Remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath with mountain view cabin
- english, spanish
About Lorena Maddox
My husband and I dedicate ourselves to raise our sons. We live in the city and bought this mountain cabin retreat for us and our boys to go and enjoy the outdoors and to have time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Lorena Maddox purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Lorena Maddox chose Ruidoso
We chose to buy this vacation home because we desired for our sons to learn about mountain - outdoor living, like horse back riding, fishing at the lakes, climbing pine trees, breathing clean air, looking at the night stars without polluted skies, and to enjoy the quietness of the mountain. We particularly chose this cabin because it is located at the top of a hill and provides a beautiful view of the forest and the Sierra Blanca Mountain. Also, it faces west, therefore, having remodeled and put glass windows and doors on this west side wall, we enjoy the sun all day warming us as we cuddle on the living room couches to read a book or sit at the table playing board games.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our family loves this cabin because it is inviting, pretty, and peaceful. Our cabin is very family friendly.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
If any appliance etc stops working while you are at the cabin, this does not mean you can get a refund. I will do everything possible to fix it.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Place to recharge the battery
Nice and cozy
Great location and pretty views
*hot tub had great views and was relaxing
*property was clean
*enough space for the three of us
*clean towels, sheets, etc.
*plenty of towels for shower and for hot tub
*king bed was pretty comfy
*washer and drier on site
*didn't feel like neighbors were on top of you
*for the price, not bad at all
*the listing of updated is a bit of a stretch - bathrooms are updated, kitchen is updated but on the cheapest possible budget (e.g. backsplash is floor tile, countertops are comprised of many pieces of different yet similar granite).
*The rest of the cabin is quite dated (e.g., old school paneling on walls, heat isn't central, beat up bar front in kitchen, 90s decor), but, it is clean and definitely served the purpose for our weekend away.
*ice maker doesn't work, water filter in fridge needed changed, fire extinguisher upstairs needed re-charged
*The heat isn't central and while the 3 units do a great job heating the place up they smell (like burning dust, could just be a start-of-the-winter-season smell) and it is a bit difficult to get a specific temperature.
*owner was in a time zone that was 10 hrs different, local care takers were out of town
*the fireplace didn't work. This was very disappointing as I specifically booked a place with a fireplace as this was something I wanted in the mountains. Caretakers said some renter messed with it and yeah it doesn't work. They could call maintenance for me but were out of town so I declined (so, they knew it was broken but didn't try to fix it or say anything to us or to the owner). I didn't want to spend one of our weekend days waiting for and dealing with maintenance.
*The owner wasn't aware of fireplace issue (i texted her) but did say that the fireplace isn't turned on until it gets very cold. I feel this should be explicitly stated in the ad - like fireplace is only turned on for use dates xx through yy.
*the emailed instructions say no red wine in the cabin as it stains the granite. I feel this is very specific and should be mentioned up front.
I am in Europe for the month of October 2019 with my pianist son but I made very sure that you had my personal cell number and the cell numbers of my cabin caretakers. One of us was readily accessible to you at all times. Once you were at the cabin, you let me know that you were very upset that the chimney did not turn on for you. Neither I nor the caretakers had knowledge that the chimney was "broken". We had to assume that since you couldn't turn on the pilot and you did not want the repair man to go fix it. Once you checked out, the chimney pilot was turned on and the chimney is functioning perfectly. I asked you if you were comfortable and warm and you said yes, which you told me, made you upset because you wanted the chimney working and being cold was not the issue. My caretakers and I offered a remedy to the problem and you did not want it. To fix the chimney problem was then, beyond my control. I am sorry that the chimney did not turn on for you and that this created such great discontent in you - so much discontent that you took the time to write this critique of my cabin, my second home. This cabin was completely designed and remodeled with my interior designer's and my ideas. My cabin kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite, and travertine stone not floor tile. The refrigerator ice maker does make ice, you only need to open the door to take it. However, the Ruidoso water tastes really bad and most renters don't use the ice nor the water from the refrigerator.
Please note that you are the only client that has ever complained about any of the issues that you mentioned in your review, most of which involve my interior designer's choices. I have many clients who really have enjoyed staying here, and I will continue to serve them to the best of my ability. I really hope that if you visit Ruidoso in the future that your experience runs perfectly smooth.
Wonderful getaway with a beautiful view!
Let’s just say that looking for a cabin in the mountains is tricky! We had checked into another property listed as a cabin, but it was not at all what we had in mind. We are SO THANKFUL we found this beautiful, cozy getaway with a beautiful view. Lorena was so gracious and wonderful to work with and the stay was all we had hoped for! We will be back and hope to get to enjoy this jewel of a cabin in the future! Thank you, Lorena, for the wonderful hospitality and letting us enjoy your beautiful home !
Thank you so much for your review. It is our goal for our cabin to be a retreat for those who stay in it. It makes us so glad that you were refreshed and enjoyed your stay. Please do come back!
Nice cozy, quiet and great views.
The owners are very nice and the renting of the property was very convenient.
Great place to stay with great views and close to everything in Ruidoso.
Beautiful- Peaceful views of Sierra Blancas - Picture post card !
Escaping the Texas heat was our goal. Weather was wonderful for August.
Property owner very nice and accommodating.
Beds are comfortable. Duvets/ Bedspreads for the king and queen beds need to be updated. Old, Not very appealing.
Stairs were an issue for us. Lugging items up the stairs was
tricky. One handrail, no landing, 12 steps to the second floor. We knew it was 2-stories, but were expecting a different type of stairs; (with a landing and 2 hand rails). (We are very active - even so, we should have asked). If we had seen a picture of the stairs on the listing, we would not have rented this property.
All that being said, we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay.
It was a pleasure to host you and I'm sorry the stairs were a problem. There's a limit to how many cabin pictures I can include on the VRBO page and I chose to exclude the stairs. I will see what I can do to add a picture of the stairs. Thank you.
Only a five minute drive away you will find many restaurants, horse back driving, shopping, the Rio Ruidoso River, and the Grindstone fishing lake.