Stay in one of our two bunkhouses, or pitch your own tent by the small bass pond. Bunkhouses are fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, shower, toilet, microwave, one with washer, dryer, and dish network. Located 60 miles east of San Luis Obispo, twelve miles from Carrizo Plain National Monument. One house is approx. 900 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and one bath; the other is a park model mobile home approx. 360 sq. ft with two bedrooms and one bath.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Camp Tule Elk
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Camp Tule Elk is a great place to get away and be in a true ranch experience. With their two bunkhouses and plenty of surrounding land to pitch a tent, you'll love staying here. The bunkhouses were extremely clean and cozy. The ranch has two horseshoe games setup next to the pond, so have some fun game time or relax on the pond deck. Firepits outside offer a delightful evening under the stars, listening to owls hoot and coyotes howl (and the occasional bark from the surrounding neighbor's dogs). The mornings are brisk and quiet. Don't forget, this is a ranch so the chickens may wake you up at dawn. Personally, you don't want to miss the sunrise and all the bird songs that come with it! Get up early, brew your coffee, and sit on the deck with one of the owner's dogs by your side (Yes - The ranch is dog-friendly!) A quick 20 min drive from the ranch and you'll be in the Carrizo National Monument spotting Elk and Antelope in the vast empty plains (and let's not forget, this is prime viewing for wildflower season...especially during a super bloom).
This is a lovely place to stay! We had a wonderful time. We had originally booked the Tacklebox (the smaller one) because the Bunkhouse was already taken, but when we arrived the hosts said that the other visitors had cancelled so they kindly let us stay in the Bunkhouse instead. It was clean, warm, and generally lovely. There are lots of animals on the site (five dogs, a couple horses, eight chickens) which was really fun, and the pond is lovely. We would definitely stay here again!
Really great spot for a weekend getaway. The small lake is beautiful with gorgeous willow trees, and there are many animals to say hi to.
We stayed in the larger cabin and it had everything we needed. Would definitely come back again!
Site 1: BunkHouse
Highly recommend for something random, cool and off the beaten path. For a group of five of us, aged 29-31, it was literally a meet-in-the-middle, 90s kid sleepover nostalgia.
Hosts had all the amenities and more we needed including: Bluetooth Party Speaker, Gaming Console, Ice, BBQ condiments, Fishing Rods, Peddle Boat, etc.
None of us were the picky/high maintenance type so we literally drank and kicked back the entire stay. Even caught some fish in the pond. What?!
Lastly, don’t forget to check out the night sky when you’re well into the evening. Turn off all the lights, step outside, don’t mind the wild breathing of creatures in the bushes, and look up (or out into the great beyond, if you’re in that *state of mind*).
Good times were had! Thanks Host.
This place is awesome! We stayed in the bunk house which comfortably slept 5. We had the pond to ourselves! I caught (and released) 2 fish. A great spot for a quick weekend escape. The offender greeted yes right when we arrived for check in. It was 105 but the AC more than covered keeping it nice and cool during the day.