Living Room w. Sleeper SofaPrivate Hot TubRuidoso River ViewsLiving Room w. Sleeper SofaLiving Area w. Access to Covered DeckCovered Deck SwingLiving + Dining AreaDining TableKitchen + Dining AreaKitchenKitchenPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary BathroomPrimary BathroomLaundryOutdoor GrillExteriorExteriorExterior + DrivewayRiverfront DiningRuidoso River ViewsRuidoso River ViewsWater, Water Everywhere - In addition to sitting on the banks of the Ruidoso River, Starlight Cabin is only five minutes from Grindstone Lake and ten minutes from Alto Lake. If you like fishing or boating, you’ll love it here.Into the Wild - Deer, wild turkeys, elk, bears, eagles, and even wild horses are among the wildlife you might spy during your stay.The Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca is visible from multiple vantage points around Ruidoso.Hit the Slopes - Not only does Sierra Blanca dominate the vistas, but Ski Apache is only a 40-minute drive from Starlight Cabin.A Treat for the Senses - Pine-fragranced breezes, the singing of hummingbirds during the day and the hooting of owls at night… There’s so much to savor.A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words - What more can we say?Peak Perfection - Sierra Blanca makes a perfect backdrop for selfies.Don’t Forget Your Golf Clubs - Starlight Cabin is less than 10 minutes from the Links at Sierra Blanca and the Cree Meadows golf courses.Nature at Your Doorstep - When you stay at Starlight Cabin, you don’t have to go far to revel in nature’s magnificence.But Wait, There’s More! - Starlight Cabin is also near Ruidoso Downs, Inn of the Mountain Gods casino, Hubbard Museum of the American West, Fort Stanton, and much more.Shopping and Gallery Hopping - Ruidoso is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.Trout and Trails - Just 10 minutes from Starlight Cabin, Alto Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and you can explore the surrounding woodlands and trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.Wish You Were Here? - You can be! Simply book your stay at Starlight Cabin today.

Starlight Cabin


4.78/5 (6)


4.78/5 | 6 reviews

Adorable cottage w. upscale furnishings, private hot tub + porch swing

1 BR | 1 Full Bath | Sleeps 4 | River View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

River View


River Front


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


Starlight Cabin sits along the Rio Ruidoso. This modest fishing hunting cabin has been beautifully renovated. While retaining it’s homespun charm you’ll find upscale furnishings, stainless appliances, WiFi cable TV. This quaint one-bedroom cottage, Star...
Starlight Cabin sits along the Rio Ruidoso. This modest fishing & hunting cabin has been beautifully renovated. While retaining it’s homespun charm you’ll find upscale furnishings, stainless appliances, WiFi & cable TV.

This quaint one-bedroom cottage, Starlight Cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. A sleeper sofa in the living room expands the cabin to sleep 4. Have your morning coffee at the table on the covered deck or sit on the porch swing while you enjoy the views of the river and the wildlife. Deer and elk frequent the area regularly. After a relaxing soak in the hot tub under the stars, you’ll nod off to sleep listening to the water rushing over the rocks.

As you relax indoors the large windows let you enjoy the sunlight streaming in, the rustling of the leaves in the fall or views of a quiet snowfall. The corner Vermont Castings stove enhances the living space. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, a large farm sink & all the dishes & cookware you’ll need to prepare a wonderful “home away from home” cooked meal. A grill is provided to prepare your favorite BBQ or your fresh “catch of the day”.

Starlight Cabin’s bedroom includes a wonderful king-sized bed, custom-made side tables, dresser & spacious closet. An antique claw-foot tub with shower is just another unique feature as is the reclaimed sink, distinguishing Starlight Cabin from so many other vacation rentals.

Another advantage, of course, is the cabin’s location. Set along the Rio Ruidoso but just minutes away from downtown, you can finish your morning coffee than stroll or take a quick drive to enjoy your day shopping or gallery hopping in midtown. After a busy morning you can retreat back to the cabin or eat in many of the wonderful restaurants.

If you’re looking for outdoor adventures, Starlight Cabin is centrally located between both Grindstone & Alto Lake. You can kayak, fish, paddleboard, play disc golf or hike on the numerous trails in the area both around the lakes or up in the Cedar Creek recreation area. Take a guided horseback ride at Grindstone stables or enjoy live horse racing at Ruidoso Downs. The Billy The Kid casino or the Inn of the Mountain Gods are about 10 minutes away. The Ruidoso Winter Park is just on the north end of Ruidoso going toward Ski Apache, which is about a 40 minute drive.

Don’t miss Starlight Cabin for your next mountain escape. Maximum 1 vehicle.

Ruidoso is a mountain town and during the winter months you may need 4x4 or chains on a two-wheel drive vehicle.  If booking within 48 hours of arrival, please call 575-258-5200 during business hours.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper


River View
Partial Mountain View
In Town
Water Front
River Front
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Ground Floor
Dining Area
Hot Water
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.

Jessica A.
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Patti J.
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Joseph A.
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Perfect place along the river with amazing views.

Max M.
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Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Cozy enough for two people. Location is great, near downtown. Would make two small recommendations: the bed needs a foam pillow top for added comfort and add a couple of black out shades to keep the light out in the bedroom. Will rent again in the future.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, $1000 is due at the time of Booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, $300 is due at the time of Booking if the total is less than $1000.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded.