About Ojai Mountaintop Treehouse
Claim your own private mountain with ocean views just 20 minutes from Ojai's boutique shops, restaurants and wineries. What you'll find up here: Ocean and Channel Island views, direct access to great biking and hiking, a newly built tree house, and, of course, crazy amazing stars.
To get to the 40-acre property, you'll drive the scenic East Sulphur Mt. Road until it dead ends. There you will see two gates - one to a public fire road that goes through the 35,000 acre Canada Larga ranch and a large wooden one to our property. You'll use the gate code and drive about two hundred yards along a smooth dirt road through a coastal oak forest before you get to your camp site and tree house.
There, you'll have access to five holes of Frisbee golf, a picnic table, a hammock, a portable bathroom, and 360 views over Ojai, the Topa Topa Mountains, Point Magu near Malibu, and, in the distance, the Channel Islands.
About the area: Sulphur Mt. has been known only to a select few. Larry Hagman used to live down the road. Channum Tating has a house at the bottom of the hill. A Texas natural gas heir built a $13 million estate just down the hill. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently wanted to buy our neighbor's property but was turned down. Not that you'll see anyone while up there - it's very private.
Need help with something? Our caretaker lives next door - about a quarter mile away - and you can just call him.
A few things to know before you go:
- Ojai is HOT in the summer. Our summer actually extends into September and early October. Bring sunscreen and a hat. While it does sometime cool down at nights, it doesn't always so come prepared for very warm weather. At least, check the weather before you go.
- AT&T has great cell service up here. Verizon is patchy.
- The views and location are incredible, but if you're expecting to drop by a convenience store for extra milk, you're looking at a twenty-minute drive back into Ojai.
- The porto potty is an 'elite' model that is switched out once a week, but, still, it's a porto potty.
- Unfortunately, no fires are allowed and while we used to have a grill, we now have to limit open flames to those little camping propane stoves. It is just WAY too dry now. Pray, dance, and hope for rain.
- All of the wildlife you'd expect to find in the mountains of Southern California can be found up here. While we haven't seen everything on this list you could theoretically see a mountain lion, black bear, scorpion, rattle snakes, scorpions, bobcats, and raccoons.
- All adults will need to sign liability waivers. These go out in advance via email and only takes a minute.
- We limit group size to six. Granted it's a rural setting, but because of the geography up there, sound carries and it's really important to us that we stay good neighbors. So if need a place for a retreat or church group or something, consider the group camp sites at Lake Casitas, Pine Mountain, or Wheeler Gorge.
- RVs and Trailers: The last part of the road is pretty steep and while there is a large flat area for tents, we're trying to let the grass grow so, alas, we can't accommodate RVs and trailers.
- A one-room tree house. (Note: No bed to sleep in but plenty of room for at least four people with sleeping pads.)
- Tables and chairs.
- A hammock.
- A little purified water for drinking but best to bring your own.
- A platform for tents/yoga.
And lots of room to roam!
FILM SHOOTS: Film shoots are possible but for an additional location fee. Please enquire before you book for details.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 5 months out
- Weeknight discount: 30% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Ojai Mountaintop Treehouse
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This campsite was great! The treehouse is the perfect size for two (or more) people but there is also endless space on the property for tent-pitching if that's what you're looking for. The views were also spectacular -- highly recommend!
I needed a quiet place to study for professional certification exam and this was the perfect spot for me. There is a seating and eating area with views of the pacific ocean and the tree house porch has a wonderful view of Topa Topa bluff. The National Weather Service had issued a high wind watch for the time I was there. Unfortunately, it was too late to cancel. I spent most of my study time comfortable and well sheltered in the tree house, Fortunately, the winds died down at dinnertime and I could enjoy some study time viewing the ocean while dinner was simmering along. Campfires are not allowed but I probably would not have started one even if they were. Winds picked up again overnight and really hammered the tree house. The tree house shook considerably, but held up fine. It was a sleepless night for me until the winds died down again near daybreak. The property is very private and quiet, and fairly large. I hope to return some time with my two daughters, I am quite sure they will enjoy it. There is a frisbee golf course, croquet and badminton sets, swing, hammock and access to nearby hiking.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Ojai Treehouse. The private mountaintop ridge offers insane expansive views of Ventura, the Pacific and, Channel islands. The new Treehouse is gorgeous and facilities (porta potty) very clean. Take advantage of the charcoal grill to cook as well (No fires / open flames allowed!) We were a group of 4, two stayed in the treehouse and two of us opted to camp under the stars in our tent as the weather was PERFECT. It was perfectly still / quiet the entire night. Haven't slept that well in a while. Only note: Since it was so still all day and night, bugs were naturally more prone to be lingering so remember your bug spray! Had there been a breeze wouldn't have a problem.
I can't wait to head back and would highly recommend anyone visiting Ojai or the area stay here!
This property is amazing! The treehouse is beautifully built with large windows and sliding doors that allow full views of the surrounding landscape. The property is on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and hilly cities below. The sunset and sunrise were amazing, we even saw two shooting stars at night! We loved relaxing in the hammock and just taking in the views and peacefulness of the property. There are two large tables that are perfect for prepping and eating your meals at. We used the provided charcoal grill for our dinner. The porta potty was clean and even had a station outside with soap and water to wash your hands. Our two friends stayed in the treehouse, while we camped in a tent. The temperature was perfect and we slept through the whole night peacefully. The evening was warm with little to no wind, so there were quite a few mosquitos flying around. Don't forget to bring some bug spray or long layers for the evenings, just in case! We loved staying here and can't wait to stay again.
It was my first time camping in a tree house and I have to say the highlight of it was waking up to a beautiful sunrise. Being high up on the tree I was able to experience the best of nature with amazing scenery and birds chirping in the tree. The location offers an amazing amount of space to grill food, sit, dine, and lounge with friends at night and stargaze. I had a remarkable time and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Really cool spot, great views and very peaceful at night. The treehouse stayed a little warmer than outside but it still got cold at night, bring an extra blanket! Had so much fun I didn't even think to take any pictures!!
Just got back from an amazing weekend at this mountain top treehouse in Ojai. The location is magical with the most incredible views - you are literally above the clouds. The treehouse located in a magnificent oaktree was basic yet comfortably sleeps four and held up beautifully through a three hour rainstorm on Sunday morning. The al fresco dining area with a large cooking grill and tables with benches is located under another magnificent oak - it looks out over Santa Paula and Ventura with views of the valley, ocean and Channel Islands. There's lots to do on the large property with surprises around every corner. The porta potty was clean and the handwashing set up outside a nice touch. We would definitely return.
Photos cannot do this wonderful setup justice. The treehouse is clean and sturdy. The view is breathtaking. There are games around the property and plenty of space to stretch your legs and relax. The grill works great and we loved enjoying our dinner with a view of the mountains. We can't wait to come back!
We LOVED this camp site! The environment is exactly what you would hope for when wanting to go on a camping trip. The views are unbelievable and you are completely alone! There are some cute hammocks and tree swings in the area and even a mini disc golf set up! The tree house is cool as well! We couldn't get our dog in it so we just set up a tent and enjoyed the stars. We are totally coming back!
Our group had a great time at the treehouse! It was the perfect getaway and a great way to reconnect. The pictures don't even do the views justice. The treehouse will comfortably fit 4 - 5 people, the BBQ was perfect for whipping up our meals, and the picnic table and adirondack chairs were a great added touch. Book this spot today!
My husband and I are avid campers and like to camp whenever we're traveling. We had a wedding in Filmore to attend and so we knew we had to take advantage of the weekend and squeeze in some camping. Ojai Mountaintop Treehouse was our FIRST Hipcamp experience. We popped our Hipcamp cherry!
This place was nothing short of AMAZING. All I have to say is VIEWS, VIEWS VIEWS. Every angle of this property was overlooking Ventura County. The property is massive -- so much to explore and best of all, all to ourselves. Alex, our host, really put so much attention and thought into making sure he provided the best experience for his guests.
+ Very sound and sturdy tree house construction. It wasn't creaky or wobbly. We felt very safe solid. SO much in fact, we decided to sleep in it. It kept us very warm and night that we were able to leave our rainfly off our tent, windows and doors to treehouse open, and we didn't even use our sleeping bags.
+ Toilet is very clean, and tucked in the corner. There was ample toilet paper, seat covers, hand soap, and water! It's really well maintained and we felt very comfortable using it.
+ The mountaintop had no shortage of activities to keep you occupied. There was badminton, frisbee golf, and croquet. There is even a nice swing and hammock that are under shady trees. We spend most of out time bird watching (turkey vultures gliding around) and soaking in the views!
+ TONS OF SHADE! it can get quite hot up in these mountains, but there are large trees everywhere providing lots of shade. We always had a nice, cool place to relax...and there was always a wonderful breeze.
We had an incredible experience here, and can't say enough good things about Alex and his property! 10/10 would do again.
This place is absolutely amazing. We felt like the lost boys from Peter Pan up here! Excellent hikes, views, and everything one would need for a boondock camp. I feel like we have unreasonable expectations after staying at Alex's Mountaintop Treehouse! I just don't know how anything else could compare to the magic of this place.
This place is absolutely incredible! The private mountain top offers incredible views that span all the way to the Pacific & Channel Islands. The treehouse is brand new, its spacious and clean with enough room for four. Hammock, charcoal grill, picnic tables and porta potty all on site. We had an amazing time in our short time here, definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Ojai.
We did not expect this to be as awesome as it was!! The treehouse is adorable and lets in plenty of sunlight, there's so many areas around to explore, the views are breathtaking, the bathroom is clean, and there's a bbq set up! We will definitely be coming back. Thank you so much!!
A really special, unique experience. My 4 year old daughter and I spent a weekend at the treehouse, and had so much fun! The piece of land itself is really wonderful - you can get 360 degree views of the region, and at 3,000 feet you get some amazing views. The tree house is clean, easy to access and my daughter absolutely loved it! Have already recommended it to others.
This location is everything we imagined and more. It is private and quite majestic. Once you get to the top of the ridge where you camp, the views are out of this world. With Ojai Valley on one side and views of Ventura and the channel on the other you can not beat this location. The trails around the property are nice to explore and our dogs loved it. Keep an eye out for the tall grass getting stuck in their fur but other than that the dogs had a blast. One of the couples in our group slept in the tree house one night and found it a refreshing dry space from the constant fog/mist we had over our stay. Despite the June Gloom it was still a getaway to remember. Alex the host is great and super responsive. I highly recommend this camp site and cant wait to go back!
This was so amazing. We came here after the Ojai music festival and it could not have been better! Beautiful ocean views. We brought a foam mattress for the treehouse and warm blankets and slept like stones. Such a beautiful unique charming spot. Memories for ever. Places to hike but it's really all about the views.
This was an incredible camping experience! Our whole fam actually slept in the tree house & we thoroughly enjoyed the grounds, the panoramic views, the quiet & all the space. It was wonderful, we spent a little time in downtown Ojai (sooo adorable) & a lot of time at the beaches (mainly Carpenteria) so we just packed up for the day as it is a trek to get anywhere from this spot. Bring lots of water so you can not only have plenty to drink but something to wash yourself & dishes with. A magical place for sure. Our 3 boys were in paradise.
Such an amazing place! The tree house was adorable and very roomie. The BBQ set up with chairs and a table were incredibly convenient. The bathroom was great! It has everything needed to be comfortable. Overall such an amazing place and we'll definitely be back
This place was unbelievable. Vistas in all directions, plenty of shade cover, clean facilities, and perfect weather. I'd really have preferred to give this place a negative review so that no one else finds it and I can have it all for myself, but Alex has done such a great job with the place that I just have to tell more people about it. Can't wait to come back. Thank you for everything!
This site is amazing. In the morning, you're above the clouds, when it's dark, you see all the stars. It's really cool to have your own campground to yourself. The frisbee golf is a must and is super fun. Keep in mind that there is no shower and the bathroom is a port-a-potty (however it's the deluxe version, so it's not really that bad) - This didn't bother us at all. The beauty and location makes this site absolutely worth it. We were even talking about when we would come back, and we live 6 hours away!
My husband, 5-year-old son and I had a great night at the Ojai treehouse as part of our summer road trip. The views from both sides of the camp were incredible, the treehouse was a 5-year-old boy's dream come true, and we felt really all by ourselves in the best way. We'll definitely be back, and recommend to other campers.
A beautiful place with wonderful views and plenty of relaxing and lounging to do. Bring charcoal, food to grill, bedding supplies, lots of water, hand sanitizer, and a good book. You can play disc golf, badminton, take a hike, sit outside at one of the many spots, or inside the treehouse. It's very quiet up there and you can really hear the music of insects, bugs and little critters. We saw deer, bunnies and bats. Really a lovely space and Alex was very hospitable.
This place was absolutely beautiful and a pleasure to stay at! We spent the morning in Ojai where there is an abundance of cute restaurants and shops and then drove back to the treehouse which was not a very long drive. The directions and information the owners gave us was very clear and made finding the secluded place extremely easy. There is 100 different things you can do once you are on the top of the hill. The lovely owners have set up a badminton court, frisbee golf, a hammock, and plenty of chairs to look out into the distance. There was a BBQ set up that was perfect for cooking our dinner and getting to spend all of our time outside. There was a beautiful sunset and cute little solar powered lights around the camp to help us get around. The treehouse was a great size with 2 cots, although we decided to make a bed out of sleeping bags on the ground. It had all of the amenities you could want to feel like you were camping without really roughing it. I would definitely go back the next time I am in the area!
My son, dog, and I truly loved the Treehouse and it's mountaintop perch. The treehouse is great, and the land is amazing. You can see clear over Ventura to the ocean on one side and over Ojai to the Topatopa mountains on the other. The grill, the adirondack chairs, the picnic tables, the hammock, the frisbee golf, the badminton net, the yoga/meditation platform... amazing in every respect. We'll be back.
Magnificent views in a quiet location. Very lovely stay. It's worth noting though that we felt the treehouse was too grubby to sleep in, upon arrival we spent quite some time cleaning. Stayed in our tent. This spot is not for the faint hearted, there's lots of bees and wasps. The loo required a total clean before use. Still, if you come armed with your cleaning gear and a lot of insect repellant you'll love it.
Magical location on top of a hill with (almost) 360-degree views of the Ojai and Ventura valleys. We were there close to full moon and the entire camp ground was lit enough to find your way around at night without a flashlight. The treehouse is simple (bring your own sleeping pads and bedding as noted in the instructions), but a fun spot to sleep. There's a grill, picnic tables/benches and lounge chairs to hang out in. I highly recommend watching the sun setting behind the hills of Ojai, then walking over to the other side of the hill and watching the lights in Ventura County sparkle at night. And of course drinking your morning coffee in the hammock. Heads-up: lots of mosquitoes and bugs up there!
This is a great property with awesome views. It is nice and secluded with the nearest neighbors a good distance away. The tree house is really cool to chill in at night with the doors open, you can easily see the stars. The only downside were the large amount of fearless flies in the day time ( I visited in mid July). However, there were no mosquitos which is a decent trade off.
Amazing! Stunning panoramic views of Ojai Valley, Topa Topa Mountains and Ventura County below. Stellar ocean and Channel Island views on a clear day. You truly feel on the top of the world.! Glittering city lights, a million stars in the sky and the sounds of nature all around. The treehouse itself is the bonus. Spacious and built sturdily. We were super comfortable on an air mattress with sleeping bags we didn't need to zip into. The property is the perfect spot to relax, reflect, read and simply bond with your treehouse guests. Our one night stay was too short. Can't wait to return! (Only issue was the nuisance of flies during the warm days). The Ojai Treehouse is a fabulous outdoor experience!
What an incredible experience! We stayed one night, and wish we could have stayed longer. Warning: the road to get up to the treehouse is very rough in some parts, our little Prius had some trouble getting up a curve with a big dip in it. Otherwise, it is a little slice of heaven. We woke up and had a beautiful sunny morning, and we were high above the clouds. An incredible view!! We will be back.
WOW this was a great experience, very secluded and removed from everything... exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend getting up early... as the sun rose we were above the clouds both mornings. Bugs were a little crazy at dusk, but practically vanished when the sun went down. Bring bug spray. Overall a tremendous experience and would definitely stay again and recommend anyone looking to truly "get away." Thank you again!
The treehouse has a beautiful surrounding with a great view. It's very peaceful and relaxing up there. We enjoyed our short time very much. We also recommend to go there as a group, since the property is so big.
If you drive a low clearance car, be aware that the last part is unpaved and has bumps.
We had an amazing time at the treehouse! We celebrated our friend's birthday, and the view is absolutely beautiful. Also convenient to Meditation Mount, and downtown Ojai for daytime entertainment. We were a little disappointed we couldn't use the grill, but came prepared with a camp stove. It was great to have a folding table and comfy chairs and picnic tables handy. Definitely come prepared for cold weather, BUGS, and we had some run-ins with raccoons in our trash so bring a latching tub or garbage bin.
I loved my stay at the treehouse! the propery has amazing views and is very spacious. My dog had lots of room to roam and play. The treehouse had very comfortable cots inside and lots of windows to let the breeze in. There is a nice hiking/walking trail right outside the property gates that i took advantage of. It was a great experience and I would definitely go again.