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8 Secluded New Mexico Cabins for a Relaxing Getaway

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Brittany Varano
May 26, 2021
Updated August 19, 2022

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Feel your worries melt away in the peace of a secluded cabin in the Land of Enchantment — surrounded by nothing but the serene beauty of forested mountain peaks.

New Mexico is graced with the nickname of the Land of Enchantment thanks to its fascinating culture, fantastic local cuisine, and captivating scenery. It’s a travel destination that features the best of rocky desert landscapes and snowy, mountainous ski slopes, meaning there’s something for everyone in the seclusion of New Mexico’s pristine wilderness.

Read on to find a cozy cabin that’ll fulfill your desire to escape the daily grind and savor the unique beauty of New Mexico.

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1. Sierra Blanca Mountain Retreat

Sierra Blanca Mountain Retreat
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Why you should stay: A unique circular vacation rental in the heart of the mountains that offers a quiet reprieve in nature.

  • Location: Nogal
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
  • Rates start from: $667/night

Whether to take advantage of the fantastic skiing or hiking of nearby Nogal Peak, this Sierra Blanca Mountain Retreat is a one-of-a-kind New Mexico cabin. This four-bedroom oasis can be found a short drive from Ruidoso, where popular attractions like Alto Lake and the Ruidoso Downs Race Track attract a crowd.

The home itself is nestled on a sprawling 10-acre lot with fantastic mountain views. Inside, a domed ceiling with exposed wooden beams and luxurious furnishings welcome you. This cabin also features a lovely second-story deck with a grill and fire pit, a soaking bathtub inside, and a fireplace in the living room.

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2. The Lincoln Cabin

secluded ruidoso cabin
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Why you should stay: Escape to a rustic log cabin where knotty pine and outdoorsy decor complete the package for a cozy stay in the Lincoln National Forest.

  • Location: Ruidoso
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Rates start from: $352/night

The Lincoln Cabin is tucked away amongst the trees in a quiet residential area a short drive from downtown Ruidoso. Although this two-bedroom home may exude quaint and rustic charm, its amenities are anything but.

For ultimate relaxation, light up the living room fireplace or jump into the bubbling hot tub for the night. The comprehensive library and open floor layout make it easy to relax at home with loved ones. The property also has three separate decks, complete with patio furniture and a gas grill.

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3. Private Mountain Resort

Private Mountain Resort
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Why you should stay: A pet-friendly adobe cabin on a 3,000-acre nature resort surrounded by the Aspen pines of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

  • Location: Amalia
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $239/night

In the north, not far from the Colorado border, a private mountain resort cabin welcomes families and pets seeking a remote vacation. This four-bedroom cabin is far from the city and looks out over an idyllic meadow bordered by forests and mountains where over 900 acres of hiking trails await.

The cabin also features a front deck and a spacious yard with a fire pit and wooden benches. The property is not far from popular ski resorts like Taos Ski Valley and the Red River Ski valley. Inside, a wood-burning fireplace, local New Mexican art, and log ceilings make you feel at home.

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4. Rustic Cloudcroft Cabin

Rustic Cloudcroft Cabin
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Why you should stay: A sunny A-frame cabin encircled by towering pines just 15 minutes from the conveniences and attractions of downtown Cloudcroft.

  • Location: Cloudcroft
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Rates start from: $255/night

An open floor plan, colorful walls, and tall ceilings create a cheerful atmosphere at this rustic Cloudcroft cabin. The interior is equipped with two bedrooms plus a sofa sleeper for larger groups. A wood-burning stove in the living room keeps everyone toasty warm in the winter, and the breakfast bar with a Keurig machine helps you jumpstart your day.

Surrounding the home is a wraparound wooden deck that overlooks the beauty of the Lincoln National Forest. The property is located in southern New Mexico not far from places like the Trestle Recreation Area, Ski Cloudcroft, and the Sacramento Peak Observatory.

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5. The Hill Chalet

The Hill Chalet
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Why you should stay: Spectacular chalet windows and an upper-level balcony look out onto miles of sweeping forest and Sierra Blanca Mountain views.

  • Location: Alto
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
  • Rates start from: $395/night

The Hill Chalet is a spacious four-bedroom home perfect for nature enthusiasts itching to escape the mundane of daily life. Located in the outskirts of Alto, the hiking, fishing, and biking opportunities found in nearby spots like Alto Lake, Perk Canyon, and Cedar Creek are endless.

The interior features eclectic decor and thoughtful touches like a foosball table and a luxurious master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and private patio. In the well-manicured yard, a relaxing outdoor area offers a lovely place to spend time in the fresh air. It has been furnished with a stone fire pit, a wooden swing set, entertaining lawn games, and plush patio seating.

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6. Alpine Vista

private new mexico cabin rental
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Why you should stay: A mountainside cabin with a luxurious hot tub and a second-story balcony on an isolated dead-end road without neighbors.

  • Location: Ruidoso
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
  • Rates start from: $200

Alpine Vista is a private New Mexico cabin about one and a half miles from the center of Ruidoso. Its location is a short drive to the Ruidoso Winter Park, local ski hills, and the Lincoln Historic Site, making it an ideal place to stay year-round.

For those interested in spending time unwinding at home, the interior was made for lazy days. With high-end leather sofas, charming log furniture, and a touch of local southwestern flair, it’s easy to kick back and relax. Time spent grilling out and enjoying the scenic views from the balcony is also possible in this secluded cabin.

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7. Blessed Pines Cabin

Blessed Pines Cabin
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Why you should stay: A brand-new three-bedroom cabin furnished with all the comforts of home and fun extras like a shuffleboard table.

  • Location: Cloudcroft
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $295/night

Find your bliss away from the chaos of the every day at the remote Blessed Pines Cabins. This three-bedroom has been set up to comfortably accommodate large groups with its gourmet kitchen, long dining table, and a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the living room.

The home also rocks a kitchenette in the lower level and a gaming table for family game nights. A wraparound patio and balcony in the back offer more cozy places to relax in nature. Guests can enjoy views of Dry Canyon and frequent wildlife sightings from the property.

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8. Secluded Mountain Cabin

Secluded Mountain Cabin new mexico
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Why you should stay: A classic rural cabin that welcomes furry friends and overlooks the Capitan Mountains.

  • Location: Ruidoso
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates start from: $317/night

This secluded mountain cabin is about three miles from the Apache Ski Mountain and minutes from popular things to do like The Inn of the Mountain of the Gods Casino. It’s a super homey vacation rental with three floors of living spaces to enjoy. The entire upper level is comprised of a private and romantic master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

On level two, spend some quality time amongst the main living room and well-appointed kitchen. The real fun however, can be found down the spiral staircase to the bottom floor. Here a comfy recreation room with plush seating and a bar set the scene for good times. The yard also has plenty of outdoor spaces, including a balcony and lower-level patio furnished with a fire pit, grill, and patio seating.

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