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Casa Buena Vista - Ruidoso/Alto Lakes


Property Details

Updated: Oct 19, 2016
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.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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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
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69 Reviews

based on 69 traveler reviews


Wonderful Family Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a very welcoming and homey place to spend time with our family. Lots of room and things to do. We were there for the Cowboy Symposium, but in retrospect we all wish we had spent most of our time there and less at the Symposium. It was just very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs some work

  • 3 of 5

I want to commend the owners of this property for their customer service because while our stay wasn't as good as it could have been the owners of this property made every effort to compensate us for our problems we encountered at their home. Our problems were taken care of quickly and the owners were friendly and timely under difficult circumstances. In all fairness I couldn't write a good or a bad report without giving the owners a fair chance to fix the issues we encountered at their property. I can only say that the owners are good people and they tried to do the right thing for us, their customer.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our Georgia guests for their many calls and emails during the stay. We apologize for the series of events that led to these remarks and poor review. We make no excuses, but wish to clarify that Ruidoso has hard water which leaves stains on the cleanest dishes and utensils, and that he thin air at our 7500 feet elevation sometimes requires our clothes dryer two cycles to completely dry loads. We had our septic tank serviced in February, the first time necessary in four years, and were surprised that you encountered odors outside. We called for service the minute you contacted us and were told the tank was re-serviced within a couple of hours. We just returned from a week at our cabin and made sure the dusty upstairs bathroom window screen was cleaned, and have asked our caretakers to not use a fragrant cleaner in the bathrooms and kitchen. Had we known of your sensitivity we would have asked our caretakers to use an odor-free cleaner. We are openly embarrassed that you had to contact us, the first guests in over five years to do so. It is obvious your expectations were not met. We hope our reponses were expedient and satisfactory. Thanks, Jim & Dinah.
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This house is fantastic. Has all the accommodations needed and so much more.

  • 5 of 5

This property is every bit as good as advertised. We have stayed many places in Ruidosa, but this is by far the best. The downstairs game room area is a great place to sit and relax, read a book or play cards and pool. The rest of the house was roomy enough for the two couples that traveled with us and each couple could have a complete floor and bathroom to their selves. This was a great place to stay to enjoy the comfort and view, to enjoy all that Ruidosa has to offer. The deck space is fabulous and where we spend all of our mornings talking and enjoying the wildlife that comes to visit.

Thank you Jim and Dinah for letting us stay at your house. We will be back.

Mark D.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't have said it any better. We as the owners (and our kids and grandkids) can hardly wait to come back after each visit to our mountain getaway. We realize that many VRBO'ers are skeptical about flowery reviews, but really people, we don't influence the comments in any way; the experience does. It's a fantastic place to escape, enjoy the mountain air, experience the wildlife and take in the spectacular views of the alpine forest and mountain peaks, all seasons. Thanks for staying. Jim & Dinah
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Midland, Texas

Great Place in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, and we enjoyed the cabin once again. The hummingbirds and other various birds were fun to watch with our morning coffee. Our two grandchildren enjoyed the abundant deer population. Of course the basement game room was a big hit with everyone. We hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love second comers, and we have many. They're a testament to what our mountain home has to offer, and the allure to come back time and again. Family and friendship memories are made here. Thanks, Jim & Dinah
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Great property with plenty of room for a group. Clean and well furnished

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights at this property and it accommodated our group very well and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was well furnished and clean and the views from the deck where amazing. We had zero problems during our stay and would highly recommend this house for anyone wanting to enjoy a few days in Ruidoso.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when our guests expectations are met. Thanks for coming and please plan to stay with us again. Jim & Dinah
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Very Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay with the children and grandchildren. Great location. Daughters and wife were very pleased with the furnishings, and all the essentials were there. Everything worked. Nice owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We hope you will have for years to come many fond memories of your family trip to Ruidoso. Thanks, Jim & Dinah
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

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


Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • 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


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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.

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