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.
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.
- 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 Weeknight discount: 16% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Off-grid Lodge in Remote Setting in California.
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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.
Exceeded all expectations
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.
Loved this place!
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! :)
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.
This place is super rad and Chris is an awesome host. So beautiful and peaceful and a lot of fun getting to. Great location! We woke up with the sunrise and drove to San Onofre to surf and then back to the cabin to relax and watch epic sunsets and totally disconnect from our busy daily lives (in the matrix 😎) . We’re looking forward to going back 🤙