Dear All, under current Mono County Covid-19 regulations restricting short-term stays in the area, we would ONLY be open to accepting LONG TERM 30 days+ stays in our rental campers and RV sites in April & May (monthly rates available). Please reach out if you need a peaceful place to stay or work, having Sierra as your home away from home during upcoming months or possibly
Dear All, under current Mono County Covid-19 regulations restricting short-term stays in the area, we would ONLY be open to accepting LONG TERM 30 days+ stays in our rental campers and RV sites in April & May (monthly rates available). Please reach out if you need a peaceful place to stay or work, having Sierra as your home away from home during upcoming months or possibly throughout the season. Please let us know more about you and the ideal dates you're interested in staying with us on (even if you don't see full availability) and we'll take it from there. Stay healthy and we look forward to hopefully hosting your short term stays soon, once it’s safe to travel again!
Pet-friendly Baja camper was inspired by our love for the Mexican culture, art, and hospitality. It carries Baja vibes in its vibrant colors and original details and offers great lake and mountain views..
MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS UPDATE:
June 1 - October: 2-night minimum on Sun-Thu, 3-night minimum on Fri-Sat
For Holiday minimums please see bottom of the listing. Since Hipcamp doesn't allow setting different minimums automatically, we appreciate your consideration and not requesting a shorter stay than mentioned here, thank you!
Please read through the entire listing to find out more about Baja Camper and our camp. Can't wait to hear from you and to be part of your adventures in the Sierra :-)
The Baja Camper is the first and perhaps our favorite rental trailer. It's where we lived while we hatched the plan to adopt Paradise Shores. We had a fabulous time and fell in love with the Mexican culture, art and hospitality and wanted to share that experience with our guests at Paradise Shores. Make sure to bring some tequila to truly soak in the atmosphere!
The Baja is also where Rattle Snake Jim prefers to stay. Jim is one colorful character. One year while staying here, he was bitten by a rattler. The doctor said with treatment he had a 75% chance of living, but it would cost him well over hundred thousand dollars. Without treatment his chance of survival was only 25%. Uninsured at the time, Jim decided to roll the dice. He was curled up in the Baja, in a world of hurt, caringly looked after by his wife Denise. When he emerged ten days later he was wearing that rattler's tail on his hat, and has been ever since.
Our Baja themed camper is comfortable, fun, and offers great views of the lake and the mountains. It is ideal for a couple, but can sleep three adults. The sleeping options consist of queen size bedroom and a pull out couch located in the living room/kitchen. Free WiFi internet, TV with a DVD player, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster are all provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, cookware, glasses, cups, plates, paper towels, soap, and all the typical kitchenware. Two sets of sheets, towels, and dish towels are ready for your use and more is available upon request. The trailer has a cooling system and an outside area with outdoor furniture. We also provide one-use supply of charcoal briquettes, to get you set up for your grilling, and you can buy locally grown firewood at our office. So, all you really need to bring is some clothing and food. Pretty much everything else is covered.
The rate includes space rent, propane, wifi, parking spot for one car as well as 12% Mono County occupancy tax (TOT). We can also accommodate an extra car, if needed, in our overflow parking. Please message us prior to booking with dates you're hoping to stay with us, so we can enable the "Extra Vehicle Fee" option for you.
We're a husband and wife team and this is our adopted home - a small RV Park & Campground located directly on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir. We believe in campfires, starry nights, good laughs, exploration, a deep sleep and an early rise. The mountains are a place to get back to basics, a place to explore, to breathe. So turn off your phone and turn on your senses. When you arrive, we won’t hand you a list of rules but we may ask you to join us for a campfire, remind you to conserve water, and to separate your trash so we can recycle it. That’s about it, oh yeah: relax, it’s your vacation.
It’s important to us that our guests don’t feel they are renting a camping site as much as they’re immersing themselves into the outdoor experience. You may just want to lay in one of our hammocks and read for three days. For the more adventurous, we offer a full slate of self-guided recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, ATVing, rock climbing, biking, natural water slides, stand up paddle boards and so much more. Do you enjoy bird watching? There are hundreds of different species right here at Paradise Shores, which is located on a major bird migration route.
We do have modern conveniences such as wifi internet; however, we encourage our guest to “unplug” and immerse in the slow pace life instead. If you come to stay with us at the weekend, you'll be welcome to join us around the campfire and connect with fellow campers (we have fires on most Saturdays, s'mores are on us!)
Did we mention that we love dogs? Be sure to bring you four legged friend when staying with us (we can accommodate up to two dogs in the camper but ask that they stay off the furniture - beds, sofas etc. - and are not left in the trailer unattended). Please let us know if you're planning on bringing a dog and what's their breed at the time of requesting the booking. As much as we love dogs, we won't be able to accommodate heavily shedding pets that aren't house trained. With dog wash and off-leash dog beach, your adventure pup will be a happy camper here! Please note that the dog beach can be quite limited when the water level in the reservoir is high. On the upside, the lake looks absolutely gorgeous then!
We hope Paradise Shores becomes your home as it is ours. It’s located in one of the most spectacular areas in the world. We’re surrounded on three sides by the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake, June Lake, Virginia Lakes, Twin Lakes, and the historic gold-mining town of Bodie are all within a short drive from here.
Please note, we ask for 3 nights minimum stay in the Baja camper over the Memorial and Labor Day weekends and 5 nights over the 4th of July weekend (we won't have arrivals or departures on July 3rd & 4th).
Occasionally, we relax the minimum at short notice (within a week or so prior to the date) and based on availability, please ask.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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Such a cute camper!! Comfy, colorful and the perfect space for my fiance and I - plus 2 small doggies :) We were 30 min away from yosemite which was awesome! The entire rv park is so cute and the owner was very nice!
I’d never been to the eastern Sierras and man, am I ever happy I went. This is my new favorite part of California.
Paradise Shores is a perfect launch spot for all kinds of fun outdoors stuff in the area—trail running and paddling at Twin Lakes, glorious hot springs, and all kinds of hiking. There’s tons to do on the property too: kayaking (they’ve got a few kayaks free for campers to use!), swimming, and stand up paddle boarding are just a few steps from your campsite. (Plus, you’ll have an incredible view of the mountains while doing any of these.)
Veronika and Alan are incredibly hospitable and knowledgable hosts and can usually be found working around the property with their son Oliver. They know a ton about the area, being avid climbers and outdoors-folk, and have some highly entertaining stories about the history of the property. Ask about Rattlesnake Jim’s miraculous recovery in the Baja Camper ;) The communal campfires they set up are really fun and a great way to meet other campers. Music was played, mallows were roasted, and good times were had by all—you’ll want to be a part of this while you stay here.
The Baja Camper bed was as coze as they come, and I really appreciated the screened windows on all sides (who doesn’t love a cool breeze at night?) We got up at 4am to hit Travertine Hot Springs—a two-mile drive from Paradise Shores— before the crowds, and I highly recommend you do the same! Watching the snowcapped mountaintops turn pink while soaking in a natural hot tub is something I’ll remember forever. Just make sure you bring your own towels because these springs are stinky, folks.
All in all, this is an incredibly special property with a strong orientation towards community, and I’m already looking forward to my next trip out here.
Paradise Shores makes it so easy to camp! Book a camper and pretty much all you need to bring is food, and friends. Can't recommend these enough for a relaxing trip away from wherever you call home. The communal spaces are so so so nice to meet other likeminded outdoor folk.
Paradise Shores Camp is a little gem! We stayed in the wonderful Baja camper and it was magical! We arrived on a Sat. which turns out to be the sing-along and smores night around the communal fire pit, what a treat! Early in the morning we borrowed the two kayaks graciously left at your disposal, and paddle for an hour on the reservoir while the sun light was slowly showing up above the surrounding mountains. The camp is not even a 30min drive from Mono Lake, Twin Lakes, and other wonderful places to go for beautiful hikes. This was a great find!