Front PorchLiving RoomLiving Room SeatingFireplaceBreakfast NookKitchenKitchenPrimary Bedroom - Queen Size BedPrimary Bedroom - Queen Size BedPrimary BathroomWelcome to Apache VillageExteriorExteriorApache VillagePicture-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 about.See 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 and quiet strolls.The 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.

Apache Village #17


4.31/5 (33)


4.31/5 | 33 reviews

Pet-friendly cabin w. wood-burning stove, kitchenette + short drive to midtown.

1 BR | 1 Full Bath | Sleeps 3 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Pet Friendly


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 ...
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.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
Living Room
Sofa Slpr (Single)


Wooded View
Community View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Grill - Gas
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Pet Friendly
No/Limited Air Conditioning
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
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
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Horse Race Track
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Health Beauty Spa


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.

Charlie B.
Verified Guest Comment

The quality of the property is super low but so is the price.

A new Booking review was added.

- The wifi had a weak signal

- The wifi had a weak signal

+ cleanliness, smelled good too! - needs hot water in the shower, couch needs to be replaced torn...

+ cleanliness, smelled good too! - needs hot water in the shower, couch needs to be replaced torn on the sides.

Marco G.
Verified Guest Comment



Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Max pets: 2

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, $1000 is due at the time of Booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, $300 is due at the time of Booking if the total is less than $1000.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded.