We urge you to be reasonable about your personal comfort expectations regarding a “glamping” type of stay. If after reading the below information you are unsure if a Lotus Tent is the right choice for your stay, you might consider staying in a casita or a Bubble.
The Lotus Tents are not sealed or insulated so you should still consider your stay as a “glamping” experience that does not include traditional air conditioning or heat. In the summer, the Lotus Tents include an evaporative cooler; however, in the peak summer days it will still be warm in your Lotus Tent. In the winter, we provide a small space heater and an electrical blanket, but if it is extremely cold outside, it will be cold inside. If staying in a Lotus Tent please prepare appropriately for the weather forecast. We do not issue refunds due to weather or personal discomfort because of temperature.
Again, the Lotus Tents are not a sealed environment and critters can get into them—including scorpions, crickets, flies and other things with wings or 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. (Pro tip: leave the lights off in your tipi when you leave; this will reduce the occurrence of moths and other flying critters who love the light!)
You can not park directly next to your Lotus Tent. 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. 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!
Each Lotus Tent has running water and is equipped with a Berkey water filter system.
Although we do provide WiFi, we do not guarantee the signal during your stay. 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!)
There is 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 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.
In the unlikely event of an area-wide power outage, unfortunately there is nothing we can do except wait for the electric company to resolve the issue. Crews are dispatched out of Alpine and can take 2 hours or more to restore. We do not issue refunds for power outages as they are out of our control.
Plugging in appliances like hairdryers, crock-pots, etc., will trip the breaker, so please keep your power usage to the chargers for your electronics. Plugging in a breathing machine at night will be fine.
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!