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4 Bears Cabin - Beautiful Log Home in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15)

4 Bears Cabin is located in the beautiful Sun Valley, Alto, New Mexico area, located about 5 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico at an altitude of approximately 7500 ft. The Cabin has approximately 2700 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms, 2 King and 2 Queens, a loft with twin beds and couches, 2 living areas, one upstairs with a beautiful view through a 25 feet of glassed wall and one downstairs with a game area with TV, 3 baths, covered front porch, and a huge back deck overlooking beautiful scenery. Sleeps 10-12 is an excellent vacation retreat suitable for a large family gatherings. No Pets and No Smoking permitted.

4 Bears Cabin features a wood burning stove, log stairs leading up to the loft overlooking the living area. The two main level master suites have French doors opening onto the large back deck that spans the length of the cabin. The deck has beautiful views of the mountains and is an excellent area for relaxing and enjoying the wildlife and birds. A small creek runs through the bottom of the property (in wet weather). Elk, deer, black bears, wild horses, and other wildlife is abundant in the area.

4 Bears Cabin was a dream of 4 best friends from West Texas. After locating our building site in 2000, we waited five years before starting our building project. We chose a custom design log cabin from Real Log Homes and were fortunate to find a great log home representative, Bobby & Diane Springer of Lakehills, Texas. Bobby was a wonderful source for questions and help whenever we needed anything. We highly recommend Bobby and Diane…they made our dream possible. Contact Bobby by a google search for The Texas Logman.

After driving nearly 800 miles every weekend for 2 years to work on the cabin we completed our dream project in 2007. Lots of laughs, bruises, sprains, sore muscles and one or two mashed fingers resulted in the finished project. We had help from family and friends, especially Arnold and Santa George who made the trip with us so many times.

We made lots of mistakes and learned a lot about building before finishing the cabin. Now, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor when we travel to Ruidoso to enjoy a weekend or vacation at the cabin. We are proud to share our home with our guests.

4 Bears Cabin is located at 115 Mogul Rd, Sun Valley, Alto, NM, about 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy 48 (Mechem Drive), across from Alto Country Club. GPS coordinates are (appx.) Lat. 33.414929 and Long. 105.684464. Mogul Road was formerly known as Aspen Road, but the name was changed due to 911 restrictions. If you look for 107 Aspen Road on Google Maps, you should find the location. Be sure to specify Sun Valley as the location.

4 Bears Cabin is close to great golfing, shopping, skiing, Lincoln National Forest, Bonita Lake, Monjeau Lookout, Sierra Blanca, horse racing, casinos, and any outdoor activity you desire.

Keywords: New log cabin, 4 bedrooms & a large sleeping loft, 2 master suites, 2 queen bedrooms, 2 twins in loft, 3 baths, 2 living areas, exceptionally well furnished kitchen with dishwasher & microwave, huge deck overlooking mountain scenery, picnic table & grill, 2 living areas, 3 tv's with satellite & dvd, 10 minutes to downtown Ruidoso, great shopping, close to ski area, horse racing, casinos, excellent property for large family

More Details

Bonnie Turney
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Bonnie Turney

4 Bears is owned by 4 lifelong friend, Benny & Bonnie Turney and Lana & Tom Cunningham of Abilene, Texas.

Bonnie Turney purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Bonnie Turney chose Alto

We chose Sun Valley in Alto (Ruidoso), NM for the cool mountain air, the proximity to great vacation sites, good restaurants, shopping, horse racing, casinos, and the casual atmosphere of a vacation area.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy sitting on the large back deck in the serene mountainous area, viewing wildlife (deer, elk, bears, wild horses) and the variety of beautiful birds. We are close to Spencer Theatre which provides high quality live entertainment on a regular basis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came with our parents and they had a great time as did we all. Everything was provided and dad enjoyed the wildlife and serenity. We will definitely return.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Alto in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outside fires of any type.
  • All trash must be removed prior to check-out.
  • Kitchen should be clean prior to check-out and dishes washed.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Tiled showers in each king bath, tiled tub & shower in downstairs bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shared bath
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
Large back Deck and Covered Front Porch, Washer, Dryer, all amenities


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4 Bears Cabin - Beautiful Log Home in Ruidoso, New Mexico
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 53 reviews

Perfect Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough great things about the 4 Bears Cabin. Beautiful location, comfortable beds, lots of space for the 8 of us. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. We are already planning on returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love havingfmyget-togethers at 4 Bears Cabin and live sharing the Ruidoso area with our guests. thanks for being great guests and we look forward to your group returning.
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Roomy & Comfy

  • 4 of 5

It was our first time in Ruidoso/Alto area. We truly enjoyed staying in your log cabin! We encountered no issues; beds were comfortable, bath water was always hot with good pressure; the hot stove put out lots of heat and the Wi-Fi worked! We cooked Thanksgiving dinner; made use of all of the cooking utensils, pots, pans, cookie sheets, etc. An added bonus...mule deer and wild horses came right up to the property; it was awesome! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the living room furniture is on the older side but very comfortable (I wouldn't have newer furniture for a vacation rental either). We had 9 adults and 3 kids (6 and under). The 4 vehicles fit with no problem on the circular drive. If we are ever back to Ruidoso, we will definitely look into staying at 4 Bears again. Bonnie, thank you so much for allowing our family to stay at 4 Bears. All the Best, The Goodnight, Martinez & Villarreal Family (New Braunfels & San Antonio, TX).

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review 4 Bears Cabin. We’re glad you could enjoy the wildlife and comforts of the cabin during your visit...even without snow. Please come again anytime.
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend, a great Cabin & location. Very well equipped cabin, very clean, and great value.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is well maintained. Kitchen is well stocked; the grill worked great; loved the deck and views. Only need was soap in showers; easily remedied.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review of 4 Bears Cabin. Sorry about the soap in showers. We try to keep small soaps, but they rarely stay for long and Most guests bring their own personal toiletries because of personal preferences. I'll be sure to include this in a list of items guests will need to bring. Again, thanks for the review. We welcome your group back anytime.
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Nice, well equipped home, great for large parties.

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cabin (and the one next door) for a family reunion celebration in July. This house was VERY comfortable (I don't think I've ever slept better in another bed!), with plenty of room, a VERY well supplied kitchen and pantry, and clean bathrooms. The patio was very nice, a great place to enjoy early mornings and cool evenings. We did a lot of cooking while we were there and only needed to run to the store (Albertsons is just a few mins down the main road) for specialty spices! There were plenty of utensils and coffee mugs too! The bedroom arrangements were excellent, with 2 master suites on the main floor, boasting lush bedding and super comfy mattresses (usually they are worn and you can feel the springs)! I would recommend the owner add shades (like the pull down ones) to the living room windows. No one wants to impede the great view; however, the sun is blazing during the summer's midday and without an a/c it was a bit uncomfortable. But we just made plans to be out during that time and closed the bedroom drapes to help keep it cooler. This probably isn't an issue normally but we went during a heat wave. Clean up instructions were easy and the owner was VERY responsive to the request, changes, and follow up communication! 😉� We had a great time at the 4 Bears Cabin, and our memories from this visit will last a lifetime. Thank you Bonney Turney!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed 4 Bears Cabin. Sorry it was such an unusually hot month..normally July is Monsoon and is cool & refreshing. The shades are a good idea..we probably need to investigate that. Thanks for your business and we would live to host your group again.
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Simply Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The children did not want to leave! This log home is simply beautiful and the pictures shown do not do it justice! We were there the first week of June and the weather was perfect. From the balcony we saw many deer, a horse, an elk and a beautiful full moon at night and early morning! It actually hailed (very small hail) one evening and it was quite beautiful. Everything we needed was provided. The beds were very comfortableI. The children enjoyed the 3 levels with the top level (loft) being the most popular. It was two of the boy's "hideaway". The kids had so much fun! The view from the family room is simply wonderful! Lots of windows at the back of the cabin with a full view of nature! It is a nice drive up to the cabin and a short drive into Ruidoso. We drove to White Sands as we wanted to "ride" the sand dunes and Bonnie suggested the use of a couple of the disks they had in the cabin which was greatly appreciated. We only stayed one week and could have stayed much longer! Thank you Bonnie for providing excellent instructions, answering all our questions and for being so accommodating! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being great guests. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed themselves and the kids had a good time. Wenlive when families come and make great memories at our cabin. Thank you fto r sharing them with us.
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Car: necessary

Casinos, Horseracing


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £126.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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