Tranquil Alto Home by Flying J Ranch & Golf Course

City: Alto, New Mexico Property ID: 365341

grand total: From $170 total Per Night

    Escape to Alto for a relaxing getaway when you stay at this 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental house. Offering accommodations for 8 throughout a rustic, spacious interior and situated on a 9-acre tract of pure woodlands, this ‘barndominium’ offers plenty of privacy for a group seeking a rejuvenating retreat. After a fun time at Flying J Ranch, right across the street, or an adventurous day at Ski Apache, just 13 miles away, retreat back to the home to relax on the private front porch or deck.


    *Please note a long term tenant resides in the lower level apartment*

    Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: King Bed | Office: Queen Bed

    Tucked away in large pine trees, just off of Hwy 48, this barn-style home provides a tranquil, natural setting on a 9-acre tract. Look forward to sipping your morning coffee on the deck in the cool morning or relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening while enjoying 360-degree views of the pine trees and wildlife.

    Inside, the home boasts 2,100 square feet of rustic living space, featuring 12-inch wood plank ceilings and 6-inch by 12-inch beams throughout the home.

    Cuddle close to the wood-burning stove while lounging on one of the couches in the living area, where you can watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen cable TV.

    When it’s time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, make your way to the fully equipped kitchen, which has everything you’ll need to prepare delicious meals for the whole group. Enjoy your meals gathered around the 6-person wooden dining table or the 4-person table. If you prefer, head out onto the front porch and fire up the propane grill for a cookout!

    If you’re planning an event, such as a small wedding or family gathering, the large, empty, 1,900-square-foot area on the top floor is perfect for just that! There is no plumbing on this level, but there is plenty of space for a large group to gather for a good time!

    Once the day comes to an end, you’ll be happy to retreat to one of the inviting bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed, the second bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom has a king-sized bed. You’ll find another queen-sized bed in the office.


    Situated right across the street from the famous Flying J Ranch, this house puts you in the perfect spot for a fun-filled vacation! Head across the street to partake in the rustic dinner, see an old-fashioned western show, and find out just why this ranch has been voted the most famous tourist attraction in New Mexico.

    The golfers of the group will be happy to practice their swings at the nearby golf courses, including the Links at Sierra Blanca and Cree Meadows Public Golf Course. For family fun, play disc golf at Grindstone Canyon!

    If you’re feeling lucky, head over to Ruidoso Downs racetrack, offering over 300 slot machines and horse betting.

    During the wintertime, shred some powder at Ski Apache, just 13 miles away, or go ziplining there during the summertime!


    Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, furnished deck, front porch, propane grill, wood-burning stove (wood not provided), laundry machines, 4 cable TVs, 1,900-square-foot top-floor event space, and much more
    - Tranquil setting on 9 acres of pine tree forest, right across the street from Flying J Ranch, and just minutes from Ski Apache and Ruidoso Downs Racetrack!
    - Nearest Airport: Sierra Blanca Regional Airport (~9.2 miles away)

    - No smoking
    - Pet friendly with $125 fee (2 dogs max, 40-pound weight limit)
    - Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval on a case-by-case basis (would have to bring in extra bathrooms, etc, because house is on septic and well system, please inquire with Evolve for additional information)
    - Please note a long term tenant resides in the lower level apartment
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in
  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Horseshoes
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Live Theater
    • Miniature Golf
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Winery Tours

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Coffeemaker
    • Free Parking
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Mountain View
    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Deck
    • Gas Grill
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Ground Floor
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wood-Burning Stove


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • Non Smoking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Suitable for Children
  • Guest Reviews (8)
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    We loved our accommodations here!

    Reviewed by: Gina on


    We had everything we needed. They even had a Christmas Tree up, which was a surprise! We would like to come back in the summer or fall.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Great place to stay!

    Reviewed by: Margaret P. on


    Family friendly. Spacious and pet friendly. Lovely area. Beautiful scenery. Excellent communication. Awesome trip! Highly recommend.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Great place to visit

    Reviewed by: Joyce H. on


    Need to come prepared. No measuring cups or spoons. Had to buy pan to make brownies. House was comfortable with daily visits by elk.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Reviewed by: Zyggy on


    Awesome place! Totally recommend it!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2018


    Reviewed by: lola on


    The property was nice and we enjoyed the privacy, or so we thought. We did not know there was someone staying on the bottom floor of the house. It just felt kinda creepy that someone could hear what we were talking about and they could hear our footsteps. This was not disclosed to us so we were not quiet and we let the kids run around at late hours of the night, we thought we were alone in the house. I feel like you should let people know these things before booking. This was our first experience with a rental of this kind, and we were comfortable, but I am not sure if i would do this again.

    Manager's Response: Hi Lola, We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay! We strive to be transparent with our travelers, and have clarified the listing description to reflect that long-term tenants are residing in the lower apartment. In the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your guest contact or to Evolve directly with any concerns you may have at any time during your reservation – we’re here to support our travelers 7 days a week! Thank you for leaving a review, and we look forward to traveling with you again soon! Best, the Evolve Team

    Cabin was nice

    Reviewed by: Marika S. on


    The property was amazing. Great views, nice amenities. We had a great time only problem I had was when we booked we specifically stated x number of adults x number of children AND PETS. I guess there was a Miscommunication between VRBO and evolve. I understood that everything was taken care of then I received a call on Saturday afternoon that I needed to pay a Pet deposit. Wow talk about unexpected. The property owner Martin was awesome he called me to let me know where the property was and if I had any questions I could call him. He also sent me directions to the dumpster that we could drop our trash off at. I would love to stay again but my husband is very upset with the call and after getting there being charged that after we booked when we specifically stated that we were bringing pets. The guy on the phones explaination was well some people bring them and some do not... i would not specify pets if I was not bringing pets because there usually is an extra charge.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2018

    Manager's Response:
    Marika, thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay overall, but we apologize for the confusion about the pet fee! We are looking into the issue in an effort to fully address it and prevent its recurrence for future guests. Additionally, it is clarified in the listing itself so guests can see it before they book. Thanks for letting us know! Best, The Evolve Team

    Ok not great

    Reviewed by: Brittney G. on


    The whole experience was ok. The beds were hard and the home was in need of a good dusting and cleaning. This was my first experience with this type of rental and it will be my last.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2017

    Manager's Response: Hi Brittney, We are sorry to hear that your stay fell short of expectations! We take feedback like this very seriously – cleanliness is one of our 4 Core Property Standards. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make things right, and we do hope that the measures taken by the homeowner make up for any inconvenience. Thank you for letting us know about your stay, and we hope that we can assist you in booking a vacation that will exceed your expectations in the future! Best, the Evolve Team

    Reviewed by: Darlene on


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