Villa Macala overlooks the Hemet Valley with gorgeous panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Reminiscent of an Italian Villa. The property is 20 acres of Olive Orchards, a growing vineyard, fig trees, pomegranate trees and more set in the natural rock landscape. Take a break from city life and set up a tent in our our around our olive orchards. Villa Macala is 15 minutes from Diamond Valley Lake where you can enjoy fishing or mountain bike trails, 20-30 minutes to Pachea Trail and Simpson Park where you can enjoy more great hiking and mountain bike trails, 10 minutes to Diamond Valley Golf Club and 30 minutes to Temecula Wine Country.
Enjoy walking the grounds of the 20 acres and taking in the views.
We have an outdoor bathroom that campers can use with a shower and small fridge to store your food. There is a basketball hoop near the bathroom, if you want to play! We also have a playground with swing set for kids to enjoy. Please bring your own tents.
OTHER SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING:
- Your own fire wood, charcoal, starter material, lighters, utensils, etc.
- Your own cooler to store food close to your site and grill that you need on hand since the small fridge is a good walk from those 2 places.
- Your own camp chairs.
- Easy up shade. During summer months 100 + degrees is normal during the day. Sunblock, cool clothes.
- Football and or Basketball. We do have a portable hoop.
- Please bring your own towels for shower use. The towels provided in there are for orchard workers during the week. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are made by request only and are approved based on availability of a camp host. Last minute bookings may be available but it is best to book at least 2 weeks to 1 month prior to desired dates. Thank you for your understanding. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance to be considered.
SITE AVAILABILITY AND OPTIONS: We have 3 sites available. One is our Elderberry Park site for a large group up to 10 people. Chose site 1 for larger groups. We also have two smaller campsites one in a private far corner of the property and one at the edge of our olive orchard with views. Both can fit two tents. If the private corner site is chosen it would require a Polaris Shuttle from the Camp Host down to the site, a car will not be able to go direct. Chose site 2 for private corner site or site 3 for orchard site. All sites will be shown to camp guests for decision and viewing upon arrival unless multiple groups are booked.
FIRES: SEE property owner/camp host upon arrival about what you may use on the property. He will provide instructions. If you have questions prior to check-in, please message us. No fires are to be lit by the campers without verbal consent from property owner and instruction. The property owner may invite campers to join him around the fire pit on the property but owner will manage the fire. Bring your own fire wood, charcoal, starter material, lighters, utensils, etc.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Olive Orchards Tent Camping
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Took a group of friends to camp at the Olive Orchard site and had an amazing time. Our host, Rich, and his family were extremely kind and friendly, making sure we had everything we could possibly need (firepit pod, clean bathroom access, hike suggestions, and access to their awesome grill patio).
After arriving, Rich took me on a ranger ride tour of his 20+ acre property and showed me 5 different locations where we could set up camp. Each of them were unique and private, offering different views and surroundings. We chose a spot surrounded by large rocks with plenty of space to set up tents. Would be fun to go back and experience some of the others!
The next day we visited their monthly family market where we tasted and bought olive oil, pomegranate and guava jams, and teas!
Genine, Rich and Nina were great hosts! Upon arrival Rich took us out to the Olive Orchards and showed us the different camp sites available.
Rich & Genine, owners of the Macala Orchards, were hosting an olive oil tasting on their property the same night and invited us to join. A few hours, couple of drinks, sips of olive oil and delicious food later, we wandered back to our camp and had an amazing night below the stars.
Highly recommended to stay here! Facilities are great and hosts are amazing!
I cannot reccomend this place enough!!! This gorgeous property is a campers dream. Every corner you turn there is a new trail to hike--the wildlife is amazing and we were sung to sleep by quail and coyotes. The hosts were incredibly kind and helpful and even gave us some samples of their homemade jam and olive oil. Great experience
This trip was perfect! Rich and Genine were so welcoming and kind. I felt like I was visiting family. Rich was incredibly helpful in taking us around to all of the campsites to select which one we wanted to camp at. We were the only campers that weekend because it had been rainy the previous few weeks, so we had a wonderfully quiet weekend. We literally could hear the neighboring frogs croaking while we were around the fire. It was amazing. I was a little nervous about taking the dirt road up to the property, but that was seriously the most well graded and maintained dirt road I have ever seen. We picked the large campsite because of the views and the wood stove that allowed us to have a fire (it was a lifesaver as it was still pretty chilly in March). The ground was soft and everything was green and beautiful because of the recent rain. We spent most of our time wandering around the property and relaxing. The trek up to the restrooms is a bit of a hike, so there was some strategy to bathroom breaks, but access to a microwave was a pretty nice perk since it was chilly. Everything on the property felt like something to discover and you could tell that Rich has put a lot of time and love into Villa Macala. We were able to catch a small tasting of some of the olive oils they make as well as some pomegranate jam (AMAZING). The whole trip truly was a treat and it was definitely an entirely new camping experience. Overall, they were so friendly and so responsive. We would definitely recommend!
We loved staying at Villa Macala! The property was beautiful and there were plenty of things to explore - our group went for short hikes, played on the boulders, and walked through the various orchards. The campsite we stayed at was well groomed and big enough to fit our large party of 8 people. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful from start to finish. They were generous enough to give us a walking tour of the property and we were able to buy homemade teas, jams, and olive oils from their various trees! Communication with them easy and open.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this hipcamp for any type of camper. Its a great blend of quiet and intimate campsites but also the comfort of having washroom and electrical amenities just up the hill!
Thank you so much for making this weekend great for our group!
I camped here this past weekend with a group of 8, and we had a fantastic time. We were in the largest site, and it fit us perfectly. Nina corresponded with me promptly with all the information we needed about the campsite. Her dad, Rich, was our host for the weekend, and he was wonderful. He made sure we were comfortable and was always a text message away. He gave us a tour of his property, and we were able to learn about the olives and different trees he had on the property. He even gave us extra firewood when we ran out. The property itself is beautiful and has a gorgeous view of the surrounding area. Beware, it can get very hot as there is not much tree cover. Our first night there, we got rained on, but it was a blessing in disguise as the cloud cover kept the area cool the next day. Rich and his wife also sold us some of their delicious tea and jellies straight from their orchards. Their outhouse is a good walk up the hill, but it was nice to have a toilet and hot showers available! My group and I had a wonderful time, and we can't recommend this site enough!