Hipcamp host Ohji S.
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Along side the creek on the upper level is the 16' Water Tipi (the small tipi). It hasan earth floor with jute mats. Afire can be made inside. This listing requires walking up to the site with your gear (red wagon available). Bring your own pads and bedding. Foam pads may be available upon request. Wood available for $10.Arrive Before Dark.

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Along side the creek on the upper level is the 16' Water Tipi (the small tipi). It has an earth floor with jute mats. A fire can be made inside. This listing requires walking up to the site with your gear (red wagon available). Bring your own pads and bedding. Foam pads may be available upon request. Wood available for $10. Arrive Before Dark.  

It is important that you and your party have read and understand listing clearly before requesting to book

In the center of the California coast

Where the mountains meet the sea

Beside the flowing creek

A refuge in nature

A Home with Family, Friends, and Animals

Energy

An escape from electricity, the internet, and phone service. Using a minimalistic approach with small solar lighting, propane and fire. Practicing simple eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly living techniques

Food

There is an outdoor open kitchen available to use, with dishes, a sink, stove, and a fire-pit with grill for cooking. There is an organic vegetable garden, goats, chickens, bees and fruit trees

Water

Drinking water is spring fed and also available filtered. Bottled water is unnecessary

Fire

There are 2 communal fire-pits. No personal fires (besides Tipi’s)

Facilities

Structures on the land are generally lightweight and built to blend in with the natural character of the land. There are outdoor composting poopers set up with sawdust and barrels, and there is a flushing toilet with an old septic tank that is mainly used for peeing

Kids

Kids are welcome with an accompanying adult

Dogs

Dogs are welcome off leash. If they attack chickens, goats, cats or other dogs it may be necessary to have them on leash or under strong verbal command. Bury dog poop with a stick or shovel or cover it with dirt and grass. Do not put a plastic bag of dog poop in the garbage

Environment

Striving to create a minimal impact with a respect and awareness of this wild and natural area. Some areas can be dangerous with steep cliffs and loose rocks. Things like spiders, snakes, racoons, mice, poison oak, etc.. exist in natural areas like this

Experiences

Enjoy the scenic Pacific Coast highway. Retreat into nature by yourself or with friends and family. Have a romantic getaway. Practice art, music and photography. Spend time to read & write and sit in meditation. Adventure along the creek, to the beach or up the mountains

Music

No stereos or electronic music devices. Acoustic instruments and encouraged

Garbage

Take away your own garbage. There is no trash service. There is a recycling station if used properly to sort paper, glass, metal, plastic and food-waste. Do not put unsorted bags in any bin

Alcohol

Alcohol is discouraged. It is not intended as a place to party or get drunk. A casual drink is okay

Donations

Donations are put back into the land, towards the mortgage and resources to help facilitate the nurturing and sharing of this sacred space

Reservations

Because there is no internet on the land, Maggie helps manage reservations but she does not live on the property. There is a 2 night minimum For Friday and Saturday unless booked within 10 days prior or only one night is available. After making reservation be sure to have Arrival Instructions. Arrive Before Dark

Accommodation provided
Yurt
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
No toilet
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send ohji a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 16' water tipi in California.

Redwoods
Swimming hole

Places to see near 20' Moon and Stars Tipi

Limekiln State Park
Limekiln State Park
6 miles way Explore
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
16 miles way Explore
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
25 miles way Explore
Andrew Molera State Park
Andrew Molera State Park
29 miles way Explore
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park
42 miles way Explore
Fremont Peak State Park
Fremont Peak State Park
54 miles way Explore
Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park
56 miles way Explore
Montana De Oro State Park
Montana De Oro State Park
58 miles way Explore
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
73 miles way Explore
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
80 miles way Explore
Henry W. Coe State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
83 miles way Explore
Castle Rock State Park
Castle Rock State Park
92 miles way Explore
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
93 miles way Explore
Butano State Park
Butano State Park
96 miles way Explore
Portola Redwoods State Park
Portola Redwoods State Park
97 miles way Explore

The vibe at 16' water tipi

Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Ohji S.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Ohji S.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Ohji S.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Ohji S.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Ohji S.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Scott L.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Marc B.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Sananda M.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Sananda M.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Sananda M.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Sananda M.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Mariah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Hannah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Hannah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Hannah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Hannah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Hannah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Hannah C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Angela C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Joe C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Joe C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
Joe C.'s photo at 16' water tipi
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Hipcamper Scott
Scott L.
recommends this listing.
February 7th, 2018

I had never slept in a tipi before this trip and I would highly recommend it! Maggie's land sits on around 10 acres right along Mill Creek and right across the PCH from the ocean. It is a secluded, special place. The tipi itself was really special, she has 2 on her land and the 16' smaller one was where we stayed. We were able to have a fire inside the tipi and felt very private. The creek is around 20ish feet from the tipi and the sound of the creek was very peaceful to sleep next to. The outdoor kitchen was stocked with all the things you could need to cook and serve, make sure to clean up after yourselves. The farm likes to keep it's carbon footprint down so try to use propane sparingly. There is all recycling, trash, etc. near the parking area. Try to get there before sundown if possible, we weren't able to and Maggie was there to greet us when we got in. The land has goats, chickens, a couple hogs, a curious cat, and dogs. We also were lucky enough to be there when Maggie had a litter of PUPPIES.

Off the farm there are tons of options for hiking, swimming when it is warm enough, and cruising the 1. We hiked the Mill Creek Trail right off Nacimiento-Fergusson road, the trailhead is right by the farm. The hike is wonderful, and provided a lot of shade from the redwoods, followed the creek and no one else was walking it. (Be mindful of poison oak though!) We drove North up the 1 to grab some extra beverages at the general store in Loma Vista, then back down to Sand Dollar Beach in the afternoon. Highly recommend watching the sunset from Nacimiento-Fergusson road, it is right above the campsite and the view is amazing.

Overall had a wonderful experience. Be respectful of the hosts, they are offering up a pretty unique place. :)

P.S. The stars in this area are INCREDIBLE.

the 16' tipi at nightLemons and limes in the garden!From Nacimiento-Fergusson road above the site, (van not included.)Pacific Valley like 2-5 miles south from the site
Hipcamper Marc
Marc B.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2018

Very much enjoyed our stay in the Tipi, the fact that the tipi has a firepit keeps it warm (bring firewood!) - also the size of this tipi was great for 2 people.

The hosts were very kind and helpful in sending us to nearby beaches. And, our dog loved being at this location (off-leash) and spending time w/ other dogs that were visiting (and the 2 dogs that live on property). Their cat kiwi, the flock of chicksn, and the 3 goats provided a lot of entertainment for us as well.

Certainly the communal kitchen can get busy -- there were quite a few other campers, but we cooked everything on the fire in our tipi!

Highly recommended, you probably won't be alone (on a weekend) but you will enjoy your time at this location. Better than the nearby campgrounds that looked to be flooded with people on this spring weekend.

Lots of room inside (we brought the grill)Tipi nestled by a creek. Flock of ChickensGoat
Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia H.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018

I was amazed we scored this amazing camping site (complete with tipi) only 5 weeks before Memorial Day Weekend. The tipi location was amazing- a quick walk up the road from the resident area and nestled into the trees by a babbling brook. You can't beat sleeping to the sound of rushing water! Maggie and G were helpful in accommodating us, and it only took a couple trips with the wheelbarrows to set up our site. There was an outdoor kitchen available but we found that cooking and hanging out by the fire inside the tipi was the coolest part! We had visits by the farm cats and dogs - who were beyond sweet and lovable. All in all, an excellent way to spend the weekend in Big Sur!

Hipcamper Alisa
Alisa H.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2018

My children and I had an amazing time visiting this magical site. We stayed in a rustic 16 foot tipi next to a rushing stream and loved exploring the beautiful property complete with hills, trails, flowing creek, chickens and even goats. A few minutes walk to a rocky beach to enjoy the crashing surf with some fishermen. We met the lovely host family and even enjoyed sharing singing, playing music and conversation with our hosts and fellow campers. It is well worth coming to visit for family time, a spiritual retreat, or personal renewal. I give it my unqualified recommendation and we will definitely come again! Many thanks for an unforgettable visit.

Hipcamper Jillian
Jillian C.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2018

The tipi was awesome!! Can’t wait to come back!

Hipcamper Sananda
Sananda M.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2018

This was a gem of a find, tucked away just 2 mins from the main highway, yet not a semblance of urban cacophony. The tipi was super fun to stay in and the hosts were very kind and humble. I would definitely visit again and would love to play with the dogs.

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Hipcamper Mariah
Mariah C.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2018

Stayed in 16' water tipi. Arrived later in the evening than we planned, but no issue finding tipi. There is indeed no cell service, but with hosts directions all good. Having a fire inside the tipi was so magical and cozy. My boyfriend and I had the best time and were surprised at how big 16' actually is. Note there is also a grate in this tipi that can be used for cooking. It's also a couple steps to the creek below. Really wonderful time. Wish I could have gotten to know hosts a little better as they seem to have a pretty fantastic community going for them. Looking forward to coming back!

Waking up in 16' water tipi was pure magic!
Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah C.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time at this property. The owners were super friendly and didn't mind us using the kitchen items like pots, plates, and cups. I just have a few useful notes.

1. The turn in for the property is right after the bridge in the directions, literally 5 feet. We missed it the first time driving in.

2. The tipi has pads on the ground, but I recommend bringing a tarp or extra blankets to prevent moisture from getting to your sleeping bag. Also, there are bugs (duh), if you don't want that in the night, bring a tent, there is plenty of room around the tipi.

3. There is a firepit in the tipi and it is set up for cooking. I recommend using the communal firepit for cooking, sleeping with the fire could be a bit much with the size of the pit. (We had 4 people)

Entrance Walking out of the camping area to the kitchen.20' Tipi, only 100 feet away from the 16'Water Tipi
Hipcamper Angela
Angela C.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

This place was great! I was a little surprised at first, as I was not the one who coordinated the weekend trip, but after walking around the property, greeting the animals, talking with Bree and unpacking, everything was smooth sailing. There is a map, and instructions on anything you would need to use or access, from the restroom to the outdoor kitchen area. There is a great hiking trail that runs along the creek about 2 mins up the road, and beach access about 5 mins up the road. I would definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking to relax, disconnect and take in some gorgeous views!

Mill Creek Trail - off of Nacimiento-Fergusson roadThe larger tipi near us, but there is a communal fire pit in that space!We called him Thackery Binks when he came around, he is super friendly (thumbs up if you catch my reference)Our tipi (16') — we had 5 girls, and decided to pitch a tent so we had plenty of room for our things and to sleep.
Property
20' Moon and Stars Tipi
State
California
$100/night
1 Site