Welcome to Next to Heaven - You really will feel as though you’re just a step or two away from heaven when you stay at this mountain home!Surround Yourself in Beauty - Breathtaking views abound from this comfortable home’s spacious deck. Grab a book, a drink, and get lost in the scenery!Plenty of Parking - There’s room for multiple vehicles thanks to Next to Heaven’s garage and large driveway.Put Your Feet Up - Luxurious furnishings and plenty of natural light from the large windows make Next to Heaven’s large living room perfect for reconnecting with your crowd.Homelike Touches - Glowing tiled floors, cathedral ceiling with a fan, a cozy fireplace and large flat-screen cable TV with DVD player/VCR make Next to Heaven’s living room ideal for movie nights.Get Ready to Relax - Next to Heaven has just the right amount of comfort and luxury to elevate your mountain stay to extra-special.Bond Over a Meal or Board Game - You and the gang will spend many happy hours around this large table, talking, laughing and eating.Pull Up a Stool - The handy breakfast bar is a great place to hang out while you chat with the chef, enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or surf the web on your electronic device.Designer Kitchen - Beautiful wood cabinets, gleaming stainless steel appliances (including an easy-clean smooth-top stove), tiled floors and backsplash and easy access to the dining room make this kitchen a delight to work in.Keep an Eye on the Action - Next to Heaven’s spacious living area keeps everyone connected while allowing each to do his or her own thing.Get Grilling! - Get a good catch while fishing from the clear mountain streams? Throw an outdoor barbecue!Hang Out on the Deck - Gather ‘round and take in fresh the mountain air while enjoying a glass of wine (or two) with friends.Sheer Elegance - The primary bedroom is furnished with a sumptuous and sprawling king-size bed, ceiling fan, dual nightstands with reading lamps, and wall-mounted HDTV.Light and Bright - The spacious primary bedroom is beautifully furnished and has large windows that let in tons of natural light and gorgeous views.Indulge in a Soak - A large, jetted tub offers a great way to rejuvenate yourself after a day of hiking or climbing.Designer Bath - The bathroom features a well-lit, granite-topped vanity, glass sink, and large mirror.Spacious Shower Stall - Refresh yourself in the gorgeously tiled shower – it’s a great place to get ready for the day!Private Luxury - A sumptuous king-size bed, dual nightstands with reading lamps and ceiling fan make the elegant second bedroom extra cozy.Need Time to Yourself? - Snuggle up in bed and catch up on your favorite shows on the in-room flat-screen TV!Extra Bathrooms = Extra Convenience! - With two full bathroom, waiting for the shower is kept to a minimum.Sleep Like a Queen - Next to Heaven’s third bedroom features a queen-size bed and a window that overlooks the beautiful scenery around your vacation home.Perpetual Sleepover! - The kids will love this spacious bedroom that include two sets of twin-size bunk beds. All kinds of adventures will be planned in this room!Quiet and Private - You'll truly feel like you "got away from it all" when you stay at Next to Heaven.Indoor Parking - Keep Your vehicle under cover in Next to Heaven’s roomy garage.Running Low on Laundry? - Throw in a load while you get dinner ready or watch a movie! There’s even a laundry sink for soaking out stains.Mountain Living - Ruidoso is characterized by crisp mountain air and tall pine trees, and this property has its fair share right outside the door!Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking… - When you’re not fishing in Alto Lake, which is stocked with rainbow trout, you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.Local Wildlife - Don't be surprised if you come in contact with local wildlife during your stay in Ruidoso. They're so friendly!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!

Next to Heaven


4.31/5 (3)


4.31/5 | 3 reviews

Incredible vista views + wraparound porch, near Alto Lake & Midtown

4 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Wooded View

Alto, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Wireless Internet


Where you'll be


Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Next to Heaven brings you one step closer to paradise! Combining luxury with southwest charm, this peaceful four-bedroom, two-bathroom mountain retreat is located right in the middle of an area that's loaded with opportun...
Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Next to Heaven brings you one step closer to paradise! Combining luxury with southwest charm, this peaceful four-bedroom, two-bathroom mountain retreat is located right in the middle of an area that's loaded with opportunities for nature lovers. From hitting the slopes at nearby Ski Apache to fishing, hiking, biking, or horseback riding in Alto Lake and Recreation Area. Just a short drive away, the Inn of the Mountain Gods casino resort offers endless options for entertainment, while Ruidoso Downs Racetrack features horse racing during the summer months. Ruidoso Winter Park offers snow tubing in the winter months and zip-lining year-round. For the golf enthusiast, the Links at Sierra Blanca is just a ten-minute drive away. And less than half an hour away, Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, the art galleries and artisan shops of Sudderth Drive, and Grindstone Lake and Trail System offer even more fun diversions.

And then there’s Next to Heaven itself! This cozy, comfortable mountain retreat sleeps ten altogether and features four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an amazing deck, and lush forest and mountain views. Sumptuous seating along with a cable TV make the living area a delightful place to spend time with family or friends, whether you’re watching a movie on the DVD player after a day of skiing or hiking, surfing the web courtesy of the free Wi-Fi, or just having a chat by the fireplace while enjoying a cup of cocoa or a glass of wine at the wet bar. Nearby, Next to Heaven’s dining area is a great place to gather for a family meal or game of cards, while the stylish gourmet kitchen has everything you need to prepare as simple or lavish a meal as you could wish. The view from the huge, wraparound deck is truly mesmerizing, and a gas grill and lots of seating will encourage you to spend much of your time out there. Back inside, Next to Heaven’s primary bedroom is huge and lavishly decorated with a sumptuous king-size bed, TV, ceiling fan and spacious walk-in closet. As for the en suite bath, it’s like a private spa with a huge walk-in shower and separate jetting soaking tub.

Next to Haven’s other three bedrooms (one with a king-size bed, one with a queen-size bed, and one with a pair of twin-size bunk beds) are equally comfortable and make for a great gathering place for larger groups of friends and family. A second full bathroom ensures everyone can get ready for the fun-filled days faster, and all towels and bed linens are provided. Plus, a laundry area with washer and dryer negates the need to find a Laundromat (or over pack)!

Close to Alto Lake, Ski Apache, and everything the Sierra Blanca area has to offer, Next to Heaven is a dream location for a family or friends to enjoy the ski trip or summer vacation of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Book 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. 4x4 or chains may be required during winter months to access your home.

This Property has No Wi-Fi.

Where you'll sleep

2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
4th Bedroom
Bunk Bed Bunk Bed


Wooded View
Partial Mountain View
In Town
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
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


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.

Adriana/Andres A.
Verified Guest Comment

The view is amazing

Jessica C.
Verified Guest Comment

Brady C.
Service was great

Service was great


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

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.