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Rancho de los Arboles Muertos

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· Texas
160 acres
6 units
1 Glamping
5 Motorhome/tent
With 160 acres located just off Highway 118, two miles north of Study Butte-Terlingua, 7 miles from Terlingua Ghost Town, 7 miles from Big Bend National Park and 16 miles from Big Bend Ranch State Park, Arboles Muertos is a perfect place to set up a home base for all the many activities in the area. We're located directly across the highway from Willow Mountain, with 800 foot sheer faces and rising over 1000 feet above the highway, making it one of the most prominent features in the area next to the Chisos of Big Bend. The property is covered in Ocotillo, hidden arroyos, tall bentonite dunes, volcanic ridges, dry creeks and the occasional fossil. Trail runners can easily create 5 mile loop over ridges and in arroyos without leaving the property. Rancho de los Arboles Muertos gets its name from the 25 foot tall Eastern Red Cedar trees that are being salvaged from land clearing operations near Austin and "planted" around the property. It's an ongoing process, with over 40 trees still waiting to be transported to the site. For the burners out there, the place will have an unmistakable deep playa vibe once all trees have made it home )'( The property is surrounded on 3 sides by tall hills, sheltering it from some of the high winds the area is known for, and the nearest dwelling is over a mile away and not visible from most of the sites, giving it an almost backcountry feel, yet only 2 miles from town. Campers can reserve individual or group drive in sites with primitive fire pits and level tent areas, or choose our most unique option, The Pit(Bishop, CA has a piece of my heart). These 15 sites are a 1-3 minute walk from the parking area and are first come, first camp. This area is spread out over several acres, with fire pits and leveled tent spaces. A cart is available for gear. Socialized dogs are allowed on leash, but we do have a high coyote population in the area, as well as other dangers to pets. Large groups are welcome. Please let us know before booking and we will try to reserve an entire space for the privacy of your group. We are a completely off-grid property, so remember to bring water! We have a pit toilet on site--new and unused as of March 11, 2022. In the event of heavy rain, the roads could become impassible for a few hours to a couple days. If we see a major storm in the forecast, we will contact you directly to discuss options. The rainy season is late summer, however, and we are not taking bookings during that time, so this should not be an issue. Check out our Instagram page for more about us @arboles_muertos
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Hosted by Brian And Katie H.Joined in January 2021
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36 Ratings · 34 reviews
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Zachary C.recommends
February 2, 2023
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
Brain was an awesome host. We had some road trouble and got to the lodging late but he was responsive and helpful to get us to where we needed to be. The tent was large and the bed inside was comfortable. The temperature went down at night but thanks to the heater we stayed toasty. The area was very private and had all the great things about camping with out the hassle.
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Jordin K.recommends
February 1, 2023
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
this site was awesome! so close to big bend and terlingua. the hosts were very helpful and communicated while I was driving down which was much appreciated. wasnt hard to find with the coordinates provieded. the tent was also *divine.* it stayed very warm in January, plus it was clean and cute.
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Andrew R.recommends
January 31, 2023
Disco
Great campsite, convenient to both Terlingua and BBNP, and scenic on its own. Easy to find off 118. Driveway and outhouse are well maintained. Definitely recommended!
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Allen H.recommends
January 29, 2023
Ipo Site
Camping Oasis 🙏
Talk about the perfect Desert getaway. First off, the views are top notch. Secondly, every campsite site is secluded. Lastly, it’s QUIET. I just spent the week out there and have nothing but great things to say not only about Brian and Katie’s property but the whole Terlingua area in general. Will most definitely be back before the year ends.
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Matthew W.recommends
January 16, 2023
Disco
Brian & Katie were great, friendly hosts and their land was remote, well kept, and clearly marked.
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Melissa M.recommends
January 16, 2023
Disco
You'll want to come back!
I wasn't sure of what to expect when we arrived and then we drove up to meet Brian. His dogs also welcomed us to the property. By the way, they were the biggest, sweetest and fluffiest dogs I've even seen. We stayed on the Disco site. All of their sites are far from one another and there are huge mounds of dirt that separates you. You won't even realize you're sharing the property with other people. We also stayed at the Summit at Big Bend but the domes were too close to one another. So close I heard someone next to us fart. My boyfriend and i discussed how we missed Rancho de los Arboles Muertos. It was pure peace and quiet. The stars were beautiful and bright. They have wood for sale and they even offered to refund what we didn't use. When we come back we'll definitely make a reservation here. Oh and the outhouse was the cleanest outhouse. Beautiful views and we can't wait to come back to get away from the loud sounds in the city. Thanks, Brian and Disco!
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Chris L.recommends
January 9, 2023
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
Nice people. Beautiful land. Would stay again. Brian was very kind. The sky was sharp and clear.
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Santiago A.recommends
January 6, 2023
Chicklet
The place is amazing!! Brian was so friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed our stay. This place is really recommended, close to the town and Big Bend National Park. Ideal as a base camp for primitive camping, over landing or even a small rv. Few spots in a huge property, very private.
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John O.recommends
January 6, 2023
Radar
Incredible camping & location!!
Really incredible camp sites and the hosts are extremely hands-on and friendly. They were accommodating for our large group and the nighttime views were as good (better some nights) than Big Bend. Will definitely come back!!
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Becky K.recommends
January 4, 2023
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
We loved camping here. The views were amazingly beautiful and it was so private and peaceful. Every detail was so artistic, including the outhouse. We can’t wait to go back.
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Collin C.recommends
January 2, 2023
Disco
Beautiful piece of land with some great views. Plenty of space between sites for some solitude and room to explore. Outhouse was nice and clean. Brian was a great host and always available if needed. Terlingua and the national park are both just a few miles away. Would have no hesitation staying again.
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Molly D.recommends
January 2, 2023
Knotty Soul
Perfect way to ring in the new year. Knotty Soul was amazing, even though it was close to the main worksite by distance, it felt totally remote, and you can’t see another site! My dog ventured around happily and safely. So close to the National park as well as the state park. 100% recommend, I hope to return soon!
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Lindsay B.recommends
January 2, 2023
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
This was the perfect place to camp in Terlingua! The camp site was in a private area on the property, and it had an amazing view. There was also outdoor seating as well as a picnic table. Definitely recommend this spot, especially if you are looking for a convenient camping arrangement.
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Kevin V.recommends
January 1, 2023
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
INCREDIBLE STAY AWAY FROM IT ALL
This place is amazing. You will not be sorry you stayed and the skies were amazing. Awesome privacy and the host went above and beyond. Crazy to say but even the outhouse was TOP NOTCH … we kind of wish we had one at home. 10/10 absolutely would go again. We had 3G cell service the whole time at the location which was an unexpected bonus - not that we looked at the phones once we were in place.
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Umme Tasnima H.recommends
December 27, 2022
Unsupervised at Arboles Muertos
Aboles Muertos ! Tent ! Terlingua!
We loved the setup ! It has enough privacy and the tent is soooo beautiful . I must say picture perfect . Brian is a lovely person and very quick to respond , his direction was clear and he knows about the area a lot so he will tell you where you can go if you don't have any specific plan . The tent also has solar lights its well decorated and beautiful. I will not spoil the surprise about explaining all the details about night sky and other lovely stuff. But I have to say if you are staying here you won't be disappointed ! Its totally worth staying .
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Ryan R.recommends
December 27, 2022
Disco
Brian was very friendly and accommodating. Camping and night views of stars was amazing. Would recommend!
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Greg W.recommends
November 29, 2022
Ipo
Brian, is a really nice and helpful host. The location is very convenient to both the NP and BBRSP which is nice. In addition I had cell service with Verizon if that is important to you. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
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Magnus S.recommends
November 26, 2022
Radar
Location, Hospitality and Sunsets
It’s a well located site (easy access to town and Big Bend) and Brian went above and beyond in making us feel welcome. We had gorgeous sunset views and would recommend for other outdoors enthusiasts!
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Kirsten S.recommends
November 25, 2022
Disco
We had a lovely time at Brian and Katie’s campsite. Sites are nice and private, views are unbelievable with access to surrounding hills and mtns for a quick hike. There was a private outhouse for our site that was clean and well-maintained. Brian was attentive and friendly and recommended a great hike. Firewood was available for purchase as well. Will definitely rent from them again!
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Emily D.recommends
November 23, 2022
Miradero
Fantastic spot—45 minutes away from Big Bend Chisos trail heads. Super remote-beautiful sunsets and sunrises with a lux campfire. Brian was super accommodating and had great communication on getting to our spot. Would def be back!
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Claire R.recommends
November 22, 2022
Knotty Soul
Gorgeous desert spot!
Had such a great stay at on Brian and Katie’s land! I was provided with coordinates that took me right to the entrance and my campsite. The roads are well maintained, so even with my little Honda Fit I had no trouble getting out to the farthest site. I stayed at Knotty Soul which has a gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains. The sunrises and sunsets are great and the stargazing is crazy out there since there is so little light pollution. The nearby outhouse was not only very clean and well maintained, but dare I say beautiful?! Brian was a great host - made sure that I could find my site, had enough firewood, updated me on the road conditions when it rained overnight. I would definitely recommend this site to anyone coming through Terlingua! It’s very close to the ghost town and only a couple miles down the road from Big Bend National Park.
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Alyssa S.recommends
November 13, 2022
Disco
The perfect west Texas getaway spot! Brian was very communicative + super helpful in guiding us to the space and ensuring we had everything we needed. Killer views + the best site for stargazing. Can't wait to visit again!
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Marek P.recommends
November 12, 2022
Knotty Soul
We had a great time camping on Brian and Katie’s property. Our view from the Knotty Soul campsite was spectacular. This is a great location to use as a base while exploring Big Bend.
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David J.recommends
November 1, 2022
Ipo
WOW, what a beautiful place to camp. Right in the middle of the desert. Great morning sun rises and evening sunsets. I will go back. Host are awesome, honest and a pleasure to meet.
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Andrew L.recommends
October 26, 2022
Miradero
Beautiful views, campsites were spread out, was easy to find
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Hayden F.recommends
October 22, 2022
Disco
Exceptional!
Incredibly hard to improve on perfection and yet I know they are going to! The hosts: Brian and Katie were welcoming, friendly, gave perfect directions. Very accommodating (to the max). The campsite: great views, clean, simple, private. Nice pre-fabbed area for tent with a fire ring. You can hardly hear anything and can’t make eye contact with anyone. Location: pretty stellar, not only located before the junction to head off to either big bend or big bend ranch but far enough outside of town where noise and light pollution don’t muddy or tarnish your perfect sheet of stars. It is close enough where you are spending all morning driving to the parks from the camp. The cell reception for me at camp was literally perfect. Maybe that says more about Verizon haha but much to my chagrin the phone was still working at camp. So for those of you that are into that, it worked. It was great! Thanks Katie, Thanks Brian
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Thomas W.recommends
October 8, 2022
Disco
Brian and Katie are one of the nicest and accommodating couples I’ve ever met. Our stay was fantastic! The view of Willow mountain at sunset is incredible and the campground was very nice and had plenty of space. I look forward to staying again!
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Michael J U.recommends
May 3, 2022
Site 11-Miradero
The views are amazing and directions were easy to get to camp site. Brian met us upon arrival and was very nice. The nights were so worth it! The stars were so clear. Was definitely warm during the day but we were off in the park most days. We will be back!
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Sam B.recommends
April 22, 2022
Site 11-Miradero
Great Desert Views
Tent camping here was amazing. Easy checking in and getting to our campsite. Knotty Soul was very private with great views of the desert landscape; especially at sunrise and sunset!
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Kaylyn B.recommends
April 13, 2022
Site 12-The Badlands/Disco
A real desert camping experience
My boyfriend and our small dog stayed at Brian's for 3 days, and it was incredible! We felt very safe there and had an incredible view, nestled in the sand dunes and mountains. Great location to visit both big bend National and state parks. About 15mins drive to each. We did the state park on the first day (btw there are dog friendly hikes at the state park), and the national park on the second. There are also lots of space to explore on Brian's land, we went for multiple walks in the riverbed and along the dirt road. Incredible views and privacy here! We were the only ones staying when we came. Incredible experience, very peaceful and incredible views (we watched sunset & sunrise every day!!). Outhouse is one of the cleanest/nicest outhouses I've used. Looked brand new. I would definitely come back here, and hope to in the future! We have a 170"WB Sprinter Van RWD and had no problem navigating the dirt roads. We stayed in the farthest campsite (10mins from the road) and it was very worth it for the views and privacy. You don't need a 4x4, the roads are well kept.
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