Hipcamp host Steven Jen T.,
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Pitch your tent right next to the San Antonito River in the beautiful San Luis Valley. Located on private 40 acres that is marijuana friendly. Discounts available at local recreational marijuana shops. We are family friendly with three horses and a really cool goat named Scooter.. With host assistance we are happy to allow your children to feed and interact with the animals.

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Pitch your tent right next to the San Antonito River in the beautiful San Luis Valley. Located on private 40 acres that is marijuana friendly. Discounts available at local recreational marijuana shops. We are family friendly with three horses and a really cool goat named Scooter.. With host assistance we are happy to allow your children to feed and interact with the animals. Please keep dogs leashed if they don't like friends. Million dollar mountain views. First class hiking and fishing close by. One of the few truly peaceful places left on earth. Short walk into private tent spot with fire pit and wood provided. We recently had a porta potty put on the property. It is a little walk from the tent sites but should make morning duties a little more pleasant. We also can perform wedding ceremonies right next to the river. Check out the photos. The roads to the sites were mentioned in several reviews. They have since been repaired. And it is easy access with any vehicle to both spots. We are considered high desert in the San Luis Valley. Occasionally there are fire bans. We will advise all guests of any bans. We also have 10 very spoiled rescue chickens on the property whose eggs are available for purchase.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send StevenJen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Front Tent Camp in Colorado.

River, stream, or...
Ranch

Places to see near The Chicken Ranch

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Patrick

Beautiful sunrise!

Patrick M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 26th, 2021

Nice, quiet spot on the river and just a few minutes away from the Cumbres & Toltec R.R. Make sure to follow the host's directions, not GPS. Would stay here again if in Antonito.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 1st, 2020

Flat tent site next to the river with great views. Met the farm animals and caught an amazing sunset. With a lot of rain the day we arrived, it was nice to have an SUV. Steven was a gracious host and made sure we got safely to the site!

Hipcamper H

Good place to camp in antonito!

H C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 24th, 2020

Very nice property. Would camp here again. Great location, just minutes from Antonito. I rode the train while in town. Spent two nights here, no complaints.

Hipcamper Adrienne

Save yourself the trouble!

Adrienne S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2020

The river front site was a creek, that was dried and told "It rarely rains here!" The site was private but the land was a bit uncleanly and the road to the site was very rocky (which is understandable for Colorado) but hard to safely get through without brush and trees scraping against the car.
With no water to swim or entertain in, no hiking trails, no benches to even sit on, a fire ban... There was really nothing for us to even do there... So we actually left the site and didn't even camp there!

Hipcamper StevenJen
Response from StevenJen, the Host, on June 14th, 2021

We have fixed the road and it is much better. However I will mention that my little 1989 Saturn got up and down the road daily without issue. Also, you were told the river was low before arrival. Unfortunately Mother Nature is something we have no control over.

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Hipcamper Sarah

Quiet, private space on the conejos

Sarah S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
September 4th, 2019

The riverside campsite is quiet and private. We enjoyed wading in the Conejos RIver with our dogs and relaxing at the site. Road traffic noise was almost non-existent. Firewood was plentiful. Falling asleep at night to the sound of the water was heavenly. The owners’ home seems far, far away. For these reasons, I would recommend this spot.

Do be aware that this is a rustic property. After turning off the dirt road, the ruts get a bit deep for a sport wagon, the low-water crossing is rough on the trailer hitch and the grasses and weeds scrape the under carriage. The drive in to the actual site requires a somewhat steep drop, then driving on bumps and over weeds to the site. A quick swipe with a borrowed brush hog or even a weed whacker could make this campsite driveway more civilized. Note that this would all be a non-issue in a 4x4, but we left the off-road vehicle at home this weekend to enjoy the comfort of the sport wagon.

Steve is a friendly, warm guy and we enjoyed our weekend on their property. There’s just a little more work to do on this site before I would while heartedly recommend his campsite to friends or family with zero hesitation. That being said, we would camp here again when visiting this area.

Hipcamper StevenJen
Response from StevenJen, the Host, on June 14th, 2021

Road has been fixed! Thanks for the review

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Hipcamper Julie

Freaking amazing🙂

Julie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 16th, 2019

This was an amazing campsite, Our host was extremely friendly and accommodating. Thank you for an amazing trip and we cannot wait to use your site in the future. Thank you, DJ

Hipcamper Dylan
Dylan S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
September 16th, 2018

This met our needs which were:

1. Somewhere we could reserve so as not to worry about site availability at nearby public campgrounds on a Friday night.
2. Near the highway so we could get to our appointments during the day quickly and get back at night.

Additionally, my daughter enjoyed meeting the horse and the pig.

Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 6th, 2018

Beautiful Mountain View from the ranch.

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 20th, 2018

This gorgeous property has multiple sites for set up, very friendly hosts, and the gorgeous Rio De Los Pintos River for fishing. Set up your tent and start fishing! Be sure to check out charming Antonito and DO NOT MISS Cano's Castle. The host was friendly and informative... and they also run a dog rescue from the nearby cabin! We loved this property.

You cannot beat this view.This is the perfect place for anyone who likes to fish!  We've heard great things about fly fishing on the rio de los pinos ;)Bring your own drinking water.Pictures just don't describe how peaceful and relaxing this place is.
Property
The Chicken Ranch
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites