Birds and Bears Retreat

In Town - On The River w/Fishing Spot - Large Parties - Pet Friendly - Free WiFi - Satellite - Washer/Dryer - Large Deck w/Ample Seating- Charcoal Grill - Fenced In Yard

  16 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 bathrooms
  Allows Pets

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King, 1 Sofa Bed
Bedroom 2
1 King, 1 Sofa Bed
Bedroom 3
1 King
Common Space
4 Twins, 1 Sofa Bed


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. 

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:


Birds and Bears Retreat does not allow garage access.

Two story home with only a couple steps to entry. Main level has one bedroom.
Outside seating on large back patio that over looks the river.
Apple TV (used for Netflix, Hulu, etc.), board games, children's toys available in this home.

*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. 

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. 

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.


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Godley, US
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2020
Property Manager
Odessa , US
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2020
Property Manager
guymon, US
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone was so nice. We had a great stay.
We had a great family vacation. Our stay was great. We enjoyed watching wildlife from the deck and fishing in the river right behind the house.
Ennis, US
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2019
Property Manager
Very friendly and always prompt to answer questions
Wonderful as always. We have been staying in Red River since the 80s with our children and now with our children, grands and great grands.
Amarillo, US
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2019
Property Manager
Very friendly and professional staff!
Could not have been more perfect!
Amarillo, US
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2019
Property Manager
Melissa, US
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2019
Property Manager
Very friendly and helpful. I needed an iron and they were able to get one for me
Muleshoe, US
Reviewed: Feb 20, 2019
Property Manager
You were very helpful. Julie checked on us very well without being intrusive at all.
We had a great time--everybody from age two to age 62! Our family has been doing a family ski trip for nine years, and this was one of our best experiences ever! It didn't hurt that the weather cooperated--mostly. The first of our three ski days was really windy, but we did fine. The next day was really good, and the third was unbeatable. Folks at the ski area are really friendly and helpful. We love Red River!
Rio Rancho
Reviewed: Jan 15, 2019
Property Manager
Staff was wonderful and pleasant
Comfortable and exactly what we needed
Ennis, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2018
Property Manager
I loved getting text messages asking how our stay was going and also updating us on road conditions. Seemed more personable.
It was perfect. Our second year at this cabin which accommodates kids, grands and great grands. We try to take care of the cabin as if it were ours.
Edmond, US
Reviewed: Mar 23, 2018
Property Manager
Arlington , US
Reviewed: Jan 9, 2018
Property Manager
The staff were super helpful and informative
We loved our stay at Birds and Bears Retreat, our entire family had a great weekend. We will definitely be back!
Kingwood, US
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2017
Property Manager
My husband did all the plans, but I think he was very satisfied.
We rented 3 homes for a big group, and the homes were all walking distance from each other.
Ennis, US
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2017
Property Manager
Very professional. We booked this cabin in advance for next year.
Wonderful family vacation. We take pride in caring for any rental as if it were our own.
Sandia Park, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2017
Property Manager
We were pleased with our stay. We were there for a family reunion that included multi generations. The deer and ducks were fun. The town was quaint with many things to do.
Lubbock, US
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2017
Property Manager
A complete WOW working with the staff at Red River Real Estate from start to finish.
Absolutely HANDS DOWN the best vacation stay of all time!!!...soooo much better than staying in a hotel and just felt like home for all of our family to make amazing memories in. Everything about it was perfect; loved the deck and small yard for little ones and being able to grill out. LOVED being right on the river so that we could stay out till late hours under the stars, next to the fire and enjoy lovely sound of the rushing river. We could NOT have planned a more amazing vacation!!! THANK YOU!! ***AND, I would like to say that the staff we dealt with at Red River Real Estate were the nicest ever! Even when others in our family were calling to make a partial payment, we were helped by the sweetest upbeat people. Such a WOW! THANK YOU!!
friendswood, US
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2016
Property Manager
I found Red River Real Estate on the internet, gave them a call and was immediately emailed four houses to rent that fit our needs. My family got to look over each property and vote on the one we wanted. One phone call later, the house was reserved. Such an easy process.
We stayed in Birds and Bears Retreat and loved it. There were 13 of us, 8 adults, 2 teens and 3 children. The house is perfect for large groups with age differences. The rooms are large, beds are comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked. It has pots and pans that can accommodate cooking for a large group as well as enough dishes to serve everyone without having to use paper products.
Plainview, US
Reviewed: Sep 8, 2016
Property Manager
Dumas, US
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2016
Property Manager
You have an excellent team!
Birds and Bears is a great place to stay, perfect location on the river with a wonderful deck, lots of room and great parking.
Amarillo, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2016
Property Manager
Very friendly and helpful!
This was the perfect house, it had everything we needed. The back deck was the icing on the cake : )
Kingfisher, US
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2016
Property Manager
Great place , location. The grandkids love playing in the River right out the back door
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2016
Property Manager
Brownsboro, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2015
Property Manager
We have been using your company to rent a vacation home for several years now and have had great rules with the property and working with your staff....thank you!
Amarillo, US
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2015
Property Manager
Tuscola, US
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2015
Property Manager
The people at Red River Realty were very friendly & professional.
Birds & Bears retreat was awesome, from the location of the cabin to the amenities inside. Couldn't have been better!



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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