Hipcamp host Jennifer T.
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Surrounded by the Mogollon Mountains, this glamping casita provides you modern amenities such as a queen bed, stove top, mini fridge, crock pot, dresser, wardrobe and a table and four chairs. There is covered parking for your car right next to the casita and behind the casita are two tents. One tent is outfitted with a camping toilet and biodegradable waste bags, and the o


Surrounded by the Mogollon Mountains, this glamping casita provides you modern amenities such as a queen bed, stove top, mini fridge, crock pot, dresser, wardrobe and a table and four chairs. There is covered parking for your car right next to the casita and behind the casita are two tents. One tent is outfitted with a camping toilet and biodegradable waste bags, and the other is is outfitted with a 5 gallon solar heated shower.

The bed sleeps two comfortably.  If you bring cots, you can host two more people or kids at the casita.  It will be tight but it can work!

There is potable water from our well that is accessible right outside the casita.

There is a space heater inside the casita to keep you warm during the colder season.

Once you step out, you will smell Pinon Pine and be footsteps away from Sapillo Creek, a hike or short drive (4 min) to Lake Roberts, and the Gila National Forest.

Some of the mesas of the Mogollon Mountains still boast pottery and artifacts that date back to the Mogollon Indian civilizations hundreds of years ago.

This is a leave no trace casita, so please take out all of the trash that you make on the property, including your bio-waste or you can bury it at least 75 feet away from the casita and other buildings on the property at the end of your stay.

Pets are welcome - 1 or 2 dogs, vaccinated and socialized. No smoking. Please bring your own toilet paper.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jennifer a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lots of folks bike out in the Gila Wilderness!


Lake Roberts welcomes boaters of non-motorized boats.


Fishing is more than allowed with a permit at Lake Roberts, less than 5 min drive away.


All around!

Horseback riding

There are a few outfitters nearby including Gary Webb Guide and Outfitter just down the street - http://garywebbguide.com/


Lake Roberts

Wildlife watching

Everything from mule deer to hummingbirds to javelina to bull snakes and more abound on the land.


Natural features you'll find at Glamping Casita in the Gila in New Mexico.


The property butts right up against the Gila National Wilderness.

Hot spring

The Gila Hot Springs are a 30 min drive away and are inexpensive ($5 per person on honor code, bring cash), and with the gorgeo...Read more


The Mogollon mountains surround you.

River, stream, or creek

Sapillo Creek runs right through the property.


There is a driveway up into the property and a carport is attached to the casita for you to put your car.

The vibe at Glamping Casita in the Gila

Places to see near Casita on Sapillo Creek Escape

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Hipcamper Darcy

Absolutely wonderful!

Darcy C.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2019

The host was wonderful and the Casita was super cute! Very nice spot! I bring my 2 small chickens(in a pen, of course) with me when I travel and they seemed to be ok with that. My dog had a great time playing with their dog. Also the bed was super comfortable. Big plus!
Enjoyed the stay there very much and will most likely stay there again!

Hipcamper Jill
Jill W.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

Our stay at the casita was peaceful
Comfortable and revitalizing . We came prepared with camping gear but everything we needed was already there ... from flashlights and toilet paper ,To fishing poles and bait. Our requests and questions were graciously addressed by the onsite hostess ,Jennifer. Great place for stargazing . The casita was nicely organized and decorated

Hipcamper Kori

Beats our expectations!

Kori W.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020

This glamping site was just as we had expected, based on its hipcamp description, and even better!!
"Better" because, once there, we discovered that we could walk the back way (the shortcut) to Lake Roberts; we could also hike freely in the National Forest, which begins just 50 feet or so behind the casita.
To top it off, the bed was super-comfy and the mini-fridge has a freezer compartment that WORKS!!! I/we would definitely come back, if the circumstances allowed.

Hipcamper Crystal

Very relaxing and calm

Crystal K.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

I used to spend a lot of time as a child with my family in the Gila and it was wonderful to find this little casita to stay at. it was very clean and had all the essentials, plus a very comfortable bed. We brought our own camping equipment, but the kettle and extra skillets were very useful to us. The only thing that was odd to me was that there are only two windows that do not open, so we had to leave the door open at night to keep fresh air circulating. With the door screen to keep bugs out, it worked out quite well. For the first time in months, I found myself actually relaxed! So thank you! Hope to come back.

Hipcamper John

Cool, dry and close to the gila

John H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 28th, 2020

Overall we were happy for our stay and enjoyed listening and to the thunder and the birds move overhead. The architecture here is a trip... makes you feel like it’s a movie set.

The ups:
Being so close to the Gila is wonderful (check out Forks Day Use swim hole!), and the host was very nice. It stormed while we were visiting and we were grateful for a real roof!
The casita stays very cool which was great for mid day napping and getting out of the heat.
There are forest roads within walking distance (at the end of Box Elder RD) and back access to the lake (follow the path at the end of creek RD and walk up the backside of the dam)

The downs:
The bed. It might be ok for 1 person, as there is a sweet spot in the middle, but could use an upgraded mattress. We also ended up using our own sheets as the ones on the bed had dog hair on them.

The outdoor spaces: the bathroom sitch is not ideal, not a lot of privacy, and the tents you have to set up and tear down are like putting together ikea furniture. (We later saw from Airbnb posts that as long as you dig away from the house that a hole is fine... and, by us, preferred than all the plastic options. )

A table/ sink near the water for a hand and dish washing would help glamp up the outdoor hang space and be way easier on the back. A table to eat outside would be nice too!

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Hipcamper Leroy

Awesome , peaceful. cozy!

Leroy R.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

The two night stay at the Casita hip camp was so cool! We really loved the way it was set up! It was peaceful and comfortable. Was real close to Lake Roberts. It was so cool how the whole property was set up with all the cowboy themed items .

Hipcamper John

Unique and pleasant.

John S.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2020

This is a great spot if you've evolved past and are done with the motels at the Interstate exit. The "Escape" is truly off the beaten path and is quite private. It is a great place to disconnect and to really get away from it all. The casita is warm and comfortable, surrounded by great scenery and is a perfect gateway to the Gila Wilderness. Host Jennifer is as nice as she can be and made us feel very welcome. We even got a private tour of the large adobe home on the property, built over the course of 7 years by the previous owner and his help with materials harvested from the property. Beautiful! The Escape is probably not for everyone, but those with an adventurous spirit who long for some peace and quiet in a unique setting will love it!

Hipcamper Evelyn
Evelyn M.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2021

Super cute, very comfortable bed, and awesome location. We couldn't find a good place to hang the shower, and it was way too cold to expect to be able to do the outside shower anyway. It's like camping but with a warm, comfy bed!

Hipcamper Cambrey
Cambrey S.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2021

The casita was so cute and very thoughtfully decorated. Surrounding land is gorgeous. Must set up outdoor camping toilet and shower. Many electrical cooking appliaces available. Everything was very well organized, and Jennifer was very helpful.

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