Running Bear River Lodge

PET FRIENDLY- 9 Bedroom Home - In Town - On The River w/ New Large Patio-Gas Grill with Patio Furniture - WiFi - Cable - Washer/Dryer - Wood Burning Fireplace - Newly Remodeled - New Carpet!

  25 guests
  9 bedrooms
  8.5 bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  5376 sq. ft.

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Property Features


Formerly a bed and breakfast, this lodge style luxury home features 9 differently themed bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths to accommodate up to 24 guests. A huge, new porch faces the river, complete with grill, picnic tables and plenty of seating. Up the stairs to the left, find the Train Room (sleeps 3 in a queen and daybed) and the Mardi Gras Room (sleeps 2 in a queen). Each room has its own bath, TV, and private balcony. Up the stairs to the right find 4 bedrooms, each with a private bath, TV, and shared wrap-around balcony for outstanding mountain views in every direction. The Kachina Room (sleeps 2 in a new king bed) has custom art work (paintings and hand-carved kachinas), a kokopelli shower curtain, and leather on woven reed handmade barrel chairs. The extra large Fish Room (sleeps 4 in 2 queens) focuses on making anglers feel right at home with fishing gear, fish lamps, fish shower curtain and more. Both of these rooms face the river. Across the hall, the extra large Indian Princess Room (sleeps 4 in 2 queens), done in pink and soft teal, features interesting Indian portraits from the princess to her handsome brave to her wise elders and the warrior shower curtain. The 4th bedroom on this side, perfect for a very romantic couple, is known as the "tasteful" Bordello Room--done in rich reds and blacks with gold accents. It sleeps 2 in a new king bed. Downstairs find 3 more bedrooms. The Master Suite, known as the Anasazi Room of the Ancient Ones, sleeps 4 in a new king bed and queen sleeper. Decor features handmade baskets, a commissioned painting by a local artist, and rock art style wall decor. This large elegant room, perfect for those with altitude problems, also includes a small private tiled sun porch with separate outside entrance and a private bath. Outside this door is a 5x8 dog kennel, an extra convenience in this pet friendly home. The Wildlife Room (sleeps 2 in a queen) focuses on the wide variety of animal life in Red River from elk to bears to ducks to deer. This cozy room shares a Jack & Jill bath with the Cowboy Room next door. Done in reds and blues, the Cowboy Room (sleeps 2 in a queen) will delight the wanna-be cowgirls and cowboys in your family. Boots, saddles, 10 gallon hats, horses, six-shooters and rodeo art blend together in this rustically charming room. All 3 rooms, complete with TV and wood floors, give way to the saltillo tiled living space on the rest of the main floor. The main front entrance opens into a media room with a full compliment of DVDs for both kids and adults. The TV in this room works well for those who have brought their own video games and hook-ups. The secondary front entrance opens into a long narrow laundry room with new gas dryer, fairly new washer, and lots of space for hanging skis, raincoats, or hip waders. Winding through the hall, you pass through the mud room (with a large utility sink) and past the huge double door pantry into the fully stocked spacious kitchen. New stainless steel appliances, a butcher block island, 2 crockpots, a wok, 3 coffee pots, supplied compliment of spices and a new Keurig (bring your own K-cups) plus plenty of cookware ensure lots of tasteful meal opportunities. The dining room, with its 5 tables and lots of chairs, allows for cozy family meals. Be sure to notice the old skis and the many nutcrackers lining this wood paneled room with huge log beam ceiling. After dining, sprawl out in the family room in front of the new 56" flat screen TV or enjoy the wood burning horno style fireplace. Open the windows to enjoy the refreshingly clean mountain air and the sound of the rushing river as you drift off to sleep in this enormous home with a cozy, intimate feeling, just a few blocks away from the ski lift and Main street. Please see notes for suggestions on what to bring on your Red River Vacation to make your stay more comfortable! If Running Bear is already rented during your preferred dates, check out the other fabulous properties by the same owner: The Villa (sleeps 24) and Birds and Bears Retreat (sleeps 16), located on the river.

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:

Running Bear River Lodge 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.


Sleeps: 24
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 8.5 Bathrooms
  • On the River
  • In Town
  • Luxury Home

    Property Perks!
    Ground Level:
  • Living Room with cable TV, wood burning fireplace, and access to 1/2 bath.
  • Large Dining Area, Room enough for EVERYONE!
  • Fully Loaded Kitchen with Keurig coffee machine, (Guests must bring their own K-cups.)
  • Utensils, cookware, dishes, spices, 4 coffee pots, wok, 4 slice toaster, and more!
  • Queen Bedroom with access to 3/4 bath
  • Queen Bedroom with access to 3/4 bath
  • Master King Bedroom with private complete bath and sleeper sofa, private sunroom and flat panel TV. Media room with DVD player and TV for game hookups. Upstairs:
  • Queen Bedroom with private balcony, twin day bed and private bath
  • Queen Bedroom with private balcony, and private bath
  • King Bedroom with private balcony and private bath
  • King Bedroom with private balcony, gas log fireplace and private bath
  • Double (2) Queen Bedroom with private balcony, and private bath
  • Double (2) Queen Bedroom with private balcony, and private bath
  • Each bedroom has its own TV, balcony, and multiple spray shower heads.
Additional Amenities:
  • Walking Distance to Everything!
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Washer/Dryer (Detergent Provided)
  • Huge outdoor grilling and seating area on the River
  • Gas BBQ Grill
  • Board games, Books including children's books.
  • Individual gas heat on main floor, individual thermostats in each 2nd floor room
  • Stainless appliances in the kitchen
  • Alarm clock in every room
  • Free Town Shuttle Service

Running Bear River Lodge Pet Policy: Pet Friendly with $75 pet fee per pet.(2 pet limit) Includes access to 5x8 outdoor kennel.

We Provide New Towels and Linens, Towel Service, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags, Dish Washing Soaps, Bath Soap, laundry soap, one roll of paper towels.



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


Peoria, US
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2020
Property Manager
All friendly and professionally.
An absolutely amazing property for a large family reunion. Spacious, two refrigerators, plenary of seating at mealtime, every bedroom had a bathroom and a balcony, and a beautiful back area on the river. We will be back...all 25 of us!
Blanchard, US
Reviewed: Dec 30, 2019
Property Manager
Very satisfied
Very satisfied
Conway Springs, US
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2019
Property Manager
Albuquerque, US
Reviewed: Jun 3, 2019
Property Manager
It was a pleasure to work with you.
Everyone wants to come again
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2018
Property Manager
Tori Karm was a great help! She was kind and very knowledgable of the property and other details for our stay.
Overall, the stay in house was great. Felt like home while we were there. Very clean inside the house upon arrival.
Weatherford, US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2017
Property Manager
Best place to stay in Red River! Lots of space to park and great location!
Edgewood , US
Reviewed: May 31, 2017
Property Manager
Red River Real Estate is the best. The staff was very helpful in the check in and check out and when ever i needed help. awesome people
Our stay with you all was the best. can't wait to go back.
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2017
Property Manager
this is the best team out there. they are willing to help you out no matter what.
the only thing I would like to see is that we can use the garage. especially when we are on the motorcycles and it is raining it is nice to get the bikes out of the rain.
Midland, US
Reviewed: Dec 28, 2016
Property Manager
Team was AWESOME and very helpful/knowledgeable. They knew who we were, our circumstances etc. and responded quickly to our needs and questions.
Had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and enjoyed our stay in Red River at this large property very much.
Oklagoma City, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2016
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Azel, US
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2016
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Blanchard, US
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2016
Property Manager
All of the members of your team were very friendly and willing to help. I was very pleased with your team.
This property was great! Great location, size, and "homey".
bridgeport, US
Reviewed: Oct 12, 2015
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ourora, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2015
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tulsa, US
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2015
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Nocona, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2015
Property Manager
Great !!
This was our second year; and plan to come back next year. When we figure out our dates ;will contact you . Thanx
Sandia Park, US
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2015
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Edgewood , US
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
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Bovina, US
Reviewed: Mar 7, 2015
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Buless, US
Reviewed: Dec 5, 2014
Property Manager
The entire team was great...from my first inquiry on the property until check-out. They answered every question, made sure we had everything we needed, and were so friendly and welcoming. Thanks so much!
Our family of 16 loved every minute. The house was perfect for us, location was great, and we loved being so close to the river. Deer even stopped by to visit! Perfection!
Canyon, US
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2014
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Stillwater, US
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2014
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Before reserving any vacation home, please read through our terms and conditions and please make note of our cancelation policy!

Here are some answers to questions frequently asked! Didn’t find your questions? Please give us a call so we can get all of your questions answered!
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 houses. 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 our 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 3:00PM and 5:00PM. If you think you will arrive early, ask us about our early check-in! Check-out is at or before 10:00AM. 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 once 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. You can feel free to use this wood for fire pits! If you burn through the ration of wood 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 4wheel drive vehicle or chains?
                We strongly suggest having a 4Wheel drive vehicle or chains! Red River gets a lot of snow and we wouldn’t want anyone to be getting stuck on their vacation!

Is there a Laundromat in town?
                Yes! There is a Laundromat to the west end of Red River as if you are going up to the Upper Valley!

Is there a pharmacy in Red River?
                Unfortunately, there is no pharmacy in Red River. The closest pharmacy is going to be in Taos. Taos is about a 45 minute drive in good road conditions!
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 and let us know before it is sent! Also you will need to make sure that your name will be on the package!

What is the nearest airport?
                The closest airport is in Albuquerque, NM. This is about a 3.5 hour drive during good road conditions!  

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