Cozy Comforts – From the comfortable furniture to the large windows, knotty pine walls and beamed ceiling, you’ll fall in love with Big Bear the moment you walk through the front door.Dine Alfresco – Sizzle up some steaks on the gas grill then enjoy them in the crisp mountain air with your friends. Everything tastes just a little better in the great outdoors.TV at Fireside – Start a crackling fire in the stone fireplace, turn on the game and settle into a comfy armchair to relax. This is vacation living at its best.Let’s Build a Fire! – The handsome stone fireplace fills the room with cozy warmth and makes everyone want to linger a little longer together.Thoughtful Touches – Throughout Big Bear you’ll find interesting one-of-a-kind log creations that add to the richness of the décor and make your stay more pleasant.Grilling and Chilling – Throw some meat on the grill and gather around to enjoy the beautiful Big Bear deck. If it rains, you’ll be happy to have a large covered section where you can continue your party.Breakfast Is Served – As guests begin to rise, they’ll naturally gravitate to the breakfast bar for a cup of coffee and maybe a treat of eggs and bacon.Full Kitchen – You can easily handle a big group with big appetites in the Big Bear kitchen. Dual wall ovens, a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator combine with cookware, serving ware and utensils to give you everything you need.Serve Up the Snacks – It’s so convenient to set the kids up at the breakfast bar for snacks or lunch. They’ll love sitting on the log bench!Dine in Style – Any meal will seem special when enjoyed around the elegant Big Bear dining table.Dig In – Big appetites are the order of the day when you’re high in the New Mexico Mountains. Hearty soups and stews will be just what your group needs to be satisfied.Keep Everyone in Clean Clothes – No need to sit around at a Laundromat. The washer and dryer make it easy to keep everyone in fresh clothes.Cozy Primary– You’ll sleep well in this inviting room with beautiful log bed, carved end tables and a ceiling fan to circulate the air. Sweet dreams!Snuggle Up – Your queen-size bed will feel so good after a day of hiking, horseback riding, golfing or fishing.Primary Bath – Choose between a shower and a soak in the tub in the Big Bear primary bathroom.Sweet Dreams – The second bedroom features a queen-size bed where you’ll get a good night’s sleep every night of your vacation.View of Nature – From the bed, guests can look out onto the beautiful Ponderosa pines that are so prevalent in the Apache Village.Private Retreat – Guests can relax, day or night, in this comfortable bedroom. Take an afternoon nap or just slip away for some quiet time on your own.Second Bathroom – Guests appreciate having a second bathroom. It cuts down on the wait for a turn in the shower.Bunks Like Camp – Kids will be thrilled to claim these bunk beds as their sleeping place at Big Bear. It’s so much fun to climb the log ladder!Handy Sink – It’s so easy to get kids a drink of water when there’s a sink right beside their bunk beds.Restful Sanctuary – Grab a seat and let the sun from the bank of windows wash over you. You may soon want to lie down for a quick snooze.Sofa Sleeper – This handsome couch contains a queen-size sleeper sofa where two guests can make their bed each night.Adventure Is Calling – Kids’ imaginations go wild when confronted by this cool set of bunk beds. Is it a fort, treehouse or spaceship?You’ve Arrived! – Come on in and let the good times begin at Big Bear cabin.Doorway to Vacation Fun – When you walk through the front door at Big Bear, you’ll immediately know that you’ve chosen a great destination for your vacation.Watch for the Bear – When you see the big bear standing tall at the side of the road, you’ll know you’ve arrived at Big Bear cabin.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.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!Valley View - Ruidoso has some of the most beautiful valleys.Breathtaking Views - Don't forget to bring your camera! You will need it when vacationing in Ruidoso! The views are unforgettable.Picnic - Grab some food and drink, then bring it all down to the pond where you can enjoy a picnic with that special someone.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!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 large one at Ski Apache, Ruidoso's most popular ski destination.Quality Time - Head down to the pond to bond with friends and family over a delicious picnic!Down by the River - A stroll along the Ruidoso River, with the babbling waters as background music, is a treat for the senses.

Big Bear


4.63/5 (8)


4.63/5 | 8 reviews

Midtown Ruidoso cabin updated w. modern comforts + fireplace

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Wireless Internet


Where you'll be


Bring up to 8 people for a fun vacation at Big Bear, located within the Bear Mountain Lodge cabins within Apache Village in midtown Ruidoso. This lovely large cabin is perfect for two families and is ready to be the home base of your exciting New Mexico va...
Bring up to 8 people for a fun vacation at Big Bear, located within the Bear Mountain Lodge cabins within Apache Village in midtown Ruidoso. This lovely large cabin is perfect for two families and is ready to be the home base of your exciting New Mexico vacation!

Big Bear is a two-level cabin built by the same primary carpenter who, in the 1940s, constructed the rest of Apache Village. In ensuing years, the cabin has been updated to meet the needs and desires of today’s visitors, while still retaining the beautiful handcrafted details of the original cabin. Knotty pine walls and beamed ceilings complement a large stone fireplace in the living room. It feels so good to snuggle up in the overstuffed furniture and listen to the crackling fire while you watch your favorite shows on the large flat-screen TV with cable.

Just off the main living room is the kitchen that’s outfitted with everything you need to prepare your group’s favorite dishes, serve them and clean up with ease. You even have a dishwasher and double oven perfect for handling the appetites of a large, hungry group.

You can serve everyone around the dining room table. If additional seats are needed, you can set up four people at the breakfast bar. You’ll love the handsome bear mosaic above the cooktop and the hand-hewn log bench at the breakfast bar. These are just two of many thoughtful touches you’ll find throughout Big Bear.

You also have a large covered deck with a gas grill in case you want to prepare the fish you’ll catch in the Ruidoso River, Grindstone Lake or Lake Alto. Ruidoso is a fisherman’s dream vacation destination.

As an added convenience, you have a washer and dryer within Big Bear. No need to trek down to a Laundromat to take care of a stain. Just toss in a load of laundry and head out on a hike through the woods. No stress!

The primary bedroom at Big Bear is a cozy enclave with a beautifully carved log bedstead housing a queen-size bed. A unique carved end table adds to the charm of this special room. You’re sure to sleep well in this private sanctuary. The primary bathroom continues the log cabin feel with its knotty pine walls and lengthy log vanity. You have a shower/tub combination that’s perfect for bathing both adults and any young children in your group.

The second and third bedrooms also include queen-size beds and the large gathering room on the lower floor features a queen-size sofa sleeper and an alcove with twin bunk beds that are ideal for children. The second Big Bear bathroom includes a walk-in shower.

One of the things you’ll appreciate most about Big Bear is its location. You can walk from the cabin to restaurants, a grocery store, a coffee shop and art galleries. Or, hop in your car and drive to downtown Ruidoso. It takes just a couple minutes and there’s so much to see and do. Be sure to visit the horse races, the casino and the zip-line that runs year-round up at Ruidoso Winter Park. Of course, skiing is a short drive away and some of the most beautiful vistas you’ll find anywhere are waiting for you within Lincoln National Forest.

In addition to Big Bear, the other six cabins within Bear Mountain Lodge are ideal if your group grows larger than 10. You could also reserve Brother Bear (one bedroom), Dancing Bear (two bedrooms), Sleeping Bear (two bedrooms), Bear Bones (two bedrooms) and Bear Den (three bedrooms).

You’ll enjoy a wonderful vacation when you reserve Big Bear in the Apache Village in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Book your preferred dates 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 necessary to access the house during winter months.

Maximum 2 vehicles.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
2nd Bedroom
3rd Bedroom
Bunk Bed
Living Room
Bunk Bed


Wooded View
Community 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
Pet Friendly
No/Limited Air Conditioning
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Grill-Gas
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.

Great trip, wonderful place- thanks !

Great trip, wonderful place- thanks !

Kathryn C.
Nice stay. Plenty of towels etc

Nice stay. Plenty of towels etc

Charles H.
We had fun staying in and enjoying the coziness and warmth! The only opportunity was limited...

We had fun staying in and enjoying the coziness and warmth! The only opportunity was limited parking space for oversized trucks.

Rafaela A.
Renting the cabin was a great choice. The person that day was awesome!

Renting the cabin was a great choice. The person that day was awesome!

Araceli C.
It was warm and cozy

It was warm and cozy


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.