Hipcamp host Ilana F.,
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Pitch a tent on our 5-acre property and spend some quality time with our menagerie of rescued animals. Mingle with horses, mules, mini donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and our over 100-lb tortoise! We are within a few miles of many hiking trails, as well as horse riding trails.

If you prefer to stay in a camper rather than pitching a tent please lo

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Pitch a tent on our 5-acre property and spend some quality time with our menagerie of rescued animals. Mingle with horses, mules, mini donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and our over 100-lb tortoise! We are within a few miles of many hiking trails, as well as horse riding trails.

If you prefer to stay in a camper rather than pitching a tent please look at our camper for rent listing.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Ilana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Local trails close by

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Natural features you'll find at Camping with Rescue Animals in California.

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Hipcamper Raul

Quick getaway

Raul O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 20th, 2021

Not too far from San Diego with a glamping option. Love the animals and seeing the stars at night

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Hipcamper raquel
Raquel A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

Had a great time with our two kids (2 and 4). They loved feeding the animals and Ilana was great with them. The animals are like family here and we enjoyed our stay. We will be back!

Hipcamper Robert

The zen of camping with a menagerie

Robert D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 14th, 2021

This place is amazingly cathartic. 2 nights hanging with an array of critters with with an array of personalities and voices that really just soothe you. Morning coffee with the donkeys, goats and alpaca. Afternoon walk to visit the horses and ponies. An amazing variety of feathered friends and Thor the greeter, protector and 160 lbs of pure love. I really don't have any words to describe Ilana, the mama to all....... She's a born teacher, champion of the weak, believer in the good that can come from any situation and hostess extraordinaire. To be crystal clear..... If you have an affinity and love for animals and kindness, you got a visit.

Hipcamper Michelle

Would stay again, highly recommend

Michelle D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

My twin 18 yr olds just loved it here. We stayed two nights. If you love animals you'll love your stay. The host was so friendly and we enjoyed getting to know her. She was around all the time always making sure you were doing okay and took such good care of her animals.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Everything is great, harley!

Jennifer L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

What an incredible experience! A beautiful animal sanctuary nestled into the stunning hill and rock formations near Ramona. The drive in and out has vast vista scenic views. On arrival our wonderful host Illana greeted us, along with friendly guardians of the sanctuary: Thor and Frankie. if you arrive in time for feeding you will get to help feed the sanctuary's cows, horses, mule, donkeys, peacocks, chickens, ducks, goats, pigs and my personal favorite Sebastian the resident alpaca. Make sure to wake up early for the full farm experience of feeding as well and if you want to submerse yourself in farm sanctuary for a day offer to help Illana in other areas. Highly recommended. PS bring some carrots/apples for the crew with tails and you will have more friends when you leave.

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Hipcamper Ryan

Fun backyard adventure!

Ryan D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

Illana and the animals were great! We arrived right before the evening feeding time and were welcomed by everyone at the property. We found a spot for our Sprinter van and had and amazing sunset and sunrise on the farm. Thanks :)

Hipcamper Jen

Return trip is even more wonderful

Jen W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 2nd, 2021

This is a review of my return trip (2nd time here year), and while I knew what to expect, the sanctuary did not have to rely on a newness factor to make it an amazing experience. My stay as every bit as enjoyable, if not more enjoyable than previously. There really is a magic and harmony here, and sense of togetherness among the animals. Feeding the animals was so much fun, and I swear there is a constant dialogue amongst them all. During my stay, one duck was injured, and I saw firsthand the gentle care he received as a family member. I brought my sister, niece, and two cousins to join me, and they too had an extraordinary time. The text group is still alive with photos and references and jokes. As with my previous stay, the sanctuary is kept super clean and well tended. This wonderful sanctuary is only possible with Ilana. I loved spending my birthday here, and love that I will be returning soon!

Dearest Thor, always close by, guarding, and ready for snugs.The sister and niece helping with feeding time! The wheelbarrel is super well balanced and my 10-yo niece had no problem moving it herself.
Hipcamper Asaf

What an amazing experience

Asaf S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 25th, 2021

Special place with special animals but the main reason is so special is Ilana! Such a unique experience - feeding, touching and loving all those animals, camping by them and such a peaceful environment.

Hipcamper Merissa

Perfection.

Merissa H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

Amazing! We had a blast! Such a great host, we felt very welcomed from the beginning to the end! Definitely a perfect place to relax and even more perfect for kids! Our daughter got to feed the animals and learned ALOT. I’d definitely recommend and we can’t wait to go back!

Awards

Best of 2018 California
8th place
Property
2 The Rescue Animal Sanctuary
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
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