Hipcamp host Susanne H.
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Located in the mountains by Pecos, only 25 min drive to Santa Fe and 15 min to the Pecos canyon. Get the best of both worlds. Suitable for a couple or small family that seeks an outdoor experience and want to reconnect with nature. "Prairie Fire" has no electricity but candles, solar lights and oil lamps do the job. Site is very secluded. Bring along tents if you have a bigg

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Located in the mountains by Pecos, only 25 min drive to Santa Fe and 15 min to the Pecos canyon. Get the best of both worlds. Suitable for a couple or small family that seeks an outdoor experience and want to reconnect with nature. "Prairie Fire" has no electricity but candles, solar lights and oil lamps do the job. Site is very secluded. Bring along tents if you have a bigger group of people. Cell reception is  spotty depending on provider and location. Wi-Fi access only available by parking area/host residence.

Enjoy the unique experience in the magical La Cueva valley right by the Santa Fe National Forest. Pitch your tent or stay in our romantic hand painted 18' tipi "Prairie Fire" overlooking the arroyo on our picturesque 30 acre forest property. The cozy space has a queen size bed and a couch that turns into a bed.  Do you take the road less traveled and like to be off the beaten path? Friendly pets are welcome, we do recommend to leave them on a leash especially if they tend to wander.  There is a lot of wildlife that comes through. Please do not feed the wildlife and keep your food locked up or up in the trees. We do have bears, mountain lions, chipmunks, raccoons, deer, bobcats and many birds. , etc.

The restroom is a converted open air horse trailer with hot water while weather permits, (bathroom available at owner residence during cold weather), electricity and a compost toilet. Plenty of firewood than can be collected to make a fire if there is no fire ban in place in Santa Fe County (fire ban generally from May through early July before the monsoon season). The fire pit may be used to cook. 

Please contact host if you plan to arrive before 6 pm.

We consider last minute stays, overnighters, and tent camping.

Things to consider and be aware of:

We're located about 2 miles down a dirt road. During bad weather the road might be slippery and it might be difficult to access the property without a 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicle.

To get to the tipi, it's a short walk. If you have a 4x4, you can drive to the site if the weather permits (at your own risk).

Best to do shopping and get gas in Santa Fe before you head up the mountain as there are only a few options.

We are at 7,300 feet. It gets cold during the winter months. Bring warm layers.

Things to do:  A hiking trail wanders to the top of the hill that is overlooks our valley. If you want to explore more, the county dirt road goes up to Glorieta Baldy that has a view all the way to Albuquerque and the Espanola valley. There is also an old abandoned fire lookout tower (closed). Pecos river and canyon, Pecos National Historic Park and Monastery Lake are about 8 miles.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Susanne a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Lots of hiking on and right off the property. National Forest just down the road.

Climbing

Property has some big boulders and hillside

Snow sports

Snow shoeing

Wildlife watching

Birds, bears, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, rabbits etc.

Biking
OHV

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Magical La Cueva Prairie Fire Tipi in New Mexico.

Cave

The area is called La Cueva.. There is a cave in the National Forest.

River, stream or creek

Seasonal creek through property as well as in National Forest.

Forest
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Driveway

The vibe at Magical La Cueva Prairie Fire Tipi

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Hipcamper Alexis
Alexis S.
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October 10th, 2018

The location and tipi itself was absolutely breathtaking! Susanne was so warm and inviting and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable! I’d highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a different way to camp. There’s even a hiking trail that Susanne marked on her property that we really enjoyed as well as many of her recommended spots. It was a GREAT experience!!

Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on October 14th, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! You guys are the sweetest couple ever, I am so glad you guys got to spend your anniversary here! Hope to see you again!!!

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Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley G.
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October 15th, 2018

The magic tipi was perfect. It was just what I needed for a solo trip in the southwest. It had a lot of comforts and immediately felt cozy. Susanne, the host, was rad and very helpful. The location was close enough to town (about 20 min) but far enough out to feel secluded. I can’t wait to come stay here again!

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Hipcamper Scott

Prairie fire tipi

Scott B.
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May 28th, 2019

Great little spot set back about 40 yards or so behind the personal residence but still far enough to feel secluded. The tipi was in good condition and the inside was comfortable. The host was onsite and very nice and helpful. She had noted there were electric blankets but we were ok without them turned on over Memorial weekend. Plenty of firewood around to be used and flat spots for tents if need be. I don't think I would really recommend more than 2 people in the tipi although there was futon if you wanted to use it. The open air horse trailer converted into a bathroom / shower / mini kitchen was pretty well done. Overall, it was a nice spot for a night if you are looking for something a little different.

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Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on June 18th, 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure meeting you both. Glad you you guys enjoyed your stay in our magical valley... Pura vida, Susanne

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Hipcamper Lee
Lee T.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2019

Was a great experience and I can not wait to go back

Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on June 18th, 2019

Hi Lee, Thanks so much! So glad you guys enjoyed your stay!! Looking forward to having you back!!!! Pura vida, Susanne

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Hipcamper Cynthia

Beautiful property..

Cynthia A.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2019

The property and the owner were amazing. The view was so beautiful and peaceful. The owner's attention to detail was immaculate. Our only disappointment was that we didn't get a picture with Scooby..but we met another fine fella..we think his name is Arthur.

Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on June 18th, 2019

Awwww thank you so much for your kind review! I'll make sure, Scooby will do his job next time as well ;-)!!! Our fierce guard dog!! Hahaha Looking forward to having you guys back!!! Pura Vida, Susanne

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Hipcamper Diane
Diane U.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2019

Location is beautiful and the camp was very comfortable! Even the horse trailer bathroom was a pleasant surprise! Suzanne was very helpful and sweet!

Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on July 29th, 2019

So glad you guys enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the sweet review!

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Hipcamper Megan

Very unique location & setup

Megan R.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

Susanne was a great host. We enjoyed visiting the Pecos Wilderness thanks to her suggestion. The tipi was perfect for our stay in Santa Fe. It’s only 20 minutes into town but far enough out to enjoy some relaxation and nature. We didn’t want to leave.

Hipcamper Stephanie

A cozy night stay

Stephanie M.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

Our stay in the tipi was a blast! When my husband and I arrived, the host and her dog showed us around the property. The tipi was filled with all the essentials and the bed was incredibly comfy. It ended up storming the night we stayed, but we felt warm and cozy inside. There's a great hiking trail to the top of the mountain her property is on. It's all clearly marked and easy to navigate. The horse trailer transformed into a bathroom was awesome, and so cleverly done! Seriously, this host was so accommodating and she really went all out when thinking of what to provide for her guests. My husband and I highly recommend staying at her tipi and will be back again!

Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on July 29th, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome feedback!! So appreciated and happy you had a great time even with the storm. Pura vida!

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Hipcamper Jeannie

Loved the tipi!!

Jeannie Z.
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July 17th, 2019

Such a great site!! Beautiful location, the tipi was great. Wood was available for the fire pit, the trailer set up for the restroom was Uber clean and close by. Really unique stay and Susanne was an outstanding host. Magical is a perfect description!

Hipcamper Susanne
Response from Susanne, the Host, on July 29th, 2019

So glad you had a memorable stay!!! Thank you so much for the lovely review! Pura vida!!!

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Property
La Cueva Magic
State
New Mexico
$66/night
1 Site
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