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Cottonwood Creek Cabins -Alpine, TX

· Alpine, Brewster, Texas
30 acres hosted by Chris H.
1 lodging site
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Cottonwood Creek Cabins is an idyllic private 30acre homestead with 5 custom built cabins and 1 glamping tipi, located just 10 mins south of Alpine, Texas. Situated at 5200ft in elevation, and removed from all nearby city noise and light pollution, the air is clean, the setting is quiet, and the dark night skies are perfect for star gazing. If you are looking to relax from the fast pace of the city and want a central hub for all Big Bend area has to offer, this is the ideal place to stay! 29 miles away located at the base of the Davis Mountains, Fort Davis is considered one of the best remaining examples of a Southwest frontier military post. In use from 1854 to 1891, it was also home to the famed Buffalo Soldiers. Visitors can explore more than 100 ruins and 24 buildings, including five that have been restored and furnished to their 1880s condition, on self-guided tours. Multimedia exhibits and displays offer a wealth of information, while costumed interpretive programs bring history to life. You’ll also find four miles of frontcountry and backcountry hiking trails, and although there is no camping inside the park, options are available in nearby Davis Mountains State Park and the town of Fort Davis. Just one mile furhter more than 2,700 acres of mile-high peaks—the highest is 5,600 feet—and rugged plains look out over the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert in Davis Mountains State Park. Wild scenery is a guarantee, whether you choose to explore by horseback or mountain bike, hike all the way to the Fort Davis National Historic Site, or picnic along Limpia Creek. Pets are allowed. Please make sure you pick up after them.Dark Sky Tipi is located at Cottonwood Creek Cabins, with access to 30 acres of West Texas beauty! At 5200ft elevation, the nights are nearly always cool, even in the summer! Located just 10 minutes south of Alpine, Texas. Surrounded by amazing hills and mountains, this is not only a unique space but a unique property to explore. Enjoy relaxing days and beautiful night skies, there’s no light pollution from Alpine so bring your telescope or Star app! Dark Sky Tipi is glamping at its finest!! Dark Sky Tipi is glamping at its finest!! Our tipi is 22 feet in diameter with a cozy queen size bed & 2 futons. Microwave, Keurig style coffee maker that uses K cups. and mini fridge w/freezer in tipi. Wifi and smart TV w/roku (BYOSubscription). 2 person sitting area for eating inside. Outside is a private patio with picnic table, chairs & hammock. Outdoor kitchen available with your stay. Shared with guests of The Explorer’s Hideout. Includes sink, electric hot plate, electric griddle, pots, pans, toaster and cooking utensils. You bring eating utensils, plates, cups, etc.... During colder months, water to outdoor kitchen may be off during your stay. We leave water there to wash dishes. *Shared Bathhouse with luxury oversized shower has two separate heads. One rain head from the ceiling and one rain head on the wall. The on demand water heater ensures endless hot water. Shared with guests of the Explorer’s Hideout Cabin. Heater in bathhouse and AC during the warmer months. **We refresh the bathhouse daily. As well as leave disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer there. We recommend not just staying to sleep! Utilize the property and explore!! Your nightly rate includes a stay in this unique space and access to almost 30 acres. We try to keep our rates competitive, if not lower than something similar in the Big Bend Region.**************************************If you’re not used to desert camping, we recommend booking one of our other vacation rentals during the hot summer months. At the tipi, we provide 1-2 tower fans and are able to open the smoke flaps when no rain is in the forecast, to keep it cooler inside. Although it is much cooler than a tent would be, it is still warmer than the outside in the summer, during the day. Because we are located at 5,250 ft in elevation, we typically cool to around 60-65° at night. Great for sleeping!! This can vary. Check weather forecast before booking. CHECK WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE YOU ARRIVE. PACK WARM CLOTHING & EXTRA BLANKETS, IF NEEDED. During the colder months: one heated mattress pad on queen bed, 2 electric blankets, 1 electric fireplace & 2 tower heaters are available in tipi. Be sure to bring warm clothing and additional blankets during colder months, as needed. ***We look forward to welcoming you to Cottonwood Creek Cabins secluded 30acres with private trails and open dark skies - best comfort and value for a truly unforgettable visit to Big Bend***Guest accessYou will have access to almost 30 acres. Nearly 2 miles of trails. Enjoy geode/stone hunting, basketball, volleyball and 2 horseshoe pits (1 is private right at the cabin). Trails and activity area are shared with other guests. The outdoor bath and kitchen are shared with Explorer's Hideout guests when present. Hosts live on property and are quickly available for any needs. Each space was created with privacy in mind - perfect space for secluded feel for R&R but close to city amenities when needed while in Big Bend.
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5 ratings · 5 reviews
Symphony R.recommends
April 12, 2024
Star gazing, tranquility in west TX
I greatly enjoyed my stay at Cottonwood Creek. The tipi itself is fantastic; There’s electrical outlets, heated blankets, couches, fridge & coffee maker, and even a TV if you want; but the incredible view of the stars at night is what you want to watch! The bathhouse is across the gravel drive, and was super clean and spacious; the outdoor kitchen had the basics to cook up something simple and warm. It was a beautiful, 30-45min drive to multiple places- marfa, big bend national park, fort Davis, or the McDonald observatory. Chris made my stay so delightful, and I would stay here again whenever in the area. It was peaceful and private, while still being close to grocery/restaurants/gas stations. Thanks so much!
Gus T.recommends
October 31, 2022
Great Modern Camping
TIPI was a great retreat away from the city. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is trying to be outdoorsy and doesn't want to go through the hassle of actual camping. Will definitely try to stay there again!
Alicia W.recommends
October 10, 2022
The tipi was awesome and so cozy even in the chilly night! The bathroom was very nice. It was very quiet at night.
Armando M.recommends
September 18, 2022
Glamping perfection.
Staying in the Tipi was awesome! The shared bathroom was very nice with a spacious shower. The outdoor shared kitchen had everything needed to cook up dinner. Will definitely stay here again. The night sky was clear with so many stars.
Tracy K.recommends
June 4, 2022
Quiet RV Spot on Private 30 ACRES
The RV spot was clean with easy electrical, and plumbing hook ups. The site was fairly level with a clean gravel base. The semi-seclusion with spectacular sunset views was wonderful. I cannot say enough about the friendly atmosphere and helpfulness of the hosts, but the highlight for us is the magnificent maze of well-groomed trails. They snake harmoniously throughout the cabin and RV area and into a secluded 15-acre section that is both people and pet friendly (as long as everyone stays on the trail and out of the West Texas cactus and thorny brush). We highly recommend this for a great stay!
Alpine, Brewster, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Mescalero Apache, and Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chris H.Joined in October 2021
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