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Secluded off-grid lodge with views of Santa Margarita Mountains. No roads pass by this site, making it perfect for someone wanting to escape civilization. The lodge sits atop a hill and is surrounded by boulders and brush. There is a seasonal creek, hawks and eagles catching thermal drafts, great sunset views. A few minute drive away is the Santa Margarita River Trail.

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Secluded off-grid lodge with views of Santa Margarita Mountains. No roads pass by this site, making it perfect for someone wanting to escape civilization. The lodge sits atop a hill and is surrounded by boulders and brush. There is a seasonal creek, hawks and eagles catching thermal drafts, great sunset views. A few minute drive away is the Santa Margarita River Trail. This 12-month flowing river offers swimming holes, excellent hiking trails, and beautiful scenery. There are also private hiking trails that begin right outside the door of the lodge. There are many horse ranches nearby, as well as avocado farms and wine vineyards.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • 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
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Off-grid Lodge in Remote Setting in California.

Coastal
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

The vibe at Off-grid Lodge in Remote Setting

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Hipcamper DeAnna

Remarkable

De Anna N.
recommends this listing.
November 19th, 2020

We visited Christopher's property during a freezing - rainy November weekend and had the BEST time. The property is amazing with every amenity one could need. BBQ, refrigerator, power outlets, cooking supplies, fire pit, bathroom, shower...ect. The road in was easy for our small cross over SUV and Christopher provided a detailed video with directions ahead of time. The VIEWS are breathtaking. TIP- sides of the shack are canvas so pack accordingly! We did not and it was chilly.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole B.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2020

Such a fun and incredible spot , Christopher and his partner were super friendly and accommodating. Really special location in my opinion

Hipcamper Markus
Markus B.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2020

We loved the place. It’s like an South African tent safari in California. The views are stunning and the silence is golden. No coyotes fortunately.

Hipcamper Thomas

Exceeded all expectations

Thomas H.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2020

Chris’s place was wonderful. Best to have a 4wd, but a beautiful and very remote setting. Excellent views. Chris was an amazing host and made sure we had everything we needed. He has made the land and site very beautiful.

Hipcamper JENNIFER

Loved this place!

Jennifer L.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2020

Christopher (and Piper) were extremely gracious and amazing hosts. I love this place. I was impressed by all the accommodations and the privacy. I loved this post. I was graced by our first rainfall of the year and and some unexpected hail, but I was kept nice and dry. I felt honored to hear the coyotes howling and heckling eachother in between rain breaks. I will definitely be back as I can't wait to experience it in better weather! Thanks, Christopher for creating such an awesome spot. Look forward to coming back and hopefully playing with Piper again! :)

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Hipcamper Sabu
Sabu S.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2020

I couldn’t have asked for more. The place is just as the owner described. It was a perfect quick get away not too far away from the city. Wilderness, desolate, in the throws of nature. The owner, Chris was exceptionally kind and super communicative from the beginning till my departure. The place had everything I needed and well maintained. I could definitely see Chris’s passion in this place and feel very lucky to find this desolate spot. My trip was way too short for this time and will definitely visit again.

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Hipcamper Claudine P.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2020
Hipcamper Randolf D.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2020
Property
Bailes Hilltop Lodge
State
California
Country
United States
$99/night
1 Site

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