Hipcamp host Shelly J.,
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The Golden Dawn bus is gem! With a wood burning stove and unparalleled high desert vistas, this is the perfect getaway to unplug, unwind, and recharge. Shanti is an off-grid and rustic community, powered by solar and trying to limit our environmental imprint. 

We are on a mesa at 6800 feet. Our property is close to art and culture, has magical views, with galleries, sh

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The Golden Dawn bus is gem! With a wood burning stove and unparalleled high desert vistas, this is the perfect getaway to unplug, unwind, and recharge. Shanti is an off-grid and rustic community, powered by solar and trying to limit our environmental imprint. 

We are on a mesa at 6800 feet. Our property is close to art and culture, has magical views, with galleries, shopping, restaurants and live music nearby in Madrid, NM. Try to schedule your visit when Shelly is playing with her band Roadhouse Karma at the Mineshaft Tavern, The Hollar, or Blackbird in Cerrillos! 

Santa Fe and Albuquerque are both about 45 minutes away in opposite directions. Shanti Community is good for couples, families, pets and solo adventurers.

We host yoga, healing arts, Dharma Bum Tea Bus offerings, live music, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings!

Check out our other rentals too! Freedom, Silver Linings, Tortilla Bus, and Dusk till Dawn at Shanti Community!

Lodging provided
Van/Bus
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Shelly a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain biking is fun at Shanti on the many surrounding dirt roads, but bikes are not supplied.

Hiking

There is fabulous hiking at Shanti. Only 10-15 minutes of hiking to a magical canyon and petroglyph

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is available at Broken Saddle in Cerrillos only 8 miles from Shanti.

Snow sports

Skiing and snowboarding are less than an hour away at Santa Fe and Sandia Park.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Golden Dawn - #1 HipCamp NM in New Mexico.

Desert

High desert at 6800 feet

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Hipcamper Shane
Shane O.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

Such a cool and unique experience

Hipcamper Julie
Julie W.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2022

Beautiful, magical spot! It takes some fortitude to get there but well worth the journey! On a clear night you're literally 'sitting in' the stars. Follow their instructions & when you think you've gone to far and missed it, you haven't - keep climbing! The trip in on Rt 14 is gorgeous too. Loved it!

Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 3rd, 2022

After a long day of driving the campsite was further thank I could drive. I communicated this to the host and told them I had to cancel the reservation.
A refund was not given which would have been nice.

Hipcamper Arianne
Arianne T.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

It is the perfect destination for those who need to revitalize and renew themselves. This site in particular has the capacity to show you truly what thr Golden Dawn is about. I would suggest staying here to renew self and take a step back from the normalcy of every day life. Makes one put time, self, and energy in to prospective.

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Hipcamper Arianne

The dawn is golden

Arianne T.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

Reflecting back on the stay, I realize that even though I live in an actual cabin daily, it is nice to be away from the homestead for at least a day. Cabin fever sets in and this is just the space needed to clear those deafening thoughts. The wind blew through and on each side of the bus, never once making it feel as though there was any movement to disturb sleep or waking to the Dawn. That is what makes this particular set up so precious, the skyline shows clearly from either the inside view of the outside world. Or that of the outside view of the completed setting sun. This age we are in is a new adventure, which is Golden. This...this Golden Dawn...shines across the rugged desert terrain and rejuvenates the flame inside the Soul.

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Hipcamper Dustin
Dustin S.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2022

Been there three separate times at Golden Dawn. Love it there! Views are amazing. Will likely be back again. 😁😁

Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny J.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2022

I had a wonderful stay at Shelli's and Bri's place. The bus is cozy and clean. The place is quiet which is what I needed. I love watching the sunrise and sunset right outside the bus. Stargazing is something to do too.

Hipcamper Ramon

Night photography

Ramon H.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2022

I enjoyed my stay at Alley & Bri's land. I stayed in Golden Dawn. As a night photographer I felt I would get some interesting photos of the bus alongside the Starry night sky.

Love these New Mexico nightsLighting Golden Dawn bus under a beautiful New Mexican night sky
Hipcamper Tasha

Gotcha day celebration 🎉

Tasha H.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2022

I loved my stay in the Golden Dawn! I booked this space to celebrate the day I rescued my two dogs and we had a blast! We loved having the trails nearby (although difficult to find initially) and the hammocks for post hike relaxation and star gazing. It was their first camping experience and we are already looking forward to the next

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Awards

Best of 2022 New Mexico
Finalist
Property
Shanti Community and Retreat
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$55/night
1 Site