Welcome to the High Country Hobo Preserve. Our hidden gem is nestled in the Cleveland National Forrest. Guest cabin has all amenities: wood burning fireplace -wood provided, board games, fishing poles, tent, horse shoes, bbq, and gold pans for when the creek is flowing. An outdoor fire pit is available when winds are calm and you are welcome to put our tent up and sleep under the stars. Our cabin has old character, unique charm, and is 22 miles to the old mining town of Julian. Kitchen has fridge, hot plate, griddle, microwave, coffee maker- coffee tea cocoa are provided. Please note there is no stove or oven. Pets are welcome & encouraged!
The High Country Hobo Preserve is located in the small city of Descanso, meaning Rest From Labor. We are about 45 minutes from Downtown San Diego yet a world away. The guest cabin sits on our 1 acre property which has a main cabin, guest cabin, horse corral, and billiard room (we are in the process of restoring this room however you can still use it to play darts or billiards). The cabin built in 1890 was originally a small one bedroom stone cabin constructed by a woman who bartered with Native American Groups for stones from Mt. Laguna to build her home. Over the years the main cabin, now our bedroom, has been added on to however the structure still maintains its original character. The Guest Cabin stands alone across from our home so you don't need to see us or even interact with us unless you're looking for local tips. The cabin is surrounded by National Forrest to the north and the west to give you privacy. There is plenty of parking on the property. We ask that you limit shower time due to well water restrictions. Our cabin does not have central heat and air as we prefer to keep it outdated for a more authentic feel however during the summer a window A/C can keep you cool and in the winter the wood burning stove heats the whole cabin comfortably. The area has mountain lion, coyote, bobcat, bald eagles, wild turkey, deer, and when warm rattle snakes so please use caution when exploring. You can access trails from our backyard and wonder among the variety of trees, rocks, and it is an excellent location to search for native gems and for star gazing at night. Fishing poles are left for your use, Lake Cuyamaca has great rainbow trout, bass, and catfish and if you get lucky and land that giant trout you are welcome to use our bbq. :)
As our home sits on this property we are not far from you if you need anything however a key will be left for you to gain entrance. You have full use of the land around the cabin. Perkins is a small market about 10 minutes from our home and has supermarket basics in addition there is a fruit stand on the corner of our street offering local organic treats. There is a full fridge to keep items cool. There is a TV with built in DVD player, bring your movies or pick from ours. There iare no active TV stations or cable as we want you to disconnect and enjoy the area, there is wifi.
A bit more about the area:
The Cuyamaca Mountains are a hidden gem in San Diego so I hope you enjoy it here. A few things I tell our visitors that are looking for activities are: Cuyamaca State Park has many activities from hiking, fishing, horse riding. Julian which is an old mining town is about 20 miles away and has shops food gold panning, and Mount Laguna/ Pine Valley are also close with amazing hikes and views down to the Salton Sea. Anzo Borrego Desert is about 35 minutes from the house, hot but stunning views of desert life. There is a bear/lion preserve in the Cuyamacas. About 45 minutes away- beautiful drive through the mountains is a little town called Ramona, there is a camel preserve there- you can ride the camels and its amazing. You can also set out for a hike/picnic from our property and explore on your own. If you want to check in earlier or perhaps stay later on your check out date we are very flexible, it just depends if others have booked. Please let me know should you have any questions. :)