Comfort, Charm, and Convenience - Located alongside the Ruidoso River, Starlight Cabin offers plenty of little luxuries, including a hot tub, cable TV, a king-size bed, free Wi-Fi and a whole lot of charm. And it’s less than two miles from downtown!Starlight Cabin’s Private Hot Tub - Ah, the joys of having a private outdoor hot tub! Laze among its bubbling, steaming waters and listen to the breeze rustling through the trees whenever you like.Down by the River - When you’re not fishing, you can sit alongside the Ruidoso River and delight in the sound of the water rushing over the rocks as hummingbirds and swallows chirp.Extra Guests Welcome - The living area’s sofa opens into a bed for two, so that Starlight Cabin can sleep four people in all!The Living Area is Dedicated to Relaxation - Everything about the handsome living area—the leather couch, the gas fireplace, the HDTV with cable, the free WiFi—invites you to kick back, relax, and enjoy.New and Improved - Starlight Cabin was built in the 1930s as a fishing cabin, but it has since been remodeled and refurbished with top-quality appliances and furnishings, making it ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.Fine Dining - Numerous restaurants are just minutes away, but why bother going out when you can linger over a meal at Starlight Cabin’s lovely table for two?Inside or Out - In addition to the indoor table, Starlight Cabin has bistro tables on its deck and on the lawn by the river.Sparkling and Fully Equipped - With its gleaming stainless-steel appliances, wealth of cookware and tableware, and plentiful counter space, Starlight Cabin’s kitchen makes cooking a pleasure, not a chore.Designer Touches - The farmhouse sink, the extendible faucet, and the richly figured wood cupboards are just a few of the upscale features that set this cabin apart and make your stay here extra special.A Private Washer and Dryer - Feel free to pack light: Starlight Cabin has its own washer and dryer.Luxuriate on the King-size Bed - You might find yourself drifting to sleep the moment you stretch out on the king-size bed. In the morning you’re sure to wake up refreshed and raring to go.At Your Service - You’ll arrive to find the bed beautifully made up and freshly laundered towels waiting, so you can kick off your vacation with a shower and a nap—just the thing after a day of travel.Rustic Refinement - Vintage-style furnishings give Starlight Cabin the ambiance of a country inn—one you don’t have to share with any else!Soak or Shower in the Claw-foot Tub - A shower has been added to the claw-foot tub, so you can enjoy all the old-time charm as well as thoroughly modern convenience.Something Old, Something New - The bathroom’s vintage sink is surrounded by a luxe vanity that provides plenty of storage for your toiletries.Grillers Delight - Whether it’s fish you reeled in yourself or steak from the grocery store, it’ll taste even better when grilled outdoors in the fresh mountain air.In the Swing of Things - Sitting on the porch swing with your morning coffee or a late-night glass of wine is a magical way to start or end your day.A Peaceful, Private Soak - Walls of wood and corrugated metal around the hot tub allow you to soak in privacy, though there’s also a window so that you can gaze out at the trees as you luxuriate.The Great Outdoors - As well as the covered deck, the cabin has a yard that stretches down to the Ruidoso River. You’re likely to see deer and wild turkey stroll among the grounds.Serenity Now - Overlooking a river and set among trees, Starlight Cabin lets you relish nature’s beauty. Yet it’s less than two miles from the restaurants, shops, and galleries of downtown Ruidoso.Riverfront Dining - Bring your meal out to the table alongside the river for a fresh-air picnic without having to spread out a blanket and sit on the ground (though of course, you can do so if you prefer!).Your Vacation, Your Way - When you stay at Starlight Cabin you can enjoy high-energy activities such as skiing, climbing, and mountain biking or low-key pursuits such as bird-watching, fishing, and quiet strolls.Photo Ops Abound - You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes as you explore the area.Water, 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.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 known for black bear, deer, elk, and eagle sightings!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!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.

Starlight Cabin

4.67/5 (3)

4.67/5 | 3 reviews

Adorable cottage w. upscale furnishings, covered deck, porch swing
1 BR | 1 Full Bath | Sleeps 4 | Partial View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
River View View
River Front Proximity
Hot Tub - Private Amenity

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...
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. (Be prepared for winter road conditions with either 4 wheel drive or chains)

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


Partial View
River View
Water Front
In Town
River Front
Hot Tub - Private
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
Ground Floor
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Dining Room
Living Room
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
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


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Max M.
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Anonymous C.
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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.

Anonymous C.
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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.