Enjoy The Views - While staying in Bear Cave you can enjoy the scenic views from inside. The living room has large windows that allow you to view nature from the comfort of the couch!Living Room with Gorgeous Views - You’ll swoon when you see the spectacular views from this living room.Comfortable Elegance - Sink into the comfortable, beautiful couches and chairs. It’s a great place to light a fire and catch up with your guests.Feasting! - Sometimes it is nice to eat in while on vacation. Enjoy a homemade meal or take-out at this comfortable dining table.Breakfast is Served! - In addition to the dining room, the kitchen features two additional seats for coffee and pastries in the morning.Modern Appliances - This newly upgraded kitchen includes everything you need to prepare simple snacks or full-course meals for you and your guests.Fully Equipped Kitchen - The breakfast bar will be perfect for your guests to keep you company while you prepare a meal! The large double kitchen sink will help make the clean up process moreCounter Space Galore! - There's tons of space to prep any number of memorable meals.Grillin' and Chillin' - Take advantage of the nice weather, and get outside to prepare a grilled meal for your crew!Dine Al Fresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the fresh air.Scenic Wonderland - The beautiful deck, complete with nature and mountain views is an all-time favorite!Catch Up on Beauty Sleep! - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!Did You Overpack? - Whether you packed enough for a week or a month, the closet in this bedroom offers plenty of room for all of your clothing. Don't leave any of your favorite items at homeGuests Appreciate Having Multiple Bathrooms. - It makes mornings so much easier than when everyone is jockeying for a turn in the shower.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation.Late Night TV - Can’t sleep? No problem. Just turn on some late night TV and you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.Pristine bathrooms - Clean and fresh towels will be waiting for you when you arrive.A Hot Shower Awaits - Whether you spent the day hitting up the casino or the ski slopes, a long hot shower awaits you at the end of an enjoyable day in the mountains!Vanity space? - Check! There is room for all your favorite cosmetics!So Fresh and Clean! - The convenience of clean laundry during your vacation is something you won't forget!Pack light and enjoy our washer and dryer - Pack light. With the available washer and dryer, you can ensure that everyone has fresh clothes!New Mexico Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Perfect Way To End Or Start Your Day - Enjoy the views with your morning cup of coffee, or just before heading to bed to admire the night sky.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Perfect Location - Bear Cave is not only surrounded by the beautiful trees and nature trails. It is conveniently located nearby golf courses and restaurants if you are looking for a night outSeasons Change, Beauty Doesn't - Ruidoso is known for its beauty all year round. Your eye catching surroundings will be enough to take your breath away.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.Local Wildlife - Don't be surprised if you come in contact with local wildlife during your stay in Ruidoso. They're so friendly!Alto Lake - Stocked with rainbow trout and occasionally catfish, Alto Lake is the perfect choice for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts and don't forget your cameras because Alto Lake is kShop til' You Drop - A vacation isn't complete without purchasing memory-filled souvenirs, so slip on your best walking shoes and head into town to explore genuine hand-made crafts, jewelry,Feeling Lucky? - Stop by the casino and cash out big!Get In the Loop - Stop by the visitor center and plan out your whole vacation with stuff to do in the area.Ready, Set, Go - The racetrack is always a great attraction when visiting Ruidoso.

Bear Cave

4.81/5 (19)

4.81/5 | 19 reviews

Cabin with west-facing deck + great view of the mountains
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Wooded View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
Wooded View View
Downtown Proximity
Wireless Internet Amenity

Where you'll be


If you want to be close to town but also surrounded by forest, Bear Cave is the ideal vacation spot for you and your family. Your sprawling, western-facing deck gives you a spectacular view of the mountains. Yet, you are within easy walking distance of mid...
If you want to be close to town but also surrounded by forest, Bear Cave is the ideal vacation spot for you and your family. Your sprawling, western-facing deck gives you a spectacular view of the mountains. Yet, you are within easy walking distance of midtown Ruidoso and a short drive from the Cree Meadows Public Golf Course.

When you pull up to Bear Cave you’ll find plenty of places to park. If you visit in winter, be aware of potential snowy and icy conditions.

If you are traveling with someone who has trouble with stairs, you’ll especially appreciate the ramp and rail access to the front door. Once you cross the threshold you’ll enter the great room with vaulted ceiling, an incredible wall of windows with sliding glass door out onto the deck, and plenty of comfortable furniture. Imagine the fun you’ll have sitting around a crackling fire in your wood-burning fireplace and watching a movie on your DVD player. These are the moments that make vacations special. Your TV also has cable so you can keep up with your favorite shows.

Want to send photos home to friends? That’s easy. Just use the free Wi-Fi you have at Bear Cave. It’s also a great asset for making reservations or checking out websites for area attractions. From nearby Ski Apache Resort to Cree Meadows Golf Course, you have an endless array of fun activities available when you stay at Bear Cave.

On many an afternoon after you’ve hiked nearby trails, fished in Grindstone Lake, or visited the shops in downtown Ruidoso, you’ll probably settle out on your sprawling deck to take in the forest’s beauty and the exceptional mountain view. Gather your friends for evening cocktails on the deck and follow these up with dinner cooked on your gas grill. Food tastes so wonderful in the great outdoors.

You also have a dining table with an excellent view of nature where you can serve your group. Your kitchen is part of the great room space, separated only by an expansive breakfast bar. With a full complement of appliances, cookware, serving ware, and utensils at your command, you’ll be able to prepare your favorite recipes and delight your guests as often as you wish. At the edge of your kitchen are a full-sized washer and dryer so you can keep everyone in clean clothes.

On many days you’ll want to eat out, and there are many restaurants with tasty fare close to Bear Cave. When it’s light outdoors, you can even walk to some of these.

When night falls, you’ll be more than ready to head for your primary bedroom. A comfortable king-sized bed awaits you. As the ceiling fan gently stirs the air-conditioned air, you’ll quickly fall into a deep sleep.

Close by your primary bedroom is your primary bathroom with a large walk-in shower and vanity with lots of storage. Getting ready for your day will be a pleasure in this room.

Guests traveling with you have their own private retreat. Their bedroom includes a queen-sized bed with ceiling fan and large closet. There’s a vanity with great lighting close by within the room. Plus, guests staying in this room also have a private bathroom. Having a second bathroom makes getting ready so much easier. There’s no waiting for your turn in the shower!

Plan your next getaway at Bear Cave today. Located near Cree Meadows golf course, but within easy distance of everything you want to do in the Ruidoso area, this is a vacation you’ll remember fondly for years to come. Please remember that Ruidoso is a mountain town with snow and icy conditions during the winter. This can affect driving and parking conditions regardless of the property, driveway, or roads. 4x4 or chains may be required to access the home during winter months. Maximum 2 vehicles. If you are trying to book within 48 hours of arrival you must call 575-258-5200 Opt#1. Monday- Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 8-3 to book last minute.


Wooded View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Grill - Gas
Laptop Friendly
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Dining Room
Living Room
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Golf Course(s)
Kayaking Rentals
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Health Beauty Spa
Horse Race Track
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Medical Services

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Add your travel dates to complete booking
Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 11:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Manuel C.
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Susan H.
Verified Guest Comment

Ok if they fixed the leaking kitchen faucet and maybe if there were no bats in the house.

Hello Susan, we are so sorry to hear that there were some issues with your reservation. I do see that our office is aware of the bat in the home and will proceed to do what we can to improve our service and taking care of those pests. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do and we hope you come back for another stay! -Bella
Mary B.
Verified Guest Comment

Clean property, easy check in, check out, and very responsive help to our rental concerns. Especially appreciate 11:00 a,m, check out, so we didn’t feel rushed our last morning.

Terry T.
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Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Very nices. Close to downtown and nice mountain view.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • After 48 hours of booking, if canceled, or in case of no-show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.