Beautiful Mountain ViewsMain Deck SeatingPrivate Hottub - Lower DeckMountain ViewsExterior DrivewayBack ExteriorLiving RoomLiving Room with a ViewLiving Room Entertainment + FireplaceLiving Room SeatingLiving Room Views w. Entrance to Main DeckDining RoomDining RoomBreakfast BarFully Equipped KitchenOpen LayoutStainless Steel AppliancesSpacious CountertopsWet BarMain Deck ViewsMain Deck SeatingMountain ViewsDownstairs DenDownstairs Den Work SpacePub-Style TableDownstairs Den Seating + EntertainmentLower DeckPrivate Hottub - Lower DeckPrivate Hottub Views - Lower DeckLower Deck SeatingRelaxing ViewsPrimary Bedroom - King Size BedPrimary Bedroom Tv + ViewsPrimary Bedroom with En-Suite BathPrimary Bedroom Deck AccessPrimary Bathroom w. Double VanityPrimary BathroomPrimary Bathroom - Walk In ShowerSecond Bedroom - King Size Bed - Lower LevelSecond Bedroom - King Size Bed - Lower LevelSecond Bathroom - Lower LevelThird Bedroom - King Size Bed - Lower LevelThird Bedroom - King Size Bed - Lower LevelHalf BathroomLaundryCovered Deck Rocking ChairsOutdoor grillCozy Outdoor SeatingOutdoor SpacePull Right Up - There’s room for multiple vehicles in Living the Dream’s driveway. The carport will protect your car from the heat of a sultry summer day.Meet the Neighbors! - The local wildlife gets up close and personal in New Mexico.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!The Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca Peak is visible from multiple vantage points around Ruidoso.Trout and Trails - Nearby Alto Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and you can explore the surrounding woodlands and trails on foot, mountain bike, or horseback.Bring Your Golf Clubs - Cree Meadows and the Links at Sierra Blanca courses are only two of the many golf courses just a short ride away.Into the Wild - Deer, wild turkeys, elk, bears, eagles, and even wild horses are among the wildlife you might spy during your stay.So Much to See and Do - Ruidoso Downs, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino, Ski Apache, and Fort Stanton are among the attractions within a half-hour drive of Living the Dream.Go to Town - Living the Dream is only a few miles from downtown Ruidoso, which is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.Photo Ops Abound - You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes as you explore the area.A Perfect Getaway Whatever the Season – Fish and canoe in spring and summer, ski and snowboard in winter, hike and shop year-round: Every season is a perfect time to visit!Down by the River - When you’re not fishing, you can sit alongside the Ruidoso River and delight in the sound of the water rushing over the rocks as hummingbirds and swallows chirp.

Living the Dream


4.80/5 (67)


4.80/5 | 67 reviews

Relaxing cabin with panoramic mountain views + private hottub.

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

Ruidoso, NM


Property type

Mountain View


In Town


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


At Living the Dream, you don’t have to go far to see the natural beauty that Ruidoso is known for; you simply have to look out the window. Located 7,300 feet above sea level, this three-bedroom home provides panoramic scenes of the Sierra Blanca range and ...
At Living the Dream, you don’t have to go far to see the natural beauty that Ruidoso is known for; you simply have to look out the window. Located 7,300 feet above sea level, this three-bedroom home provides panoramic scenes of the Sierra Blanca range and lush woodlands. Not only can you relish the view from the upstairs great room or the downstairs den, but you can also revel in the sights and sounds from the spacious decks.

Living the Dream’s main deck is an especially blissful space for savoring the pine-fragranced mountain breezes and the sight of eagles soaring across the sky. It’s furnished with a well-cushioned sofa, rockers, and for the ultimate in luxury, a hot tub. Start your day with a soak as the sun rises over the mountains; end your evening among the massaging jets of water in the silvery moonlight. This is what vacations are all about!

Sliding glass doors connect the deck to the great room. Decorated in upscale Southwestern style, this space is just as restful as the deck. The leather couch and matching armchairs invite you to kick back and relax. Whether that means watching a movie on the flat-screen TV, surfing the web via the complimentary WiFi, or playing charades is up to you. On brisk winter evenings, the wood-burning fireplace within its handsome stone surround will bathe the room in a warm glow.

The great room includes the dining room, where six people can linger over a second helping of dessert. There’s a wet bar in the corner as well, with a pair of stools where you and a friend can catch up on all the gossip of the day. Plus, two more people can sidle up to the breakfast bar.

On the other side of the breakfast bar is Living the Dream’s kitchen. Its stainless-steel appliances, gleaming countertops, and abundance of cookware and tableware might have you eager to cook those elaborate feasts you never have time for at home. Outside, there’s a gas grill where you can cook trout you reel in from nearby Alto Lake—or steaks from the supermarket. Even if you prefer dining out at the numerous local eateries, you’ll still appreciate having a coffeemaker to brew your morning cup of joe, a refrigerator to keep milk and soft drinks cold, and a blender for mixing smoothies in the morning or margaritas at night.

Also on the main floor is the primary suite. You can decide for yourself which is its most appealing feature: the lofty king-size bed, private bathroom, flat-screen TV, or the awe-inspiring mountain view you’ll wake up to. And let’s not forget the direct access to the deck: You and your sweetheart can slip outside to listen to the owls beneath the star-studded sky without waking the others.

Living the Dream’s two additional bedrooms are downstairs. Each has its own king-size bed to sprawl out on at the end of an action-packed day. There’s a second bathroom down here too, plus the roomy den. Like the great room, the den features a flat-screen TV. There’s a pub-style game table as well, so don’t forget to pack your Scrabble board. The den even has a desk, should you need to squeeze in some work during your stay—just don’t let the glorious mountain view distract you!

Living the Dream’s other amenities include a washer and dryer, a handy half-bath, and ample parking. And despite the privacy and quiet of the locale, the home is just a short drive from downtown Ruidoso’s galleries and boutiques, Ski Apache, the Hubbard Museum of the American West, golf courses, hiking and mountain biking trails, casinos, and Ruidoso Downs. (Keep in mind that since this is mountain and snow country, in winter vehicles with four-wheel drive or tire chains are strongly advised.)

It’s easy to see how Living the Dream got its name: Staying here really is a dream come true. Experience it for yourself: Book your stay today.

Maximum Vehicles 3.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
King Bed


Mountain View
Wooded View
In Town
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Fenced in Yard
Dining Area
Hot Water
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


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.

scott h.
Verified Guest Comment

Sheri W.
Verified Guest Comment

Adjust check in time as property is cleaned and ready. We drive a very long way 8-9 hours- depending on traffic- and it would be nice to be able to check in as unit is ready, and not wait till 4pm, unless necessary. Thankfully upon calling your office, our property was ready and we were allowed to check in early. Some flexibility would be nice. We checked out before 7am- allowing cleaning service to come in early. So the same courtesy for check in would be nice. We added an additional night and grateful that was allowed, but we were locked out of the property. This was fixed with a quick phone call and Lisa was very nice and helpful. The responsiveness of the staff is always great and a huge thanks to Javonny for being so helpful, patient , courteous and kind and for his expansive knowledge about the properties. We find your service exceptional and look forward to our next stay. Thank you for a wonderful stay and for never disappointing.

Heidi D.
Verified Guest Comment

Wonderful and spacious! Has amazing views and wildlife. Definitely coming back.

Shelly R.
Verified Guest Comment

This is an incredible property that is nicely appointed with the most amazing view

Charlotte R.
Verified Guest Comment

Very steep driveway, but otherwise lovely. Best views in the area!


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.