Hipcamp host Shelly J.
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My place is off-grid and rustic! There are great views, art and culture, and restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the cozy ambiance, the hiking, the off-grid experience, and the proximity to the artist village of Madrid and its less than an hour to both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and pets.


My place is off-grid and rustic! There are great views, art and culture, and restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the cozy ambiance, the hiking, the off-grid experience, and the proximity to the artist village of Madrid and its less than an hour to both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and pets.
Check out my other rentals too! The Tortilla bus, Kerouac, Dusk till Dawn and Golden Dawn at Shanti Community!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Shelly a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain biking on the surrounding dirt roads is available but bikes are not supplied


Incredible hiking happens at Shanti.... A 10 to 15 minute hike to a magical canyon with a petroglyph

Horseback riding

Horseback riding at Broken Saddle is only 8 miles from Shanti in Cerrillos.

Snow sports

Skiing and snowboarding are within an hour at both Sandia Park and Santa Fe


Natural features you'll find at The Shanti Yurt in New Mexico.


High desert at 6800 feet

The vibe at The Shanti Yurt

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2017

The Shanti Community was amazing! I stayed in the yurt on the property, though there are also a handful of converted buses available to stay in as well. The yurt was nice and cozy, warmed by a woodfire stove. Shelly was a wonderful host and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. The area is serene and truly off the grid, and there are some fantastic areas for hiking as well. I can't wait to come back next time I'm in the area!

Hipcamper Jay
Jay H.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2018

Awesome space with a great vibe and a wonderful host! Shelly is great and superb human being! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great mountain getaway.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin T.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2018

Awesome place. Do not miss out on staying here. Unbelievable location, view, and vibe. No one ever said "Man, you should have seen the Holiday Inn I stayed at".

Hipcamper Amy
Amy S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

Freaking Awesome spot!
Shelley was a very friendly and welcoming host. Beautifully kept grounds, and the Yurt was super cozy and accomadating.
Great views, and a very tranquil environment.

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara C.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2018

Shelly was an amazing hostess who gave amazing directions. The road there may be rough, but it’s exceedingly worth it. The landscape was breathtaking and even though we came during a rainstorm, we still had phenomenal views of the surrounding mountains and experienced an incredible sunrise. The yurt was beyond comfortable while still feeling like we were roughing it in the best possible way. The little town of Madrid provided all the provisions we needed – stop there for anything you need before you head up into the mountains. You won’t want to leave once you get there.

Prepping for dinner.Such a comfy and colorful space inside.Yurts, donut?!
Hipcamper Timothy
Timothy D.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2019

This place is amazing. It's set back quite a bit off a rocky road, and has an uninterrupted view of the surrounding high desert and mountains. The yurt was fairly private and was very clean and cozy. Shelly (the host) was awesome and set me up with firewood and everything else I needed to have a good stay - comfy bed, clean sheets, warm blankets, and was just a text message away if I needed anything else (water, etc.). It also had a double burner and dishes/coffee pour over/etc in the yurt.

The nearby town of Madrid is funky and fun too. The green chile burger at The Mine Shaft is not to be missed, and the food at The Hollar across the street was good. The location isn't too far from Santa Fe either. You may want to come with your own food/coffee/snacks as there isn't a great store nearby, though I noticed that there was coffee and tea in the yurt if you wanted it.

The host, Shelly, is also super cool! I had a great time talking with her. Now she's got me tempted to buy a plot of land in Madrid :)

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Hipcamper Olivia

Yurt gonna wanna stay here!

Olivia M.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2019

My friends and I just got back home from a two night stay at the Shanti Community. I stayed in the yurt with my girlfriend and it was so great! We had everything we needed and then some. It is cozy inside and has a big deck outside. I enjoyed watching the sunset and the stars come into view at night and having my coffee while listening to the birds chirp in the morning. It is a serene place with beautiful views and a peaceful quietness. We will definitely be back soon! Also, the town of Madrid is a plus. People were so friendly and the shops were unique!

Hipcamper Amber
Amber D.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2019

The Shanti community is on a slice of New Mexico heaven that is absolutely breathtaking! We were delayed because of a fire and Shelly was kind enough to extend our checkout time so we could sleep in a bit, and enjoy our lovely yurt. This community is definitely off the beaten path and remote with off grid amenities like a solar shower, outhouse, and outdoor kitchen. The perfect place to get away and enjoy the beauty of nature and the company of some truly rad people!

Stunning landscape Home away from homeView from the porch of the yurtMessy bed after a much needed rest!
Hipcamper Lillie
Lillie H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 20th, 2018

I write this review in hopes that others don't make the same mistake we made.
You will have a lovely experience under the following conditions:
-You have a vehicle that take off road conditions like a 4x4.
-You do not arrive after dark
-Don't get lost

We are moving across the country and we were so excited to stay here but it did not work out for us. We had some circumstances that made us arrive late. It was out of our control but ultimately we would have been fine if the host had said we can no longer accomodate you. Those were things in no one's control.
When we arrived with her directions the road was not appropriate for our Nissan Rogue or Nissan Altima. Both cars less than 10 and 1 year old. It was really scary to arrive and have your car almost stuck several times. It's really not driveable unless you have a very tough vehicle. On top of that I was doing my best to follow her step by step directions. When I contacted the host or tried to because you don't have reception in that area (which we knew beforehand) she responded by letting us know that we were the first people to get lost. She also said to not use map directions which I wasn't. It was dark and the road was awful and I probably missed one turn.
I'm a teacher and I thought about this: I'm teaching a lesson and just one student doesn't understand. How do I respond? I certainly don't respond by saying well everyone else gets it. It's not compassionate or kind. That response made us turn around. I hope she begins to understand this because it's very clear she didn't in our conversations. Her solution was to threaten to "report us." I hope that this experience is a learning experience for the host and others who want to stay here. We are glad we turned around.

Hipcamper Shelly
Response from Shelly, the Host, on June 21st, 2018

Shanti means inner peace. Fortunately of the over 1000 guests who have found their way (in prius, mustang, even fiat as well as cars with lift and 4wd) seem to all leave feeling exactly what this magical space is. Inner peace. it is a 2 mile stretch and rocky as my site warns. I offer the option to book a $10 ride in advance. These guests did not take that option and said they would arrive by check in. They did not. i continued to give directions reminding them that its best to use my directions and not map apps. She seemed frustrated and defensive so i stayed awake well past check in and continued to send directions despite the guest's tone. After 2 hours passed from the time they said they would arrive i wrote to say i needed to know of their whereabouts. i was concerned and it was getting late! Notifying hipcamp that the guests were lost felt like a possible option. As it turned out they gave up, turned around and did not bother to notify me which felt incredibly disrespectful of my time. Im sorry they missed the magic. The land was filled with renters in all spaces and the night was incredibly beautiful. We feel blessed with the many who have come here with positive energy and have left saying they will be back and many have repetitively. Ive reread all of our correspondence in this communication and absolutely nothing i said was intended to do as the guest accused. All was peaceful. Shanti ... inner peace. I wish them luck in the future.

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Shanti Community
New Mexico
United States
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