Relax and Unwind - Your trip to Cozy Knotty and Nice won't be complete without a long soak in the patio hot tub where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.Welcome to Cozy Knotty and Nice - A 4-bedroom lodge that sleeps 10 people, Cozy Knotty and Nice is close to Alto Lake, Ski Apache, Fort Stanton, and downtown Ruidoso, among other attractions—Round-the-clock convenience - Even if you do eat your main meals at the local restaurants, you’ll still appreciate being able to whip up a batch of margaritas, popcorn, or a sandwich wheneverThe perfect mountain lodge - From the wood-planked cathedral ceiling to the buffalo-check pillows, the living area is everything you want a mountain lodge’s great room to be.Gather round for après-ski drinks - When you return from the slopes, you’ll gravitate toward the toasty fireplace. For warm-weather months, the great room has a ceiling fan (plus central air-Welcome to Cozy Knotty and Nice! From the moment you pull into the driveway you’ll know that you’ve booked your vacation stay in a special place.The gang’s all here - There’s room for the whole group to kick back on the comfortable leather seating and watch TV, play charades, and chat about the day’s adventures.A private paradise - As you gaze out over the woods from your deck, you’ll feel blissfully removed from your everyday routine—and isn’t that what a vacation is all about?Hot Tub Time - Enjoy this hot tub at any time during your stay. Even in the cool evenings, this amenity will be such a treat for you and your guests!Dining options - The indoor dining area seats 8—4 at the table and 4 more at the adjacent breakfast bar. In spring and summer, though, you’ll probably want to dine alfresco on the spacious deA side order of style - The log-style barstools and chairs make the dining room of Cozy Knotty and Nice easily as enticing as that of almost any restaurant.Sous chefs welcome - When you’re not eating at the breakfast bar, it’s a handy place to sit and help with the cooking. Or you can set up your laptop here to take advantage of the free WiFi.What’s for dinner? - Whether you’re hosting a holiday meal or simply brewing that all-important morning cup of coffee, you’ll find all the appliances, gadgets, cookware, and tableware you’llCooking is a pleasure - With its stainless-steel appliances, richly figured wood cabinets, handsome tiling, and lustrous counters, the kitchen makes cooking a pleasure rather than a chore.Why head out? - Cozy Knotty and Nice is close to numerous restaurants serving everything from surf-and-turf to fajitas to sushi. But sometimes it’s more relaxing (and more affordable) to eatOpen and easy - The open floor plan makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids, watch TV, or join in on the conversation even while you’re cooking.Dinner with a view - During the warmer months, take advantage of the lush surroundings by enjoying your meals outdoors on the covered deck.The primary suite’s deck - Sliding glass doors connect the primary suite to the deck. When the others are asleep, you and your sweetheart can slip outside without waking the others and enjoySoothing Waters - Imagine ending each day in the hot tub while you celebrate another perfect day on your vacation. After a long eventful day, the soothing waters will feel very good on your tThe primary suite - Two of Cozy Knotty and Nice’s 4 bedrooms include a king-size bed. The prmary suite also boasts a private bathroom and sliding doors that open onto a deck.Rustic refinement - The log-style furnishings give the primary suite a rustic ambiance, but the sumptuous king-size bed is pure luxury.A 2nd king-size bed - With 2 king-size and 2 queen-size beds, Cozy Knotty and Nice can accommodate several couples as comfortably as it can a family—or even 2 families.Relax your way - Prop yourself up against the pillows and watch TV, surf the web, read, or simply let the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan lull you to sleep.Ready and waiting - When you arrive at Cozy Knotty and Nice you’ll find all the beds perfectly made up, so if you need a nap after your travels, you can take one before you even unpack.Catch up on your sleep - To make the most of any getaway, you need to be well rested. After a night in any of Cozy Knotty and Nice’s pampering bedrooms, you’re sure to wake up rejuvenated andThree bathrooms to choose from - Along with 4 bedrooms, Cozy Knotty and Nice has 3 bathrooms that are as thoughtfully appointed as the rest of the cabin.Queen-size comfort - The 3rd bedroom includes a queen-size bed, a TV, and a wonderful wooded view to wake up to.Thoughtful details - Lamps on the nightstands flanking the bed allow one person to stay up reading while the other goes to sleep. It’s thoughtful touches like this that make Cozy Knotty and NEarly to bed, late to rise - The bedrooms are such cocoons of comfort, you might want to turn in early and sleep late. Go for it: You’re on vacation, after all!The 4th charming bedroom - The planked feature wall behind the queen-size bed adds to the homey vibe.Good day, sunshine - If you keep the curtains open before going to sleep, you’ll wake to sunshine and the chirping of hummingbirds.We’ve got you covered - No need to bring bath towels: We’ll provide plenty of clean towels for all 3 bathrooms.Late-night viewing - You can watch your favorite late-night TV shows from the cozy comfort of your bed—if you don’t fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow, that is.The bonus room sleeps 2 - With a flat-screen TV and well-cushioned seating, this den is a great place to enjoy some me time. And because it includes a futon that opens into a bed for 2, it caKids’ clubhouse - If you’re not using the den as a bedroom, it makes a great playroom for the kids. They can sprawl out on the rug with their toys and games.Time together, time apart - One of the many advantages of Cozy Knotty and Nice is that it includes large rooms where everyone can gather together as well as more intimate spaces where you canThe 2nd of 3 bathrooms - As well as 4 bedrooms, Cozy Knotty and Nice has 3 full bathrooms, so you won’t have to line up in the hallway for your turn to wash up.Shower or bath, your choice - The combination shower/tub means you can rev yourself up with a brisk shower in the morning, then wind down with a soothing bath at night.Your own washer and dryer - Feel free to pack light: Cozy Knotty and Nice has its own washer and dryer.In the swing of things - The kids will love playing on the deck swing during the day; romantic couples will love nestling on it at night while admiring the star-studded sky.A perfect porch - Bring a beverage out to the covered porch, sit back in a chair, and take a deep breath of the pine-fragranced breeze: Relaxation is all but guaranteed.Nestled in the woods - As soon as you drive up to Cozy Knotty and Nice you’ll know you chose an ideal home base for your Sierra Blanca getaway.Cozy Knotty and Nice’s Private Hot Tub - Ah, the joys of having a private outdoor hot tub! Laze among its bubbling, steaming waters and listen to the breeze rustling through the trees wheneveMountains Majesty - Not only can you admire Sierra Bianca from just about everywhere in the Ruidoso-Alto area, but you can also ski the mountains: Ski Apache is only a half-hour away.Fishing, hiking, mountain biking… - Alto Lake and Recreation Area is less than 2 miles from Cozy Knotty and Nice. When you’re not fishing in the lake, which is stocked with rainbow trout, youHit the links - Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, the Links at Sierra Blanca, and Rainmakers Resort and Club are just a few of the nearby golf courses.Picture-perfect - The scenery around Cozy Knotty and Nice makes a glorious background for selfies.Something for everyone - When you’re not golfing, fishing, biking, hiking, or skiing, you can drive out to Fort Stanton, less than a half-hour away. It includes a history museum and a 31-mileGo to town - Downtown Ruidoso offers urbane pleasures including shops and galleries, but even there you’re not far from the mountains.A picture’s worth 1,000 words - What more can we say?Year-round splendor - Skiing and snow tubing in winter, biking and fishing in spring and summer, hiking, shopping, and trips to the casino year-round: It’s always a great time to visit RuidosRolling on the river - Two Rivers Park, where the Ruidoso River meets Carrizo Creek, includes a paved trail for leisurely strolls.

Cozy Knotty and Nice

4.50/5 (2)

4.50/5 | 2 reviews

Peaceful setting in the ponderosa pines, near lakes, trails, golf course and ski slopes
4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Wooded View
Alto, NM


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

Where you'll be


Whether you’re enjoying a ski weekend with friends, a summer getaway with other couples, or a family vacation, you’ll find Cozy Knotty and Nice the perfect home away from home. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sleeps as many as 10 people in both comfort and ...
Whether you’re enjoying a ski weekend with friends, a summer getaway with other couples, or a family vacation, you’ll find Cozy Knotty and Nice the perfect home away from home. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sleeps as many as 10 people in both comfort and style, and its peaceful setting among towering Ponderosa pines is ideal for relaxation. At the same time, it’s just minutes from lakes, trails, golf courses, casinos, ski slopes, and just about everything else the Ruidoso-Alto area has to offer.

Cozy Knotty and Nice has a spacious covered deck and a charming porch so that you can make the most of the surrounding natural beauty. A roomy dining table lets you dine alfresco, and thanks to the gas grill you can cook outdoors as well. Start your day sipping coffee on the deck swing—if the little ones haven’t already commandeered it, that is—as hummingbirds chirp and falcons soar above the treetops. End your evening with drinks in the silvery moonlight as owls hoot and stars twinkle above.

During winter, of course, you’ll probably be spending most of your time indoors. The spacious great room can accommodate the whole gang, and thanks to its towering cathedral ceiling you’ll never feel as if you’re all on top of one another. The living area’s leather seating is so comfortable, once you sit down you’ll never want to get back up! Fortunately, there’s a large flat-screen TV with cable and free WiFi to keep you entertained. In winter the fireplace will bathe the room in a golden warmth; in summer the ceiling fan (and the central air-conditioning!) will keep everyone nicely cool.

The great room includes the dining area: a table that seats 4 with room to spare and a breakfast bar with room for 4 more. On the other side of the breakfast bar is the kitchen. Equipped with a full array of appliances, cookware, and tableware, plus gorgeous wood cabinetry and gleaming counters, the kitchen makes cooking a pleasure, not a chore.

All 4 bedrooms, like the rest of Cozy Knotty and Nice, are furnished in a rustic yet refined fashion, with log-style furniture and accents featuring elk, bear, and pine tree motifs. Two of the bedrooms include a king-size bed; each of the other 2 has a queen-size bed. All 4 feature a TV, a ceiling fan, and windows that look out onto the lush woods. The primary suite has a private bathroom as well as sliding glass doors that open onto the deck. Late at night, when the others are asleep, you can slip outside with your sweetheart for a spot of stargazing without waking the others.

Cozy Knotty and Nice has a bonus room with yet another flat-screen TV. Well-cushioned seating makes this an inviting space to sprawl out with a book (or for a nap!). If you have additional guests, this room can serve as a 5th bedroom, thanks to the futon that opens into a bed for 2.

You could easily while away your days reveling in Cozy Knotty and Nice’s privacy, serenity, and glorious views. But you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the cabin’s proximity to the area attractions. Alto Lake and Recreation Area, for instance, is less than 2 miles away. The lake is stocked with trout; when you’re not fishing you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback. In 20 minutes or less, you can drive to the artisan boutiques and galleries of downtown Ruidoso, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, Bill the Kid casino, and Ruidoso Downs, and Ski Apache is little more than a half-hour from the cabin. (Note that the same conditions that make the area great for skiing can make driving difficult, so vehicles with 4-wheel drive and/or tire chains are strongly recommended in winter.)

Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Don’t miss out—book your stay at Cozy Knotty and Nice today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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 necessary to access the house during winter months. Maximum 4 vehicles. 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
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)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Dining Room
Living Room
TV (s) - Smart
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Nearby Activities
Golf Course(s)
Kayaking Rentals
Miniature Golf
Horse Race Track
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Medical Services
Fishing - Fly
Outlet Shops

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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.

Danielle R.
Verified Guest Comment

This was our second time staying at this house. The first time 3 years ago was great with no issues. This time we had issues with temperature regulation and the guest bathroom. If those can get worked out this is a beautiful house and a great place to stay.

Araceli L.
Verified Guest Comment

It’s beautiful! Had a great time there! The only thing with had issues with was the bottom room was really cold!


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Check-In: 3:06 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
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  • After 48 hours of booking, if canceled, or in case of no-show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.