Hipcamp host Michaela M.
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Welcome to New Mexico ! One season  is sliding into another........ !!!

We are slowing down for the season. We are closed for the month of Nov. 2019 . After Dec. 1st 2019 until April 1, 2020 We will be open to people " Winter Camping ", in Trailers, Vans , Cars , Trucks , RVs , School Buses , Pop ups  and more . Starting in April 2020, we will be warm enough to do tent

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Welcome to New Mexico ! One season  is sliding into another........ !!!

We are slowing down for the season. We are closed for the month of Nov. 2019 . After Dec. 1st 2019 until April 1, 2020 We will be open to people " Winter Camping ", in Trailers, Vans , Cars , Trucks , RVs , School Buses , Pop ups  and more . Starting in April 2020, we will be warm enough to do tent camping again and in May it gets even warmer, see you all then. We have had 2 great years here on Hipcamp and look forward to supporting and helping people be outside in 2020 ! making our place better than ever ! Enjoy ! Since 2012 we have hosted 100s and 100s of people. Great to be of service to travelers , explorers , adventure makers ! 

we are  Dog Friendly  .

 Many people have very busy lives and forget to write review after their stay . 

I ask them and still forget LOL ! Please help us and write a review , just a small one , thanks . 

We have had folks stay  from France , Italy , Taiwan , Canada and Nationwide .

 We embrace diversity ! All kinds of people, families , and more. 

They come to local events , or traveling across the USA , to sightsee , visit family and friends or take classes / trainings 

Many are on their way to the Grand Canyon and other  National and State parks. They stop in our city to see our local history/ cultures  , get food, rest, buy gear , get gas and supplies . People just love our gardens and say, They " can't not believe  how very beautiful and private"  they are for an urban setting . We love our mini forest behind us . This location  is very comfortable , 

I often hear , " I slept like a baby, sound asleep ."

You have the Use of Kitchen and Shower / Toilet ( inside the building ) .

Which  Includes towels, soap and pots and pans . 2 Small tents fit into site or one large tent , no bigger than 8 x 8 ft., our camping sites are long and narrow ,   We are 10 mins. from Both Route 25 and Route 40 . 

This is a secluded area  . Old style traditional neighborhood . This is a Safe , Dead End Road without a lot of traffic . Easy to get to Old Town , Nob Hill, Museums , Rail Yard Market , Farmer's Markets, the River , Nature Centers , Parks , Stores, laundromats , and a great Food co-op . 

We can hold enough space in our driveway area for a small camper or small trailer . please  . You can store a cooler inside or use our Frig. or panty shelves for storing your food inside. 

We have room for an RV , Bus , Trailer that is NO MORE than 33 feet long. You must be an excellent driver of a big rig to get it down my small street and turn around. You will be parking right next to the road , right next to the front garden gate , If need to plug in bring your own very, very long cord , please  . You may sleep in your tent , tents , bed roll , tarp , car, van , mini school bus , truck, or the kind of rig where you have a tent on top of your car / truck. We do have space to store a kayak or 2 , or canoe. We get up early and are friendly , share well and love the sharing community nationwide ! Ask if you need extra supplies , like a tarp or large mat for inside or under your tent . Always willing to share . 

NO PARTIES HERE. But feel free to have a beer , 420, or sip herbal teas . 

This is peace full and gentle space . No loud dogs ( we do love dogs, a leash is great )  that bark for hours on end, well behaved pets are great  . NO smoking is allowed any where . Please put all trash in the big barrels . DO not leave any mess in our bathroom, kitchen, gardens or driveway .  There are many great places to eat close by . Do your own dishes and clean any mess in the community shared bathroom . please, thanks . 

 There is a store for buying food, 5 mins. away  and a local Food Co-op , both are so good  . ABQ, has Sprouts Markets and Whole Pay Check as well . Old Town has many great Shops , Cafes, Diners , Free Music ( in Summer / Fall )  . ABQ, NM has 100s and 100s of places to shop, eat , museums and many cultural centers to visit , from one end of the city to the next .

 There are many Vegan places in our city , Vegetarian ,  also BBQ Joints , fancy dinning, low budget , drive thru, sit down , whatever your need is ! 

 This city is Multi Lingual, Multi- Native Nations , a big mix of many peoples , 

 Multi Culture . We embrace and support  diversity . Of every kind. 

We have Many Traditional New Mexican , Mexican , Asian , 1950s standard American food, places to eat . Also many bakeries , breweries , taco trucks , bars, noodles houses , and more . We also have a Pueblo Culture Center , with food all around it , and the National Hispanic Cultural Center as well, It's Museum is free the 1st Sunday of each month, as well as other city Museums are also . Each Fall  in Oct. We have an International Hot Air Balloon Festival. for 2 weeks, nothing as lovely as 100s of Balloons in the air .. So Amazing !

The closest places to camp near our city are:

 1 , 2 and 3 hours away . There are really no public campgrounds in the mountains ( Sandia is our main mountain on the East side of ABQ. )  near the city .  4th of July Canyon, is one and half hours East and South ) , then The Pecos - Wildnerness , up by Santa Fe is about it , also .  The Jemez area is one and half hours away also . 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, RVs
3 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Michaela a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 4 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Close to numerous bike paths.

Fishing

Rio Grande river and Tingley Beach.

Hiking

Many hiking opportunities available, from easy strolls by the Rio Grande River to challenging trails in the nearby Sandia Mount...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is available in nearby Corrales, NM, the horse capital of New Mexico.

Paddling

Paddling is available on the nearby Rio Grande.

Wind sports

Wind surfing is available at Cochiti Lake.

Climbing

Climbing opportunities abound in the nearby Sandia Mountains.

Snow sports

Sandia ski area is only 40 minutes away. Season runs from late November through early March.

Swimming

There are many local pools in the city , and a few lakes one to 2 hours away

Wildlife watching

The Rio Grande nature center is excellent for wildlife watching and only 5 minutes away. Great birding too.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Healing on the Rio Grande in New Mexico.

Desert

High desert climate at 5,000 feet. Mostly dry. Cool evenings. Easy winters.

Forest

We are located in the largest cottonwood forest in the world. It is 200 miles long.

River, stream or creek

The mighty Rio Grande river flows through Albuquerque.

Hot spring

The vibe at Healing on the Rio Grande

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Hipcamper Julie
Julie H.
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August 31st, 2017

Michaela and Ernesto were so warm and welcoming when we arrived! Their back yard was absolutely lovely with lots of beautiful plants and trees. It was a very relaxing and tranquil space with peace and quite. We enjoyed our stay!

Plenty of room in the grass for our tent!Cute plantings everywhere.The nearby Los Poblanos Fields open space is the perfect spot to take an evening walk.Beautiful fruits and flowers all over the property!
Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 23rd, 2018

Thanks so very much, Good to have you both , Have a lovely Spring coming Up , Love - Michaela and Ernesto

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Hipcamper Zack
Zack R.
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(Site 1)
October 16th, 2017

The hosts were some of the nicest people we have ever met! Very open and flexible to accommodate our plans. A few locations to locate the tent. Very short drive to the Balloon Fiesta Park. Hope to come back.

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 23rd, 2018

REALLY Nice to Host your family, Awesome to have you all ! Have a great Spring coming up ,, Peace - Michaela and Ernesto

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Hipcamper Bora
Bora C.
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(Site 1)
November 1st, 2017

Such a colorful home w a beautiful garden! Michaela and Ernesto were so sweet! Would definitely stay again :)

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 23rd, 2018

THANKS A LOT ! Hope you folks come again ,, It was great to have you both ! Love Michaela and Ernesto

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Hipcamper Hollis
Hollis T.
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(Site 1)
November 9th, 2017

GLBTQ Friendly. Tribal vibrations. Good people. Quiet neighborhood. we parked in their driveway, did yoga in the yard and enjoyed hot clean shower. Good landing space for Alburquerque.

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on January 23rd, 2018

Glad to have both at our place , hope you come again thru ABQ, NM another time, Love to have tea and catch up, peace and love Michaela and Ernesto

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Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie S.
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(Site 2)
April 21st, 2018

Wow what a great place to stay
I was immediately welcomed with a hot cup of tea and great conversation buy a lovely couple obviously had traveled a lot themselves they knew how to treat somebody that had been on the road for a while
The location was perfect and peaceful

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Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on April 21st, 2018

Thank you, you yourself are super awesome ! Stay any time. We just loved having you ! You are a wonderful guest , glad you stayed with us . Have a safe trip.

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Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee K.
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(Site 3)
May 28th, 2018

Mikaela and Ernesto made us feel at home and provided good suggestions on what we might want to see in Albuquerque. You will need a good mat as camping is on the gravel - we were leant one of theirs.

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on May 28th, 2018

Thanks for coming, you both are wonderful guests, loved having you. This is a working Urban Permaculture Organic Garden . We use a very traditional ( Old School Native / Hispanic ) way of watering / flooding ( Acequia) . We have folks camp in a zone away from the wet zone / watering zone. So tents don't get damp or wet. The two side areas, also give a " private " zones as well as their own gates to get in and out toward the parking areas. We always offer, items, which folks may need or have forgotten. We have many helpful things, not everything, but a lot since we ourselves are campers . We have extra pillows, blankets , sheets , lights, mats, a tent or two, sunblock , towels , soap , shampoo , and much ,. much more. We love hosting , so fun, we meet and greet the best folks from the whole world !

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Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie K.
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(Site 2)
June 3rd, 2018

This was our first HipCamp experience, and it was absolutely perfect. We couldn’t ask for more welcoming hosts, and the most serene peaceful site to set up camp!

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on June 3rd, 2018

Thank you, We just loved having you both as guests. The dog was way cute and well behaved. We look forward following your travel blogs. Tell others about us. We are a great stop over spot on Route 40 or 25 , going across NM . Have fun on your 2 year journey . Catch a bunch of fish and sunsets everywhere ! All our best ! - Michaela and Ernesto M. , Mother Bosque Gardens .

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle L.
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(Site 2)
June 3rd, 2018

When I arrived I got parked very quickly in my school bus conversion and was welcomed by the host immediately.
There were more amenities and accommodations then I had been met with anywhere else and the gardens were absolutely beautiful I felt so nurtured and extended every hospitable effort by the hosts.

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Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on June 4th, 2018

It was wonderful to have you and your friend. Safe travels . We love your school bus and can't wait to see what it is like when it is all finished ! You would make a great Host on Hipcamp ! Good to meet you ! Be Well ! Have an awesome Summer !

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex K.
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(Site 3)
June 19th, 2018

Very friendly hosts, and very nice atmosphere. I would definitely recommend if you wanna do some backyard camping.

Hipcamper Michaela
Response from Michaela, the Host, on June 19th, 2018

Yes, It is an urban setting . Glad you had a great trip. Thanks for coming . Happy Summer ! We are close to both Route 40 and 25, just moments away and close to stores, gas, and cafes of every sort.

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Property
Healing on the Rio Grande
State
New Mexico
$33/night
3 Sites
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