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IN MID-TOWN * NEW PROPERTY - SPECIAL BIG DISC * STAY HERE AND WALK - DON'T DRIV

Reed Helmly

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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IN MID-TOWN * NEW PROPERTY - SPECIAL BIG DISC * STAY HERE AND WALK - DON'T DRIV

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Ruidoso - Retro on the River

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 6

BRAND NEW HOT TUB IS HERE! EXPANDED HOT TUB DECK! Please take advantage of our special. This is a new property that I have just purchased. Come on out while this introductory special is in effect. All I ask is that you provide me with some constructive feedback so we can make this property even more wonderful than it already is. If this one is booked, look at my other property on vrbo.com/609710.

This is an authentic log cabin 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 CABIN: I have tried to determine when this cabin was built, but have not yet been successful. When you drive up to this cabin, 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. Over the years this cabin has undergone numerous repairs and remodels and today it stands as a reminder of the past while also showing off as a gem of modern technology. The windows have been there for a while and most are stuck from all the coats of paint, but they are reflective of the period.

When you enter the cabin the living room and the kitchen greet you with lovely colors and a décor that is reminiscent of the period during which the cabin was built. There are a few modern touches, like the flat screen TV and the electric fireplace. Maybe one day I will figure out how to integrate a dishwasher in the mix, but until then please enjoy the charm of the 1950s.

The path from this area to the master bedroom is either through the kitchen or the bathroom. The floor plan is really simple. That’s how they built ‘em back then.

The bedroom is comfy and warm. The knotty pine paneling provides a authentic log cabin feel. Just relax in the comfy king bed with the retro quilt and if the temperature is right, open the window and let the sound of the Rio Ruidoso lull you to sleep.

Oh did somebody say AIR CONDITIONING? The main floor of the cabin has complete climate control provided by two window units. One in the master bedroom and one in the living room. They are capable of providing heat as well as air conditioning that will flat freeze you out of there if you want it to!

Next we go back out the front door and to the BUNK HOUSE basement which is under the north end (furthest from the street) of the house. As you enter the basement door you find the bunkhouse. The two twin beds are really comfy and the décor is right off the ranch! This recently remodeled area of the house also contains the washer / dryer. Be careful of your head if you are a tall person. This is a unique and fantastic area which will create lasting memories of adventure and independence for your children. Please understand this is not a place for children that need to be in a bedroom next to yours. This area has its own “front door” and no bathroom. In my personal opinion I think this is a great space for ages 11 and up, but you should plan on the younger children being upstairs on the fold-out.

THE PARKING: Oh this is the secret sauce. 95% of the time parking is not a problem. You can park in the public lot anytime night or day. It is just to the west of the cabin. 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 of 221 Rio which is right next door (east side). You see most times in Ruidoso the public parking lot is not quite full, but during holidays and special events, parking is indeed at a premium, so it’s really nice to have that private parking space.

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 BACKDOOR: Every coin has two sides and this is no exception. You have all the fun and excitement of Mid-town out your front door, and all the peace and quiet of nature out your back door. Yes, there is a little grey area in the middle, the rest of the tourists that are parking in the public lot can look at you in the yard relaxing – just remember that they are just jealous. We put a nice curtain on the hot tub to afford you some needed privacy! Back to Nature awaits you out the back door. We have a lovely porch with a great view of the river and plenty of comfy furniture to sit on and relax while enjoying the wonderful climate. There is also a gas grill there for your outdoor cooking pleasure. There are some wonderful new steps leading down to a new porch that is just feet from the river. I am trying to get some trout to come hang out there. We’ll see how that goes in future years. We have a great fenced yard for the kids and the dogs to run around in and play and there is a brand new hot tub to soak the soreness out of those muscles after a hard day of hiking, skiing, riding, or shopping.

We certainly hope that you will choose our little RETRO ON THE RIVER when you plan your vacation to Ruidoso. We have done what we can to make it a wonderful experience for you.

Thanks again. We hope to see you soon.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Reed Helmly (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, spanish

About Reed Helmly

I LOVE THE MOUNTAINS. They are a little hard to get to from Austin, Texas. Having a cabin in the mountains is a great way to get away! It is my pleasure to share this cute little gem with you.

Reed Helmly purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Reed Helmly chose Ruidoso

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - It may not be big, but it offers a real authentic experience with all the conveniences of being in town steps away from your front door.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin has survived the years. It has been updated quite a bit since it was built, but the décor reflects the charm of a simpler time in our history.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family loved saying at this cabin! Check-in staff was friendly and made it easy. The cabin was very clean, cozy and comfortable. The landing by the creek behind the property is a nice place to sit and read. We had plenty of towels and it was also nice to be able to do laundry. Being walking distance to the downtown strip was convenient. We would love to stay here again!
Jul 2012
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

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In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557753vb
+1 (210) 373-8313 (Texas, USA)
Ruidoso New Mexico
West Texas
5

Fabulous Retro on the River at Ruidoso

  • 5 out of 5
My husband & I just completed a fabulous three night stay at the Retro on the River in Ruidoso & we couldn't have been more pleased. The owner was kind enough to permit our dogs so this was a perfect getaway vacation for our whole family.
The cottage was so inviting, with it's pleasant color schemes of blue, green & gray with great pops of color & kitschy decor. The kitchen had fabulous retro appliances reminiscent of some fifty years ago when I was a kid but all updated & clean as a whistle. It was great to be able to eat in when we didn't feel like going out for dinner.
The cottage has a wonderful tiered yard with steps down to the riverfront, which was a great workout for us as well as our dogs, but the hot tub quickly soothed any aching muscles we might have had.
This place is well within walking distance to all the shops & restaurants so we didn't feel we had to try to go everywhere in one day & easily walked one block, went "home" for a rest & a soak in the hot tub & headed out later.
Being so centrally located we took several small drives & were able to see quite a bit of the Ruidoso area. Since we were there in September it was truly lovely.
We also had the good fortune to observe the resident wildlife, a good natured deer walked along the river each morning to nibble at the oaks & we saw a mother & her two babies walk right across the parking lot into the center of town! There were lots of hummingbirds & crows which seem to enjoy the place too. None of these seemed put off by our dogs or our presence at all.
We highly recommend you check it out yourselves. This place has the most reasonable rates & you will get more than you bargained for!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557753vb
+1 (210) 373-8313 (Texas, USA)
Ruidoso New Mexico
5

No Words Needed

  • 5 out of 5
I'm going to be quite about the fabulous deck, the awesome sound of the creek as the buck made his way upstream while we were sitting on the cozy deck with our food grilling while having a glass of wine from the winery just across the street. Truly amazing and well furnished/stocked cabin. Unbelievable the close proximity to everything but the rustic charm of being 20 miles away as you enter the gate to the cabin. Don't tell anyone because I want the availability to book when I want & have already done so for return visit. =)
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: REED WHISPERING: Ok Rhonda, this will be our little secret! Words can indeed say a lot, but then when you see it, those words say so little in comparison to the actual experience. Thanks for being the "poster child" for booking in advance. As long as you keep your 12 month in advance rhythm, you will have no problem securing your RETRO TIME!
business
In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557753vb
+1 (210) 373-8313 (Texas, USA)
Ruidoso New Mexico
Midland, Texas
5

Plan on coming back next year!

  • 5 out of 5
This is one of the best relaxing vacations we have had in years. We enjoyed cooking our meals, using the grill, yet getting away to shop take our girls to local activities. People were very friendly and welcoming. Home away from home. We loved waking up in the morning to have coffee and breakfast on the deck. Loved the Jacuzzi!!!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ahhhh! I can picture myself now, in the mountains with my sweetie surrounded by pine trees and in our PRIVATE JACUZZI! ...please don't pinch me, I don't want to wake up from this dream...
business
In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557753vb
+1 (210) 373-8313 (Texas, USA)
Ruidoso New Mexico
Carlsbad, NM
5

So Cute!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here for our honeymoon, we absolutely loved the place, close to town with a woods feel, so relaxing!!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes! You said it. It really is the perfect little romantic getaway! When you can find a two bedroom private cabin with a hot tub at the price of a one bedroom - that makes everybody happy! Make sure to come back in the winter. There's nothing better than being in a hot tub with freezing temperatures around you!
business
In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557753vb
+1 (210) 373-8313 (Texas, USA)
Ruidoso New Mexico
texas
4

getaway vaca

  • 4 out of 5
Loved the location and the retro feeling, did not get to enjoy the hot tub due to malfunctions. The owner was available and responsive to calls or texts. Just a very short walk to the main street where you find all sorts of things to do. Would recommend to all ages.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you guys enjoyed your time! It is a really special place. I'm sorry that the hot tub decided to "break" during your stay, but you'll be glad to know that we had a brand new one "airlifted" into place last Saturday. We are also doubling the size of the deck area around the hot tub. These improvements are budgeted at $8,000! The area will be better than ever! I'll post some pictures here, but if you want to see a bunch, lookup "Ruidoso Vacation Cabin" on Facebook and there are a whole lot of pictures already posted there. I'm looking forward to the time when you guys can come back and visit us again! Best wishes - Reed
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In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p557753vb
+1 (210) 373-8313 (Texas, USA)
Ruidoso New Mexico
Austin
5

Escape from Texas Heat!

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful wet time we had! It rained some everyday - which we really enjoyed. The cabin was perfect with everything needed. The sound of the river lulled us to sleep every night. Being right on the corner of Suddreth and Meacham allowed easy access to shops, restaurants, golf etc. The owner responded immediately to any questions, and made our entire trip a very pleasurable experience!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There is nothing better than listening to the sound of the river as you fall off to sleep. It is absolutely my favorite thing. So many people close the window and run the air conditioner. They don't understand what they are missing!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
County Rd. NM-48
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Win Place or Show
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Apache
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Cree Meadows Crountry Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lucy's Mexican Restaurant
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally
16 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
$741
for 3 nights
From
$199
 
 
October/November Special
1 Oct 2014 - 22 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$360
for 2 nights
From
$108
 
 
Thanksgiving
26 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$867
for 3 nights
From
$241
 
 
Early Ski Season
1 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
$996
 
 
Christmas/NY 2014
21 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,912
for 4 nights
From
$442
$2,411
 
 
Late Ski Season
5 Jan 2015 - 5 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
$996
 
 
Spring Break 2015
6 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,275
for 5 nights
From
$226
$1,275
 
 
Memorial Day
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$822
for 3 nights
From
$226
 
 
Early Summer
29 May 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$226
Fri,Sat,Sun
$996
$2,985
 
 
July 4th
3 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$822
for 3 nights
From
$226
 
 
Late Summer
7 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$226
Fri,Sat,Sun
$996
$2,985
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$437
for 2 nights
From
$147
From
$203
Fri,Sat,Sun
$883
$2,360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.63%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ruidoso in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 732 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Nice retro bathroom with all the modern conveniences!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Really fun and private for the 'big kids'!
    Master - 1 king , Nice master that adjoins the bathroom.
  • Nice main bedroom. Climate controlled with heating / air conditioning, or just open the window and listen to the river run! The living room sports a fold out couch on the opposite side of the bathroom. The bunk room downstairs has a separate door. There is no restroom down there so you might want to bring a bedpan - LOL!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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