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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
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Reed Helmly

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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

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.

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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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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In Mid-Town * NEW PROPERTY - Special BIG DISC * Stay Here And Walk - Don't Driv
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 39 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
San Antonio, Texas
5

Retro style, modern convenience

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful home! The retro decor is so quaint. It makes the place feel like grandma's house in the woods. Every thing you could need is right here.
Being only a block away from the main street is very convenient for people who don't feel comfortable driving in an unfamiliar area. Restaurants, shopping, and a local park are within walking distance. Although it is close to the main road, there is not much street noise. The way the house is situated on the property makes you feel like you are out in the forest.
Brand new hot tub and deck area are pleasant for lounging in the summer afternoons or winter apres ski. There is a lower sitting area down the hill at the creek. This was a very relaxing place to read a book, or enjoy quiet conversation with a loved one. We had deer come by to visit nightly.
The owner is very invested in making sure visitors are happy and well accommodated. If there's a problem, I know he would be easy to reach and we wouldn't be stuck in a bad situation.
Special considerations: The second bedroom is separate from the main area of the house. It's better suited for older children and teens, rather than kids who might need something during the night.
There are many steps and hills. People with physical disabilities or injuries may have to take special care.

I hope to be able to visit again. In my opinion you can't get better than this!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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
Wichita Falls, Tx
5

Cecil

  • 5 out of 5
This is a very cozy and comfortable cabin. The cable TV and wireless internet are an added bonus.. The Retro decor in charming. Everything needed is provided, just bring food & drink and your set. The convenience to town is great and the river in back provides a nice backdrop. Since we had beautiful weather during our visit back deck provided a nice place to relax and unwind. We didn't try the hot tub but, it did look inviting. I'd highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yahoo! Another good time was had by all!!! Great weather is always a welcome bonus :-)
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
Stockton, CA
5

Fall Ruidoso Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I are native Californians who have fallen in love with New Mexico. As a result, we visit every year, spending time in a different beautiful New Mexican location. This year's visit brought us to Ruidoso for 5 days. Our stay at Retro on the River was very comfortable and very conveniently located. The cabin is clean, quaintly furnished in a retro style (hence the name!) and was very roomy for the two of us. I appreciated the full sized washer/dryer available in the basement room. Located right behind the main strip of shopping/restaurants, you can't beat the location. We also enjoyed some fishing at Grindstone Lake which was very close by. You'll enjoy the sound of the river as you sit on the patio, and if you are visiting during warmer weather, you can enjoy the jacuzzi as well. Overall, we were very pleased with the accommodations and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great time.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful and well written review. I'm so glad that you guys enjoyed your visit. We don't get many visitors from CA. I'm glad you made the trip. I really love the hot tub also. I actually enjoy it more in the colder weather than the warm weather! Oh, and I love the fishing too! As we say in Texas: Ya'll come back soon now, ya hear.
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

Retro on Rio

  • 5 out of 5
Awesome place!!! Love love this little place. The hot tub was wonderful and relaxing. Was a little worried about the noise from the traffic but was surprised we heard very little. Very comfy. The bed was wonderful we will definitely stay again and recommend this place to everyone. Thanks, Debbie
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, 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
Hobbs, NM
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I stayed in the cabin for an anniversary trip and it was perfect. Tons to do within walking distance and a beautiful view off the back porch if you want to stay in. I would highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, 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

What a Great Place!!

  • out of 5
If you are a couple heading to Ruidoso; the Retro on the River Cabin should be your choice! And if you are traveling with a couple of small dogs like we did - even better. In addition to all the great existing features; the owner has just added a fabulous Deck next to the Hot Tub and we spent many hours sitting and enjoying the River while the Dogs were able to wander and play in the yard instead of being on the upper deck with not much to do.

The big seller is the convenience. Being able to walk to the Shops and Restaurants is great, but if you need groceries you’ll have to drive. They opened a new small Market behind Lucy’s Restaurant but they do not carry bread and milk – huh?

If this is your first trip to Ruidoso (it was ours) be prepared for very poor service. The shops owners are terrific but the workers at Restaurants, Bars and Casinos seem to hate their jobs and it reflects on the their service and attitudes. We visited many establishments and did not find one we would go back too.

Thanks Again for a great place to unwind for a few days.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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

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
 
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
$1,133
for 3 nights
From
$330
 
 
Early Ski Season
1 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$283
Fri,Sat
$1,110
 
 
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
From
$283
Fri,Sat
$1,161
 
 
Spring Break 2015
6 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,445
for 5 nights
From
$226
From
$397
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 
 
Spring Special
23 Mar 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$483
for 2 nights
From
$169
From
$192
Fri,Sat
$883
$2,303
 
 
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
 
 
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

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

Cancellation Policy

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

Facilities

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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