Villa Macala overlooks the Hemet Valley with gorgeous panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, Villa Macala 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 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! 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: None
- Accepts bookings: 5 months out
- Response time: Within 6 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!