About Us

Cozy Bear Cabins are historic and well-maintained cabins from the 1940's.  All cabins are pet-free and smoke-free as your hosts, Jason and Sandy Price, are dedicated to their reputation of exceptionally clean cabins.  Jason & Sandy purchased Cozy Bear Cabins on August 1, 2017.  Since then, they have made numerous improvements to the cabins including the addition of an onsite office, new furniture and mattresses, new TV's, upgraded satellite equipment and Wi-Fi service, remodeled the bathroom in cabin #7, and much more.  They are constantly striving to make improvements to ensure that the cabins are both comfortable and cozy for their guests. 

Cozy Bear Cabins- Owners
Sandy & Jason Price

Jason is a fifth generation cowboy from Roswell, NM.  In addition to keeping the property at Cozy Bear Cabins beautiful, Jason manages ranches just outside of Ruidoso, maintains several properties in Mid-town, assists local firemen with tree thinning projects to reduce fire danger, and is the board Vice Chairman of the Upper Hondo Soil & Water Conservation District.


Sandy is a tax accountant from Midland, TX who is an Enrolled Agent and manages her own tax practice which includes oil & gas clients in West Texas.  She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and is in charge of the daily operations at Cozy Bear Cabins.


Our History

Cozy Bear Cabins- original owner
Murdell Weatherby-Holbert

Murdell Weatherby-Holbert

December 27, 1917- November 20, 2017


Murdell Weatherby-Holbert's family came to Ruidoso in 1938 and built the Weatherby's Cabins in the 1940's which, in this early time period, were predominantly used by loggers.  Eventually, the property was subdivided and half of it became the current Cozy Bear Cabins.  In 1962, Murdell and her husband Tom built their home on the half that was retained.  Two of the original cabins remain on this property and together with Murdell's home are known as "the pink houses" in Ruidoso.  In 1955, Murdell and Tom built the Tomahawk Lodge where the current Visions Shopping Center is located.  Also located on that property were the original cabins numbered 1-3.  Tom & Murdell ran the lodge and cabins for many years before selling them.  After the sale, Murdell worked as a bookkeeper at Ruidoso Downs and Tom ran a successful sewer and excavating business.  Murdell passed away on November 20, 2017, just shy of her 100th birthday.   

Photos courtesy of the Weatherby-Holbert family

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