For those looking for a nice retreat, then Little Moon Ruidoso provides the best getaway and home away from home experience. The hotel is a family-run establishment that caters to those looking to relax and take a load off in a nature-decorated mountain village. Guests love the natural and cabin feel of the place, and it is conveniently located near some great places for some fun activities. Let’s face it, a vacation wouldn’t be complete without some fun – in fact, it would be a waste. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do while staying in Little Moon Ruidoso for those seeking a little adventure. Here are 10 must-do activities.
If you enjoy some horse racing, why not stop by Ruidoso Downs Race Track (also known as the Home of the All American Futurity)? You can watch some of the most exciting horse races. They usually take place from Friday to Sunday, starting from mid-May through Labour Day. The horse racing started in the 1930s, and the track still maintains its traditional aesthetic while blending it with modern facilities. After you are done with the horse racing you can try your luck at the casino. Here you will find Billy The Kid Casino, providing you with over 300 slots to spin. You can even try your luck at winning the jackpot that promises a payout of over $2 million.
The rocky mountains of New Mexico beg to be explored, and Lincoln National Forest offers the best view. The forest is 1.1 million acres long and there is plenty to see and do in this untamed piece of American beauty. Not only are the views breathtaking, but there is also a range of outdoor activities that can tickle the fancy of the adventurer in you. The popular activities are hiking and mountain biking since the forest offers dozens of trails to blaze. And there are a number of campsites located throughout the area that allow you to set up and enjoy the wilderness and starry night skies. Even those who wish to do some horseback riding will find the trails more than worthy.
For wine aficionados, the Noisy Water Winery offers them a taste of Ruidoso that can’t be found anywhere else. This winery has been operating for over 20 years now and has become a must-stop location, even for the locals. While here, you can try the Relleno Brothers line of Wines, which has managed to garner a good reputation worldwide. The Green Chile Wine comes highly recommended. Besides wine, you can also find some artisan-crafted New Mexico cheeses at the Noisy Water Winery. After all, what goes together with wine better than cheese? So while you are sipping on some wine, be sure to try out the hot cheese – it is the hottest in the world since it is made from ghost pepper. You will not be disappointed.
If you are looking for a pure casino experience while staying at Little Moon Ruidoso, then look no further than Inn of The Mountain Gods Casino. On top of slot machines, which are plenty and varied, you can also enjoy a number of table games. These include blackjack and poker, and there are always promotions and tournaments happening to keep things interesting. Besides offering a great casino experience, there is also bingo and a sportsbook to keep the fun going in case you done with the casino part. There’s also great entertainment lined up, as a number of rock artists regular;y play the venue. If you are looking for a great night out, then Inn of The Mountain Gods Casino is the place to be.
Golf is one of the world’s most elegant and relaxing sports. There’s nothing better than perfecting your swing in the midst of a natural and peaceful environment. Luckily Little Moon Ruidoso is quite close to some exceptional golf courses. There are three public golf courses in Ruidoso, with five more located within a 20-mile radius. And the best part? Inn of The Mountain Gods Casino has its own golf course as well. It was ranked number 23 in “Top 40 Casino Golf Courses” by Golf Digest. So if you want to experience New Mexico golfing at its best, you will give this course a visit.
Of course, if you are seeking some much-needed outdoor thrills, Ski Apache won’t disappoint. It offers the ultimate zip line experience for those seeking high-speed thrills. It currently has the world’s longest zip line, covering an area of over 8,800 feet. The highest zip line release point is 11,489 feet and you can reach speeds of up to 65 mph while enjoying one of the most amazing views. While zip-lining is perfect for the summer, during the winter you can ski and snowboard as well. There are over 750 square feet of skiing and snowboarding terrain for you to enjoy. And don’t worry, there are skiing and snowboarding professionals that offer lessons to anyone wishing to have some fun.
If you are traveling with kids, then Pillow’s Funtrackers is the family fun center for everyone to have some fun. Pillow’s Funtrackers has been catering to the families of New Mexico for 25 long years. However, to have the best experience, you will need to visit it on a day when the weather is ideal – most of their activities depend on good weather.
Kids love racing through the Turtle Track, which offers a fun and exhilarating go-karting experience. Not only that, the fun center has the ever-fun bumper cars and boats. There is also an arcade that has a number of games and prize machines. And the experience wouldn’t be complete without some mini-golf.
Grindstone Lake offers the perfect way to spend a day in Ruidoso. It is a mountain lake that is scenic and beautiful, offering visitors a wide variety of outdoor activities for a memorable time. You can go hiking, biking and horseback riding on its multi-use trail system, which was designed by the International Mountain Biking Association to offer the best trailblazing experience.
Other activities include swimming, camping and fishing (there is plenty of rainbow trout to catch). Grindstone Lake also has one other major attraction: Wibit Water Park. This is a new attraction and is an inflatable floating foam that provides endless family fun.
The Mescalero are a Native American tribe found in South Central New Mexico. They are a welcoming tribe, eager for you to learn about their customs, traditions and rich history. Plus, they are known for having highly-skilled horsemen. They are an integral part of Ruidoso, and you can interact with them at the Mescalero Apache Reservation.
The Mescalero Apache Reservation, established in 1873, is home to 3,000 tribal members. It is a compact piece of land, covering 720 square miles. But in it, you will discover a part of New Mexico that few rarely see – beautiful people, culture, artifacts and more. It is worth exploring.
Looking to see some cowboy art? Then stopping by Kenneth Wyatt Galleries is a must. Kenneth Wyatt’s works have been known to capture the Old West like never before, making it truly come alive. The gallery also features the works of Veda Wyatt and Jill Wyatt Marshall, and you will get to hear interesting stories about the family as well. There are also some stunning horse figures that horse lovers should not miss.
Your visit to Little Moon Ruidoso is guaranteed to not be a boring one. There are a number of activities to do in Ruidoso and its surrounding areas, both indoor and outdoor. So whether you come to relax or have an adventure, Little Moon Ruidoso is the perfect place.
Every guest deserves a comfortable room to relax while on vacation. With trees outside your cabin and wifi in your room, you’ll feel right at home alongside nature.