Treat Yourself - You work hard all year, don't settle for mediocrity! Treat you and your family to a vacation worth remembering at Fort Getaway.Ahh, Spa! - A soak in the warm, soothing waters of the hot tub is a pampering way to end the day.Viewing the Local Wildlife - Sit out on the deck and wait... at Fort Getaway there is a good chance you'll see local deer and possibly even elk stroll by.Pure Beauty - Rich decor paired with a harmonious color palette makes the living area the perfect space to plan out your day while enjoying much-needed family bonding time.Refined, Rustic Surroundings - Wood-planked walls and inviting open spaces give Fort Getaway a welcoming feel that makes everyone feel at home.Relive Your Adventures in the Spacious Living Room! - Bring the whole gang together in Fort Getaway’s spacious, modern living room. Relive the adventures of the day, or plan out tomorrow's!The Dining Table Will Be a Favorite Gathering Place! - With room for six, the dining table does double duty as a game center, too. So convenient!Stainless-steel Means Guest Appeal - Our stainless-steel fixtures and appliances add both beauty and function to our kitchen.Fully Equipped Kitchen - This large kitchen includes everything you need to prepare simple snacks or full-course meals for you and your guests. It is a pleasure to use.Gourmet Kitchen - A full kitchen with plenty of counter and cupboard space is part of the experience. When you have a full kitchen you don’t have to dine out every night while vacationing.Fresh Air - The proch is the perfect place if you want to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Make some drinks, get the crew and really enjoy yourselves on this vacation!Haven of Relaxation - Spacious and gorgeously decorated, the primary bedroom ensures that you’ll enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep.Primary Retreat - The primary bedroom with king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, and flat-screen television makes for the perfect place to unwind after a long day.Bathroom Close By - The en-suite bathroom is just steps away from the bed in this bedroom. It’s so convenient. You can jump out of bed and into the shower in seconds.Spend Time To Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation. And, if that's not enough, you can always lose yourself in whatever is on TV.Relax, You’re on Vacation - Close your eyes and let your thoughts drift off to the seashore. Before you know it, you’ll be in a deep sleep that will invigorate and restore you to your best self.Third Bedroom - Our bright and cheerful third bedroom will delight any guest! With a flat-screen TV and plenty of storage space, this bedroom is the ultimate retreat after a long day exploring.Pristine Bathrooms - Fresh bath towels will be waiting for you when you arrive. If you want to shower as your first order of business, you can.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Washer and Dryer - Feel free to pack light! With the convenience of a washer and dryer, you won't have to worry about overstuffing your suitcase on this vacation!Dine in the Pines - Prepare your dinner outside and enjoy grilling in the cool mountain air.Dine in the Pines - Prepare your dinner outside and enjoy grilling in the cool mountain air.Sit a Spell - Wonderful weather and a comfortable place to sit makes for a fire and an unforgettable vacation.Woodsy Retreat - Surround yourself with the soothing ambiance of being within the woods.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.Mountain Living - Ruidoso is characterized by crisp mountain air and tall pine trees, and this property has its fair share right outside the door!Down by the River - When you’re not fishing, you can sit alongside the Ruidoso River and delight in the sound of the water rushing over the rocks as hummingbirds and swallows chirp.Shopping and Gallery Hopping - Ruidoso is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.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.Beautiful Elk - Ruidoso is home to some of the most amazing wildlife! From the quiet appearance of large, majestic elk to wild horse herds, you will find it all here in Ruidoso, New Mexico!Trout and Trails - Alto Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and you can explore the surrounding woodlands and trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.

Fort Getaway


4.79/5 (33)


4.79/5 | 33 reviews

Charming cabin with huge wraparound deck

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


As you turn into the driveway of Fort Getaway you’ll see a log-style swing and a bonfire area amid the front yard’s Ponderosa pines. That’s just one of the many charming features that make this three bedroom cabin such a delightful home base for your Ruido...
As you turn into the driveway of Fort Getaway you’ll see a log-style swing and a bonfire area amid the front yard’s Ponderosa pines. That’s just one of the many charming features that make this three bedroom cabin such a delightful home base for your Ruidoso vacation.

Nestled among woodlands, Fort Getaway has a huge wraparound deck where you’ll be able to revel in the crisp mountain breezes, the chirping of hummingbirds, and the sight of deer frolicking among the towering trees. Parts of the deck are covered so that you can relax in the shade during the summer; other parts are wide open, enabling you to marvel at the star-studded sky at night. The deck includes a grill and a table with chairs and a patio umbrella so that you can cook and dine alfresco. Whether it’s trout you reeled in yourself from a nearby lake or steak from the grocery store just 5 minutes away, it will taste even better when savored outdoors. After a day of hiking, biking, or horseback riding, a long soak among the massaging jets of water will have your weary muscles feeling as good as new.

Fort Getaway’s great room looks exactly as a mountain cabin’s interior should: wood-planked walls and floor, a stone-surround wood-burning fireplace, leather couches as comfortable as they are handsome. Stretch out on a sofa to watch TV, nestle on a window seat with a good book, gather around the coffee table for a game of Uno—in short, make yourself right at home.

The great room’s dining table easily seats 6—no jostling elbows or bumping knees here. There’s also a breakfast bar that seats 4: Pull up a stool, open your laptop, and check your email while grabbing an afternoon snack. (Fort Getaway has free WiFi). Or sit here cutting up the vegetables for a salad while the chef in your group prepares the main course. Fort Getaway’s kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, cookware, and utensils; all you have to supply is the food and an appetite. The room’s open layout means you can watch TV, enjoy the crackling logs in the fireplace, and keep an eye on the kids while you work your culinary magic.

Fort Getaway’s 3 bedrooms are furnished in the same contemporary rustic manner as the rest of the home. The primary suite has a king-size bed; when you’re not sprawled out watching TV you can kick back in the recliner with a stack of magazines. There’s a private bathroom too, with a combination shower/tub and plenty of room to primp for a night on the town.

The 2nd bedroom includes a queen-size bed in a log-style frame and a TV. With a pair of twin beds, the 3rd bedroom is perfect for the kids. Be sure to bring their favorite DVDs, as this room’s TV is for DVD use only. These 2 bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom, which also has a combo shower/tub.

When you arrive you’ll find the beds already made up and plenty of clean towels in the bathrooms—no need for you to bring your own. In fact, because Fort Getaway has its own washer and dryer, you can pack lighter than usual.

Be sure to bring your snow gear if you’re visiting in winter, however. Ski Apache, the southernmost continually operating ski resort in the country, is less than 40 minutes away. Even closer is Ruidoso Winter Park, where you can snow tube in winter and soar on a zip line year-round. If you’re vacationing during the warmer months, you’ll want to check out Alto Lake and Recreation Area or Grindstone Lake; each offers fishing as well as trails you can explore on foot, mountain bike, or horseback, and each is less than 15 minutes away.

A vacation at Fort Getaway is almost like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, with you as the author! So get ready to write yourself a wonderful time by booking your stay 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.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
Twin Twin


Wooded View
In Town
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Dining Area
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.

Jim S.
Verified Guest Comment

I would highly recommend this cabin. Clean, comfortable, and nice location. Well worth the price. It has a great deck for relaxing and we saw deer, wild turkey, wild horses, and a small herd of bull elk. Great trip!

A new Booking review was added.

Daniel C.
Very nice location and place, my family said I hit a home run with this place .

Very nice location and place, my family said I hit a home run with this place .

Richard J.
Verified Guest Comment

I like the real wood-burning fireplace. Good kitchen, very nice balcony. Cozy living room.

Brigitte P.
Very relaxing and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked and the kids had fun with the hot tub and...

Very relaxing and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked and the kids had fun with the hot tub and games.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 24

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.