Artesia RV Rentals - best deals in NM

RV Rental Artesia

Find the perfect RV rental in Artesia, NM. Simple, easy and fully insured.

Discover Artesia

At the intersection of two state highways in southeastern New Mexico lies the mid-sized town of Artesia. This pleasant town in the southwest is named for an artesian aquifer discovered in the area around the turn of the 20th century. The town has always relied on its gas, oil, agricultural, and dairy industries, although a burgeoning tourism sector has spurred growth in town, adding a new dimension to an already fantastic community.

Artesia is the self-proclaimed “City of Champions,” taking a large interest and enormous amounts of pride in its high school football team that has dominated the state for years. This charming modern city features an elegant mix of new school efficiency and Wild West vibes coupled with southwestern architecture in the stucco/adobe vein.

When you book an RV in Artesia, there are plenty of ways to have a fantastic vacation. Great places like El Paso and Albuquerque are only a few hours’ drive away, and the famous towns of Carlsbad and Roswell are even closer to Artesia. There are lots of epic parks, landmarks, and landscapes scattered throughout the state, all easy to reach when you rent an RV in Artesia.

The Great Outdoors

Artesia is centrally located in one of the country’s most beautiful places, surrounded by serene desert landscapes and surreal night skies. You'll have a great deal of space to explore when you pick up your Artesia camper rental, like Bottomless Lakes State Park a short drive north of town. Established back in 1933, Bottomless Lakes State Park was the first state park created in the state, named for nine lakes with extreme depths. The park’s cliffs and escarpments were once part of an ancient limestone reef millions of years ago when the area was submerged with inland seas. Only one of the lakes is suitable for swimming, as the rest can be quite dangerous. The park is full of other geological oddities too, like collapsed caves and heavily eroded rock structures.

To the south, Brantley Lake State Park has a larger lake ideal for swimming, fishing, and boating. The lake is stocked full of fish, like crappie, bass, catfish, and carp, so don’t forget your fishing gear. This park is situated in an arid climate, so cooling off in the lake is also a good idea. There is a small campground on site should you feel like staying the night in your Artesia motorhome rental.

White Sands National Monument to the west is a stellar sight to behold in person, with epic white dunes and surreal, Martian-looking landscapes. These dunes are composed of a type of white gypsum crystal and are the largest of their kind in the world. The dramatic landscapes of White Sands National Monument have been featured in countless movies, and when you bring your Artesia motorhome rental there, you’ll immediately understand why.

Practically right underneath your nose, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a phenomenal place to check out, and one of the most interesting national parks in the nation. This stunning park is essentially a large underground labyrinth of tunnels and caves. These amazing caves are full of ancient fish fossils from the time when the park was located on the coast of an inland sea. You can take yourself on a self-guided tour or descend into the well-lit caverns with a park ranger and a tour group.

RV Parks

With more and more people visiting and choosing to rent an RV each year in Artesia, there has been an uptick in the number of campgrounds in the area. Places like Artesia RV Park provide visitors with a safe and exciting place to stay while they are in town. Both tent camping and RV camping are allowed in the park, and there are laundry facilities, cable TV, internet, bathrooms, and RV storage for guests.

R&P RV Park and Laundry is another park in town, offering both short and long-term stays. There are basic necessities like high-speed internet and cable television, among other things when you stay at this campground with your Artesia motorhome rental.

City Sightseeing

Artesia has an assortment of landmarks, museums, theaters, and museums to explore. There is no place better to visit first than the Artesia Visitor’s Center, a great depository for information about the town and all of its fascinating places. One of the town’s most famous features is the collection of intricate bronze statues lining the main streets, depicting famous imagery like the first oil boom, the cowboys of the Wild West, and early pioneers of New Mexico.

Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center is a unique facility fostering a love and passion for history and the arts. There is lots to see in the many exhibits of this multi-story museum, from old frontier tools, weapons, and toys to ancient native artifacts, arrowheads, and other antiques. There are lots of paintings adorning the walls of the center too, so there is something for everyone.

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is a gorgeous theater, well maintained and lovingly cared for by caring volunteers and staff. The center often hosts concerts, live performances, musicals, comedy acts, and other entertaining events.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

Search RV Deliveries

  • Home Delivery
  • Airport Delivery
  • Destination Delivery
Home Delivery
Home Delivery

Have an RV delivered directly to your home and start your adventure from your front door—or add a spare room for family to stay while they’re in town.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Ocotillo Hills Nature Trail, NMCarlsbad, NM
  • La Cueva Canyon Trail, NMCarlsbad, NM
  • Sitting Bull Falls Trail, NMCarlsbad, NM
  • Juniper Ridge Trail, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  • Walnut Canyon Trail, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park Trail, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  • Carlsbad Caverns Highway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  • North Slaughter Canyon Trail, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  • Slaughter Canyon Cave Trail, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  • Yucca Canyon Trail, NMCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM