Two acres on protected wetlands. Spellbinding views into Death Valley National Park. Natural hot spring pool. Tranquility. Discovery. Quiet you can feel on your skin.
Retreat. Reflect. Unplug. Connect.
We have a mix of rustic accommodations. From this page you can reserve the 32' Southwind Motohome pictured here. Rate is for two adults, but it can sleep a maximum of four.
Campsites situated to maximize the views, RV hookups, a vintage travel trailer or the entire property can be reserved available at a variety of prices through other pages here on Airbnb.
No matter, the solitude and grandeur of our pristine desert vistas, the clean air and outdoor recreation limited only by your own imagination will make a visit to The Second Wind stand the test of time.
Experience a facial or mud bath utilizing rare volcanic French Green Bentonite Clays freshly harvested from local mines. Unplug. Unravel. Unwind. There is true quiet to be had at The Second Wind.
We have abundant water from mineral wells for bathing, washing, laundry, etc., but it is not potable. Bring drinking water. You will need roughly twice what you drink at home in our extremely arid climate.
There is a bar & grill in Shoshone (6 miles north), and Tecopa Hot Springs has an interesting nuveau bistro with an ever-changing menu. Aside from that, we provide refrigerator and various cooking facilities for your use. There are outdoor barbecue grills, a large turkey smoker and what might be the very first hibachi ever made, campfire rings…. your choice.
There is a convenience store in Shoshone and major shopping in Pahrump, NV (pop. 40,000) which is an easy drive of about 30 miles. Las Vegas, NV is about 65 miles to the southeast.
Nearby attractions include Death Valley National Park, the Amargosa Opera House, China Ranch, Dumont Dunes, Red Rock Canyon National Recreational Area, Mount Charleston Ski Resorts, the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge or the famous Nye County Brothels (Houses of prostitution are legal in Nevada, you know.)
We are four to five hours from Yosimite National Park, Disneyland, San Diego, Big Bear Ski Resorts, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon National Park, Los Angeles or Palm Springs.
All reservations include access to our private soaking tub fed by deep therapeutic hot mineral wells (chemical analysis available upon request), cooking facilities, organic bentonite clays, outdoor soaking tubs for catching the sun or star watching until the moon sets. Listen to the wind waft gently over the chorus of frogs in the marsh. Watch migrating waterfowl overhead.
Interaction with guests
As requested by the guests. Choose absolute quiet privacy, a wine-and-cheese campfire potluck or anything in between. Our goal is to make your visit memorable.
Other things to note
We are an adults only destination and regrettably cannot accommodate children or pets.
The local coyotes are no threat to humans, but they will eat your dog or cat. You run a huge risk of losing your pet if you bring it here.
The beautifully scenic Amargosa Wetland borders our property and has the only flowing water in the Death Valley region. Numerous ponds and hot springs make it a perfect habitat for a variety of species of birds, mammals and amphibians.
It is also dotted with quicksand, much of which is hidden by crusted salts. We don't hike in the marsh. It's ecologically fragile as well as dangerous. Adults understand this; children sometimes do not.
We prefer to err on the side of caution. Thank you for understanding.
Guests are asked to arrive before dark
All guests must be age 18 or older
No pets, please
No firearms of any kind are ever permitted on the grounds
Smoking is permitted outside. Please ask for an ashtray if you need one.
We cannot accommodate children or pets at any time.
Every guest needs a flashlight for our extremely dark nights. Not a cell phone, a flashlight. This is a safety issue.
Guests understand that GPS service is unreliable and will get you here only 40% of the time. Guests agree to follow the host's directions and travel with a paper map. Downloaded maps for this area are not correct and has our street name wrong. Maps from AAA, Rand McNally and others are accurate.
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When the family winter retreat in Death Valley passed to me, it was the beginning of an adventure I never could have imagined. This rural oasis on the edge of Death Valley National Park has offered rest and revitalization for friends past, present and future who seek tranquility in one of the most exotic and stunningly beautiful settings in North America. Since June of 2014 Airbnb has made it possible for us to welcome people from around the world who find comfort in soothing mineral hot springs under clear night skies in one of the last truly wild places in the American West. There is no cell reception, no text, no GPS. We use road maps and land lines and like it that way. So if you're looking to truly get away, this is AWAY.
Our patriarch, Mac, was a miner, a sailor, a sculptor and a dreamer who designated his son Justin to be guardian of our Death Valley oasis. For the past forty years Justin worked as actor, singer, writer, director, and teacher all over the United States. A love of public service allowed him to enjoy an avocation in politics. He was six times a candidate and three times elected to public office. He continues to teach performance technique and public speaking and still periodically hits the road with a one man show, "Give 'em Hell Harry," about US President Harry S. Truman. Justin is currently researching an historical pageant to chronicle and preserve the memories of Death Valley's early pioneers.
We love to share a campfire yarn with other lovers of art, humanity and this vast natural wilderness. It will be an honor to host, guide and to get to know you during your stay at our rustic retreat.