Hipcamp host Chris L.
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Secluded high country camping in open ponderosa pine forest adjacent to large tract of national forest, a great place for mountain biking, hiking, or bring your own horse and ride. 20 minutes from El Malpais and El Morro national monuments. For that wilderness experience, sites are 300 yards from parking and 300 yards apart.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Equestrian
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Chris a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tent camping under the pines in New Mexico.

Mountainous

We are just below a cinder cone in the Zuni mountains. Black bear, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, Wolf, coyotes, wild turkey, dee...Read more

Farm

I raise chicken, turkey, sheep and certified organic produce.

Ranch

Camping spots rotate through unused sheep pasture. Sheep may very well be grazing just one fence away from your campsite.

Forest

The vibe at Tent camping under the pines

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Hipcamper Abigail

Extremely satisfied

Abigail F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 4th, 2020

When we arrived we were warmly greeted. We parked at the main house and had a short hike to the camping site we chose. We had full access to explore the property. It is so quiet and secluded but not too far away from other attractions.

Since this is a hike in site, bringing limited gear or a wagon would help expedite getting settled. The host did drive most of our stuff in a small tractor/trailer.

What is provided: table, fire pit, help moving gear, toilet set up, and fire wood (dead branches on the ground are allowed to be gathered and used.)

Definitely plan to go back!

The nights are beautiful.So much space, feeling secluded but not too far away from access to outside things.
Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 25th, 2020

Peaceful and relaxed, the provided table, water and fire pit were welcome and appreciated additions to our experience.

Hipcamper John

Rugged wilderness near el malpais

John J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 7th, 2020

Chris’s Whifflebird Ranch is the perfect escape! If you want to get away from city life, this is the place.

Peaceful Accommodations at the Ranch
Hipcamper Rachel

Beautiful camping spot

Rachel V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 21st, 2020

Campsite was awesome and beautiful! Super quiet. Chris is a wonderful host!

Hipcamper Miranda
Miranda R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 4th, 2020

The site was quiet, with nice trees and star views. The hosts provide a fire ring, water, and small picnic table. The outhouse was very clean and just a short walk away from the site. Chris and King (their adorable giant dog) were very friendly. In beautiful area close to El Morro and Malpais.

Hipcamper Chris

Lovely campsite

Chris B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 7th, 2020

The campsite was pristine. Because it's a few hundred yards from the parking area, it almost felt like wilderness backpacking. I say almost because the site included a picnic table, water, and a fire pit. Seeing Chris's organic farm operation was an added bonus.

Hipcamper Lawrence
Lawrence H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2020

Chris's farm is so beautiful and spacious. I stayed on a very clear night with a big full moon. She very warmly greeted me at her ranch and even showed me around the premises a bit. King, her sheepdog is also extremely friendly and serves as guard dog during the night!

Hipcamper Rae

Chris is an exceptional host!

Rae E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 28th, 2020

Chris is an exceptional host and the land is beautiful! I am so grateful to have found Chris on my trip from Oklahoma to California.

Hipcamper Nathaniel

Great private camping

Nathaniel S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 31st, 2020

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights, and it was great! A friendly, giant fluffy white dog named King was there to greet us when we arrived and protected us at night. Chris and those that work on the property were all very friendly and welcoming. The area was well kept and far enough away from the house to provide a secluded camping experience. We want to come back sometime and bring our friends with us.

Property
Wifflebird Ranch
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites

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