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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Recently my husband and I stayed 2 nights in the tipi. If one has never camped out doors than the tipi experience Would be good. We enjoyed the date farm, the 2 ladies whom work there gave us information regarding hiking the Armagosa. We also enjoyed the date goodies. If you stay in the tipi, pack some coffee as there... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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34 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Cynthia is a very opinionated person, and she most appreciates seclusion, especially from TV, cell phones, and all sorts of social media. Don't expect to find a TV in your room, if that bothers you, Cynthia will be happy to book you somewhere else. Surprisingly, she does have wifi in the rooms, at least ours. Don't try to stream video... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stayed in a tipi for one night in Dec. The location was really amazing with the date farm and desert hiking trails right there. There are no longer fire pits in the tipis and since it was getting dark when we arrived we didn’t have time to gather wood for the outdoor firepit. It would have been nice if wood... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Overall, our stay wasn't bad, but there were 3 things that we were a bit annoyed with: 1. We had booked a 4-person private room for 2 nights, however, we lost two travellers before we arrived so it was just one friend and myself. We rang up Cynthia before arriving to let her know and she said it was fine... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First time in my life ... slept in a trailer! But what kind of trailer; it was really a luxury room inside a trailer with a big king bed (I would even say emperor bed ... the bed was hughe!) and decorated with a slight oriental touch. The owner Cynthia was very friendly and extremely helpful. She adviced us on... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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15 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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