Hipcamp host Nathan B.
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     This rustic top of the hillside glampsite, offers clear 360 degree unobstructed views of the gorgeous Sierra Madre mountains.  Perfect for a medium sized group or family looking for the full experience. Hilltop canyon provides a medium sized fire pit, cooking fire ring/ and gas grill (propane not provided)... to cook and entertain! Overlooking the canyons and the proper


     This rustic top of the hillside glampsite, offers clear 360 degree unobstructed views of the gorgeous Sierra Madre mountains.  Perfect for a medium sized group or family looking for the full experience. Hilltop canyon provides a medium sized fire pit, cooking fire ring/ and gas grill (propane not provided)... to cook and entertain! Overlooking the canyons and the property, this gem of a spot gives the guest a larger panoramic view of the area. 100 feet from this birds eye view campsite is our outdoor shower with hot water! Note! Update Dec 2020- Showers have ben winterized with ceilings and more protection from the elements. With hiking and bike trails a few steps from the campsite, this part of the property promises an experience to remember! Outdoor shower with hot water and attached outhouse gives the guest the full "glamping" experience.  


 Hand sanitizer/ Dishwashing station with sink and tub with dish soap provided/ 1 picnic table with huge cover/ shade covers for summer months/Lanterns/ CORNHOLE/ Hammock w/ frame/Lighter/deck of cards/ utensil caddy/solar lights around site / cleaning supplies/ firewood delivery/ Trash Bins/Compost Toilet/mini pool/ silverware / Cooking utensils for grill.


Tent or Rv/Van/Trailer (NO RvS OVER 34 FT) $10 flat fee whole trip for cars over 3 $10 per car/ propane for gas grill / cooking utensils/  / Linens/ Pillows/ other amenities that are not provided. 


(1) Bundle of firewood 12-15 logs $12. Will deliver for you. 

(2) Twin mattresses- $15 per mattress for 2 days. $6 per day there after. (If available)

(1) 110v/220w portable power station- $35 for 2 days (recharge available at no cost). (If available they rent quick)   


At base price this site allows 8 people (yes kids are people). Max is 14 people no exceptions. Any people over 8 is $15 per person per day.


Up to 3 cars for this site at base price (Rvs/trailers and vans welcome! Under 30 ft). Max is 5 at $10 per car flat fee no matter the length of stay. For instance, if you have 5 cars you would pay 20 more dollars even if you stayed 1 day or 4.


Max 3 pets allowed on site. Pets must be under 75lbs. Pets must be vaccinated. We have a one strike rule on pets. If your pets wander off camp and disturb other campers, they must be on leash the rest of trip.

 Hello! Our names are Ricky and Nathan. We cannot wait to host you and your group! We're excited to share our property with those who appreciate nature and what seclusion in the mountains has to offer. Located deep in the Cuyama Valley, close to wine country, and booming local vineyards (1.25 hrs past Ojai and 45 minutes past Santa Maria) our ranch promises the getaway experience you've been looking for.

The Ranch is 85 acres with majestic mountain views and vast canyons for hiking and trail access. During the spring and summer months, the smell of sage and wildflowers fill the air. Surrounded by the Los Padres Mountains and located deep within the Cuyama Valley, this ranch gives the visitor the high-desert experience of their dreams. For the hikers and explorers out there, the ranch offers trails and roads that access different property gems. There is a designated area for tent camping and for RV's, Trailers, Vans, and tiny homes (no electric yet for RVs). The ranch is completely private and secluded, off HWY 166. We welcome all animals, big and small, and offer a massive enclosed dog run, for when visitors are gone or hiking. If we are present during your visit, our 2 dogs and our potbelly pig, Basil, will be there to greet you and take all your treats!

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 14 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
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Nathan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Private Hilltop Canyon Glamping #1


2nd Firewood Bundle

Second bundle purchased is $10 not $12

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110v/220w Jackery power station

OUTDOOR CAMPING BATTERY: Portable power station specially designed for chargi...Read more

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Mattress rental (Twin) (2 nights)

We have 2 twin mattresses for rental. Each mattress is wrapped in plastic to ...Read more

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Half dozen eggs

1/2 Dozen farm fresh eggs either..... Quail or Chicken.

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Propane Rental (Blue Rhino)

Propane Rental for Gas grill that is provided for the "Glamping" sites. When ...Read more

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Green Small Propane tank

Small propane for small camping grill

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Petting zoo

The petting zoo is our best attraction ! We only charge 2 dollars per group t...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

May bring your own vehicle. Must have correct permits to operate vehicle. CANNOT RIDE ON PROPERTY. 5 miles up the road is huge...Read more

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Bryan

Fantastic hosts with a view.

Bryan C.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2020

Nathan and Ricky were were extremely considerate and accommodating hosts. They provided us with great directions and made this location simple to find. The campsite was exactly what we needed with a quiet spot to use as a base location to explore Cuyama and come back to relax by the fire. You can tell they put a lot of work into the great outhouse and outdoor shower that is available. Even though my trailer had a shower, we used the outdoor shower. Thanks guys and we will see you again I am sure.

Hipcamper John

Amazing views and amazing host

John F.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2020

Amazing stay. Was a little warm but Nate has provided extra shade covers and the nights were absolutely gorgeous. We got to seethe comet with the naked eye. Also Nate provides a sink station with two sinks. He also provides cups decks of cards, hand sanitizer, trash cans, cornhole, hammocks, and mini pool.

Hipcamper Yazmin
Yazmin M.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

This trip was great! Everybody else’s review was spot on. We really enjoyed an appropriately spaced out campsite given the pandemic as well as having our own private toilet and outdoor shower. Nathan was a great host and he and his boyfriend have an amazing set up that’s well kept and super innovative. Can’t wait to come back!
My young nephew enjoyed the petting zoo and we managed to go to the Castaic Lake before arriving as well as visited Pismo Beach during the hot hours of sun.

Hipcamper Stephanie

First timers and pros welcome

Stephanie C.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2020

Cuyama Oaks is an incredible campground. Nate is so sweet and welcoming. There are so many personal touches. It is obvious he loves this ranch! The outdoor showers and outhouses are really nice amenities and are decorated so nicely. The views are beautiful. There is a market a few miles away with anything you may have forgotten. He gave us fresh chicken and quail eggs. The animals are all so cute! The stars were beyond belief. We saw so many shooting stars. This is a perfect campground for newbies and seasoned campers alike. It is very private and quiet. You want for nothing. I wish we could stay forever.

Hipcamper Susan


Susan B.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2020

This site is perfect. The End.

Hipcamper steve
Steve K.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2020

Great spot. A must.

Hipcamper Susan

If you don't stay here you are dumb

Susan B.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2020

Couldn't of picked a better week to stay at Cuyama Oaks Ranch! When we arrived Nathan was there to greet us on his four wheeler with a bright attitude and soon after basil came and visited us at the campsite! Everything was as they described it was gorgeous outside so we were able to take a hot shower with the propane and we did it at twilight so we can see the stars. I would do this again in a heartbeat it was decently priced and this site is probably the most private site out of all of them. Stay here !

Hipcamper Danielle

Everything i knew hipcamp could be

Danielle M.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2020

Read below to hear me wax poetic about experience. To sum up-Beautiful drive into the property, friendly hosts, open spaces, privacy, private water spigot/shower/bathrooms, minimal rules, fires allowed, animals for the kids, shaded picnic table, fires allowed, cute animals, no virus risk, fields of daisies and poppies, awesome hiking, and would allow larger group under normal circumstances.

My husband, toddler, baby and I stayed at Cuyama Oaks in our Class B van RV during the outbreak. Nathan drove out to meet us on on his quad and escorted us to our spot. He explained the property boundaries, gave directions to the private hiking trails, and answered a few of my questions.

I was so spoiled by our hipcamp experience that I'm going to have a hard time going back to regular peasant campgrounds after this. The covered picnic table and fire ring with removable cooking grate were perfect. He even put a nice table cloth and flowers on our table. Neighboring campsites were visible but far enough away that you could play music or run a generator as you wish without worrying about anyone or being bothered by them.

We didn't need to use the outhouse toilet because we had our own but it was spotless in there and zero smell when I peaked in. Outdoor shower would have been fun to use but the weather made the prospect of showering outdoors too daunting.

My husband took a long run on one of the longer beautiful ridge hikes and the family took a "hike" aka .9 mile walk along an easy loop with our toddler. She was in hog heaven which was only complete after seeing an actual pig named basil and a bunch of baby chicks on the way back. This was followed by using the campsite's spigot to water the fields of flowers with her watering can.

I'd love to go back with our extended family when it's safe to gather in groups again. 3 hours from Orange County was a perfect distance to get away conveniently.

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Hipcamper Mike

Great spot!

Mike M.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2020

Staying on the Hilltop camp spot was awesome. private with a outhouse and hot shower and best part is the trail in front of the camp. glad I brought my mountain bike to do some exploring with my pup. Nathan was great with information and getting back within min of texting him.

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