Hipcamp host Brent G.,
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 Relax in your very own private retreat area and enjoy a freshly drawn pool of natural spring water all to yourself! Be as carefree as you want to be at this secluded site, or be adventurous and explore the many hiking trails on and off the property. Nature abounds here, as this unique site is situated amid a lush riparian area located in an ecotone of rare flora and fauna,

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 Relax in your very own private retreat area and enjoy a freshly drawn pool of natural spring water all to yourself! Be as carefree as you want to be at this secluded site, or be adventurous and explore the many hiking trails on and off the property. Nature abounds here, as this unique site is situated amid a lush riparian area located in an ecotone of rare flora and fauna, creating a true oasis and mini paradise in the desert as well as a beautiful sanctuary for those wanting to relax and get back to nature. This special site is located on the Bowen Ranch property, which was one of the 1st ranches to settle in the area and is rich in local history, hence the name of the road that brings you here. A beautiful natural rock pool has been built near the source of the Bowen Ranch spring.  The pool incorporates a large boulder centerpiece that has been used for centuries by the local Native Americans to grind acorns on its upper surfaces, making smooth slick areas from many many years of use. The spring pool will be heated up for you at whatever time you request to the maximum temperature of 108F so you can enjoy a private relaxing hot spring experience. Just give us at least 3 hours prior notice as to when you would like it heated. Just steps away from the spring pool are 2 rustic stone structures. Both stone structures provide a bit of shelter from the elements and boast awesome rooftop patio decks that can be used for just about anything, such as setting up your tent,  stargazing, dining, dancing, and more. 1 of the structures has a small room built underneath it right into the natural rock of the hillside, known as the cabin cave. The grotto like interior of the cabin cave gives the feeling of being underground, with just enough seating carved into the rocks to accommodate a small circle of friends to gather around the wood stove inside.  It also makes the perfect place to store items out of the elements, change clothes, tell campfire stories, or have that secret meeting. All of this and only a 40 minute hike from the Deep Creek Hot Springs. Several awesome fishing holes are nearby along Deep Creek also, which is a nationally designated scenic wild river that winds over 12 miles through the nearby canyon. This unique special place we are willing to share with you is a perfect site for family gatherings, celebrations among friends, or private events because we believe it provides an exclusive one of a kind almost magical experience that brims with positive energy overflowing from the spring source and is a beautiful place like no other. 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 25 guests per site
Walk to listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Brent a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Natural features you'll find at Private Spring Pool Oasis Sanctuary in California.

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Hipcamper Anthony

A dream come true

Anthony P.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2021

We had an absolute blast at the oasis! The pictures do not do it justice. Brent was such an accommodating host and all of the other site workers were so kind.

The hike to the hot spring is so worth it. Everything about the place was magical.

Thank you so much for hosting us and allowing us to use your space. We will be back!

Hipcamper Monica
Monica M.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2021

This spot was even better than we had imagined. The private spring pool was so magical on a hot weekend that we didn’t even feel the need to venture down to deep springs. It was nice to have our private area with all the extra amenities- bbq on site, stone structures with platforms, fire pit, sink, and what we called the “cool cave”- the interior of the stone building which stayed cooler during the day- perfect place to store our coolers during the daytime heat. Brent was friendly and accommodating. We hope to visit again!

Hipcamper James

Private and serene oasis

James M.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

This spot exceeded all expectations - thanks Brent. The pool was amazing, as well as the grotto and two really nice decks (with carpet!). There was also a BBQ grill with side burner, sink and a shower. Everything worked out great for our group!

Hipcamper Ian
Ian S.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Awesome place. Brent is a really nice guy and they are trying hard to develop the facility into an even more amazing oasis in the desert! I'll be back for sure!

Hipcamper Corey

Awesome private campsite for group!

Corey J.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

This place was AWESOME!! Private campsite with cool amenities like a bbq, shower, even sauna! We went when it was 100 degrees and this site provided shade and the refreshing stream-fed pool! Absolutely would go back.

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Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie H.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2021

We had an awesome stay here! Brent was very nice and respectful. The cold spring pool at the campsite was a lifesaver as it got quite hot, especially after the hike back from the natural spring. The cave was a great commodity since it provided us some cool shade from the sun. It was indeed an oasis. We left very happy and content about our weekend stay at Bowen Camp!

Hipcamper Lily
Lily G.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2021

Restorative. Relaxing. Star view is amazing. Hosts were very friendly and helpful.

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Hipcamper Mikey

Fun remote and private spot!

Mikey K.
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May 23rd, 2021

This camp ground is well off the beaten path and a very unique oasis in the desert above Lake Arrowhead. If you’re feeling adventurous you can walk over to some nearby hot springs and get some awesome desert hiking in. Brent the host and his team work very hard to upkeep the property and it really does feel like a special find for outdoors lovers. Had a great time.

Hipcamper James
James L.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

Yes this local is certainly a great spot! Great host, great communication and Matt and Brent went above and beyond to make sure we well taken care of. The star gazing at night is made more peaceful and enjoyable when your enjoying it in the hot spring and then able to go dry off in the sauna. I can’t wait to see how this spot evolves and am glad to have enjoyed such a private spot in nature.

Property
Bowen Springs Camp Retreat
State
California
Country
United States
$289/night
1 Site