Simple and Charming Cabin Camping in the San Gabriel Mountains of California

Arcadia, California (United States)

Simple and Charming Cabin Camping in the San Gabriel Mountains of California

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Deb
  • Verified Host
  • Joined in 2018
  • Response time: Over 1 day
  • More than 20 bookings


  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Barbecue
This simple and charming cabin camping property is located in Big Santa Anita Canyon and the San Gabriel Mountains of Arcadia, California, and can accommodate up to six guests. There are two bedrooms, one featuring a queen-size bed and the other with a pair of twin bunk beds. Additionally, there are chairs and a table, and several windows with incredible forest views. Linens are provided.

In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Towels and toiletries are not provided. This cabin features a kitchenette with an oven and a propane refrigerator. All dishes, utensils, and cooking items are provided.

The main lodge also provides glampers with a lounging space that features a fireplace, chairs, a piano, percussion instruments, a table with a checkers/chess board painted on, a selection of cards and board games, and even a small library.

Outside, there is patio furniture, a big swing, two standard 22-inch kettle-type barbecue grill, a small zip-line, badminton, volleyball, shuffleboard, ping pong, and horseshoe facilities, a new archery course, and a chapel.


  • Double bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Tea kettle
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Fire pit
  • Game room
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Hammock
  • Ping-pong table
  • Games
The lodge dates to 1897, seats 40+ guests and has an attached communal kitchen and a cozy game room with piano and fireplace. The kitchen offers an industrial range with six burners, two ovens, three refrigerators with freezers, plenty of space, and all the utensils glampers might need. The fireplace room is a cozy den for music, games, and conversation. It’s furnished with a piano, percussion instruments, cards, and board games.

The spacious bathroom facilities offer clean running water, flush toilets, and hot showers, and there are separate facilities for women and men.

This property belongs to a non-profit conservancy organization. There is a chapel that is available for religious services, meditation, conference speeches, and musical performances. There’s also a barbecue grill, a big swing, badminton, volleyball, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and horseshoe facilities, in addition to a new archery course.

Guest Services

Glampers might want to consider using the Adams’ Pack Station pack train to complete their trip with donkeys carrying their food and/or luggage, exactly how they did it back in 1893, for a mere $1 per pound of luggage. The type of packing they do is called “dunnage,” which means freight only, no passengers.

Guest must label all bags and boxes with their name and cabin and pay special attention to the packaging of food items, which must be at the pack station by 7:30 a.m. on Friday mornings or dropped off earlier in the week.

The camp may provide meals if specified as part of an organized event. Guests must assist in the dining room maintenance and routine under the direction of the host or manager for this service to be provided.

Location + Surroundings

  • Museums
Big Santa Anita Canyon is located in the San Gabriel Mountains—within the Angeles National Forest and above the cities of Sierra Madre and Arcadia, California. It is a unique community of cabin owners in a small piece of the 19th-century history, so hiking along the over 40 miles of trails that wind through the area is like traveling back in time.This jewel of pristine nature offers glampers the possibility of escaping present-day hectic lifestyles to reconnect with what truly matters next to their four-legged friends.

Access to rental cabins at Sturtevant Camp is via hiking trails only. After parking at Chantry Flat, the camp is located 4.3 miles in along the Gabrielino Trail.


  • Biking
  • Climbing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching

Some of the activities glampers can enjoy to the fullest in this camp include volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet, a big swing, games, and self-guided nature walks. The natural surroundings provide many sightseeing and bird watching opportunities while hiking to Mount Wilson or Newcomb Saddle. Photographers, yoga enthusiasts, and people wanting to completely disconnect from city life will find beautiful and peaceful sceneries in this area of Southern California.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out: 02:00 PM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

These accommodations are dog-friendly; however, glampers can only bring dogs that get along well with others.

Glampers must keep in mind that there is no cell reception, and electricity is limited to lighting from dusk until 10 p.m. only, so bringing a flashlight is important.

Smoking is allowed exclusively in front of the main lodge, and hunting, fireworks, firearms, ammunition, and explosives are prohibited.

The camp is only open Friday night to Sunday noon.

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