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Cedar Creek Lodge - Secluded in the Lincoln National Forest

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 222 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Our lodge is secluded yet conveniently located two miles from the town of Ruidoso. You will drive through the beautiful Lincoln National Forest and the recreation area to arrive at the lodge. We are a short walk away from Cedar Creek and the Lincoln National Forest recreation area where you will find hiking and biking trails, picnic tables with barbecue grills, and covered pavilions. Our lodge is located in a quiet area where you can kick back and relax on a private deck with a hot tub.

After walking up the front deck you'll find the hot tub nestled in between the walls of the home, providing great privacy as you gaze into the beauty of the forest. From the entrance of the home, the kitchen and main living and dining areas are located to the right in the A-frame portion of the cabin. This also houses a full bathroom right off of the living room and dining area. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the living room with a fireplace to cozy up next to. Taking the stairs to the loft brings you to an open room with a full bed that looks down into the living room. On the back side of that room is a private bedroom with another full bed that has a small walkout second story deck for a great view into the forest and hillside.

A king size bed awaits you in the bedroom near the main entrance of the home, with a half bathroom attached and personal exits to the back deck. This bedroom also has a day bed tucked into the corner that's great for children wanting to be close to their parents. Down the hall to the left from the front door leads you to the huge master bedroom, furnished with a desk, TV, recliner and a walk-in closet. Attached is the master bathroom with a jetted spa tub and separate shower. The washer and dryer are also located in this spacious bathroom in a utility closet.

We hope you will choose to stay at our lovely home. Please check the calendar for availability as well as look at our rates page for specific descriptions on nightly minimums, seasonal rates, and holidays.

More Details

Caressa Gray
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

What makes this house unique

Skiing, hiking, biking, museums, horse racing, fishing, swimming, fine dining and simply watching the wildlife.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ruidoso

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Half bath attached with access to back porch.
    Sleeping loft - 1 double bed , upstairs, open to living room
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Walk-in closet, TV, portable crib in master closet
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double bed , Second story small patio attached
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin bed (1) Additional sleeping: full-size sleeper sofa bed (living room) sleeps two
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Cedar Creek Lodge - Secluded in the Lincoln National Forest
average rating of 4.425532 based on 47 reviews

The Great Outdoors... Beautiful view , Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great experience, great location, used the hot tub after a full day of skiing/snow boarding, used the BBQ grill that was located on the back side of the house... used the fire place ... beautiful view was able to see deer on the property... house was comfortable.... a couple of things that need attention was the restroom need deep cleaning (toilet especially) and one of the dining room chairs is wobbly... but over all experience was great

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very expensive and dirty.

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I chose the Cedar Creek Lodge for our anniversary get away. We did not want to stay in town and thought the National Forrest location would be ideal for quiet relaxation and possibly seeing wildlife. The house was quaint and rustic yet had modern conveniences. However, the dishwasher didn't work so every single dish was caked with sticky yuck that could not be scrubbed off. Not how I wanted to spend my very expensive vacation. There was laundry left all over the bathroom in the washer and dryer. The old rug in the entry tripped me and my husband several times because it was curled up on the corner . OK if the owners don't want to replace the trip hazard simply turn it around. The back porch was filthy with dirt, bugs and cigarette butts. A simple sweep wouldn't have taken long. The hot tub smelled funky and was cloudy so we were a little leary. Also I broke my toe on the weird step all the way around the tub in the master bathroom. It was a special occasion and I didn't mind spending a little more to get exactly what we wanted. We paid over a thousand dollars and the cabin was very disappointing. There was a for sale sign in the front yard so I guess no one wants to keep the property up anymore. We have vacationed many times in Ruidoso it's our favorite getaway. We will stay back in town or upper canyon as we have in the past or even a hotel would be better and less expensive. I feel the property could be nicer for the astronomical price but needs some serious cleaning and upkeep. Would not recommend it as is.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & family friendly!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such an amazing time at this lodge. It is beautiful & comfortable. We hope to be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet area

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in your cabin. We had a couple of deer visit back patio and there was elk near cabin, which excited everyone. Kids and grandkids were thrilled for hot tub and loft. Owner was quick to try to help when we discovered water not on upon our arrival. Apparently it was off for area wide service that we just happen to catch the end of. The kids enjoyed the go carts, shopping and eating pizza at Café Rio.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good last minute choice

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cabin, clean and has everything you need! The cleaning fee is a little outrageous compared to others....especially when we had to strip the sheets, gather up towels, wash dishes all before check out. For $$$ cleaning fee, that should be done by the cleanup by crew. The shrub/tree located off the front of the deck needs to be trimmed, it blocks your view while relaxing. We did find a dead mouse on the back patio. But otherwise a nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cleaning & maintenance fee pays the cleaning service and spa technician who service the house after each guest. We prefer to charge this fee, from which we make no profits, in order to keep the nightly rental fee lower. In that way, guests know exactly what they are paying for. Guests are asked to strip the sheets from used beds, pile up dirty towels and load the dishwasher before leaving. I believe this is fairly common protocol for all vrbo houses.
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Roomy family retreat

  • 3 of 5

Thank you for the use of your cabin! We enjoyed the room to stretch out and relax between adventures. The separation of the rooms allows for a nice private spot for each member of the group. Peaceful. Well equipped. Cute touches and rustic appeal.

We never were able to get the hot tub to warm up, even with people in our group very familiar with the workings. Some issues with cobwebs and areas that needed some deeper cleaning before usage. The layout has a lot of unlevel floors and steps. One of the older members of our family took a good fall. Be ware if booking with elderly or young children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm sorry you did not get to enjoy the hot tub as well. If you had contacted me, I would have sent our spa technician over right away to make sure it was working for your enjoyment. The hot tub is maintained on a weekly basis by a professional spa service. It does stay in the economy mode when not in use, so the mode must be changed to get it to heat properly.
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This home is secluded in the Cedar Creek portion of the Lincoln National Forest, with a nearby recreational area where many trails start into the nearby hills and mountains.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ruidoso

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
27 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
6 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Break
15 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee A$86.96
Cleaning/Maintenance Fee A$267.56
Property Damage Protection A$78.93
Tax Rate 5.12%

For holidays stays including Christmas Day, we require a five night minimum. We do allow two night stays when the calendar allows or during the week of Spring or Fall seasons. Stays of 4 nights or more will receive a discounted rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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