Hipcamp host Brian M.
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Enjoy nature at its best! This is a wood framed 16’ X 12’ canvas safari tent perched on a boulder outcropping overlooking a beautiful valley and surrounded by tree tops.

This ‘tent’ features wood floors, cal king bed, electric blanket and heater, and a private (ie clothing optional) deck with Adirondack chairs and a large propane bbq. It’s a short walk to the full outdoor

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Enjoy nature at its best! This is a wood framed 16’ X 12’ canvas safari tent perched on a boulder outcropping overlooking a beautiful valley and surrounded by tree tops. 

This ‘tent’ features wood floors, cal king bed, electric blanket and heater, and a private (ie clothing optional) deck with Adirondack chairs and a large propane bbq. It’s a short walk to the full outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water. Shower in the trees! 

You have access to beautiful hikes. The Pacific Crest Trails goes through Idyllwild. Idy, as locals call it, is a quaint mountain village with great galleries, second hand shops, and pretty impressive restaurants. Some of my favorite eating spots are Cafe Aroma, the Idyllwild Brew Pub, Ferro’s, Idyology, and Fratello’s. There are others, all close enough to take a look. Lots of live music. Wine tasting. You will be about an hour from Joshua Tree and 45 minutes from Palm Springs..

It’s fall! The nights can get chilly so bring something warm to hang out in at night. The tent itself does have a heater and electric blanket. And there is a hot tub. The water will be turned off in mid November for the winter so I’m not expecting a lot of bookings after that. But if you’re into the winter camping, we can discuss. No running water means no shower or sink but the composing toilet is still operational. It may be a snowy winter.
Accommodation provided
Canvas tent
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Moderate walk (5 - 10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 2 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, hose
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Idyllwild is well known for its hiking. Summer weekends can get crowded so to avoid any problems with the rangers, plan to sto...Read more

Snow sports

A snowy winter in idyllwild is fantastic. Some years get a lot of snow (3 feet plus), other years hardly any. There are some p...Read more

Biking
Fishing
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Magical Idyllwild Glamping in California.

Forest

Tones of great hiking for all levels. Google or pick up a map in town. Many require an Adventure Pass to park which can be pi...Read more

Lake
Mountainous
River, stream or ...

Places to see near Magical Idy

Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
8 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
25 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
32 miles way Explore
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
35 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
41 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
57 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
63 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
67 miles way Explore
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
81 miles way Explore
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
87 miles way Explore
Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest
89 miles way Explore

The vibe at Magical Idyllwild Glamping

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Hipcamper Ali
Ali H.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2018

Honestly, there were no complaints at this magical campsite. There was so much land to run around and explore. Plus, the property is close to downtown in case you wanted to go out and grab some food or a drink.
I was a little worried about the weather but Brian made sure that we had enough warmth. There was everything from multiple kinds of heaters, candles, to and even a heated blanket!
It was kind of hard to see once the sun went down, and there is no fire pit to hang around so remember to bring a headlamp because the land is spread out and there are a lot of stairs.
Overall, the glamping adventure was one for the books and Brian definitely knows how to host!

The first thing you see when you wake up, no complaints hereOutdoor showers at it's finest Magical Idyllwild GlampingSo much land to do all the things!
Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica K.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2018

Brian did an amazing job setting up this site! He went above and beyond making us feel welcome and accommodated our group perfectly. Everything was perfect for a girl's trip we took in May. The blankets were heated and there was an extra heater in the tent so we stayed warm during the colder evenings. We hiked during the day and found some great restaurants to eat at in town (10 min drive). The views from our site were breath-taking and we really enjoyed hanging out on the porch watching the sunset at night. I would highly recommend coming here for a weekend and we plan on coming back in the future!

Hipcamper Christine
Christine H.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2018

This "glampsite" went beyond our expectations. Everything was as described, but even better once we actually got there and saw the amazing views. The site was clean and ready for use. However, there was a lot of animal hair inside the tent on the rugs (most likely dog hair or maybe cat hair) so if you are allergic, be aware. The host was there to greet us when we arrived and gave us the run through of the facilities and the equipment available to use. There are lots of hiking trails nearby and even a small town where you can hit up the brewery and local eateries/stores. Would I recommend this campsite to friends? MOST DEFINITELY. We had such a great time.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on June 26th, 2018

Hope to see you back. Are you allergic to dogs? There is the occassional dog that stays over. The tent is swept and the rug taken out for a shake between each guest but some hairs might still remain. Mabe we can take the rug out (it’s only 2x3) if you come back.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex L.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2018

Absolutely magical place. Brian was an amazing host. Has thought of everything and the eco-friendly design was impressive. Will be back!

Hipcamper Carlee
Carlee W.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

Wonderful little escape! The owner went above and beyond making a comfortable, adventurous vacation. The pictures and description of this location don’t do it justice. Something you truly have to experience for yourself. It’s the perfect mix of being in the wilderness, yet having the simple amenities like a hot shower and a relaxing bed. Very secluded and highly recommended.

Wonderful little escape! The owner went above and beyond making a comfortable, adventurous vacation. The pictures and description of this location don’t do it justice. Something you truly have to experience for yourself.It’s the perfect mix of being in the wilderness, yet having the simple amenities like a hot shower and a relaxing bed.Magical Idyllwild Glamping
Hipcamper Dustin
Dustin H.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

Thanks, Brian, for a great experience! We will definitely recommend to friends and look forward to visiting again!
Junko & Dustin

Hipcamper Sharon
Sharon B.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2018

We had a GREAT time at Brian's place. It was very private, as he mentioned, AMAZING views, and perfect for me, my husband, and our dog for the weekend. The tent and land was bigger than expected! There was a deck to cook our meals, and a hot tub to enjoy the sunsets. Loved the electric blanket for the cooler night/mornings. We definitely recommend his place!

Hipcamper Rachel & Sonny
Rachel & Sonny A.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2018

We spent three nights celebrating my 40th birthday. The site exceeded our expectations, was fully stocked with everything needed and very comfortable.
The bathroom was amazing! Idyllwild is also such a darling town, we really enjoyed visiting all of the local spots.
Brian is a great host and has created a wonderful space!

Hipcamper Cathy
Cathy E.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2018

This place is purely magical! Incredible views, beautiful deck and spacious tent with all the amenities to keep you warm and comfortable on a chilly night. Brian was the ultimate host, always checking in to make sure we were happy. The hot tub was definitely a nice bonus. Our 6 year old had a blast staying here and exploring the property. If bringing kids though, know that its set on a hillside so a bit slippery and lots of stair climbing. Very close to the charming town. We'll be back!

Property
Magical Idy
State
California
$150/night
1 Site