Hipcamp host John D.,
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Flying Horse Retreat is a place for spiritual seekers to find vision and renewal through sound healing and retreat. We offer private retreat, sound healing chair sessions, vision quests, and Summer Camp (coming soon), but we are very excited about opening up the land to campers. It is a unique opportunity to experience normally private areas of this sacred land.

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Flying Horse Retreat is a place for spiritual seekers to find vision and renewal through sound healing and retreat. We offer private retreat, sound healing chair sessions, vision quests, and Summer Camp (coming soon), but we are very excited about opening up the land to campers. It is a unique opportunity to experience normally private areas of this sacred land.

Our remote and quiet 20 acres of heavily forested mountainside includes deep gorges and rocky terrain, while Ponderosa Pine canopies offer shade from the sometimes intense NM sun. Wildlife is plentiful, though sometimes elusive. Deer, Elk, Fox, Bobcat, Lynx, Wild Turkey, Roadrunners and Coyotes are all regularly seen on the land.

El Morro Monument, easily seen from our Firecircle on the opposite end of the Valley, is a world class travel destination. The water tank at the base of it's rock was a relied upon water source during early expeditions. Conquistador Coronado, Lt. Beale and other famed explorers stopped here before traveling further west.

Flying Horse Retreat is across El Morro Valley, near the top of Oso Ridge in the Zuni Mountains, and has a panoramic view of the surrounding mesas. You may want to get a closer view of Los Gigantes - amazing sand sculptures carved by the wind and sacred to ancient tribes. We're just a few miles from the Continental Divide and Pie Town is a couple of hours further south.

Though our location is pristine and remote, we do have a restaurant nearby. Ancient Way Cafe in El Morro Village is well known locally - and according to the National Geographic, one of the best restaurants in New Mexico. (Amazing pastries and desserts). They also have showers and cabins. Two art galleries, a Feed Store, a Holistic Food Store, and a gift/coffee shop are right across the highway and next door. Come visit our eclectic community of actors, healers, artisans, writers, organic farmers, and unique thinkers. (We are 50 miles from a town where supplies can be purchased, though the nearby Feed Store has a few camp related supplies and their holistic and organic food selections may surprise you.)

You may also want to visit the local Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Candy Kitchen. At any one time they are host to 50+ Wolves and Hybrids. Be sure to watch their Reality TV Series on the Fido Channel! DVDs available on Amazon.

Note: The Google Maps indicator is at the gate. There is an additional 3 mile drive up the mountain to my home.

(Special pricing for longer stays. Campers can add $25 for a dream chair session, regularly $50. If interested in a session, please inquire before booking.)

Our recently completed Bell Tent is available for bookings.

Projects under way:

Outdoor Solar Shower

B&B Room

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
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Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

For mountain roads.

Paddling

Kayaking and Canoeing at nearby Ramah Lake.

Climbing

Not traditional mountain climbing involving gear, but there are nearby mesas like El Morro where hikers can scale their way to ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Deer and Elk frequent my land. In addition, though more reclusive, Bobcat, Elk, Foxes, a Lynx, Coyotes, Roadrunners, and Wild T...Read more

Hiking
Wind sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forest Retreat in New Mexico.

Cave

There are many nearby caving opportunities.

Desert

Though I live in a Ponderosa Pine Forest, this is High New Mexican Desert at an elevation of 7700'.

Forest

My land is within a Ponderosa Pine Forest and about a mile from the National Forest.

Lake

Nearby Ramah Lake is a small, but very beautiful lake and great for canoeing and kayaking. Originally designed to be used as an...Read more

Canyon

Mesas and canyons are within view of the land, and just minutes away by car. El Morro National Monument is open most days and i...Read more

Mountainous

We are in the heart of the Zuni Mountains, near the top of Oso Ridge.

Farm

The Ramah Valley is a beautiful site in the late summer.

Ranch

El Morro Valley Ranch, in view from the land, is a producer of organic grass fed beef.

Driveway

Places to see near Flying Horse Retreat

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Hipcamper Jen
Jen H.
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(Site 2)
April 18th, 2022

John was very helpful and there is a beautiful view of the valley. It is close to El Morro National Monument.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on May 8th, 2022

Quiet and respectful guests. It was great to have you..

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Hipcamper Brittany S.
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November 8th, 2017
Property
Flying Horse Retreat
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$25/night
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