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San Diego Mountain Lodge

· Santa Ysabel, San Diego, California
40 acres hosted by San Diego M.
14 lodging sites · 4 RV/tent sites · 2 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
San Diego Mountain Lodge is a beautiful escape to nature sprawled out over 40 acres on a breathtaking spot that we call Hideout Mountain in Santa Ysabel, CA. Multiple experiences are offered: -- glamping in our vintage camper trailers, -- RV sites with full hookups and incredible views of Lake Henshaw -- campsites, -- luxury camping in our remodeled cabins (studio, 1br, and 2br cabins) each with different amenities ranging from full kitchens, wood burning fireplaces, large outdoor decks and private fire pits. Gather and share ideas with fellow guests at our community firepit and picnic tables. What makes Hideout Mountain a magical place? #1 on the list are the stunning views as far as the eye can see of Lake Henshaw and the valley and surrounding mountains. We also have a one-of-a-kind, world renowned restaurant and bar on the property: Josie's Hideout Saloon, open on weekends with live music. We are located just a few minutes drive away from downtown Santa Ysabel and Julian, with easy access off Hwy 76.
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136 ratings · 104 reviews
Heidi S.recommends
June 7, 2024
The Real Teal -VCT#1 - Pet Free
Amazing views and great accommodations! We had a wonderful time watching the sunset, sitting by the fire and star gazing!
Chol P.doesn't recommend
June 6, 2024
RV Campsite #15 - Scenic Sanctuary
So I pulled up, then opened my app for the instructions amd as I was reading them, the host pulled up. Bobby, then rasied his voice at me asking ... who are you ! I then replied I'm a camper, trying to find my site. Then he demanded I give him the site #. I advised him that I'm currently reading the instructions. As I was reading it, he was being a complete jerk. So I gave him the site number and then, he gave me directions to the site but did so being very rude. The site was nice but did not feel welcomed there. The mamager Bobby, was very rude. The view is the only thing that kept ke there. I was gonna get a refund and go somewhere else due to that guy, Bobby but I stayed. The property is well kept, but the trash can on my site was not taken out so, there were fly, ants, bugs, everywhere. I camp alot and live amongst them but this was ridiculous. Especially the flies. Mosquito, more than any lake camping I've ever have completed. You can also heae the cars drive by because your site is right below you. You only have 1 area where you get a good view. The 🌟 are abundant, but the power lines get un the way of the view unless your off the campsite. The flies, the ants, the rude mamager of the property, I don't recommend anyone going there. Especially for what they charge for the sites. They have cabins there, but as I stated, overpriced for what you get. The cabins are tiny. Not bad but not good.
Sharon R.recommends
May 27, 2024
The Real Teal -VCT#1 - Pet Free
Great for Our Family and Young Kids
Was super easy to book, very responsive with questions ahead of the actual trip, and sorta feel they undersold the amenities/supplies available at the camper (we clearly overpacked, not expecting so many basics being available). It’s certainly tucked away, which is what we wanted for our family. Short drive to fishing, downtown Julian and misc day excursions. Last night had a loud neighbor down the valley, but that is certainly not the hosts fault, and it was a holiday weekend so it’s a gamble. Worth noting that we have a special needs child, and I felt perfectly comfortable giving him some freedom and also having pretty clear site lines. Plus being able to sleep with him in a camper while dad/other kid slept in a tent outside was really helpful for extra-special needs-mom-anxiety.
Chun Tse C.recommends
May 26, 2024
Sunshine Retreat- VCT#2 - Pet Free
Great location, clean, good view. Close to Julian, great for a family getaway. Reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Rick F.
May 20, 2024
Old campsite - no longer in service
Property and facility is clean and well kept up . We enjoyed our time there relaxing. There is a popular saloon , ( good food and many motorcycles) with live music on the corner which might attract or discourage some from staying at the location
Ray F.recommends
May 20, 2024
RV Campsite #15 - Scenic Sanctuary
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of lake henshaw and the surrounding land and mountains. This is our second time camping here but first time bringing a 16ft travel trailer. The first time we stayed in a cabin on the same hill and they have ugraded almost everything since last year. There is a bathroom and sink out by cabin #14 which was super clean. The road up has been groomed and easy to drive on. What we loved: Camp host Bobby was super nice and made sure we had everything we needed. The space has turf for the kids to play on and if you wonder lower there is a nice flat space for the kids to play. The views were amazing at this site. Felt like we were above the clouds (wake up early to get the best morning sunlight views). Bringing a 16ft Travel Trailer: We rented a 16ft airstream travel trailer and this made camping with two kids very convenient. Water and electricity hookups were easy to use. Now, the campsites are just big enough for your car, the benches for hanging out, and your 16ft trailer. This will really test your driving skills when parking the trailer AND driving out. We had to go into campsite #16 which wasn't occupied and has more space to maneuver your trailer out. It was one of those 20 point turns to get out haha. We were able to manage it but it can be nerve racking with the hill drop off. It's very doable but if site #16 was occupied, I would have moved the benches from our site to try to get out. Overall a great experience and we'll be back :)
Santa Ysabel, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cupeño, Kumeyaay/Kumiais, and Payómkawichum (Luiseño) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by San Diego M.Joined in January 2023
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