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The Unhitched Ranch

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· Colton, California
40 acres
1 site
1 Caravan/Tent
The Unhitched Ranch is a family run Clydesdale and Texas Longhorn Ranch. Clydesdales and Texas Longhorns have been the focus of the family owned and operated ranch.  The Ranch is approximately 40 acres and is tucked away in a very unique area of Southern California and has spectacular views of the local mountains and city lights. This quaint little canyon is nestled between Loma Linda and Moreno Valley, and is home to about 800 free roaming wild burros that visit frequently. Recently we have added a Gazebo that you can camp near or under as well a a horseshoe pit, and tether ball.  We typically only open the ranch to one group of campers at a time so more than likely you will be alone with us on the ranch.   There is plenty of room for larger groups, feel free to contact us
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Colton, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Nick P.Joined in July 2017
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122 Ratings · 100 reviews
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Eric S.recommends
December 19, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
Good clean place to stay with nice accommodations. My wife and I used it as a travel stop between dry camping locations. Conveniently located off I-10, (and other SoCal freeways) nestled in the hills with nice view of city lights below. Very friendly and accommodating host. It rained during our stay, so we spent most of our time relaxing in our trailer trailer.
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Tracy R.recommends
November 26, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
Our camping home away from home
An amazing time as always! We always feel like family when we're there!
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Igor B.recommends
September 22, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
Absolutely gorgeous setting! Our family stayed for one night while traveling with a trailer from out of state with our 2-year-old daughter. The site was perfect to accommodate our trailer and had a covered area with a table and chairs to enjoy meals outside. Our daughter adored the beautiful horses and we also saw some unique chickens. The hosts were very welcoming and it's clear they care a great deal for their land and animals. We hope to visit again!
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Austin B.recommends
May 12, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
The campsite was nice and owner was friendly. Watching the horses and exploring the animals on the rest of the property was fun. Our daughter also loved playing tetherball, horseshoes and petting the friendly dogs. Visiting Unhitched Ranch was a memorable and unique experience.
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Kara O.recommends
March 14, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
This place has it all!
Wow! Unhitched Ranch is an unbelievable hidden gem. Our two young boys had an absolute blast from the minute we arrived — roaming free, visiting with the gorgeous horses, watching the wild burros, playing on the swing set, collecting fresh chicken eggs…the list goes on. Nick is super-friendly. He took us on a tour of his sprawling property and shared many interesting facts. We can’t wait to come back. Thanks for everything, Nick!
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Linda J.recommends
February 8, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
Unhitched Ranch is our home away from home!! We absolutely love going there and love Nick, Audrey and the boys who own the ranch. It is so peaceful and relaxing and you feel like you don’t have a care in the world when you stay there. We have been to the ranch now 5 times over a two year period and anyone that joins us loves it as much as my family does!! The hospitality of Nick and Audrey is amazing and they are just awesome people who don’t hesitate to help if we need it! I would recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors and serenity to visit Unhitched Ranch! You will be so happy you did!!! Linda Jones
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Natalie H.recommends
February 7, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
Can’t get enough
We loved it so much the first time we came back for another trip. Thanks again Unhitched Ranch for a fun weekend and your hospitality.
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Tracy R.recommends
January 18, 2022
Unhitched Ranch
Perfect Weekend Getaway!
Nick and Audrey are always amazing to stay with! The ranch is beautiful, it's like having your own private getaway. And Nick and Audrey are two of the nicest people we've met! Nothing can compare with waking up hearing the horses walk out in the mornings or the evening city lights view by the fire. Can't wait to come back!
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Tina M.recommends
December 10, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Perfect Paradise Getaway!
Such an amazing trip! We just purchased our first trailer and this was our first outing ever which was our first First Hip Camp experience. Horses were the stars! Enjoyed Audrey and Sebastian’s hospitable kindnesses with such knowledge it kept a smile permanently on my face. A tour around the grounds, help with parking, awesome views, friendly pups, beautiful Texas long horn cattle, a true peaceful getaway.
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Elizabeth K.recommends
November 26, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
We had a great time over the Thanksgiving holiday. Nick and his family were incredibly welcoming and encouraged us to visit and play with all of the animals. The camping spot was great and the evening views were to die for. We will definitely be back!
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Ashley M.recommends
November 23, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
My family and I had such a peaceful and amazing trip! Nick was so friendly and helpful! The reach is such a beautiful property and perfect for kiddos to explore all day long!!
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Anna K.recommends
November 9, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Wonderful experience beyond camping
This is our second time visiting Unhitched Ranch and we will be back! Unhitched Ranch offers a wonderful experience to us and our 8 year old son who is very much a city kid. Attentive hosts. Beautiful land. Amazing horses. Many farm animals. Clean bathroom in the barn with hot water. Quiet camping spot with a table, fire pit, water and electricity. Picturesque swing at the top of the hill. Wonderful stay. We highly recommend. Many thanks!
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Kristine R.recommends
November 4, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Fun Family Friendly Ranch
We loved our stay at Unhitched Ranch! The weather the last weekend of October was perfect! The trailer site with covered patio, picnic table, fire pit, full hookups, and access to a very nice bathroom in the barn was everything we needed and more! It’s a working ranch with animals, workers, tractors, etc noises, but that was part of the fun! The wagon ride pulled by Clydesdales was the cherry on top! We can’t wait to visit again!
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Patrick S.recommends
October 19, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
A wonderful place to stay
Nick and his wife were fantastic hosts and the overall experience exceeded my expectations. The property is easy to get to and I loved how they only allow a single group to stay there at a time. Meaning, besides areas where they are working, you're free to roam around the property and see everything it has to offer. Beautiful Clydesdale horses, a nice city view at night and small hikes around the property. I was glad they had both a normal electric outlet as well as a specific 30A connector for my RV. They also allowed me to use their water connection. The patio area was really nice and we made good use of the fire pit with wood we purchased from Nick. I highly recommend the Unhitched Ranch.
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Jonathan R.recommends
September 8, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Quiet and Wheelchair Friendly!
Where do I start? First the Ranch was easy to find and the RV space was easy to get to. Backing in our 32’ was a breeze. The camping area was well groomed, the artificial grass was a nice touch. Helped keep the RV clean inside and was comfortable to walk on. The gazebo with chandelier was very comfortable and the shade made the heat more bearable. Okay now to what really counts for our family. Our daughter uses a power wheelchair. It’s always a surprise wheat we’ll encounter, but Unhitched Rancho was great. She was able to get into the bar without and challenge. Able to enjoying meeting the horses and explore around. The roads were well maintained and the quality of dirt and the density is something we always worry about. Unhitched Ranch was a breeze for her to go around independently without major bumps or obstacles. The owners are very very nice. Alway made sure we were okay and mentioned they are only a door knock away if we needed anything. We’ve RVed at other places with the general public, but RVing at a private place without traffic all day. THE BEST! We didn’t have to worry about our kids running around. Not sure if you can ride horses cause we didn’t ask, it was not something we were interested in. If you want a quiet stay with live animals, Unhitched Ranch is for you. We will defiantly be coming back. Just in a cooler month…our AC asked up a little.
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Esmeralda A.recommends
August 15, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Relax and recharge
My small family and I enjoyed our stay at Nick's Ranch! This place has beautiful views and horses all around. This is a great place to relax and recharge.
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Juana C.recommends
August 2, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
What an amazing and fun place to spend a few days. We were greeted by the Burros as soon as we drove in. Nick and his wife welcomed us to their grounds with a smile and open arms. Unhitched Ranch is a hidden gem and we felt very privileged to stay at their ranch and see their day to day life tending to their Clydesdale horses, longhorn cattle, pigs and their lively rooster. Nick and his wife were so gracious to share what they have built and their love and passion for what they do. Bless their hearts. Thank you for your attentiveness and making us feel so welcomed.
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Keith C.recommends
August 1, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Hidden gem
We can not speak highly enough about how Nick and family treated us on are stay on there beautiful property. Nick was very hospitable and made sure we were having a good time at all times.. we would recommend that anyone should stay at unhitched Ranch. If they were on a star point system it would be a 10 out of 10 .The property is very beautiful and Nick will give you a tour and show you around the property and so you can see all the animals. It was a privilege and because the way we were treated we will be going back soon.
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Jennifer P.recommends
June 21, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Host went above and beyond
We have stayed at many farms and this one is by far the cleanest and best kept. Nick and his family do an amazing job keeping this working farm in park like condition. They went above and beyond to include my boys in their chores. We spent a lot of time in the barn (by choice) and my boys learned so much. They cannot stop talking about all the things they did and learned. Thanks 🙏 to our hosts for a beautiful campsite and all your time (and the eggs!)
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Thomas H.recommends
June 2, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Great place!
Awesome fun place to stay! The horses were beautiful! Hosts were super nice and accommodating! Good exercise just walking around the property seeing all of the animals on site and surrounding hillsides with the wild donkeys!
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Scott H.recommends
May 25, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
A Truly Unique Experience
This was our first Hipcamp stay and it was amazing. Nick has a beautiful ranch and the campsite is in the middle of it all. You are surrounded by Clydesdale and other horses, Long Horn cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys and ducks. His friendly dogs will come visit you by the fire pit and pergola in the campsite. Wild burros wonder outside the property that can be seen and heard all the time. You are allowed to walk the entire property and visit all of the animals. Nick, his wife and staff are very friendly and love to answer your questions about the ranch. We even got a carriage ride when they were exercising one of the teams of horses. My wife and I went with three other couples. We had four small RVs and we all had separate power and water hookups. They even have a dump station on site. Being able to have that many of your friends together with no other campers in site was great. We had to postpone our trip a year because of COVID but it was definitely worth the wait.
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Linda J.recommends
May 17, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
My husband and I have been to Unhitched Ranch 3 times, bringing different people every time we went.... that is how much we love it!!!!! All the people we’ve brought love it just as much as we do. It is is a hidden oasis filled with nature, animals, relaxation, and the sweetest owners (Nick and Audrey)! We can’t wait to go back again and again.... there is always something new and amazing to enjoy!!!! Thanks again Nick and Audrey for always making us feel like part of the Unhitched Ranch family!!! David and Linda Jones
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Anna K.recommends
May 10, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Spectacular outdoor experience!!
Lovely stay. Beautiful horses. A collection of farm animals. Convenient location. Most friendly, attentive and authentic hosts. Peaceful. Meticulous grounds. Gazebo with water, electricity and a picnic table. Spotless bathroom and hot water in the barn. Playground, horseshoe pit, and tether ball. A rope swing with a view! We enjoyed our stay very much - our most sincere thank you to Nick and family for opening their property and ensuring that we had a relaxing, fun and educational stay! We will certainly be back.
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Caprice L.recommends
April 28, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Love Unhitched Ranch
This is our second trip there and for us it was just as amazing as the first trip. Lots of local hiking along with the beauty of this real hidden gem. Our hike was to the top of the "M Trail" in Box Springs Mountain Trail. Once up there it was beautiful...then back to the Unhitched witch is a beautiful ranch amongst the Clydesdale's, Friesian's and friends. I know we will come back again for a third time. Thank You Nick
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Heather G.recommends
April 13, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
We had a great stay at Unhitched Ranch! Nick and Audrey were amazing hosts, sharing their ranch with us and answering our kids’ million questions about the animals. A very memorable getaway...we will definitely be back!
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Linda J.recommends
March 28, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!
My family and I absolutely love the place!!! Nick and Audrey are so super sweet and fun... they make you want to keep coming back again and again... which we have!!! It is an amazing environment to relax and embrace the serenity and beauty of the place!!! I can’t praise it enough, I would recommend Unhitched Ranch to anyone and everyone!!!
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Carmen D.recommends
March 23, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay! What a lovely ranch..the horses, cattle and misc animals --made it feel like we were far away from suburban life. And our host could not have been nicer!
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Richard A.recommends
March 14, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Relaxing
We were treated like family..We were checked on on to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay was enjoyable my visitors were impressed with the hospitality and want to book a stay also.
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Kristopher S.recommends
March 7, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Amazing camping experience
What an amazing camping spot! Beautiful animals, gorgeous views, and very kind and helpful hosts. We had a wonderful time at this peaceful place. A very unique and memorable place to camp.
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Laura H.recommends
March 3, 2021
Unhitched Ranch
Great property. Kids loved being able to explore and visit with the animals.
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