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Spirit Walk Private Retreat

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193 reviews
· California
8 acres
9 sites
2 Lodging
1 RV/Tent
6 Tent
In October of 2001, after a year long search for the perfect place to build a retreat center, John stumbled upon this sacred land. Just 3 hours north of LA, this very rugged property was overgrown, and covered with granite boulders. Oak, juniper, cedar. and pine trees that had grown so thick that hiking the property meant scrambling over boulders and pushing through bushes and tree limbs. Brandy (John’s dog) led him through some dense foliage to a giant oak tree! It turned out that the foliage was actually the branches of the tree that had grown so long that they bent all the way to the ground creating a natural chamber. Embraced by the arms of this majestic oak tree John had a vision and Spirit Walk was born. Many more spectacular features revealed themselves including a seasonal creek and ultimately even a sacred well was found with some of the sweetest water you’ve ever tasted! This Sacred land is Blessed with a wonderful energy and all who spend time here leave knowing they have been in the presence of something truly magnificent. . Please note: Spirit Walk is a quiet meditative place. Our guests come for the quiet/silent enjoyment of time in nature. We have learned through experience that it is not a conducive environment for young children. Thank you for understanding.
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
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California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by John R.Joined in July 2016
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243 ratings · 193 reviews
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Amanda V.recommends
October 24, 2022
Off Grid Tiny House at Spirit Walk
Thank you John for a wonderful stay. The property was adorable and so peaceful. The tiny house was clean and comfortable. Hosts were very friendly and easy to reach if needed. Would highly recommend.
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Kevin I.recommends
October 23, 2022
Oaktree
Camping in a sacred land
We loved tent camping on John's and Anna's land. The property is clean and well maintained. There is also a special and comforting energy on that land. It makes you feel safe. Anna even offered a sound bath session for free! Definitely recommend if you're looking for a body/mind relaxation experience in the nature.
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Aija K.recommends
October 23, 2022
Creekside
This a beautiful, quiet, peaceful property that is incredibly well maintained. The groundskeeper, Anna, was kind and gracious❤️ I spent a well needed mom break here. Thank you
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Matthew G.recommends
October 18, 2022
Creekside
Amazing !!!!!
Spirit walk retreat was by far the best campsite I’ve ever camped at. It was exactly what my partner and I needed to escape the busy city. It was a very peaceful and grounding experience: I will definitely be returning. The scenery was magnificent. The hot springs and south lake falls was a great site to see: I highly recommend camping at spirit walk.
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Danielle M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Oaktree
Spirit walk is the perfect campsite for peace and meditation. This place is magical! I’m looking forward to coming back.
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Leah P.recommends
October 3, 2022
Creekside
Beautiful location
Beautiful location, great layout. All the spaces are very clean.
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Rachel B.recommends
September 18, 2022
Oaktree
Staying at Spirit Walk was just right for our weekend stay. Many calming areas to sit and look out at the view. The fire pit area is a great place for star gazing. Thank you for a wonderful stay
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Virginia P.recommends
September 17, 2022
Off Grid Tiny House at Spirit Walk
Relax and recharge at Spirit Walk!
If you’re searching for a great place to rest and reset, Spirit Walk Private Retreat is a great choice. Thank you, John and Anna, for your great hospitality! This Hipcamp is 100% relaxed vibes. My husband and I loved the peaceful simplicity of this Hipcamp. Aside from the cozy off-grid lodging, we enjoyed relaxing seating areas, walking trails, a meditative labyrinth, and a fantastic outdoor kitchen set-up. That kitchen is flanked by a spacious, shaded deck. It would be perfect not just for an amazing camping experience, but a family reunion, birthday venue, or yoga class. Our little lodging was clean, comfortable, and a joy to spend time in. Having said that, the tent sites at this Hipcamp were fantastic, too. Both are wonderful options, and come with many well- appreciated amenities. It’s evident that the host put a lot of thought and love into this property. Because of it, SWPR is a fantastic spot for any kind of camper/glamper to enjoy. For its quiet location, beautiful environment, and superb amenities, we happily recommend Spirit Walk Private Retreat. Thank you, John, for sharing your Hipcamp with us!
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Jennifer K.recommends
September 11, 2022
Oaktree
Grounding and peaceful energy
John’s land and space is magical. You can feel the energy, which brought grounding and peace for me. John is an empathetic and intuitive healer, and great to meet/connect if you get a chance! It was super hot during the heat wave, but hot springs and water are near by. I’ll definitely be back and look forward to returning when the creek is flowing in the spring!
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Manuel S.recommends
September 6, 2022
Off Grid Tiny House at Spirit Walk
They have a very nice layout. the property is very beautiful and the common areas are very well kept and spacious. even though the campsites are near each other, they way everything is laid out is very nice and private. i had a very romantic time with my girlfriend and we would love to come back soon.
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Carmen M.recommends
September 4, 2022
Oaktree
A mindful experience
This place was super cute, well kept and definitely a spiritual place. We arrived super late and John and Anna were extremely compassionate. John walked us through on the phone and was precise in explaining the land and the whereabouts. We were the only ones there but loved the tranquil environment. And the silence. The kitchen is well equipped with anything you need.
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Julia B.recommends
August 15, 2022
Creekside
Great experience!
Such a sweet escape! Special thanks to John and Anna for squeezing me in at a last minute notice. The space is well maintained and so peaceful. Everything you could want from a full kitchen to a hot shower. Great communal areas to connect with others. I’ll definitely be back!
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Michael S.recommends
August 14, 2022
Oaktree
Johns campsite was the perfect getaway, a quiet secluded spot on beautiful property. Ana the property manager on site was very nice and helpful. Location was a short drive away from cute local towns and outdoorsy activities like hiking and hotsprings. We would definitely come back!
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Heather W.recommends
August 13, 2022
Creekside
This is a very special place. It's on a wooded hill with pine trees, juniper, live oak, and elderberry. The stream course is a maze of giant granite boulders that make for great hiding places or perfect perches for watching birds or stars or listening to the wind. Loved the dining area, the superb organization.
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Leo M.recommends
August 9, 2022
Oaktree
Clean, friendly and gorgeous!
Cleanest campsite bathrooms we have ever seen! Gorgeous little camping spots under the trees. The kitchen was clean and easy to use, and the hosts were so friendly!
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Kate F.recommends
August 2, 2022
Creekside
We LOVED this land and experience. It was scorching hot, but we were close to the river, and the site itself is VERY special. John, Anna and Luna were incredible hosts and we'll definitely be back.
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Audrey H.recommends
July 16, 2022
Creekside
First Time Camping!
First time camping experience for one of us. Great amenities, beautiful location, and a relaxing/quiet environment! Host and other guests were very friendly and it’s a quick drive to Kern Valley activities.
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William V.recommends
July 15, 2022
Oaktree
Magical and inspired time we shared on John’s land. So much beauty and intention were put in to this space, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience it! The land, the river, the incredible trees nearby. A whole experience words cannot express! If it is calling you, you must check it out! Incredible!
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Cameron M.recommends
July 13, 2022
Elderberry
Home Base for Kern River getaway!
My partner and I loved staying at Spirit Walk over the July 4th weekend. We camped at the Elderberry site and appreciated the overhanging oak and elderberry trees, as well as being surrounded by beautiful boulders. The communal kitchen was well-equipped, with nice big bear boxes. The proximity to Kernville, Kern River, and Trail of 100 Giants facilitated a great weekend trip. One surprise (a good one!) was meeting Anna, a caretaker/rental organizer for Spirit Walk. I'm accustomed to no-contact check-ins at HipCamp locations, but Anna was very welcoming and gave us great clues about where to swim, hike, etc.
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Alvaro A.recommends
July 11, 2022
Oaktree
Calm and balanced
Calm and relaxed atmosphere. Very clean, well organised and very well maintained by Anna, who is tremendously nice, giving tips for planned activities. There are multiple spaces where I was able to disconnect from other guests who shared the space, allowing to nurture semi-solitude while having plenty of amenities. An overall very nice balance. Recommended.
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Megan W.recommends
July 11, 2022
Creekside
We absolutely loved our experience at SpiritWalk! John was so responsive and it was a real treat to have Anna on the property for the duration of our stay, which was nothing short of magical 🥰. We can’t wait to return as soon as possible.
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Carson R.recommends
July 11, 2022
Oaktree
This was the most relaxing, accommodating, peaceful camping trip I have ever been on. John's property is breathtaking and words don't quite do it justice. We saw shooting stars, relaxed by the firepit, hammocked in a beautiful oak tree, climbed on rocks, watched the sunset over the mountains, and came face to face with a deer as we relaxed by the river. We felt like children again. Cooking was made easy with the provided sink, stovetop, grill and utensils. One thing to note is that the campsites are quite close to one another. Overall, I'll be coming back, and you should too. Thank you John and Anna!
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Andres G.recommends
July 5, 2022
Hummingbird
Camping to relax
We loved the camping, it’s pretty safe, instructions were very clear, and host has a beautiful heart. We really enjoyed being there, having some dishes is super helpful.
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Christine G.recommends
June 20, 2022
Off Grid Tiny House at Spirit Walk
This place is truly special and healing. Great vibes and the kitchen cooking area was awesome! So much to do in the area within a short drive. Anna was awesome! Already waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a quick tour of the land. Her local recommendations were great. Thanks again for everything!
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Matt L.recommends
June 20, 2022
Elderberry
John greeted us in a very calm and welcoming way, and right off the bat felt like I was in a good place. The sites are very well kept, flat, earth is packed and has ample cover for shade. Water on the property is downright delicious, facilities were clean and functional. Lots of kitchen space and utensils/burners. Everything true to the listing, really. Overall there is an instilled feeling of intent and purpose about this place. I would definitely like to return and see what new vision John might have had since my last visit.
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Alex U.recommends
June 13, 2022
Jaws
I can’t even begin to put into words how magical Spirit Walk is! Nestled in a beautiful canyon in the sequoia national forest, Spirit Walk is a truly a gem! There are many options for camping in this area, but not only will you be on land that is so wonderfully love and cared for, but you are situated amongst amazing hiking trails, a creek, and beautiful views of the night sky. The outdoor kitchen is wonderful, with all the tools and equipment you’ll need to prepare meals! My partner and I packed steaks to grill potatoes and lots of snacks! Also unlimited fresh clean drinking water! John was nice enough to put us in the group camping spot so that we were able to camp in our van, but the tent spots will are definitely next on my list, because we will for sure be coming back! Thanks again John and Anna for making my birthday weekend magical! A beautiful place to truly connect to the land! If you are looking to party I would not suggest Spirit Walk. This is a place to disconnect and truly nurture your love for nature!
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Andrea C.recommends
June 7, 2022
Creekside
Creekside Camping
We stayed two nights next to the creek and were greeted by Anna and she gave us a super thorough tour, she was very sweet. The creek was running during our stay and we enjoyed the privacy of our site. The kitchen and dining area they have set up for campers was really nice and it went beyond our expectations to have all the kitchen amenities. We also had a hot shower in a clean restroom and the water on the land was drinkable and so good, that was a treat. It was awesome to not have to bring water and to be able to enjoy pure water full of minerals. Overall it was a good experience and a nice getaway for us.
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Crystal G.recommends
May 30, 2022
Jaws
Camping with the Spirits❤
Everything was such a BEAUTY!!! John, you were an Outsatanding Host very Respectful, down to Earth, and overall Loving & lovable Person. We Enjoyed every bit of our stay even the unexpected parts lol! After all, always expect the unexpected! Thank You again for such an amazing memory we get add to our Books! Most definitely will recommend and be back Blessings...
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Kayla G.recommends
May 30, 2022
Creekside
Great way to go light camping, we did not have to pack any cookware, only brought our own plates/utensils. The shower does indeed work well with legitimately hot water. The place was quiet and creek was moderately flowing during our time there. Would definitely recommend, especially if you are new to camping and looking for a quieter place verses the party spots down the highway.
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Brooke H.recommends
May 23, 2022
Creekside
City girl who had a blast
Had an absolutely incredible time!!
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