Stay at the off-grid straw-bale hermitage at our retreat center five miles from Warner Springs. You will be secluded from, yet close to the convenience of our retreat center, surrounded by 180,000 acres of wild-land, in the chaparral forest of back-country northeast San Diego county. You have a panoramic view of Mount Palomar and the valley between us. Walk the stone labyrin
Stay at the off-grid straw-bale hermitage at our retreat center five miles from Warner Springs. You will be secluded from, yet close to the convenience of our retreat center, surrounded by 180,000 acres of wild-land, in the chaparral forest of back-country northeast San Diego county. You have a panoramic view of Mount Palomar and the valley between us. Walk the stone labyrinth, enjoy hiking trails. Ideal for a personal or writing retreat. The hermitage sleeps two. Has 12 volt solar system for lighting. You have use of showers, bathroom, and kitchen at the main retreat house.
Kitchen has refrigerator, stove etc. We do not provide food.
The land here has been used for deep transformational work for the past quarter-century. People tell us that the atmosphere is infused with an otherworldly sense of stillness and meditative calm. People often use the hermitage for personal spiritual retreats; writers and artists also come here for writing or creative retreats, or to spend time in personal reflection. PLEASE NOTE: Vegan, plant-based food only. .No meat, fish, eggs or dairy, alcohol or non-prescription drugs. No exceptions.
NOTE: FOR OUR CONVENIENCE AND YOUR COMFORT PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BEFORE SUNSET
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Our stay was so wonderful . Quiet - serene - beautiful - relaxing and meditational.
My wife and I brought our dogs and let them free roam the whole weekend . It was a perfect “glamping” location with access to amenities and shower / restroom / kitchen , but staying in private earthship cabin. We definitely want to return asap. Saw more stars at night then in Borrego ! The hosts were awesome and generous . Highly recommended .
Beautiful quiet glamping spot!
Amazing spot far enough from San Diego and secluded enough from the main property. Very quiet, amazing place to star gaze and breathe in some fresh air. The Hermitage was cozy even with lows in the 30s. Beautiful property and will definitely be back soon!
Friendly and accessible hosts, but also hands off and allow you your privacy. There were no other guests while I was there. Warm overnight in the dwelling, despite overnight lows in the 30s. Excellent stargazing and beautiful views. Extremely quiet with lots of birds in the nearby Chapparral. Bulls and deer in the distance.
The communal kitchen is extremely well equipped with fridge, freezer, and a giant stove. Lots of cookware. You can cook anything you could dream of here, no need to stick to typical portable stove camping meals.