Hipcamp host Blue Sky  C.
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Blue Sky Center is an innovative rural community design and development non-profit organization located just outside the small high-desert townsite of New Cuyama, CA.

Please take a moment to read through the description of our Shelter Circle so that you can choose which Hut best fits your needs. Also, it's important to note that


Blue Sky Center is an innovative rural community design and development non-profit organization located just outside the small high-desert townsite of New Cuyama, CA.

Please take a moment to read through the description of our Shelter Circle so that you can choose which Hut best fits your needs. Also, it's important to note that, at this time, we cannot host walk-in guests. It is necessary to make a reservation or at the very least contact us to make arrangements for your stay. We'd love to have you but need to know you're coming!

Our five canvas-topped, Shelton-designed huts offer our most inclusive camping experience. Furnished with beds, furniture, linens, lighting, and electrical outlets, you're sure to be comfortable in your one of a kind hut. Circled around the main fire ring and adjacent to Khalili Cantina, you'll have opportunity for community with fellow campers, to relax in the Cantina, or in our numerous hammocks around the property. 

Shelter 1, the Pope, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 2, the Quonset, offers two single beds. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 3, the Lunette, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 4, the Gable, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter, 5, the Snail, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

There is floor space in each shelter to set up your cot or a couple sleeping bags for kids. You make the call as to how many people each hut will accommodate but the max that is possible is four at the very most.

We have firewood for purchase here - $5/bundle (deposit into the wood box or send via PayPal to @blueskycenter). There are multiple fire rings, so feel free to share with other guests or build your own. We have picnic benches for eating and overhead lights. A large BBQ grill is available for cooking.

We require a $25 cleaning fee for all campers bringing a pet along with them on their trip. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry friends!

All photography for commercial use must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more info.

Situated on 267 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.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Blue Sky a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 13% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)


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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah E.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2018

I loved Blue Sky Ranch! Everything is so thoughtful and put together. The bathrooms are clean, there’s firewood and a kitchen when it’s too windy for a fire (as it was for us). I didn’t realize it was so close to the residential neighborhood since all of the photos are selectively/professionally shot. It’s less of a camp ground and more of a compound vibe but I still enjoyed our time there. There were ample blankets which came in handy because the structures are spacious but canvas is loosely secured so lots of cold air gets in. It’d be fun to go back with a big group!

Hipcamper HANNAH
Hannah C.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2017

What an amazing set up. The concept is very cool, and a unique special place has been created. I wish we had longer to spend, we arrived late and left early so didn't use the fire pit. We had no cell service on arrival but you can get wifi in one of the out buildings. Now that it is Fall we advise extra layers to sleep in! We were quite unprepared but they were accommodating with extra blankets! Would go back for sure - probably in Summer! The toilets and kitchen area are great resources for a 'glamping' experience. Would recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2017

A peaceful oasis - highly suggest staying at Blue Sky Center to anyone who wants a unique experience in a tranquil setting!

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Hipcamper Ritzelle
Ritzelle C.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2018

Our stay at the Blue Sky Center was such a unique and fun "glamping" experience. It got as cold as 30 degrees and the wind was pretty strong but we were prepared with extra blankets and warm clothing (they do have a small heater and extra blankets as well). The wind made it difficult to cook on our camp stove but the Khalili Cantina was a well-equipped back up. I would definitely come back in the warmer months.

Hipcamper Audrey
Audrey L.
recommends this listing.
March 12th, 2018

Awesome place! Is not as enclosed as it appears! The sides are canvas and do flap on the bottoms/let air in! So be prepared for when it is cold! Awesome facilities. Have to go back again!

Hipcamper Ayelet
Ayelet I.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2018

I loved it here. So serene and calming, though it was quite cold even in April so if like me you haven’t camped much bring some extra layers for sleeping in. Staff was attentive and kind. I adored the Gable Hut!

Hipcamper Marlon Hj
Marlon Hj A.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2018

Love the concept. Bathrooms are clean. The bed was comfy. The sheets they used were soft. They have Buckhorn so close by. Convenient and the cook there make large portion dish from scratch.

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Hipcamper Ginny
Ginny L.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

Beautiful hut and beautiful place, and a wonderfully breezy night. Excellent visit!!

Hipcamper Jenn
Jenn T.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2018

Absolutely beautiful! I was overwhelmed by this place because of the views. The hut was pretty shaky, so every step/movement was noticeable, but that was okay. It also got hot pretty quickly in the morning, but that's what you can expect in the desert. But again, beautiful and totally worth it. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Blue Sky Center
United States
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