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Cynthia's

2001 Old Spanish Trail Hwy, Tecopa, CA 92389 (Formerly Ranch House Inn, Hostelling International)
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, if you rate this place based on an expectation of "hotels", then look somewhere else as it is far too basic. It has everything you will need but that's all, e.g. comfortable bed, clean toilet, parking. There is no breakfast, no cell phone signal. there is no 24hr reception to take care of you, there is no restaurant and... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this in a fairly out of the way location we found this property to be the worst stay we had on our trip to the West Coast of America. Unfortunately there are not many choices in this area for accommodation, however there must be something better than this. We found this property to be greatly overpriced, jerry built &... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night on the way to Death Valley. Pros * Unique experience * Location - easy access to Death Valley (breathtaking!), close to hot springs (drive through Tecopa to the far side and take a dip in the natural 'mud flats' pool for free!) * Helpful staff * Bed warmers in tepees * Tepees large and can fit... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Cynthias on Easter weekend in the dorm room with two bunkbeds. Cynthia was very gracious and helpful and even discounted a room since there were only two of us. When we got there she recommended a couple things for us to do it was very very helpful. We took her suggestions and went to China Ranch for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

This is "getting away from It all". Great hospitality, clean, comfy and super quiet room set in the desert. No cooking or coffee making facilities on site. Nearest eatery 3 miles away. If you want a beer you should Stock up at the nearby Shoshone general Store.

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New England, USA
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Cynthia's is exactly as advertised - excellent if you like funky character. We stayed in a trailer unit, did not check out the tipis. Comfortable bed, quiet nights, desert night sky, friendly proprietor. We used it as a base to explore Death Valley. Tecopa is a down on its luck place working on a comeback- new brewpub, and a new... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I loved this place. I stayed in the dorm for the two nights I was there at the end of November, and I had the place to myself. It really did feel like it was in the middle of nowhere, and when I got there I had to phone Cynthia (a phone is handily provided) to let her know I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I've had my eye on this lodging venue for a long time and it exceeded my expectations. We stayed at the end of November and although the weather was cold, we were not. The house next to the tipis has a wood burning stove and we enjoyed that area in the evening. When we retired to our tipis, we took... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We stayed at Cynthia's whilst driving from Las Vegas to Death Valley. The location undoubtedly falls in the "off the beaten track" category! Cynthia's hospitality made for an interesting and memorable experience. She eagerly educated us on the history of the area and its boom-to-bust mining towns. There really isn't much to do after sunset, with activities ranging from staring... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This truly is one of the most unique and unusual places you, as an average American, will ever stay. A teepee with all the accoutrements is just part of the package...Cynthia herself is a wealth of knowledge for the area. Call her before you go - this area isn't just a drive-through place. Death Valley is truly amazing and "so... 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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