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Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch.

 -  Come glamp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains, California. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield.

-  Cozy u


Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch.

 -  Come glamp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains, California. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield.

-  Cozy up in a comfy private canvas wall tent. The tent is fully furnished with a queen bed, side tables, chairs and/or coffee table. The tent also has a screen door and three screen windows to let the fresh breeze cool you off during the day. The tent is set on a raised deck to keep you and your belongings out of the dirt. Outside there is a picnic table or table & several chairs.

***Due to COVID guests will need to bring their own bedding/sleeping bag and pillows & towels, no soft furnishings will be provided other than a fitted sheet. This is for your safety & ours ;) ***

- Tents can comfortably accommodate 2 adults & 3 small children, or 3 adults (twin & kid cots available upon request). If your group is any larger than that we recommend booking multiple glamping tents, or add a campsite ($60) to bring your own tent for the additional guests. Remember for all additional guests you'll need to bring bedding, pillows / cots etc. 

- Dogs are welcome, however, we charge  a $20 pet fee (per pet) due upon arrival.  (We accept cash or venmo)  All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times & never left unattended. There is livestock on the ranch as well as other guests and we want everyone to feel safe.  If your dog is prone to biting please do not bring it! 

-  Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing. The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. 

 -  Tule elk, prog horn antelope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). 

- At our pond camp we have several large shades along with many picnic tables, benches, and chairs scattered around the site.

- We  have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY

-  Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas grills as well as gas burners & sink. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space).

- Seasonal Wood Burning Fires - Start your stay off right by purchasing a firewood bundle 8-10 pieces of wood perfect for bbq and/or evening campfires. 

In summer months we are an ember free site due to high wildfire risks, starting May 1st 2021 - Your $15 per night (additional nights can be payed for upon arrival) rents a propane fire pit, great for roasting s’mores & the ambience of camping. Please do not cook any meals on them. All cooking is to be done in the communal kitchen area.

The site consists of other glamping tents & campsites please be respectful to other guests. No music or loud noise after 8pm. Thank you 

-  The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. 

-  Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own utensils, cooking essentials, food and beverages. We sell ICE!! $5 per 5lb bag.

-We are off grid, there is no electricity, all lights are battery or solar powered. You may want a flashlight or headlamp for walking around at night.

- We have recently started selling grass fed beef & jerky, hats & coffee mugs straight from the ranch to our local community & visiting guests. If your interested in purchasing some wholesome delicious beef during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com  be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest & if you’d  like it during your stay or on departure. All beef is frozen in vacuum sealed bags. 

- Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here as we have a Verizon tower on the ranch. All other service is spotty if existent at all. 

- Check in is anytime after 3pm, but no later than 9pm unless arranged with us (a $20 late fee will apply after 9pm). Check out is 11am on the day of departure.

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Lodging provided
Canvas tent
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond in California.


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Hipcamper Freddy

Twisselman ranch

Freddy G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 30th, 2021

This was our first time glamping. We got to the location and we were met by Adriane. She was very pleasant and she showed us where everything was located. She gave us a quick history of the Twisselman family. The tents are 12x14 which was perfect for us 3. The queen bed was comfy. My family agrees that the best part is the pond! We spent 75% of our time here. We spent time on the pond by either using a paddle boat or kayak. The pond is super stocked with fish! We fished all day nearly!
We were also amazed at how clear the sky is at nighttime!
Overall we had a great time and yes I would recommend it!

Hipcamper Rhiannan

Kids didn't want to leave!

Rhiannan H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 14th, 2021

It was just me and my two little ones on this trip and we stayed here for 5 wonderfully relaxing days and the kiddos wanted to stay longer! The tent is incredibly roomy and comfy and super cute. My daughters loved swimming in the soak tubs by the pond and even caught a couple fish! The bathrooms and showers were incredibly clean and the communal kitchen area was so helpful. Just make sure you have everything you need because town is about an hour away. You really are out in the middle of nowhere - but we like it that way! We all REALLY enjoyed our stay. Adriane was so sweet and helpful (even delivering ice and meat to us that you can buy from them) and we are looking forward to staying here again! Thank you Adriane for sharing your beautiful space!

Hipcamper Kory

Glamping heaven

Kory K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 8th, 2021

I've glamped there twice now and each experience was amazing!! I am looking forward to returning and trying more options.

Hipcamper Jim
Jim C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 7th, 2021

The entire site was great! Glamping tents were spacious and very comfortable. The soaking tubs were a delight in the heat. The kitchen was very spacious with enough room for a group of 16 people to make separate meals with ease.

Hipcamper Yvette
Yvette L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 9th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay at Twisselmans pond! It was very relaxing. Watching the sunset and shooting stars at night was amazing! The kids spent a lot of time fishing in the pond. The bathroom and showers were very clean. It had a very large outdoor kitchen area. I would definitely recommend staying here. We hope to return soon!

Hipcamper Kailey
Kailey K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 9th, 2021

The pictures don’t even do this place justice! It is so beautiful and so clean. I wish we would’ve stayed for longer. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Bernard
Bernard C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 8th, 2021

Adriane was very quick to respond and very accommodating with everything. The place itself was pretty amazing, glamping tent was roomy and clean, restrooms were clean, clean showers, and a big kitchen. I love fishing so the pond with fish was a plus and great watching the sunrise to. I would come again and recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place to unwind!

Hipcamper Sloane

So relaxing and enjoyable!

Sloane P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2021

Had such a wonderful time!! My boyfriend caught plenty of fish, including some big bass. I highly recommend staying up late enough to stargaze! It’s amazing!! Thank you so much Ethan and Adriane!

Hipcamper Mayra

The best glamping experience!

Mayra M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2021

We had the best time at Twisselman’s Glamping by the pond. The tent was beautifully decorated and super clean. The restrooms and showers were conveniently located by the tents and you can tell they are often checking to make they stay clean. We enjoyed all the activities available there. The host is super helpful and responds to any questions and/or requests within minutes. We will definitely be back soon!

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