Hipcamp host Montrese E.
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Please note between the months of June-Sept all advance weekend bookings for this large site must be for groups larger than 15 people. Smaller groups and individuals can book weekdays any time or two-day weekend bookings 7 days in advance of booking. (Plz note SMALLER CAMPS available now and more coming IN MAY). A truely magical setting!! Get away from the crowds! *Great* for
Please note between the months of June-Sept all advance weekend bookings for this large site must be for groups larger than 15 people. Smaller groups and individuals can book weekdays any time or two-day weekend bookings 7 days in advance of booking. (Plz note SMALLER CAMPS available now and more coming IN MAY). A truely magical setting!! Get away from the crowds! *Great* for groups, workshops, esp. yoga or meditation retreats. **In May this site will include a New 33’ Group meditation and yoga Dome and a beautiful new shower house. The site minimum fee will increase in June. Book now and get intro to exciting new improvements during the week - for current minimum site booking of $133!** ($25/additional people over base 4, still applicable) **PLEASE READ the descriptions and check our availably on the calendar before contacting directly. THIS UNIQUE, OCEANVIEW GET-AWAY EXPERIENCE IS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE!!! OPEN, PRIVATE VISTAS in NATURE with BIG STARRY SKIES, ANIMALS, CAMPFIRES and GLAMPING amenities with room to stretch for their special event! *THE SPACE* How about an antidote to crowded campsites or over priced resorts? Here you or your group will feel yourselves to be in a private slice of Heaven on a knoll, over looking the ocean with the most amazing sunsets, sunrises and star gazing on the Northern Coast (direct from reviews), embraced by open fields and untouched mountains...while horses peacefully roam near by, hawks fly and the sun/moon sets over the sparkling Pacific? Have privacy of knoll as a private retreat, a romantic get away or for a nature loving group. Just above Pigeon Pt. Lighthouse with fast access to miles of pristine State Beaches. *THE OFFERING* EXPANSIVE campsite! In May this site will offer a 33’ group event dome, and a new shower house. It currently Includes a kitchenette, glass fire ring, swings, fire wood for basic usage (more available). Stay in your own tents/camper OR...rent other on-site glamping options via Landscamper: adjoining dome site, a lotus, 4 16’ teepees, bell tents, gorgeous Sami style party tent, chairs etc.. or book our charming retro little RV. Views in every direction, clean porta potty and loads of room for running around! For nature retreat, light recreation and restoration. *PRICING FOR CAMPSITE:* Until June: (two night minimum on weekends Fri-Sun for parties under 10 people): $133 per night, for upto FOUR people, over 5-years old. ADDITIONAL PEOPLE $25 per person, per night, after base $133 which is set for a family of up to 4. Day guests $10 per person, per day. *RV* and tents This is a CAMPSITE, but if you have no gear, have no fear!! With PRE-BOOKING we have many tent options or you can prep a small fam size Camper RV so you will have all you need: includes bedding/towels, other amenities, toilet and (usually hot water, unless heater breaks) shower. People generally love the plug and play GLAMPING ease of this charming portal to the '70's. We go out of our way to make it magical. TO BOOK RV OR A GROUP OVER 4 PEOPLE PLEASE SEND DIRECT INQUIRY. **The rescued horses say "Hay Baby Hay & THANK YOU!" *ANIMAL TIME* We also offer a POPULAR animal guided interaction (PREbooking required) for $75 for up to 5 people, after that it is $10 a person. Smaller the group, the better = deeper connection. Locally there are lots of great recreational, nature loving options in the "Slow Coast" area: Pristine State Beaches, goat farms, Redwoods, berry picking, quaint coastal town, artisan crafts and arts, cafes etc.. *LAND REQUESTS*: - This is a healing, meditative retreat and a Native American prayer site plz obstain from heavy partying. - This is also an animal haven and sanctuary, plz ONLY HUMANELY RAISED AND HUMANELY SLAUGHTERED animal products!! Very important to us. Thank you! Thank you again, because of you we are able to offer forever homes to horse, llama, alpaca, sheep, donkey, rooster, chicken, goose, cat, dog etc.. people!! - Please respect all safety guidelines with horses by not approaching unless booking an Animal Interaction (usually for 11am after day of arrival) - Please respect land owners and neighbors by not hiking private roads, surrounding protected lands or the Sanctuary, rather keep to the expansive campsite and check out the surrounding pristine and easily reached state parks/beaches. No drones plz. ENJOY YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY GET AWAY, WE HOPE YOU FIND GREAT RESTORATION!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 54 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
Have a question? Send Montrese a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Not on site plz, but at local, super close state parks and beaches.

Horseback riding

Not riding but we offer wonderful Animal Guided Healing and animal interactions. Learn more at www.wtrhorsesanctuary.org

Wind sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Oceanview GROUPsite Horse Sanctuary in California.


The vibe at Oceanview GROUPsite Horse Sanctuary

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Hipcamper Tommy
Tommy G.
recommends this listing.
February 15th, 2016

This place is fantastic. Driving by the grazing horses on your way in sets the stage for this serene, beautiful land share. Montrese was there to greet us and walk us through the property. The wind screened fire pit area was stocked with dry wood, the kitchen was well supplied, and the RV was clean and comfortable. It got VERY windy at night so it was hard to light a fire, but we made do and had a wonderful time.

Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline T.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2016

I brought my mom and aunt here for a ladies weekend of filled with campfires, stars and laughs, and we couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for exactly that. Every moment of this trip from driving down the beautiful coastal hwy 101 to bumping along the dirt road up to WildTender to being greeted by the radiant and full-hearted Montrese to being awoken with seven majestic horses grazing in our camp was a memory and unique moment in and of itself.

It was my mom's first time camping, so the RV at this camp was a perfect way for her to try sleeping outdoors and in nature while not having to worry about pitching a tent, staking a rainfly or sleeping on the ground. I don't know if it was a combination of the misty starry sky at night, the laughs we shared while channeling our girl scout days and trying to start a campfire or the delicious camp meal we cooked in the kitchenette, but she's now hooked and I couldn't be happier.

I plan to return here again (and I recommend you go here) for some peace and quiet, stunning ocean views and to soak in the positive energy seeping from every pore in the land.

Wake up mom, it's time to playMorning tea with ocean viewsMy mom and I enjoying the fire we finally managed to buildZoey dog keeping watch
Hipcamper Kendra
Kendra E.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2016

Peaceful and healing. I couldn't ask for more from any stay as this was more than I expected on all levels. There was an abundance of space to roam, amazing views everywhere you looked, and more amenities than I was expecting. The RV, kitchenette, and fire pit made the stay feel luxurious and very easy. This is a perfect place to spend some quiet time outdoors where the only sounds are the crackling fire, frogs, and ocean. We didn't hear or see any other people, but were pleasantly surprised to have a couple dogs and several horses checking in on us. I would definitely return to this site.

Hipcamper susan
Susan C.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2016

What a wonderful place to take your children and their friends!. The RV is a perfect kid hideaway and there is ample room to stake a tent nearby so the grownups get some alone time. The cooking cottage was really helpful and has all the plates, cups, bowls etc. you would need. Just bring a frying pan. The best part, though, was meeting Montrese and her animal family. I highly recommend doing the "animal interaction" she facilitates-- the kids loved meeting the gentle horses and learning how to speak to them. There are also many other adorable rescued critters you will hug and scritch. This campsite is worth every dime and goes to a great cause, as well. Go here!

Hipcamper Maegan
Maegan L.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2016

I am a bit reluctant to write this review because demand for this exceptional site will go through the roof; but in the interest of paying it forward, GO HERE! Montrese and Anders' secluded retreat is unparalleled. The serenity of the ocean views sets the tone for a perfect stay, and then the amenities make the whole experience extra comfortable. From the wind protector, fire wood, and kitchenette, to the cozy refuge of the RV with running water, you cannot beat WildTender Ranch. Do yourself a favor and spend a few nights supporting this incredible place.

Oceanview GROUPsite Horse SanctuaryDriving in at golden hourFrom inside the kitchen Moonrise over the Lazy Daze
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2016

WildTender Ranch is unbelievable. From the gorgeous drive down Highway 1 to the gently meandering paths through pastures of wild horses, lakes, rolling grassy hills and finally to your coastal perch above the Pacific Ocean - the entire experience felt like a dream. We went on one of the most stormy weekends of the year and even though we were sopped out in rain and fog the entire time, it was still magical, which tells you just how amazing this spot is. The entire weekend we felt at peace - the healing energy of this place is tangible. The RV was clean and cozy. We enjoyed playing games, reading and relaxing in the space. We slept incredibly well in the comfortable bed, and we had all the amenities we needed and appreciated the nice touches, like candles, extra lighting, coffee/tea, etc. We also loved using the kitchen which was also stocked with supplies and the basics (salt, pepper, oil, etc). The only challenge we encountered was running out of water on the RV, the lack of hot water for the shower and sink and feeling quite cold, but again, we were there on a uniquely stormy weekend and likely wouldn't have been bothered by the above in better conditions. Otherwise, it was a perfect weekend at a very special spot we felt lucky to enjoy. We can't wait to come back with better weather!

Hipcamper David
David H.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2016

This is a very special site. The roaming horses, sacred land and views are extraordinary. The windblock is great, the vintage RV is awesome.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy C.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2016

This is an amazing site! The little kitchenette and RV basically make it so you don't have to bring anything other than food to camp (should you want to). We ended up pitching a tent anyway, and there's plenty of room to do so. The wind break circle was really nice too, as it does tend to get breezy late in the afternoon.

In the mornings, you can peek out your tent and see the rescued horses grazing behind the RV. There's a sturdy swing set next to the site that is fun too.

Portapotty is very clean as far as portapotties go, probably because it appears to be serviced every week.

Be kind -- driver slowly in to avoid dusting the neighbors, and respect the land.

Hipcamper Julie
Julie H.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2016

If you need a setting to make magic happen, Montrese has created it, and graciously made it available to you at an unbelievably low price. This place is not a camp ground, it's a ceremonial site. Whatever the ceremony is that you need in your life, you can create it in this breath-taking setting. I began a deep healing process there, listening to the ocean and 100 million tiny amber bells. Just as I was ready to leave, three horses came by to bid me safe journey. I'll always remember my time there with gratitude.

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