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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

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 Ruidoso

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 rental in Ruidoso

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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.


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Right on the Famous Ruidoso River!!!
average rating of 4.770115 based on 87 reviews

Sitting outside and listening to the river is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice we had a great time. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Perfect location with great deck for relaxing and enjoying the river

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have summarized the very reasons why we bought this cabin. The view from our deck is second to none. We are happy to be able to share this with others.
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing view of the river! My husband, 3 teens & I recently enjoyed a much needed break from the incredibly hot temperatures of West Texas. We chose this Ruidoso cabin on the river. My family had a hard time prying me away from the back deck. We cooked most of our meals at the cabin. The cabin is very well supplied & comfortable. It is located among lots of other cabins, but once you step out the back door, you feel secluded. I made some sugar water for the hummingbird feeder & enjoyed seeing many variations of hummingbirds. We hand fed the visiting deer Apple slices & deer corn. Our plans to zip line at ski apache were foiled due to thunderstorms, but thank goodness for such a beautiful little spot to enjoy time together & relax. We definitely hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that the thunderstorms ruined your zip line at Ski Apache but we were delighted to get them. The July rains were late this year and it has been warmer and drier than usual. We are seeing more wildlife since they now have more food. In addition to the deer we have had elk around and a gray fox with a den up on the mountain. Always fun to watch. Glad you enjoyed your stay and will be looking for your return.
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  • 5 of 5

Sitting on the porch listening to the river, watching the wildlife and relaxing was amazing any time of the day, my favorite time was morning, and evening. So close to so many things to do, we climbed the mountain at Ski Apache (take water), visited Lincoln (Billy the Kid stuff), Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument, shops and walking all thru and around Ruidoso, elk on main street... it just goes on, weather is perfect, low humidity, I just cant say enough good about this place. There really is something for everyone, our kids aged 8-18 all had a great time and were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, some people use our cabin as a base for explorations and activities; others just stay put and enjoy the quiet and the visiting wildlife. As the old saying goes, “Whatever floats your boat.”
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Great location with a wonderful view of the river!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is easy to find and access as it is on Main in Upper Canyon. It is only minutes from the horse races/shopping/gambling or anywhere else in Ruidoso! The cabin has plenty of room with two large bedrooms that could sleep 6 comfortably. Sitting on the deck watching the river is the best! Our grandchildren loved playing in the river as well. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our children used to play in the river for hours at a time and, even in the summer, the water was icy cold. We thought their feet would break off frozen at the ankles but they all survived and loved it! Same for our grandchildren! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.
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Best river view in Ruidoso!

  • 5 of 5

We are familiar with just about every nook and cranny on the river in the Upper Canyon and this cabin holds the best view by far. You just won’t want to leave!!! Barbara was great and the cabin is a perfect weekend getaway. Difficult to get a reservation for a reason so book early!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyone loves our view! And we certainly agree with you about it. That was our main reason for buying this cabin in the first place! We are glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your suggestion about booking early. Some people start in midwinter! Come back any weekend you can.
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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


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Call 918-906-8434 for midweek discounts!

After 7 days, $150 per night!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.