9 Parks near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jun 2015 - $5.00
Despite what Reserve America site says, rigs over 40' are going to be tight on roads and in sites. We scratched the coach a couple of times. The tree trimming on the turns could really use some attention.
That said, the campground is worth the effort. Deep in a forest with lots of hiking and areas to explore. The dogs loved it. The patio, table and fire ring setup was great.
Water to fill a tank is available near camp ground entrance, but the camp host has to turn it on. No dump station in the campground, but one is nearby.
Do not follow Google Maps, there are turns you just can't make. Only turn onto Artist Road from Bishops Lodge Road/NM590. - bobcovey
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Reserved Site 49. Web site indicates site 49 is an RV site with no hookups. Actually is tent only and can not get RV in. No one on site during the week due to Labor Shortage and no refund available. Lost $52 due to in accurate information on the web site. Not happy. - Coleywhite
Jul 2014 - $10.00
Campground has about 10 spaces with lights and water. The night we stayed Saturday night, half of those spaces were empty but reserved. The people never showed up. We stayed in overflow spot at bottom of the hill. We could smell the cars coming down the hill brakes overheating. New Mexico reservation system is confusing to out of staters. There was a wedding reception at the pavilion. Tthey had a lot of fun well into the night. If we were in lights and water spot it would be OK, but othe wise, I think we'll pass. Nice view up the hill of Santa Fe. - Jim Lee
May 2013 - $4.00
Camped in the electric hookup area and there are only 7 available. Vault toilets nearby that had not been maintained. Water spigot was locked due to recent main break but ranger came by to unlock during the day. Wonderful scenery, great hikes and bike trails. Nearby Santa Fe was a bonus for day trips. Busy road up to park created noise during the day. Dump station available but also locked, rangers friendly and unlocked for us. Visitor Center empty, no trail maps, etc. No phone service on Verizon but got signal up at Aspen Vista parking and down the mountain near Santa Fe. - The Grizz
May 2016 - $45.00
Rate reflects discount for 7 nights + rip off undisclosed-until-last-minute credit card fee.
The Good: Close to downtown. Friendly office staff. Allowed us to receive shipments. Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi worked well. Gravel sites were clean. Each site has it's own trash can and trash is picked up daily. The pool and surrounding area were clean and well-maintained. Pool was not heated.
The Not So Good: Entire property has small slope downward so sites are not level. Some trees need trimming. We had to back-in to a pull-through site to avoid being scratched by a tree. Hook-ups are in a weird location. You'll need a long water hose. Sites are close together but typical for park being close to a town.
1.) Trying to arrive at the property, you cannot see the sign. We had to call and were told to look for yellow Penske trucks. If you arrive here, turn where you see "Manny's Auto Sales" and "The Lofts" as well as the yellow Penske trucks. Once you turn, you'll see the RV Office.
2.) WiFi doesn't exist. They told us at check-in they are installing new WiFi but, during the course of one week, we never saw work in progress. We didn't even see their WiFi system on the drop down menu of available WiFi networks.
3.) Upon check-in, they said they have a fee for using a credit card. It was relative to the amount charged. For us it was substantial (over $20). This fee was not disclosed on the website nor on our confirmation form nor was a credit card fee charged at time of online reservation.
Bottom line - I won't stay here again unless they're the last vacancy standing. - GottaGoNow
Nov 2015 - $20.00
Basically a striped parking lot with a few patio tables. Sites are very close together. Location is great right in the city; but it's the other end of the city from old town what all the action is. Goos Verizon and AT&T 4G signals. - eWindsor
Oct 2015 - $42.00
Location of the park to downtown is the best thing here. Bring a long sewer hose! Tower, water and sewer at very back of your site. Staff cordial, we had an online reservation and arrived just after closing. They did not leave anything for us as to what site to park in, we just chose an open one. Sites were very close and the park was clean. Dump station not working. We will return here. - Newadventurers
Apr 2016 - $40.00
While staying here a family member took ill. Most of our stay was limited to driving to and from the hospital. The staff was fantastic to my family. We wish to thank everyone for their help, concern, and kindness we received there thank you all. As for the campgrounds, we were pleased with the site, as well as the hookups and cable , all worked great. Overall utilities and water hook ups were well placed for our site, lot numbers are well marked, as well as street signs. Site was clean and well maintained. Would highly recommend. - RLCombs
Apr 2016 - $35.00
We stopped at Rancheros de Santa Fe for two nights and ended up staying 8 nights. This park is very quiet with trees between the sites. We were in site 110. The site was level and plenty of room for my 3 slideouts and 35 ft rig. Had no problem getting to the site. The park definitely has the camping atmosphere and not the "parking lot" scene. The owner and staff are very friendly and offer their knowledge of the area. There is a nice hike about a quarter mile long in the back of the park great for walking dogs. The laundry room is clean with plenty of machines. Washer was $3.00 and dryer $1.25. Santa Fe is about 25 minutes away, and the National Parks are about 30 and 45 minutes away. Old Santa Fe and Parks are a must see. The RV park is real easy to access from I-25. They sell propane on site at a reasonable price. If we are ever back in the area we will stay here again. - Jeff Schleter
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Stayed for one night and although we didn't need to unhitch we did and took campground staff recommendation to tour Santa Fe. Sites are level and quiet. Easy to get to location. If you are coming from the East and need fuel I would suggest you stop and fill up before campground exit as there are no services. Will definitely put this campground on top of my list if we are ever in the area again. - camp4evr
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Gravel sites with tall weeds, goatheads, and red ants. Mostly full-timers. A few junk campers looked to be abandoned. Good location for visiting Santa Fe but they need to hire someone to landscape. Do not bring pets here because of conditions. - Bat Rider
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Park is conveniently located between Santa Fe, Bandolier and Los Alamos which are all great places to visit. The water and electricity all worked well. Spaces are wide and allow enough area to park your vehicle. There are no trees at all so your satellite TV will work. Check in staff was friendly and efficient.
The Cons: Other reviews have said it all. This is primarily a gravel lot, covered with weeds and goatheads with no ambiance at all. Weeds were up to the steps of the RV, as well as up to the bench of the picnic table. The internet, although included, was weak and inconsistent. Generally, although it would connect, nothing would load. Nothing. Thankfully, there is a McDonalds across the highway when we had business on the internet that needed to be taken care of. NO TV reception over your antenna. No cable available.
We would not stay here again. In fact, we would've left after the first night if we had not already paid for our full stay. Way overpriced for what services are provided. - themom3
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This is a large gravel parking lot that's great for overnight or a few days stay to rest and visit the casinos. Easy on/of the highway and fuel is right near the entrance to the park. There are 2 large casinos within a couple of miles and plenty of shops and restaurants. We will stay here again when in the area. - dok
Oct 2013 - $20.00
Park is now closed to RVs. We tried to stay and were told by the on-site property that the Rodeo is no longer able to accept RVs. Apparently the Rodeo does not have the proper licensing/permitting to operate an RV park. The manager was nice enough to let us park for the night with no services since it was getting dark. - my12by60
Apr 2013 - $20.00
We moved to this location after reading about it. You get what you pay for. We got full hookups close to the center of town. It was no frills, but the price was right. The location was quiet and secure. There are enough channels to get some decent television with your antenna. The only complaint was the need for a long sewer hose. Luckily I had that. Other than that, this place was great for the price. - Ugly SAM
Jul 2011 - $20.00
In town location, great price. Not busy. Sandy sites, a bit unlevel with bonus horse droppings in your site. Gated entry, safe area and very quiet at night. Would stay again instead of paying twice as much or more at the other campgrounds. 30 amp only, back-in only. - sysadmin
Aug 2015 - $48.00
I cannot remember if the rate is excluding tax, but felt like the rate had increase since our last stay. I did notice that it seemed as though the park had made some improvements to a some of the sites compared to our previous stay at the park. The park is a good ways out from Santa Fe, but there are nearby restaurants. - MelindaK
Aug 2015 - $48.00
The park is advertised as being in Santa Fe, which it is not. It is several miles away, yet still noisy being very near a freeway.
The park also advertises WiFi service; on arrival, one learns that the WiFi is *not* high-speed, and is suitable only for email (if that). This is *NOT* what one expects from a high-dollar, known RV park; for those who rely on quality connections while traveling, this is an enormous problem. Some travelers, like myself, conduct business online, and rely on known sources for quality connections. When learning on arrival that the connection would be useless, this was *most* disappointing.
Otherwise, the park is impeccably clean, well-managed, and the staff accommodating while not overtly friendly.
We would probably choose a different location for future travels to Santa Fe, mostly for improved location but also WiFi service. - ziaptrn
Jul 2015 - $43.00
The spaces are pretty close together with low hanging branches. My Verizon cell phone and hot spot did not work. I was told you had to go to a specific corner of the patio to get it to work. The park was well lit which was helpful for our very late arrival due to a closure of the interstate. Really nice dog area. - HB Taxlady
May 2016 - $42.00
We only stayed one night but we were very impressed. Great views, very clean and well kept and the staff was very friendly. - Dino H
May 2016 - $41.00
We were not initially impressed as we pulled in to the park and considered staying only one night instead of the two we booked, but after we pulled into our site and got set up we started feeling differently. Then we took our dogs for a walk on their very long dog trail, and changed our mind. As others have mentioned, the sites are level and the cement patios with picnic tables or table & chairs are large. TV worked well. We never use WiFi as we have our own hot spot.
The park sits on top of a bluff with nice views of the mountains and makes it feel secluded. We would stay here again. - Corona-travels
May 2016 - $44.00
Very good park, conveniently located for accessing the area's attractions. Utilities worked fine, Wi-Fi quite acceptable, blazing Verizon 4g signal. Gravel roads and sites, concrete patio, Not all sites but some, including ours, had a wrought iron table and chairs instead of picnic table. Well laid out, easy to get around with a big rig. Friendly, helpful owner/managers. Easy straight shot from the entrance to the bypass leading to Los Alamos, Bandelier etc. Also, nearby at the interstate is a Railrunner train station if you'd like to use that means to access downtown Albuquerque or Santa Fe. Although the interstate is close by the park is far enough away there is no road noise. - fulltimer121
May 2016 - $45.00
Good location to go into Santa Fe.
Upon arriving the staff is very helpful and will lead you to your site. Which are very tight. But no matter as they are very well laid out so that you do have privacy if you like.
Clean restrooms. And a very friendly, and overfed, cat will likely come by to visit.
A nice place to stay in Santa Fe. - Ratch
May 2016 - $40.00
Trailer Ranch RV Resort - Santa Fe, NM What a hidden gem in the city! Came here on the recommendation of friends and found a quaint, clean, roomy RV park. Sites were spacious and on concrete pads. Most sites were back in's, but you are led to the site by Carlos who is very good at directing you into your site making it a very painless process. Although you are next to a very busy street, an adobe wall separates you and keeps road noise to a minimum. Contrary to what I've read elsewhere, they are pet friendly, they are just very protective of their grass, so the pet walk is on gravel and they insist that you do not allow your dog to urinate on their grass. Our dog adjusted to the gravel with no problem We stayed in a motor home and would stay here again. May 2016. - Gunny69
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Great location in Santa Fe with bus service at street. Quiet. Great staff. Site was gravel, some shade, nearby spacing, and featured a picnic table. Safe. Great management. Very organized & clean. Has everything a camper with an RV needs. Would stay here again. - Pepe La Maison