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Watch the Perseid Meteor Showers and Celestial Events in the Dark Sky Viewing Zone from this comfortable glamping tent with transparent netting above the bed to let the stars and moon shine in!

Shady, breezy and cool during the day -- warm inside and clear above at night for stargazing from a comfy bed with memory foam topper, down duvet, organic cotton sheets, and woo

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Watch the Perseid Meteor Showers and Celestial Events in the Dark Sky Viewing Zone from this comfortable glamping tent with transparent netting above the bed to let the stars and moon shine in!

Shady, breezy and cool during the day -- warm inside and clear above at night for stargazing from a comfy bed with memory foam topper, down duvet, organic cotton sheets, and wool Pendleton blanket. 

This is a top of the line REI Kingdom two room, 8 x 12 tent with a stand up 6.5 foot ceiling decked out for Glamping comfort. 

We've added a "front porch" with netting (not shown here) so you and your dog can relax without getting "bugged." The porch is also a great camp kitchen for preparing breakfast and coffee with the stove and utensils we include.

This camp is set up for you in a beautiful, private spot, within a short walk of your car.  Just bring clothes, cooler and some extra water -- everything else is here, including stone fire ring, wood pile, access to composting toilet, wash stand, solar shower, chairs, table and hammocks. 

SIDE TRIP TO SWIMMING HOLE AND HOT SPRING

Maps and directions are provided for optional side trip hike to the 100 degree Hot Springs and Cool Swimming Hole on the creek.

WILDLIFE

Hikes to see Petroglyphs, Caves and Animal Tracking on ancient, primal native trails on this powerful primal land in the Aquarius Mountains.

Over 150 species of wild birds, and incredible wildlife viewing here, bees, butterflies, Bighorn Sheep, Wild Mustangs, Wild Burro, Wild Turkey, Wild Rabbit, Roadrunners, Pronghorn Antelope, Deer, and many endangered and rare species. 

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STARGAZING EVENTS

July 4 - Lunar Eclipse at sunset partially visible in Arizona. (Penumbral/Strawberry Moon) from 8:07 pm to 10:52 pmRare, once in our lifetime alignment of Earth, Moon and all but two planets! 

July 5 - Full Moon The Full Moon for the month of July is called Buck Moon. Cool, moonlight hiking!

July 14-20 - Jupiter and Saturn reach peak brightness

July 20 - New Moon - dark sky and stars.

July 28 into July 29 multicolored meteor showers with the Alpha Capricornids and the southern Delta Aquarids both peaking on the same night -- as many as 20 meteors/hour like colorful fireworks!

August 1 - 5 - Full Moon (Go hiking in moonlight.

August 12 - 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower Peak  - shooting stars like fireworks

August 16 - 21 - New Moon - Dark Sky and Perseid Meteors - darkest sky 

Aug 18  - Black Moon - third New Moon in a season with four New Moons and a Very Dark Sky.

September 1- 5 - Full Moon (Harvest Moon, Big and Golden.)

September 17 - New Moon - dark sky

November 4-5 - Super New Moon (Very Dark Sky - moon is furthest distance from Earth.)

November 29-30 - Lunar Eclipse (Penumbral)

December 4, 2021, Total Solar Eclipse - not visible in the Northern Hemisphere, but you can "feel" this powerful event.

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SOUTHWEST BOHO STYLE

The Stargazer Tent is furnished with oriental rug, two chairs, table, cushions, lantern, and solar lights.

Comfy warm queen bed with memory foam pad, organic cotton sheets, duvet, and antique Pendleton wool Sundance blanket. 

Above the bed is clear netting so you can see the stars. The other side (living room) is shady. 

FRONT PORCH KITCHEN

The "front porch" is an ideal place to have coffee and use as kitchen area for light cooking with the butane stove, table and picnic basket of kitchen supplies we provide.

Mini kitchen with drinking water. coffee, tea, stove, cone coffee maker/thermos.

Vintage picnic basket with vintage tin plates/cups, cutting board and linens.

Stone campfire ring with grate and campfire seating.

TOILET, SHOWER, WASHSTAND

Outside, we now have a composting toilet (with privacy), a wash stand with Nemo warm solar shower, Pendleton towels, and a wash basin.

Outdoor solar shower in privacy enclosure with biodegradable Bronner's soap and wood platform.

LIGHTING

Solar lighting and battery pack/inverter for charging or powering your devices, UE Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker.

HAMMOCKS

Colorful Cotton Hammocks to discover in nearby shady trees.

KIDS?

This tent will accommodate 4 people (two queen sized inflatable beds). We ask that you bring the bedding and pads you need for your kids.

DOGS?

Dogs are fine on the land, just leash them at night, but they are not invited inside this clean tent, please.  Your dog can stay in the "front porch" for shade. 

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE:

This is a walk in campsite. I am disabled (have trouble walking) and easily make it here from the car with a walking stick, but it is not wheelchair accessible. You must be able to walk. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
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Have a question? Send Gigi a message!
  • Check in: After 7AM
  • Check out: Before 7PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking

    Mountain bikes only! And you are free to ride on the AWD trails or off road in the washes.

    Fishing

    Fishing is nearby on Big Sandy River or up higher in Burro Creek Wilderness. Bass and trout.

    Hiking

    The ranch is 3 square miles of pristine private land, surrounded by thousands of acres of BLM government land. It is pristine a...Read more

    Horseback riding

    You are free to ride your horse on the land. Contact Arizona Horse Company in Wickenburg for horse and pack animal rentals; ...Read more

    Off-roading (OHV)

    OHV quads are absolutely necessary to navigate the farthest, higher altitude side of the ranch. There are clearly marked roads ...Read more

    Climbing

    This is a fantastic location for bouldering and short climbs. Bring your own climbing gear and climb at your own risk. Lots of ...Read more

    Swimming

    No swimming on the land, but it is not that far away on Burro Creek, fabulous swimming hole and also has HOT SPRINGS that you h...Read more

    Whitewater paddling

    Some use Aquarius as a base camp to go paddling on Burro Creek.

    Wildlife watching

    This is a paradise for wildlife watching including wild horses, wild burros, antelope, black bear, buffalo, desert bighorn shee...Read more

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Stargazing tent in Dark Sky Zone in Arizona.

    Desert

    This is high desert, which means there are deciduous trees and other plants you don't usually see in a low desert, and it is co...Read more

    Forest

    We have a small forest of Gingko trees and Aspens, Sycamores and other deciduous trees along the creek. In spring and summer it...Read more

    Hot spring

    Nearby Hot Springs is a drive and then 1 1/2 mile, flat hike through beautiful desert canyon. 100 degree water! After, walk an...Read more

    Lake

    In the Alamo state park, 30 miles away.

    Mesa or canyon

    Negro Butte rises up above, and there are many steep red rock canyons that echo the terrain of the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

    Mountainous

    Breathtaking views of the purple hued Aquarius Mountains and the many pink granite and red rock boulders and cliffs. The high ...Read more

    River, stream, or creek

    Nearby you can visit Burro Creek which flows for 13 miles, year round, uninterrupted and wild with many swim holes and waterfalls.

    Swimming hole

    Nearby swimming holes -- we give you directions!

    Waterfall

    There are waterfalls on Burro Creek.

    Ranch

    You may see an occasional cow as you are hiking, they are wandering in from a neighbor's ranch. Ask in town if you can buy loca...Read more

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    Property
    Aquarius Stargazing Ranch
    State
    Arizona
    Country
    United States
    $79/night
    3 Sites
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