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Birdsong Backcountry Retreat

· 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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213 ratings · 167 reviews
Martha B.recommends
June 23, 2024
Camp Chester
Exceeded our expectations!
Wonderfully peaceful and well thought out site for Camp Chester. We loved the hammocks and outdoor dining area and feeling safe inside the yard with our three small dogs. The moon was full and the coyotes were howling. It was pretty hot during the afternoons in late June when we visited - was nice to know the yurt was there in case we really needed to cool down. Yet it also got pretty chilly at night - the heated mattress pads were exactly right. The open air shower/ tub is incredibly relaxing. It was the right degree of camping for us, me and my septuagenarian mother- water, power, shelter, grill, mini fridge, comfy places for laying back and watching the clouds move slowly by while the birds stop by to chat - all provided. Stopped by the nearby Buddha statue garden on our way out and luckily it was open - very special spot. Jackie is an awesome camp host and Birdsong felt very open and welcoming.
Birdy G.recommends
June 16, 2024
Off Grid Raven's Refuge
Perfect Weekend Getaway 🐾🐾
We absolutely loved our weekend stay at the Raven cabin. The property was great, it was fenced off for privacy and great for our pups - another plus that fur babies are allowed. The directions to get to the cabin are easy to follow, and there are signs everywhere. Everything you need is in this cute cabin. There were kitchen tools, seasonings, tea, and coffee. The futon/pullout was more comfortable than expected! The best part about this cabin is that the thoughtful touches make you feel at home - the decor, artwork, hammock, sun chairs, picnic table. The bathhouse is a quick 3 minute walk away, so clean with everything you need, as if a guest in someone’s home. After unloading and being ready to relax, we noticed the host left some freshly baked almond butter cookies for us as a welcome! We loved them! We would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you!
Sarah E.recommends
June 9, 2024
Pinky's Nature Hideout
Family Trip Success
We had so much a fun at Pinky’s Bunkhouse! We took our two rambunctious kiddos AND our two Doggies (they loved lounging around in the yard). We brought our own food, but otherwise, we had everything we needed and more. Very private and the night sky was one the highlights of our trip. So beautiful. Highly recommend small families to take a trip out here.
Heather W.recommends
June 9, 2024
Camp Chester
Loved Camp Chester!
Our family (adults, children and dogs) all loved staying at Camp Chester! The site was amazing and had everything we needed. Jackie greeted us and made sure we knew where everything was. The site felt very private and secure. Our kids loved sleeping in the trailer! We brought a couple more tents and had 2 cars in the fenced in yard and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and run around. The beds were comfortable and we all loved the outdoor bathroom, bathtub and shower. We took a walk around the property and loved seeing all of the little spaces and look out spots. We enjoyed seeing all of the wildlife (quail and turkey were the favorites).
Michael M.recommends
June 9, 2024
Off Grid Sage Sanctuary
Perfect weekend getaway
Absolutely loved our time here. Needed a place to unplug and unwind with my wife and our 2 dogs. Jackie was fantastic from the get go. Allowed us to book with less than 24hrs notice. Worked with us to make sure we were able to find the site and knew how everything worked. Great trails for hiking and lots of wildlife to check out. Fenced in sites are such a game changer when you have pets. The little cabin has everything you need to prep meals and create a cozy home for however long you plan to stay. Highly recommend.
Megan C.recommends
June 4, 2024
Pinky's Nature Hideout
What an awesome place. So quiet and serene. Weather was perfect when we were there. We ate our meals on the porch listening and watching the birds. A turkey came by with 10 poults and drank out of a bowl of water. So cute. We hiked all around the property but also went hiking out to Eagle Rock in Warner Springs, took the Jeep and did some trails in the area (Palomar Divide, Lost Valley Rd-the North and South side) and checked out the valley. One thing, we didn't do and I'm bummed, is we didn't go hike up to the Sunset view spot on the property until the morning we were leaving. Make sure you don't miss that. The views are amazing and there's about 8 chairs and a little table to enjoy yourself. Bring some snacks and drinks and chill out for a while up there. Finally, Jackie left the most delicious chocolate chip cookies for us upon arrival. SO good! Oh, and their coffee was delicious also. Wait!! Final thing, I promise. Their well water IS AMAZING. Really good and my hair hasn't felt that good ever.
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
Hosted by Laurie R.Joined in February 2019
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