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Two acres on protected wetlands. Spellbinding views into Death Valley National Park. Natural hot spring pool. Tranquility. Discovery. Quiet you can feel on your skin.

Retreat. Reflect. Unplug. Connect.

The space

We have a mix of rustic accommodations. From this page you can reserve the vintage travel trailer circa 1960 pictured here. Rate is for two adults.

The Vintage RV is a 1970 Prowler travel trailer with original interior. Rustic and kitschy, it has an evaporative cooler for warm days, small fridge, four burner stove, dinette that can make an extra bed and a true step-saver bathroom. From the double bed you can gaze out across the river marsh in the glow of our own lighthouse. Yep, a lighthouse on the Amargosa River.

We have other spaces offered through other pages here on Airbnb. Check 'em all out from the "host" page.

The solitude and grandeur of our two and half acres of pristine desert vistas, the clean air and outdoor recreation limited will make a visit to The Second Wind stand the test of time.

Experience a facial or mud bath utilizing rare volcanic French Green Bentonite Clays freshly harvested from local mines. Unplug. Unravel. Unwind.

We have abundant water from mineral wells for bathing, washing, laundry, etc., but it is not potable. Bring plenty of drinking water with you. In this extremely arid climate you'll want about twice what you usually drink.

There is a bar & grill in Shoshone (6 miles north), and Tecopa Hot Springs has an interesting nuveau bistro with an ever-changing menu.

Aside from that, we provide various cooking facilities for your use. There is a kitchenette in the RV, outdoor barbecue grills, a large turkey smoker and what might be the very first hibachi ever made, campfire rings…. your choice.

There is a convenience store in Shoshone and major shopping in Pahrump, NV (pop. 40,000) which is an easy drive of about 30 miles. Las Vegas, NV is about 65 miles to the southeast.

Nearby attractions include Death Valley National Park, the Amargosa Opera House, China Ranch, Dumont Dunes, Red Rock Canyon National Recreational Area, Mount Charleston Ski Resorts, the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge or the famous Nye County Brothels (Houses of prostitution are legal in Nevada, you know.)

We are four to five hours from Yosimite National Park, Disneyland, San Diego, Big Bear Ski Resorts, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon National Park, Los Angeles or Palm Springs.

Guest access

All reservations include access to our private soaking tub fed by deep therapeutic hot mineral wells (chemical analysis available upon request), mountain bikes for touring the Old Spanish Trail Highway, cooking facilities, outdoor soaking tubs for catching the sun or star watching until the moon sets. Listen to the wind waft gently over the chorus of frogs in the marsh. Watch migrating waterfowl overhead.

Interaction with guests

As requested by the guests. Choose absolute quiet privacy, a wine-and-cheese campfire potluck or anything in between. Our goal is to make your visit memorable.

Other things to note

We are an adults only destination and regrettably cannot accommodate children or pets.

The local coyotes are no threat to humans, but they will eat your dog or cat. You run a huge risk of losing your pet if you bring it here.

The beautifully scenic Amargosa Wetland borders our property and has the only flowing water in the Death Valley region. Numerous ponds and hot springs make it a perfect habitat for a variety of species of birds, mammals and amphibians.

It is also dotted with quicksand, much of which is hidden by crusted salts. We don't hike in the marsh. It's ecologically fragile as well as dangerous. Adults understand this; children sometimes do not.

We prefer to err on the side of caution. Thank you for understanding.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee $15
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price $95 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

The golden rule suits us just fine.
Please check in before dark unless prior arrangements are made.
Smoking is permitted outside. Please ask for an ashtray if you need one.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

371 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
September 2017
We are only 1wm into a 3 wk road trip around California but I can't believe anything will be more memorable, from meeting Justin (a Robin Williams questions type of character), to having baths au natural in a natural hot sulphur waters and drinking champagne in a hot tub under the stars. Not 5 star luxury but definitely a 5 star experience.

Caitlin User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at The Second Wind has been a real highlight of our holiday. It is a truly unique space in an amazing location! Our host, Justin really made our stay! His thorough instructions ensured that we arrived safely and well prepared. He welcomed us into his home, and made us feel like we were visiting an old friend, sharing stories, experiences and his great local knowledge. We strongly recommend the Second Wind to others, but remember, it can get HOT!

Peder User Profile
August 2017
A truly amazing place! Quiet, relaxed, amazingly bright night skies that can be enjoyed from a geothermal bathtub. Never experienced anything like it before. The Second Wind is also a great starting point to day trips through Death Valley.

Roberta User Profile
August 2017
Justin was an awesome host, we spent a lot of time talking with him about the area surrounding his home. The RV is in an amazing location with fantastic sunsets. At second wind there is also a natural hot tub (105F) and three external bathtub where you can soak at night while looking at the stars. The Death Valley park entrance is less than 1 hour away from the location, but in this area this is a normal driving time. Amazing experience!

Nina User Profile
August 2017
An extraordinary place in the middle of the desert - an experience you cannot get anywhere else. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the peace, beautiful view and the nice company of the other guests and Justin. Laying in the bathtub under the stars at night in the water from the hot springs is an experience we will never forget. This place is amazing and we truly recommend everyone to go before it is too late! Thank you Justin, we hope to see you again!

Luke User Profile
July 2017
Can't rate this place highly enough. Even better than the photos. The whole process of check in and out was smooth and the place itself was incredible. I've never stayed anywhere quite this unique. Make time to soak in the tubs under the stars.

Jesper User Profile
July 2017
A place you must see! We had a great time and loved the outdoor baths.

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Tecopa, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Justin User ProfileJustin is a superhost.

When the family winter retreat in Death Valley passed to me, it was the beginning of an adventure I never could have imagined. This rural oasis on the edge of Death Valley National Park has offered rest and revitalization for friends past, present and future who seek tranquility in one of the most exotic and stunningly beautiful settings in North America. Since June of 2014 Airbnb has made it possible for us to welcome people from around the world who find comfort in soothing mineral hot springs under clear night skies in one of the last truly wild places in the American West. There is no cell reception, no text, no GPS. We use road maps and land lines and like it that way. So if you're looking to truly get away, this is AWAY.

Our patriarch, Mac, was a miner, a sailor, a sculptor and a dreamer who designated his son Justin to be guardian of our Death Valley oasis. For the past forty years Justin worked as actor, singer, writer, director, and teacher all over the United States. A love of public service allowed him to enjoy an avocation in politics. He was six times a candidate and three times elected to public office. He continues to teach performance technique and public speaking and still periodically hits the road with a one man show, "Give 'em Hell Harry," about US President Harry S. Truman. Justin is currently researching an historical pageant to chronicle and preserve the memories of Death Valley's early pioneers.

We love to share a campfire yarn with other lovers of art, humanity and this vast natural wilderness. It will be an honor to host, guide and to get to know you during your stay at our rustic retreat.

Languages: English
Response rate: 94%
Response time: within a few hours

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