Hipcamp host Greg C.,
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*PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING!  ***Please check in before 5 PM in the Winter months & before 7 PM in the Summer months.*** In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat is a Sky Show of Stars and Powerful Energy! Located in far E. San Diego County High Desert area of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Not far from the U.S. Mexican Border. Considered part of the In-Ko-Pah Mountains.

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*PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING!  ***Please check in before 5 PM in the Winter months & before 7 PM in the Summer months.*** In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat is a Sky Show of Stars and Powerful Energy! Located in far E. San Diego County High Desert area of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934. Not far from the U.S. Mexican Border. Considered part of the In-Ko-Pah Mountains. You will be traveling 1.6 miles on a dirt road with some bumps & ruts to reach Inkopah Spirit Retreat which sets on 10 acres off the Utility Grid. When it rains the road can get slick and 4 or all wheel drive might be necessary and in some areas the dirt turns to clay and vehicles may get stuck. Great Views & Hiking! Four Camps to Choose from:  1. Home Base - available for retreat, ceremony, ritual & camping. Host is available to facilitate:  Retreats, Ceremonies, Meditation & Eclectic Energy Process by special arrangement. Sites 2 & 3 are more remote .13 of a mile from Home Base  and campers need to pack gear in on a rough trail. 2. Vortex - Given this name because a shaman visited my property and claimed there was a energy vortex at this spot. 3. Earth Shrine - given this name because there was "Your Wish  for the World" ceremony held here where participants wrote down their wish for the world and placed it in wooden box and hid them in the crevices and rocks. 4. Water Tank - site with an awesome view of Imperial Valley and on clear days you can see the Salton Sea. Stars! Stars! and more Stars! This site has two (2) fire pits and can accommodate up to 10 campers. Or you can walk the property with host and choose your own site. On arrival you will most likely be greeted by Bosco my dog. He is friendly and his barking is just to let me know you have arrived. I also have 5 hens and 2 cats. The most common remarks that visiting campers have are;   "Such special energy present here. So peaceful, healing and therapeutic! Four miles from Inkopah Spirit is the village of Jacumba where there is a Little Lake that is filled with the Natural Mineral Hot Springs and is open to the public for kayaking and swimming." ***BEWARE - This is Rattle Snake Country! Bring a Comb to Dislodge any Cholla Cactus that may get attached to your Skin or Clothing.***I would suggest checking the Extended Weather Forecast before Booking and in rainy weather the dirt road can get muddy and impassable. Extreme winds occur in this area, at times! And PLEASE!  There is no Trash Removal Service here off the Grid, So What You Bring in, Please Pack Out "Leave No trace". Thank you! LGBQT+ Friendly! There is Swimming & Kayaking available 4 miles away at Little Lake Jacumba.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Greg a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hiking

Great area for hiking! Property borders BLM land and Anza Borrego State Park. Also, Jacumba Hikers provide Saturday hikes in th...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding available close by at Moon Ranch.

Climbing

Great area for rock climbing and bouldering.

Swimming

Swimming available at the Jacumba Hot Springs Resort's natural mineral hot springs two pools. Day use $25

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Hipcamper Peter
Peter O.
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(Site 4)
June 7th, 2021

Greg has built a pretty amazing place up there. Totally off the grid. He's converted a shipping container into a very comfortable house. Look forward to returning one day.

Hipcamper Jeremy

Silence and solitude.

Jeremy R.
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(Site 1)
January 18th, 2021

Absolutely wonderful. Amazing spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I stayed in #3 which is a bit of a hike uphill from the base camp, but worth a couple trips (in my case) for the solitude and quiet. Greg is one of the friendliest and most welcoming hosts I’ve encountered. Glad I was able to be here.

Hipcamper Greg
Response from Greg, the Host, on January 21st, 2021

It was really nice meeting & hosting you. Hope you can visit again!

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Hipcamper Mark

Back to nature...

Mark M.
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(Site 2)
January 18th, 2021

Great location. Haven’t experienced complete silence in awhile. Beautiful surroundings. Unbelievable star show. Greg is great. Just what I wanted on my birthday!

Don’t touch!In-Ko-Pah Spirit RetreatGood morning In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
Hipcamper Greg
Response from Greg, the Host, on January 21st, 2021

Thank you for those kind words. So glad you were able to enjoy your special day surrounded by such restorative energy!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 3rd, 2021

We loved our brief stay at Inkopah and it was the perfect weekend escape. Greg and his animals were friendly and welcoming, the property is beautiful and well-maintained, and Greg did a great job blending the trails and campsites within the natural terrain. We were sleeping in our van so we stayed at Homesite (#1), which had an awesome fire pit and easy access to the outhouse. We’re planning to return in the spring with a tent and stay at one of the higher sites. Can’t wait to visit again!

Hipcamper Greg
Response from Greg, the Host, on January 6th, 2021

Such an honor to meet you and Devon. Yes! Please come visit again when you can spend more time.

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Hipcamper Ethan

Great host and location

Ethan K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 31st, 2020

Greg is a great host who greeted my whole group and made sure we knew that we were welcome to ask him for anything. I recommend his place to all my San Diego friends and anyone else who might be interested in getting away for a few days. The site was extremely private and his property feels a lot like Joshua tree, maybe better. We were able to stargaze without any light pollution or other distractions. The upkeep is amazing and Greg has everything you would need to spend a few days there comfortably (wood, water, fire pit, bathroom). After just one night, my entire group is eager to come back for a longer trip here.

Hipcamper Greg
Response from Greg, the Host, on January 3rd, 2021

Ethan and his college buddies were truly inspirational. There respect for the land and nature were a delight. I was honored to provide an escape for them to recharge.

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Hipcamper Trevor
Trevor E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 24th, 2020

Thanks Greg!! We have a wonderful time each time we visit!!

Hipcamper JJ

A magical place.

Jj P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
December 23rd, 2020

It's truly great campsite. The owner Greg is very kind and accommodating.

Hipcamper JB

Great weekend camping.

Jb W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 22nd, 2020

The views from the campsite are wonderful, sunrise and sunset awesome. Greg came up to our campsite and checked to see if everything was alright. I’ve never felt safer. Greg gave us directions to some great hikes. Overall, a fun weekend. We are already making plans to return.

View over the mountains from the campsite.Sunset from our campsite. We never expected this. Our campsite.Sunrise from our campsite.
Hipcamper Greg
Response from Greg, the Host, on November 25th, 2020

Thanks for the sweet review! I would love for you to visit again!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth

Charming, funky desert hideaway

Elizabeth C.
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(Site 3)
November 1st, 2020

We loved our site #3 Earth Shrine, which was a very private hilltop site with views of spectacular sunsets and sunrises. We found out the next morning there were campers at #2 Vortex below us but we never knew they were there and they couldn’t hear us either! We felt very safe and Greg, the host, was very nice. We definitely will be back.

ShaksukaJaneane cooking Shaksuka at Site #3 Earth ShrineOur host Greg led us on a hike. We chewed on these Juniper berriesVery rare to see one of these —usually only in October—according to our host Greg.
Hipcamper Greg
Response from Greg, the Host, on November 4th, 2020

It was indeed a pleasure hosting Elizabeth & Janeane at Inkopah Spirit Retreat. The hike to the Ancient Juniper and the conversation was stimulating. I enjoyed their visit very much!

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Property
In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
4 Sites