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Franny - Tin Valley Retro Rentals

SuperhostTerlingua , Texas, United States
Bus hosted by Ronda
4 guests1 bedroom2 bedsHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bus to yourself.
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1972 School Bus named “Franny.” Considered “upscale” primitive camping because no tent required. 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
"Franny" is a “home-grown” girl of Terlingua. Special because she has housed many river guides of the Rio Grande for over 20 years. With her hip charming interior & her “one-of-a-kind” painted exterior, you can't help but feel ready for your new adventure. She is considered “upscale primitive” because she has enough solar energy to power a telephone and/or fan, and also has a propane heater for the cold months. As long as your fur baby isn’t aggressive & doesn’t eat kitties, WE LOVE having pets! Both the Big Bend National Park & the State Park provide the largest protected area of Chihuahuan desert topography & ecology also giving a stunning sunrise, sunset & magnitude of stars with Milky Way directly above. Also, feel free to check out our other 11 campsites, from “glamping” Airstreams, to a Land Yacht, & even a VW bug.

The following is provided at your campsite:
1. Full & single cot. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEDDING/LINENS.
2. Small fan.
3. Propane heater. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 20 lb. PROPANE CANISTER.
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 so bring your own flash lights/light source. PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT use heating electric appliances. Solar panel does not have enough energy.
6. Small BBQ grill, fire pit, & picnic table at campsite. (bring plenty of wood with you!)
7. Port-o-Potty within walking distance.
8. Outdoor shower (no hot water) & sink within walking distance. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TOILETRIES.
9. Shower/bath house, laundry facility, swimming pool - 4 miles away

This campsite is self check-in/self check-out. No key required. In order to keep rates down your help is needed. PLEASE leave your campsite as clean or cleaner than when you arrived. A broom and rake are provided. There is a trash can at your site and a large trash bin on property. Please assist in keeping everyone's vacation experience the best it can be by cleaning up. Thank you!
*No running water at this campsite.

Guest access
Tin Valley Retro Rentals approximate miles to:
- 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
This campsite is self check-in/self check-out. No key required. In order to keep rates down your help is needed. PLEASE leave your campsite as clean or cleaner than when you arrived. A broom and rake are provided. There is a trash can near your site and a large trash bin on property. Please assist in keeping everyone's vacation experience the best it can be. Thank you!
1972 School Bus named “Franny.” Considered “upscale” primitive camping because no tent required. PET FRIENDLY! Tin Valley Retro Rentals was featured on Nat Geo’s documentary show “Badlands, Texas, and has ca…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Heating
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 292 reviews
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Terlingua , Texas, United States

Hosted by Ronda

Joined in August 2015
  • 2289 Reviews
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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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  • Amanda
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My name is Ronda and I live on property. If you need anything don’t hesitate to knock on the door to my tiny house for assistance. I like to give guests their space and privacy.
Ronda is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 96%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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