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In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
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36 reviews
· Jacumba Hot Springs, California
10 acres
5 sites
1 Lodging
4 RV/Tent
Property is located in the High Desert area of E. San Diego County in the In-Ko-)Pah Mountains. To the west is Table Mountain a sacred Native American Ceremonial Ground that is on BLM land. The Northern boundary is the beginning Anza Borrego State Park. The East and South borders are private land. There is much evidence of campsites and artifacts that the land used to be inhabited by the Kumeyaay Nation. Mica and Garnets used to be mined in this area as well. The property is a transitional area where agave, juniper and scrub oak thrive. Wildlife in the area includes: Quail, Rattle Snakes, Lizards, Ravens, Roadrunners, Tarantulas, Rosy Boa, Mule Deer, Pack Rats, Bob Cats, Coyotes and at times Bighorn Sheep are spotted by Table Mountain.
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Jacumba Hot Springs, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Greg C.Joined in January 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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46 ratings · 36 reviews
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Jennifer D.recommends
September 9, 2022
Site 2 - In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
Roughing it under the stars
This was an awesome camping spot we were lucky enough to find! First, our host, Greg was so friendly, helpful, accommodating to our needs and made us feel so welcome. We knew it was in secluded area and traveled on a dirt road for a little over a mile. The site we were in #4 must be the best spot on Greg's beautiful property. Located at the very top of a mountain, next to the water tank that had a hose with running water. We prepared to set up our camp and we all fell in love with spot. What gorgeous views all around. One side had the dessert floor, other sides to the north & south of Lovely mountains. To the east you can see for miles towards the beaches. The sunset was absolutely amazing and especially above this mountain top. As night came the sky was lite up with so many stars. It was a new moon and the night sky looked almost fake with the amount of stars. Then to be able to see all the constellations so closely, looked almost like a movie. The shooting stars were on fire and we saw many. Sleeping was so peaceful and quiet. I awoke to capture tons of pictures of the most stunning sunrise I have ever witnessed. It was breathtaking and brought a bit of spiritual healing for my soul. We made chorizo burritos on our small propane grill. There are bbq's available, just not on this campsite. Also, only one "outhouse" which was a walk from the site. So you may want to "bring your own toilet" HAHAHA We visited the Desert View Tower and went into a cute Lil town, Jacumba. Fun!
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Eileen S.recommends
April 28, 2022
Site 4 - In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
This place was absolutely amazing and Greg was an excellent host. Would love to return and highly recommend!
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Neil S.recommends
April 26, 2022
Casa Agave
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.
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Erick E.recommends
April 8, 2022
Site 2 - In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
Did not end up going
I did not end up going due to weather but Greg was very gracious with the refund! Will try again some other time!
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Scott W.recommends
March 28, 2022
Site 2 - In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
The view was beautiful. The stars were amazing. The sunrise was incredible! Our campsite was private which helps out with our young children 4 6 & 8 that can be pretty wild. Definitely get Greg’s fresh chicken eggs. Scott Sasha and the kids all give this a high thumbs up. We will be back to enjoy the natural environment. Thank you Greg.
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Kathleen D.doesn't recommend
February 28, 2022
Casa Agave
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.
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