The Great Outdoors - Bear Paw’s huge deck includes plenty of seating, tables, and even a fire pit so that you can relax amid the Ponderosa pines, the mountain breezes, and the singing of hummingbirds.Welcome to Bear Paw - With its rustic-chic furnishings, Bear Paw is a warm, welcoming place to return to after a day on the slopes, trails, or the links. And since it’s pet-friendly, your four legged friends are welcome too.Relax—You’re on Vacation - Sprawl out on the living area’s leather sofa and watch a movie on the large TV. Curl up in an armchair and surf the web via the free Wi-Fi. Nestle on the settee as you read to the kids.Cozy Up By the Fire - There’s plenty of space for everyone to gather around the fireplace on a chilly evening. Sip hot cocoa, play Pictionary, and create memories you’ll long cherish.The More the Merrier - As well as a dining table that seats 6, Bear Paw has a breakfast bar that accommodates 4 more. The bar is also a handy spot to sit and help with meal prep—or to at least keep the cook company!Open and Easy - The open layout makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids at the dining table or to watch TV even as you’re cooking in the kitchen.The Spacious Kitchen - Along with appliances, cookware, and tableware, the roomy kitchen has plenty of counter space and storage. You can stock up on groceries at the beginning of your stay, rather than making repeated shopping trips.Foodies, Rejoice! - Bear Paw’s stainless-steel appliances, bountiful counter space, and wealth of cookware makes preparing meals a pleasure rather than a chore.Did Someone Say “Coffee”? - The kitchen has a dedicated coffee bar, so you can jump-start your day with a morning cup of joe.The Charming Downstairs Den - In addition to the main floor’s living area, Bear Paw has a den downstairs with its own TV, fireplace, and table for playing board games or working on crafts.Set Up Your Laptop - Hopefully you won’t have to work during your stay. But if you do, the den has a desk where you can set up your laptop and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.The Primary Suite - With a king-size bed, Bear Paw’s primary bedroom makes it easy to catch up on your sleep.Late-night Delight - Sprawl out on your king-size bed and watch a movie on the HDTV, surf the web, read, and drift to sleep beneath the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan.Primp in Style - The beautifully outfitted primary bathroom includes twin sinks and mirrors, so you can both get ready for a night out at the same time.Rise and Shine - A bracing shower in the primary bathroom’s tiled shower will rev you up in the morning and have you rarin’ to go.The Chic Second Bedroom - Along with a queen-size bed, the second bedroom includes a claw-foot tub, so you can soak in splendor while watching TV. And how elegant is that chandelier?Ahhh… - After a day on the go, your weary muscles will relish a long, steamy soak in your private tub.A Bathroom for Each Bedroom - As well as three bedrooms, Bear Paw has three bathrooms, so you won’t have to queue up in the hallway before you can wash up. This bathroom includes a combination shower/tub.Yes, This is a Bedroom - Though it may look like an office or a study, this room actually sleeps four people, thanks to its pair of queen-size Murphy beds.Up and Down - When the Murphy beds are down, Bear Paw can sleep eight people (and a pet or two as well.)Slumber Party Central - The kids will love making this room their private clubhouse. Every night will seem like a pajama party!Storage Galore - All three bedrooms offer generous storage. You don’t have to live out of a suitcase when you stay at Bear Paw.The Third Bathroom - We’ll provide plenty of clean towels for all three bathrooms, so you can leave your linens at home where they belong.Shower in the Morning, Soak at Night - Because this bathroom has a combination shower/tub, you can wash up however you prefer.A Private Washer and Dryer - Thanks to Bear Paw’s full-size washer and dryer, you can pack light—and even return home with clean clothes in your suitcase.In the Swing - Along with plenty of Adirondack chairs and a dining table, the wraparound covered deck boasts a swing. The kids will have fun sitting on it during the day… and you and your sweetheart will enjoy snuggling on it at night.Relaxation is Practically Guaranteed - Bring your morning coffee or an evening cocktail out to the deck, ease into a chair, and take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air.Plenty of Parking - In addition to a garage, Bear Paw has a large paved driveway.So Convenient! - As you enjoy the peaceful wooded view from the deck, you might easily forget that Bear Paw is no more than a 10-minute drive to Alto Lake and Recreation Area, the Links at Sierra Blanca, Moon Mountain, and more.Come On In! - The water is perfect in the hot tub. After all, vacation is all about relaxation - when the adventuring is done for the day!Picture Perfect - When your friends back home see your photos of the glorious mountains, plains, and woodlands around Bear Paw, they’ll be so jealous!Every Season is a Great Time to Visit - Skiing in winter, hiking and biking in summer, spectacular views, art galleries, and artisan shops year-round: Ruidoso offers something for everyone, whatever the season.Nature’s Soundtrack - The sound of the Rio Ruidoso rolling over the rocks is an idyllic backdrop to lazy strolls and picnics.Your Vacation, Your Way - When you visit Ruidoso you can enjoy high-energy activities such as skiing, climbing, and mountain biking or low-key pursuits such as bird-watching, fishing, or shopping.A Pair of Lakes - Bear Paw sits between Alto Lake and Recreation Area and Grindstone Lake and Trail System. If you enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking, you’ll love it here!The Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca is visible from multiple vantage points throughout Ruidoso.Bring Your Rod and Reel - Alto Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and the surrounding woodlands and trails offer plenty of opportunities to spy deer, elk, eagles, and perhaps even bears.Shop ‘til You Drop - Whether it’s fine jewelry, artisanal candles, swimsuits, or snow gear, you’re sure to find plenty you’ll want or need among Ruidoso’s shops.Hit the Links - The Links at Sierra Blanca golf course is less than 10 minutes from Bear Paw. Just don’t let the spectacular vistas put you off your game!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.

Bear Paw

4.14/5 (5)

4.14/5 | 5 reviews

Cabin w. wraparound deck, private hot tub and wood-burning fireplaces. Pet friendly
3 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Wooded View
Ruidoso, NM


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

Where you'll be


The great outdoors in all its splendor is a prime reason to visit Ruidoso, and Bear Paw makes it easy to relish the crisp mountain air, the inspiring views, and the nearby lakes and trails. Not only is the three-bedroom home close to climbing, skiing, fish...
The great outdoors in all its splendor is a prime reason to visit Ruidoso, and Bear Paw makes it easy to relish the crisp mountain air, the inspiring views, and the nearby lakes and trails. Not only is the three-bedroom home close to climbing, skiing, fishing, biking, and riding, but it also boasts a huge wraparound deck. Start your morning sipping coffee on an Adirondack chair as hummingbirds chirp among the Ponderosa pines or end your day with a cocktail in hand while you soak in the hot tub. Cook trout you reeled in yourself on the gas grill, then sit down to enjoy it at the deck’s dining table.

On the deck where you’ll find the hot tub to relax in. It’s so much fun to soak in the soothing waters and share stories about your day’s adventures.

As serene and lovely as the deck and its environs are, you do have to go indoors sometime. Happily, the interior of Bear Paw is just as inviting—and because it’s pet-friendly, that means your four-legged friends are welcome too. Decorated in restful neutral tones and natural textures, the living room exemplifies mountain-lodge elegance. The roll-arm leather sofa, the antique-style high-back settee, and the roomy armchairs invite everyone to get comfortable. The stone-surround fireplace will warm you up after a day on the slopes, while the ceiling fan will cool you down after a day on the links. The living room has a large flat-screen TV with cable, as does the downstairs den. Furnished with a sofa, chairs, and a table for playing cards or board games, the den also has its own fireplace. And if you need to catch up on work during your stay (though hopefully, that’s not the case!) you can set up your laptop on the den’s desk and avail yourself of Bear Paw’s free WiFi.

One of the many advantages of staying in a home rather than a hotel is having a full kitchen at your disposal. Bear Paw’s kitchen is so spacious, well equipped, and downright gorgeous, you may want to cook every night. Stainless-steel appliances, plenty of cookware and tableware, a bevy of counter space, and enough storage so that you can stock up on groceries at the beginning of your stay: This kitchen has it all. When you don’t want to take your meal out on the deck, you can sit down at the dining table or the adjacent breakfast bar, which together seat 10 people.

Bear Paw’s bedrooms all but ensure a great night’s sleep. All three bedrooms include a flat-screen TV, a soothing ceiling fan, and generous storage. The primary features a king-size bed; the second offers not only a queen-size bed but also a claw-foot tub right in the room. After an action-packed day, soothe your weary muscles with a steamy soak while watching your favorite late-night shows. The third bedroom sleeps four people in a pair of Murphy beds; when the beds are tucked up against the wall, the room can serve as an office or a study.

In addition to three bedrooms, Bear Paw has three bathrooms. You’ll be able to treat yourself to a lengthy primping session without a line forming on the other side of the door. We’ll provide all the clean towels you could possibly need, so you don’t have to load up your suitcase with linens from home. In fact, because Bear Paw has its own washer and dryer, you can pack lighter than usual.

The snow and the mountains are the top reasons to visit in winter. Ski Apache is only 40 minutes away; less than 15 minutes away is Ruidoso Winter Park, where you can snow tube. Even closer are Alto Lake and Recreation Area, the Links at Sierra Blanca, and Grindstone Lake and Trail System.

So much fun awaits you at Bear Paw. Don’t miss out: Book your stay today!

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. Maximum Vehicles 3. If you are trying to book within 48 hours of arrival you must call 575-258-5200 Opt#1. Monday- Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 8-3 to book last minute.


Wooded View
In Town
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
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Dining Room
Living Room
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
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


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.

Kimberly W.
Verified Guest Comment

Super cozy in the cold, with perfect balance of quiet and access to town. We loved our time in this mountain home.

Chase T.
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Thomas G B.
Verified Guest Comment

Great living & dining area / well stocked kitchen / awesome deck. Location to activities couldn’t be better.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

The place was as advertised, however, multiple bedding (comforters) had biological stains on them. Really problematic for my wife. Maintenance was quick to respond to any problems. Also, with current severe drought conditions, I suggest that potential renters check area information to make sure that hiking and other activities are still allowed.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

It had everything we needed! And we had a fabulous time! We would definitely stay here again!


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: 2

  • 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.