Hipcamp host Buddy C.
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Heeeellllooo Happy Friendly People!  You and your party MUST read and understand the ENTIRE listing description and rules in order to have your request accepted.  If you are trying to “stay safe”, please stay home and do NOT request to book.  If you are not friendly, easy going, fun, positive, kind, and caring of nature/animals and fellow humans, please do NOT request to boo


Heeeellllooo Happy Friendly People!  You and your party MUST read and understand the ENTIRE listing description and rules in order to have your request accepted.  If you are trying to “stay safe”, please stay home and do NOT request to book.  If you are not friendly, easy going, fun, positive, kind, and caring of nature/animals and fellow humans, please do NOT request to book!  Happy Fun Loving People only please :-)

My goal is to give my guests a happy and memorable experience!  I’m available if you need anything, please don’t wait til after your stay to voice a concern.

Specific Site Overview:

Awesome is a large campsite, able to accommodate up to 8 campers with approximately 3 standard size tents without being crowded.  It has amazing 360 degree views, and is the most easily accessable campsite on the campground.  It's also the closest campsite to the Community BBQ/Fire Pit Area, Community Bathrooms, The Community Play Area "The Flat", and the Community Pond.  Parking for this site fits 2 vehicles or 1 vehicle with a small trailer. 

Overall Campground Overview:

We have 13 sites on approximately 3 very secluded acres, and the whole campground is a close walk to the beautiful charming East Village of Cambria!  Over an acre is what we call The Flat, a large open area to run and play.   The 13 campsites with picnic tables are located close to the community bathrooms, fire pit/BBQ area, pond, and open play area.   All of our sites are a great place to wake up to a cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise.  Our beautiful wildlife includes, turkeys, quail, hawks, ducks, frogs, lizards, turtles, deer, raccoons, CA Condors and much more.  DO NOT TOUCH OR MESS WITH OUR WILDLIFE.

On The Flat there is a beautiful pond that you can swim in.  The pond has a dock, a aerator to keep the water oxygenated, fish, frogs, plants and turtles.  The pond was recently scraped, so it has not had the time to grow plants on the sides and bottom, so it is still churning up some clay and the water has not cleared up yet, but it’s just oxygenated rain water and some organic clay.

We have a very nice Community BBQ/fire pit area with seating, two restrooms and a double head shower room all a close walk from all sites.  We DO NOT ALLOW any kind of fire/heat on any part of the property besides the designated BBQ/Fire pit areas and inside the cabin because of high fire risk in our town.  Also, well, we want to promote a community type campground, where socializing and getting to know new fun people is encouraged! That is our favorite part aside from the beautiful nature!  Get to know some new cool Hipcampers!!!  Fire safety is our #1 rule alongside having a great time :-)

On one side of The Flat is our beautiful old growth Live Oak Grove, which is about as peaceful and magical as it gets, it has a tire swing that kids love, the other side is a amazing Old Growth Eucalyptus Grove with some of the largest trees in Slo County, trees 150'+ tall and up to 10' in diameter.  This Eucalyptus area is open to explore, however it is used for my Tree Care business, where I store my equipment as well as wood and wood chips.  This area is about the furthest from the campground area on the property along with my home.   

There is a beautiful walking trail through the oak grove to downtown.  If you are at the cabin, and looking in between the fire pit and the bathroom, that is the direction to the oak grove, where the tire swing is, and the path that goes downtown.  Follow the old road.  Once you take the path and get to the street, which is Wall St, take a right and you will go straight to downtown, or take a left and you will end up on Bridge St, which is a beautiful walk up a secluded road through the forest to the Cambria Cemetery. 

The back of the property boarders a large ranch/nature preserve which is a dense Monterey Pine forest, and the front side of the property is the old village of Cambria.  The property is elevated above town, giving the feel of being in the middle of the forest with total privacy, yet you are only a 5 minute walk to the village.  The old village of Cambria has everything you could want on a vacation.  We have True Earth Market, which is an organic health food/grocery store with a kitchen that makes a killer sandwich!  Next to True Earth is our historic saloon Mozzis with pool tables, snooker table, karaoke, and the wildest crowd you've ever ran into!  There are lots of shops to peruse including the world famous Linn's Pie Shop.  Amazing restaurants, from old fashioned diners, to fine dining, including Cambria's famous Robin's Restaurant, and our favorite, Madeline's which is a 5 minute drive to the West Side of Town.   Also a 5 minute walk will get you to Vyana Wellness Center, offering massage, yoga, and a variety of wellness classes.  About a 10 minute walk will get you to Cambria's dog park.  About a 12 minute walk will get you to Cambria's Gym One fitness club offering a weight room, cardio room, physical therapy, and a wide variety of classes.  The beach is a 5 minute drive, 10 minute bike ride, and a 35-45 minute walk.  Hearst Castle is a 12 minute drive.  Salmon Creek Trail is a 30 minute drive, which is a absolutely amazing experience!  

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Buddy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Awesome! in California.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Awesome!

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Hipcamper Jeff


Jeff H.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2020

Buddy and his son were great! Has a great spot and was vey welcoming. My girlfriend and I would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Kyra
Kyra P.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2020

This spot was awesome! We were looking to get away for a couple nights and couldn’t have been more happy with our stay. Sites were clean, bathroom was also clean (and super cool!!), and Buddy was a wonderful host. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper ryan
Ryan H.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2020

everything was great—the site was exactly as pictured and the property is beautiful. buddy was helpful and available. i’d definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie B.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2020

The host, Buddy was super friendly and quick to help us find our way. It’s a beautiful property with all the essentials. Great, easy spot!

Hipcamper Sunny
Sunny N.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

Buddy's was great! Clean bathrooms and showers, we would highly recommend it!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2020

The flat in cambria was a very beautiful spot to stay! My boyfriend and I were traveling to visit family members and were wanting to camp - this was our first Hipcamp experience. Buddy's property has an amazing view of the hillside and the outdoor shower/bathroom area was well kept and really nice to have. It is only a 2-3mins walk to downtown where there are amazing shops. Also, about 35 minutes to the moonstone beach state park. Highly recommend staying at Buddy's Flat in Cambria if you are ever stopping by the area!

Hipcamper Ralph

Short stay but wonderful!

Ralph B.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2020

I very much enjoyed my stay! Very similar vibe to a state park. Several campsites nearby, but far enough that you get your own space. There was a community fire which we very much enjoyed we got to meet new people and cook some good food on the fire. The bathrooms and shower were very clean and a nice addition to the area!

Hipcamper Jamee

Great spot off pch!

Jamee B.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2020

We really enjoyed our stay here and it was a great spot right off of the Pacific Coast Highway! The restrooms were clean and the communal fire pit was a good way to keep warm and meet new people. I’d definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Janice

Like the woods in town.

Janice R.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2020

Very private and clean sites. The road is a bit steep, but fine for our 25 ft. trailer. Convenient toilets and showers. Communal fires only. Buddy was very friendly. Plenty of areas to explore around the campsite.

The Flat in Cambria
United States
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