7.4 Good
     
Bernardo, New Mexico

Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel

Bernardo, New Mexico


21 Hwy 60
Bernardo, New Mexico 87006
Phone: 5058610693

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $15 5/2017

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Hours above shown for Mountain Time Zone

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Latitude: 34.416238908578
Longitude: -106.84332847595
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Other Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Other
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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51 Reviews

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LvR

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

CG is convenient to I-25 with good enough access. We drove our 45ft MH towing into, around, and out of the park with careful driving. Everything in the park is gravel and could be muddy or dusty depending on the weather. Utilities work OK but placement is a bit weird and varies by site. The back of the CG has long pull-throughs and we were able to stay connected for the night. It is located right next to the highway but surprisingly quiet. Friendly and helpful office personnel. Did not try wifi or restrooms so cannot comment on that. Hotspot worked well enough for casual browsing. Not a destination campground but a good spot if you are just looking for a night's sleep. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in was fast and easy, and the employees were pleasant and helpful. We were guided to the site. We found that the site was narrow, with all 4 of our slides out. There was a tree at the end of the site, on one side, which prevented us from pulling our rig up to the end of the site. If we had pulled to the end of the site, we couldn't have opened the front slide without hitting the tree. Also, due to the tree, we found that we couldn't walk completely around the coach. The hook-ups were easy to find and easy to get connected. The interior roads and sites were gravel and dirt, so when it rained, it was muddy. Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and AT&T cell service was good. Antenna TV kept going in and out. Basically, this is a no frills park, good for a night or two. We would stay again, if in the area. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We stayed here to visit the Tinity Site, on the White Sands Missile Range. The Trinity site is only open to the public twice a year, the first Saturday in April and the first Saturday in October.

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RosieTortilla, manager at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us here at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel. At the time of your visit, one of the busiest times of the year for Kiva, the only sites we had available were on our overflow row. And yes, some of the sites are not as roomy as others within the park, but the sites are full hook-up, level and clean and we do our best to place your rig in the best suitable site that we have available when you make your reservation or when you drive in without reservations.

We hope you do stay with us again. Travel safe and we'll see you next time.

Reba, Manager

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We were only going to stay 2 nights but ended up staying a week. Campground has full-hook, good WiFi & is satellite friendly. Sites a little close, but we were able to put out our 3 slides. Staff in office friendly & helpful. Campground offered everything that we needed. We would definitely stay here again if in area. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We made this our base camp. One day we drove east to the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Next day we drove south west to the Very Large Array, ghost town Kelly & San Miguel. Another day we went north to Albuquerque and finally we went over to the Bosque Bird Sanctuary to see the cranes.

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RosieTortilla, manager at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us here at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel. We are glad you enjoyed the park and had a great time exploring the area. The time of your visit was a busy time and sites were limited, and you were placed in our overflow row in which the sites are not as roomy as others within the park.

We do offer friendly staff, clean and quiet park, clean restrooms and showers, level sites.

We hope you will stay with us again. Travel safe and we'll see you next time.

Reba, Manager
mrk

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good overnight stop. Basic no frills park in the desert. Our site was a long level pull thru, strong 50 amp, excellent wifi, good satellite reception and wonderful owners. We had a medical emergency a week prior and were trying to get to our winter park in AZ. We knew it was balloon fest time and sites were limited but the owner was so accommodating when I explained our situation and was able to get us a site for our 45 footer and our tow for the night. Excellent site, excellent owners. Only negative was some road noise but was tolerable. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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RosieTortilla, manager at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us here at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel. October is one of the busiest times of the year because of the Abq. Balloon Fiesta and I am glad we were able to accommodate you and your rig during this time in one of our overflow sites. September and October are always months that are busy and reservations made ahead of time are a good thing to do.

We do offer some overflow sites and dry camping if we need to use them during our busy times. We hope you will stay with us again. Travel safe and we'll see you next time.

Reba, Manager

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is 12-15 miles from anything. It is very close to I-25 and there is a lot of road noise. We had an unsecured reservation. The office staff is very friendly. We paid $15 with Passport America discount and paid cash. They do not accept credit cards. This was just an overnight for us. We were led to our long pull-thru site. Roads easy to maneuver with a big rig. We did not disconnect the tow car and did not connect to sewer. All sites clean, tidy, and level. They have an enclosed dog area that is gravel. Wifi is $2 extra, we did not use. Surprising for New Mexico, they have shade. Our site was wide with shrubs between sites that added privacy. I did not visit the bathrooms and did not try OTA television. This park is an excellent value at the Passport America rate. We would stay here again. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Good sites with good shade considering the desert environment. Utilities were good although the water pressure could vary. Manager and work campers are nice and conscientious about keeping the park in very good condition. Wifi was troublesome. It was on and off at our site although the community building could be used in a pinch. This is an excellent base camp for natural and historic sites. Four wildlife refuges within a reasonable drive, Salinas Mission sites about an hour, and you can get the train in Belen for a trip to Albuquerque or Santa Fe. I-25 follows the Rio Grande River as did El Camino Real the historic Spanish road.

Signage in an out of the community building advocates a pro-firearms agenda. We saw no one carrying a firearm, however, in our month at Kiva.

The rate shown is daily based on monthly rate. Electricity was $90 for the month that had daily highs in the upper 90s. Our unit ran 6-8 hours per day. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping, including fuel, are in Belen, 15 miles north, and Socorro, 25 miles south. Both towns have Walmart and local grocery. Las Lunas, north of Belen, has most "chain" businesses. Restaurants favor New Mexican cooking and do offer items other than GREEN CHILI CHEESEBURGERS.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

You must pay by cash or check. No-alcohol policy. They don't allow use of your washer/dryer and must use their laundry. Site was large and level, all gravel. Don't expect high water pressure. Easy access to I-25 and ask for a spot up front as the I-25 is noisy. Must go 17 plus miles for fuel, grocery, and sites of interest. Good overnight stay. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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RosieTortilla, manager at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel responded to this review

As a small park, it is not beneficial for us to offer credit/debit card services. Our No Alcohol Policy applies to our clubhouse. Customers are welcome to have their alcohol consumed at their rigs/sites. As for laundry, we are on a septic system, not a sewer system, and that is why we do not allow customers to use their own laundry systems in their rigs.

Being 12 minutes out of town does offer the peace and quiet for a relaxing evening after driving all day on the interstate. We do hope that you will stay with us again in the future should you find yourself in our area.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $22 with AAA. Passport America would have been $14. All sites are full hook ups. Numerous permanent residents but their rigs were neat and in good condition. Park is next to I-25 but the noise didn't bother us with a fan running. Nice clean park with long level pull-through sites.

Very large bathroom. Women's bathroom had one large shower and men's had two smaller ones. Shower heads were a bit low but plenty of hot water. Paper towels and a portable heater in the bathrooms.

A good spot for an overnight stop. We will stay here again. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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RosieTortilla, manager at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do strive to maintain our park and sites in a neat and clean condition. We want our customers to feel welcome, safe and relaxed after a day of traveling over the road.

We appreciate your continued support in stay here in our park and look forward to your next visit.

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground accepts Passport America. You must pay by cash or check. The people here are very nice. We were greeted by two sweet, lovey dogs when we went into the office. Our site was large and level, and we had shade trees to keep us cool. If you want to watch TV though, you have to have a dish. They don't have cable and we couldn't pick up any channels over the air, but we don't watch that much TV anyway. We were only passing through, so we just stayed overnight. I don't know how much there is to do in this area, but I wouldn't mind staying here for a week just to relax. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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RosieTortilla, manager at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would love to have you come back and stay a week or we do offer monthly rates also. There are lots of things to see and do in the area for day trips or overnight trips using our park as a central hub. Ghost towns, wildlife refuges, train rides, farmers markets, hot springs, and so much more.

As for TV channels, most RVer's can get the 6-8 local channels out of Albuquerque with just their antenna.

Take care and travel safe and hopefully we'll see you at another time.

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We came to stay a week at this park and stayed two. Check-in is quick and easy (no debit or credit cards accepted - cash or check only) and we had an escort to our site. Sites are wide with trees and shrubs on either side - shade and privacy. Lots of room for slides and awnings. The roads in the park are wide and the sites are at the correct angle for easy parking and exiting. All utilities worked well during our stay. Wi-fi was spotty at times - otherwise this park would rate a 10. It is fairly close to I-25, but we found the noise to be minimal in our Row 1 site. This is a very quiet park with little traffic, and drivers do obey the speed limit here. There are many extended-stay sites in the park, but sites are neat and tidy. The owners are in residence, and pride of ownership shows. They host occasional pot-luck dinners - the one we attended was lively and there was a lot of good food. We really enjoyed our stay here and will always choose this park when visiting this area of New Mexico. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are wildlife and waterfowl refuges close by, as well as pueblo ruins and the remains of Fort Craig. Lots of birding during fall/winter.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one night on our travel home. Really nice sites separated by trees, and lots of space to walk our dogs. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is located right next to the Interstate, so the noise was a bit much until it died off later at night. Otherwise, a great place to stay. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice park with nice wide, level, pull through sites and good utilities. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice small park reasonably priced. Very close to Interstate 25. There is a lot of road noise. This is a basic RV park. They do not have a playground, propane, or camp store. There are trees and shrubs between sites for some privacy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is good for just an overnight stop. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little park just south of Albuquerque. We did an overnight here. The park was very well-kept with wide gravel roads and sites so there is no problem getting in and out of your spot. Lots of trees and a small dog run which our pups enjoyed. Be aware that you have to come across 2 cattle guards on the way in. Just a little bumpy if you go slow. The sites were large and level and the folks in the office are very friendly. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 355
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 47

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly check-in, escort to site, and a level, shaded site - all for the Passport America rate of $14. Not a destination park due to it's location, but a great overnight stay. Site was long enough that both 40' motorhome and tow fit without a problem. No cable TV, but good Wi-Fi and clear view of TV satellites. Close to I-25, but road noise is tolerable. Good Verizon cell and data. Everything you'd want in a comfortable overnight stay. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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