Water Rock Ranch is clean, picturesque 5 acre ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, surrounded by magnificent mountains, and next door to a mission like tower. Time at WR 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 FLASHLIGHT!
Your accommodations at Water Rock Ranch consists of one 18' diameter tipi, which includes 2 single air mattress beds, 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) and cooking grill (you bring your own coal, utensils, etc). Please do not feed the animals.
Your tipi and sitting area is 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 Water Rock Ranch 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! 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, and, of course, Las Vegas.
We've been asked about RESTAURANTS and FOOD OUTSETS in town of Pahrump (3 miles from Water Rock Ranch). There are 3 large grocery stories in town: Albertson, Walmart, and Smiths.
We don't provide meals. We have a grill and charcoal near your tipi if you want to grill something to eat. I have set up a campfire for you so you can bring marshmallows to roast (we have clean marshmallow roasting utensils for your use).
There are several restaurants in town. Fancy but lovely is Symphonys Restaurant at the Pahrump Valley Winery (reservations may be required). Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse is very good. Mom's Diner for all American food. China Wok Buffet & Grill has a big buffet for a fixed price ($11 pp I think). Also, Mexican, Italian, Thai restaurants in town. Also, fast food: Sonic Drive In, Burger King, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr, KFC, Panda Express, and Subway come to mind.
For breakfast, may I suggest O Happy Bread (a French cafe bakery) ... they have great Quiche and fresh pastries. Or, Denny's. Hopes this helps!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
The vibe at 18' Tipi on Working Ranch
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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!
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!
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!
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!
Pepper Jay has a wonderful ranch close to Pahrub. Very calm and relaxing area to have a glass of wine by the fire. Pepper Jay was very helpful and friendly, I definitely recommend staying there.