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Cozy, Comfy Cottage! Hot tub, central a/c & heat, fireplace. WEEKLY RATES

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom cottage, decks, wildlife, privacy, private hot tub...GREAT REVIEWS!

We take pride in the "spic & span" cleanliness of this property. Our cozy cottage offers you the seclusion of a quite area, surrounded by lovely, whispering pines and wildlife galore! Deer visit on a regular basis.....and massive elk drop in occasionally for a nice rest. Sit on the back deck and take in all the splendor nature has to offer or visit some of the unique shops in Ruidoso as well as the great resturants or one of many events going on in the area. The cottage is 2 bdrm with addl sleeping on new queen sleeper sofa in living area. Large, covered deck. HOT TUB, INTERNET, TV, central heat & air! Most times, you will not need air conditioning, but if you do, this property provides it. Always check road conditions and weather in winter months to be prepared. Four wheel drive & snow chains are recommended in winter months.

Ask about our weekly rates and April discounts. Check out our "sister" property, LAZY N LOG CABIN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. It has private hot tub, Internet , decks, fireplace, ceiling fans, tower fans...and more! VRBO NUMBER 433168.

It is never too early to book for summer times and holidays. They book fast in Ruidoso, often, 9 months or so out. We realize there are many properties available to lease in Ruidoso, and appreciate your interest in ours. We feel the reviews , on both properties, will give you an insight into what guests think.

More Details

Jannelle Nantz
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Jannelle Nantz

We live in North Central Texas and have been blessed to achieve our dream of having a mountain getaway! We also own the Lazy N Log Cabin next door to the Elk Crossing Cottage. We love the quaintness of mid-town Ruidoso, the peacefulness of the mountains, many activities and the friendly people!

Jannelle Nantz purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jannelle Nantz chose New Mexico

The location of the property is super! Privacy yet so convenient to all the activities Ruidoso has to offer. We furnish our property with clean, new, updated furniture and décor. Internet access & satellite tv. A private hot tub......for your enjoyment! The best of all.....the decks where you can enjoy the lovely nature surroundings as well as hummingbirds, deer and an occasional elk! So peaceful!

What makes this cottage unique

Private hot tub, premium bedding, easy access central air & heating, 2 decks....top one covered an additional lower deck...enjoy sitting under the stars in the hot tub! Property is not crowded up.....we own both lots on either sides! Very clean!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Clean and neat as a pin!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • New mattresses in bedrooms, new queen sleeper sofa in living area! Comfort galore!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ruidoso is a mountainous area ...therefore, we highly recommend checking weather and road conditions in the winter months. Four wheel drive or snow chains are recommended.


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Cozy, Comfy Cottage! Hot tub, central a/c & heat, fireplace. WEEKLY RATES
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 48 reviews

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

It was great! Steps down a little challenging but had17 yr old grandson so we made it fine! Great time!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Libby, Thank you ever do much for the glowing review! Glad you enjoyed your stay in Ruidoso and at the cottage! We have been in Ruidoso since latter part of July and still here! The weather is magnificent! It's going to be hard to go back to the Texas heat! Thanks again for choosing our property for your stay! Hope you will join us again! Blessings Jannelle
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Nice small cabin

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin.

12 to 15 stairs to get down into the cabin.

Quiet location.

Lots of deer and elk

Beds really squeak when you move.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Yes,We are blessed with abundant wildlife and birds! My favorite spot is sitting on the deck taking in the mountain air and glorious nature! Image 18 on our listing photos, shows the pathway to the cottage. I believe there are 5 or 6 steps at the top ( I will check and verify) and 2 midway, with the rest being a pathway. Our guests comfort is our main concern. We did replace mattresses in both bedrooms not long ago and strive to have quality bedding. I am afraid this is the first I have heard about the matteress being squeaky! The cottage is a convenient location , near grocery stores, restaurants etc....yet off the main road to provide privacy . Thank you for taking time to submit a review for us! Best to you....come again! Jannelle
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Midland, Texas

Summer Vacay in Ruidoso

  • 4 of 5

Found this cute cottage to rent. 2 bedrooms and one bath. It was in the Upper Canyon and close to everything. It was very tidy and stocked with the essentials. You had to walk down hill on a pathway to get to the house. Was a little difficult getting luggage down, but we managed. House has a wonderful deck on the back which we enjoyed. It had gates so our two small dogs could enjoy it too. AC worked great. Had an issue with tv but owner helped us get it working. Overall, a very peaceful and fun week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet , Thank you so much for choosing the Elk Crossing Cottage for your stay! It is such a peaceful setting in and around Ruidoso! We live every minute we see able to stay there! Yes...it is a bit of a walk down to the cottage front door. We did add the railing along the way to help. It's is nice though to be off the street a ways. Sorry about the tv....people tend to sometimes just start pressing the control button...which changes the input. Glad we figured that out. My favorite place to be is on the decks....on any of our properties, just relaxing and enjoying the surroundings ....with maybe a cup of coffe or glass of wine! Please join us again! Enjoy your summer and try to stay out of this Texas heat! I can't wait to get back to Ruidoso and cooler weather! Best, Jannelle
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A lovely getaway in the tall pines.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed for a week in this cute cottage. We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage was super clean and comfortable. We were particularly grateful for the AC, which came in handy on two or three uncharacteristically hot June days in Ruidoso. Fortunately, the nights were cool, and the ceiling fans precluded the need for the AC. The cottage was reasonably quiet, and very comfortable. We loved the daily deer visits. It is easily accessible to Ruidoso restaurants, shopping and entertainment. (We highly recommend Cornerstone Bakery, BTW, with it's wonderful breakfasts, fresh breads and pastries, and delicious hot coffee).

The property owner, Jannelle, is very easy to work with, and quite responsive to guests' needs. She is one of the main reasons we chose to stay at Elk's Crossing. She was quite accepting of our two large dogs staying with us at the cottage. I liked that. Overall, we had a great stay. The only caution I would offer, is the 10 steps leading down from the driveway to the front door. If you have mobility issues, this will be a problem for you. If stairs don't bother you, you'll enjoy the distance that exists from the front door to the street, adding to the quiet of the place. Once you're in the house, the only other stairs you will face are the stairs leading from the back deck down to the lower deck and hot tub.

Other than the stairs issue for those who can't negotiate a climb, I highly recommend Elks Crossing. It's a lovely getaway in the tall pines.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sylvia, I am thrilled that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay at the cottage! Your review was wonderful and very much appreciated. We have had the same housekeeper since owing the cottage and have been pleased with the personal care and pride she takes in keeping things clean and comfortable. You are so correct about the lovely daily visits of the deer! Sometimes an elk will show up too....adding an extra treat for us! Gods grandeur of nature...the mountains and so forth, are priceless . It would be our pleasure to have you join us again! Take care! Blessings to you both, Jannelle
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Cozy, comfortable, and a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. The location was great for eating out, a trip to the grocery store and also for skiing. The beds were super comfy and the back deck and hot tub were a nice treat. Deer each morning to great you and a nice cozy fire place to warm you at night. Would highly recommend for a weekend get away for a small family or a couple. My husband and I had our 2 teenage boys with us and they loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, It was a pleasure having you as our guest and hope you will come again! Yes, I think the location is very handy to both midtown, grocery stores and resturants without being in a busy area. Love the peacefulness of the mountains and quaintness of the town. The wildlife certainly provide an extra bonus! Thank you for your comments about the bedding as I do strive to assure our guests have high quality bedding. Blessings to you and your family! Thank you for the review! Jannelle
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We love this place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy the journey. My daughter fed the deers everyday, which is very unique experience to her. The owner is very thoughtful and leaves a Christmas tree in the room during our visitation. Great time. I definitely recommend it for vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time at the cottage! Yes, those deer love our guests just as much as they enjoy them, I believe. I love the festivities of the holidays and plan to always have Christmas trees up at both the cottage and cabin. We usually try to get them up soon after Thanksgiving...and leave til mid-January. Hope you will join us again! Have a Blessed New Year! Jannelle
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"A super place to eat breakfast!"
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"Great food.....great prices."
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Car: necessary

Our cozy mountain cottage is situated in a quite neighborhood but only minutes from the midtown shopping area, resturants, casinos, horse racing (in season), snow skiing and many more activities. Location, location , location! We own both lots on either side, so you'll never feel "crammed" in! Sip coffee on the outside decks or relax in the private hot tub! Whatever your desire.....you're gonna love Ruidoso and the warm atmosphere of the cottage!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ruidoso, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late August
29 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard weekly rate
10 Sep 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Cowboy Symposium
11 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas - 17
19 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring Break
5 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring weekly
21 Mar 2018 - 23 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th
4 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.26

We reserve the right to decline rental inquiries.

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.

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