The Best of All Worlds - Casita Rios offers stunning views of the mountains and exceptional privacy, yet it’s only minutes from shops, restaurants, casinos, and more. It’s an ideal location for the perfect getaway.Plenty of Room - With two armchairs and a sofa as well as lots of floor space, the living area is large enough for the whole gang to gather. Watch TV, play with the kids, post photos of the Sierra Blanca courtesy of the free Wi-Fi… enjoy!Warm Up by the Fire - The wood-burning fireplace is sure to be a favorite gathering spot on brisk winter evenings. And how gorgeous is that tiled surround?Go with the Flow - The great room’s open layout makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids in the living area or to keep up with the conversation around the dining table even while you’re cooking in the kitchen.The Good Life - It’s difficult to say which are more spectacular: The Sierra Blanca sunrises or sunsets. You’ll just have to come out here to the balcony and judge for yourself!Because Dining In is Often More Enjoyable… - While it’s fun to try new restaurants, eating in can be more relaxing—especially after an action-packed day of hiking, skiing, or mountain biking. Happily, Casita Rios’s dining table seats six in comfort and style.Let the Sunshine In - The great room’s numerous windows let in plenty of sunshine and fresh mountain breezes. You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated at Casita Rios!You Name It, the Kitchen’s Got It - Oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, cookware, tableware, island: Casita Rios’s kitchen is fully equipped. All you need to bring are food and an appetite!Belly Up to the Bar - The island’s breakfast bar is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee or to set up your laptop and surf the web. The kids might want to eat all their meals here!Sous Chefs Welcome - Since everyone ends up congregating in the kitchen, go ahead and put them to work slicing and dicing while they perch at the breakfast bar.Around-the-Clock Convenience - Even if you dine out for most of your meals, you’ll appreciate having a refrigerator to keep milk and wine cold, a blender for mixing smoothies and margaritas, and the ability to grab a snack anytime you want.Cooking is a Pleasure, Not a Chore - The kitchen’s open layout, colorful decor, and wealth of appliances and elbow room might spur you to new culinary heights.Something for Everyone - Whether you prefer to start your morning with coffee and toast, a fruit smoothie, or a stack of pancakes, you’ll find all the necessary appliances and cookware in Casita Rios’s kitchen.Sweet Dreams are Made of This - With its king-size bed, en suite bathroom, handsome furnishings, and ample storage, the primary bedroom is a respite you’ll love escaping to once you finally call it a day.Romance on the Balcony - The primary bedroom opens directly onto the balcony. You and your special someone can indulge in some late-night stargazing without waking the others.So Much Splendor - Enjoy your morning coffee or a nightcap on the balcony. By day you can listen to hummingbirds amid the fresh mountain air; at night you can point out the constellations while owls serenade.Pamper Yourself - As beautifully decorated as the rest of Casita Rios, the primary bathroom encourages long steamy showers and lengthy pampering sessions.Twice as Nice - Twin sinks allow both of you to wash up at the same time, so you can jump-start your day that much faster.Start Your Stay with a Nap - When you arrive at Casita Rios, you’ll find the beds perfectly made up, so you can treat yourself to a nap before you even unpack.Step Out to the Courtyard - Because the second bedroom opens directly onto the courtyard, you can be the first to bring your breakfast outdoors and relish the sunshine and birdsong.Made in the Shade - The courtyard’s overhang provides welcome shade on sultry summer days.All the Comforts of Home - The second bathroom, like the first, includes twin sinks and plenty of storage. We’ll provide all the clean towels you could possibly want—no need to bring your own.Shower or Bath: Your Choice - The second bathroom has a combination shower/tub. A long soak will feel so restorative after a day on the slopes, the links, or the hiking trail.Business and Pleasure - Hopefully you won’t have to work during your stay at Casita Rios. But if you do, you can take advantage of the spacious study.Quiet Time - In addition to large spaces where the whole gang can hang out together, Casita Rios offers smaller areas, like the study, where you can savor private time or one-on-one chats.The More the Merrier - In addition to the king-size beds in each bedroom, Casita Rios has a sofa that opens into a full bed and two twin-size rollaway beds.So Convenient - In addition to two full bathrooms—one for each bedroom—Casita Rios has a handy half-bath with a dazzling sink and a gorgeous mirror.Feel Free to Pack Light - Although there’s plenty of storage, you can pack light if you prefer: Casita Rios has its own washer and dryer.IMG_2788The Great Outdoors - Casita Rios’s spacious courtyard and well-manicured lawns are as inviting as its beautifully furnished interior.Southwestern State of Mind - Bring a pitcher of margaritas out to the courtyard as the sun begins to set, gather with your friends, and revel in the pine-scented breezes and each other’s company. That’s what a New Mexico vacation is all about.Dinner Alfresco - Cook up trout you reeled in from a nearby lake on Casita Rios’s grill, then savor your feast at the courtyard’s dining table—pure bliss!IMG_2786At Ease - As you relax in your private walled courtyard, you’ll feel far removed from your daily routine. And the kids will have a blast playing tag or hide-and-seek.Deer, Wild Turkeys, Elk… - You’re likely to spy all sorts of wildlife sauntering among the trees just beyond Casita Rios’ courtyard.Paradise Right Outside Your Door - Though there’s plenty to see and do in and around Ruidoso, you might want to spend much of your stay simply relaxing in the courtyard or on the balcony with a book and a drink.The Good Life - The only drawback to staying at Casita Rios? You might never want to leave!A Private Kingdom - As you look out on the wide-open spaces surrounding Casita Rios, you’ll feel as if you’re king or queen of all you survey—and that’s a wonderful feeling.Parking’s No Problem - There’s room for multiple vehicles in the private driveway, which will come in handy if you’re vacationing with another family or multiple couples.The Good Times Start Here - From the moment you drive up to Casita Rios, you’ll know you chose an idyllic spot for your vacation.Picture Perfect - The views around Casita Rios make an ideal background for Instagram-worthy selfies.The Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca Peak is visible from multiple vantage points around Casita Rios.Bring Your Rod and Reel - Only a few miles from Casita Rios, Alto Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and surrounded by woodlands with biking and hiking trails.Hit the Links - The Links at Sierra Blanca and Cree Meadows are just two of the nearby golf courses.See and Ski the Mountains - Not only can you admire the mountains, but you can ski them as well; Ski Apache is only 45 minutes away.Your Vacation, Your Way - When you stay at Casita Rios you can enjoy high-energy activities such as skiing, climbing, and mountain biking or low-key pursuits such as birdwatching, fishing, and quiet strolls.Shopping and Gallery-Hopping - Downtown Ruidoso is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.Wow… - The surrounding landscape lends itself to oohing and ahhing.Trout and Trails - When you’re not fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on nearby Grindstone Lake, you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.Wish You Were Here? - You can be! Simply book your stay at Casita Rios today.

Casita Rios


4.93/5 (41)


4.93/5 | 41 reviews

Single-level cabin w. spacious courtyard, balcony + near dining

2 BR | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 6 | Mountain View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Mountain View


In Town


Wireless Internet


Where you'll be


Casita Rios celebrates everything that makes Ruidoso so special. Built in classic Southwestern style, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home boasts wood-beamed ceilings, arched doorways, and a wealth of richly colored tilework. From the balcony, you can...
Casita Rios celebrates everything that makes Ruidoso so special. Built in classic Southwestern style, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home boasts wood-beamed ceilings, arched doorways, and a wealth of richly colored tilework. From the balcony, you can watch bald eagles soar above the Sierra Blanca; in the spacious courtyard you can sip margaritas as hummingbirds sing amid the pine-fragranced breezes. And lakes, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, casinos, and woodlands are just beyond your front door.

The home’s great room is truly deserving of the term. The luxe leather sofa and roomy armchairs enable the whole gang to gather together. Whether you’re watching a movie on the large flat-screen TV with cable or enjoying après-ski drinks in the golden glow of the wood-burning fireplace, you and your family or friends can savor one another’s company in a stunning yet blissfully relaxed setting. The view of the lushly wooded hills through the numerous picture windows only adds to the away-from-it-all ambience.

Just beyond Casita Rios’s living area is the handsome wood dining table, which seats six. The adjacent kitchen island can accommodate three more people. It’s a handy spot for guests to perch as they help prepare a meal. Like the rest of the great room, the kitchen is open and spacious. Equipped with shining stainless-steel appliances, ample counter space, and plenty of cookware and tableware, the kitchen is certain to encourage your culinary creativity.

Both bedrooms all but guarantee a fabulous night’s sleep. Each includes a lofty king-size bed beneath a ceiling fan whose gentle breeze serves as the perfect lullaby. Each bedroom also has access to an outdoor area. From the primary suite you can step out onto the balcony while the second bedroom opens onto the courtyard.

Two more people can sleep in the study, which includes a leather couch that opens into a full-size bed. Hopefully you won’t have to work while you’re here, but if you do, feel free to use the study’s desk, and of course Casita Rios has complimentary WiFi as well. Have additional guests? The house offers a pair of twin-size rollaway beds, enabling it to sleep as many as eight people.

Casita Rios has a full bathroom for each bedroom, outfitted to the same high standard as the rest of the home. There’s also a convenient half-bath and, speaking of convenience, the house includes a washer and a dryer. So, you can run a load of laundry while catching up with your reading on the covered balcony.

An equally serene space for relaxing al fresco is Casita Rios’s courtyard. You’ll find plenty of shade here as well as wide-open areas to bask in the sunshine. One area of the courtyard is furnished with a dining table and chairs, along with a grill. If you reel in any trout from nearby Alto or Grindstone Lake, you can cook it out here and dine among the mountain breezes. Whip up a batch of margaritas, and you’ve got yourself a true Southwestern feast!

In addition to being only a few miles from the two lakes, Casita Rios is close to numerous other attractions. You can drive to the Links at Sierra Blanca and several other golf courses in minutes. Hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails are nearby as well. So are the galleries and boutiques of downtown Ruidoso, two casinos, and the Hubbard Museum of the American West, and in less than an hour you can hit the slopes of Ski Apache. (Because this is mountain and snow country, vehicles with four-wheel drive and/or tire chains are strongly advised in winter.)

No matter how you spend your days, you’ll love returning to the comfort, beauty, and serenity of Casita Rios afterward. Don’t miss out: Book this beautiful getaway today!

Maximum Vehicles 2.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper


Mountain View
Wooded View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Ground Floor
Fenced in Yard
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
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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Roomy, beautiful, quiet, convenient

House was beautiful! Issues weren’t with house or owner, but with local management company &...

House was beautiful! Issues weren’t with house or owner, but with local management company & housekeeping. Hair on shower wall, laundry in dryer, trash in laundry room & office, no dishwasher (but instructions advised to put dishes in dishwasher & start it), no dish soap to wash dishes, no extra paper towels to replace, wifi was spotty & tv froze, hard for phones to stay on wifi at same time as tv. Maintenance was helpful & called provider but service was two days out. Tried to switch properties, but second property was not clean & smelled bad & we ended up going back to this one. Options for other locations were available, but management company not willing to work with us on an acceptable switch because they would lose money with Airbnb. Housekeeping, customer service & supplies should have been better based on what we paid for cleaning fees & other administrative fees. I would stay at this property again as it was nice; however, I would hope these issues are fixed for guests.


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.