7.5 Good
     
Bernardo, New Mexico

Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel

Bernardo, New Mexico



Bernardo, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 861-0693

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $10 7/2016

Latitude: 34.4162389085779
Longitude: -106.843328475952

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

46 Reviews

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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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Reba Wagner, 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: 2

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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Reba Wagner, 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: 107
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

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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Reba Wagner, 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: 81
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 0

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.

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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: 7

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
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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.

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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: 321
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 20

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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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

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

Check in was a breeze and the workampers were very friendly. Horse Motel had about 10 horses and we went and visited with them and fed them carrots. The owners were also very nice. Wi fi was very good. The campsite that we were on was not as wide as we had hoped for but it depends on which site you are in. Had some mail to mail, but they do not do that. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

A very nice little park. Sites are nicely separated by trees & shrubs. There is a small fenced dog walk area. Usually places so close to the expressway aren't so great, but this one is. 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first snowbird campground and after 5 others it is still our favorite. The spaces were extremely well set up - wide roads in between, and all angled pullthroughs. Everyone had a view of mountains, instead of just the big RV beside you and between each site was a small island of shrubs or low trees.

The women's bathroom was spotless, although the shower room needed updating it was well laid out and again spotless

The owner, managers, and work campers were friendly and provided excellent service.

Every morning at 8:00 AM there was free coffee and it was a great place for an early rising husband to go socialize.

Rate cite was for a monthly rate.. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping is a bit of a distance, come well stocked. However, people frequently announce when they are going and will pick up odds and ends.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most friendly parks we've been in. Pulled in on a Friday night and were invited to their pot luck that started a half hour later. When we said we didn't have time to whip anything up, we were told we shouldn't be expected to since we just got there. Grilled pork chops, steak, and ribs with lots of extras. It was wonderful after a long day on the road. It might not be the most deluxe place I've stayed at but nice people can make up for a lot. Not as noisy as some make it sound. We had a great experience here. Rate was Passport. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

After reading the previous reviews, I had to go back and check that we had stayed in the same place! Access is pretty good, except for the very rough cattle guard entry which will really rock your coach. There are signs posted that alert the traveler that there is "no propane", "no camp store", and "no dump station". Interior roads are dirt. Sites are dirt. This place is in the open so the dirt does blow. The sites are very narrow unless you get one on the end. They are so narrow (and divided by wooden posts and thorny vines) that we had to keep moving the coach to get the slides out. The sites are also very short. You will have an issue unless you get a site at the very back of the park so your toad can stick out in the open area. Dumpster is an old open trailer. The dog run is a 10x20 dirt area with 2' chicken wire around it. This place is adjacent to I-25 so there is lots of truck noise (but the aircraft flying overhead and the trains block out some of the truck noise!). The place is very dark at night, and all the signs promoting guns makes one wonder about the security. The horse stables and facilities are far better than the RV park. The saving grace for this place is the location. There are few RV parks on I-25 south of Albuquerque, and if you are coming east on US 60, there is nothing at all for hours. I will agree that the staff is friendly. The balloon festival was starting, so there were no discounts. We camped at Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel in a Motorhome.

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