Hipcamp host Tre F.,
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Bring your own bedding and an adventurous spirit, The Moontrimmer awaits you! Comfortable and spacious with ample seating, this trailer is hooked up and ready for a unique camping experience. If you are interested in staying at the Moontrimmer, please read ALL the following information to make sure this is the right experience for you!

THE SPACE: The Moontrimmer is set

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Bring your own bedding and an adventurous spirit, The Moontrimmer awaits you! Comfortable and spacious with ample seating, this trailer is hooked up and ready for a unique camping experience. If you are interested in staying at the Moontrimmer, please read ALL the following information to make sure this is the right experience for you!

THE SPACE: The Moontrimmer is set up on it's own private acre in a very safe and peaceful neighborhood 30 mins from the Grand Canyon. There's a spacious outside picnic area with fantastic views of the San Francisco peaks. A fire pit with a grill gate and poker sticks are provided for BBQs.

Enjoy a HUGE skylight over the double bed and a mini skylight over the single bed for some of the best stargazing in the country! Games and an acoustic guitar for entertainment, and enough solar power to charge your phone/anything that charges from a USB. You'll have your own private and colorful outhouse with a composting toilet and a solar camping shower. 

SOLAR SHOWER: There is NO running water out here, so you'll have to bring your own to drink and to shower with. The solar shower can hold up to 5 gallons, but 1 or 2 should be enough for a good rinse off. Put the water in the shower bag and let the sun warm it up!

NO CLEANING FEE: This is a self-cleaning space, meaning you don't get charged a cleaning fee and will be expected to leave the camper in good shape, as you would like to find it! Cleaning products are provided. The desert is a dusty place, dirt can get tracked inside very easily. Please sweep the floor and wipe down surfaces before you check out. 

We keep disinfectant & antibacterial sprays in the utility wardrobe, so you can feel free to disinfect the space on arrival, for a little peace of mind in these current times. 

PET FRIENDLY: 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.

PACK IN PACK OUT: Any compostables you have can go in the large compost bin (signposted) 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.

GUEST ACCESS: Guests have full private access to the trailer and the surrounding yard. The front yard is almost half an acre and its all yours to do your thing. Your privacy will always be respected and the property is laid out to ensure that.

WHAT TO BRING: Water for drinking and shower, Food, Fire wood, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags, 1 lb propane canisters for the heater (if staying in the winter).

CHECKING IN: This property is self check in. Just rock up and make yourself at home. 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 it more difficult as it gets very dark out here and lighting is minimal, utilize the instructions provided. 

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

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 (widely available but most affordable at Walmart. Approx $3 per canister, 1 will last up to 4 hours), 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. 

I don't give refunds due to weather/cold temps or road conditions, so please check the weather reports and come prepared! All the information you need will be sent after booking!

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Tre a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Moontrimmer, StarGazing Camper in Arizona.

Desert

The high desert at an elevation of 6000 feet offers mild summer temperatures and cold winters. The summer sun is very strong th...Read more

Driveway

Private driveway and parking space.

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Hipcamper arielle
Arielle S.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2021

Our stay was amazing! The camper was clean, and we loved the binder full of info about stargazing, things to do in the surrounding areas, the history of the camper, and more!

Hipcamper Josh

Great stay in a beautiful place!

Josh L.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2021

This place was great! As advertised, comfortable, quiet... Good communication from Tre. We wished we had planned better to spend more time there, as the inside has a nice booth for meals and games. Simple and comfy mattress, and everything provided as described.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott W.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2021

Awesome views of the Arizona landscape. It was just like Tre told us. Very primitive and relaxing. Stargazers would love this camper!

Hipcamper Bethany
Bethany L.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2021

The Moontrimmer was delightful! Super cute, really close to the Grand Canyon. As a heads up, roads to get out to the property are not paved; we took my jeep so didn’t have any issues, but I would recommend heading out while the sun is still up just in case. Loved the little guitar & had a nice fire both nights. Would def recommend!

Hipcamper Lakiesha

Comfy, cute and clean!

Lakiesha L.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2021

Cute, cozy, comfortable camper ! The site itself is a perfect set up, picnic table, fire pit with a grill to go over top for cooking, outdoor shower and outhouse a few stone path steps away. The camper was clean and had cleaning supplies to use and a broom to sweep as well. The mr buddy heater was absolutely perfect just bring along some Coleman 1lb propane canisters it was in the 20s at night and we kept the two top small windows cracked open with the heater on low and were comfortable and warm. The roads aren’t too bad to get to it you don’t need a 4x4 (maybe only it’s it’s rained/wet recently). 30-45 mins to get to Grand Canyon from the site.

Hipcamper Abbie

Komfort in the kaibab

Abbie B.
recommends this listing.
December 27th, 2020

The Moontrimmer was such a unique find and Tre left plenty of info about the area and the camper to fee 100% comfortable. It was the perfect stop between the Grand Canyon and Sedona. The sunset and sunrise can’t be beat and we enjoyed some very large cows from afar while sipping our coffee in the morning. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

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Hipcamper Stefanie

Cozy camper

Stefanie K.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2020

Amazing, amazing, amazing. I would highly recommend the Moontrimmer to anyone! Such a cozy, well crafted, lovely place. It was chilly during the evening and throughout the night, but the heater did wonders and kept us warm and comfortable! Two 1lb propane tanks got us through. The compost toilet is such a great idea. Not far from the Canyon, and so worth the price. You won’t be sorry staying here!

The beautiful MoonTrimmer! Our pupp enjoying his stay. The Compost toilet set-up and shower.
Hipcamper David
David W.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2020

What a cool spot! We stayed here on the way into Grand Canyon and then again on the way out and was a perfect way to start and end our trip.

Hipcamper Ginny
Ginny C.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2020

First and foremost, Tre is the most responsive and helpful host! We spent 3 nights in this charming camper with our dog, Luna. It’s so central to anything you could need. Sedona is about an hour or so away and there is the most perfect swimming hole where you can swim with your dog (huge because the closer lakes either don’t allow swimming or you can bring your dog) called Crescent Moon Resort. The camper location is also very close to Williams and is extremely close to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Honestly, it was the perfect location for our trip!

Family photo (you can tell our dog loves family pics)Tried catching the full moon. This photo does not do it justice. I’ve never seen a moon as big and as bright as we did on this trip.
Property
Switchback Tre's
State
Arizona
Country
United States
$87/night
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