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Sitzmark Chalet – Your Home Away From Home for 60 years and counting!

In May of 1959, the Sitzmark Chalet first opened as the modest 6 room “Turf Motel” in Ruidoso, NM. By 1963 it had undergone a complete makeover, expanding to its current 17 rooms under the namesake “Sitzmark” (referring to the impression left in the snow by a skier’s rear!) Now commemorating its 60th Anniversary, the Sitzmark Chalet Inn invites you to celebrate this
momentous milestone with a Business After Hours on Thursday, May 23rd from 5-7 p.m.

Sitzen around the courtyard and enjoy beverages served from the manager’s vintage replica teardrop camper, rounds of cornhole, music, and board games from the inn’s lending library. The event will feature the same offerings available to inn guests, such as locally-roasted, organic Piñon Mountain Life Coffee and fresh muffins, as well as local craft beer from Lost Hiker Brewing Company, a special anniversary cake, and assorted goodies from the grills. Those
who are particularly adventurous may relax inside the unique whiskey-barrel sauna which is also located in the courtyard under the gazebo. For those who wish to explore the inn, guided tours ending with a photo op in the vintage yellow Ski Apache gondola will be available—who knows, perhaps one could catch a glimpse of the friendly Sitzmark Sasquatch…

In honor of Sitzmark Chalet Inn anniversary various quarterly specials are being offered throughout the year. The first 2019 special was a very popular vintage $59 midweek rate. Stay tuned for the next spectacular anniversary special!

When folks stay at the Sitzmark Chalet Inn they experience a blend of charming vintage and modern conveniences. Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the property, and at check-in guests are greeted with old-fashioned friendliness and personal attention. Rooms are meticulously clean, some with a mid-century electric fireplace; all feature a pine headboard handmade by the inn’s owner, as well as El Paso Saddle Blanket Company bedspread, private bathrooms with BeeKind natural spa products, cable tv, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, desk and chair, in addition to a comfortable lounge chair and ottoman.

The inn’s lending library consists of books and board games to enhance the downtime of guests. To relax after a long day on the slopes or hiking and biking, guests can enjoy the whiskey barrel sauna or cookout on the gas grills in the inviting courtyard. In an effort to attract more outdoor enthusiasts, Sitzmark Chalet Inn offers disc-golf sets which can be checked out by guests for use at the three Ruidoso area local disc-golf courses.

Additionally, the inn offers discounted ski and snowboard rentals through a long time partnership with Wild West Ski Shop*. Products available for purchase in the inn’s growing gift shop include BeeKind* natural spa products, El Paso Saddle Blanket Co.* bedspreads, Ruidoso Optimist Club Hog Salsa*, 1 lb. bags of whole bean Piñon Mountain Life Coffee* and commemorative Sitzmark Chalet Inn patches which can be ironed on your favorite shirt by inn staff at no charge.

Owners Todd and Lori Robertson and managing innkeeper Heidi Lewis invite you to join the many returning guests of the past 60 years by making the Sitzmark Chalet Inn Your Home Away From Home . You’ll find out why the inn is consistently a top-rated Ruidoso lodging by TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google and users. To see the inn’s newly designed website visit or stop by 627 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, New Mexico for a personal tour!

*The Inn is actively developing more incentives with local businesses for preferred guest discounts. Please let Sitzmark Chalet Inn manager Heidi Lewis know if your business would like to participate by calling the office at 575-257-4140 .