Hipcamp host Jacqueline D.
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We have a beautiful 80 acre horse rescue ranch to share with you with excellent views of the horses playing in pastures and inspiring mountain ranges in the distance. We are remote and give you the feeling of escaping to the wild west yet are a short 10 minute drive to the Temecula Wine Country. Scroll down for individual camp site information as well as information on our

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We have a beautiful 80 acre horse rescue ranch to share with you with excellent views of the horses playing in pastures and inspiring mountain ranges in the distance. We are remote and give you the feeling of escaping to the wild west yet are a short 10 minute drive to the Temecula Wine Country.  Scroll down for individual camp site information as well as information on our horseback riding and other ranch activities.

We offer the following additional services at our ranch:

Horseback riding lessons: 1hr Group lesson, $35 per person; 1hr Private lesson, $45 per person

Trail Rides: 1hr: $50 per person; 1.5 hrs: $65 per person; 2hrs: $80 per person

Goat Yoga: $20 per person for a 1 hr session

We offer the following additional services at the nearby wineries:

Wine Tasting Tours: One Winery: 2-2.5 Hrs, $115 per person; Two Wineries: 3-3.5 Hrs, $165 per person; Three Wineries: 4-4.5 Hrs, $220 per person; *Pricing includes horseback riding and your wine tastings.

Campsite information:

Campsite #1: Closest to the main parking lot with a fire pit, picnic table and charcoal grill; 2 large tents

Campsite #2: 2nd Closest to the main parking lot with a fire pit, picnic table and charcoal grill, 4 large tents

Campsite #3: 3rd Closest to the main parking lot (1.5 minute easy walk to campsite). Closest to road (with minimal country traffic) with a fire pit, picnic table and charcoal grill, 6 large tents

Campsite #4: "The Owl's Nest": Shade upder tree canopy. One minute easy hike from alternate parking. 4 minute easy hike from bathroom and shower. Fire pit, 1 large or 2 medium tents

Campsite #5: "The Tree of Life": Shade under tree canopy. Two minute medium hike from alternate parking lot. 5 minute medium hike from bathroom/shower. Fire pit. 10 large tents.

Campsite #6: "The Lookout": Best views.  Four minute medium/difficult hike from alternate parking lot due to higher elevation. 8 minute medium/difficult hike from batheroom and shower.  Fire pit, 10 large tents.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We have many dirt roads for biking in the area. The best trail head is a 3 mile drive away, or you can ride from the ranch.

Hiking

You are welcome to explore and give around the ranch or on the dirt roads. Our hiking trails are constantly expanding.

Horseback riding

We are a horse rescue ranch and all of us are volunteers. All proceeds go towards the horses. We have a variety or horseback r...Read more

Wildlife watching

The majority of the campsites have great views of horses frolicking in the distance! We also have a lot of birds in the area.

Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Saddle Up Horse Rescue in California.

Desert
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Saddle Up Horse Rescue

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Hipcamper Karin
Karin S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 7th, 2018

This site absolutely exceeded my expectations. I was looking for a quiet, peaceful location to unwind and release some work stress for a weekend and I got all that and more. The camp site itself was lovely with a great view of the valley and the mountains beyond. It was so quiet the entire time. I booked a one hour trail ride and my guide Sara made sure I had a great ride on Duchess. Everyone I met at the ranch was friendly and welcoming. I will definitely return again soon

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 5th, 2018

Great experience! This is a working ranch with the campsites set into the surrounding hillside, giving you a beautiful view of the animals and mountains. (My pics from the weekend speak for themselves!) I stayed at site #4, which was still only a few minutes from the restrooms/shower despite being among the more private ones offered.

The entire staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the whole operation has a great story; the founder takes in horses (many of them truly beautiful retired racehorses/show horses) that would otherwise be put down and offers lessons and trail riding. I did a two-hour ride and it was such an incredible highlight.

Just one word of caution: the location is fairly remote and there's no cell service, so I would recommend arranging at least one ride when you book and/or pre-researching some hiking trails/activities in the area before you arrive. There are a ton of great things to do within ~45 minutes (I hiked Dripping Springs in Temecula on my way in, which was gorgeous)—just don't show up expecting that you'll be able to wing it on the activities front.

Overall, Saddle Up Ranch 100% exceeded my expectations—great people, stunning scenery, and beautiful horses. Thank you, TJ!

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Hipcamper Bobby
Bobby H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 29th, 2018

Excellent place to camp! And the host was very friendly! I definitely recommend it to everyone!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 28th, 2018

The kids got a special treat petting the horses and feeding the goats in the morning. It was perfect, private camping. 😁👍

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Hipcamper David

Nice place

David B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 29th, 2019

We had a great stay here, friendly welcome and a nice isolated place. Very pretty

Hipcamper Aija

Remote, beautiful, working ranch!

Aija K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
February 18th, 2019

Jaqueline is an amazing, inspiring, hard working woman. The directions to the ranch need to be clarified. Upon our arrival nobody was there and we weren’t quite sure where to go.
On another note- the animals are AWESOME. This is a real, working ranch. My daughter helped on the ranch all weekend. Jaqueline is an amazing role model.
Horses, baby goats, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats.....!!!!
We camped under an amazing tree. No fire ring in the campsiite but we had a lot of rain. The two remote campsites don’t have picnic tables.
A remote, beautiful, off the grid experience. Thank you Saddle Up. We’ll be back.

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
February 21st, 2019

Nice and quiet

Hipcamper Li
Li G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 30th, 2019

I really enjoyed staying here. We were in the area for work reasons and had to commute often to Los Angeles. This was much better than staying in Lose Angeles. Our host was nice and greeted us the first day. I wish I could have spent time on the ranch doing things but work ended up being much more involved than I originally expected. I recommend this location for a nice retreat from the urban jungle!

It does have sandy roads leading to the property and I don't think the roads should be tried in bad weather with a low riding car.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Wonderful stay

Jennifer B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 1st, 2019

Loved everything about this place! Excited to book again!

Property
Saddle Up Ranch
State
California
$10/night
6 Sites