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Unique Off-Grid Getaway in Retro School Bus near Albuquerque, New Mexico

Madrid, New Mexico (United States)

Unique Off-Grid Getaway in Retro School Bus near Albuquerque, New Mexico

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4.8 1 Review

"Highly recommend. Feels very remote! Really pretty view of the snowy mountains in every direction from the bus. The caretaker was very nice. Be sure …"

Laura Wilson, guest in Jan. 8, 2019.
Private Caravan
2 guests
Entire Caravan
Pets allowed

This off-grid bus rental offers glampers a unique getaway in New Mexico, halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. With its bright blue exterior and indoor bunting, this retro and colorful school bus is sure to put a smile on glampers faces. Inside, the bus is cozy and welcoming with an indoor wood stove that will keep guests warm even on the chilliest of nights. The bus sleeps two guests with one comfortable bed and outside, there is a table and chairs where guests can take full advantage of the breathtaking mountains and wilderness. Guests are ensured to have a truly magical experience in this rental.

Glampers can enjoy cooking and socializing in the outdoor community kitchen. The bathroom will also be found in the outhouse with a simple solar bag shower. Bonfires are also allowed to be made in the designated areas.

2 beds

  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 1 Double bed

Features and services

  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
  • Fire pit
  • Parking
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Sink
  • Stove

Hosted by Shelly
96% positive feedback

  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: Within 1 day
  • Joined in 2017
  • More than 50 bookings

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
This property is pet-friendly. As an off-grid community, there is no running water and solar energy is used. Drinking water and water for washing up, dogs, and the solar shower is supplied and guests are asked to keep electricity use to the minimum. Soap and towels are also provided.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Location and surroundings

Madrid, New Mexico (United States)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Prairie, meadow or plain
  • Desert
  • Forest


  • Hiking
  • Winter sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Meditation

With an array of outdoor activities, glampers are sure to be kept busy while glamping in New Mexico. Hikers will find themselves in one of the prime New Mexico destinations for hiking, with a number of incredible trails in the nearby valley and canyon, as well as in the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Further afield, the Sandia Mountains also offer the perfect backdrop for hiking along trails that will take hikers on a historical adventure.

Glampers may discover ancient ruins or fossils and jaw-dropping views are ensured around every corner. Those preferring to explore on two wheels will also find many breathtaking biking trails and horseback riding can also be found in Cerrillos Hills State Park. The Rio Grande is abundant with wildlife and it is great for canoeing and rafting. While paddling down the river, glampers can spot deer, elks, and even antelope! During the winter, skiing and snowboarding are also popular in the area with Sandia Peak Ski Area and Ski Santa Fe—the country's highest ski area.