Mountain Cabin Escape - One of a cluster of cabins built by an experienced  carpenter in the late 1940s, Windchaser lets you escape from the fast pace of modern life. But don’t worry: It hasSo Much Charm - With its wood stove and rustic furnishings, the one-bedroom cabin is a perfect romantic hideaway; however, the sofa does open into a twin bed, should you want to bring a guestA Peaceful Paradise - When you’re not hitting the nearby links, art galleries, lakes or nature trails, settle in with a glass of wine and a good book or watch a movie on the wall-mounted TV.Warm Up the Old-Fashioned Way - There’s nothing like a wood-burning stove to warm up a room on a brisk winter evening. The crackling of the logs is all the background music you’ll need.Your Choice of Tables - Along with the table for two nestled in the corner, Windchaser has a bistro table and chairs on its porch. Dine alfresco amid the towering Ponderosa pines and the singOmelets or Pancakes? - Windchaser is close to numerous restaurants. Some, including Can’t Stop Smokin’ and the Ranchers Steak and Seafood, are just a short walk away. But the cabin also has aNo Need to Head Out for Coffee - A coffeemaker is among the kitchenette’s appliances, so you can have that all-important cup of joe before you start your day.Fit for a Queen - Windchaser’s queen-size bed will be made up before you arrive, so you can start your getaway with a well-deserved nap before you even unpack.Bedtime Serenade - Sprawl out beneath the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan and let the chirping of crickets and the hooting of owls lull you to sleep.Leave Your Towels at Home - We’ll provide you with all the clean towels and bedding you could possibly want—no need to bring your own.Forget About Roughing It - Just because Windchaser is a cabin doesn’t mean you have to miss out on hot showers. The bathroom is as up-to-date as any you’d find in a modern home.Welcome to the Neighborhood - Windchaser is part of the Apache Village community of 35 cabins surrounded by pines and with a view of the mountains. The sunsets are spectacular!Your Home Away from Home - As soon as you pull up to Windchaser you’ll feel blissfully removed from the everyday. Yet the cabin is only minutes from everything Ruidoso has to offer.Can’t You Feel the Mountain Breezes? - You’ll want to explore the grounds of Apache Village. The pine-fragranced breezes are a balm for the spirit.Make New Friends - As you stroll around the enclave, you’re apt to meet other guests. Everyone is so much friendlier and laid-back here in paradise!Picture-Perfect - It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo amid the splendor of the surrounding woodlands and mountains.And They’re Off - Less than 15 minutes away is Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. If wagering’s not your thing, you can enjoy live music at Billy’s Sports Bar on weekends.Get a Taste of the Wild West - Ruidoso sits on the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway. The Byway Interpretive Center and the Hubbard Museum of the American West are only 15 minutes from Windchaser.Mmm, Barbecue - Windchaser’s outdoor gas grill is ready and waiting to cook up any trout you reel in from the lakes—or steaks from the supermarket.A Dream Come True - You may have to pinch yourself once you’ve arrived to be sure that this isn’t a dream.Relaxation is Guaranteed - Start your morning with coffee or juice out on the porch and end your evening with a nightcap in the silvery moonlight. This is what a mountain getaway is all aboutSee and Ski the Mountains - Not only can you admire the mountains, but you can ski them as well; Ski Apache is less than 40 minutes away.Hit the Links - Windchaser is only five minutes from the Links at Sierra Blanca and Cree Meadows golf courses, to name just two.Wild Kingdom - Elk, deer and wild turkeys are only some of the fauna you’re apt to come across during your stay. You might spy eagles, wild horses and bears as well.Your Vacation, Your Way - When you stay at Windchaser you can enjoy high-energy activities such as skiing, climbing and mountain biking or low-key pursuits including birdwatching, fishing andThe Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca is visible from multiple vantage points around Windchaser.Shopping and Gallery-Hopping - Downtown Ruidoso, only minutes from Windchaser, is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.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.


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2.42/5 | 1 reviews

Cabin w. wood-burning stove, kitchenette + walk to Village of Ruidoso
1 BR | 1 Full Bath | Sleeps 3 | Community View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
Wooded View View
In Town Proximity
Pet Friendly Amenity

Where you'll be


Set among towering Ponderosa pines, Windchaser is ideal for anyone longing to escape to a simpler way of life. This one-bedroom, pet-friendly cabin exudes time-honored charm. Yet while you may feel far removed from everyday life when you escape here, the c...
Set among towering Ponderosa pines, Windchaser is ideal for anyone longing to escape to a simpler way of life. This one-bedroom, pet-friendly cabin exudes time-honored charm. Yet while you may feel far removed from everyday life when you escape here, the cabin is actually quite close to the lakes, trails, galleries and other attractions of Ruidoso. In fact, you can walk to a number of restaurants and shops in just a few minutes.

Windchaser is one of 35 cabins that make up the Apache Village enclave. Built by an experienced carpenter in the late 1940s, they boast knotty pine walls, covered porches and a wealth of handcrafted details. Windchaser’s porch is furnished with a bistro table and chairs so you can start your morning sipping coffee amid the refreshing mountain breezes. Or end your evening here with a nightcap as owls call out to one another beneath the star-studded sky. And don’t be surprised if you see elk, deer or wild turkeys saunter past!

The interior of the cabin is just as delightful as its porch. The wood-burning stove warms up the room in a jiffy on brisk winter evenings, and the crackling of the logs only adds to the cozy ambience. There’s also an air-conditioner for steamy summer days. Kick back on the sofa and watch your favorite cable shows on the wall-mounted TV or set up your Scrabble board on the coffee table for a game night. The sofa, by the way, opens into a twin bed, enabling Windchaser to sleep up to three people (and up to two pets as well).

The living area includes a kitchenette with a mini fridge, stove/range, microwave and perhaps most importantly, a coffeemaker. If you catch any trout from the nearby lakes, you can barbecue them outside on Windchaser’s gas grill. If you don’t want to dine alfresco on the porch, sit down at the table for two by a corner of the living area—so romantic. And if you don’t want to cook at all, you can walk to Can’t Stop Smokin’ for barbecue, the Ranchers Steak and Seafood, Tina’s Cafe for breakfast or lunch and a myriad of other restaurants in 10 minutes or less. There’s even a Starbucks just a half-mile away.

When it’s time to call it a night, stretch out on the queen-size bed in Windchaser’s bedroom. The gentle breeze of the ceiling fan is certain to lull you to sleep. Just off the bedroom is the bathroom where you can enjoy a long, steamy shower. You’ll find plenty of towels and bedding waiting for you, and the bed will be perfectly made up by the time you arrive. So if you need to freshen up or nap after your travels, you can do so before you even unpack.

Rustic charm and cozy comfort aren’t the only reasons you’ll love relaxing at Windchaser. Perhaps its greatest advantage is its convenient location. We already mentioned that numerous restaurants and stores are less than a mile away. The cabin is also less than two miles from Grindstone Lake and Trail System, where you can fish, boat, hike, ride mountain bikes, ride horses and play disc golf. Alto Lake and Recreation Area is a 10-minute drive in the opposite direction; when you’re not fishing, you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike or horseback. If golf is your sport, bring your clubs, as there are numerous courses nearby. And, of course, there’s skiing and snowboarding; you can drive to Ski Apache in just 40 minutes.

Windchaser proves that good things do indeed come in small packages. Book your stay today and get ready for an unforgettable getaway.

Please Note: Because this is mountain and snow country, vehicles with four-wheel drive and/or tire chains are strongly advised in winter.

If you are trying to book within 48 hours of arrival please call 575-258-5200 during business hours to make any last minute reservations.

Maximum 1 vehicle.


Wooded View
In Town
Property Features
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
No/Limited Air Conditioning
TV (s)
Grill - Gas
Laptop Friendly
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Mini Fridge
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Grill-Gas
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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Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 2

  • 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.