Hipcamp host Carla  G.
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If you want to get away from crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, visit us at Los Vallecitos. We are close to the Santa Fe National Forest and have some nice hikes on the ranch. This camp spot is unique as it is situated on the Rio de La Casa. Enjoy the privacy of your own campsite with the river running nearby.  We are a working ranch.  We also sell grass-fe

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If you want to get away from crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, visit us at Los Vallecitos. We are close to the Santa Fe National Forest and have some nice hikes on the ranch. This camp spot is unique as it is situated on the Rio de La Casa. Enjoy the privacy of your own campsite with the river running nearby.  We are a working ranch.  We also sell grass-fed beef and lamb and are certified through AWA “A Greener World.”

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Carla a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rio de La Casa Retreat in New Mexico.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Ranch

The vibe at Rio de La Casa Retreat

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Hipcamper Andrea

We didn’t end up staying there...

Andrea V.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 12th, 2020

It wasn’t clean.

Hipcamper Leah

Not clean, not covid-safe.

Leah B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 15th, 2020

We ended up NOT staying once we saw that the site had not been cleaned up since the last guest. This was especially concerning because A) it was in direct violation of the Covid-19 Safety Standards (regarding the outhouse on site), and B) because we were greeted by a bear at the campsite who was surely after the leftover watermelon and food wrappers from the last guest.

We also live in a wild area and we know that a bear who is used to finding food in a location will often return to look for more. We love wildlife and love the occasional sighting of a bear, but it is not safe for either bears or humans to let them be accustomed to finding food in human spaces.

When we contacted the host and described that the site had not been cleaned, she reported that the last guests had been there more than 24 hours before and "must have been very disrespectful". She did not claim any responsibility for the lack of clean up and attention to Covid-Safety until a couple days later when she messaged an apology and explanation that she had just run out of time. This was appreciated, as it felt more appropriate than blaming the last campers.

We would not have cancelled for the following reasons, but it was disappointing to find that this site A) does not have significant access to the nearby stream - not too hard to bushwack or scramble to it once you manage the barbed wire gate (which takes a strong adult or two people), but at least in early July the banks are very overgrown, B) the other users of the area are easily heard from the campsite as they ride ATVs or party nearby (totally expected for our local area especially on weekends - but would not be ideal for a solo camper or others who feel vulnerable), C) the general litter on the campsite was the amount that we are usually happy to pick up when we stumble on a good dispersed camp spot during a road trip, but not when we are paying.

We almost certainly would have stayed even with these disappointments if it weren't for the safety issues noted above. The area is wild and special and could be a good spot for the right camper under the right care.

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea R.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

Beautiful property.

Hipcamper Joseph

Perfect!

Joseph P.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2019

Absolutely everything and most definitely more than we had anticipated!
We were looking to get away from people and the every day hustle and bustle. This beautiful property gave us the privacy that we needed. Felt especially safe, even for my 5 month old Aussie. She was able to roam around and be a puppy and I didn't worry about her safety one bit. The site was cozy, yet spacious enough to be able to go out and explore.
Carla was very respectful of our privacy and was very concise and professional with the process from start to finish.
We have found a new favorite spot and we will coming back to spot on a every occasion we are able to get away. Loved it! There is no way you can find nothing to do here, plenty of activities to do and an abundance of peaceful relaxation!
Thank you Carla, and we will be booking again soon!

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Hipcamper Joseph

Quiet and peaceful

Joseph P.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2019

nice place, would stay again

Hipcamper Karen

Perfect private campsite

Karen L.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

This campsite is amazing and the hosts are generous and wonderful. We loved the privacy, the scenery, buying produce from the land, the river and everything about how perfect this place is set up. We will be back for sure!

Hipcamper Carla
Response from Carla , the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thank you. Hope to see you again soon.

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Hipcamper Deborah
Deborah B.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2020

Absolutely beautiful spot. Will definitely be asking to come back. Carla is super awesome

Hipcamper Johnny
Johnny R.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Site was awesome. Did not see any other campers out there. Plenty of space to do everything we wanted. Even had an unexpected visitor that topped it off. (Black bear)

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Hipcamper Bradley

Great experience!

Bradley F.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

Great spot. Great host. Everything was above expectations minus initial directions.

Property
Los Vallecitos Retreat
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site
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