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Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground

736 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 466-3482
Location: 35.5458, -105.86404

SANTA FE'S MOST SCENIC CAMPGROUND
Quiet, wooded camping only minutes from Old Town Santa Fe. Enjoy our scenic, natural setting. Located on historic Route 66, adjacent to the Santa Fe Trail. Rancheros de Santa Fe, a beautiful destination for your visit!
Open All Year
Elevation
7,200 ft (2194.56 m)
Last Year's Rate
$37 to $56
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard   american express

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Emergency Phone
Limited Facilities - Winter

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (124)
Spaces Available (99)
Width (24)
Max Length (55)
Gravel Sites (53)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Dirt Sites (46)
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Full Hookups (53)
Water Only (46)
Electric Only (46)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (72)
Pull-thru Size (24 x 55)
Back-ins (22 x 50)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (55)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
BBQ at Site

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (5)

Tenting

Dedicated Tenting Area

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
3 Devices supported per Overnite Site
99 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Swimming
Rec Hall
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Pavilion
Nature Trails

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Cable
Guest Services
Onsite Rentals (5)
Restrooms

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Customer Reviews

Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground
Avg Rating 3.11out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (18) Reviews
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Pacesetter29

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2018
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
My wife and I were travelling in the South West, one of our stops was at Santa Fe. We have a 36 foot fifth wheel and were placed in one of the long pull through sites near the highway. The park was quiet and our stay was very enjoyable. The staff was helpful, restrooms clean and well maintained. We stayed for three nights and plan on coming back to Santa Fe in the spring of 2019, we will stay at Rancheros de Santa Fe again.
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Rojelio

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
My wife and I have stayed there twice and will be staying for a third time again next week (5/26/18). We stayed in the cabin behind the office so the restroom/showers/office/etc are very close. The people at the office have always been very nice. The cabin is a simple cabin with no running water or restroom but we knew that and we are fine with it. We just need a decent place to sleep, in a clean place, at a very affordable price and this fits our needs. Hope this helps.
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canoehenge1994

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2017
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very nice park with easy access to Santa Fe. Park is a bit of a maze. I noticed some folks having difficulty getting in to their spots. A bit unlevel, but with a little creative blocking you can get pretty well leveled up.
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Winslow good boy

Reviews: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This did have shade at our campsite. Needed updating in many areas. Cute movie house. Need to leave pool open more for the adults.
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Paul and Lisa

Reviews: 55
Helpful Reviews: 45
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We stayed a month and found plenty of interesting things to do in the Santa Fe / Taos areas. The campground is on the side of a hill; the sites at the bottom along the highway are flat and easily negotiable. The sites farther up the hill among the trees can be challenging for longer rigs to maneuver around, and the trees have the battle scars to prove it. The roads/sites on the hilly sections need some grading/leveling. Campground management was very nice and helpful. Restrooms were fine. There is a small pool, but it was not open yet during our stay. WIFI and cable. Laundry seemed expensive. Our main advice: if your have a longer rig (ours is 36' 5th wheel), ask for a site down near the highway. We would return.
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colt

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This may have been the nicest Park I've visited. It was quiet, attractive, easy to reach and the staff was friendly and helpful. We got a full hook-up pull through for $40/night before discount. The sites were separated by small trees which made it pretty, private and provided a great wind block! Also noticed a nice playground by the office. We took advantage of the propane fill station. Did not visit the bath house or laundry.
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Mwsaw

Reviews: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is the first time in several days I have had totally reliable wifi. And I can find no basis for the complaints in some of the previous reviews about an odor problem. It was about a 20 minute drive today into Santa Fe along back roads, so I didn't even have to get back on I-25. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this campground.
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Gus the Bus

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Stayed for 3 nights while touring Santa Fe during the day. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The park and the sites were very tight for a big rig. The roads were rough and the facilities very basic. The laundry was old equipment but they charged $3.00 per washer. Park has potential but facility and grounds need a lot of TLC
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KathyRV2017

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: March, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The laundry is only open from 8:00am - 6:00pm with last wash load at 4:30. I want to go sightseeing during the day and do laundry in the evening. Most RV parks have laundries that you can drive up to and park and are open until 10:00 pm, if not 24/7.
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Daddycougar

Reviews: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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We stayed in this park for a week in a 35 foot fifth wheel at the end of August 2016. I will give an overall rating of 4 with challenges (I was close to a 3). The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the park is very clean and quiet (at least while we we're here), and is located reasonably close to the downtown plaza. However, it is extremely tight in navigating your vehicles into their parking places and then in and out as you stay here. There are lots of ruts in all the roads throughout the park and all roads are all dirt. The sites are not very level. My main issue is tent camping sites intermingle throughout the park right next to RV sites and this even includes group tent camping sites next to your RV. If I return, I would request a RV site away from all tent camping, there are a few of these. I imagine during the summer months this could be a loudness issue.
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M P_4-e

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2016
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Showed up a day early. Staff was very nice and helpful. We had a pull-thru for a 28 ft class C towing a jeep. Tight space on rutted slope, some work leveling. Men's restroom shower no hot water in one stall had to move to another. Park showed age as the reason for low rating.
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ALLEGRO88

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: February, 2016
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Didn't see all of the campground because we came in late and left fairly early, but choose your parking spot wisely for the type and size of RV you have, We used a back-in site, close to the entrance, that was gravel covered and mostly level. WiFi was great as we used our Chromecast and watched several shows on Netflix. Staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't use restrooms, pool or playground so I can't comment on them, Not a bad place to stay if you pick the right parking spot.
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Colorado mama 73

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We enjoyed our stay here. We did notice a pretty nasty smell in parts on the campground but it didn't bother us all the time. We really liked the location, close enough to I25 and Santa Fe but far enough to have peace and quiet. Loved the hiking trail at the back of the campground.
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Peaceful nature in the trees

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Worst parking, unhooking and access to utilities experience ever. We have stayed in over 50 parks across U.S. and have never seen such an un-level and downsloped (front to back) sites. Access to your site is met with terrible ruts, about 1 ft deep. Utility hookups are at non-standard locations. To reach pedestal, I had to pull forward, but then my hitch was about 1 ft below the TT. So I had to backup and borrow an extension 30 amp cable. When I un-hooked, my truck was at such a severe negative grade below my TT, I wasn't sure I could hook-up again. I didn't have enough blocks to raise my hitch to level the TT. If I had pulled forward to level, the rig next to me would be blocked as two sites share a single exit. To make our stay worse, we were about 4 ft from next rig, and no room for us to use the picnic table, and it had to be positioned directly over their sewer hookups. Bathhouse and restrooms okay. They recycled which was a plus along with a walking trail. Bottom Line: worst laid out, arranged and accessible park I've ever seen.
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Cindy1122

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We booked our stay here pretty much out of desperation. Smell was horrible. Roads are awful. Didn't use the restroom so can't comment. Wifi doesn't work consistently, tv reception and channels were iffy as well.We didn't have much trouble with the back in space, but I can see why other reviewers with big rigs don't recommend it. Keep looking
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Dooskie

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Staff very friendly and helpful. Easy drive to old town Santa Fe. Campground dirt roads are in bad shape, better unhitch your toad before proceeding to campsite. Many of the sites are not level. No grass in dog run, all gravel.
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mohawk60

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
sites are very rough , and needs more grading , smell is bad.
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BO4491

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
N/A  
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
NICE FOLKS. PARK A LITTLE RUSTIC. EVERYTHING CLEAN. ROADS ROUGH...NEEDS SOME GRADING AND INFILL. NOT EASY TO PULL A BIG RIG THROUGH. WI FI VERY WEAK...REALLY NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED. THIS IS A BIG PARK OF THE RV LIFE NOW AND ALL RV PARKS NEED TO DO BETTER IN THIS AREA.
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From Jct of I-25 & Exit 290 (NM 300/Old Las Vegas Hwy): Go 1/3 mi N on US 285 to N Frntg Rd, SE (turn right) then 1 mi (L)