Blue Sky Center is a 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 Shelter 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 Shelton designed shelters 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. Our two Original Nomad hot tubs are right outside your door and can be rented-by prior arrangement-with your host so that we have one ready for your stay.
Shelter 1 (this one), the Pope, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)
Shelter 2, the Quonset, offers two single beds. (sleeps 2)
Shelter 3, the Gypsy, has two single bunk beds. (sleeps 2-3)
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 oak fire wood for purchase here - $5/bundle (deposit into the wood box).The main fire ring is large and is commonly the center of activity in the evening. We have picnic benches for eating and overhead lights. A large grill is available to place over the fire for cooking, and a smaller wood grill is available for cooking as well.
**new update as of November 2017: due to the staff time required to clean huts and prepare for the next guest we are requiring a 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!**
Situated on 330 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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
The vibe at Gable Hut
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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.
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.
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!
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!