Fish right off the 80' back porch if you have a good casting arm. Surrounded by quaking aspens and conifers, this spacious, custom-decorated luxury home sleeps 16 in individually themed rooms. The upstairs features an open loft for kids or singles in 4 twin beds (one is a trundle) with decor that showcases mother bears and cute cubs. The large wolf room, also upstairs, sleeps 2 in a king bed. The third upstairs bedroom, located over the garage, sleeps 4 -- two in a new king bed and 2 in a queen sleeper. This huge room, with its own special amenities, includes a sitting area, a moveable privacy screen, 2 large closets and a gas log fireplace; while the decor focuses on bears and other wildlife. All 3 upstairs bedrooms overlook the river directly below. A 4th bedroom downstairs sleeps 4 in a king bed and queen sleeper; the decor features a Pendleton Indian blanket spread with outdoor scenes and a collection of crosses over the headboard. All three bedrooms provide flat screen TV's with DirecTV. The loft also has a TV suitable for hooking up game consoles.
Downstairs you will find a well-stocked kitchen (including spices), dining area, large family room with Indian decor surrounding the wood-burning fireplace, queen sleeper sofa, recliner, TV, stereo system, vaulted ceiling and large bookshelf full of books and cute knick-knacks. A front sun porch with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect place to watch the birds and other wildlife. The banquet-sized back porch not only hosts a large charcoal grill but also two long picnic tables, a round glass topped table, a swing, bird feeders (bring your own birdseed!), and a wood rack. A small yard off the elevated porch gives you access to the river which has just been cleaned up and stabilized thanks to a grant from the state and the city. Other special amenities for you to enjoy include a Jacuzzi tub featuring a rain shower head, a full sized laundry room with washer, dryer, and storage shelves, and a vacant lot next door where kids can use up their excess energy. Open the windows to enjoy the fresh clean mountain air and the sounds of the river as you drift off to sleep on luxury linens.
Please see notes for suggestions on what to bring on your Red River Vacation to make your stay more comfortable! If BBR is rented during your preferred vacation time or you need to sleep more people, check out the other homes by the same owner: The Villa or Running Bear River Lodge.
Birds and Bears Retreat does not allow garage access.
*For more amenities this home has to offer please click the amenities tab above!
*For additional information please click on the notes tab above!
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.
We love that we can offer comforts of home, however please note that Rural Mountain Conditions Exist. We cannot guarantee proper working order for internet (if applicable) and/or satellite/cable TV in any of our homes due to interruptions by the service provider. If services fail and we are notified, Red River Real Estate makes every attempt to resolve the said issues as quickly as possible.
This Property Offered by Red River Real Estate, Red River, New Mexico.
Birds and Bears Retreat Sleeps: 16 Persons
On the river.
Large back patio on the river.
Free in town shuttle.
Birds and Bears Retreat pet policy: Pet Friendly!
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.
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Rates* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
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.