Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch Review & Rating
Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch Overview:
Review of Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch in Alto New Mexico
Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch opened in August 2015 and it's the only class A luxury RV resort in New Mexico - and it's outstanding with wide level sites tucked under towering pine trees and scenic views from every site plus a growing list of amenities. Located on 45 acres of rolling mountain terrain, Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch has 29 pull-in full hook-up sites.
Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch has smooth paved roads and easy access for big rigs to get into any of the sites, all of which are pull ins with stunning views. The entrance is gated, the terrain is gently rolling and treed, and the scenery is magnificent.
Alto is about 10 minutes outside of Ruidoso which has lots to see and do. The owners are Texans, very friendly, outgoing, and want to make sure your stay is enjoyable. They have plans to add more amenities in the very near future. The pictures in this review were taken when the Ranch was still under construction and the landscaping was not completed.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch has a very unique and convenient layout. Unlike most RV parks, this one has very spacious sites, that are staggered throughout the property instead of side by side and they are all pull ins which means that you've got a great view out your front window.
There are only 29 sites and all of the them are very spacious at 14' by 45'. Each site has 30 and 50 AMP service, sewer. and water hookups. The hook-ups (including cable and phone) are contained in modern lighted pedestals that are conveniently located in each site for a very easy connection that shouldn't require any extensions. The owners did a great job of preserving as many trees as they could during construction, so most sites are well shaded.
Each site has a concrete patio on the front right side of the parking pad and there is a cool gas fire pit and two nice rocker chairs for each patio. The area between each site will be landscaped with flowers and grass. The sites are tiered which makes each site seem even more spacious. All of the sites are level.
All 29 sites are pull in sites so you've got a fabulous view of the mountains, a secluded grove, lots of trees, the valley or a meadow out your front window. You're also likely to spot some elk or deer grazing on the hillsides.
Some of the amenities at Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch include:
- nature and hiking trails
- Wi-Fi and satellite cable TV
- modern shower and laundry facilities
- a nicely appointed party pavilion
As a guest of Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch you can enjoy the membership benefits at the exclusive and private Rainmakers Golf Club, which is about 5 minutes away. If you're a golfer you'll love this course with excellent conditions, an unbelievable layout (designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.) that is challenging but fair, and almost every hole could be a signature hole. Rainmakers also has a full bar, dining area with a stunning view of the mountains and the 18th hole, and a fitness center. Read our review of Rainmakers Golf Club which we rated a 9.7 out of 10.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
Unfortunately, when we visited Ruidoso, the Ranch wasn't open so we couldn't stay here. We did visit with the owners and take a tour of this fantastic new RV Resort.
We stayed in Ruidoso for 4 days as a part of a vacation to escape the 105 degree weather in Texas and we had a blast. Click on this Ruidoso Vacation Article to read about our stay in Ruidoso where we ate and drank too much, listened to some great music, sampled the local craft beer and played dominos, chased a golf ball all over 3 different golf courses, zipped down the mountain, and lost some money at the casino and race track.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Alto and Ruidoso Motorcoach Ranch are close to lots of fun things to see and do, some that we can recommend include:
- Ski Apache has one of the longest (over a mile) and fastest (55 to 60 miles an hour) zip tours in the US or you walk or ride the gondola to the top of the mountain and then walk or ride back down - you can rent or take mountain bikes on the gondola for a thrilling ride down any of several trails
- the twists and turns and sharp switchback drive up to Ski Apache at 11,489' is breathtaking with views for miles
- Ruidoso is home to some excellent golf courses and Rainmakers (rated by Golf Digest as one of the best in New Mexico) is minutes away
- Billy the Kid Casino and Ruidoso Downs (for horse racing) is where you can win or loose a fortune
- Inn of the Mountain Gods has a dual zip line across the lake, kayak rentals, a casino, great restaurant, and fantastic golf course
- you'll find live music at several places in Ruidoso, some of which include Sacred Grounds, Grace O'Malley's, Billy the Kid Casino, and Win Place Show
- Ruidoso has lots of good restaurants from small local restaurants serving New Mexican cuisine to upscale steak and seafood restaurants
- the brew pubs like Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room or the Hidden Tap Room both have flights of local beer to sample
- if you like hiking or biking you have lots of excellent choices
- close to Rainmakers is the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts which has great entertainment
- and there is shopping, wineries, horseback riding, museums, motor scoter rentals, art galleries, and lots more to do
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more