The Sewing Room. Twin Bed, Chest, Writing Desk, Toilet, A/C, Nightstand w/radio.Hot Mineral Springs flowing through the bathhouse soothe body and soul.
Hosted by Justin
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1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A small sleeping room on our two acres above protected wetlands. Gorgeous views. Natural hot springs pool. Outdoor cooking facilities. Guided tours available of the historic Tecopa mining district and Death Valley. Near Las Vegas and Pahrump, NV.

The space

We have a mix of rustic accommodations. "The Sewing Room" was once a place where Nancy, the original homesteader, made curtains and lace. Now converted to a sleeping room, it has a twin bed, closet, toilet, writing desk, chest of drawers a telephone with free calls within the continental United States, and just enough room to dress. It accommodates one person only.

With our natural hot springs, the spellbinding scenery and bountiful outdoor recreation, your visit to THE SECOND WIND is sure to be the stuff of lasting memories.

Guest access

All reservations include access to our private soaking tub fed by deep therapeutic hot mineral wells (chemical analysis available upon request), outdoor cooking facilities, mountain bikes for touring the Old Spanish Trail Highway, outdoor soaking tubs for catching the sun or star watching until the moon sets. Listen to the wind waft gently over a 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.

Air conditioning

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

We prefer as few rules as possible, but a few are important because of our remote location.

Most importantly, you must agree to travel using our written directions since GPS is unreliable here and works only about 40% of the time. Yes, about 60% of GPS users get lost and we have some horror stories, so please turn it off. Our area is safe and has good paved roads, we just do not have good satellite service. Use a traditional map (Not (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps. It is incorrect. Use AAA, Rand McNally, etc.) and follow the directions. You'll be fine. Before the internet people lived offline for millions of years. You'll love it.

We cannot accommodate pets or persons under age 18 due to state and insurance regulations. Unfortunately this is not our decision and we are powerless to make exceptions.

Bring a good flashlight (or "torch" if you're British) for our dark nights. The little pen light on your cell phone is not sufficient. Bring a flashlight. You'll understand once you're here.

Please check in before dark unless prior arrangements are made. This is to increase safety in our already safe location. Best to see your way around first in daylight. Again, you'll understand better when you arrive.

Bring plenty of drinking water. The water from our naturally hot volcanic wells is good for all used except drinking due to high mineral content. This is a very dry climate, so bring a bit more than you expect use, especially in summer.

Check in and check out are entirely flexible. Let us know what you need.

Upon arrival you'll get a brief tour of our desert outpost and it's fun features along with some safety tips. After that, you're on your own. We're always here to offer help, light a campfire, organize pot luck, lend something you've forgotten or whatever we can do to make your visit memorable. Otherwise, we'll assume you're here to soak up the quiet and leave you to it. Speak up if you want anything, otherwise you're on your own once checked in.

Aside from those simple things, we prefer the Golden Rule above all others.


158 Reviews

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Timothy User Profile
July 2016
Dave was really friendly who introduced to me the place really well. It wasn't tough finding the place, which was saved in my (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps along with the description justin sent me. Love the hot mineral spring bath!
Justin User ProfileJustin is a superhost.
Response from Justin:
Hi Timothy, Sorry I missed meeting you. Away on family for a bit, but Dave helped me start the Second Wind and I'm proud of what a fine host he has become. Our place is reliably easy to find with the detailed written directions sent out with our guest information. Not so (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps, GPS and other satellite based services. In fact, soon there will be as many GPS deaths in this desert as were recorded during the time when the wagon trains crossed this land during the California gold rush. Many of our guests who opt for GPS, which is reliable out here roughly 40% of the time according to the park service, end up lost in the desert, driving in circles or arriving 2 to 4 hours later than planned because the gods in the sky send them the on the oddest routes imaginable. No, we travel like folks did in olden times….. about 10 years ago…. when directions and maps were the way to go. We all love the new technologies, but it's not worth risking your life for out here in the desert wilderness. So thank you for the vote of confidence as I continue my quest to keep our guests safe from the harsh environment, wild animals, rugged terrain and from the most dangerous creature we've encountered since the volcanoes went extinct…. the GPS. Hope to see you again down the trail, pardner.
July 2016

Tony User Profile
October 2017
The Second Wind is the vacation that I have dreamt of my entire adult life. Secluded, private, and the natural spring water bathhouse is rejuvenating to say the least. I've never experienced rest, serenity, and peace of mind the way I have these past 10 days. I can't wait to retur(URL HIDDEN)If you are looking for a getaway from your busy life, where you can literally unplug (no Wi-Fi, GPS, cell reception) and soak in 60 million year old natural hot spring water, while enjoying the outdoors, then this is the perfect place for you. The host, Justin, is a pleasure to get to know and his wealth of wisdom will sure make your stay a memorable one(URL HIDDEN) My name is Tony Arenas from Los Angeles, California and stayed at the Second Wind for 10 days in October 2017. I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon this place and I recommend it. You will love it!!!!

Sylvia User Profile
September 2017
Being a Midwest city resident, at first I was put off by the desert bleakness and fundamental nature of the property. I felt like I was at camp! But after two days I really appreciated the uniqueness. Justin has little nooks scattered around for outdoor seating-some in shade and some open and around a fire pit. There are antiques all around representing all kinds of activities and history. There is a common kitchen available 24/7. The Sewing Room is very small with no TV but has a toilet and cooling system. It is neat and clean. The mineral baths are relaxing and special. The stars at night are absolutely amazing. If you must have fancy hotel ammenties -skip it. If you want a relaxing, quiet retreat in a desert setting with a loquacious, interesting host who makes you feel right at home-this is the place. I was very glad that I chose this place and found out first impressions aren't always accurate and don't always last. Everyone I met was helpful, generous and great to be around. It is close enough to spend your day in Death Valley National Park and your evenings here.

Moritz User Profile
September 2017
I had two great nights at the second wind. The place is charming and a good spot for a trip to death valley. I'd definitely come again

Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.
September 2017
There is not another place like this, I'm pretty sure. This felt like camping but in a bed, in a hoarders paradise. Lots of interesting things all around. Gloria was very kind, and told me her story about trying to clean the place up. The sewing room would have been fine, but unfortunately the toxic smell of the cleaning products overpowered the small space and made it impossible for me to sleep. I enjoyed the Hot Spring pool.

Emily User Profile
September 2017
I am a solo traveler and I stayed at the Second Wind from a Monday to Friday. Justin was not there but his sister Gloria and husband Kenny were and they were so amazing. They treated me like family, and interacted with me like I've known them all my life. I will truly miss them so much! I cannot say enough about them. The property is unreal. The uniqueness to it is something you won't find anywhere else. The pool is so relaxing and the tubs at night under the starts are unforgettable. The sunsets are the best sunsets you will see in your life! If you stay here, ask about the hot water springs, it's an experience you can't get anywhere else without paying loads of money for it and even then, it's not the same. I would tell anyone who loves to be in the middle of nowhere enjoying nature, to absolutely book this place. You will not regret it. It's an experience you won't forget.

Kieran User Profile
August 2017
It was Justin as much as the place that made my stay a unique and memorable experience despite the extreme heat.

Tecopa, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Justin User ProfileJustin is a superhost.
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 …
Languages: English
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