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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Two bedroom cottage, decks, wildlife, privacy, private hot tub...GREAT REVIEWS!

We take pride in the "spic & span" cleanliness of this property. Our cozy cottage offers you the seclusion of a quite area, surrounded by lovely, whispering pines and wildlife galore! Deer visit on a regular basis.....and massive elk drop in occasionally for a nice rest. Sit on the back deck and take in all the splendor nature has to offer or visit some of the unique shops in Ruidoso as well as the great resturants or one of many events going on in the area. The cottage is 2 bdrm with addl sleeping on new queen sleeper sofa in living area. Large, covered deck. HOT TUB, INTERNET, TV, central heat & air! Most times, you will not need air conditioning, but if you do, this property provides it. Always check road conditions and weather in winter months to be prepared. Four wheel drive & snow chains are recommended in winter months.

Ask about our weekly rates and April discounts. Check out our "sister" property, LAZY N LOG CABIN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. It has private hot tub, Internet , decks, fireplace, ceiling fans, tower fans...and more! VRBO NUMBER 433168.

It is never too early to book for summer times and holidays. They book fast in Ruidoso, often, 9 months or so out. We realize there are many properties available to lease in Ruidoso, and appreciate your interest in ours. We feel the reviews , on both properties, will give you an insight into what guests think.

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Jannelle Nantz
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Jannelle Nantz

We live in North Central Texas and have been blessed to achieve our dream of having a mountain getaway! We also own the Lazy N Log Cabin next door to the Elk Crossing Cottage. We love the quaintness of mid-town Ruidoso, the peacefulness of the mountains, many activities and the friendly people!

Jannelle Nantz purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jannelle Nantz chose Ruidoso

The location of the property is super! Privacy yet so convenient to all the activities Ruidoso has to offer. We furnish our property with clean, new, updated furniture and décor. Internet access & satellite tv. A private hot tub......for your enjoyment! The best of all.....the decks where you can enjoy the lovely nature surroundings as well as hummingbirds, deer and an occasional elk! So peaceful!

What makes this cottage unique

Private hot tub, premium bedding, easy access central air & heating, 2 one covered an additional lower deck...enjoy sitting under the stars in the hot tub! Property is not crowded up.....we own both lots on either sides! Very clean!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Ruidoso

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean and neat as a pin!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • comfortable bedding
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ruidoso is a mountainous area ...therefore, we highly recommend checking weather and road conditions in the winter months. Four wheel drive or snow chains are recommended.


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average rating of 4.7540984 based on 61 reviews

So nice!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was adorable, may be the internet can be improve a little bit, because is slow. But the house is beautiful. For sure I am coming back soon.

Attention from the owner was awesome, always answering questions in few minutes

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to your coming again! Unfortunately , we have the highest speed available for Ruidoso for our Internet. Some days it's better than others. Thanks a million for the nice comments about our cottage! We try hard to keep things comfortable and cozy. Enjoy your summer! Ruidoso summers are wonderful ! Blessings, Jannelle
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Planning our next visit soon!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cozy place to stay! We loved our 4 night visit and are planning on visiting again soon. I'm glad it didn't snow while we were there. Plan your visit accordingly because the steep road to the cabin would've been hard to climb if there was any ice. We (coming from South Texas) didn't plan on this being an issue and I'm glad it wasn't. The daily visit of deer was a wonderful gift.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, We look forward to your plans to visit us again! Loved having you & thank you for the glowing review! Ruidoso is a fun, beautiful place any season. We sure love the deer and occasionally an elk coming by to visit . Actually, elk are seen more and more regularly , on Mechem and around the golf courses ! Take care and have a blessed 2018. Jannelle
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Good times

  • 5 of 5

We had a very fun time! The House was perfect size for the two of us.

  • Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and cute for our family getaway with a 15month old

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here around thanksgiving and loved it. My husband and I enjoyed the peaceful, beautiful mountains and our 15 month old daughter loved exploring the outdoors! The cottage was clean and comfortable for our stay, even for our active daughter who was running around everywhere! We spent our days exploring the nearby parks, grindstone lake, and the cute town. We had the fireplace going at night and in the morning and there was more than enough wood for us to use! It was very relaxing. Thanks Janelle for a great trip!

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, It was such a pleasure to have you and your sweet family for our guests! Thank you for the wonderful review and a big thanks for leaving the cottage so very nice! Ruidoso is surely the place we love to go to getaway & relax! We love the little village, mountains & wildlife ! God has certainly blessed the Ruidoso are with abundant lovely nature & we feel blessed to be able to visit there often & share with our great guests. Please join us again! Merry Christmas and many blessings! Jannelle
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Peaceful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

A charming quiet getaway. Loved sitting out on the back porch in the morning and seeing all the beautiful birds. Such vibrant colors, totally unique to the area. I recommend this place to anyone wanting some peaceful time just to relax.

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gloria, Thank you for choosing Elk Crossing for your Ruidoso stay & thank you for the splendid review! The back deck is sure my favorite place to drink coffee , a glass if wine and just relax! We do have very lovely birds that visit...and earlier in the season, lots of different types of hummingbirds! Mother Nature has blessed us with birds, deer, elk, and beautiful mountains, for sure! Thank you for leaving the cottage so nice when you checked out! We would love to have you join us again! Blessings, Jannelle
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Perfect getaway đź’–

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Cottage is very clean and cozy. It was exactly what we were looking for. Cottage is close to all attractions and we had no problem getting to and from places. We had the pleasure and seeing plenty of deer every day that we were there. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a lovely review for us. Always pleased to hear our guests really enjoyed their cottage stay! We love Ruidoso and the magnificent wildlife and mountain area. We just returned from 2 weeks and are already planning our trip back! Sure feel blessed to be able to enjoy Gods marvelous creations. It would be our pleasure to have you return again....any time! Take care, enjoy the Fall and holiday season! Blessings, Jannelle
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Car: necessary

Our cozy mountain cottage is situated in a quite neighborhood but only minutes from the midtown shopping area, resturants, casinos, horse racing (in season), snow skiing and many more activities. Location, location , location! We own both lots on either side, so you'll never feel "crammed" in! Sip coffee on the outside decks or relax in the private hot tub! Whatever your're gonna love Ruidoso and the warm atmosphere of the cottage!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Ruidoso

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 4 2018 - Jul 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$96.59

We reserve the right to decline rental inquiries.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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