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River Sanctuary by Ojo Hot Springs

· La Madera, Rio Arriba, New Mexico
3 acres hosted by Susanne A.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
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. 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.  With land by the river comes the mosquitos- June to August only. They are predominantly active during sunrise and sunset; long loose fitting clothes and a repellent work great. 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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175 ratings · 128 reviews
Karmyn V.recommends
June 27, 2024
River Yurt Oasis by Ojo Hot Springs
Susanne's yurt site was very peaceful and comfortable with everything we needed. It was a very relaxing stay in a beautiful area.
Mallory B.recommends
June 24, 2024
Tree shaded Gazebo Tent Site
Susanne's area is really beautiful. She gave us directions to local watering holes and bike trails but you could easily spend the whole day taking in all the bio diversity on her land and cooling off in the stream. A real gem.
Kathryn S.recommends
June 20, 2024
River Yurt Oasis by Ojo Hot Springs
This was our 3.5 year old’s first camping experience and she loved it. The bed in the yurt was very comfortable and the fire pit was perfect for cooking smores, dinner and breakfast. Thank you!
Emily G.recommends
June 16, 2024
River Oasis RV & Camp site
Susanne’s property has a peace and a lightness you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. There are many different options for your stay; tent camping, trailer camping and she even has a yurt! She is so knowledgeable about the area and can point you to many different spots. There is something for everyone. I will definitely be returning!
Mandisa H.recommends
June 10, 2024
River Oasis RV & Camp site
Absolutely beautiful property a few minutes from Ojo. River is beautiful and land is lush. We loved our stay and will be back. Host is wonderful and sweet.
Lisa C.recommends
June 8, 2024
River Yurt Oasis by Ojo Hot Springs
Cozy Hidden Gem
What a great space. So peaceful and relaxing. Felt very private, loved hearing the creak run all night and the sounds of all the different birds. Bed was very comfortable and we slept great. There is a great little hike just above the space that has amazing views. Susanne, was incredibly sweet and accommodating, we’ll look forward to going back.
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 Susanne A.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 90%Response time: Within 4 hours
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