Named after the Rio Ruidoso River (noisy river) that runs through the town, Ruidoso rests in the beautiful, majestic Rocky Mountains, making it a picture-perfect vacation spot for travelers to enjoy nature at its finest. Ruidoso hotel options include resort lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, family suites, cabins, and budget rooms. Visitors enjoy free breakfasts, accessible shuttles to the downtown area or the airport, heated pools, Internet access, and exceptional room service.
Ruidoso has so many great venues for an evening out – there's dancing, music, karaoke, movies, and bowling, or stop in at one of their classic bars for a bit of fun and relaxation. Publically accessible Cree Meadows Country Club is a perfect spot with exceptional live entertainment and karaoke every Wednesday evening.
Visitors start their days off right with breakfast at Lincoln County Grill. The scrambled eggs and choice of meats with Mexican flair can't be beat. Scrumptious lunches and dinners are also served there.
The Flying J Ranch wraps various entertainments into one package. Families love the gun fights, fiddler, Pony Express rides, and chuck wagon dinner (the cowboy way), followed nightly by some foot stompin' country western music.
Visitors love to walk the downtown area and explore the many specialty shops with homemade jewelry, antiques, paintings, and leather creations.
Ruidoso is a sports paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. There's skiing, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, biking, casinos, and seasonal horse racing.