Living RoomPrivate Hot TubLiving RoomLiving RoomDining RoomDining RoomKitchen & Dining AreaBreakfast BarFull KitchenFull KitchenPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary Bedroom TVPrimary BathroomPrimary BathroomPrimary BathroomSecond Bedroom - Queen Size BedSecond Bedroom - Queen Size BedSecond BathroomThird Bedroom - Queen Size BedThird Bedroom - Queen Size BedThird Bedroom - Queen Size BedLaundryPartially Covered Deck DiningDeck Grill + DiningDeck SeatingPartially Covered DeckDeck ViewsSpacious DeckPrivate Hot Tub w. ViewsPrivate Hot TubOutdoor DiningExteriorParkingFront ExteriorNature ViewsMountain Living - Ruidoso is characterized by crisp mountain air and tall pine trees, and this property has its fair share right outside the door!The Great Outdoors - From the beautiful historic sites and mountain views to the cool, Ruidoso pines and natural landscapes, you're guaranteed to have an unbelievable vacation experience no matter what time of year you choose to visit.On the River - Enjoy acoustics from the Rio Ruidoso, providing the soothing sound of running water on a serene picnic.Wish you were here? - Book your next New Mexico vacation today at My Happy Place.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!Golf Anyone? - Come and enjoy a round of golf during your stay.Breathtaking Views - Don't forget to bring your camera! You will need it when vacationing in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The views are unforgettable.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!

My Happy Place


4.72/5 (41)


4.72/5 | 41 reviews

Cozy cabin nestled among pine trees w. private hot tub, wrap around deck + close to town activities.

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Wooded View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


My Happy Place is sure to be your happy place too. Situated among towering pines, this 3-bedroom home feels blissfully private and removed from the everyday, yet it’s only minutes from the galleries, shops and restaurants of downtown Ruidoso. From its larg...
My Happy Place is sure to be your happy place too. Situated among towering pines, this 3-bedroom home feels blissfully private and removed from the everyday, yet it’s only minutes from the galleries, shops and restaurants of downtown Ruidoso. From its large wraparound deck, you can relish the mountain breezes, the singing of hummingbirds and even the sight of deer, wild turkeys and elk. Inside you can relax with friends and family among plush furnishings and all sorts of modern luxuries.

The open-plan living, dining, kitchen area, is roomy enough to accommodate the whole gang and then some. The leather sofas and recliners invite you to kick back and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, surf the web via the free WiFi or indulge in an afternoon nap. In winter the stone-surround fireplace is sure to be a favorite gathering spot, whether you’re enjoying après-ski drinks or sprawling on the rugs to play Candyland with the kids.

During the warm-weather months, you’ll probably prefer to unwind outdoors. My Happy Place’s deck offers numerous sitting areas where you can sip your morning coffee while watching the sunrise or treat yourself to a late-night snack beneath the mosaic of stars. Just off the deck is perhaps the most luxurious relaxation spot of all: the hot tub. Especially after a day of hiking, mountain biking or fishing, a soak among its massaging jets of water will feel like heaven.

Alongside the hot tub is a table for dining alfresco and another dining area is right on the deck, next to the gas grill. When the weather isn’t conducive to grilling or eating outdoors, you’ll find that My Happy Place’s kitchen and indoor dining area more than fits the bill. Equipped with appliances, cookware, tableware and plenty of counter space, the kitchen has just about everything you need to prepare and enjoy multi-course meals—all you have to supply is food and an appetite! The dining table seats 6 and the breakfast bar, which doubles as a kitchen island, can seat another 4 people.

Two of the 3 bedrooms include a queen-size bed, and the primary suite features a king, making My Happy Place as well suited for a trip with friends as it is for a family vacation. The primary suite is especially pampering; in addition to its king-size bed and flat-screen TV, it has a private bathroom that includes both a shower and a jetted tub. Talk about the good life! The other bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom, which has a combination shower and tub. When you arrive you’ll find all the beds perfectly made up and plenty of clean towels in both bathrooms, so you can start your vacation with a bath or a nap. You can pack light too, as My Happy Place has its own washer and dryer.

The paved driveway easily fits 3 vehicles (another reason My Happy Place is a great choice if you’re vacationing with other couples). Not only is My Happy Place just 40 minutes from Ski Apache, the country’s southernmost continually operating ski resort, but it’s also less than 15 minutes from Ruidoso Winter Park, where you can snow tube in winter and view the terrain from a zip line year-round. Even closer is Grindstone Lake and Trail System, where you can fish, boat, hike, ride mountain bikes and horses and play disc golf. And within a 15-minute drive are the Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Billy the Kid casinos, among other attractions.

Make yourself happy: Book your stay at My Happy Place today, and get ready for what might be your most joyous getaway yet.

Ruidoso is a mountain town and during the winter months you may need 4x4 or chains on a two-wheel drive vehicle.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
3rd Bedroom


Wooded 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
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
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.

Ruth R.
Verified Guest Comment

The hot water is scalding do for safety reasons may need to be adjusted. Also bring your own salt/pepper and hot mats for cooking as there are none available. Otherwise we were very pleased with the number of towels and supplies that were provided. Thank you

Christina P.
Verified Guest Comment

The tvs won’t work because there is no Wi-Fi nor will any of your other electronics.

Kary B.
Verified Guest Comment

Elizabeth P.
Verified Guest Comment

Very nice great view and immaculate clean and equipped.

Javier G.
Enjoyed a beautiful stay in a comfortable little retreat, place was really clean and easy access...

Enjoyed a beautiful stay in a comfortable little retreat, place was really clean and easy access to everything around town. The only downfall was not being able to use the Hot tub as much as we wanted since it’s always away from the house and below 1 level. We did however use the one indoors which was great.


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.