Date of Stay: August, 2012
We spent 2 peaceful nights at the El Morro RV Park. Cannot speak to how a big rig would do as we were only in a pop up, but there were a few large RV's there. Some day time traffic noise as a gravel pit was right up the road, but that was not the case at night. Plenty of shade, a tidy restroom with a shower was readily accessible and open all night. This is a small town, so having "The Ancient Way Cafe" right on the property was really convenient. The food was very good. Fresh scones in the morning with a cup of coffee, a huge breakfast burrito, and some interesting choices for lunch and dinner. They are closed on Wednesday. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a convenient place to camp in order to visit El Morro National Monument, with lots of country to hike and bird watch. The Ice Caves tour was not worth the $11 entry fee they charge, and I warn families who might shell out for everybody over the age of 12, to send one person to check it out. Five dollars would be a fairer price. Can't say enough about this little gem of a campground.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
A return trip for mom, myself, and the dog. We really enjoy this camp ground for it's beautiful scenery, and for the nicest owners and employees you could possibly ask for. Always there to help, always working to improve and beautify the place. Very clean and well stocked rest rooms with showers and washers. A handy store on premises, picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Nice area to walk your dog, and pick up bags conveniently provided in the walking area. Security drives around after 10pm to be sure everyones right to a peaceful night is enforced. Short drive into Ruidoso. Unfortunately due to the drought, the stream was completely dry, but there are always the mountains and the occasional deer meandering through. We camped in a tent trailer, so I can't speak to the ease of leveling one of those houses on wheels. We will return as often as possible. Best place in the Ruidoso area.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This was a return trip for us this summer, and we can't say enough about the park and all the helpful people, owners and employees at Bonito Hollow RV Park. Clean and well stocked restrooms and showers, and a convenient store on site. A bit of traffic noise during the day if you choose the river sites, but the beauty of the area, the deer meandering through the CG, the 9 beautiful trout I caught in the stream, made that a minor annoyance. We camped 2 nights. Love this place!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
Sites were a bit close, we were camping in a tent trailer surrounded by much larger RV's, but we still had shade and privacy. Had a site on the river, and sitting in front of the fire at night listening to the Animas was very relaxing. Security makes regular rounds in a golf cart to ensure quiet hours are enforced, and also to lend a helpful hand when needed. Restrooms were clean, store on site was convenient and well stocked. The staff was just wonderful. Convenient to tourist activities, yet still a bit country.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We live in southern NM and wanted to find a park where we could get out of the heat for a few days. I looked at so many parks in Ruidoso and for some lucky reason settled on Bonito Hollow. I learned that it had changed hands and two very polite and helpful brothers and their wives had taken it over. We had a lovely site that backed up to the stream, the camp host backed my camper in for me, as I'm new to the game. If mild traffic noise bothers you, sites against the mountains are available, but we did not find the traffic a problem. We had shade, and a great place to walk our German Shepherd along the stream, hummingbirds all around us. If you just want to hang out and enjoy the quiet, there is a volleyball net, horseshoe pit, and fishing right at the stream. I caught 6 trout over my 2 night stay and into the frying pan they went! The restrooms and showers were clean and well stocked. There is a store with ice and the basics on site. It's like you have some conveniences, but still feel like your out in the country. For those wanting to tour the city of Ruidoso, I believe it's a quick 15 minute drive. In closing I cannot say enough about the camp hosts. Just kind, helpful, bending over backwards to accommodate you. We'll be going back every month!
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We enjoyed this small quiet spot, close to the Cliff Dwellings, and fishing on the river. Lots of horses to look at. The evening roundup with the sisters in golf carts was amazing. Camp hosts very helpful and friendly. Man who owns Doc Campbell's store makes great ice cream, but is a sour pus, not forthcoming with helpful tourist information. Lady in the store the second day was very nice. We would go back.