reviewed by: Jessica on


    Our family (4 adults and 1 baby) recently stayed in this cabin during our trip to Ruidoso. The rooms were very spacious (even more spacious then they appear in the pictures) and we all slept very comfortably. We were so glad to have a cabin to stay in as opposed to a hotel because we had a young baby with us. We were able to put him to bed early in one of the bedrooms and then we were all able to eat, visit, and watch TV in the main living areas without worrying about waking the baby. Two of us skied while we were there and the others stayed back at the cabin and hiked, spent time outside on the deck, walked to shops/grocery store, and hung out at the cabin. We cooked some meals and also went out to a nearby restaurant which was delicious. Our trip was so enjoyable and a huge part of that was because of our stay here at this cabin! We hope to stay here again!

    Ski Trip

    Reviewed by: Matt on


    My family and I traveled to Ruidoso from Texas to go skiing, and we stayed at this cabin in town. We loved everything about our stay at this cabin. The fully furnished lodging made it easy to cook, sleep, and hang out. The location was right in the middle of town, which allowed us to go to the store and restaurants within a couple of minutes. The cabin is even within walking distance of several stores and restaurants. The skiing was great, and we enjoyed our time on the mountain immensely. From the cabin, we simply turned left and we were headed straight for Ski Apache. It was the easiest route we could have anticipated. In short, everything about our trip and stay at the cabin was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the skiing, the town, and our stay at this cabin. We would highly recommend it!

    Great cabin

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on


    Had a great stay at the Kafer's cabin. It was very comfortable for the five of us. Great location in Ruidoso, too. *Originally posted on Homeaway/VRBO for a stay in December 2016

    Week long stay

    Reviewed by: Madalina B. on


    Our family spent 7 days between Christmas and new years, location was convenient for quick access to the slopes as well as the shops downtown, the grocery store (Albertsons) was very close too.

    Rooms were spacious, had plenty of extra bedding, blankets, kitchen was very well equipped. We saw a lot of deer in the backyard, it was a great stay.

    This review was originally posted on for a stay in December 2016

    Ruidoso Cabin

    Reviewed by: Gabriela G. on


    This was a Teachers/Friends trip to Ruidoso. We were excited to actually stay in a home/cabin rather than a hotel! Upon our arrival, we were extremely satisfied and happy about our choice! This cabin is absolutely WONDERFUL! It has everything you could possibly need during your stay! The beds are very comfortable, there's enough light throughout, the shower head is nice, and the living room with its fireplace makes for very cozy warm evenings! There was more than enough chopped wood and everything was great! The owner was able to help us with the key code upon our arrival! He also e-mailed very thorough directions prior to our trip! We WILL definitely be back in Ruidoso sooner rather than later; needless to say, we already know where to stay!

    This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2016

    Comfortable with great porch

    Reviewed by: Jackson on


    We very much enjoyed our stay here. Spent a lot of time out on the porch enjoying the pine trees and the deer. Cabin had all that we wanted, and the location was great - very accessible to everything. Mattress and sheets could use an upgrade, but they were comfortable enough. We'd certainly consider returning here.

    Not fancy but clean cozy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by: Jeannine M. on


    Had a great experience. The cabin was a little closer to the main road than we expected but overall it was a good location. Beds were very comfortable and it had everything we needed. Very cozy.

    This was originally posted on on 08/2016.

    Home away from home

    Reviewed by: Millicenth K on


    Loved the comfortable cabin. Felt like home away from home. Will definitely be returning. I especially enjoyed watching the wildlife from the back deck, taking walks on some of the many nearby hiking paths, and sleeping on the couch in front of the cozy fireplace.

    Great place to stay!

    Reviewed by: Family of 4 on


    I enjoyed my recent trip to Ruidoso, and the Kafers' rental cabin was perfect. It was nice, clean, beautifully decorated, and had all of the amenities I could hope for. It is located close to shopping in midtown, and it is only a short drive to Ski Apache, Inn of the Mountain Gods, and other points of interest. I highly recommend staying here when you visit.

    Family Spring Break

    Reviewed by: Family Spring Break on


    We made a trip to the mountains for spring break. As last time the accommodations at the cabin were awesome and we enjoyed our stay. The cabin wifi and cable tv are great. We also love seeing all the wild life visiting and grazing. The location is great and I find it perfect for getting to the mountain to snowboard or into town for dinner/drinks. I know where I'll be staying next snow season!


    Reviewed by: Loved our stay on


    This cabin was perfect for our family! It was very clean and comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 5. We cooked most of our meals while staying here on vacation and the kitchen was well equipped with all of the pans and utensils that we needed.

    Thanks for a great experience!

    Winter Wonderland

    Reviewed by: Christy on


    We had a great stay at this cabin while visiting Ruidoso in December. It was clean and very comfortable. The cabin is conveniently located just a couple of blocks off Mechem Drive. Skiing was a blast. Plenty of snow this year! Will be back!

    Snowboard Trip

    Reviewed by: Family Vacation on


    The cabin is awesome and provided our family everything we need to feel right at home (games, TV and kitchen supplies). The location is also great with ~35 minute access to the Ski Apache and several rental options within 5 minutes. I'm already looking forward to our next visit to Kafer's Cabin.

    Will be back!

    Reviewed by: Kenneth on


    What a great place to visit. The weather, the sights and the people are special. I will visit as often as possible.

    Great cabin with easy access

    Reviewed by: DingDong on


    Four of us shared the cabin and it was great! We could not believe how completely furnished it was...right down to coffee and creamer! Very comfortable and the location is great. For skiers it is easy access to the road up.

    Enjoyable, relaxing visit to the mountains!

    Reviewed by: Fred on


    The conveniently located cabin had all the comforts of home. The beds were comfortable and the cabin was nicely furnished. We liked the fact that it was just a very short walk to a couple of restaurants and a convenience store. A couple of deer seem to call the back yard home. The deck is an enjoyable place to spend some time. We will definitely be back!