Hipcamp host Ilana F.
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Pitch a tent on our 5-acre property and spend some quality time with our menagerie of rescued animals. Mingle with horses, mules, mini donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and our over 100-lb tortoise! We are within a few miles of many hiking trails, as well as horse riding trails.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 50ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
No fires
Bring your own camping stove, access to a propa...
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
No showers
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Ilana a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Places to see near 2 The Rescue Animal Sanctuary

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
19 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
19 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
20 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
31 miles way Explore
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
33 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
42 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
56 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
65 miles way Explore
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
80 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Eithel
Eithel K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 1st, 2018

Our experience with Camping with Rescue Animals was nothing short of amazing. The property is easy to get and once you are in, you feel in a whole new world. Here the animals get to freely roam and live a happy easy going life. There are many spots where you can pitch your tent, we chose to set up ours underneath the big tree. There's good room for parking if you want to sleep in your car or if you need to park your RV. It was quite the experience coming into an environment where animals are free to do as they wish and hang out with them and live there next to them during our time here. Ilana does a great job of making a difference with her foundation 2 The Rescue Animal Sanctuary. Make sure you come check out this place at some point and experience these beautiful animals.

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Hipcamper Terri
Terri W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2018

Staying with Ilana was the highlight of my trip to the US (From Australia). Not only was the property amazing - full of all different beautiful rescued animals which made the trip so enjoyable, interesting and rewarding but Ilana and Karens hospitality to me was above and beyond anything I was expecting. From enjoying cocktails and wine out with the animals, to sharing a memorial day lunch together, to Ilana helping me sort out some issues I was having with my car. I cannot recommend this place enough. Your money will be going to a REALLY good thing, Ilanas work with these animals is amazing and so very important. I find myself deeply saddened to leave here today (after extending my stay an extra 3 nights because I couldn't bring myself to leave!!)

Ilana, your home has felt like a home away from home with me and refuge when I was going through a rough time in my trip. For that I thank you SO much! I can't wait to see what is to come of 2 The Rescue and the work that you do and I can't wait to come back next time for a visit (and wine).

Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 18th, 2018

Visiting here was one of the most amazing and for filling experiences I have had to date. I was able to take my family including my one-year-old daughter here over the Father’s Day. Visiting here was one of the most amazing and filling experiences I have had to date. I was able to take my family including my one-year-old daughter here over the Father’s Day. There is so much love and compassion here and it is truly inspiring! We cannot wait to return again and see all of our beautiful friends and our favorite host! I feel like we have made lifelong friends and opened our family up to a whole new way of thinking.
We miss everyone already! You are truly missing out if you do not experience this wonderland. Truly a life-changing experience.

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Hipcamper Martín
Martín M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 30th, 2018

Very nice place! Very nice people and such loveable animals!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 31st, 2018

Camping at Ilana'a place with the rescue animals was an incredible experience. Her property is peaceful and serene, and almost magical. The animals are all super friendly and really fun to hang out with. Ilana is welcoming, friendly, and really interesting to talk to. We'll definitely return in the future and I highly recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Alec
Alec A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

Ilana is an amazing host! She immediately made us feel welcome and even allowed us to have hands on experiences with her animals. Would highly recommend for any animal lovers.

Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2018

My nine-year-old nephew and I had a great time camping at 2 The Rescue. It was so fun to see all the animals and hear their stories. Ilana was great with Nicholas and let him help with the farm chores, which he loved. The property is super safe and very peaceful. We'll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Anand
Anand P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2018

Ilana and her family welcomed us just the animals she takes care of did, with open arms and face rub, respectively. My daughter and I had a wonderful time camping amongst this animals. Most have been saved from slaughter or death and now thriving at the 2 the Rescue. It was amazing to see how the whole troop of ‘hooligans’ as Ilana calls them get along. Pigs, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks plus several horses. We will be back! My daughters favorite is Tinkerbell the friendliest donkey ever. And mine the two sheep Sally and Charlie.

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina I.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 30th, 2018

We had the best time staying at Ilana's rescue. The experience we had just hanging out and bonding with the animals was nothing short of amazing. Ilana is welcoming, friendly and the sweetest person. She makes you feel like you're part of the ranch and not just a stranger posted up hoping to pet the animals. We chatted for hours and we left feeling like we made a new friend. I'd describe the overall vibe at her ranch as fun, relaxing, serene but still upbeat, full of energy and excitement. There's a lot of big open space to lounge and play with the animals, and it's super kid friendly.

She has so much compassion for the animals. There's a great variety, goats, donkeys, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, a tortoise etc, all tame and adorable and she treats them like her own children. You really get to connect and have hands-on experience with them and we can't thank Ilana enough for sharing her ranch/home with us. We are absolutely going back, and taking more people with us!

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Property
2 The Rescue Animal Sanctuary
State
California
$50/night
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