Frequently Asked Questions


  • Where is Aravada Springs located?
    We are located about one hour south of Mesquite Nevada on Gold Butte Road. See Getting Here (link) to get instructions on how to reach us.


  • Can I drive a regular car to Aravada Springs?
    While a normal sedan will be able to reach the ranch, we strongly suggest a higher clearance vehicle such as SUV, Crossover, Truck or 4×4.


  • When is check in and check out?
    Check in is 3pm. Check out is 12pm.  Please contact us if you need earlier or later accommodations and we will see if we can assist you.



  • What is the temperature at Aravada Springs?
    Our ranch is typically 10-20 degrees cooler than in Mesquite, NV.  There is a link on the top of the website which will tell you the current weather at the ranch.


  • Can I use the bathrooms or showers for day use if I’m out riding my ATV?
    Yes, please purchase a $5.00 day use pass on our website.  When groups are using the ranch, day use is not available.  Please see the Camp Host.


  • Do you provide firewood?
    Firewood is provided at the ranch for individual guests in tents and cabins.  Groups must bring their own firewood.


  • Do you provide food?
    No, guests must bring all their own food.


  • How do I cook my food?
    All Miner’s Tents and Grandpa’s Cabin contain a mini fridge, microwave and butane cooktop as well as small kitchen kit (spatula, can opener, pot, skillet, hot pad).  Additionally, there are 2 Camp Chef propane grills available for use.


  • Who has access to the kitchen?
    All campers have access to the kitchen. Please see Camp Host for access.


  • Can I bring my RV? Will it make it to the ranch?
    Yes, we have 4 level RV pads with sewer and water which can be reserved on the website.  We also have plenty of RV parking space without hookups (please reserve a tent camping spot for one of these parking spaces).
    The BLM recommends high clearance 4WD vehicles.  The climb up and over the Virgin Mountains is a dirt road and somewhat steep.  Many people have pulled their RV’s to Aravada Springs, but it usually takes a 4WD vehicle with plenty of power to climb.


  • What sleeping arrangements are available for leaders for a group (youth conference, girls camp, scout camp)?
    We have Marilyn’s Leaders Room available which will sleep 5-6.  There are 2 twin bunk beds as well as a queen bed. It has its own bathroom and is adjacent to the Rock House Lodge.  Leaders can also use the Miner’s Tents and Grandpa’s Cabin (use of the cabin increases the base fee to $350 per day.)


  • Is there power at the ranch?
    We have electricity and WiFi.  All units (including Miners Tents) have swamp coolers and wood stoves (for cooling and heating).


  • Is there cell coverage at the ranch?
    Cell coverage is spotty and limited; however, using the free WiFi, guests can text, instant message and make FaceTime or Voip calls.  Streaming and large data downloading is not available.


  • How much does it cost?
    Please see our Accommodations Page to see pricing. Click on Reservations to book with us.


  • What activities are available?
    We have a pond and waterslide, Archery Range (all equipment is available), Horseshoes, a telescope for stargazing, and a sand volleyball/badminton court.  There are hundreds of miles of off-road trails in the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument and the Gold Butte National Monument, as well as hiking and rock scrambling at the nearby Whitney Pockets and other areas.


  • What is the Rock House Lodge?
    The Lodge is a large gathering space with a petrified wood fireplace, pool table (with ping pong top), game table and more. It is a great place for guests or groups to gather at the end of the day.  It is included with all guest usage.


  • Can I bring my dog?
    Aravada Springs welcomes your dogs to the ranch within the following guidelines. Dogs must be:

    • On a leash
    • Stay outside of the tent/cabin or in a kennel (not on chairs, beds, etc)
    • Cleaned up after (no waste left out)
    • Thank you for being sensitive to our guests who may have allergies.


  • When do I get my deposit back?
    After a cleaning inspection, cleaning deposits will be refunded within 15 days to the original credit card.


  • When can I use the Rock House Lodge?
    The Lodge is available all day until midnight. Quiet hours are from 10pm to midnight each night.


  • What are the pond and slide hours?
    The pond and waterslide are closed at dark.  Absolutely no swimming after dark.


  • Can I smoke at the ranch?
    There is no smoking within 25 feet of any ranch structures. Please smoke in open areas only.  Please do not litter – use trash bins or firepits for cigarette butts.


  • Can I bring speakers to play music?
    We ask that you be courteous to our other guests with music playing.  Large speakers are not allowed.  Groups may use speakers when renting the entire facility.


  • Can I drop in for a tour?
    Drop ins are welcome during the hours of 8am – 6pm.  Please see the Camp Host for a tour.  No drop in’s when the gate is closed.


  • Can I hunt at Aravada Springs?
    Varmint hunting such as rabbits and coyotes is allowed on ranch property.  Deer Hunting is strictly prohibited