Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4.25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. The Honeymoon Cottage is the third oldest building in Camp, dating back to the 1920’s. It is the last of many identical cabins that dotted the grounds of Sturtevant Camp. It was named "The Honeymoon Cottage" because it is so tiny it re
Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4.25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. The Honeymoon Cottage is the third oldest building in Camp, dating back to the 1920’s. It is the last of many identical cabins that dotted the grounds of Sturtevant Camp. It was named "The Honeymoon Cottage" because it is so tiny it really only holds a couple comfortably in a double bed.
The cabin is only available from Friday to Sunday. All bedding is provided for you so no need to bring a sleeping bag. There is a a propane heater for those chilly nights. This cabin is close to the common grounds and the dining hall, yet oriented as to provide privacy. It is also the cabin closest to the creek. Use the bathhouse with its flush toilets and hot showers for cleanup time and the communal kitchen for cooking.
This is a wonderful location for a writer's retreat.
When you send a booking request, the manager will send you an email with further instructions on how to get to Camp, parking information, etc.
Rather than carrying your food and personal items into Camp, consider hiring Adams' Pack Station's friendly donkeys to carry everything in on Friday morning. More information will be provided in your confirmation email.
Note: This is a Hike in site. This cabin is only available Friday through Sunday. A five day notice to request a booking is required as our hosts are all volunteer and need to be notified that you are planning on enjoying a weekend with us.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We do not provide bikes, but if you want to ride one in, there are lots of trails around with different difficulty levels.
The hike into camp is moderate to some difficult sections. If you come in on a Friday, you can spend Saturday climbing Mt. Wil...Read more
We have had deer, bobcat, skunk and bear come through camp. There are also mountain lions but they are rarely seen. Lots of g...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Honeymoon Cottage in California.
We have beautiful old-growth big cone spruce in Camp (hundreds of years old). Also oak, bay, and alder.
The vibe at Honeymoon Cottage
Places to see near Historic Sturtevant Camp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Sturtevant Camp was a great spot for my girlfriend and I but it would be pretty fun with groups as well. There's a lot to do and the kitchen is fully stocked. We mostly stayed around camp the entire weekend and had a blast but there are plenty of hikes in the area to take advantage of as well. Highly recommended.
I went out to the Retreat Cabin twice with a group of friends and had a blast both times. The hike in is beautiful and takes about 3.5 hours, which is my favorite part about staying at the camp. Anyone can go car camping, but what stands out to me about this place is that you have to put in a little bit of work but the pay off is absolutely worth it. Once there you can start a campfire, there is a full kitchen if you want to cook, board games, nearby hikes, zip line, or you can just find a chair relax and read. If you have any concerns email Deb before you head out she is very good about getting back to you especially during the week days. Can't wait to come back!
Great place to hang out in the woods for a few days. Coffee in the morning and electricity at night (also a good time to try the zipline). If you're looking for a leisurely stay in the forest, with a day hike up to Mt. Wilson or something longer, this place is perfect. Deb is an amazing host, and it was fun to have our things packed in by mules for a change. The hike in and out is pretty challenging but shaded most of the way - highly recommend.
Such a hidden gem. Cabins and lodging have a rich history dating back to the 1800's. Perfect alternative to camping if you don't feel like roughing it en route to Mt. Zion, Woodson, or if you're on the Chantry Flats loop. Deb, the camp manager, was accommodating and welcomed us when we arrived. I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for an unconventional weekend getaway in Southern California.
We had a really memorable time staying at the Honeymoon Cottage. Sturtevant Camp is such a special place and reasonably accessible. We had a nice lunch stop on the way up and made it in 3 hours on the nice, shady trail.. The hammocks were ready for an afternoon snooze and the communal dining hall and kitchen made dinner, board games, and ping pong an enjoyable social experience. It was great that we didn't have to carry the weight of sleeping bags, a tent or cooking equipment. All was provided there at the camp. Deb was right there at the pack station when we arrived to give us directions on the trail. Thank you, Sturtevant staff! We will be back soon!
Our stay was really awesome. Brad was there to greet us when we arrived (barely before nightfall). He set us up in an even better cabin. From the hike to the camp itself, it was all incredibly special. Definitely great for a group! The hike took us under 2 hours but it was tough, so plan for some spare time. We would definitely come back
We absolutely loved our entire experience! We actually ended up staying in the guest cabins (Deb was nice enough to let us stay there since the Honeymoon Cottage was booked). The 4.25 mile hike in was so perfect and beautiful. Some parts are completely covered and damp and then other overlook the entire valley. The trail is pretty busy (especially towards the front) and we saw a lot of other dogs but everyone was very kind and almost all of the dogs were on leash. Once we got to the campsite we immediately felt peaceful and accommodated. Our cabin was tidy and once the heat was turned on it was nice and cozy. We enjoyed the grounds and all of the activities (zipline, swings, hammocks, dinning hall, board games). Another group of campers even offered us some of their homemade curry that was delicious and so generous. We had a great nights sleep and then loved our hike back (we even ended up taking a different route back on accident that seemed to be a short cut). We definitely will be coming back!
Very warm, charming, and cozy at this campground. There's a heater in the Honeymoon Cottage, so no cold nights. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare the food you bring. It's a beautiful 4 mile hike to the camp and upon arrival we played badminton, croquet, zip lined, and hiked some more down the nature trail to the heliport. Deb, the host, was very helpful with any questions and super dog friendly!