Very secluded with great views of the surrounding mountains and excellent star gazing. This is all you could ask for in a private campsite. Ideal for those who truly love the outdoors and sleeping under the stars.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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One of the best surprises of the trip with my girlfriend. The place is amazing, very quiet, surrounded by nature and incredible sky at night. The host Anna is super friendly and was very helpful when we arrived late of the night. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking something on the way to Sequoia, Yosemite or just for a place to rest and enjoy!
We got off to a rough start checking in- we waited (as instructed) in the heat for almost an hour for someone to check us in. But we had our pick of sites, so that was nice. The facility is a mix of wedding venue on one end and a few campsites on the other end with a bathroom/shower facility in the middle. While it seemed positively luxurious to have flush toilets and showers available while camping, it is about a 500 foot walk from the campsites, so don't wait till the last minute to head over there. While we were there the bathrooms seemed to be in near-constant use by the onsite camp host and/or his family. It was weird. There are large flood/stadium lights on the grounds, one right near the campsites, which stayed on till varying hours of the evening/night. Each of the three nights we were there, they were on past 10pm so our children, who were in bed by that hour, were not able to see the night sky and stars without light interference from them. The pond is not for swimming use, but it is very pretty, as are the grounds in general. The swimming hole was low and still due to a dry winter and spring, so it was swimmable but mucky. This hole would be fantastic during a wet year! The sites themselves were about as clean as federal campsites- bottle caps and broken glass, but we cleaned it up before we pitched camp so no injuries came of it. Some workers came and emptied the trash barrels halfway through the weekend, which was nice. The two sites above the swimming hole were level enough and big enough for two 10x10' tents. I don't recall if there were BBQ/fire pits, but there wasn't burning allowed during our stay so it didn't matter. There is no running water at the campsites, so plan on packing all that in. A run to town for water/ice/whatever is only 5 min away, though. Over the three nights we were there, we were alone one night, then only with two other groups the next nights. In that sense it was very private. Road noise was okay, despite being right next to Balch Rd. We did have music playing on nights 1 and 2, but it was over early enough that it was a non-issue. All things considered, we enjoyed our stay and if the swimming hole had a fighting chance in a wet winter/spring we would return.
Our stay at Peaceful camp was indeed peaceful. We had a very calm and relaxing weekend of cooking, eating, and going on walks. The grounds are very beautifully kept and clean. Romi and Anna were very accommodating and easy to contact. The only little drawback was that due to the drought the river level was low. But everything else was perfect. Our campground was right next to our parents’ cozy cabin and the bathrooms were clean.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️private camp ❤️
We love the place, I went with my husband, 3 y/o daughter and our dog. Camp ground was pretty private, safe for kids and fur babies to walk and roam around. We didn’t get to go to the pool but we will definitely be back. The ranch holds events like wedding, memorial etc so it is beautifully landscaped and quiet. Staff are super friendly and informative for places to go out hiking and do other activities. They just started opening the ranch for camping so not a lot of site to book and choose from. So if you see an availability, book it ASAP! Currently only one cabin and that gets book pretty fast. They are building more though. The site we stayed is a little close to the road so you can still hear vehicles pass by at night, if you are a light sleeper bring earplugs. Main bathroom to potty and shower is in the middle of ranch, it is very clean. Pictures doesn’t do justice so go see for yourself. Highly recommend specially if you have little kids.
Worst camping experience in my life
My first night there was so bad that I chose to leave before my second night camping there. I request a refund of that second night. Why? Despite being clear on where I was coming from, my driving ditections were very wrong . I tried to figure it out on my own and arrived so late that it was too dark to set up my tent in the assigned camp site. The person who waited for my arrival suggested I set up on a grassy field, close to bathrooms, and where we could both point our car lights toward the tent site. I asked if there was a chance that the field might be watered at night.
She had been told no watering, at night, there. At 12:30am the sprinklers came on and every thing in my tent became soaked. The main reason I chose this camp, originally, was because there were online pictures of a crystal clear swimming hole on the small river that passes thru the camp. Because I mentioned my interest in this swim hole my assigned camp was right next to it. (This was the camp too dark to see upon my arrival). After my wet night, I broke down my tent and other camp gear and drove to the original site. THE RIVER WATER WAS STAGNANT!! When I went to the office to report this and to ask for a refund, there was no one there (9:00am). I hung my wet sleeping bag and other wet item on a fence so they could dry. Waited a while and returned to the office..still no one there. I packed my things and left. This was my first experience with a Hipcamp. Not a good experience. Please refund one of my 2 nights.
We booked this spot last minute due to a cancellation caused by the French Fire; Anna was incredibly responsive and helpful! The reviews left by previous campers were accurate - this is a hidden oasis. We enjoyed the unique experience that Springville Ranch had to offer. The private campsite, swimming hole, and well-maintained grounds were so fun to explore. The hot showers and restrooms were also a plus - usually we opt for more primitive camping, but we may never go back to that. Overall, a wonderful, relaxing spot to spend some time away from a busy life. Thank you so much, Anna and Romi, for your assistance and hospitality!
Firstly the main space is lovely and the people working there were friendly and helpful. That being said the campground itself wasn’t great. Mainly because it is right next to a road so you here loud logging trucks and vehicles the whole time. The bathrooms and water spicket were a good 10 minute walk away so it was just inconvenient and we didn’t get good sleep because of the road noise. They do have a cabin that is away from the road that would be quieter I imagine. The river is just a 10 minute drive so for day tripping it was great. This place is set up for weddings but not camping.
What a stunning location! The grounds are quite beautiful, and Anna was really gracious and helpful in accommodating my last minute request. I had a very peaceful stay, and only wish I had arrived much earlier in the day to enjoy the grounds! I suggest making time to relax, walk around and explore. I was so pleased with my stay that I'll be booking with Anna every time I'm in the area. Thank you Anna, I had a wonderful stay!