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Camping Under the Stars

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· Elgin, Texas
1 site
1 Tent
Come enjoy a tent camp out in the beautiful land of Elgin TX! Enjoy the night under the stars and spot wild animals, make a fire if burn ban allowed. We, the owners, always like to meet and hear ur story! Learn more about this land: Enjoy the night under the stars with beautiful trees all around. Short walks and wildlife watching on 6 acres. Everything in a natural setting. We have seen deers, rabits, road runners, squirrels, raccoons, neighbors chickens and all types of birds including cardinals. Regular camping site.  If camping in the woods is ur thing, this is the place for u! Total 3 camping sites, all sites have picnic table and a fire ring. There is an outside shower with cold water only. We have an outhouse for bathroom use. Note: The property has sandy soil, plan accordingly! Note: There is a short walk to the campsite! Note: Neighbors have chickens, you may hear chickens through out the day ! We are located in Elgin Texas, 30 min east of Austin Texas. Common questions: Q: Fire wood available?A: If you don't mind picking up and cutting, we have enough fire wood on the ground for free around the campsite. We do provide cutters. If you prefer something already cut and ready to use on arrival, you can purchase a bundle from us for $10 upon arrival (payment cash or Venmo) let us know in advance! lastly, u can bring ur own firewood.  
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Elgin, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bruno M.Joined in March 2018
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43 ratings · 33 reviews
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Cherish R.recommends
October 16, 2022
Tent Camping under the Stars
Bravo to Bruno
Bruno is very hospitable and kind and hands off. He will be as interactive, involved and fun as you want him to be, or you can have complete privacy and space. He knows his land and he enjoys people and community. Bravo to Bruno for having such a great place. We're already looking forward to going again.
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James P.recommends
September 7, 2022
Tent Camping under the Stars
3rd time camping at Bruno's spot. Always nice. Private spot, shower for rinsing off and Bruno's always good people. Will be returning.
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Amanda P.recommends
January 1, 2022
Tent Camping under the Stars
Great spot and awesome host
Bruno was an amazing host! This was the first time a hipcamp host went out of their way to really accommodate us and our two dogs (that have unique personalities and like their space) - even though we were only there for one night. The site was clean and had a fire pit, table, box of games, and wood clippers. Everything you’d need for a great night camping. There were cows that came right up to the fence and hung out for a bit, so that was fun. We stayed New Years Eve and got to see some fireworks too. Overall, a great place to get out and spend some time in nature. Would recommend and look forward to coming back!
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Mitchell M.recommends
November 8, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
Gone Multiple Times
Stayed here dozens of times and never an issue. Host is always easy to reach and very communicative. Fire pits, picnic tables and flat ground under the stars.
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James R.recommends
November 1, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
If you’re looking to just go and relax for the weekend, it’s a great place. They provide games, fire pit, and a picnic table. We were fortunate enough to use the wood they already cut but it was just enough to get us through the night 6pm to midnight, so I’d recommend you bring your own wood. Not much to do at all but as I said, if you want to just relax and sit around the fire with no one to bother you, this is your place
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Kelly C.recommends
October 5, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
Perfect for our Needs
Needed a 3 night tent camping spot and all the “usual” state parks, etc., were booked. This place turned out to be an excellent alternative for us (motorcycle camping). Bruno was a great hos! He met us upon arrival and showed us our best bets for dispersed camping. We camped at the very private and quiet spot, furthest from the chicken farm. Had a great time and the firewood was plentuful.
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Rachel Z.recommends
September 26, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
Awesome place. Host is very friendly. Would definitely stay again. Hopefully soon.
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Zach W.doesn't recommend
April 25, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
A nice spot, but...
I checked in with Bruno and he was awesome. He was a spectacular host and I am only writing this review to help others have some insight before booking. There is a very loud chicken farm right next to this listing and it is not ideal if you’re looking for a peaceful secluded place. I could not see the chicken farm, or any other campsites, but the noise was so loud that I was not able to get everything unloaded before throwing in the towel and going home. I really hate to write this review because Bruno is one of the best hosts I have encountered, and he has done a substantial amount of work to the place. I could tell that he genuinely wanted people to have a good time, and I wish I could’ve stayed longer!
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Christy H.recommends
March 25, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
Tent camping in the wild was a nice getaway as so much was already booked during spring break. The hosts were pleasant, communication was fantastic, and the area was pretty private. The only downside was that the property was a bit sandy and it irritated my allergies - small issue, just good to be ready for. I might suggest to the owners to mark the parking area and campsites to be clearer, but again that's minor. Our site was PEFECT for spending the days in the hammock! The picnic table, fire ring (not at all sites I believe), and firewood were nice to have and the surprise solar-lit tree was a nice touch! The grounds were clean and free of trash too. I recommend it! Thanks Bruno!
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Emily P.recommends
March 23, 2021
Tent Camping under the Stars
A great place to stay! Bruno was extremely helpful and curated a nice little getaway not far from the city. The site was tidy, mostly secluded, and included a bench, fire ring, games (!!), and plenty of space for our tent. The site was a small walk in which is helpful to note while packing for your trip.
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Mitchell M.recommends
December 9, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Super Easy
Been here several times and always a nice night next to the fire under the stars. Haven’t tried all the sites but the one right behind the property is perfect for introducing young kids or dogs to camping. Exactly as advertised. Camping under the stars.
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Steven B.recommends
November 30, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Private and lots of wood to burn
We loved staying here! Bruno was great and there was plenty of privacy. We will definitely be staying here again.
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Christian P.recommends
November 22, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Private, quiet and very relaxing
Me and my wife had a great little get away was very private and up kept. Tons of fire wood and Bruno was very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
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Olivia B.recommends
November 16, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Fantastic Stay
Loved our time here! This was our first HipCamp experience; though we're avid campers, we usually stay at state parks. We were a group of 10, and we were all very impressed at everything Bruno did to help us have a comfortable stay. Some great perks: -Outhouse was clean and stocked with TP. It was actually cleaned out during our stay, which was really nice! -Outdoor lights were pretty and helped us walk between sites/to the outhouse at night -Water available by the outhouse for potable use and closer to the sites for non-potable use -Box with games provided -Firewood, fire pit, and cutters provided at each site -Picnic table provided at most (if not all) sites -Bruno was very accommodating and answered our numerous questions before the stay - he was a perfect host! We appreciated the quick tour he provided upon arrival and the privacy provided afterwards. Sites 1 and 2 were our favorites; Site 2 provided the most privacy. Site 3 was a little close to a neighbor's roosters, though that's not something Bruno could control. It is worth noting that the sites and the driveway are very sandy - we didn't have any trouble, but you might want to plan accordingly with footwear and vehicles. Thanks again, Bruno! We loved our stay and hope to come back soon!
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Kennie P.recommends
November 10, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Very nice
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Mitchell M.recommends
November 8, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Perfect if you want to catch the stars and sit by the fire. Hosts were so amazing.
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Jacob P.recommends
November 8, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Incredible place!!! Privacy? yes. Firewood? yes. Peaceful?. Yes and yes! Host was nice to my dad, and even left games out for my son! Overall great stay
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Matthew M.recommends
November 1, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
This place was great. I needed something close to Austin to get away for the weekend with my dogs and this place checked all the boxes. Bruno was super responsive to questions I had before the trip and he met us at the gate to give us a quick tour upon arrival. We were at site 2 which has a perfect spot for my buddy’s tent, lots of good hammock hanging trees, and I was able to back my truck in close enough to be where I wanted to be (my tent sits in the bed). Bruno had built up a bunch of trimmings in the nice metal fire pit which was appreciated and the big sturdy picnic table was perfect. We had our own but he even left a box full of games out for us in case we needed something to do. Would recommend, we’ll definitely be back.
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Lea P.recommends
October 13, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Awesome stay! Close to Austin!!
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Matthew T.recommends
October 11, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Bruno was an amazing host. Above expectations. He have a social distanced tour of the site, had the fire pit ready, had a box of games for us and even came to the rescue with a length of rope we were able to borrow. The site was beautiful and maintained. It was a perfect night.
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Fanny T.
October 11, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Very nice spot. Not as secluded as we hoped. Bruno keeps area neat, clean, and ready for use. Overall area (surrounding people and neighbors) gets quiet around midnight. Area is very much shaded from sun which is great. We did not wander the property although he very much welcomed us to the opportunity. In the end it was a nice quick family getaway. Excellent spot if need a fast overnight place to crash especially when Austin gets back to its concert days.
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Rayna N.recommends
September 29, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Bruno was extremely helpful and responsive before and during our trip. My boyfriend and I did a weekend trip from Houston and drove into Austin for daytime activities. The location was perfect for us because it shortened our commute directly to and from Houston so we were able to arrive just before it got dark after work. The drive to Austin was not bad at all either ~45min! This was our first hipcamp experience and we stumbled across it because all national/state park camping near Austin was booked. We ended up picking campsite #2, which was the most private site. Upon arrival I would say that I was expecting the campsites to have a bit more privacy, but I have to admit that while we could see a neighbors house in the distance, once we were at our site it felt like our own little oasis. Bruno does a great job keeping the outhouse and outdoor shower clean and inviting. I would definitely recommend to anyone who has a similar plan to ours, very nice spot!
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Erika M.recommends
July 21, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Lovely camping trip
Bruno was awesome!!! He gave a nice tour of his three campsites. We stayed at the first one that had a nice platform. Bruno had a pile of firewood stacked neatly between two trees😊. The shower was amazing, especially on hot days. We really enjoyed our little camping trip. It was beautiful, private, and peaceful. Thank you Bruno for your hospitality. We recommend this lovely place!!
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Erika M.recommends
July 19, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Amazing camping spot
Bruno was awesome!! He gave us a tour when we arrived of each camp site. He had firewood neat placed between two trees. The shower was amazing, especially on hot days. Quiet and beautiful. We loved it so much we booked an extra night!! I can’t say enough about the warm welcome and hospitality. Thank you so much Bruno for a lovely camping experience😁
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Leah G.recommends
June 21, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Camping in the woods
Bruno met us right when we entered the property. He immediately showed us around and we were able to choose from the available camp sites. He was very friendly and the property had everything you would want from primitive camping. There was water and a shower and toilet as well which is really nice when it's so hot outside.
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Annalise R.recommends
June 20, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
I had such a relaxing evening! Bruno and his family were very responsive and welcoming upon arrival. The property is beautiful, and each campsite has plenty of privacy. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a getaway in the woods!
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Joseff S.recommends
June 16, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Great spot with really private tent camping. Bruno was super nice and helpful.
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Danya T.recommends
June 8, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Private and Peaceful!
We had a great time here! The location is beautiful and secluded. My boyfriend & I set up our tent on an elevated deck that was in our campsite. We stayed for two nights, and there was more than enough firewood provided for us for our stay. There is an outhouse and outdoor shower, just bring your own soap. Our dog was having fun running around too. Will definitely stay here again!
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Tiffany D.recommends
May 10, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
We enjoyed our short camping adventure here! Bruno was very accommodating, and the space was well cleared and beautiful. The outhouse was convenient and clean, and the area provided plenty of privacy. Tip for future campers is that there is no walled fire pit so plan to cook directly on your campfire (worked fine for us), and 2 of the sites don't have a table if you want to pack in a folding table.
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David V.recommends
May 9, 2020
Tent Camping under the Stars
Would definitely stay again!!
Place was easy to find and the site we camped at was private. Tent camped with a fire. Very nice property with friendly neighbors.
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