About Sagewinds Farm High Desert Camp
Camp on the beautiful and only certified organic white sage farm in the U.S. High desert, with boulder mountains and views. Rolling southern california terrain, home to all kinds of birds and wild life. Camp on top of the mountain, or camp in a cave or anywhere in between. See the Milky way on most nights, all have incredible stars. 40 acres. Explore for indian artifacts, visit the Jacumba Hot springs down the road. Plan a large gathering for the meteor showers... This is the prettiest property in east county! This is the old west!
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 1PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Sagewinds Farm High Desert Camp
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Ellen was a great host and very kind! if you love primitive mountain camping...this is your place! We pitched a tent right in the high desert mountains and enjoyed a ton of rock climbing and hiking right at our site. I wouldn't recommend bringing dogs, Ellen has 5 that roam the property and they weren't too excited about our dogs being on their land. Other than that we had a great stay!
FANTASTIC!!!! My only hesitation in writing this glowing review is that I don't want too many people to find out about this amazing place!!
Ellen was great - greeted us when we arrived along with her friendly dogs and miniature horses. Her hands were covered in mulberry juice and she led us straight to get some for ourselves.
We set up camp on clearing with amazing views in every direction, offering a perfect vantage point for watching the sunset over the hills to the west.
We explored the property on foot - following Ellen's tie-dyed trail markers to the top of the mountain on the property and scrambled and climbed around on the massive boulders at the top. The views from the top are stunning.
During the hottest part of the day, we set up our camping chairs and portable camping table in the cave and played cards. In the late afternoon, the breeze picked up and cooled everything off. Then we spent the night watching the meter shower.
We also checked out the "Institute of Perception," a funky collection of sculptures, murals, and grounds created to facilitate spiritual meditation and realization. There are some really cool abandoned train cars and you can hike up to the top of Jacumba Peak.
We'll definitely be back to visit Ellen, Jack (my favorite of the dogs that roam the property), and the rest of the crew. Perfect weekend!
This camp site/ experience was pure magic! I don't really want to write this review actually because I feel like it's such a hidden gem that I want to keep all to myself! Ellen and Ken, the farm owners and operators are so knowledgeable about farming and producing sage essential oil and products, I picked their brains for a long time and even bought tons of sage for my business. Ken taught us how he distills his oils and Ellen showed us her impressive tie dye clothing/ art collection. Their property is expansive and there are SO many options for you to choose to camp, we chose to follow their thoughtfully placed tie dye marker path up their mountain and camp on the edge of their rocks so we could get a panoramic view of the stars. We enjoyed exploring around their mountains, star gazing, and smelling the organic sage in the wind. Other options to camp would be behind their house there are plenty of trails and other rocks to find a closer hidden spot, or even behind the horses/sage farm! Ellen gave us free range to choose where we wanted to explore and camp! It was fun to take pictures in the sage farm and pet the horses too! We will totally be back! Hit the candy cottage store on the main road on your way home!