Hipcamp host Blue Sky  C.
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The Blue Sky Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation that functions as a host entity, providing space and resources to existing programs and organizations working to advance sustainable living practices through demonstration, education, research, and community collaboration.

Nestled under shade canopies near the front of the property are our two bell tents.

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The Blue Sky Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation that functions as a host entity, providing space and resources to existing programs and organizations working to advance sustainable living practices through demonstration, education, research, and community collaboration.

Nestled under shade canopies near the front of the property are our two bell tents. They're very comfortable for four adults, but with room for more if you don't mind being cozy. We've covered the floor with vibrant Mexican blankets that you can arrange as suits your group, but you provide the rest. A firepit is right outside your door with a cooking grate available. A short walk from your tent is the Khalili Cantina and the main fire ring where you're welcome to relax, socialize with other campers, or cook over the fire. This is also where our two Original Nomad hot tubs are located. They can be rented during your stay through the camp hosts.

A stash of firewood will be waiting for you upon arrival. You're welcome to bring your own of course, and additional firewood can be purchased through the camp hosts. The main fire ring is large and is commonly the center of activity in the evening. A large grill is available to place over the fire for cooking, and two smaller wood grills are available for cooking as well.

Situated on 370 acres in the high desert, the Blue Sky Center is a great place to relax, stargaze, explore, or perhaps watch a few small planes come and go. It is an ideal basecamp for your activities in the area, which include the nearby Los Padres National Forest, Sierra Madre mountain range, Carrizo Plain National Monument, and Wind Wolves Preserve.

Accommodation provided
Canvas tent
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Blue Sky a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Swimming

There is a free community pool that is accessible by foot and is an awesome respite from the desert heat!

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Eric Junker Bell Tents in California.

Desert

Places to see near Blue Sky Center

Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
19 miles way Explore
Gaviota State Park
Gaviota State Park
44 miles way Explore
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
65 miles way Explore
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
66 miles way Explore
César E. Chávez National Monument
César E. Chávez National Monument
66 miles way Explore
Point Mugu State Park
Point Mugu State Park
68 miles way Explore
Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park
70 miles way Explore
Montana De Oro State Park
Montana De Oro State Park
70 miles way Explore
Leo Carrillo State Park
Leo Carrillo State Park
75 miles way Explore
Malibu Creek State Park
Malibu Creek State Park
80 miles way Explore
Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park
86 miles way Explore
Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest
96 miles way Explore

The vibe at Eric Junker Bell Tents

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Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
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Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
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Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
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Hipcamper Madison
Madison K.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2017

Blue Sky is the ultimate combination of activism, art, and nature, set against the beautiful Cuyama Valley. Everyone we met there spoke so passionately and optimistically about the rural impact center's mission and how it had personally changed their lives. Em told us about some of the valley's most interesting residents, Chris and Alex showed us their amazing wood shops—soon even more people will populate the artist residency Blue Sky is building. There's a lot going on here and it was cool learning about where it's headed.

The shelters are are straight out of your Pinterest dreams. Each one is a work of art: they've got unique, colorful furnishings built by Chris and sweeping mountain views from the west-facing windows. The spacious bell tents open up to these same views, and from the inside you'll see the beautiful hand-painted designs of Eric Junker, lit up by afternoon light. All campers have access to the brightly-lit cantina, which has beer taps, a fully-stocked kitchen, and lots of seating.

There's lots to explore in Cuyama Valley: good running along flat country roads, tons of farm animals, and an awesome high-plains style restaurant and bar called Buckhorn (only a 5-minute walk from Blue Sky.)

All in all, if you get the chance to check out this unique property, DO IT! You won't regret it.

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Hipcamper Julie
Julie M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

Amazing canvas tents with artwork by Eric Junker. 110% recommend staying in these, such a unique experience and also great if you don't have a tent or don't want to bring a bunch of gear.

Just what you need is in the tent, two sleeping pads, blankets, and stacked boxes in the center as a table. 🙌Eric Junker Bell Tents
Hipcamper Aya
Aya O.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2017

Truly amazing experience! Highly recommend - great community and communal environment, awesome first glamping experience for us that also helps an inspiring cause.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim T.
recommends this listing.
November 6th, 2017

Cozy, great for large groups too! Hosts were very helpful pre arrival and stay was awesome

Hipcamper Cherry L.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2017
Property
Blue Sky Center
State
California
$60/night
1 Site