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About this space

If you are interested in booking, please read ALL the following information to make sure this is the right experience for you!

Bring your own bedding and an adventurous spirit, The Hubble Hideout awaits you! Just thirty five minutes from the Grand Canyon, this bushcraft inspired stargazing cabin is hooked up and ready for a uniqu

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About this space

If you are interested in booking, please read ALL the following information to make sure this is the right experience for you!

Bring your own bedding and an adventurous spirit, The Hubble Hideout awaits you! Just thirty five minutes from the Grand Canyon, this bushcraft inspired stargazing cabin is hooked up and ready for a unique camping experience! Hubble is set up in a very safe and peaceful neighborhood and has a few friendly neighbors, but plenty of privacy as no one is closer than an acre away.

There's no light pollution out here so the milky way is visible most nights. Enjoy a large skylight over the full-size bed for some of the best stargazing in the country!

The cabin has a large deck with a rocking loveseat facing the picturesque San Francisco peaks. In the front yard there's a fire ring with a grill gate and a spacious picnic area to enjoy meals. Toward the back of the property is a private outhouse with a composting toilet. There is NO running water out here, so you'll have to bring your own to drink/wash up with.

This is a self-cleaning space, meaning you don't get charged a cleaning fee in exchange for leaving the cabin clean: supplies are provided. Please sweep the floor and wipe down surfaces before you check out. We keep disinfectant & antibacterial sprays in the cabin, so you can feel free to disinfect the space on arrival, for a little peace of mind in these current times.

Of course your furry companions are welcome to join you! We don't charge any pet fees, we just ask you tidy up after them inside and out. Compostable doggy bags are provided and a lint brush for any pet hair that may get on furniture.

Any compostables you have can go in the large compost bin about 50 feet behind the camper. We are totally off grid and have no means for garbage disposal out here, so you will need to take ALL trash and recyclables with you when you leave.

There is another rental on the same property, about 100 yards away, called The Moontrimmer. If available, you are welcome to book both spaces to accommodate larger groups.

Guests will have full private access to the cabin and the acre its built on. Your privacy will always be respected and the property is laid out to ensure that.

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds due to weather, cold temperatures, road conditions, if you expected something different, or if it wasn't as easy to find as you would have liked. This is a camping adventure, you may face challenges, PLEASE know what you're getting yourself into and come prepared!

CHECKING IN: This property is self check in. Just rock up and make yourself at home. Reading the 'check in instructions' in your booking itinerary (available 72 hours prior to arrival) is advisable and will definitely help you get set up and familiar with the space.

Check in after 2PM Check out before 11AM (This is flexible, please get in touch if you'd like to request a different time).

Arriving at night makes finding the camper more difficult, as it gets very dark out here and lighting is minimal, utilize the instructions provided and you shouldn't have any problems.

WHAT TO BRING: • Bedding of choice (sleeping bag, blankets, pillows etc).

• Drinking water.

• 1 lb propane canisters for heater (if staying in the winter months). They are widely available but Walmart is the most affordable at $3 each. 1 canister lasts approx 4 hours.

• Food and cooking utensils (a grill grate for BBQing over the firepit is provided).

• Firewood (make sure there isn't a Coconino County fire ban in place during your stay, and that your fire is out before you leave).

• Toilet paper.

• Trash bags (grocery bags provided).

COMPOSTING TOILET SYSTEM: Before you use the toilet, line it with a green compostable bag (they will be on the top shelf in the trailer wardrobe). Instead of flush, use the scoop to add dirt, and put bag in the compost bin (sign posted) before you check out. This is NOT a pit toilet, nor will there ever be a pit toilet, it is composting bucket system.

ROUGH ROADS: Getting out here can be an adventure in itself. Please read "getting around" section for information on the road conditions and tips about getting out here safely.

EXTREME WEATHER: A propane camping heater is provided October 15th - May 15th, when temps drop significantly. If you are staying during these months, be sure to bring 1 lb propane canisters for the heater, plenty of warm clothes and extra bedding!

Monsoon season is approx mid July - mid Sept. If you are staying during this time, check the weather report frequently and try to arrive before a storm. If there has been any flooding and you're unsure about the roads, I can advise you on the best route to take to get to and from the property as I drive here every day.

CHECKING OUT: Before checking out put composting toilet bag in the compost bin. Take all trash and recyclables with you and leave the trailer clean for the next guest.

All the information you need will be sent after booking!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tre a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Natural features you'll find at Hubble Hideout, Stargazing Cabin in Arizona.

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Hipcamper Jodi
Jodi I.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2022

Amazing experience! Would definitely do it again!

Hipcamper Rachael

Sleeping under the stars!

Rachael P.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hubble Hideout! It was very clean and well kept, super comfortable bed and absolutely loved falling asleep under the stars. The skylight above the platform bed made this space so unique and fun! I loved the location as well; felt remote but was still close to amenities and the Grand Canyon! Would 10/10 recommend to a friend, and hope to visit again someday :)

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Hipcamper Francis
Francis D.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2022

Those stars! Great location, value, and amenities in a well thought-out space. Looking forward to next time!

Hipcamper Corrie

Skyward

Corrie B.
recommends this listing.
February 25th, 2022

Quiet location. Artful site. Visited during cold weather and appreciated Tre's communication on the way.

Hipcamper Vanessa

Happy at hubble hideout

Vanessa G.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2022

We had a wonderful time at the Hubble Hideout. There was a cold snap while we were there (15 below!), but it was easily resolved with the provided space heater and all the great fires under the darkest, starriest of skies. I appreciated all the fun touches inside the space. I also like the location. We went to the Grand Canyon, and explored the Kaibab Forrest. The drive to Flagstaff is beautiful, and also worth exploring if you have the time.

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Hipcamper Mattison
Mattison B.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Hubble hideout was the perfect spot to rest, unwind under the sunset and stars, and get a good night sleep before going to see the Grand Canyon. Tre was very responsive and the directions/site tips were clear, accurate, and very helpful. The hideout was very comfortable, quiet, safe, and had everything you may want/need for a night off the grid.

Hipcamper Taylor

Stargazing unlike any other!

Taylor A.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2021

The place was amazing! I’ve never seen so many stars in my life (and we were there at three quarters moon). You get a nice window after sunset, even during full moons, where the moon stays behind so distant mountains.
This place is exactly as advertised. Do not expect any frills, which is kindof the point. Felt very comfy and safe. It does obviously get cold at night but as long as you bring the proper sleeping bag, you will be fine. What’s really nice is that the place bakes in the heat most of the day so while you are falling asleep, it is still pretty toasty in there.
The host was unresponsive to a question we had about campfires (it was listed as a stage 1 ban on the county website but we had seen a few others in the area with fires so wanted to be sure). My partner and I both text over our two days there to no avail. We wound up being safe and not having a fire.
This was very minor though and it should not deter you if you are someone who needs little to no hand holding. Make sure to follow the directions given and come in on Kaibob road. The other road listed has a closed gate and you will have to turn around. If you have a sedan, go VERY slow and take the path of least resistance (you will bottom out if you don’t take the proper route).
Overall, this is one of the coolest places I have ever stayed. Great views!

Hipcamper Tre
Response from Tre, the Host, on April 13th, 2022

Hey Taylor, so sorry I never received a text - not sure what happened there. If I had received it I would have responded for sure. Hipcamp messenger is always the best way to reach me. Thanks for this great review, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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Hipcamper Kurt

Stars, stars, stars!

Kurt A.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2021

Hubble Hideout was a fun place to stay. Primitive for sure but so nice to be off the grid for a few days. The night sky was amazing as I chose a new moon for my visit. My only complaints are a few barking dogs to interrupt the quiet and MANY flies. I would stay here again.

Hipcamper Tre
Response from Tre, the Host, on June 15th, 2021

A screen door has been added to help keep the flies out during bug season, thanks for the feedback, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Kyra
Kyra P.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2021

Very quant. Loved it. Glad we have 4WD.

Awards

Best of 2022 Arizona
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Property
Switchback Tre's
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$66/night
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