Hipcamp host Karen F.
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R & R ,  incredible mountain views,  Blissful river & lake nearby, canoeing, kayaking  hiking, horseback riding, biking, golfing at Rancho San Marcos , historic sites. Fun sites to see, canoeing, tours, great food. 

Lodging provided
Rv or trailer provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Under the Stars in California.


Kayaking, canoeing, birding, lake tours , nice wilderness center.

Mesa or canyon

Canyon are beautiful.


Fresh Air , and stars to your hearts delight, except on Full Moon with in itself is spectacular.

Swimming hole

Refreshing in summer

River, stream or ...

The vibe at Under the Stars

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Hipcamper Annelies
Annelies C.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

We spend a relaxing night at Karens camper.
The camper itself is very cute and has everything you need. It has a stove and a fridge, a table for dinner inside and a double sleeping space.
However there is no reason to eat inside. The garden itself is a beautiful and peaceful place to hang out. There is a swing hanging form the tree in front of the camper, tables and chairs scattered all over so there are several spots to do your reading, or just enjoying a glass of wine. There is a fire pit and firewood around for the colder nights and Karen puts flower arrangements everywhere!
The ceramic is has lovely painted decorations.
A 5 min walk brings you to the river where you can swim. A short drive brings you to several hiking routes and Cold Spring Tavern, a lively bar and restaurant where you can listen to some live music if you come at the right time.

Karen makes sure you have everything you need and is just a wonderful women. Definitely recommended if you think of visiting St Barbara County.

Hipcamper Esmey

Charming vintage trailer

Esmey W.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019

I loved my time staying at the sweet LoveBug trailer Under the Stars. Karen was a welcoming and attentive host. The trailer is charming and well equipped. Sheltered under a magnificent Oak it was wonderfully cool even in the hottest part of the day. There was lovely touches everywhere from fresh flowers, nice linens to a hot shower in the well turned out bathroom.
It's a short walk to gorgeous river swimming and an easy drive to the beach. Looking forward to my next visit soon!

Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on July 9th, 2019

Kahli such a pleasure having you here, I'm happy the Love Bug provided you with a cozy place to rest your head, & explore to your hearts delight, look forward to seeing you again soon, Karen

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Hipcamper Joanna


Joanna T.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2019

Such a beautiful site! And to say Karen is an amazing host is an understatement. I felt completely taken care of as well as accurately informed about all the beautiful hikes, places to eat, and things to do in the area. Her garden is beautiful and the vibe there is calm, serene, and real. I can't say enough about the beautiful site and host!

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki N.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2019

The drive to this location is one best leisurely taken so you can enjoy all the things on the way. It’s in the mountains just above the tropical beaches of Santa Barbara, which make a great pit stop before you continue on the rest of the way. I was greeted by Karen once I arrived and she showed me around the property. She also showed me how to get down to the river, be sure to ask her about this if you plan on going swimming! She showed me the bathroom trailer next to the trailer that houses the toilet and shower, which is definitely a nice addition to the experience.

The trailer had everything I might have needed. It was well stocked with kitchen supplies, that made my night of cooking an ease. She also supplied drinking water and even brought over some delicious homebrewed iced tea! The full bed was quite cozy and there were extra blankets in the cabinets if its a colder night. There was even space to hang up clothes in the closet if need be.

I never wanted to leave this adorable trailer! It definitely takes you back in time with the retro 50s interior. Definitely, recommend this spot if you’re looking for a place to unplug for a bit in the mountains.

A lovely day for a dip!Others enjoying the refreshing river on this hot day. Dining area in the afternoon light. There's river access down by the campsite area, be sure to ask Karen how to get down there!
Hipcamper Kyle

Just what we needed

Kyle C.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2019

Karen was excellent and the spot was too. The trailer was comfortable, and the surrounding nature was just what we needed. She had precise information for several nearby rivers, two of which we enjoyed, and one of which was at least 4 feet deep, allowing for a refreshing swim! Can't think of a negative. Karen was a very carin' host.

Hipcamper jake
Jake M.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2019

awesome place, views are terrific, hospitality amazing she is the best i couldn't ask for anything more. Fresh homemade orange juice left outside the door to wake up to. I can't say enough good things about karen or the place.

Hipcamper Randy

Exceeded expectations!

Randy N.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2019

My girlfriend and I stayed here over night on our way up the coast. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the place! It is in the back of the hostess garden and my girlfriend and I loved this charming place! I am a larger guy (200lbs) and both of us slept comfortably in the trailer. The bathroom onsite was very clean and plenty to see and do around the area. Karen was very kind leaving us cold water and some chocolate in the fridge along with a list of suggestions of things to do. I will definitely be back to stay if ever in the area!

Hipcamper GO
Go A.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2019

I stayed with my 4 years old son. Everything so nice. Swimming river is only 5 min away. Good for my son's age. Karen's trailer is so clean and cute. Hot shower and clean bathroom is very nice. Also we got welcome fruit too.(my son eat everything!!) And much more more !!

After check out we went to Lake Cachuma. It's only 15 min away. Very convenience. They have a nice pool too.

Karen is an amazing host. Such a nice parson. Definitely recommended this beautiful place. Thank you so much Karen.

morning visitorsswimming rivermy son so enjoyenough to cooking space for 2 people
Hipcamper Erin

A magical weekend

Erin W.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2019

The lovebug trailer was everything my boyfriend and I wanted and more! Karen is such a gracious, attentive, and thoughtful host. She made sure we had absolutely everything we needed (she even brought us fresh orange juice in the morning *sooo yummy*) and provided us with very helpful information about the area.

Just 10 min down the road are the Red Rock Pools, which were INCREDIBLE to swim in during the day, and at night we roasted s'mores.

All in all, we are so thankful that Karen shared her beautiful property with us and we will definitely be back!

-Erin and Mitch

I loved the swing <3we swam here all day. it was the BESTexploringthe incredible drive to red rock
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