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Secluded off-grid lodge with views of Santa Margarita Mountains. No roads pass by this site, making it perfect for someone wanting to escape civilization. The lodge sits atop a hill and is surrounded by boulders and brush. There is a seasonal creek, hawks and eagles catching thermal drafts, great sunset views. A few minute drive away is the Santa Margarita River Trail.

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Secluded off-grid lodge with views of Santa Margarita Mountains. No roads pass by this site, making it perfect for someone wanting to escape civilization. The lodge sits atop a hill and is surrounded by boulders and brush. There is a seasonal creek, hawks and eagles catching thermal drafts, great sunset views. A few minute drive away is the Santa Margarita River Trail. This 12-month flowing river offers swimming holes, excellent hiking trails, and beautiful scenery. There are also private hiking trails that begin right outside the door of the lodge. There are many horse ranches nearby, as well as avocado farms and wine vineyards.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bailes Hilltop Lodge in California.

Coastal
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Lindi
Lindi V.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2021

A great place for a spontaneous getaway! Very well equipped, with attention to all the details one may need. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. Just the escape from the city we needed.

Hipcamper Nick

Great secluded stay

Nick U.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2021

Great host and stay. You can tell that Chris put a lot of effort into making this a cozy stay. Has everything you will need and it comes with trails starting from the front door.

Hipcamper Savannah

Incredible views, peace and quiet

Savannah S.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2021

This place was incredible. We are always looking for a new adventure and this place delivered. Spectacular views, out of the way, a few hikes and peace and quiet. I would highly recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors and a new experience in and around Temecula :) Chris was incredibly informative and even gave a great recommendation for food in town. We will be back

Hipcamper Laura
Laura P.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

My pup and I had a great stay. The road in is really fun: only slightly technical and totally accessible for all cars.

Chris has great style and I loved seeing how everything was created. The lodge felt open to nature, but private.

Others complained about sound, but even though there was some from Pendleton, I didn’t find it bad at all. I mean, if you reeeally want pristine quiet, then drive out into the middle of nowhere! This is an incredibly peaceful place with coffee/restaurants only 15 min away. That’s hard to beat!

Overall, great stay.

Hipcamper Haley
Haley D.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

These properties are the best, I hate to share it’s so great!!!

Hipcamper Trevor

Peaceful, comfortable.

Trevor N.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

It was lovely to be alone in the mountains. Weather was perfect for a late September stay - high in upper 70s, overnight low in high 50s. Hiking trails were well marked and fun. Amenities inside were very complete. No internet or cell service, which was good for a few days.

The king sized bed is VERY comfortable... the couch is fine for sitting - not for sleeping.

Hipcamper Gabriela

Perfect birthday getaway!

Gabriela R.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

Perfect spot. I just wish I could have had more time to stay. Took my grandma and aunt to celebrate my birthday, and it was a fantastic experience. The lodge is equipped with most of the things you could use. Just bring your cover/ blankets.
About the experience, it was full moon, and it was amazing to see the sunset and minutes later the moon rising on the east side. Also, being able to see infinite mountains on the horizon while using the restroom!?! It pays off the trip 😂

Easy to access, as long as you follow the written explanation, Google map, and video, there is no way you will get lost.

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Hipcamper Sharla

Yes please and thank you

Sharla H.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

So amazing to arrive at night. Little scary for a low Nissan. Waking up with the Wildlife birds and scattered ground creatures Without traffic noise was my favorite. Comfortably Rested, had clean sheets, towels and pillow cases if needed. Also kitchen supplies, wonderful if we brought food. So Greatful this Gem was found! One of the best bathroom views
Cheers to the next Hipcamper

Hipcamper Ronald
Ronald B.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2021

Great spot. Water, grill, shade, and very rustic.

Enjoyed the experience.

Property
Bailes Hilltop Lodge
State
California
Country
United States
$109/night
1 Site