Hipcamp host Kyle M.
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This amazing silver Styrofoam Dome was built for a ScFi movie set shot on the property, Its 15 ' diameter has a shiny silver interior, with 7 windows of various sizes and shapes with a tan colored exterior. It has good insulation and stays pretty warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. 

Its sits among a massive boulder complex.  There are amazing hiking trails arou


This amazing silver Styrofoam Dome was built for a ScFi movie set shot on the property, Its 15 ' diameter has a shiny silver interior, with 7 windows of various sizes and shapes with a tan colored exterior. It has good insulation and stays pretty warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. 

Its sits among a massive boulder complex.  There are amazing hiking trails around the area.  Garth's camp is only a short hike away and is dotted with a swimming hole, ponds, peacocks, chickens, gardens and much more. We have water available from spigots coming from our well. The Dome has a dirt floor and one entrance.  There is plenty of parking around the Dome. We offer a community fire cauldrean as long as the weather is right and a great view point along with hundreds of amazing massive boulders. To add camping tents behind the Dome please book from our "Open Land Sites" on our listings. Hope to hear from you soon! 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 24 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Kyle a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Eva

The dome,

Eva B.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2019

It was an awesome experience, The dome fits about 9 people
Kyle was a great host. We also got to meet Garth who is the owner of the place.
They were so happy to take us around.
We got to see the pond, experienced the self built jaccuzi and sauna ( this isn't part of the listing though).
It was revitalizing.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew T.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2019

We are very fortunate to have spent the weekend at Garth’s beautiful home/ land. Kyle who organized the weekend went over the top to make sure we were taken care of and happy. The camp embodies a respectful and nature focused vibe - no trace left behind - hoping it stays that way for many years to come.

Hipcamper Ryan

A secret refuge

Ryan M.
recommends this listing.
January 4th, 2020

This property and place is hard to properly describe but you are in for a treat. Hospitable and fun folks, with gems figurative and literal all over the property to find. I hope to return with more friends in the future. Thank you Kyle, Garth, and everyone else that made our snowy Joshua trip so memorable.

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Hipcamper Hunter
Hunter L.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020

It was our first time at this location and we had a blast. The Dome was perfect for our belongings and all 4 of us slept comfortably. We hiked around for about 3 hours and enjoyed the sunset and stars. Incredible scenery and the neighbors were super friendly. Highly recommend. Thanks for everything Kyle!

Hipcamper Tamera

Desert dream

Tamera G.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Kyle the host was awesome. It is a magical place.
Everyone is so welcoming. I can’t wait to go back.

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Hipcamper David
David A.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2020

Amazing place, and beautiful hidden gems wherever you explore. Highly recommend visiting and escaping your daily life to commune with the nature here!

Hipcamper Kirstin

Highly recommend

Kirstin V.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2020

Not only were the staff super chill and hospitable, their pups were too! The site was gorgeous along with the other garden aspects at Garths. Would definitely return.

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Hipcamper Krista


Krista S.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

The Boulder Gardens are unreal. Every hill or peek around a boulder reveals a secret Easter egg of an art gallery, a deep canyon of house-sized boulders or an oasis in the desert.

This tops the list of must return! Pictures don’t do it justice or capture the grandeur of the landscapes and peace on the property. It’s a unique place that I hope continues to evolve and be shared.

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Hipcamper Lindsey

Home away from home in the desert

Lindsey R.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

This was my third time staying at Boulder Gardens (1st time my bf and I tent camped, 2nd time we stayed in the Cosmic Castle - also a must!) and it never disappoints. The dome is shiny, cozy and amazing. It was perfect for our group of 4. Kyle is super friendly - as well as everyone else who lives on the property - and when you get there you feel right at home. The Boulder Gardens is a magical piece of land that allows you to get off the grid and out into nature. There are caves to explore, rocks to climb, bridges, crystals, a swimming hole, a fire pit, a yoga platform, all kinds of wildlife (quail, chipmunks, rabbits, hummingbirds, peacocks, turtles, bats, even some cute lil’ resident puppies...), the list goes on and the views are breathtaking. It’s impossible not to have a good time here. I witnessed one of the most beautiful moonrises I have ever seen in my life while lounging on a giant boulder with friends. The wonderful memories I’ve made during my trips here will last a lifetime.

Hipcamper Kyle
Response from Kyle, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thank you, Lindsey. We thank you for your support, your kindness, your mindfulness, and your love. With gratitude and love, Kyle

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