Enjoy a visit to Sterling Creek Ranch and camp at several campsites either in the Shade of our Oak trees overlooking the back pastures and meadow, or set up your tent, camper, or RV on the gravel pad in our meadow. We have lovely campsites prepared for you.
Stay a night or three, and become part of the family here, meet our animals, sleep out under the stars and enjoy star watching, outstanding wildlife, birding, and recreational opportunities that Butte County and Chico offers. Tour guides available on request. We have lots of space for groups too!
We also offer horse accommodations on advanced notice.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Sterling Creek Ranch
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This site is beautiful. You not only get to have a beautiful sunrise and sunset by staying here, you also get to meet the host. The host of this site was the best part of staying. He is very generous, has amazing stories, and you can clearly tell he cares a lot about his animals and keeping his farm in beautiful condition. He also mentioned to us that people with horse trailers looking for somewhere to stay can stay here, just let him know beforehand. The site is large and open and there are some shady spaces to park and pitch a tent to get out of the heat. You can also camp out in the meadow for an evening underneath the stars.
Jamie was an awesome host! This place is great. There are alpaca, horses, and chickens. We enjoyed talking with the host about how he cares for the ranch and animals. I took my boys and they had so much fun. Jamie was super accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!
We booked at last min. stay at Jamie's ranch, which is located quietly in the middle of an almond plantation about 3h north of San Francisco.
When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly man who turned out to be James. He's a man with tons of stories and memories that he loves to share.
We camped by the fence next to his neighbor. Besides from the dogs that barked (mostly because they were curious), everything was really peaceful and relaxing. We fed his Alpacas, groomed the beautiful and incredibly friendly Arabian horses.
James let us use the fridge, so the beers were cold, had picked up gas for the BBQ, made a bonfire at night to grill S'mores on and let us pick olives and cherries from his garden.
Don't expect a remote campground where you are completely isolated. It's more like a farm stay where you'll engage with the host and the other guests. But it's definitively not the last time we'll be visiting the ranch.
It was a nice location and the host was very hospitable. He was very happy to offer fresh produce and eggs from his garden. He also had knowledge of the area and local happenings. He offered to take us on a couple tours, as we were there to see family we declined. He is a talker though and you should be really up front when you get there if you do not want to be disturbed. The other issue was the roosters. They start at 4:30 in the morning.
James was very hospitable. He greeted us immediately and introduced us to all his animals. He has amazing knowledge and stories to share, we loved meeting and feeding all his animals!
His horses were especially beautiful and friendly!