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Linda M.’s Santa Rita Ranch

· Durango, Colorado
40 acres hosted by Linda M.
3 RV/tent sites
Near Mesa Verde National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Mesa Verde.
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2023 annular eclipse
In the path of the Oct. 14, 2023 annular solar eclipse.
Santa Rita Ranch is located in a rural, agricultural valley south of Durango, Colorado.  Originally a dairy and hay farm, the Mannix's raised all organic beef in the past.  Currently it operates as a hay farm and Linda has three horses and three donkeys.  Very quiet rural area with plenty of open space. Elevation 6,000 ft. Learn more about this land: The 40 acre Santa Rita Ranch has hayfields, irrigation and plenty of room to camp. Located 20 minutes south of Durango Colorado it is quiet and peaceful. Good internet access!  Porta potty available. Only 20 minutes to two wineries: Foxfire Farms in Ignacio, CO and Wines of the San Juans near Aztec, NM.  Paddleboarding and windsurfing on Lake Nighthorse. Lots of mountain bike trails near Durango and good road biking on our CR 213. Canyon hiking direct from the ranch. Horses and donkeys available to pet.  Horse boarding available for those traveling with their equine friends.
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Durango, Colorado, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Linda M.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%
88 ratings · 77 reviews
Myke M.recommends
August 29, 2023
Quiet, open space on vintage ranch.
Glad you’re on HipCamp
Gracious host. Quiet place. Visitor information.
Carly W.recommends
August 11, 2023
Quiet, open space on vintage ranch.
Linda was a kind and helpful host! There was plenty of space to set up camp on the ranch and it was an easy drive from Durango. Our favorite part was getting to pet and feed the donkeys and horses. We enjoyed our conversation with Linda where we learned a lot about them too. We wish we could’ve stayed longer!
Cyndi W.
August 7, 2023
Quiet, open space on vintage ranch.
Perfect for RV
Overall very quiet and secluded. Not meant for tent camping as there are rivets and ankle buster gopher holes to get around and our stakes wouldn’t hold in the ground. Would have loved a table - realized we had no way to cook food safely and spent most of our time in town. Great star gazing and super chilly mornings. Lots of gates to get in and out of. Linda was sweet and kind.
Anne B.recommends
July 20, 2023
Quiet, open space on vintage ranch.
The location of this site is picturesque and remote, yet close to Durango (and drive-through coffee at Durango Joe's!) Linda is a prompt and enthusiastic communicator. She and Jeff were very friendly and helpful, and provided a variety of great recommendations for things to do in the area. Be aware there are some very voracious mosquitoes (I stayed in July). They're out in full force at dusk, but they nibbled on me in the morning, too. Be sure to bring repellent! The donkeys and horses roam in the area when campers aren't there (and they've left plenty of evidence behind). Linda was very careful to cordon them off in a separate pasture after I arrived because donkeys can mistake dogs for coyote and become aggressive. There are a few gates to open & close on the way in and out. The composting bucket toilet was a nice surprise-- it's in a little pop-up tent for privacy with plenty of toilet paper. There's not much shade at the site, but that allows for views of amazing scenery and a clear night sky.
Nikki L.recommends
June 19, 2023
Quiet, open space on vintage ranch.
Linda was a very communicative and welcoming host. She had a lot of great recommendations and restaurants for the area. Her spot is in the perfect location to be able to get into Durango quickly, but still enjoy the quiet and stars at night. I would definitely stay here again when I'm in town.
Chelsea H.recommends
April 29, 2023
Quiet, open space on vintage ranch.
Great Stay
Great spot to rest for a few days. Linda was very accommodating for my last minute stay. She has such a kind and welcoming demeanour. She also offered up great recommendations for Durango and the local area. Also, the animals are so amazing and friendly. Definitely one of the best things about staying here is being greeted by donkeys, horses and a dog! So cute.
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