Hipcamp host Spike G.
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On GPS we show up as Del Valle, but actually the community is called Garfield. We're a quick ten minutes from the Austin airport, and a quick twenty minutes from South Austin. So you can, if you wish, spend your days exploring the city, catching live music and eating great food, then come back to the ranch and enjoy to quiet of country life, the chorus of a million birds, an

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On GPS we show up as Del Valle, but actually the community is called Garfield. We're a quick ten minutes from the Austin airport, and a quick twenty minutes from South Austin. So you can, if you wish, spend your days exploring the city, catching live music and eating great food, then come back to the ranch and enjoy to quiet of country life, the chorus of a million birds, and the cheerful hosting of one of Austin's most beloved ambassadors, author Spike Gillespie. Our aesthetic is punk-rock grandma. We are not pretentious, twee, uptight, or jerks. Just want everyone to have a lovely time. Oh, and we have a super cool, secular tiny chapel.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Spike a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tiny T Ranch in Texas.

Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Tiny T Ranch

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Hipcamper Amy
Amy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
February 21st, 2019

Spike’s place at TinyT Ranch is seriously a slice of paradise. Quick trip to airport and Austin sights. Spike is an amazing and Austin knowledgeable host and the property and barnyard friends are so delightful. We stayed there for 8 nights in our 40’ skoolie with three kids and a dog. If we pass this way again we look forward to staying here!

Hipcamper Spike
Response from Spike, the Host, on February 26th, 2019

I just loved having Amy and her family stay with me! So fun to get to see the amazing life they are living. I sure hope they'll come back and stay soon!

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Hipcamper Mary
Mary G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 24th, 2019

Had a great experience at Spike's Tiny T Ranch. We felt very welcomed as soon as we arrived. Spike was very easy to work with and very accommodating. We wanted something close to Austin where we could leave our motorhome and feel secure. Tiny T Ranch was perfect! Just outside Austin and very secure.

Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 11th, 2019

Amazing host, very friendly and helpful. Ranch is remote but not far away from Austin. It had everything we needed and even more, we had a great experience here!

Hipcamper Caroline

Little slice of texas heaven

Caroline C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 31st, 2019

I had such a great time here. Spike is a terrific host. We really hit it off and I met a lot of great people while staying here, just through sheer serendipity. Spike's got a great property for weddings and concerts and things, btw, if that's in your future.

That may make it sound like it's busy, but it's not. It's back from the road, and quiet. There's a beautiful little chapel on site, and lots of trees. The weather was perfect when I was there. I was able to hang out with all the doors wide open well into the night. (Honda Element car camping), no trace of mosquitos, pretty bug-free altogether. (Late October.) It feels very safe--Spike's got three dogs, one of them very big. They were tucked away in the back and never bothered me, but I felt like they were a good security presence. There were no other campers while I was there, so it was peaceful and private. As I mentioned, Spike was incredibly welcoming and accommodating, but not at all intrusive. It's about twenty-ish minutes from downtown Austin. I was here for the film festival and it was so lovely to have a quiet retreat under the stars at the end of the day.

Between the folks I met here through Spike and the peace and quiet, this was exactly the sort of experience I hoped to have when I joined Hipcamp. I'm so grateful to have found this place and I hope to be back.

Hipcamper Brad
Brad O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 20th, 2020

Spike's place is an great little taste of Texas. I'd go back again.

Hipcamper Rosa
Rosa T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 15th, 2020

Spike is such a great host!! She was so welcoming and friendly, made us feel right at home. Property is beautiful, this was a great rustic camping experience.

Hipcamper Spike
Response from Spike, the Host, on June 18th, 2020

Thanks so much! It was great having y'all. I hope you'll visit again. Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Nicholas P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 27th, 2020
Hipcamper Edward C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 26th, 2020
Property
Spike Gillespie's Tiny T Ranch
State
Texas
Country
United States
$50/night
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