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The High Country Hobo Preserve: Rustic Cabin

SuperhostDescanso, California, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Rebecca
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Welcome to the High Country Hobo Preserve. This hidden gem is nestled in the Cleveland National Forrest. Guest cabin has all amenities: wood burning fireplace, board games, fishing poles, horse shoes, bbq, and gold pans for when the creek is flowing. An outdoor fire pit is available when winds are calm. It has old character, unique charm, and is close to old mining town, Julian. Kitchen has fridge, hot plate, microwave, coffee maker- coffee tea provided. Pets welcome, has dog door, fenced yard.

The space
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. 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 Our cabin does not have central heat and air as we prefer to keep it outdated for a more authentic feel however during the summer a window A/C can keep you cool and in the winter the wood burning stove heats the whole cabin comfortably.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.

Guest access
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 Highway 79 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! There is no active TV stations or cable as we want you to disconnect and enjoy the area, there is wifi. We are 18 miles from the old mining town of Julian and 13 miles to excellent fishing at Lake Cuyamaca.

Other things to note
Descanso is a very small mountain community full of nice people who prefer the slower quieter life. Loud music will carry and we ask you to please be respectful of our neighbors. WIFI in our mountain community doesn’t have the speed of the city.

The cabin is heated naturally by the wood burning stove, once lit it heats the entire cabin very well. There is an additional plug in heater.

Please note if you book in the late fall early spring or winter our mountain is cold!! This means you need to be ready to light a fire. We have had renters complain about the weather being too cold and actually score us low in their review when we cannot control the weather. Fire starter and wood are available for your use but it is up to you to keep the fire burning, it’s the mountains! :)

There is also a self inflating queen size blow up mattress if you prefer this rather the fold out couch bed in the front room. We want you to be comfy!
Welcome to the High Country Hobo Preserve. This hidden gem is nestled in the Cleveland National Forrest. Guest cabin has all amenities: wood burning fireplace, board games, fishing poles, horse shoes, bbq, and gold pans for when the creek is flowing. An outdoor fire pit is available when winds are calm. It has old character, unique charm, and is close to old mining town, Julian. Kitchen has fridge, hot plate, microw…

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

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Heating
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Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Iron

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Descanso, California, United States

Descanso is an area that time forgot. The city and surrounding areas are known to many as the Cuyamaca Mountains. Most of the range consists of extensive oak forest and chaparral, part of the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion, interspersed with pine forests and lush riparian zones, featuring year round creeks and waterfalls when rain is frequent. It is rich in Native American, Spanish, and American history.
Descanso is an area that time forgot. The city and surrounding areas are known to many as the Cuyamaca Mountains. Most of the range consists of extensive oak forest and chaparral, part of the California chaparr…

Hosted by Rebecca

Joined in April 2014
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Howdy! I pulled up stakes in Los Angeles to head for the quiet life after being a native Angeleano all my life. I bought the High Country Hobo Preserve in 2017 and am dedicated to restoring it to its original condition. I envision a space where friends and family can check out from the stressors of life.  ​ Me, my hound dog Macaroni, and five cats Pink-Nose, Manny, Button, Pirate, and Nacho reside in the main cabin on the property. The main cabin built in 1890 was originally a small one room 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 my bedroom, has been added on to however the structure still maintains its original character.   ​ My interests lay in anything historical including camping, gold panning, metal detecting, thrift store gutting, ghost towns, stopping at historic markers, great conservations with strangers over a good craft beer, and entertaining friends and family. 
Howdy! I pulled up stakes in Los Angeles to head for the quiet life after being a native Angeleano all my life. I bought the High Country Hobo Preserve in 2017 and am dedicated to…
During your stay
Our cabin is across from the guest cabin so we will most likely be around if you need us however will not interact with you unless something is needed. We want you enjoy your stay and will do our best to accommodate your needs.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £76