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Water Rock Ranch ("WRR") is a clean picturesque 5 acre ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, surrounded by magnificent mountains, and next door to a mission like tower.  Time at  WRR  melts tension and stress away, and can bring calm to your life.   One may meditate, relax, and find serenity  (except for the occasional rooster crow or goat bray).   Or, catch up with email, etc, with fre


Water Rock Ranch ("WRR") is a clean picturesque 5 acre ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, surrounded by magnificent mountains, and next door to a mission like tower.  Time at  WRR  melts tension and stress away, and can bring calm to your life.   One may meditate, relax, and find serenity  (except for the occasional rooster crow or goat bray).   Or, catch up with email, etc, with free WIFI.  

Several boulders on the property so PLEASE USE STRONG FLASHLIGHT!

Your accommodations at WRR consists of one 18' diameter tipi, which includes 2 single air mattress beds (one double size and one single), clean sheets and blankets, electric blankets if needed, electricity, phone charger strip, wifi, and heater / fan.  NOT RAIN PROOF because top of tipi is open slightly and rain water will fall in the middle.  

At your disposal, next to the tipi, is a pergola sitting area, fire pit (wood provided as an option) and cooking grill (you bring your own charcoal, utensils, etc).  CAMPFIRES ONLY ALLOWED IF if wind is 5mph or less.   I am happy to build a fire for you in the fire pit.    Bring marshmallows to roast (we have clean marshmallow roasting utensils for your use)

Your tipi and sitting area are located at the back of the ranch.  A shared indoor lockable bathroom, with shower, is located at the center of the ranch, in the white building with the Water Rock Ranch sign on it.

You share WRR with its owners and, during the day, ranch hands.  Also, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, goats, and desert tortoises (when not in hibernation).    Also, for those with allergies, please note there is alfalfa hay on the ranch.  Please drive slow on ranch property! Please do not feed the animals.  No additional animals allowed (sorry)!  

Pahrump, Nevada is easy to reach and hard to forget.  We're located an hour+ west of Las Vegas and an hour east of Death Valley National Park, a place known for extremes.  Apart from Death Valley, day trips include Amargosa Opera House and Hotel, Ash Meadows preserve for plant and animal life in the region, China Ranch (a lush, green oasis surrounded on all sides by mountain ridges), Tecopa Hot Springs, Red Rock Canyon, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute (40 minutes towards Vegas) and, of course, Las Vegas. 

We've been asked about RESTAURANTS and FOOD OUTSETS in town of Pahrump (3 miles from WRR).  There are 3 large grocery stories in town:  Albertsons, Walmart, and Smiths.  

We don't provide meals.   NO cooking in the tipi.

There are several restaurants in town.   Fancy but lovely is Symphony Restaurant at the Pahrump Valley Winery (reservations may be required) (5 1/2 miles from WRR).      Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse is very good.   Mom's Diner or Stage Stop Casino & Restaurant for all American food.   China Wok Buffet & Grill has a big buffet for a fixed price ($11 pp + tax I think, not including drink). (all about 3 miles from WRR).  Also, Mexican, Italian,  and Thai restaurants in town.  And, fast food:  Sonic Drive, Burger King, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr, KFC, Panda Express, China a-go-go and Subway come to mind.   Starbucks. 

For breakfast, may I suggest O Happy Bread (a French cafe bakery) ... they have great fresh Quiche, pastries, salads and sandwiches.   Or, Mom's Diner.  And, there's a Denny's.  Hopes this helps!

Safe travels!

Pepper Jay

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Pepper a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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Hipcamper casey
Casey H.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2018

YES!!!! This tipi was ana amazing experience!

We had a blast and definitely felt at peace in the tipi. It's such a relaxing and wonderful experience there. The bathhouse was glorious and the host Pepper Jay was so so so kind! She guided me through the morning feedings of the animals and her beautiful greenhouse. Check out that greenhouse at night it's freaking amazing!

Must go back again and again!

Dan working on dinner inside the Tipi! :) Tipi! Close only counts in horseshoe and hand grenades. We'll stick with horseshoe! ;)Pepper Jay in the greenhouse.
Hipcamper Pepper
Response from Pepper, the Host, on May 3rd, 2018

John and I look forward to your next visit!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany P.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

The Water Rock Ranch was my first Hipcamp experience, and it's definitely set a high bar! Pepper was the most gracious host, always available and making sure I was comfortable and had everything I need. The ranch itself was beautiful with nice amenities and adorable animals, including dogs, cats, goats, ducks, chickens and tortoises!. Staying in the Tipi was a fun and unique experience. It was very cozy and had a very kitsch vibe - very comfortable at night as its warm and quite. I highly recommend a stay here if you have the chance!

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Hipcamper Ashley

Must see, amazing in every way

Ashley V.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2019

Exceeded our expectations in every way!!! Not only is staying in a TiPi insanely awesome in its own right, but the owners went above and beyond to make sure we had everything and were perfectly comfortable. The bathroom was gorgeous and well kept, had everything you need and some. The tiPi was awesome, heater, heated blanket and very comfy to make it feel like a hotel. The owners were so helpful and sweet. Gave us marshmallows to use, sticks, fire wood, helped us start the fire, gave us a grand tour, and did everything to be very helpful to us. At first I thought this place was a little pricey for the area but after staying a night it is 100% worth every penny. Definitely glamping at its finest, wish I could’ve stayed longer.

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Hipcamper Mira
Mira D.
recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2018

I am thrilled I found this place! We had a great one night stay at this ranch. The tipi is set up very comfortable and the owners are just wonderful people. Thank you!

Hipcamper Pepper
Response from Pepper, the Host, on March 30th, 2018

T'was our pleasure Mira! Safe travels!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Ed
Ed M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 13th, 2018

We loved the experience of staying in a tepee -- a first for my spouse and I. The tepee was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The high-powered fan kept us cool and cozy the whole time.

Outside the tepee, the grounds were spacious. The bathroom and pantry were newly and tastefully remodeled.

The hosts were super-friendly, and went beyond the call of duty to make sure we were comfortable. All around, it was a great experience staying at the Water Rock Camp. Thank you, Pepper and John!

Hipcamper PAULINE
Pauline F.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2018

Thank you for your kindness. It was amazing. I recommend !!!

Hipcamper Alec
Alec M.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2018

First off i want to thank Pepper and her husband for the outstanding hospitality! The ranch was beautiful. Very clean and well taken care of. The bathroom was amazing. The tipi was cozy and comfortable. The animals were awesome! Ozzie and Sadie were our favs! Totally would recommend this place!

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Hipcamper Sinan
Sinan M.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2018

This place provided one of the most magical environments I have ever camped in. 12/10 would recommend to others!!!

Hipcamper Zoey
Zoey C.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2018

We had the most amazing time! Such a beautiful property and the hosts were so nice.

Sunset was amazing. This greenhouse is one of the most magical places I have ever been lucky enough to see!!!18' Tipi on Working Ranch


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