Best New Mexico Cabins for a Great Getaway | New Mexico Vacations

Want to get away from it all? Book a stay at one of New Mexico’s cozy cabins. From southern Cloudcroft to northern Red River, there are plenty of places to hide away among streams, mountains, and picturesque views.

Here are six unique cabin rental properties, perfect for couples, small groups, or solo travelers. All cabins listed follow state health guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols, such as regularly disinfecting surfaces and, in some cases, contactless check-ins. Many are NM Safe certified through New Mexico’s COVID-Safe Training Program.

The Cabins at CloudcrofT Interior of cabin

The Cabins at Cloudcroft offers a rustic cabin experience in the Sacramento Mountains in Lincoln National Forest. Visitors can choose from 15 different cabins maintained since the 1950s and ‘60s.

Cloudcroft is the southern-most ski area in New Mexico (see page 12 for more about skiing New Mexico). Cabin guests can easily explore the many trails of Lincoln National Forest, go hunting and fishing where permitted, and stroll the village shops and restaurants, as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

“We’re located at 9,000 feet above stress level,” said Karl Campbell, president of Trestle Properties Inc., quoting the Cloudcroft slogan.

Each cabin has all the necessary kitchen amenities, including utensils, dishes, and cookware. They also have towels, washcloths, linens, pillows, paper towels, dishwashing liquid, wood for one fire, and a TV. Other than a small bar of soap and bottle of shampoo, toiletries are not provided.

Details

Family friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes, with prior coordination
COVID-19 safety: Enhanced cleanliness measures; not NM Safe Certified as of November 2020
Planning tip: Two-night minimum; occasional one-night opening. Cabins usually booked about 7 – 10 days out; 60 days out for holidays.
Info: 575-682-2396, cabinsatcloudcroft.com

Georgetown Cabins Resort

Surrounded by the Gila National Forest and forever views of the Black Range, Georgetown Cabins Resort is the perfect retreat for couples.
“A lot of people come here for birthdays, anniversaries — just special getaways to spend time with their loved one,” said owner Susie Eickhoff. “We overlook what used to be a townsite of Georgetown back in the late 1800s, so we have a lot of history where we’re located.”

Situated near Silver City, the property includes six upscale, modern cabins. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, a gas fire pit, a private patio with a gas grill, DVD player, satellite TV, and all the comforts of home.

Many visitors choose to spend their time in and around their cabins. However, activities range from hiking and fishing to picnicking and birdwatching.

Details

Family friendly: No
Pet friendly: No
Planning tip: Two-night minimum throughout the year
COVID-19 safety: Enhanced cleanliness measures; NM Safe Certified
Info: 575-534-4529, georgetowncabinsresort.com

Bear Creek Motel & Cabins Bear Creek Cabins

Located under the tall ponderosa pine trees in Pinos Altos, just 15 minutes from Silver City, Bear Creek Motel & Cabins offers a private, yet easily accessible hideaway.
The property includes 15 uniquely designed two-story cabins, equipped with towels, linens, coffee makers, microwaves, satellite TV, phone, fans, heaters, fireplaces, and firewood. Some units have full kitchens. Cabins also feature a private covered patio with a picnic table and grill.

“We’re right on the Continental Divide Trail, so we have a lot of hikers that go through,” owner Dawn Donnel said. “We’re on the way from Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. You can actually hike right from your cabin.”

Other activities in the area include trout fishing at Lake Roberts, birdwatching and stargazing from your cabin balcony, and visiting the hot springs in the area, as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

Details

Family friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Planning tip: One-night stay OK; three-night minimum for some holidays
COVID-19 safety: Enhanced cleanliness measures; not NM Safe Certified as of November 2020

Sierra Blanca Cabins

Located on a three-acre forest and river retreat in Ruidoso, Sierra Blanca Cabins provides a family-oriented getaway.

“We have a really amazing landscape,” said Claudia Gomez, co-owner with her husband Tony. “It’s relaxing here. It’s like a little oasis. You can walk to [midtown shops and restaurants] despite that the cabins are so private.”

The property features a children’s playground, picnic areas, and barbecue grills. Guests can choose from nine log-style cabins which are fully furnished and include a TV, fireplace, bedding, towels, and a full kitchen with updated appliances.

Surrounded by Lincoln National Forest, guests can easily venture out onto one of the many trails open for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Visitors can also check out Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino and Ski Apache, as COVID restrictions allow.

Details

Family friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
COVID-19 safety: Enhanced cleanliness measures; NM Safe Certified
Planning tip: Two-night minimum on Friday and Saturday; 3- to 4-night minimum on holidays. Book far in advance for holidays.

Pecos River Cabins Pecos River Cabins Lodge

The Pecos River Cabins sits on three acres of land in Pecos, New Mexico. And each cabin has a deck or patio that faces the Pecos River.

“We’re located very close to Pecos Canyon, which takes you up into Pecos Wilderness, and so there’s hiking, as well as fishing and birding,” said Kimberly Allen, whose family owns the property. “People also come to the cabins to do plein air painting, photography, hiking, snowshoeing.”

Pecos River Cabins offers both rustic and modern options. All cabins include electricity, fully functional kitchens with cookware, bed linens, and bath towels. However, the three rustic cabins, built in the 1920s, do not have plumbing and are only open during the warm months. Hot showers, commodes, and sinks are located in a bath house onsite.

The four modern cabins have heat and plumbing and are open year-round.

Details

Family friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: No
COVID-19 safety: Enhanced cleanliness measures; NM Safe Certified
Planning tip: Two-night minimum. Summer and holidays are the busiest times of year.

Rio Colorado Cabins Rio Colorado Cabins

Relax and play in the scenic mountain town of Red River at Rio Colorado Cabins. The Red River runs through the five-acre property, which features 20 cabins and a private fishing pond. The cabins include TVs and a fireplace. Kitchens come with all the necessary amenities and the beds are made and ready for guests’ arrival. Bath towels and soap are also provided.

“Our motto is roughing it on the Red River in comfort, so they are rustic mountain cabins, but they have all the comforts of home,” said Tawnya Waltz, co-manager with her husband Brian.

Activities include skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, and more.

Details

Family friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
COVID-19 safety: Enhanced cleanliness measures; NM Safe Certified
Planning tip: Summer is the busy season, with cabins filling up a year in advance. Three-night minimum in summer, winter, and holidays. Stays over Christmas are a five-night minimum.
Info: 800-654-6516, riocoloradocabins.com

Written by Alexia Severson • Photos courtesy 
Originally published in Neighbors magazine | 2021

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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