If you are looking for a vacation destination with endless amounts of outdoor adventure, look no further than Ruidoso, New Mexico. This small vacation town is situated in the Sierra Blanca mountain range and is home to the southernmost ski resort in the United States. In the summer months, visitors can hike, mountain bike, and fish, among so many other activities. Ruidoso is truly a nature lovers’ playground.
There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of Ruidoso than by staying in a cabin. To help make your trip planning easier, we here at Road Affair have compiled a list of the best cabin rentals in Ruidoso, New Mexico. From pet-friendly rentals to romantic retreats, they’re all here. We want to make sure you are getting the absolute crème de la crème of cabins. That is why all of the listings are hosted by Airbnb superhosts – rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests.
First up on our list of the best rental cabins in Ruidoso is this gorgeous three-bedroom Airbnb with a private hot tub.
This original 1940s split-log cabin has an open floor plan and boasts a rustic motif with modern fittings, creating a stylish and relaxing space. After a day of hitting the slopes, guests can cozy up by the electric fireplace in the living room for a movie night. The full kitchen has everything needed to prepare a meal, including a crockpot, a blender, and a food processor.
In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable king-size memory foam bed, a TV, and a large wardrobe for storage. Wall-to-wall windows line the second bedroom. Guests can wake up and enjoy forest views from the comfort of the queen-size bed or watch a show on the TV. In the third bedroom, there is a queen-size bed with a gorgeous log frame.
Outside, guests can enjoy an afternoon barbecue on the deck while looking out towards the pine tree forest or indulge in a relaxing soak in the six-person hot tub.
This pet-friendly cabin in Ruidoso is about a five-minute drive from the restaurants and shops downtown. Ski Apache is 40 minutes away by car.
Modern Log Cabin With a Hot Tub
This log cabin may look rustic on the outside, but the interior has been impeccably decorated and designed to be more contemporary and modern than your traditional cabin.
In the living room, guests can unwind on the pullout couch in front of the electric fireplace and stream their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a coffee bar with a Keurig and complimentary tea and coffee. Beside the kitchen, there is a set of bunk beds with a built-in Smart TV, perfect for kids.
In the master bedroom, there is a plush queen-size bed, a Smart TV, and a set of French doors that open to the back deck. The bathroom features a gorgeous glass walk-in shower and is fully stocked with shampoo, soap, and conditioner.
After a day of adventuring, guests enjoy a glass of wine while soaking in the private hot tub. The Rio River is just a short walk down the road and is a great spot for a morning stroll. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the home, and midtown is only two minutes away.
Rustic Cabin in Midtown
If you are looking for a Ruidoso cabin that is within walking distance of restaurants and shops but also offers the privacy of nature, this is the rental for you.
The cabin is a two-minute walk from the restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique stores on Sudderth Drive. Ski Apache is 40 minutes away, and the Casino Apache is only 10 minutes away.
Inside, the home features high ceilings and rustic décor. In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed and a reading chair beside an electric fireplace. A sliding door opens to a small den with a daybed, a couch, a small library of books, and a TV. The second bedroom is in the basement and has a queen-size bed, a washer and dryer, a small kitchenette, and an en suite with a claw-foot bathtub and shower. In the upstairs bathroom, there is a walk-in shower.
Guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal in the full kitchen and can enjoy their morning coffee on the front patio or at the dining table. Outside, there is a lovely four-person private hot tub. Guests have access to two free parking spots.
Cozy Cabin in Midtown
This stunning Ruidoso cabin rental is the perfect getaway for couples or solo travelers.
The home’s interior features colorful wood furnishings and a studio-style layout, creating a cozy and warm space. In the living room, there is a gorgeous stone fireplace with a Smart TV mounted above it. Guests can snuggle up on the couch with a glass of wine and stream a movie or show. The full kitchen boasts classic knotted wood cabinets and is stocked with complimentary coffee pods for the Keurig.
In the bedroom area, there is a queen-size bed with a large window beside it, looking out to the tall pine trees. A stained glass sliding barn door opens to reveal the bathroom, where there is a spacious glass walk-in shower. Superhost Mark also stocks the bathroom with complimentary toiletries like toothpaste and razors, just in case you’ve forgotten something at home.
This romantic retreat is located within walking distance of the bakeries, shops, and restaurants of Sudderth Drive. Grindstone Lake and the Adobe Day Spa are less than a 10-minute drive away.
Pet-Friendly Cabin for Two
This cabin for rent in Ruidoso is perfect for solo travelers or couples looking to bring their furry friends along on vacation.
The home features a contemporary-rustic motif with a studio-style layout. Superhost Josh provides his guests with a bed and breakfast experience by stocking the kitchenette with breakfast food like oatmeal, waffle mix, and fresh ground coffee. On sunny days, guests can head to the back porch and have a barbecue or enjoy a cold beer in one of the Adirondack chairs.
In the bedroom area, there is a comfortable queen-size bed with a portable heater beside it for extra warmth on cold winter nights. After a day of hiking, guests can curl up with a glass of wine beside the wood-burning fireplace in the living room and watch a movie on the flatscreen TV. Josh also provides complimentary soaps and shampoos in the bathroom, as well as a hairdryer.
The cabin is located in a residential area, just a five-minute drive from the heart of Ruidoso. Perk Canyon Trailhead is less than five minutes away by car.
Mountain View Cabin With a Hot Tub
If you are looking for a luxury cabin in Ruidoso that can accommodate up to 12 guests, look no further than this stunning log cabin retreat.
Inside, the home boasts high vaulted ceilings and elegant-rustic décor. In the living room, guests can lounge on stylish leather furniture beside a massive stone fireplace and read one of the books from the small library. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for cooking for larger groups and an eight-person dining table.
In the master bedroom, there is a cozy king-size bed, a loveseat, and a TV. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the third bedroom has three sets of bunk beds. In the loft, there is a single bed and two reading chairs.
Guests can enjoy panoramic mountain views from the deck or the private hot tub. There is plenty of parking for extra cars on the property.
The cabin is located 35 minutes from Ski Apache and 20 minutes from Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Downtown Ruidoso is only a 15-minute drive away.
Romantic Retreat in Historic Upper Canyon
This is the ideal Ruidoso cabin rental for those looking to go on a romantic getaway with their partner.
After a day on the slopes, guests enjoy a complimentary bottle while soaking in the hot tub. Beside the hot tub, there is a propane fire table with a sectional couch around. The deck is completely covered and also has a barbecue and gorgeous wood dining table.
The interior features wood floors with turquoise inlay and aspen ceilings. In the bathroom, there is a stunning walk-in shower with a LED showerhead and side jets. The bedroom boasts a queen-size bed, a Smart TV, and a spacious whirlpool tub with built-in LED lights and Bluetooth speakers. In the full kitchen, there are gorgeous live edge wooden countertops and a breakfast bar. Guests cuddle in for a movie night on the living room couch and access streaming services on the Smart TV.
This romantic cabin rental in Ruidoso is located just five minutes from the shops and restaurants downtown, while White Sands National Park is just over an hour away.
Old Ruidoso Cabin
This cozy cabin in Ruidoso is the perfect retreat for families or couples looking to be within walking distance of midtown.
This pet-friendly home was originally built in the 1950s but has been completely remodeled in a contemporary-chic style. Dogs can roam freely in the fenced-in backyard, and guests can spend their afternoons reading in one of the two hammocks. On the back deck, there is a propane firepit and a barbecue. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the front porch swing.
In the living room, there is a futon couch and a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. The full kitchen is stocked with all the necessities, including wine glasses, complimentary coffee, and cooking spices. Sliding barn doors open to the bedroom, where there is a queen-size bed and a wardrobe.
Superhost Karen has done an excellent job of making the home as family-friendly as possible by providing children’s dinnerware, a crib, board games, and a high chair.
The cabin is located just steps away from the main street and only a 15-minute drive from Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.
Cedar Creek Retreat
If you are looking to rent a cabin in Ruidoso that is a little further out from the hustle and bustle of main street, superhost Melanie has the place for you.
This secluded retreat boasts a large wrap-around deck and a rustic motif that gives off classic cabin feels. There is a gorgeous stone fireplace in the living room that guests can cozy up next to in a rocking chair and read. The full kitchen comes equipped with a toaster, coffee maker, and toaster oven, as well as a four-person dining table. There is a large wood desk beside the stairs where guests looking to work remotely can set up.
The master bedroom has a queen-size bed with wood trim lining the room. In the second bedroom, there is a full-size bed and a window with room-darkening shades. The loft is perfect for kids and comes with a full-size bed, a twin-size floor mattress, and a TV.
The deck has plenty of seating options, like a bistro set, bench, and rocking chairs. There is also a barbecue, perfect for afternoon cookouts.
Charming One-Bedroom Cabin
This adorable cabin in Ruidoso is the perfect blend of modern and rustic.
The interior of the home has unique tin wall accents and is decorated with stylish furnishings. In the living room, there is a gorgeous brown leather couch surrounded by forest-themed décor where guests can relax and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features custom wood cabinets and comes well stocked with all the cooking basics.
There is a plush king-size ComforPedic bed in the master bedroom where guests can unwind and watch TV before heading to sleep. Its en suite bathroom has a tub and shower. The laundry room doubles as a mudroom and has hooks for coats, a washer and dryer, and a sink.
Outside, there is covered parking for three vehicles. Guests can enjoy views of the Sierra Blanca mountains from the back deck while reading on the porch swing. There is also a barbecue and bar table for two.
The home is within walking distance to midtown bars, wineries, and restaurants. Grindstone Lake and Perk Canyon Trailhead are less than a five-minute drive away.
The Green Cabin Retreat in Alpine Village
This five-star-rated rental cabin in Ruidoso is the ideal rental for families or small groups.
This gorgeous cabin features two covered decks and a private hot tub where guests can unwind after a day of hiking nearby trails. The interior of the house features contemporary furnishings, hardwood floors, and forest-themed accents that create the perfect blend of country and modern.
The full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, plenty of counter space, and a Keurig coffee maker. Guests can enjoy their meals at the four-person dining table or head outside and eat in the open air. The living room is decorated with lush plants and candles, creating a relaxing space for reading by the fire or watching a movie on the TV.
In the bathroom, there is a walk-in shower and a well-lit vanity. The bedroom is bright and airy and features an ergonomic adjustable queen-size bed. A second bedroom can be found in the basement with a trundle bed, making this rental suitable for up to four guests.
Ski Apache is roughly a 30-minute drive, and Ruidoso Winter Park is less than 10 minutes away.
This stunning Ruidoso cabin for rent features a massive deck that gives guests breathtaking views of the Sierra Blanca mountains.
This three-bedroom rental is perfect for bigger groups of up to eight. In the loft living room, there is an extensive library of books as well as a collection of board games, kids’ toys, a pullout couch, and a daybed. The second living room has plenty of seating options for entertaining. There is a breakfast bar in the full kitchen, along with a four-person dining table. Guests can relax beside the brick fireplace in the den and read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee.
The first bedroom features a stunning log-framed queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and an en suite bathroom with a tub, shower, and double vanity. The second and third bedrooms also have queen-size beds and share the hall bathroom.
Outside, guests can look for elk while sitting on the bench swing or enjoy a cup of coffee on the bistro set. On the deck, there are numerous seating options, a patio dining set, and a barbecue. The cabin backs onto the border of state-owned land, and guests can hike Moonlin Mountain directly from the backyard.
Log Cabin Near Ruidoso Winter Park
This one-bedroom cabin is ideal for couples or families looking to hit the slopes at Ski Apache.
The home is located on the north side of Ruidoso, roughly 25 minutes from Ski Apache. After a day on the slopes, guests can return to the log cabin and enjoy a relaxing soak in the private hot tub. There is a barbecue and a dining table on the front porch, perfect for an afternoon cookout with a few beers.
The interior of the home has a classic cabin feel with wooden fittings and high ceilings. In the full kitchen, guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal, including spices and cooking oils. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee at the wood bench dining table or lounge on the couch and watch the news.
In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed with two built-in side tables. The loft is accessed via a sturdy built-in ladder and features two single beds, making this rental suitable for up to four guests. In the bathroom, superhost Alex has provided shampoo and a hairdryer for guests to use.
Colorful Cabin Near Cedar Creek
This two-bedroom cabin is perfect for small groups or families looking to vacation with their furry friends.
This pet-friendly home features bright-colored walls and contemporary furnishings, creating a playful and comfortable space. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch and watch the game on the flatscreen TV. There is an adorable breakfast nook where guests can enjoy family meals or set up for a game night. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a sleek, dark-toned backsplash.
The master bedroom has a unique ski-framed queen-size bed where guests can get a good night’s rest. In the second bedroom, there is a set of bunk beds. The bathroom is quite spacious and has a washer and dryer for those looking to do a load of laundry before heading home.
After a day of adventuring, guests can grab a few beers and head out for a relaxing soak in the private hot tub. There is a swing chair in the backyard, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee in the open air.
The Diamond D Cabin in Upper Canyon
This stunning two-bedroom rental features rustic décor with a modern twist, creating the ultimate upscale cabin stay.
Inside, the home has an open-concept floor plan and unique touches, creating a comfortable and stylish space. In the living room, guests can gather around the woodstove on beanbag pillows or on the couch and stream their favorite movies on the Smart TV. There is also a full-size Murphy bed that folds down. In the full kitchen, there is a coffee bar and custom-made bicycle stools at the breakfast bar. Superhost Michael provides guests with a welcome basket full of snacks and goodies.
In the master bedroom, there is a gorgeous bay window that fills the room with natural light. Guests can unwind on the king-size or sit at the bistro set and stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV. The en suite bathroom features a hand-painted custom sink and a walk-in shower for two. In the second bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, built-in dresser drawers, and a TV. A ship’s ladder leads from the living room to the loft, where there is a full-size bed.
Outside, guests can soak in the private hot tub or enjoy their morning cup of coffee on the deck.
Vacationing in a cabin is a holiday like no other. It brings loved ones and friends together in nature to enjoy quality time and make lasting memories. We hope that one of these rentals has piqued your interest, and you can start packing for your vacation knowing that you’ll be staying in one of the best cabin rentals in Ruidoso, New Mexico.