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 Full RV Hookup only. For dry camping or electric only please make sure to view my other listings which offer these amenities. 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. Limited full hook-up 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.

RV only area
Rv & motorhomes
99 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
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

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 - Full RV Hookup in Arizona.

Desert

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

Mountainous

Property is located at the base of the Rincon Mountains...free awesome sunsets!

Prairie, meadow, or plain

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

Driveway

The vibe at Desert Sanctuary - Full RV Hookup

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Hipcamper Lette

Paradise for people and dogs

Lette B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 24th, 2019

Dana is an amazing host, who bent over backwards to make us (two couples, each with two labradors) feel welcome.
We came with our travel trailers and really enjoyed the full book- up sites that had everything we needed, yet retained the feeling of being “away from it all” and not crowded.
Dana has restored the buildings and grounds beautifully and brought this unique place back to life. Really interesting hearing about the history of the place.
The pool was beautiful and clean and the water very refreshing on the hot days. Our dogs were even allowed to swim, which made this paradise for all of us: happy, tired labradors at the end of the day. Nothing better. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Lette

A true desert sanctuary!

Lette B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 12th, 2019

Our host Dana made the three days we stayed at the Desert Sanctuary on the maiden voyage with our new camper exceptional. He was everywhere, taking care of things and many times asking if we needed anything without being intrusive. The perfect host!
The area is beautiful and remote, which is just what we wanted. Our dogs could run around to their hearts’ content and that made the stay so much more relaxing for us. They even got to enjoy the beautiful pool. Labrador Heaven!

Hipcamper Andrew

Amazing location with a+ host

Andrew O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 21st, 2020

This place is Amazing! I can’t say enough good things about the location, the atmosphere or the host! All A++++!!! If you are looking for an authentic camping experience with all the privacy you could want, yet not so far out in the wilderness where you need to drag out your solar kit and generator, than this is the place.

Dana is the best host ever and my wife and two kids loved our trip and we all created some great memories. We stayed at Dana’s property for 4 nights. We easily got our 27’ airstream up the dirt road and into and out of our spot. Hookups were brand new and Dana was there to help us if we needed anything at all. Great neighbors too!

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on February 24th, 2020

Thank you for your stay and I kind words. I am so glad the family enjoyed their stay. Come back and stay anytime...you are all wonderful guests. Mr. Blue sends his best... Best wishes Dana The Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak

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Hipcamper Laurin

Magical desert experience

Laurin K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 14th, 2020

This place is magical!! We had planned to stay overnight only 1 night on a road trip but ended up booking consecutive nights.
Dana, the host, is the nicest guy on the planet. The amenities are just as described.
We can’t recommend this place enough! We’ll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Sarah

Definitely a cool vibe

Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 19th, 2020

We are frequent fliers at Desert Sanctuary! We enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and are well taken care of by Dana- he makes sure we have enough firewood and that we are doing ok... it’s very kid and dog friendly and has such a neat and serene vibe. It’s nice to get away to and lay back! My kids loved feeding the koi fish and liked running around trails around the perimeter. Look forward to coming again soon!

Hipcamper Shiloe

Amazing hidden gem in the rincons!

Shiloe F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2020

This was amazing! I had no clue what to expect when booked; the site was so well kept, and haunt water right there was really great. Dana, the host, was wonderful! He even found us some extra chairs. The site is fascinating; the buildings are so cool and the shared pool area was great. We were able to make 3 meals on the grill. Got to have some great conversations with other campers in the evenings on the deck. Plus lots of desert to explore around the area. Just keep in mind there is some wind that comes off the Rincons in the evening but it’s not bad at all; refreshing when it’s warmer out. Definitely will be returning.

View from camp looking west.
Hipcamper Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 26th, 2020
Hipcamper Bruce B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 12th, 2019
Hipcamper Arte C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 16th, 2019

Awards

Best of 2018 Arizona
6th place
Property
Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$50/night
99 Sites
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