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Nesting Star Camp

· Study Butte, Brewster, Texas
5 acres hosted by Jose S.
3 RV/tent sites · 2 tent sites
Near Big Bend National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the B0611 Maverick Entrance Booth Fee Station (Kiosk).
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Jose is a Star Host
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Nestled within the rugged and mesmerizing landscape of Terlingua, our off-grid desert camp offers an unparalleled escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This camp is a sanctuary for those seeking solitude and a connection with the raw beauty of the desert. Nesting Star Camp is situated within the legendary Terlingua Ranch and is strategically located to provide easy access to the stunning offerings of Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and the surrounding backcountry. The West entrance to Big Bend National Park is 23 miles from the camp. Big Bend Ranch State Park's East entrance is 38 miles from camp. The camp sits on 5 acres and is located 0.7 miles from Terlingua Ranch Road, which is a paved asphalt road leading to Hwy 118. The final 0.7 miles to the property consist of dirt and gravel roads maintained by the Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch (POATRI). These dirt and gravel roads leading to the camp are generally easily traversed, though they can become silty or muddy if it rains. In some areas, heavy rain may cause road flooding. We recommend driving an SUV or a truck, as low-profile cars may struggle depending on the road conditions that day. Please be aware that the roads within Terlingua Ranch, while publicly accessible, are located on private land. We kindly request that you not drive off of any roads, as the surrounding areas are all privately owned. While navigating the deeper parts of Terlingua Ranch can be challenging, reaching the camp is usually straightforward. We've driven in with a 3500 dually with a 20’ gooseneck horse trailer, and we’ve never encountered any issues. It’s easily accessible yet remote enough to showcase its pristine natural beauty. The surroundings are incredibly tranquil and serene. At night, under Nesting Star Camp's skies, the stars unveil a majestic tapestry that will leave you in awe. The night also awakens with the coyote calls, the gentle desert winds, and the possible flutter of a bat or owl hoot. We also have wild donkeys that roam the area, and you might hear them braying. Please avoid approaching them, though. We provide a composting toilet for your use. Please note that when we are not present to manage waste (#2), you will be responsible for removing the toilet liner bag and disposing of your waste in the provided trash cans. There is also a shower room, and we will supply solar shower bags for your use. If you’re not familiar with them, please research solar showers before booking. Essentially, they are bags you will be responsible for filling with water and placing in the sun to heat up. On a sunny day, you can achieve a temperature of around 115 degrees, although on cloudy days, it won’t heat beyond the ambient temperature. The camp features two uncovered decks for stargazing and one deck with a roof that is partially open on the sides, providing more shelter from the elements. Please be aware that this is an off-grid camp, meaning there is no running water or power on-site. You are required to bring your own water. Additionally, we request that you limit generator use to basic needs only and keep it off between 7 PM and 8 AM. Cell phone coverage on the property can be inconsistent, but on most days, you can expect to get 2-3 bars of 3G signal on Verizon and Google Fi. We personally use a cell phone booster and recommend one if you don't have one, on most days it can provide a 4-bar 3G service. Sometimes, you may need to find an elevated spot to obtain a strong signal. However, it’s important to note that reception can be unreliable, and we recommend you plan ahead. Starlink works very well here.
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10 ratings · 9 reviews
J Clancy K.recommends
May 11, 2024
Primitive Site 1
Sleeping with the Stars
Jose stood out most of all. He was so worried about me & often sent reminders & cautions, & tips to make my stay better. The vault toilet smelled better than some people's indoor toilets. (I would never have thought of using pine shavings!) I was the only camper & it was so quiet. I actually got to hear coyotes howl at night!!! Hauntingly beautiful!!! The mountains made a lovely border; I have the most amazing sunrise/sunset photos... & only 1/2 hour from Big Bend. It was great.
Julia S.recommends
May 6, 2024
Primitive Site 2
Scenic, quiet, and spectacular stargazing! Definitely recommend if you're in the area
Todd G.recommends
April 11, 2024
Sky Deck 1
Nesting Star is a star!
If you've never been to Big Bend National Park, or this part of the world, GO! And stay at Nesting Star! Off the beaten path, but well worth the experience. I stayed on one of the raised decks. My tent fit nicely. Had a toasty fire in the nearby fire pit - ot was 80's in the day, low 40's at night! Saw a billion stars all around, like the Eagles sang, and I definitely had a "peaceful, easy feeling." Even at a time of no regular meteor showers, I saw 8, mostly near the Big Dipper! The only bummer was I had to eventually put my fire out and go to bed! Host Jose was gracious, responsive, positive. 5 stars! Actually, a billion stars!
Ruben A.recommends
April 11, 2024
Sky Deck 1
Jose's camp was great, it was easy to get to with Google maps. The sky deck kept us from sleeping on the floor and let us see the stars from our tent. I couldn't believe how quiet it was out there, you don't hear a thing except for the coyotes howling occasionally, which I thought was super cool. It is so dark at night, perfect for stargazing. I stayed up till 4 am and saw the Milky Way rise up into the sky, I brought a tripod with me and took some beautiful pictures of it with my phone. I would definitely recommend this place, and I would 100% camp here again.
Jenna Z.recommends
April 1, 2024
Sky Deck 2
Great Time!
Fantastic experience! We wanted a primitive campsite close to big bend. Terlingua is right around the corner, and we had plenty of firewood for our stay. Restroom was available and lit at night. Camp was easy to set up and the sky deck made things super convenient. We had a fantastic time. If you're looking for tent camping near big bend this is your spot!
Lucy B.recommends
March 18, 2024
Primitive Site 2
We loved camping at Jose’s site! The views were amazing! The directions were clear, we had no problem finding it. Jose upgraded our campsite, so we got to stay at the sky deck! The bathroom and shower room were so clean, and so nice to have. The sites are nicely spread apart so we could see the other campers but we couldn’t hear them. I will definitely be recommending Jose’s land to any of my friends or family that are looking for a place to camp!
Study Butte, Brewster, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Mescalero Apache, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Chiso First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Jose S.

Joined in October 2023
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