Stay at the off-grid straw-bale hermitage at our retreat center five miles from Warner Springs. You will be secluded from, yet close to the convenience of our retreat center, surrounded by 180,000 acres of wild-land, in the chaparral forest of back-country northeast San Diego county. You have a panoramic view of Mount Palomar and the valley between us. Walk the stone

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Stay at the off-grid straw-bale hermitage at our retreat center five miles from Warner Springs. You will be secluded from, yet close to the convenience of our retreat center, surrounded by 180,000 acres of wild-land, in the chaparral forest of back-country northeast San Diego county. You have a panoramic view of Mount Palomar and the valley between us. Walk the stone labyrinth, enjoy hiking trails. Ideal for a personal or writing retreat. The hermitage sleeps two. Has 12 volt  solar system for lighting. You have use of showers, bathroom, and kitchen at the main retreat house. We can accommodate extra guests in a second guest house close by.
The land here has been used for deep transformational work for the past quarter-century. People tell us that the atmosphere is infused with an otherworldly sense of stillness and meditative calm. People often use the hermitage for personal spiritual retreats; writers and artists also come here for writing or creative retreats, or to spend time in personal reflection.   PLEASE NOTE: Vegetarian food only.  (eggs and dairy okay). No alcohol or non-prescription drugs. No exceptions.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, hose
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet, pit toilet
Pets allowed
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Between Palomar & Anza Borrego in California.

Desert
Forest

Places to see near Manzanita Village Retreat

Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
13 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
15 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
20 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
25 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
34 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
36 miles way Explore
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
55 miles way Explore
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
58 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
69 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Brie
Brie W.
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March 25th, 2018

This is a great place to come for peace and quiet to relax or have solo time away to write and take in the quiet. Catriona and Michele are excellent hosts. Very helpful and accommodating. Clean facilities and a great communal kitchen to gather in and cook meals. Very warm and inviting. Breathtaking views. They have put a lot of creativity and mindfulness into creating their retreat center.

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Hipcamper Piper
Piper H.
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November 5th, 2018

It was such a delight staying in the Hermitage at Manzanita Village Retreat! Our hosts were kind and welcoming and the location was incredibly peaceful. My friend and I stayed only one night, but being on the property renewed me in such a beautiful way. We greatly appreciated the access to a full kitchen and clean bathrooms. Can’t wait to come again!

the hermitage. secluded and peaceful, sitting up in the hill.
Hipcamper Caitriona and Michele
Response from Caitriona and Michele , the Host, on November 7th, 2018

Thank you so much for your visit - it was a pleasure to meet you both. We hope to see you again. Caitriona

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Hipcamper Hosanna
Hosanna C.
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November 6th, 2018

We loved our stay here! The area is beautiful, and so quiet - it's perfect for a weekend getaway. Michele and Caitriona were very welcoming - I'd book this again!

Hipcamper Caitriona and Michele
Response from Caitriona and Michele , the Host, on November 7th, 2018

Lovely guests. Hosanna and Piper left everything in perfect shape - you'd never guess anyone had ever come to stay. They were a pleasure to meet. Thank you for visiting!

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Property
Manzanita Village Retreat
State
California
$80/night
1 Site