Mountain views Close to Lake Rollins Hiking Beautiful meadow Valley view center has restrooms accomodations kitchen showers Electrical hookups Outside water Decks Concrete parking
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Depends on what you’re looking for
So, I stayed here with my boyfriend and have mixed reviews about this site.
The hosts were great! They were very sweet and accommodating! The location of the site had beautiful views from the house deck and was a quick drive to the lake. I know it’s close to the towns, but we didn’t go there.
However, I feel that my expectations and the site were not quite matched. This is my first time using hip camp so I wasn’t sure what exactly it entailed and from what I read about it seemed like an AirBnB for camping. I was still expecting to have the feel of camping, but I felt more that I was camping in someone’s backyard. I wouldn’t call this a campground, but rather a small plot of land that you could have people camp on.
The sites were not labeled and were on a slope. We were told to pick a spot and set up wherever we wanted, but there was not much space or privacy between what was assumed to be other sites. On the travel page, it says check in is after 1 pm and we had arrived by 5 pm. The land that the camp sites were supposed to be on were still being weed whacked at that time.
Campfires are not allowed, which is understandable due to being in wildfire country, but neither were charcoal grills, which was not stated. When asked if we could use that, we were told that there is a fridge and a microwave. There is no stove at this location. We also had a propane grill that we used up on the flat ground by the old dog kennels.
The electricity and water at this location are in the foreclosed vet hospital that is located above the campsites. To use it at your location you would need to have a very, very long extension cord. There are two bathrooms and one shower available in the “house”.
You CANNOT bring an RV here. The campsites are too small and again, are all on a slope that any RV owner would know not to park on for fear of tipping over.
It is dog friendly which is nice! The owners do have little dogs that are friendly as well. However, one of them was barking one night and the owners put the dog outside in the kennel around 2 am, which woke my boyfriend up.
There were two picnic tables that were available for use and were located at the top of the hill next to the kennels. Not necessarily an issue, because we can all share, however, another pair of campers came late Saturday night and set their tent up right inbetween both of theirs inhibiting the use of either table. Not the owners fault, but definitely bring your own table just in case.
If you want the slight feel of camping, but still have the basics of water and electricity, then it is a great place! But if you’re looking for more “authentic” camping, I wouldn’t recommend it. And that might be on me not fully understanding what hipcamp is, but this is just my honest review about it.