Hipcamp host Abe R.
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(SAN ANTONIO RIVER IS CURRENTLY DRY DUE TO DROUGHT AS OF 7/01/20)

Riverside camping experience on the 35 acre plot River Ranch No. 7 which we lovingly refer to as the Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary. Our Ranch is a safe space for all flora and fauna. We try very hard to not disturb any living creatures or their homes in progress. 

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(SAN ANTONIO RIVER IS CURRENTLY DRY DUE TO DROUGHT AS OF 7/01/20)

Riverside camping experience on the 35 acre plot River Ranch No. 7 which we lovingly refer to as the Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary. Our Ranch is a safe space for all flora and fauna. We try very hard to not disturb any living creatures or their homes in progress. 

 Our River Ranch Campsites are located directly on the North bank of the San Antonio River and the southern most end of the Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm.  There is a parking area provided and a short walk to the tent camping sites. Access to the river is just a few steps from the main fire pit.  The entire campsite area is sitting amongst huge old cottonwoods and new growth from the previous year's beaver dam.  Native grasses and plants cover the woodland floor along with patches of cactus and wild roses. River Ranch Campsites have one main communal fire pit and a small cooking area with a counter, sink and bbq.  The bathroom can be accessed from all sites and there are two riverside sites that each have their own small metal camp fire containers.  Kids 0-3 years old stay free!

The Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm Sanctuary is an Organic Ranch that we operate completely off-grid with sustainable earth friendly practices.  All our buildings are made from repurposed wood and beetle killed pine.  We do not have any trash facilities as all of our waste is either recycled or repurposed. We do not use any chemicals or pesticides whatsoever.  Our ranch is located in the stunning alpine desert of the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Just 2 miles from the Town of Antonito and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the campsite is only 5 miles from the CO/NM border with the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and beautiful San Antonio Mountain in our southern view. To the West there is a clear view of Los Mogotes Peaks in the San Juan mountain range which is the area where Carson National Forrest and the Rio Grande National Forest meet. To the East the view is of the Piñon Hills with the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range behind them provides a layered spectrum of earthy hills, blue mountains and open sky. In the North there is the wide plains and farmland of the San Luis Valley and on a clear day Crestone Peak can be seen nearly 80 miles away. There are only a few neighbors on nearby ranches and so it is very private and undeveloped. You may also see livestock grazing on an around the campsite as this is an agricultural community with reverence for cows, goats, sheep and horses. You may also come into contact with our farm animals who are a part of the animal sanctuary along with the wildlife who inhabit this stretch of land. We have three goats, two sheep, chickens, ducks and our security/rodent management team of 7 cats and Lizzy the dog. Fred the town pig is also roaming these pastures with a group of horses. All our animals are friendly and usually stay close to the homestead which has a large pasture in between the campsite area so you also might come into contact with them especially if you are tent camping. This is a sanctuary for all wildlife and farm animals. We do not allow fishing, hunting or trapping on the Ranch.  Some native animals you may see here are: Robins, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Prairie Dogs,  Beaver, Fish & Crawdads,  Porcupine, Badger, Foxes, Coyote,  Elk, Deer, Owl, Crow/Raven, Falcon, Geese, Sandhill Crane and chipmunks...just to name a few.  It is prohibited to fish, hunt or trap wildlife at this campsite.

From the River Ranch Campsites you will be on the banks of the San Antonio River with cottonwood trees and willows along the riverbank. Fresh mint grows here and other wild edible plants such as wild roses. If you wish to take a nature walk and learn about these plants and their uses feel free to reach out and we'll make a plan.

The closest town is Antonito, approximately 2 miles away, which has a general store, post office, restaurants, laundromat, Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, museum, historic buildings, parks, the oldest church in Colorado, Cano's Castle, Indiana Jones B&B and film location, as well as Marijuana dispensaries.

Some other local attractions in the San Luis Valley area include the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Penitente Canyon, Lobatos bridge and petroglyph sites, Fort Garland Museum, Alien Watchtower (Hooper), Colorado Gator Farm and more. There are also many ski resorts in the area such as Wolf Creek, Monarch and Taos Ski Valley as well as hot springs resorts like Sand Dunes Swimming Pool, Valley View, Joyful Journey and Ojo Caliente.

HISTORY: 

The History of this area is very tied to the landscape and the people who have lived here for thousands of years. Prior to the first Spanish conquistadores who invaded these lands they were inhabited by the Ute, Navajo, Comanche, Apache and Kiowa nations. There are still artifacts indicating that there were indigenous campsites along this same stretch of river and we have found fragments of arrowheads as well as other evidence that flint knapping was done in this area. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived they were looking to expand New Spain and establish new settlements. After the United States won independence, President Thomas Jefferson sent explorer Zebulon Pike along with other expeditions to connect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Pike's Stockade is not far from here and was his last outpost before being arrested by the Spanish. Not long after, Mexico became an independent nation as well and this was followed by the Mexican American War that lasted two years and the larger US government took this land along with New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and California from Mexico. Regardless of which political entity claims this land today, we recognize that the original people to spend time here and camp on this river were indigenous tribes who hold the purest wisdom and respect for the natural forces that make this place so special.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Park in designated area and walk to site. This is a dry, arid zone and so, aside from being next to the river, you can expect a lot of desert climate with little vegetation and precipitation. The springtime is very windy and you might see dust devils or sand storms. In the summer the river can sometimes run dry. When the river is running there can be a good deal of mosquitos so bring repellant with you. Fall can also be windy and temperatures can often drop to -40 F. The winters here are very cold so we recommend checking the forecast if you are looking to camp here in the winter. If you keep those climate factors in mind you will be prepared for anything mother nature throws your way during your stay.

Our campsite is beautiful, remote, and has a diverse spectrum of plants and wildlife. We hope you enjoy it here as much as we do.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
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Have a question? Send Abe a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Swimming

    When conditions in the San Antonio River are suitable. Sometimes the water is too high or too low to be swimmable.

    Biking
    Paddling
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Jack Rabbit Hollow River Ranch Camp in Colorado.

    Field

    The River Ranch Campsites are surrounded by an 850 ft. grassland meadow that wraps around the entire length of the River. The m...Read more

    River, stream, or creek

    The campsites sit next to the San Antonio River which varies in depth throughout the year and sometimes runs dry. It's around 1...Read more

    Swimming hole

    The river has many deep spots great for lounging and swimming in.

    Farm

    Jack Rabbit Hollow (JRH) Farm is a 35 acre farm animal and wildlife sanctuary that produces pasture raised eggs and produce gro...Read more

    Ranch

    Shared ranch pasture land with grazing livestock and neighboring ranchers. JRH Farm is 35 acres that sits on the North East cor...Read more

    Driveway

    Due to temporary flooding a 4 wheel-drive vehicle with high clearance may be required to access the campsites. We will notify y...Read more

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    The vibe at Jack Rabbit Hollow River Ranch Camp

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    Hipcamper Elias
    Elias H.
    recommends this listing.
    September 2nd, 2019

    A wonderful property! Lots of sites to choose from to set up camp, the one by the river stream was secluded and peaceful, with a steel fire pit and plenty of flat ground.

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on June 29th, 2020

    Thank you so much for the kind words! We'd love to have you stay again anytime!

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    Hipcamper Matt

    Place was sweet. would stay again.

    Matt W.
    recommends this listing.
    September 1st, 2019

    Quiet, cool. Like.

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on June 29th, 2020

    Thanks so much! We'd love to have you back anytime!

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    Hipcamper Lonnie

    Tranquility on the rio grande

    Lonnie G.
    recommends this listing.
    September 19th, 2019

    We had an absolutely wonderful time here. It was everything we expected it to be. Abe and his wife were super friendly. It was all around great and we will stop there again on our travels. Lizzie, the dog, was a sweetheart and we enjoyed her company.

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on May 23rd, 2020

    Thank you for the kind words! It was great having you all and we'd love to see you out here again! Best wishes!

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    Hipcamper Trisha

    So many ways, so great!

    Trisha G.
    recommends this listing.
    May 17th, 2020

    Exactly what we were looking for and then above and beyond. Everything you need and don’t want. Pro style: ask to get some fresh eggs and veggies from the farm too!

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on May 23rd, 2020

    Thank you so much for staying with us! Hope you enjoyed your time here and that you visit us again! Best wishes!

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    Hipcamper Matt

    Quiet and well kept area w/ river!

    Matt M.
    recommends this listing.
    May 21st, 2020

    Great quite area with amazing views of the stars! Right next to a river. The river was quite strong but it is relatively shallow so we were able to enjoy the water and not float away!

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on May 23rd, 2020

    That's fantastic! We're so glad you all enjoyed your time here and didn't get swept away by the river! It was running pretty fast during your stay. Thanks for the kind words! We'd love to have you all back anytime!

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    Hipcamper Rebekah

    Buy some eggies!

    Rebekah H.
    recommends this listing.
    May 22nd, 2020

    Great to hang out with horses! Abe's eggs and veggies were delicious, as well, and the compost toilet is well-constructed and adorable. Feels extremely safe for those of you concerned about these things. Hearing the owls and the river at night is always a plus! Thanks, Abe! We had a great time!

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on May 23rd, 2020

    Thank you for the kind words! It was great having you all here! The animals loved all the attention too! We'd love to have you back anytime!

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    Hipcamper Joshua

    Great getaway

    Joshua C.
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    May 26th, 2020

    My family and I had a great time at jack rabbit Hollow Farm. Lots of room for the kids and dogs to run free. The campsite and bathroom were very clean and well kept. The river is a great place to cool off and just a few steps away. I highly recommend this property for a group or family getaway and plan to visit again soon! Thanks Abe!

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    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on June 29th, 2020

    Love love the pictures! We're so glad you enjoyed the space! We'd love to have y'all back again anytime!

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    Hipcamper Angie

    Great camping experience!

    Angie F.
    recommends this listing.
    June 1st, 2020

    The campsite was awesome. It was private, near a river, and the owners upkeep made it a great experience. We loved that the sheep and goats wandered over so we could interact with them. The campsite was so clean and had many places to pitch our tents. We will go back!

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on June 4th, 2020

    Thank you so much for all your kind words! The animals sure did enjoy the company! We were really glad to host y'all and would love to have you back anytime!

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    Hipcamper Magdalena

    Great space to come with a group!

    Magdalena K.
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    June 9th, 2020

    The space here is really cute and you can't beat the private river access! Really appreciate the compost toilets too.

    Abe is super helpful and responsive.

    This is a great spot to come with a group!

    Hipcamper Abe
    Response from Abe, the Host, on June 29th, 2020

    Thank you so much! We're really happy you all were able to enjoy the space! We'd love to have you all back again anytime!

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    Property
    Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm
    State
    Colorado
    Country
    United States
    $40/night
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