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Birdsong Backcountry Retreat

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· Warner Springs, San Diego, California
85 acres hosted by Laurie R.
6 lodging sites
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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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Keri S.recommends
May 12, 2024
Camp Chester
We had a great weekend staying at Camp Chester! Jackie and Mike took great care of us. We'll be back for sure.
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Marcus B.recommends
May 6, 2024
Camp Chester
More than pictured/described!
This place is amazing. I'm a little loath to leave it the glowing review it deserves because our family are planning to come back! The pictures don't quite do justice to the layout - the bathroom faces into the privacy and beauty of nature, the camper has a table inside that converts to a small bed (not pictured as of this writing, I think), the tent has a heater and heated sleeping pad (very comfortable), and the three 'buildings' (tent, bathroom, camper) are all enclosed by a modest fence so that you can let kids or dogs roam without concern. We had a wonderful time wandering the property, seeing wild turkeys and many baby bunnies and quail, painting rocks and dried gourds found along the trails, swinging in private shaded areas, doing yoga at the yoga yurt. This is a wonderful glamping spot - complete with hot water (though not a bottomless amount, plenty to get a hot bath)
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Megan D.recommends
May 5, 2024
Off Grid Sage Sanctuary
Lovely cabin and property- a gem!
My son and I had a fantastic weekend at Birdsong Sanctuary in the off grid Sage Cabin. The cabin is absolutely adorable with everything you need, just bring bedding, clothing, and food! Has a fridge, stovetop , cooking utensils and cookware, basic seasonings too. Electricity and clean water. The cabin is privately fenced off and has outdoor seating, a hammock and a grill too. The property is beautiful too- miles of hiking and fun things to explore. We loved our time here and would definitely come back and recommend to others! Thank you!
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Menchie A.recommends
April 29, 2024
Camp Chester
Amazing stay! Private and Safe.
We had an amazing 2 night stay at Camp Chester! We had everything we need to make our stay comfortable and fun! We LOVE the setup, vintage trailer, amenities, warm bed, well designed outdoor soaking tub with hot shower & toilet, suggested activities and bird feeders! Kids had a blast painting stones (paint pens provided), making sun catchers, hiking, s’mores , star gazing & most of all, listening & identifying bird songs using Merlin App on phone. They picked up songs by House Wren, Spotted Towhee, Black Chinned Sparrow, Say's phoebe and many more! The property is fenced in and we felt very safe. Next time, we’ll bring our pup! Jackie was very responsive and was easy to talk to. The yoga yurt is amazing! It’s super clean and complete with what you’ll need. They even have a shower inside and towels to use. It is perfect for those who want to meditate or do yoga/pilates. To top it off, we were greeted by yummy homemade cookies! Thanks to the host!
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Courtney C.recommends
April 18, 2024
Camp Chester
A perfectly peaceful experience
This is definitely one of my top hipcamps. Camp Chester is perfect for a small group or family. The glamping tent was so comfy and warm, the sheets were so incredibly comfortable. The little vintage trailer is adorable. There really is everything you need provided…cookware/plates/cups etc. The land is magical and the hike we took was wonderful. There is a yurt fully equipped with yoga equipment. I laid in the hammock and used the provided binoculars to bird watch and hawk watch. I can’t recommend this place enough!
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Bret J.recommends
April 12, 2024
Pinky's Nature Hideout
Great time for all!
What can I say? It was an amazing time for my family (including 2 large puppies). We hiked every day a couple of times, had a nice camp fire, and loved Pinky’s! Our host was awesome! My little one had an amazing time! We are already talking about another booking. Simply amazing for all of us!
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Warner Springs, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ɂívil̃uwenetem Meytémak (Cahuilla) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Laurie R.Joined in February 2019
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