Hipcamp host Starlight C.,
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This bell tent is on flat, open, terrain and is just steps away from old Pony Express buildings from the 1800's. Explore nearby Petrified Forest National Park, Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, and Indian Ruins. Amenities include a ready to use 4 M canvas bell tent with full size mattress, two pillows, and bed sheets. There are two folding chairs and a small folding table insid

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This bell tent is on flat, open, terrain and is just steps away from old Pony Express buildings from the 1800's. Explore nearby Petrified Forest National Park, Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, and Indian Ruins. Amenities include a ready to use 4 M canvas bell tent with full size mattress, two pillows, and bed sheets. There are two folding chairs and a small folding table inside. Also features a cozy hammock and a port-john (outhouse toilet). Bring your own water and food.  You are also welcome to bring your own RV, Camper, Truck, and camping gear. Generators are allowed. This site has a total of three tents on it, spaced several hundred feet apart for privacy. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Starlight a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Starlight Tent 1 - Petrified Forest in Arizona.

Desert
Field

Places to see near Petrified Forest

21 Reviews

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Hipcamper Ashley

Great stay near petrified forest np

Ashley M.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2021

Clean, unique tent out in open land. Perfect spot for viewing the stars and decompressing. A nice touch that Einar included a portable heater in this cold November weather!

The drive there was straightforward and the dirt road (about 1 mile) was easily reachable in most cars (mine has 5.5 inch clearance and made it there no problem) when the ground is dry.

If you drive an EV, there are multiple charging stations within 30 miles of your stay (Tesla, ChargePoint, and Blink).

I'd highly recommend staying at Starlight Tents for a great off-grid experience!

Hipcamper Brian

Worked great for what we needed.

Brian M.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2021

Felt like we were away from everything which is what we were after. A heater was supplied which was great just to take a bit of the chill off, though we didn’t use it as much as some might. Only thing we didn’t expect was hearing the train running at night but not a huge issue to us, might be to some.

Hipcamper Alexa

Amazing stay!

Alexa R.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2021

Loved this experience! Completely isolated from the city so we could see the stars so boldly at night. So peaceful and loved the cattle free lancing around us!

Hipcamper Matthew

You should stay here!!!!!

Matthew G.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

Brilliant.

A bit hot when we arrived, but the wind was quite strong and kept it reasonable. And it cooled down significantly once the sun went down.

The tent was clean and inviting, and although yes, there is a portaloo, it’s the damned cleanest, freshest smelling portaloo I’ve ever been in!

The really puts in the effort to make this place welcoming.

And of course the stars were amazing, and we got to listen to the odd train rumble by in the distance during the night. Fantastic.

If I could offer only one suggestion, it would be to add a permanent camping table/bench. Not everyone is well equipped enough to bring their own along.

:)

Thanks again!

Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany C.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

Easy and simple stay. Check in was easy using a Google Maps. There is a bit of primitive road that you have to drive on, but not much. The port a potty was very clean which made it enjoyable. The hammock was also a great plus. Einar provides two chairs and a small foldable table, and a small air mattress. Would stay again to look for the stars!

Hipcamper Katrina

Great thoughtful little amenities

Katrina L.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2021

Beautiful, loved the little thoughtful amenities. Didn't see the see stars because of clouds, but our whole trip was cooler because of the cloud cover, so I won't complain. We were halfway on our trip to the Grand Canyon. It was so easy and lovely to just get out of the car, and not worry about unpacking much of anything.

Hipcamper Kathy
Kathy C.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2021

Very spartan and just right. The most lovely sunset and sunrise. Very quiet, very peaceful.

Starlight Tent 1 - Petrified Forest
Hipcamper Michael

Secluded with nice amenities.

Michael N.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2021

Nice tent set up. We were able to put another queen inflatable next to the provided bed and still had room to move around.
The spot is remote but was great for nighttime photography. So many stars and Milky Way was visible. There is a little market convenient store at the main highway exit - so you aren’t totally away from everything if you forget something.
Though I never met the host - we had all the info we needed for a great stay. Would do it again for sure

SunsetMilky Way and millions of starsSunsetGreat spot for night photography.
Hipcamper Mendi
Mendi M.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2021

Perfect overnight for our Petrified Forest adventure! Thank you, Einar!

Awards

Best of 2022 Arizona
Finalist
Property
Petrified Forest
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$72/night
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