Hipcamp host Blue Sky
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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 Continue reading...

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
No fires
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
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: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe 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
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
Blue Sky C.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Blue Sky C.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Madison K.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Julie M.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Julie M.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
Julie M.'s photo at Eric Junker Bell Tents
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Hipcamper Madison
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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
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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.

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

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

Property
Blue Sky Center
State
California
$60/night
1 Site