Hipcamp host Diana C.
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Camp and enjoy a very comfortable, 18 foot tipi/tepee on a private, 32 acre ranch in Descanso, CA, located in the Cleveland National Forest.

This beautiful and comfortable Tipi sleeps up to 4 people. 

MUST BRING YOUR OWN SLEEPING BAG OR BEDDING. We provide comfortable pads on two elevated, single lodge pole beds and two additional pads.

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Camp and enjoy a very comfortable, 18 foot tipi/tepee on a private, 32 acre ranch in Descanso, CA, located in the Cleveland National Forest.

This beautiful and comfortable Tipi sleeps up to 4 people. 

MUST BRING YOUR OWN SLEEPING BAG OR BEDDING. We provide comfortable pads on two elevated, single lodge pole beds and two additional pads.

Check out all the property options such as fire pits, firewood, tour and shuttle. Pay when booking under "Extras" at the left.

A propane fire pit inside the TIPI ($15 cash to host) is available providing warmth during cold months, October-May. Temps can be very cold at night in mountains!

BBQ on patio (wood or charcoal) BYO charcoal for cooking

There is ample seating with soft lighting in Tipi and around Hipcamper area.

The seasonal Sweetwater River flows through property (January-June/July). Abundant bird life!

There is a variety of hiking options and nearby trails connecting to California Riding & Hiking Trail and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park trailheads. Elevation here is 3,440 ft. 

This TIPI experience is great for hikers, mountain bikers, road bikers and touring motorcyclists who enjoy camping. We also have parking for a horse trailer and 2 metal horse corrals ($15 each) with a Tipi booking. Water for horses.

Watch an awesome full moon rise with no city light pollution!

Start your day already in the mountains! See EXTRA OPTIONS where HOST can shuttle you to a drop off point or trailheads in Cleveland National Forest & the Cuyamaca Mountains!

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This is also a great place to just read and enjoy the surrounding trees, birds and horses munching on hay or being trained.

Take a break from the city life, breathe deeply and enjoy quiet, starry nights...well, maybe some coyotes yipping and howling!

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Diana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Sweetwater Tipi Camp

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your camp for your fi...Read more

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$30
Guided tour

Sweetwater Tours

Sweetwater Ranch Glampout is located on Clark Ranch. Option 1: $30. Owner gives a guided wa...Read more

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Ride your mountain bike about 3/4 mi to Merigan Fire Road TRAILHEAD from our property. Host shuttles riders and hikers to trail...Read more

Fishing

Closest fishing is 25 minute drive to Lake Cuyamaca. Check open season.

Hiking

Easy-moderate hiking on our ranch trails 1,2,3 & 4 hour loop hikes from our ranch Close to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Horseback riding

We have space for horse trailer-overnight parking hipcampers Must use your own horse. Bring your own portable corrals or we hav...Read more

Climbing

Bouldering on our property

Wildlife watching

Lots of birds, coyotes, bobcats, etc.

Surfing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sweetwater Tipi Camp in California.

Beach

50-55 minute drive to San Diego beaches and beautiful, historic Hotel del Coronado and beach

Coastal

50-55 minutes to San Diego coastal communities

Desert

Approximately 1 1/4 hrs to Anza Borrego State (desert) Park totally along scenic Highway 79

Forest

We are located in the Cleveland National Forest.

Hot spring

45 minutes away in Jacumba Commercial-day use

Lake

Lake Cuyamaca is a 25 minute scenic drive! Enjoy boating, fishing or hiking around its shoreline. Lots of pine trees and a good...Read more

Mountainous

Located in the Cleveland National Forest and Cuyamaca Mountains-a 25k acre park with many miles of beautiful trails.

River, stream or creek

Sweetwater River runs through our property January - June

Swimming hole

Descanso Falls - Hike or drive to trailhead

Waterfall

Descanso Falls - hike or bike 2.5 miles from Sweetwater Tipi Camp during wet season (Dec-June)

Ranch

32 acre ranch with oaks, pines, boulders, shaded areas, historic Indian encampment and historic barn. Lots of seating. Quiet. S...Read more

Driveway

Approximently 1/8 mile dirt/gravel drive to tipi/barn area

The vibe at Sweetwater Tipi Camp

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Hipcamper Nathaniel

Descanso (rest)

Nathaniel S.
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April 5th, 2019

Diana and Ken are some of the most welcoming, warm, and accommodating hosts I’ve come across in my hip amp experience. Upon arrival, they asked if I needed anything and gave me a tour of the property, explaining the amenities available and introducing me to the resident animals: 14 horses and 2 dogs.

The tipi itself functions not only an aesthetic adventure, but a temporary home as well. There’s a portable fire pit centerpiece inside which provides warmth, lighting, and completes the experience before you doze off into a dream land.
The activities on the property are seemingly endless - star gazing, animal petting, horseshoe throwing, disc golf, hiking... the list goes on.
I’d recommend staying here to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and experience a true descanso (rest).

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Hipcamper Diana
Response from Diana, the Host, on April 6th, 2019

Thank you, Nathaniel, please come visit us again!

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Hipcamper Gayatri
Gayatri D.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2019

Diana & Ken were the most gracious and flexible hosts who received us right before a strong Winter storm so they really got creative and shared their additional support and generosity of HEART. They are a delightful couple who have been stewarding the land for many years and the love and care they have for the whole history of the property truly shows! We felt so welcomed on every level and will most definitely return during the warmer Springtime seasons for the greener landscapes again. Thank you so much for your combined hospitality :)

Hipcamper Janet
Janet P.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2019

I don’t know where to start because my family and I had such a wonderful experience.

It was the perfect relaxing getaway, Ken and Diana are the most welcoming sweetest people ever. The tipi is located on their property and they were nice enough to show us around and chat with us. Lots of exploring and hiking around. Perfect for a small family who hasn’t had much experience camping. I definitely recommend the sweetwater tipi.

Hipcamper Baylee

The perfect anniversary getaway

Baylee M.
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May 4th, 2019

We had such an amazing stay! We booked the trip for our 2 year wedding anniversary and it was more than we expected. Diana and Ken greeted us when we arrived and gave us a tour of Clark Ranch. There’s a bathroom with a shower, a grill, a fire pit, horses, a stream within walking distance that they put boards on so you can cross, and of course the tipi! It’s very private and it was so awesome to walk outside the tipi at night and see all the stars. Diana and Ken are so kind and welcoming, they really do make you feel at home. It was definitely a trip we will never forget :)

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Hipcamper Sarah

You have to stay here!!!

Sarah G.
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May 6th, 2019

This was one of the most amazing weekends I’ve ever had! Ken and Diana are the loveliest, kindest, and most accommodating hosts you could ever ask for and the site is truly incredible. Ken and Diana provided a history lesson of Clark ranch along with a tour of the premises and helped point us in the direction of an amazing hike! The teepee was spacious, comfortable, and stylish. Ken helped set us up with a fire inside the tent, on the bbq, and with the outdoor fire place. There was no shortage of heat! I can’t recommend this spot highly enough! I’ll definitely be coming back!!!

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Hipcamper Amanda

Will be back!

Amanda B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2019

What a great experience. Diana and Ken really go the extra mile (literally... took us a mile down a trail to show us where to go) to make guests feel comfortable and taken care of. The ranch that houses the tipi is beautiful and alive, and a great place to get away for a couple of days. The trails in the surrounding area provided a nice hike, were not too challenging, and had some really pretty views. Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Veronica

Great location!

Veronica P.
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July 10th, 2019

Diana was a fabulous host! She greeted us, explained everything we needed to know and even helped us get started on a hike! The location is ideal. It is close to great hiking spots and Lake Cuyamaca. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Diana
Response from Diana, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

We hope to see you again! You were wonderful campers!

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Hipcamper Lee
Lee A.
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July 17th, 2019

What an amazing experience. We had a blast and can't wait to go back. Diana and Ken were incredible hosts.

Hipcamper Patricia

Amazing little ranch!

Patricia H.
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August 14th, 2019

What a gem this campsite was! The ranch, the tipi, the animals, the fruit trees, Ken & Diane, all wonderful!! We will definitely be back for another camp out. Thank you for your warm and welcoming hospitality Ken & Diane. We had a great time!!

Sweetwater Tipi Camp
Property
Diana's Descanso Camp
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
1 Site
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