Wildly Spectacular CaveCastle in the Granite Dells

Castle hosted by Happy Oasis & Free

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Healthy, safe getaway perfect as a personal retreat with lots of fresh air and sunshine plus 10,000 acres to hike, bike and relax. Located in the heart of the gorgeous Granite Dells, this awe-inspiringly beautiful, CaveCastle is built of flagstone and towering natural granite cliffs that create a light, cave-like interior with spectacular panoramic views. The Cave Castle is the architectural feature in Prescott Woman Magazine April/May 2018. An inviting warm winter retreat short & long term.

The space
Dramatic design features include a bold flagstone and granite cliff exterior, a wooden spiral staircase with white railings and a two-story living room with natural granite cliff walls graced with the elegant circular staircase surrounded by lofts above joined by walk ways with wooden railings on three sides. The spacious open floor plan includes a king bed and a queen bed. Featuring a built in office desk and a dining room, each of the two bay windows invite nature's beauty in with high ceilings and lots of light.

Once upstairs, take in the exultant 360 degree views of the surrounding Dells from the enormous rooftop patio which is ideal for dining, intimate weddings, yoga and sunbathing. Built in 2017 with more heating options to choose from than any home we know: stay cozy with the granite walls and plenty of state-of-the-art built-in-to-the-wall heat in each room wall. Plus, warm up on the silent radiant-heated hardwood floors. Enjoy a flickering fire on the sheepskin rugs by the real wood stove.

Cherry kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, marble hearth and marble entry floors. Bay windows frame in views of tall trees and boulder cliffs.

Imagine a living rock wall with plants growing out of it! Plus, several natural waterfalls cascading down the living room, bathroom and kitchen cliffs after each rain! Bathroom features include: hardwood floors, double antique vanities with mountain vistas to enjoy while brushing your teeth, glass block shower entrance walls, quartz pebble shower floors, marble shower walls, and a spacious shower window with views. The dining room features an arched flower bouquet alcove above bookcases built into the dining room beside the bay window which overlooks a flagstone patio with boulders, a garden and views of the canyon's cliffs beyond.

Landscaping is comprised of mostly surreal peach-rock granitic hills and with sizable shade trees. Amidst spectacular scenery, three private pastel flagstone patios are connected by winding pathways and simple foot bridges over a seasonal stream. The carport features a natural flagstone floor.

Luxuriate and be soothed in the indoor jacuzzi with inspiring cliff and tree vistas. Write your book from the custom executive wooden desk built into the bay window with heavenly postcard views. Drift to sleep while taking in the surreal Mars-like views of the boulders and starlit skies from beneath your covers.

A trail outside the Cave Castle's door leads to a creek and the world-class Granite Gardens Trails. Walking to, kayaking on, and bicycling around nearby Watson Lake are favorite activities for adventure loving guests.

Enjoy full access to the entire 2-story home which comes fully furnished and gracefully appointed. Enjoy the high ceilings, two-story living cave room, spacious master bedroom with executive desk built into the bay window with exquisite views, plus a queen bed in the guest loft, two spacious baths with boulder cliffs inside, private cherry wood kitchen with dining nook graced by cliffs, patios, decks, seasonal (April - Oct) solarium-covered swimming pool, hammock, seasonal pond, island, tall trees, canyon trails that lead to nearby Granite Creek and the gorgeous Granite Gardens Trails.

The Wildly Spectacular CaveCastle is one of six AirBnB accommodations at Heaven on Earth Retreat. If the Cave Castle is not available then perhaps you can book the Healthy Treehouse Suite, Spectacular Suite in the Gorgeous Granite Dells, Best Granite Dells Sunrise Studio, Sunroom Suite with Pool & Trails or Beachfront Canyon Tiny Treasure.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING: EV charging at 110v is available at all our AirBnB rentals for $20/day.

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: This is a wildlife sanctuary. You will hear countless birds singing in the morning, crickets, cicadas, bullfrogs and toads croaking, and coyotes howling under the full moon. You might encounter a pack of wild javelinas at night prowling around the compost feeding area, an occasional raccoon, or skunk, squirrels, chipmunks and rodents of all kinds, lots of small, dinosaur-like lizards sunbathing on the boulders and patio. You may spot exotic insects of all varieties. None of these will hurt you if you keep your distance.

REFUNDS: There are absolutely no refunds for wildlife encounters of any kind outside or inside.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub - available all year
EV charger - level 1
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Prescott

Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 8, 2023

4.77 out of 5 stars from 239 reviews


Where you’ll be

Prescott, Arizona, United States

The quiet setting is a dream, perhaps especially for hikers, bicyclists, rock climbers, nature lovers, artists, meditators, writers, professionals (who require serenity), vacationers, yoga lovers, retirees and musicians as well as those seeking to build or buy a home in the Prescott area.

This is a small hamlet surrounded by wilderness, yet just 10 minutes from downtown Prescott. Humble, country homes grace this friendly, safe neighborhood in a national park like setting featuring canyon cliffs and trails.

Located at the very end of a cul-de-sac, this Cave Castle is located in a private wildlife sanctuary called Heaven on Earth where an impressive variety of wildlife abounds. To protect the wildlife and ensure serenity, no pets are permitted at this smoke-free, health-enhancing, serene residence.

A private trail leads to mile after mile of the world-class Granite Dells hiking trails that reveal some of Arizona's most extraordinary scenery. Magnificent Watson and Willow Lakes are a little more than a spectacular mile away by hiking, biking or driving. Prescott Airport is conveniently located 4 miles away.

Hosted by Happy Oasis & Free

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We, Happy and Free (otherwise known as The Love Troubadours), love to host guests from around the world! As an Adventure Anthropologist, Happy lived abroad for more than a decade thus far, mostly out of a backpack, volunteering wherever she roamed.

When not hosting interesting guests, Happy and Free love to travel together in recent years, often in our creational vehicle (our humble RV) both nationally and internationally. Baja California, The Yucatan, Maui, Oregon and Florida are our most common second homes in the winter. We have traveled to about 25 countries, and feel we are just getting started!

Free (otherwise known as Johnny Liberty) is the author of several books including the Global Sovereign's Handbook while Happy is the author of Uncivilized Ecstasies, New Zealand's best-selling adventure poetry book and Bliss Conscious Communication, the first in it's field. Both Happy and Free (otherwise known as Johnny Light) enjoy writing songs, playing music and engaging in creative art projects.

We are the only guides in Prescott (to our knowledge), calling ourselves the "Granite Dells Guides", specializing in short, fun, easy, affordable excursions in the spectacular wilderness surrounding Heaven on Earth Retreat & Wildlife Sanctuary. Feel free to ask us about guided hiking, bicycling, sailing and windsurfing on 1 - 3 hour custom-tailored adventures for individuals or small groups after you arrive.

We finished building our new Cliff Chalet with the Majestic Suite, Sunrise Studio and Sunroom Suite in the summer of 2015 and the spectacular Cave Castle in the winter of 2018. What an adventure! Happy was the General Contractor, designed, painted, and shopped for all the materials and subcontractors while Free was the Project Manager, lead carpenter, mason and electrician.

We are wishing to continuously ameliorate the ambiance and quality of experience for our guests; thus, we are always open to constructive suggestions. Most of all, we are at your service, deeply grateful for your future friendship, for your visit and for your consideration!

~ Happy & Free (Forever)
We, Happy and Free (otherwise known as The Love Troubadours), love to host guests from around the world! As an Adventure Anthropologist, Happy lived abroad for more than a decade t…

During your stay

It’s a beautiful place! ~ Brian

A great place to be (in the Dells) and easy to get to surrounding sites. ~ Joseph

This accommodations were really comfortable and inviting. The surrounding is a natural paradise! We spent evenings on the porches looking at the stars. John and Happy were wonderful hosts and made us feel at home before we even arrived. We will come back again. ~ Stephanie

My family and I had a fantastic weekend. The house is one of a kind. It’s so quiet and relaxing there. We absolutely loved it. I would absolutely recommend this place and wouldn’t hesitate to book it again. ~ Matthew

Beautiful and unusual house, quiet secluded area. My AT&T cell did not get reception there. Excellent WI-FI though. Very clean, fresh and comfortable. The spiral staircase inside takes a little getting used to. Can opt to go up regular stairs outside. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, Happy and Free made my family feel welcome when they stopped by too. ~ Dawn

One of the nicest places I have ever visited. Happy & Free have truly created an exceptional environment for a peaceful retreat. ~ Laura Dragon

If you want a quiet, serene escape with excellent views and hiking that’s just a short distance from Prescott, this is an excellent choice. ~ Melia

This is the perfect place. Happy and Free and wonderful, the suite is perfect, the pool is inviting, and the location is A+. Hiking trails out the back. Lakes, beautiful landscape, close to everything you'll need. ~ Jon

Happy and Free are amazing people.The property was better than expected and I felt right at home. Beautiful home, beautiful yard, wonderful hosts.Perfect place to stay and rejuvenate. I will definitely be back. Thanks guys! ~ William

Very nice retreat location. ~ Dan & Julie

Pictures do not do it justice... easily one of my most unique Airbnb experiences!! The house is built into the Dells, with rock outcroppings lining the entire back and side wall. It stays nice and comfortable during the day and the perfect temperature at night! All of the side and rooftop decks were amazing! The pool was a dream:)) can’t wait to return! ~ Ellen

Quite scenic. Lovely hike to the Watson Lake "waterfall". It was actually the damn releasing water, but very picturesque. Comfortable bed, responsive wifi, the pool & hottub were especially nice. ~ Lisa

Beautiful and serene. had an amazing time! ~ Nevena Mia

What an absolutely gorgeous space- both inside and out:). Enjoyed meeting and talking with Happy and Free. They are very knowledgeable about Prescott and places to explore in the area. ~ Terry

This is a Shangra La. I was welcomed upon arrival and shown the elegant space. The garden area is the perfect morning coffee, afternoon respite, evening download spot among the Dells. Fantastic walking hiking area. I would highly recommend Happy and Free. ~ Hilarie

We were lucky enough to stay at this awesome peaceful house for two nights. It left us wanting more! The surrounding nature is very serene and peaceful, we explored the granite rocks literally right outside the door, as well as the many trails surrounding the property. At night we spent our time on the roof stargazing and listening to the night sounds. We took a couple relaxing dips in the hot tub too which was great after our hikes! Downtown Prescott is a short drive away for dinner, shopping, and breweries. We also played disc golf at a brand new course at stunning Watson Lake which is about a 5 minute drive. Happy and John were great hosts that were very easy to get ahold of by email or by phone. They greeted us at checkin and were great with recommendations. This place is very unique and right in the middle of nature! ~ Don

Close to downtown Prescott, a short drive to Jerome, and a day adventure to Sedona. A Shangri-la nestled in against wonderful rock formations. ~ Deborah

With lots of space to spread out and breathtaking surroundings, this is a place to spoil yourself! Easy access to many trails. Quiet and serene. ~ Leisha

Our stay at Happy and John's was too short! Imagine paradise in 3 days! Yoga on the sun drenched deck surrounded by nature.s majestic boulders. Hiking trails and lake right there. Our own green house porch with living plants! Large rooms....many windows, privacy and quiet. Immaculate! We could literally (Website hidden by Airbnb) TV/cell phone. We were met with fresh fruit and vegan treats. Not for city slickers, here, in this natural, pure and quiet sanctuary. ~ Kathleen

If you want a unique living experience try this one among the rocks of Granite Gardens in Prescott. The setting is outdoorsy but very comfortable. We appreciated heaters in every room as the nights were cool. Happy is very accommodating and kind. The breakfast was sparse: bananas and apples, but she gave good recommendations for eating out. Hiking trails began right on their property. It is truly an eco friendly place - very quiet and relaxing. The stars were magnificent! Highly recommend. ~ Mary

This is a beautiful home in a great location. John and Happy were incredibly kind and welcoming. A unique and wonderful getaway. We will definitely come again and would recommend this place to anyone! ~ Kelly

Great find! Would absolutely stay again! ~ Kasey

“The location for this AirBnB is a hidden sanctuary and called Happy And Free Oasis. The tranquility oozes everywhere and allows one to relax. I have been to hotels just before arrival to this place, and am writing this message after spending a night at a hotel right after Happy and Free's house. I slept better in their house than anywhere else in a long time. Upon arrival, the house was spotless (and we thought we left it that way, too), the beds were very comfortable, towels were thick clean white and there was plenty of them. The internet worked great and I did not miss the TV a single bit. Thank you for your hospitality.” ~ Kari from Finland

“Thanks for having us in your home. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful place.” ~ Lynn & Joe

“ I came to your home last Easter and it was so wonderful. I saw the spread in the recent Prescott Woman and you have really made progress. Seems like you are into alternative B&B guests and enjoying them. I hope there will be more gatherings, that I am able to come out and see hour Oasis.” ~ Marcia Cossaboom (10/8/15)(Prescott, Arizona)

“I am so happy I found Heaven on Earth on AirBnb. It was just what we needed, a quiet, tranquil, coming home to nature respite for Dan & I. You have done an amazing job rebuilding your house. We originally fell in love with the Granite Dells last spring when visiting for 3 days. Finding your place to stay right in them couldn’t have been any better for us. Thank you so very much for the information re: Prescott and area, the homes and weather, all invaluable for our retirement home search. And of course for all the delicious smoothies! I do regret not swimming the first day we were here, the pool is so inviting. Best wishes to you and John for a wonderfully fulfilling trip in the RV this year. I hope some day you drive over to Bloomington, Indiana and stop in to catch up with us.” ~ Sue & Dan Greiner (10/8/15)(Bloomington, Indiana)

“ Saw your article in the Prescott Woman this month. Just wanted to say hi and let you know how much I enjoyed the article. The house looks amazing. Hope all is well.” ~ Carol Gilson (10/8/15)(Raw Spirit Festival Staff, 2009 - 2010, Prescott, Arizona)

“Heaven on Earth is certainly aptly named providing much needed respite from the throws of the hustle and bustle.” ~ Micah Van Hove (9/25/15)(Ojai, California)

“We had a wonderful visit. Thank you for showing us your life. It is spectacular. We loved every minute and Johnny too. Thank you for making all of us healthier, and mindful and happier, of course. I love you.” ~ Judy Furse (9/22/15)(Manning, South Carolina)

“Your home is beautiful!!! We really hope to come back and see all around the area. It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to live like this. Thank you for everything. God bless!!!” ~ The Hamburgers (9/16/15)(Kentucky)

“This was the perfect place for us to spend some time outdoors after a long hot Phoenix summer. Thank you for sharing your home and for the works of wonder you have created here. Peace and wonderment.” ~ Jo & Tedi (9/14/15)(Sustainability Director City of Glendale, Arizona)

“We were very much in need of some R&R and this really did it for us! Such a beautiful home, beautiful couple, and overall beautiful experience! You will definitely see us again soon! Thanks.” ~ Michelle and Tom (9/8/15)(Cottonwood, Arizona)

“What an amazing and lovely place to escape to. I’m looking forward to another adventure here and experiencing more of the area and getting to know you both more. Thank you! “ ~ Heidi Letsinger (9/7/15)(Tucson, Arizona)

“Thank you dear Happy and John for making our stay more delightful than we could have imagined. Looking forward to seeing you again, and please know you have a place to stay with us in Oro Valley.” ~ Lesli & Mike Hanby (8/31/15)(Oro Valley, Arizona)

Thank you for sharing your peaceful gentle space with us. A wonderful inspiration in this time for us. We have been enjoying the energy of the rocks, nature and the land. I have been delighting in your book Happy, Bliss Conscious Communication!! Wish we were staying longer so I could finish reading it. We look forward to when we see you again. This land is so magical. May you both continue to be greatly blessed with great abundance, joy and love. Hugs to you both.” ~ Annie & Steven J (8/27/15)(Tucson, Arizona)

“Thank you so much for making your home available to us. It has been a truly wonderful retreat - one that we hope to repeat whenever we visit. Until we meet again.” ~ Mal & Kay Shakespeare (Direct Descendants of William Shakespeare, England & Montgomery, Texas)

“Your kindness and hospitality elevated our stay from great to phenomenal! The surroundings can’t be adequately described; the landscape is beyond words. Congratulations on completing your lovely new house. It is obvious you built it to maximize the views. We hope to visit many times in the future.” ~ Bobby & Karen Banks (8/8/15)(Phoenix, Arizona)

“Thank you for sharing home and hearts fellow journeymen. May the connection continue in the near future.” ~ Richard & Karen (8/3/15)(Moved to Prescott two months later; Iceland, Denmark, Bali & Canada)

“We could use so many wonderful adjectives to describe our stay at Heaven on Earth sanctuary, but I will narrow it down to two words…pure bliss!! Happy and John, you are the most generous, warm, funny and sincerely the most fascinating two people we have ever met and hope to one day call you our neighbors. We couldn’t have asked for a lovlier place to stay and can’t wait ’til we return. David and I and our friends are enjoying your wonderful book, Happy, Bliss Conscious Communications.” ~ David & Marie Edwards (7/5/15)(Los Angeles, California)

“Congratulations on your ‘new and improved’ creation of even more Heaven on Earth. It is always a pleasure and inspiration to be in the midst of two high and clear souls. Thank you for your loving care of this New Earth. Your enthusiasm, creativity and sense of adventure helps to keep the vibe on this planet happy and appreciative. We love you.” ~ Tina Reichow (Musician; Sedona, Arizona)

“Thank you for hosting our August issue Prescott launch party at your beautiful home. All of our guests had a wonderful time and we hope this event was successful in bringing exposure to you and your home.” ~ Dorie, Editor & Publisher for Green Living Magazine; Scottsdale, Arizona)
“You certainly live up to your name. Your happiness and joy are like a beautiful fountain spilling over to all those around you. Thank you for gracing us with your presence at my birthday party. Your kind words of recognition were so appreciated.” ~ Allyson (Prescott, Arizona)

"Wow! Awesome Hospitality! The smoothies are to life for (not die for). My spiritual family in Prescott. In Love and Appreciation. ~ Dr. Rose Marie Toussaint (7/8/15)(Our first guest. She came for one night and stayed for five weeks; Haiti, Florida & Mau

"Thank you so much for sharing your delightful peace of heaven and the fruits of your trees so generously! I truly experienced Heaven on Earth with you. The way you generously share your loving spirits is not only changing my life...but the entire community." ~ Megan Lorimer (6/30/15)(Health consultant; Prescott, Arizona)

“Thank you so much! We have fun, fun, fun @ your place. Feels so good.” ~ Chuck & Cat (6/21/15)(Musicians; Prescott, Arizona)

“Gratitude to Happyo & Johnny Light for creating Heaven on Earth in joy, love, happiness, laughter, art of many expressions.” ~ Ananda (6/21/15)(Artist; Prescott, Arizona)

“The gracious way you have chosen to share your hearts and your home, with the Prescott community and the world at small. Show us that Heaven on Earth is available to us all. Thank you. ~ Megan Lorimer (6/21/15)(Health consultant; Prescott, Arizona)

“Love, Spirit and holistic blessings from Vienna.” ~ Christie Meyer (6/14/15)(Austria)

"This really was the essence of heaven on earth. You guys are an inspiration of beauty, wonder and love in action. Thank you for your generous support and hospitality. We love you both." ~ Tash, Chad, Isa, Sunny & Mark (6/14/15)(Musicians & Band; Australia)

"We so enjoyed you both and everyone at your house and film preview on your Heaven on Earth! Exquisite loveliness!! ~ Jim & Tammy (5/9/15)(Prescott, Arizona)

“What a great time we had at the wild edible foraging event today! We have so many edible plants on our property. Now that we know who they are: wild mustard, horehound, desert lettuce, thistle, global mallow, fleabane, daisy and much more.” ~ Tracey (5/2/15)(Participant Let’s Get Wild! Prescott, Arizona)

“Thank you for sharing your little bit of heaven with myself and the others on Easter Sunday. It was a magical day for sure! I appreciate all the effort you put into the gathering, the unusual Easter egg hunt, the prep for the meal, the music, the idea! You made us all feel so special and welcome. It was a day I won’t soon forget.” ~ Marcia Cossaboom (5/2/15)(Prescott, Arizona)

"Oh happy day when you get to visit the oasis of John and Happy! Thanks for your hospitality, sweetness and friendship." ~ Nadia (4/15/15)(French Professor; Prescott, Arizona)

“Thank you precious! Our time together felt very special. I so loved your sense of sharing and enjoying. You are both amazing! Thank you for all the gifts you shared. Johnny it is a pleasure to get to know you more. I love your spirit and strength. Look forward to seeing you when I get back!” ~ Barbie Edwards (Musician; Sedona, Arizona)

"Thank you for taking us to the beautiful lookout point at Watson Lake. How spectacular. I love your land and what you have done and will do with it. ~ Aleya Annaton (8/17/14)(Sedona, Arizona)

"Wow!!!! We had a lot of fun with the two of you on Wednesday. What a blessing to share time with you at your sanctuary of love. It is so beautiful and full of the glories and poetry of Nature You are doing amazing things with your elegant sculpturing of the land and your prolific creative offerings." ~ Oman and Ranjita (8/1/14)(Musician, Flutist & Innkeeper; Sedona, Arizona)
It’s a beautiful place! ~ Brian

A great place to be (in the Dells) and easy to get to surrounding sites. ~ Joseph

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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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