The Great Outdoors - When you stay at Mockingbird Cabin, nature’s splendor is just outside your door. But, when you’re ready to venture into town, the shops and galleries of Ruidoso are only a short drive away.Simply Spectacular - If you think the daytime views are gorgeous (which they are!), wait till you step out onto the deck at night. The lack of light pollution reveals stars and galaxies you might never have seen before.All the Comforts of Home - Watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, stretch out on the sofa while surfing the web via the free WiFi, play a game with the kids… Mockingbird Cabin’s living area is designed for YOU.Warm and Welcoming - On brisk winter evenings the fireplace will be a popular spot for gathering to sip hot cocoa or mulled cider.So Much Charm - The sloped wood-planked ceiling and the old-fashioned stove add to the cozy rustic ambience of Mockingbird Cabin’s living area.The Good Life - Furnished with chairs, tables, and a glider, the deck is an idyllic spot to soak up the sights, sounds, and serenity of Sierra Blanca living.Start—and End—the Day Outdoors - Sip your morning coffee out on the deck as hummingbirds greet the day. Then before turning in, step out here for a nightcap under the stars.Picture-Perfect - The vistas surrounding Mockingbird Cabin make a spectacular background for selfies. Your friends back home will be so jealous!Table for Six, Right This Way - Not only does the dining table seat six with ease, but there’s also an adjacent breakfast bar where three more people can enjoy a meal.Gather by the Table - After clearing the dinner dishes, bring out your board games or cards and let your family dinner segue into family game night.Open Access - Mockingbird Cabin’s open floor plan lets you keep an eye on the kids playing in the living area even when you’re surfing the web at the dining table or cooking in the kitchen.Sous Chefs Welcome - Friends can perch at the breakfast bar and help with meal prep… or at least keep you company while you cook!Cook Up a Storm - Mockingbird Cabin has all the appliances, gadgets, cookware, and tableware you could possibly need. 	Stock Up and Save Time - There’s enough storage space for you to buy a week’s worth of groceries at the beginning of your stay, rather than having to waste precious vacation time shopping.The Kitchen is Always Open - Even if you don’t plan to cook, it’s great to have a fridge to stash juice boxes and a coffeemaker for your morning cup of joe.Mmm, Leftovers - Mockingbird Cabin is close to numerous restaurants serving everything from steak to tacos. Its refrigerator has plenty of room to stash your doggy bags, and there’s a microwave to heat them up the next day.Dine Al Fresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the fresh air.Sheer Bliss - With its lush king-size bed, soothing ceiling fan, restful decor, and views of the surrounding treetops, the en-suite primary bedroom encourages you to turn in early and sleep late—and why not? You’re on vacation, after all!It’s Good to be King - All three bedrooms include a king-size bed, making Mockingbird Cabin as well suited for three couples as it is for a family.Relax Before Calling It a Night - Whether you prefer to watch TV, read, or surf the web before turning in, you can do so while propped up against the plush pillows of your king-size bed.Shower or Bath: Your Choice - The primary en-suite includes a combination shower/tub, plus plenty of storage and counter space.Going Up - Mockingbird Cabin’s other two bedrooms and bathroom are on the upper level, with access to the upper deck.Drinks on the Balcony - The second bedroom opens onto the upper deck. You and your sweetheart can slip outside for a late-night drink under the stars before heading to bed.All in the Details - Lamps on each side of the king-size bed allow one person to stay up late reading while the other goes to sleep. That’s just one of the many details that make Mockingbird Cabin such a delight.Start Your Vacation with a Nap - After traveling to Mockingbird Cabin, you might be in need of some rest. Fortunately, the beds will already be impeccably made up, so go ahead and catch some zzz’s before you unpack.The More, the Merrier - In addition to the three king-size beds, one for each bedroom, there’s an air mattress for the living area that can accommodate two additional guests.Nature’s Lullaby - Open the window before sliding under the covers and let the owls serenade you as you drift to sleep.Ready and Waiting - Plenty of clean towels for both bathrooms will be waiting when you arrive at Mockingbird Cabin.Now, That’s Convenient - Feel free to pack light: Mockingbird Cabin has a full-size washer and dryer.Fresh Air - The proch is the perfect place if you want to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Make some drinks, get the crew and really enjoy yourselves on this vacation!Dine Alfresco - Along with a gas grill, Mockingbird Cabin has a dining table and chairs in its yard, so you can cook and eat outside. Everything tastes better with a side of pine-fresh breezes!Enjoy the Show - Don’t be surprised if deer or wild turkeys stroll by while you’re relaxing on the deck and listening to the music of the nuthatches and hummingbirds.Step Out and Savor - Enjoy the breeze, calming sounds, and great weather each morning before heading out for a day of adventure in Ruidoso.Ahh, Spa! - A soak in the warm, soothing waters of the hot tub is a pampering way to end the day.Come on In! - The water is perfect in the hot tub. After all, vacation is all about relaxation - when the adventuring is done for the day!Retreat to the Spa - End your day with a relaxing soak in the spa. The soothing waters will put you at ease.Sheer Bliss! - Luxuriate in the steamy bubbles of the outdoor hot tub as hummingbirds and warblers sing among the sun-dappled trees—what a treat for the senses!Laze on the Lawn - This wide open space is perfect for gathing friends and family for a barbecue or cuddling up to your special someone and watching the stars.Drive Right Up - The driveway can accommodate multiple vehicles, handy if you’re vacationing with other couples.Love at First Sight - You’ll fall in love with Mockingbird Cabin as soon as up pull up into the driveway. You’re New Mexico vacation awaits!A Private Paradise - It’s so easy to relax into vacation mindset among the serenity of Mockingbird Cabin that you may never want to leave!See and Ski the Mountains - Not only can you admire the mountains, but you can ski them as well; Ski Apache is less than an hour away.Trout and Trails - When you’re not fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on Grindstone Lake, less than 15 minutes from Mockingbird Cabin, you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.Bring Your Golf Clubs - Numerous golf courses, including the Links at Sierra Blanca and Cree Meadows, are nearby.A Perfect Getaway Whatever the Season - Enjoy skiing and snowboarding in winter, boating and biking in spring and summer, and hiking among the brilliant foliage in autumn: Every season is a perfect time to visit!Decisions, Decisions - Should you visit the Hubbard Museum of the American West or Fort Stanton? Hit the slots at Billy the Kid Casino or play blackjack at Inn of the Mountain Gods? Those are a few of the many nearby attractions.Shopping and Gallery-Hopping - Downtown Ruidoso is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops – the perfect place to visit when you want a day off from outdoor activities.A Dream Come True - You may have to pinch yourself once you’re in Ruidoso to be sure that this isn’t a dream.Rolling on the River - Two Rivers Park, where the Ruidoso River meets Carrizo Creek, includes a paved trail along the river.Wish You Were Here? - You can be! Dates are booking up fast so reserve your stay at Mockingbird Cabin today.

Mockingbird Cabin


4.65/5 (17)


4.65/5 | 17 reviews

Pet-friendly retreat featuring private hot + stunning views.

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Partial Mountain View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Partial Mountain View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


With majestic mountains, pine-filled forests, and sparkling lakes, Ruidoso is a nature-lover’s delight. When you stay at Mockingbird Cabin, nature’s glory is right outside your door, and the home’s wide decks allow you to revel in it whenever you please. A...
With majestic mountains, pine-filled forests, and sparkling lakes, Ruidoso is a nature-lover’s delight. When you stay at Mockingbird Cabin, nature’s glory is right outside your door, and the home’s wide decks allow you to revel in it whenever you please. At the same time, the three-bedroom house is just minutes from such indoor attractions as the galleries of Sudderth Drive, the Inn of the Mountain Gods casino, and the Hubbard Museum of the American West.

Looking out over dense Ponderosa pines toward the Sierra Blanca, Mockingbird Cabin’s decks span the width of the home. Furnished with well-cushioned seating, tables to rest drinks, and a glider the kids (and adults) will love, the main deck includes an overhang to provide welcome shade during sultry summer days. You will be able to enjoy the hot tub while you're soaking in the sunshine with the family. You can cook outdoors on the gas grill and dine alfresco at the backyard’s patio table. Chirping hummingbirds will provide the perfect background music while you enjoy time with your loved ones.

The interior of Mockingbird Cabin is equally inviting. The wood-planked sloped ceiling and comfortable leather sofas make the living area of the great room an ideal place to kick back after a day of hiking, skiing, or horseback riding. Watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, surf the web via the free WiFi, sprawl out on the rug with the kids for a game of Uno: In other words, make yourself right at home.

The great room’s dining area, furnished with rustic charm, can seat as many as nine people. Six can gather at the table, and three more can sidle up to the adjacent breakfast bar. On the other side of the breakfast bar is Mockingbird Cabin’s large, well-equipped kitchen. Even if you eat your main meals out at the numerous nearby restaurants, it’s still great having a refrigerator to store milk and wine, a blender for mixing up smoothies or daiquiris, and a coffeemaker for brewing a cup of joe anytime you want.

The en-suite primary bedroom is on the same floor as the great room; two additional bedrooms and the second bathroom are upstairs. All three bedrooms include a king-size bed, making Mockingbird Cabin as well suited for three couples as it is for a family. An air mattress in the great room can sleep two more people, enabling the home to accommodate eight guests in all.

When you arrive, you’ll find the beds beautifully made up, plenty of clean towels for both bathrooms, and extra bedding ready and waiting. You can treat yourself to a nap or a bath as soon as you arrive. What’s more, you can pack light: Mockingbird Cabin has its own full-size washer and dryer.

As you relax on the deck, watching eagles soar over the mountains or deer scamper across the yard, you can easily forget that Mockingbird Cabin is conveniently close to the area’s numerous attractions. Grindstone Lake and Trail System, where you can fish, canoe, kayak, hike, ride mountain bikes, and play disc golf, is less than 15 minutes away. Also nearby are Two Rivers Park, the galleries and shops of downtown Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs horse track, several golf courses, and two casinos. In less than an hour you can drive to Ski Apache, where in addition to skiing you can view the mountains from a gondola or while zip lining. (Because this is snow and mountain country, vehicles with four-wheel drive are strongly recommended in winter.)

No matter how you spend your days, one thing is certain: You’ll love returning to the comfort and serenity of Mockingbird Cabin. Book your stay today, before someone else beats you to it! Maximum Vehicles 3.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
King Bed


Partial Mountain 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)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Fenced in Yard
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
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.

Jody O.
Verified Guest Comment

Highly recommend

my husband enjoyed it so much, we are planning another trip. everyone on my social media was...

my husband enjoyed it so much, we are planning another trip. everyone on my social media was asking for details.

Anonymous Author
I had a wonderful stay. I'd definitely stay here again! Clean cabin well stocked. Close enough to...

I had a wonderful stay. I'd definitely stay here again! Clean cabin well stocked. Close enough to civilization and close to nature. Enjoyed the deer and birds literally outside the door. Friendly staff. Easy check in and out.

Had a great experience at this cabin. Check in was quick and easy! We loved the views and were...

Had a great experience at this cabin. Check in was quick and easy! We loved the views and were lucky to get snow while in town :)

Great place

Great place


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 2

  • 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.