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Petfriendly Wilderness Retreat in San Diego Backcountry

Warner Springs, CA, USA
  • Cabin480 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Private Luxurious Safari Tent in fenced compound with Hot Tub

Located in one of the most beautiful, least traveled areas of San Diego County, this unique accommodation was created by a artisan contractor couple with comfort and privacy in mind while offering a close to nature experience. It is a 16x20 fireproof safari tent on a 16 x 33' deck with handcrafted railings, furniture and details. The tent cabin has full kitchen designed for people who like to cook , a spacious bath with clawfoot tub, queen size bed with heated mattress, gas fireplace and deck that overlooks Oak Grove Valley. There is a DVD player, dvd library, WIFI for light internet use ( no streaming or downloading of music or videos is allowed), ceiling fans inside and on the covered porch. Hot tub on the deck as well as 2 chaise lounges and dining set for alfresco dining. The deck is designed to keep your pets in if you do not want them to have access to the yard area which is totally fenced with no-climb wire. It is suited for 2 people and is located on a private ranch in which the owners preside. IF YOU CHOOSE TO BOOK DURING WINTER OR SUMMER MONTHS, KEEP IN MIND TEMPS CAN RANGE FROM 20 TO 106 AND THE SHELTER IS A TENT....NO AIR CONDITIONING AND FIREPLACE DOES NOT KEEP THE TENT WARM WHEN IT GETS MUCH BELOW 50. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS IF YOU DECIDE YOU DONT LIKE THE WEATHER BUT HAVE 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR STAY TO CANCEL.

Our motto is 'you won't see us unless you need us' and we value our guests privacy so we leave them alone unless needed. Pets are welcome but because of deck elevation, it is not suitable for young children.

The tent cabin opens to the outdoors at each end for views of the chaparral forest and can be closed during bad weather or evening. This exposure to nature has a wonderful relaxing effect and the japanese call it 'shinrin-yoku' which translates to 'forest bathing', or being surrounded by a forest environment.

The main draw to this area is it natural beauty, remoteness, privacy, abundant hiking and biking trails, leash free dog trails and winery's. Here is link of places of interest nearby:


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Laurie Roberts

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, cozy heated bed


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
        • bathroom is very cozy with clawfoot tub, rainshower head, toilet, sink , cotton towels , candles, flowers and private views out to Mt. Palomar should you desire to roll up side of tent for open air bathing experience

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Fireplace
                        beautiful , functional propane fireplace for cool nights
                      • Heating
                        propane fireplace
                      • Internet
                        basic service, no downloading or streaming
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            great kitchen, stainless cookware, microwave, stove with oven, coffee maker, recipes for pizza, teas, coffee, popcorn, silverware and everything you need to cook great meals
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining
                                Dining alfresco on deck overlooking Oak Grove Valley
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                    good size library
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Video Library
                                    small video library of some classics, old westerns, dramas


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        no lawn but large fenced yard for pets
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        charcole grille with pizza oven attachment


                                          • not suitable for children
                                            deck elevation and drop off make it unsafe for young children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Private brand new Hot Spring Spa

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • autumn foliage
                                                      • forests
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • swimming

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                64 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                RELAXING, ROMANTIC GETAWAY - ALREADY CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

                                                                Breanna T.

                                                                Me and my boyfriend visited Camp Ribbonwood for our 3 year anniversary. The location and the tent are even BETTER in person! We couldn't believe all the incredible details that Laurie and Lane put into this place. They really have thought of EVERYTHING! It is warm, welcoming and has everything you need for a secluded and relaxing getaway. We hiked and also visited a couple local wineries - which were equally warm and welcoming. I highly recommend Camp Ribbonwood and will 100% be going back as soon as I get the chance!

                                                                A special piece of my heart!


                                                                No place like this! I could live here! So special.

                                                                idyllic cozy retreat

                                                                cathy s.

                                                                although there are nearby attractions (hiking, wineries & gliding) we used our stay to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. We found it even more entrancing than the pictures show and will definitely go again. One night of our stay the wind blew the tent around a bit and although we were snug as can be inside I'll take ear plugs next time just in case. Hosts were lovely.

                                                                Peaceful, perfect quite place with just the right amenities

                                                                Kelly F.Escondido, CA

                                                                My husband and I were stressed from work, and this was the perfect place to get away, take our 2 dogs and just relax. We're not super outdoorsy people so rugged camping wasn't what we were looking for. This was perfect. Love the grill, love the hottub, love the bathroom and mini kitchen... and love the heated mattress. The only missing things were the couple of food items that we forgot to bring ;) Laurie was very nice, helpful and responsive too. We'll be back!

                                                                Safari oasis!

                                                                Joseph C.

                                                                Very relaxing and comfortable experience and the hosts were very nice and thought of everything!

                                                                Perfect respite!

                                                                Victoria W.

                                                                Great place to rest and relax. Love the open air style of the tent. You're outside, but not. Our city doggie loved adventuring in the fenced in area. Hot tub at night is magical. We attempted pizza and did pretty well. Just what two, stressed out worker-warrior women needed.


                                                                Warner Springs, CA, USA

                                                                This area offers abundant trails for hiking and biking, 2 wonderful family run winerys within 5 miles and several more within 20 miles. Vail Lake is 20 minute drive and offers great fishing, beaches, hiking, swimming and dogs allowed. The historical mining town is major tourist attraction with lots of shopping and restaurants. Fishing in one of the lakes within 40 minute drive......Lake Hemet, Diamond Lake or Henshaw. World renown sky gliding center within 10 minute drive.

                                                                64 Reviews

                                                                Exceptional 5/5

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