Hipcamp host Dana D.
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NEW MANAGEMENT

Welcome to The Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak a guest retreat and event center (private bookings available). Situated at the base of the Rincon Mountains on a 120 acre private property hosting vacation stays, traveling professionals and private events including weddings, reunions, corporate and non-profits as well as Clubs and Associations.

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NEW MANAGEMENT

Welcome to The Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak a guest retreat and event center (private bookings available). Situated at the base of the Rincon Mountains on a 120 acre private property hosting vacation stays, traveling professionals and private events including weddings, reunions, corporate and non-profits as well as Clubs and Associations.

This listing is for Dry RV and Tent camping only. Please see also Electric/Water only and Full RV listings. We also offer cabins at our retreat. The property is a private 120 acres located 45 miles east of Tucson Arizona. Rich in history including the site of the Sri Ashram co-founded by famous Harvard Professor and LSD advocate Timothy Leary. 

Many of the original buildings have been restored including a dining hall that served as the original pottery studio and a prayer house.Amenities include outdoor showers, games room with billiards and card table, fire pits, Olympic pool, hot tub and BBQ area... all situated in a beautiful and peaceful setting. 

Options for accommodations include tenting and quaint cottage rentals. Dry set-up RV spaces also available. Five hook-up sites available. 

Short and long term guests welcome. Weekly and monthly discounted rates available. 

Kids under 12 stay free.

For groups (13 years and older) of more than 2 people per site a $10 fee per person per night applies. Max of 4 people per tent site. 

Tent Camping - $25/night 2 people per site(Free access to restrooms and showers)

RV Dry Set-up  - $25/night 2 people per site.

RV Full Hook-up - $50/night 2 people per site. (Water/septic and 30/50 amp electrical included)

Water/Electric Only -  $35/night 2 people per site.

No pet fees for tenting or RV sites.

Please check with host regarding open fires during dry and wildfire season.

Quaint Cottages - There are 4 separate cottages sleeping from 2 to 6 persons on the property. Please see cottage listings for details and features.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
99 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 38ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Dana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Property is surrounded by State and Federal lands at the base of the Rincon Mountains in S. E. Arizona

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV's welcome...at your own risk Trails on property. Owner not liable for accidents or injury. Proof of insurance is required.

Swimming

Olympic size pool and hot tub available for guests. Children must be supervised at all times in pool area. No glass in pool are...Read more

Wildlife watching

Area is a bounty of nature sites and sounds. Birds of various species, butterflies in addition to a variety of desert animal li...Read more

Biking
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Desert Sanctuary - Dry RV and Tent Camping in Arizona.

Desert

120 acres situated in a beautiful and private valley at the base of the Rincon Mountains.

Field

120 acres of fields and hills...ideal for hiking and exploring

Waterfall

Happy Valley waterfall is a short distance from property.

Farm

Guest ranch with tenting, RVs and cottages available.. Large and small groups welcome. Many amenities including an Olympic pool...Read more

Ranch

Guest ranch with tenting and cottages available.. large and small groups welcome. Many amenities including an Olympic pool, poo...Read more

The vibe at Desert Sanctuary - Dry RV and Tent Camping

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Hipcamper Ryan + Alex
Ryan + Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
April 28th, 2018

We had a WONDERFUL stay at the Desert Sanctuary. First of all, the area is BEAUTIFUL. The mountains provided a great view throughout our stay. The host is extremely nice, there are plenty of dogs (which we LOVE) and a lot of stuff to do. We spent some time by the pool, hung up our slack lines at the campsite, and built a fire. We have stayed at over 30 Hipcamps and this site was definitely one of our favorites. The property has a lot (A LOT) of extremely interesting history, which the host pleasantly told us about. The icing on the cake: in the morning when we were about to leave, we actually got our conversion van stuck in the dirt. The host and his hand were kind enough to help dig/pull us out at 7am, which we extremely appreciated. We highly suggest staying at this property if you're in the area!

The property was beautifulShowers!We enjoyed the fireThis is a part of the property's old history. It was a prayer house with an energy triangle in the center.
Hipcamper Kendra
Kendra E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 89)
April 16th, 2018

Beautiful, comfortable and accommodating. Huge land with many welcoming dogs who are trained and smart. Private campsite with availability of .fire wood and other amenities. Bathrooms were nice and outdoor shower which has hot water!! Very lovely stay and enjoyed the outdoors!

Hipcamper Dominique
Dominique M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 29)
June 6th, 2018

This a beautiful and amazing secret of the desert! The property is huge with great landscape views. There is plenty of space to camp. Dana was a wonderful host and very welcoming and accommodating. Weather was warm during the day so having access to a pool was a plus! We had our child and dog with us could not have asked for a better experience! Thank you for sharing this treasure-- We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Bianca
Bianca B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 90)
April 14th, 2018

This place was awesome! Dana was a fantastic host. I can’t wait to visit again!

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 21st, 2018

This place is great. Dana is the most accommodating host - he went above and beyond by gathering his garden hoses to run water to my RV (hookups aren't standard) and gave me and my dog free run of his beautiful grounds and pool (yes, the dog swam in his mini Olympic pool. The sunsets were spectacular and the views of Rincon Peak unbeatable. You'll want to have a robust vehicle to navigate the dirt roads accessing the property - the road is pretty beat up following the heavy monsoons.

MonsoonDoggy disneyGood morningCrazy polarized light - no filter
Hipcamper Erin
Erin P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
September 3rd, 2018

We enjoyed our stay at Dana’s place, he was a great host that went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. Thinking of staying at the sanctuary again next year and will recommend to friends who want to get out of the city and enjoy the Rincons. In addition to the well maintained campsite were the very refreshing pool and hot tub. They were perfect after a long hike. The grounds were quiet, peaceful and had great views all around. Communication with Dana was really straightforward and added to our enjoyment of this trip at the Desert Sanctuary. Thanks again Dana!

Hipcamper Lacey
Lacey C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 98)
October 17th, 2018

Dana was an outstanding host! From arrival to departure we felt very welcomed. Would definitely recommend to others as we enjoyed our stay very much!

Hipcamper Garrett
Garrett S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 51)
November 23rd, 2018

Amazing spot and great host!

Hipcamper Gabbie

Friendly host, really nice campsite

Gabbie V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 44)
March 22nd, 2019

We really enjoyed camping here, the host Dana was very friendly. It was a bit too chilly for swimming pool but we stayed in the hot tub and had a campfire with the wood provided. Really neat place, would definitely recommend!

Desert Sanctuary - Dry RV and Tent Camping

Awards

Best of 2019 Arizona
Finalist
Best of 2018 Arizona
6th place
Property
Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$25/night
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