We have provided carts (near the parking area) to help you haul your belongings to your Lotus tent. Please return the carts back to where you found them when you are finished so others may use it.
While we do have awesome fire pits available at all of our rentals, we do not provide firewood!
Each Lotus tent is equipped with a Berkey water filter. If you would like to purchase more water, food, firewood, or supplies, you can find the largest selection at Cottonwood Grocery Store, about 6 to 7 miles away.
Please do not gather twigs, dead ocotillos, etc. to burn. Dead plants are part of the local ecosystem and need to be left where they are!
The Lotus Tents are not a sealed environment. Critters can get into them—including scorpions, crickets, and other things with lots of legs. And yes, we share this beautiful landscape with snakes, though we’ve never had an issue — if you see one, leave it alone and call us if you need assistance.
There are multiple WiFi routers at Basecamp, none of which require a password. Use whichever one works the best for your location! We pay for the fastest Internet service available, but we’re still in a very rural area, and the speed seems to come and go for no discernible reason. If you’re having issues, we will try to fix them during normal business hours, but county-wide outages are a regular thing out here! (Also: Internet outages aren’t an after-hours emergency. Feel free to send us a message late, but we will get to you in the morning!)
Basecamp has a bathhouse with five separate showers and restrooms. These are shared by all of the Lotus tents and campers and are not reserved or designated for any specific Basecamp guest. We provide toilet paper, soap, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner inside of each of the units. Please be mindful of other guests waiting to use the units, and also, please do not flush baby wipes, feminine products, or facial wipes.
Please respect the neighbors:
Property lines out here are not well defined. If you hike the grounds, you may wander onto someone’s private property. Sound also travels nicely here! Please keep your electronics, music, and human activities at a low volume. Be aware although, you love your children, not everyone might! Please keep a close watch on your kids to ensure they are not bothering your neighbors.
All Basecamp Lotus tents are equipped with evaporative coolers to make your stay more comfortable. Please do not attempt to move these from their current location. Also, plugging in appliances like hairdryers, crock- pots, etc., will trip the breaker, so please keep your power usage to the chargers for your electronics. Please do not tamper with any of the lights on or around the property. Our lights are all dark sky compliant because we love the stars too!
If you break anything or find anything broken, please let us know! We understand that accidents happen—we just need to know about it so that we can fix it.