You can enjoy the natural beauty of Ruidoso and the Sierra Blanca without leaving the premises of Hummingbird Retreat, thanks to the home’s spacious rear deck, complete with hot tub. Just as important, the interior of the 4-bedroom house is also welcoming and restful, comfortable and packed with conveniences.
The living room of Hummingbird Retreat is large enough to accommodate your entire group and any other friends who swing by. The serene earth tones, the plush sofas, the soft carpet, and the well-cushioned armchairs make it an ideal place to unwind after a day on the go. In winter the fireplace will bathe the room in a warm glow; in summer the ceiling fan will create a refreshing breeze. (Don’t worry: the house has central air-conditioning as well.) When you’re not watching a movie on the large flat-screen TV with cable, you can surf the web via the free WiFi.
Located just off the kitchen, the dining table easily seats 6 people. On crisp autumn or sunny spring days, you might prefer to dine out on the deck, where you can listen to the hummingbirds that give this home its name. You can cook alfresco too, on the gas grill. It’ll really come in handy for barbecuing any trout you reel in from nearby Alto Lake.
Alternatively, you can cook indoors, in Hummingbird Retreat’s roomy, well-equipped kitchen. You name it, the kitchen has it: appliances, gadgets, cookware, tableware, counter space, storage. Even if you eat your main meals out, you’ll appreciate the convenience of having a refrigerator to store milk and juice, a coffeemaker for your morning wake-me-up cup, and a microwave for reheating those restaurant leftovers. And while we’re on the subject of convenience, Hummingbird Retreat has its own full-size washer and dryer.
After dinner, you might want to head out to the deck for a nightcap beneath the twinkling stars. Sprawl out on one of the numerous chaises, or better yet, step into the hot tub. Especially if you spent the afternoon on the ski slopes or the hiking trails, a soak among the massaging jets of steamy water is a blissful way to end the day.
Hummingbird Retreat has 4 bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom offers 5-star comfort, with a king-size bed, a large flat-panel TV, and a spacious bathroom with a combination shower/tub. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have a queen-size bed and their own flat-screen TV. The 4th bedroom, with a daybed and a trundle, doubles as a sitting room; in addition to a TV, it has a foosball table. The kids will definitely want to sleep in here!
Other amenities include plenty of parking. If you’re visiting in winter, you’ll want your vehicle to be a 4-wheel drive or have tire chains; this is mountain country, and the roads can get snowy and icy. Then again, that’s probably why you’re here in winter: to go skiing, snowshoeing, or snow tubing. Ski Apache is less than 40 minutes from Hummingbird Retreat; only 10 minutes from the house is Ruidoso Winter Park, which offers not just snow tubing but also zip lining.
Even closer is Alto Lake and Recreation Area. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and there are hiking and biking trails as well. The Cedar Creek Recreation Area, less than 15 minutes away, includes a fitness trail with exercise stations; the equally close Two Rivers Park features among its 27 acres a paved trail alongside the Rio Ruidoso. For a different sort of activity, head to the Hubbard Museum of the American West, the boutiques and galleries of Sudderth Drive, or Billy the Kid Casino—they’re all within a 15-minute drive.
However you spend your days, you’ll love returning to Hummingbird Retreat afterward. Don’t miss out; book your stay today.
Plus Additional Fees
***Two night minimum stay required. *** Final pricing will include fees in addition to rent; including an end of stay cleaning fee, non refundable damage waiver, booking fee, local and state tax, community application fee (on select communities). *** All fees will be provided prior to booking.
- Coffee Maker
- Full Kitchen
- Grill - Private
- Ice Maker
- Ceiling Fans
- Central Air
- Washer & Dryer
- Medical Srvs Nearby
- Nearby Grocery
- Outlet Shopping
- Cable Television
- DVD Player
- Free Wifi
- Miniature Golf