Hipcamp host Blue Sky  C.,
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Blue Sky Center is an innovative rural community design and development non-profit organization located just outside the small high-desert townsite of New Cuyama, CA.

Please take a moment to read through the description of our Shelter Circle so that you can choose which Hut best fits your needs. Also,it's important to note that,

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Blue Sky Center is an innovative rural community design and development non-profit organization located just outside the small high-desert townsite of New Cuyama, CA.

Please take a moment to read through the description of our Shelter Circle so that you can choose which Hut best fits your needs. Also,it's important to note that, at this time, we cannot host walk-in guests. It is necessary to make a reservation or at the very least contact us to make arrangements for your stay. We'd love to have you but need to know you're coming!

Our five canvas-topped, Shelton-designed huts offer our most inclusive camping experience. Furnished with beds, furniture, linens, lighting,and electrical outlets, you're sure to be comfortable in your one of a kind hut. Circled around the main fire ring and adjacent to Khalili Cantina, you'll have opportunity for community with fellow campers, to relax in the Cantina, or in our numerous hammocks around the property. 

Shelter 1, the Pope, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 2, the Quonset, offers two single beds. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 3, the Gypsy, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 4, the Gable, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter, 5, the Snail, offers a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Shelter 6, the Sheepherder Wagon, offers a double bed (sleeps 2)

There is floor space in each shelter to set up your cot or a couple sleeping bags for kids. You make the call as to how many people each hut will accommodate but the max that is possible is two adults/four with kids at the very most.

We have firewood for purchase here - $5/bundle (deposit into the wood box or send via PayPal to @blueskycenter). There are multiple fire rings, so feel free to share with other guests or build your own. We have picnic benches for eating and overhead lights. A large BBQ grill is available for cooking.

We require a $25 cleaning fee for all campers bringing a pet along with them on their trip. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry friends!

All photography for commercial use must be pre-approved. Please contact us for more info.

Situated on 267 acres in the high desert, the Blue Sky Center is a great place to relax, stargaze, explore, or perhaps watch a few small planes come and go. It is an ideal basecamp for your activities in the area, which include the nearby Los Padres National Forest, Sierra Madre mountain range, Carrizo Plain National Monument, and Wind Wolves Preserve.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Blue Sky a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 12% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Quonset Hut in California.

Desert
Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Kaylee

Glamping heaven

Kaylee C.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2022

The huts are so cute, and I love the communal camping environment. It was fun to see where others were coming from. It was also nice that dogs are welcome, it was kinda like a dog party ☺️
The view of the stars is amazing! There's a lot of cool hiking nearby. Definitely bring a blanket, though, as it gets cold at night! And maybe a sun umbrella

Hipcamper Mike

The best

Mike L.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

If unusual is something you are comfortable with, then you'll really enjoy Blue Sky and what they have to offer. The very concept of Blue Sky is worth learning about, and how they have organized a way to explore the extraordinary environment of the Cuyama Valley is a treasure. So much to see, so much to learn about!

Curious symbol for the town of New Cuyama!
Hipcamper kelly
Kelly J.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2022

What a fun adventure! My teenage daughter thought it was super cool. We felt safe, which is very important for me. Very quiet in the camp, we saw no one in the buildings, just out and about. Great dinner at the Buckhorn Grill. The one thing, is the early roosters and barking dogs in the neighborhood, but it was not a big deal for us as we're early risers. GREAT communication/help from the staff. Can't wait to visit again!

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
February 7th, 2022

Blue Sky is a special place in New Cuyama. The huts are all unique structures with mattress heaters to keep you warm in the cold evenings. We came as a group and enjoyed keeping warm by the fire and watching the sunset over the horizon with a great view of the stars. With bathrooms and a shower in the main building and a stove and shared fridge in the cantina, Blue Sky provides everything you'd need to stay comfortably. It's a short walk or even faster bike ride to the Buckhorn for a meal. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Khristina
Khristina R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 24th, 2022

Overall, I had a wonderful time! The hut was so cute! Initially, I was a little worried I’d end up being cold but with the heated blanket and space heater I was toasty! It’s definitely necessary to bring ear plugs as the huts are close together and you can easily hear your neighbors if they’re being loud. My one issue was that the hatch to close the door once you’re inside didn’t close correctly. Without it closing and locking fully, the door would swing open in the wind. I was able to keep the door mostly closed by using a hair tie, but it would be great if the hatch could be adjusted.

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea F.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2021

I had a lovely long weekend with the Blue Sky Center in the Quonset Hut. The property was exactly as described, a series of small canvas covered wagons on the edge of town. We were thankful for the recommendation of bringing earplugs as the neighbourhood dogs were out in full force for Thanksgiving and, as mentioned, the wagon/huts are canvas covered so if you go to bed earlier or wake up later than any of the other campers you will hear everything - also something to note is that the light will also filter in so perhaps an eye shade may be an option. All of the huts were filled (there was nobody camping nor staying indoors in the dorm rooms on site) and the kitchen and communal areas were rarely occupied (save a wait for the shower on our final morning). I think if there were campers sharing the kitchen it could get a little cozy. We had a power outage around 9pm one evening and the caretaker was unable to bring the power back - he offered to move us indoors into dorm rooms, this was a nice offer but we didn't book the property and pay to stay in a dorm room(maybe more pertinent is that the huts do not lock and we were faced with the decision of move everything we brought with us indoors at 10:30pm or so when the move was happening or leave them unlocked and unsecured), thankfully we each had brought sleeping bags that were winter rated and decided to stay the night. The blankets in the hut without the heater and heated blankets would not have been warm enough. I would recommend everyone bring sleeping bags in the cooler months. It is a very special place and a unique stay. It was very obvious that a lot of thought and attention was put into this space and I can see myself visiting again in the future. With a all of the amenities I think this is very fairly priced. Oh! And the coffee in town is *chefs kiss* - so good! A great little morning walk to start the day. I also wish I had read ahead and brought my swimsuit - the community pool and hot tubs looked amazing.

Hipcamper Diana
Diana R.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Great time here . The first night we had the place almost to ourselves so we really got to enjoy everything . It gets hot from 11ish to 3:30ish. To stay out of the heat, we did the sagebrush Annie’s wine tasting about 15 minutes away and the next day we stayed in the cowboy pool. After that there was a nice breeze and the temps weren’t as much of a problem as I had anticipated . Truly a wonderful getaway !

Hipcamper Renee
Renee K.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2020

Amazing stay! Had such a great time there, will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Ron
Ron K.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2020

this is place was more than what i expected. With locations ive stayed at on AirBnb and Other sites, I often get to the place, and the reality doesn't actually meet the expectations. Not this place. The hut is as expected and much more! it was clean, and well prepared. The facilities on site are also just as clean and well prepared. The staff communication was amazing, and extremely flexible. I would recommend this place.. and would come again. there is a reason the huts are boooked out so far ahead, because it truly is a unique glamping experience.

Property
Blue Sky Center
State
California
Country
United States
$134/night
1 Site

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