Hipcamp host Vivian Lee A.,
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Beautiful natural campsites in the Valley of the Moon (Ojai Valley). Our sites are within an eighth of a mile of walking, running, biking and riding trails that run from the city of Ojai to the beaches of Ventura. On many days you can experience Ojai’s famous pink moments. You can hike the trails above Ojai, boat, eat or picnic at Lake Casitas. Travel to nearby Ventura to sh

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Beautiful natural campsites in the Valley of the Moon (Ojai Valley). Our sites are within an eighth of a mile of walking, running, biking and riding trails that run from the city of Ojai to the beaches of Ventura. On many days you can experience Ojai’s famous pink moments. You can hike the trails above Ojai, boat, eat or picnic at Lake Casitas. Travel to nearby Ventura to shop, fish the pier or take a deep sea fishing charter or Island charter to Whale watch or fish around the Channel Islands. Wineries, Farmers Markets, Craft Breweries, dispensaries and more are within 10 to 15 minutes of our site. Our location allows moments where you may see Hawks, Owls, Geese, Swallows, Robins, Bluebirds and more. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 45ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 98%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Ojai-Ventura Bike Path is a 14.9 mile t trail located from Ventura, to Ojai California that runs along a river/riverbed and acc...Read more

Boating

Lake Casitas and Boat Rentals are 2.9 miles from this site.

Fishing

Fresh water fishing is available in multiple places in the Ojai Valley, and Salt water fishing, and fishing charters are availa...Read more

Hiking

Hiking is available in multiple places throughout the Ojai Valley. Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail, CA-33, Ojai, CA 93023 https://...Read more

Horseback riding

The Ojai Valley has several horseback riding options. http://www.ojaivalleytrailridingcompany.com http://westerntrailrides.or...Read more

Climbing

Ojai Rock Climbing is owned by Alex Bury, who also serves as lead guide. Alex began climbing in Ojai, more than fifteen years a...Read more

Surfing

There are multiple surfing sites at the beaches in nearby Ventura. Lessons may be found through these sites: https://venturamak...Read more

Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Arber-Moore’s Ranch Camp in California.

Beach

A central point on a nearby Ventura beach is only 12.9 miles or approx. 15 minutes away from the camp.

Hot spring

Willett Hot Springs is located in the Sespe Wilderness, North of Ojai, California. This natural hot spring has been augmented b...Read more

Lake

The lake is well known as one of the best bass fishing destinations in the state. . Several attractions are available at the ...Read more

Mountainous

The mountains that surround the Ojai valley offer day hiking trails from easy to difficult.

Swimming hole

Matilija Falls/Swimming Area via Forest Rte 5N13/Matilija Canyon Rd 30 min (14.4 miles) via Forest Rte 5N13/Matilija Canyon Rd

Waterfall

Rose Valley Falls, Matilija Canyon Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 is 21.8 miles away from the site via CA-33 N

Wetlands

Ojai Meadows Preserve - Hwy 33 Nature preserve in Ojai, California Protected meadows & wetlands area with a hiking trail, plan...Read more

Ranch

A beautiful natural location with Oaks, Sycamores, birds, pink moments and beautiful night time skies. Near wineries, breweries...Read more

Coastal
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Charlie

Great spot if you want to do a lot

Charlie N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 25th, 2021

Staying here was really great! The only things we struggled with there that there wasn’t a lot of shade, so I would recommend bringing your own if you have one. Also, there’s only one bathroom so it can get tricky when there are a lot of folks staying there. As far as the site goes, though, it’s a great spot that is SUPER close to downtown Ojai and a quick drive to so many great spots! We were able to check out Lake Casitas, San Buenaventura beach, and downtown Ojai in the span of a few hours. Big thanks to Vivian for providing the list of things to do in the area- it helped us finesse our trip as we planned. Also, we were able to hang out hammock in the oak grove, and that was truly a great way to start the weekend.

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 25th, 2021

Thank you for being such wonderful campers! Wishing you the very best travels, always.

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Hipcamper Leah

Wonderful well loved property!

Leah S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 25th, 2021

Vivian was great with communication and our group had an amazing time! The porta-potty was so clean and always fully stocked and even had a sink with soap. Also, the hot shower was a real treat. We took our dogs on a walk around and found a great trail that lead to a beautiful dry creek bed. Our spot had a some trees, which was great, but it's definitely a good idea to bring a tarp for extra shade. We were a group of 9 and got two spots next to each other and it was a perfect set up. Each site had a picnic table and fire pit and Vivian was great about letting us move things around. We also appreciated the trash bins, so we didn't have to pack out any trash. We also stopped at a vineyard before arriving. Great location with lots of wonderful things in the area to experience. We would absolutely stay here again!

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 25th, 2021

Thank you Leah, it was wonderful to have you all!

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Hipcamper Tierney

Great location, well-equipped sites

Tierney B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 24th, 2021

We had a great time staying with Vivian! The sites were equipped with trashcans, fire pits, and picnic tables. We were a 10 minute drive to the lake and Old Creek Winery, and were just 15 minutes from the beach.

Vivian and her husband Dave were very nice and welcoming. They have horses, chickens, and goats - all making for an authentic ranch experience.

We really enjoyed our time and hope to be back soon!

Hipcamper David

Nighttime retreat

David B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
October 17th, 2021

First off, Vivian was a great host. Great communicator, quick responses to questions, and full of local intel.

However, we were looking for a more traditional camping experience for our boy with some trees, trails, and somewhere to explore on his bike. But if you are just looking for a place to crash for a night or two, it’s fine. Plenty of firewood, clean toilet and close to the beach and to Ojai.

Pro tip: If you’re a light sleeper, it’s fairly close to a road (with early am construction) and very talkative roosters. Bring some ear plugs.

Vivian has added a lot of nice touches to the rustic campsites and shared that she is planning more for the future, including some new plantings.

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 20th, 2021

It was great to have you!

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Hipcamper Shana

Great place near ventura/ojai

Shana L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 14th, 2021

Great central location between Ventura and Ojai. 4 tent/car camping spots, each with their own picnic table, fire pit, and trash/recycling/compost bins. Looks like there is also an RV hookup spot available. Vivian is excellent -she even stayed up very late on our first night to make sure we found the campsite alright. There is also one shared porte-potty for the campers, as well as a shared shower tent w/ hot water. Not exactly "remote" camping, but it was a nice setup for a few nights, and we were lucky to have the place to ourselves. Horses, goats, chickens, cats, and dogs also on the property, but do not interfere w/ the camping sites.

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 17th, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. It was great to have you. Wishing you both the very best camping and the very best always.

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 10th, 2021

Vivian and Dave were very hospitable and flexible. Pretty piece of land, minutes from Ojai. Would camp here again!

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 13th, 2021

Thank you Andrew, it was a great pleasure to have you. Wishing you happiness, wonderful camping and great adventures always.

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Hipcamper Mike
Mike K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 4th, 2021

Thank you for having us Vivian! The camp site was lovely. We'll definitely be staying here again.

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 6th, 2021

Thank you Mike, it was a great pleasure to have you! We look forward to having you again anytime. ; )

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Hipcamper Rick

A good value

Rick V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
October 3rd, 2021

Vivian was super nice and friendly. The hot shower was fantastic and the bathroom was clean. Good location and is close to Ojai for food, shopping, coffee and farmers markets. There was no shade but after talking to Vivian she said they will be planting trees. We would highly recommend signage and address to locate the driveway and location. Most of our time was spent exploring Ojai and the surrounding area. We had a great Saturday afternoon at camp after our warm shower and sitting at camp enjoying the warm day. We took lots of pictures and watched the large birds soaring in the sky.
We have done a lot of hip-camping and this ranch-camp is a good value for average accommodations.

Arber-Moore’s Ranch Camp
Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on October 8th, 2021

Thank you Rick, it was a pleasure to have you. Wishing you the very best, always.

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Hipcamper Nancy

Ok place to crash for the nite

Nancy G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
October 3rd, 2021

Vivian was very nice but this campsite wasn’t what we thought it would be. Perfect spot for someone who just wants a spacious patch to pitch a tent for the night but lacking in natural beauty or solitude. Vivian provided plenty of information about the dam project but we didn’t realize how close together and open the campsites were.

Property
Vivian Lee A.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$49/night
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