Mountain Cardinal - Formerly 9 Pines Retreat

Upper Valley - Hot Tub - Wrap Around Deck w/Outdoor Seating - Large Yard - Ample Parking - Garage Access - Fire Pit - Wood Burning Fireplace - Satellite - Private Master Suite

  10 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
2 Double / Fulls


A Red River mountain getaway never looked so good! This beautiful upscale home is located in the Upper Valley. You'll enjoy nothing more than relaxing in this peaceful mountain setting with million-dollar views!

Mountain Cardinal(formerly 9 Pines Retreat), now features a brand new hot tub! What better way to relax in this Red River mountain getaway.

Upon entry, you are welcomed into the spacious dining area with seating for eight, and an extra leaf for more seating. Continuing into the living area you will be delighted to spend nights cuddled up in front of the wood-burning fireplace, while watching a movie on the flat-screen TV provided with Direct TV and a DVD player. The kitchen is fully stocked with a double oven, a regular coffee pot, cookware, utensils, dishes, and glasses! Enjoy breakfast on the bar facing the kitchen with seats for four. On through the kitchen is the laundry area with a full-sized washer, dryer and sink to use at your convenience!

Bedroom number one is a knock off suite, perfect for anyone with children! It is located right above the two-car garage! You enter into a second living area with a large flat-screen TV. On into the room is a King bed, mini-fridge, microwave, hand sink, and a private bathroom with a bathtub! The second bedroom is on the main floor with a Queen bed and a full bathroom across the hall. This bathroom includes a Jacuzzi bathtub!  Upstairs are the other two bedrooms. The third room has a Queen bed, vanity, and a bookshelf full of books. The fourth bedroom has two full beds, a flat-screen TV, and vanity. The third and fourth rooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom! 

Enjoy catching up and spending quality time with family while the kiddos roast marsh mellows in the fire pit!  Mountain Cardinal provides free WiFi, propane and charcoal BBQ grills, and two-car garage access! It is like a home away from home!  

Exciting update - we have partnered with Tailored Stay to stock your vacation rental home with groceries and special occasion items before you arrive! Leave the coolers at home and arrive to a stress-free vacation at your 'home away from home'. Simply order online:

Mountain Cardinal allows garage access.
*WiFi and Satellite are FREE amenities offered at this property. Due to weather or the occasional technical issue, we cannot guarantee that these services will be available during your stay. If services fail and we are notified, Red River Real Estate will make every attempt to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. 

Mountain Cardinal pet policy: Sorry no pets!

Red River Real Estate provides a portion of toilet paper, trash bags, dish washing soaps, bath soap, clean towels and linens, and a towel exchange service every other day. 

Fill the maximum occupancy of this home with no additional guest charge.

(If applicable) As a courtesy to our winter guests a ration of firewood has been provided at the home upon check-in, additional wood may be purchased through our office if you should run out; during the summer months wood is not provided to any of our homes, however, if you would like to purchase some wood for your stay, please contact our office for more information. This home is accessible year-round.

Rural Mountain Conditions Exist. Winter vehicles are suggested in the winter time. 4-Wheel Drive or Chains.

This Property Offered by Red River Real Estate, Red River, New Mexico.



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.


Skiatook, US
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2020
Property Manager
We have been coming to red river to vacation for over 30 yrs. This trip we kind of planned last minute, we had canceled one earlier in the summer. Tory has been extremely helpful with both trips canceled and planned. She was extremely helpful when I called about wanting a last minute rental in the upper valley. Within 5min of my phone call she had sent me an email with 3 available properties. This was so much easier than searching for a long amount of time on line- looking for what we wanted.
lawrence , US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2020
Property Manager
They responded to our call about the fridge leak quickly and were out as soon as they could come. Great service.
Views are breathtaking. What a breath of fresh air.
Houston, US
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2020
Property Manager
Julie is awesome and so very helpful. 5 stars
This was the perfect layout for our family of 7, we had so much fun and played lots of family games AND spent hours just relaxing, site seeing and activities in the wonderful mountain air...we will smile and dream of our next trip to Red River...thank you!!!
Weatherford, US
Reviewed: Nov 6, 2019
Property Manager
Shattuck, US
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2019
Property Manager
Aledo, US
Reviewed: Jan 6, 2019
Property Manager
Lubbock, US
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2018
Property Manager
Everyone was very nice and helpful in all communications, from initial deposit to checkout. It was a very pleasant experience.
The property was clean and ready for out arrival. The staff at Red River Real Estate made our checkin quick and easy and the directions to the house was accurate and easy as well.
santa teresa, US
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2017
Property Manager
Perryton, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2017
Property Manager
Booking the property and check in was fairly easy, Wendy was great, friendly attitude, professional and extremely helpful about festivities and directions.
First time staying at 9 Pines Retreat and we very much enjoyed it. The cabin is beautiful, very updated, clean and spacious. The location is peaceful and quiet.
Hunterville, US
Reviewed: Jan 6, 2017
Property Manager
Yokup, US
Reviewed: Dec 29, 2016
Property Manager
Your team was outstanding. I dealt with Julie while making reservations, but all of the ladies were wonderful. We had a clogged toilet and the gentlemen must have come the minute my sister reported it. You folks are GREAT!
I am so glad we spent the extra money to stay at 9 Pines. The living room and dining room were roomy, there was plenty of bedroom space so everyone had a place of their own, and the house and surroundings were perfect for the adults and kids. We loved everything about our stay.



Before reserving any vacation home, please read through our terms and conditions and make note of our cancelation policy!

Here are some answers to questions frequently asked:

Can I bring more people than a house will accommodate?
Due to fire codes and restrictions we do not allow people to bring more than the maximum occupancy for each individual property. This does include both children and adults.

What does Red River Real Estate provide for our vacation home?
We provide several things for our guests to use! Things like toilet paper, trash bags, bar soaps, towels, linens, a ration of firewood (for winter guests), gas cylinders for gas BBQ grills, and we make sure there are enough kitchen necessities for as many as the house sleeps.

What is check-in/check-out time?
Check-in time is between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. If you think you will arrive early, ask us about our early check-in. Check-out is at or before 10:00 AM. If you leave before we open, please leave your keys in our drop box that is to the right of our office doors!

Where do we go when we get to Red River?
Once you arrive you will come to our office. We are located at 420 East Main Street. Once you are here, we will have you sign your check in paperwork and give you keys. Then you will have the house to yourself.

Do you provide firewood for fire pits?
Red River Real Estate does not provide wood specifically for fire pits. However, if your home has a wood burning fireplace, we provide a ration of wood(winter only). You can feel free to use this wood for fire pits! If you burn through the ration, you can buy more from our office.

Can we park an RV at the house?
None of our vacation homes allow the parking of RV’s. For more information on where you are able to park an RV please call our Town Hall at (575) 754 – 2277.

Do we really need a 4 wheel drive vehicle or chains?
We strongly suggest having a 4 Wheel drive vehicle or chains. Red River gets a lot of snow and we would not want anyone to be getting stuck on their vacation.

Is there a Laundromat in town?
Yes! There is a Laundromat on the west end of town. Make a right at the fork, going toward the upper valley, and you will see it on the right by the RV Park.

Is there a pharmacy in Red River?
Unfortunately, there is no pharmacy in Red River. The closest pharmacy is located next to Family Dollar in Questa, which is about a 20-minute drive in good road conditions.

Best Care Pharmacy: (575) 483-6922

I need to have something sent to Red River. How can I do this?
Red River Real Estate will allow guests to send items to our office. Please make sure to give us a call to let us know before it is sent. Also, make sure your name is on the package.

420 East Main St
Red River, NM 87558

What is the nearest airport?
There is a small airport in Taos, NM and we are currently offering/providing a shuttle service to our guests that fly into Taos. Call for more information. The second closest airport is Albuquerque, NM, which is about a 3.5-hour drive during good road conditions.


Didn’t find your questions? Please give us a call so we can get all your questions answered.


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