Hipcamp host Lorna T.
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Welcome to our little slice of 10 acre heaven in the Canyon!  Just bring yourself and we have everything else!!  Nestle up in the Cozy Gnome Home, a 1967 vintage trailer and listen to the symphony of frogs in the creek just outside your window.  With love and labor... we gutted, redesigned and restored this little trailer for the ultimate functioning space for two.  Nice lit


Welcome to our little slice of 10 acre heaven in the Canyon!  Just bring yourself and we have everything else!!  Nestle up in the Cozy Gnome Home, a 1967 vintage trailer and listen to the symphony of frogs in the creek just outside your window.  With love and labor... we gutted, redesigned and restored this little trailer for the ultimate functioning space for two.  Nice little kitchen with copper counters and everything you need for cooking and dining.  A Berky filter for clean water, hardwood floors and a comfy bed complete with organic mattress, down comforter and cotton sheets.  Fold out dining table if you care to (or need to) eat indoors. There is also an outdoor kitchen space with a sink (no hot water), gas grill, propane burner (bring your own small canister) and a patio table and chairs. We have a charcoal grill available too. The creek runs year round so feel free to get your feet wet on a hot sunny day.  We also have an outdoor warm shower and sink as well as a hot water kitchen sink that you can share with other campers.  You are welcome to cruise the property and check out the chickens, ducks and horses.  We have three dogs on the ranch, a deaf and incredibly sweet pitbull ( he is a food thief so store food and garbage as though raccoons were a problem), a curious and playful ranch dog Pluto (who will be your tour guide) and a new pup Boston Bulldogge, Astrid.  We are surrounded by orchards which have some of the best apples and pears in the country.  Seasonally you can stop by many apple markets and do a tasting.  We also have a lively wine tasting venue less than a mile away.  Avila Beach is a short 4 miles away and we are happy to share bikes if we have them available but can't guarantee any.  Our location is a bikers' dream as the 13 mile scenic road takes you all the way into SLO.

NOTE:  If you want to bring others to camp, please note that they need to bring their own tents and supplies, we only have room for two but welcome self sufficient campers to join you :) also, we have a camp stove you can use to cook on but bring your own little green propane canister.

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send lorna a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home" in California.

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The vibe at Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"

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Hipcamper Philip
Philip C.
recommends this listing.
February 10th, 2019

The Gnome Home was fantastic! It was so comfortable and fun. We will definitely return. It is set in a beautiful small canyon with a babbling creek right outside your door. The trailer is beautiful and well appointed and the hosts are attentive and kind.

Hipcamper Julien

At home away from home

Julien M.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2019

My girlfriend and I only spent 3 days down in SLO to get away from the Bay Area grind. We wanted a place that was near everything but also off the beaten path. Lorna and Paul's place is an absolute gem, providing just enough of that "away from it all" feel, yet we were within minutes drive of everything.

We arrived on Sunday and were graciously invited to sit outside that evening with our hosts and their friends. We enjoyed the campfire, cooked our salmon together, and got to know each other a bit. When we all headed off to bed, we were quite amazed by how private the camper was set.

The camper had everything needed to cook (those fresh eggs were delicious, Lorna), clean, sleep comfortably, and enjoy meals outside. Their beautiful dog Pluto also came over every morning and evening to say hello (my girlfriend absolutely adores the little fella). The outdoor shower was incredible and the outdoor toilet was easy to use as well.

The entire experience felt away from home and at home. We truly could not have been happier with the place, the experience, and our hosts.

Thank you Lorna and Paul! We hope to comeback in the near future.

Hipcamper Deanna
Deanna L.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2019

We loved our stay at The Cozy Gnome Home, a charming trailer located in a beautiful valley outside of SLO. Our family had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the property which was just a short drive out of town. Friendly chickens, horses and dogs included! Lorna our host was very friendly and accommodating. We will be back for sure. This is a special place.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex C.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019

I had a wonderful weekend getaway in lorna’s camper. The camper is very very clean and well maintained. The bed was comfy and the shower was peaceful. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a unique glamping experience!

Hipcamper Zak
Zak L.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

Fantastic spot - super thoughtfully designed trailer, with every possible amenity included. Just offset enough to offer privacy, and close enough to SLO/Avila Beach/Pismo Beach. Comes with a very friendly dog, too.

Hipcamper Leslie

Restful getaway close to the beach

Leslie S.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The bed was extremely comfortable. I slept well and woke up rested. I appreciated the little extras like coffee, tea, oatmeal, and a couple of snacks that were waiting for me in the trailer. Sitting outside in the Adirondack chairs listening to the creek that runs in front of the trailer is relaxing as well. I can officially say I have used a composting toilet. I was surprised and impressed that the sawdust really does keep all the smells away. There are a couple of rental options on the property so I was a little surprised at seeing the other options when I arrived. That being said the trailer and its 2 sitting areas are all positioned in ways that give you privacy. This place was just what i was looking for in my weekend getaway. It is close enough for a short drive to the beach while being tucked away in the hills. I definitely recommend this place.

Hipcamper Armando
Armando M.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2019

My wife and I had a great time staying with Lorna at the Cozy Gnome Home! We were looking for something unique and memorable to spend some quality time together and this unique camper and camping spot totally fit the bill. The camper was wonderfully set up, and had all the extras just in case you forgot something like say maybe aluminum foil (which I did). There was plenty of room to cook outside with our portable gas grill, and a nice sink area to clean up and organize our meal prep. The outdoor showers was an experience, and so was the composting toilet. For myself, the best part were all the stars out at night, something you don't see much in the city. Being out there under all those stars made it feel like we were camping all by ourselves in the canyon. During the day we drove over to Avila Beach and walked around, but would have liked to try the mineral hot springs or the nearby winery next time. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for an experience different from a regular camping trip!

Hipcamper Pam

Clean air, warm accommodations

Pam L.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2019

Cozy, private, warm and inviting. What more could one ask for? Lorna and Paul were amazing hosts.... their facility exceeded my expectations and the best part, the bed was comfortable and our sleep, exceptional. We will definitely book this spot soon!

Hipcamper Micaela
Micaela R.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2019

The quiet setting and the running creek made the experience very relaxing. My kids wanted to stay there longer. Thanks Lorna!

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