$24 per night was for a full hookup back-in site. Dirt/gravel sites are mostly level and there is adequate room for deploying slides and awnings. There is a common area that has a wood burning stove, a refrigerator, BBQ grill, picnic table, sink, washer/dryer, CDs and player,as well as a covered outside shelter that has a campfire ring. Management was there taking care of their small planted trees. As stated in previous reviews, check-in is done by the honor system or reservations can be made online if you’re paying by credit card. There are railroad tracks running alongside the campground but, thankfully, they blow their whistles about a half-mile either side of the campground and pass slowly by. The artsy town of Marfa proper is less a mile from the campground. If you like walking/biking there are many miles of trails/roadway in and near the park. We used the Tumblewide Wi-Fi (password at check-in trailer) for Internet access. AT&T reception was OK and Verizon reception was stronger. No OTA TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As the April review stated, this is not your typical RV park. Marfa is not your average town either. This is a newer park, but do not expect above and beyond amenities. It is competitive compared to other local parks and does have decent and clean restrooms and a laundry facility. We loved the "Tumble in RV" sign and the overall "Aged" appearance of the park. Strictly self serve, but in keeping with the laid back Marfa lifestyle. We did not get good Wi-Fi reception from our space, but from the laundry building, it is better. Our AT&T reception was good. There is a train track very close, but we found it more charming than annoying given the outpost feeling of Marfa. It does not have any amenities for children and has too many thistle style weeds to enjoy much outdoor activity. We stayed here three nights and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tumble In is not your typical boring commercial RV park. The "office" is a refurbed Scotty (I think) and check in is unusual--you leave your CC number or cash as there is no attendant. The pull throughs are huge and easy to access. The landscaping is new so no worries about dialing in your satellite. WiFi the best we have ever had on the road. Great water pressure as well. Bathrooms were spotless and new. Yes, there are trains. But with the AC running, we barely noticed. Marfa is a fun little town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was empty except for our friends and us. The self check-in is not a comfortable way to go with no envelopes available to put cash in. The other option was to write all our credit card information on the check in form and drop that in a box. We felt very uncomfortable with that idea too. The park is gravel and has no shade. It was noisy due to the trains. OK for an overnight stay only. Our basic needs were met but that was the extent of it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay at this groovy, work-in-progress place, but can't rate it very high on any kind of objective scale. We were the only souls in the place, never met the owners, but we did admire the cute/retro trailer office and the really cool architecture of the bathhouse, which was clean. We weren't keen on the price for such a bare-bones place next to the railroad tracks, though. Not sure if it'll improve with the heavily watered but odd landscaping. I know you can't escape goatheads in this area, but it seemed like that's what they were growing. All that said, we might stay again, though, as this seemed much better than another place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped back by the Tumble In because we had such fun in Marfa last time and wanted to see how the owners had fixed it up since our last time through, and we were really excited! They have incredible bathrooms and showers now and really strong free WIFI and they've been planting trees and grass. They even restored / fixed up their little self-check in trailer -- an adorable old "canned ham." One of the reasons we had so much fun last time was because the young couple who owned it were so nice, and they were just as nice and helpful this time. We've never seen as RV park with the style this place is going for. It's just cool for the whole family. It's only a year old, but the Tumble In is really going to be special. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New, bare, no showers or restrooms, Wi-Fi working but weak. Good views of the open country around Marfa. We had the place to ourselves. It is between a highway (lightly traveled at night) and a railroad track so there will be some noise. Honor system check-in. Owner did respond to emails when I inquired about space available. It's a good place for a Marfa stopover. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is new -- no facilities, landscaping just getting going, internet not up yet (as of June 2011) -- so it's not going to thrill any one who needs all the perks. But if you want an incredible view (thirty miles, maybe?), peace and quite, space between sites, a mile long view of the trains coming around the bend, be a 1/4 mile from Marfa with a great view of town, on the way to Alpine, on the way to Big Bend National park, near the Marfa Lights ... need I go on? The place is cool. There a great old vintage neon sign,too. We'll be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.