TV at Fireside - Start a crackling fire in Big Bear’s stone fireplace, turn on the game and settle into a comfy armchair to relax. This is vacation living at its best.Cozy Comforts - From the comfortable furniture to the large windows, knotty pine walls and beamed ceiling, you’ll fall in love with Big Bear the moment you walk through the front door.You’ve Arrived! - Come on in and let the good times begin at Big Bear cabin.Dine Alfresco - Sizzle up some steaks on the gas grill then enjoy them in the crisp mountain air on the shared deck with your friends. Everything tastes just a little better in the great outdoors.Roughing It? Hardly! - Dancing Bear’s ultra-comfortable, homey touches make this vintage cabin a dreamy place to spend your New Mexico vacation.Room to Relax - The living room at Dancing Bear is furnished with a sumptuous leather couch, charming wood accent pieces and a cozy table for four.Grilling and Chilling - Throw some meat on the grill and gather around to enjoy the beautiful shared deck. If it rains, you’ll be happy to have a large covered section where you can continue your party.Deceptively Rustic - Don’t let its old-fashioned look fool you! Historic Sleeping Bear contains all the comforts of home.Gather ‘round for Family Time at Sleeping Bear – Draw a chair up to the farmhouse table to reconnect over a meal or lively board game.Dine in Style - Any meal will seem special when enjoyed around the elegant Big Bear dining table.Cozy Table for Four - Put away your devices and reconnect with your family over a meal or a board game while staying at Dancing Bear.Breakfast Is Served - As guests begin to rise, they’ll naturally gravitate to the breakfast bar in Big Bear for a cup of coffee and maybe a treat of eggs and bacon.Prepare a Feast - The galley kitchen at Sleeping Bear is equipped with a full-size oven/stovetop, refrigerator and microwave oven.Modern Convenience - Sleeping Bear’s quaint galley kitchen contains all the necessities for whipping up a quick snack, preparing a tasty breakfast or heating up leftovers.Full Kitchen - You can easily handle a big group with big appetites in Big Bear’s kitchen. Dual wall ovens, dishwasher, stove and refrigerator combined with cookware, serving ware and utensils to give you everything you need.Serve Up the Snacks - It’s so convenient to set the kids up at the breakfast bar at Big Bear for snacks or lunch. They’ll love sitting on the log bench!Modern Convenience - Don’t let the rustic look fool you–Dancing Bear’s quaint kitchenette contains all the necessities for whipping up a quick snack, preparing a tasty breakfast or heating up leftovers from a local eatery.Double the Comfort - This spacious bedroom at Sleeping Bear features two queen beds where you can talk over the day’s adventures as you wind down to sleep.Bring the Whole Gang! - Perfect for when you’re bringing the kids or traveling with another couple (or two), Sleeping Bear’s second bedroom has lots of space.Full, Tiled Sleeping Bear Bath has all the Necessities - Get started in the morning with a refreshing shower and finish the day with a relaxing soak!Enjoy a Great Night’s Sleep - Drift off to the music of the wind whispering through the pines outside Sleeping Bear.Roll Out of Bed and Step Right Outside - This cozy bedroom at Sleeping Bear offers easy, private access to the great outdoors.Cozy Primary- You’ll sleep well in Big Bear’s inviting room with beautiful log bed, carved end tables and a ceiling fan to circulate the air. Sweet dreams!Snuggle Up - The queen-size bed in Big Bear’s primary will feel so good after a day of hiking, horseback riding, golfing or fishing.Primary Bath - Choose between a shower and a soak in the tub in Big Bear’s primary bathroom.Sweet Dreams - The second bedroom features a queen-size bed where you’ll get a good night’s sleep every night of your vacation in Big Bear.Private Retreat - Guests can relax, day or night, in Big Bear’s comfortable bedroom. Take an afternoon nap or just slip away for some quiet time on your own.Second Bathroom - Guests appreciate having a second bathroom in Big Bear. It cuts down on the wait for a turn in the shower.Bunks Like Camp - Kids will be thrilled to claim these bunk beds as their sleeping place at Big Bear. It’s so much fun to climb the log ladder!Handy Sink - It’s so easy to get kids a drink of water when there’s a sink right beside their bunk beds at Big Bear.Adventure Is Calling at Big Bear - Kids’ imaginations go wild when confronted by this cool second set of bunk beds. Is it a fort, treehouse or spaceship?Restful Sanctuary - Grab a seat and let the sun from the bank of windows wash over you. You may soon want to lie down for a quick snooze while staying at Big Bear.Get a Great Night’s Sleep - A comfortable queen bed awaits you in Dancing Bear after a busy day of exploring the village or hiking in the mountains.Quaint and Cozy - Everywhere you look, you’ll see cozy little touches that make Dancing Bear so homelike.Every Need Met at Dancing Bear - Fresh, fluffy towels and clean, comfortable bedding are all provided.Bunk Down for the Night - The kids will get a kick out of these old-style bunk beds at Dancing Bear. Each will be vying for the top bunk!Sweet Window Seat - A cushioned window nook is a charming place to curl up with a book or grab a quick nap while relaxing at Dancing Bear.Extra Bathroom = Extra Convenience – You’ll appreciate having a half-bathroom in addition to the full bath at Dancing Bear.The Choice is Yours at Dancing Bear - A refreshing shower or a relaxing soak? Why not both? You’re on vacation!Keep Everyone in Clean Clothes - No need to sit around at a Laundromat. The washer and dryer at Big Bear make it easy to keep everyone in fresh clothes.On Vacation Time - You’ll feel yourself switch into vacation mode the moment you enter Sleeping Bear.Doorway to Vacation Fun - When you walk through the front door at Big Bear, you’ll immediately know that you’ve chosen a great destination for your vacation.Come Sit a Spell - The charming porch at Dancing Bear is the perfect place to enjoy an early morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine while you listen to the wind whispering through the trees.Savor the Mountain Air - The front porch at Dancing Bear is a great place to shake off real-world stress and just “be.”Historic Charm - Nestled among towering Ponderosa pines, Bear Mountain Lodge cabins have been a fixture in the Village of Ruidoso since the 1940s.Rustic Retreat - Three Bears is conveniently close to the best hiking and skiing the area has to offer, so visit Ruidoso today to see for yourself!Watch for the Bear - When you see the big bear standing tall at the side of the road, you’ll know you’ve arrived at Three Bears.Convenient and Comfortable - Everything is right at your fingertips! You’re just a short distance away from the area’s best hiking, biking, skiing and more at Three Bears.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 known for black bear, deer, elk and eagle sightings!Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.Gorgeous Greens - If you can tear yourself away from the skiing, hiking and shopping, Ruidoso has some unforgettable fairways.Breathtaking Views - Don't forget to bring your camera! You will need it when vacationing in Ruidoso! The views are unforgettable.Picnic - Grab some food and drink, then bring it all down to the pond where you can enjoy a picnic with that special someone.Shop 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 and more!Laugh. Love. Ski. - Without a doubt, skiing is one of the most popular attractions for visitors staying during the winter months. There are multiple ski shops available in town, including a large one at Ski Apache, Ruidoso's most popular ski destination.Quality Time - Head down to the pond to bond with friends and family over a delicious picnic!Down by the River - A stroll along the Ruidoso River, with the babbling waters as background music, is a treat for the senses.

Three Bears


4.49/5 (7)


4.49/5 | 7 reviews

Three-cabin group near Midtown ideal for multiple families

6 BR | 4 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 22 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Pet Friendly


Where you'll be


Bring up to 22 people for a fun vacation at Three Bears, located within the Bear Mountain Lodge cabins within Apache Village located on Mechem Drive and is walking distance to midtown Ruidoso. Three Bears is 3 cabins that all share the one large outdoor d...
Bring up to 22 people for a fun vacation at Three Bears, located within the Bear Mountain Lodge cabins within Apache Village located on Mechem Drive and is walking distance to midtown Ruidoso. Three Bears is 3 cabins that all share the one large outdoor deck. These three cabins - Big Bear (sleeps 10), Dancing Bear (sleeps 6), and Sleeping Bear (sleeps 6), are perfect for multiple families and groups and is ready to be the home base of your exciting New Mexico vacation!
Big Bear is a three bedroom, two-level cabin built by the same an experienced carpenter who, in the 1940s, constructed the rest of Apache Village. In ensuing years, the cabin has been updated to meet the needs and desires of today’s visitors, while still retaining the beautiful handcrafted details of the original cabin. Knotty pine walls and beamed ceilings complement a large stone fireplace in the living room. It feels so good to snuggle up in the overstuffed furniture and listen to the crackling fire while you watch your favorite shows on the large flat-screen TV with cable.
Just off the main living room is the kitchen that’s outfitted with everything you need to prepare your group’s favorite dishes, serve them and clean up with ease. You even have a dishwasher and double oven perfect for handling the appetites of a large, hungry group. You can serve everyone around the dining room table. If additional seats are needed, you can set up four people at the breakfast bar. You’ll love the handsome bear mosaic above the cooktop and the hand-hewn log bench at the breakfast bar. These are just two of many thoughtful touches you’ll find throughout Big Bear.
The primary bedroom at Big Bear is a cozy enclave with a beautifully carved log bedstead housing a queen-size bed. A unique carved end table adds to the charm of this special room. You’re sure to sleep well in this private sanctuary. The primary bathroom continues the log cabin feel with its knotty pine walls and lengthy log vanity. You have a shower/tub combination that’s perfect for bathing both adults and any young children in your group.
The second and third bedrooms also include queen-size beds and the large gathering room on the lower floor features a queen-size sofa sleeper and an alcove with twin bunk beds that are ideal for children. The second Big Bear bathroom includes a walk-in shower.
Who could resist the charm of Dancing Bear, a 2 bedroom cabin? Within walking distance of the quaint village of Ruidoso and close to the Sierra Blanca mountain range, this charming two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom cabin is perfect for outdoor-loving families or groups of friends.
Full of rustic charm, Dancing Bear combines modern comfort with vintage appeal. The snug living room features a colorful area rug, sumptuous leather sofa facing two large picture windows and a flat-screen cable HDTV. A cozy table for four at the far end of the living room is a great spot to bond over a family meal or a game of cards. A small, galley kitchen includes a double sink, mini fridge, microwave, stovetop, coffeemaker and enough cookware and utensils for you to prepare anything from a country breakfast to an afternoon snack.
To ensure you and your family are well rested for the amazing sporting activities the area has to offer, Dancing Bear has two bedrooms with space to sleep up to six people. One bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed and an overhead ceiling fan to lull you to sleep. A futon provides a great place to relax with a good book, or you can unfold it to sleep two more! The second bedroom features twin bunk beds (kids especially will love these!) and a cozy, built-in window seat. In addition to the full bathroom with shower/tub combo, a half bathroom adds much-appreciated convenience. Both bathrooms will be well stocked with clean, fluffy towels.
Everything about Sleeping Bear another 2 bedroom cabin speaks of comfort, charm and coziness. Chinked walls and tin ceilings add to the Old-World atmosphere. The snug living room’s knotty pine walls and floor coupled with the rustic wood accent pieces give it a feeling of light and warmth. A cozy, upholstered sofa with nail head trim is an inviting spot to curl up and enjoy your favorite show on the large, flat-screen cable HDTV. A farmhouse table for four at the far end of the living room is a great spot to enjoy a family meal or a board game. The small but complete kitchen includes a double sink, full-size fridge, microwave, stovetop, toaster and enough cookware and utensils for you to prepare anything from a country breakfast to an afternoon snack.
To ensure you and your family are fresh and ready for the amazing sporting activities the area has to offer, Sleeping Bear has two bedrooms with room to sleep up to six people. One roomy bedroom boasts two comfortable queen-size beds set among unique tree trunk pillars. An overhead ceiling fan lulls the occupants to sleep. The second bedroom features a full-size bed and access to the shared deck via a set of sliding glass doors. The full bathroom has a shower/tub combo and is well stocked with clean, fluffy towels.
Sleeping Bear is easy to access through a front deck level. Out back is a large, partially covered shared deck with multiple chairs plus a gas grill, making it an ideal setting for hosting a barbecue.
You also have a large covered deck with a gas grill in case you want to prepare the fish you’ll catch in the Ruidoso River, Grindstone Lake or Lake Alto. Ruidoso is a fisherman’s dream vacation destination.
One of the things you’ll appreciate most about Three Bears is its location. You can walk from the cabin to restaurants, a grocery store, a coffee shop and art galleries. Or, hop in your car and drive to downtown Ruidoso. It takes just a couple minutes and there’s so much to see and do. Be sure to visit the horse races, the casino and the zip-line that runs year-round up at Ruidoso Winter Park. Of course, skiing is a short drive away and some of the most beautiful vistas you’ll find anywhere are waiting for you within Lincoln National Forest.

You’ll enjoy a wonderful vacation when you reserve Big Bear in the Apache Village in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Book your preferred dates today!

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 during winter months to access your home.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
Queen Queen
2nd Bedroom
3rd Bedroom
4th Bedroom
5th Bedroom
6th Bedroom
Queen Futon
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper Bunk
Living Room 2
Bunk Bed


Wooded View
Community View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Pet Friendly
No/Limited Air Conditioning
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
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.

Brandon B.
Verified Guest Comment

The informational forms that were given to me were inaccurate and unhelpful. The WiFi information was incorrect. The map on the back with parking information was wrong. Use guest portal for correct information.

Nick C.
Verified Guest Comment

Fully understand that this is a cabin in mountain settings. However it is on a main road going thru town. We paid a $1000 per night to stay there and felt it was too much money due to some areas outside were not kept up to the standard of having paid visitors and some health and safety issues on the inside.

Bre L.
Verified Guest Comment

Great for a group wanting to entertain together but spread out for some privacy at the end of the day. Needs some updating. On a very busy street, with no sound proofing. This is worse for the street side cabin. Most cabins we visit have some sort of games, cards or similar for entertainment, this one does not so bring your own. Lots of stairs

La cabaña estaba muy céntrico de Ruidoso y con varios comercios alrededor. Sin 3 cabañas que no se...

La cabaña estaba muy céntrico de Ruidoso y con varios comercios alrededor. Sin 3 cabañas que no se comunican entre sí pero fue muy bueno para nosotros y todas están equipadas con los necesario. Lo que nos falló mucho fue el Internet en la cabaña más grande pero las otras dos tenías.

+ the view. lots of rooms and space, close by down town, everything so close by. grocery store,...

+ the view. lots of rooms and space, close by down town, everything so close by. grocery store, restaurants, police station. All fun activities were close by, clothing stores (everything was closed due to COVID-19) - that it was 3 different cabins. in the pictures it showed as 1 huge cabin with lots of rooms, but in real life, there was a big one, a middle one and a small one. The fact that almost everything was closed due to COVID-19 was a shocking. We were actually lucky to get in into a horse riding. Needs more cleaning on the outside, there was lots of spider webs giving the cabins that spooky look.


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.