- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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This site was really nice. It was tucked into a little nook in the Coconino National Forest not too far from 1-40, but definitely far enough that the site was peaceful and private. Unfortunately when downloading the directions directly from the Hipcamp website they took us to the wrong location, so we had an unexpected adventure exploring some extra forest service and fire roads. I mentioned this to Shawn though and he said we would look into it, so hopefully it won't be a problem in the future. If you're at all worried though, just type in the address directly to google maps and it will navigate you there perfectly! Other than that the site was peaceful and secluded, with ample space for tents or campers. Shawn had a 5 gallon jug of water for us to use, as well as a nice shady picnic table by the barn. Exploring around the property and the surrounding area of Coconino National Forest made for a very enjoyable morning! All in all, we had a great time camping in this wonderfully unique area of Arizona. We hope to be back soon!
Shawn was a great host and was quick to contact when I needed help getting in.
The property is fantastic. It backs up to the National Forest so you’re in a secluded spot but you still have access to basic amendities. There’s plenty of space for multiple campers and even more space for exploring. Great spot for Grand Canyon hikers looking for an inexpensive alternative to lodging. Everyone should check out the treehouse. Cheers!
We went camping with our tents at Half Rack Ranch on our way to New Mexico from the Bay Area, California, and back (two nights total), at the beginning of August. Both nights were excellent experiences. The camp site itself was clean, spacious, with gorgeous views and all-around peaceful, as well as easy to find! My Verizon iPhone had two bars of clear reception at all times, so it was easy to contact Shawn to let her know we had arrived. She's very quickly responsive, kind, and helpful! Her husband was there the first night and extremely gracious and helpful. The first night there it rained somewhat because of lightning storms we saw earlier in the day in Arizona, but it was not a major downpour or anything unmanageable that night, and apparently not that common. Our last night there, we did some seriously awesome star gazing, as the night sky there is the clearest I've ever seen! Also, going for dinner in nearby Flagstaff or Williams is a must. Toilet amenities were easily accessible and clean. We will definitely be back! Thank you again for your incredible hospitality!
We had an amazing weekend camping at Halfrack Ranch. We will definitely be recommending this site to many of our family and friends. The location is incredibly convenient, within 20 minutes of both Flagstaff and Williams. Weather here in the summer is more than perfect. It’s really nice being in a secure environment in the pines away from the more populated open camping areas.
Shawn's ranch is absolutely beautiful. We were up there for Labor Day weekend and were completely alone. It was peaceful, quiet, well-kept, and a real treat to get to enjoy his property. I sincerely cannot wait to go back!
Booking was easy and the host was extremely helpful and responsive. The site was everything I expected and more. Shawn (the host) is building a cute little cabin on the property and the grounds set up for a real camping experience with all the amenities.
There were plenty of sticks for my lab to play with and our little space was just like home.
Beautiful property near flagstaff
We ended up here on a whim after striking out with multiple campgrounds in Sedona. The road to the property was paved up to a certain point and then it was a fair bit of dirt/gravel road, but it was quite passible in our sedan even though it was wet and muddy. Shawn gave us good instructions by phone when we arrived and was very welcoming. The land was gorgeous and we can imagine camping here in warmer weather would be even better. All in all, it was a great experience, especially for booking last minute. We even took the hour drive in the morning to the Grand Canyon, which we hadn't planned on, but it was too close to pass up.
Arrived to a locked gate, no host and no firewood, despite a listing that indicated it was provided (now updated to say it is not), and only one jug of water for everyone to share. One fire ring available and it was already taken when we arrived around 4pm. Campers at the site near us were dumping fuel on their fire for massive flames that did not feel safe given the dry conditions. When I raised issues the absentee host claimed it was a mistake the site was not yet closed for winter but as I write this review it is still available for instant book...
There are several good options for camping near Flagstaff/Grand Canyon. This is not one of them.