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Family Camp, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is our only rental designed specifically for children and dogs. It is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Casita one mile away, and Remote Casita three miles away.
Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living. (See our main website link below.)
Family Camp includes everything you and your family need for a comfortable camping experience in the wilderness. Unique at your camp site is a continuously flowing cold water spring which supplies the 1,000 gallon soaking pool nestled inside an earthen and rock open-air water storage area, with a breathtaking view of the canyon's 1,700-foot red sandstone walls.
The Children's playgrounds
The specially designed protected play area for your children is at the ranch. You may walk or drive. At the ranch is the community swimming pond, inflatable kayaks, floating trampoline, Slither (a 17-foot water park floating snake on which children can sit, stand, and walk), floating arm chairs, boogie board, and a sand box with children's toys. The Gallina River runs right by this area where children love to play in the mud. We supply towels. There is a cold fresh water shower at the pond. Not far from the pond is the ranch playground with swings, rotating teeter totter, jungle gym, horizontal bar, hanging merry-go-round, donkey cart, pioneer wagon, grape arbor, and chairs. WiFi is available in these areas. Please bring your children to enjoy what our grandchildren have loved for more than twenty years (see pictures on our Gallina Canyon Ranch web site).
The camper has a rain proof gazebo dining area connected to a completely-equipped outside kitchen which includes cold running spring water, table, chairs, propane barbecue, fire pit bowls, cooking stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, tableware.
People staying at the Family Camp may drive to the site themselves. On the rare days when heavy rain makes the road too muddy to travel, we will take you to the camp and leave with you our mud-friendly car for emergency use.
o) The camper includes one king size bed, one queen size bed, one single, 2 double size tents available with sleeping bags and liners: all under a 20x30 foot roof facing the cliffs.
o) Solar powered lighting.
o) Awnings shelter campers from the rain when moving between the sleeping, kitchen and dining areas.
o) The fresh spring water is excellent for drinking. (There is no need for you to bring water.)
o) There is plenty of outside table space for preparing and eating meals.
o) WiFi is provided at the camp.
o) Comfortable chairs are provided under the gazebo.
o) Wood fires are allowed in the fire pit bowls; we provide firewood.
o) The kitchen is fully equipped, including salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.
o) We provide linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, nine pillows with cases, wash cloths, bath towels, and beach towels.
o) When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our organic garden.
o) A vintage outhouse with a spectacular views.
Nestled under the shade of three picturesque pine trees, Family Camp is located deep within Gallina Canyon and is surrounded by sand stone cliffs that soar 1,700 feet above the canyon floor.
The camper has solar powered lighting. The soaking pool is continuously fed from a fresh water spring, and includes a table and chairs for use inside the tank. You may build a fire in the fire pit bowl provided here. Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon.
With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the soaking pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows over the fire pit bowl. With the mojito glass and muddle we provide, make a mojito with the mint growing at the soaking pool, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky.
The swim pond is located at the main ranch, and Slither The Loch Gallina Monster will be your swimming companion. There are boogie boards, a water trampoline, and assorted water toys. A teeter-totter, jungle gym, and swings are at the main ranch for your children's use.
There is also a very large area for additional group camping if you have more than 2 people in your group. The fee is $10 a night per extra person (18 and older), and they must bring their own camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc.).
o) Directions on how to get here are available on our main website (links below).
o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves, horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will ignore you if you ignore them.
o) Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.
o) Gallina Canyon Ranch is at the end of a long, adventurous dirt road. Most cars can get to the camp, but low-clearance cars such as a Mini Cooper or a Scion xB cannot. Four wheel drive is not necessary.
o) Please leave all gates as you find them.
o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.
o) If you plan on using the soaking pool or ranch pond, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels.
o) The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: you may download a star map from our main website for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.
o) Bird watchers will *LOVE* Family Camp.
o) For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.
o) Family Camp is a zero impact area. 'No trash; no trail; no trace.' It is important to us that you use the existing cow trails when hiking.
o) A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded from our main website (link below).
o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page at our main website (link below).
Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:
30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%
Andrew, Elizabeth, and David will be your hosts. Please go to our detailed main website (the link is below) for more pictures of our incredible canyon.
We chose this ranch because the beauty and the seclusion of this canyon is unique; it is like having our own mini Grand Canyon--- the same Northern New Mexico beauty that awed and inspired the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Family Camp includes for your summer enjoyment a 1,000 gallon soaking pool that is continuously fed from a fresh water spring, and includes a table and chairs for use inside the pool. The overflow from the tank attracts a many species of birds, which makes the pool area a bird watcher's dream. The pool is nestled inside an earthen and rock 1900s homestead open-air water storage tank. You may build a fire in the fire pit bowl provided here. Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon. With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows we provide over the fire pit bowl, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky.
Family Camp is the perfect wilderness experience for a family retreat, corporate get-together, and group camping.
Campers at our wilderness family camp may walk or drive one mile to children's paradise: our community pond (see Entertainment section above).
Attractions of the area include: The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, the Continental Divide Trail, Echo Amphitheater, Ghost Ranch's paleontology museum, Abiquiu Lake where one may swim and fish, the Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Catholic Native American Indian Mission, and the Dar al-Islam mosque at Abiquiu.
One may take a one-hour tour of Ms. O'Keeffe's house in Abiquiu through the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. There is also the Abiquiu Inn with a café and gift store. A day's outing may include lunch at Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, a visit to the world-famous El Santuario de Chimayo, and a stop at the weaving shops of the Ortega and Trujillo families. Dar al-Islam is noteworthy for, among other things, the only vaulted ceiling made from adobe brick in the United States.
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|Notes||Tax is already included in the above rates. We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. See Gallina Canyon web site (link above) for the waiver. We accept credit card payments via PayPal and "Book It." See our web site's rate sheet to pay via PayPal. The $10 per additional person per night is for people 18 years and older: children under 18 have no additional fee.|
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