Buffalo is a petite campsite on a hill with a gorgeous view of the ocean, nestled up against pine trees that provide decent wind protection (there is not a tepee anymore). The site includes a bonfire ring anda cement pad witha picnic table. Heavy vans or trailers are not allowed at this site. Please no driving onto the cement pad.

wind could be up to 30 mph

4x4 vehicles

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Buffalo is a petite campsite on a hill with a gorgeous view of the ocean, nestled up against pine trees that provide decent wind protection (there is not a tepee anymore). The site includes a bonfire ring and a cement pad with a picnic table. Heavy vans or trailers are not allowed at this site. Please no driving onto the cement pad.

wind could be up to 30 mph

4x4 vehicles recommended.

This campsite can fit 1 tent and accommodates a max of 4 people.

CHECK-IN TIMES: 12 PM (please call if you planing to arrive here after sunset).

There is a 72 hour cancellation policy.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Fire ring, communal fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Buffalo in California.

Beach
Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

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The vibe at Camp Buffalo

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Hipcamper Madison
Madison K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 16th, 2016

Buffalo Tipi is the most private of the tipis. It's nestled at the back between trees, overlooking pastures and the ocean. There are fire pits inside and outside of the tipi, plus a picnic table. Make sure you've got 4WD if you plan on driving right to the site; it's at the top of a steep, dirt road.

Hipcamper anouk
Anouk B.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2016

Awesome view! A little windy and near a passing road, but the tipi and view are sooooo worth it! It is up hill from the bathrooms, so if you don't want to hike, not recommended

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan C.
recommends this listing.
February 27th, 2017

Beautiful place and the staff / owners are very attentive and accomodating.

Hipcamper Adrian
Adrian G.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2017

Buffalo tipi is awesome! The ranch is a huge property with several camping spots, the tipi sites being toward the front, but you still have to lug your stuff up a small hill. There are pigs and cows roaming the field! It's so awesome. There's also a great view of the ocean and the property is so beautiful. It's truly a gem. I went on a cold, windy, and rainy day and it was still awesome if you can deal with the weather.

Hipcamper brittany
Brittany S.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2017

Nice and quiet my kids enjoyed it but a bit of a hike and not easy to hang around the campsite since it's on a hill and not level. But they loved the tipi!

Hipcamper Gil
Gil S.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2017

Very tranquil and beautiful setting - only a 15 min walk to the beach. Please note that there are not fire pits inside the tipis - the pictures are misleading. Also, the staff seemed a bit disorganized. No information was provided on what hikes, attractions were available in the area and the checkout process lacked even a pretense of graciousness or thoughtfulness. If you are looking for a plot of land and a good photo op, this place is great - but not really worth the price tag.

Hipcamper Twilight
Twilight G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 12th, 2017

Pros: Great view, the tipi was warmer than a tent, the marsh was fun to hike around. The staff was friendly, when we saw them.
Cons: The hill was very windy, making it hard to hang out and have a fire (smoke blew every which way). The fire pit didn't have a grill, so cooking over the fire wasn't possible. The office was often unstaffed. The horseback riding operation on the farm was also super understaffed and disorganized.
Overall, it was an interesting experience but we probably wouldn't go back.

Hipcamper Yana
Yana M.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2017

Our stay at Chanslor Ranch was amazing! The views from the property are awesome. There are also very friendly cows, lamas and horses on the property. The gentleman at the check-in was also very helpful and welcomed us to pet the animals and grab eggs from the chicken coop in the morning. There are also tons of hikes on the property as well as around the area. There are also grocery stores and restaurants maybe a 5 min drive from Chanslor Ranch. Overall, we had a great time and can't wait to go back!

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Hipcamper John
John B.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2018

Awesome place that beats the over crowded public sites! Amazing views! Climb up and watch the sunset.

Property
Chanslor Ranch
State
California
$67/night
1 Site