Hipcamp host Kane&Malia F.
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Our mountain neighborhoodlot mixes the security & community of a quietmountain forest neighborhood with the hosts & home near campsite to assist with special needs, while still providing seclusion, beautiful mountains & forests, & so much to do on the entire mountain from Crestline to Big Bear.

Our camp is walking distance to hiking trails.Over the summer enjoy

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Our mountain neighborhood lot mixes the security & community of a quiet mountain forest neighborhood with the hosts & home near campsite to assist with special needs, while still providing seclusion, beautiful mountains & forests, & so much to do on the entire mountain from Crestline to Big Bear. 

Our camp is walking distance to hiking trails. Over the summer enjoy free weekend concerts at the Lake Arrowhead Village. Lake Arrowhead is 1.3 miles away for shopping, fine dining, karaoke, concerts, and ferry rides. Lake Gregory is 6 miles away for relaxing on the beach front, fishing, and swimming. There are also farmer's markets on the weekends. 

Accommodations include a fire pit area, space for your tent, clean compost toilet with private entrance attached to rear of house, locked off from house.  

Outdoor summer "swimsuit shower" (cold water). 

Also on the property, is a small music & production studio, available for rent at affordable prices & includes a green screen for fun family photos.

*This campground is limited to one group/booking per day.  We don't have multiple sites nor space to provide privacy for separate groups.  Depending on tent size/quantity, we can take 1 group per night consisting of up to 6 people max.

**Due to the fact that this is a neighborhood backyard forest campground, it is unfortunately not a party campground.  We have neighbors (mostly very rare occasional renters), so we can not tolerate noise complaints, which we also don't tolerate from our rare neighboring renters to help protect our hipcamper's experience.  The hipcampers we take on through requests are primarily solo campers/nature enthusiasts, small families, & couples all looking to get away for some quiet nature-filled, mountain time away from the city.  

However, we aren't against having a good time.  There are many lake areas, music venues, bars, shopping centers, etc. as close as a 1 mile away from us in which you can go stretch your legs & vocal chords to have some more social fun.  We just keep it low-key in the cabin neighborhoods.  Speaking of music venues & shopping centers, The Lake Arrowhead Village & lake itself (1 mile away) has large free music concerts & festivals among the beautiful trees & lake each summer all the way through October, as well as each seasonal period!  Take advantage!

To get here trouble free, turn onto Rim of the World dr, and turn left on the small road called Inspiration (adjacent to Mountain Towing} to get to Burnt Mill dr, which you will make a sharp right on to get to our property, which will be on the left.

(Do not take Rim of the World all the way to Burnt Mill drive which wraps around the back side of our place and requires a rough dirt road to get to us.  Instead, make sure and keep your eye out for the small road called Inspiration to get to our street, Burnt Mill dr)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring w/ grill, charcoal...
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We have two beach cruisers available for rent

Boating

Lake Arrowhead (lake is 1.5 miles down hill), as well as many of the lakes around here, have paid admission boat tours & more.

Fishing

Plenty of lakes around here with daily fishing licenses & bait shops

Horseback riding

Many local stables that offer it

Snow sports

Many local ski resorts here for winter. We do not provide equipment

Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Madcap Camping in California.

Lake

Nearest lake is 1.5 miles from property

River, stream or creek

Many streams & creaks around here off property.

Forest
Mountainous
Suburban or backyard

Places to see near Kane F.’s Land

Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
43 miles way Explore
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
46 miles way Explore
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
54 miles way Explore
Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest
55 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
58 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
64 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
66 miles way Explore
Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park
79 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
81 miles way Explore
Malibu Creek State Park
Malibu Creek State Park
86 miles way Explore
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park
89 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
95 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Jackson
Jackson F.
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July 24th, 2018

Kane and Malia were great, great hosts. It was their first time but they did such a great job accommodating us, even though we made the booking quite at the last minute.

The camp site is a little tight but we really liked how the fire pit area is right on where your tent would be. This really is a great option for camping within the trees in the SoCal area!

I think they have some really great ideas on improving the place so it will only get better. As of now, we had little to complain.

NOTE: please note that this is in a residential neighborhood, so it's not as secluded/private as some people would like. Still, being in the back of the house, we saw no one and barely heard Kane or Malia in the house!

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Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on July 30th, 2018

It was an absolute pleasure having you! Thanks for the kind words.

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Hipcamper AJ
Aj B.
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August 21st, 2018

Kane was a super gracious host! Very welcoming and friendly!

Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on August 27th, 2018

Thanks! We truly loved having you.

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie M.
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August 27th, 2018

Kane was very accommodating and generous. The site was good if you are mainly wanting a place to stay and check out what the area has to offer, but not if you’re looking for a site to hang out in. It is in a residential neighborhood and though you could barely tell that Kane and his wife were home, the neighbors on both sides were. Unfortunately, the night we were there, the neighbors had a party, so it was not the get out of the city getaway we had been wanting, but Kane was quick to take care of it and make it right.

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Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on September 18th, 2018

Thanks Maggie. It was nice that we could make the best of the situation. We are one of few full-time residents in the neighborhood, with rare occasional seasonal renters on one side, so it’s almost always dead silent with few ppl seen. Those “bad apples” that rented next to us were the only disruption we have ever had living here, and since dealing with the homeowners, those noisy renters have not been back & assured us they will never have noisy non-vetted guests again. Maggie you were unfortunately our only disrupted guest, and refunding your whole stay was important to us. You were both wonderful guests and loved your dog! We are so sorry the bad apples had to be dealt with on your stay, but can assure all other potential guests that single occurrence won’t ever happen again. We are absolutely a mountain/forest residential small campground as specified in description, but we take pride in providing as authentic of a camping experience possible considering that actual campgrounds up here are 2-3 times more expensive with less accommodation, and expensive air b&b’s/house rentals as the only other option. We only found one other hipcampground in these mountains and it’s all the way in big bear, and I’m sure is nice as another option, which I often recommend when booked. We like to think of ourselves as the fun, easy, cheap option to visit Lake Arrowhead and the surrounding mountains:) Wishing you well, Kane

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Hipcamper Casey
Casey W.
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September 17th, 2018

Kane and Malia were so sweet and accommodating. There property is located in a great location, very quite and nice but still close to the downtown lake arrowhead area. Would recommend there spot to anyone looking to get away for the weekend!

Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on September 18th, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. It means a lot, as we do our best! You were such great guests, & come to mention it, we are so fortunate to have had fantastic guests literally 100% of the time. Meeting all these wonderful people as they enjoy their mountain adventures has been truly fulfilling. I only wish I had gotten the administration on this hipcamp system down sooner, as I would have given all past guests fantastic reviews within that 2 day window! lol, Well we hope you have many great adventures to come :)

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Hipcamper Laura
Laura O.
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September 19th, 2018

This was a nice spot nestled just down the hill from their house. Kane and Malia were super accommodating even with our dynamic schedule and we appreciated them taking time to give us recommendations. Access to firewood was a nice touch. Wish we could’ve spent more time here.

Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on September 20th, 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words! We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and wish you the best in all your adventures to come

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Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas G.
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September 25th, 2018

Despite both myself and my girlfriend being anxious introverts who are incredibly awkward and shy around strangers, both Kane and Malia made us feel extremely welcome. They were very pleasant and the site was well taken care of and there were plenty of materials. Kane went exceedingly out of his way to assist us get established and after that he vanished to leave us in privacy to embrace the quiet site.

Admittedly it is essentially a house's backyard but it feels secluded and hidden amidst a wooded gorge and both my girlfriend and myself feel very comfortable returning to Madcap.

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Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on September 27th, 2018

Thank you so much for staying with us, and for sharing your positive experience. We truly enjoyed having you both, and look forward to having you back. May your adventures to come be many~

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Hipcamper Larry
Larry M.
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September 29th, 2018

The Hosts Kane and Malia were great. Anything that I needed they were more than willing to give me for my stay. It was a very relaxing experience and I would definitely stay again. The view of the stars and the secluded area around was a great escape from the city. Thanks for making my roadtrip fun and relaxing!

Hipcamper Kane&Malia
Response from Kane&Malia, the Host, on September 30th, 2018

It was our pleasure, & we look forward to having you back. You were a wonderful guest & you will always have a friend here Ca. May you have many more fine adventures!

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October 30th, 2018
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August 12th, 2018
Property
Kane F.’s Land
State
California
$30/night
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