Explore Ruidoso & East Texas

Day Trips near Ruidoso

Although Ruidoso has plenty to keep you entertained, if you are staying a little longer, you may want to explore the surrounding areas. Here are some fun day trip ideas near Ruidoso. If you are looking for a cabin during … Read More

Lazy Pines Cabins near Houston

The Best Dog Friendly Cabins Near Houston: Lazy Pines Cabins

Are you searching for the perfect cabin getaway near Houston that is dog friendly? Look no further than Lazy Pines—a secluded retreat on seven acres, about 90 minutes north of the city. Explore why Lazy Pines is the ideal destination … Read More

Big Bonito Loop Trail

Best Hiking Trails in Ruidoso

There are so many great trails in and around Ruidoso. Here are some our favorites that are close to Lazy Pines, easy to find, dog friendly, and not too difficult! Alto Lake Loop: Just 2 miles from Lazy Pines, this is … Read More

Guide to Mission Tejas State Park

Lazy Pines Texas Cabins are within an hour of seven Texas State Parks and National Forests!  One of those is Mission Tejas State Park, about 50 minutes away and should be on your list of things to do when you … Read More

Dog Friendly Cabin Ruidoso

Dog Friendly Cabin near Ruidoso 

Are you looking for the BEST dog friendly cabin for your vacation to Ruidoso? Look no further! Here’s our top 10 reasons that make us the MOST dog friendly cabin in the area:  Lazy Pines is putting the FRIENDLY back … Read More

Ratcliff Lake inside Davy Crockett National Forest

Ratcliff Lake is just 35 minutes from Lazy Pines Texas cabins and is a great place to hike and spend the day.  You can explore the lake or hike the 20 mile Four C National Recreation Trail. Let’s start with … Read More

Ruidoso Winter Activities

Winter Activities in Ruidoso

If you are looking for winter activities in Ruidoso, look no further! Here are just a few of the fun things the area has to offer during the winter season: Skiing & Snowboarding: Ski Apache is the southernmost skiing in the country, … Read More

East Texas National Forests and state parks

National Forests & State Parks near Lazy Pines Texas

Located in the heart of East Texas, Lazy Pines Texas is a gateway to local beauty. Here in the piney woods, you’ll find a handful of National Forests and State Parks that beckon nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. From forests … Read More

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lufkin

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lufkin

Lufkin offers several restaurants and other eateries with dog friendly patios that allow you to bring your pup with you! Here are some of our favorites in the area: Downtown Lufkin: Rusty Axe Brewing:  We love this place and keep … Read More

Pines Theater Lufkin

Things to do in Downtown Lufkin

Everyone always asks us what there is to do in Corrigan, where Lazy Pines Texas Cabins are located. My answer is usually “not much”! But if you drive about 20 minutes, you’ll find plenty to do in Lufkin. Downtown Lufkin … Read More

Dog Friendly Lufkin

Dog Friendly Lufkin

Lufkin is a midsized city in East Texas and has several Dog Friendly places to explore with your pup! Check out a few places that we’ve enjoyed recently: Lazy Pines Cabins are Cabins designed for Dogs! Our newest location, in … Read More

Summertime in Ruidoso

Ruidoso Summer Activities

Summer in Ruidoso is heaven on earth for outdoor lovers and adventure enthusiasts.  The weather is moderate (sunny but not too hot) and cools down at night.  And the area is very compact, with most of the activities all within … Read More

Ruidoso Monthly Weather and Seasons

Ruidoso Monthly Weather and Seasons

Ruidoso, New Mexico is a beautiful mountain town located in the southern part of the state. It is known for its stunning natural scenery and year-round outdoor activities. In my opinion, every month is perfect in Ruidoso. There is definitely a … Read More

Ruidoso Activities

Ruidoso Activities

Ruidoso is a popular tourist destination that offers a diverse range of activities for people of all ages. Nestled in the mountains, Ruidoso is surrounded by natural beauty that is hard to resist. From pristine lakes to breathtaking trails, exciting … Read More

Lazy Pines is big dog friendly, near Ruidoso

Big Dog Friendly!

If you’re a dog owner, you know how important it is to find accommodations that welcome your furry friend. Unfortunately, many hotels and vacation rentals have strict pet policies that limit the size and number of dogs you can bring, … Read More

Ruidoso for Texas Travelers

Ruidoso: A Great Vacation Destination for Texas Travelers

Located in the heart of the Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso is a small mountain town in southeastern New Mexico that offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its breathtaking views, scenic hiking trails, and … Read More

Traveling to Ruidoso with your dog

Tips for traveling to Ruidoso with your dog

Leash your dog in unfamiliar areas.  Even if your dog has perfect recall, you should leash your dog when exploring any new area.  You have no idea what unexpected terrain lies ahead,  wildlife or other people and dogs.  If you … Read More

Dog friendly Ruidoso

Dog friendly things to do in Ruidoso

Ruidoso is an outdoor paradise, and is very dog friendly! Here are several & activities that you can enjoy with your dog: Winter Park: Winter Park offers year around tubing! Although dogs are not allowed on the tubing hill, they … Read More

Ruidoso Dog Friendly Restaurants

Dog Friendly Restaurants near Ruidoso

If you plan to travel with your dog, you also want to know which restaurants allow pets! Here are the local restaurants in and around Ruidoso that are dog friendly. All of the locations are 15 minutes or less from … Read More

Ruidoso Winter 2022

Ruidoso Winter Events

Ruidoso is a must visit place in the winter. And Lazy Pines is conveniently located in the heart of it all! Here is the current winter schedule of events for 2022, and new events are added all the time. Follow … Read More

Lazy Pines Newsletter

Lazy Pines November Newsletter

Check out what’s been happening at Lazy Pines this month! The cabin is now decorated for fall to make it feel nice and cozy for our guests. We also added new rocking chairs to the front porch! Now you can … Read More

Truly Dog Friendly Cabin, near Ruidoso

Are you looking for a dog friendly cabin close to Ruidoso? Here are eight signs that prove Lazy Pines is truly Dog Friendly! Welcome Treats – Our two legged guests are welcomed with snacks, and our furry friends have their … Read More

Top Reasons to Vacation in Ruidoso

If you are looking for your next place to vacation look no further! Ruidoso, New Mexico, is the perfect place to visit! Come for the weekend, or stay for the week. No matter how long you stay, you’ll wish it … Read More

Family Friendly Activities in Ruidoso

Ruidoso has fun for ALL ages! Here are a few activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family: Flying J Ranch: Located just two miles from Lazy Pines, this is a super convenient attraction that the whole family can … Read More

Ruidoso Local Map

There’s so many things to do around Lazy Pines! Ruidoso and Alto are filled with adventures to be had by young and old alike. Here are just a few of the many activities in the area. Check out our other … Read More

Exploring the Ruidoso Lakes

The lakes in and around Ruidoso offer more than just a pretty view! Here are the activities for each of the area lakes: Alto Lake: Is located just two miles from Lazy Pines, making it super easy to visit during … Read More

5 Favorite Trails near Ruidoso

There are so many great trails in and around Ruidoso. Here are some our favorites that are close to Lazy Pines, easy to find, dog friendly, and not too difficult! Alto Lake Loop: Just 2 miles from Lazy Pines, this … Read More