Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Ruidoso Downs

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Ruidoso Downs. Revered for its casino gaming, mountain views and skiing, this city is both welcoming and scenic. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Ruidoso Downs

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Ruidoso Downs has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cree Medows Public Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • The Links at Sierra Blanca (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Ruidoso Downs

Travellers enjoy Ruidoso Downs for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, April, February or March, when snowfall averages 6.35 inches and temperatures average -5°F.

How to get there

Transport to and around Ruidoso Downs

The nearest airport is in Ruidoso, NM (RUI-Sierra Blanca Regional), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Alamogordo, NM (ALM-White Sands Regional), which is 41.3 mi (66.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Ruidoso Downs?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 995 holiday lettings near Ruidoso Downs. From 583 Cabins to 197 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ruidoso Downs is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ruidoso Downs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ruidoso Downs. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ruidoso Downs Racetrack: 1,039 holiday lettings
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West: 1,041 holiday lettings
  • Gallery 408: 16 holiday lettings
  • The Links at Sierra Blanca: 1,040 holiday lettings
  • Funtrackers: 1,040 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ruidoso Downs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Ruidoso Downs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 583 Cabins in Ruidoso Downs. Our other popular types of Ruidoso Downs holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 197 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 583 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 583 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ruidoso Downs?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 94 holiday homes with pool available in Ruidoso Downs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.