Spend quality time together - The open layout makes it easy for everyone to enjoy each other’s company, whether you’re cooking in the kitchen, surfing the web at the dining table, or stretched out with a book in the living area.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.Living Area - Vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan add to the ambiance of this fantastic property.The Great Outdoors - Sometimes the best room in the house is, in fact, outside on the deck!Open Dining - The dining room table can seat eight guests, and there is plenty of open space so everyone can be part of the dinnertime conversation without anyone feeling left out.Breakfast Bar - The breakfast bar is perfect for serving drinks in the evening, or a leisurely morning meal!Test Out Your Culinary Skills - Who will be the Top Chef" on your Vacation? Take on cooking like you never have before in this gorgeous kitchen.The Open, well-equipped kitchen - Friends can sit at the breakfast bar and help with slicing and dicing—or at the very least they can keep the chef company.Get ready to bond with the family over a game of pool!Sweet Dreams - The king-sized bed at Christi and Don's Nuthouse primary bedroom is so inviting and comfortable, you’ll sleep like a baby as you dream of all the fun you’ll have in the day ahead.Primary En-suite - 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.Catch up on beauty sleep! - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!Second Bedroom - The guest bedroom is bright and cheery. Wake up refreshed and ready for a day of excitement!Full Guest Bathroom - Enjoy a shower or soak in the tub in this beautiful guest bathroom.Sleepy Time Awaits - This downstairs bedroom is very restful, with its cool decor and lofty bed. You will be tempted to turn in early and sleep late. And why not... you're on vacation, after all!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!Bedroom #5 - Yet another reason to book your stay at Christi and Don's Nuthouse is the abundance of space and sleeping arrangements that will please all your guests.Welcome to Christi and Don's Nuthouse! - Your vacation starts here, right at the front door!You Have Arrived - As soon as you come up the driveway, you will begin to appreciate the charm of this hidden gem!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.

Christi And Don's Nuthouse

4.47/5 (53)

4.47/5 | 53 reviews

Spacious deck w. wooded views, large windows, fireplace
5 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Mountain View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
Mountain View View
In Town Proximity
Hot Tub - Private Amenity

Where you'll be


When in Ruidoso, you probably intend to spend most of your time outdoors among the mountains and lakes. Christi and Don’s Nuthouse is so welcoming and convivial. However, you might find yourself not wanting to leave its delights. Let’s start wi...
When in Ruidoso, you probably intend to spend most of your time outdoors among the mountains and lakes. Christi and Don’s Nuthouse is so welcoming and convivial. However, you might find yourself not wanting to leave its delights.

Let’s start with the great room—and what a great room it is! Encompassing the living area, a dining space, a kitchen, and a game area, this wide-open room boasts a vaulted ceiling, a gas fireplace, and plenty of large windows looking out onto Ponderosa pines and the mountains. Christi and Don’s Nuthouse sleeps ten people, and as many as three mature pets as well. But even if you have a full house, there’s plenty of room for everyone to kick back in the living area and watch TV or play charades. And wait until you stretch out on those leather sofas… so comfortable! More fun awaits in the game area, where you’ll find a pool table.

The dining table seats 8, and there’s room for four more at the breakfast bar. This bar is a handy place to set up your laptop and surf the web via the free WiFi. It’s also a convenient place to sit and help with the cooking (or to at least keep the cook company!). As for the kitchen of Christi and Don’s Nuthouse, it’s equipped with the full gamut of appliances, cookware, gadgets, and tableware. Whether you’re making breakfast omelets, a multicourse dinner, or late-night margaritas, you’ll find all the accouterments you’ll need.

If you prefer cooking and dining alfresco, head out to the covered deck. It’s furnished with a gas grill and a dining table with chairs, and the view of the mountains is spectacular. What’s more, the yard is fenced in, good news if you’re vacationing with your kids or dogs.

Three of the home’s five bedrooms are located on the main floor. The primary suite includes a king-size bed and a private bathroom. The 2nd bedroom features a queen-size bed, while the 3rd has a full-size bed. These bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom, which like the primary includes a combination shower/tub and loads of storage. The remaining two bedrooms are downstairs. Each of these spacious rooms includes a queen-size bed. These share the 3rd bathroom, with its own combo shower/tub. All five bedrooms have a TV.

When you arrive at Christi and Don’s Nuthouse the beds will already be made up, plenty of clean towels will be in the bathrooms, and extra bedding will be ready and waiting. What’s more, the house has a washer and dryer, and the 2-car garage and the circular drive ensure that there’s plenty of parking for all your guests.
Then again, if you’re visiting in winter, the snow is probably why. Ski Apache is just over a half-hour drive from Christi and Don’s Nuthouse. Only 10 minutes away is Ruidoso Winter Park, where you can snow tub in winter and soar on a zip line year-round. In warmer weather, you can drive to Alto Lake and Recreation Area in less than 10 minutes; once there you can fish in the stocked lake and explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback. And in less than 20 minutes you can drive to the art galleries and shops of Sudderth Drive, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, Billy the Kid Casino, and more.

When you stay at Christ and Don’s Nuthouse, you’ll have a wealth of options at your fingertips. The first order of business, though, is booking your stay. So go ahead, and get ready for your best vacation yet.

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 or chains may be necessary during the winter months to access your home. Maximum Vehicles 5.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom

King Bed

2nd Bedroom


3rd Bedroom


4th Bedroom


5th Bedroom



Mountain 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)
Game Room
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Laptop Friendly
Fenced in Yard
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

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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.

Elaine K.
The house was open and great for a family. The kitchen was very poorly stocked; no baking...

The house was open and great for a family. The kitchen was very poorly stocked; no baking pans/sheets, not enough cooking utensils and not enough silverware. The owner needs to update/replace many rusty sinks. The decor could use updating but the rusty sinks are less than desirable.Also there is no heat in the lower level where two bedrooms are located. The management company is amazing. They were attentive to things we needed and very easy to work with. Bottom line, we would use the agency again but choose another location until Updates are made.

Megan G.
Verified Guest Comment

Christy and Don's nuthouse is a wonderful place to stay! My family and I had a great time and would definitely stay there again!

Overall very clean facility. Was missing common amenities (foil, cleaning supplies, etc). Very...

Overall very clean facility. Was missing common amenities (foil, cleaning supplies, etc). Very organized and spacious. Would be nice if TV had Netflix or Prime available. Couldn’t use external streaming devices. A but cold downstairs. Upstairs was nice and warm. Would definitely stay again.

Great place to relax and enjoy Ruidoso, beautiful scenery and comfortable house. Thank you…

Great place to relax and enjoy Ruidoso, beautiful scenery and comfortable house. Thank you…

Ondrea D.
Verified Guest Comment

We were really excited to stay here! The home has so much potential but it needs some work! We traveled with two small puppies that belong to my mother. Otherwise we're not used to animal dander. The blankets/throws and comforters and we're covered in dog hair and soiled....they we're absolutely filthy. And there was hair inside of the maid beds and linens. It was obvious that the owners stock of linens blankets etc. had not been clean in a while. The carpet in the master closet and downstairs was old and dense with dirt, definitely needed to be replaced. We had a very hard time sleeping due the dander(there was no doubt that previous guest had let their animals sleep on the beds with them and then they were not cleaned ) The hot tub is in the master bedroom. The chlorine tablets from the hot tub were so strong and it could be smelled all throughout the house. Due to the chemicals and the carpet and soiled bedding we did not sleep well at all. I did call housekeeping the first morning and ask if there were other blankets that we could use and was told we would have to wash them on our own however the washer and dryer were stackable's in so tiny they could not accommodate this task so we just dealt with it. The kitchen was not organized whatsoever! And the housekeeping crew has not kept it tidy. We had to move things around just to accommodate a simple pantry. Multiple blenders and coffee makers that did not work. That all needs to be re-organized and restocked. The house seem to be pretty clean things were just shoved and hidden in closets and cubbies. It was not tidy and organized. A tip for the owners: Do away with all of the Dated miss matched linens, blankets and comforters. Splurge on to quality blankets per bedroom, feather down inserts with a white duvet and white linens. Four pillows per bed are preferred. All of the pillows are old and none of them are hypoallergenic. You could purchase all of this from IKEA and make a huge upgrade in your home. If you replaced the dated curtains downstairs with a quality white and the mismatched shower curtain in the master with a white cotton to complement the white towels in the white linens on the bed what a difference that would make! I really appreciated the crisp white towels that were offered and I did notice that the sheets were ironed however their quality was very poor. In your kitchen your plates bowls coffee cups and glasses were fine! But pull out everything else and minimize you only need a handful of pots and pans. You did not own a large skillet and the pots you did have were flaking and need to be thrown away. All of this can be purchased at IKEA and would make this definitely cost-effective. Your outdoor area grounds need to be kept up. Several of your lights on the path were broken although I think that was due to the wild mustangs coming in the yard. There were old carpets and water hoses and random trashy items that were visible from the deck. There was a massive amount of poop from previous guests and lots of trash debris. A little effort and the yard could look so much better. I wish there were someway for you to enclose the hot tub because it is terribly awkward being right in the middle of the master bedroom. I have managed Airbnb's and I own a cleaning company and so I hope that you take my advice and make these changes they would make an enormous difference in your home. You really do have a lovely home with so much potential, it could be so much better and it deserves it! We had a lovely Christmas 22' thank you so much!


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 3

  • Within 60 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 61+ days prior to arrival, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 61+ 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.