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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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Sacramento, CA
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23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stay at Cynthia's every year after our trade show in Las Vegas. It only takes about an hour and a half to drive from there. We usually stay in one of the trailers up on the mesa. The rooms are nicely appointed, and you can use the hostel trailer kitchen. Cynthia is always improving things. This time we stayed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the gypsy room and disappointed, the bed not comfortable, the room is converted from a trailer so the bathroom is low quality, we expected to have outdoor grill but the griller was too dirty to use. No one clear the garbage bins in the common kitchen, it was stinky.

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London SE27
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38 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed one night at Cynthia's B&B-in the hostel, the 'Sunset' room. I booked on line- $90 plus tax for one night for the 3 of us. It's not flash or at all fancy & facilities are minimal, but the place has a rustic charm all of it's own and allowed us the opportunity to experience the magic of the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Can be hard to find, is about a mile east of the Tecopa road junction. There are three grades of accommodation - hostel rooms, guest rooms and Tipi. The quirky offbeat nature of Cynthia's fits exactly with the desert town in which it is located. Don't come here if you expect an 'international hotel', this is just about as far... More

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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72 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I am in Guernsey/UK but visit this region every 18 months or so and adore the Tecopa area. I might visit Death Valley 'central' for a day or so but Tecopa is my base. Cynthia is a wonderful warm person and host, offering both Hostel and Tipi. Choice should depend on your budget and/or the experience however everything is terrific.... More

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Seal Beach, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Where else can you sleep in a luxurious bed with comply off white linens in a tipi with coyotes barking, frogs ribbeting, and stars that are so bright. Cynthia herself is a happy desert rat. We sat outside our tipi and drank wine and watched the stars come out overlooking the date grove and nearby hill. We saw satellites, shooting... More

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Portsmouth, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We found out about Cynthia’s by sheer chance one day while I was surfing the web planning our vacation, I am so glad that I did! Staying here for a couple of night was without doubt one of the best decisions we made, the place can be a bit hard to find if, like us, you are staying in a... More

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Went with friends in January 2012 and loved our stay. If you're looking for comfort, a friendly atmosphere and no stress, this is the place to stay. Cynthia is a wonderful host, willing to provide suggestions (she draws great maps) for eating, hiking or local natural hot springs! Whether visiting China Date Farm, sightseeing or hiking the Amagosa Canyon, Cynthia's... More

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Henderson, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

I stayed in the Gypsy room and it was absolutely beautiful. The area is wonderful, the Crow Bar restaurant is delicious and the China Date Ranch has the best date shakes and beautiful hiking trails. I enjoyed Cynthia's so much I am making a return trip in March

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We stayed for two nights and drove to Death Valley NP from here during the day. The area around Tecopa is one of the most beautiful places in the West, and the staff at Cynthia's was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and super cool. We stayed in the room inside the trailer (not sure which of the two) and found it to... 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
Also Known As:
Cynthia`s Hotel Tecopa

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