Cozy guest cabin with propane fireplace on 30 acre artist's retreat at 4000 feet elevation. One mi. hike to NW boundary of Anza Borrego SP. Four mi. to PCT. Hiking trails to large plutonic rocks, breathtaking view south into Mexico. Private portable toilet, outdoor cold water sink, outdoor grill, small camping stove, teapot, full size bed, Norm Hines sculptures on property
Cozy guest cabin with propane fireplace on 30 acre artist's retreat at 4000 feet elevation. One mi. hike to NW boundary of Anza Borrego SP. Four mi. to PCT. Hiking trails to large plutonic rocks, breathtaking view south into Mexico. Private portable toilet, outdoor cold water sink, outdoor grill, small camping stove, teapot, full size bed, Norm Hines sculptures on property for guest viewing. Great for bird watching, stargazing, desert solitude. 13 miles to Borrego Springs. 28 miles to Julian.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Crickets Cabin in California.
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My husband and I wanted a quick getaway from the noise. We ended up at Crickets Cabin and had a lovely stay! Its wonderfully appointed and has pretty much everything you might need. Tom is a fabulous host who met us upon arrival. He had just installed an outdoor shower, so one thing to note, is bring a bath towel if you plan on showering (yes there is hot water). It’s about a 30 minute drive to Borrego Springs/ Anza Borrego State Park and we spent most of Saturday hiking and exploring. The port-o-potty was spotless and there are plenty of soft lights so that you can see where you’re going if you need to find it at night. I was extremely peaceful and we hope to come back next time with our dog. We brought our own food to cook and stored our food in coolers. Definitely check the weather before you head out there as it was in the 80’s/90’s during the day but pretty cold at night and this was the 1st weekend of October. I was prepared but wished I had packed a beanie.
Perfect little getaway
This spot is a gem! Highly recommended. Land was stunning and the sculptural was a nice bonus. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Tom was very considerate and communicative. I have no complaints!
Perfect camping trip for two!
Wow! We were very happy with our stay at Tom’s cabin. I went with my husband and our dog Guinness. Guinness doesn’t get along well with other dogs so we were looking for a place that would be the only site. There is no one else around you and you have amazing views both day and night. Tom has also provided many extra amenities such as a folding table, headlamps, lantern, pots, pans, cooking grill, butane stove and more! so you’ll be fine if you don’t have your own supplies! We can’t wait to go back. If you are deciding on this place, choose it! You won’t regret it.
Gorgeous dessert escape!
Wow, what an amazing spot that has all you need. It has a comfy bed, electric outlets for charging your phone, grill to cook on, head lamps and plenty of solar powered lights. It is walking distance (about a mile) to the local market on the main road. But the cabin itself is set off the main property and overlooks a gorgeous area. Lots of boulders, mountains in the distance, and has quiet solitude you are looking for!
Peaceful and tranquil
We enjoyed our stay at Crickets Cabin.
The actual cabin is small but actually has everything you need. It is very comfortable and clean and nice.
Thanks to Tom for all the instructions he gave. Would definitely recommend!
Our stay at Crickets Cabin was peaceful and relaxing. I spent so much time staring our at the scenery. Tom was very helpful before and during our stay, sharing details on the cooking equipment and tips for using the shower. I wish we had brought some warmer clothes for stargazing, but the bed inside the cabin was warm and comfy. We traveled to California from the east coast, so didn't come with much gear, but the cabin had everything we needed! It was handy to have cellphone service to plan hikes and a day trip to Joshua Tree.