Hipcamp host Shelly J.
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The Tortilla bus is off-grid and rustic. Its on a mesa at 6800 feet. Its close to art and culture, has magical views, with restaurants and dining nearby in Madrid, NM. Santa Fe and Albuquerque are both about 45 minutes away. Shanti Community is good for couples, families, pets and solo adventurers. Check out our other four rentals too! The Shanti yurt, Dharma Bum bus, Kero
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The Tortilla bus is off-grid and rustic. Its on a mesa at 6800 feet. Its close to art and culture, has magical views, with restaurants and dining nearby in Madrid, NM. Santa Fe and Albuquerque are both about 45 minutes away. Shanti Community is good for couples, families, pets and solo adventurers. Check out our other four rentals too! The Shanti yurt, Dharma Bum bus, Kerouac and Dusk till Dawn at Shanti Community!
Lodging provided
Rv or trailer provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
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 an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bikes are not provided but mountain biking is allowed on the many surrounding dirt roads.

Hiking

Hiking is magical at Shanti. Only a ten to fifteen minute hike to a gorgeous canyon with a petroglyph

Horseback riding

Hiking is available only 8 miles from Shanti in the village of Cerrillos at Broken Saddle.

Snow sports

Skiing and snowboarding are only 30 minutes to an hour away in Sandia Park as well as Santa Fe

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tortilla Bus in New Mexico.

Desert

High desert at 6800 feet

The vibe at Tortilla Bus

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Hipcamper Cassie
Cassie L.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2018

We loved staying there and she had everything we needed. Shelley was great and I would gladly stay there again. Such a cool place!

Hipcamper janette
Janette S.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2018

Tortilla bus was great! Shelly was super communicative and great! Can't wait to stay again.

Hipcamper Lori
Lori R.
recommends this listing.
March 11th, 2019

It's difficult to describe the magic of this little Shanti Community, but it's easy to recommend it to anyone with an adventurous spirit and a love for the great outdoors. This place is straight out of a dream. This was my second visit, and I plan to return again the next time I'm in the area! I stayed in Golden Dawn, another one of the buses on site, last time but was so pleased to try out a new home-on-wheels this time around. Tortilla Bus is so cozy - from the elevated bed to the cool tire chair and bean bag by the stove, we never wanted to leave! The mattress is phenomenal and helped us get the best sleep we'd had in weeks. With a few logs and fire starters, prepared in advance by Shanti's caretaker, Dan, we were able to heat the bus through the cold night and woke up feeling fresh under a clear blue sky.

Shelly is an incredible host - always attentive and gracious, making sure her guests have whatever they need to feel at home. She even accommodated a special request to ensure we could pay this place a visit on a tight timeline! She's one of my favorite hosts and totally makes guests want to keep this spot as a regular destination on trips to the Southwest!

Hipcamper Julia

Mini slice of paradise

Julia S.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2019

We loved out time at Tortilla Bus- the only issue was that we didn't have enough time to spend at the amazing location and cool bus. Would definitely recommend!!

Hipcamper Cheryl
Cheryl C.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2019

The tortilla bus rocks! It was a very cool, unique experience. Shelly is a great host and just a really cool gal.

Hipcamper Andrew

Amazing experience!!!!

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

Amazing!!!!! I was there by myself on a Monday traveling back to KC from a solo adventure I was taking through the mid & southwest...Shelly was so easy to stay connected with! Hands down one of the best places I’ve visited!

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Hipcamper Joseph

Everything you are looking for!

Joseph H.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2019

This was more than I expected! Total seclusion with beautiful views! The bus fit my family perfectly and the experience of off the grid camping in a bus was perfect!

The hood of the bus is a great place to lay out and relax!Nice patio for relaxing while the kids played!Tortilla Bus in all her glory!The view right outside of the bus!
Hipcamper Christine

To all that wonder, just wander!

Christine J.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2019

We just got back from our trip to the Tortilla Bus at Shanti Community. I took my 12 yr old daughter and two dogs up the rough but beautiful road yesterday evening to a fantastic little find! Sammy was there to greet us and was ever so sweet and gracious about us coming to stay, and offered firewood at 5 dollars and any other needs. My daughter literally squealed with the delight about the accommodations. Not often you get a whimsical chance to camp on a bus at a cool property run by awesome people. Shelley also came by to say hi, and although we didn't have much time to talk, because of my cold, she's an awesome woman! Kudos to her and Sammy for running such a wonderful camp for all to enjoy. We will be back! Oh, and this bed was above hotel quality, totally comfy! Thanks ladies, my daughter and I will always have this special memory.
Hugs! To all that wonder, just wander and go, you will have a blast and enjoy the beautiful scenery and hospitality!
Chris

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Hipcamper Lizeth
Lizeth J.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2019

We really enjoyed our unique weekend glamping! The host was attentive to our needs. I highly recommend this place. I can’t wait to come back for a longer stay. Thank you Shelly and Sam!

Property
Shanti Community
State
New Mexico
$45/night
1 Site
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