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The historic Mountain View Lodge was built in the 1930s and operated as a motor court for decades. You'll pitch your tent behind the historic lodge, inside a game fence that was built to protect a rugged botanical garden with plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. You'll experience sweeping views of the town of Fort Davis and the formation it is famous for - Sleeping Lion M

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The historic Mountain View Lodge was built in the 1930s and operated as a motor court for decades. You'll pitch your tent behind the historic lodge, inside a game fence that was built to protect a rugged botanical garden with plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. You'll experience sweeping views of the town of Fort Davis and the formation it is famous for - Sleeping Lion Mountain. 

The now Mountain Trails Lodge has most recently served as a base camp for educational tours around the Davis Mountains, Big Bend National Park, and Far West Texas. Nearby activities include exploring an historic army fort, hiking and birding in the Davis Mountains, and driving or cycling several scenic loops. 

You'll have access to potable and non-potable water, a single unisex bathroom with a shower, an indoor sunroom , and an outdoor covered pavilion, where you can cook out on the provided propane grills, play puzzles and games, hang out and connect to WiFi. (The WiFi signal has a hard time breaking the barrier of the historic rock walls, so you'll find it easier to connect under the pavilion or in the sitting area near the books, puzzles, and games.)

NOTE: You may be sharing the bathroom with other campers. For your convenience and peace of mind, we provide cleaning spray, rags, and disinfectant wipes.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Laundry absent
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  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Hipcamper casanova

Peaceful campsite with views

Casanova V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

Peaceful campsite. Lots of wildlife which added to the experience. Loved our weekend stay. Jenny greeted me by name when I arrived and was very pleasant. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Karen

A serene west texas stay

Karen M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 25th, 2021

Location close to the state park and really welcomed the propane stove and communal kitchen (and fridge) after two weeks on our camp stove. Road traffic isn’t too loud but if there’s a Friday night game going on, ability to see the star-lit sky will be dampened.

Hipcamper Riley
Riley J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

Loved having access to a shower and toilet. Would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Lauren

Would stay again!

Lauren R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

BEAUTIFUL area and wonderful host. I totally missed the drive in and called Jenny and she picked up right away. Great place to watch the stars and camp while visiting marfa (only about 20 mins away). The lodges and main building are really cute and nice to have. It started raining that evening so it was nice to hang out in the common area and play games.

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Hipcamper Cindi

Peaceful and beautiful

Cindi G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2021

Everything was fantastic! The view was incredible and the campsite was beautiful and inviting. Jenny was extremely accommodating, and the facilities, library, and common areas made for a super comfortable stay. The entire space is very peaceful. We walked around the property during a beautiful sunset, and loved seeing the many different native plants and flowers. We had a lovely trip!

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Hipcamper Nancy

Beautiful spot with indoor comforts

Nancy M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 25th, 2021

Had a lovely night here camping next to the little fountain in the garden. There is a great, clean bathroom with an awesome shower and fresh towels! The sunroom was nice and cool in the evening, perfect place for a romantic dinner at sunset. :)

Hipcamper Harlan

Good value and proximity to ft. dav

Harlan W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2021

A great place to camp, especially if you have a dog. Nice fenced in area, allowing you to go into town for dinner. The tent areas are close to the main buildings, so the only drawback is the window unit air conditioner, which made it diffucult to fall asleep. Easy access to the shower and bathroom. Friendly staff.

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Hipcamper Steve
Steve C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2021

My partner and I had a great time tent camping next to the lodge. The area for tents is separate from the cabins, and we tent campers had our own very clean shared bathroom with shower, towels included. I used my own burner for cooking, but the available gas grill came in handy when I ran out of propane. Oh, and there is a sunroom for our use, which was nice to sit in away from the tent.

My Verizon cell phone signal was strong at the camp. As for wifi, my partner needed to teach a yoga class via Zoom, and she was able to do that from the pavilion where the grills are located -- the wifi signal in the tent camping area was too weak.

Be aware of the wind, which is typical of high desert activity, and we definitely had to stake our 14x9 Core popup, which held up beautifully, btw. Also, the closeness of the little-traveled highway was not a noise bother at all, but I'll mention that our house is right next to railroad tracks, so ymmv.

Jenny is an excellent communicator. She answered all my questions quickly, within minutes.

With its excellent amenities and location, I highly recommend Tent Camp at Historic Lodge!

This is where we camped. I only thought to shoot it after we'd packed up.Beautiful landscapes.Flowering cacti and other desert plants.Interesting birds all around.
Hipcamper Leila
Leila E.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 13th, 2021

I felt safe at the site camping alone & it was wonderful having access to a bathroom & hot shower. Close to lots of great spots (hiking trails, Chihuahuan desert institute, Marfa/Alpine/Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory. Quiet.

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Property
Desert Mountain Oasis
State
Texas
Country
United States
$37/night
2 Sites