Desert glamping near Carlsbad

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Birdsong Backcountry Retreat

8 sites · Lodging85 acres · Warner Springs, CA
Come experience the best that the San Diego backcountry has to offer on our 85 acre private nature retreat with it's miles of trails which take you thru groves of ancient Oaks, a monumental boulders maze, intoxicating sage, the most incredible sunset vistas and located just a couple miles from the North Mountain Wine Trail. the Pacific Crest Trail and the California Hiking and Riding Trail. The BLUEBIRD TINY HOUSE is one of 4 very private unique artisanal accommodations on the property. This vintage horse trailer was reimagined into a Tiny house by Lane and Laurie as a couples project in 2018 which they completely gutted and remodeled using beautiful natural materials , old fashioned wood cabinetry, handmade ceramic tiles and woven bamboo with fully equipped kitchen, quality linens, fireplace, AC, WIFI, smart TV. Bluebird Tiny House is tucked into a secluded forest meadow, named for the bluebirds that spend part of the year there and is a spacious feeling 320 sq ft. The spa-inspired bathroom features a hand-carved, wood vessel sink, eco-dual flush toilet,rain shower, and free-standing soaking tub with oak canopy view. The 40’ long deck spans the length of the secluded tiny house overlooking the forest to distant mountains and has alfresco dining area and plenty of furniture for cozying as well as hot tub sited for star gazing and firepit seating all within a large fenced yard to keep your fur babies close by. In addition, we have developed 2 forest therapy trails that will bring your ability to slow down and connect to nature to a whole new level and encourage you to try it using our MP3 forest therapy audio guide.. If you need to accommodate a larger group, check out Pinky's Nature Hideout which has a full kitchen, spacious living room, fenced yard for pets, corn hole, large deck and hot tub sited for star gazing, and firepit seating which overlooks the forest to distant mountains. It sleeps 4 people but the "Lounge" vintage Spartan trailer which is located behind the bunkhouse can be rented to sleep an additional 2 people and is only available to Pinky's guests. We provide guests the opportunity to really get away from it all in a untouched forest and chaparral setting with all the amenities one needs for a comfortable stay. In addition, we have developed 2 forest therapy trails that will bring your ability to slow down and connect to nature to a whole new level and encourage you to try it using our MP3 audio guide. Come getaway alone, with friends or family to our sweet little petfriendly glampsite CAMP CHESTER hidden under the oaks which features a vintage 1949 Canned Ham Tiny Trailer (sleeps 2 in a double and one on couch) , a 10 x 12 safari tent on deck w/queen bed, an outdoor kitchen with dining area and barista bar, bath house with hot water, rain-shower, claw-foot tub , compost toilet looking out to acres of sage and distant mountains and firepit. The owners are artisan builders and seasoned hosts who promise guests privacy and quiet. The camp is totally fenced for the safety of your pets and suitable for up to 6 people but sleeps up to 5 additional person(s) can bring tent. . It offers guests the opportunity to really get away from it all in a untouched forest and chaparral setting but offers all the amenities one needs for a comfortable stay. In addition, we have developed 2 forest therapy trails that will bring your ability to slow down and connect to nature to a whole new level and encourage you to try it using our MP3 audio guide. Camp Chester is a seasonal site and closed January thru March.
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Mystic Canyon Inn

4 sites · Lodging1 acre · El Cajon, CA
Our home is eclectic, country, relaxed and homey. We are conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego and popular tourist attractions like Comic-Con, Balboa Park, the beautiful beaches and the world famous San Diego Zoo. 35 minutes east you will find beautiful Mount Laguna, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Pacific Crest Trail access and the town of Julian. About an hour east brings you to the desert, where natural beauty and recreation abound. 13 miles away, Viejas Casino boasts a beautiful outlet center. 4 miles away, Sycuan has a casino with entertainment and the golf resort of Singing Hills. Come enjoy the slower pace of the San Diego backcountry. If you are in the mood for a massage, Barbara is a therapist with amazing healing hands. (Please arrange in advance of your visit to ensure availability.) If you are a hiker and need a guide, Randy is an experienced Pacific Crest Trail hiker, who will be happy to assist with drop-off and pick-up in the local mountains, or whatever your hiking/backpacking needs are. Bikers of all kinds, frequently go by on Harbison Canyon Road, which is part of a larger biking loop. So, hike, bike or drive yourself to our little haven and say goodbye to the hustle and bustle! We enjoy talking to our guests, finding out about where they live and providing information on the local area. We do work during the week, but are usually around on the weekends.
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Pool Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Borrego Springs, CA
Pool Ranch is for everyone. It's a place for life. A place where humans and nature are supposed to remember they are interconnected. It's a place for creativity and adventure. Friends, it's also a place to play pool in the desert. Welcome to our 30-acre off-grid homestead, within an international dark sky community and hub for nature-based activities. Step directly from our backyard into Anza Borrego, the largest state park in California. The goal of our ranch is to function as an evolving testing ground for living. Building Pool Ranch prioritizes materials and collaborations that celebrate the abundance of Ranchita, and neighboring rural San Diego communities. We want to actualize the true benefits of community. Our vision is to be an example and invitation for rural communities to create income through environmentally passive, and community centric eco-tourism. Take a peek, and share with us what you discover: https://instagram.com/poolranch
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Manzanita Village Retreat

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Warner Springs, CA
We are co-founders of Ordinary Dharma and Five Changes, and stewards of this land at Manzanita Village Retreat. Thirty years ago we were searching for a place where the land itself would be an active support in our of work facilitating workshops and retreats. We were looking for land that was within easy reach of San Diego and Los Angeles, while still being remote and far from the noise of highways. The land is infused with the presence of the thousands of people who have come here for transformation and renewal. We are now open to visitors from HipCamp -- we look forward to your visit Caitriona Reed and Michele Benzamin-Miki
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Kamp Snoozy

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · CA
Kamp Snoozy is a place to relax and have a good time. Our property sits on top of a hill on 10 acres of beautiful panoramic views of Cahuilla and, Palomar mountain along with rolling hills of large rock formation and colorful wildflowers in the spring. Nestled up to the wildlife preserve of the government bureau of land management which provides more of a quiet and private setting to enjoy what nature has to offer. There are many trails to walk, hike, bike & ride horses and discover boulders and hidden caves. A variety of rocks and minerals can be found for those rock hound enthusiasts as well. At the camp site you will find a horseshoe pit , treasure hunts and other outdoor games for the whole family. Pets and horses are welcome. We provide Two horse corrals with feed buckets and access to water. There are off road areas nearby. Bring your motor bike, quad or buggy and throw up some dirt. Not to far there is a Casino, small store and a restaurant and about 30 minutes away from the Temecula wineries. You don’t have to worry about packing up a bunch of camping equipment, our camp provides a 35 foot solar powered RV which is big enough for 6 people to enjoy in comfort. At this time there is no use of microwave or refrigerator. There are dishes and utensils and a toilet. and outside sink and water. (You will need to bring your own blankets, sleeping bags and towels). Also provided are 3 easy set up tents, air mattresses, propane b.b.q, propane fire ring, outdoor couch, table and camp chairs. There is enough room on this property to bring your own camper, RV or tent or ? but it must be self contained. There is no electric, water or waste hook up. Kamp Snoozy is the place to be. Hope to see you here! Enjoy your day!
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Earthbag Tiny House

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Ranchita, CA
Learn more about this land:The Earthbag Tiny House is situated on 5 acres of undeveloped land and includes an earthbag/stone outhouse, earthbag hot tub for two and an earthbag pool. The property has a large shaded area for folks to be together and gather during the heat of the day. We also have a large charcoal BBQ grill and gas grill available for guests to use. This property is off-grid, but fully equipped with solar power, running water, and wifi. You will be walking distance to an expansive area of BLM land, multiple hiking trails, horseback riding, and jeep/ATV trails. We are just 1 mile from the famous Pacific Crest Trail and a 10-minute drive to access Borrego Desert hiking. The owner/host will be staying on the south-western most part of the property.We can't wait for you to come stay with us!
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Sage Haven Ranch

4 sites · Lodging, Tents48 acres · Valley Center, CA
Nestled withing the picturesque landscapes of San Diego County, the Sage Haven Ranch offers a unique retreat for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. The expansive grounds are bordered by a pristine nature preserve, creating a serene haven for those seeking a harmonious blend of tranquility and adventure. As you enter the campground, you are greeted by the warm embrace of the oak trees and the gentle rustle of leaves in the breeze. The ranch, with it's rustic charm, provides a genuine escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The accommodation options range from traditional campsites to furnished tents, allowing guests to tailor their experience to their level of comfort. The highlight of this campground is its adjacency to a nature preserve, presenting a haven for local flora and fauna. Hiking trails accessible from the campground wind their way through the preserve, inviting guests to explore the ecosystems that call this area home. The trails vary in difficulty, accommodating both a casual stroll or an avid hike, with each path revealing breathtaking views.
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The Vista Sol

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Aguanga, CA
The Vista Sol is Family owned and operated grounds on the hillside just outside of Temecula Valley Wine Country for workshops, events, photoshoots, and more. We have multiple places on the property for lodging, including our tiny home with a loft, two A frame cabins and a canvas bell tent. There is a communal area vintage trailer for gathering, food prep, and lounging. There is also a restroom and outdoor shower for our guests.
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Clara Vista High Desert Retreat

1 site · Lodging30 acres · Ranchita, CA
This beautiful high desert retreat is a working artist's property with several stone and steel sculptures of the late artist,  Norm Hines,  available for viewing on the property. The guest cabin sits secluded on the southern ridge of Montezuma Valley, with spectacular views of Earthquake Valley and the distant mountains of Baja California and a short hike to Anza Borrego State Park. A gas fireplace in the cabin will keep you warm on those chilly winter evenings. Ideal for 1-2 people looking for solitude, stargazing and high-desert nature.  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. Guests love staying here: "Tom’s cabin was the perfect weekend getaway to decompress and detach. The site offers all the amenities you need. There are multiple trails located around the property if you’re looking to get a little activity in. Otherwise just sitting and hanging out is about as peaceful as it gets. A great place to go if you don’t want to venture out too far. This place just might be my monthly weekend hideout. Thanks Tom for sharing such a beautiful place."
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O'Shun's Orchard

3 sites · Lodging120 acres · Borrego Springs, CA
120 acres of raw California chaparrel. Adjacent to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Serene and vast. Stay on 120 beautiful acres with complete privacy, 360 panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park. This property is currently raw land working towards sustainable desert orchard, conservation, and apiary. Guests love staying with us: "This campsite was, hands down, the coolest I have ever stayed at. SUCH amazing views! I couldn't imagine car camping in such a secluded place. Mike was such a great host and even lead us to our campsite personally. Would highly recommend to anyone whos looking for a break from busy campsites (especially during COVID-19). Great distance to Anza Borrego State Park as well."
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Eco-Camps Temecula

6 sites · Lodging10 acres · Warner Springs, CA
Nestled in between wild flowers and grasses you will find a small assortment of absolutely fabulous glamping tents at Eco-Camps new Temecula location. Where  you will sleep under the stars and between the vines in the midst of the North Mountain Wine Trail in their eco-friendly, fully furnished canvas tents.You can now fully enjoy all that the area of Warner Springs, just south of Temecula and the surrounding area offers from wine tastings to olive oil tastings and lavender farms. But you must come for the breathtaking sunsets and star filled night skies. Learn more about this land:Eco-Camps is now on Hipcamp! Make a booking with us before March 31st to get 25% off your stay. Use promo code: AMGA1RNS at checkout.----------------------------------------------------------------------Our Queen Canvas Cottage is a 180 square foot canvas tent that sits on a wood deck. Walk onto the deck and you will find comfy seating and table, solar lighting, a gas BBQ, cooler and everything you need to prepare, cook and enjoy meals outside. Entering through the front double doors takes you inside the tent featuring hardwood like laminate hardwood flooring, furniture, a queen bed with foam mattress and up to two twin beds for children, making the maximum occupancy 4 persons. Step through the side door and you enter your unique private en-suite outdoor bathroom that features a full walk in shower, a sink with hot and cold running water and vanity mirror, and a flushing eco-friendly toilet. Biodegradable toiletries and toilet paper are complimentary. Children Policy:PLEASE NOTE: This accommodation allows for a maximum of 2 adults and two children. Please no more than 2 adults per site. 
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Bed N'no Breakfast Hostel

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · Ranchita, CA
Welcome to Bed N'No Breakfast, a charming and unassuming hostel nestled on 5 acres of serene land in Ranchita, California. Situated just four miles from the Pacific Crest Trail, two miles from the scenic wonders of Culp Valley Primitive and Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and a mere 20-minute drive from the vibrant community of Borrego Springs, our hostel is the ideal base for thru-hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking simple, affordable comforts amidst nature's beauty. Operated in conjunction with Ranchita BODEGA, our guests have easy access to a specialty shop that stands as a major resupply point for Pacific Crest Trail hikers, ensuring that all your adventure needs are met just a stone's throw away. Bed N'No Breakfast features a variety of accommodations to suit your preferences, including cozy shared bunkrooms for those who enjoy the camaraderie of fellow travelers, and private rooms for guests seeking a bit more solitude. Our shared common areas, including a welcoming living room, fully-equipped kitchen, and convenient laundry facilities, are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Step outside to discover our developing olive grove, an idyllic spot for stargazing and unwinding under the vast desert sky. As the most affordable lodging option in the area, Bed N'No Breakfast invites you to connect with fellow adventurers and explore the stunning landscapes and unique experiences the San Diego desert has to offer. Join us for an unforgettable stay where simplicity meets adventure.
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Looking to experience the desert in style? Hipcamp has over 1175 camping options near Carlsbad, California that offer glamping accommodations and access to the desert terrain you're seeking. With top-rated campsites such as Lovelight Ranch (532 reviews), Magical Harrison Serenity Ranch (518 reviews), and The Desert Rose Collective (378 reviews), you'll be sure to find the perfect spot to call home. Enjoy popular amenities like toilets, campfires, and potable water, and take part in activities such as historic site visits, wildlife watching, and wind sports. With prices starting as low as $18 and an average price of $100 per night, there's no excuse not to book your desert adventure today!

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