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David and Barbara Benedict

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Ruidoso

2 bedroom, 2 bath with terrific view of canyon river/mountains

Large 2-level south deck overlooking 300 yards of the river with spectacular view of 100-ft Ponderosa pines, mixed with spruce and fir.

Located in the Historic Upper Canyon, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath cabin sleeps 6-8: 1 king, 2 queen, and 1 double sofabed.

Features include: Wood-burning fireplace, central heat, washer and dryer, local telephone, 3 TVs (cable), DVD, microwave, coffeemaker, hand mixer, toaster, CrockPot, BBQ propane gas grill, and 3 car parking.

Wildlife sightings: Deer, small animals, and birds, almost certain. Black bear and elk possible but not guaranteed.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David and Barbara Benedict (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About David and Barbara Benedict

We are a retired couple who grew up in New Mexico. We love the mountains and the river. We hope you enjoy this cabin as much as we do!

David and Barbara Benedict purchased this cabin in 2012

Why David and Barbara Benedict chose New Mexico

This has been described by many as having the best view on the river. We agree!

What makes this cabin unique

Ruidoso Downs horse racetrack. All American Futurity (Worlds Richest Horserace) - Labor Day. Cabin is close to town, shopping, restaurants, fishing, hiking, gambling, and other activities.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)
Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 57 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for something that was quiet, peaceful and in a good area. This house fit that bill completely. Sitting on the deck watching the deer and hummingbirds and listening to the river just feet away was a very relaxing way to spend our evenings. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are enjoying meeting our guests during the times we are in Ruidoso. And it is always nice to have people recognize the good points about our cabin. These reviews tell us what everyone likes and we hope they have such a great time that they want to return! That includes you!!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a place that was quiet and relaxing, and this fit the bill exactly. While sitting on back deck, all we heard was the river, the hummingbirds, and the deer walking through the property. We loved the seclusion, but also enjoyed being minutes from town. The house was very clean, and comfortable, and felt very homey. We highly recommend this place for anyone needing peace and quiet. We loved being there, and our only regret was not booking for a longer time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Many people wish they could stay longer but we are pretty full up in the summer. You have to reserve early to get what you want. Spring and fall are also nice and not so crowded since school is in session. If you like skiing or other winter activities, that is also a good time. Come anytime!!!
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Just right for us

  • 5 of 5

House was easy to find. Great location on the river. Lots of deer walking around in the yard. It is an older home with everything you need. The living room , dining room, kitchen and deck were a great size to comfortably sit around and visit. Great sisters' vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had many family groups, some quite large, who have rented nearby cabins and used ours as a headquarters. As a matter of fact, we also have an overflow cabin just upstream which is available for that purpose. Hope you and both your sisters will soon return.
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Frisco, TX

Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a great escape from the hustle and bustle of life! My family and I had a wonderful time at the Benedicts' cabin. It was clean, accommodating and in the right location for all of our planned activities. As stated in previous reviews, the deck overlooking the river was fantastic. We also met Mrs. Benedict and made some Tularosa connections. Small world! We will for sure be back for another visit.

Angela Herrington - Frisco, Texas

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we too love the deck and think our location is perfect, since it is close to town but feels isolated because it is set back from the street and the cabins on either side are a ways off. It was nice to meet you and your family and we are glad you plan to return. See you any time!
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Recommend this beautiful cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to spend vacation time with your family. Great river view and perfect location on Ruidoso NM. This is the second time we go, the first time was on Christmas week where the place is beautiful as the Main Street is full with Christmas spirit, you're able to see Clydesdale horses rides as well. Recommend this beautiful cabin!!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to have returning guests and hope you continue to come. You may be interested to know that the village has added a tram to go up and down the main drag for $5 per day, getting on and off as you wish to sightsee or shop. It is very convenient to our cabin as it turns around right across the road.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is just what we were looking for in our get away. The Benidicts were very nice. The home was nice and very clean. Loved the back patio. There deer met us in the front yard when we arrived. They even were eating out of our hands. Family that joined us have already book another stay. Loved the price also.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Certainly glad you enjoyed our place. You're right - your friends have already booked a stay with their parents and children. We love family groups! And we appreciate your kind words about our prices, since we try to keep them reasonable. Hope you can come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
El Paso
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Win, Place, or Show
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Country Club Golf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 70
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Casa Blanca
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Apache
Car: necessary

Perfect for Honeymooners or families up to 6 children!

Horse racing, FunTrackers for the kids. White Sands National Monument and Space Center at Alamogordo - 45 miles. Petroglyphs and lava beds - 50 miles. Billy the Kid Museum - 20 miles. Hubbard Museum of the West, Ruidoso Downs - 10 miles. Snowy River Cavern, Ft Stanton - 30 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Year's Holidays
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Call 918-906-8434 for midweek discounts!

After 7 days, $150 per night!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ruidoso, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Master BR has en suite bath with shower, washer and dryer. Second BR (2 queen beds) has tub/ shower bath across hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Graco playpen in closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double sofa bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
Since our original listing we have added a dishwasher, disposal, and window air conditioners.

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