Camp Facilities Show sub menu. The cabins include covered mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, and propane wall heaters. 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. Cabin 106 is the last remaining structure of Roberts Camp, once the hub of Big Santa Anita Canyon activity. Chapel & Gallery. Bath Facilities. Plus you do not need to carry your personal items up. 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). There are four guest cabins for a capacity of 32 people. 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. Sturtevant Camp looked like a typical sleep-away camp, according to the online photos. Adams’ Pack Station only packs to Sturtevant Camp on. 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. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. 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. Sturtevant Falls is a nice short 3.5 mile RT in the Chantry Flats area. 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. Of the 350 original cabins only about 80 remain today; the others having succumbed to floods and fire. Coincidentally, the camp itself, is located at the bottom, or start, of the arrow’s shaft. This trail is part of several different trails, Zion, Mt. The Big Santa Anita Creek flows year-round through the canyon. The Big Swing, a small zip-line, badminton / volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoes; ping pong, various board games, and of course, unlimited hiking. In particular, please note that these cabins are NOT homes. $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! Honeymoon Cottage. Guest Cabins. Exclusive Use. We are a hike-in camp dating back to the “Great Hiking Era”. Plan for at least a three hour hike. 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. (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. Downfall is the parking, fills up VERY quickly. Trash removal. 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. 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. This shady location along the creek is where the original trail from Sierra Madre provided hikers their first…. For those still residing there seasonally, materials need to be brought in via mule pack to this day! Sturtevant Falls is an excellent choice for a city getaway. 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. 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. 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). Jun 14, 2020 - Rent from people in Sturtevant Falls, CA from $20/night. Sturtevant Falls was a fairly easy hike. 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. Depending on your menu, you might need stuff for preparing your food. Cabin 62. Guest Cabins. There is one double bed and 4 bunk beds. Photo taken near Fern Lodge, just downstream from Sturtevant Falls. 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. The trailhead to Sturtevant Falls is at the white pipe gate just as you enter the Chantry parking lot. The camp often has left over staples such as condiments, syrup, oil, coffee, etc. You cannot live in them permanently and you cannot rent them to others. Change of clothes, appropriate for the season and predicted weather. Fully renovated several years ago including extensive roof replacement and new floors and windows. 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. | About Waterfall Wednesdays! Cabin 80, owned by craftsman, poet and fiddler Ajax Moon, is for sale. For those eager to stay in the area, there is lodging further up the trail, past Sturtevant Falls, at Sturtevant's Camp. There are many restrictions on the cabins of Big SAC due to their historic nature and the lease previsions. […] Honeymoon Cottage: The Honeymoon Cottage sleeps up to 2 in a double bed. Sturtevant Falls is a hiking trail that is 3 miles long. The Lodge. There is a a propane heater for those chilly nights. Check-in at Adams’ Pack Station prior to hiking in. 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. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/sturtevant-falls-trail Items you want packed out come out the following Friday. There are a few types of cabin available to hire for the tourists: Guest Cabins. Ranger Cabin. This also includes pots, pans, oven safe cookware and gloves/potholders, etc; Plastic/Saran wrap and foil; cast iron skillets and casserole type dishes? Cabin … 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. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. It is home to 81 rustic cabins, a working pack station, a historic mountain camp, and a waterfall. Sturtevant Falls is a lovely hike. * Check with your host about emergency communications. Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4.25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. 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. It was home to a store, dance hall, speakeasy, fish hatchery, U.S. Post Office, and a Los Angeles County library. Gray was a professional photographer that documented mountain life, including photographing all of the camps and cabins of Big Santa Anita Canyon. At lovely Sturtevant Falls, water tumbles 50 feet down a sheer rock face into a wide pool at the hike’s terminus. 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. Also: the outdoor chapel, and the nature trail out to the canyon overlook (good for night-time stargazing.). The guest cabins are sizable with four pairs of bunk beds each; capacity of 8 per cabin. Your cell or smart phone, because it won’t work (Verizon sometimes from the heliport.)*. If you arrive on Friday, you should not have a problem parking. The closest cabin is a .75 mile hike and the furthest is around a 4 mile hike in. The full trip is a little over 4.3 miles.  The trails are moderate to difficult, but most people do not have a problem with the hike if they take their time.  Also, we have found that children also make it just fine.  Even the very young ones. The 3.3-mile hike from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls follows a pristine creek past resort era cabins. Located in Big Santa Anita Canyon, Angeles National Forest, only a four mile hike from Chantry Flat. This hike is a walk in the park with a lovely view; perfect for talking and walking. Outhouse was also completely rebuilt. Bottled water is also provided for those that are uncomfortable with the standards. See more ideas about Sturtevant falls, Sturtevant, Fall. Sturtevant Falls was named for canyon pioneer Wilbur M. Sturtevant, who carved out a trail in the 1890s and built his Sturtevant Camp trail resort two miles up canyon from the falls. 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. Email dburgess@sturtevantcamp.com, http://www.sturtevantcamp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/simple-map-chantry-to-sturtevant.pdf. Also, all the clean-up items. Cabin at the sturtevant falls. The cabins are privately owned, but the Forest Service prohibits owners from renting them out. 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. Check with the camp before you shop. The canyon is best described by the following excerpt a the 1920’s short story by Charles Francis Saunders: Sturtevant Falls Follow the creek, occasionally crossing it, along a well-used path past cute little cabins until you reach the waterfall. Fireplace Room. Wilson by Larry Webster. A Cabin with Provenance Cabin 16 was owned by Ernest “E. Sturtevant Camp, Sierra Madre, California. B.” Gray, an important figure in the history of the San Gabriel Mountains. Camp Kitchen. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. 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. Materials for these cabins was hauled in on mules and people’s backs for the numerous building projects. Follow the asphalt road 3/4 mile to the bottom. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. There’s a lodge with a cafeteria and cabins with twin bunk beds. 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. Parking at Adam's Pack Station. Another, Cabin 99, has had a price reduction from $56,000 to $50,000 FIRM (no negotiation). The cabin was built in 1918 and retains its original charm. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and instant oatmeal are provided complimentary to all guests and hikers. Reservations Show sub menu. Towel and toiletries, including shampoo and soap. Dec 14, 2012 - Explore Wendy Johnson's board "Sturtevant Falls" on Pinterest. If you decide to bring a smart phone for the camera, remember that electricity is limited to lighting only. This also  means that your group must check-in prior to 5 pm. 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. Photo taken from Mt. It was founded and used back in the 1890s for the first time. At the end of the little red arrow is the heliport at Sturtevant Camp. If you are looking for a true wilderness hike, you may find the rustic cabins and heavy crowds a bit disconcerting, but the historic nature of the canyon, the foliage and the water features make this a trip worth taking. The bathhouse and retreat cabin have hot showers and sinks, flush toilets, toilet paper and paper towels. 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. Just like it was in the “Great Hiking Era”, the only way to get to camp is to hike. There are many hiking trail choices here which make it great for young children as well as advanced hikers. 1.9K likes. There are three propane refrigerator/freezers, a six-burner stove top, two ovens, and a grill top. Your trash will be packed out by the friendly donkeys. Purchase an adventure pass for $5/day from the pack station (one for each day of your trip). From finding little hidden abandoned buildings to handsome little cabins, some water, and a lot of the beauty nature has to offer, it really is a perfect trail. There are four guest cabins that sleep up to eight guests in bunk beds. This secluded cabin is located approximately 2 miles from the Chantry Flat trailhead, just below Hoegee’s Campground. 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. Unlike most hikes, you will start hiking on a steep incline going down first. 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…. ALL cabins are hike in (you park at Chantry Flat and walk in). 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. Retreat Cabin. 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. All bedding is provided for you so no need to bring a sleeping bag. The Bobcat Fire dropping down into upper Big Santa Anita Canyon. You can purchase a pass at Adam's Pack Station at the parking lot area. 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. Retreat Cabin: The Retreat Cabin sleeps up to 6. All-in-all, I would highly recommend Sturtevant Falls Trail. Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking. The cost is a mere dollar a pound. Parking is at a premium. Here, where Winter Creek meets the main creek, is the site of Roberts’ Camp and still so called. So, there are four guest cabins with a capacity of 32 visitors in total. Group leaders and parents: the camp is located in true wilderness, and operates under special conditions. This is among the most popular hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains, and with good reason. The additional, private cabins that are a part of Robert’s Camp and Sturtevant Camp were also built in the early 1900s. You will pass privately owned historical cabins that compliment the scenery and remind you of an era long gone. 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. Even on a weekday, there are a lot of people and a lot of kids running wild. 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. It is located on Santa Oline Creek (aka San Olene Creek), the seasonal watershed that is…, Built originally in the early 1940’s Completely rebuilt except fireplace in early 1990’s Cabin in great condition Outhouse is clean and freshly painted Great view Next to stream Fireplace Beautiful redwood exterior and white pine interior Hardwood floors Security doors and shutters Sink connected to French drain Skylight Mouse proof cabin Cabin has no USFS…. Sturtevant Falls is located a few miles North of Sierra Madre California in Big Santa Anita Canyon. The guest cabins are roomy with four pair of bunk beds each; capacity of 8 per cabin. Make sure you purchase an adventure day pass or if you hike often enough, I suggest getting the annual pass. The falls still runs and isn't dried out, which is great. Sturtevant Falls is one of the finest waterfalls in Angeles National Forest. 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. This allows the pack station to contact the volunteer host to let them know you are on your way. Sturtevant Falls is one of the Los Angeles waterfall hikes. More questions? The Canyon looks like something straight out of a storybook. Therefore the host will meet with you on arrival, and set a time for a brief orientation with your group or family. This is a well-maintained cabin. It’s filled with cabins, oak trees, rambling brooks, stone walls and picturesque cabins. 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. Camp Activities. Cabin 62 is in the main section of the canyon, in the Fern Lodge area, on the way to Sturtevant Falls. Final Thoughts: Sturtevant Falls. 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. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 191 countries. Located in the Big Santa Anita Canyon and in the San Gabriels Mountains, it is a hidden gem that many locals know about. Once nearly 350 cabins lined the canyon, but now only 81 remain. The early part is a bit exposed, but once you get to the creek you'll be surrounded by trees. Sturtevant Camp’s heliport is marked by the small red arrow. Here’s your chance to own a canyon landmark. You cannot use the cabin for commercial purposes which means you cannot rent the cabin. Sturtevant Camp is located in the upper reaches of Big Santa Anita Canyon, in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. Sturtevant Lodge Show sub menu. 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