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

Reed Helmly

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks English, Spanish
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 6

LOOK - LOOK - GO NOW @ 89/NIGHT* WHAT??* - JANUARY SPECIAL. Weekday nights are $89 and weekend nights only $129. Brand new hot tub is here along with an expanded deck area for you to enjoy it! 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

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In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
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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
Odessa, TX
5

Family get away.

  • 5 out of 5
The cabin was a nice place to stay, good location close to town. The exterior of the cabin gave it a true feel of a log cabin, but the inside had the comforts of home. Nice and clean, that's always a plus. I would recommend this to others! Thanks!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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
Lexington, KY
5

The little cabin that could

  • 5 out of 5
This cabin allowed my family and me to have a great experience. The owner is friendly, the cabin is clean, and the location is great. Close to plenty of shops, and not too far from Ski Apache. Will for sure come back in the future!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
Plano, TX
5

Cozy Cabin

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I enjoyed this comfy and adorable little cabin. It was a perfect fit for our family of 4. It's in town but you don't feel exposed and is in walking distance to shops and restaurants. It snowed while we were there and it was such a beautiful sight with the river flowing behind the cabin. Everything you need is provided which is a huge plus! We enjoyed the weekend snow skiing at Ski Apache which is about a 20 minute drive. The owner, Reed was wonderful and had checked in on us to make sure we arrived safely since we drove in the winter storm. He's such a nice person and takes care of his renters and his property. We will be back to visit and stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time. The cabin is so special - it becomes even more special when it snows! How you guys return soon.
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
5

Great Time!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife, daughter, and our Goldendoodle loved this quaint cabin right in the heart of Ruidiso! Perfect for a ski get away!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
5

Great little cabin

  • 5 out of 5
We loved this place. It is so close to the shops and restaurants, but it feels like you are in your own little world. Everything you could possibly need was provided, and all we needed was our clothes and food. I look forward to visiting this property again in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well said! We are looking forward to your return. ;-)
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
Karnes City, Tx
5

Amazing location!

  • 5 out of 5
Me and my girlfriend enjoyed every minute of our stay in Ruidoso. I can't think of anything negative about this rental home. We literally felt as if we were inside of our own home throughout our stay. We traveled to Ruidoso with our 2 labs who absolutely loved running around in the yard after each other and watching the deer walk along the river behind the cabin. The location of this cabin is awesome. There's definitely no need to drive anywhere, just walk across the street and you're right down town! I can guarantee we'll be back soon as we both fell in love with Ruidoso! Maybe next time we'll be able to try the hot tub.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

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

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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
 
January Late Special
19 Jan 2015 - 29 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
$346
for 2 nights
From
$101
From
$147
Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Ski Season
30 Jan 2015 - 5 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$369
for 2 nights
From
$112
From
$226
Fri,Sat
$1,161
 
 
Spring Break 2015
9 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
$822
for 3 nights
From
$226
From
$283
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 
 
Spring Special
23 Mar 2015 - 14 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$192
Fri,Sat
$883
$2,303
 
 
Aspen Cash Rally
15 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$596
for 2 nights
From
$226
 
 
Memorial Day
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
for 3 nights
From
$335
 
 
Early Summer
29 May 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$283
Fri,Sat
$996
$2,985
 
 
July 4th
3 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,163
for 3 nights
From
$340
 
 
Late Summer
7 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$283
Fri,Sat
$996
$2,985
 
 
Labor Day 2014
4 Sep 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
for 3 nights
From
$335
 
 
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally
17 Sep 2015 - 20 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$564
for 2 nights
From
$210
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,326
for 4 nights
From
$295
 
 
Christmas/NY 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,458
for 4 nights
From
$328
$2,411
 
 
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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 732 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Nice retro bathroom with all the modern conveniences!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed , Really fun and private for the 'big kids'!
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
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