What a View! - At an altitude of 7,300 feet, Living the Dream offers panoramic views of the Sierra Blanca range and pine forests. But that’s not all: The three bedroom home includes a hot tubViews and The Utmost Relaxation - Picture yourself on the balcony after having a long day full of fun and excitement. Get a friend and grab a drink while you sit and relax. Engage in friendlyThe Ultimate in Pampering - Stunning vistas, steaming jets of water, the serenading of hummingbirds during the day and owls at night: Once you step into the deck’s hot tub, you’ll never wantA Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words - What more can we say about the beauty and serenity of the setting?Welcome to Living the Dream! - From the moment you pull into the driveway, you’ll know that you’ve booked your vacation stay someplace special.Mountain Charm - This upscale cabin has fantastic views and plenty of amenities.Luxury in the Mountains - If you think a log cabin can’t be luxurious, think again! The great room’s leather seating, stone-surround fireplace, flat-screen TV with cable, and refined decor shThe Best Seats in the House - Oversize windows let in plenty of sunshine during the day, along with glorious views of mountains and Ponderosa pines, which you can savor while kicking back inScreen Time - When you’re not admiring the scenery, you can watch a movie on the great room’s flat-screen TV with cable channels or surf the web via the complimentary WiFi.Cozy by the Fire - The wood-burning fireplace is sure to be a favorite gathering spot after a day on the slopes. The stone surround adds to Living the Dream’s inviting rustic ambience.Living Room with Gorgeous Views - You’ll swoon when you see the spectacular views from this living room.What’s for Dinner? - Living the Dream’s dining table seats six, in chairs so comfortable you’ll want to linger long after the meal is over—especially when you have the fireplace roaring on aRelax in Style - From the live-edge coffee table and the commodious leather couch to the lustrous wood-planked floor and the Southwestern accents, everything about the great room speaks to anGrab a Stool - The breakfast bar is a handy place to sip your morning coffee, set up your laptop to check email, or help with getting a meal together.Chef’s Delight - Equipped with premium appliances, cookware, and tableware, Living the Dream’s kitchen will delight anyone who loves to cook—or eat!All Together Now - The great room’s open layout makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids in the living area—or to admire the Sierra Blanca—even when you’re cooking in the kitchen.A Fully Loaded Kitchen -  With this full spread of a refrigerator, stove, and utensils, you'll have everything you need for the gourment.Mix Up a Batch - The blender and the refrigerator’s ice maker will come in handy for breakfast smoothies and late-night daiquiris. Make a big batch and bring it out to the deck for alfresco rRaising the Bar - Whether you’re whipping up martinis or Shirley Temples, you’ll feel like a pro as you pour drinks at the Spanish Colonial-style wet bar. It’s also a great spot to enjoy a onOn a Clear Day You Can See Forever - Well, maybe not forever. But from the deck outside the primary bedroom you’ll be able to survey the forest and mountains in all their splendor.Dine Al Fresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the mountain air.Jaw-dropping Views - Between the private, shaded balcony and awe-inspiring views, Living the Dream will have you returning again year after year!If You Have to Mix Business with Pleasure… - Hopefully you won’t have to work during your stay. But if you do, you can set up your computer at the desk in the downstairs den (just try not toA Place to Park Your Laptop and Phone - The desk is a perfect place to setup and charge your laptop, phones, or tablets. The free WiFi is a plus!Game On - Set up your Monopoly board at the den’s pub table or settle in for an impromptu poker night.The More the Merrier - There’s plenty of space in Living the Dream’s den for everyone to gather together to watch a movie, play a game, plan the next day’s adventures, or simply hang out andShady Porch - Keep cool on even the hottest afternoons. Settle out here with a drink to admire the sunset.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!Retreat to the Hot Tub - End your day with a relaxing soak in the hot tub. The soothing waters will put you at ease.You’ll Never Tire of the Views - From indoors and out you’ll have glorious views of nature’s grandeur. It’s the perfect setting for selfies—and for memories you’ll long cherish.Fresh Air - The deck is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the crisp air. Grab a book, a drink, or a friend and just relax!Start the Day Off Right - From the comfort of the primary bedroom’s king-size bed you can watch eagles soar above the mountains. Or you can jump out of bed and step right outside onto the decThe Suite Life - As well as a king-size bed, the primary suite includes a flat-panel TV, a private bathroom, bedside lamps, and a perfectly placed ceiling fan.Snooze Away - This primary bedroom is complete with everything you need to take you adrift towards your sweetest dreams.The Great Outdoors - Majestic mountains, pine-fragranced breezes, eagles overhead, deer and elk strolling among the dense woodlands: Ruidoso is a magical place, and Living the Dream’s outdoorPamper Yourself - Furnished with a handsome vanity, twin sinks and mirrors, and plenty of storage, the primary bathroom makes primping a pleasure.Spacious Primary Bath - This gorgeous primary bathroom has more than enough space to comfortably get ready each day!Unwind with a Relaxing Shower - Step into the beautifully tiled, walk-in shower to rinse off and relax before bed.Spread Out and Make Yourself at Home - Along with a king-size bed, the second bedroom includes bedside lamps so that you can finally catch up on your reading.No Need to Live Out of Your Suitcase - Living the Dream’s bedrooms offer plenty of storage space—great news if you tend to overpack. The house also has its own washer and dryer, so you can paShower or Bath: Your Choice - The downstairs bathroom’s combination shower/tub lets you rev yourself up with a quick shower in the morning, then wind down with a restful bath at night.Flexible Accommodations - Because each of the three bedrooms includes a king-size bed, Living the Dream can accommodate three couples for a ski weekend as easily as it can a family for a summRise and Shine - A good night’s sleep is key to a successful getaway. Fortunately, it’s easy to catch up on your sleep at Living the Dream. You’ll wake every morning well rested and rarin’ toHalf Bath - Convenience guests will appreciate! A half bath is easily accessible from the main living area. No waiting in line!So Fresh and Clean! - The convenience of clean laundry during your vacation is something you won't forget!Rock On - Bring a book and a drink out the deck, kick back in a rocker, and soak up the sights, sounds, and serenity of the Sierra Blanca region. Relaxation is all but guaranteed.Get Your Grill On - Whether it’s trout you reeled in from nearby Alto Lake or burgers from the supermarket, they’ll taste even better when cooked outdoors on Living the Dream’s gas grill.Sit a Spell - Wonderful weather and a comfortable place to sit makes for an unforgettable part of your vacation.Laze out in the Mountain Air - This wide open space is perfect for gathering friends and family for a barbecue or cuddling up to your special someone and watching the stars.Pull Right Up - There’s room for multiple vehicles in Living the Dream’s driveway. The carport will protect your car from the heat of a sultry summer day.Meet the Neighbors! - The local wildlife gets up close and personal in New Mexico.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!The Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca Peak is visible from multiple vantage points around Ruidoso.Trout and Trails - Nearby Alto Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and you can explore the surrounding woodlands and trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.Bring Your Golf Clubs - Cree Meadows and the Links at Sierra Blanca courses are only two of the many golf courses just a short ride away.Into the Wild - Deer, wild turkeys, elk, bears, eagles, and even wild horses are among the wildlife you might spy during your stay.So Much to See and Do - Ruidoso Downs, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino, Ski Apache, and Fort Stanton are among the attractions within a half-hour drivGo to Town - Living the Dream is only a few miles from downtown Ruidoso, which is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.Photo Ops Abound - You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes as you explore the area.A Perfect Getaway Whatever the Season – Fish and canoe in spring and summer, ski and snowboard in winter, hike and shop year-round: Every season is a perfect time to visit!Down by the River - When you’re not fishing, you can sit alongside the Ruidoso River and delight in the sound of the water rushing over the rocks as hummingbirds and swallows chirp.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.Local Wildlife - Don't be surprised if you come in contact with local wildlife during your stay in Ruidoso. They're so friendly!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 kShop 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,Feeling Lucky? - Stop by the casino and cash out big!Get In the Loop - Stop by the visitor center and plan out your whole vacation with stuff to do in the area.Ready, Set, Go - The racetrack is always a great attraction when visiting Ruidoso.

Living the Dream

4.50/5 (6)

4.50/5 | 6 reviews

Living the Dream, 3 Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Sleeps 6
3 BR | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 6 | Mountain View
Ruidoso, NM


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

Where you'll be


At Living the Dream, you don’t have to go far to see the natural beauty that Ruidoso is known for; you simply have to look out the window. Located 7,300 feet above sea level, this three-bedroom home provides panoramic scenes of the Sierra Blanca range and ...
At Living the Dream, you don’t have to go far to see the natural beauty that Ruidoso is known for; you simply have to look out the window. Located 7,300 feet above sea level, this three-bedroom home provides panoramic scenes of the Sierra Blanca range and lush woodlands. Not only can you relish the view from the upstairs great room or the downstairs den, but you can also revel in the sights and sounds from the spacious decks.

Living the Dream’s main deck is an especially blissful space for savoring the pine-fragranced mountain breezes and the sight of eagles soaring across the sky. It’s furnished with a well-cushioned sofa, rockers, and for the ultimate in luxury, a hot tub. Start your day with a soak as the sun rises over the mountains; end your evening among the massaging jets of water in the silvery moonlight. This is what vacations are all about!

Sliding glass doors connect the deck to the great room. Decorated in upscale Southwestern style, this space is just as restful as the deck. The leather couch and matching armchairs invite you to kick back and relax. Whether that means watching a movie on the flat-screen TV, surfing the web via the complimentary WiFi, or playing charades is up to you. On brisk winter evenings, the wood-burning fireplace within its handsome stone surround will bathe the room in a warm glow.

The great room includes the dining room, where six people can linger over a second helping of dessert. There’s a wet bar in the corner as well, with a pair of stools where you and a friend can catch up on all the gossip of the day. Plus, two more people can sidle up to the breakfast bar.

On the other side of the breakfast bar is Living the Dream’s kitchen. Its stainless-steel appliances, gleaming countertops, and abundance of cookware and tableware might have you eager to cook those elaborate feasts you never have time for at home. Outside, there’s a gas grill where you can cook trout you reel in from nearby Alto Lake—or steaks from the supermarket. Even if you prefer dining out at the numerous local eateries, you’ll still appreciate having a coffeemaker to brew your morning cup of joe, a refrigerator to keep milk and soft drinks cold, and a blender for mixing smoothies in the morning or margaritas at night.

Also on the main floor is the primary suite. You can decide for yourself which is its most appealing feature: the lofty king-size bed, private bathroom, flat-screen TV, or the awe-inspiring mountain view you’ll wake up to. And let’s not forget the direct access to the deck: You and your sweetheart can slip outside to listen to the owls beneath the star-studded sky without waking the others.

Living the Dream’s two additional bedrooms are downstairs. Each has its own king-size bed to sprawl out on at the end of an action-packed day. There’s a second bathroom down here too, plus the roomy den. Like the great room, the den features a flat-screen TV. There’s a pub-style game table as well, so don’t forget to pack your Scrabble board. The den even has a desk, should you need to squeeze in some work during your stay—just don’t let the glorious mountain view distract you!

Living the Dream’s other amenities include a washer and dryer, a handy half-bath, and ample parking. And despite the privacy and quiet of the locale, the home is just a short drive from downtown Ruidoso’s galleries and boutiques, Ski Apache, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, golf courses, hiking and mountain biking trails, casinos, and Ruidoso Downs. (Keep in mind that since this is mountain and snow country, in winter vehicles with four-wheel drive or tire chains are strongly advised.)

It’s easy to see how Living the Dream got its name: Staying here really is a dream come true. Experience it for yourself: Book your stay today.

Maximum Vehicles 3. 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.


Mountain View
Wooded View
In Town
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Grill - Gas
Laptop Friendly
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Fenced in Yard
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Dining Room
Living Room
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Golf Course(s)
Kayaking Rentals
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Health Beauty Spa
Horse Race Track
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Medical Services

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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.

Kathy W.
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Natalie N.
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Beautiful views, easy check in and out, quick response time.

Gabriel F.
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Incredible view! Very nice and comfortable home.

Miriam A.
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The open space but the view takes it all. It is very peaceful and quiet which allows for a very relaxed stay with great commodities

Anonymous C.
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5 stars!!! This home was fantastic, we\'ve stayed at alot of Ruidoso properties and this one was heads above everything else. The furnishings and decor were upscale, the kitchen and bathrooms were nicely and adequately stocked, the outdoor furnishings were superb, as was the hot tub! The stunning view can NOT be beat...choose this property, you will not be disappointed!!!


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.