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Camp Elena is A Desert Retreat committed to improving the ecological footprint of the hospitality industry and residential living. We are constantly learning how to better impact our planet as we reside here in the Chihuahuan Desert. 




+ a portion of the proceeds from each stay goes to Big Bend Conservancy to preserve, enrich, and conserve the unique resources of Big Bend National Park

+ supplies/furniture: almost all FSC-certified, GOTS-Certified, handmade, and/or second-hand finds; refillable soap bottles

+ power: sun power used as main energy source (solar)

+ light: dark skies compliant

water: shower water used for landscape irrigation

+ future: addition of filtered-rainwater (water catchment) usage


brands we love


+ linens: Brooklinen, Coyuchi, Helix Mattress

+ soaps: Aesop, Public Goods

+ kitchen: Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Fellow

+ furniture & decor: Clay Imports, Polywood, The Citizenry, Westminister Teak

+ all: CB2, Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma brands


local organizations we love


Big Bend Chamber of Commerce

Big Bend Conservancy

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Sustainable Terlingua LLC

Terlingua Community Garden

Visit Big Bend




Green Tourism Active Champion (83/100 Sustainability Ranking)

Booking.com Travel Sustainable Property