Able to sleep up to 8 people, the Naylor Mountain Retreat can accommodate several couples vacationing together as comfortably as it can a family. And while the hiking trails, slopes, and natural beauty of the Ruidoso area will no doubt keep you happily occupied during your stay, you’ll also find plenty to enjoy at the house itself, including an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, and free WiFi.
Naylor Mountain Retreat is located near the end of a cul-de-sac in Alto, a quiet bedroom community just outside Ruidoso. From the pine-speckled property you can see the Sierra Blanca range. During warmer weather you’ll want to make the most of the views and the fresh mountain air by relaxing on the spacious rear deck. Along with a seating area, the deck includes a grill and a table, complete with sun umbrella, for dining alfresco. If you reel in any trout from Alto Lake, less than 10 minutes away, you can cook it on the grill and then savor it outdoors; the singing of finches and nuthatches will make the ideal background music. Afterward, relax in the backyard’s hot tub. The massaging jets of steamy water will feel so rejuvenating after a day of hiking or horseback riding. And at night, beneath the canopy of stars, a soak can be wonderfully romantic too.
Indoors is a large dining table that seats 8 people, along with a breakfast bar with 4 stools. The breakfast bar doubles as additional counter space for Naylor Mountain Retreat’s roomy kitchen. Equipped with stainless-steel appliances and plenty of cookware and tableware, the kitchen can handle even a multicourse holiday feast.
The house’s open floor plan means that even as you cook in the kitchen you can take part in the conversation at the dining table or watch a movie on the living area’s large flat-panel TV. Furnished with 3 plush couches and a chaise, the living area easily accommodates a small crowd. On brisk winter evenings you’ll love gathering by the wood-burning fireplace, hot chocolate or Irish coffee in hand.
Each of Naylor Mountain Retreat’s 3 bedrooms includes a queen-size bed and a TV. The 4th queen-size bed is in the rec room. That’s where you’ll also find the pool table, which can convert to an air-hockey or ping-pong table. If you’re vacationing with the kids, they’ll want to make this their bedroom: Who wouldn’t want air hockey in their sleeping quarters?
Naylor Mountain Retreat has 3 full bathrooms, including the en-suite master bath. We’ll provide all the clean towels you could possibly require, and the beds will be beautifully made up by the time you arrive, so you can make a shower or a nap your first order of business. For added convenience, the house has its own washer and dryer along with a driveway to accommodate multiple vehicles. (Keep in mind that during winter you may need a 4x4 vehicle or chains on a 2-wheel vehicle to access the property.)
As fun-filled and rejuvenating as Naylor Mountain Retreat is, people don’t visit the Ruidoso area simply to lounge by the house. In addition to the trout-stocked lake, the Alto Lake and Recreation Area has trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Equally close is Ruidoso Winter Park, with snow tubing in winter and zip lining year-round. A bit farther out is Grindstone Lake and Trail System, where you can fish, boat, hike, ride mountain bikes and horses, and play disc golf; you might also see ospreys, mule deer, black bears, elk, and eagles while there. And in only 40 minutes you can drive to Ski Apache, where in addition to skiing and snowboarding you can whiz over the mountains via zip line or explore the area via mountain bike or on foot.
However you spend your days, you’ll love returning to Naylor Mountain Retreat afterward. See for yourself; book your stay today!