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The Ruidoso Downs Area

Plan your mountain escape to the scenic Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, a beautiful land where the air is cool, the scenery is unforgettable and the horse racing is world class. Known as the home of Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, this quiet mountain town offers much more than gaming action; here you’ll also find outdoor activities, tourist attractions and cute shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Our friendly hotel is situated for easy access to the area’s charms and, as our guest, you’ll enjoy a host of amenities including free Wi-Fi, free Bright Side Breakfast®, indoor pool, business center, fitness center and more. Our modern rooms and suites are quiet and peaceful; each features comfortable bedding, microwave, refrigerator and 32” flat-screen TV with premium cable channels.

With skiing, sledding and snowboarding in the winter and mountain hiking, biking and fishing in the summer, this spectacular region of southeastern New Mexico provides a peaceful respite with inspiring scenery. Located on Highway 70 between Alamogordo and Roswell, this mountain village swells in the summertime with tourists from nearby desert areas in search of cooler temperatures. Known for a graceful mountain landscape and world-class horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, this vacation playground provides plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. Head off into the mountains in search of adventure, spend a quiet afternoon by a babbling brook or enjoy fun gaming action at the local horse track.

Hotel Services and Amenities

Providing an exceptional selection of on-site services and amenities, our pet-friendly hotel is a smart choice for travelers to the area. Guests love our free Bright Side Breakfast buffet, a full morning meal with diverse menu items such as waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, saugsage links, hot and cold cereal, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit, coffee and more. You’ll have free Wi-Fi throughout your stay, along with free local calls, and free parking. Relax in our indoor pool with spa, take advantage of our fitness center and find guest laundry facilities and meeting space on site for your convenience. Our modern rooms and suites are spacious and bright, and each is outfitted with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and 32” flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Local Attractions

A small mountain town with a big tourist following, this travel hot spot – or cool spot – is beloved by many for its refreshing temperatures during the summer, beautiful scenery and world-class horse racing. Visit quiet streams, wander through green forests and enjoy a fresh mountain landscape to explore. Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino hosts horse racing and gaming action all summer long, culminating with the All American Futurity race on Labor Day Weekend. You’ll also find the Hubbard Museum of the American West, which includes a Racing Hall of Fame. Other attractions in the area include the National Solar Observatory and Lincoln National Forest, a gorgeous wilderness for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and fishing in Bonito Lake. Ruidoso also features a quaint downtown area with restaurants, shops and entertainment.