The Desert View Tower Historical LandmarkHistorical Plaque of  the Boulder Park
The Desert View Tower
16 Gäste
2 Schlafzimmer
16 Betten
1 Badezimmer
16 Gäste
2 Schlafzimmer
16 Betten
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You will have The Tower all to yourselves from 5 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Sleep anywhere in the Tower on futons or couches (bedding available). You will have access to Boulder Park, and 99 acres of private desert property all day. Barbecue outside. You may also us the guest cabin with all household furnishings, toilet, shower, kitchen etc. Or, sleep under the stars.

Der Wohnraum

We will welcome you on arrival, and help you build a fire in the main room, if it's cold. If you hike into the desert, be sure to let us know when you plan to be back.

Umm. It's the In-ko-pah Gorge area. It's amazing.

No private bathroom in the Tower. Public toilets with cold water basins on property.

Very friendly resident dogs live here. Non-aggressive dogs are welcome, but you must let us know in advance if you plan to bring your dog(s)!

Price is $175 per couple( and kids). The guest house has heat/fireplace/kitchen etc.

Interaktion mit Gästen

There will always be some one ready to help.

Weitere wichtige Infos

You will stay in a guest cabin with indoor plumbing and a kitchen.
$125 for one night for two people.


Schlafzimmer 1
1 Doppelbett (mind. 1,50 x 2 m)
Gemeinsam genutzte Räume
1 Schlafcouch

Die Check-in-Zeit ist 11:00–20:00
Check-out bis 11:00

Non-aggressive dogs are welcome, but you must let us know in advance if you are bringing a dog(s)

Außerdem musst du Folgendes beachten:
Dog(s), cat(s) und other pet(s) live in the house


46 Bewertungen

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Nutzerprofil von Josefine
März 2017
Desert view tower truly is a very special place with the most amazing views! We loved exploring all the unique corners this place has to offer. Everyone was super friendly and we had a very heartly welcome from Gabi and a bunch of friendly dogs when we arrived. Thank you for the warm hospitality!

Nutzerprofil von Jj
Oktober 2017
My partner and I found this magical spot the day of our stay. The hosts were super communicative and welcoming. If you need an adventure outside of the city, this is perfect!! You'll love the rock garden gallery and the view from the tower. The vibes, terrain, and views are absolutely amazing! This is a total must-do!
Nutzerprofil von BenBen ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Ben:
Thanks Jj.
Oktober 2017

Nutzerprofil von Andrew
September 2017
If you are looking for a quirky place to stay the tower is for you. We had a great time exploring the tower, rock sculptures, and surrounding area. I suggest bringing your own food to cook in the provided kitchen or to grill out in one of the many bbq's or fire pits, as the local eating establishments are pretty limited and a bit off the beaten track. The cabin was quite comfy and very quiet due to being built out of large boulders, felt like sleeping in a hobbit hole very cool. We were visited as we relaxed by the resident dogs and chickens which provided most of the entertainment in this off grid retreat. Highly recommend you stay at the tower as its not just a place to stay its also your destination. I will be back.

Nutzerprofil von Izzi
September 2017
Desert view tower is amazing! The area is really awesome and unique. The hosts are welcoming and helpful. You can sleep in the cabin or in the top of the tower. I definitely recommend this place.

Nutzerprofil von Travis
September 2017
Ben and the 6 dogs are awesome to get to know. The Tower is cool, has a long history, and the boulder sculptures are kitschy and fun. We also went the night before Labor Day and really lucked out with nice cloudy weather. The main issue we had was the "rustic" nature of the stay for the price. We saw a rodent, bigger than a mouse but smaller than an adult rat, hanging out in the kitchen, under the fridge, and there was rodent poop on the pile of stiff/abrasive hand towels in the cupboard. I also had to kill a large, very fast spider to use a coffee cup it was hanging out on. The windows are wide open with no screens and the place was homey with a lot of nooks and corners rather than easily cleanable. The water also smells of sulfur, so bring your own water and an electric kettle if you plan on making coffee/tea. Think of this as more of a camping destination and bring your own water, paper towels, sponge, cups, etc. Keep all food in the refrigerator to keep the rodents away. There is no shower. If you want to take a bath in the rust-stained tub, you have to close a lot of blinds around the tub enclosure, which sticks out and is fairly well exposed like a fish-bowl at the end of the guest house. Again, think of this as camping and you'll be fine. The intro we received from Sam at check in consisted of the names of the 6 dogs and the locations of a few light switches for the tower. At check out, Ben filled us in on how to get ventilation/swamp cooler working and how to use the stove. I would suggest they should create a check-in check list of instructions and provide that to guests. It was very much a figure it out for yourself kind of experience. Could we have participated in the yoga class? No one mentioned it, but it was happening. Tough to put a price on the experience here. The tower is quirky, the boulder carvings are cool to look at, and the hospitality is warm. The price was reasonable since we got the week night rate on a Sunday, despite the next day being Labor Day, but I wouldn't pay $175 for a weekend night till they rodent proof the place and make it more of a resort-like experience. It's pretty much camping. Thanks for the interesting night. We really appreciated Ben's openness with their property, the Tower, all of the books in the guest house. Your trust in humanity is refreshing. We just could have used a better intro to the property, the things to do there, and how to get the most out of our stay. If we were to come back, we would plan better and take a yoga class, have a campfire, and sit around drinking coffee with you and talking. Set some mouse traps in...

Nutzerprofil von Zach
Mai 2017
This place is as unique as they come. Barely an hour from downtown San Diego and a stone's throw from Mexico is Jacumba Hot Springs, and the Desert View Tower. It's just a few miles from town, past the UFO Salvage and Repair shop, up on a hilltop. The hosts live on the property in separate structures quietly and discretely spread over the 96 acres. And true to their word the AirBnB includes the 5+ story tower overnight. Tips: -Bring a dog and let it offleash, the hosts have a well-behaved pack of dogs that will tire out and play with you and yours. -Check ahead of time if there will be a private morning Yoga class to take. Chances are they will make one available if you are interested. -There is a kitchen with all kitchen supplies in the cabin that comes with the tower rental. So if you'd planned on packing for camping just pack your cooking ingredients. -There are springs on the property but not enough to swim in. -If traveling with kids or wide-eyed adults you can spend several hours exploring the museum and the property. -PLAN AHEAD as there is no local grocery, only a pair of bar/restaurants and a UFO repair shop. NOTE: You can also camp at the tower through the website (URL HIDDEN) The campsites are excellent, large, private, and ringed/enhanced by large natural rock formations.

Nutzerprofil von Robert
Mai 2017
I loved this place and will return. Hikes nearby. House is great. Jacumba down the road. Tower rules. Aaaaand Ben dominated.
Nutzerprofil von BenBen ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Ben:
Mai 2017

Jacumba Hot Springs, Kalifornien, Vereinigte StaatenMitglied seit November 2013
Nutzerprofil von BenBen ist ein Superhost.
I first visited the Desert View Tower when I was four years old. I ended up buying the Tower (and surrounding 99 acres) 12 years ago. Needless to say, I think the Desert View Tower and Boulder Park is a very special place.
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