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Entries from our 2017 Guest Book

January

  • “Thank you so much for all your accommodations! The house is beautiful and has everything one might need!! We hope to come back again sometime in the future!! Cozy home and would recommend to many! Views, deer, turkeys, bluebirds, etc. were all pretty amazing. Thanks for everything.” - El Paso, TX
  • “Thank you for having us, we had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. The view is gorgeous! We were all very comfortable and felt right at home. Beautiful house!!” - Spring Branch, TX
  • “We had a great time, the cabin is awesome. We expect to come back next year. Thanks a lot.”

March

  • “Our families loved your beautiful house. We enjoyed the scenery and abundant wildlife. You thoughtfully equipped your house with everything we would need, overall you helped us have a great time in Ruidoso. May this house continue to bless its occupants.” - North Richland Hills, TX
  • “You guys are amazing for contributing to Our Lady of Guadalupe and giving somebody a chance to come visit your home. It is BEAUTIFUL! We are definitely planning another trip soon. We fell in love with everything. Y’all have a beautiful home. Thank you so much for giving me and my family this wonderful opportunity. God Bless.” - San Angelo & Eldorado, TX

April

  • “What a treat to spend time with our cousins. Your vacation home is so welcoming & beautiful.” - Amarillo, TX
  • “What a lovely cousin’s retreat! Thanks for a wonderful weekend.” - Panhandle, TX
  • “We have had a wonderful time here at your beautiful home in Ruidoso. You have been such gracious hosts and have been so welcoming. Having an opportunity to reconnect with cousins has been priceless! Thank you for everything and we will keep in touch!” - Manhattan, KS

June

  • “We have been coming to Ruidoso for forty years. Of all the places we have stayed your home is our favorite. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us.” - El Paso, TX
  • “We have absolutely loved being in your cabin these last few days. What a blessing it has been! I have said several times this week, ‘If this cabin isn’t available when we want to come again, we will just wait til it is!’ Thank you for everything, and thank you to the cleaning crew for making and keeping this cabin so clean and welcoming!” - Montgomery, TX

July

  • “Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home. We first visited eight years ago and loved it so much, we had to return. My children and grandchildren still talk about the fun time they had in the ‘big house’ in Ruidoso. Maybe one of these days their schedules will slow and we can return as a family. Your home is as beautiful and clean as it was 8 years ago. Thank you! PS, thanks for making our stay extra special by working with us!” - Tomball, TX
  • “We would like to thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was above and beyond our expectations! We are all sad we have to leave tomorrow but this is one vacation we will never forget! God bless your both!” - Rio Visa, TX

August

  • “Thank you so much for the stay in your beautiful home. We loved the seclusion, the views, the animals and the home. We hope to come back again and stay in the future. We come up and stay every year, and so far, I have loved your place the best! God Bless you both!” - Burnet, TX
  • “We had such a wonderful family vacation and your home was so perfect for our stay. We had plenty of room to spread out. We saw the mule deer, turkeys, hummingbirds, and a snake when we walked up the hill. We enjoyed the town, and just relaxing at the house. The décor of the house is perfect for a mountain cabin. We also enjoyed the seclusion and every window had a pretty view. Thank you so much for offering your home!” - Texas, Florida, & Nebraska
  • “Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We once again had a great time. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The spacious rooms, stocked kitchen and wildlife. We look forward to many more visits!” - Plano, TX

September

  • “We had a lovely time in your beautiful home. We saw deer and several wild turkeys, and heard coyotes howling in the night. Wonderful weather.” - Lubbock, TX
  • “What a pleasant stay we had! You have such a beautiful home. We so enjoyed the many details provided for the comfort of your guests. We certainly saw a wide assortment of wildlife – many deer, several foxes, blue jays, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and even a bear!” - Midland & Lubbock, TX
  • “Monday is our 7th wedding anniversary. It couldn’t have been a better way to spend our time. The house is just wonderful. I am in love with everything about it. We were so happy to be able to get it at such short notice. Thank you have having us as your guests. We truly hope to be able to come again and again. After the stroke in February things have been rough. This is just what we needed.” - Lubbock, TX
Entries from our 2016 Guest Book

February 2016

  • “5 quilters, 4 sewing machines, 3 days, 2 bunch of wild turkey and deer, 1 Fantastic time! We’ll be back” - Albuquerque, Amarillo, & Las Cruces
  • “Thank you so much for the gracious stay. Truly a beautiful place in this comfy home. Thanks for the great vacation; best fun I ever had! Thank you once again for the amazing cabin and all of your hospitality. We had a wonderful weekend. We’ll be back next year!” - El Paso, TX
  • “Thank you for providing us with such a magnificent cabin. Our family was very pleased with the amenities provided. We hope to return in the near future. The deer and wildlife were wonderful and the kids really enjoyed them. Keep up the good work. You are really [couldn't read] excellence in cabin/home rentals.” - El Paso, TX

March 2016

  • “It’s lovely here. Thank you so much, Joe and Judy, for your hospitality, and sharing this little piece of heaven with us. Thank you for being so flexible with our weather issues and flying home. We so appreciate it, and cannot wait to come back this summer.” - Frisco, TX

June 2016

  • “Best time ever! Perfect and lovely home for a family get-together! Peaceful, beautiful, comfortable, relaxing and absolutely delightful – thank you for sharing your lovely home! We had everything we could or would need and more! Best memory making vacation for us all.” - NY, MN, & Austin, TX
  • “Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy time with our family. We enjoyed seeing turkey, deer, and of course the ever entertaining hummingbirds! Truly a wonderful place for our family vacation!” - Cleburne, TX

July 2016

  • “Wow! We had a wonderful time in your cabin. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful place with us! We had 6 adults and had more than enough room. Everything was perfect!” - Keller, TX
  • “Love your cabin – had a wonderful time” - Richardson, TX

August 2016

  • “The cabin was fabulous. So many extras in the way of kitchen gadgets, etc. The view was amazing. Hope to return many times. Having stayed in the area many years prior, we were thrilled how clean everything was. Thanks for sharing your home with us.” - Fort Scott, KS & Plano, TX

September 2016

  • “Enjoyed completely, very nice – all our needs were taken care of and then some.” - Quilters from Midland & Winters, TX
  • “We had a great time again this year! The house is perfect and had everything we needed. We love to watch the deer and hummingbirds and this year enjoyed watching a gopher too!” - Fort Smith, AR
  • We thank you for the use of your lovely home! Best time ever! Longtime friends getting together and the accommodations made the visit so special. Hope to repeat the visit again.” - Ennis & Ft. Clark Springs, TX

October

  • “We had such a wonderful time. The cabin was great and so was the weather. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend!!! ” - Levelland, Lubbock, & Odessa, TX
  • “Wonderful time, beautiful house. Everything was just perfect. Great friends, good times.” - El Paso & Dallas, TX; Albuquerque, NM

November

  • “Thank you so much! Your place is so beautiful. We had so much fun. Made very joyful memories here. Hope to be able to come back some day with my children. Was here with my five sisters, such a blessing. God is Good. God Bless you and your beautiful place.” - El Paso, TX
  • “Thank you very much! We had a sisters’ mini vacation and we picked the perfect place. What a pleasant surprise. When we got here, this place was very clean and decorated beautifully. We had a great time here and want to come back. God bless you for your kindness and thoughtfulness.” - Midland, TX
  • “Thank you so much for thinking of having so many things that are needed and for the beautiful, homey place that you all arranged. My sisters and I enjoyed every bit of your place. We will be back. A memory to remember.” - Midland, TX
  • “Thank you for your servants’ hearts for blessing others (me) with this beautiful home. My sisters and I enjoyed every minute here. The scenery, deer, and wild turkey were the tip of the iceberg. May our sweet Lord continue blessing you both. Hope to come back soon.”
  • “We so enjoyed your beautiful (cabin) home!! It had everything we needed and more. We all enjoyed feeding corn to the deer!! Your home spoiled us. Love the views. Hope to be back again with more family and during holidays. We finally figured out how to get up the big hill. Hubby would get a running start by pushing hard on the gas pedal. LOL!! Thanks you for making us relax and enjoy all the comforts at home.” - Arlington, TX
  • “Thank you, Wonderful place, a great time with friends.”
  • “Your home was the perfect Thanksgiving getaway. Wonderful and well-equipped kitchen for cooking! We enjoyed seeing blue jays, elk, and wild turkey right out the back door. We plan to return.” - El Paso, TX
  • “Thanks for everything, your cabin is amazing. You guys made our stay wonderful.” - El Paso, TX

December

  • “I love that there is a Christmas tree here!! Kelsi, age 13; This is the best hotel house ever – Jaidynn, age 3; I love all the animals in the backyard!! Kelsi ,age 13; I loved the view! Hailegh, age 17. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin. We loved every minute of it. We definitely plan to return in the future.” - Baytown, TX
  • “Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin. It is a beautiful home and very, very clean and spacious. We made some wonderful memories with our family and would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.”
  • “Beautiful view in the morning was great. The deer, turkeys and wild life were great to see every morning.”
  • “We truly do appreciate your hospitality. From the very beginning to the end your attention to our family was first class.” - Mission, TX
Entries from our 2015 Guest Book

January 2015

  • “Thank you!! We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back next year.” - Morgan, TX
  • “Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! We love the house and enjoyed every moment here. Our kids loved to be able to see deer around. We hope to be back next year! The views are breath taking! Once again, thank you so much!” - San Antonio, TX
  • “Thank you so much for making your home available to so many. We loved our stay and have so many happy memories. Your home is beautiful and the view is breath taking! We had a few hiccups on the way but all in all had a wonderful vacation. We saw several deer and they were beautiful. We saw a buck from a distance and an elk from an even further distance. Thanks again and we hope to come again next year!” - Midland, TX

February 2015

  • “Thank you so very much for allowing us to spend the weekend at your home. It is so beautiful. We had a great time. The view is breath taking. We were happily greeted by four deer when we arrived. It was great! Thank you for all the little details; they made the stay even more comfortable. God bless you all.” - Palmview, TX
  • “Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home. It is a beautiful home with everything you need! We saw several deer and turkey. We all had a wonderful time and would love to come back in the summer!” - Lubbock, TX

March 2015

  • “We loved it. It was just perfect!” - Ft. Worth, TX
  • “Priceless memories, good times, great place! Can’t wait to visit again.” - Lubbock, TX
  • “Thank you so very much for providing such a wonderful place for our family to stay. It has been very memorable with nice accommodations, scenic beauty, and plentiful wildlife (at least 25 deer daily!!). We will be making more visits in the future.” - College Station, TX & Lubbock, TX
  • “What more can we say but absolutely wonderful. The house, the view, and most of all your generosity. Our family completely enjoyed the week, and can’t wait to come back. We had to feed another 50 pounds of corn before we left. The deer and turkey will ruin us!” - Greenbrier, AR

April 2015

  • “Thank you very much for your wonderful cabin. It is a great place. We really enjoy to be here. The view is great. We will be back in a near future. We love the deer and turkeys.” - El Paso, TX
  • “We want to thank you for opening up your home to us. We enjoyed it very much as this has been a very nice and relaxing weekend. Your place is very quiet and private.” - Graham, TX

June 2015

  • “What a great cabin! We have had a great time and look forward to our next trip here! Everything was amazing!” - LaVernia, TX
  • “We had a great time. Your cabin is beautiful and in GREAT working condition, we loved it! Amazing views, saw deer and wild turkeys and of course humming birds. Best Cabin in New Mexico!” - Odessa, TX
  • “What a fantastic place you have here! Three generations of our family really enjoyed our time at the top of the mountain. We saw deer, bear, and wild turkey. We have had such a nice time. Thanks for having such a great kitchen and dining area. All 8 of us had plenty of space.” - Farmington, NM

July 2015

  • “Thank you so much for blessing us with a much needed rest in your beautiful cabin!” - Houston, TX
  • “We had such a wonderful time in your wonderful home. There was more than enough room for all 8 of us! Our young children loved watching the turkey and deer. We had a blast at Fun Tracker and enjoyed being so close to town but still having privacy and peace. Thank you!” - Lubbock, TX
  • “You have the perfect place for a week of fun and relaxation. There were 3 couples of us and the layout of your house could not have been any better. The back porch was to die for… hummers, turkey, deer and birds were so entertaining. We want to make this an annual event.” - Breckenridge, TX
  • “What a great mountain home you have made available for a relaxing visit to the New Mexico mountains. We are avid bird watchers, and this has been the best location by far of anyplace we have stayed in Ruidoso. We have found your home to be the most comfortable and enjoyable place we have ever stayed in here. Thanks for making your home so welcoming, and we hope to return as often as possible! We have only one suggestion – that a hand rail be added along the wall at the landing where the stairs turn to assist seniors in safely navigating up the stairway.” - El Paso, TX

August 2015

  • “We very much enjoyed having three generations of our family together in your beautiful home. It is a perfect place for a family to be together and relax and have fun. We really appreciated the way the house is well designed to accommodate both young children and older adults. The children especially enjoyed the hummingbirds, turkey and deer. It was truly a blessing to be here. Thank you for sharing this lovely place.” - Austin, TX
  • “We brought our mom up here for her 90th birthday. We had a great family time. The house was beautiful, comfortable and well appointed. The weather was wonderful especially coming from 105 degree heat. Rain one afternoon made it cozy. Thank you for helping us make special memories.” - Comfort and Buda, TX
  • “We thank Joe and Judy for once again opening their wonderful home to us. It was an outstanding stay – one we look forward to yearly. Had a relaxing time and some excitement too; one afternoon / evening of the Perk forest fire. Lots of deer, turkeys and a few large blue jays. We’ll be back again next year.” - Spring, TX

September 2015

  • “Thank you so much for opening your home to us this week. There were three adult couples and we had plenty of room. It is clear that you guys gave a lot of thought to what renters would need during their stay. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrises each morning and the deer that visited each morning and evening. Again, thank you for letting us enjoy your home and Jackie does a great job keeping it clean.” - Fort Smith, AR
  • “Thanks for a great stay. The house is awesome, well set up for your visitors. Loved the views and all the wildlife. Spent most of our time on the deck taking it all in. Wish we had a few more days but the show must move on. Would do it all again in a heartbeat and will recommend the house to any and all. Thanks again for a great stay and rest.” - Chicago, Joliet, & Shabbonna, IL and South Ogden, UT

November 2015

  • “My family surprised me (totally) with a long weekend at your lovely home–away-from-home, for my 70th birthday! What a treasured time in a most beautiful place!!! Your place is just absolutely perfect for families accommodating in every way… What a fortunate find for us. With the many memories here this weekend, we will treasure this site forever.” - Lubbock, TX
  • “We came here for our families' Thanksgiving Holiday! What a Great place for all of us to be able to get together! The kitchen was amazing!! We were able to fix a huge Thanksgiving dinner with all of us cooking and baking in your kitchen without even getting in anybody’s way. We enjoyed waking up in the morning to the beautiful sunrises glistening off of the tops of the mountains that had snow on them. As well as observing all of the wonderful wildlife – deer, turkey, elk, and all of the various types of birds. The views from the house were breath taking. Your house was so accommodating and comfortable – that when it was time to leave – nobody wanted to leave. We would recommend your home to anybody and our family is looking forward to coming back again. Please don’t change anything!” - Georgetown & Austin, TX

December 2015

  • “This is our third consecutive year coming and staying in your cabin. We continue to come back because your cabin is beautiful, spacious and very comfortable. Thank you for opening your doors and providing so many amenities. See you next winter!” - El Paso, TX
  • “We had a wonderful week at your cabin! It was perfect size for all of our family. We had a very peaceful week enjoying the scenery.” - Brady, Prosper, & Irving, TX
  • “This was our first time staying in the cabin and we absolutely loved every minute. We were all able to come together in one place to share Christmas and what a blessing that was. The view was spectacular from every angle! The cabin had everything we could ask for and much, much more! The kids loved hiking, seeing all the animals outside (deer, elk, turkeys), and playing in the snow – all from the back door. Thank you for providing the perfect backdrop to our Christmas. Hope to make it back soon.” - Orange & Corpus Christi, TX
Entries from our 2014 Guest Book

January 2014

  • “We want to thank you for renting your beautiful cabin home to us. We loved it. We had a minor problem with the water when we arrived but it was quickly taken care of. The house was very spacious and everything was clean. We fell in love with Ruidoso and will definitely be back. The back view porch was incredible. Wish we could stay here days, but unfortunately, we have to go back to work.” - Pharr, TX & Mission, TX
  • “Thanks for all your help! It was a hard time to find the house but it is very beautiful. Again, thanks for your help.”
  • “Third year in a row our family has had the privilege of bringing in the New Year at your fabulous home. Less snow this year, but we loved going and coming to town with less thrills. The view and weather was perfect. I think of the view from the back windows often in my “real life.” Hope next year to make it 4 in a row.” - Paris, TX
  • “We have enjoyed a wonderful week of “family time.” We delayed our Christmas celebration until this week and brought our whole family up to spend time together. Your home is beautiful and is the best equipped vacation home we have stayed in. We found everything we could possibly need, even a Christmas tree. We were hoping for more snow, but the kids and grandkids still enjoyed skiing and disc sledding. The views are incredible from the decks but unfortunately, we only saw a few turkey. Looking forward to returning for more family fun.” - Round Rock, TX
  • “This cabin is fantastic! It’s huge – great for a family or two – but was delightful just for my husband and I. We especially enjoyed waking to the sunrise and watching as the sun hit Sierra Blanca. Simply breath-taking views. We saw wild turkey – it was so fun to watch them run! – and some deer. There are 17 deer in the world (as we say in our family; however many you see is all there are for your world right now). Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place!” - Lubbock, TX

February 2014

  • “The house is beautiful; lovely place to spend time with family mostly if you are surrounded by trees covered with snow.”
  • “We had a great family gathering in your wonderful cabin. We saw deer and turkey and “hiked” to the mountain top behind us with our 2, 4 and 13 year old grandsons. We enjoyed the spaciousness of the cabin as well as the great and complete furnishings. We hope to be back.” - Smithville, TX
  • “Thank you for the hospitality and comfort of your cabin. We had a great time skiing and our sons enjoyed snow for the first time (great snow fell at the top of the mountain)!” - Austin, TX

March 2014

  • “Your home is so nice. Biggest compliment I feel we can say is that if felt like “home” for us over the last 2 days. The house had everything we could possibly need and was incredibly convenient. Look forward to return trips. Thank you!!” - El Paso, TX

April 2014

  • “This is our second time at your cabin, but we hope not our last! It was a wonderful trip. Thanks for providing such an excellent place to stay.” - Lubbock, TX
  • “The cabin was very nice. The view was awesome. Very cozy and comfortable. Would love to come again and just might do it. It felt like home! We had a great stay, but it’s time to travel home. God Bless you and your family.” - Ballinger, TX
  • “Watching the deer come up was great. Had some a few days. Done a lot of walking looking at the views down the road. Grilled on the back deck. Everything was just right!”
  • “Our family has gathered in your home for Easter weekend 2014. We have traveled from Crowell, TX, Waco, TX, and Memphis, TN. The matriarch of our family gave us this trip for Christmas. We all fell in love with your home. It’s beautiful, comfortable and perfect for a family gathering. We greatly enjoyed all of the wildlife and spent much time on the back porch. The girls spent one day in town, the next day some went hiking, some horseback riding and some to the casino. We went to the local sunrise Easter service in town. After much great food and camaraderie, we all went our separate ways. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We loved it!”

May 2014

  • "This cabin is beautiful, the view is outstanding, my family and I love it. From the deck has an awesome view and we saw a couple of deer. And I named him Bamby. This was a beautiful trip. Loren (10 years old)." - Odessa, TX
  • "I had a awesome time. I love this cabin. We saw some deer. I love the view of the mountains. Lana (9 years old)." - Odessa, TX
  • "Wow!! What a wonderful home this is!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. The girls just love the view and wildlife. We hope to return later this summer if you will have us." - Odessa, TX
  • "This was awesome. I wouldn’t trade for another cabin. It was gorgeous, peaceful, just amazing. You will be seeing us (my family) more often." - Odessa, TX

June 2014

  • "Thanks for sharing your home with us!! Beautiful – the view and walk up the mountain was wonderful. Hope to come back!!" - Midland & Houston, TX; Ardmore, OK

July 2014

  • "Thank you so much for allowing our families to stay in your lovely home. We had so much fun, and the kids especially enjoyed the woods and wildlife." - Prosper, TX

August 2014

  • "We certainly had a great two weeks of relaxation, golf, hiking and roaming the village. Your “cabin” is terrific, and the view is spectacular! We were happy that you were able to stop in and visit with us. Hope you had a smooth and uneventful flight home." - Spring, TX
  • "We had a great time! Loved the cabin and hope to come back soon! Thank you!" - San Antonio, TX
  • "Thanks. Great time had by all, “The Gang”" - Midland, TX

September 2014

  • "We had the best time at your beautiful cabin! Thanks for everything." - Carlsbad, NM
  • "The house was great and comforting. Cool weather and friendly animals." - Lubbock, TX
  • "Loved our stay here. You have a beautiful home! Thank you so much for sharing with us." - Odessa, TX

October 2014

  • "Thank you so much for letting stay at your home. All 3 of our families enjoyed the spaciousness of your beautiful home. The views are wonderful. We look forward to staying here again." - Albuquerque, NM

November 2014

  • “Your cabin was one of the best we’ve stayed in – the rooms were spacious, you had plenty of amenities, and the balcony view was breathtaking. I will highly recommend this to friends and family and we will definitely be back.” - El Paso, TX
  • “Year #10 has come and gone. It hardly seems possible! We have loved every minute of it. We had our entire family this year and, due to some new additions we had to rent another home. It was on Alhambra just a short walk away. Each year we leave, planning for “next year.” What a great blessing and privilege to be able to come here at such a special time. We are truly thankful. Hope the coming Christmas season and New Year are very prosperous and blessed. God willing, we’ll see you next year.” - Dallas, TX

December 2014

  • “We had an awesome time. Your home is beautiful and had everything. Expect us again.” - South Texas
  • “Thank you once again for sharing your cabin with our family. The kids were very happy, the cabin very comfortable. We hope to come back next year.” - El Paso, TX
  • “Thank you guys so much for allowing us to stay safe and warm when the roads to Texas got so bad. We spent our extra day sitting before the fire and watching the snow. Breath taking! For the 4th year in a row you have been one of our family favorites. Your home is so cozy and comfortable. It is always the perfect stay.” - Paris, Midland, & Frisco, TX
Entries from our 2013 Guest Book

January 2013

  • “Happy New Year to all! So thankful for the opportunity to have an awesome winter vacation in your beautiful home. I have stayed in lots of rental homes over the years and none that compare with your hospitality. We love the cabin, Ruidoso, the wildlife and cooking and eating everything we could think of. Hope we can do it again next year!” – Paris, TX
  • “We had a great time at yur house. Everything was great, no problems with anything. Beautiful home!!” – Ransom Canyon, TX
  • “We really appreciate all the amenities the house has, especially the baby gear! All of us agree it’s a place we’d like to return to. ” – Ransom Canyon, TX

March 2013

  • “We had a great time in the house! We cound’t have asked for a more perfect place! We hope to come back really soon. Thanks!” – Wichita Falls, TX
  • “We had a great time – building memories for a lifetime, hope to come back soon!” – Lubbock, TX
  • “Just two words: GREAT PLACE!” – Mexico.

April 2013

  • “We really enjoyed our stay in your wonderful home. We look forward to another visit. Everything was great.” – Artesia, NM
  • “Thank you so much for sharing your incredibly beautiful home. It is the most fabulous place we have stayed in Ruidoso. The deer and turkey were fun to watch, we even saw an elk! The views and birds were amazing. This has been the most perfect get away vacation, we had it all: peace, quiet, nature, and family time. We look forward to coming again.” – Snyder, TX

June 2013

  • “We had a wonderful time! We will be back!”
  • “We want you to know how much we enjoyed our stay. Your cabin's so cozy - our nights were sweet-dozey! To leave filled our hearts with dismay!” - Abilene, TX and North Carolina
  • “Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us. This year was the same as last - wonderful! Your home is very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the birds, hummingbirds, and the deer (also turkeys). Our trip to Ruidoso was great because of the accommodations.”

July 2013

  • “We had a wonderful get-away the past four days. Your house is comfortable and very accommodating. We enjoyed being close to nature and to God's beauty - The deer, turkeys, blue jays, hummingbirds, and chipmunks became our best friends. We gave names to each of them and identified them by their behavior. Thank you for allowing us to be guests in your beautiful home. We will look forward to a return visit.”

August 2013

  • “Beautiful home. Enjoyed every minute of it. Loved all the wildlife, deer, turkey, bear, stellar jays, chipmunks and moles. We will be back next year.” - Cleburne, TX

September 2013

  • “What a blessing it was to find your home for our vacation l- it truly was a home away from home. The damp weather did not dampen enjoying the beauty of Ruidoso. We appreciate all the things you do to make your home so special. Having the coffee, nice linens, TV's in all rooms etc shows your extra touch. AND - we appreciated your call to check on us as well.” - Houston, TX and Spicewood, TX
  • “Thank you so much for sharing "your little piece of heaven" with us. We had a wonderful time. The cabin is lovely, quiet, and views are beautiful. Thanks again! You have given us a place that we think our whole family would enjoy. Hoping we can make this place to enjoy our family in the future.” - Sonora, TX
  • “It is so wonderful when a group of women who are bonded by friendship can leave our families and find reujvenation in the beautiful mountains of Ruidoso. Your home provided us with such a warm place to "hide away". Thank you for allowing us to find nurture and love. We shopped, gambled and people watched (the motorcycle rally was in town). We laughed, cried, shared our hearts and our souls. We are renewed. The business of life put on hold and our spirites were renewed.” - The Bunco girls of Lubbock, TX
  • “Thank hyou for sharing your home with us. You home is very cozy and comfortable. Our boys, meaning our husbands, enjoyed feeding the deer our of their hands. We also saw a bluejay while relaxing on the back porch. Hopefully we will be back very soon.”
  • This is a poem that one of our guests wrote about the area:Sierra Blanca Dinner Theatre
    Nancy T.
    l
    Near Ruidoso,
    gypsy clouds part bead curtains
    to reveal the stage.
    Pines distressed by drought
    and bark beetles await flint's
    strike, orange keg lights.
    Rainwater gathers
    in violent, roiling streams,
    haunting percussion,
    while perched stellar jays
    pose as lapis flames on
    the consumed branches.
    Entering stage left,
    circling frantically, then
    pausing in midair,
    a hummingbird chirps
    “Nectar! Nectar! Wherever
    is the sweet syrup?”
    A cougar dashes
    from among the trees to snatch
    a dog on a walk.
    The owner gives chase
    and hurls rocks until the cat
    drops its howling snack.
    Leaving trashy tracks,
    black bears dump dumpsters to dine
    from rifled cartons:
    blue corn tortillas,
    buttermilk pie, and dribbles
    of Wellhead Pale Ale.

October 2013

  • “Thank you for the hospitality. What an incredible weekend with the balloon fiesta, cowboy symposium, and views from the deck. Thank you for welcoming us into your home.” - Erie, CO
  • “Thanks for the warm hospitality! As usual, we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The decks got lots of use, and we enjoyed the wildlife.” - Erie, CO
  • “Wonderful house, fabulous location, precious fellowship with friends, great Texas Tech game! Everything we needed was here – including a group of friendly mule deer and gorgeous blue jays. We hope to return again!” - Lubbock, TX
  • “Very relaxing place to visit. Wonderful views. We will leave with memories of a great time.” - Arlington, TX
  • “Could not have asked for a better place to relax and spend time with friends. Wonderful house and beautiful vistas.” - Dallas, TX
  • “Thank you so much for the enjoyable weekend that I had to spend with my most precious loving family!! It’s a great place and we hope to return again. God Bless and Thanks Again.” - El Paso, TX

November 2013

  • “Once again we enjoyed our stay here. We only saw turkey the morning we left. We hope to return again.”

December 2013

  • “Year number nine has come to a close for our “Thanksgiving in the Mountains.” Our family is always sad to leave but looking forward, hopefully, to year number 10. Thank you for providing such a blessed, peaceful place to enjoy our holiday. We love the beauty of the world God created for us and the beauty He created in you to allow us to share it. We pray for a happy, healthy prosperous year for you and for all of us. God bless you.” - Dallas, TX
  • “Thank you for sharing your home with us. The house is beautiful and the view takes your breath away.”
  • “Thank you very much for sharing your cabin with our family! We had a wonderful time. The kids kept saying this was an amazing “field trip.” We hope to come back soon!” - El Paso, TX
  • “Our family had a great time in your cabin. Our 2 & 4 year olds loved seeing the deer in the backyard. The view is incredible. Thank you for the memories.” - Lubbock, TX
Entries from our 2012 Guest Book

January 2012

  • “Happy New Year! Wonderful stay, so beautiful. I have never stayed in a house so well stocked! Thank you for your hospitality – we will be back." – Paris, TX

February 2012

  • “Thank you so much for having this beautiful cabin to rent! Our boys (3 & 4 years) LOVED playing together – they really loved the giant fish pillow. They also got to see several mule deer from the patio. It was a wonderful experience and we look forward to the opportunity to return." – Corinth, TX
  • “Beautiful home, nice last visit for mom (Ruidoso Class of 63)." – Tulsa, OK

March 2012

  • “Very lovely home, thank you so much. Enjoying our spring break. Hope to come back very soon. We felt very cozy, like if we were at home." – Odessa, TX
  • “Thank you so much for allowing us to spend time in your wonderful home. We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular scenery and fresh air. The children enjoyed a very special experience here in the beautiful mountains. We would hope to do it again." – Clovis, NM; Lanana, TX; & Annapolis, MD

May 2012

  • “We very much enjoyed our stay at your cabin. We loved it. Thanks very much.” – El Paso, TX

June 2012

  • “Thank you once again for letting us psend the last week in your wonderful home. We enjoyed so much being able to get away from the hectic city and just relax together as a family!” – Arlington, TX

July 2012

  • “This our fourth stay in your cabin. We first stayed in 2006. We’ve enjoyed our stay every time. We look forward to coming back if the Lord wills. We were able to enjoy more wild life this time. God Bless you.” – Odessa, TX
  • “We had an amazing time at your cabin. We love this place; feels like home. We enjoyed the deer and loved watching the birds. We hope to be back soon.” – Katy, TX
  • “Thank you for sharing yhour gorgeous home with us and thank you for everything.” – San Angelo, TX
  • “We had an awesome trip! Loved your beautiful home and the wildlife.” – Hobbs, NM
  • “The house was fantastic! I loved the house and the porch! On this trip I saw my first bear, and a mule deer. The home was gorgeous. I absolutely loved it!! It was my favorite trip I’ve ever been on. Thank y'all so much!! The house was so cozy and inviting. The hummingbirds would come right up to me! Thanks again!” – Edmond & Weatherford, OK
  • “We really loved staying in your beautiful home – it was perfect and then some. Our 5 grandkids loved the back porch and feeding the deer and the birds. We’ll take back wonderful memories. God bless and thank you!” – Artesia, NM

August 2012

  • “Had another “grand” time here with our family. We loved every minute getting to hang out with our grandkids. They loved it also. Thanks again for sharing your home!” – Grahm, TX
  • “As three couples we want you to know what a treasure we feel this place is. This is our 4th year to enjoy your second home and we love it. We look forward to the weather, views, animals and the lovely accommodations. You have been blessed with this place and we are thankful you share the blessing with others. May you enjoy a year of health and blessings on you and your family.” – San Antonio & Bedford, TX
  • “We try to meet every summer with our kids and grandson in Ruidoso and this was the first time we stayed here. This is breath-taking and so enjoyable. Our grandson loved seeing the deer and taking walks. We will certainly return.” – Odessa, TX
  • “Thank you for the blessing of staying in your home. Our family is celebrating 50 years of marriage. We have all of our children and one grandson to share this time. First morning of course – the hummingbirds and deer. Second day, coyotes; how fun. Food tastes good and fellowship is perfect” – Denton, TX

September 2012

  • “Once again we are in your debt for the wonderful, restful experience of staying in your lovely home. While here we have enjoyed seeing all the birds, deer, turkeys and even a bear. That was a little bit of a shock, but it just kept on going. The hummingbirds are quite a delight and can get quite aggressive to the other birds attempting to drink from the feeders. They are so BUSY flitting around. Thank you again for the wonderful stay.” – Lubbock, TX

October 2012

  • “Thank you so very much for opening your home to us. It has been a perfect place to enjoy R&R! The views are incredible and our favorite thing about your home. The deer were fun to see and the coyote in the moddle of the night were exciting to hear! Thank you for such a clean, cozy, and spacious home! We loved it.” – Nazareth, TX
  • “Thank you for opening your home to us. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay with all of our family! We were able see and feed the deer and turkeys! We hope to come back again next fall! - - Yes, we did have a great time! We all loved your spacious lovely home, hope to return next year. We loved having our own space. Loved the view from deck. We left you a painting that my grand daughter made for you.” – Jayton, TX

November 2012

  • “What a beautiful home! We enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for all your help during our water crisis. The return of water was cause for celebration. We come to Ruidoso at least once a year and we hope to stay here again.” – El Paso, TX
  • “Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time and made some awesome memories. We plan on making this an annual trip with our friends. Thanks for your kindness and flexibility.” – Tahoka, TX

December 2012

  • “Thank you so much for making us feel so much at home! Your cabin is beautiful and we loved our time here. The Christmas tree was a wonderful addition to our family Christmas trip. Thank you for being so thoughtful and thanks for warning us about the snow storm!! Only one of us got stuck coming up the road! (Ha Ha!). We hope to come back next year!” – Lubbock, TX
  • “The best family Christmas ever! The cabin was just perfect for our growing family. When we went to bed last night, the mountains and trees were being covered by snow, about 3 inches on the ground by morning. The grand-babies just loved all the room to play in. They loved feeding the “reindeer” off the back deck. We even saw a couple of elk on the mountain, this was a highlight of the 2 son-in-laws. This was a great place for Santa to visit. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home at Twin Mountain.” – Junction, Universal City, Montgomery, TX
  • “Thank you for making this wonderful family house available. It is just perfect for our family. Everyone had room and it felt like home. I especially loved the kitchen where all the action truly is. We all had a wonderful, relaxed time. The grand children were thrilled with the turkeys and deer.” – Lubbock, TX
Entries from our 2011 Guest Book

January 2011

  • "Muy apreciables senores. El dia de hoy se vencen muestras vacaciones, mismas que disfiutamos a plenitude en esta su cabana, Hermosa cabana. Les manifiestan que nuestra estadia fue excelente pues las instalaciones de su cabana nos proparcionaron comadidad y ademas nos permitio participar."
  • "Our stay couldn’t have been better. Felt like we were staying in a tree house with the best views in town. The last 3 days we’ve had a 6 x 6 bull elk hang out back taking naps and looking us over. Also had a 10 pt buck and his harem show up everyday. Many, many turkey and blue jay. Both grandmas, my 10 and 5 year old sons, and my wife made the trip. The boys were blown away with the wildlife and got on skis for the first time. We’ll remember this trip forever and give many thanks!!" – Handly

March 2011

  • "Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed the wildlife and comfort of this beautiful and spacious home. All our kids could say was "it's awesome!" We are looking forward to returning again in the near future. May God Bless you!" – Brownwood, TX

May 2011

  • "Thank you so much for sharing your lovely house with us. It was most comfortable and we had a great time. Thank you." – Cedar Hill, TX
  • "Just a note to say how much we enjoyed your cabin! The highlight of the day was watching the wildlife, especially the hummingbirds! Hope we can come again!" – Clarks, Cedar Hill, TX
  • "Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your cabin. It was so comfortable for all of our group. The kids enjoyed playing outdoors as well as watching movies indoors. We all enjoyed watching the deer and turkeys. Wish we could have stayed longer." – Las Cruces, NM

July 2011

  • "If home is where the heart is, you have generously found a way to share it with us. We had a most rewarding stay in your beautiful mountain retreat. We experienced a mother bear and her two cubs, a beautiful fox and many deer and turkeys that greeted us every morning. Thank you for trusting us with what we are sure is one of your most treasured possessions." – Pittsburg, CA
  • "I absolutely adore your home! It is very beautiful and has a great view! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home! We saw a lot of deer and turkey and we also built a fort in the backyard! Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful home! I will definitely come back next year!" – Graham, TX
  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home! It was so much fun. We enjoyed sitting on the porch playing games, crafts, and watching the deer, turkey, hummingbirds, and chipmunks! We hiked up the hill behind the house and we saw a lot of horned toads! Thank you again for letting us stay! We will be back next year!" – Graham, TX

August 2011

  • "I can't thank you enough for allowing us to enjoy our stay here. Your home was cozy and felt just like home! We look forward to many more stays." – Wolfforth, TX
  • "Thank you for the great accommodations. The view and atmosphere was great! We would definitely recommend to someone else."
  • "You have a beautiful cozy home. We enjoyed having breakfast, lunch and dinner on the deck, watching deer and wild turkeys go by. The view is amazing, lots of beautiful pictures were taken. This was a wonderful experience. We have plans to make this a yearly trip, possibly sometime in the winter as well so we can see the beautiful snow. Thanks a million for sharing your home." – Mesquite, TX

September 2011

  • "This was our second 1 week stay in your lovely home, and we enjoyed every moment. The bustle and noise of the Labor Day crowds in town was non existent on your back porch. It's amazing how one feels completely remote and isolated here while simultaneously being only minutes from the outstanding shops, restaurants, and casinos. We may never have an opportunity to return, but we will carry the love and laughter we shared in your home forever." – Abilene, TX
  • "What a beautiful place with all the peace, quiet and wildlife was spectacular. Could not have been so perfect! Thank you for sharing." – Rio Rancho, NM
  • "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We look forward to staying here again next year. Everything was perfect and beautiful. Thank you!!" – Las Vegas, NM
  • "Thanks so much for sharing your nice home with a bunch of fellow Texans. It has been a relaxing and delightful stay." – Midland, TX
  • "We loved staying in your beautiful home with great friends. You have the best view in town!" – Midland, TX
  • "We all enjoyed your beautiful home. The eight of us were delighted with the view, comfort and weather." – Lockhart, TX
  • "Great time with wonderful friends in a delightful home. Thanks for making it available to us." – Ross, TX

October 2011

  • "EAA weekend - A delightful house, delightful hosts, delightful weather! What more could one ask for? Thanks indeed to wonderful friends to invite us to share the weekend." – San Angelo, TX
  • "For several months I have looked forward to this weekend with anticipation. Your hard work in creating this lovely retreat has rewarded so many of your fellow pilots with deepening friendships and understanding. What may have started for you as a financial investment has enabled us to live in close proximity for three days of laughter, camaraderie, stress relief and bonding with like minded Christians. My respect and fondness grows for each participant with each enjoyable anecdote that is related or created by my friends. Thank you so much for inviting Nancy and me. My heart is full and I leave with fond memories of a weekend well spent." – Ft. McKavett, TX
  • “Thank you so much for opening up your home to us! It is absolutely beautiful! My 85 year old grandfather had never been to Ruidoso and we brought him here and was simply amazed with the view and also the home. You guys thought of everything! Thank you so much for letting us make such wonderful memories!" – Midland, TX
  • “Thank you for allowing us to stay in your most beautiful and cozy home. Thanks to you, we had a wonderful trip to Ruidoso. My dad is 85 and had always wanted to visit here, this really made his first visit here very special and memorable. We couldn’t have stayed in a more comfortable place than this one. We will definitely be back – God willing. Once again thank you both and God Bless!" – Midland, TX
  • “Thanks for such a beautiful place to spend a few days. We know that it’s hard to keep up and maintain such a beautiful place for strangers like us. We appreciate the trust and the hospitality of such a warm home. Thank you from my dad and my sisters – it was wonderful." – Midland, TX

November 2011

  • “Thank you so much; it was a wonderful stay. We can’t wait to come back!!" – Midland, TX
  • “We had a wonderful time staying in our spectacular home. It is perfect. Loved the big kitchen as we enjoyed cooking together! You both have been so gracious! Can’t wait to come back soon!" – San Angelo, TX
  • “As always, we had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. There is absolutely nothing we needed that you did not already have. We will be back soon!" – Roswell, NM
  • “Thanks so much for another special family Thanksgiving in your home. Each one we have spent here has provided many, many precious memories for me. We appreciate so much your replacing the washer so promptly. Your caretaker is a very nice man and so willing to help in any way. We never know what God has in store for us in the future but, if it is in His will we are planning to return for the 8th year in 2012. P.S. The new furniture was a nice surprise!" – Dallas, TX

December 2011

  • “Record snow fall! Stranded at house for 2 days, no possible way to get down the mountain! We brought plenty of provisions. If you are going to be stranded in the snow for 3 days this is the place to be. Very beautiful, plenty of firewood, fantastic views, and all kinds of wildlife. Joe and Judy even sent a snowplow to help us out. The house is beautiful and comfortable." – San Angelo, TX
Entries from our 2010 Guest Book

January 2010

  • "Happy New Year! This might have been the best New Years yet. We loved being in your home. We were very comfortable. Your house is not missing a thing. We saw deer, wolf, many colorful birds. My girls enjoyed going sledding in all the great hills around. I will recommend your home to others. This is a great house. We loved it. We are already talking about coming back next year!" – Highland Village, TX
  • "Gracias por permitirnos estar en su cabana, esta hermosa cada espacio esta muy comodo y comfortable. Vimos anocheceres hermosos con miles de estrellas, venados aloes. En fin un lugar perfecto para descansar. Estuvimos muy felices muchas gracias y nos vemos pronte en este bonito lugar." – Monterrey, Mexico
  • "We really appreciate you letting us stay in your home for this weekend. We had a great time. We fed a deer! Thursday night it snowed and the cabin just looked absolutely beautiful! We are looking forward to hopefully coming back soon." – Roswell, NM
  • "Thank you for sharing this restful place with our family. 4 bedrooms were just what we needed with our 3 adult kids and their spouses. Friday skiing, Saturday snowmobiling in Cloudcroft and today just enjoying a family worship time and then "no schedule." You will see the snowman on the road behind the house. The kids named him Fred. Blessings on your stay. We may indeed call you again in the future!" – San Antonio, TX

February 2010

  • "Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home. We really felt right at home. The views are breath taking! The kids loved being able to go right outside the front door to play in the snow. They even enjoyed sliding down the hills around the house. We really enjoyed all the deer and turkey and beautiful birds.. We will be calling you again to come back to enjoy your beautiful home. Thank you again and may God bless you and your family!" – Cypress, TX

March 2010

  • "Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Your home is lovely and was just perfect for our group. We could never have expected such a perfect setting and long weekend. We hope we can back again soon. Thank you again for allowing us this lovely experience." – Midland, TX and Riverside, CA
  • "We had a wonderful week here in Ruidoso and staying in your home. Some highlights included watching the stars from the back porch, building snow men in the front yard, playing board games around the fire, watching the wild turkeys and birds come up to the back yard. Your home was the perfect place for our two families. Thank you for your hospitality." – Austin, TX
  • "What a beautiful home you have. We feel so fortunate to have found this awesome vacation home. This place is absolutely perfect for our family. My 11 year old son was thrilled with all the deer (24 at once) & turkey we saw daily. I was thrilled with the perfect floor plan with stunning views. I was able to enjoy the beautiful view while tending to younger children! Thank you so much for sharing your home!" – Plano, TX
  • "We had a wonderful time. This is a very nice home, it was perfect for our trip. The view is absolutely breathtaking. The home was well equipped. We enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen. We can’t wait until next year. Thank you for sharing your home." – Farwell, TX

April 2010

  • "Thank you for letting us rent this house. It was very fun. We had a great time skiing. Thank you for everything. It was fun. Thank you again."
  • "The house was beautiful and very accommodating. The view is breath taking. We look forward to next year. Thank you for the memories and God Bless you and your family." – Ocala, FL

May 2010

  • "This is out last evening here at your place after 10 wonderful days. It has been relaxing, peaceful and inspiring. What an awesome place you have here! We loved feeding the birds and the wildlife. Had a variety of hungry customers every day. 16 mule deer one morning! We also loved the many sights and personalities of the Sierra Blanca peak. From the colors accentuated by the brilliant sunshine to the ominous look when covered in clouds. The wind howled the first few days we were here and it was miserable outside. Then the weather settled down to some beautiful bright sunshiny days with a light cool breeze. You could not ask for more perfect weather. But even when the weather was ugly outside, we were happy campers inside! We were so comfortable here in your beautiful home. We had everything we needed for our time of study and rest. Needless to say, we are not looking forward to leaving in the morning. We can only imagine that you all feel the same way whenever you are able to come. Wish we could be here for the best of the summer, but there are lots of responsibilities calling us home. Thank you so much for sharing our perfect haven with us. What a blessing it has been for us to be here! We look forward to returning perhaps in the fall, or if not, then as soon as the Lord allows. Thanks again and God bless you!" – Fredericksburg, TX
  • "This is our second visit to your wonderful house. This time we brought our family and it has been wonderful! Amazing birds! Deer and wild turkey. We have enjoyed every minute and are already trying to plan a return visit. Thank you so much for doing so much to make it so comfortable." – Austin, TX
  • "We were here almost exactly 5 years ago just before A/C was installed. We enjoyed our time immensely and love the house just as much as before - okay, a little more because of the A/C. You house is filled with TLC and we hope to return again, but not wait 5 years this time." – Ft. Worth, TX
  • "Your home is one of the best homes I've every been in! I love the humming birds so much! Hope to come again (9 years old)." – Ft. Worth, TX

June 2010

  • "We were blest to have the opportunity to visit our son-in-law and daughter in your beautiful home. This is the perfect family vacation home. So warm and cozy. I think the best compliment I can give you is; "you have made this a Happy Place." I am leaving you a copy of two cookbooks I've written to add to your kitchen cookbook collection and hope you and your guests get a lot of enjoyment from them." – Caddo Mills, Greenville, TX
  • "My wife and I enjoyed your beautiful home so much last summer that we had to come back this year and bring our 14 year old daughter. We have had a wonderful, relaxing time enjoying the cool air, gorgeous views, and all of the rest of God's creation up here. You have an awesome place here, and we thank you for sharing it with us! Our daughter has already told us she would like for us to make this place an annual tradition! As I sit here on the morning of our departure, I see my wife and daughter standing on the deck together, feeding the deer, turkeys and birds, and I am thankful for the time we have enjoyed together here in these quiet, peaceful surroundings. On a more exciting note, we saw a couple of bears last night as we drove around the neighborhoods down the mountain after dinner. That was fun! Again, thanks for sharing your home with us!" – Arlington, TX

July 2010

  • "We had so much fun visiting your wonderful home. I am sure long after we leave you can hear the echoes of our laughter. Not every home has such a feeling of happiness and well being as your home does -- it spills over to those who occupy it. Everything was perfect and is so comfortable. As a home economics major, I think you thought of every detail. Thank you! We had a perfect opportunity during our stay to relax. The view and wildlife was spectacular. What a joy you have been to work with and so patient to answer my never ending questions." – Tomball, TX
  • "Thank you so much for sharing your amazing home with us. We had such a wonderful time experiencing the wildlife. - lots of deer, birds, turkeys, and a couple of brave chipmunks. Being able to spend time here with my parents and sister's family was priceless. Family game nights and lots of laughter will be some of my fondest memories from this vacation. I hope we are able to return here for years to come. My son will love to explore the forest when he gets older. For this trip, he enjoyed running on the deck and yelling at deer..." Doe, that, Doe..." Such fun! Deepest thanks." – Tomball, TX
  • "Ruidoso has long been a favorite destination of our family. This trip, and staying in your fantastic above, has made this our favorite memory by far. 6 adults, 2 children, and a toddler laughed, talked, and communed with nature for 8 days, and we all still love each other! Our accommodations were so spacious, and our daughters, age 8 and 10, loved retreating to their own bedroom to play and watch TV in the evenings. Thank you so much for providing a welcoming haven for families. I look forward to a return trip!" – Bryan, TX
  • "We absolutely love staying in your beautiful cabin. It has been a favorite of ours for many years. The views from up here are just breath-taking. We also enjoy the deer, this year we saw 3 babies and they were so cute to watch. Our family and friends want to Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin. Thank you as well for your hospitality. We all look forward to next year." – Burkburnett, TX

August 2010

  • "Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We loved spending afternoons watching the cool drizzling rain. We bought groceries for the week and ate every meal out on the balcony. You can't do that in Texas! We loved getting up each morning and watching the deer and turkeys grazing in the woods. My husband joined us on Wednesday after a month of Air Force training. He had never been to Ruidoso, and said he could not have had a better 2 days to recover from his trip. We are already talking about coming back!" – Palestine, Abilene, TX
  • "Mom and I had a wonderful time at your home. It was the perfect mother-daughter get away. As I write this, we are watching the turkeys from the balcony. Can't believe how big they are! A yearling doe has taken up with us, and she comes out in the evenings and lays down. 2 bucks come out in the mornings to graze with 3-4 does. I raise 6 deer at home so I love to watch them! We haven't seen the bull elk yet, but we heard him bugle last night! Ya'll have a beautiful home and thank you for sharing it with us! It's been a great time! Those hummingbirds can sure dive bomb ya!" – Kaufman, TX

September 2010

  • "Your home is so beautiful. We are so glad that we were able to share it. We saw a 9 point male deer and a friend saw a 5 point. Sitting on the balcony is so relaxing just watching nature. We hope to be able to come here again next year. Again, thank you so much for sharing your home. We had a wonderful time." – Christoval, TX
  • "We really enjoyed our time as a family here. Mom and dad (87-86) and their daughters plus husbands. Loved the animals - lots of different hummingbirds (even a black one). Ruidoso is a nice town to visit. Friendly people. The casino is beautiful too (Inn of the Mountain Gods). We pray many blessings on you and your family." – Norman, OK
  • "We had been greatly anticipating our stay in Ruidoso for several months, and were not disappointed. Your beautiful home exceeded all expectations. I especially appreciate the remoteness and the quiet, although several thousand motorcyclists descended upon Ruidoso during our stay, we could not hear them, and their presence did not bother us much. However, had we known the rally was going to be in town this week, we would have picked another time to come, as streets and restaurants were much more congested than we thought they would be this time of year. All things considered, it was a good week and we hope to come again." – Abilene, TX

October 2010

  • "What a wonderful end to a very long car trip! Your home is gorgeous, and your hospitality so welcoming! We felt right at home immediately. Thank you again for letting us stay - we loved being able to feed the deer and turkeys from the deck, hiking in the woods, and snuggling down to chat in the cozy living room. Truly the perfect vacation. We hope to see you again sometime." – Erie, CO
  • "Thank you so much for renting us your wonderful home. The mountains and wildlife were breathtaking. This trip was for my birthday and what a great time we had. We saw deer and turkey in the morning and what a blessing to wake up and have a beautiful view of the mountains. God has blessed you and you have shared that with us and we thank you very much. This is a memory that we will share with everyone. God Bless and until next time!" – Eldorado, Christoval, TX
  • "We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home with the amazing view. It was a quick 3 ½ day getaway that we all needed and this was the perfect place. We will definitely be back next year." – Lubbock, TX
  • "Thank you so much for your willingness to share your place with us. It is absolutely beautiful, along with the breathtaking views! We enjoyed watching and feeding the deer, turkey, and birds. This place is so peaceful and quiet and relaxing. Makes me feel so close to God and His wonderful miracles and gifts that He provides for us. There are just not enough words to express our feelings. But we are grateful and plan to come back soon and hopefully bring back our grown children, grandchildren, and parents, so that they can also enjoy. Again, thanks for making your home feel like our own!" – Lubbock, Plainview, TX

November 2010

  • "We have really enjoyed staying in your beautiful home. It was real comfortable and relaxing A wonderful change from Las Vegas! We will definitely stay here again when we come next time." – Las Vegas, NV
  • "We enjoyed your lovely home and fantastic scenery. We picked this place based on the photos and comments online, but were even more impressed in person. The added extras made cooking for our group so convenient. The impeccable home and comforting décor made our stay pleasant and relaxing. Every group had their own bath and plenty of space. We would all wake up early to see the wild turkeys, deer, and beautiful blue jays. We even saw a chipmunk. Thank you for doing such a great job!" – San Antonio, TX
  • "Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.We had a wonderful time and the views, oh wow, breathtaking!"
  • "It’s time to go home again, this time a day early, due to my husband’s illness. We feel like we need to allow plenty of time so we can take our time on the trip home if necessary. We had a wonderful time, as usual and hope to be able to come back next year, Lord willing. We saw many turkeys and deer but no snow this year. It was really windy for a few days but the house is so warm and comfortable in all kinds of weather. We all look forward to coming here and always wish we could stay "just a little longer." We will keep in touch and pray everything will work out for another visit to our home away from home." – Arlington, TX

December 2010

  • "Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. It is our first time for staying in a cabin and we loved it. Your home is very cozy and felt very welcoming. We enjoyed the beautiful views from the bedrooms and enjoyed watching the deer and all the wild turkeys and birds. We hope to come back again soon."
  • "Thank you so much for opening your home to our family. We had a wonderful time, the house was so nice and cozy. We really enjoyed our stay here and we will be back." – Hobbs, NM
  • "All of my family had a very nice time in your home. When we had Christmas together it just seemed like we were right at home. Thanks are many for allowing us to use your beautiful home." – Levelland, TX
Entries from our 2009 Guest Book

February 2009

  • "We first wanted to say "WOW". What a beautiful home you have. Beautiful view, and awesome wildlife. Our girls loved it here and forever will remember this vacation. Thanks for all the Texas themed stuff; we felt right at home being from Austin. Hopefully we will be back again next year and hopefully there is more snow." – Austin

March 2009

  • "We rented your beautiful home with our next door neighbors and brought our two sons with us. Our five year old loved the "fish" room with the huge fish pillow, as well as the surprise closet of games. The view from the sofa was fabulous - a snow capped mountain. We all enjoyed putting the feed out for the deer, who made daily visits. Your home is so well stocked, we were pleasantly surprised by all the "extras" (books, games, crib, booster chair). What a fabulous week!" – Austin
  • "We had a great time enjoying your gorgeous and astonishing house! We fed 23 deer at one time and loved watching them. We took one day of our vacation to ski/snowboard. We took another day to go to Carlsbad Caverns which was fantastic. Then the next day we invested in a couple of sand sleds and drove to the White Sands and had a fun day in the sun. This trip was a success. Thanks again!" – Sulphur Springs

April 2009

  • "Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home! We had such a nice rest here - it was too short. Would love to come back again soon. This was the last stop of our 25th anniversary trip from Las Vegas headed back to Texas. So, this place will hold special memories for us. This is a special place - a gift! It is loved, and that feeling is felt here. Thanks for being such special people to share this "gift" with others! God Bless you! Thanks again!" – Lampasas

May 2009

  • "Thank you for sharing your lovely home. It is peaceful and feels like it is in the middle of nowhere instead of just a few minutes from town. We loved watching the ballet of hummingbirds and the parade of deer down below." – Corpus Christi
  • "Let me start by saying your home is amazing! It had the comforts of home but all so much better. The view was breath taking! It was wonderful to wake up to the wildlife every morning. We will have many memories from this place to cherish. Thank you so much for the cards. We played all night. We are looking forward to planning our next trip here." – Odessa, Granbury

June 2009

  • "From the desert of El Paso to the pines of Ruidoso my family gathers a few times a year for peace and restoration from the hustle and bustle of city life. Your lovely home was the perfect setting for the serenity we craved. At the same time we took great pleasure in being entertained by wild turkey and deer who begged for corn. A variety of birds greeted us each morning and evening with their funny antics. With a peaceful serene heart we bid you good bye. Thank you and may God Bless you for sharing your home with us." – El Paso

July 2009

  • "We were hoping for a few relaxing days away from the hectic pace of home, and we found the perfect place! The home is so beautiful and the views are spectacular! It was so wonderful to escape the heat for a while – we opened the windows, turned off the A/C, and enjoyed the sounds of nature – no cars, planes, or people to spoil it. It was fun to watch the many different birds, especially the crazy hummingbirds! We really felt like we were living up in the treetops with them! Joe and Judy, thank you for the use of your beautiful home! You thought of everything to make us feel at home. I only wish we could stay longer! We ‘ll definitely be back!" – Arlington, TX
  • "Thanks for use of your beautiful home. We had a fabulous time!" – Abilene, TX
  • "Well, first off we were welcomed by a doe in the front yard when we first drove in. When we came into the house we were so pleasantly surprised by the spacious but inviting floor plan. We had more than enough room (in fact our 3 year old spent most of his time looking for turkeys or deer on the back deck/porch). The views were amazing and so serene. We were unable to bring my parents this year, to our surprise three days before we were due to come our mother fell at a movie theater and broke her foot in three places. We are hoping for a return trip next year (including my parents)." – Tucson, AZ Los Lunas, NM
  • "This is our 2nd year in your lovely home! We just love it up here! It’s hard to leave, especially when we have to head back to 100 degree weather in Texas! We are so glad you make this wonderful place available for others to enjoy! Thanks again!" – Mansfield, TX
  • "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We felt very much at home. Our favorite part was watching the deer eat corn. We even saw a very young fawn. The views were amazing and we enjoyed the peacefulness. We hope to return soon and will recommend your home to our friends and family. It’s by far the best place to stay in Ruidoso P.S. – the great Texas sign is a nice touch." – Midland, TX
  • "This was an amazing trip. We come to Ruidoso every year and this was one of the best Trips. Joe and Judy, thank you for sharing yhour home, it is wonderful. Now comes the dreaded return home. After being here in the peaceful wonderful place it’s hard to go home. Hopefully we will be back." – Waco, TX

August 2009

  • "We spent 3 days in your beautiful home, and wish we could stay longer. It is such a relaxing and peaceful place. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, deer, and wild turkey from the deck. Your home is very comfortable and met all of our needs perfectly. It felt like our home away from home, only better. We got in some much needed rest and relaxation during our stay here. Thank you so much for your generosity and willingness to share your beautiful place with us. We hope to visit here again someday. May God bless you!" – Dalhart, Abilene, TX
  • "We spent a week in your home! We saw lots of deer and turkey. We love it here! We loved to hike up the mountain! There’s four deer we named (Sue, Lucy, Sassy, Johnny). We will be back next year." – Rotan, TX
  • "We had a wonderful time in your house. We came to a golf tournament and the women were shoppers, eaters, and players of fun! We got to stay a week with 2 other couples and had a ball. Your house is incredible and we saw tons of wildlife off the deck, even a huge elk. We do not want to leave but hope to be back next year again and maybe with our families too!" – Hurst, Bedford, San Antonio, TX
  • "I am a twenty four year old college student on vacation with my family. I have truly enjoyed all of the wonderful sights, sounds and comforts that your lovely home has given us. What a beautiful location! Thank you for choosing to share this joy with others. My only complaint is I have to leave." – San Marcos, TX
  • "We are his cousins. We agree with his statements." – East Troy, Wisconsin
  • "We are his parents. We had a great time. Loved the tiny baby fawns." – Marlin, TX
  • "We are his grandparents. Loved the cool nights." – Lampasas, Kemner, TX

September 2009

  • "Yes, another vary enjoyable stay – my family was very comfortable here. We brought our own chef so our meals were gourmet! Broke even with the horses. I’m the mother – going on 90." – San Angelo, TX
  • "It is a beautiful Sunday morning and the rain clouds are gently covering the top of the mountain. We are almost packed up and ready for our journey home. Reflecting on our BUNCO girls weekend, I can share that we loved our stay. Your home is beautiful and for our group the rooms and bathrooms and kitchen welcomed us. We spread our food on the bar and spent hours munching, laughing, talking, and eating. This was a perfect place to sit in our pajamas, share our “wisdom” and our tales of growing up adventures. We have a wonderful group of friends and God has blessed us. We range in age from 31 to 63, we come from all walks of life but in your home we bonded in our spirit and in our hearts. Thank you for the gift of our retreat." – Lubbock, Shallowater, TX
  • "I want to tell you that you have a beautiful home. It has been a wonderful time for me and my husband and daughter. I want to let you know that it has been a pleasure that you open your home to the public. May the Lord keep you and guide you always." – Ribera, NM
  • "We love the house and especially appreciate the great linens on the bed. So soft. Hope to be back in the spring." – Corpus Christi, TX

October 2009

  • "What a great house! We saw snow on the mountain Wednesday morning. The weather is perfect. Beds are comfy! The views are magnificent. We've had a marvelous time." – Weatherford, TX
  • "Thank you for a wonderful 5 days of rest and fun. God bless you because we certainly thanked the Lord for your home."
  • "Thank you for the use of this wonderful home. It was truly a mountain top experience! The view is so lovely from every direction. The bird watching was great. Thank you again for sharing." – Richardson, TX
  • "We loved your home. It is truly beautiful "up here." We loved seeing the wildlife, all types! Birding was the best yet. Had just the right amount of snow." – Gainsville, Canadian, Ft. Stockton, Amarillo, TX

November 2009

  • "Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful cabin. It was quite an experience. We hope to come back to visit soon." – Roswell, NM
  • "We are starting to gather things together to leave in the morning early. Once again this week in your home has been a special Thanksgiving week full of more precious memories. This seems like our "home away from home" and we are grateful to you for making it available to us. Each year is different than the last but we are always drawn to come back again "next year." We saw many deer; does and bucks alike; lots of huge turkeys and one large elk on the mountain side at a distance. The blue jays and other birds are so beautiful and fun to watch. God willing, we look forward to "Thanksgiving 2010", once again in these magnificent surroundings. We thank God for making it beautiful, and you for sharing it with our family." – Mesquite, TX

December 2009

  • "This week was a week of firsts for us. First time some of us saw snow. First snow angels. First snowball fight. First snowman. First attempt at skiing/snowboarding. First time seeing this quaint little town. It was also the first time we've stayed at your beautiful home and we couldn't have felt more welcome. The house and the land are gorgeous and it pains us a little to have to leave it. You made our family visit so very wonderful and for that we are extremely grateful. Thank you for making our visit so memorable. And while the whole week was a week of firsts, God Willing, it won't be our last! We'll be in touch."
  • "Your house truly amazed us, we felt right at home. During our stay your house provided the warmth and peaceful environment that our family needed for bonding. We were surprised to find hour home very well equipped, which made our stay that much more pleasant. We enjoyed watching the birds, deer and taking the long hikes. We are looking forward to coming back and staying once again in your beautiful home this summer." – El Paso, TX
  • "Thank you for sharing your home with us this past week. We enjoyed the views this time with all the snow on the trees and other landscapes. This house is very well insulated with the temperatures in the teens! Everything this house had to offer us made our stay very enjoyable. This is our fourth Christmas in Ruidoso and loved it even more! We went house shopping and will be back in a couple of weeks to view more homes! Thanks for the inspiration. Next year hopefully we will have a vacation home to come to for the holidays. One more thing, the internet seems to stop working around 11 PM and does not start again until noon time." – San Antonio, TX
    (Owner's note: Baja Broadband has solved the problem, which was caused by the unusual cold.)
Entries from our 2008 Guest Book

February 2008

  • “We’re back! This is our 2nd time in your beautiful home. Thank you for allowing us to spend time here. We enjoyed it! We were here in March 2007 also." – Big Spring

April 2008

  • “What a fantastic home you have here. It really is like paradise. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity. This getaway was just what we needed. We’ll be back and we’re bringing friends and family!" Irving
  • "We had a very nice weekend with our families and friends. The kids enjoy the house and the walks around the house. We will be back soon!" – Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua

June 2008

  • “I had a great time and I had a lot of fun." Juarez
  • "We enjoyed staying in your home. We really enjoyed the A/C and the views. Thanks a bunch." – Spur, Lubbock, Flower Mound

July 2008

  • “We are in the land of the free because of the Brave” “ God Bless our Troops” We have stayed at dozens of different cabins up here and found yours to be our all time favorite and hope to be back many times. We both hope you will consider charging an additional A/C fee for those that want free us of the thermostat. We were on several occasions quite uncomfortable. Just a thought." – Midland.
    (Owner's note – Thanks for your comment. We have replaced that thermostat with a standard one - no restrictions.)
  • "We enjoyed your home. The views were stunning and we were able to see lots of wildlife." – Lubbock, Roswell, Las Cruces
  • "Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We just love it here. Saw lot’s of wildlife this year. The rain was just great. It was 105 at home and 70 here. We hope to stay again next year, this is our 3rd year." – Texas
  • "We had an awesome weekend with friends and family. We brought my parents (88 years old – married 70 years this year) for a getaway weekend – if you could only hear the stories told here! Thank you for providing a wonderful and peaceful home to relax in. We hope to come next year for their 71st year! Many blessings to you and your family."

August 2008

  • "We had such a wonderful time here in your beautiful mountain home. Just a gorgeous view with so much wildlife! We were fortunate enough to see just about everything except for a bear. We must send you a picture of the enormous 11 point elk that was grazing just below the balcony. I could almost touch him he was that close. My husband just about flipped due to his large size and massive antlers. Silly me thought it was just an abnormally large deer! We will definitely be back." – Texas
  • "Your cabin is beautiful – and the views are awesome! We come to Ruidoso every summer and we have really enjoyed our stay here. Again, spend the money and get some corn to throw out! Deer stand there and wait for you to feed them! They heard the sack and came running! Only draw back I can say is, needs some darker window coverings for the bedrooms!"
    (Owner’s note - we have added additional curtains and black-out material to the roll down shades.)

October 2008

  • "Thanks for sharing your home." – Midland
  • "You have a beautiful home. We had a fabulous time." – Midland

November 2008

  • "This is our fourth year to spend Thanksgiving in your beautiful, comfortable mountain home. When we arrive I feel so "at home." We are so blessed to enjoy this beautiful setting with our children, one of which is married. She and her new husband spent part of their honeymoon with us. What a treat for us! We love it here and appreciate the way you care for it and make people feel so welcome. We look forward to many more years of enjoyment here as long as the Lord allows. God bless you and thanks so much for your hospitality." – Mesquite

December 2008

  • "Let me start by telling you that your home is the most "comfortable" place we have ever stayed. It was as if your home was built for us. This was our first time to be away from home on Christmas and most of us had never seen snow! This trip was the first time we were all together on a vacation as well. We woke up our last day to a beautiful snow covered setting that could only be the work of God. My kids were thrilled, as were we all. I had been praying to see snow the whole trip, even though it snowed a little each day, it never stuck until today. This has been our greatest vacation ever and we have all agreed that New Mexico and Twin Mountain are our new favorite place. My kids don't want to leave and are begging us to buy the house and move here! Believe me that is a huge compliment coming from 6 native Texans. Thank you again and God willing we will be back next Christmas!" – Kingwood
Entries from our 2007 Guest Book

February 2007

  • “Your cabin is beautiful! We really enjoyed our weekend get-a-way. Next time we’ll bring our 3 daughters to enjoy.” – El Paso, TX
  • “We enjoyed your cabin very much. This was a wonderful experience.”
  • “Perfect place for an adult getaway! We really enjoyed ourselves and wish we could have stayed longer.”
  • “We had so much fun, next time we will bring our kids!” – Odessa, TX

March 2007

  • “Thank you for allowing us to use your home this weekend. We will stay hear again! Beautiful.”
  • “We were married in your beautiful home on March 10th, 2007. What an amazing setting for a wedding. We had an intimate ceremony with some close family on your deck, looking out at the mountain. God provided a wonderful backdrop for our special day! Thanks so much for sharing this home that God has blessed you with. This place will always be filled with cherished memories for us, and we hope to bring our own family here in the future! God Bless!” – Odessa, TX
  • “What a beautiful place here in the mountains. Comfortable beds, warm house, and the deer and turkey off the porch were unexpected and quite enjoyable to the kids. Plenty of hot water – wonderful showers. Hope to return next year again.”
  • “We enjoyed your home so much. Look forward to a return engagement next year! The mule deer and turkey were an added bonus. Our deer in the Hill Country are not quite as gentle! The computer and Google Earth were also appreciated.”

July 2007

  • “This was our first family vacation with a new family addition (our son-in-law), and it was perfect. We enjoyed every minute of our stay! May God Bless you richly.”
  • “Despite all the rain, we had an amazing time in your home. We look forward to staying here again and maybe next time we’ll see the black bear.” – Early, Littlefield, Comanche, & Katy, TX
  • “Thank you! We have really enjoyed our stay – saw lots of deer.”

September 2007

  • “We had a wonderful time in your mountain home!” – Arlington, TX

October 2007

  • "We came to stay at your cabin with family from Texas, and our 2-year-old daughter particularly enjoyed running on the back deck and seeing deer, turkey, and hawks. Your home is lovely and spacious – thanks for sharing it!" – Erie, CO

November 2007

  • "Once again, for the third Thanksgiving in a row, our family has enjoyed your hospitality. We first came in 2005. We came in 2006, but I failed to write in your book. We have so many wonderful memories we take with us back to Mesquite. This year we had about 4 or 5 inches of beautiful snow. We saw deer, turkeys, and a big bull elk right outside the deck. Spectacular! We love it here and plan to make this a tradition, if the Lord wills. We wish you joy and blessings." – Mesquite

December 2007

  • "Thank you so much for opening up your beautiful cabin to us. We were here celebrating my husband’s 30th birthday with my Mom, his folks, and our two little boys ages 3 & 1. We’ve had a wonderful time here. I almost hit a black bear in the road, but I managed to stop in time. The views from the porch were breath taking." – San Antonio
  • "What a blessed Christmas we had in your beautiful home with our loved ones! It was definitely a very memorable time for all of us. Your home is very cozy and comfortable as well as functional. We loved the kitchen and fixed many special meals in there. We played games, drank coffee, laughed a lot and shared a delicious Christmas meal that my mother in law and grandmother in law prepared. Our boys saw deer, elk and turkey, and enjoyed the brief periods of snow. We thank the Lord for the opportunity to spend Christmas 2007 here. May God Bless you!"
  • "Thank you for the opportunity to lease your beautiful home especially during a holiday such as Christmas. We enjoy spending our Christmas holiday vacation in Ruidoso. We look forward to spending our vacation here again at the end of December. Happy New Year! May God continue to bless you and your family." – Beaumont
Entries from our 2006 Guest Book

January 2006

  • “What a wonderful place to be to welcome the New Year of ‘06. Your home is lovely, and encourages us to keep dreaming for one like it for our family. We feel fortunate and very blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful place of yours.” – Artesia, NM
  • “You have the most beautiful home. I will take these memories with me always. My family and I had a wonderful time and we look forward to coming again. My kids and I live in La Grange, TX so it was a very long drive but well worth it. Thank you for your hospitality and generosity. Happy New Year.” – La Grange, TX
  • “Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your lovely home. Each January our bible study group comes up to Ruidoso for fellowship and fun. We so enjoyed our stay here that we are already making plans for January ‘07. You have truly been blessed. Thank you for being a blessing to others.” – El Paso, TX

February 2006

  • “Just a quick note to say what a lovely time we had. Unfortunately, we cut our visit short because of lack of snow. It is very peaceful here, and your home is very nice.” – Houston, TX
  • “We had a great time once again in Ruidoso. Your beautiful, comfortable home made this trip even more pleasurable. We congratulate you on your efforts, we could see from the slide show that lots of love made this a wonderful home. The views are great all around this home and the stars at night were magnificent! We will certainly return – thanks again.” – San Antonio, TX

March 2006

  • “You have a beautiful home and we really enjoyed our visit here. Thank you for opening your doors and sharing your home.” – Alice & Corpus Christi, TX
  • “We had a wonderful time in Ruidoso, and staying in your beautiful house made it more pleasurable. Thank you for opening your doors and letting us stay. We skied, partied, cooked, and had a lot of fun.”
  • “We had an amazing time; your house is beautiful. We noticed the deer coming less than 10 feet away from you. New Mexico was our best vacation yet! Your house is gorgeous; we very much enjoyed our stay in your house.”
  • “We enjoyed the peace and quiet along with the beautiful snow. We cut short our time because of the snow and lack of snow tires/chains on our vehicle. Being from Phoenix, the snow was a great treat for our grandchildren.” – Phoenix, AZ

June 2006

  • “Our stay here in your beautiful home was very relaxing; the peacefulness and serene views were breathtaking. God’s creation can never compare with anything man will attempt to create. We hope to enjoy your home in the future.” – Odessa, TX
  • “Our family enjoyed staying in your beautiful home! It is such a relaxing and peaceful place. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and deer from the deck. Thanks again for your generosity and willingness to share your place in Ruidoso, and we look forward to visiting here again.” – Haskell, Wichita Falls, & Lubbock, TX

July 2006

  • “It was good. The cloud patterns, the stars, the ghostly mists rising on the mountains. The blessed cool, the forest fragrances… The solitude. Oh, The solitude! Thanks for the peace and comfort of your house.” – Houston, TX
  • “Our second year here was even better. This year we had a new member of our family – our 4 ½ month old grandson. This is a wonderful place to gather with family and recharge your battery. The back porch is glorious in the morning and we ate supper out on the deck several times this year. Thanks for sharing your mountain home.” – Eldorado, TX

August 2006

  • “How we did enjoy your home. My family and I have been coming to Ruidoso since the early forties. My husband and I built a cabin in 1956. The four children enjoyed the freedom of fishing, going to Bennet’s Food store and building all kinds of forts on our lot. Now our grandchildren and great-grandchildren are enjoying this area. We try to have a family reunion every year here with the four children. This is the best accommodation we have found. Thanks for sharing with me and my children.”
  • “We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ruidoso and in your lovely home. We saw several mule deer, hummingbirds, and maybe an elk! In spite of the rain, we were able to play golf one day. The rain and cooler weather has been a soothing change from our hot and dry weather in Texas.” – Sherman, TX
  • “This is our second visit here to stay in your beautiful home. We enjoyed it so much we all agreed to visit again. After having such hot, dry weather at home it is a dear pleasure to experience the rain and coolness of the mountains. Your home is ideally situated to view the mountains and the wildlife. Thank you again for sharing your lovely home.” – Lubbock, TX

September 2006

  • “Thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. It is so beautiful, as is the view. See you next year!” – Rankin, Flower Mound, Garland, & Mexia, TX
  • “Our second time! Love it even more than the first time! Deer galore. Thanks so much.”
  • “We loved it! Your home is wonderful. We will be back next year." – San Angelo, TX

October 2006

  • “We had a wonderful time and your home is beautiful! Saw lots of wildlife.” – Tucson, AZ
  • “We saw turkey and deer from the balcony and the view is awesome – Thanks for sharing your lovely home.” – TX & OK

Holidays 2006

  • “We had a wonderful time. You have a beautiful home. We shall lease your home again next year. Happy Holidays.” – Beaumont, TX
Entries from our 2005 Guest Book

July 2005

  • “You have a beautiful mountain home. The breath-taking views and serene setting brought us a little closer to our son Matthew who is in Heaven. …… And we hope to return here to Twin Mountain as well.” – Ft. Worth, TX
  • “We had a great vacation in Ruidoso and in your home. It is so nice and relaxing up here! Beautiful view! Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us!” – Eldorado, TX
  • “We all thoroughly enjoyed your lovely home. The English couple enjoyed the sun, the Texans loved the cool weather, as did the 1 year old twins. Thanks so very much for sharing with us.”
  • “We have really appreciated the home and its uniqueness and space. The only thing we missed this time was cool, rainy weather which was just missing.”
  • “The home you built is very beautiful and spacious. Hope some day I would be able to enjoy a place like this, and call it my own. My wife would love your kitchen.” – Andrews, TX

August 2005

  • “Thank you for sharing your beautiful mountain home. Your home has the most fabulous views in all of Ruidoso – even from the couch! We have stayed in your Park Place cabin as well – very nice. This was the perfect getaway for our kids before the school year started. We are already planning our next trip to Twin Mountain.” – Childress, TX
  • “Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy your fabulous new getaway! We love it so much – the views, the quietness, and the spacious relaxing atmosphere, that we did not leave for two days. We are just sorry that we had to leave.” – Odessa, TX
  • “Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful mountain home. The views were amazing and there was plenty of room for each of us to relax. We are already planning another trip back and cannot wait to stay here again.” – Lubbock, Austin, & College Station, TX
  • “This has been wonderful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family. It has truly been a peaceful, relaxing time. It has such a calm and graceful atmosphere that the wildlife even feels free to approach the house. We have enjoyed seeing the deer, turkeys, many birds, and especially the hummingbirds. They are such a delight. It will be hard to return home after the mountain coolness and scenery.” – Lubbock, TX

September 2005

  • “We loved the house. Very nice and we will be back. Thanks so much.” – Rankin, Garland, & Mexia, TX
  • “You have a beautiful home. We are here for our family reunion and felt very much “at home” and Close to God!” – Texas California, South Dakota, & Arkansas
  • “Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your home. It was great and we will be back!” – Lamesa, TX & Little Rock, AR
  • “Thanks for your beautiful home. It is a special place that I am sure you are both very proud of.” – Denver City, TX

October 2005

  • “Really loved your home. The view is awesome.”
  • “You have a beautiful home. We all really enjoyed our weekend here. Thanks so much for your hospitality.”
  • “We’d stay here again. I loved the décor.” – El Paso, TX
  • “We have had a wonderful time in your warm and comfy home. It was a great stay.” – Austin, TX
  • “Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with others! We loved it! Look forward to returning soon.” – Ft. Worth, TX
  • “We truly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. The friendliness, kindness, and generosity we have gotten from the people of Texas have made this our best trip ever.” – Alaska
  • “Thank you for helping us show our Alaskan friends the beautiful mountains! We all enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again.” – Eldorado, TX
  • “Thanks for a wonderful first trip as “empty nesters!” The views from your mountain home – breathtaking! We had a wonderful time.” – Junction, TX
  • “What beauty and peace [the two of you] provide to others. Thank you for the wonderful “get away” time.” – San Angelo, TX

November 2005

  • “Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We truly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. We were away from home on Thanksgiving for the first time in 40 years of marriage. The Lord has truly blessed us as we were able to be here with all of our children and grandchildren. What a memorable time for all of us. We really enjoyed your slide show on the construction of your home. It looks like you both put a great deal of yourselves into making it so warm and comfortable. We saw deer nearly every morning and some of us were fortunate enough to see a bull elk on the highway toward Cloudcroft. Thanks again so much and may God bless you. Hope we will be able to come again sometime.”

December 2005

  • “We are so overwhelmed it’s fun. The house is beautiful! We will have so many memories in this house and will look forward to visiting again.”
  • “Last day and we do wish we would have stayed longer, but this will not be the last time we will want this cabin. Twin Mountain was great; we loved everything about it.”
  • “We have a lot of THANKS to give you for this paradise that GOD gave you and you shared with us. This is our fifth time in Ruidoso and it was the best and most pleasurable place we had been. God bless you and let you give this happiness to many people more. Your house is MARVELOUS!” – Laredo, TX

 
View from back deck of Twin Mountain Cabin, Upper Canyon Ruidoso