Forest Home Cabins is nestled on the banks of the Ruidoso River, in the Upper Canyon, Ruidoso, NM. Surrounded by nature and visited by wild deer, the property is also just minutes from town and is loved by guests for its cozy, comfortable cabins, friendly staff, and quiet, convenient location. Our design team was excited to redesign this lovely property’s website to reflect the kind of relaxing, rustic stay guests can expect at Forest Home Cabins.
An elegantly simple design that lets the property shine
Forest Home Cabins chose a simple, timeless and graceful design with a soft color palette and modern design elements that contribute to a calm, contemporary visual experience that immediately puts visitors at ease. Uncluttered, easily navigated, and showcasing quality photography, it’s simply lovely to look at.
Plenty of white space and succinct, well-written text lets the property images shine—and they do speak for themselves. But an effective hotel website design doesn’t just rely on beautiful photos alone. Even the smallest design elements play an important part in the overall user experience.
From the rustic accent colour and subtle animated micro-interactions to the simple font style, every detail has been considered to help portray the relaxing stay experience offered at Forest Home Cabins. With magazine-like appeal, the design evokes modern comfort in nature… an enticing invitation!
On the homepage, the direct online booking engine is clearly yet discreetly presented to visitors via ‘book now’ call-to-action buttons and a booking widget overlaid on the bottom-left corner of the full-screen hero slider. The harmonious accent colour used allows the calls to action to stand out without imposing. Visitors are immediately aware that they can book direct online—when they are ready to.
A book now button is conveniently available on every page of the website in the main navigation menu at the top of the page, and unit-specific booking buttons are included with unit descriptions on the Cabins page, offering even more convenience to prospective guests.
The responsive design translates seamlessly to the mobile screen where it is just as delightful to view and navigate as it is on desktop. And for simplicity and ease-of-use on the back-end too, Forest Home Cabins can update their website content themselves, including photos, descriptions, and links, using the intuitive WordPress content management system (CMS).