If you're stumped and don't know what to do for July 4th Weekend--surprise your sweetheart with a road trip! Just a quick 4.5-hour drive away lies this amazing cabin getaway-nestled among trees with a hot tub, cozy fireplace, gas grill, and tons of privacy-but close enough to the Casino and places to eat. I'm talking about Winterfell Cabin in the upper Canyon neighborhood in Ruidoso, New Mexico. You could knock off work around noon next Friday, and by dinner time be in your cabin all cozy for the 4-day  weekend. Here are just a few shots of what awaits you at the end of the road:

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The Upper Canyon Neighborhood is close to shopping and restaurants but secluded enough to make you feel like you're all alone in a beautiful mountain setting.


The temps in Ruidoso for the weekend will be pleasant-in the mid to upper 70's so you won't swelter and can sit outside and enjoy!


Grab the towels and the beverages and hop into the hot water with awesome jets to keep you loosened up and relaxed.


Always good to grill out on weekends, no matter what time of year.


Plenty of space as this cabin sleeps 4... But cozier if it's just you and your sweetie.


All the comforts of home with a dining area if you choose to cook rather than go out.


 Beautiful Master Bedroom Accommodations With Master Bath


Such an amazing place with beautiful views of the mountains of New Mexico.

It's all just a short drive (and I say short because everyone in Texas is used to everything being a minimal 5-hour drive away)... Better make your plans and get this booked now! What an amazing surprise!

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