Spacious Deck + ViewsPrivate Hot TubLiving Room w. Private Deck Access + Dining TableOpen Living Area + Dining TableYour Vacation Begins Here -  As soon as you arrive to Schaffer Scherenity, relaxation should be your first order of business. Take a dip in the warm hot tub, or relax while reading a book and enjoying the views.Second Living RoomSecond Living RoomKitchen w. Breakfast BarKitchenKitchenPrimary Bedroom - Queen Size BedPrimary Bedroom - Queen Size BedPrimary Bedroom - Queen Size BedPrimary BathroomPrimary BathroomLaundryDeck LoungingSpacious DeckExteriorBreathtaking Views - Don't forget to bring your camera! You will need it when vacationing in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The views are unforgettable.Wish you were here? - Book your next New Mexico vacation today at Schaffer Scherenity.On the River - Enjoy acoustics from the Rio Ruidoso, providing the soothing sound of running water on a serene picnic.Golf Anyone? - Come and enjoy a round of golf during your stay.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.

Schaffer Scherenity


4.68/5 (88)


4.68/5 | 88 reviews

Pet-friendly cabin w. wood-burning fireplace & fenced yard

1 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 2 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


Schaffer Scherenity is the perfect alpine getaway for two; you’ll be nestled deep within the forest surrounded by towering pines. Your cabin feels a world apart but is actually within easy distance of Ruidoso where you’ll find restaurants, grocery stores, ...
Schaffer Scherenity is the perfect alpine getaway for two; you’ll be nestled deep within the forest surrounded by towering pines. Your cabin feels a world apart but is actually within easy distance of Ruidoso where you’ll find restaurants, grocery stores, and shops. Best of all, your pets are welcome at Schaffer Scherenity. They can romp freely in the one-acre fenced land that’s right outside your door. Schaffer Scherenity is a true paradise for your pets too!

If you come to Schaffer Scherenity in winter, we encourage you to arrive in a four-wheel-drive vehicle or at least have chains for your car. Winter often creates snowy and ice-packed road conditions and despite the best efforts to clear the snow, it’s best to come prepared.

You’ll fall in love with Schaffer Scherenity the moment you drive on the property. Perhaps the highlight of your stay will be spending time out on your large deck that’s situated among the pines. It’s incredible to breathe in the pine-scented air as you enjoy your morning coffee. You may even see some wild turkey or deer wandering by just off your deck. Your deck is also where you’ll find the hot tub. After a day of skiing, hiking, or golfing, it feels pretty great to soak weary muscles in the soothing warm waters.

Your Schaffer Scherenity living room features a cozy loveseat for two, a bistro table, and a flat-screen TV with cable. This pleasant room is perfect for watching a little TV, but you’ll probably spend most of your time in the back section of the house where you’ll find a great room outfitted with a beautiful stone fireplace, dining table, and breakfast bar. Gleaming wood floors and a colorful area rug add to the inviting ambiance. You’ll pass through a door in this great room to reach the huge deck and backyard. Schaffer Scherenity also has free Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch with friends back home right from your cabin.

Just off the great room is your fully equipped kitchen. Plan for hearty appetites when you come to Schaffer Scherenity because mountain air tends to make everyone ravenously hungry. You’ll find what you need to prepare and serve your group in this well-appointed kitchen. Just make a quick trip to a Ruidoso grocery and you’ll be ready to cook.

Whether you’ve spent your day golfing, hiking, skiing, or fishing, when night comes you’ll be ready to slip into your queen-sized bed and enjoy one of the best rests of your life. Whether it’s the mountain air, the solitude of the forest, the altitude, or all three, you’ll rest well when you stay at Schaffer Scherenity.

In the morning each of you has your own bathroom with shower/tub combination and a vanity with a large mirror. Before you know it you’ll be out on the deck enjoying the crisp air along with your breakfast and a hot cup of coffee.

To make things as easy as possible for you and your guest, you’ll find a washer and dryer ready and waiting. No matter how dirty you get during the day playing in the snow or hiking, you can always have your favorite shirt ready to go the next day, thanks to the in-home laundry facilities.

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.

Plan your next mountain getaway to include a stay at Schaffer Scherenity. It’s the perfect romantic getaway for two high in the New Mexico Mountains. Maximum Vehicles 1

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom


Wooded View
In Town
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Fenced in Yard
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
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.

Claudia H.
Verified Guest Comment

Beautiful property up Cedar Creek road that boasts lots of wildlife on the property and on the way!!! I wanted to go 25 miles an hour on Cedar Creek to make sure i didn't miss any wildlife and also did not want to hit one of those precious creatures.

Liz M.
Verified Guest Comment

In the forest, with A/C, great deck, hot tub, quiet, lots to animals, great fenced backyard for dogs.

Joanne I.
Verified Guest Comment

So relaxing, peaceful yet close to amenities. Large fenced area is fantastic!

Jeanene M.
Verified Guest Comment

This rustic hideaway was welcoming, ckean and comfortable. Quiet area yet not too far away from grocery stores and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.

This AirBnB was tucked away in a quiet secluded area just a few miles from the main attractions...

This AirBnB was tucked away in a quiet secluded area just a few miles from the main attractions Ruidoso has to offer. Their were clear instructions on how to get to the house and how to get inside. The hot tub was super clean, easy to get in, and had great views. The doggy door with a fenced in yard made the trip less stressful with our furry friend!


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.