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Newly Remodeled 3500 Sq Ft Home, 1- 24 Guests, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Great Patio"""

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 325 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3500 Sq. Ft. A/C 6 Large Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, Large Game Room, Great Patio,

Buckner Bunkhouse is a sprawling ranch style home and offers all new upgrades and amenities throughout this spacious, open plan home including central A/C and heating, internet/cable, 2- 50 gallon water heaters to supply plenty of hot water throughout the home. 4 large flat screen TV's and DVD player and some movies and board games. The bedrooms and bathrooms are strategically placed for privacy and optimal use with large groups. The large living room has a gas log fireplace with a mounted 70 inch TV and wood cathedral ceilings, a queen sleeper sofa and a murphy wall bed. Kitchen is fully stocked and has all new appliances, granite and cabinets with every gadget you could possibly need for your stay. The open floor plan joins the kitchen, dining, living and breakfast area which is great for visiting and making memories and can accommodate up to 26 diners at one time. The game room has 3 queen murphy wall beds, a bar with mini fridge, plenty of seating, a pool table, large TV and a handicap accessible bathroom off the game room. 6 private bedrooms: 1st master has a TV, king and a trundle that can make into a king or left as a twin with a bathroom en-suite and large walk-in closet. 2 large bedrooms with queen beds and a hall bathroom. 2nd master/bathroom en-suite has a king bed and TV. The Cowboy bedroom has a full bed and the Wilderness bedroom has a queen bed with easy access to a hall powder bathroom. These bedrooms provide a real cabin feel and have windows looking out into the trees and park like area and patio area. The entire house has new linens, bedding, furniture, mattresses, appliances, flooring and bathroom fixtures. The patio is equipped with a large gas grill (propane provided), a 3 person swing, patio furniture and table for eating and visiting. Hot tub in single garage for privacy and can be used comfortably year-round. There is parking for about 8 vehicles along the large circular driveway which has a handicap access ramp into the home.

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


Buckner Bunkhouse was purchased by my husband Ron and I along with my brother Bill and his wife Joel as a joint venture and to have a place large enough for family gatherings since we are gathering quite a few grandkids. My brother and I were raised in Santa Rosa, NM and have always had a great time together. It has been quite an experience doing the makeover of this house with them. We have made many great memories together on this project and hopefully we can make many more with our families. Ron and I live in Ruidoso and own/operate 3 other vacation properties. We love meeting our guests and making their trip to Ruidoso as enjoyable as we possibly can. We moved to Ruidoso about 15 years ago and we wouldn't trade it for the world.

NETTA COLEMAN purchased this house in 2015

Why NETTA COLEMAN chose Ruidoso

Since we have 3 other vacation rental properties and we feel that this is our niche in life as we like to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability to make their stay enjoyable and relaxing, we decided this house would be a great addition to the family. I enjoy adding all the extra touches to a house to make it a home. This house had been neglected for some time but we saw the potential that it had to offer and after many hard months of work on it-it has become the house that we knew it could be. It has a great floor plan so that large groups don't feel cramped or crowded since there is so much space to move around in. We know that our guests will find it to be a comfortable home away from home with all that these great mountains have to offer.

What makes this house unique

We looked at quite a few properties before this one-and the minute we walked into this one, we knew that we would love to own it and turn it into all that it could be. It is in a great part of town that is close to everything but yet located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood. The back patio is so peaceful and enjoyable since you look out onto a private park setting with trees, bushes, grass and lots of deer. It is such a nice, peaceful retreat to sit out there and watch the deer and enjoy family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed staying here. It is an awesome place and very comfortable. Thank you so much and hope we can come back in the near future
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ruidoso

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No indoor smoking.
  • Please follow hot tub rules to avoid retention of security deposit.
  • Maximum of 24 guests. Age 3 and under not included in the count.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 29 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , This is in the 1st master ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , This bathroom is centrally located for all purpose use.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is the hall powder room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , This is located in the 2nd master ensuite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , This bath is off the gameroom and handicap accessible
  • 4 full baths with 1 being handicap accessible. 1 half bath. All strategically located for privacy and convenience. All new bath tub and showers with beautiful tile work. All new tall toilets and vanities.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 6 (2nd master) - 1 extra lg. double bed , king bed with bath ensuite, TV and large closet
    1st master - 2 extra lg. double bed , 1 king and 1 trundle that is a twin or pulled out to a king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , This is the Cowboy bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , This is the Wilderness bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , This is the Western bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , This is the Southwest bedroom
  • 1st master has a king bed and a trundle that can be left as a twin or pulled out into a king bed. Has a TV and bath ensuite with large walk-in closet. Western Bedroom (2) and Southwest Bedroom (3) have queen beds and large closets, Bedroom 4 (Wilderness) has a queen bed and dresser/armoire. Bedroom 5 (Cowboy) has a full bed with dresser. Bedroom 6 is a 2nd master with a king bed and bath ensuite. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a queen murphy bed also. The game room has 3 queen murphy beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
We provide trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, some spices, coffee filters and other extras.


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Newly Remodeled 3500 Sq Ft Home, 1- 24 Guests, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Great Patio
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 61 reviews

An awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, well stocked there was nothing that we needed and we didn’t have. Spacious cozy yet big enough for large groups of people. We enjoyed everything the Buckner house had to offer. The owner replied fast and was very accommodating

Thank you so much for such a pleasant experience.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jorge, You were a pleasure to work with and we are pleased you enjoyed Buckner Bunkhouse and all that is has to offer. We thank you and invite you back anytime. Best regards, Netta and Ron
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Lubbock, Tx

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Really nice and spacious. Well built for families to enjoy. We had such a great time and would not hesitate to rent again. This is the the best rental we have had in this beautiful mountain resort.

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monty, Thanks so much for the nice review on Buckner Bunkhouse. It is a nice house for large groups to enjoy while in Ruidoso. We appreciate you, Ron and Netta
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Midland, Texas

Beautiful, Well Kept Home...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the home very much. The home was comfortable and inviting. Everyone in our party was impressed. Great location. I absolutely would stay there again and I would definitely recommend this home. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Celynn, We love hearing things like this. We do try to put a lot of time and effort into the home to make it a great escape for guests. We thank you for taking the time to submit the review and appreciate you choosing Buckner Bunkhouse. Best regards, Netta
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Spacious lovely house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable. As soon as we drove up to the home I was shocked on the location great place on a main road not hard to locate. The game room is wonderful pool table had some great games played. The kitchen is great had a wonderful time having the men in our group BBQ. The fire place was nice. Got worried on one of the master rooms couldnt locate it it was hiding in the laundry room lol that was a great laugh lol. The water was so great way better then my local water. Only downfall was we didnt get to enjoy the hot tube but we did check it out it was cute and warm when we arrived. We will definitely want to re rent from Mr. and Mrs. Coleman thank you so much for communicating with me so well. The house is so close to a grocery store and to downtown. We were lucky and blessed to have a smooth vacation. Thank you so much again :D

  • Review Submitted: 22/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frances, Thank you for such a nice review. You all were an amazing group to have at Buckner Bunkhouse and we're glad you found the other master bedroom. I got a huge laugh about that. We love hearing that people enjoy their stay at our houses and we invite you back anytime. Thanks again and Merry Christmas, Netta
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4.5 stars / great indoor accommodations

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house. Ideal for large groups as advertised. Reliable Internet. Comfortable beds - great showers. Fun game room. The jacuzzi received many compliments from our group.

The only "con" was the outdoor amenities: while there was great seating, there was no fire pit as advertised (now outlawed by the city), and the bbq grill was inoperable (but being replaced for upcoming guests).

Overall, I highly recommend this house for large groups, and would definitely book it again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Paso, Texas

We absolutely loved the house! It was so clean, comfortable and roomy! Suited our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

This house suited our family’s needs perfectly! It was very clean, comfortable and roomy! The game room was a hit and the floor plan was perfect for us! The house is fully stocked and lacked nothing! We have found our perfect rental for our party of 24!

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kris, Thanks so much for the great review. Buckner Bunkhouse does have a lot to offer and space is definitely one thing it offers lots of. As you mentioned- the floor plan is amazing and facilitates large groups nicely. We appreciate you as our guests and also for sending in a review. Best Regards, Netta and Ron
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Farley's Grill and Bar
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Cree Meadows Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Casa Blanca, Rio Grande Grill, Farley's
Nearest Ski
16.5 Miles
Ski Apache

Restaurants: Farley's Fun & Pub, Rio Grande Bar & Grill, Michelena's Italian, El Camino Nuevo, Pena's Place, Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub, Cattle Baron's, K-Bob's, Tina's Café, Casa Blanca to name a few. Pillow's Fun Trackers Amusement Park, Spencer Theater, Billy the Kid Casino, Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino. The local cinema is about 2 blocks away. Grindstone Lake, Bonita Lake and Inn of the Mountain Gods Lake are a site to see. Sierra Blanca peak (over 12,000 ft.) is a beautiful drive and has breathtaking views of the area from the top. Festivals and art tours frequent the area. Shopping in Midtown is amazing with all its unique shops. Win, Place and Show Bar for country/western dancing and The Quarters across the street for a more modern twist to entertain.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$318.57
Damage Insurance AU$75.18
Damage Deposit AU$318.57

106 Buckner Drive
Ruidoso, NM 88345
A refundable security deposit has been implemented due to guests abusing linens, pool table accessories and hot tub. $100 is kept if hot tub rules aren't followed. We want you to come and have a good time but please do not abuse the place and your security deposit will gladly be refunded.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservations, the deposit or balance paid in advance will be refunded as follow.
• 100% of amount paid if cancelled 31 days or more prior to the Check-in Date during holiday weekends/winter holiday/summer seasons
• 100% if cancelled 16 days or more prior to Check-in Date for the remainder of calendar year (Regular).
• 50% of amount paid if cancelled 16-30 days prior to check in during holiday weekends/winter holiday/summer seasons.
• 50% if cancelled 8-15 days prior to Check-in Date for (Regular Days).
• 0% of amount paid if cancelled 0-15 days prior to the Check-in Date during holiday weekends/winter holiday/summer seasons.
• 0% if cancelled 0-7 days prior to Check-in Date during (Regular Days).
Attempts by owner will be made to re-rent your accommodation. If we are successful, your deposit and balance will be refunded in full. This would be our preference. Guest may find alternate renter, however, new renter must sign new agreement. This agreement shall not be assigned or the premises sublet without written consent of owner.
Note: Home Away /VRBO does offer a rental insurance plan for renters (not the same as the security deposit plan) in the event you must cancel due to injury, illness and weather conditions on short notice.
*** By making payment to reserve this property you agree to the terms and conditions listed above.
If you have any questions; please just let me know. I can be reached at or 575-937-3014 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks so much,
Netta Coleman

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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