Come and pitch your tent on our upper lot snacked away, while enjoying some idyllic, beautiful vistas into the forest, mountaintops and across the desert.
There are eight campsites available. The camp sites are about 20 feet apart in Camp Wild. So if you would like have privacy we recommend to book two or three sites as the fees are very reasonable calculated for each site. Camp Site 2, 4, 5, 7 have a small table. Please bring your own chairs. Bathroom are porta pottys, or depending on the booking a flush toilet in our apartment.
Our very busy wild life( mostly quail, blue jays, bunny, and lizards) from our surrounding forest will keep you company. For guests which enjoy a relaxing afternoon, can sit by the campfire. There is a trail head located just 50 feet from camp, so take out your dogs for a shorter hike on our three mile long, idyllic single track horse trails right here on the ranch, every step of the way will guide you through an exotic network of trails, covered with breathtaking views up in to the mountains miles and miles away, and across the desert. If you are a pro in hiking, a very challenging 6 mile loop which leads you on to the mountaintop and back, will not leave disappointed.
If you wish the host will cook an " Eat all you can" "German Vegetable Stew" if it is for six or more people ($10/per person). This delicious stew is a favorite for vegan, or vegetarians and will be prepared freshly. You must let the host know at booking, if you wish that she cooks.
A 50 gallon water tank filled with our very own well water will be set up at the camp. Drinking water you can bring if you wish. Trash you'll need to bring with you.
Feeding our large draft horses carrots is always an exiting experience. Our guest enjoying listening to slurp sounds while the horses chewing on there favorite food.
Kids or adults can ride our pony's or horses for an extra fee. We have horses in all sizes.
For guests looking for exploring the forest, but rather not want to go out for a hike, renting an ATV bike / Quad would be maybe an option touring of in to the sunset will for sure turn your stay at the ranch in an real adventure. Come and discover up in our mountains, riding some beautiful fire roads with endless vistas.
During hot summer month, jump in our refreshing cowboy pool down by the cottage and cool down after your hike. Please bring your own towels, as we do not provide those.
Not only offers the ranch great hiking opportunities, please keep in mind the Pacific Crest Trail runs behind and above our backyard. We can point out which way is a trail head located. Horse riding is also possible( extra charge). Beginner Riders would need to make arrangements before arrival, so we can plan on this adventure.
Meet some wild horses, the ranch is a home to some untamed Wild American Mustangs as well as goats, a pig, a roaster, other animals.
In the evening sit on the fire pit and enjoy one of California's famous sunset, and afterwards it is time to stargaze by a bottle of wine, right from our neighbors winery!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Mustang Ranch Camp Wild
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I've done a few Hipcamps so far and Mustang Ranch was the VERY BEST ONE! Daniela was an excellent host! Very friendly, responsive and accommodating. Her property is just a little over an hour away from LA which is the perfect distance in my opinion. Nestled in the mountains with trees galore and plenty of hiking trails to keep you busy. The fire pit is located on the edge of a hill with some really great mountain views. There is a full bathroom which is nice, I love being outdoors but having a bathroom is great so you can freshen up if you want to. We went for my birthday and all of the animals made it so worth it. We got to play with the goats and feed the horses. I grew up riding and so for a birthday present Daniela invited me out for a ride. SO FUN! Best birthday present! 😁 Definitely recommend and will definitely be back. 😊
Great place to stay! Very quiet. I loved meeting Daniela and hearing her story. It is fun to walk around the estate and seeing all the animals and beautiful horses in particular. There are some good hiking options in the area too, but we didn't get the chance to discover these ourselves. Easy access to LA via highway 5. If you leave after rush hour it is a hasslefree drive to Hollywood. Would love to return one day ...
My wife and I stayed at the Mustang Ranch with our two young children (6 & 3yrs) in late May. At the time we were the only campers at the ranch so we had our choice of 8 different camp sites. According to our host, it was unusually cold and windy during our stay. Despite that, it was very quiet and beautiful. There are multiple trailheads nearby ranging in difficulty. Our daughter got to ride one of the smaller horses and had a blast. Overall this was a great way to spend a long weekend.
Wow! We just got home from the best weekend camping at Mustang Ranch- gorgeous scenery, the most helpful, gracious host- Daniella and her daughters. They made sure everything was perfect. We had lovely neighbors that were friendly and generous. It was the best maiden camping voyage; we rode horses, ATV’s and loved every minute! Thank you ever so much Daniella!
First off, Daniela is an excellent host. She is open and available to chat about hiking trails, and will even provide you with a hand drawn map! My partner and I were looking to get out of the city for Memorial Day weekend, and were really looking for something secluded, away from the usual hubbub of most campsites. On the site, it appears that the 6 campsites at Camp Wild are quite far apart (this is according to the map provided at booking). When we arrived, we were a little surprised to find that the 6 sites were quite close to one another, and didn't really afford much privacy. There are 2 communal fire pits rather than one for each site. We ended up picking the site farthest from the other group that was there. Friday night was great as it was just the 2 tents, but given the holiday weekend, all sites were filled the next day and it went from feeling private to feeling more like a music festival. This would be a fun vibe if you're looking to hang with new people around the fire etc (which is totally fine!) it's just not what we were looking for that weekend. I would recommend Daniela's place, as it's very beautiful, with AMAZING access to the PCT for all sorts of hiking, and that she's a fantastic host. Just be aware that the Camp Wild sites are closer together than you think. I'm sure that if you wanted something more secluded, Daniela would be happy to help you out.
The host was excellent and very helpful, she called on check in day to make sure we were going to arrive okay. However we found the site itself to be a bit closer to the main house and other structures than the picture and map led us to believe, and there unfortunately wasn't anywhere nearby to buy local firewood (admittedly a lack of research on our part but still didn't help the experience). The campsites were also very close to one another, which was fine since we were the only campers at the site that night, but two or more separate groups in that set would be very cozy.
Daniela was amazing and the ranch was clean, quiet and welcoming. We were the only campers there so it was very private and our 3 girls enjoyed being with the animals. The girls had their first horse ride with Daniela and she was patient and explained everything. She knows so much about horses!
The animals were well-cared for and it was fun to interact with them. I felt safe the whole time and Daniela was such a gracious host. We can't wait to go back!
This place was amazing. The best place to be for a weekend away & to just stop in life. Daniela was very helpful with guiding us to her location & even let us set up wherever we preferred. The layout of her property was so fun & very clean. We were able to roam around & see all the animals as well as relax on the porch of her guest house. Having the campsite perfectly under the stars was like being in a dream. We were lucky enough to get a trail ride with Daniela & hear her story. Not only does she host well but is willing to share her expertise & skills with horse riding. The entire trail ride & interaction with her horses was unforgettable. Our visit was so much fun that we want to make it an annual trip. We got exactly what we wanted: camp & horse rides.