Hipcamp host Michaela M.,
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Welcome to New Mexico ! 

HAPPY 2022 , It will be GREAT year. Lots of changes in our gardens . SO FUN ! 

We both got   VAXXED ! and our Boosters . 

Please wear a mask inside but you don't have to outside. 

So much to do outside, explore , find, discover. 

Fresh air and sunshine does a body good. We all need healing now . We support being in natur


Welcome to New Mexico ! 

HAPPY 2022 , It will be GREAT year. Lots of changes in our gardens . SO FUN ! 

We both got   VAXXED ! and our Boosters . 

Please wear a mask inside but you don't have to outside. 

So much to do outside, explore , find, discover. 

Fresh air and sunshine does a body good. We all need healing now . We support being in nature and loving Mother Earth. 

WE ARE NOT an RV Park, Nor are We a " camp ground ".  

We are a private organic fruit and herbs/ flower garden  in an urban/suburban setting.

 We are no longer taking RVs , Large school buses, travel trailers,  pop up campers that are towed and 5th wheel trailers.  The rules for short term stays are changing nation wide, Different cities and states have rules / laws about STR.

   We have just become a Certified National Wildlife / 

Bird Sanctuary .  2 years ago. 

We are so proud do be able to do this. To Serve Nature and Humans to live together better ! 

 Mother Bosque Garden -We are an Organic Permaculture Urban Peaceful Place . 

 Healing Humans thru Nature and Natural living . Healing Nature with care and observation of need.  

We have built 2 rural "camp kitchens " , for folks to be able to prepare and cook food . Starting this month, Jan. 2022 . Making yet another coffee bar , cooking area , all made out of recycled materials . We have won two awards in the past from the Gaia Guild , under the category of : Recycled Materials Garden. It will look so good, building a few outside ovens .  About the fire ban. There are no open fire pits in the ground to sit in front of. You may use a camp stove ,up off the ground to cook your food. And we have a BBQ grill you may use , it is not gas, it is for wood or briquettes. We have some supplies. 

Our  place  is clean, safe  and useful. There will be gear you can use to make being here better, if lack something, or forgot it.  .  Making a brand new space for  coffee/ teas, cooking food and cocktails  is super duper fun. . We are open to ideas and suggestions on what makes things good.  We love creating . 

Making new out of old . What a blast !!!

We have stepped up our cleaning protocol . We are asking folks to clean up after themselves, to make everything safe for all people.  We provide , lots of soap , wipes , all kinds of cleaning supplies , gloves , and other items. If you feel sick or have a fever please seek medical care . 

PLEASE WEAR A MASK at ALL Times inside the house when using the bathroom ( for indoor toilet and hot shower ) . We do provider a towel , soap and shampoo and toilet paper , paper towel , wipes  . We ask that people clean / wipe down everything they touch after the use of the bathroom, please and thank you.

We are  Dog Friendly  . On a leash  please. thanks ! Please clean up dog poop.

We have had folks stay from France , Italy , Taiwan , Canada and Nationwide . We have served 100s of people on Hipcamp, by word of mouth and google. It has been wonderful to do so.  

 We embrace diversity ! All kinds of people, families , and more. 

They come to local events , or traveling across the USA , to sightsee , visit family and friends or take classes / trainings .

Many are on their way to the Grand Canyon and other National and State parks. They stop in our city to see our local history/ cultures  , get food, rest, buy gear , get gas and supplies . People just love our gardens and say, They " can't not believe  how very beautiful and private"  they are for an urban setting . We love our mini forest behind us . This location  is very comfortable , 

I often hear , " I slept like a baby, sound asleep ."

Our very small space fits -  2 Small tents  into site or one large tent , no bigger than 8 x 8 ft., our camping sites are long and narrow ,   We are 10 mins. from Both Route 25 and Route 40 . 

This is a secluded area  . Old style traditional neighborhood . This is a Safe , Dead End Road without a lot of traffic . Easy to get to Old Town , Nob Hill, Museums , Rail Yard Market , Farmer's Markets, the River , Nature Centers , Parks , Stores, laundromats , and a great Food co-op . 

  You may sleep in your tent , tents , bed roll , tarp , car, van  , truck, or the kind of rig where you have a tent on top of your car / truck.  We get up early and are friendly , share well and love the sharing community nationwide ! Ask if you need extra supplies , like a tarp or large mat for inside or under your tent . Always willing to share . If you sleep in a car / truck or van. You are in a driveway but can use the whole garden for private use. 

NO PARTIES HERE. But feel free to have a beer , 420 ( We are very Cannabis friendly ( I do not smoke ) I use Gummies for medical reasons ( colon cancer ) . We support brewing herbal teas ( mint grows here , we love ginger . We have a couple of coffee bars to make things right inside the garden . I am an Herbalist. 

This is a Peace Full and Gentle space . No loud dogs ( we do love dogs, a leash is great )  that bark for hours on end, well behaved pets are great  . NO smoking is allowed any where . Please put all trash in the big barrels . DO NOT  leave any mess in our bathroom, gardens or driveway . Please clean any mess in the community shared bathroom . please, thanks . We have plenty of new cleaning supplies . 

 There is a store for buying food, 5 mins. away ( John Brooks )   and a local Food Co-op , both are so good  . ABQ, has Sprouts Markets .

 This city is Multi Lingual, Multi- Native Nations , a big mix of many peoples , 

We love living in NM , the Land of Magical Enchantment ! Welcome and Rest ! 


Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 25.0 ft
Surface type: concrete pad
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Michaela a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Close to numerous bike paths.


Rio Grande river and Tingley Beach.


Many hiking opportunities available, from easy strolls by the Rio Grande River to challenging trails in the nearby Sandia Mount...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is available in nearby Corrales, NM, the horse capital of New Mexico.


Paddling is available on the nearby Rio Grande.

Wind sports

Wind surfing is available at Cochiti Lake.


Climbing opportunities abound in the nearby Sandia Mountains.

Snow sports

Sandia ski area is only 40 minutes away. Season runs from late November through early March.


There are many local pools in the city , and a few lakes one to 2 hours away

Wildlife watching

The Rio Grande nature center is excellent for wildlife watching and only 5 minutes away. Great birding too.


Natural features you'll find at Healing on the Rio Grande in New Mexico.


High desert climate at 5,000 feet. Mostly dry. Cool evenings. Easy winters.


We are located in the largest cottonwood forest in the world. It is 200 miles long.

River, stream, or creek

The mighty Rio Grande river flows through Albuquerque.

Hot spring

Places to see near Healing on the Rio Grande

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Hipcamper Charles

A wonderful oasis in albuquerque

Charles E.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2021

Healing on the Rio Grande hosted by Michaela and Ernesto was an oasis of goodness, welcoming and rich and luscious aesthetics. A safe and beautiful enclave. So easy to immerse into their organic design. As hosts to someone traveling a long distance, they were both extremely open and helpful. Very highly recommended! Do not hesitate to book your reservation!

Front yard garden. Full of herb plants. So healing and medicinalWonderful shared garden spaceMore garden Peaceful sweet spot for a tent
Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 5th, 2022

Thank U , liked it so much you moved in LOL , Peace , Blessings and much healing in 2022 ! Goodness Grows !

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Hipcamper Will
Will Z.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

Was an amazing spot to stay. Great location and it was as described!

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 5th, 2022

Thank U for your lovely stay ! Happiness in 2022 ! Hugs

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Hipcamper Janna

Urban adventure

Janna H.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2021

Very gracious hosts, nice clean bathroom, central location!

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 5th, 2022

THANK YOU , Happy 2022 !

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Cindy

Lovely urban “wild” oasis

Cindy H.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Great urban overnight stay. We shared the driveway with another van traveler. The little walled in front yard garden is very tranquil with birds and plants of all kinds. Ernesto and Michaela were very gracious hosts. It was a bonus to have access to their home bathroom and shower (separate bathroom for their overnight guests.) The road they live on is quiet but also close to downtown and amenities. Great stay!

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 5th, 2022

THANK You, peace , blessings and love in 2022

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Alex

Relaxing and serene in the garden.

Alex C.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

Just as advertised. Michaela's place is quiet and serene and surrounded by natural beauty. Michaela and Ernesto were very inviting and just great hosts all around allowing access to their kitchen and bathroom.

Hipcamper Danna

Healing indeed

Danna P.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Such a peaceful and beautiful night. And, the shower is the morning was just what I needed after many days on the road.

Hipcamper Becky

Perfect overnight stop

Becky B.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Ernesto was a gracious host and especially patient with my late arrival. It’s a sweet urban backyard spot just perfect for a small tent. Access to the indoor bathroom was much appreciated and the colorful outdoor kitchen was the perfect place to brew my morning coffee. Perfect overnight stop on my cross country road trip.

Hipcamper Karen
Karen N.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2021

Skeptical at first like anyone else.. the moment we entered the property we were greeted and we felt at home . We were showen where we would set up and also got a tour of the home plus our private restroom/ shower . Our hosts made us feel at home with our 3 small dogs . We would definitely recommend to stay here as the host are wonderful and make you feel right at home … we had our privacy and the dogs loved their backyard garden .

Hipcamper Angela
Angela B.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2021

This was a lovely spot in Albuquerque. All the benefits of being in the city, all the charm of the southwest, and a peaceful/restful space to call home for a few days. Very charming layout. Exceptional hosts.

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