This is a beautiful rustic space, there's a petting zoo on the property with goats, llamas, pigs, emus, horses and chickens, that is always a big hit with kids. There is string lighting above in the trees that provides very nice ambient lighting at night. There are trash and recycling cans, as well as some wood furniture.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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Moonlight Ranch is a campers dream! The site was immaculate with picturesque views and the host, Camilo, is very accommodating. He ensured we had everything we needed and even setup a few extra amenities to make our stay with three young children comfortable. There was a sink to wash dishes in and a single use toilet in ranch house. The animals on the ranch are all so friendly (and quite). There's ample room for exploring, a tree swing and hiking trail adjacent to the property with ocean views. Highly recommend checking out this well cared for property! We will definitely return soon!
My very first Hipcamp experience this weekend at Moonlight was amazing! The hosts went out of their way to make sure we had all of the creature comforts, including yard games, running water, and a really cool little toilet with composting bags! My kids LOVED the llamas and other animals and want to come back ASAP! The property is absolutely gorgeous, and the hosts are incredibly kind, attentive, and welcoming. The place was immaculate! Thank you so much, Moonlight and Camilo!
This is a lovely property! Very comfortable and well kept. Camilo was very friendly and helpful. Just make sure you put in the right address when you search for the place (we clicked "get directions" from the website and it sent us to a house down the street).
Beautiful spot and attentive host
I had a wonderful stay at Camilo’s property. The site was beautiful and thoughtfully laid out with amenities and comfort in mind. The grounds were gorgeous, animals very fun to visit, and Camilo was an attentive host who made sure we had everything we needed. I’d camp there again in a heartbeat!
Beautiful tent camp at the ranch!
We had a beautiful, perfect stay at this ranch for 2 nights. I was camping with three older girls (ages 10, 10, and 12) by myself for the first time, so this was a perfect spot, not too far from civilization (so you can drive 10 minutes to a store if you forget anything or even go out to eat) but a fun experience away from home. My kids loved all the animals, especially the baby goats and pigs, which were quite social. I loved learning about the emus and the llamas are so cool! Be aware this is different from some other ranches with camping in that the animals are in fences so there will be a tour to really meet the animals inside the fence, but most access for my kids besides that hour or so was from behind a fence. My kids did not mind this though, and they could still watch the animals and interact from behind the fence, which they did for hours. The spot for our tent was level and had great shade. My only recommendation for improvement down the road would be a better toilet situation (like a chemical port a potty, composting toilet, or flushing toilet) instead of bags on a toilet ring setup - inquire before you go if you are concerned. We did fine but that would be my only reservation for anyone used to camping at typical campsites or not used to camping. Because they have events and weddings, they had games like giant jenga and giant tic tac toe, which were fun, and they have pretty outdoor lights you can use in the evenings. The owners were very nice and told us all about the animals' histories, names, etc. which my kids loved, and they were responsive to questions during our stay. My kids made me promise to bring them back within the next year, so it was definitely a hit with kids!
We had a great experience. The hosts are great and really welcoming. The location is fantastic, very secluded, silent and relaxing. The were also a great addition. I really recommend staying at Moonlight Ranch!
Camilo was the best host I've met so far: responsive, fun, caring. The petting tour for kids was the cherry on top.
The place is just like in the pictures: a bit of fairy vibe and plenty of shade.
I'd totally recommend it.