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The ULTIMATE luxury campground experience! Featured on HGTV: The Castle House Estate brings outdoor living to another level located in the heart of Joshua Tree, just minutes from the National Park. This unique medieval compound blends indoor-outdoor living with an emphasis on entertaining. The Castle House Estate is situated on eight picturesque acres, surrounded by many mor

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The ULTIMATE luxury campground experience! Featured on HGTV: The Castle House Estate brings outdoor living to another level located in the heart of Joshua Tree, just minutes from the National Park. This unique medieval compound blends indoor-outdoor living with an emphasis on entertaining. The Castle House Estate is situated on eight picturesque acres, surrounded by many more private undeveloped acres.

More images on IG: (at) TheCastleHouseEstate

The Castle House Estate - Campsite 1 & 2 features a stunning modern wood pergola and is perfect for shade.  In addition, each campsite has a custom stone fire pit complete with a grill top where you can enjoy a few cold ones and roast s'mores.  Each site also comes with two chairs.  Campsite 3 is for larger groups and also has a fire pit + two chairs.

There is a thematic Japanese Pagoda in-between campsites 1& 2 for shared use, a wood burning stove with a GSI outdoor coffee pot (8 cups) and coffee of course!  The campsite has a portable restroom, off of the pagoda, that is 100% guest accessible.  Safe clean and ready for use.  Follow the lighted path for nighttime use.

Additional listings on the property include two three story Guard Tower Suites, Yurt Tent rentals, a vintage RV and a container home.  We live full-time in the main house which is under construction.  We also have a 3000 sq ft event space, nightclub / roller rink on site and can be rented for an additional charge.

Extra Tents, sleeping bags, propane heaters, power stations and blow up mattresses available for an extra fee. (availability is limited and must be arranged prior)

Superhost Status

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 24 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Sharlene

Disappointing in all aspects

Sharlene L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
January 3rd, 2019

The campsite was quite disappointing. One big problem was that it was falsely advertised. It said there is a table, but there is none, so it’s difficult to cook. The pictures on the ad are misleading: the towers and yurts are not accessible to campers; all you have is a patch of bare land. The host was not on premises and was difficult to reach; I left a voicemail for Ryan, who then left a voicemail for me.

We had reserved campsite #2, which is a few hundred feet from campsite #1, so would’ve been private enough. But on the day we arrived, Ryan switched us to a non-advertised spot just 40 feet from campsite #1. The group at site #1 was noisy, blaring music late into the night. I couldn’t sleep all night, so at 5:30 am, I had to tell them to please turn off their music. I had to do this on each of the 2 nights that we overlapped. Luckily they obliged.

If you’re just looking for a patch of land to sleep on, then this place would be suitable. However, for us, we would’ve been better off finding a secluded spot in the wilderness, where there is no amenities but at least we would’ve been able to enjoy the desert without noisy neighbors.

Hipcamper Ryan Allen
Response from Ryan Allen, the Host, on April 20th, 2019

WE HAVE TWO SHOWERS!!!! I am the owner of the house so believe me I know where the running water is. Sharlene's review was very misleading. We actually don't have one shower BUT TWO!! I don't know how you could miss them considering they are well lit and have white shower walls. Yes, you are correct, camping under $50 doesn't have access to our other listings. That would not make any sense. We limit how many people can stay on our 8 acre property so everyone has enough privacy. Also each space is unique to itself with plenty of beauty and privacy of its own no matter where one's located. Many people are hear for different reasons and from all over the world ... some are hear for nature, some are here celebrating an event, some are here to party ... etc. We try to accommodate everyone and ask for them all to be respectful of their neighbors. We are sorry you were disappointed and hope you have a better Joshua Tree experience next time.

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Hipcamper Ryan + Alex
Ryan + Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 10th, 2018

The previous owner of this house clearly had a lot of fun with its design, as soon as you pull up you see two castles and the property only gets better from there. This site is located in Joshua Tree and is very close to the national park. The current owners are new to the property and have many plans on how they are going to develop it. We highly recommend staying here and checking out the park!

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah Y.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 9th, 2018

Perfect place to camp and watch the stars.

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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 14th, 2018

Perfect site. Just secluded enough. Super safe for dogs to run around. A few amenities so you are camping and not the glamping. Great communication prior to our arrival.

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 27th, 2018

I reserved the campsite for my daughter and her friends to celebrate her birthday. Ryan was very helpful and personable. Everything was beautiful and they had the best time!

Hipcamper Ryan Allen
Response from Ryan Allen, the Host, on October 31st, 2018

So happy your daughter had a good time. They were a great group. Until next time! :)

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Hipcamper Zhanna
Zhanna S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 12th, 2018

Awesome hosts!

Hipcamper Steph
Steph K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 25th, 2018

This camp site is awesome; what a great concept. Ryan and Luke were very friendly and helpful! The site is close to town as well as to the park. Would definitely stay here again :)

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Hipcamper Art

Great time , great hosts

Art R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
December 30th, 2018

Wonderful experience, my family and I enjoyed our stay and will recommend the Castle house to anyone looking for a fun experience

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Hipcamper Nathalie
Nathalie B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 3rd, 2019

Ryan and Luke were great hosts! Their estate was amazing/perfect for camping! I would definitely come back and try one of the towers or yurts. Very close the Joshua Tree. Thank you for having us!

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The Castle House Estate
State
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$40/night
3 Sites
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