Inkopah Spirit Retreat is a small house project turning a converted “Shipping Container” into a living space. This unique living space is part of In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat, an environmentally friendly space on 10 acres off the utility grid and located in far E. San Diego County High Desert area of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Not far from the U.S. Mexican Border. Considere
Inkopah Spirit Retreat is a small house project turning a converted “Shipping Container” into a living space. This unique living space is part of In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat, an environmentally friendly space on 10 acres off the utility grid and located in far E. San Diego County High Desert area of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Not far from the U.S. Mexican Border. Considered part of the In-Ko-Pah Mountains. On the Western border of this property, you will have million-dollar view of Table Mountain, a sacred Native American ceremonial ground on BLM public lands. To the North is the beginning Anza Borrego State Park, to the South you can see the U.S./Mexico border fence and the East you can see Imperial Valley and Salton Sea. In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat creates its own energy using wind and solar and has clean, mineral rich well water. Dubbed Casa Agave because of the Agave or Century Plant that is specific to the Southwestern United States and Mexico and grows profusely in this area. The agave can grow up to 30 feet and was a staple of the indigenous people of this area providing them with: sweetener, medicine, soap, needles, thread, rope, thatching and food. The agave is also used in making tequila. Wildlife abounds in the high desert with many species of: birds, lizards, snakes, rabbits, fox, big horn sheep, tarantella, coyotes, bob cats and mule deer, just to name a few. My favorite and most prevalent are the: Quail, Rattle Snakes, Road Runners and Hummingbirds. The plant life in this transitional area is very diverse. There are many great places to hike in this area: Table Mountain, Round Mountain, Smugglers Cave, Valley of the Moon just to name a few. Also, the Little Jacumba Lake which is fed by Natural Hot Mineral Springs is open to the public for Swimming & Kayaking. To get to Casa Agave/In-Ko-Pah Spirit you will be traveling 1.6 miles on a dirt road with some bumps & ruts, so be prepared. When it rains the road can get slick and 4 or all-wheel drive might be necessary and in some areas the dirt turns to clay, and vehicles may get stuck. My dog Bosco will probably be the first to greet you, he will bark to let me know you have arrived, but he is friendly.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Kayaking available 4 miles away at Little Lake Jacumba
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This place was perfect. It was peaceful with some great walks nearby. Greg was a gracious host and the accommodation met all our needs. We recommend getting the 12 eggs and having an omelette for dinner and breakfast.
We saw a negative review from a past guest complaining about Bosco the dog. Our experience was that the dog was not aggressive and we didn't feel at all unsafe.
Dangerous and irresponsible owner
The owner's dog barked and chased myself and my kids in an aggressive manner, not once, but twice while we were simply unloading our vehicle and walking to the tiny home entrance. When I asked the owner to stop his dog from chasing us, he responded that he had a dog and I needed to deal with it. Then he asked me to leave. (The dog was NOT listed in the rental description despite his claims.)
In addition to the dog safety issue, the showerhead was completely missing and the water heater did not work. The owner promised to fix it the next day, but failed to follow through.
The dog and the shower head were the only issues I brought up to the owner, but potential renters should also be warned that despite claiming a flush toilet in his listing, the owner will require you to place your toilet paper in the trash can and not flush anything but bodily expulsions. This is a minor inconvenience unless you're suffering digestive issues and the smell of the used tp would quickly stink up the place. Thus it seems irresponsible that this TP issue was never mentioned in the listing. You will also be told told that hair dryers and curlers are considered "high energy appliances" which are prohibited from use in the rental. (I didn't bring any, but this should be more clear in the listing).
Oh, and be prepared to have the owner force his way into the home with you, unmasked and uncaring that you are a female traveling alone with kids. And he'll bring his aggressive dog inside with him.
No place like in-ko-pah...
Casa Agave was the perfect getaway. It is beautiful, quiet, and serene - the desert takes care of you like no other and so does Greg!! He was such a wonderful host and had so many wonderful stories that brought his campground to life! There are so many places to explore and Casa Agave is the perfect place to come back to after your many adventures in the desert. If you are looking for that off-the-grid reset that we all need - look no further. I could not recommend this experience more - there is no place like In Ko Pah retreat!!
Sacred high desert retreat
Greg was a very kind, informative and welcoming host. The finished shipping container is well appointed for all your glamping needs. The surrounding environs are stunning and imbued with natural energy. It was the perfect escape for our anniversary.