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Vida Bonita Ranch

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· Wagon Mound, San Miguel, New Mexico
1670 acres hosted by Duc V.
3 lodging sites · 13 RV/tent sites
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Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Private sites
97% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Amazing views
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Escape to Vida Bonita Ranch, a 1670-acre nature haven in northern New Mexico, where diverse landscapes of mesas, meadows, forests, and awe-inspiring cliffs create a breathtaking backdrop for your next adventure. With two miles of the Mora River winding through our property, immerse yourself in outdoor experiences like fishing, swimming, and floating. Our off-grid ranch boasts world-class stargazing and is home to an array of wildlife, including elk, deer, bears, mountain lions, turkeys, and mountain goats. Discover the remnants of old ruins, explore canyons, and visit our friendly farm animals. Bring your bikes, horses, or off-road vehicles for endless exploration – and don't forget, horseback riding is coming in 2023! Roam freely across the entire property, and enjoy your campsite equipped with a heavy-duty metal fire ring, swivel grate for grilling, and a picnic table with an umbrella. As we're off-grid, lanterns and flashlights are strongly encouraged for navigating the darkness. A porta-potty is conveniently located nearby. We have a few essentials at our on-site store, offering charcoal, eggs, snack foods, drinks, and more. Keep in mind that the nearest gas station is 75 minutes away, and cell service can be intermittent. Please arrive before sunset, as the roads leading to the property are dark and isolated, and be prepared for loose gravel that may affect your vehicle. At Vida Bonita Ranch, we're committed to preserving the land's pristine beauty. As a trash-free campsite, we ask that you take out any trash you bring in, or face a $50 fee. Embrace the spirit of sustainability and make lasting memories in our undisturbed wilderness. Book your stay now at Vida Bonita Ranch – the ultimate off-grid adventure awaits!
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135 ratings · 75 reviews
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Clyde B.recommends
May 14, 2024
River Site 5
Worth the drive!
If you’re looking to breathe in the clean fresh quiet and exhale all the noise, then this is the place to do it. 1600 acres of all of nature’s best: the rhythm of the river, the vastness of the black night sky, it is all here. Duc Bernard and Norm are all available to ensure a supported but free to roam experience. YOLO: eat the fresh chicken eggs!
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Suzette R.recommends
May 2, 2024
Bluff Site 7
Most beautiful site in a remote area. We had a wonderful experience. Duc is very responsive and his ranch hands were really friendly and helpful. Can't explain how beautiful this site was.
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Garin D.recommends
April 10, 2024
Bluff Site 1
This property is amazing! Duc was a great host even though we never saw him he was very accomodating and even arranged for a guide to lead us from the hwy to the spot. We sustained incredible winds while there so we left a little early but the weather in April is always a gamble. We would love to go back in the summer some time! Such a mystical spot, with amazing views and absolutley no one atound but Ducs very friendly dogs!
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Luke T.recommends
March 31, 2024
Bluff Site 7
Incredible! The kids LOVED the farm. Thank you!!! We’ll be back!
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David H.recommends
October 8, 2023
Bluff Site 7
Star gazing excellence
Beautiful place with a fantastic host. If you are looking to get away and do some star gazing, this is the place
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Evelyn C.recommends
September 27, 2023
River Site 5
This is the most beautiful camping spot you will find. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for this great experience
Location
Wagon Mound, San Miguel, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Jicarilla Apache First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Duc V.Joined in May 2022
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