Hipcamp host Barbara K.
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Last minute reservations OK! Yearning for some grounding in nature, stargazing and hiking? Mystic Canyon Tipi is the perfect relaxing getaway! We are far enough away from the city to be peaceful, but minutes from popular San Diego destinations. Come rest & rejuvenate your soul at your home away from home!

Awesome tipi with amazing energy in the private garden of a rura

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Last minute reservations OK! Yearning for some grounding in nature, stargazing and hiking? Mystic Canyon Tipi is the perfect relaxing getaway! We are far enough away from the city to be peaceful, but minutes from popular San Diego destinations. Come rest & rejuvenate your soul at your home away from home!

Awesome tipi with amazing energy in the private garden of a rural Harbison Canyon pueblo style home, East San Diego County. Harbison Canyon is located at the east side of El Cajon, almost to Alpine. Come enjoy the countryside, where you can actually see the stars at night! You will hear roosters crowing in the morning, owls calling to each other at night and our local coyotes who can be heard "yipping" to each other. You will also hear road noise. (Earplugs are provided.) .

Our Tipi sits on top of a wooden deck and we should note that the main photo here was embellished upon by the photographer, a dear friend of ours who used the photo in a calendar she made. We recently replaced the outer cover with a new one that has a pictograph painting of dancing horses on it. The tipi is furnished with a double futon bed, a table with two chairs and a small bookcase.

There is a heater and a fan to help make the temperature more comfortable if necessary, but keep in mind that a tipi, like a tent, will mirror outside temperatures. While you won't feel wind or rain (ok maybe a couple of drops coming through the pole hole), you will feel temperature extremes. If it's hot outside, it will be hot inside especially during the middle of the day. If it's cold outside, it will be cold inside, especially at night. We do have very warm bedding including an electric blanket, so once in bed, you will be plenty toasty!We suggest you plan your stay accordingly. If you visit during warmer weather, plan an activity during the middle of the day, such as exploring, hiking or shopping. Come back when it's a little cooler, or you can play board games or just hang out in our air conditioned living room. There are also plenty of shady spots in our garden to relax and read a book. In colder weather, remember to pack your warmest jammies. We will do what we can to make you more comfortable, but we cannot control the weather!

We have electrical to the tipi and there is a fan, heater, electric blanket, lamp, and wifi. The Tipi is located about 30 ft the main house, where a Campers kitchen, bathroom facilities and showers are available off the back patio. You are also welcome to sit in our living room, which is a comfy place to read a book, use your computer, or just enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea in front of the fireplace. We offer you with bottled water, coffee or tea, fresh eggs, oatmeal and muffins in the morning, on the outdoor kitchen on our back patio.

Guests have access to a downstairs powder room and full bathroom located off our back patio. There is a Keurig coffee maker in the entryway, which we supply with coffee and condiments. We supply muffins and homemade instant oatmeal in a jar in the morning.  Our downstairs living room is a comfortable spot to relax, socialize, read a book or play some board games in a more temperature controlled environment!

We have a Camper's Kitchen on the back patio. There is a two burner camp stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, barbecue and sink.  You can cook yourself some fresh eggs from our free-roaming chickens!

Other things to note:

This being a more rural area, residents here do have animals and there is wildlife in our canyon. You will probably be awakened by roosters crowing, dogs barking or vehicular traffic hum from the main road. At night, you may hear coyotes and owls. Most people enjoy these "nature" sounds, but if you don't, we provide disposable ear plugs! As with the temperature, the tipi walls do not insulate against noise!

We do not use pesticides or herbicides on our property, since we have animals, so you may see a critter or two and the weeds do get the best of us at times!  It's all part of nature!

We also have a friendly cat and dog who may pay you a visit!


Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Barbara a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 80%

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Natural features you'll find at Mystic Canyon Tipi Glamping for 2! in California.

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The vibe at Mystic Canyon Tipi Glamping for 2!

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Hipcamper Gretchen
Gretchen S.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

Barbara was very hospitable, fun night under the stars. Great, quick get away from San Diego, and very easy to get to. We’d go back in the future.

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine A.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2018

Awesome place! A must stay!

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Hipcamper Jack
Jack D.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 2020

The tipi was extremely comfortable and the surrounding area was out there enough to feel removed from the city. Great stay!

Hipcamper Aalap

Unique experience at tipi

Aalap P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 4th, 2020

Cool tipi experience and very thoughtfully developed site. Barbara was very welcoming and kept checking in with us to make sure we are having awesome time. Morning muffins was very delicious. On down side, the whole site had many dirt webs all around and even at the top of the tipi, probably kept them purposefully to give that old rustic feel, while we dint mind at all and actually liked the spooky feeling, others might not like this. They have lots of chickens and a cat who roam around near tipi and might disturb some sound sleepers, again dint bother us.

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Hipcamper Felix C.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2018
Property
Mystic Canyon Inn
State
California
Country
United States
$69/night
1 Site
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