We stayed at the Tumble In from June 28 until July 7. We loved this place. Please understand that this is not your typical "RV park" with a pool, ice machine, kiddie golf, and potluck dinners. It is a facility with well spaced RV sites, good water, strong electric, and sewer hook ups for your RV. (Note that two of the sites do not have sewer. This is listed on the website). It also has stand alone bathrooms with showers. It does not have cable tv, and there is no OTA tv either. Yea!!!!! Read a book, listen to the local NPR station, your mind will be better for it.
Many of the sites are back in, and several are pull through. We have a 22' Airstream, so we had a back-in site. The larger pull through sites appeared to be able to accommodate even the largest of rigs with all of the slide-outs, etc..
The entire Marfa/ West Texas experience is one of minimalism. The Tumble In fits right into this mold. Check-in is self-service. Fill out a form, put your money in the lockbox, go pick a site. Set up camp. There is a building referred to as the "lounge" with a washer & dryer, payment is on the honor system. It also has a stove and fridge/freezer, a toaster, a couple of tables, and an outdoor covered porch to hang under. There is a fire ring as well. The fridge is a blessing because you can keep your frozen items in it for meals. We just put all of our stuff in a large ZipLoc bag and labeled it with our name & departure date. No problem. Ice cream in the desert!
Marfa has restaurants, and food trucks, but offerings are somewhat limited, especially in the evenings. We grilled all meals at camp (using our grill).
Everything is close in Marfa. From the park you are probably 4 minutes from town. There is a decent basic grocery store in town (Pueblo), an upper end grocery store (The Get Go) with an interesting selection of specialty items (including good wine & beer selection, & the Sunday New York Times), and a liquor store at the west edge of town. The Dollar General store also has some basic food items. Plan accordingly and you will not starve.
This is West Texas, so there are thorns referred to as "goat head thorns". They will hurt you, so wear appropriate footwear. No barefoot!
I would point out that we were there during the 4th of July weekend. The place filled up, including a number of tent campers, but it was never overcrowded. You can see the fireworks from the county park celebration from your camp.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marfa's newest RV park offering wide, spacious sites, friendly management and incredible West Texas views. Kitchen and lounge and laundry available on site. Closest RV park to the Marfa Mystery Lights viewing center. Walking distance to all Marfa has to offer. Come experience the mystery and magic of Marfa! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tumble In Marfa RV Park Texas