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Newly Remodeled 3500 Sq Ft Home, 1- 24 Guests, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Great Patio

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3500 Sq. Ft. A/C 6 Large Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, Large Game Room, Great Patio,

Buckner Bunkhouse is a sprawling ranch style home and offers all new upgrades and amenities throughout this spacious, open plan home including central A/C and heating, internet/cable, 2- 50 gallon water heaters to supply plenty of hot water throughout the home. 4 large flat screen TV's and DVD player and some movies and board games. The bedrooms and bathrooms are strategically placed for privacy and optimal use with large groups. The large living room has a gas log fireplace with a mounted 70 inch TV and wood cathedral ceilings, a queen sleeper sofa and a murphy wall bed. Kitchen is fully stocked and has all new appliances, granite and cabinets with every gadget you could possibly need for your stay. The open floor plan joins the kitchen, dining, living and breakfast area which is great for visiting and making memories and can accommodate up to 26 diners at one time. The game room has 3 queen murphy wall beds, a bar with mini fridge, plenty of seating, a pool table, large TV and a handicap accessible bathroom off the game room. 6 private bedrooms: 1st master has a TV, king and a trundle that can make into a king or left as a twin with a bathroom en-suite and large walk-in closet. 2 large bedrooms with queen beds and a hall bathroom. 2nd master/bathroom en-suite has a king bed and TV. The Cowboy bedroom has a full bed and the Wilderness bedroom has a queen bed with easy access to a hall powder bathroom. These bedrooms provide a real cabin feel and have windows looking out into the trees and park like area and patio area. The entire house has new linens, bedding, furniture, mattresses, appliances, flooring and bathroom fixtures. The patio is equipped with a large gas grill (propane provided), a 3 person swing, patio furniture and table for eating and visiting. Hot tub in single garage for privacy and can be used comfortably year-round. There is parking for about 8 vehicles along the large circular driveway which has a handicap access ramp into the home.

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018


Buckner Bunkhouse was purchased by my husband Ron and I along with my brother Bill and his wife Joel as a joint venture and to have a place large enough for family gatherings since we are gathering quite a few grandkids. My brother and I were raised in Santa Rosa, NM and have always had a great time together. It has been quite an experience doing the makeover of this house with them. We have made many great memories together on this project and hopefully we can make many more with our families. Ron and I live in Ruidoso and own/operate 3 other vacation properties. We love meeting our guests and making their trip to Ruidoso as enjoyable as we possibly can. We moved to Ruidoso about 15 years ago and we wouldn't trade it for the world.

NETTA COLEMAN purchased this house in 2015

Why NETTA COLEMAN chose Ruidoso

Since we have 3 other vacation rental properties and we feel that this is our niche in life as we like to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability to make their stay enjoyable and relaxing, we decided this house would be a great addition to the family. I enjoy adding all the extra touches to a house to make it a home. This house had been neglected for some time but we saw the potential that it had to offer and after many hard months of work on it-it has become the house that we knew it could be. It has a great floor plan so that large groups don't feel cramped or crowded since there is so much space to move around in. We know that our guests will find it to be a comfortable home away from home with all that these great mountains have to offer.

What makes this house unique

We looked at quite a few properties before this one-and the minute we walked into this one, we knew that we would love to own it and turn it into all that it could be. It is in a great part of town that is close to everything but yet located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood. The back patio is so peaceful and enjoyable since you look out onto a private park setting with trees, bushes, grass and lots of deer. It is such a nice, peaceful retreat to sit out there and watch the deer and enjoy family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Coleman,

We just wanted to extend our thanks for allowing us to let your home in Ruidoso.

It is beautiful and exactly what we needed!

It is well equipped and so tastefully decorated.

Plenty of room and facilities for our large family.

We were there celebrating a wedding.

Thank you for advertising your property well and we loved that there were no surprises on that end!

(That has not always been the case for us!!)

We left a 5 star review on VRBO. Ya’ll deserve it!

We will definitely let all our friends know and for future trips to Ruidoso, seek your property first.

Thanks again
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ruidoso

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No indoor smoking.
  • Please follow hot tub rules to avoid retention of security deposit.
  • Maximum of 24 guests. Age 3 and under not included in the count.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 29 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is in the 1st master ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is centrally located for all purpose use.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is the hall powder room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This is located in the 2nd master ensuite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This bath is off the gameroom and handicap accessible
  • 4 full baths with 1 being handicap accessible. 1 half bath. All strategically located for privacy and convenience. All new bath tub and showers with beautiful tile work. All new tall toilets and vanities.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 6 (2nd master) - 1 king , king bed with bath ensuite, TV and large closet
    1st master - 2 king , 1 king and 1 trundle that is a twin or pulled out to a king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , This is the Cowboy bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This is the Wilderness bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is the Western bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is the Southwest bedroom
  • 1st master has a king bed and a trundle that can be left as a twin or pulled out into a king bed. Has a TV and bath ensuite with large walk-in closet. Western Bedroom (2) and Southwest Bedroom (3) have queen beds and large closets, Bedroom 4 (Wilderness) has a queen bed and dresser/armoire. Bedroom 5 (Cowboy) has a full bed with dresser. Bedroom 6 is a 2nd master with a king bed and bath ensuite. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a queen murphy bed also. The game room has 3 queen murphy beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
We provide trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, some spices, coffee filters and other extras.


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Newly Remodeled 3500 Sq Ft Home, 1- 24 Guests, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Great Patio
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 67 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation and this beautiful house for the bill. Thank you for providing everything we needed. Hopefully we will be able to come back next year.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. A large comfortable place that holds 24 people comfortably. It feels like you’re at home. I’d love to stay there again

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at the Buckner house! This is the third year we've stayed. The house is nice and big with plenty of room for everyone. The back porch has an amazing new pergola that we enjoyed several meals under and you can sit on the front deck and enjoy the outdoors as well. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. A gas grill is also on the back porch. The kids loved the game room and the hot tub! We will definitely be renting this house again next year. The owners are amazing as well and will help you with anything you might need. You won't be disappointed with this rental!

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 20 men stayed here for a 3 day church conference and had an incredible stay. The cabin is extremely nice, spacious and had everything that we could need. The parking was plentiful, we were able to fit 8 vehicles in the driveway with ease. The cabin is filled with very nice appliances, large updated TVs and and very nice furniture and finishes. The owners are extremely organized and very supportive throughout the process. We had no problems or needs during our stay which I feel is attributed to the preparation that the owners put in before we arrived. Thank you very much for hosting us. I will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW what an amazing review Jim. We appreciate all the details of your entire experience with Buckner Bunkhouse. We really do want our guests to have a great time so we try to provide as many accommodating items that we can to make your stay A GREAT STAY. We truly appreciate and thank you, Ron and Netta
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It was great.

  • 5 of 5

The house was large and roomy. A great location. We loved our trip and the great house made it even better. The game room was a huge success.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, well stocked there was nothing that we needed and we didn’t have. Spacious cozy yet big enough for large groups of people. We enjoyed everything the Buckner house had to offer. The owner replied fast and was very accommodating

Thank you so much for such a pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jorge, You were a pleasure to work with and we are pleased you enjoyed Buckner Bunkhouse and all that is has to offer. We thank you and invite you back anytime. Best regards, Netta and Ron
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Farley's Grill and Bar
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Cree Meadows Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Casa Blanca, Rio Grande Grill, Farley's
Nearest Ski
16.5 Miles
Ski Apache

Restaurants: Farley's Fun & Pub, Rio Grande Bar & Grill, Michelena's Italian, El Camino Nuevo, Pena's Place, Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub, Cattle Baron's, K-Bob's, Tina's Café, Casa Blanca to name a few. Pillow's Fun Trackers Amusement Park, Spencer Theater, Billy the Kid Casino, Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino. The local cinema is about 2 blocks away. Grindstone Lake, Bonita Lake and Inn of the Mountain Gods Lake are a site to see. Sierra Blanca peak (over 12,000 ft.) is a beautiful drive and has breathtaking views of the area from the top. Festivals and art tours frequent the area. Shopping in Midtown is amazing with all its unique shops. Win, Place and Show Bar for country/western dancing and The Quarters across the street for a more modern twist to entertain.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ruidoso

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2018 - Aug 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$332.92
Damage Insurance C$78.57
Damage Deposit C$332.92

106 Buckner Drive
Ruidoso, NM 88345
A refundable security deposit has been implemented due to guests abusing linens, pool table accessories and hot tub. $100 is kept if hot tub rules aren't followed. We want you to come and have a good time but please do not abuse the place and your security deposit will gladly be refunded.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservations, the deposit or balance paid in advance will be refunded as follow.
• 100% of amount paid if cancelled 31 days or more prior to the Check-in Date during holiday weekends/winter holiday/summer seasons
• 100% if cancelled 16 days or more prior to Check-in Date for the remainder of calendar year (Regular).
• 50% of amount paid if cancelled 16-30 days prior to check in during holiday weekends/winter holiday/summer seasons.
• 50% if cancelled 8-15 days prior to Check-in Date for (Regular Days).
• 0% of amount paid if cancelled 0-15 days prior to the Check-in Date during holiday weekends/winter holiday/summer seasons.
• 0% if cancelled 0-7 days prior to Check-in Date during (Regular Days).
Attempts by owner will be made to re-rent your accommodation. If we are successful, your deposit and balance will be refunded in full. This would be our preference. Guest may find alternate renter, however, new renter must sign new agreement. This agreement shall not be assigned or the premises sublet without written consent of owner.
Note: Home Away /VRBO does offer a rental insurance plan for renters (not the same as the security deposit plan) in the event you must cancel due to injury, illness and weather conditions on short notice.
*** By making payment to reserve this property you agree to the terms and conditions listed above.
If you have any questions; please just let me know. I can be reached at or 575-937-3014 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks so much,
Netta Coleman

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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