Hipcamp host Joanne E.
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Camp outside, surrounded by Lincoln county National forest while knowing you're close to a house where you can barbeque and your needs will be met. Consider creating land art and have it featured on reproducible items, too. We're visited on a regular basis by many peaceful critters such as elk, deer, horny toad lizards, ring tail cats and birds of many types.

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Camp outside, surrounded by Lincoln county National forest while knowing you're close to a house where you can barbeque and your needs will be met. Consider creating land art and have it featured on reproducible items, too. We're visited on a regular basis by many peaceful critters such as elk, deer, horny toad lizards, ring tail cats and birds of many types.

We're in a high wildfire region and so only very small camp fires can only be created in a contained area by the main house, between March to mid-April. If you wish to use the fire-warming pit you're advised to bring a tank of propane.

There are some pretty hot days over the summer so plan on bringing lots of extra drinking water and fans. It can also get very windy on some days and be prepared to stake down your extra tents really well, just in case.  

Also, please note the following: we are located approximately 35 minutes away from Ruidoso. Dogs are welcome, but we've had some issues with people thinking their dogs aren't aggressive but they are or thinking they aren't barkers but they are or not cleaning up after them...

1) Must play well with other dogs and humans 2) Must not be yappers 3) Must clean up their waste 4) If you let them off leash, you are responsible for keeping them safe from snakes 5) We maintain the right to ask you to leash any pups that disturb the land or our other guests

What to bring

Quick list: sleeping bags or cots if you number more than eight people, pads and pillows (for BYO tents), sun protection, WATER (we provide non-potable and some a gallon of drinking water per sleeping area), food and food items, flashlight or lantern.

Standard camping supplies. We suggest the following:

Container and drinking water. Drink more water than normal! // Sleeping bag (s)-including for the tents with bedding // Sun protection. Aloe. // Layers for cold nights and mornings. // Closed-toed shoes. // First aid kit. // Cooler/ice. // Utensils/plates for food if you are bringing more than eight people but it’s good to be self-sufficient in case we run out. Keep food in your car, not your tent or the bus (unless you like flies). // Baby wipes always useful. // Extra trash bags if you produce more than a standard garbage pail. // Extra lantern (in case the ones we provide are misplaced) or flashlight.


White Sands National Monument, Alamagordo  1 hour, 15 minutes // Ruidoso: 27 minutes // Nearest grocery store: 19 minutes  // Groceries in Ruidoso (Albertsons): 27 minutes // Albuquerque Airport: 2 hours, 42 minutes // Ski Apache -- Sierra Blanca Peak: 47 minutes // Lincoln, Smokey Bear and Billy The Kid Museums: 18 minutes // Las Cruces:  2 hours 19 minutes // Three Rivers Petroglyphs:  56 minutes // Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, Mescalero Apache Reservation:  35 minutes


This is not necessarily the place for you if you're coming from the city looking for a place to party. This is for nature lovers, quiet gatherings, star gazers and wildlife watchers. You're welcome to consume legal substances and enjoy yourself, but loud and disruptive guests are not welcome. Noises carry far...it's so quiet you can hear everything.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we have a fire? 

The fire ban is law, not our rule.  We have a propane barbeque for cooking or you can bring your own propane-based items. The communal fire pit is not being used right now, as it can get very warm at night (80+ degrees). 

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, as long as they are 100% non-aggressive and not barkers. Pick up after your furry friends with waste bags! Be aware there are snakes in the area. If other campers are out, they must get along with other pups.

Where are the nearest hiking trails?

There is hiking right outside of the property! Also: Nogal Canyon Trail: 16 minutes.  Nogal Summit: 27 minutes. Trail Head is about a 30 minute drive from the property. Upper Bonito Recreation area: 30 minutes

Where is the nearest beach?

Twin Lakes State Beach, Waddell Beach, Seacliff State Beach.

When are quiet hours?

10p-8a. People live here for the peace. Please be mindful of your volume or unfortunately we will have to ask you to leave. You do not need to lock your vehicles here but if you do, please do not use lock/unlock functions that BEEP during quiet hours.  

Is check-out time flexible?

Yes, depending on the arrival time of the next guests. 

Is check-in time flexible?

Yes, but keep in mind it’s very hot in the Summer until mid-afternoon. We highly recommend you check-in before dark. Many people who try to come late do not find us. The latest check-in time is TEN PM, because a) quiet hours start then and it is not fair to wake up our other guests and b) we have been working all day in the sun and are in bed around then. 


Nope! Reconnect with nature, disconnect from the grid.

Cell service?

Some/limited. Verizon and ATT are strong. TMobile spotty. Sprint is terrible. Just in general, but especially here. 


A propane cooking stove is available for communal use by the main home. There is a pot and pan and salt and pepper. You may also bring your own propane-based cooking apparatus.

What kind of critters are around?

Ringtail cats, bob cats and mountain lions (all rarely spotted), horny toads and other lizards, rattlesnakes, flies, road runners and lots of birds, crickets, butterflies, scorpions, wild mice. We have had very few sightings of the dangerous ones, but they do live in the area. 


This is a mountain micro-climate, which means it is unpredictable at times but in general during the summer months it is HOT from 10a-4p and you will want to adventure elsewhere, such as Ruidoso, before returning to your camp when it begins to cool off. Nights have been pleasantly warm (think Hawaii without the humidity). Unseasonably foggy days are possible and wind storms are possible, though rare. Though on the colder side, Fall and Winter are actually the most beautiful time of year here because of the EPIC sky colors and textures.

Do you host events?

Yes, we offer event and wedding services. Contact for a custom quote.

You will not want to come and go multiple times. Please plan your daily food/activities and plan to arrive when you're done adventuring for the day. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Joanne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Alto, Mescalero and Grindstone lakes are great starting points for boating or fishing.


At 7,000 foot elevation, there are many mountain tops in the area seasoned climbers can choose from.

Wildlife watching


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Keeper of the Stars NM
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