Hipcamp host Chery O.
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Pitch your tent in our Oak Grove or stay in one of our beautifully appointed "glamping" tipis. Trailhead into the San Ysidro Mts is right outside our gate and Pacific Crest Trail is only a mile up the road. We are 15 minutes by car from Anza Borrego State Park, largest state park in California! Julian, great little mountain town famous for it's apple pie, is 30 minutes f


Pitch your tent in our Oak Grove or stay in one of our beautifully appointed "glamping" tipis. Trailhead into the San Ysidro Mts is right outside our gate and Pacific Crest Trail is only a mile up the road. We are 15 minutes by car from Anza Borrego State Park, largest state park in California! Julian, great little mountain town famous for it's apple pie, is 30 minutes from Mountain Valley Retreat. We offer bodywork, a float pool inside a yurt and yoga classes by appointment only.  We have a maximum capacity of ten guests so you have plenty of privacy and space.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Chery a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Mountain Valley Retreat in California.


The vibe at Mountain Valley Retreat

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 24th, 2019

Great retreat in the mountains. Cheri is a great host. Close to Anza Borrego State Park. We stayed in one of the Tipis, was very comfortable stay wish we had more time for some yoga and to try the floating pool.

Hipcamper Huifang
Huifang H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 15th, 2019

Very nice place for glamping near Anza Borrego!

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 24th, 2019

Dive into a wilderness retreat right outside the San Ysidro Mountains and glamp in teepees to your heart's content. If you prefer something a little more outdoorsy, pitch your tent in the Oak Grove on the property surrounded by beautiful trees and hammocks in strategically shaded areas. Mountain Valley retreat is Chery's vision that attracts lovers of nature, yoga, hiking, and bodywork.

We arrived in the early afternoon and after Chery showed us the property, the yurts, and the teepees we kicked off our boots and shaded ourselves from the desert sun for an afternoon snooze. About a mile from the PCT, you may find yourself in the company of thru-hikers starting their journey in Mexico and hiking all the way to Canada. You will hear of great stories and maybe share some tips and tricks on gear, light travel, and intentions.

The main house is where you can share healthy, delicious meals that Chery cooks for a donation. There is also the option of donation-based yoga and Chery offers her services of massage and energy work with the option of the floating pool experience in one of the yurts as well. Chery has mentioned her love of circular structures and the womb-like experiences you may encounter in them. Come with a group of friends and dive into the depths of each other or come as a thru-hiker where you can rest your legs and reset and your thoughts and your packs!

Whatever it is you are looking for, Mountain Valley Retreat is a sweet little getaway with an amazing location to the Anza Borrego State Park where you can explore or just stay on the grounds and completely unwind.

There are prayer flags throughout the property. The welcoming entrance into Mountain Valley Retreat. The luxurious teepee we got to spend the night in. It even had a hammock waiting for us right outside of it. The floating pool experience is in this yurt.
Hipcamper Sidney

Short getaway gf and i needed

Sidney K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 19th, 2019

Mountain Valley Reatreat was the short, relaxing weekend break my girlfriend and I needed. The tipi was cozy, the breakfasts were (honestly) gourmet, and the fresh mountain air didn’t disappoint.
We were lucky enough to be able to complete a slow Yin yoga class with Chery before we left which completed the short getaway.
Would definitely go back.
P.S. bring enough snacks for hiking before arrival as the closest stores are a while away! Also, - The restaurant by the art institute in Borrego Springs is tasty and vegan friendly if you’re hiking out that way.

Hipcamper Joanie
Joanie K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 27th, 2019

This place was a perfect weekend getaway for anyone who wants to leave the busy city hustle and bustle and enjoy some good ol nature. Great location next to beautiful state parks (about 15-20 minute drive). The tipi itself was very cozy! It was quite a windy and rainy weekend when we arrived but the tipi definetely held up fine and no water got in -Woohoo! Chery even included a heater for us to utilize which definetely came in handy! We took her AMAZING yoga class and it truly was a healing experience. She also cooked us breakfast for one of the mornings (upon request!) to help get our day started for a nice beautiful hike and it was great! All in all, lovely experience and definetely highly recommend coming!

The tipi that can't and won't be brought down no matter how strong the rain and wind is! Mountain Valley RetreatSunday yoga in the yurt!
Hipcamper Faye
Faye Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 10th, 2019

What a treat it was for us to spend a night in one of Chery's teepees and join her AMAZING yoga class the next morning. Chery's energy and the beautiful space she's cultivated around her home shine through every part of this lovely retreat. Highly recommend for anyone who's looking to spend some time outside of the city!

Hipcamper Fahad
Fahad J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 13th, 2019

Fantastic stay and yoga session with Chery at Mountain Valley Retreat! Wish we had more time to check out the sensory deprivation pool experience. 100% recommended.

Hipcamper Jessica

The best of the best

Jessica S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 21st, 2019

Over all amazing experience we needed a quick trip to relax us from out everyday busy lives, this experience is unique and tranquil. We have made a new friend and will be back very soon! Thanks Cheryđź’—

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Hipcamper Chery
Response from Chery, the Host, on July 25th, 2019

Thanks ,Jessia. It was great to meet you and John and I look forward to having you back to do more yoga, hike, skygaze and float! Bring your friends! I have 10 guest beds.

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Hipcamper Nikki N.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2019
Hipcamper Christine M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 4th, 2019
Hipcamper Jerry C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 3rd, 2019
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