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Planning A Girls Trip to Ruidoso, NM

A peaceful mountain resort town in southeastern New Mexico, Ruidoso is named for the Rio Ruidoso (“noisy river” in Spanish) that burbles and weaves through the community. It’s a sleepy retreat, but during the summer the population triples as visitors start to flow in - eager to enjoy the gambling, horse races, gorgeous hiking trails and cool mountain air. It’s also a popular destination during the winter months for skiing. This lovely town is an ideal spot for a ladies getaway, whether it’s a bachelorette party trip, a family vacation with your sisters, aunts and cousins or a spontaneous adventure with your best girlfriends. Whether you are looking to relax and unwind, soak up the local culture or go on an outdoor adventure, there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Seeking Outdoor Adventure

Lace up your hiking boots and stretch your legs - there are an incredible amount of hiking trails around Ruidoso to explore. Try to hit the trail as early in the morning as possible. The weather will be cooler, you’ll get beautiful photos and the paths will be less crowded. Or, if you would rather explore the trails on horseback, check out the guided tours offered by Grindstone Stables. They have been offering horseback rides for over 20 years and their location near Grindstone Lake is gorgeous and unspoiled. Another fascinating outdoor attraction a short drive from Ruidoso is the Valley of Fires.  In this strange and surreal landscape you can find cacti, lava flow beds, caves and other fascinating natural features of the desert. Ruidoso is also home to one of the largest zipline experience in the world, so you can go soaring over the treetops and see the forest from a bird’s eye view. There are also plenty of exciting biking trails here, so you can go on a two-wheeled adventure. Ruidoso is also a great place for golfing - there are 6 open courses ranging from easy to difficult - including the beautiful and challenging Inn of the Mountain Gods course.

Unwind and Relax

lodging in Ruidoso, NMIf you are looking for a more laid back and relaxed vacation - no problem. Head to the Noisy Water Winery and kick back with a glass of their superb wines. Try the Besito Caliente and Rojo Caliente - wines infused with chiles for an extra kick. Pair them with yummy gourmet nibbles - balsamic vinegar, olive oil and cheese. If the wine has helped you work up an appetite, why not take one of the cooking classes offered by Sanctuary On the River? It’s a fantastic activity for your girls group and you can laugh and chat while you cook something delicious with fresh and healthy ingredients. Or, if you want to be pampered without having to leave the comfort of your cabin you can schedule a massage within your accommodation. Talk about bliss!

Get Your Culture On

Ruidoso has plenty of art and culture to enjoy - so start by checking out the local galleries. Also, a short drive from Ruidoso will take you to the Hubbard Museum of the American West, where you can find fascinating artifacts from Native American, Hispanic and Pioneer cultures. Or, check out a performance at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, a world-class venue featuring impressive performances in dance, music and theater. Then, if you and your girlfriends want to enjoy some of the culinary culture of Ruidoso you can check out some of the superb restaurants in the town - including the Italian restaurant Michael J, the superb Mexican Food at Casa Blanca and the Rio Grande Brewery for music and beers on the patio. In the mood for entertainment? Head to the Lol Comedy Club at the Inn of the Mountain Gods on Wednesdays or the Open Mic at Sacred Grounds on Fridays.

Live the Pampered Cabin Life - Luxury Ruidoso Cabins With Hot Tubs

Our cabins are perfect for your all girls trip to Ruidoso. There is enough room to accommodate 6-12 of your best friends and each cabin is equipped with high end amenities and furnishings like Keurig coffee machines, wifi internet, 52 inch flatscreen TVs and a hot tub for relaxing after a long day of exploring. Plus, you’ll even get a free wine tasting for you and your guests when you book with us. Every room has it’s own vanity, luxury lobes and toiletries - so you will feel like a princess when getting ready. You’ll sleep like royalty too - on 1800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a memory foam mattress. The cabins are more than just cabins - they are a relaxation sanctuary. For more info, contact us at any time.