Hipcamp host Susanne H.,
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This wilderness clear plastic bubble tent is for you if you enjoy sleeping under the stars in a hammock in the arroyo with no light pollution! Site is secluded and you will be able to see the sky through the clear top (here are two basic twin mattresses there as well in case you don't like sleeping in the hammock).

Please be aware that we do have wildlife that comes th

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This wilderness clear plastic bubble tent is for you if you enjoy sleeping under the stars in a hammock in the arroyo with no light pollution! Site is secluded and you will be able to see the sky through the clear top (here are two basic twin mattresses there as well in case you don't like sleeping in the hammock).

Please be aware that we do have wildlife that comes through. If you are not comfortable with a bear visiting looking for food, this is probably not the perfect place for you to stay as it's definitely remote! Located in the mountains by Pecos, only 25 min drive to Santa Fe and 15 min to the Pecos canyon. Get the best of both worlds! Suitable for max two people that seek an outdoor experience and want to reconnect with nature. The bubble has no electricity. Cell reception is spotty depending on provider and location. Wi-Fi access only available by parking area/host residence. Please check in before it gets dark (around 8:15 pm during summer months and 7:15 pm spring/fall) in order to avoid getting lost as we have no light pollution and it's dark!

Please do not feed the wildlife and keep your food locked up or up in the trees. We do have bears, mountain lions, chipmunks, raccoons, deer, bobcats, snakes and many birds. , etc.

The shared restroom is a converted horse trailer with hot water, electricity and a compost toilet (shared with two other sites). Firewood can be collected if there is no fire ban in place in Santa Fe County (fire ban generally from May through mid July before the monsoon season). The metal fire pit may be used to cook. 

We consider last minute stays, overnighters, and tent camping.

Things to consider and be aware of:

We're located about 2 miles down a dirt road. During bad weather the road might be a bit slippery, a 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicle is recommended but not necessary.

To get to the wilderness bubble, it's a short walk. 

Best to do shopping and get gas in Santa Fe before you head up the mountain as there are only a few options.

We are at 7,300 feet. It gets cold during the winter months. Bring warm layers.

Things to do:  A hiking trail wanders to the top of the hill that  overlooks our valley. If you want to explore more, the county dirt road goes up to Glorieta Baldy that has a view all the way to Albuquerque and the Espanola valley. There is also an old abandoned fire lookout tower (closed). Pecos river and canyon, Pecos National Historic Park and Monastery Lake (fishing) are about 8 miles.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Susanne a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Glorieta Camps next door has awesome mountain bike trails that you can also hike on.

Hiking

We have a great hiking trail up to the ridge with a beautiful view that connects into the mountain bike trail from Glorieta Cam...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wilderness Bubble in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Antonio

Great stay

Antonio A.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

Very beautiful spot and great hosts. Thank you

Hipcamper Sommer
Sommer E.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

This was a beautiful little retreat for a weekend getaway! We booked the bubble for Albuquerque balloon fiesta and it was perfect! There is about an hour drive to Albuquerque but not difficult. I recommend a vehicle lifted off the ground and or with four wheel drive. There is a small hike from your parking spot down to the bubble but it’s not too bad. The horse trailer bathroom definitely makes this location luxury. We loved every minute of it!

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Hipcamper Amanda

Magical bubble

Amanda E.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

What a magical space the bubble tent is! In the middle of The Pecos, close to a lovely hiking area. The space has everything for a glamping experience: comfy beds and hammock, dishes, coffee, tables, chairs and a fire pit. The nearby horse trailer has a very clean toilet + shower and a toaster and coffee maker. And Santa Fe is just 20 minutes away! We loved our stay and can't wait to be back ❤️

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Hipcamper Nellie
Nellie C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

The bubble tent was magical! I loved the set up. Very cozy and private. The area was absolutely beautiful and everything was so well kept. This is a definite MUST on the bucket list.

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Hipcamper Madison

Secluded, accommodating, lovely

Madison L.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

Ahh the Wilderness Bubble… super remote, and very accommodating!! Close to the homestead, yet you feel extremely secluded. Amenities, check! 👍 pretty much all inclusive when it comes to camping necessities such as bug spray, flashlights, cooking utensils, bedding, canopy, chairs, etc. 10/10 would recommend sleeping in a plastic bubble under the stars!!

Restroom/shower facility - primitive, eclectic, and efficient. Such a cool concept.

Outdoor activities were great! The hiking trail was a bit steep, but the view from the top was well worth it.

My fiancé and I stayed here for a night passing through on a Colorado road trip, and we will 100% be coming back here one day when we have longer to stay, definitely in the sweet teepee next time.

Hipcamper Christopher

Savor the woodsy setting slowly.

Christopher S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Our stay was peaceful and amenities were thoughtfully provided given the location.
2 recommendations:
1. For the host, adjustments regarding the bedding, for the elevated mattress: perhaps find a way to level it out somehow - during the night, we found ourselves slowly slipping downwards and had to wake and adjust accordingly. Relatedly, the hammock hanged a bit too low for full comfort.
2. For future guests, if you’re into hiking make sure you budget enough time to take the trail to the ridge / overlook - we did not and wish we had more time to do so but happened to be on a tight schedule for our arrival and departure. Admittedly, we would have enjoyed ourselves more had we had more time on the property and the energy to do so - totally on us!

Hipcamper Belen

Amazing stay. great host!

Belen C.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

This was my first trip of this kind. The place was very beautiful, cozy and quiet exactly what we needed for a weekend getaway. Susanne is a great host, very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our stay!

Hipcamper Katrina

Words just aren’t good enough.

Katrina O.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

Absolutely terrific! Suzanne has thought of everything to make this unbelievably cozy. We can’t wait to come again!

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Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on June 20th, 2021

Awww thank you for the positive review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and had a great time!! Especially since you grew up here :-)!!! That makes it extra special! Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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Hipcamper Hannah L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 15th, 2021
Hipcamper Ivy W.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021
Property
La Cueva Magic
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$70/night
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