Hipcamp host Alice P.,
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Z Ranch is a working ranch, located in the beautiful California Central Coast. Surrounded by majestic oaks, rolling hills and vineyards. The ranch is home to horses, Long Horn and Black Angus cattle, Alpacas, Zebra, chickens, ducks, goose, and ranch cats and dogs. It is a peaceful and wonderfully God blessed ranch.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water connection available
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Alice a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua Y.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2021

Alice was a great host and the property was beautiful!

Hipcamper Chris

Peace and quiet

Chris L.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

Peaceful! Kids and parents enjoyed the animals. Like that this place feels it’s away from civilization yet only a few miles from the 101 Freeway and all the wineries in the area.

Hipcamper Vicky

We love z ranch!

Vicky J.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

Alice was a lovely host and the ranch had a wonderful, late summer atmosphere. We loved walking up the stairs to take in the view. And it was so fun visiting with the animals. And a zebra?! C'mon, she has a zebra!! The little guy ran right over to us for a few handfuls of hay. It really was a wonderful basecamp to visit Paso Robles and the wineries in the area. I think we will be back. :-)

Hipcamper Joseph

Great experience on the z-ranch

Joseph K.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Alice was accommodating, and the kids enjoyed the farm-fresh eggs and being able to see the Zebra, Alpacas, longhorn cattle, horses and chickens up close.. The site itself was, as advertised, quite minimal; set down the hill from the main house and consisted of a dirt area set near some trees. Our kids (8-9 year olds), were very pleased with this unique camping experience, and the solitude it offered at night was a nice break from bustling campgrounds. No picnic table at the site was expected, but an area for potential improvement. Also worth noting is that the site, when not occupied, is an area where animals can go, so there is the expected droppings of animals among the trees not far from the camp. This did not bother us (part of being on the ranch) but may others who might not expect it. The site has good access to paso robles (5-10 min) and central coast town of Cambria (30min).

Hipcamper Crystal


Crystal L.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2021

Stayed here after a trip to Oceano Dunes. Great place to unwind snd relax. Had a private area away from the house to park the trailer but had walking access to the property. Enjoyed seeing all the animals even though Floyd the zebra tried to eat my hat while we posed for a picture with him 😂. Even bought some fresh eggs from the Z Ranch chickens.

Our dog wanted to meet the goatI think it was feeding time. Hello Floyd!Apparently Floyd liked my hat!
Hipcamper Kristopher

Great for the little ones!

Kristopher C.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

Great spot for the kids! They loved seeing and petting all the animals. The actual campsite is a basic dirt spot by the old tractor. Not really tent friendly in my opinion, which I did, (lots of horse/cattle poop around) but if you have a camper van/RV it’s a good/safe spot for the night. Worth the money just for the animals and kids having fun.

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Hipcamper liz
Liz H.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

Basic dirt lot w/o facilities but it was worth it to see the animals and James was very kind to let our kids feed them all in the morning! So fun- they loved it. Thank you

Hipcamper jonathan

Nice start to our adventure!

Jonathan R.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2021

Such a nice little getaway for us! Alice met us upon arrival and we immediately took her up on the offer of fresh chicken and duck eggs. So good for breakfast. Be sure to return the carton, they are a commodity! The site is rustic; pack in and pack out, as advertised. We parked right next to the old tractor where the ground was most level. We walked the property, climbed the stairs to a pad with lovely views of the ranchland. Fun for the kids: I'd recommend the horseback riding. Mazie, Alice's daughter, is so knowledgeable and turns an hour ride into a learning excursion. Great start to our summer journey. Thank you!

Hipcamper Kendra

Beautiful property

Kendra M.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2021

Wonderful stay and warm hospitality with stunning views of hills, oaks, and vineyards.

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