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.

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.

NOTE:  Severe road damage in Feb resulted in closures so the drive from LA is an extra hour Mon-Fri (from 2 to 3 w/o much traffic).  San Diego is still 2 hours. GPS will route you correctly.

Weekends tend to book up.  Try weekdays (usually open and cheaper).

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 24% off

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 ...

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 Ashley

Beyond expectations

Ashley B.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2019

We had been wanting to stay at this location for a long time! So glad we finally made it happen. Our weekend was perfect. Super easy directions and everything matched up to the detailed instructions/guide that was sent prior to our arrival. Sometimes pictures don’t match reality, but this time they matched and it was even better than we anticipated! This location is very thoughtfully set up, down to the smallest details. The fact that cookware, pots, pans, plates, cups, utensils (wine opener!), etc were all provided made this trip super easy. There was even a cooler similar to a Yeti, so we just brought food, ice and our clothes. Towels for the shower and spa are even at the site. The spa was heaven to sit in during the chilly evening and even in the morning. Hot water from the shower was ample, and the compost toilet was very easy to use :) Long story short we can’t wait to come back!!!

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!

Property
Magical Idy
State
California
$185/night
1 Site