Hipcamp host Shelly L.
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This is NOT a glamping experience. This is a primitive, remote, off-grid, starry night experience.

Camp out on my beautiful, open ranch land with wide views including the San Francisco Peaks to the west. The stars are beautiful and most nights you can see at least 1 planet. The space is rolling grassland with junipers throughout. A wash runs through my property, with s

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This is NOT a glamping experience. This is a primitive, remote, off-grid, starry night experience.

Camp out on my beautiful, open ranch land with wide views including the San Francisco Peaks to the west. The stars are beautiful and most nights you can see at least 1 planet. The space is rolling grassland with junipers throughout. A wash runs through my property, with slab rocks and lots of wildlife - see jackrabbits, deer, coyotes, and even the extremely endangered Mexican Grey Wolf. Access a side canyon of Chevelon Canyon by taking about a 1/2 mile walk from the property (directions can be provided!) to get some exercise in and explore a beautiful Arizona canyon. Native American artifacts have been known to be found in the area - if you find any on the property please admire them and leave them in place :).

Select your tent spot anywhere on the property. You have 42 acres to choose from! There are spots where we've had several large tents set up at once just west of the tiny house, down the hill from the stone fire ring on the property. There are also several more spots up hill and between junipers - explore and find your spot! 

RVs would be best to part in the circular driveway near the tiny house. There aren't other formal roads on the property at this time.

There is a tiny house on the property as well as several in-progress art pieces. See the pictures for more details! The tiny house is not currently available for rent, but I expect that down the line I might be able to make it available for Hipcampers.

The property is part of Chevelon Canyon Ranch, a ranch with privately owned 40+ acre parcels. There is a ramada and community well, and the dirt roads are maintained by the association. During the drier times of the year the property is accessible by cars, but during rainy seasons and other times of rough weather it's best to access with a higher clearance vehicle. FWD is not usually necessary. The ranch is located about an hour north of Heber, AZ, 3.5 hours from Phoenix.

Cell signal is very limited throughout the ranch. My property is positioned with some of the best reception in the ranch, so if you're on Verizon you will likely have a weak to moderate signal most of your stay. Most other carriers (particularly TMobile and Sprint) will have little to no signal after leaving the pavement. Enjoy the disconnected time!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Shelly a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

While I haven't done it, I'm sure exploring the area on a mountain bike would be lovely!

Hiking

The side canyon connects to Chevelon Canyon. I haven't done the hike yet, but I'm planning to hike it all the way to the main c...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Please do not carve out tracks/paths on the property. Use the dirt roads to reach the open space under the power lines.

Climbing

There is access to a side canyon about 1/2 mile from the property.

Wildlife watching

Every day on the property you will likely see something - from jackrabbits to owls to deer, coyotes, and more. Cows graze in th...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Love Red Lodge in Arizona.

Desert

This is a high desert, grassland location with rolling terrain and junipers throughout.

Canyon
Field

The vibe at Love Red Lodge

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Hipcamper Leanne

Awesome and remote

Leanne S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 11th, 2020

Great place! Very remote and beautiful. Directions are spot on. The roads are well maintained. The property is fabulous. There was no noise or light pollution. I heard coyotes and saw the milky way. 2 thumbs up!!!

Hipcamper Leanne

Remote and fabulous

Leanne S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2020

Great spot! Very remote with great views. I enjoyed walking in the dry wash following the animal trail. Heard coyotes at night and saw the milky way. Highly recommend if you enjoy total solitude!

My camping BuddyLove Red LodgeSan Francisco peaksland
Hipcamper Shelly
Response from Shelly, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed the property! :)

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Hipcamper Elle

Wonderful night sky experience

Elle G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2020

The directions were very clear. We had our GPS hipcamp directions set and the written directions out. The GPS tried to take us on a shortcut which was more of an ATV road. FOLLOW THE WRITTEN DIRECTIONS. We followed the written directions and were so glad we did. The site was exactly as described. We only had a compact car and handled the road okay but only because it was dry. If there was rain I definitely would recommend having a high clearance vehicle.

At night, the view of the stars and Milky Way was incredible! Highly recommend to anyone who is interested in stargazing!

Hipcamper Shelly
Response from Shelly, the Host, on July 20th, 2020

Thanks Elle! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Sukotto
Sukotto ;.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2020

Nice and peaceful! Very secluded.... would like to stay again!

Hipcamper Shelly
Response from Shelly, the Host, on August 6th, 2020

Thank you!! Was nice to meet you - so glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Natalie

Unsafe and and terrible experience

Natalie A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2020

Terrible experience. Site looked absolutely nothing like the pictures and there was no feasible place to pitch a tent without being on top of bushes that would cut your tent. Creepy neighbors that we were not informed of that made us feel incredibly unsafe and after the hour and a half dirt road drive to get in, we immediately turned around and booked a hotel. This should not be an option on hip camp.

Hipcamper Shelly
Response from Shelly, the Host, on August 8th, 2020

Natalie, I'm so sorry you and your friends didn't have a great experience with this booking. I appreciate the phone call to explain the situation - I understand that you and your friends arrived late at night, and while driving to find the turn to my driveway a truck stopped you and questioned you about what you were doing in the area and that interaction made you uncomfortable. I'm so sorry this happened, as my space is so special to me and I love to share the beauty of it with others. I wish there was something I could have done. I imagine whoever it was that stopped you was another property owner in the area, but I'm not sure - either way, I understand the encounter creeped you out! Please let me know if the refund I processed didn't go through, and know that in the future if you'd like to try out my spot again I'd love to meet you there and show you the beauty of the space. Thank you!

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Hipcamper Mc Kenna R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2020
Property
Love Red Lodge
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$15/night
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