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.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.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 seThird 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 explorinPristine 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.Ahh, Spa! - A soak in the warm, soothing waters of the hot tub is a pampering way to end the day.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 lBeautiful 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.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.

Fort Getaway

5.00/5 (6)

5.00/5 | 6 reviews

Charming cabin with huge wraparound deck and bonfire area
3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Wooded View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
Wooded View View
In Town Proximity
Hot Tub - Private Amenity

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.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
Hot Tub - Private
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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Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 11:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 24


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.

Richard J.
Verified Guest Comment

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

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

One of the most comfortable and most well kept rentals I have had. Convenient location and beautiful furnishings. Highly recommend!!

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Loved the location and the space of this cabin. It was tasteful, clean and comfortable too!! Please tell me where you found the large red southwestern blanket in the living area- I want one!!! We will be back... thank you!

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

We have rented vacation homes for years through various rental agencies and individuals. However, the experience of renting our New Mexico mountain getaway (Fort Getaway) was unsurpassed. Everything from start to finish was simple and electronically managed via my Smartphone. The listing was clear, honest and updated. Check-in procedures using the App were super simple and included everything we needed to know from location and what to bring to check-in procedures, WiFi codes, and more. The house was absolutely perfect for us. Perfect location just minutes from shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions while feeling like it was in the beautiful, pine tree covered mountains of the Lincoln National Forest. Upon arrival, everything was in perfect condition and ready for our week. We especially enjoyed having the wood-burning fireplace to use and the hot tub as the temps were in the low 20s a couple nights in October! The kitchen was fully stocked with every pot, pan, utensil, and wonderful appliances all in perfect working order and like new. I rarely cook on vacation, but I made at least two dinners and big breakfasts several days (in large part due to the weather, we were lazy and enjoyed the big sofas by the fireplace). Check out instructions were clear an published in hardcopy at the house, in an email, and contained within the App so no questions went unanswered. With one click at 10:45am, we were checked out and all I had to do was drop off the key at the rental office and we headed into town for our last lunch of vacation. Condotel has this rental process DOWN! Thanks for providing us a very relaxing, worry-free vacation. I needed it.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

This property met all of our needs and then some! Located in the woods but not too far from restaurants and services. Clean, nicely decorated, and comfy beds! Enjoyed watching the wildlife, especially the mule deer! Hot tub was clean and so relaxing. Great weekend! Thank you!


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.