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 :-). We expect you to leave the place as you found it!

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:

Groovy is a large campsite, able to accommodate up to 6 campers with approximately 2 standard size tents without being crowded. It has amazing 360 degree views, and is a easily accessible campsite on the campground. It's a 40 foot walk from the parking area. It's also a close campsite to the Community BBQ/Fire Pit Area, Community Bathrooms, The Community Play Area "The Flat", and the Community Pond.

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 tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super 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 Groovy ! in California.

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

The vibe at Groovy !

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex C.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

This is a great spot and we definitely plan on coming back. Friendly greeting as we arrived and hosts checked on campers a few times throughout the weekend. Views of green hills in one direction and tall tree On a green ridge in the other direction. We plan on coming back with family and renting a few sites.

Hipcamper Amy

Groovy worked for us

Amy R.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

I really enjoyed our stay. The site was exactly as pictured and the description is accurate. It was fun to walk down the hill for a quick walk around town. Close to area attractions.

The downside was not being able to use my camp stove at my site and the bathroom is next to the common area.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew K.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2020

Great spot right in the middle of Cambria. Nice views. Hot shower. Clean toilets. Nice fire pits. Drinking water available. Host pretty scarce but everything easy to figure out. Would be nice if there was a dumpster. Be prepared to pack out all your trash.

Hipcamper Clayton
Clayton E.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2020

This was a charming spot Right in the middle of the town and you didn’t feel like you were in the middle of town.

Hipcamper Robert

Wonderful experience

Robert H.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Buddy was a wonderful host and the campsite was clean and met my expectations. The bathrooms were well stocked, but I wished they offered more privacy.

It's very close to town and the beach. My friends and I were kayak fishing and had a wonderful time. I would definitely come again.

Hipcamper kerry

Super great spot!! we will be back!

Kerry B.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

This was a pleasant surprise. Great location. Small quiet clean with everything you need. We will be back for sure. We booked again the next night.

Hipcamper Cassie K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 11th, 2020
The Flat in Cambria
United States
1 Site
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