I believe another point worth mentioning is a price of staying in Ruidoso. We rented a cabin out in the quiet part of the city far from the restaurants and bars. We ended up paying around $420 dollars for a two night stay in a house that had two bedrooms and a living room with two twin beds. Compared to other popular destinations, Ruidoso stands out as a relatively cheap alternative. Our cabin was located in the middle of the woods and as a result we were surrounded by a variety of wildlife. During our second day of staying in Ruidoso, we got some unexpected visitors. Three deer were walking between the houses looking around as if they were trying to find something specific. You could tell they were a little intimidated by people as they didn't rush to us when we offered them some food. It took them some time to come over and be comfortable with us, but I guess they didn't trust us enough. As I made an unfortunate step, the deer took off running to the neighbors.
Since I spent most of my lifetime living in the urban areas of the world it was unusual for me to see wildlife so close to me. It was just another proof that the village of Ruidoso remained as close to the nature as it could despite the rising number of tourists and residents. I would highly recommend Ruidoso as a destination spot for any person looking to get away from the stress of the big city. In my opinion, this village is a perfect haven for relaxation and leisure.