We offer camping as a part of our expanding vision to offer herb classes, herb walks, nature spirit tours, and healing services. Come see our work in progress!
Some of the fun and unusual attractions we have available are panning for gold, petting the goats Ben & Jerry, and taking a tour of the minimally populated (20 residents) ghost town of Kingston, NM.
You can even take a picture by the Tipi, the Wagon Wheel Dream Catcher, or sitting on the 420 Tractor!
Imagine setting your tent while listening to the creek just a few steps down the path. Gaze up at the beautiful stars while sitting at your campfire.
Quail Camp - This spot is a nice smooth grassy area which is the largest of our sites. It's surrounded by Black Walnut Trees, Junipers, and Trees of Heaven.
Hawk Camp - This is the smallest of our sites, but it's nuzzled up in a nook of Trees of Heaven and is closest to the Sacred Meditation space with a nice trail that goes right over to it!
Eagle Camp - This is the most secluded site we have, which is set on soft fluffy grass. It's nestled up to some Black Walnut and Trees of Heaven. The corner of this camp has it's own path to the creek and you'll find some blackberry brambles along the way!
We have firewood available for purchase.
Water is available from the Campground Well.
We have paths and trails that lead along the creek to explore.
A bathroom is available at the neighboring campground.
A bathroom you can rent (with a shower) is just up the path at the Kingston Clay Company Coffee Shop.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 3PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Keys & Feathers
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Andy has carved out a neat spot nestled into the Gila National Forest of New Mexico. His land abuts a little stream that runs through the historic silver mining town of Kingston. The spot has three campsites that have been neatly mowed and cleared. A fire pit and wood were provided for our use by our hosts, Andy and Lea. They are welcoming people who greeted us a with a smile when we pulled in. Lea offers a tour of the surrounding area which gives you some perspective on the history and ecology of the land. WiFi is available, and Andy and Lea are working on a lounge area for future guests to hang out. They also have some fun and friendly goats named Ben and Jerry! We enjoyed our stay at the Plant Sanctuary and would recommend it to any travelers passing through the Gila National Forest.
This is an alright place to camp. There are some well-maintained sites on mown grass near the host's house. We opted to camp on a sandy spot next to the creek, which gave us a little more seclusion and privacy. The thing that had most intrigued me about this site was that it called itself a plant sanctuary, and it seemed at one point they may have offered nature walks and classes to learn about local history and ecology. It may be my fault for not asking our host about this more directly during our brief encounters, but no information was offered on these activities, which I was pretty sad about as it was one of the reasons I wanted to camp here.
The creek next to our camp was dry, but hiking a little ways down it away from town led to some cool little experiences, with water reappearing a short walk away from us. There were tons of beautiful flowers further down the creek, and we ran across a little rope swing that was fun.
This campsite isn't as remote as I was expecting it to be. You are right next to the town of Kingston (so close, that we were kept up at night by a neighbor in town who left their dogs out all night, unfortunately). There is an outhouse at the public campsite next door to the property...it can be a bit of a hike, and maybe isn't the most feasible at night. The coffee shop next door appeared to be closed the whole time we were there, so if you intend to rent a shower from them during your stay, I would recommend calling ahead of time to see if they will be open. There is a water spigot onsite that we were able to use. The water that came out of it was brown, we washed our dishes in it, but opted not to drink it (we brought a substantial amount of water with us). I guess we're just wimps like that. lol
I'd be interested in coming back to experience some of their classes and other activities if they are still on offer.