Our land is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views and natural desert landscape. With plenty of surrounding vacant land and walking paths to explore, you will never get bored of the scenery. Get away from neighbors and stretch out as you'll have acres all to yourself. As if the daytime views aren't breathtaking enough, the sunsets light up the sky in cotton candy to bright t
Our land is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views and natural desert landscape. With plenty of surrounding vacant land and walking paths to explore, you will never get bored of the scenery. Get away from neighbors and stretch out as you'll have acres all to yourself. As if the daytime views aren't breathtaking enough, the sunsets light up the sky in cotton candy to bright tangerine hues and magnify the beauty of the mountains. The night sky sparkles with stars and constellations as we are a dark sky community with very minimal light pollution for miles. The sounds of the desert and wildlife help you to get the deepest sleep as there is very little man made noise in our area. You can hike, dirt bike, bring your off-road vehicles, explore our property and rock hound for as many quartz as you can carry! You may even catch a glimpse of some wild horses, cows, bulls, birds, hawks, jackrabbits, and roadrunners! Nearby attractions include Keeylocko Cowtown (self proclaimed historic town just acres away with a old western vibe and bar), Kitt Peak Observatory, Saguaro National Park, Old Tucson, and Downtown Tucson. If you are new to camping, we can also help provide you with some of the necessities you may have forgotten for a small additional fee (chairs, water, tents, blankets etc). We encourage you to ditch your phone and enjoy nature while you are here. You wont want to miss these views!
** Please let us know if you do not have 4-wheel drive and will be towing a trailer, if you have large RV, or a car that doesn’t manage well on dirt roads. We have multiple campsites with different accessibility and want to help you find the perfect spot for your vehicle!
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 3PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
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Camping with my dog.
It was easy to find. She met me at the front exactly as the directions said. It was definitely dark sky too. I had a relaxing night aside from the rain it was what I needed. My dog had a great time too.
Disconnect & immerse into nature
There is nothing like the sunsets and sunrises that happen on Bethania and Brian’s property. I woke up super early to enjoy the sunrise over Tucson because I KNEW it was going to be good. The site is extremely private, with a fire ring to make epic fires. They prepared a wood pile for us and encouraged us to collect more firewood from the surrounding land. The sky is so lit up with stars at night and you can see the Milky Way with ease. The hosts are friendly, personable, and welcoming and will make you feel right at home. We were greeted with a dozen eggs from the chickens on their homestead and they were so delicious! After a long drive, enjoying fresh eggs on their peaceful land was an incredible gift. Our 1.5 year old enjoyed the stay too! We are so grateful for this experience and will be returning soon.
Truly a gem on a desert
I met Bethania on the campsite, she kindly showed all the available tent sites and gave best of possible hospitality. I had a feeling that the way how they offered me a favor was more of humanity than making money out of the campsite. I feel so blessed to find those wonderful hosts!
As an amateur astro-photographer, I'd like to add up how much secluded this place is and how a dark shrine falls upon you when the Sun goes down. When the Sun goes down, there's a bit of wind blow - perhaps spine-chilling, not because it is cold but rather because you feel the magnificence of the nature - indicating a sudden temperature change near you. Then wonderful sunset becomes a dusk. Not too long after that, you are left in utter darkness. You will start seeing stars being captured within your eyes. Season and weather permitting, you will see a very faint yet evident cloud crossing the sky. You might recognize that it is not a lump of cloud at all, it is rather the Milky way!
Set up a camera (preferably not your smartphone but a real camera) on a decent tripod. Set up the exposure time to 30 seconds and picture it. You will get an amazing photo of the Milky way.
All in all, this is the best place for stargazing near Tucson. If you want a better-quality dark sky, you might consider going high elevations to avoid atmospheric effects - yes, you are leaving the earth in that case.
I truly loved this placed and it’s a awesome places for those who are looking to start overlanding and off-road Bethania and Brain allowed me to to roam a bit on their land and it was pretty cool. A must stay again if I ever head west that route.
Beautiful, peaceful wide open space
Absolutely loved camping here. There is almost no light pollution at all so had a great sky view. Hosts are awesome and very responsive. Tons of space and lots of free firewood to scavenge. An absolute gem. Would stay here again for sure.
Amazing! wanted to stay forever
Our trip was amazing! Starting from first booking, Bethania was great at communicating and put us at ease. They met us to check in and led us to our spot - but the hosting didn’t stop there. They helped us get comfortable and showed us how to gather firewood (like seriously you don’t need to pack any firewood). The campsites and amazing and private but you also know that bethania and Brian are just a phone call away! We had so much fun exploring their property and finding rocks and bones and fun cacti. And got to see so many shooting stars. I can’t wait to come back! We should’ve stayed so many more nights