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Sacred Springs

· Lake Montezuma, Yavapai, Arizona
8 acres hosted by Gary B.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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Sacred Springs A phenomenal, sacred, riparian corridor. Sacred Springs offers a retreat for seekers of nature’s serenity and spiritual renewal. Just up the creek from the iconic Montezuma Castle National Monument and down from the enchanting Montezuma Well. Your journey will begin long before you arrive, as you enter into the sacred river valley and embark on the primitive road that leads to our desert oasis. From our campsites, you'll have the remarkable opportunity to witness the echoes of the past and the pulse of the present, as a active view of the nearby I-17 highway traces the path of this ancient route. As travelers journey along this prehistoric corridor, their footsteps echo those of countless generations who traversed these lands long before us. Driving atop the mesa, you'll feel the powerful energy of the desert enveloping you and by the time you reach Sacred Springs you’ll sense, the immense potential for transformation and connection that awaits you. Our campsites have breathtaking, panoramic sunrise and sunset views and overlooks a powerful confluence of Wet Beaver Creek and Dry Beaver Creek. While Sacred Springs offers a breathtaking retreat amidst the beauty of nature, it's important to note the inherent dangers of our unique landscape. Perched on a cliff 60 feet above the creek, our property boasts stunning views and serene surroundings—but it also requires vigilance and care. The terrain here is steep and unforgiving, reminding us to slow down and savor each moment mindfully. (Please, remain on trails at all times.) With every step, it's crucial to remain fully present, ensuring proper footing and safe navigation at all times. As you explore the wonders of Sacred Springs, let this be an opportunity to hone your senses and cultivate a deeper connection with the earth beneath your feet. Embrace the challenge of traversing the rugged terrain, knowing that every cautious step brings you closer to the heart of this sacred sanctuary. This land holds the echoes of a prehistoric ancient community that thrived right here, utilizing irrigation for farming and dwelling in cliffside abodes. Picture yourself immersed in the rich history of the Verde valley, sitting in a cave dwelling pondering about the daily lives of the Hisat'sinom, the ancient cliff dwellers. You'll have the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and to heal. Relax fully immersed in a natural riparian corridor as you hike along the creek, find your peace in one of our hammock swings next to the creek, or witness the breathtaking sunrise and sunset, from the best seat in Arizona. —With mindfulness and respect for the land, may your visit be one of discovery, growth, and profound reverence for the natural world. Sacred Springs. 🌞🏜️ Driving from Sacred Springs— •Fossil Creek: Distance: Approximately 35 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 30 minutes •BullPen: Distance: Approximately 21 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour •Snowbowl/ Humphrey’s Peak trailhead (Flagstaff): Distance: Approximately 65 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 20 minutes •Sedona/ Village of Oak Creek: Distance: Approximately 17 miles Driving time: Around 25 minutes •Montezuma Castle National Monument: Distance: Approximately 7 miles Driving time: Around 15 minutes •Tuzigoot Monument: Distance: Approximately 20 miles Driving time: Around 40 minutes •Cornville: Distance: Approximately 10 miles Driving time: Around 20 minutes •Camp Verde: Distance: Approximately 9 miles Driving time: Around 20 minutes •Cottonwood: Distance: Approximately 17 miles Driving time: Around 33 minutes •Jerome: Distance: Approximately 25 miles Driving time: Around 50 minutes •Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Lodge: Distance: Approximately 130 miles Driving time: Around 2 hours and 20 minutes •Prescott Downtown: Distance: Approximately 35 miles Driving time: Around 55 minutes •Phoenix Sky Harbor Distance: Approximately 100 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 40 minutes •Flagstaff: Distance: Approximately 50 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour •Four Corners: Distance: Approximately 276 miles Driving time: Around 4 hours 15 minutes
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9 ratings · 8 reviews
Mari Lyn C.recommends
May 19, 2024
Eagle Eye at Sacred Springs
Magical hidden gem
Staying at the Eagles Eye was such a restful and peaceful experience, and just what we needed! Just like others have commented, Gary and Daren have created a space where you you will feel welcomed and not want for anything, because they have thought of everything you may possibly need during your stay, between the clean and comfy quarters of the Eagle Eye and the communal kitchen and even towels for your outdoor shower. We loved the sweet touches of landscaping with native plants and even cute handwritten labels to highlight some of the naturally growing plants. The river below was the best part! It’s a short hike down a steep switchback trail, and such a hidden gem. If you are adventurous and have grippy water shoes and good balance, you can traverse across the river and to the swimming hole where they have floating mats and paddle boards to play on.. There is a grotto/ cave area next to the water where you might see wildlife hanging out. Swings and benches near the river too if you just want to hang out and enjoy the river sounds under the shade of huge old-growth trees. A wonderful experience overall <3 thank you Gary and Daren for sharing such a magical place with us!
Jack B.recommends
May 13, 2024
Cliffside Camp at Sacred Springs
We loved our stay at Sacred Springs. Between the amazing view, the amenities and our friendly hosts, it was an incredible experience. We’re excited to return, hopefully with friends and family along.
Noel R.recommends
May 12, 2024
Cliffside Camp at Sacred Springs
The cliff view campsite has gorgeous views of the surrounding valley and the creek. All of the amenities and extra touches that Gary and Daren offered made our stay feel so luxurious.
Marjorie B.recommends
May 10, 2024
Cliffside Camp at Sacred Springs
As soon as we arrived on site we felt welcomed by the wonderful hosts. They were very accommodating and the communal area was a treat to cook our camp meals in. We enjoyed a day at the creek, utilizing the paddles boards, the fresh swimming hole, and enjoying the sunshine. The solar shower was a nice touch too. I would recommend ear plugs for sensitive sleepers as there is a road in the distance. Overall great stay. Would return when in area again!
Marc Antoine G.recommends
May 3, 2024
Eagle Eye at Sacred Springs
Gary and Daren are - by far - the best hosts I’ve ever met. Our stay was exceptional - they took care of us and thought about all the little things, which made a huge difference. The scenery is fantastic, as much as their hospitality. 10/10 would recommend!
Zainna M.recommends
April 29, 2024
Mountain View Camp - Sacred Springs
Everything from start to finish was great! We were greeted in the front by Gary and Darren as soon as we drove in and were promptly given a tour of the area. We initially booked the Mountain View but they upgraded us last minute so that was really neat. We drove in a SUV and had set up camp along with the chairs and the private fire pit they had prepared for us. It was our first time camping so we had limited knowledge and they were very helpful, also brought us firewood and gave us an extension cord for our devices in case we need it. The set up was new so everything along with the shower, toilet and the communal was clean! They even gave us some free range eggs fresh from their neighbors (cooked it in the communal and amazing btw!). One thing we loved was how clear the sky was at night and stargazing was the best ❤️ Overall, Gary and Darren were amazing hosts, we loved our stay and would definitely come back next time!
Lake Montezuma, Yavapai, Arizona, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Hopitutskwa, Pueblos, Ndee/Nnēē: (Western Apache), Hohokam, and Yavapai Apache First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gary B.Joined in February 2024
Response rate: 100%
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