Hipcamp host Kyle M.
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 The large 18' diameter Bell Tent is furnished with thrift store furniture. We are now operating with a !!!!Bring Your Own Bedding Policy!! This is due to the current situation. The Bell tent sits in a  sandy base surrounded by boulders. Its has a queen size bed and an 8 foot couch and a round table.  A very special spot, for sure one of the most beautiful desert wilderness


 The large 18' diameter Bell Tent is furnished with thrift store furniture. We are now operating with a !!!!Bring Your Own Bedding Policy!! This is due to the current situation. The Bell tent sits in a  sandy base surrounded by boulders. Its has a queen size bed and an 8 foot couch and a round table.  A very special spot, for sure one of the most beautiful desert wilderness imaginable.  For almost 40 years now, Garth has been creating this privately owned desert oasis available for folks to make a spiritual connection to nature ever since its beginning in the early 8o's.  Located on 640 acres of pristine desert stargazing wilderness with Joshua trees, massive  boulder outcroppings,  long views and open night skies everywhere all over the property. When hiking you may discover caves,  petroglyphs, crystal gardens, peacocks, frogs, birds, and much more.  Garth's Boulder Gardens. Amazing! Its get cold in the winter so be ready, or you may rent a heater and propane from us to stay warm.  Okay see you soon! Kyle

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
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: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 97%

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Natural features you'll find at Garth's 18 Foot Bell Tent in California.

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The vibe at Garth's 18 Foot Bell Tent

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica H.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

It was a great place to destress. A perfect location in the middle of gorgeous natural surroundings. Kyle and everyone else we met during our one night stay were very welcoming 👍🏼

Hipcamper Tori

Heaven on earth

Tori S.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2019

Garth, Kyle, and friends were so welcoming! Boulder Gardens is a magical place. This sacred land has beauty everywhere you turn. We loved the bell tent and can’t wait to go back again!

Hipcamper Maren
Maren K.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2019

I have stayed at the Boulder Gardens twice now and plan to go back many more times. The property is not only naturally beautiful but is also clearly a special place. Kyle is an awesome and welcoming host and I really can't say enough good things about my experiences here!!

Hipcamper David

Awesome desert site

David T.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2019

Such a beautiful and magical place. Kyle, Garth and all his friends were awesome. Pictures do not do justice for the camp site. Garth’s Boulder Garden is clean, very nicely manicured, with amazing views and places to chill and cool down. There are spots to make new friends and hang out but the actual 18’ Bell tent was very private. Overall the vibe was great and I will definitely be looking to book this spot again in the future.

Hipcamper Lucy

Beautiful & memorable experience

Lucy B.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2019

Beautiful location and great host! They’ve kept up this site so well, it felt very homey and cozy. We were missing some supplies for cooking and the host kindly helped provide some for us so we were able to make our meal :) the inside of the teepee was warm and lots of fun to hang out in. There’s a whole kind of community around this location, including crystal gardens, community kitchens, drumming sessions, etc. would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Lisa

Glamping slice of heaven

Lisa F.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2019

We stayed in the bell tent and loved it. There is a beautiful wood deck off to the side perfect for yoga and lying around. The bell tent is private as it is off the road a ways but there are still people milling about the property who pass by. The sky views at night are amazing.

Hipcamper Kristen

Retreat experience!

Kristen R.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2019

We rented out an rv space, the yoga deck, the bell tent, and the cosmic castle for a weekend women’s retreat. We enjoyed the entire place. We donated extra money to have the sauna heated up for us and we took advantage of the cold plunge pool. Prepare for lots of walking- this place is huge! So much to offer, so much to see!

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie P.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2019

Beautiful place! The Bell Tent was more private than we had expected. Kyle even set up the communal fire pit for us, which is maybe two minutes walking distance away. Climbing the boulders on Garth’s property for both sunset and sunrise was absolutely gorgeous.

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley H.
recommends this listing.
February 23rd, 2020

The site was magical! We had a lovely stay. The tent was roomy and really comfy. Great views of the sunset, night sky and sunrise.

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