Welcome! My family carved this door as we were building the house in the late 70s.  This wonderful entry hall invites our guests to share in the tranquility of our home.
Snowcap Adobe: The Peacock Parlor

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Treat yourself to the warm hospitality and peaceful spirit of this lovely solar adobe, barn wood home nestled amid cool mountain pines! The home has a rich heritage of art and its upscale rustic simplicity make for a romantic stay. This private guest room shares a hall access bathroom when the second guest room is booked. Host lives on site, welcoming each guest to ensure a smooth and cozy stay. (*See separate listing for downstairs two-bedroom apartment w/private bath and private entrance.)

The space

The Peacock Parlor features a Southwestern style barn wood ceiling with pine vigas and window views of deer on the wooded hillside. Flat screen television has Roku access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, news, and other channels. Hot beverage supplies in each room. Shared bath when second rental room is booked.

Guest access

Make yourself at home in the sunken living room featuring large fireplace, piano, and surround picture windows looking toward our 12,000 ft. peak, Sierra Blanca. Burl stump end tables made from the walnut tree under which Billy the Kid sang to his lover, Dulcuiea Del Toboso.

Throughout the house you will see the special paintings by my grandparents, and other lovely works of art from the gallery that we owned for many years. Many of the books have been handed down through generations, and include genres of mystery, classic literature, politics, Jungian psychology, world religions, and mythic narrative. The peacock feathers featured throughout the house were gathered over a hundred years ago from my great uncle's farm.

The charming kitchen sports a lovely fireplace and island which seats six should you want to heckle the cook.

Outdoor patio has Mexican chiminea for cozy fires whether lounging for your morning coffee or enjoying the night air.

Wifi reaches throughout the house and onto the patio. * Driveway is steep, but has served us for over 30 years, and is best confidently approached in low gear.

Our family home is known throughout the area as particularly unique, and has provided a lovely retreat for many beloved guests throughout the years.

Downstairs basement is off limits. The Bogyman lives down there.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to hermit myself away if you're looking for a refuge and special solitude. However, as my time allows, if you prefer a hostess who fusses and mothers, just let me know. I'll be available on site during your stay should you need anything.

Other things to note

I'm free with snacks, fresh homemade bread, lemonade, tall refreshing glasses of ice tea or smoothies, coffee or a nice cup of hot tea. Happy to provide information about the area when you arrive, (tourist pamphlets available). If you'd like a home cooked meal or would like to barbeque on the patio, that can be arranged.

If you want to just hang out, there's a great collection of puzzles and board games (Masterpiece, National Park Monopoly, Scrabble, Fact or Crap, and many more).

Computer, printer, digital projector and other items may be available upon request.

This split level home has a number of steps that may prove challenging to those with mobility issues.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £7
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

Please post a front facing photo of yourself before booking. Tell me a little about your group and your trip. Like most Airbnb hosts, I like to have a sense of the guests I'm welcoming into my home.

Please smoke outside on the patio unless prohibited by city ordinance. Use white face cloths provided for color stripping ointments and cleansers rather than colored bath towels. Leave all hot logs within fireplaces. Do not remove and place in pine needles for "safety."

Driveway is best approached at 10-12 mph in low gear. Driving too slowly makes this considerably more difficult.

A 4WD vehicle is required when the driveway is snow covered. Please honor host recommendations and DO NOT attempt this driveway under snowy conditions without 4WD. Host will offer alternative parking and pickup/dropoff should conditions require.

In general, just love my home as I do, don't litter, and don't leave your knickers lying around.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Eight steps up to the front door; six additional steps up to guest room level.
Some spaces are shared - Bathroom with hall access is shared when second guest room is booked.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

143 Reviews

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Matt User Profile
February 2016
Susan is a fantastic host that made us feel really welcome and went out of her way to make sure we had a great time even though we could only stay one night. Her house was a great stay and truly inspiring ..... thoroughly recommended.

Lori User Profile
September 2017
We we're in town for a last minute trip... Booking was easy, Susan was a great host...very inviting and made us feel very welcome into her home...wished we could have stayed longer

He User Profile
August 2017
Susan's place is so cozy and beautiful! One of the best experiences with Airbnb. She kindly lights fires for us in the evening time and prepares breakfast. We also had a good conversation about life and art. Best memory in New Mexico.

Karla User Profile
August 2017
Far from the usual room and board, this beautiful and cozy old house on a dramatic Ruidoso slope is a true artist's home- full of character, history, and of course artistic aesthetic, reflecting the authentic and interesting character of its owner and hostess, Susan. We rented the lower "apartment" portion of her home, as well as 2 rooms in her upstairs living area with our older parents and had everything we needed. We came in from White Sands and unfortunately ran into some delays which put our arrival later than anticipated at 11 pm, but Susan graciously wait for us and gave us a nice welcome and got us situated. We had wonderful morning coffee and interesting conversation with Susan in her kitchen, and we were sad to have to leave so soon. We hope to come back and stay longer and see more of Ruidoso- and of Susan!

Nancy User Profile
August 2017
This was our first Airbnb experience, and it was fantastic! We enjoyed visiting with Susan, loved her wonderful home, and spent a lot of time out on the patio with a fire as we drank coffee and took in the view. We could not have asked for a better host or a more relaxing vacation. Susan looked after all of our needs and took great care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed her hospitality and great conversations. We will definitely stay here again!

Marina User Profile
August 2017
My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to stop for the night during our long drive from Marfa, TX to Albuquerque, NM. We were looking for somewhere peaceful and close to nature and Ruidoso, NM turned out to be perfect. Susan was an exceptional host. We booked about 24 hours before having to check in and she was really quick to respond. Her home is spacious and beautiful and she made us feel very welcome and gave us all the tips of the area. Although we were only there for a night she made every effort to make us comfortable, and because of her I would really consider going back soon!

Daniel & Emily User Profile
August 2017
beautiful home
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Thanks so much! You are welcome, any time!
August 2017

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Ruidoso, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

Welcome! I'm Susan, a mountain girl raised in New Mexico's Lincoln National Forest. In the early 80s, I traveled throughout the US, Canada, and Europe with the singing group, Up With People. During that year, I had 78 host families throughout the eight countries to which I traveled, and that amazing journey warmed my heart to personal hospitality as treasured bridge between my own life and the amazing lives that bubble around me, near and far.

As a national exchange student to Portland, Maine when I was in college, I managed the tourism and lobster bake events offered by the ferry boats of Casco Bay. I later worked as Assistant Dean of Students for an American college in Lugano, Switzerland, mothering students as they nested into life outside of their own homes and countries.

I've returned to the mountains of New Mexico where I teach online for several universities, primarily classes on world religions, political science, communication, writing, and psychology. I'm also the Executive Director of a non-profit, NM Organized Against Trafficking Humans. All in all, my days are filled with grant-writing, teaching online, renovating our family home, writing, and working with various state and federal task forces on the issue of human trafficking.

I love my home, and I look forward to sharing it with others, and you'll be most welcome if your travels bring you my way.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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