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11 Reasons to Stay Hotels Near Ruidoso, New Mexico

If you’re looking for hotels near Ruidoso that offer:

  • Vegas-style casino gaming
  • On-site entertainment and concerts
  • Upscale spa services
  • and the best in luxury accommodations at a great price

Then the hotel for you is Inn of the Mountain Gods

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino near Ruidoso is a one-of-a-kind south central New Mexico experience. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or as a couple, Inn of the Mountain Gods has something for everyone.

Now, let’s check out the reasons why you should stay at Inn of the Mountain Gods:

1. Stay in Luxury Style Rooms & Suites

royal suite at inn of the mountain gods hotel

At Inn of the Mountain Gods, guests will stay in the very best of hotels near Ruidoso

Each room and suite at our hotel features luxury amenities and features, from pillow top beds to flat-screen televisions and incredible lake and alpine views of Mescalero from your own private balcony, all while being unique.

Better yet, Inn of the Mountain Gods hotel guests are just steps from the best entertainment and activities that south central New Mexico has to offer.

2. Vegas-Style Casino Gaming

The Casino at Inn of the Mountain Gods

At Inn of the Mountain Gods, hotel guests are just steps away from a potential jackpot at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino.

There’s no place like it near Ruidoso.

Play all the classics like slots and machine games, table games, and much more! 

In addition to the 45,000 square foot casino floor, visit the Sportsbook at the Inn for sports wagering and entertainment and The Enclave for drinks and machine gaming, all in our New Mexico resort.

Plus, be on the lookout for monthly casino promotions that will get you closer to winning big during your next trip to Mescalero.

3. World-Class Entertainment

Mescalero Entertainment

Take in a comedy show or concert for a next-level hotel experience at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Inn of the Mountain Gods has hosted regional favorites, international names, and grammy-award winning artists.

Families will also enjoy family-friendly events that are hosted throughout the year.

In addition to an amazing live entertainment experience, we’re also ensuring a safe entertainment experience thanks to enhanced safety measures for all shows.

See our upcoming New Mexico events to plan your hotel stay.

4. Play Championship Golf

Beautiful Golf Photo

Bring your golf swing to Inn of the Mountain Gods where guests can play our 18-hole championship New Mexico golf course with a gorgeous alpine backdrop.

Designed by the acclaimed Ted Robinson, the course features an island fairway and fast-breaking greens that are both challenging and a sight to see.

Reservations for tee times are required and must be made in advance.

5. Take An Indulgent Spa Experience

spa at the inn hot tub

There’s no finer spa and salon near Ruidoso than The Spa at the Inn.

Inn of the Mountain Gods’ The Spa at the Inn offers next level spa treatments that rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.

Guests will enjoy an indulgent, one-of-a-kind pampering experience that fuses the tranquility of Mascalero’s sacred land with an energizing spa treatment menu that will boost energy and dissolve tension.

Need a new updo? Nail enhancements? The Spa at the Inn salon has it all. Plus, hotel guests will enjoy monthly spa and salon specials.

In addition to enhanced spa services, The Spa at the Inn has added enhanced safety measures for complete peace of mind.

Spa reservations are required.

6. Soar on the Apache Eagle Ziprider

zipline at inn of the mountain gods

Race up to 55 miles-per-hour high above the crystal waters of Lake Mescalero aboard the Apache Eagle Ziprider!

Located on site at Inn of the Mountain Gods, add some thrill to your hotel stay that can be enjoyed by single riders or with a friend or family.

The Apache Eagle Ziprider makes for a truly unique hotel experience near Ruidoso.

Reservations are required and must be made in advance.

7. Fishing and Boating at Lake Mescalero

fishing at lake mescalero

If you’re looking for a more leisurely outing during your hotel stay, rent some fishing rods or go boating on Lake Mescalero.

Stocked with nearly 20,000 trout annually, Lake Mescalero is located just outside the Inn of the Mountain Gods hotel, and all ages will enjoy our New Mexico fishing experience from dawn till dusk.

Take to the water on a rowboat, pedal boat, kayak or stand up paddle board for more exploring thanks to our boating rentals. Guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of Mescalero’s alpine landscape.

Reservations for boat rentals are required and must be made in advance.

8. Amazing on-site Dining

wendell's restaurant

Inn of the Mountain Gods hotel guests won’t have to travel far to enjoy the best dining in the area.

Whether you’re craving steaks and seafood, burgers and beer, or a little bit of everything, we’ve got you covered with the best restaurants for any occasion near Ruidoso.

For an upscale experience with alpine views, visit Wendell’s Steak and Seafood.

For over 70 beers on tap, belly up to the bar at Broken Arrow Tap House.

Or satisfy your taste buds with international cuisine at the Gathering of Nations Buffet.

And that’s not all.

Check out all of our restaurants near Ruidoso.

9. Topgolf Swing Suite

topgolf swing suite

When you’re not playing the golf links at our championship course, visit our state-of-the-art Topgolf Swing Suite, southern New Mexico’s first state-of-the-art Topgolf simulator. 

There are dozens of games to choose from, so even if you’re not a golf aficionado, you can play games like:

  • Zombie dodgeball
  • Hockey shots
  • Classic carnival games
  • Baseball pitching

Plus, guests will enjoy a limited food menu as they play!

In addition to a fun playing environment, we’re also taking extra steps to ensure our Topgolf Swing Suite is a safe playing environment.

Reservations are required for the Topgolf Swing Suite.

10. Sightseeing by Horseback

horseback riding at inn of the mountain gods

There may be no better way to experience the alpine scenery of Mescalero than by horseback. 

Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables gives hotel guests the opportunity to take in the incredible views of beautiful Mescalero with a one-of-a-kind experience.

No matter your experience level, all ages will enjoy this sightseeing experience.

11. Near the best attractions in Ruidoso

skier at ski apache

Inn of the Mountain Gods is just a short drive from the best attractions in Ruidoso, as well as other nearby areas.

From old west towns to go-karts and national parks, Ruidoso truly has something for all ages to experience:

  • Visit Ski Apache, located on Sierra Blanca peak for the absolute best warm weather skiing in New Mexico
  • Step back in time for an old west experience at Flying J Ranch
  • Slide the white sand dunes of White Sands National Monument
  • Visit Funtrackers for arcade gaming, bumper boats, go-karts, and more!

Start Planning Your Trip to our hotel near Ruidoso!

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