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Petfriendly Wilderness Retreat in San Diego Backcountry

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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More Details

Owner
Laurie Roberts
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Laurie Roberts

Lane and I are artists/craftsman/contractors who love nature, hiking, animals and working with our hands. We get a bang out of creating spaces, transforming ugly to beautiful and providing a place for people to unwind.

Laurie Roberts purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Laurie Roberts chose San Diego County

We looked for a long time to find a place that was semi remote that would be good setting for wilderness vacation rental and that had a fixer house on it. We found this 10 acres with adobe home built in the 40's, an old walnut grove and knew it was the one because of the beautiful view of the valley, it was surrounded by nature rather than neighborhood and it bordered on Cleveland National Forest land. We spent 2 years restoring/remodeling the house, putting in fruit trees and garden and in January 2013, came up with the safari tent concept as a vacation rental.

What makes this cabin unique

Total privacy, fenced compound for your dogs, gorgeous view and incredible night skies. The tent opens at each end during the day and close it at night. Surrounding yourself with nature and it's sounds have a very relaxing effect that you cannot get in a walled in structure. The Japanese call this 'shinrin-yoku' which translates to forest bathing, or being surrounded by a forest environment which has been shown to improve mental and physical health.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Details:



Property: Camp Ribbonwood





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I would live here if they'd sell it to us. ;) Perfect view, perfect blend of amenities and rustic. They literally thought of EVERYTHING. And the bed was heated to top it off. My husband got this as a surprise for me for our 2 yr. anniversary and it was everything we needed it to be. Thank you SO much!!







Author Location: San Diego



Date of Stay: 2017-02-11



Rating: 5
Jun 2017
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Map

Palomar Mountain State Park
Old Town Temecula
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Palomar Observatory
"They have tours but call first to be sure of when they are offered."
Temecula Olive Oil Company
Temecula Lavender Co
"wonderful lotions and items made from lavendar..........in Old Town, Temecula"
Shadow Mountain Vineyards
"Warm atmosphere and hosts and good wine. Established in 1945, this is the oldest vineyard a..."
Hawk Watch Winery
"These folks are real friendly,often have live music and is gathering place for locals. Dogs..."
Warner Springs Gliderport
Julian Pie Company
"This is a must stop for pie lovers......right next to Don's Market in Santa Ysabel"
Julian
"Touristy but quaint......lots of shops and restaurants, pet friendly places to eat, great pi..."
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
County Line BBQ Cafe
"This is the nearest restaurant to Camp Ribbonwood and they serve great bbq and local wines"
Don's Market
"market that has good deli section for picnics.....also has produce and just about anything e..."
Dudley's Bakery
"great bakery and deli....a stopping place since we were kids "
Santa Ysabel General Store
"This San Diego landmark was recently restored by SOHO and has become a gateway to our beauti..."
Warner-Carrillo Ranch House
"Another fantastically done historical restoration project by SOHO which was an adobe built i..."
Wine Country Trails by Horseback
"This comany will take you for a winetasting of wineries on the Temecula Wine Trail......Lu..."
Sierra Roble Winery and Vineyard
"The newest family run winery in the neighborhood which offers a variety of red wines (for no..."
Vail Lake RV Resort
"Great spot to cool off with the dogs, fish or swim. Day use fee about $20. California Fish..."
Warner Springs Ranch
"For Horseback Riding we reccommend a guided trail ride with Wrangler Dave at the Warner Spri..."
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Warner Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cozy heated bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Petfriendly Wilderness Retreat in San Diego Backcountry
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 61 reviews
5

Awesome! Secluded, luxurious wilderness experience!

  • 5 of 5

Would absolutely go again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 days on my birthday August 27. It was very relaxing and quiet so away from the city life. We cooked our food most of the time and enjoy our quiet time to ourselves. We went to Julian which is 30 minutes away for breakfast and taste of their famous apple pie. It get more beautiful at night time, star gazing and the moon while in the Jacuzzi. We will definitely go back we loved the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little place. The tent is full of character, well equipped with all of the basics that you will need for your stay, and very private and secluded (you won't see anyone else if you don't want to). Bring some groceries and a few bottles of wine, fire up the kettlepizza grill, and relax and enjoy the breeze on the front patio area. Definitely worth a visit. Our puppy had a great time exploring the area as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

We could have never dreamed of a more perfect staycation. The wood fire grilled pizzas, starry nights, warm breezes, and tranquility made for the most serene weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Glamping perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love camping, but this surpassed the regular tent in a campground experience! All the details have been thought out perfectly and Camp Ribbonwood was so relaxing. Even with 102 degree days, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. From hiking the trail up along the ridge, to playing a game of scrabble, to visiting nearby Hawk Watch winery...we loved our time together in this beautiful place. Big thanks to Laurie & Lane for putting so much thought and heart into creating Camp Ribbonwood!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Love is in the Air

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! It was so peaceful and relaxing. Star gazing at night from the hot tub was AMAZING! However, the best part of the whole stay was that I said I DO! My now fiancé proposed at the beginning of our trip. I hope your stay is filled with just as much love, adventure, and relaxation as ours was.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

We will consider one night stays during the week or last minute availability for $185. Your final payment is due two weeks before your stay. If you cancel after that, your deposit will be refunded less $50 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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