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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

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

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 (satellite), 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.

More Details

David and Barbara Benedict
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ruidoso in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!
average rating of 4.765625 based on 64 reviews
Helotes, TX

Great vacation rental!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for our family and we will rent again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you are planning to return. We love repeat guests! Come early and often!
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Great family vacation. First time visiting Ruidoso and we had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

This winter family vacation was perfect. We had a great time at the house and it fit our needs perfectly. The location of the home is wonderful. The house is very close to the shops and also close to the many restaurants in the area. While at the house, we had a great view of the river and during the evening hours we enjoyed the many holiday lights along Main Road. We especially enjoyed the quietness of the area and loved that the deer were only a few feet from us. My grandson loved it. We enjoyed our stay and wished we could have extended our vacation longer. Would definitely recommend the house to anyone who visits Ruidoso. Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. Benedict for having us stay at your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! We are simply delighted when guests enjoy our cabin as much as we do!!! Now that you have discovered Ruidoso, we hope you will come again. Any season is great, offering many different activities.
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  • 3 of 5

I saw a mouse in the kitchen. Called the person responsible. She said she didn't know what to tell me. Later that night, the carbon monoxide alarm went off. That was scary. Had to sleep with the windows open and it was freezing.

Views are beautiful though.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, those sneaky little field mice try to get inside where it's warm in the winter. Our caretaker is putting out more D-Con under the stove and refrigerator where pets cannot get to it. Sorry it alarmed you. The alarm went off because the battery was low but it has now been replaced. The furnace has been checked out and all is well.
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Quaint house on an awesome location

  • 4 of 5

The house was cozy-close to many things. But in a quiet neighborhood. It was fun exploring the river and feeding the numerous deer in the yard!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we think we have the best of both worlds---the peace and privacy of a secluded location and, at the same time, a two-to-three minute drive to the main drag and quick access to all activities and amenities. Those deer welcome all our guests!
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Fabulous, confortable, relaxing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I & our 9 year old Akita just spent almost 2 months at this property when my husband was sent from Albuquerque to help out at the Ruidoso hospital. We had stayed at various other Vrbo rentals in Ruidoso & were happy with them, but after staying at this home on the river, all other rentals paled in comparison. The owners were so nice & accomodating & the house was homey, clean & comfortable with everything needed to make it feel like home. The location was amazing. Private, back off the road in the woods, but close to downtown, and the decks overlooking the Ruidoso River were stunning & so peaceful & tranquil! We had wonderful daily walks along the river with our dog & quite certain it's his favorite place as well.😁򐐠And almost daily, we had 5 to 7 deer strolling through the yard, many eating right out of my hand! Would highly recommend this home to anyone wanting a fabulous weekend or extended stay in Ruidoso. We will definately stay here next time we come to Ruidoso!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for summarizing so nicely how we feel about our cabin! Delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and we will be happy to have you return at any time!!!
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Beautiful, peaceful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed getting to stay here. The location was great. Beautiful home and area. Feeding the deer with my parents and dogs was so fun and special. The back deck was wonderful, listening to the river while we sat outside or at the dining table was awesome. Can't wait to go back!! Thanks so much! 🎀

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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, USA

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Call 918-906-8434 for midweek discounts!

After 7 days, $150 per night!

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