Large open space located next to organic farm produce and diner.
Facebook: Bent Pickle Produce
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Bent Pickle Produce Org. Farm
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I am SO glad I waited too long to book our camping site for Memorial Day weekend and stumbled onto this SECRET GEM of a brand new campground! It's behind an old fashioned Diner that kinda looks like a hole in the wall from the front, but don't be deceived! The sign out front says "The Drive In". The new owner, Brian, opened the Bent Pickle in 2017. The food is SO fresh and tasty! Check out the reviews on Bent Pickle Diner at Trip Advisor. They're accurate.
We had THE most fabulous time! It's a beautiful area with a wide view of the mountains in the distance, big old trees in the backyard and pristine camp sites. Great views! Good food, adventure and extremely relaxing! We were the first campers EVER so I have an obligation to share.....Karma, right? (But I'd love to keep it a secret for myself.)
It was a pleasure to meet and greet the owner and host, Brian. He has a nice glow about him. His humor, good nature and hospitality alone is a reason to go there. He's very accommodating and kindhearted and is creating a wonderful space full of happiness and Mother Nature. I can hardly wait to see what the future has for this campground, now that I'm letting the word out...
We camped in the corner where there was shade all day and the tent was nestled in a small grove of trees about 10-12 feet high with a row of big trees all along the side of the hill that provided great shade all day. It was SO nice. I named the site we were at Groundhog Corner because when we arrived, there were a few Groundhogs running around. When we moved a bit too close to their area, one of them showed up about 25 feet away, stood up and started to Woodchuck call. Very unique sound.
The Diner is across a mostly shady yard with LARGE shade trees, picnic tables and quaint romantic eating areas. Go up a wooden ramp that passes the restrooms and you're there. No cooking, no clean up and nothing but delicious. Most relaxing camp trip in my life!
I saw bumblebees and big colorful butterflies-swallowtails and a few others. There's a nice little tunnel of a hike that goes across the side of the hill, around a marsh like area-yes, bring your mosquito spray with deet and you'll be fine-then down the hill into this HUGE green pasture-like area (no cows), with a dock and a swimming hole the dogs can use. That's going to be the best dog walking area. We didn't do the hike all the way due to waiting too long to get up and do it. But there's next time. Oh, by the way, the streets here roll up by 8.
Currently, the shower is a solar shower, but we decided to just rough it and were fine. We brought our own water and refilled it there. We also brought our own wood, but you can buy some at a grocery store..I can't remember how far away it is, though.
Only drawback: some sounds of machines--I suspect A/C--at night, but it kinda lulled me to sleep and I slept well. I forgot my ear plugs and I typically cannot sleep without them.
Suggestions: The area between the Conoco and the Diner I suspect is going to become a walk way to the Conoco for campers. There's a little rubbish out there that is unsightly. Also, that last parking spot on the lot by that area would be nice to have blocked off if people are allowed to park their car in the campsite area, like you allowed us to do. Oh, and there's some little sharp stumps that were by our tent area that need to be cut to the ground. We pounded 2 down with a hammer that were small, but there's one or two bigger ones left. Thanks a lot for a fabulous memory and we will be back!!
I think this would be the perfect site for people looking to spend time on the Mesa nearby or someone passing through. We had a nice time picking fruit and had a relaxing time in the van. Brian was very accommodating. If you are interested in agriculture, his organic farm is right down the road and he would love to show it to you. Simple set up, but just what we were looking for passing through the area.