*WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Gleatherland Ranch offers accommodations including primitive camping, glamping rentals (yurts and campers), and house rentals located near Hueco Tanks State Park.
*WHAT IS GLAMPING ?
Glamping stands for "Glamorous camping". Our Camper and yurt rentals offer guests a way to enjoy camping near Hueco Tanks without needing to bring your own camping gear. All rentals are equipped with the following : WiFi*, electricity, heat, kitchen facilities with necessary items for cooking including refrigerator, stove, pots/pans, plates, coffee maker, sink, linens, bedding* and towels. Some units have toilet and or shower. Some toilets "PEE ONLY" where noted. Communal portable toilets and coin-operated shower available nearby. Camper units with showers have small water heaters so glamping style showers (water on -get wet, water off - soap up, water on - rinse) method is recommended. *Full bedding provided includes sheets, pillows, blanket, comforter. Please note that although we provide space heater and blankets, the campers and yurts are not as well insulated as a house, so can be cold in the event of extremely low temperatures.
*DOES GLAMPING MEAN IT'S NOTHING LIKE CAMPING?
No. Glamping is still camping, but with many added amenities like comfy beds, fridges, electricity, heat, kitchenette, etc. Some units even have a toilet and a shower (see last question). Think of it as Glorified Camping. If you've never been camping before, this might not be for you, but we are glad to answer any questions before you book. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*IS THERE HEAT & AC?
All units have space heaters, but please understand that our glamping rentals are not insulated like normal homes. This means that the heater provided may not be able to raise the temp to the degree that you are used to inside a normal home. That is to say, this is still camping with added comforts.
*WHAT IS THE BATHROOM SITUATION?
We currently offer portable toilets conveniently located throughout the property that are emptied weekly. Some of our rental units have full functioning toilets and/or showers, others have toilets for "pee" only and some units have neither. See description for each unit. Flush and or pit toilets are in the works for the near future.
*HOW FAR ARE SITES SPACED APART?
We try to space our campsites and rental units with decent amount of space between, however our desert campground feels very open as we do not have many trees, so you will see other sites and guests from your own site.
Water is trucked in to all the campgrounds in the Hueco valley, with the exception of the park, which has a well. The trucked water is potable but doesn't taste great. You can acquire drinking water at the park during your day visits, however it is best to plan ahead to bring your own drinking/cooking water if you are primitive camping. All rental units have running water & the house rentals have filtered drinking water. Vista Market on Montana has filtered water machines - $1 for 5 gallons.
Fires are allowed at communal fire-pit only. Communal fire pit is centrally located between primitive camping and house. No fires permitted if windy. Extinguish fires with water after use with containers and water provided. Any wood provided may have nails, use at your own risk. Firewood availability not guaranteed. Plan accordingly. Fires pit may be CLOSED due to state mandated restrictions when applicable.
PLANTS & WILDLIFE
The desert is chock full of spiky plants. Rattlesnakes and scorpions inhabit the area, beware of your surroundings especially in the warmer months. Although snakes hibernate in winter, they can be seen sunning themselves in early and late season. Coyotes abound but tend to steer clear of humans, however if you have small pets, keep them in close proximity. Coyotes can be heard howling on many a night here in the desert. Javalina and Aoudad (goats) also inhabit the area, mostly in the park. Mountain lions are present as well, but tend to be illusive and rarely seen.
We have 2 WIFI services in order to get everyone connected. Please note WIFI is boosted throughout the property via a MARINA range extender so the signal varies depending on location. If you're in need of Wifi for work, the house rentals have the best wifi signals of our rental options.
We offer two unique sustainable house rentals, an Adobe style guest suite and a Straw-bale home. Both are 2 bedroom and offer similar amenities. The Adobe is located 5 min from Gleatherland. The Adobe is a 2 bed, 2 bath guest suite attached to the main house, but with completely separate entrance and amenities, the only thing shared is a wall and the 9 acre property. The Straw-bale is a 2 bed, 2 bath home located at Gleatherland, on it's own 3 acre section separated from the campground by space and a fence (in progress). See more info on VACATION HOME page.
We take cleaning very seriously. All towels, linens, and bedding items including comforters and blankets are laundered after each and every guest. In addition, every surface is sanitized. Cleaning fee for rental units is used to cover the labor and materials for this cleaning.
*WHAT IS THE CANCELATION POLICY ?
You can get detailed info on our policies here > RESERVATION POLICIES.
*THINGS TO DO:
Check out our REST DAYS page for our suggestions
*HUECO TANKS :
Check out our HUECO TANKS page for detailed info about climbing and visiting the park.
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