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Casa Buena Vista - Ruidoso/Alto Lakes

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

We offer a 3000 sf fully furnished and amenity filled home for a relaxing mountain experience. The home is large enough for family reunions, shared friend vacations and small group retreats, or just a single family that wants room to spread out. Rates depend on final confirmed occupancy. Our home is located at the Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club 10 miles north from downtown Ruidoso at an elevation of 7450 ft. The homesite sits on a heavily wooded ridge with predominantly southern views of sunrises and sunsets. There are 5 large sized bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and it sleeps 10 easily. We have an additional 3000 sf of outside deck area on three levels with spectacular views of Sierra Blanca. The kitchen is fully equipped - microwave, disposal, stove, dishwasher, utensils, cookware, and a breakfast bar. Other features include a family dining table, vaulted greatroom and a separate downstairs media/gameroom for entertaining.

Property Manager
James L Gaspard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for the wonderful week at your mountain home. We made a lot of family& friend memories to cherish forever, late night lounging on the deck and in the hot tub. The kids enjoyed the game room, everything was perfect. Thank you for one of our best relaxing...we loved it.

Three families from Plainview, TX

Jun 2013
  • 1 of 30


Alto Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to upstairs suite and 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mid-level bathroom adjacent to 2 bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level bathroom with double shower and sauna
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs suite - private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom attached bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Mid-level bedroom, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Mid-level bedroom, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lower-level bedroom adjacent to large double shower bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Mountain views, pinon trees setting, privacy, golf & country club neighborhood, master Loft BR suite w private deck, total 2king/3queen bedrooms, kitchen/dining, vaulted greatroom, 2 woodburning/1 gas fireplaces, large gameroom with billiards, darts, card table, games galore, large bar area, dry sauna, hot tub, 2 wide screen-hi def tv's, wireless broadband internet access throughout, Dish cable/tv, dvd, stereo/sound system, BBQ grill - propane, deck furniture. Washer/dryer. Ceiling fans - all bedrooms. Central heat - 2 units. Large off-street parking area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Buena Vista - Ruidoso/Alto Lakes
average rating of 4.877193 based on 144 reviews

Beautiful home and area. Decorated beautifully. Beds were terrible, hard as a rick.

  • 3 of 5

Besides the discomfort of the beds, it was a 10.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry for your mattress experience. There's nothing like your own home bed's comfort. All of our bed's are quality brand & firm which is the standard in travel & hospitality industry. In our ten year's of ownership and 143 reviews we have never had a complaint about our mattresses nor received a 3 (three) rating from a guest. We apologize but sincerely appreciate your caveat comment that other than the hard mattress, you had a 10 (ten) rating experience...that's always our goal. Please come again and we will provide a foam topper. The Gaspard's
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Absolutely awesome! If you are looking for something that offers simple elegance this is it!

  • 5 of 5

Trying to accommodate 10 people with varying interests is always a challenge. Casa Buena Vista offered something for everyone! A beautiful golf course neighborhood safe for morning walks; the deer were an added bonus! Decks/patios looked out over the hillside and were perfect anytime of the day. Far enough out of town to feel secluded but close enough for bar hopping, shopping and dining out. Ruidoso gave us the opportunity for day trips to White Sands National Monument, Lincoln (Lincoln County Wars!), Smoky the Bear Visitors Center (Only YOU can Prevent Forest Fires!), Cloudcroft and the Space Muesum in Alamogordo. We even had a group who went up to Ski Apache for a zip line/gondola experience! The beauty: not everything appealed to everyone so we divided and conquered! Convening at the end of the day with cocktails on the patio, sharing the highlights of the day as the sunset behind the mountains reminded us of how special our friendships are.

Our greatest gratitude to the owners and management of this delightful home. It was comfortable, clean and offered us a wonderful respite from daily life.

I believe I speak for the group in highly recommending this house to families and friends who are looking for an experience you won’t soon forget.

Thank you for a fabulous vacation.

Cathie N.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and wonderful views! Absolutely loved the deers!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A-w-w-w-w-e Y-e-s! The deer. They come around like clock work to visit our guests. Thanks for staying with us sharing the joy of our deck views and wildlife of the Lincoln National Forest. New Mexico is absolutely the Land of Enchantment! Come again. The Gaspard's
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Outstanding lodging option in Ruidoso

  • 5 of 5

The Gaspards' Casa Buena Vista just might be the ultimate family lodging option in Ruidoso. We loved our stay at this wonderful house. There is so much room to roam and plenty of baths to accommodate all at any given time. Three level house with adjoining decks to each level with fantastic views from each. The downstairs level includes a large game room with pool table, card table, Foosball table, dartboard, and, of course, a bar for mixing and dispensing drinks. A sauna is also found on the lower level floor. Outside on the lower level deck is an ample size hot tub that fires up fast for relaxing soakings. Dinah and Jim Gaspard have decorated all of the rooms with colorful and interesting collectibles of all forms of art and depictions of the Southwest countryside, history, and lifestyle. A well stocked kitchen is included. Great location that is close to everything that Ruidoso has to offer.

We loved our stay and highly recommend this property to anyone considering a vacation rental in the Ruidoso area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the extended Bones family for selecting our mountan home as their homebase for their family reunion. Like our own family of all ages, there is something to enjoy for everyone, whether its entertainment or surrounding yourself with pure mountain air and spectacular views from our eagles nest deck. Come again soon. The Gaspard's
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Loved the house. Definitely recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

This is a large, well kept house with lots of room, comfortable beds, all the amenities you could want, tremendous deck space with a great hot tub and visiting deer each day. Owners were very quick to respond and very helpful. Highly recommend Casa Buena Vista!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for making our mountain home a special destination for your Summer staycation in New Mexico. We're happy it met all your family expectations. We look forward to your return...maybe in the winter when the snowy views are just as spectacular, and you can experience the joys of a crackling fire in our fireplaces. The Gaspard's
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Loved the game room and wildlife

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our time here! Deer every morning...the view off the back decks was lovely!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We also love the solitude of our deck overlooking the pinon valley and the spectacular view of Sierra Blanca peak. Come again!
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Ruidoso Downs horse racing.

* Inn of the Mountain Gods & Racetrack Casino.

* Skiing/snowboarding Ski Apache.

* Downtown Ruidoso.

* Artist galleries.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Mountain hiking, biking, fishing.

* Antique shopping in old downtown Ruidoso.

* Sightseeing - scenic drives.

* Historical Lincoln (Billy the Kid).

* Rest and relaxation.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* See Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce website.

* Fort Stanton.

* Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway.

* White Sands National Monument.

* Land of Volcanoes - Valley of Fire State Park.

Ruidoso is located in the Sacramento Mountains of the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Home of Smokey Bear. It's a very popular year-around mountain vacation destination in the Southwestern United States. Our home, at an elevation of 7450 feet is located at Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, a member-only golf and country club community ten miles north of Ruidoso, and is less than 1/2 miles to the Ski-Run Road turn-off to Ski Apache which provides some of the best skiing & snowboarding venues on 12,008 foot high Sierra Blanca slopes. The area is rich in western historical lore - the Lincoln County Wars - Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Ruidoso offers unlimited year-around opportunities for recreation in the Lincoln National Forest including managed hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing. There are three alpine public golf courses, scenic byways, horseracing (Ruidoso Downs), casino gambling (Inn of The Mountain Gods - Mescalero Apaches & Ruidoso Racetrack Casino), antique shopping galore, and an abundance of wildlife-watching for deer, elk, bear, turkey, american eagle, etc. You can enjoy live theatre at the famous Spencer Theater for Performing Arts featuring frequent Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and popular music artists.

Check the Ruidoso Chamber Of Commerce website for an updated event calendar

Check the weather channels for up to date weather and forecasts

Check the internet for some Live Cams of Ski Apache and Downtown Ruidoso

Airports & drive distances


Roswell, NM - 76 miles - America Eagle

El Paso, TX - 120 miles - American/Southwest

Albuquerque, NM - 180 miles - American, Southwest

Lubbock, TX - 256 miles - American, Southwest


Ruidoso - Sierra Blanco Regional Airport - 6 miles - private aircraft

* ID: KSRR, 8101 foot runway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee (One-time) $125

Nightly Rate: (High Season - Summer/Ski months): $305 - Dependent on length of stay
Nightly Rate: (Holidays - Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, 4th of July): $315 - Dependent on length of stay
Nightly Rate: (Off-Season - April/May/Sep/Oct/Nov): $290

Weekly Rate (High Season, holidays): $2000
Weekly Rate (Off Season): $1800

Monthly Rate: $1800 - $2000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.