The cabin is named “Three…, This cabin is known as the “cabin in the hole” and is located immediately to the west of Chantry Flat, just a 3 minute walk from the parking lot but hidden from view; most people don’t know it’s there. Sturtevant Falls can also be visited through the Santa Anita Canyon Loop, which is a wonderful and perfectly challenging 9.5-mile trek into the San Gabriel Mountains. For the decades of the "Great Hiking Era" (1895-1938) legions of hikers trod the famous Sturdevant Trail to enjoy the delights of Big Santa Anita Canyon. Camp Activities. Group leaders and parents: the camp is located in true wilderness, and operates under special conditions. When the cabin building program began, “recreational resident cabins” (U.S. Forest Service language) numbered over 220 + in the Big Santa Anita and Winter Creek canyons. Sturtevant Falls is an excellent choice for a city getaway. The Bobcat Fire dropping down into upper Big Santa Anita Canyon. Parking is at a premium. You can purchase a pass at Adam's Pack Station at the parking lot area. (You are at 1900 ft of elevation) The trail to your left is a better choice for most families.  Both come together at Falling Sign Junction. Sturtevant Falls is one of the finest waterfalls in Angeles National Forest. Camp Kitchen. Sturtevant Falls is located a few miles North of Sierra Madre California in Big Santa Anita Canyon. If you decide to bring a smart phone for the camera, remember that electricity is limited to lighting only. The Lodge. 1.9K likes. Otto Lynn Roberts built this cabin for his wife in 1912, across the creek from camp, because she was not satisfied with the rustic accommodations of the camp itself. If taking children, a 3.25 mile out and back hike to Sturtevant Falls will be a treat for all as you hike the well shaded canyon. The Big Swing, a small zip-line, badminton / volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoes; ping pong, various board games, and of course, unlimited hiking. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. Therefore the host will meet with you on arrival, and set a time for a brief orientation with your group or family. This is among the most popular hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains, and with good reason. Your trash will be packed out by the friendly donkeys. Continue toward Spruce Grove.  In another mile you will arrive at Cascade Picnic Area, continue toward Spruce Grove.  In another mile you will arrive at Spruce Grove Campground.  Continue through the campground and you will soon arrive at Sturtevant Camp (at 3200 ft). Out of the hundreds that were built during the early 1900s, roughly 80 livable cabins … See more ideas about Sturtevant falls, Sturtevant, Fall. Electricity, in the evenings (carefully monitored to sustain the limited supply – only available for lighting from dusk to 10 pm then headlamps are needed).  There is no wi-fi.  This is an off the grid camp.  Enjoy the company of others and board games. Bottled water is also provided for those that are uncomfortable with the standards. Cabin … Follow the asphalt road 3/4 mile to the bottom. Consider having Adams’ Pack Station pack in your food and personal items.  Think about how great your stay will be if you can eat things besides backpacking food or drink your favorite beverage. More details below the followng photos… These are the cabins located in the moutains and canyon surrounding Chantry Flat picnic area and Adams’ Pack Station, where the trailheads lead to Sturdevant Falls, among other locations. Parking at Adam's Pack Station. Also, all the clean-up items. The 3.3-mile hike from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls follows a pristine creek past resort era cabins. Check-in at Adams’ Pack Station prior to hiking in. Sturtevant Camp operates like a hostel: you do your own cooking and kitchen clean-up, and you’re asked to clean-up your cabin prior to check-out. The guest cabins are sizable with four pairs of bunk beds each; capacity of 8 per cabin. Cabin 106 is the last remaining structure of Roberts Camp, once the hub of Big Santa Anita Canyon activity. Photo taken near Fern Lodge, just downstream from Sturtevant Falls. Cabin 62 is in the main section of the canyon, in the Fern Lodge area, on the way to Sturtevant Falls. The additional, private cabins that are a part of Robert’s Camp and Sturtevant Camp were also built in the early 1900s. Honeymoon Cottage. Cabin 62. The cabins include covered mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, and propane wall heaters. Cabin 62 is a well-maintained cabin in the main section of the canyon, in the Fern Lodge area, on thee way to Sturtevant Falls. Sturtevant Falls was a fairly easy hike. The purpose is insure a safe, positive experience that sends you home healthy and happy, and leaves the camp in good condition for the next group. Cabin 80, owned by craftsman, poet and fiddler Ajax Moon, is for sale. It was founded and used back in the 1890s for the first time. The main kitchen also has salt & pepper, most common spices, olive or vegetable oil for cooking, paper towels, hand towels, hot mitts, dish soap and trash-bags/containers. Trash removal. So, there are four guest cabins with a capacity of 32 visitors in total. You cannot live in them permanently and you cannot rent them to others. Dec 14, 2012 - Explore Wendy Johnson's board "Sturtevant Falls" on Pinterest. Sturtevant Falls is a nice short 3.5 mile RT in the Chantry Flats area. If you arrive on Friday, you should not have a problem parking. If you arrive on Saturday, you have two choices: 1) purchase an adventure pass for both Saturday and Sunday ($10 total) and park in the parking lot or along the road; 2) Park at Adams’ Pack Station for $30/night. It’s filled with cabins, oak trees, rambling brooks, stone walls and picturesque cabins. This shady location along the creek is where the original trail from Sierra Madre provided hikers their first…. If you have not been to Sturtevant Camp, you will find that there no signs at this time.  First, look at the map located at: Next, besides following the map, from the time you leave the pack station after checking in you will be looking for signs to Spruce Grove Campground .  Begin your trip at the white pipe gate that protects the paved from at the lower restrooms (Robert’s Road) (at 2200 ft of elevation).  At the bottom of the paved road, there are signs (you dropped to 1700 ft).  Head toward Spruce Grove. Here, where Winter Creek meets the main creek, is the site of Roberts’ Camp and still so called. Sturtevant Camp operates like a hostel: you do your own cooking and kitchen clean-up, and you’re asked to clean-up your cabin prior to check-out. Coincidentally, the camp itself, is located at the bottom, or start, of the arrow’s shaft. Note: To make sure that this will be a good fit for you, please visit the Owning a Cabin page for information about the cabins. Make sure you purchase an adventure day pass or if you hike often enough, I suggest getting the annual pass. Five things every person needs to bring when staying in the guest cabins: Water at camp is spring fed and is treated weekly to match the standards for potable water according to L.A. County, but it is not certified by the County because we do not have the automated treatment system required by the County. Adams’ Pack Station only packs to Sturtevant Camp on. Sturtevant Lodge Show sub menu. Retreat Cabin: The Retreat Cabin sleeps up to 6. Even on a weekday, there are a lot of people and a lot of kids running wild. Cabin 7, built about 1915, is in the First Water section of Big Santa Anita Canyon, not far from the Chantry Flat parking lot and situated near the sites of historic First Water Camp and ranger station. Guest Cabins. Reservations Show sub menu. $135.00 per night for 2-3 people $270.00 for 4-6 people ** If you book this cabin to capacity it is only $45 per person! Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 191 countries. The cabin was built in 1918 and retains its original charm. There are many hiking trail choices here which make it great for young children as well as advanced hikers. Chapel & Gallery. Purchase an adventure pass for $5/day from the pack station (one for each day of your trip). The trailhead to Sturtevant Falls is at the white pipe gate just as you enter the Chantry parking lot. The cost is a mere dollar a pound. This also includes pots, pans, oven safe cookware and gloves/potholders, etc; Plastic/Saran wrap and foil; cast iron skillets and casserole type dishes? Camp Facilities Show sub menu. Sturtevant Falls is one of the Los Angeles waterfall hikes. Check with the camp before you shop. At lovely Sturtevant Falls, water tumbles 50 feet down a sheer rock face into a wide pool at the hike’s terminus. There are many restrictions on the cabins of Big SAC due to their historic nature and the lease previsions. * Check with your host about emergency communications. Fully renovated several years ago including extensive roof replacement and new floors and windows. Cabin is built of stone, wood, and plaster and has a living room with stone fireplace, a bedroom with built-in wooden bed platform, and a kitchen with sink, flagstone counters, and propane refrigerator. The trail in is a little over four mile hike from the parking lot at Chantry Flat, north of the City of Sierra Madre, California. Change of clothes, appropriate for the season and predicted weather. Jun 14, 2020 - Rent from people in Sturtevant Falls, CA from $20/night. The falls still runs and isn't dried out, which is great. A Cabin with Provenance Cabin 16 was owned by Ernest “E. Of the 350 original cabins only about 80 remain today; the others having succumbed to floods and fire. Outhouse was also completely rebuilt. It’s location on Big Santa Anita creek has come to be known as Fiddler’s Crossing, and is less than two miles from Chantry Flat. However, you are fully responsible for your pet.  Cleanup outside activity, any inside accidents, no digging, and you need to control barking.  Please only bring you best friend if they get along with others (four-legged and two-legged).  You are sharing the camp with others. Your cell or smart phone, because it won’t work (Verizon sometimes from the heliport.)*. Items you want packed out come out the following Friday. Sturtevant Camp looked like a typical sleep-away camp, according to the online photos. Guest Cabins. Check-in & out: Friday check-in starts 2pm; on Saturday and other days by arrangement with your host (usually after 12 pm worksk); Sunday check-outs start by 10am and are final by noon. Plus you do not need to carry your personal items up. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. Although the cabin is close to the trail and the picnic area, it enjoys relative seclusion and is separated by a check dam and the creek. This trail is part of several different trails, Zion, Mt. You will pass privately owned historical cabins that compliment the scenery and remind you of an era long gone. Also: the outdoor chapel, and the nature trail out to the canyon overlook (good for night-time stargazing.). Cabin at the sturtevant falls. Honeymoon Cottage: The Honeymoon Cottage sleeps up to 2 in a double bed. Follow the creek, occasionally crossing it, along a well-used path past cute little cabins until you reach the waterfall. This also  means that your group must check-in prior to 5 pm. […] At the end of the little red arrow is the heliport at Sturtevant Camp. Next, you should visit the cabin and…, Cabin 49 has been owned for more than 30 years by the same owners.  This lovely cabin is conveniently located less that 1 1/2 miles from Chantry Flat within the main Big Santa Anita Canyon.  It can be found across the stream from main trail which provides added privacy.  The cabin sits in an open…. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. Sturtevant Camp’s heliport is marked by the small red arrow. The main kitchen is commercial-style with everything needed to serve groups up to 60, including table-service, silverware, drinking glasses and hot beverage mugs. He bought the cabin in 1919, when it was…, Cabin 97 is located near Cascade Picnic Area in the upper canyon, approximately 3 miles from Chantry Flat and 1 mile from Sturtevant Camp. The camp often has left over staples such as condiments, syrup, oil, coffee, etc. Wilson by Larry Webster. All-in-all, I would highly recommend Sturtevant Falls Trail. Ranger Cabin. ALL cabins are hike in (you park at Chantry Flat and walk in). Downfall is the parking, fills up VERY quickly. This allows the pack station to contact the volunteer host to let them know you are on your way. Photo taken from Mt. Located in the Big Santa Anita Canyon and in the San Gabriels Mountains, it is a hidden gem that many locals know about. Another, Cabin 99, has had a price reduction from $56,000 to $50,000 FIRM (no negotiation). There are a few types of cabin available to hire for the tourists: Guest Cabins. The canyon is best described by the following excerpt a the 1920’s short story by Charles Francis Saunders: Sturtevant Falls Each group is assigned a volunteer host who will be with you at camp, ready to help you have a memorable mountain experience.  Since your hosts are volunteers, tips are welcome. Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking. Depending on your menu, you might need stuff for preparing your food. | About Waterfall Wednesdays! For those still residing there seasonally, materials need to be brought in via mule pack to this day! Roberts’ Camp, where the trail will veer towards Sturtevant Falls, was a trail resort in that period and the small cabins that you see were all built prior to WWII. Sturtevant Falls is a hiking trail that is 3 miles long. It was home to a store, dance hall, speakeasy, fish hatchery, U.S. Post Office, and a Los Angeles County library. This hike is a walk in the park with a lovely view; perfect for talking and walking. There is one double bed and 4 bunk beds. Sturtevant Falls is a great trail, located in the San Gabriel Mountains which you can get to from the 210 FWY using the Santa Anita Ave exit. There are four guest cabins that sleep up to eight guests in bunk beds. For those eager to stay in the area, there is lodging further up the trail, past Sturtevant Falls, at Sturtevant's Camp. We are a hike-in camp dating back to the “Great Hiking Era”. The guest cabins are roomy with four pair of bunk beds each; capacity of 8 per cabin. Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4.25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. Once nearly 350 cabins lined the canyon, but now only 81 remain. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/sturtevant-falls-trail Retreat Cabin. Fireplace Room. Gray was a professional photographer that documented mountain life, including photographing all of the camps and cabins of Big Santa Anita Canyon. There’s a lodge with a cafeteria and cabins with twin bunk beds. Sturtevant Camp is located in the upper reaches of Big Santa Anita Canyon, in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. Just like it was in the “Great Hiking Era”, the only way to get to camp is to hike. This is a well-maintained cabin. Towel and toiletries, including shampoo and soap. Sturtevant Camp, Sierra Madre, California. The Canyon looks like something straight out of a storybook. The cabins are privately owned, but the Forest Service prohibits owners from renting them out. In another mile, there will be a trail head on your left side, follow either trail (Gabrielino trail to your left or the Top of Falls trail to your right). B.” Gray, an important figure in the history of the San Gabriel Mountains. 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