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.
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.
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.
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.