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.
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.
Campsites situated to maximize the views, RV hookups, a motor home or the entire property can be reserved available at a variety of prices through other pages here on Airbnb.
No matter, the solitude and grandeur of our two and half acres of pristine desert vistas, the clean air and outdoor recreation limited only by your own imagination will make a visit to The Second Wind stand the test of time.
For an additional fee you can experience a tour of one of the region's historic mining Districts or learn how to pan for gold under the guidance of Sourdough Dave. Experience a facial or mud bath utilizing rare volcanic French Green Bentonite Clays freshly harvested from local mines. Unplug. Unravel. Unwind. There is true quiet to be had at The Second Wind.
We have abundant water from mineral wells for bathing, washing, laundry, etc., but it is not potable. Drinking water is available at a public county well about three miles north. Bring containers or bottled drinking water.
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 refrigerator and various cooking facilities for your use. There is a kitchen in the main house, RV kitchenettes, 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.
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.
Our neighborhood is fewer than 300 people. We have a small but mighty library, fire and ambulance service, a community center, post office and a few motels and spas. Basic needs are met, but this quiet rural area is most loved for the scenery, night skies and its proximity to the great outdoors.
There is no public transit available. If coming by air, a rental car is advised for those who want to explore. A car is not needed to enjoy local hiking, biking, birding, or communing with nature. Airport pickup available upon request. Rates vary by arrival city.
Other Things to Note
We are an adults only destination and regrettably cannot accommodate children or pets. Smoking outside.
The golden rule suits us just fine.
A very special and unique place. Dave is a fantastic host and a font of knowledge - it's great to spend time finding out about the area and its geology (plus he has amazing coffee!). Sitting in a warm tub watching the stars is one of the best things we've ever done. Cannot wait to come back and check out the mines!
Vous voulez un endroit magnifique, coupe du monde, aux portes de la Death Valley, avec une piscine d'eau chaude et des baignoires en plein air? Cet endroit est au "Second Wind" ou Dave et Justin vous accueilleront avec beaucoup de gentillesse... N'hesitez pas, faites un stop a Tecopa Hot Spring!
Do you want a place far from the "civilization",near the Death Valley,with an hot swimming pool and outside tubs? This place is at the "Second Wind" where Dave &Justin will welcome you with a lot of kindness...don't hesitate, do a stop at Tecopa Hot Spring!
Incroyable endroit "in the Middle of Nowhere", point de départ idéal pour visiter la Death Valley!
Sans doute une des expériences les plus insolites : caravane petite mais bien équipée avec vue imprenable sur le désert de sel et de montagnes arides alentour et le "must" : se relaxer dans un bain d'eau chaude à la belle étoile après une journée éprouvante dans la Vallée de la Mort :-))
Merci à Dave pour son accueil amical et chaleureux et pour ses conseils.
Nous espérons bien revenir un jour pour pouvoir profiter pleinement de cet endroit car deux nuits entrecoupées d'une grande journée de tourisme c'est un peu "short" !
The "Second Wind" : un BnB à recommander de toute urgence !
Unfortunately we did not meet the host, but we felt comfortable (email hidden)e property is a wunderful mingle-mangle of all kind of stuff and it takes days to notice every item. We stayed one night, had a tub with hot spring water underneath the stars and enjoyed this quiet and peaceful spot. The trailer was fine for us one night, but for longer it would be too small for me. The bistro in Tecopa is a must-visit!
We loved our stay. Literally this place turned out to be the most beautiful scenic view in our Death Valley trip. The photo taken after sunset of the RV, light house etc is stunning! Thank you.
Dave did a great job as host. He was very nice and made our stay very pleasant.
Our stay in Tecopa was simply amazing! We chose this place because it was so close to Death Valley and we got a spa experience at the same time! We really enjoyed the hot spring and the bath under the stars. Dave was also very nice and made us feel at home. It's a perfect place if you want to see the desert or even just relax a couple of days in a charming setting. We highly recommend it!
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We are long time friends who recently embarked upon an adventure to create a rural oasis for friends past, present and future to come for rest and tranquility in one of the most exotic and stunningly beautiful settings in North America.
"Sourdough Dave" is an award winning freelance graphic artist by trade whose work is nationally recognized. His talents in a variety of visual arts are a solid foundation for his more recent studies in the fields of geology and earth sciences, lending colorful insight to his fascinating tours of the Tecopa, Death Valley and Southern Nevada mining districts. He is a member of Nye County Gold Seekers, a fraternity of latter day prospectors, and is frequently spotted tracing the steps of early pioneers who came west to find their fortunes in the mineral rich lands around us. If you care to try your hand at panning for gold along the banks of the Amargosa River and environs, you'll find no better guide and instructor than Dave. But be warned that modern medicine has yet to find a cure for Gold Fever, and once struck you may be tempted to wander California's mountains and streams forever.
Where Dave is a master of sights and colors, Justin is a master of language arts. As actor, singer, writer, director, and teacher he has spent years working stages 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.
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.