Hipcamp host Tre F.
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About this space

If you are interested in booking, please read ALL the following information to make sure this is the right experience for you!

Bring your own bedding and an adventurous spirit, The Hubble Hideout awaits you! Just thirty five minutes from the Grand Canyon, this bushcraft inspired stargazing cabin is hooked up and ready for a uniqu

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About this space

If you are interested in booking, please read ALL the following information to make sure this is the right experience for you!

Bring your own bedding and an adventurous spirit, The Hubble Hideout awaits you! Just thirty five minutes from the Grand Canyon, this bushcraft inspired stargazing cabin is hooked up and ready for a unique camping experience! Hubble is set up in a very safe and peaceful neighborhood and has a few friendly neighbors, but plenty of privacy as no one is closer than an acre away.

There's no light pollution out here so the milky way is visible most nights. Enjoy a large skylight over the full-size bed for some of the best stargazing in the country!

The cabin has a large deck with a rocking loveseat facing the picturesque San Francisco peaks. In the front yard there's a fire ring with a grill gate and a spacious picnic area to enjoy meals. Toward the back of the property is a private outhouse with a composting toilet. There is NO running water out here, so you'll have to bring your own to drink/wash up with.

This is a self-cleaning space, meaning you don't get charged a cleaning fee in exchange for leaving the cabin clean: supplies are provided. Please sweep the floor and wipe down surfaces before you check out. We keep disinfectant & antibacterial sprays in the cabin, so you can feel free to disinfect the space on arrival, for a little peace of mind in these current times.

Of course your furry companions are welcome to join you! We don't charge any pet fees, we just ask you tidy up after them inside and out. Compostable doggy bags are provided and a lint brush for any pet hair that may get on furniture.

Any compostables you have can go in the large compost bin about 50 feet behind the camper. We are totally off grid and have no means for garbage disposal out here, so you will need to take ALL trash and recyclables with you when you leave.

There is another rental on the same property, about 100 yards away, called The Moontrimmer. If available, you are welcome to book both spaces to accommodate larger groups.

Guests will have full private access to the cabin and the acre its built on. Your privacy will always be respected and the property is laid out to ensure that.

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds due to weather, cold temperatures, road conditions, if you expected something different, or if it wasn't as easy to find as you would have liked. This is a camping adventure, you may face challenges, PLEASE know what you're getting yourself into and come prepared!

CHECKING IN: This property is self check in. Just rock up and make yourself at home. Reading the 'check in instructions' in your booking itinerary (available 72 hours prior to arrival) is advisable and will definitely help you get set up and familiar with the space.

Check in after 2PM Check out before 11AM (This is flexible, please get in touch if you'd like to request a different time).

Arriving at night makes finding the camper more difficult, as it gets very dark out here and lighting is minimal, utilize the instructions provided and you shouldn't have any problems.

WHAT TO BRING: • Bedding of choice (sleeping bag, blankets, pillows etc).

• Drinking water.

• 1 lb propane canisters for heater (if staying in the winter months). They are widely available but Walmart is the most affordable at $3 each. 1 canister lasts approx 4 hours.

• Food and cooking utensils (a grill grate for BBQing over the firepit is provided).

• Firewood (make sure there isn't a Coconino County fire ban in place during your stay, and that your fire is out before you leave).

• Toilet paper.

• Trash bags (grocery bags provided).

COMPOSTING TOILET SYSTEM: Before you use the toilet, line it with a green compostable bag (they will be on the top shelf in the trailer wardrobe). Instead of flush, use the scoop to add dirt, and put bag in the compost bin (sign posted) before you check out. This is NOT a pit toilet, nor will there ever be a pit toilet, it is composting bucket system.

ROUGH ROADS: Getting out here can be an adventure in itself. Please read "getting around" section for information on the road conditions and tips about getting out here safely.

EXTREME WEATHER: A propane camping heater is provided October 15th - May 15th, when temps drop significantly. If you are staying during these months, be sure to bring 1 lb propane canisters for the heater, plenty of warm clothes and extra bedding!

Monsoon season is approx mid July - mid Sept. If you are staying during this time, check the weather report frequently and try to arrive before a storm. If there has been any flooding and you're unsure about the roads, I can advise you on the best route to take to get to and from the property as I drive here every day.

CHECKING OUT: Before checking out put composting toilet bag in the compost bin. Take all trash and recyclables with you and leave the trailer clean for the next guest.

All the information you need will be sent after booking!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tre a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hubble Hideout, Stargazing Cabin in Arizona.

Desert

The vibe at Hubble Hideout, Stargazing Cabin

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Hipcamper Heather

Absolutely perfect!

Heather L.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2020

Super cozy memory foam bed, just enough solar lights to make you forget there’s no electricity, the portable propane heater kept us extra warm, and an amazing view of stars overhead made this the perfect place to stay on our visit to the Grand Canyon. It’s a big step up from tent camping, but you still need to bring all of the things you would bring camping. I guess you would call this glancing. Oh, and the tripod grill over the fire was super fun to cook on!

Hipcamper Lubba
Lubba W.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2021

The Hubble Hideout is in a very remote location near the Grand Canyon. Our first night was incredibly cold (-2F!!) but Tre checked in on us and gave us wonderfully complete descriptions of how to use the Buddy Heater (thank goodness we had it - kept the Hubble toasty!).
The mattress was very comfortable and the tripod grill was very convenient and easy to use.

Would recommend this site 100x over but be aware that the dirt roads getting to it are a bit bumpy!

Happy hiding :)

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Hipcamper Sophia

Fun spot!

Sophia M.
recommends this listing.
January 16th, 2021

the hubble hideout was a very nice spot to stay. only stayed one night with friends, it is very secluded which is nice and offers amazing star views. host was very helpful and directions were very clear and easy to follow!

Hipcamper Katelyn

Awesome and cozy!

Katelyn N.
recommends this listing.
January 20th, 2021

Awesome little spot that was plenty cozy with the propane despite the snow storm! We were able to get to see some stars despite the storm and will definitely book again during prime star viewing season.

Hipcamper Jeffrey

A portal to infinity

Jeffrey D.
recommends this listing.
February 9th, 2021

The Hubble Hideout is exactly what it advertises. It's a quaint, little bushman's cabin with a bed, two tables, a chair and a space heater. The focal point is the plexi-glass portal to the heavens that is right over the bed. The cabin is made out of wood but is not exactly heat and weather proof, which is fine because the space heater more than makes up for the airflow from outside. My wife and I stayed there for our 2nd Anniversary and it was awesome. The first night it was approximately 15 degrees outside, so we turned the heater on full blast, which ended up being WAY TOO HOT. So the 2nd night, we put it on low and just used another blanket, and it was perfect! The fireplace outside with the cooking grate was instrumental to our food preparations, as the adjustable grate allowed for temperature control that was pretty awesome. If I had ANY sort of criticism for the cabin itself, I would just say that a handle should be added to the lower door, because the upper door does not pull the lower portion closed all the way, so we would pull the lower door closed first, then pull the upper portion closed. Besides that, what you're really getting with Tre's Hubble Hideout is an experience... An experience that you're not going to find anywhere else. My wife and I stayed there for 2 nights, and at the end of it, wanted to buy our own land in the area and build our own place to live out the rest of our lives exactly like we did at the Hubble Hideout. Tre has created an experience that you will not get anywhere else... And it was awesome.

My wife at the fire pit.Here is a view of the front of the cabin and porch.The fire pit out front.Breakfast at the fire pit!
Hipcamper Maya
Maya F.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2021

Great little place to stay perfect for me and my friend. Beautiful start gazing at night and a short 40 min drive the to canyon. It does get cold at night but the buddy heater on low is perfect to keep you warm! Very comfortable mattress would definitely stay here again or in any of Tres other locations he’s a great host!

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Hipcamper Lakiesha

You’ll want to hide here !

Lakiesha L.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2021

Perfect little hut! A table, heater, chair, bed inside and a cute bench style rocking chair and table on the porch. Definitely wished we could’ve relaxed rocking on the porch with serene views a little more but the cold kept us inside. Inside was warm and cozy though thanks to the mr buddy heater! Fire pit with a hanging grill rack to cook above it available and your own private outhouse a couple steps away. Highly recommend overall !

Hipcamper Maya F.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2021
Hipcamper Peggy M.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2020
Property
Switchback Tre's
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$69/night
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