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Scorpion Ranch

· Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, California
5 acres hosted by Harlan G.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
Rumor has it our house was built by the famed western actor Alan Ladd as a secret getaway back in the 50s. There’s 5 acres, partly shaded by old mesquite trees and native Washingtonia palms that tower over rock lined paths. I recently fixed up our old 1949 tear drop camper for staying in after it had been abandoned for 30 years. It’s equipped with solar power, a gas burner, a pump sink, and a cooler. This is a place for people that love old stuff! No marble countertops and stainless steel will be found. For lovers of the funky. There’s an outhouse, an outdoor shower, and a 9 foot deep swimming pool too. We’re situated between the San Andreas fault and the the Little San Bernardino Mountains, so spectacular hikes are a short walk away. When the wind dies down the campfire begins and the stars do not disappoint.
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18 ratings · 16 reviews
Jennifer T.recommends
May 25, 2024
Scorpion Ranch
Absolutely unique property! Totally authentic and so well kept, incredibly friendly hosts and just adorable spot.
Amy Z.recommends
May 18, 2024
Scorpion Ranch
The vintage camper was adorable! We didn’t get to use the pool and hot tub but loved that we had the option. Harlan was very welcoming and you can tell there was a lot effort spent to make the space as cozy and lovely as it was.
Rochelle F.recommends
May 16, 2024
Scorpion Ranch
Darling little green camper!
Scorpion Ranch was a last minute booking for me and what a joy it was! The property was super cute and the camper was absolutely adorable! Harlan was wicked friendly and welcoming. I read by the pool and had a nice, relaxing stay. Thanks again! Would absolutely recommend.
Rae C.recommends
May 3, 2024
Scorpion Ranch
Scorpion Ranch was so adorable! The trailer was cozy and the property was lovely. And Harlan was very nice as well!
Erin G.recommends
April 30, 2024
Scorpion Ranch
Harlan was very welcoming! Great place to stay for a night!
Shannon D.recommends
April 7, 2024
Scorpion Ranch
Desert Dream
I stumbled upon this hipcamp last minute when I was stranded in Joshua Tree because my truck broke down. I needed a place to rest and reset and this was the perfect place to do it. Harlan and his family were so welcoming and warm (and some of the nicest people). I watched some of the most beautiful sunsets from right on the property and felt like it was the perfect place to do so. Harlan's family recommended great hikes nearby and their animals are so sweet and my dog had an even better stay than I did. The teardrop camper is exactly what you need and the accommodations exceed expectations. This was the best place to recharge in a beautiful in a quiet desert landscape and work on my little creative projects. I can't wait to come back but this time, planned ;-)
Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, 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 Harlan G.Joined in May 2023
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