and enjoy being at home in the mountains of southern New Mexico at the newly renovated Casa del Cocinero Bed & Breakfast Inn in Alto, New Mexico. Our Inn is nestled on two acres of pine, juniper and cedar trees just 2 miles north of Ruidoso. A littler cooler and a little quieter than the village.
We are conveniently located minutes away from the area's ski and recreation area (2 miles north of Ski Run Road), the Spencer Theater for the Performance Arts (half-mile to Airport Road), hundreds of hiking and horseback riding trails in the Lincoln National Forest and White Mountain Wilderness, and serene Bonito Lake.
The home of the Smokey Bear National Monument, Capitan, is 12 miles north of us. A gorgeous 20 mile route east of us, gives you a panoramic view of all the mountains in the area and takes you to the historic town of Lincoln. Here is an exceptionally well preserved remnant of the wild west, where Billy the Kid staged a famous prison escape and the Lincoln County War gained national recognition.