Hipcamp host Fran  G.
Hosted by
Please contact first for Arroyo crossing conditin. Rustic desert OffTheGrid. Nice Bus, with double bed plenty of bedding, and space for maybe 1 more. Just stove lights and bed. Everything else is just steps away. Wooden floors, and woodstove for heat.Pictures of my place, neighbors, and area, can be seen on my instagram page . . . fnfranny . .
Lodging provided
Rv or trailer provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Fran a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 10PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Magic Bus in New Mexico.

Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at The Magic Bus

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Hipcamper tiernan
Tiernan H.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2018

Fran was so nice and the property was beyond cool! Such a great artsy, quirky, eclectic feel! Everyone who can stay here should!

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Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer R.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2018

Fran is hospitable, dogs were a wonderful surprise. Made a fire in the pit and crashed in the cosy bus. Location is unbeatable. Thanks, Fran!

Hipcamper Russell

Unique camping experience

Russell C.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2019

This is a one of a kind experience off the beaten path of waaay south New Mexico. We were traveling from Phoenix to Austin and needed a place to crash for the night and wanted to not stay at a hotel. Fran was quite hospitable and seemed to truly enjoy having guests at her homestead with her two pups. I highly recommend this campsite and Fran as a host!

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon T.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2018

Fran is an amazing host, took us around to see the grounds and the different kind of homes she has built. Her dogs were so welcoming, and joined us on the tour to scare away any sort of critters. It is a comfortable place to stay and I would go back any time!

Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria E.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2018

Great host and a very fun unique place to stay. I enjoyed getting to know Fran and appreciate all of her wonderful hospitality.

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Hipcamper Kirsten
Kirsten M.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2018

What a magical place! Stayed here with 2 close friends and watched the sunset from the roof of the bus followed by a roaring fire. Fran was lovely and her dogs are so sweet! Would definitely stay here again :)

Hipcamper Tim
Tim L.
recommends this listing.
November 6th, 2018

You must see this place to believe it. Sleep in the dome! Enjoy the stars. The most bright I’ve ever seen.

Hipcamper andrew

Cozy spot in a very remote area

Andrew A.
recommends this listing.
March 25th, 2019

I enjoyed my stay here. It was comfortable and Fran was welcoming. Nothing bad to say other than that Columbus is a tad out of the way from most of the famous sites in New Mexico.

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Hipcamper Jere
Jere T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 28th, 2019

Although we did indeed tour Casas de las Estrellas we were unable to complete our stay due to medical complications with my wife. We met Fran and found her to be friendly and delightful. The facilities seemed adequate but spartan. It was definitely a bargain at the price. The solitude of the surroundings could be an asset or a detriment depending on your outlook.


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