Pitch a tent in the mesquite Bosque, between the goat pens or open area near the back fence. Goats and poultry free range and
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- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mountain biking on the mountain and wilderness area. Road bikes on the road to here
Kayaking on the Verde river. For short floats out my back gate for longer floats go to clear creek or into town. Shuttle servic...Read more
You need a license. Brown trout stocked in the winter.
Out my back gate or Squaw peak or the wilderness area.
If you bring your own. My dogs aren't that used to horse's
Off my property, no going in Circles on the property, they ate only to go off the property.
Flaggstaff is an hour away.
If it rains real hard spring is best
Every migratory birds of north America comes here and bald eagles nest close by. Every apex predator is around here here. That'...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Verde Goats, Cheese and Arts - Tent in Arizona.
Indian cliff dwellings across the river at beasly flats.
I am high desert.
Pine trees a couple miles away. National forest behind me and camping is in a mesquite Bosque.
Verde hot springs are about 40 miles away.
River, stream or creek
Unless it is flowing higher around a 1000 foot walk.
All along the river
Chasam creek when river is high.
The vibe at Verde Goats, Cheese and Arts - Tent
Places to see near Richard Wizardy's Cynosure Proj
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Richard and the other folks living at Camp Verde are so incredibly kind. The animals are wonderful. If you're up for a unique mini "burning manesque" (roughing it, artist, sculptures) adventure you're bound to have one here. The RV accommodations are not your typical layout... Meaning there are not individual hook up and water and dumping stations available for every station. Richard was very helpful in bringing and getting us what we needed, and he is currently in process of building additional infrastructure. Make sure to bring an extension cord and give Iodine (the big Turkish dog) a belly rub for me!
The property owner Richard is awesome. The stay is completely of course take your measures own your safety. But from the property it’s totally awesome and perfect. His dogs were the most lovely. If you are going with kids use a little over cover to cover from flies in deep night because we were roaming in his at midnight. Overall good pricing great stay.
Starry skies, friendly host, goats!
Richard was a super friendly and accommodating host! Nice guy with interesting stories, cool art, nice dogs and goats! Also the Dark Sky ordinance means that the stars are just amazing on a clear night.
Richard kindly set up a burn barrel fire for us to keep warm on a chilly night and in the morning we got to hold baby goats! We didn’t check out the river, but could hear it running nearby.
There were a few other people staying on the property as well, mostly long term, I think. We only saw them briefly, though. Friendly folks!
Richard has a lot of projects in progress on the property as well as some large art pieces. There was plenty of private space to set up camp though. At night it was totally quiet and we slept well!
Richard is one of the most friendly hosts I've met - welcoming, helpful, and eager to share his stories. Laid out through the property are crazy cool sculptures that he made and takes to Burning Man. He has lots of goats from which he makes great cheese! We set up our tent next to concrete pad under a few mesquite trees.
At the time of our stay, there was one full time resident living on the property who chatted with us a bit over the campfire. Very friendly and welcoming, and so was her sweet dog!
The other dogs, Ayodin and Barka, are guard dogs for the property. They have a mean bark but are the absolute sweetest once you get to know them. Their presence made me feel very safe during my stay.
If you're looking for a quiet, secluded experience in nature, this is not for you. If you like to meet new, friendly folks, admire cool art, and don't mind a more communal vibe, this is such a fun place to stay! We got to feed goats, pet a turkey, hang with cool dogs, meet friendly folks, cook over a campfire, take home obsidian souvenir, try homemade goat cheese, and see a little slice of Arizona that we would have probably never experienced.
Richard was great! He was very responsive to my messages and accommodated our schedule when we had to arrive a bit later than planned. It was dark when we arrived which made it a bit difficult to see so I just texted Richard and he came immediately to meet us at the gate and show us to our spot. He has 3 large guard dogs that will bark at you when you first arrive and then once you’re let inside the dogs are super friendly and just want their tummies rubbed. Our stay was very brief - pretty much arrived and went straight to sleep. Richard kindly offered to set up a fire for us but we were too tired to do anything but sleep. In the morning we could see that the grounds were as described with chickens, dogs, outdoor fire pit and throughout the property some very unique and bad ass metal sculptures designed and made by Richard. They’re quite impressive. I’d recommend this place
Great experience for some
This is a great site for some but not others (ex. great for me, but not my site-mate). The site has livestock so you can't be very prudish about this. I personally found the dogs on site a lovely inclusion, but some do not like other's dogs as much as me. I am not confident that pets would be a good idea, there are some hazards in the area that curious animals would not be great with. Further, the livestock protection dogs might not be okay with an animal up in the middle of the night, or even you for that matter. This is something that should be discussed with the host. Overall, I enjoyed the experience, and with the surrounding area being so incredible this is worth exploring.
Host is one of a kind!
This is an interesting place, if your looking for lots of animal experiences, a friendly host who loves to visit & 3 dogs who kept us safe right up to the last minute! He has electricity, bring 100 ft extension cord), shared delicious watermelon with us, and has a nice gas barbeque grill on site.
This place is definitely not for everyone. The kids and I had a great time exploring the area, playing with the dogs, being stalked by the turkey, and goating with the goats.
Richard was very nice and hospitable.
The grounds were like a junkyard for art projects. The toilet worked. The trees offered nice shade. Beasley Fats were a close drive to go swim in the river.
Overall very happy.
Loved, loved, loved this place! It’s in a beautiful area, quiet and so unique!
As other reviews have mentioned, it’s probably not for everyone. Having said that, the description is very accurate and I knew what to expect. But it was even better than my expectations - Richard is a great host, very accommodating, and his dogs are simple the best.
Thank you for sharing your amazing place (and the dog cuddles) with me!