Cuyamaca Retreat Center

12561 Highway 79

Descanso, CA 91916

(858) 290-5984

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Cuyamaca Retreat Center provides the perfect backdrop for your next group event. It is close to the town of Julian, a favorite destination for locals especially during apple season. See the desert wildflowers bloom at the Anza-Borrego Desert, only an hour's drive away. Visit nearby horse trails, bike trails, or hiking trails that provide ample choices for the active set. Some trails are gentle and winding, while other trails will take you up mountain peaks which will reward you with breathtaking views.

Your overnight stay includes the use of all outdoor areas plus entrance to all Cuyamaca State Park trails. Gain access to the pool and enjoy the blaze of a campfire at no extra cost. Far enough from the city lights, you will appreciate the myriad stars visible to the naked eye only from the mountains at night. Play ball, stargaze, and hike to your heart's content. Whatever your activity level, Cuyamaca Retreat can provide you with many choices. If you want a guided, more structured experience, contact us for pricing.

Cuyamaca Activities  

Free Onsite Activities:

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Stargazing
Cuyamaca Hiking  

Activities for an Extra Fee:

  • Guided Day Hikes
  • Guided Night Hikes
  • Stargazing & S'Mores
  • Geo-caching
  • Beginning Rock Climbing
Cuyamaca Swimming  


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You'll find that our affordable retreats offer competitive prices! Click contact us to request a free estimate!