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Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground
Connecticut
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice Campground”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground is a nice campground with clean facilities in a good location to Santa Fe. We only stayed one night but found everything to be in good, clean order. The sites were nicely shaded with full hook ups. We used the laundry as well as the bathrooms and both were very clean. They offered WiFi that we also used and worked pretty good. All in all, would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Golden, Colorado
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67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed here over the July 4th long weekend. We thought the campground was great and the staff was even better. We were right beside the pool and across from the store and the bathroom. Even though we backed up towards the highway, we never heard any traffic. The bathroom was always very clean anytime I went in there - which is important to me even if we are camping. The pool was also very clean - although very cold. My kids didn't really mind though. I liked that they offered a movie in their "theatre" each night. There was a decent walking path around the campground - not too long but it was still fine. I thought that there were a lot of great sites for campers of all kinds (huge rigs/5th wheels, trailers and tents) mixed in amongst the trees. The location is about 10 minutes southeast of Santa Fe (either on I25 or the Old Las Vegas Hwy). The only thing that I would mention that is a little on the negative side is the fact that there was really nothing separating our site from the people next to us. Not really a big deal since their motorhome opened on the other side - but some sort of treed divider would have been nice. This seemed to only be the case for the sites that were all in a row - where we were. The ones scattered around the campsite were more separate. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling around Santa Fe.

Room Tip: Close to the pool if that's what you like but maybe not right next to it. If you are in a tent...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Errbear
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Levelland, Texas
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Rancheros de Santa Fe tops my list of one of the cleanest campgrounds we have ever used. During this trip we opted to tent camp, but chose to have power and water as well. We treked to the restroom many times. Without fail it was clean and in well-working order. The terrain was extremely well kept and enjoyable. The one downfall this place has is its employee, Bob. He was by far the rudest, most hateful person I have ever come in contact with. We encountered bad weather coming in to Santa Fe, which delayed our arrival. We were attempting to set up camp after dark as quietly as possible. No one was remotely close to our site other than the employee's RVs. AT 10:05 he stomped to our site literally yelling at us that it was now quiet time and we had to be silent. He was FAR louder than we were. He came to our site again a few nights later accusing us of violating the burn ban, which we were not. Once again, he was irate, rude, and frankly just scary, waving his arms wildly and yelling at the top of his lungs. He sat in a chair in front of his RV and watched us for at least an hour. (no kidding) I was frightened for our safety due to this employee. This was our second time at this campground, but we will NOT return as long as they employee such a person. You're only as good as your worst employee.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 Thank I_correct_grammar
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Kansas
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We were booked in for 3 nights, but the first night was a killer. Early June and already it was hot. The cabin had a heater, but naturally, it's a cabin, so don't expect AC. We stayed one night and went to the Santa Fe Suites the next night. The cabins were tidy. Double bunk beds means the cabin can accommodate for up to two couples. There are insect screens on the doors and windows. Our cabin was up the back and situated quite a distance from the bathrooms, but all amenities were there (such as toilet, shower and sink for washing dishes).
They had laundry facilities on site but we never used them as we left early. They also had an outdoor pool and a small theater which plays a movie each night, but we didn't utilize these. All in all, for Santa Fe, it's probably a good deal, but it was an unbearable night for two adults and a small child. We purchased a fan for the night to get the air circulating. The staff were super-friendly and I would recommend if you're using an RV or something that has AC or stay earlier or later in the season. I don't recommend the cabins because it's simply too hot. It was quiet, despite the locations of the units being so close to each other.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Eternal_Howl
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Victoria, Canada
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328 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This is a very large RV park. It has room for any size RV - big or small - with lots of pull throughs. There are full hook-ups as well as water & electric only AND tent sites as well as cabins. Mostly gravel and most are quite level. The restrooms are clean - 4 shower stalls in men's and women's that work well. My only complaint here is ... how much can it cost to add a few more hooks in there??
You're a way from Santa Fe here ... about 15 minute drive on the old road ... a bit faster on Hwy #25. You can hear a bit of road noise but it seems to quiet down at night. A bonus ... the wi-fi actually works well! This is unusual so we really appreciated it. Reasonably priced around $30+/- and a Good Sam park as well. Quiet ... could hear coyotes at night!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Silver City, New Mexico, United States
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Having lived in Santa Fe for over a decade, we were picky about where we stayed when visiting again in our RV. Rancheros de Santa Fe provided a pleasant experience. The campground was clean, the sites were already close to level, the trees and shrubs provided privacy between sites, and we enjoyed the overall experience. Stay was friendly and the store well-stocked. We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Alan R
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Your first view of Rancheros de Santa Fe may be a bit off putting. This is not your normal concrete pad back to back belly to belly campground. We reserved adjoining spots for two, and we are more than pleased with our sites. We have motorhomes, therefore do not use the bathrooms and showers at the park. Personal preference, we have our own, we clean our own. We are surrounded by pinon pines and clean air, butterflies and bluejays. The park
appears to be an abandoned KOA that was poorly managed, but the current managers seem to be making progress on what is a very large 120+ space park. It takes time to rehab what has been misused and ill maintained. Give the new owners some time!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank D M
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Additional Information about Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground

Property: Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground
Address: 736 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Exit 290 off 1-25, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1409
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Santa Fe
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Fe, New Mexico's most scenic RV resort and campground. Country camping with full amenities, only minutes from Old Town Santa Fe. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rancheros De Santa Fe Campground Hotel Santa Fe
Rancheros De Santa Fe Campground New Mexico

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