Welcome to The Great Escape – Enjoy the view of towering Ponderosa pines, wide-open skies and the distant Sierra Blancas from your private hot tub!Soak in the Spa – Finish a day of hiking or skiing with a long, hot soak in the outdoor hot tub. You and your friends can enjoy a drink while you soak and drink in the scent of the nearby pines!Great Views from Sunrise to Sunset – You’ll spend hours on the deck enjoying breathtaking views, whether you’re having your morning coffee or an evening nightcap.Feast Your Senses – Treat your eyes to incredible views, your ears to soothing birdsong and your nose to fresh pine-scented air!So Much to See! – Deer, elk, bear, and birds of all kinds are just some of the wildlife you’ll spot when you stay at The Great Escape.Outdoor Dining Room – There’s no more charming dining room than this patio set on the patio with a view of the forest!Fire Up the Grill – Throw a barbecue with all the fish you caught in one of the nearby mountain streams! The propane grill is ready and waiting for your catch!Outdoor Fun – Meet the gang outside and enjoy a good old-fashioned game of horseshoes!You’ll Feel Right at Home – This peaceful haven amid nature's incredible beauty is the ideal home base for your Southwestern vacation.Soothing Surroundings – Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, this comfortable vacation home will instill a sense of peace before you even leave your car.Come Sit a Spell! – With so many lovely places to relax outdoors, you’ll find a spot to suit your every mood.Perfect Living Space – Full of rustic comfort, the living area is perfect and is outfitted with sumptuous seating, a stacked stone fireplace, a large TV, views of the woods from the large windows, and plenty of natural light.Southwestern Style – The Great Escape takes log-cabin living to a new level. With wood floors, viga-beamed ceiling with fan, a stacked stone fireplace and a sumptuous sectional, the living area combines rustic with elegant.Stay Cozy – There’s nothing better after a day of snowshoeing or skiing in the mountains than curling up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa!Open Living – The Great Escape’s main living area flows seamlessly, one room into another, so no one feels isolated.Family Style – The delightful dining table is a great spot for your group to bond over a family meal or board game.Get in Touch with Your Inner Chef – No need to bring a thing…the stylish gourmet kitchen has every appliance and kitchen item you could wish for.Pull Up a Stool! – The cozy island is a wonderful 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 – The kitchen has plenty of workspace, all the major appliances (such as a gas stove) and is fully stocked with everything you will need (including a coffeemaker).Stainless Style – Whether you want to whip up a pancake breakfast or try your hand at fajitas, this kitchen has what you need. There is even a blender for frozen cocktails!Suite Dreams – Designed for maximum comfort, the primary bedroom is comfortably furnished with a king-size bed, dual nightstands with reading lamps and a ceiling fan.Trouble Winding Down? – Retreat to the bedroom and relax while watching your favorite shows on the smart HDTV.Enjoy a Relaxing Soak – A large garden tub in the primary bathroom is exactly right for spoiling yourself with some well-earned downtime!Beautifully Tiled Shower – Indulge in a long, steamy shower in the extra-large shower stall in the primary bath…there is a full bathroom for each of the three bedrooms!Extra-Wide Vanity – There’s room for all your personals on the wide, well-lit, granite-topped vanity.En Suite Bathroom – No need to grab your robe! The primary bath is attached to the bedroom, so it is just steps away.Cozy Second Bedroom – This lovely bedroom is a study in comfort, with a magnificent view, luxurious king-size bed, ceiling fan, and dual nightstands with reading lamps.Feel Like a Nap? – This beautifully made-up bedroom is right for the job…with a comfy king-size bed, it’s like having two primary bedrooms!Pristine Bathroom – This clean, well-lit en suite bathroom features a shower/tub combo for your convenience.Traveling with a Larger Group? – The third bedroom, outfitted with two twin-size beds, is perfect for kids or additional friends who might be traveling with you.Need to Check in With Work? – Or maybe you just want to update your journal…this small desk with a woodsy view is a wonderful place to get a little writing done!Leave Room in Your Luggage – Save room for souvenirs! A laundry room with washer and dryer lets you pack light.Expecting Guests? – They can stay overnight in the downstairs sleeping area!Up for some Friendly Competition? – The downstairs game room’s pool table is sure to be a favorite with the whole gang!Bonus Room – The downstairs game room offers hours of rainy-day entertainment (not there are many of those in New Mexico) and serves as a wonderful place to relax and catch up with your group.A Perfect Kids’ Hangout – The second living area downstairs is great for the kids to watch a movie or play a game.Three Full Baths = 3x the Convenience! – This pristine bathroom has a shower/tub combo, a well-lit vanity, and plenty of fresh, fluffy towels.Made in the Shade – If you need a break from New Mexico’s 300+ days of sunshine, the under-deck patio will let you enjoy the great outdoors while staying under cover.Prepare to be Pampered – You will be charmed by all the extras The Great Escape has to offer!Feeling Lucky? - Stop by the casino and try your luck!Local Wildlife - Don't be surprised if you come in contact with local wildlife during your stay in Ruidoso. They're so friendly!The Great Outdoors - From the beautiful historic sites and mountain views to the cool, Ruidoso pines and natural landscapes, you're guaranteed to have an unbelievable vacation experience no matter what time of year you choose to visit.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!Golf Anyone? - Come and enjoy a round of golf during your stay.Visitor Center - Check out the visitor center on your way in and learn more about Ruidoso.Ruidoso, NM RacetrackRuidoso, NM Convention Center

The Great Escape


4.82/5 (21)


4.82/5 | 21 reviews

The Great Escape, Three bedroom, Hot Tub, Sleeps 10

3 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, The Great Escape brings you one step closer to paradise! Combining luxury with rustic charm, this peaceful three-bedroom, three-bathroom mountain retreat is located right in the middle of an area loaded with opportu...
Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, The Great Escape brings you one step closer to paradise!

Combining luxury with rustic charm, this peaceful three-bedroom, three-bathroom mountain retreat is located right in the middle of an area 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 practically in your backyard. 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.

On the outside, The Great Escape is a rustic mountain home, but inside is a haven of comfort and style. With wood floors, viga beamed ceilings, lots of light, and luxurious special touches everywhere, this mountain retreat is anything but rustic! After a day's adventuring, curl up by the fire on the comfortable leather living room furniture to enjoy a movie on the smart cable HDTV, or make your friends jealous by posting amazing photos courtesy of the free Wi-Fi. The kitchen features a breakfast bar, abundant workspace, full-size appliances and everything you need to whip up anything from a simple snack to a lavish brunch. Gather at the dining table for a family meal or board game. Or, if barbecuing is more your thing, the spacious, covered deck is the perfect place to do it, thanks to a gas grill and plenty of seating from which you can relax and enjoy the wooded view.

With room to sleep 10, The Great Escape’s three beautiful bedrooms feature every comfort including luxuriously made beds (a king-size bed in bedrooms one and two and two queen beds in bedroom three), nightstands with reading lamps and ceiling fans. The master bedroom has a flat-screen HDTV and offers easy access to an en suite bathroom with a large shower stall, dual sinks and a separate soaking tub. Two additional bathrooms are well supplied with plenty of fresh towels. The cozy basement game room offers hours of diversion with comfortable seating, a TV and seating area, and a pool. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of pool or horseshoes; afterwards, everyone can retire to the outdoor hot tub for a long soak under the stars!

With something for everyone, The Great Escape is the perfect place to experience everything New Mexico has to offer…reserve your spot today!

Where you'll sleep

#1 Bedroom
King Bed
#2 Bedroom
#3 Bedroom
Queen Queen
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper


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)
Game Room
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
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


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Cathi K.
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This is not a cabin for those with mobility issues. While there is level access, you must navigate a very narrow spiral staircase to the upper living areas. While there is a side walk without steps to use to the back door, it is very inconvenient to have to go outside just to go down to the lower living area every time you want to play pool.


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.