Hipcamp host Tom C.,
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Cozy guest cabin with propane fireplace on 30 acre artist's retreat at 4000 feet elevation.  One mi. hike to NW boundary of Anza Borrego SP. Four mi. to PCT. Hiking trails to large plutonic rocks, breathtaking view south into Mexico. Private portable toilet, outdoor cold water sink, outdoor grill, small camping stove, teapot, full size bed,  Norm Hines sculptures on property

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Cozy guest cabin with propane fireplace on 30 acre artist's retreat at 4000 feet elevation.  One mi. hike to NW boundary of Anza Borrego SP. Four mi. to PCT. Hiking trails to large plutonic rocks, breathtaking view south into Mexico. Private portable toilet, outdoor cold water sink, outdoor grill, small camping stove, teapot, full size bed,  Norm Hines sculptures on property for guest viewing. Great for bird watching, stargazing, desert solitude. 13 miles to Borrego Springs. 28 miles to Julian.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tom a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Crickets Cabin in California.

Desert
Mountainous
Ranch

13 Reviews

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Hipcamper Tara
Tara A.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2021

Crickets Cabin was absolutely amazing. My partner, myself and our dog, Heath, had a fantastic trip. Tom is a lovely and gracious host, eager to share his beautiful property and thoughtful amenities. The site is private and the views are stunning. We were comfortable, sleeping in a heated cozy cabin while it snowed and waking up to snow capped mountains backed by the high desert colors. We can't wait to come back when Tom has his ceramics workshop up and running! We are definitely recommending this place to all of our friends. Perfect getaway for 2 (plus a pup).

Hipcamper Shamya
Shamya K.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2021

Cricket cabin is the place if you are seeking desert solitude! You will be the last people up the ridge, facing an undisturbed view of the mountain lines. We were surprised to see the cabin equipped with all the amenities we needed and more. Tom is an amazing host and artist - the scriptures on the property are beautiful and the walking trail so meditative. Hoping to come back again soon.

Hipcamper Jessica

Serene birthday celebration

Jessica P.
recommends this listing.
February 23rd, 2021

If you are wanting a serene , quiet getaway , this artist cabin is the place to go ! It is a stunning sight to see , sunrise , sunset . I came here to celebrate my 30th birthday with my gf and my dog . We brought a cooler full of food / ice/ beverages . We stayed for 3 nights . I brought my own propane fueled camping grill ( there is one on the property ) . There is a porta - potty and it’s kept super clean . We used the outdoor shower which is open and you get a view of the mountain ( has hot water ).
The cabin has a small propane fireplace and it kept the cabin warm enough , we had warm layers on . Tom is a great host and made us feel welcomed and safe . He guided us when we drove in at night ( which I don’t recommend ) it’s easier to see the path and way in daylight . I drive a Prius c , it’s super low to the ground and it had no problem making it . There are also a few games like dominos , cards ... etc ..
there are so many fun sculptures around the property and a meditative path on the property . There are plenty of hikes around the area , we went to one that was dog friendly montezuma valley trail 11 miles but relatively easy ( no major inclines ) highly recommend it ! I had such an incredible time and can’t wait to come again !

Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia J.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2021

Had a wonderful time at Crickets Cabin! Tom was a very great host, very accommodating. Will definitely come back again anytime I need time away from the city!

Hipcamper Chase

Cozy cabin with stunning views

Chase O.
recommends this listing.
December 22nd, 2020

It was an absolute delight to stay at Crickets Cabin. Tom is a gracious and generous host, he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. The views from the cabin are sublime, both of the nearby mountains and of the stars. Bring a heavy jacket so you can make it to the outhouse without freezing in the regular cold nightly winds. Be sure to explore the fascinating art and impressive display of craftsmanship across the property, as well as the meandering trails wandering below!

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Hipcamper Josh

Love this place! highly recommend

Josh Y.
recommends this listing.
February 12th, 2021

We absolutely loved staying here. Highly recommended for two people or just one person that just wants to get away from the city and relax with a nice view. Tom is a great host and is there to help when you need it. Check it out you won’t regret it!

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Hipcamper Dana
Dana M.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2021

In case you're wondering if the pictures are too good to be true, I promise they aren't! This is such a stunning, lovely little retreat, and Tom was an excellent host. The trail networks are lovely to stroll. It's the perfect combination of nature and front country amenities!

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Hipcamper Anna

Amazing stay

Anna R.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2021

The most peaceful experience. If you need to get away and just be, visit Tom's cabin. Tom is a gracious host, and the cabin is very comfortable and inviting. comfortable bed, stunning views. I loved it so much, I'm already booking my next stay.

Hipcamper Dylan

Perfect

Dylan B.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2021

Absolutely, incredible beautiful drive on the way up there as well as there. Tom was very friendly and helpful. Even our dog enjoyed it definitely will be recommending it my friends and family.