Retreat to the Spa - End your day with a relaxing soak in the spa. The soothing spa waters will put you at ease.Experience Easy Living at its Finest at Little Creek Retreat! - This extravagant vacation home is the ultimate embodiment of luxury, comfort, and design!Open Concept Design - Little Creek Retreat  is built on an open floor plan that brings people together and creates a pleasant flow of activity throughout the rooms. No one is cut off or isolated.Settle In - Everything you need in a vacation rental is provided. Settle into your home away from home and rest easy knowing everything is taken care of.Relive Your Adventures in the Spacious Living Room! - Bring the whole gang together in the spacious, modern living room. Relive the adventures of the day, or plan out tomorrow's!Serving Eight - The dining room table can seat eight guests, and there is plenty of open space so everyone can be part of the dinnertime conversation without anyone feeling left out. The nearby breakfast bar has barstool seating and is open to the kitchen and living room together.Stay Connected - Enjoy a family meal or a snack while chatting with the cook! The kitchen table is conveniently located next to all of the action.Kitchen Nook - Right by the kitchen is a small table with chairs, just perfect for a cup of morning coffee.Coffee, Anyone? - Pull up a stool to the breakfast bar and drink a morning cup of joe. It’s a great place to plan your day’s activities, gather your wits, and get ready for more fun in the sun.Gourmet Kitchen - A full kitchen with plenty of counter and cupboard space is part of the experience. When you have a full kitchen you don’t have to dine out every night while vacationing.Everything You Need - Your kitchen features all pots, pans, dishes, and dinnerware for those nights you want to enjoy a great home cooked meal.Ahh, Peace at Last - Complete with a spacious king sized bed and timeless elegance, the primay bedroom provides you with an exceptionally relaxing place to end the day.Sleep Like a King - This luxurious, well-appointed bed will surely be the site of several sweet dreams.Bathroom Close By - The en-suite bathroom is just steps away from the bed in this bedroom. It’s so convenient. You can jump out of bed and into the shower in seconds.Time for a Bubble Bath! - The primary bedroom includes a large bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower and deep soaking tub.Second Bedroom - The second bedroom is a welcome retreat for a second couple or any children who may accompany you to Little Creek Retreat.Love To Sleep? - This comfy bedroom is sure to be the site of long leisurely naps and deep sleep in the evening.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation. And, if that's not enough, you can always lose yourself in a good book.Bright and Cheery - Wake up refreshed and ready for a day of excitement in this cheerful and spacious bedroom!More Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, there is enough space without waiting and lots of privacy.Queen Beds and Masses of Space - The guest bedroom with its comfortable queen beds is both spacious and welcoming. This room provides a wonderfully relaxing place to end the day.Catch Up On Your Beauty Sleep - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!Pack Light! - We thought of it all! Just bring your favorite laundry products and have fresh clothing anytime you want!Grillin' and Chillin' - If the weather is nice, take advantage and get outside to prepared a grilled meal for your crew!Fresh Air - The deck is the perfect place if you want to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Make some drinks, get the crew and really enjoy yourselves on this vacation!Treat Yourself - You work hard all year, don't settle for mediocrity! Treat you and your family to a vacation worth remembering!Multi-Car Garage - Hosting a reunion, get-together, or just want the convenience of multiple cars? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a private garage and ample driveway space.Sierra Blanca Peak - Standing 12,000 feet over Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca towers majestically over the entire area and provides great views from all angles.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!Golf Anyone? - Come and enjoy a round of golf during your stay.Breathtaking Views - Don't forget to bring your camera! You will need it when vacationing in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The views are unforgettable.On the River - Enjoy acoustics from the Rio Ruidoso, providing the soothing sound of running water right outside your door.Wish You Were Here? - Book your next New Mexico vacation today at Little Creek Retreat.

Little Creek Retreat

3.76/5 (14)

3.76/5 | 14 reviews

Cozy cabin on babbling creek w. roomy covered porch, fireplace and hot tub
4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Wooded View
Alto, NM


Property type
Water View View
In Town Proximity
Hot Tub - Private Amenity

Where you'll be


Little Creek Retreat does indeed overlook a small creek. As you sit on the roomy covered front porch, complete with a ceiling fan for sultry summer afternoons, the burbling waters will provide the ideal background music for relaxing among the fresh mountai...
Little Creek Retreat does indeed overlook a small creek. As you sit on the roomy covered front porch, complete with a ceiling fan for sultry summer afternoons, the burbling waters will provide the ideal background music for relaxing among the fresh mountain air.

The huge rear deck of the four-bedroom home is just as restful. Sip your morning coffee at one of the tables as hummingbirds flutter and trill and the breeze rustles through the Ponderosa pines covering the hillside. There’s more than enough room for everyone to enjoy alfresco dinners, as well as a gas grill for cooking up fresh trout you reeled in yourself or steaks from a nearby market. Should the temperatures drop, turn on the patio heater so that you can continue admiring the star-studded sky. Even better, luxuriate in the deck’s hot tub; it’s a perfect way to end a perfect day.

Little Creek Retreat’s charms extend to its interior. The living room’s velvety sectional sofa invites the whole gang to pile on and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable. In winter, after a day on the slopes, everyone can gather around the stone-surround fireplace; its golden glow will show off the wood-planked ceiling and floor to perfection.

When you’re not dining on the deck—or at a nearby restaurant—gather around Little Creek Retreat’s spacious dining table or cozy kitchen table. If you’re vacationing with another family, the kids can eat in the sunny kitchen nook while the adults indulge in a more leisurely meal in the dining room. There’s a breakfast bar as well, perfect for surfing the web on your laptop (Little Creek Retreat has free Wi-Fi).

The breakfast bar is also a handy place for friends to perch while they help with meal prep. It provides extra counter space too, though Little Creek Retreat’s kitchen is so roomy, there’s plenty of surface space without it. Along with a full array of appliances, cookware, and tableware, the kitchen has a convenient island and generous storage. You’ll be able to prepare a Thanksgiving feast with the same ease as a midnight snack.

Little Creek Retreat can sleep up to 10 people—and as many as three pets!—in its four bedrooms. With a king-size bed, large flat-screen TV and lush chairs you’ll love nestling in with a good book, the primary suite is a retreat within a retreat. Its private bathroom includes both a walk-in shower and a huge soaking tub, plus twin sinks. Two other bedrooms each have a queen-size bed. The 4th bedroom, with a pair of queen beds, can sleep four people. It’s perfect for parents who want to be in the same room as their little ones or for kids who want to transform the room into their private clubhouse.

The house has two additional full bathrooms, plus a washer and dryer. When you arrive at Little Creek Retreat you’ll find all the beds beautifully made up, plenty of clean towels for all three bathrooms, and extra bedding ready and waiting. What’s more, the house has a large garage and an even larger driveway, so parking is no problem.

Little Creek Retreat is located in Alto, an upscale community just outside of Ruidoso. In less than 10 minutes you can drive to Alto Lake and Recreation Area, where you can fish, hike and ride horses or mountain bikes, and to Ruidoso Winter Park, where you can snow tube in winter and soar on a zip line year-round. The Links at Sierra Blanca golf course is only a 10-minute drive from the house. In less than a half-hour you can drive to the Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, casinos, art galleries, and shops and Ski Apache is just a half-hour away.

When you stay at Little Creek Retreat, everything you want from a Sierra Blanca vacation is practically at your doorstep. See for yourself: Reserve your stay today! 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 necessary to access the home during winter months. Maximum 4 vehicles.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom

King Bed

2nd Bedroom


3rd Bedroom


4th Bedroom

Queen Queen


Wooded View
Water View
In Town
Hot Tub - Private
Property Features
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
Laptop Friendly
Fenced in Yard
Dining Area
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

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Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 11:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


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Mark W.
Very clean & quiet. Loved the deck & hot tub, highly recommend.

Very clean & quiet. Loved the deck & hot tub, highly recommend.

Amber D.
Overall, the property was nice. It is in front of a small creek and backs up to a large hill....

Overall, the property was nice. It is in front of a small creek and backs up to a large hill. There are deer very close and visible throughout the day, and we even saw a few elk. The weather was very nice and we enjoyed being outside. The local management company was very nice upon check in/check out and with some issues we encountered. Pros: House is large. Our party of 9 was comfortable in the home and we didn't feel crowded. Adequate towels for all guests and access to laundry. We appreciated this greatly. Extremely large Master bathroom. My parents LOVED the size. Location- very pretty area. Off the main road and it's very quiet throughout the day and evenings. Management company- The after hours maintenance man did his best to remotely help us try to restore cable/internet. The "desk agents"(?) we encountered upon check in/check out were very nice. Yard- The fenced front yard was very nice & my chihuahua enjoyed it very much. Cons: When we arrived the front door was unlocked and partially open. When we arrived there was no cable/internet. Apparently the owner had coordinated for the services to be installed the next day, but no one communicated that to us. We were very surprised (but thankful) when the technician knocked on the door at 8 am the following morning. Water pressure- actual joke. If you are doing dishes and someone flushes (in any part of the home) say goodbye to water pressure for at least 10 mins. The downstairs shower would spontaneously bounce between great pressure and a trickle. Beds- Beds were horrible. Extremely, extremely hard. One frame was broken when we arrived (middle row of supports) forcing us to crash on the couch. Breed restrictions- As it is every property's right to have them, they should be clearly stated in the listing for the home. This is only stated in the rental agreement you have to sign.

Holly B.
This property is an older home but it’s been updated and kept up well. There were a few minor...

This property is an older home but it’s been updated and kept up well. There were a few minor things such as knobs falling off and the gate was broken when we got there so had to walk around the fence to get in, but I’m guessing management wasn’t aware of it. The house is super comfortable and warm and the gas fireplace is nice. Lots of parking too. They could use some more living room seating considering the house sleeps 10. There’s a comfortable sectional but the only other seating is a bench that no one would actually sit on. The kitchen could be a little better stocked. We made thanksgiving dinner there but if you were making regular meals it would be ok. Wildlife is around and nice houses/people in the neighborhood. The only drawback to the location is there were storage buildings built right in front of the house. I’m sure the property owners were unhappy about that but had no control over it. Over all we had a great stay!

Chad C.
Very nice

Very nice

Bridget S.
I would recommend this home to anyone needing a quick get away.

I would recommend this home to anyone needing a quick get away.


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: 3

  • 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.