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Our Desert Homestead: Hot-air balloon over the campground

General

  • Camping on a desert homestead 35 minutes’ drive from Albuquerque
  • A 30-minute drive to Coronado Historical Site and Toadstool Hoodoos
  • Off-grid, dark skies site with animals and a chance of desert sunsets

With the panoramic mountain views and no neighbours but the site owners, staying over at Our Desert Homestead will have you feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Yes, the campsite is in New Mexico high desert, but it’s still easily accessible from Albuquerque in 35 minutes’ drive.

Out here on this off-grid, but very much working homestead, your only neighbours will be the farm’s menagerie, including goats, ducks, turkeys and geese – you’re welcome to pet them and help at feeding times. And talking of animals – dogs are welcome but need to be on a lead around the livestock.

Facilities are minimal, so stock up on goodies before you arrive, so you can cook up a feast around the campfire. There’s no running water either, so be sure to bring supplies with you.

Amazing sunsets and sunrises are (almost) guaranteed in the clear desert air, while at night the stars go on forever in one direction, and you can also spot the shimmering lights of Albuquerque on the distant horizon.

Take desert nature walks right from the site, to get out among cacti, yucca and juniper trees, and maybe even spot roadrunners or wild rabbits. Driving adventures lead you to ancient monuments and caves, or you can see the desert from above on a hot-air balloon flight (30 minutes).

Please note

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Horse riding nearby

Location

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  • 228 18th Street SW, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA, 87124
  • Timezone America/Denver Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00)   GPS 35.2534°N 106.7724°W

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The adobe-built streets in Old Town Albuquerque (35 minutes’ drive) make a hopping day out, packed with stores selling silver jewellery and vintage clothes, plus indie art galleries and a whole cluster of bars and dining options. The city also has a fine selection of museums, covering topics as diverse as hot-air ballooning and Pueblo Native American culture.

To see some real-life Native American heritage, head for Coronado Historical Site (30 minutes), the remains of a Pueblo village with ceremonial chambers covered in Pre-Columbian artworks. At Petroglyph National Monument (30 minutes), follow circular trails to see canyon walls covered in sacred Native American symbols, some going back 700 years.

And of course, the desert has some pretty spectacular natural features of its own. Check out the arid rock formations of the Toadstool Hoodoos (30 minutes) or see if you can spot the resemblance to a famous cartoon dog at Snoopy Rock (90 minutes), which is also a popular spot for 4WD safaris.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  3 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  3 p.m.

Our Desert Homestead cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Our Desert Homestead will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Our Desert Homestead have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Our Desert Homestead dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Our Desert Homestead? The adobe-built streets in Old Town Albuquerque (35 minutes’ drive) make a hopping day out, packed with stores selling silver jewellery and vintage clothes, plus indie art galleries and a whole cluster … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Our Desert Homestead?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  3 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  3 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Our Desert Homestead? From £16.80 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 12 a.m..

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