Tipis at China Ranch

Experience luxury camping in our authentic Indian-style tipis. You’ll sleep soundly under a starry night sky and awaken to spectacular views of pristine ancient desert hills.

Tipis

Guest Rooms in Tecopa

Be a desert dweller with a stay in one of our converted vintage trailers. Located in the quirky old mining town of Tecopa you will find yourself immersed in a real American desert community

Tecopa

Countless and Infinite...

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Discover The Amargosa River Canyon

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Freedom to Discover without Boundry. The Solitude to Take it All In

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Wild Heliotrope On A Hike In The Amargosa River Canyon

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Scenic California Desert Highway- Route 127 to Cynthia's

Desert Sunflowers Greet The Adventuresome

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World Class Astronomy and Astrophotographic Possibilities Abound

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A Short and Steep Hike Provides World Class Views. OK, Very Steep Hike!

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Monsoon Breeze, Date Palms, and Heavens Above

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View From Above China Ranch, Looking East

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Experience Breathtaking Sunsets at Cynthia's

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Star Trails and Ghosts (Tipi View, Cynthia's)

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Forever Ranges from The Old Gunsight Mine (Tour Available!)

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Far Away Thunderheads Illuminated by Lightning (Tipi View)

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Night Sky & Astronomy Tours Coming Soon!

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Immerse yourself. Find yourself. Be yourself

Discover Cynthia’s

Cynthia’s offers desert safaris and lodging options in a remote part of the California Mojave Desert near Death Valley National Park. Yet it is just 90 minutes from Las Vegas and 3 hours from downtown Los Angeles. It is without cell phone connection, high speed internet, crime, stress, social pressures. It has dark night skies and perfect quiet. It is a place where we make room for wildlife, walk on the Old Spanish Trail, follow ancient Indian footpaths, hike to a waterfall on a rare protected desert river.

If you think that you want to immerse yourself in such a place and see what happens, I will do my best to share all the secrets and special places that I have discovered in my time here.