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Star Dance High Desert Retreat

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· New Mexico
100 acres
7 sites
7 Tent
Visit the startling beauty of the plateaus above Lake Abiquiu in northern New Mexico.  Star Dance provides a secluded experience for travelers, artists, fishermen, birdwatchers, stargazers, and more.  Star Dance sits above the upper Rio Chama canyons on 30 acres of trails and undisturbed natural terrain.
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New Mexico, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Diana White Eagle S.Joined in June 2018
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324 Ratings · 291 reviews
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Erin E M.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
We loved our stay, beautiful scenery, outdoor showers, hiking right from camp- just perfect. I will 100% be back!
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Alexa D.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Diana is a great communicator and her space is abundant with views and imbued with awesome energy ! Thanks for sharing your sacred space :)
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Nadia M.recommends
October 18, 2022
Your new site name
Nice remote place to camp without being close to other people as you would at a typical camp ground. The hike down to the river appeared too difficult so I had to turn back once the boulders in the gully got larger and I couldn’t make out the trail.
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Lucien D.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Wonderful camping in the fall!!
The host, Sean, was incredible! When we arrived he oriented us with the property and showed us to our campsite. The area is beautiful! If you take the time to hike down to the upper part of the canyon, the views are breathtaking! If you’re camping in the fall, be sure to bring your thermal wear and thermal because it gets cold! Also, be sure to bring coffee with you if you need it to function because it was not provided this trip. I highly recommend this place, and I will definitely be back in the summer!
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Thomas S.recommends
October 15, 2022
Your new site name
Diana runs an outstanding campsite. Tent camping was very quiet and peaceful especially since no other campers were close. The stars were amazing! The hot tub, outdoor showers, restrooms and public kitchen are great additions for those not interested in totally "roughing it". The site is only a 30 min drive from the Georgia O'Keefe Ghost Ranch and its multiple amazing hikes. Will definitely visit again.
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Ashley M.recommends
October 1, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Diana was a wonderful host and gave us one of best spots to camp! This was one of the highlights of our New Mexico trip - we would absolutely stay here again :)
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Maja S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 6 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Breathtaking Views—Nature’s Best
Diana’s place was absolutely spectacular. The grounds are amazing, the land is rich in its beauty and bounty, and the peaceful, healing atmosphere with crisp mornings was everything needed to have a mind-body-spirit reset. Yoga yurt, hot tub, walking paths, a kitchenette, clean bathrooms, and refreshing outdoor showers. She’s thought of everything—can’t wait to come back and stay again.
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Emily B.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
A very special place!
Star Dance is an experience! Incredible views, wonderful hosts - cannot wait to return. Even more beautiful than the pictures, Star Dance is a gem of a spot for a unique camping experience. The hosts we very communicate, directions were perfect & we loved camping in our van next to the horses! So fun to wake up & say good morning to them! We had a quick stay & hope to return to spend more time and enjoy all this special place has to offer.
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Lindsay S.recommends
September 10, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Stunning property with phenomenal views. It truly is a beautiful setup with all the amenities one might need. Wear a good pair of shoes and take your light weight camp gear. You’ll be a better person when you leave this paradise.
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Maria Y.recommends
September 8, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
A really great retreat!
My husband and I loved spending time at Stardance! The camp spots are well spaced, there are good amenities like a nearby fully stocked kitchen and showers and toilets, and the land is amazing with the most beautiful views, sunrises and sunsets and night skies. There's lots to explore and observe, lizards to make friends with, and great spots to just stop and be. If you're there during a hot spell bring some shade- we had an accommodating juniper at our site, but it might have been tough in the heat of the day without her. The swimming beach at Abiquiu lake is nearby but we didn't want to leave! We will definitely be back!
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Sam C.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
The most beautiful generous place
Star Dance was the most beautiful place we've ever camped in. From the drive in starting on hwy 84 all the way past the gate in, we were blown away by the landscape. Diana was super easy and accessible to communicate with, she was there within seconds to greet us and made us feel immediately at home as she walked us to our campsite--it is clear that she is a knowledgeable caretaker of the land and she shared some secrets of the land with us (the rocks blown over from Changing Woman mountain...) The bathroom and gorgeously tiled outdoor shower (with a view of the canyon!!) were immaculate, the tuff shed kitchen is fully stocked--super grateful to get to pack light this trip and still be able to cook a hot meal AND safely store perishable items. Everything here is just so thoughtfully designed (appreciated the picnic tables too) while remaining in harmony with nature. Also a really sweet communal yurt for tenters to stretch in/yoga or just in case of weather. No picture will ever do the camp site full justice--you're as close as you could be to camping in the heart of a canyon. View of shimmering lake, it's simply heaven. Saw bunnies, hummingbirds galore, lizards, heard the grazing cattle at night. Multiple paths to start your hike down from Star Dance into the canyon, walking sticks are also offered. This place has everything you could possibly wish for, come here and just be. Will never forget this journey. Thank you, Star Dance & Diana.
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Selva M.recommends
August 22, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Camping at Star Dance was a beautiful experience.
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Alexis B.recommends
August 17, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Camping Under the Galaxy
Star Dance will forever be one of my favorite places to stay. This is my second time returning and it just as magical as the first time. We caught some rain on the way in but it made for a beautiful sunset. The real prize of this place though is the night sky. We were in awe of the brilliance that is Star Dance after dark. We highly recommend having a late night in the hot tub to experience the beauty of it all. Absolute 10/10 once again. We will be returning a third time someday. And Diane was lovely! She kindly showed us around the site and let us be for the rest of our stay.
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Kyle H.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
The BEST in the Land of Enchantment
Had a wonderful time at Star Dance High Desert Retreat! Diana was welcoming and helpful to me and my son and we would like to thank her and her family for sharing their land with us for the five days we were there. The land is exceptionally beautiful and spiritual. Incredible sunset and sunrises, this is Big Sky country for sure. We camped near the edge of the canyon and had an incredible view. We hiked down into the canyon a few times and explored all of the terrain and got a great workout as well. The amenities were great and made the retreat so comforting, great kitchen-everything you would need to make a meal, two clean modern bathrooms and the two outdoor enclosed showers with hot water and views were just unique and refreshing to say the least. There is so much to see there and we got to visit the two sweet rescue horses as well. Well worth the very reasonable rate for sure. Will definitely be bcak! Thanks Diana.
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Emily C.recommends
July 31, 2022
Stardance tipi for the traveling.
A Special Place
Loved staying here! I was traveling solo and had never stayed in a tipi so I went for it. It’s very spacious, so definitely could see up to five sharing. Having a stove, outdoor shower and sink/toilets made it so easy to just relax and enjoy. Diana is so hospitable, and her property is absolutely gorgeous. I loved sipping coffee or reading while enjoying the view, as well as hiking down into the canyon to explore. There’s just enough cell service if needed, but just little enough to tell family and friends you’re going radio silent to really soak in the surroundings and unwind. Would definitely come back!
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Tess B.recommends
July 28, 2022
Stardance tipi for the traveling.
A very special property, absolutely stunning views and hikes, host couldn't be nicer. We slept so well in the tipi, very quiet and remote location. Fully outfitted kitchen, clean restrooms, hot showers - overall a great value and we would not hesitate to stay again. Thanks again, Diana!
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Anna D.recommends
July 26, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
The hot tub makes a camp to remembe
The location is beautiful- a high desert plateau with a canyon drop. Sean was very accommodating. The bathroom and shower were clean and nice. Beat of all was the hot tub. Watching the sunset then stars come out and then lightning storm was amazing.
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Terry F.recommends
July 25, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
So beautiful. Tent camping was very peaceful and quiet. Location seems remote but it's not. We loved the bathrooms, showers and kitchen.
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Lauren L.recommends
July 25, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Best camping of our lives
Absolutely stunning and special property! Can’t wait to go back. Diana was so hospitable 🤍 a very magical place with great energy.
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Edwin M.recommends
July 23, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Amazing place to camp! Will definitely come again.
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Lisa U.recommends
July 21, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
This was our second time at Star Dance and it was even better the second time… they’ve done a great job creating actual campsites this time and the view is as spectacular as ever. Def don’t hesitate, this is one of the best hipcamps ever.
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Gretchen M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 6 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Great to have use of a kitchen, hot tub, and excellent bathrooms/showers while tent camping.
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Makayla M.recommends
July 3, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Loved every moment
I am so grateful that my boyfriend and I got the opportunity to tent camp here. They have clearly put so much time and money into their land, and it is absolutely stunning campground. Well marked, great sites, clean bathrooms/kitchen, and very quiet. The directions to the place were helpful, and the owners were friendly and welcoming. It is such a great place to escape and reconnect with this beautiful world we live in (and have access to running water at the same time).
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Cody M.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
There are places you stop at and places you go to. This is a no-miss location with stellar facilities. Unreal landscape to explore.
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Alyssa B.recommends
June 22, 2022
Site 4 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Wonderful facilities, beautiful landscape. Be careful though — it’s easy to get lost if you go hiking, or arrive after dark like I did! Directions in Google maps to the campground were right on from Santa Fe. Would have loved a map of the campground and hiking trails though as I got lost a few times. Dreamy hot outdoor shower and flushing toilets, plus well stocked kitchen made my stay very comfortable.
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Troupe G.recommends
June 21, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Very accommodating host, gorgeous landscape, beautiful and interesting additions to the land. If camping, request the site on the ledge for a truly spectacular view!
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Noa M.recommends
June 18, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
It was an honor and privilege to visit Diana’s gorgeous home. It’s so clear that Diana has put immense love and care into stewarding the land and campgrounds, and is extremely knowledgeable about the changing weather and climate of the region.
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Kimberly S.
June 16, 2022
Site 3 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
Lovely sites, pack horse needed
Great amenities... toilets, showers, hot tub, kitchen & beautiful trails and land. But difficult to get supplies to camp. A couple rough/tough wagons would go a long way! :)
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Dana V.recommends
June 16, 2022
Site 5 - Star Dance High Desert Retreat
We love this place! Beautiful land and all the amenities I like to have while camping. This is our second time visiting. The hot tub before bed is one of my favorite features. I highly recommend.
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Stephanie T.recommends
May 30, 2022
Stardance tipi for the traveling.
The property is beautiful and well maintained. The access to trails is wonderful and the views are stunning. All of the amenities made our stay very comfortable, you really have everything you need there. The only complaint we have is under no control of the hosts, they were amazing. We stayed in a tipi and the weather was very windy and very loud. Although it kept us shielded from the wind, canvas of the tipi whipped pretty hard through the night. So, check the weather, bring some earplugs. We would stay again, but be more prepared for that possibility.
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