Make the Most of Your Surroundings - Aloft Cabin’s large covered deck allows you to really relish the beauty of the setting. As you barbecue and dine alfresco, you can listen to hummingbirds and savor the pine-scented mountain breezes.At Ease - With its vaulted pine ceiling, oversize windows and well-cushioned seating, the living area makes it easy to unwind after a day on the go.So Much Charm – Aloft Cabin was built by an experienced  carpenter in the late 1940s and features knotty-pine walls and other rustic details—though as you can see, there are plenty of modern-day amenities too.It’s Showtime – When you’re not watching deer frolic outside, you can watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV with cable.Extra Guests? No Problem – In addition to a queen-size bed in the room and a full-size bed in the loft, the living area’s sofa bed opens into another full bed, enabling Aloft Cabin to sleep as many as six people.Gather Together – Although numerous restaurants are within walking distance, sometimes it’s more fun—and more affordable—to eat in. That’s why Aloft Cabin has a well-equipped kitchen and a dining table that can seat six.What’s Cooking? – Whether you’re whipping up a hearty breakfast, preparing a romantic dinner for two or reheating leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant meal, the kitchen has the appliances, cookware and tableware you’ll need.Close to Everything, Away from It All – While the two-acre Apache Village neighborhood feels blissfully removed from traffic and crowds, it’s actually within walking distance of restaurants, bar, shops and galleries.Sweet Dreams – The main floor’s bedroom includes a queen-size bed so that you can get a great night’s sleep then wake up refreshed and rarin’ to go.Wild Kingdom - As you relax on the cabin’s porch, you’re apt to see deer or wild turkey mosey by. Elk frequent Apache Village’s roads, eagles sometimes soar overhead and hummingbirds flit around the trees throughout the day.Ready and Waiting - We’ll provide all the clean towels you’ll need; leave yours at home where they belong.Pine-Fresh Breezes - There’s nothing quite like stepping outside and taking a deep breath of pine-fragranced mountain air. That’s just one of the many pleasures of staying at Aloft Cabin.It’s Like Sleeping in a Treehouse - If you’re vacationing with the kids, they’ll especially love making the loft their bedroom. The full-size bed can sleep two people.Drive Right Up - There’s room for several vehicles to park outside Aloft Cabin.Sunshine and Shade - Part of the deck is protected by a roof so you can keep cool on sultry summer days. The other portion is open, letting you bask in the sunshine.Up Close with Mother Nature - Set among towering Ponderosa pines and surrounded by abundant wildlife, Aloft Cabin lets you revel in nature’s glory.Explore the Neighborhood - There are myriad roads and trails to explore within Apache Village. You might even meet up with other guests while you walk around.Picture-Perfect - Aloft Cabin’s surroundings make an ideal backdrop for selfies, especially if one of the friendly deer decide to photobomb your shot!Welcome to Apache Village - Once you pull into Apache Village and see how inviting Aloft Cabin is, you’ll know you chose the ideal home base for your Ruidoso vacation.A Great Escape - So many people who stay in one of our Apache Village cabins return again and again. There’s simply no other locale as peaceful, convenient and convivial as this.It’s All Right Here - You don’t have to go far to immerse yourself in the glories of the Southwestern setting; you simply have to walk out your front door!Family-Friendly - The kids will love having open space to run around in, and they’re likely to find others to play with as well.Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking… - When you’re not fishing in nearby Alto Lake, which is stocked with rainbow trout, you can explore the surrounding trails on foot, mountain bike or horseback.Play the Slots - Two casinos—Billy the Kid and Casino Apache—are within a 15-minute drive of Aloft Cabin.And They’re Off… - You don’t have to place a bet to enjoy watching the horses race at nearby Ruidoso Downs.This is Billy the Kid Country - Ruidoso sits on the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway. Plus, the Byway Interpretive Center and the Hubbard Museum of the American West are only 15 minutes from Aloft Cabin.Go to Town - Downtown Ruidoso is known for its art galleries and artisanal shops—perfect when you want a day off from outdoor activities.Hit the Links - Cree Meadows, the Links at Sierra Blanca and Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club are just a few of the nearby golf courses. Don’t forget to bring your clubs!A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words - What more can we say? The Ruidoso area is stunning year-round.Zip Zip Hooray! - If you think Ruidoso is beautiful from the ground, wait till you soar over it via Inn of the Mountain Gods’ zipline, thousands of feet above the forests and Lake Mescalero.The Majestic Sierra Blanca - The 12,000-foot-high Sierra Blanca Peak is visible from multiple vantage points around Ruidoso.See and Ski the Mountains - Not only can you view the mountains from afar, but you can also schuss down them: Ski Apache is only 35 minutes from Aloft Cabin.Rolling on the River - Two Rivers Park, where the Ruidoso River meets Carrizo Creek, includes a paved trail along the river.Pack a Picnic - There’s no shortage of picturesque spots where you can enjoy a picnic and bask in the summer sunshine.Simply Unforgettable - The grandeur of the Ruidoso area will remain with you long after you’ve returned home. When you stay here, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Aloft Cabin

3.95/5 (44)

3.95/5 | 44 reviews

Affordable, family-friendly cabin close to restaurants, shops & galleries
1 BR | 1 Full Bath | Sleeps 6 | Wooded View
Ruidoso, NM


Property type
Wooded View View
In Town Proximity
Pet Friendly Amenity

Where you'll be


An affordable, family-friendly cabin in a rustic setting that’s also within walking distance of restaurants and shops, Aloft Cabin sounds almost too good to be true. But this one-bedroom retreat is the real deal. It sleeps up to six people and sits among t...
An affordable, family-friendly cabin in a rustic setting that’s also within walking distance of restaurants and shops, Aloft Cabin sounds almost too good to be true. But this one-bedroom retreat is the real deal. It sleeps up to six people and sits among towering Ponderosa pines in a two-acre enclave where deer roam freely, hummingbirds sing during the day and owls hoot in the evening. If you’re lucky, you might even see herds of elk making their way among the trees and the trails.

Aloft Cabin is one of 35 cabins that make up Ruidoso’s Apache Village. Each knotty-pine cabin was built in the 1940s by an experienced carpenter and displays plenty of down-home charm. Aloft Cabin’s wood-paneled living area, for instance, boasts a vaulted ceiling and picture windows that allow you to revel in the sunshine even while you stretch out on the sofa or kick back in the armchair. Watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, gather around the coffee table for a game of Uno, lose yourself in a good book: In other words, make yourself at home.

Sliding glass doors connect the living area to the spacious deck. For instant relaxation, bring a beverage outside, sit down at the table and take a deep breath of the pine-scented air… There’s nothing quite like it. Part of the deck is covered, providing welcome shade on steamy summer days.

The deck has a gas grill where you can barbecue trout reeled in from one of the nearby lakes or burgers from the even nearer supermarket. Of course, you can cook indoors too. Aloft Cabin’s kitchen includes a refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, microwave and coffeemaker, plus cookware and tableware. Just off the kitchen is the dining table, large enough to seat six. Don’t feel like cooking? You can walk to Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room for brisket, Great Wall of China for moo goo gai pan, Grill Caliente for tacos… you get the idea!

Aloft Cabin’s primary bedroom is on the main floor. The comfortable queen-size bed all but ensures sweet dreams. Up in the loft is a second sleeping area, with a full-size bed. The kids will love it up here: It’s like sleeping in a treehouse, complete with a window providing a bird’s-eye view of the entire Apache Village. Additional guests can sleep in the living area; the sofa opens into another double bed. The beds will be beautifully made up by the time you arrive, and we’ll provide you with plenty of clean towels and extra bedding—no need to weigh down your luggage with linens from home.

You will want to pack your sports gear, though. Aloft Cabin is a five-minute drive from Grindstone Lake and Trail System and 10 minutes from both Alto Lake and Recreation Area and Lake Mescalero. All three lakes are regularly stocked with trout, and sometimes with catfish and bass as well. When you’re not fishing or boating, you can hike, bike or ride horses on the surrounding trails; Grindstone has a water park in the summer and disc golf as well.

Speaking of golf, numerous courses are nearby. If you prefer the slopes to the links, head to Ski Apache, New Mexico’s southernmost ski resort, where you can snowboard as well. When you want a break from outdoor activities, Ruidoso Downs, the Hubbard Museum of the American West and the galleries and boutiques of Sudderth Drive are all only minutes away.

One thing’s for certain: When you stay at Aloft Cabin, you’ll never be bored. For a vacation you’ll long remember, book your stay today—before someone else beats you to it!

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. 4x4 or chains may be required during winter months to access your home.

If you are trying to book within 48 hours of arrival please call 575-258-5200 during business hours to make any last minute reservations.

Maximum 1 vehicle

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom




Living Room

Sofa Sleeper


Wooded View
Community View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Laptop Friendly
No/Limited Air Conditioning
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Parking /Access- 4WD Required for Winter
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Grill-Gas
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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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.

Christina A.
Verified Guest Comment

It was a good place to stay for our quick trip to Ruidoso. My boys loved the loft. A basic cabin...

It was a good place to stay for our quick trip to Ruidoso. My boys loved the loft. A basic cabin with just enough amenities. Close to town and restaurants.

Place is close to downtown, cute but very small. Don’t think 6 people could fit in this cabin. Dog...

Place is close to downtown, cute but very small. Don’t think 6 people could fit in this cabin. Dog feed cost more than the actual over night stay.

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Derek B.
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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: 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.