Think about your backyard being Canyon and mountains where you just walk to the trails, and see wildlife and California Native Plants.
6-acre land with private trails, horseback riding, hiking, picnic, photograph native plants and wildlife.
dogs, chickens...and wildlife
Night, wide sky full of stars and no lights. Quiet and majestic views.
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Not at my property but Lake Whalford 10minutes away
Can arrange with neigbors horses. 2 hours $75
Natural features you'll find at Secluded Open Preserve Property in California.
Lakes close by driving distance
River, stream or creek
In the canyon, Spring time after rains
In the canyon, small creek and waterfall but during the rainy seasons
The vibe at Secluded Open Preserve Property
Places to see near Warrior Goddess Farms
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This place reminded me of the wild Wild West with modern amenities.
We booked the spot for early October so it was still hot and everything in the area felt like the desert still. Driving here felt like you were definitely going off the beaten path; the roads were unpaved and bumpy (hey you're trying to escape the city, right?).
When we finally reached the property, we saw a cute home with a nice awning like structure to provide reprieve from the heavy sun. We didn't get much direction besides how to get to the property, so we ended up setting up shop on the pavement. We were told we could camp anywhere in the property, but given that we learned that is was still snake season from another listing that we stayed at a few weeks earlier, we didn't want to get too adventurous.
The place has quite a few amenities and is generally a nice place to relax, however, the place is shared with Airbnb guests. This meant that we had to share the bathroom with those guests as well. But if you are looking to rough it, I am sure you will be just fine.
There are three dogs on the property, a German shepherd, a toy poodle of some sort and a massive (insert breed here). The former two dogs are not that friendly and will just bark at you until they get tired. However the latter is sooo playful. Albeit massive, the dog thinks he's a puppy and will jump at you to greet ya.
We ended making food on equipment that we bought, so do not rely on there being a kitchen as it's part of the Airbnb listing. We also were told that the massive dog runs out at night chasing coyotes away at night, which may give you a bit of a spook (or a thrill) at night. We were able to spend some time using the fire pit and got a chance to do some star gazing which was a romantic way to end the night.
Overall we thought that the stay was pleasant, and that the property has a lot of potential to be a great camping spot. If there was more communication with the host and that there is a dedicated spot for the hipcampers on the premise, I think the stay would be even more special.
Secluded property @ hellhole canyon
Given the initial description and pictures of the listing, we had very little expectations on our accommodations. We went into it with the mentality of escaping from the daily grind of the city.
Our host Dilek was very responsive with any questions we had prior to our stay. One thing to note is, horseback riding was listed as one of the activities that was offered for the listing. After inquiring about this the night before our stay, we discovered it is no longer available as the tenant who owned the horses had recently moved out.
When we got to the campsite our host introduced us to her three dogs (all were large breeds). They were so adorable and welcomed us with kisses and wagging tails. Dilek walked us around the property and gave us two recommendations on where to set up camp. We went with the first option which was a little further up from her house, and the ground was nice and flat. It also had a great view of the canyons.
There weren't a lot of options for physical activities nearby. We ended up walking out of her property and visited her neighbor's horses for a bit. We then set out to partake in the hiking trail nearby. (Hellhole Canyon Preserve Trail) If you exit out of her backyard through the fence gate, you would only need to walk for a short bit until you reach the trail. We were told it would be close to the end of the trail once we reached it so we hiked it backwards. We came upon a rocky plateau that was perfect to sit and enjoy the scenery. The trail itself is nice, just very dry so make sure you bring some water with you.
Towards the evening we explored the rest of the property. She has a cute dragonfruit garden that is located close to the front gate. We also came across a vintage looking school bus, which appears to be used as a storage unit from what we can tell. The dogs followed us around from time to time, but we loved it since we both are huge dog lovers.
We cooked dinner on our portable gas stove, and enjoyed the sunset at night. The only fright we experienced was in the middle of the night, the largest dog pawed at our tent out of curiosity. We woke up in a frantic thinking it was a bear, but once realized it was only the dog we laughed about it. He didn’t attempt to paw or enter our tent again after that.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. It satisfied our need to get away and be with nature for the night. We recommend this spot if you are looking for a relaxing time outside, with minimal needs. We made the most of our stay and it proved to be a memorable trip.