Stay on 120 beautiful acres with complete privacy, 360 panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park. All campers will also receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the local market during your stay.
This property is currently raw land working towards sustainable desert orchard, conservation, and unique lodging structures. LGBTQ+ Friendly
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 5% off
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5000k watt generator
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Comes with Hershey chocolate, gram crakers and marshmallows.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Secluded Desert Valley in California.
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Mountain range wedding
I had my wedding here, the drive up might discourage you but it was beautiful and non disruptive since there is no other people or homes that are nearby. We had the whole place to ourselves and it was sweet and intimate like I had hoped for. Michael was more than accommodating and helped us get more chairs up the mountain as well! Look forward to seeing him again
Overall a great camping experience: the site, surroundings, and host were all wonderful. The only thing to watch out for is the wind.
The site itself has a ton of room to set up tents, sit around the fire pit, sit under the shade structure, and park cars. Our 4 people, 2 cars, and 2 tents barely made a dent! The shade structure is quite large, and provides plenty of shade throughout the day. The porta potty is a nice addition, although it did get some large ants at night (can't really complain about that too much; it is the outdoors after all). The drive there was easily accomplished in a FWD Honda Fit.
The surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. The site is very secluded and quiet, with nature in all directions to admire. The night sky looks great given the lack of light pollution.
The only downside here - as mentioned in other reviews - is the wind. It wasn't windy enough to risk bending a tent pole or anything, but it took some work to make sure nothing blew away while cooking and eating. On the plus side, it kept us feeling comfortable despite the 80 degree weather, and kept the tents very well ventilated.
Mike was a great host: very responsive to questions, gave us easy directions to get to the site, and gave us more than enough water for our trip.
Me and my group of six absolutely loved this site and all agreed we would be coming back. We made it to the site with no issues by following Mike's directions. The site is quite isolated, meaning you don't have to worry about bothering any neighbors. The views from the site are great, with no signs of anyone else around. There site is fairly flat with plenty of spots to pitch tents. As anyone who camps in the desert knows, the sun can be brutal, which makes the permanent shade structure on the site invaluable. We came out for the perseid meteor shower and had an amazing show. Definitely recommend this site and we will definitely be back in the future.
Beautiful location, incredible host
Beautiful location with 360 mountain views! Pictures don’t do it justice. Loved how remote and secluded it felt and the fact that I was able to reach the spot in my Honda Civic (no 4WD necessary). Aside from the amazing location, Michael was an incredible host who was quick to respond to whatever we needed. Our car died on the second night and he was kind enough to come over and jump it for us asap! 10/10 recommend this spot to anyone looking for a wonderful getaway. We’ll definitely be bringing friends back in the future!
Overall, this is a great campsite and perfect option for anyone looking to have a spacious private space for their group of family or friends! Michael was incredibly friendly and informative about the area and any activities or trails we might have wanted to go on. He was an excellent host. The only negative for our group was completely out of his control, it was just super windy. Like... super super windy nonstop gusts no relief. Just be prepared for this to be a possible weather condition.
Spectacular desert views
We had a wonderful time staying at Mike's HipCamp. The site is on a large property adjacent to Anza Borrego. It felt private and secluded, perfect for a large group of campers. It is an easy walk into the western edge of Anza Borrego. Mike is a great host. This was our second time visiting Mike's property and we will definitely be back.
This was our second time staying here and we will definitely be back in the future. This site is extremely large and private, with an incredible view of the stars. The covered deck is lovely to hang out on. Mike was an attentive and helpful host. Thank you for another great weekend!
Wild, wonderful and windy!
We spent 3 night's at Mike's hilltop retreat, we were 2 families in 2 camper trailers. The seclusion and stars are the highlight as are the sunset views and little things like a clean port-o-potty, Adirondack chairs around a big firepit, and the patio structure with picnic table. Buy some beers and firewood at the Montezuma Market before you head up! You won't want to bother driving back.
Having campers to sleep and eat dinner in a few times was crucial for us, as it was really windy while we were there. Over 3 days and nights, the wind calmed down for maybe a total of 2-3 hours. We set up a table behind the shed structure to allow us to cook and hang without being totally blasted by the wind. Luckily we had a bunch of kites, bring some! We did some bushwacking exploration nearby one day, and another day headed up the easy trail that enters the State Park.
I was a little unclear about the "potable water" available at the sight. I was thinking the water would come from big tanks, but instead we were given 8 one-gallon Arrowhead jugs, which for 6 people over three hot windy days wasn't really enough for drinking and washing dishes. We had extra water in our trailers luckily, but next time I'd bring or request more.
We didn't see any snakes or scorpions even as we climbed around the rocks, nor were there creatures trying to eat any food left out (that didn't blow away!) We had a great time watching hawks, vultures and other birds. On Easter morning there was a rabbit hopping around. Nice touch ;-)