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By The River Cottage

In Town - On The River - Backyard Fishing Spot - Free WiFi - Cable - Washer/Dryer - Wood Burning Fireplace - Covered Back Deck

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2.5 bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Double / Full, 1 Queen
Bedroom 3
2 Twins


By The River Cottage is one of the best vacation rentals for someone looking to be able to fish right out of the backyard! This Victorian style, two story, three bedroom and two and a half bathroom home is located only a few blocks from Main Street on the West end of town. During your stay in By The River, you will be sitting right on the river with large yard space for everyone to be able to relax.

When walking through the front door you will walk down the entryway and out into the living room and the dining area. You will find comfortable seating for everyone in the party to sit. There is a flat screen TV with a DVD player giving guests the option to watch cable or movies brought from home. Behind the living room is the dining area with a large dining table that will seat 6. Beside the dining room is the kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet space to make cooking an easier task. Guests love that this home allows guests full access to a washer/dryer to use whenever needed. By The River also offers many other amenities such as free WiFi for guests to use during their stay.

All three of the bedrooms are located up the stairs found in the entryway. The first bedroom to the left is equipped with two twin beds perfect for children or adults looking to have their own sleeping arrangements. The second bedroom includes a queen bed and a full bed. These first two bedrooms have access to the upstairs hallway bathroom. The third and final bedroom is the Master Bedroom with a king bed for guest comfort, with access to a private full bathroom. One things all of these bedrooms have to offer, is plenty of closet space for storage -- you will have more than enough room to store anything brought from home!
Stepping through the back doors, there is a large yard that backs up right to the river; offering plenty of chances to see ducks and other local wildlife traveling through. In the yard you will find a table with seating and a bench perfect for listening to the river while enjoying the sunshine or watching the starry night sky. By The River also allows guests full access to the gas BBQ grill (Gas Cylinder provided, courtesy of Red River Real Estate) for cooking out for friends and family. To the front of the home you will have plenty of parking space to bring vehicles and even a trailer.

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:

*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. 

By The River 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.


Reviewed: Jan 18, 2021
Property Manager
We initially had another property booked but when we arrived, the condo had been updated and had two less beds than advertised and we needed all beds. However, Red River Real Estate then bent over backwards and found us new lodgings within 15 minutes that had more beds and even more space! Everyone makes mistakes but it's how you handle them and the staff at Red River were awesome. Thank you for a great week!
Tucumcari, US
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2019
Property Manager
They were AWESOME
It was GREAT
Miami, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019
Property Manager
We were on a spur of the moment road trip and had driven from Taos hoping to check out a couple properties I had found on Airbnb. The real estate office was open and accommodated us by rushing a clean-up and letting us check in late Sunday afternoon. We really appreciated their efforts.
The property sits literally ON THE RIVER! I will note that one other property that met my criteria was listed as BY the River and ended up being across Main Street! Thankfully, the real estate office was open on Sunday afternoon and we were moved in in less than 2 hours to the perfect location. 5 minute walk to downtown, wildlife galore, good fishing and the weather was perfect for our stay. The condo was well equipped with everything we needed.
Fort Worth, US
Reviewed: Mar 16, 2019
Property Manager
Big thanks to Julie and Tori for the help with the inclement weather and booking the house for longer than expected. They were great
Rio Rancho, US
Reviewed: Oct 8, 2018
Property Manager
Lubbock, US
Reviewed: Dec 27, 2016
Property Manager
Knowledgeable and friendly.
Clean with lots of kitchen ammentities, utensils, and cooking ware. Nice warm unit with plenty of room for 8.
Rio Rancho, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2016
Property Manager
Cedar park, US
Reviewed: Jun 24, 2016
Property Manager
Rio Rancho, US
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2015
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 8, 2015
Property Manager
Anna, US
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2015
Property Manager
We have stayed at By-the-River several times in the past and have always enjoyed our visits, but the upgrades and improvements to the property made this stay even better.
Albuquerque, US
Reviewed: Jun 1, 2015
Property Manager
Very friendly, easy to work with
I love this property, have been coming to this property for years, and have now rented it myself!!
Granbury, US
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2014
Property Manager



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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