Spacious Living Room - Large comfortable couches, cable HDTV, and ceiling fan so you can enjoy your evenings with family and lots of breathing space.Balcony Beauty - 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.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.Stretch Out and Relax! - Afternoon nap? Why not?! You are on vacation after all!Great Space - The living room seats are comfortable, the view is spectacular, and the Ruidoso experience is just around the corner.Take Time to Sit Down for a Meal Together - Whether you whip up your favorite recipe or eat take out, spending time together is what it is all about!Rustic Feeling - This dining table has its own rustic charm and is a great place to eat or play a game.Family Meal Time! - Lasting, cherished memories are made during family meals. Build your memories at our stylish dining room table over a homemade meal.You Name it, Aurora Montealis’ Kitchen has it - Appliances both major and minor, cookware, prep tools, tableware, a wealth of counter and storage space: Our kitchen has everything you need, wFully Equipped Kitchen - You’ll find everything you need to prepare simple snacks or full course meals for you and your guests. All you add are your food and favorite recipes.Primary Retreat - The comfortable queen-size bed in the primary bedroom is so inviting. You’ll sleep like a baby after a day of fun!Can’t Sleep? - No problem. Just turn on some late-night TV and you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.Haven of Relaxation - The primary bedroom is a haven for you to unwind and relax after a busy day. Watch a movie or drift off to sleep while reflecting on your day.Steps Away - The primary en suite is just steps away from the bed in the primary bedroom. It’s so convenient, you can jump out of bed and into the shower in seconds.Love to Sleep? -  This comfortable second bedroom is sure to be the site of long leisurely naps and deep sleep in the evenings.Plenty of Space - There is plenty of storage space for all of your clothes. Whether you bring clothes for a week or a month, we have you covered.A Hot Shower Awaits - Whether you spent the day hitting up the casino or the ski slopes, a long hot shower awaits you at the end of an enjoyable day in the mountains!So Fresh and Clean! - The convenience of clean laundry during your vacation is something you won't forget!Sit a Spell - Wonderful weather and a comfortable place to sit make for a quietly unforgettable part of your vacation.Dine Outside - Why is it that everything tastes better outdoors on a warm sunny day?Hidden Charm - As soon as you come up the driveway, you will begin to appreciate the charm of this hidden gem!Mountain Living - Ruidoso is characterized by crisp mountain air and tall pine trees, and this property has its fair share right outside the door!Visit the Local Shops - Whether you like spending vacation sitting on the deck in the pine-scented air or in town shopping, you can have it all at Aurora Montealis.Landscapes - Breathe in the cool mountain air while enjoying a cup of your favorite hot beverage and looking out over this spectacular view.Your Vacation Starts Here, Right at Aurora Montealis’ Front Door! - Come on in and enjoy the vacation of your dreams!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.

Aurora Montealis

4.71/5 (13)

4.71/5 | 13 reviews

Aurora Montealis, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Mountain Views, Gas Fireplace, WiFi
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 4 | Mountain View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
Mountain View View
In Town Proximity
Wireless Internet Amenity

Where you'll be


Looking for a true mountain cabin vacation experience? You’ve found it in Aurora Montealis -- Drink your first cup of coffee each morning out on your sprawling deck with a breathtaking view of Sierra Blanca Peak. Even though you are up in the mountains, yo...
Looking for a true mountain cabin vacation experience? You’ve found it in Aurora Montealis -- Drink your first cup of coffee each morning out on your sprawling deck with a breathtaking view of Sierra Blanca Peak. Even though you are up in the mountains, you are a relatively short drive from superb restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. It’s hard to imagine a more pleasant place to spend your vacation.

When you first cross the threshold into Aurora Montealis you’ll immediately be struck by two things: your cozy, comfortable great room and the incredible wall of sliding glass doors letting nature’s beauty into the cabin.

Even though you are high in the New Mexico Mountains, at Aurora Montealis you have all the modern conveniences of your everyday life. You’ll have three TVs, three DVD players, and free Wi-Fi within your vacation home. It’s nice to be able to gather your group for movie night and also to check out websites for area attractions right in the comfort of your Aurora Montealis living room.

You also have a gas fireplace that adds to the cozy mountain ambiance of Aurora Montealis, and there’s central air so the home is comfortable in summer. The gravel driveway is steep with two sharp corners. Longer wheelbase vehicles may have to maneuver to make the two switchbacks in the driveway. You can park below and walk up. When you arrive at Aurora Montealis you’ll know it was definitely worth the drive!

Your kitchen and dining room are part of your large great room. Even though you may want to eat many meals out in Ruidoso restaurants, when you want to dine in you’ll find everything you need to prepare your favorite recipes. Just stop by the grocery to pick up food. From prep to serving ware, you’ll find a full complement of pans, dishes, utensils, and appliances. You’ll especially appreciate having a gas stove that gives you better control over your cooking temperatures.

Getting dinner on the table is quick and easy too. The table is just steps from the kitchen and situated right by your beautiful fireplace. What fun you and your guests will have reliving your day’s adventures around this table. This table is also the perfect size for games. Grab a deck of cards and play some Bridge. You also have the option to take your dinner out on the deck where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest. Food always seems to taste better in the great outdoors.

You’ll spend your days golfing at Cree Meadows Golf Course, fishing in Grindstone Lake, shopping in Ruidoso, hiking in the forest, or skiing at Ski Apache Resort. Whatever your chosen activity, when night time comes, you’re bound to be tuckered out. That’s when your primary bedroom will look like a million bucks. Your primary is outfitted with a queen-sized bed and TV perfectly positioned for late night viewing. Of course, you may prefer to spend your last moments before sleep out on the deck watching the stars come out over the forest. You have a sliding glass door from your bedroom to the deck so it’s easy to slip out for a private moment with nature.

Guests will be equally delighted with their sleeping accommodations. In addition to a queen-sized bed, they also have a deck off their bedroom and a ceiling fan to gently stir the air-conditioned air. There’s also a separate sitting area on the second floor with its own TV.

Each bedroom has its own private en-suite with shower/tub combination and a vanity with plenty of space to store toiletries. Aurora Montealis’ washer and dryer, tucked away downstairs, makes keeping everyone in clean clothes so easy. It’s a convenience everyone in your group will appreciate.

Come get away to the mountains for the vacation of a lifetime. The first step is to book your preferred dates today!

Please note that this home has a steep, gravel driveway with two sharp corners. Longer wheelbase vehicles may have to maneuver to make the two switchbacks in the driveway, or park below and walk up. Indoor smoking and pets are prohibited on this property. 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 and chains may be necessary to drive up the driveway during the winter months. Maximum Vehicles 2/ 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
In Town
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
DVD Player (s)
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Dining Room
Living Room
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Required All Year
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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Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 11:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


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.

Juan M.
Verified Guest Comment

Future guests need to bring essentials for the bathroom and kitchen.

Rodolfo C.
Verified Guest Comment

Redo the driveway, very difficult to get up, if there had been rain or snow getting up the driveway would have been impossible

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Our stay at Aurora Monealis was very enjoyable. Incredible views from the deck great proximity to town. Our only concern was lack of true cable on the TV. We weren\'t able to watch any live sports such as NFL football.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

This place is nice enough for a short weekend getaway, I\'ll give it a 7/10. It does need some repairs. Small things like toilet holders coming off the wall, lightbulbs burned out in a few places, the toilet kept running, and roll curtain controls broken. If someone would just spend an hour or two to eliminate those small things.... Also, the furniture is a bit dated, the bed was meh, and the cabin feels like it could use a few basic updates. The driveway was a bit tricky, you need 4x4 because it\'s a bit steep and with an F150 you\'ll have to poke a few times to make the turn, definitely take your time. It is easy to get to from Mechem and you\'re better off using Rainbow Rd instead of Ebmdy. Inside, the place was clean. The only thing that wasn\'t clean was the outside sitting area; at least get the dust out of the pillows if you\'re charging a hefty cleaning fee. Sitting on the deck was great; the view is incredible, and it\'s nice and quiet.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

It\'s a cute little quaint cabin with spectacular views. very nicely decorated and equipped. the only problem was no local channels on tv in the living room and we were there during the playoffs. Had to watch in tiny tv in bedroom. no biggy, just fyi. our fireplace didnt turn on, but they quickly sent someone to fix it. loved the fireplace. i will probably look for something bigger next time. its a small place to run away to for the weekend. the view really is spectacular though!


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.