Huttopia
Paradise Springs

village
Opening
04/30/2024 > 11/04/2024

In the heart of the San Gabriel Mountains, a mountain spring flows through a wide canyon lush with greenery.

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Huttopia Paradise Springs
18101 Paradise Drive, Valyermo, CA 93563, United States

In the heart of the San Gabriel Mountains, a mountain spring flows through a wide canyon lush with greenery

With its unspoiled beauty, crisp mountain air and dappled sunlight, it’s easy to see why Paradise Springs was a natural choice for our very first Huttopia resort on the West Coast. We’ve been carefully planning Huttopia Paradise Springs for a long time, and we’re excited to welcome you this season!

You’ll find our Huttopia Paradise Springs village high up in the San Gabriel Mountains inside the protected Angeles National Forest. Paradise Springs has long been a destination for people looking to escape greater Los Angeles for the wild. It’s an oasis in a wide canyon ringed by lush desert greenery fed by an artesian spring that flows into a winding creek all year long. That sounds like paradise to us.

WHAT WE LOVE AT HUTTOPIA PARADISE SPRINGS

The natural and refreshing spring running through the property

The deep historical swimming pool with views of the valley

Experience the Chaplin Cabin – a historic retreat nestled in a stunning natural setting.

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Historical 1920s resort – Paradise mountain resort and trout club

Paradise Springs has a fascinating history! In the 1920’s, Noah Beery and his brother Wallace, both Hollywood actors, built stone cabins, a ballroom and other facilities on the site, including a series of spring-fed trout ponds, to create a popular destination for their high-society friends. Old photos and well-documented stories from back then show that Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford and even the iconic Tarzan and Olympic champion swimmer, Johnny Weissmuller and were among the visitors. In later years, John Wayne was known to enjoy the area. Today, Huttopia Paradise Springs is a place where you can walk in the footsteps of these silver screen legends, and even swim in the same pool where the 5-time gold medalist trained.

Bistro
(Everyday except  lunchtime Monday to Thursday 04/26-05/31 & 08/19-11/03)

Coffee
(Everyday)

Breakfast
(Every morning)

Swimming pool
(Everyday)

Camp store
(Everyday)

Little Trappers
(Every morning from 06/01 to 08/18)

Activities & Evening entertainment
(Weekends only 04/26-05/31 & 08/18-11/03 ; Every day 06/01-08/18)

150 acres

71 ready-to-camp tents

SLEEP UNDER CANVAS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

We believe in the richness of experience – the incredible beauty of a starlit desert sky, quiet moments immersed in nature with nothing but the sights, sounds and smells of the canyon around you, and the peace and pleasure of an easy escape to the outdoors.

WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE SURROUNDED BY WILDERNESS OR HISTORY?

RED ROCK

You guessed it! This part of the property is overlooked by a red rock formation. Camp in the heart of a canyon with incredible views of the San Gabriel Mountains. At Red Rock, Nature is king; the wild vegetation that will surround you is home to protected species and at night the dark sky lights up with stars : you’ll feel like a world away. This part of the property is a 10 minutes walk from the main facilities.

COULTER PINE

In the heart of Paradise Springs is Coulter Pine, a place filled with history and large century-old trees. Once a resort for Hollywood stars, we’ve preserved the memory of the place in order for you to experience a historic stay. Here, you’ll be closer to campground services and activities such as the pool, main lodge, and café-bistro. In short, you’ll be in the heart of the action!

CHAPLIN CABIN

Ideally positioned a short walk from from the main lodge and the same swimming pool, the cabon is surrounded by a creek and historic trout ponds. Originally built in the 1920s by Hollywood actor Noah Beery Sr., this was his personal retreat on the grounds of the Noah Beery Paradise Trout Club and even boasts wooden stairs constructed by Charlie Chaplin himslef – a piece of California and Hollywood lore that adds a unique charm to your stay.

CHAPLIN CABIN

Up to 2 people

Sleeping in Chaplin’s cabin : a unique experience! Ideal for couples, this cabin perfectly combines space and comfort. You’ll love its old-cabin charm, paired with quintessential design. Surrounded by a creak and historic trout ponds, the bucolic atmosphere is perfect for unwinding. Not to mention the private patio with a hot tub to enjoy the Angeles Forest.

1 bedroom   |   Equipped kitchen   |   Bathroom and toilet   |   Lounge seating and jacuzzi

TRAPPEUR PACIFIC

Up to 5 people | 425 sq. ft.

Our Trappeur tent offers families the comforts of home like electricity, a kitchenette, a private bathroom and a large enclosed deck with an outdoor sink and a lounge area.

Be prepared to camp differently: All tents in the Red Rock area are powered with solar.

Kitchenette   |   2 bedrooms   |   Electricity   |   Bathroom   |   BBQ   |   Outdoor sink

TRAPPEUR DUO PACIFIC

Up to 2 People | 425 sq. ft.

The comforts of home in the heart of nature ideal for a romantic stay. Our Trapper Duo features a king bed and real mattress, plus solar power for a sustainable stay in the heart of a canyon.

Be prepared to camp differently: All tents in the Red Rock area are powered with solar.

Kitchenette   |   King bed   |   Solar power   |   Bathroom   |   BBQ   |   Outdoor sink

CANADIENNE PACIFIC

Up to 5 people | 350 sq. ft.

Our Canadienne was inspired by the lifestyle of trappers in far Northern Canada. The little sister of the Trappeur, it has a kitchenette and electricity for a comfortable stay as well as a large enclosed deck with an outdoor lounge area.

Be prepared to camp differently: All tents in the Red Rock area are powered with solar.

Kitchenette   |   2 bedrooms   |   Electricity   |   Shared bathroom   |   BBQ

Parking: What You Need to Know

A signature element of Huttopia glamping resorts is central parking areas located away from your accommodations so that guests can enjoy their surroundings and their experience peacefully and safely. Wheeled carts are available in all parking lots for the convenient unloading and loading of your things. We want all of our guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature during their stay, and not having vehicle noise or headlights close by makes a big difference.

THE HUTTOPIA EXPERIENCE

Eco-friendly shower amenities
Provided by Public Goods

Linens are included
Sheets and towels

Pets are welcome
For an additional fee

Large decks
With private garden furniture

Baby Kit rental
July-August

Down and feather blankets
To keep warm under canvas

Private BBQ
With every accommodation

DISCOVER OUR SERVICES FOR A HASSLE-FREE VACATION

At the Café-Bistro during mealtime, on the terrace after a fulfilling day, at the reception for information, or in the cozy main lodge, each space has been designed for you to have a wonderful vacation!

LET’S EAT!

BREAKFAST

 

The most important meal of the day. If you wish, start your day with a true French breakfast: Fresh bread with butter and jam, croissants or muffins, yogurt, fresh orange juice, and espresso… As well as our sweet or savory crepes!

CAFÉ-BISTRO

 

Feeling a bit peckish? Dive into our salads, sandwiches, burgers, fries, or savor our delightful homemade pizzas, prepared with our special Huttopia recipe! A spot for gathering and camaraderie, settle onto the terrace and relish your meal.

BAR

 

We welcome you all day for a quick coffee, latte, cappuccino, fruit juice, kombucha, coconut water… Take the opportunity to order a small ice cream! Please note that we do not sell alcohol.

Bistro
(Everyday, except Monday-Friday lunchtime between 04/26 – 05/31 & 08/19 – 11/03)

Café-Bar
(Everyday)

Breakfast
(Every morning)

Camp store
(Everyday)

Huttopia Camp Store

Our camp store features a carefully curated selection of supplies to make your visit extra special, including camping essentials, snacks, desserts, drinks and ice for coolers. Pick up some local drinks, s’mores supplies for the campfire, firewood or a souvenir of your Huttopia experience. Guests love our sweatshirts and t-shirts that you can only get at our camp stores, as well as items like enamelware camp coffee mugs!

WE WELCOME YOU…

TO THE MAIN LODGE

 

New in 2024! Explore our Living Center, a welcoming building where you’ll find our reception, bar, shop, as well as spaces to grab a coffee, read, play, and spend time together.

TO THE GOOD SEED CABIN

 

We have restored this beautiful 1920s chalet to create a warm and open space for everyone to play board games or read a book by the fireplace. Discover a piece of Paradise Springs’ history.

TO RED ROCK BASECAMP

 

New for 2024! Enjoy our new service point in the Red Rock area. You’ll find a shaded terrace with games for children, as well as a contact point and Wi-Fi to connect with our team!

Visitors information

Wifi

Board games

Book corner

Emergency phone

WANT TO ORGANIZE AN EVENT?

Whether for professional or personal outings, Paradise Springs is the perfect destination to host your group. Our facilities include a dedicated seminar room with air-conditioning, high-speed internet, dozens of chairs and tables that can be rearranged as needed, a projector, as well as a large patio! Inquire about our other group offerings, including catering.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Baby Kits Rentals

Linens and towels included

Cleaning products included

CLOSE TO THE RESORT

Our resort is lost in the wilderness but you will find small grocery stores and other amenities in the lovely mountain town of Wrightwood, about 25 minutes drive from Paradise Springs.

WHAT AN ADVENTURE!

A true haven of peace in the heart of the mountains, Huttopia Paradise Springs also offers numerous activities to ensure you never get bored: take a dip in the pool, explore our creek and pond (in the middle of the desert!), play a game with the family, or watch a movie under the stars…

A historic swimming pool

Our famous refreshing spring-water swimming pool ! It might be surprising to find a pool so big in spot like this, but then again this is a very special place. Dating back to the 1920s when the original camp was built, it’s been extensively renovated and remains a delightful place for young and old alike.

Grab a deckchair under the trees to enjoy a good book and relax, or get in the water and cool off…

Spring ahead

Huttopia Paradise Springs is named for the artesian spring that supplies clear, cool and fresh water all year long to local plants and animals, as well as to our camp in the canyon.

And it’s this abundance of water that helps to keep Paradise Springs cool and green in the heart of a relatively dry, desert area. Follow the small stream to discover our ponds.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HUTTOPIA PARADISE SPRINGS

Hike with Mike

Local hiking expert Mike takes guests on a variety of hikes thru the San Gabriels. Hiking levels range from family friendly nature walks to all day adventures.

Nature Yoga

Grab your mat and join our local Yoga teacher for some movement to get you going for the day!

Movie ‘stars’ night

What better way to rediscover classic Hollywood movies than with a cinema night under the stars? Our outdoor movie nights take you back to the movies that made Los Angeles the ‘City of Stars’.

SMOKEY THE BEAR

Fire safety is extremely important here in southern California. To ensure we are all educated, Smokey the Bear regularly visits our site to deliver child-friendly fire safety workshops (when he’s not busy fighting forest fires, of course).

JOIN THE FUN
(Weekends only 04/27-05/31 and 08/19-11/03; Everyday 06/01-08/18)

In the evening, come and watch an outdoor movie, take in a concert on the terrace, listen to stories and eat s’mores around the communal campfire and check out the stars – truly a sight to behold in the desert night sky. We update our activities calendar regularly, but expect surprises…

 

EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS

With 135 acres to explore at Huttopia Paradise Springs, and hundreds of thousands more all around us, there is plenty to see just steps away from your tent’s front door.

There are hiking trails perfect for the whole family that will lead you to unforgettable views of the mountains and the valley.

The Angeles National Forest is known for being a great destination for outdoor activities, and Huttopia Paradise Springs is the perfect place to start your adventure.

STARGAZING

Huttopia Paradise Springs is located on the other side of the San Gabriel mountain range, in the middle of the Angeles National Forest. We are in a canyon, between two mountains, far from any visual pollution… The stargazing is incredible, and we use very little light on site so you can enjoy it. A magical night under the stars.

PLENTY FOR KIDS TO DO

Playgrounds

 

Children can let loose on the slide, swings, and even water games… Available in Coulter Pine and Red Rock areas.

The Little Trappeurs

 

Every morning from 06/01 to 08/18, the little ones (5-12 years old) can make friends at the Little Trappers! On the agenda: nature discovery activities, teepee building, craft…

GAMES AND SPORTS

Available everyday

Foosball

Ping Pong

Pétanque

Corn hole

Board games

Book corner

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

Conveniently located just over an hour from parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and less than thirty minutes from Palmdale and Wrightwood, Huttopia Paradise Springs is an easy escape from the “real world.”

Above and Beyond

We may be an easy drive from Los Angeles, but once you’re up in the San Gabriel Mountains and inside Angeles National Forest, it will feel like a world away. The crisp, clear air at 5,000 feet up fills your lungs as you take in the mountain and valley views. The San Gabriels separate the City of Los Angeles from the Mojave Desert, and are home to a wide range of animal and plant species drawn to its wild mountain lands.

When it’s too hot down below, it can be much cooler and comfortable here in the mountains. That’s why people have been drawn to the mountains for generations. Thankfully, some forward-thinking people worked to protect this natural treasure more than 100 years ago, and today it remains an attractive destination for people seeking outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, camping, fishing and more.

DID YOU KNOW?

Elevations within the Angeles National Forest range from just over 1,000 feet to over 10,00 feet

One third of Los Angeles’ drinking water comes from the Angeles National Forest

There are 548 miles of trails within the Angeles National Forest

HIGH CHAPARRAL

Angeles National Forest features dense chaparral that thrives in the region’s mild winters and hot, dry summers. As elevations rise, pine and fir trees cover mountainsides and peaks. We recommend exploring the area on one of the many trails maintained by the U.S. Forest Service as well as local volunteers.

Angeles National Forest trails

0 – 40+ miles

Located all around Paradise Springs is the Angeles National Forest. Head towards Big Pines and hike parts of the PCT, or drive to Mount Baden-Powell for gorgeous views…

Wrightwood

18 miles

Wrightwood is a small mountain town by a ski resort – Big Pines. It has an array of nice restaurants, shops and bars.

Angeles Crest Highway

15 miles

Attention : part of the highway is closed by Big Pines. Gorgeous scenic highway in the San Gabriel Mountains, with stunning views of the mountains and the city below.

Angeles Crest Highway

15 miles

Attention : part of the highway is closed by Big Pines. Gorgeous scenic highway in the San Gabriel Mountains, with stunning views of the mountains and the city below.

Ziplines at Pacific Crest

19 miles

A thrilling zipline in the mountains by Wrightwood! Views of the forest below with heights of up to 300ft and 1500ft length!

Charlie Brown Farms

15 miles

A quircky shop in the desert town of Littlerock. A real landmark for the locals, this shop has been around for over 90 years and offers collectibles, retro sodas, local products and many other things…

THE PARADISE TROUT CLUB HISTORY

HOLLYWOOD RETREAT

 

Noah Beery and his younger brother Wallace, actors in 1920’s Hollywood, purchased the land in 1923 with the goal of creating a retreat for their friends – some of the biggest film stars of the day as well as leaders of industry.

OLYMPIC POOL

 

the massive pool the Beery’s constructed was used for training by actor and athlete Johnny Weissmuller, who went on to win five Olympic gold medals for swimming. You can still swim in it today.

INVITES ONLY

 

At the height of prohibition, the Beery’s Paradise Trout Club became a popular destination for those fortunate enough to be invited. With its grand ballroom, stone cabins and ponds, it was a destination in itself.