Hipcamp host Dana D.,
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NEW MANAGEMENT

Welcome to The Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak a guest retreat and event center (private bookings available). Situated at the base of the Rincon Mountains on a 120 acre private property hosting vacation stays, traveling professionals and private events including weddings, reunions, corporate and non-profits as well as Clubs and Associations.

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NEW MANAGEMENT

Welcome to The Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak a guest retreat and event center (private bookings available). Situated at the base of the Rincon Mountains on a 120 acre private property hosting vacation stays, traveling professionals and private events including weddings, reunions, corporate and non-profits as well as Clubs and Associations.

Guests can choose from RV full and dry hookup, tenting and cottages sleeping 2 -6 people. Entire property available for private events, non profits and corporate retreats. Cottages sleep from 2-6 people. Please review each cottage for the one that best suits you and your guests. A $25 pet fee applies, dogs under 30 lbs on leash are welcome. Max 2 dogs. Owner has 7 friendly (kenneled) dogs.

Round House - Sleeps 2/private bath w shower/kitchenette $80/night plus tax and 1 time cleaning fee of $25. Doll House - Sleeps 2/private bath w shower/kitchenette $80/night plus tax and 1 time cleaning fee of $25. Saguaro Cottage - Sleeps 5 - queen bed, pull out sofa and full bed/private bath w shower and tub/full kitchen $200/night plus tax and 1 time cleaning fee of $25. Zitko Cottage - Sleeps 6 - two separate bedrooms w queen beds and futon/private bath w shower and tub/full kitchen $240/night plus tax and 1 time cleaning fee of $25.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 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
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Dana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Property is surrounded by State and Federal lands at the base of the Rincon Mountains in S. E. Arizona

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV's welcome...at your own risk Trails on property. Owner not liable for accidents or injury. Proof of insurance is required.

Swimming

Olympic size pool and hot tub available for guests. Children must be supervised at all times in pool area. No glass in pool are...Read more

Wildlife watching

Area is a bounty of nature sites and sounds. Birds of various species, butterflies in addition to a variety of desert animal li...Read more

Biking
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Desert Sanctuary - Round House in Arizona.

Desert

120 acres situated in a beautiful and private valley at the base of the Rincon Mountains.

Mountainous

Situated at the base of the Rincon Mountain Range.

Waterfall

Happy Valley waterfall is a short distance from property.

Farm

Guest ranch with tenting, RVs and cottages available.. Large and small groups welcome. Many amenities including an Olympic pool...Read more

Ranch

Guest ranch with tenting and cottages available.. large and small groups welcome. Many amenities including an Olympic pool, poo...Read more

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Hipcamper Glenn
Glenn H.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2021

The Round House worked great for us. It doesn’t have AC, and what dishes need washing happens in the bathroom, and stove is two burner hot plate, but WOW, it is a special spot in a very special place. Dana is awesome, the grounds are fabulous, and the night sky great. The place has an amazing history, and you get to be a part of its living history ! It is unforgettable!

Hipcamper Glenn

Surprising desert oasis

Glenn H.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2021

Dana was a most attentive and respectful host. The entire facility offers many options for enjoyment of outdoor activities - or pensive moments of contemplation or reading. Near enough to Tucson to easily go in and back. We would definitely return.

Hipcamper Anna

Roundhouse success!

Anna L.
recommends this listing.
April 2nd, 2021

Dana was an amazing host and super kind and giving. He shared some candies with me and some pizza and even asked me if I needed anything from town as he was leaving. I felt beyond safe on the land and super comfortable in the round house. It’s decorated amazingly and super cute. The one thing I had a problem with was that the bed and towels smelled like cigarettes... I’m not sure if it was from the wood stove or not. So that’s the one thing that made me feel not as clean or comfy. But all in all it was an amazing stay and Dana is a really sweet person! I highly recommend the desert sancuary

Hipcamper Claire

Super cute little house!

Claire R.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2021

We had a lovely stay at the Desert Sanctuary. Great lodging, fun added amenities and great host. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper John

Peaceful getaway

John V.
recommends this listing.
March 18th, 2021

Dana and the roundhouse were amazing. Quiet and serene and comfortable. We loved staying and hope to be back soon. A perfect getaway.

Hipcamper Janae

Desert bliss

Janae D.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2021

The Desert Sanctuary is a magical oasis. The seclusion and natural beauty are like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I stayed in the Round House, which I highly recommend! It featured a domed skylight, wood burning stove and fantastic view of the surrounding Rincón Mountains. Dana was a gracious host who made sure I had everything I needed during my stay. I will definitely be returning next time I’m in Arizona!

Hipcamper Bryan

Great privacy

Bryan N.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

The host was fantastic! We got a flat tire somewhere just before the property and he helped out in changing out our spare. He was extremely friendly and the property was near perfect for our needs.

Hipcamper Max
Max M.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2020

If you are looking for peaceful desert solitude on an interesting property, this is your spot! I stayed the night here between the Austin, TX and Ojai, CA portion of a recent road trip, and I would do it again... Dana is smart and nice, and the property itself has some cool history. Two thumbs up!

Hipcamper Yvonne

Great first stay!

Yvonne B.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

I rented one of the cottages and loved it. A little warm the first night (July weather), but luckily the rain cooled things down the next night. Pool was beautiful and Dana is an excellent host! I felt safe, and even met a nice family at the pool (physically distanced). I highly recommend this place. Beautiful views and lots of options for any size group (dry camping, RVs and cottages). I’ll def be back!

View out of my cottagePool is great and easy to physically distance.  Loved my cottage!

Awards

Best of 2018 Arizona
6th place
Property
Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$100/night
1 Site