Huttopia Paradise Springs- Best Glamping in The Protected Angeles National Forest
Updated: Aug 4
Every year before school starts we head out on a camping adventure and this year would be no different. We were invited by Huttopia Paradise Springs for the second year in a row to come experience their very first Huttopia in the West Coast and we are thrilled they did. This year we got to experience all their upgrades which I'm excited to share down below. It's a beautiful outdoor glamping resort in the heart of the San Gabriel Mountains in The Angeles National Forest. With 150 acres to explore, there's something fun and exciting at every corner. Aside from being surrounded by unspoiled beauty, crisp mountain air and dappled sunlight, Huttopia has everything you expect from nature, while offering comfort and luxury. If you are looking for the perfect Glamping location in Southern California this is definitely it. I’m excited to share with you all about our experience during our stay at Huttopia Paradise Springs. Plus book in 2022 for a $150 discount. Details at the bottom!
Disclosure: This was a hosted stay, however all opinions and reviews are completely my own.
They have 12 ready to camp wooden canvas tents in their Coulter Pine area that are absolutely perfect. UPDATE 2022 This Year they added tons of wooden canvas tents in a new area of the property called Red Rock. The tents overlook the rocky red mountains for an adventurous feel and greater connection to nature. Now you have even more options to choose from. This is a new area in the property but still offering their comfortable and functional accommodations we initially fell in love with. All their tents include everything you can possibly need and are so roomy. We were all highly impressed for the second year in a row. Our tent had 2 bedrooms with the possibility to sleep 5! One with a queen bed and another with full and twin bunkbeds. Our tent had a private shower/restroom, bear safe cooler with cooling packs, dishware, cooking pans, lantern, chairs, full bbq grill, dining table with chairs and extra blankets. Not to mention electricity and a ceiling fan! It's so convenient to have everything you need while camping, without having to pack your whole house. The tent was clean and the beds were very comfy. We got amazing rest falling asleep to the sound of the nature.
As of right now 8/2022 there are 5 tents on property without private restrooms/showers. If you decide to book a tent without a shower they have a bathhouse that is kept spotless.
Huttopia Paradise Springs is set in a beautiful location perfect to enjoy nature and star gaze. However, they have tons of other activities for the whole family to enjoy. They have a designated area for parking so the kiddos are free to run around and explore the camp area.
Pool- Let's start with the pool! Their larger than life spring water pool goes 3-12 feet deep and is perfect to cool off after a day of enjoying the outdoors. The picturesque backdrop is amazing, almost feels surreal. We grabbed some chairs under the bamboo covers and had an amazing time swimming and lounging in their pool floaties.
Community games- There's no need to pack any games because Huttopia has us covered. They had games like, Jenga, Cornhole, Ping Pong, soccer ball, and hula hoops and more! Available for all to enjoy anytime of the day. We had so much fun playing as a family and really enjoyed our time together.
S'mores Night- Every evening there is something fun planned by the Huttopia staff. For safety reasons and the fact that we were in the middle of The Angeles Forest we were unable to start our own fire, however, that did not stop us from having s'mores. The staff started a fire in their communal campfire and provided everything we needed for s'mores night. Yes, no need to bring your own, they got us covered. Smore's happen on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays...weather permitting. We enjoyed some s'mores while getting to know the staff and some of the other families camping. it was the perfect way to end our night at the camp site.
Movie Night- they set up an outdoor movie watching experience under the stars. We got to watch Frozen, so you know our Disney loving hearts were very happy.
Orchard- There is a small orchard where at the moment they are growing delicious apples and pears. We were allowed to freely pick and enjoy them right off the tree. Right next to the orchard is a pond that glistened beautifully as the sun was coming down. Our second time around we even came across a bush with berries and we were able to pick and enjoy. We made sure to ask if they were edible first and to our surprise they were!
Hiking- There are several trails in the surrounding area and guess what? As one of their new weekly activities, Huttopia now offers for no additional charge a private hiking guide. We took a hike with Mike around the property and it was perfect. Hike is tailored to the group so it can be as short or as long as the group would like. It was a 1 mile hike that took us into the forest where we took in some of the areas beautiful views and learned all about the trees and plants around the area.
Goat Yoga! This was another fun morning activity included with our stay. We got to visit with the goat, take pictures and even try some yoga poses with goats on our backs. This was our first experience tying this and it was such a fun and unique experience.
Crafts- Every day at 11am a staff member holds a fun and nature inspired craft for the kiddos on property. We attended Wendy's crafts every day during our stay and it was a highlight of the day for my craft loving kiddo. The crafts were so cute and fun so much so that even the adults joined in! Wendy was super sweet and helpful and we enjoyed her craft and her friendly personality.
Other activities we saw on the weekly list before leaving was a magic show and even a live band! Unfortunately this was on the list for days when we would no longer be on property but I really appreciate all the fun activities they plan during the week.
Hammocks- Is there anything better than laying on a hammock while looking at a beautiful view or listening to the sounds of nature? Hammocks are always such a relaxing treat.
Cafe/bistro- We enjoyed lots of goodies from their cafe/bistro because lets be honest, I don't often cook at home so I did not want to cook while camping. They have a newly installed gorgeous deck with tons of seating and umbrellas. Their menu has expanded from our first visit to include oven pizzas, sandwiches, smoothies, and of course their delicious crepes and croissant breakfast along with many other treats.
Coffee Cart- Yes, they have a coffee cart! My husband and I started our mornings with a Latte and an Americano. Nothing like enjoying a freshly brewed coffee with some beautiful views.
Camp store- If you plan to grill over at your tent theres always the risk of forgetting a condiment or two but luckily Huttopia has a camp store for those last minute items we something forget.
Hospitality- It goes without saying that service can make and break any trip. I'm happy to report the service was amazing. Huttopia staff were very friendly and welcoming. For the second year in a row they made us feel right at home and we can't wait to visit again.
Huttopia Paradise Springs now has a playground by the community area. When I say they really tailor to families I mean it!
There is free WIFI within the community area but does not reach most tents. I did not mind disconnecting for most of the day. After all, it's the perfect excuse to disconnect and enjoy nature.
What’s To Come
When chatting with the friendly staff we learned all about Huttopia's history and also got to learn a little bit of whats to come next year 2023. Huttopia will be open to the public up until October 31 2022. After that they will close down until the summer of 2023, so we are extremely happy we got to visit again this season. Guess what? new things are coming in 2023. We are so happy we got to visit for the second year in a row to experience all their additions and cant wait to visit again next year to see what new surprises are in store.
In conclusion, It’s safe to say we had an amazing stay and can’t recommend Huttopia Paradise Springs enough. We absolutely plan to visit again and look forward to another fun summer getaway in 2023. Want to plan your visit for this year or start planning ahead of time? Head on over to https://canada-usa.huttopia.com/en/site/paradise-springs/
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