Hipcamp host Pete E.
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Be sure to let me know the day before arrival of expected ETA and then keep me up to date on that as I always hope to receive guests. I would like guests to arrive before or soon after dark if possible, but no later than 11 pm.

Do NOT skip letting me know when you plan to arrive.By the way, I have rooms available for those who don't want to camp. Comfy, arty spaces. They are

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Be sure to let me know the day before arrival of expected ETA and then keep me up to date on that as I always hope to receive guests. I would like guests to arrive before or soon after dark if possible, but no later than 11 pm.

Do NOT skip letting me know when you plan to arrive. By the way, I have rooms available for those who don't want to camp. Comfy, arty spaces. They are $75/night for two.

This is a very artistic and rustic property right in town, near the train station. It is nestled against a small hill that offers fantastic views in all directions. We have many hiking opportunities, a sweet downtown (with a creek), a small lake in town and the vast Pacific Ocean about 10 miles away. There are oodles of beaches, a protected bay with all the water sports you can imagine and close access to the world famous Big Sur coast. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Pete a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Alternative Spot in California.

Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Lake

Places to see near Rikiville

Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park
11 miles way Explore
Montana De Oro State Park
Montana De Oro State Park
11 miles way Explore
Gaviota State Park
Gaviota State Park
60 miles way Explore
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
66 miles way Explore
Limekiln State Park
Limekiln State Park
74 miles way Explore
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
81 miles way Explore
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
84 miles way Explore
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park
90 miles way Explore
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
92 miles way Explore
Andrew Molera State Park
Andrew Molera State Park
96 miles way Explore
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at Alternative Spot

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Hipcamper Runbo
Runbo L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 15th, 2018

Pete was a great host. He was friendly and helpful and offered everything we needed. His place is very interesting and it was a unique experience to see his property. I would recommend this spot without hesitation.

Hipcamper Pete
Response from Pete, the Host, on April 15th, 2018

Runbo and his friend were terrific guests and I would welcome them back anytime.

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2018

Super unique spot! Pete is a wonderful host. His two small dogs are a joy to be around. This property has a lot to look at and enjoy. There's beautiful foliage around the camping spot in the front (and back, if you choose!) to the collection of sculptures and mirrors within the yard, this place is definitely unique. Don't miss the tire swing on the tree on the hill behind the property's gate! I would recommend staying here in a heart beat.

A super comfy, colorful place to camp :)The tire swing was a quick walk up the hill from Pete's backyard, with a truly awesome view of the sunset.The walk down the driveway, heading to the first spot to camp.A perfect place to spend the morning.
Hipcamper Tyler
Tyler C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 21st, 2018

Pete is a lovely guy and his place is super quirky and really comfortable. We ended up arriving a lot later than planned but kindly Pete was still there to greet us and let us know what was what. He has two beautiful lil doggies who were an absolute pleasure. Would've been great to have more time there but we unfortunately only had one night, but would definitely recommend to anyone heading to the area. Thanks again Pete!

Hipcamper Tracey
Tracey M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Pete was a great host! He was warm and welcoming. I love the feel of the house, it is vintage and homey. There are plenty of spots to set up the tent. He allowed me to stay in his little room in the back of the house. Cooper and Tani were also amazing ( those are his pet dogs).

Hipcamper Alayna
Alayna D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

Very, very cool spot. Pete was such a sweet host-welcomed us with a beaming smile, gave great recommendations, and was very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place, however try to arrive early or arrange to have a space in the backyard. We camped in the front space and it was pretty close to the front, neighborhood street under a street light which made sleeping a little awkward for us- kinda felt like sleeping in my parents yard. Thanks, again pete!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 24th, 2018

Amazing place. Reviews can’t accurately describe the flavor, eclecticism or beauty of this property. A mix of antique yard meets botanical garden meets your parents house with more interior design thought put into it. Pete was very welcoming and nearly everything is at your disposal. All the other guests there seem to know that this is a place of respect and a place to enjoy and relax. So as long as you follow common curtesy and a few bathroom rules you will be a great guest. The back spots up on the hill sit right up against the back of the property and have an amazing view of the sunset and mountains. Also great if you want to catch a peek at the local farmers grazing their free range goats just a stones throw more up the back of the hill the property is up against. Also his dogs are adorable. Only emoji appropriate for them is: 😭

Hipcamper Pete
Response from Pete, the Host, on June 24th, 2018

Sarah and Alex were terrific guests. My only regret is not seeing more of them.

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Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2018

Great location. Easy to find. San Luis Obispo is a great town! Pete was friendly and helpful. Loved the dogs as well. It was just right as we were just traveling through and needed a nice place to stop and camp for the night. Perfect for what we needed! Thanks again!!

Hipcamper Lawson
Lawson B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2018

Pete was great. He put a ton of work into custom building his home and his yard. True artist. Would return.

Hipcamper Alison
Alison M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2018

Pete was an amazing host and very laid back. The property is quite unique and in a great area.

Property
Rikiville
State
California
$40/night
4 Sites