Cabins near Thermal with wildlife watching

Hike desert trails and visit outdoor art installations when camping near Thermal.

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12 top cabins sites near Thermal with wildlife watching

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The Lovelight Ranch

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Desert Hot Springs, CA
The Lovelight Ranch is our 5-acre hippie paradise, centrally located in the Coachella Valley. We are near the amazing 1000 Palms Oasis and Coachella Valley Preserve for great day hikes and wildlife viewing, and also near the splendors of Joshua Tree and the high desert. We are happy to offer fun & relaxing activity Experiences such as the Tepee Sound Bath experience, DrumCircle and Didgeridoo experiences, Artistic Endeavor experiences. Sharing makes us Happy and we hope you will choose an Experience or two to enhance your visit and interests. We are within a half hours drive of Palm Springs, recently voted the hippest mid-sized city in the country and Coachella, home of the Coachella and StageCoach Festivals and not so far from the ever amazing Joshua Tree Festival . We are also very near Sam's Hot Water Spa, a chemical free hot springs soaking experience which is the perfect ending to a day of hiking, climbing or just sight-seeing. We have a Pool & Deck , A Horseshoe Pit, Nice Shady Hangouts and plenty to look at in every direction. We offer accommodations ranging from Elevated SkyDecks to SubTerrainian Glamping spots RV spaces as well as Basic Tensite camping . - Please check out our offerings for your Desert camping visits. Guests love staying here: "We had the most amazing time at Mikey’s place. Spiritual, reflective, and beautiful. The dogs and Rocky were the best! Mountain Views didn’t hurt (; we will definitely be back; Mikey was a welcoming and generous host. We stayed in Desert Isle and had a mystical time. You won’t regret staying here!"
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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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Joshua Tree Container Resort

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Twentynine Palms, CA
Custom designed by artist John Henry Jones, the Ranch House is the largest and most private suite at the Joshua Tree Container Resort, and has a large screened in front porch giving our guests a safe way to recreate in the outdoors in Theis desert wilderness area. Two queen beds are available inside the history-laden ranch house (originally homesteaded during the WWI era). It is steps away from the hot tub, pool, gym, hammock palapa and great lounging spots on the ranch.
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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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Svatantria Boutique Retreat

8 sites · Lodging15 acres · Julian, CA
The retreat makes it home on 15 acres graced with meandering creeks, a pond, ancient oaks and native flora and fauna. Nestled into the natural landscape are four charming cabins and eight scenic camping areas available for day-use and extended stays. Amenities include BBQ grills, mini fridges and bathrooms with refreshingly hot showers. Depending upon the specific rental, amenities vary from private use to shared. During your stay with us, you’re welcome to explore an onsite labyrinth, hike the tranquil mountains, dip your toes in the creek and admire the wildlife. You’re also invited to join our yogis in practice on the meditation platform and relax into the calming ruffle of a nearby waterfall. Private and semi-private yoga sessions are available; please inquire further for session booking details. Svatantria is honored to acknowledge the First Peoples to this land, the Kumeyaay, who inhabited this region for more than 10,000 years. As the current stewards of this land on which Svatantria resides, we endeavor to maintain its sacred and nurturing aspects and invite you to join us in this journey.
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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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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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Time Traveler Retreat Julian Cabin

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Julian, CA
Built in the 50’s it is sitting on 2 parcels and is over ½ acre in size. We also have 2 other cabins for rent in Julian for larger groups. The outhouse that you see was used when it was first built and now is for storage. The original owner built the house himself and it was originally on piers alone with no other foundation! There is a folder in the bedroom closet of the house over the years. The decorations were here when we bought it so we kept them to preserve the house’s uniqueness. We treasure this house which is nestled amongst the trees and has so many beautiful birds that visit. Many turkeys love to stop by too! If you hear the deep cooing from the monster doves (who are very shy) you can try to spot one. They are amazing. We really hope you love it as much as we do.
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Godwin Ranch

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Twentynine Palms, CA
This charming equestrian ranch-style compound is filled with character and all the comforts of home. Perfect for outdoor living, this 5-acre property features a gorgeous outdoor stone fireplace, a BBQ and picnic table, and unique swing that’s designed for gazing at the nighttime skies!From shaded, rustic chic patios in both the front and back of the house, Godwin Ranch visitors can soak in breathtaking mountain and Valley views! Created with family gatherings in mind, this home also features Queen bedroom,a Queen detached bunkhouse, a convertible sofa, a large eat-in kitchen, a washer/dryer and dishwasher, a swimming pool, & Jacuzzi for guests.In true ranch style, 2 horse corrals are sheltered from the sun and come with feed bins and watering buckets and offers plenty of room for your Gooseneck or Bumper Pull trailer. House Arrangements as Follows:Queen bedroomOne roll-away bedQueen size pull-out couchOne bathroom in main houseQueen bed in detached house *Federal Holiday’s 3 Night Minimum Bookings – Thanksgiving 4 Night Minimum Bookings**10% off if booked within 5 days of check-in*
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Wild Abode Joshua Tree

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Joshua Tree, CA
Elizabeth is a mama, yoga teacher and founder of WILD WMN, she fell in love with Joshua Tree just over 5 years ago and hasn't stopped going back since.Wild Abode is an original homesteaders cabin that has been turned into a conscious space for your getaway. Enjoy. 
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Sunlight Retreat

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Twentynine Palms, CA
Permit #: CESTRP-2021-01683 If you're looking for a fantastic desert retreat, look no further than the Sunlight Retreat. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located in Twentynine Palms/Wonder Valley, California, and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The home features dominant desert influences throughout, which means you're away from the hustle and bustle of the city and can truly relax and rejuvenate. The living room is perfect for family entertainment, with a dining area set up within the room. The lighted arched opening also complements the space beautifully. Step into an intimate kitchen area that is bright, airy, and fully equipped to handle the whole family's cooking needs. A fully equipped ultra-modern open kitchen services this property. The property has two bedrooms and two queen-sized beds and is fitted with mirrored wardrobe closets and overhead fans. The third bedroom has a pull-out couch bed equipped with a walk-in closet, washer, dryer, game table, and Ms. Pac-Man machine. The home is serviced by two bathrooms equipped with a tub, shower, sink, and toilet. The house can accommodate up to 10 guests, with the main bedroom sleeping 2 in a queen bed, 2 more in a queen bed in the second room, and 2 in the game room on a pull-out couch. Additionally, four more guests can be accommodated on 2 queen-sized inflatable air mattresses. The Sunlight Retreat is on 2.5 acres of land, offering multiple outdoor relaxation options - covered and open - and ample parking space. The property is in a secluded location and is ideal for a night session of astrophotography or picturesque sunsets. From visiting nearby Joshua Tree National Park to swimming or playing games in the games room, there is something for everyone to do at this wonderful desert retreat!
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Cabins near Thermal with wildlife watching guide

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If you're looking for a camping experience with the comfort of a cabin and the thrill of wildlife watching, Hipcamp has over 260 options near Thermal, California. With options as low as $18 per night and an average price of $99, you can find the perfect accommodation for your budget. Top campsites like Lovelight Ranch (532 reviews), The Castle House Estate (276 reviews), and Sunset Hideaway (210 reviews) offer popular amenities such as showers, pet-friendly sites, and potable water. In addition to wildlife watching, you can also enjoy activities like boating, surfing, and visiting historic sites.

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