Hipcamp host Jennifer R.
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Camp next to native plants and learn their names in our native plant demonstration garden walking path - names will be added soon. We have nine spaces for tents. They are spaces only as we have a communal fire area, communal bathrooms and communal hookups. Tent spaces are at least, a minimum of 15 feet from each other. We feature two trails on the property.  Walk the

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Camp next to native plants and learn their names in our native plant demonstration garden walking path - names will be added soon. We have nine spaces for tents. They are spaces only as we have a communal fire area, communal bathrooms and communal hookups. Tent spaces are at least, a minimum of 15 feet from each other. We feature two trails on the property.  Walk the largest labyrinth in California. There is a jacuzzi and jam sessions on some nights. Noble quiet hours are at 9:30 pm to 8 am. Whispers from 9:30 pm to 10 pm until 7 am to 8 am. 

We are located 1.7 miles from the nearest town, Santa Ysabel, CA. The store there opens and closes each day from 6 am to 8 pm. We are also 5.3 miles from Julian, CA. We provide an economy shuttle service.

We also have a communal kitchen. All dishes are washed by fellow conscious hipcampers, but feel free to wash and sanitize all the pots and dishes you will be using again before you use them.  All dishes used are required to be cleaned by Guests. There is a dog next door about 200 feet away who sometimes barks. Thanks! and Welcome all!!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
15 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 11 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well, bottled water ...
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, communal fire rin...
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Jennifer a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 10 months out
Forest
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Waterfall
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near Spiritual Retreat Center

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
11 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
17 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
20 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
21 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
31 miles way Explore
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
45 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
50 miles way Explore
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
68 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
74 miles way Explore

The vibe at Spiritual Retreat Center

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Hipcamper Lawrence
Lawrence G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 16th, 2018

This place is a blessing to find. Once here I almost felt like the Universe was telling me it was exactly where I was supposed to be. It's a great basic campground, with lots of trees and privacy from other campers. They have a house with a bathroom and kitchen for campers to use. The host's are kind, price is great, it is close to Julian but still remote enough to feel the vibe of the nature (I think there may easily be 100 species of plants, lots of wildlife, including turkeys). Due to the cleanliness, peacefulness, and tranquility of this place activities like yoga, meditation, and hiking allow for oneself a find a new deeper connection with nature

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Hipcamper Gary
Gary W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018

The positives include a nice friendly place to camp, close to Julian, and easy access to forest areas. There are a couple short hiking or mediation trails (and a labyrinth) on the property. You get to use the bathroom, shower, and communal kitchen in a nearby cabin when you are tent camping. Everything is clean, comfortable and friendly.

For some campers, the only downsides I can think of are a german shepherd at the property line occasionally has fits of barking. Also, you are very close to Hwy 78 which kind of wraps around the property. So expect some traffic noise.

I would think of this location as a jumping off point for doing other activities in the area. Though there is a small play area for kids, places to lay out your yoga mat, and you can do a botany walk trying to identify about 50 plant species (and maybe run across a wild turkey like I did), you'll probably run out of things to do at your campsite. But there is so much more to do in the area.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Response from Jennifer, the Host, on May 26th, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We have many, many more campsites offered away from the property line currently :-) We are on many acres and next time we will show you. :Thanks again!

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A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018
Hipcamper Amber P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2018
Property
Spiritual Retreat Center
State
California
$25/night
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