Area Attractions

Outdoor & Culinary Experiences to Excite Your Senses

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – the MCM Eleganté Lodge & Resort is just minutes from a wide variety of outdoor activities and southwestern culinary experiences.

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Sierra Blanca Regional Airport

Distance: 12 miles From Hotel
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1000 State Highway 220, Ruidoso, NM 88345  
(575) 336-8111

Welcome to the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport. We are a public use airport located 15 nautical miles (28 km) northeast of the central business district of the resort town of Ruidoso, a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States. We are owned and operated by the Village of Ruidoso.

We look forward to your next air arrival in Ruidoso.  Our Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Staff is ready, willing and able to ensure your next take-off or landing is effortless.  And we're happy to assist in providing any additional information or assistance with ground and terminal services to make your experience here in Southern New Mexico a pleasant one.

Pillow's Funtrackers

Distance: 6 miles From Hotel
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Address: 101 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone: (575) 257-3275

Pillow's Funtrackers is the premier family fun center in New Mexico. We have been providing fun to thousands of families for over twenty years.

Our park includes three Go-Kart Tracks, 18 hole Miniature Golf, arcade, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Mountain Maze & Panning for Gemstones. We are open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, seven days a week. Also open Spring Break, Easter, weekends, and Christmas Break.

Ruidoso Winter Park

Distance: 3 miles From Hotel
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Address: Ski Run Rd, Alto, NM 88312
Phone: (575) 336-7079

Stop by and experience our thrilling Family Zipline - there's excitement for the whole family. Our third Magic Carpet Lift installed last season has proven to be a big hit. This new lift whisks riders directly to the top of our largest hill where riders will find two additional chutes

Win Place and Show

Distance: 3 miles From Hotel
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2516 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345  
(575) 257-9982

Friendly people, outstanding service and live entertainment. The place to be if you like live country music, cowboys, and a smoke-free establishment!  I.D. required at the door.

Billy The Kid Casino

Distance: 7 miles From Hotel
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1461 Highway 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346  
(575) 378-4431

Located at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and features over 300 great slot machines, including Video Texas Hold’em, Video Blackjack, and Video Craps. Billy's atmosphere, great promotions, and smiling faces make it the Locals Favorite Place to Play!

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

Distance: 8 miles From Hotel
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Address: 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Mescalero, NM 88340
Phone: (575) 464-7059

This New Mexico mountain resort awaits with impeccable service, mouth-watering cuisine for every palate, incredible gaming action, and breathtaking alpine scenery to nurture your soul. Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico just outside of Ruidoso, guests return time and time again to Inn of the Mountain Gods to enjoy the clean mountain air, stunning panoramic views, and exciting entertainment options.

The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course

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105 Sierra Blanca Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345    
(575) 258-5330

Distance from hotel:  Right outside the front door!

The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course are located right outside of the MCM Eleganté Lodge & Resort. The Links, with rolling hills offer Scottish-style golf on the front nine, to paths carving through the pines on the back nine. It offers something for golfers at every level. The Links includes a first class driving range as well as a chipping and putting green. Designed in 1991 by Senior Tour Star Jim Colbert, The Links is framed with breathtaking views in every direction, which include beautiful snow-capped mountains in the winter months. Open year round, weather permitting, with an outstanding and knowledgeable staff, The Links will give you the feeling of home and will become your golf course of choice here in paradise.

Ruidoso Downs Race Track

Distance: 7 miles From Hotel
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26225 U S Highway 70 East, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
575-378-4431

Nestled in the cool pines of Lincoln County, Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino offers year round excitement.  During the summer months we offer live quarter horse and thoroughbred racing every weekend.  Simulcast wagering is available every day throughout the year.  We also offer a slots-only casino featuring many of the hottest games available.

Anaheim Jacks

Distance: 2 miles From Hotel
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1097 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 808-8340

A great place for a variety of New Mexico-style burgers and sandwiches. Their menu also includes catfish, chicken fried chicken, salads, and stuff for the kids. Friendly service and good food.

Casa Blanca Restaurant

Distance: 1.5 miles From Hotel
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501 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345 ·
(575) 257-2495

Since 1984, Casa Blanca has provided Ruidoso's locals and tourists with authentic Mexican food, famous margaritas, and incredible atmosphere. Evolved from a small Spanish-style home (one of the first on Mechem Dr.) to what it is today!

El Camino Nuevo

Distance: 0.5 miles From Hotel
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1025 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345 ·
(575) 258-4312

El Camino Nuevo offers top-rated Mexican food packed with bold flavor. Enjoy gluten-free and low-fat, healthy, flavorful dishes. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner - and don’t forget to join them for Taco Tuesdays. For your convenience El Camino Nuevo's offers complimentary WIFI and plenty of parking.

Farley's Food Fun & Pub

Distance: 0.5 miles From Hotel
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Address: 1200 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone: (575) 258-5676

Farley’s is a casual sports bar offering a variety of beverages and food.

Michael J's Restaurant

Distance: 1.5 miles From Hotel
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601 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-9559

Michael J's is a collaborative effort between many friends and food lovers from around the globe. Located in a scenic location with a cozy atmosphere; they strive to offer excellent wines with a complete Italian food menu.  However, they don’t serve pizza.

Ranchers Steak & Seafood

Distance: 2 miles From Hotel
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2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-7540

Ranchers is an upscale Steak & Seafood restaurant loved by locals and vacationers alike.  They offer a variety of appetizers, soups & salads, main courses and sides.

Texas Club Grill & Bar

Distance: 1.5 miles From Hotel
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212 Metz Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-3325

The Texas Club is a southwestern-style restaurant offering barbeque, steaks, and more. Enjoy a casual atmosphere with big screen sports. It’s a great place for nightlife complete with live music.

Ski Apache

Distance: 16 miles From Hotel
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Address: 1286 Ski Run Rd, Alto, NM 88312
Phone: (575) 464-3600

Experience the Moonlight ZipTour and Country Style Buffet at Ski Apache.  Then, get ready for the first snows of winter and live life vertical.

Spencer Theater

Distance: 12 miles From Hotel
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Address: 108 Spencer Dr, Alto, NM 88312
(575) 336-4800

The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts opened in October of 1997, creating a year-round venue for world-class performances in theater, music and dance. An aristocrat among theaters, the $22-million structure is splendid and elegant, yet intimate and welcoming. At the heart of the Spencer, in its 514-seat hall, you’ll encounter a powerful experience of the performing arts — outstanding acoustics, intimate seating, and artistry of the highest caliber.

MCM Eleganté Lodge & Resort

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107 Sierra Blanca Drive
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345