Hipcamp host David W.,
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The Thunderbird Ranch is a unique family owned property in the Manzano Mountains. Our campsite is surrounded by tall pines and a variety of wildlife.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa W.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021

David's place out in the woods is EXACTLY what we were looking for when we were looking to tent camp in the woods! Absolutely beautiful, untouched forest with an unexpected, extremely innovative outhouse facility! Cleanest bathroom I used on our road trip from Houston to Durango! No kidding! The campsite was very thought out and made camping much easier. We loved it out there!

Hipcamper Maria

Sweet place in the woods

Maria W.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

This review is a little overdue but this is no reflection of the quality of the stay and David’s hospitality in his semi arid forest…a quiet beautiful place on a mountain with a view of the stars shining through. This is a place with a story and charm ( best accessed by a wheel drive). Thank you David!)

Hipcamper Emily

A wonderful campsite!

Emily B.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

I think this camp site is perfect for at least two kinds of people. The first are folks like us. We spend at least 3 months a year living out of our truck and tent, combining outdoor sports with working online. We usually camp on forest service or BLM roads in primitive sites. But when we have to do a longer drive that we want to split up, and it happens to be on a weekend, we prefer to be able to reserve a site. David's camp site was like a forest service site with amenities (nicest outhouse I've seen in awhile, excellent tent platform, nice fire pit, garbage disposal, etc) that we could reserve. It's in a really nice piece of forest, with lots of privacy. And it turns out the internet was good enough for doing some work if we had wanted to (we have Verizon). The other kind of people this would be great for is relatively inexperienced, or even first time, campers. It would be a camping adventure, complete with true wilderness quality quiet, awesome stars and a bit of interesting dirt road (a regular car would be fine, but it might be a bit exciting if you've never driven dirt roads). But it has enough structure to make it much easier than true primitive camping. And David was great! Super helpful and friendly. So, in summary, we highly recommend this campsite!!

Hipcamper Song


Song F.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

David is very friendly and helpful!

Hipcamper Andres

A refreshing side to new mexico n

Andres R.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2021

This place was very beautiful we experienced a winter wonderland great place to get away for a weekend the fireplace looks handmade and well put together and has all the amenities needed, and the hose had great directions to get you to the site safely.

Hipcamper Kurt C.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021
Hipcamper Song F.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021
David W.’s Land
New Mexico
United States
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