The stargazing here is truly spectacular.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 10, 2020
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It's just about the time of year where we're ready for winter to be done. The festive winter holiday season is over, spring is still out of reach. What's a gal to do?

Book a trip to West Texas, of course, where you can enjoy epic landscapes and a chance to get away from reality for a little bit. Right now, we're absolutely loving the 1967 vintage Airstream, dubbed "Desert Diva," available on Airbnb from around $90 per night. Located in Terlingua, a few miles from Big Bend National Park. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom space sleeps two, and offers guests bohemian-inspired interiors and a bear claw tub, perfect for a relaxing soak. A barbecue grill and fire pit are provided for your convenience, too.

In addition to Desert Diva, Ronda, the owner of Tin Valley Rentals, also has a variety of other sweet digs on-site, including remodeled school buses, a land yacht, a 1973 vintage Airstream, and a renovated retro RV, known as the "cozy cactus." See them all here. The accommodations are situated on 90 private acres near Big Bend and the Rio Grande, making the remote area ideal for disconnecting from the real world and spending time in nature. Guests of Tin Valley Rentals can also use the pool, shower house, and laundry facility at Terlingua Ranch Lodge, about four miles away from the campsites.

Thinking of paying this fine diva a visit? Visitors to Desert Diva shared rave reviews on Airbnb. Two January 2020 reviews commented, "Do not pass up the chance to stay here. Book now if you plan to visit Big Bend!" The second reads, "Very sweet and stylish Airstream in the desert. Great stargazing far from light pollution." And an even more recent February 2020 review offered effusive praise, "If you are looking for a unique spot off the beaten path to relax, this is the place. Ronda was amazingly thorough and thoughtful in giving directions, suggestions and hospitality to us during our stay."

Who's ready to join us on a West Texas getaway? Be sure to pack binoculars—and maybe ask your astrophysicist cousin if you can borrow his favorite portable telescope for all the stargazing you'll have on deck.

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