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 Electric/Water Hookup only.Please note if you're looking for full-RV-hookup RV camping - please make sure to view other listings which offer these amenities. We also offer cabins and tenting..please see additional listings. 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 (12 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
2 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
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
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 -RV Water/Electric 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!

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

Driveway

The vibe at Desert Sanctuary -RV Water/Electric

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Hipcamper Fred
Fred V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 1st, 2020

We were just there for an overnight stay with a small RV. We very much enjoyed our interactions with Dana and the experience of staying in this somewhat remote camp. With our small RV we usually rely on bathrooms and showers in the camp, but we had not expected that these facilities are outside. Since the nights were quite cold this was not optimal. During warmer seasons this would be just fine though.

Hipcamper Brad

Views stars and peace

Brad I.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2020

This place exceeded all my expectations. Dana was a great host and I enjoyed chatting with him and hearing about the history of the property. He was very accommodating for my entire stay. I loved the remoteness of this property and views of the Rincon. The road to get to the property was sandy desert road that can be bumpy at times—but I had no problems pulling my old 1965 avion trailer. Just take it slow and enjoy the tranquility. This place is amazing and can accommodate just about any type of traveler.

Hipcamper Michele

Sanctuary is the word

Michele V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 2nd, 2020

We will definitely do our best to come here again and for more than one night. We stayed here in early October and there were two other guests, whom we never saw or heard. Dana, however, was welcoming, escorted us to our site and made sure we had all we needed. We ate dinner by the full moon over the desert and accompanied by-- complete silence. Sites are electric and water, all we needed. The pool, showers and facilities were most welcome. The site is 5 miles by dirt road from I-10 so it's not advisable to forget any essentials! Saguaro NP, Caverns SP, hiking and other outdoor activities are all within an hour's drive of the resort. We want to come again with bicycles and plan more time for hiking!

It was a full moon-- the photo does not do justice to the view we had.  All to ourselves!  Dana told us there was another couple staying at the Sanctuary, but we never saw them... just us and the moon.
Hipcamper Jill
Jill D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 11th, 2019

This place is magical! Dana was a great host. He checked on me everyday to ensure that I had everything I needed.

Hipcamper Peggy

Gorgeous and interesting property

Peggy P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 15th, 2019

Desert Sanctuary is a wonderful place to spend a few days ( at least). Dana, the owner, is very laid back and kind. He is quick to respond and attentive to his guests. There is a 4 mile drive on a well maintained and wide gravel road. The property is very well maintained and very interesting. The sites are level but bigger rigs might have some issues with maneuvering. You can tell the owner is continually improving the site and amenities. We look forgot a return visit.

Hipcamper Michael

Outstanding visit!

Michael C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2019

We had an outstanding visit to the Sanctuary! The peace and quiet were soothing to the soul. Dana, the host, couldn’t have been nicer and made sure we had everything we needed for a great weekend stay. If you love the desert, then you will love this place.

Hipcamper Courtney

Off the beaten track gem

Courtney G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 26th, 2019

Dana was a generous and accomodating host. Perfect quiet getaway/retreat. Hot outdoor showers, hot tub, swimming pool. It would be perfect for a getaway, vacation, or a much needed respite from being on the road. Loved it!

Hipcamper cyndy

Beautiful area

Cyndy R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 5th, 2020

Dana has restored this beautiful property. The pool area is so inviting.

Hipcamper Whitney

Curious friendly funky worthwhile

Whitney W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 28th, 2020

Great location in eastern Arizona, intriguing property history... if only the walls could talk. We had no issues with the dirt road to the property (2WD truck and 23’ trailer) but after a rain I might be hesitant to travel the road. Really great amenities: pool, hot tub, funky game room... stars and peace at night were incredible. Dana, the host was very friendly and accommodating. He was eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible (and it was!). RV sites with hookups had the hookups installed at the fronts of the sites; Dana said he planned to move them back after the current season (No problem for us as we travel with a long water line and long extension cord just in case). We were able to back into our site and get level with some effort. We felt perfectly safe (also traveling with 2 and 4 year old boys).

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Awards

Best of 2018 Arizona
6th place
Property
Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$35/night
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