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Cozy Cactus - Tin Valley Retro Rentals

SuperhostTerlingua, Texas, United States
Camper/RV hosted by Ronda
2 guests1 bedroom2 bedsHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the camper/rv to yourself.
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1964 Retro RV that is an "upscale" off-the-grid primitive campsite. No tent needed! 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
Referred to as "upscale" primitive camping because you have a structure to sleep in rather than a tent.

The following is provided:
1. Two single cots. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEDDING/LINENS.
2. Small fan.
3. Small propane heater. (during winter months) YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPANE.
Recommendation at least 2 per night.
(small 1 lb. green canister = 5-6 hours of heat.)
4. Wifi available on property.
5. 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.
6. Small BBQ grill & fire pit. (bring plenty of wood with you!)
7. Port-o-Potty in walking distance.
8. Outdoor shower & sink in walking distance.
9. Shower/bath house, laundry facility, swimming pool - 4 miles away.
10. Full service restaurant - 4 miles away.

*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!

We are a 4/20 property. Keep in mind that there is not a border patrol check “coming into” the Big Bend area; however, you do have a check LEAVING the area, both towards Alpine and Marathon. Feel free to leave behind anything of concern at your campsite.

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!)

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. :)

Due to recent events, we are kindly asking guests to keep Tin Valley a political free zone. Any political, offensive, hateful or vulgar writing/painting left behind will be considered vandalism and will be reported to local authorities as well subject to a fee for damages. Thank you for helping us keep Tin Valley a place of peace and positivity.


Look forward to your visit!
Ronda
1964 Retro RV that is an "upscale" off-the-grid primitive campsite. No tent needed! 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, s…

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2 single beds

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Fire extinguisher
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Terlingua, Texas, United States

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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…
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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!
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…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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