Welcome to The Painted Horse Retreat – Enjoy the view of towering Ponderosa pines, wide-open skies and the distant Sierra Blancas from your own hot tub!Soak in the Spa – Finish a day of hiking or skiing with a long, hot soak in the outdoor hot tub. You and your friends can enjoy a drink while you soak and drink in the scent of the nearby pines!Great Views from Sunrise to Sunset – You’ll spend hours on the deck enjoying breathtaking views, whether you’re having your morning coffee or an evening nightcap.Feast Your Senses – Treat your eyes to incredible views, your ears to soothing birdsong and your nose to fresh, pine-scented air!Mountain Retreat – Nestled among towering Ponderosa pines, the Painted House Retreat is also conveniently close to the best hiking, golfing and skiing the area has to offer.Plenty of Parking – There’s room for multiple vehicles when you stay at The Painted Horse Retreat.Come and Sit a Spell! – With so many lovely places to relax outdoors, you’ll find a spot to suit your every mood.You’ll Feel Right at Home – This peaceful haven in the midst of nature's incredible beauty is the ideal home base for your Southwestern vacation.Southwestern Style – The Painted Horse Retreat takes log cabin living to a new level. With wood floors, a viga-beamed ceiling with fan, a stacked stone fireplace and leather seating, the living area is combines rustic with elegant.Perfect Living Space – Full of rustic comfort, the living area is perfect, with sumptuous seating, a stacked-stone fireplace, large TV, views of the woods from the large windows, and plenty of natural light.Family Style – The delightful dining table has room for your whole gang to bond over a family meal or board game.Breakfast Nook – Wake up to a great view while you enjoy breakfast and your morning coffee in this cozy nook.Pull Up a Stool! – The cozy breakfast bar is a great place to hang out while you chat with the chef, enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or surf the web.Compact and Convenient – The kitchen has plenty of workspace plus all the major appliances and is fully stocked with everything you’ll need (including a coffeemaker).Get in Touch with Your Inner Chef – No need to bring a thing…the stylish gourmet kitchen has every appliance and kitchen item you could wish for.Stainless Style – Whether you want to whip up a pancake breakfast or try your hand at fajitas, this kitchen has what you need. There’s even a blender for frozen cocktails!Outdoor Dining Room – There’s no more charming dining room than this patio set on the deck with a view of the mountains!Fire Up the Grill – Throw a cookout with all that fish you caught in one of the nearby mountain streams! The propane grill is ready and waiting.Private Deck – Count the stars or watch the wildlife wander by from the spacious, comfortably furnished deck.Under Cover – Take refuge from the abundant sunshine on the spacious covered deck.Primary Suite - Spacious and gorgeously decorated, the primary bedroom ensures that you’ll enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep.Side by Side - Two full sinks and plenty of countertop space means everyone has room for toiletries without being cramped.All The Comforts of Home! - We provide you with bath towels for your use. We want you to feel at home when you stay at The Painted Horse Retreat.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.Second Bedroom - The second bedroom is a welcome retreat for a second couple or any children who may accompany you to The Painted Horse Retreat.Late Night TV - Can’t sleep? No problem. Just turn on some late night TV and you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Traveling with a Large Group? – The third bedroom is perfect for any kids or additional couples who might be traveling with you thanks to two full-sized beds.Linens Provided – All three bedrooms feature beautifully made-up beds, and all three bathrooms are well-furnished with plenty of fresh, fluffy towels.Private TV Time – Relax in bed while catching up on your favorite shows! More TVs means more choices for everyone.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!Finish the day with a Relaxing Shower – There’s nothing like a steamy shower for relaxing tired muscles after a day of hiking!Up for some Friendly Competition? – The downstairs game room’s pool table is sure to be a favorite with the whole group!Bonus Room – The downstairs game room offers hours of rainy-day entertainment (not there are many of those in New Mexico) and serves as a great place to relax and catch up with your group.A Perfect Kids’ Hangout – The second living area downstairs is a great place for the kids to retreat and watch a movie or play a game.Pack Light – A laundry room with washer and dryer lets you leave room in your luggage for souvenirs. No need to scout out a Laundromat!Made in the Shade – If you need a break from New Mexico’s 300+ days of sunshine, the under-deck patio will let you enjoy the great outdoors while staying under cover.Soothing Surroundings – Nestled amongst towering Ponderosa pines, this comfortable vacation home will instill in you a sense of peace before you even leave your car.Mountain Living – Cameras can’t do the amazing scenery justice. You need to be here to drink it in for yourself to experience it fully, so book your stay today!Prepare to be Pampered – You’ll be charmed by all the extras The Painted Horse Retreat has to offer!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.

The Painted Horse Retreat

4.67/5 (3)

4.67/5 | 3 reviews

Pet friendly cabin retreat w. wood-burning fireplace, hot tub, tons of charm
3 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


Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, The Painted Horse Retreat brings you one step closer to paradise! Combining luxury with rustic charm, this peaceful three-bedroom, three-bathroom mountain retreat is located right in the middle of an area that's load...
Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, The Painted Horse Retreat brings you one step closer to paradise! Combining luxury with rustic charm, this peaceful three-bedroom, three-bathroom mountain retreat is located right in the middle of an area that's loaded with opportunities for nature lovers, from hitting the slopes at nearby Ski Apache to fishing, hiking, biking, or horseback riding in Alto Lake and Recreation Area. Just a short drive away, the Inn of the Mountain Gods casino resort offers endless options for entertainment, while Ruidoso Downs Racetrack features horse racing during the summer months. Ruidoso Winter Park offers snow tubing in the winter months and zip-lining year-round. For the golf enthusiast, the Links at Sierra Blanca is practically in your backyard. And less than half an hour away, Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, the art galleries and artisan shops of Sudderth Drive, and Grindstone Lake and Trail System offer even more fun diversions.

On the outside, The Painted Horse Retreat is a rustic mountain home, but inside is a haven of comfort and style. With wood floors, viga-beamed ceilings, lots of light, and luxurious little touches everywhere, this mountain retreat is anything but rustic! After a day's adventuring, curl up by the fire on the comfortable leather living room furniture to enjoy a movie on the smart cable HDTV, or make your friends jealous by posting amazing photos on your Instagram page courtesy of the free Wi-Fi. The kitchen features a breakfast bar, abundant workspace, full-sized appliances and everything you need to whip up anything from a simple snack to a lavish brunch. Gather at the dining table for a family meal or board game or, if grilling is more your thing, the spacious, covered deck is the perfect place to do it, thanks to a gas grill and plenty of seating from which you can relax and enjoy the wooded view.

With room to sleep 10, The Painted Horse Retreat’s three comfortable bedrooms feature every comfort, including luxuriously made-up beds (a king-size bed in bedrooms one and two and two full-size beds in bedroom three), nightstands with reading lamps and ceiling fans. All three bedrooms house flat-screen HDTVs and easy access to en suite bathrooms well supplied with plenty of fresh towels. Plus, the cozy basement game room offers hours of diversion with comfortable seating, another TV and seating area, and a pool table. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of pool; afterwards, winners and losers alike can retire to the outdoor hot tub for a long soak under the stars!

With something for everyone, The Painted Horse Retreat is the perfect place to experience everything New Mexico has to offer…reserve your spot today!

There is a fenced in yard for your four legged friend. Pets Allowed. Note: During winter months a four wheel drive or chains on a two wheel drive may be required. 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.


Mountain 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
Resort/Shared Amenities
Putting Green(s)
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.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

The view is amazing!! Love the deck! The only problem we had was the basement seemed very damp. But I do not blame the owners I think it's just because of all the rain Ruidoso has had. We had a great time and we will be back!

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Comfortable home with an incredible view and immediate access to the Ruidoso shops and restaurants.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Very nice place to stay! Spacious and clean.. staff very kind and helpful with doubts and questions. The view is wonderful!!! Wanting to wake up every morning to have my coffee and enjoy the view every day of our stay.


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.