Ruidoso New Mexico was named after the Rio Ruidoso or
"The Noisy River". The area is a small town
with about 9,500 residents and is a charming community
settled amidst the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by Lincoln
National Forest. Nearby cities include Roswell and Las Cruces and Carslbad
Caverns are a short drive away. Being an outdoor paradise
there is no lack of things to do in Ruidoso.
During the summer months in Ruidoso New Mexico there's an influx of tourists and the population increases to that about 3 times the size of the town making it by far the busiest season. Set among a heavily treed canyon spotted with small vacation cottages and rustic homes, Ruidoso New Mexico is where the hectic pace of life is taken down a few notches and cool mountain breezes blow through tall, dignified pines.
Sometimes called "Billy the Kid Country", visitors have been going to Ruidoso New Mexico for years enjoying outdoor activities or simply seeking a romantic hideaway for the weekend. The affluent mountain expanse has many trails for mountain biking and hiking and the large expanse of natural surroundings makes it great for outdoor camping trips. With several stables in the area a favorite pastime of Ruidoso's locals is horseback riding.
A Ruidoso romantic getaway is the perfect way to celebrate
and anniversary, enjoy a honeymoon or just to take a few
days for some well needed time away from hectic, everyday
life. The town has such a relaxing feel making it perfect
for a Ruidoso romantic getaway. For a Ruidoso romantic
getaway The Lodge at Cloudcroft is an idyllic choice and
has been serving guests for more then 100 years. The Retreat
Suite is one of Cloudcroft's most exotic and romantic
guestrooms. It's located across from the lodge just far
enough for some well needed privacy. The room boasts a
gas fireplace, a separate sitting room, bathroom with
double-jetted tub and separate shower, wet bar, king canopy
bed and more. Cloudcroft also offers exquisite dining
Another option for a Ruidoso romantic getaway is the Escape Resort which has strikingly designed casitas featuring lush private steams and pools on-site, drench shower-heads and uniquely furnished rooms with leather furniture. The Escape Spa is planned to open in the fall of 2007 with a full service day spa and private massage quarters. The resort is nestled among 5 wooded acres of featuring reflecting ponds and clandestine streams.
When visiting Ruidoso ski holidays are quite popular at Ski Apache, the local ski resort. Ruidoso ski trail maps of the area show the Apache Bowl, the Boneyard terrain Park and 55 runs totaling 750 acres of land to ski. Ski Apache hosts fun events all season long including live musical performances, special promotions and exciting ski races so be sure to check their calendar of events. With all the mountain has to offer Ruidoso ski holidays remain popular with die-hard skiers and family's alike.
The Main Lodge Spirit Bar at Ski Apache is the perfect place to unwind and take in the majestic panoramic views on your Ruidoso vacation. When planning your Ruidoso vacation, if winter's not so much a favorite season keep in mind that the resort is also open in the summer offering up many different activities. There are gondola rides over 11,000 feet up the mountain with spectacular scenery along the way. Hiking trails curl around the mountain and ascend to the top of Lookout Mountain with full views of the area .Nature photography is also a favorite in the with a variety of wildlife, picturesque landscapes and rustic scenery abound. If planning your Ruidoso vacation in the summer season there isn't a lack of things to do unless all you're looking for is pure R&R!