Hipcamp host Poki P.,
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NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet, please arrive before 7:00pm.

Mil Abrazos means “a thousand hugs” in Spanish, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you leave. - Kitty S. 

Beautifully quiet. All I could hear were the frogs, crickets and birds, even though there were other campers across the yard. The essentials were all there

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NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet, please arrive before 7:00pm.

Mil Abrazos means “a thousand hugs” in Spanish, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you leave. - Kitty S. 

Beautifully quiet. All I could hear were the frogs, crickets and birds, even though there were other campers across the yard. The essentials were all there and I had a lovely time just watching the stars in that huge expanse of sky. - Diny C. 

10,000 stars, Wonderful place. I would go back in a heartbeat. - Doug G. 

Located 28 miles from Interstate 25 and 16 miles from Interstate 40, with paved road to our property gate, our 32 acre property sits in the middle of an ancient bread basket irrigated by a 12 mile-long ditch dug by hand and horse plow in the 1820’s.  

The area is sparsely populated, mostly by small subsistence cattle ranchers, descendants of the original land grant Spanish settlers. Very quiet, and home to many resident and migratory birds and large deciduous trees fed by the irrigation ditches.  We are part of a rich oasis ecosystem in the middle of the desert, fed by the beautiful Pecos River, a 20 minute walk from the campground through pastures. 

Our 5 campsites are all located next to a lovely pond where you may see birds, bats, frogs and garter snakes.  Sites 1 and 2 you can park at the site.  Sites 5 & 6 are walk-in only and are more private and tucked away in trees.

Cold shower, utility sink and fast Internet wifi are located near the farm building a couple minutes walk from the campsites.  A composting toilet is at the campground. A communal fire pit is also at the campground and we provide firewood and everything to get a fire going.  Just bring the marshmallows. We have a pack of three wild and loving dogs that enjoy having visitors and extra attention.

This is un-groomed traditional New Mexico.  As rural and agricultural as it gets.  A place we have fallen in love with and enjoy sharing with many visitors.

WIND! The New Mexico desert has strong winds at times, as we sit in a large watershed.  

RAIN! When they come (June-Sept), the rains (monsoons) can be intense.  

SNAKES! This is rattlesnake country. We respect their role in the ecosystem and do not harm them. Please be aware that an encounter with one of these mighty beings could occur during your visit.  We have seen two this season and four last year.

We want to let people know that being well prepared for weather, with good tent equipment, will ensure that you have as pleasant an experience as possible.

We are a Community Land Trust in very early phase of development. Our mission is to return farmland to the commons and create an attractive model of live-in work environment that can inspire the re-population of farmland, providing affordable home ownership, using regenerative practices for food production and wildlife habitat restoration, and relying on a variety of cottage industries to comfortably sustain a multi-generational community.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Hipcamp guests, visiting the river with them, having coffee or sharing a meal, sitting around the fire and hearing stories about where they come from.  

It has enriched our lives and we are delighted to host people in search of unusual camping experiences.  If you appreciate quietness, big skies, starry nights, bird watching, cattle, coyote, lush grasses, horses, dogs and the raw element of the desert, this may be a good place for you.

For more information about our nonprofit, please google Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust.

NOTE: in order to ensure our guests peace and quiet,  please arrive before 7:00pm.

Also when booking, Site 3 & 4 are walk-in sites, just a short walk. Site 1 & 2 you can drive up to.

If you decide you would prefer more luxury, you can book "Halley" our 1955 Comet Vintage Camper" listed separately... just search the title in the search bar.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
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 30 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Poki a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Swimming

We have a very shallow pond by the camping area with lots of weeds and tiny frogs. Perfect for a refreshing dunk or for kids t...Read more

Wildlife watching

Lots of migratory and resident birds. Hawks, Woodpeckers, Western Meadowlarks, Owls, Swallows, Hummingbirds, Heron, Cranes, Gee...Read more

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Fishing
Hiking
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mil Abrazos Campground in New Mexico.

Beach

We have a sandy spot at the river. Extremely quiet. Some shade and chairs at the river.

Field

Property is located in the relatively flat lands of lower Pecos watershed, amidst 5,000 acres of pasture and hay fields intersp...Read more

River, stream, or creek

River is a 20 min walk from campground through lovely pastures and dry land. Pleasant walk along the river with plenty of spot...Read more

Swimming hole

River can be running strong in the spring and after storms. Not recommended for swimming because it is shallow and dotted with...Read more

Farm

Farm fields are currently in covercrops. We only have a tiny vegetable garden right now.

Desert

Places to see near Mil Abrazos (a thousand hugs)

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Hipcamper Mac
Mac M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 15th, 2022

Not only was Poki a lovely welcoming host, his puppies were incredibly sweet and there was anything we could want on site. Poki’s home is a gem of New Mexico, and I’m very grateful to have gotten to share it.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 20th, 2022

Poki was a great host. He came over to show me around and to let me know if I needed anything to just come ask. The campsite was off the beaten pass and very quiet.

Hipcamper James

Wonderful setup

James K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 29th, 2022

The dogs, the wonderful roofed set up, and a very nice host made this campsite very worth an overnight stop. Any campsite needs I could ask for was provided, and the stars were wonderful.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 27th, 2022

My 11yr old and I were traveling and stayed the night here. Poki is an awesome host. The campsite is a taste of New Mexico adobe buildings all around. We enjoyed it and hope to stay again on return trips through.
Thanks Poki ... AAA+

Hipcamper Chase
Chase S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 23rd, 2022

Easy to see why most of the comments are about the hospitality. Appreciate the stay.

Hipcamper Barbara
Barbara D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 18th, 2022

We loved camping at Mil Abrazos so much that we booked an extra night. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. The site is clean, well laid out, quiet and interesting. Poki is a a hospitable and generous host. Such a beautiful walk to the Pecos river, lots of Birdsong, accompanied by Poki‘s three dogs. Recommend this site without reservations.

Hipcamper Poki
Response from Poki, the Host, on March 21st, 2022

Thank you so much for your visit. It was a pleasure to have you. And the dogs really appreciated taking you to the River!

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Hipcamper Ren
Ren D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 10th, 2021

Poki met me at the site, showed me around, made sure there was wood and was very responsive, warm and helpful! I had the camping area to myself which was great! The sunset and view was beautiful.

Hipcamper Patrick

Stay with poki!!!!

Patrick J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 1st, 2021

Awesome stay with Poki! Very kind, even offered us coffee in the morning! Seemed like a great soul - wish we got to know them more. Greeted by friendly dogs and cats in the morning. Beautiful plot of land. Cute outdoor kitchen area; also had everything we’d need to make a fire! Really easy camping.

Hipcamper Jane
Jane A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 16th, 2021

This is one of the most thoughtful, gracious, playful campgrounds we've stayed in. Poki was a wonderful host. He loves this land that he's cultivated and showed us his harvest of squash and blue corn. He's. set up an outdoor kitchen for camper's use, complete with table cloths and a sink for washing dishes. And a great compost toilet to turn a campers' waste into fertilizer for the fields. It's a beautiful spot. Thank you Poki for taking care of this corner of the world.

Awards

Best of 2022 New Mexico
Finalist
Best in 2021 New Mexico
2nd place
Property
Mil Abrazos (a thousand hugs)
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$25/night
4 Sites

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