Hipcamp host Dave & Mel F.
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Oak Terrace group site will accommodate 5 tents. It is nestled among oak trees, close to the goat pasture where we keep our girls, and near our backyard where our dogs stay during the day. It is semi private as far as humans go but you may be watched by curious goats, ducks, and chickens. 

You can be as alone as you'd like during your stay, but daily chores will bring

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Oak Terrace group site will accommodate 5 tents. It is nestled among oak trees, close to the goat pasture where we keep our girls, and near our backyard where our dogs stay during the day. It is semi private as far as humans go but you may be watched by curious goats, ducks, and chickens. 

You can be as alone as you'd like during your stay, but daily chores will bring us close to the campsite. We may also be working on projects in the yard or pastures while you are here. Curiosity and questions are encouraged but we will give you your space.

There is an area for food preparation and dish washing in Oak Terrace. Cooking can be done on the BBQ (bring enough of your own charcoal or purchase from us) or in the smoker (wood provided), or you can use the propane cooktop (propane provided). The round table seats up to 6 and benches around the site seat a lot more. 4 chairs are provided and there is an Easy Up over the food prep / table area.

Oak Terrace has a hammock strung between 2 trees. There is a misting system set up for hot days and a string of LED lights can be plugged in at night.

We have an outdoor shower (cold water), one toilet, and a sink for all campers to use. 

RVs and trailers (tow behind and 5th wheel) may be acceptable but we have to make arrangements through text message before booking.

And we also do weddings at Nana's Ranch and Oak Terrace is the perfect place for them. Mel is an ordained minister through Universal Life Church and Dave is an event photographer with wedding experience. You can either bring your own everything or let us be part of the event. Wedding party size is limited and all guests must be registered through Hipcamp at $5 per person. But how exciting! You can get married in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills with a chorus of barnyard animals celebrating with you. There is room for a band, we have tables and chairs for up to 50 guests, propane grill, BBQ & smoker for food preparation, and more. We also offer access to a guest bedroom in the house for the wedding party to get ready. Weddings must book 2 nights. 

We would love to help you celebrate your special day.

Night noises; we live on 3 fenced acres and are surrounded by larger properties. Some of our neighbors have dogs and there may be some barking here and there at night. We have roosters who crow before the sun comes up and sometimes at night during a full moon. Wild animals seen here are coyote, bobcat, cottontail, ground & tree squirrels, fence lizards, a variety of birds, and more. We even have a bald eagle and golden eagle who sometimes sit by the pond in the donkey pasture. If coyotes are in the area, it can get pretty loud at night. For these reasons, we have earplugs available for campers who need a little help with typical country noises. Things you won't usually hear; horns honking, tires screeching, sirens, loud music, doors slamming, and other city noises.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 15ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Take your bikes to Yosemite National Park for an amazing day of biking.

Boating

Bass Lake is just a few miles north on Highway 41. Boat rentals year round.

Fishing

Bass Lake & Yosemite National Park both have great fishing opportunities.

Hiking

We are approximately 45 minutes from the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park. So much hiking!

Horseback riding

Horse rentals are available at Yosemite National Park.

Paddling

Bass Lake, Millerton Lake, Lake Hensley

Climbing

Yosemite National Park

Snow sports

Yosemite National Park, Badger Pass, China Peak

Surfing

The Pacific Ocean is a 3+ hour drive west of Nana's Ranch. There you'll find surfers in the Pismo Beach & Morro Bay areas. It's...Read more

Swimming

Bass Lake

Wildlife watching

Yosemite National Park (or right here at Nana's Ranch)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at #1 Oak Terrace Group in California.

Cave

It's not an official cave, but we have a rock formation in the back corner of our property where children like to explore. Pare...Read more

Lake

There are several lakes nearby. Hensley, Millerton, Bass, and more.

Mountainous

We are located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, near Yosemite National Park, in California.

Suburban

We aren't really suburban but our campsite is in our backyard, between the house and the main goat pasture. The site is semi pr...Read more

Wetlands

We have a small pond in the donkey pasture where the Muscovy ducks like to swim and play. Campers can sit outside the fence and...Read more

Farm

Nana's Ranch is a small hobby farm. We raise Muscovy waterfowl, chickens, and medium sized goats. Campers get to experience as ...Read more

Ranch

We call ourselves a ranch but we are really a hobby farm. Chores start early. You are welcome to come along on morning rounds o...Read more

Driveway

Campers will pull into the driveway and park just inside the gate, to the left. Parking is clearly marked.

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Hipcamper David

An awesome experience!

David L.
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May 30th, 2019

Great place and a sweet treat if you love animals. Goats, donkeys, ducks and chicken will brighten up your day. Our 7 years old daughter just loved it! Camp here for you Yosemite trip. We did a day trip to the park and had enough time to see most of the attractions and still make it back before dark. Also close to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. You can be there in 2 hours and have plenty of time to explore before heading back. This is a place that you may be able to book when all Yosemite and Sequoia camps are booked, so check availability and have a great camping experience.

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Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

You guys were awesome. Thank you for visiting. Tell your daughter that we still have 3 little quail and they are growing up so fast. We will be putting them into a coop to grow a little more before we turn them loose in the yard. They have bonded to 2 chicken chicks they have been with since they were just a few days old.

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Hipcamper Vanda

Loved our stay!

Vanda M.
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June 19th, 2019

Hosts went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible! Loved the outdoor shower and furry farm animals as our neighbors. Earplugs are essential for the morning rooster and donkey calls, but the hosts provide that for you. Thank you for the warm hospitality!

Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Thank you for visiting us. We loved having you. Some people pass on the earplugs, but I don't know how they sleep. I think the roosters are starting at around 4:30 AM still. When I use my earplugs, I sleep like a rock.

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Hipcamper Kenzie

Amazing place! a true gem!

Kenzie M.
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June 23rd, 2019

We had an amazing time camping here!! Mel and Dave were fantastic hosts who put a lot of heart into everything they do. The camp site was perfect, we loved having access to great amenities- water, a clean outhouse, outdoor lights, a grill, table with shade, trash cans, and more. Morning chores were so much fun! We milked goats, fed the animals, and even picked fresh items from their organic garden. Our daughter had a blast and has been talking about it ever since! There is close proximity to Yosemite and Bass Lake, we made day trips out of visiting each place. We hope to visit again next summer and would highly recommend this spot to other campers!

Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Thank you for choosing us, even though there were no reviews when you booked. You took a leap of faith, for sure. But it seems like all went well and even your dog had fun. She did so well with all of the animals around. The mother duck inside the hollow stump hatched her only egg and is such a proud mom. She is in the Tiny House Coop with another mother duck who hatched out 8 little ones. They are all just 1 day apart. And Jackson is still taking bottles of milk, even though he is old enough to not need them. But it's hard to say, "No" to him.

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Hipcamper Chris

Wonderful time with the animals!

Chris S.
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June 27th, 2019

Our stay at Nana's Ranch was incredible! Dave & Mel were wonderful hosts and actually let my wife bottle feed a baby goat! Mel answered all of our animal quests with a smile and plenty of information. Dave & Mel provide so much for their campers. Tables, BBQ, portable stovetop, smoker, chairs, and fire pit were all there for us to use. Even lanterns and earplugs which you will need for the occasional nightly rooster crow. We loved our stay at Nana's Ranch!

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Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Chris, thank you for staying with us. We loved having you and Brooke. We will have to plan something for September.

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Hipcamper Sara

Relaxing farm experience

Sara R.
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July 7th, 2019

A really cool spot! You will find everything you may need: a restroom, a cold shower, a picnic table with 4 chairs, a stove, a smoker and the BBQ. Mel is really friendly and helpful! Be prepared to hear farm animals around during the night though!

Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Thank you for choosing us as your Hipcamp site. We loved having you. And THANK YOU for helping me wrangle up the escaped goats. Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Brooke

Farm-animal-filled slice of heaven

Brooke S.
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July 8th, 2019

One of the reasons it took us so long to finally take a trip to Yosemite was because it’s pretty impossible to actually book a campsite in the park. So when we decided to just camp outside Yosemite and drive in each day, we turned to Hipcamp. Turned out to be the best thing that happened because we ended up at magical Nana’s Ranch!⁣

The campsite is on a hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 45 minutes from Yosemite’s south entrance. You bring your own tent or RV to set up on a lovely patch of flat grass. But they provide a table under a shady awning, a sink area to wash dishes, a huge BBQ, a super clean outhouse with nearby sink, a cold-water outdoor shower and a hammock. You’re the only campers, so you get plenty of privacy — except for the silky chickens and ducks and guineas that pop over for a visit, plus the nearby goats and donkeys.⁣

The animals are why we came! We got to sip coffee each morning as we looked at the pond full of ducks and chickens. We got to feed carrots to donkeys Rosa and Java Joe. We got to give the goats scratches and watch them climb trees and feed them leaves from the oak trees. We watched baby ducks and chickens bath. We peeked out of our tent to see chickens waddling by and bunnies hopping through. And the highlight was bottle feeding one of the baby goats!

Another bonus of this lovely site are the owners, Dave and Mel. They let us join them for some morning farm chores, then accepted our invite to chat around the campfire. They’re so friendly and fascinating! And now we have tentative plans to meet up later for another camping adventure.⁣

We’d highly recommend this spot for exploring Yosemite or any nearby areas, including Bass Lake.

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Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Brooke, we LOVED having you both. And our animals learned pretty quickly that you are vending machines, which is the highest compliment a goat or donkey can give. I look forward to adventures with you in the future.

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Hipcamper Jasmine

Everything you could want and more

Jasmine S.
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July 9th, 2019

My boyfriend and I are currently from the Joshua Tree to Seattle. During the booking process, our camp host Mel was responsive and accommodated a last minute change to our reservation. The camp was a luxury after weeks on the road: from a three burner cook top stove, hammock, fire pit, cold water shower, and outhouse. The highlight of our stay was the fully functioning ranch. I highly recommend booking the morning chore tour to get hands on experience of milking goats, bottle feeding kids, gathering eggs, picking seasonal vegetables from the large garden, and afterwards, receiving a bounty of farm fresh goods. Additionally, Mel’s adorable grandchildren were such informative and enthusiastic tour guides and provided entertaining anecdotes to life on the ranch. Needless to say, Nana’s Ranch has everything you could want and more.

Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Thank you for choosing us, Jasmine. We loved having you stay here. I'm always so happy to share our garden and farm bounty with visitors who are interested. **hugs** Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Veronica
Veronica C.
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July 9th, 2019

Mel was really welcoming to our group. We were amazed by all that was offered on the property. There was a fire pit, a charcoal grill, a table and chairs. It was fun to watch all of the chickens freely roaming around the backyard, as well as all of the other animals on her property. Of course they wake you up really early, but that was not at all a problem for us. We would definitely camp at Nana's Ranch again.

Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Thank you for choosing Nana's Ranch for your stay. It was a pleasure having you. A+ campers!

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Hipcamper Roger

Very welcoming and great experience

Roger T.
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August 4th, 2019

A lot of space, great hosts, chairs/tables provided, newly built bench, great experiences with goats, chickens, donkeys, and ducks. There’s a very playful dog. There’s a smoker and grill. You have an opportunity to milk a goat and tour around the farm (you can drink goat milk). Very nice outdoor shower and restroom. This is by far the best camping grounds my friends and I have went to. Highly recommended.

Property
Nana's Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site
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