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!


    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.


    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 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 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)

    - 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


    • Alarm Clock


    • Internet Connection

    Community Amenities

    • Fitness Center
    • Recreation Center
    • Tennis Court


    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Flat-Screen TV

    Included Services

    • On-Call Maintenance

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen
    • Safe for Young Children

    Key Amenities

    • Coffeemaker
    • Community Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

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

    Nearby Amenities

    • Mountain View

    Other Amenities

    • Dedicated Parking Space

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Deck
    • Gas Grill
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Ceiling Fans
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Games
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Video Library
    • Washer
    • iPod Dock / MP3


    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
    • Wheelchair Fit through Front Door


    • Off Street Parking
  • Guest Reviews (39)
    Write Your Own Review

    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

    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!