We are located in the Santa Fe National Forest in the Jemez Mountains. The area is called La Cueva. We are located near the intersection of New Mexico Highway 4 and 126 on the way to Fenton Lake, a popular fishing area. Our cafe, Nomad Mountain Pizza is located at the intersection and will be open April 2018. The land is located about 1/3 of a mile from the cafe on Highway 126. It is a 7.5 acre site that the San Antonio Creek passes through the middle of. We have excellent fishing as the creek is wide at our property due to a massive beaver dam. The fishery stocks the river with 4 species of trout all year about 1000' north of our land. We are developing the land for our vintage trailer business and will be providing ways for guests to visit and use our vintage campers and Airstreams on the land or to take on their own vacations. In the meantime we thought it would be fun to offer the land to other vintage trailer enthusiasts who would like to visit the area. Since there are no private campgrounds and the few public campgrounds are always full our site is ideal for a vintage trailer owner. You get the benefit of camping in a great location without having to fight for a space in a public campground or torture your vintage trailer on forest roads!
We welcome all travel trailers built in 1965 or earlier. We understand vintage trailer owner's needs and we want you to feel welcome and not the odd trailer out. We can only accommodate trailers less than 30' long. We have a number of vintage trailers on our land, several are restored and are rented for camping and other uses off site. Other trailers on site are available for rent through our website they remain on the property. It is entirely reasonable to expect that there will be other visitors on site, however please note we are NOT a campground you will simply be my guest :)
1. We do not allow any motor homes.
2. Your travel trailer must have been built before 1966.
3. No campfires if there is a burn ban (we will notify you upon arrive if a ban is in place). Failure to adhere to this rule will result in the Fire Department and Law Enforcement being called to the site. There are significant penalties for any kind of open flame use during a burn ban. This includes propane fired BBQs, charcoal BBQs. Fire is a very serious concern on this mountain! Bonfires or fires beyond our campfire rings will not be tolerated.
4. No illegal drugs, however medical marijuana is welcome and can be used openly.
5. Pack it in and pack it out. We do not have trash collection at this location.
6. Our dump station is under construction and should be ready for operation by May 2018. It will be located at the cafe and there is a charge for its use. There is no dumping of grey or black water on site. There are no alternate dump stations on the mountain.
7. Generators (Honda type quite generators) are allowed. They may be used from 10 AM until sunset.
8. Please arrive well before sunset, text at least one hour before your expected arrival time. If you arrive after dark we will not be able to let you on the property so please plan accordingly.
9. Children are welcome, however all children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by their adult guardian at all times while on the property. There is no swimming allowed in the river and all children must be accompanied by their adult guardian at river side.
10. Expect to leave the property no later than 11 AM
11. No arrivals before 12 PM.
The property is gated and the gate is shared. It must remain closed during the day and will be locked at night. Visitors will be given a key to the gate. The road accessing the gate is unpaved and a bit bumpy. It can be slippery when it is wet or snowy.
From Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend we are swamped. Do your best to get in touch as soon as you have travel plans organized so that we can make sure we have a spot for you to visit our little bit of heaven.
If you plan to stop by in the offseason, in particular in winter be very well prepared for extreme winter weather. We are located at 7,300 feet and it gets very cold!
We are near so much I'll just make a list:
Bandelier National Monument
Puye Cliff Dwellings
Valles Caldera National Wildlife Preserve
Los Alamos and the Oppenheimer Museum