Hipcamp host Samantha J.,
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Stay in our Historic Mini Motel Room. 2, which is called The Majestic for the wall art. Has a Full sized bed with 4" gel memory foam bed topper.  Full bathroom with shower, tub, toilette, sink and vanity.  Closet Space, a TV, Dresser and blackout drapes.

Outstanding Views


Complimentary Coffee in the mornings at the office.

We are the closest


Stay in our Historic Mini Motel Room. 2, which is called The Majestic for the wall art. Has a Full sized bed with 4" gel memory foam bed topper.  Full bathroom with shower, tub, toilette, sink and vanity.  Closet Space, a TV, Dresser and blackout drapes.

Outstanding Views


Complimentary Coffee in the mornings at the office.

We are the closest town to the Grand Canyon SKYWALK, which is just 40 minutes from us. Meadview, the town we are located, is the only place to obtain Free Entree to the Lake Mead Recreational Center.  Our Campground just 10 miles from Lake Mead and 17 Miles from the Colorado River.  We have outstanding Lookouts, Top notch Stargazing, Gold Prospecting, Bird Watching, Fishing, Off Roading etc.

Some of the Best Desert Off-Roading through trails within the Joshua Tree National Forest, Please note you must bring your own OHV, horse, etc, there is currently no rentals available.  We do have Kayaks to rent upon arrival. There is a hidden water fall in the Grapevine Wash that you can get to with a 4 wheel vehicle and you hike in about 15 minutes in. Stunning views and gorgeous natural spring and waterfall.

We are 45 minutes off th 93 Freeway and their is no Grocery Store in town, We have a Family Dollar Store with essential necessities, Gas N' Grub, Two Restaurants in Town and on some Saturdays we have a really awesome Farmers Market at The Boathouse Cafe and Restaurant.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Samantha a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Horseback riding

We provide Spaces for Horse Camping, Do Not have Horseback riding on-site, yet!

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Some of the most epic off-road trails you'll experience!

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Natural features you'll find at The Majestic - Historic Mini Motel in Arizona.


We have a cove where Colorado River Meets Lake Mead

River, stream, or creek

We are located where the Colorado River meets Lake Mead


Most of the roads in town are a dirt road! They are graded and even!


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Hipcamper Colleen

Adorable property with amenities!

Colleen M.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2020

We absolutely loved this mini motel experience! Samantha was very responsive the entire time, and Dave, one of the caretakers who met us there, was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the area!
The mini motel room is small but perfect for a single or couple. The room was clean and cool when we checked in, and we loved having the covered patio in front so we could be outside the room without having to be in the sun. The chairs *outside the room* weren’t in great shape, but the adorable community area right next to the motel has picnic tables, chairs and barbecues for public use, and we spent a good deal of time there. It’s shaded for the daytime, and well-lit for the nighttime.
The property is located in a neighborhood in the town of Meadview, but even with the neighbors around, another guest, and Dave on the property, we had plenty of space and privacy when we wanted it. The main road is paved, and the dirt road to the property is well-maintained.
We highly recommend checking out the nearby coves for a lovely water and nature experience too! We saw a ton of wildlife down there, and the water was perfect for swimming. Grand Canyon West is also very conveniently located about a 30min drive away.

Hipcamper Anthony

More than expected.

Anthony L.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

We had a great time at this little gem. Samantha was very responsive prior to booking, she answered all of my questions I had. This place a real authentic motel feel. Wish I could post the pictures I was able to get. The stars a night we’re incredible, we were able to see the Milky Way with the naked eye. What made our stay very unique and special was Scarlett. She was so willing to help us and took us off roading, site seeing, and showed us her horses. Very unique and special experience.

Stars and Milky Way. Mini MotelCheck-in/out cabin. Coffee on the left. Milky Way.
Hipcamper Samantha
Response from Samantha, the Host, on August 12th, 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review.! Your experience is what we strive to deliver to our guests and makes us so happy to read these.! Especially that you had fun on the Scarlett adventures.! Happy Trails! Samantha

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Hipcamper Brittney
Brittney S.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2020

While on a roadtrip to CA from TX, my initial plans to camp out turned out to be a bad idea due to an excessive heat warning. Last minute, I booked with Samantha. She was very communicative and answered all my questions that made me feel safe and secure to stay in the Gypsy trailer. The only feedback I'd give was that it was weird to be told the key to the trailer was "stolen", so I was a little anxious going to bed, but overall it went well. I do wish the name of the trailer could change though since the term gypsy is offensive to many people. But the stay itself, and my interactions with Samantha were both great. I would book again, and it was really cool waking up and being able to see the Grand Canyon in the distance.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan S.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Samantha, her daughter, and Dave were fabulous hosts. Their vintage motel is the perfect desert getaway! Staying here was a great experience and I even caught my first bass at the lake!

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Hipcamper Samantha
Response from Samantha, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Love all of this Megan! Congrats on the fish !!! ☺️☺️ Thank you for choosing us, if you ever mind your way back out here we would love to have you again.! Happy Trails.... Until We Meet Again!

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Hipcamper Joe

A pleasant experience

Joe B.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

The trip to Happy Trails was enjoyable. The hosts were very friendly and outgoing; they offered plenty of amenities for a camper’s needs. The individual site descriptions appears to be generic to the entire property, which consists of several camp trailers (Glampers) and a few minutes-motel rooms. The glampers and motel rooms offer different amenities, which I found confusing when reading through my reservation description (e.g. glampers have kitchen utensils, motel rooms do not). Overall a pleasant location and would stay again, if I were in the area.

Happy Trails sunset, with a sliver moon
Hipcamper Samantha
Response from Samantha, the Host, on September 23rd, 2020

Thank you for the review Joe. Glad you had a nice time. It was great to have you. I looked at the far option to see where I made it confusing and updated things so it's more clear.. thank you for pointing that out.! Happy Trails on your other travels.! Samantha and Family

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Hipcamper Ursula
Ursula A.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2020

We had a wonderful stay and felt very welcomed! The desert was so beautiful and it is off the beaten path, so it was great to go for some peace and quiet. The lake is only a 15 minute drive away. There is a great outdoor area with barbecues, so we made an awesome dinner and looked at the stars. The room was so cute and comfortable. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper John A

Rural, out there, quaint.

John A S.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2020

Rural location 35 minutes from Skywalk. Dave greeted us on the way in and saw us off in the morning.

Hipcamper bryan

Last night honeymooning

Bryan H.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

It was clean, quiet, and quaint. The sunset and the stars were brilliant. We want to come back...maybe on an anniversary!

Hipcamper Shandee

The best experience

Shandee L.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2021

I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a weekend away from the hassle of life and found this gem online. Immediately Samantha was friendly, enjoyable to converse with and extremely helpful. At the last minute my boyfriend, in all his excitement, wanted to head out a day early and Samantha was more than willing to accommodate; as was her father and Kentucky Dave; they left the light on outside our room and the key in the door. The room, Majestic room #2, was quaint and had a rustic feel to it; instantly comfortable. All our needs were met and then some. The grounds were beautiful, the location serene and the company incredible. Can't say enough good things about the owners, their property nor the location. If they'll have us, we'd absolutely love to stay again in the future!

DaisyThe incredible scenery surrounding the mini motel - it's a constant unobstructed view.The front office - inside is a small store with thee most delicious honeyNearby Lake Mead - view of the short drive there coming from the Historic Mini Motel
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