River Bear Cabin

Screened in Living Area on River Located behind Midtown

  4 guests
  2 bedrooms
  1 full bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  700 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
1 Queen


This is one of the most charming cozy cabins in town! A true river cabin with lots of attention to detail and a delightful woodlands decor. Enjoy the screened in deck that really expands your dining and relaxing space, while listening to the Rio Ruidoso River. This authentic riverside cabin is one of Ruidoso's favorite getaways! Located on the Ruidoso river, tucked away on a quaint country road right behind Midtown!  Be sure to also enjoy the large river rocks including the one in the bathroom. 
River Bear Cabin is also located next door to River Place Cabin.

*Winter Snow Conditions may require 4wd or Chains!

This cabin is pet friendly.  Pets are welcomed upon approval.  There is a $25.00 pet fee per pet,
per night that will be added to your reservation.  Don't forget to ask for your doggie swag bag at check in.

Distances to attractions in Ruidoso:
0.7 mile to Midtown Shopping District and Downtown Ruidoso
1.5 mile to Grindstone Lake for swiming, fishing, boat rental and WitBit Water Park (seasonal)
1.8 miles to Albertons Grocery
3.7 mile to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
4.2 mile to Walmart Supercenter
5 mile to Billy the Kid Racetrack and Casino
6.6 miles to Winter Park for tubing and Eagle Creek Sports Complex
18 miles to Ski Apache Ski Resort for ski, zipline, hiking/bike trails


  • 2 - Queen Bedrooms
  • Full Bath
  • Kitchen 
  • Flat screen TV / DVD player
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Screened in Patio Room to enjoy breakfast on the River 
  • Gas BBQ Grill
  • Accommodates 4 Guests
  • Small Pets Only (2 max)!
  • No Smoking!
  • We Aim to Please.



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Fabens, US
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2023
Property Manager
Angie was terrific with helping us with the cabin
River Bear cabin sits on the Ruidoso river and is very relaxing place to recharge the ole batteries. Not only is this a beautiful place to stay but sits in the center of Ruidoso, close to everything.
lubbock, US
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2023
Property Manager
Everyone I talked with was very nice and friendly and professional.
We so enjoyed our recent stay at the River Bear Cabin! Being right on the river was awesome. The screened in porch makes the cabin perfect, we enjoyed having all our meals there watching the river. The wildlife that comes to drink from the river also visited us daily, we saw elk, deer and even a skunk! The only con of this cabin is the bathroom. The hugh rock in the bathroom takes up so much space, there is no room to put your clothes while showering and no place to put a toiletry bag, it makes it very hard for getting ready. Even though we consider the bathroom a negative, we would definitely rent this cabin again, the river, the screen in porch and the back deck makes up for it! It's an awesome cabin!
wichita falls , US
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2023
Property Manager
Anytime I have talked with the members they were always helpful and kind and friendly
We love the cabin river bear. This is the only cabin we have ever stayed in because we love it.
Santa Fe, US
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2023
Property Manager
Great place to stay for a weekend or a full week. Beautiful place in New Mexico.
Was great. Need to go back for a weekend.
Lubbock, US
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2022
Property Manager
san angelo, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2022
Property Manager
very clean, lovely screened in porch and deck and especially that it was right on the river. Easy check in but I do like the face to face contact as well. Loved that we could walk to the main street for shopping etc. We have always stayed in the Upper Canyon but this place was just as good if not better than the Upper Canyon.
Rio Rancho, US
Reviewed: Apr 18, 2022
Property Manager
The cabin was in a great location and was very comfortable. We especially liked the screened porch.
Ira, US
Reviewed: Mar 19, 2022
Property Manager
Good service at check in and check out .
Sitting in the screened in back porch hearing the water in river run was soothing . Rooms were great had extra blankets for people in our cabin that were cold .
Reviewed: Jan 24, 2022
Great cabin, great location, great porch, great stay!
Reviewed: Jan 17, 2022
We loved this place it was in a wonderful location. Quiet even though its close to the main road and had a stream right off the patio. There was plenty space for our husky and pug to stay with us as well. We also loved hat we were a very short walking distance away from the main strip for shopping.
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
Short weekend getaway. Nice property, beautiful setting, great location.
Reviewed: Nov 7, 2021
Great stay! The cabin was cozy and had a great views. Perfect location too. Just a short walk away from lots of shops and a short drive away from hiking trails. 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewed: Oct 11, 2021
Great location! Walking distance to shopping. Peaceful back porch with lots of wildlife on the river.
Farwell, US
Reviewed: Mar 22, 2021
Property Manager
Very nice staff
very clean cozy and comfortable
Reviewed: Jan 10, 2021
It's a really cozy cabin! Very clean! They have an open family deck which is nice to play games, have breakfast or an evening with wine overlooking the river! Loved how they had family board games and a deck of cards available. I would suggest you bring extra pillows and blankets if visiting during winter.
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2021
Great place! Right behind the little shopping strip. Close to about everything you need. Views are nice, deer came up to us a few times.
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2020
Enjoyed our stay. Great location. Very clean cabin. The view and river was beautiful!
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2020
We very much enjoyed our stay. The cabin was charming and unique. The location was beautiful and relaxing. The check in process was very easy as was the check out process.
Reviewed: Sep 21, 2020
Dear Guests, Welcome to River Bear Cabin! I hope that you enjoy my little slice of heaven on the river as much as I do. My family purchased this cabin a few years ago after watching it rent for many years. When the opportunity to purchase presented itself, I sprang into action and felt my heart skip with anticipation to have this be a rental I could enjoy and share with you. There are many cute and eccentric parts to River Bear Cabin: the covered screened in porch is one of my favorites year-round. Even when there is snow, I cover up in a big blanket and listen to the river with hot tea in hand and a good book. The bath boulder makes me smile every time I walk into the bathroom. It is like the builder said nope, not trying to move that big guy so let us make do and build around it! In the mornings I take my fur baby for a little walk along the Rio Ruidoso River. She gets so excited and loves to chase butterflies. To start my day with the rejuvenation of a little calming river walk is priceless. In the evenings on cool night the fireplace is my spot. I like to relax in the chair watching the flames dance and look at the personalized mural on the wall that my daughter painted for me. Hopefully, she will return and finish the last of the paint by numbers soon. Ruidoso is breathtaking year-round, and this cabin draws me to visit more each time I am here. I hope that you will have a great stay and make many new memories here and visit for many years to come. Please be sure to leave a review on Cozy Cabins web page, Facebook and google as your opinion and feedback is especially important. Cheers! Owner River Bear Cabin
Wichita Falls, US
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2020
Property Manager
They are always friendly and helpful
We always love our cabin
Hobbs, US
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2020
Property Manager
We will absolutely book again with Cozy Cabins; however, in the future we may look for a cabin property in a more secluded location.
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2020
This place is SO refreshing.
Reviewed: Jun 14, 2020
Property Manager
The staff was very helpful and friendly.
The place was so cozy and very connected to the nature, we loved the sound of the mountain stream.
Reviewed: Feb 16, 2019
The cabin is perfect! I would bring bathroom supplies shampoo, body wash, and toothpaste. The screen door is hard to unlock but other than that it was perfect. Cant wait to stay there again.
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2018
Great location to downtown. Very scenic.


To Check IN: To check in come to our Office located at 546 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso NM. The Office is on the North side of Sudderth Dr. Directly across from Ruidoso Fire Station at the Paradise Canyon intersection. We are open from 9am-5pm Mon-Thur and 9am-6pm Fri-Sat. If you arrive after the office has closed your arrival envelope will be to the left of the front door inside one of the two mailboxes separated by last name. Your envelope will have a map, key, directions, and emergency contact information in case you need to get in touch with us.

CHECK-IN TIME: Standard Check-in time begins at 3:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time. If you must check-in early a pro-rated extra charge will be applied if possible. Sometimes there is no possibility for early check-in. Holiday Check-in time may be as late 6:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time. During holidays early check in is not available.

DEPOSIT and BALANCE: All reservations are guaranteed by charging 50% of the total cost for your stay at the TIME of your reservation, this is the "DEPOSIT", 100% if less than 15 days. You may send a personal check or money order for your 50% Deposit, but it must be received within 10 days from the date of the confirmation letter. A reservation is not considered firm until the deposit is received. IF YOUR DEPOSIT IS NOT RECEIVED WHEN DUE, YOUR RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION. The remaining balance for your reservation is due 15 days prior to the date of arrival and will be charged that day. When you check in the balance will be paid in full.

CHRISTMAS POLICY: For reservations during the Christmas Holiday there will be a minimum stay requirement of 4 nights. Reservations cannot check in or check out on December 25th or Jan 1. New reservations cannot create single night gaps and may require additional nights to book based on existing reservations. All reservations MUST be paid in full by December 1st or at the time of the reservation if the reservation is booked after Dec 01. There will be absolutely NO cancellations or changes 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.


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