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. Getting ready for Wildflower Triathlon as it goes right through Dora-Rozi. California poppies and a lot of other with flower everywhere now. (End of April)
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
The vibe at Dora-Rozi Retreat
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!)
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!