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Voted 6th BEST HIPCAMP in the state of California!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch.

 -  Come glamp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains, California. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield.

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Voted 6th BEST HIPCAMP in the state of California!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch.

 -  Come glamp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains, California. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield.

-  Cozy up in a comfy private canvas wall tent. The tent is fully furnished with a queen bed, side tables, chairs and/or coffee table. The tent also has a screen door and three screen windows to let the fresh breeze cool you off during the day. The tent is set on a raised deck to keep you and your belongings out of the dirt. Outside there is a picnic table or table & several chairs.

***Due to COVID guests will need to bring their own bedding/sleeping bag and pillows & towels, no soft furnishings will be provided other than a fitted sheet. This is for your safety & ours ;) ***

- Tents can comfortably accommodate 2 adults & 3 small children, or 3 adults (twin & kid cots available upon request). If your group is any larger than that we recommend booking multiple glamping tents, or add a campsite ($50) to bring your own tent for the additional guests. Remember for all additional guests you'll need to bring bedding, pillows / cots etc. 

- Dogs are welcome, however, we charge  a $20 pet fee (per pet) due upon arrival.  (We accept cash or venmo)  All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times & never left unattended. There is livestock on the ranch as well as other guests and we want everyone to feel safe.  If your dog is prone to biting please do not bring it! 

-  Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing. The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. 

 -  Tule elk, prog horn antalope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). 

- At our pond camp we have several large shades along with many picnic tables, benches, and chairs scattered around the site.

- We  have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY

-  Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas grills as well as gas burners & sink. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space).

- We are an ember free site, so there will be no wood burning fires. We have propane fire pits that are available to rent at $10 per night. Please note these are not for cooking meals, but may be used to roast s’mores.

-  The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. 

-  Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own utensils, cooking essentials, food and beverages. We sell ICE!! $5 per 5lb bag.

-We are off grid, there is no electricity, all lights are battery or solar powered. You may want a flashlight or headlamp for walking around at night.

- We have recently started selling grass fed beef & jerky straight from the ranch to our local community & visiting guests. If your interested in purchasing some wholesome delicious beef during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com  be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest & if you’d  like it during your stay or on departure. All beef is frozen in vacuum sealed bags. 

- Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here as we have a Verizon tower on the ranch. All other service is spotty if existent at all. 

- Check In is after 3pm, and no later than 9pm. Check Out is 11am. 

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Lodging provided
Canvas tent
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper Julie
Julie W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 4th, 2018

This property and the hosts, Ethan and Adriane were so awesome! We started our visit with a nice meet and greet and chat with the them, learning the history of the land that has been in their family for generation after generation and already I was smitten by them and the place! Then we drove out to where the glamping tents were, near the pond, and I was instantly wowed by all the thought and detail that has gone into the two tents. There are comfortable beds in each, extra seating, lighting and even a citronella candle, box of tissue, fire started and batteries. No detail left out! After the initial tour, we were left alone to enjoy ourselves. We enjoyed wine and snacks on the patio of the tent, cooked our dinners over the grill, with firewood that Ethan provided for us, took some golden hour photos on the island of the pond, and eventually found ourselves late at night on the dock. This is by far the most magical, most memorable part of our stay... we sat out on the dock, first looking up and marveling at how many stars could be seen out there. But then we looked down, and to our surprise saw hundreds of stars, reflected in the pond water and racing about with the movement of the water. Looking up into infinity and then down into infinity was a sight I have never seen before and will never forget! The next morning we were awaken by a glorious sunrise view, right out our tent. We made breakfast, watched horses wander by in the field nearby and soaked it all in. Next, Ethan took us down to the stables and took us on a short horseback ride around the pen. We said our good byes and were on our way, but I will be back for sure! This property is big enough to accommodate large groups, or if you happen to get lucky like us, you may get the entire place to yourself to enjoy! Either way, you will love it!

The tent that we slept in... fabulous in every way! Sunrise viewsEthan getting us ready for a rideBoth tents visible in this shot
Hipcamper Vanna
Vanna N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 27th, 2018

My boyfriend and I were looking to get away from LA and found this beautiful glamping site on Hip Camp. We met Adriane at the campsite and she showed us around and was so nice. She let us know that we could reach her if we needed anything. The site is fully equipped with anything you could possibly need for camping (besides food) and more. The bathrooms and showers were super clean and the whole site is very well kept. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back!

Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 14th, 2018

Upon arrival I was greeted by Ethan, who showed me my tent where I would be staying. It was just as it is on the site. Very well put together and the bed was super comfortable. The way they have the décor is very amazing and unique. Ethan also gave me a tour of the ranch and the history of land. It is very interesting. Later him, his family, and I started fishing in the pond. I never fished, but he was very patient and allowed me to use his rod. I didn't catch one until the next day, but I have plenty of pictures for memories. I was able to meet the rest of his family later on. They have fire wood if you need it for the cold nights. Having the ability to be in nature with the rabbits, horses, quails, etc. is very relaxing for me. To cap it off, was being able to see a fully lite star shined night. I enjoyed every bit of my stay and wished I could've stayed longer. They are a very nice and genuine family. Everything on the ranch was built by the family. I recommend anybody to give this place a opportunity to give you the experience that I had. I am definitely going back again in a month or less.

Bryan Moton

There were so many horses and other animals to see.Minutes before the star lite night came about. Such a beautiful site!!!First time fishing. Ethan and his wife helped me learn. This is the fish I caught before I had to leave. Super excited!!!
Hipcamper Adriane and Ethan
Response from Adriane and Ethan, the Host, on May 14th, 2018

Thanks so much Brian for the great review. We enjoyed having you stay at our pond and we look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 1st, 2018

Twisselman Ranch is awesome, Adriane&Ethan really make the stay so welcoming. The land is beautiful, and the pond is so peaceful. Plenty of
places to hang out with numberous fire pits, horse shoe games, archery areas, and canoe or paddleboating in the pond. I would come back again.

Hipcamper Adriane and Ethan
Response from Adriane and Ethan, the Host, on September 19th, 2020

Thank you for the great review, pleasure hosting you!

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Hipcamper Ashlesh
Ashlesh S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 1st, 2018

We love the place... We drove all the way from SF Bay Area, it was worth the 4 hour drive. Adriane & Ethan were so helpful and took good care of us. The tents are very comfortable and you can easily kill time enjoying the nature, boating, horse ridding and enjoying the venue. Definitively returning back with more friends soon.

Hipcamper Adriane and Ethan
Response from Adriane and Ethan, the Host, on September 19th, 2020

Pleasure hosting you ;) so glad you enjoyed your stay

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 15th, 2018

We had a lovely time at the camp. The stars were bright, our hosts were friendly, the tent was comfy, the showers we're hot, the bathrooms we're clean. It was super nice and we had a lot of fun.

Hipcamper Leonard

5 out of 5 stars

Leonard P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 25th, 2019

The stay was awesome. Beautiful location, tent, pond and relaxing atmosphere. We weren‘t really prepared for the camping but they helped us out without hesitating (ice, sleeping bags, cuttlery etc.) . Much love from the german boys (Team HANS) and thank you for having us! Adriane & Ethan are very lovely and helpful. 5 out of 5 Stars!!

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Hipcamper Chris
Chris L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 28th, 2018

We had an amazing time at the Twisselman’s ranch. The glamping tents were beautiful and clean, and had every amenity needed. The bed was very comfortable and they provided lanterns and solar lights, plus extra blankets. Our tent also had a wood burning stove for cold nights. They had just installed new showers with on demand hot water and the three plumbed bathrooms were very clean and well stocked. we enjoyed wandering the dirt roads around the campsite. There were multiple zones to hang out in and options for fire pits and grilling. We played horseshoes! The pond had a couple of docks with canoe/ paddle boats where we will definitely fish next time. It was extremely peaceful watching the birds during the day and listening to all the animals at night. The Twisselmans were extremely accomodating and super nice. They were available for anything we needed, yet allowed us our privacy. It was a wonderful, relaxing experience and we can’t wait to come back. Thank you Adrien and Ethan for opening up your ranch for us to enjoy!

Hipcamper Renae
Renae C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 14th, 2018

A fun getaway to meet a friend from LA. Beautiful area, the site was so cute, and the host welcoming and full of hospitality. Also, some of the best stargazing I’ve experienced in years! Highly recommend!

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