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River Sanctuary by Ojo Hot Springs

· La Madera, Rio Arriba, New Mexico
3 acres hosted by Sus A.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV/tent sites
Learn more about this land: Lush high desert river oasis nestled in a fertile valley in the Carson National Forest right between the fiery expanse of Taos and the rolling colorful formations of Abiquiu. Peaceful and private 3 acres right by the river at the edge of a little quaint town called La Madera (145 people, no shops)- just 6 miles to the healing mineral Hot Springs of Ojo Caliente, a place of emergence or rebirth as known to the local Natives. Right by the river, held by a ridge (that makes for amazing sunset hikes), I have a 16ft Yurt Canvas set up with furnishings (desk, couch, wash stand) and a wooden Queen Bed with down bedding. This site can only be reached by foot across the river via stumps- a car can be parked near by.. approx. 50ft.  I also have a Vintage Camper that can be heated, has a kitchen, electricity and plenty of outdoor furniture with a fire pit and serene mountain views. As well as a monastic and very grounding Ensuite Bedroom, or a simple campsite if you want to bring your own camper or tent. All facilities have access to a guest bathroom inside the main house. I offer dog sitting while you soak at Ojo, healing modalities that you'll find in the Extras section, and my dear neighbor Jackie takes appointments for massages with homemade essential oils. +++ 6 miles to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. There you will find the best restaurant in the area, with locally/organically farmed produce. Very yummy!  The land is naturally and beautifully wild- it is not a manicured campsite. The dirt rd down to the property is best suited for higher clearance vehicles, but is manageable for city cars.  Waterhole, Waterfall and climbing sites near by, as well as Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch and the Taos Gorge are 30 mins drive away.  *No cell service in the greater area. WiFi reaches around the house/deck and allows for WiFi Calling: that’s a setting in your phone that enables phone calls & texts beside usual internet access.
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140 ratings · 98 reviews
Nikki S.recommends
March 30, 2024
River Yurt Oasis by Ojo Hot Springs
Sus’s campsite is a lovely oasis with all the amenities you could want (fire pit, chairs, picnic table). The yurt is next to a stream that you can hear running from bed. The birds chirping in the morning is a great compliment to the sound of the stream. The yurt has all the furnishings including a comfy bed. Sus was a great host who made us feel very welcome. Note: you will need to cross the stream to get to the yurt.
Ronald B.recommends
March 30, 2024
River Oasis RV & Camp site
Peace and Quiet
We loved our stay at Sue’s place. The peace and quiet was amazing. Sue was very kind host. We hope to return soon.
Maddie C.recommends
March 24, 2024
River Oasis RV & Camp site
Had a wonderful time at this lovely site! Sus is very friendly and responsive. We felt very safe and comfortable camping here.
Caitlin K.
March 21, 2024
Wild River Oasis- Vintage Camper
Better than a tent & secluded
Overall it was a great time and we had a lot of fun together. The land was beautiful and the bed was comfy. We were thankful for the pots/pans and silverware, plus table and inside lights. Though we had difficulty lighting the stove and then the gas burnt out and the rv smelled like methane. The sage provided was nice and convienant. The fire ring was loved and it was easy to set up. And there was even some leftover logs. I wish we had dish soap, a lighter with a long end and I wish we had a working stove. Bring your own chairs, because the cushioned seats aren’t very comfy.
Nirvana P.recommends
March 14, 2024
River Oasis RV & Camp site
Beautiful area. The camper site had everything we needed for a night with 16" of snowfall. Looks like it would be a lot of fun to be on this land in the summer as well. Lots of space to roam around with a river running through it.
Karthik K.recommends
December 22, 2023
Wild River Oasis- Vintage Camper
I had a great time getting away in Sus's camper. She is a great host
La Madera, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Pueblos and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sus A.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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