Living RoomPrivate Hot TubRiver ViewsLiving RoomLiving RoomDining AreaOutdoor Seating + EntrywayFront DeckKitchen + Breakfast BarKitchen + Breakfast BarKitchenKitchenPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary BathroomPrimary BathroomSecond Bedroom - King Size BedSecond Bedroom - King Size BedBalcony Views + SeatingSecond BathroomThird Bedroom - King Size BedThird Bedroom - King Size BedThird BathroomFourth Bedroom - Twin over Twin Bunk BedFourth Bedroom - Twin over Twin Bunk BedLoft Living AreaLoft Living AreaLower Level Living AreaLower Level Dining AreaLower Level KitchenSunroom/WorkspaceLaundryLarge Wrap Around PorchHot TubLower Level EntranceFront ExteriorFront ExteriorFront ExteriorDrivewayBeautiful Elk - Ruidoso is home to some of the most amazing wildlife! From the quiet appearance of large, majestic elk to wild horse herds, you will find it all here in Ruidoso, New Mexico!Perfect for the Kids - The kids will love you for allowing them to splash and play all day.Fun in the Sun at the Pool - Swimming in the pool is one of the best parts of a vacation. Head over to the community pool and have some family fun!Make sure to keep up the tennis practice! - Grab your racquets and head out for a friendly game on the tennis courts!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!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!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!Four True Seasons - The Ruidoso area enjoys an entire range of seasons ranging from snowy winters to bright, cool summers.Mountain Living - Ruidoso is characterized by crisp mountain air and tall pine trees, and this property has its fair share right outside the door!The Great Outdoors - From the beautiful historic sites and mountain views to the cool, Ruidoso pines and natural landscapes, you're guaranteed to have an unbelievable vacation experience no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Paradise on the River


4.51/5 (5)


4.51/5 | 5 reviews

Spacious retreat perfect for large groups and families - includes a private hot tub and large wrap around porch.

4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Wooded View

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Water View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


Paradise on the River is the perfect mountain getaway for larger groups or family reunions! Amid the Alpine forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, this large cabin-style home sits in a park-like setting along the Rio Ruidoso River. Step through the fro...
Paradise on the River is the perfect mountain getaway for larger groups or family reunions! Amid the Alpine forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, this large cabin-style home sits in a park-like setting along the Rio Ruidoso River.

Step through the front door to be greeted by unique, rustic decor inspired by the history and culture of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Soaring vaulted ceilings lift your spirits, and the huge wall of windows gives you a wide-open view to the serene, wooded world outside. Take a seat on the comfortable couch, and warm up on a cool night around the magnificent, floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Open to the living room is the spacious kitchen with a large island for easy food preparation. Serve drinks or dessert to guests around the island at diner-style bar stools, or at the adjacent kitchen table for two. Share dinner in the dining room for a more formal, intimate meal.

Walk upstairs to relax in the loft space that overlooks the main living room, kitchen, and the view beyond. Here you’ll find a sofa and two comfortable, club chairs. On the ground floor is another living room with a separate entrance from outside. The mini-kitchen is perfect for brewing coffee in the morning and keeping a few snacks close by. Sit around the four-seat dining table with friends for a round of cards or get comfortable on the roomy sofa to watch a movie on the HD Smart TV.

The wrap-around deck seems to go on forever and is the perfect spot to spend a leisurely afternoon simply enjoying the beautiful, natural setting of Paradise on the River. Several outdoor chairs and a table for two are available for your use. Just across the property, you can investigate the Ruidoso Rio River. Whether playing in the river or simply listening to the water flowing over the rocks, you’ll feel rejuvenated by this natural treasure.

The bedroom arrangement at Paradise on the River is perfect for multiple families vacationing together or meeting up for a reunion! Three or more families could easily share the residence and still enjoy plenty of privacy. The primary suite is on the main level of the home with its own private bathroom. Unpack into one of the three chests to stay organized during your stay and keep cool beneath the ceiling fan. A peaceful sunroom with windows covering two of the walls is also located off of the primary bedroom. Do some reading overlooking the woods on the plush futon or unfold it to provide extra sleeping accommodations, if needed.

The second and third bedrooms are also spacious, and each has an adjacent living space. It’s almost like having three primary suites! Walk through the top-floor loft area to an inviting, comfortable bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Then step outside to the upper deck to relax in the fresh air and enjoy the view. It feels like a luxury treehouse! There’s room to stretch out in the large ground floor bedroom with a king-sized bed. The bunkroom will serve as vacation clubhouse central for the kids! Two sets of bunk beds will comfortably sleep a total of four. If you need more sleeping options, there are two sleeper sofas that can also be converted into beds, bringing the total sleeping capacity of Paradise on the River to sixteen.

Paradise on the River has three full bathrooms, making life so much easier for a large group vacationing together. The spacious primary bathroom has a decadent, free-standing bathtub and lots of counter space with a vanity seat. Since there are two other bathrooms in the house, you can take your time getting ready for the day. The second full bathroom is beautiful with white subway tiles and decorative, blue accent tiles. The wood cabinets match the wood trim throughout the house and offer storage space for your toiletries. Guests staying downstairs will appreciate the convenient full bathroom with a relaxing, walk-in shower!

All bed linens and plenty of towels are provided for you. Enjoy free WiFi throughout your stay, as well as the HD Smart TVs located in the primary bedroom and the downstairs living room. There is so much to do while staying at Paradise on the River, whether you want to stay home and relax by the river or venture out to explore Ruidoso and the surrounding area.

Visit the public swimming pool and tennis courts located within walking distance or head out to enjoy the many shopping and dining options in Ruidoso. Explore the rich history of the Old West at the Hubbard Museum of the American West or nearby Fort Stanton. The kids will love tubing at Ski Apache or go skiing at Ruidoso Winter Park. Golfers can test their skill among gorgeous scenery at the Links at Sierra Blanca golf course, and fishermen can try their luck fishing at Alto Lake and Recreation Area. Hike through the Lincoln National Forest or explore the White Mountain Wilderness area and enjoy breathtaking views of Sierra Blanca Peak throughout your vacation.

Everyone in your group can find both the adventure and the respite they’re longing for! Reconnect with family and friends and make new memories to last a lifetime as you experience the magic of the New Mexico mountains together. Book now and start planning your dream vacation at Paradise on the River today!

Where you'll sleep

#1 Bedroom
King Bed
#2 Bedroom
King Bed
#3 Bedroom
King Bed
#4 Bedroom
Bunk Bed Bunk Bed


Wooded View
Water 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)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
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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Ranee R.
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Very lovely and well decorated. Other than road noise, very convenient location.

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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

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  • 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.