Eco-Ranch Rustic Camping Area

Alpine, TX
Alpine, TX

Eco-Ranch Rustic Camping Area

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Our "ranch" is just a piece of raw desert that we have painstakingly transformed into a working, off-grid poultry farm over the last thirteen years. We pride ourselves on being able to showcase a huge variety of sustainable/off-grid/one planet lifestyle innovations.

New in 2022 is our desert wetlands. We have dammed our 12-acre arroyo, which has created a reservoir of water for many months after even a small rain event. Local wildlife flocks to this area in the evenings, as do migratory birds. When there is sufficient water, guests may enjoy wading and swimming in a part of the lake as well.

You can stay here and be by yourself on one of the 33 campsites, in one of the guest rooms, or you may choose to interact with us as we tend our animals and work on various sustainability projects. We operate the ranch as the: Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Educational Center and offer the opportunity to learn everything involved in successfully living off the grid and within a "one planet lifestyle".

We are surrounded on three sides by Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park. Our view has beautiful mountains in the distance, bet offers a 360 degree view of our unmatched night sky.

This is, with the exception of occasional crowing roosters, a quiet place of unspoiled beauty where one can contemplate life uninterrupted, or log into a favorite web site using our free WIFI. But we think you will leave the INTERNET at home and enjoy the desert!

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Eco Ranch Guest Rooms

Offering 33 camping sites for tents, open air, or trailer & medium length RVs. The ranch is a mature, off-grid facility. (There is no hook-ups or dump station, but fresh water available)Enjoy a full, communal kitchen and three flush toilets, as well as a hot water shower. You'll have access to one 15 amp AC power circuit in the kitchen/bathhouse and several DC charging stations for devices.People visit to experience a mature, fully operational sustainable farm. There is a petting zoo of animals that kids love and an aquaponics greenhouse that fascinates many. The scenery is spectacular with uninhibited sunrise & sunset views.

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Rustic RV/Tent Site

We cater primarily to tent & "open air" camping , campers on trucks and small, "teardrop" type trailers. However, we do have 10 nice, large sites that most RVs and rigs with larger trailers can use, though “bus length” ones will find the 5 mile long road in difficult but passable. There are NO HOOK-UPs, dump station, nor power available for these however, though we can provide drinking & wash water. You MUST be self-contained!

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About Eco-Ranch Rustic Camping Area

Our "ranch" is just a piece of raw desert that we have painstakingly transformed into a working, off-grid poultry farm over the last thirteen years. We pride ourselves on being able to showcase a huge variety of sustainable/off-grid/one planet lifestyle innovations.


New in 2022 is our desert wetlands. We have dammed our 12-acre arroyo, which has created a reservoir of water for many months after even a small rain event. Local wildlife flocks to this area in the evenings, as do migratory birds. When there is sufficient water, guests may enjoy wading and swimming in a part of the lake as well.


You can stay here and be by yourself on one of the 33 campsites, in one of the guest rooms, or you may choose to interact with us as we tend our animals and work on various sustainability projects. We operate the ranch as the: Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Educational Center and offer the opportunity to learn everything involved in successfully living off the grid and within a "one planet lifestyle".


We are surrounded on three sides by Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park. Our view has beautiful mountains in the distance, bet offers a 360 degree view of our unmatched night sky.


This is, with the exception of occasional crowing roosters, a quiet place of unspoiled beauty where one can contemplate life uninterrupted, or log into a favorite web site using our free WIFI. But we think you will leave the INTERNET at home and enjoy the desert!

Where You'll Be

Address

400 North Smiling Dog Trail, Alpine, TX 76830

Activities

Things to do on or nearby the property

  • Biking
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • National Park Access
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Watching
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Rules & Regulations

As stated, this is also a working poultry & goat farm and we have to attend to our farm as our first priority. This requires our attention in the early morning and into the evening. We STRONGLY URGE CAMPERS TO ARRIVE BEFORE DARK!!!

However, we realize that many people have time management issues and have made some allowance for the rare late arrival. So if you plan on leaving home late and arriving here late, you will need to contact us for instructions. You will also need to select a site on arrival in the "upper campground", nearest the bathhouse, so you do not disturb other campers.

Our entire property is a NO FIREARMS ZONE. We DO NOT allow firearms (or fireworks) on the property and NO ONE may carry one on their person while on our property. (If you insist on having a firearm with you, just lock it IN YOUR VEHICLE when on the property!!!!)

Check-in:

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-out:

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets:

Pets allowed

Welcoming dogs and cats only

2 per room

Restrictions apply

Note from host: Pets must be controlled at all times.

Children and extra beds:

Children are welcome

Note from host: Supervise children, this is a wilderness.

Important information:

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Note from host: contact us for information

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention:

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as:

Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Center Camping Alpine

Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Center Camping Campsite

Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Center Camping Campsite Alpine