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2001 Old Spanish Trail Hwy, Tecopa, CA 92389 (Formerly Ranch House Inn, Hostelling International)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the wig wams for one night of our honeymoon. We arrived late and Cynthia had made us a lovely chicken dinner to eat at our wig wam. We cracked open a couple of beers, leaned back and watched the stars. The night sky was amazing. The wig wams are lovely - ours had a double... More

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After a long, hectic day of travel, we landed in the middle of nowhere - and it was wonderful! Our family stayed in one of Cynthia's teepees and our kids loved it. After a long, cold winter, it was wonderful to throw off our coats and sit outdoors and enjoy a quiet, simple supper under the trees. Before supper, we... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the tipi for a different experience. The place is lovely and well designed. Not the cleanest but still quite nice. The tipis have heated mattress pads so we could stay warm even during cool nights (in the lower 40's). Loved walking thru the adjacent date farm in the morning and picking up fresh dates for breakfast. There... More

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

After 2 lovely weeks on the road in Nevada and California, this was the place we were most looking forward to staying. Three years ago we stayed in the cabins (also very nice), but this time we decided to try out the Teepees. A great place to stay for a long weekend, especially if you have kids. Explore the Oasis... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Located in the middle of nowhere, Cynthia make you feel at home. Place has so much character and She is so kind. Clean, comfee beds, AMAZING breakfast, and you will meet a very nice person. We planed to stay one night, but after meet her, We decided to stay two more nights. Nice river and waterfalls to visit during the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a great experience in this hostel! Cynthia is a very nice host and she gave us very good tips about the Death Valley and the best places to get gas. We stayed in a home trailer, very cozy and super clean. The place was for 8 people but we had the room all just for us 3. Highly... More

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Terre Haute
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Rather than camping in the heat this was the best place I found for the lowest cost to prep for our day in Death Valley. The hostel is made up of 2 mobile homes. We had reserved beds in the one with the kitchen but chose to stay in the other with the only other guest at the time (from... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We thought we would try Cynthia's and were not disappointed. We loved the tipi's - ours was amazingly warm on a cold winter night. I don't think Cynthia's is for everyone, you must be a little adventurous, one woman had a great fear of the coyotes. You hear and see them, but they leave you completely alone. If you want... More

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Fabulous Las Vegas, NV
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

What can I say about staying in a tipi, other than it was an AWESOME EXPERIENCE! Husband & I visited Cynthia's for 2 nights and we were the only ones there (note that the tipis are located about 3 miles from the main hostel itself) so laying out under a canopy of stars on chase lounges while eating cheese/drinking wine... More

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San Diego, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I found this desert hostel quite adequate. The rooms in the trailer were very clean and their appointments were very restful. The bunks could stand an addition of memory foam on the mattresses as mine was pretty hard - normal however for most bunkbeds. There are several trailers on the property which are either hostel rooms, or private rooms. There... More

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Address: 2001 Old Spanish Trail Hwy, Tecopa, CA 92389 (Formerly Ranch House Inn, Hostelling International)
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Tecopa
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Cynthia`s Hotel Tecopa

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