Hipcamp host Jennifer M.
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Pitch your tent or small trailer. It's a great spot quiet and the hot springs are just six miles up the road.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Campfires allowed
Firewood provided, firepit, private
No toilet
Dig a cathole
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jennifer a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Desert retreat in Arizona.

Hot spring

There is a natural hot spring oasis that is a dream it's six miles up the road.


Places to see near Desert Retreat in Tonopah

Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park
62 miles way Explore
Prescott National Forest
Prescott National Forest
77 miles way Explore
Lost Dutchman State Park
Lost Dutchman State Park
84 miles way Explore
River Island State Park
River Island State Park
86 miles way Explore
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Buckskin Mountain State Park
87 miles way Explore
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
88 miles way Explore
Cattail Cove State Park
Cattail Cove State Park
92 miles way Explore
Tonto National Forest
Tonto National Forest
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at Desert retreat

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Hipcamper Christie Lynn
Christie Lynn C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 15th, 2018

Desert Retreat is a great spot to stop and rest during a road trip. The hostess, Jennifer, lives on the property in a yellow school bus with three adorable and friendly dogs. When you arrive you will see a tire-fence and the bus--this is how you know you're in the right place! Think of her land like BLM land, plenty of space to pitch a tent but no formal amenities by way of toilets; luckily there are lots of bushes for privacy when nature calls though so it's no problem as far as I'm concerned ; ) The El Dorado Hot Springs are about six miles from the site, but be sure to call ahead and book if you want a private soak as they are popular. Desert Retreat is a quiet and peaceful place, especially for being close to the highway, but that proximity is what makes it a good location for road-trippers. Jennifer will make you feel instantly welcome with her kindness--she even invited us to have a campfire dinner with her but sadly we couldn't stick around! The property was fun to explore, and there are some good hiking spots close by as well.

Playing a round of cards in our shaded tent for a heat-breakThe bus where Jennifer lives and her water tank--a good visual cue to let you know you're in the right placeJennifer is growing some plants outside her busThe school bus from the driveway, with one of the friendly protectors standing guard ; )
Desert Retreat in Tonopah
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