Hipcamp host Melinda H.
Hosted by
Melinda has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

We are an active ranch with many animals to visit. Most of our animals are rescues. We are near miles of trails in the forest for hiking, biking, horseback riding and off road vehicles. We can offer a trail ride for an additional cost. We can also accommodate campers with horses for an additional charge. We have a community fire pit and we just added new camp sites und

Read more...

We are an active ranch with many animals to visit. Most of our animals are rescues. We are near miles of trails in the forest for hiking, biking, horseback riding and off road vehicles. We can offer a trail ride for an additional cost. We can also accommodate campers with horses for an additional charge. We have a community fire pit and we just added new camp sites under trees. The fire pit is shared, we do not have fire pits by each site due to fire danger. The toilets we provide are shared by campers so if you prefer to have your own, we recommend you bring a camping potty. We are a private ranch, not like a public campground. We recommend you bring boots and flashlights. Camping is at your own risk. We are in the mountains where wildlife is present. We also take ponies and other animals to parties and other events. Message us for details and pricing. Unicorn photo sessions are also available.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Melinda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Horse ranch in the mountains in California.

Forest
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Horse ranch in the mountains

12 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Chang

Great time of healing!!!!

Chang H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 19th, 2020

Was a great time the kids loved it and it was just as they had advertised.......great fram ranch experience getaway.......Can't wait to go back.....love you Melinda and Cherish....the boys miss you guys and the animals so much already...

Hipcamper Melinda
Response from Melinda, the Host, on June 22nd, 2020

Thank you for the sweet review! I’m so glad you all had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Cristina

Great first time experience

Cristina Q.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 22nd, 2020

It was my family’s first time camping and we had a great experience. Melinda was very nice and generous. The farm animals were all nice to see and pet. She even allowed the children to fed them. Melinda went as far as allowing the children to have pony rides and the adults to horseback. She was very outgoing and went out of her way to make sure guest were happy. Her property has a lot of potential.

Hipcamper David

Pony and horse rides!

David G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 1st, 2020

Melinda the owner was an amazing host. She took our 5 year old daughter on pony rides. She even turned her white pony into a unicorn (see pics)! We also had a chance to feed a baby goat. This a great place to stay for families who love animals (she rescues her horses).

Hipcamper Hugo
Hugo P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 3rd, 2020

Mw and kids enjoyed the experience and will be definitely coming back

Hipcamper Frida
Frida K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2020

The site was with great views, especially on a full moon weekend . Camp sites are basic (open space on a farm land, most of it not shaded) with fire pit only at the front of the property so we had to coordinate with other groups who uses the pit at what time . Unfortunately the weekend we camped, there were lot of people in relatively close spaces.

What was intended to be a quiet getaway and much needed break from city noises and energy, became a terrible experience for us, thanks to an obnoxiously loud group that camped next to us who partied with loud music inconsiderate of that this was a shared space. There is no space between sites and if there are loud indecent groups like that your camping experience is going to be ruined. Glad to hear that most other campers had a great time here. Ours was not.

Hipcamper Melinda
Response from Melinda, the Host, on July 7th, 2020

The campsites were shaded, under trees. The shared firepit is described clearly ahead of time. This was a very busy weekend and more people wanted to come than a regular weekend. The large loud group quieted down by 10PM at our request. The campsites were spaced apart and all are on private property which was not designed to be a campground. I’m sorry you were not happy, you could have moved farther away from that group or let us know of your concerns while you were here and we would have tried to help rather than give us a bad review after the fact.

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Trevor

Wonderful country feels

Trevor W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
July 6th, 2020

Its nice to meet some genuine people as Melinda is a real deal cowboy. Its nice to get back to nature coming from a city like Los Angeles.

Hipcamper Maxwell

Super but worries abt covid safety

Maxwell W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
July 6th, 2020

Everything was really great. The property is beautiful, and Melinda was very accommodating (we had booked for the weekend before, and my car broke down, so she let us stay the next weekend). We got a spot underneath a tree and it was shady and cool. The horses were beautiful, and they have all kinds of other animals from donkeys to ducks to lambs and sheep to goats. We watched the sunset and moonrise over the mountains, as the stars came out.

The one issue we had was that the site said that it was COVID safe and we were a bit stressed out to find that Melinda's policy was "Don't worry, I'm not going to make you wear a mask." She and her partner both came up closer than 6 feet from us without masks, and as she's hosting people from all over, and coming into contact with them, it didn't feel safe for us. We would come back if it was more COVID safe.

Hipcamper Kassandra
Kassandra K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 6th, 2020

Melinda was very nice and accommodating once we got there. She let us ride a horse and was helpful with anything we needed.

Hipcamper Dewey
Dewey G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 6th, 2020

We camp at her land for 2 nights this 4th of July weekend. Melinda as a host was very friendly. My wife and son enjoyed feeding and petting the horses. My wife even rode the horse for a while. She has a lot land and very beautiful to camp with a view of the mountain. Eventhough you are not allowed to have your own fire pitt, we shared a fire pitt and enjoyed conversations with the other campers on site which is not many. We recommend this place for camping.

Horse ranch in the mountainsHorse ranch in the mountainsHorse ranch in the mountainsHorse ranch in the mountains
Property
Melinda H.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
6 Sites
Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future