Hipcamp host Philomina D.
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Six miles from Nacimiento and San Antonia lakes. 153 acres of off the grid rolling hills land with enough useable land to park multiple RVs and trailers etc.

In the process of developing the place into a self sustaining homestead in the near future.

A new regular toilet and a solar shower in place now.  we still have some wild flowers left especially across t

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Six miles from Nacimiento and San Antonia lakes. 153 acres of off the grid rolling hills land with enough useable land to park multiple RVs and trailers etc.

In the process of developing the place into a self sustaining homestead in the near future.

A new regular toilet and a solar shower in place now.  we still have some wild flowers left especially across the road. Weather is unseasonably cold and drizzly for the month of May which is actually helpful during the day.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-in site
No campfires
No hookups
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Philomina a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Dora-Rozi Retreat

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Hipcamper Landa
Landa R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2017

We were looking for a last-minute place with very little light noise to watch the Persieid meteor shower. This place was excellent for that. The Milky Way was bright and we could see dozens of constellations before the main show started. When the meteors started streaking it was amazing; I have only seen such pronounced trails and fireballs in the high Sierras, and this is just a couple of hours from home. There are some things that could have been better and it sounds like Philomina intends to make improvements. Until then, if I were planning in advance, I would come back with a group that would split the cost, but not as a small family or just with my husband - there are other places with better resources for the price.

Pros:
Philomina is easy to communicate with. She responds quickly and with good information.
Lovely, peaceful area. The critters went about their business with no fear. The air smells clean and the property is tidy.
Fog- and light-free skies
Beautiful drive
Fairly close to some great Paso Robles wineries (Justin, Halter Ranch).
Easy to get to from the freeway and easy to find.
We had phone reception, which was a nice surprise so we could use our stargazing app. I don't think that is the case with all carriers - we have Sprint and Verizon.

Cons:
No toilet and ground is too hard to dig a hole. If we stayed for more than one night we'd have to hold it until we could drive to a toilet. It's also difficult to find a spot that isn't visible from the road or the campsite; there aren't any bushes to hide behind.
No potable water. This isn't so bad, but for the price, it would be nice to have.
No shade. There are a couple of oak trees in the camping area we used, but they are closer to the road than we wanted to be.
Proximity to the road; it is clearly visible from the camping area. You can hear the cars coming from quite a ways away and see the headlights at night. The sound didn't interrupt our sleep, just the illusion of being a world away and our night vision.
No real camping pad. We put our sleeping bags on the dirt road in front of our truck - the flattest spot.

Hipcamper Lisse
Lisse L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2017

We loved our stay at Dora-Rozi Retreat! We decided to set up camp on a bluff overlooking most of the property and the road. When we visited, Philomena had an outdoor shower set up along with a large concrete landing where you could set up your camp table and chairs to hang out at the top of the ridge.

Phil gave us a tour of the property and let us know that she's working on adding a toilet and picnic table soon as well!

The property is full of beautiful rolling hills, open fields, and mossy trees. We checked out Lake San Antonio, which is less than 15 minutes up the road. Day passes are good 'til 9pm, so it's a great place to hang out before retiring to camp for dinner and the evening.

We'll definitely be back!

tentview people lodgingtent lodging instagramWe set up camp on this bluff overlooking the property. PS–the gate down below is where you enter the property from the road :)No open fires allowed here–bring prepared foods or your camp stove set up!
Hipcamper Julian
Julian B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 6th, 2017

Dora-Rozi, named after the host's parents is expansive (150+ acres) with fields, rolling hills, ridges, and trails with plenty of places to set up camp and trails to explore. We opted to set up on the ridge overlooking the property and road under an oak tree.

Lake Nacimiento & Lake San Antonio are about a 15 minute drive from the property and fun place to spend the day before retreating to the privacy of your own camp to relax, cook up dinner, and star gaze! (Bring your own stove, no fires allowed on the property.)

Philomena had said she's is in the process of getting a toilet and picnic table set up soon as we toured the property with her.

Looking forward to visiting again and seeing the property come together!

Pro tip — In the summer months, be sure to bring a shade structure (We had the awning on our car which was great!)

Setting up basecamp at Dora-Rozi!We chose to set up camp up on the ledge looking out over the huge property!Views for days!Chilling under the oak tree.
Hipcamper Anders
Anders H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 26th, 2018

This was a great place to stay and highly recommend for your camping trip! Phil was a pleasure to work with as well!

Hipcamper Christian
Christian V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 8th, 2018

Fun, remote place to camp!

Hipcamper Ernest
Ernest K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 2nd, 2018

My wife and I booked the Dora Rozi which is situated in the heart of the Nacimiento area of the west coast. We weren't expecting too much as we were a bit on a budget, and the posted weekend price for this overnight stay was, how else can I put it, very very affordable. Having the lowest of expectations, turns out this is the BEST Hipcamp site, or campground for that matter that my wife has ever been to, especially as avid stargazers.

Firstly, despite the site being situated just a football punts from the highway, there is very little traffic that runs through this property - so noise is not an issue.

Secondly, the owner, Philomina, is an absolutely wonderful lady, whom is actually in the process of turning her property into her retirement home in the near future. Her property has evolved over the years (judging by pictures left behind by travelers before us), and we were definitely blessed and there at the right time to enjoy many years of labor and love put into cultivating a heavenly parcel of land. Despite arriving late for our check-in, Philomina waited patiently for us, and provided us with a tour of her site and the many amenities that come with it. Please note, the listing says there is no toilet or showers, but there is yes to both, and there is hot water and a flushable toilet. This was a welcome surprise!

There are many possibilities to pitch tent, but we chose to pitch where Philomina recommended, which was near the second rung on the hill, which allowed us to bathe in the whole sky, while still being sheltered from strong winds by the gentle hills surrounding us. The site is very clean.

Our words don't really do this review justice, so I'll end the review here (but will revisit it after our long trip is over), but check out the pictures and you'll quickly see what I mean!

Much thanks and love to Philomina. Cheers.

Stargazing - the Milky Way, Shooting Stars!!!The shower and toilet facilities.Our view from our site.Where we pitched.
Hipcamper Philomina
Response from Philomina, the Host, on May 25th, 2019

Thank you Ernest. I was in Vancouver last week and thought of you but it was too short a visit. Next time I shall travel some distance from Vancouver.

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Hipcamper Dai
Dai W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 29th, 2018

Phil and her husband are beautiful people ! The property has wonderful rolling hills and they are very generous with freedom to explore. The site itself is close to the road but there are little to no cars once the sunsets

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Hipcamper Augie

Great place to camp on a road trip

Augie P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 15th, 2019

Attention road trippers, this is a great home base for scenic rides in the area!!

Philomena is an excellent host, she stayed an extra hour to make sure that I got into the property ok (thank you:).

About the site:
The pictures of the site are pretty accurate in terms of where the site is and what you see. It is hard packed gravel/grass so I def recommend bringing a thick pad or air mattress but you have plenty of space to spread out. There was a firepit there but I didn't bring any starter so I didn't get to use it. Other perks:

1. Great swing seat on the hill to look over the valley and hills
2. Little LED night lights around the firepit
3. Outdoor toilet and shower with sink
4. On a clear night, you have a great view of the stars.

Right now it's beautiful with all the blooms and rolling green hills, the air is sweet and the skies are clear. The drive from 101 S (Jolon Rd -> Campsite-> Lake Naciemento -> CA 46 -> Hwy 1 is an amazing drive. This is right off the road and a great place to stop and camp for the night and get going bright and early the next morning.

This is one of my favorites and I can't wait to come back.

I set up my tent right along the ridge overlooking the valley, the fire pit and swing is to the right of my bike
Hipcamper Philomina
Response from Philomina, the Host, on April 20th, 2019

Wow Augie, You were able to put in words much better than I could say. Thank you very much. we visited Thursday and saw even more flowers. I was so happy to find how much you appreciated the flowers along the road. First weekend of May we have Wild Flower triathlon that goes right through Dora-Rozi on inter lake road. Hope we shall see you again sometime.

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Hipcamper Jennifer

Highly recommend!

Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 30th, 2019

I highly recommend Philomina's property to anyone looking for a unique, quiet, secluded camping experience. The site is perched on a flat plateau on the hillside overlooking the mountains and a beautiful Oak Tree. Philomina was sweet and helpful, greeting me with fresh strawberries and a tour of the property. One tip - you will lose cell service halfway down Interlake Road, so make sure your directions are dialed beforehand.

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Hipcamper Philomina
Response from Philomina, the Host, on May 3rd, 2019

Hi Jennifer, Thank you very. I am glad you enjoyed the quiet time. It is my sincere desire to keep on improving the place to make it a little more comfortable. I hope you can come back in the near future. blessings phil.

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Property
Dora-Rozi Retreat
State
California
$48/night
2 Sites