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City of Rocks Retreat

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· Almo, Idaho
1 acre
2 sites
2 Tent
The Retreat Juniper Tent sites sit at the base of Green's Mountain nestled among the Junipers and Pinion pines. You will stay just outside the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve off the road that connects it to Castle Rocks State Park. This land has been in our family over 100 years. The Retreat has the closest campsites to the City of Rocks.
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Almo, Idaho, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ross & Sherida L.Joined in November 2019
96%
69 Ratings · 76 reviews
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Vader D.recommends
October 24, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Amazing Camp Experience.
I right very few reviews as most places do not meet my expectations. My daughter and I loved the Bell Tent. Cannot recommend enough. Place is next to an RV park but it feels isolated and we did not hear much noise. Rock climbing and hiking is 10-15 minutes away. Cots were very comfy. No cacti in the vicinity of the tent which is a huge plus as we had dogs. Bathroom was the cleanest I have ever seen for an outhouse and we camp every weekend. You won’t regret staying at this place.
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Christopher R.recommends
October 14, 2022
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
excellent spot, close to the park!
It was great! Ross was very helpful. The site was awesome.it was quiet and the night sky beautiful. The coyotes sang us a lullaby!
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Chris H.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
COR Camping with a Dog
Great spot to camp at when you want a more quiet spot or can’t find anything at the City. It’s located between the City and the Town of Almo with an easy drive to both. The campsite was very clean with clean bathrooms and a great fire pit!
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Jordan J.recommends
August 28, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
My three dogs and I stayed in the bell tent and had an amazing time! The site was easy to find and was so peaceful. Thank you!
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Scott S.recommends
August 23, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Awesome place to stay. Definitely would book again. Location very close to City of Rocks. The Yurt tent is very nice and comfy! If you are coming in from the south, make sure to follow Ross’s directions if you want to avoid dirt roads.
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Ryan A.recommends
July 24, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Everything was great!
Everything was great!
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Christina M.recommends
July 14, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
It was our one year wedding anniversary and we wanted something a little more than just a regular camping trip. This was perfect, gave us a little more comfort while still being affordable. You can tell the hosts are constantly thinking of ways to improve their different amenities. The two of us fit perfectly in the shade of the tent, but if there are more of you definitely bring some shade. The water spout was COLD which was perfect with the hot weather! Would definitely go back.
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Samantha E.recommends
June 26, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
We had an amazing weekend! Ross even came over and gave us some great hiking recommendations! Amazing view of the night sky in a beautiful area
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Brandon L.recommends
June 21, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
Great site! Super well maintained and incredibly close to City of Rock.
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Nicole F.recommends
June 20, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Great for families!
Five minutes on the way to the City of Rocks Reserve, this yurt is close to a few other camp sites and includes things like potable water, an old-fashioned outhouse, picnic table, and firepit. The hosts were welcoming and helpful!
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Erin M.recommends
June 19, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
Close to Everything
The campground was very close to City of Rocks and the restaurant in town, which was nice! Our site (2) was a little walk from the car, but there was a wheelbarrow to help. Toilets were good to have & kept clean and stocked. Would have been nice to have more of a view from the campsite, but overall it was nice & met our needs!
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Kayla W.recommends
June 16, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
This spot was quite peaceful and very near all the local attractions. Our boys loved catching lizards and bugs!
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Madison M.recommends
June 11, 2022
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
Super easy to find, great site, and really nice hosts. Great for a trip to Castle of Rocks.
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Karen K.recommends
June 8, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
It was more remote than we realized but certainly worth the journey. The actual tent site for #2 was fairly far from the car so we checked to see if anyone else was expected and used tent site #1 instead. It was so incredibly quiet except for the birds, grouse, cows, mules!!! The view from the outhouse was spectacular! Thank you again.
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Danneille H.recommends
June 6, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Simple, clean, and comfortable. Spacious for 2 people. We enjoyed our stay. Would recommend bringing a small sunshade or pop up shelter to put over the picnic table as there's no cooking inside the tent.
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Rebekah C.recommends
May 26, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
Great tent camping in site #2! So close to both Castle Rocks and City of Rocks for exploring all day. The views are beautiful! Yes, even from the outhouse, which is clean and much better than most pit toilet experiences. We stayed for three nights and would definitely return again and recommend to friends and family. Close to road and house but felt very private, even with another family camped at the teepee site. The trees and shrubs provide lots of privacy. Waaaaaay better than a big campground. And having firewood so accessible was wonderful! We cooked almost everything over the fire like when I was a kid…mmm delish! Thank you Ross and Sherida, for sharing your lil slice of heaven!
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Colette D.recommends
May 15, 2022
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Great place to camp when reservations were full for City of Rocks Reserve campsites! Probably even quieter/less road noise than many of the City sites. Thanks for a great stay!!
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Maria R.recommends
May 8, 2022
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
The site was super cute and private. Super close to city of rocks so it was perfect to go the next morning. The host was super accommodating. Loved walking around on the dirt roads and seeing the cows in surrounding fields. So nice and quaint.
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Shauna M.recommends
April 18, 2022
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
This campsite was lovely! Very hard to find in the dark though. The hosts were responsive and even checked in on us despite us arriving late at night!
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Sarah H.recommends
September 19, 2021
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
Clean and Close to City of Rocks!
We enjoyed our stay here! We have previously stayed at the yurt onsite, but it was booked this weekend, so we brought our own tent. The campsite was set back from parking and the road and felt private. The outhouse is immaculate. The location is also great for City of Rocks if you can't get a campsite in the reserve itself. Looking forward to staying here again in the future!
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David L.recommends
September 11, 2021
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
I stayed for two nights in early September and had a wonderful experience. The campsite and tent were just as described and very clean. The site was within trees and sagebrush and not an open field like so many other campsites. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting City of Rocks.
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Michelle C.recommends
September 7, 2021
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
Nice little spot.
Conveniently located. Nice amenities, exactly as described. Felt private with lots of greenery to shield your camp from neighbors. Hosts were great and very quick to communicate!
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Tori P.recommends
September 6, 2021
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Convenient location and comfortable
We liked the location and setting. We stayed in the "Tent" and it was roomy enough for our family of 6 to all sleep comfortably. Good amenities provided, porta-poties and garbage cans were conveniently located. They had water across the street at the Host's property, which was fine to use as needed, they were gracious to offer us access whenever we needed.
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Paul O.recommends
August 14, 2021
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
Great City of Rocks Destination
This is a great site. It is just outside of City of Rocks, as close as you can get. Well marked areas with great directions. The pit toilets were very clean and had a trash bin by them. The owner stopped by our first night to check in on us.
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Leslie N.recommends
August 13, 2021
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
sweet stay
Super comfortable! Hosts were great with communication and met me with lots of helpful local info for visiting the park and town's fun. Also -- the nicest smelling compost toilet I've ever experienced in the camping scene! Weird to highlight but bravo!!!
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Elizabeth B.recommends
July 30, 2021
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Great retreat -- just what we needed on our road trip for a quiet, comfortable night sleep and a lovely setting for our kids to stretch their legs. Thanks Ross and Sherida!
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Jocela C.recommends
July 27, 2021
Juniper Bell Tent Yurt
Best amazing geological glamping
This place is a MUST see. Ross & Sheila were incredibly accommodating and the glamming experiment was delightful. They provided chairs and even two cots and a solar light! It was dreamy and I’d stay here again in a heartbeat. The night hawks were amazing too!!
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Kathy K.recommends
July 15, 2021
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
Delightful
We really enjoyed it . . . but (since we arrived quite late, well after dark) it would have been helpful to have had some small reflectors on the road where we were supposed to turn into the parking area, and even more helpful to have small reflectors along the paths to the different campsites (red for site 1, blue for site 2, 3 for the tepee, white for the bathroom, etc -- and a sign at the parking area identifying which color reflectors goes to which place). I would love to write more, but I'm at a summer camp with heavy responsibilities, and won't have an opportunity to even give it much more thought until after I get home on the 26th.
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Sylvia S.recommends
July 5, 2021
Site 2 - Juniper Tent Sites
It was nice little camp site. Beautiful view, nice outhouse n especially clean! Very pleasant stay and enjoyable!
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Hannah T.recommends
June 27, 2021
Site 1 - Juniper Tent Sites
The site was very nice. It’s very close to entrance to the national park. It was clean with all necessary amenities. Ross came out to check we were ok and had all we needed. He was very friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely stay and will definitely be back.
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