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Spinning Cuddle Bug - Tin Valley Retro Rentals

4.93(134 reviews)SuperhostTerlingua , Texas, United States
Camper/RV hosted by Ronda
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the camper/rv to yourself.
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This host doesn’t allow smoking.
“Cuddle Bug” 1969 VW that spins! Converted to an off-the-grid primitive campsite. PET FRIENDLY! Tin Valley Retro Rentals was featured on Nat Geo’s documentary show “Badlands, Texas, and has caught the attention of travelers all over the world. 90 private acres nestled in the foothills of surrounding mountains. Perfect for stargazing! Located near Big Bend National & State Park and the Rio Grande. Families, solo travelers, couples, photographers, weddings, are all welcomed!

The space
Site is still a work in progress and she might be small but she is mighty. This VW is the very first of its kind because you can spin her around like a merry-go-round! Yep! So take a video of your spin and post it on Facebook or Instagram. (Tin Valley Retro Rentals).
Believe it or not she can sleep two people up to 6'2 comfortably. There is even head room that can act as a table or sleeping area for a small to medium pup. Stargazing sun roof...and when you want to watch the sun come up or go down all you have to do is turn her.
Referred to as "upscale" primitive camping because you have a structure to sleep in rather than a tent. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEDDING/LINENS and all other camping gear. I recommend bringing a small air mattress.
Wifi available on property.
There is solar energy for temporary light source and/or charging of your phone, computer, etc... If it is rainy or cloudy it will not work. PLEASE NOTE: There is not enough energy to use any electrical appliances.
Small BBQ grill & fire pit provided along with a picnic table. (bring plenty of wood with you!) Port-o-Potty, outdoor shower, and sink within walking distance. Shower/bath house, laundry facility, swimming pool - 4 miles away, with a full service restaurant too. *No running water at campsites. Make sure you bring plenty of water with you.

Guest access
Property is: *35 miles to Terlingua, Terlingua Ghost Town, Study Butte, and to the front entrance of Big Bend National Park. *5 miles to the back entrance of Big Bend National Park, but high clearance and/or 4-wheel drive is needed for this route. *4 miles to Terlingua Ranch Lodge, (available to you) which has a swimming pool, full service restaurant, shower house, and laundry facility. *20 miles to the closest grocery store. *35 miles to the closest gas station.

Other things to note
Not to discourage you from booking but please be aware that this campsite is a self check-in site and there are certain guidelines to follow so that I can continue to keep the rates as low as they are. PLEASE clean the campsite before you leave. This means sweeping, throwing away trash, making bed, cleaning out fire pit, stacking outdoor chairs next to fire pit (or they will blow away), picking up any trash that may have blown into bushes nearby, and raking entire site. Close all windows (dirt & rain). Clean off picnic table and make sure no food stains are left on it. Your goal is to leave this campsite cleaner than when you arrived so that it is ready for the next guests to arrive. Please assist in keeping everyone's vacation experience the best it can be. And again, by helping out this will keep the rates down. Thank you so much!

Here are a few more things to know when you arrive to Tin Valley Retro Rentals.

Tin Valley now has firewood for sale.
$10 per bundle.
Payment is on the honor system...PLEASE leave the cash in the orange box next to the wood.
(Located along fence next to brown Willie Nelson bus.)
*Tip to starting a good fire: Start small and ONLY add once the fire grows. Too much too soon will only give you smoke! And do NOT stack wood on top of one another! It will never start. The key to a good fire is to stack the wood like a tipi, with enough fire starter in the middle to get a small fire going. The flame from the fire starter will ignite the wood circled around it. Once that wood is burning you can then keep adding additional wood for a great, long lasting fire. (Dead cactus and/or small twigs are great fire starters, if you need assistance.)

When you leave your campsite/RV please check for kitties inside, as they tend to sneak in and hide...And PLEASE check the top of your vehicles before you drive off. I seem to have a kitty that enjoys hanging out on car roofs and has “roof surfed” out of here twice already! Lol! His name was just “Stubb’s,” but he is now known as “Stubb’s the Roof-Top Kitty Surfer.”
Thanks!


During your stay I would like to invite you to help build something very special here at Tin Valley Retro Rentals. I have added paint & brushes to your campsite. You can pick your own special rock from anywhere on the property, including the mountain, and then paint something special on it. Be sure to include your name and date and then pick your spot of where you want to leave it.
(To keep the brushes lasting please wash the paint out after using...thank you!)

And final thing; If you have extra pennies or other coins, I would love for you to throw them around your campground. Copper is good energy for the property...AND is just another quirky fun thing to do. :)

Look forward to your visit!
Ronda
“Cuddle Bug” 1969 VW that spins! Converted to an off-the-grid primitive campsite. PET FRIENDLY! Tin Valley Retro Rentals was featured on Nat Geo’s documentary show “Badlands, Texas, and has caught the attention of travelers all over the world. 90 private acres nestled in the foothills of surrounding mountains. Perfect for stargazing! Located near Big Bend National & State Park and the Rio Grande. Families, solo…

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Terlingua , Texas, United States

Terlingua Ranch is one of the largest neighborhoods with over 200,000 thousand private acres, and over 5000 land owners, with 11,000 miles of maintained dirt road. Tin Valley is nestled at the heart of this amazing neighborhood in the Corazons of Terlingua Ranch on 90 acres surrounded by mountains and awesome vistas. The neighborhood also offers a community pool for $5.00 per day, great cafe called the" Bad Rabbit", shower house, and laundry facility. Check out or Guidebook for more info.
Terlingua Ranch is one of the largest neighborhoods with over 200,000 thousand private acres, and over 5000 land owners, with 11,000 miles of maintained dirt road. Tin Valley is nestled at the heart of this ama…

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Joined in August 2015
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"Tin Valley Retro Rentals" is a dream come true, by creating a unique environment of overnight vintage rv rentals, in the middle of the desert. "Tin Valley" is also part of a recent documentary that aired on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, called "Badlands, Texas." (8 episodes)
"Tin Valley Retro Rentals" is a dream come true, by creating a unique environment of overnight vintage rv rentals, in the middle of the desert. "Tin Valley" is also part of a recen…
During your stay
I live on the property so all you have to do it knock on my door or send me a message thru airbnb and I will be there for assistance. I also give all guests your space and privacy...so if you don’t even want to see me you don’t have to. lol! The Space is self-check in.
I live on the property so all you have to do it knock on my door or send me a message thru airbnb and I will be there for assistance. I also give all guests your space and privacy…
Ronda is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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