Hipcamp host Daniela K.
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Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles?

Covid- 19 New Rules!

We offer some hygiene articles, like soap- but we strictly encourage you to bring your own. 

Our guest will be surrounded in a grand nature setting, in our charming European style mini apartment.  A charming private porch invites our nature loving visitors for a relaxing eveni


Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles?

Covid- 19 New Rules!

We offer some hygiene articles, like soap- but we strictly encourage you to bring your own. 

Our guest will be surrounded in a grand nature setting, in our charming European style mini apartment.  A charming private porch invites our nature loving visitors for a relaxing evening. Our very busy wild life( mostly squirrels, quails, lizards and other creatures of the forest) in our surrounding forest will keep you surely entertained.

The cabin offers a one bedroom, one living room, small bath room and a kitchen. Views you'll find out of every room.

It is suited for two people, if four guests would like visit we can convert a futon couch into another bed in the living room.

For guests which like go out for a hike and looking to explore nature, a three mile long, idyllic single track horse trail, is located right here on the ranch. At some few sections it has it's challenges, but ones you overcome those you will be spoiled with incredible vistas.

Just make sure you bring appropriate shoes and water.

We dont allow dogs at the ranch, We have a puppy which enjoys playing, but he can get ruff at times. 

For your dining arrangements there is a barbecue, bring your own charcoal. 

A short drive in to town also provides dinning in a biker bar restaurant.

Things to do:

The ranch offers also fun hiking opportunities, or horse back riding, kids love to ride our ponies- well some adults enjoy horse riding as well, or drive on of our ATV- quads( both at a extra charge).

Fire; New regulations for campfire: Our fear as ranch owner is very regular the outbreak of a fire.

Over the years we had to evacuate twice our animals, due to a raging fire approaching our land. While we got lucky and our great fire department was able to safe the ranch, some of our neighbors got hit and lost everything.

As we know that camping with no fire, is no camping, we have decided to allow all our campers the use of a propane fire pit, which is safe in our forest and all kinds off weather situations, like wind, or heat or of fire season. So if you wish to enjoy a cozy fire you can bring those propane fire pits( campingworld, walmart) and use it all day long. I am happy to provide everyone with more information.

We also can provide you with one, if you give us a two weeks notice( extra fee).

Meet some wild horses, the ranch is a home to some untamed Wild American Mustangs, two pigs and a group of goats.

In the evening enjoy one of California's famous sunset, and afterwards it is time to stargaze by a bottle of wine!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
No ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Daniela a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Bring your own bike and enjoy a sweeping ride on our well maintained county road through a beautiful wilderness forest.


We offer easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail, additionally there are a lot of horse trails on the ranch, which can be shared...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

We offer guided ATV tours. We can take up to 4 people at a time.

Wildlife watching

The ranch homes a lot of wild animals. Find fox, bear, mountain lion, coyotes, deer, snakes, blue jays, quail, rabbits, crows, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Mustang Ranch Chalet in California.


The ranch sits on the foothills of the Palomar Mountain Range, which is at our location covered full of beautiful pine, cedar, ...Read more


The vibe at Mustang Ranch Chalet

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2018

Such a scenic setting with beautiful and friendly horses. Thank you for your hospitality Daniela!

Hipcamper Giselle
Giselle M.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

Just spent two night's at Mustang Chalet on Running Horse Ranch. Took my two kids 22 and 18 and some of their friends for an outdoor adventure - eight total. We typically pitch our own tents but decided to try something a little different this trip. The horse ranch is a lovely, well kept property set in the foothills. The mountains are on one side and the desert visible off in the distance. The ranch provides plenty of privacy, with space to roam, beautiful sunrise and sunset views and access to hiking trails. A variety of horses from miniatures to workhorses run freely in a large fenced area, goats roam and there are a variety of other farm pets. The 4 guest rooms set-up side by side were rustic but comfortable with a large front porch connecting them all. There is a small kitchen and a bathroom/shower. Other campers have access to the bathroom through the kitchen, so you will meet some fellow campers staying in other places on the property this way. There was a picnic table, large fire pit/ring and a grill set up for our use, right in front of the porch. A fun fearure is the "cowboy pool," a large cicular water trough set up right in front the cabin. Fill it up with the hose and enjoy a refreshing dip on a warm day. Daniella, the owner, who lives in the main ranch house (connected to the Mustang Chalet) was very accessible and helpful. She provided us with suggestions of things to do in the area, drew us hand made maps of hiking trails and even came/drove over to help us find the trail head, when we were unable to access it. The teens/young adults enjoyed: hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail that is just minutes away, feeding carrots to the horses and other farm animals, kicking back on the shady porch, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, exploring the property and cooling off in the cowboy pool. For an extra fee you can also take a trail ride on horseback or rent the quad atvs. We experienced dramatic weather changes in the 2.5 days we were there and enjoyed the eerie fog rolling in, as much as we enjoyed the warm sunshine and blue skies. The rooms were equipped with heaters that kept us very comfortable on the first evening that was very cold. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back again. It is a great way to have a camping experience withouth the added work of pitching tents.

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Hipcamper Elsa
Elsa B.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2018

I felt immeasurably happy with our evening at Daniela’s. The rooms were quaint and well kept, the kitchen & bathroom had everything we needed, and the surrounding ranch was stunning.

We did an ATV tour with Daniela as well and it was the highlight of our vacation so far! Such a cool experience and epic vistas. She was a perfect tour guide. I already want to go back. Dreamy desert.

Hipcamper Claudia
Claudia B.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2018

I loved staying at the Mustang Ranch. It has the most beautiful views, it's completely quiet and Daniela is super nice, helpful and also of course amazing with horses. I went on a one hour trail ride and it was the best trail ride experience I ever had. Definitely want to come back to ride and stay! Thank you Daniela!

Hipcamper jeroen
Jeroen V.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2018

We booked Just ons night but it was great. We stayed in number 4. The directions to get to the place were clear, still not easy to find the exact spot but in return it’s peace and quiet. Checkin was simple, friendly and easy. Went for great hike very close to the place and in the evening visited the local pub for drinks, food and live music. The next morning we went for horse riding. Great instructions and beautiful nature, just great. Overall fun place with animals in beautiful nature. Thanks Daniela.

Hipcamper Shelby


Shelby R.
recommends this listing.
January 22nd, 2019

Such an amazing and magical place. Beautiful getaway for a short or long trip from Los Angeles. Will for sure be back another time. Beautifully kept facility and home. Daniela was super attentive, sweet, and helpful. Highlight recommend. Excited to come back!

Hipcamper Christina
Christina A.
recommends this listing.
March 17th, 2019

Very nice place and friendly host. Decor had a very homey feel and the place was kept clean. Beautiful views of high desert forest canopies and hiking areas nearby with access to the pacific coast trail. Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve just a short drive away. Very friendly dog came to greet us in the morning. Bed was comfortable and the electric blanet keep us warm all night. Kitchen had limited space and limted pots and pans but contained all the essentials for cooking. Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper KELLY
Kelly S.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2019

This was a great getaway. Daniela was a perfect host. My family and I had a nice time.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Delightful stay on the ranch!

Jennifer T.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

What a wonderful camping experience, with some extra frills! The property is gorgeous and Daniela is super chill and helpful. 85 during the day and 60 at night, the shaded porch and cowboy tub kept us cool...and the propane fire pit kept us warm (fire season so no wood - small fee for the propane). Plates, silverware and a few pots and pans provided as well as a little coffee maker, as well as lots of clean towels for the shower. Be sure to bring all the rest of your cooking gear/salt pepper oils etc with you.

We went ATVing around the property with was AMAZING. Wear long sleeves and pants if you want to avoid scratches and poison oak, but other than that it was super rad. Daniela is a great host!

Hiked Snake something trail (check AllTrails) about a mile away which was really pretty and took under 2 hours and is partially shaded. Convenience store/market about 15 mins away for ice and extras that don’t fit in the mini fridge!

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