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Selected Finalist for Best Hipcamp Glamping spot in the United States 2021

Secluded off-grid lodge with views of Santa Margarita Mountains. No roads pass by this site, making it perfect for someone wanting to escape civilization. The lodge sits atop a hill and is surrounded by boulders and brush. There is a seasonal creek, hawks and eagles catching thermal drafts,

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Selected Finalist for Best Hipcamp Glamping spot in the United States 2021

Secluded off-grid lodge with views of Santa Margarita Mountains. No roads pass by this site, making it perfect for someone wanting to escape civilization. The lodge sits atop a hill and is surrounded by boulders and brush. There is a seasonal creek, hawks and eagles catching thermal drafts, great sunset views. A few minute drive away is the Santa Margarita River Trail. This 12-month flowing river offers swimming holes, excellent hiking trails, and beautiful scenery. There are also private hiking trails that begin right outside the door of the lodge. There are many horse ranches nearby, as well as avocado farms and wine vineyards.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bailes Hilltop Lodge in California.

Coastal
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

75 Reviews

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Hipcamper David

Dialed hipcamp!

David S.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2022

This Hipcamp is Dialed! Everything is well maintained and set up for an easy user experience. The small footprint of the cabin feels very large with the deck in back and kitchen area out front. The grill was glean and worked great. The shower was warm and enjoyable. Toilet was fine. The views off the back are primo. The inside of the cabin was simple but cozy. As other reviewers state the canvas walls do leave it a bit cold at night but the wood stove throughs some good heat. The stove was clean and felt safe to use, just don’t be a dummy.
It seems like other guest really respect this place, and Chris does a great job of maintaining it. So clean up after yourself and try to leave it better then you found it. Enjoy!

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Hipcamper Eileen

Winner

Eileen H.
recommends this listing.
January 4th, 2022

Little slice of paradise. This place is a gem - beautiful view, very tranquil/ quiet, and has all the essentials you need without having to park your car to the gills. Chris is so helpful in setting up with directions. He even marks out hiking trails to keep you on the path. Really special place!

Hipcamper frank
Frank F.
recommends this listing.
December 22nd, 2021

Amazing spot! We love it. The hot shower “ at la Natural “ was a treat! Will booked this place again.

Hipcamper Movses

Slice of zen heaven

Movses P.
recommends this listing.
December 8th, 2021

Peaceful and zen location, unmatched view, and a really cool and comfortable cabin. Everything is so well thought through, the outside shower is amazing. The king size bed is extremely comfortable. The host is super pro-active, responds very quickly. Great selection of games and wonderful books can entertain you for days. Can't wait to be back!

Hipcamper Gillian
Gillian G.
recommends this listing.
November 26th, 2021

Christopher’s lodge was everything we wanted for our weekend away. It’s just perfect. Loved being so secluded and the view and sunset was beautiful. It’s got all the basics you need and the bed is super comfortable. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper George
George G.
recommends this listing.
November 23rd, 2021

My wife, dog and I had a great stay at the lodge and Chris was very helpful and responsive. We look forward to getting out there again!

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Hipcamper Diana
Diana R.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2021

The pups had a blast !

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Hipcamper Marcelo

Great place to disconnect and relax

Marcelo A.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2021

This was our second time at the property, we had a blast.
Getting in was very fun I drive a Jeep Cherokee barely needed the 4x4.
The hiking trail was no joke, it was both picturesque and very rough at times. The sunset was incredible and our dog, Tallulah, took care of guard duty.

Wonderful getaway can't recommend enough!

Hipcamper Megan
Megan F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 1st, 2021

First, let me say this place is really cute and the scenery is great. The outdoor shower had great water pressure and heated up very quickly. I also really enjoyed the fire pit.

That said, it was a bit of a struggle to find this place. Chris sent a lil map and a YouTube video in advance. Make sure you watch the video before you get there because I had no service. Thankfully my friend did and we were able to call Chris. He was so nice about taking our call and directing us. Ultimately we parked at the beginning of the road down to the cabin and carried our stuff .5 miles. And I’m glad we did because while we there, the family staying at the other structure had to have a tow truck come and pull them off a cliff. So just be aware that if you have a car with a low carriage - I have a Honda Fit - the dirt road could be an issue.

Other than that, we really enjoyed our time!! And like I said, Chris was very helpful.

Awards

Best of 2022 Glamping
Finalist
Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Property
Bailes Hilltop Lodge
State
California
Country
United States
$109/night
1 Site

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