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Twisselman Ranch

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· Santa Margarita, California
200 acres
13 sites
8 Glamping
5 Tent
Twisselman ranch is a 6 generation working cattle ranch that has been in the family since the 1800’s. We all enjoy this wonderful place and hope to share our experiences with others. Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States to visit in 2021 & 2022!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch. 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. 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).  -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 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. Instagram @temblormountainpacktrain #temblormountainpacktrain #camptheranch #twisselmanranch
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Hosted by Adriane And Ethan T.Joined in March 2018
Response rate: 100%
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502 Ratings · 361 reviews
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Howard C.recommends
November 28, 2022
Twisselman Pond
Loved camping at Twisselman Pond! The site was clean and well stocked and the hosts were extremely quick to respond to any questions or requests. Would definitely stay again!
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John R.recommends
October 31, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Stargazed
Beautiful place! Perfect for star gazing! Hot water showers as well as hot water dish washing is a game changer. Everything felt clean and sanitized. Will definitely come back with more people
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Mit G.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 4 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Glamping by the Pond !
Loved our two night stay here ! A comfortable glamping site with a beautiful pond under a million stars. Restrooms were clean, shower was great ! Really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely come here again.
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Grace B.recommends
October 9, 2022
Twisselman Pond
Beautiful site, super responsive hosts. We loved our stay! We got in late on Friday but didn’t have a hard time finding the place due to very clear directions. We had one or two small issues come up during our stay but the hosts responded super quickly and got everything resolved. I’m sure the property is even more beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers are blooming but we had an awesome time. The lake in the center is super cute and they have boats available to borrow but no swimming is allowed. Will deff be back!
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Mike L.
October 9, 2022
Site 5 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Mixed review
Based on prior messages from the owners we expected someone to stop and speak with us regarding our stay. This never happened. We had questions regarding the water safety at the kitchen sink and since nothing was posted we determined we should rewash our dishes when we got home. The tent was nice . We would have rented a campfire device for two nights if we could have seen someone to ask.
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Amanda R.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 5 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
i loved my stay at twisselman’s! not only was it super easy to find using the given directions, but they also had so many different activities for us to do (including peddle boats and horseshoe toss) and the owners were so friendly and helpful. the glamping tents were so cozy and comfortable, and they had so many well taken care of amenities, from indoor bathrooms and showers and a full kitchen.
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Sunny R.recommends
October 3, 2022
Twisselman’s Cactus Casa
Had a great time! Everything was exactly as promised. Hosts were very responsive and helpful. The location is beautiful. I would definitely start here again!
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Sudarshan K.recommends
October 3, 2022
Twisselman Pond
Location was good. Clean restrooms and spacious. The entire site was maintained well. Friendly host quick on communication. Tent sites need better marking.
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Rachel T.recommends
September 12, 2022
Twisselman Pond
This property is amazing! The pond is spectacular. Lots of geese and bird watching. Great amenities as well. Definitely will be going back.
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Carly P.recommends
September 1, 2022
Twisselman’s Cactus Casa
thank u!!
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Shannon H.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 5 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
It was very nice Bed was comfy The stars were so beautiful I will be back !
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Seth S.recommends
August 25, 2022
Site 4 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Me and my girlfriend had a great time! Beatiful oasis, and the geese on the pond at night were amazing! The soaking tubs saved us in the heat! Also the owners family were really nice! I would definitely recommend, but pack well the closest store is about an hour away.
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Kaity L.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Such an oasis in a desert! Beautiful site, great place to stay with a kiddo. The host is very responsive and kind. Looking forward to staying again!
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Amod K.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 4 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Clean, well maintained glamping! Amazing view of night sky
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Brigitte H.recommends
August 18, 2022
Site 2 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
First timer glamping and loved it!!
This place is so peaceful and beautiful and magical! My pup and I felt so safe and relaxed and enjoyed our time there!!! Thank you so much 🙏🤗
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Robynne E.recommends
August 15, 2022
Twisselman Pond
I was v happy tent camping at Twisselman Ranch! Everything was so nicely kept, I was v impressed: flushing toilets/sink in the bathrooms, hot shower stalls and a large communal kitchen w a large sink. The pond felt like an oasis amongst the summer plains. Theres paddle boats, a kayak and a small rowboat for use, a v nice touch for visitors. Since theres no light pollution around, I was able to see many shooting stars during the Perseid meteor shower. I highly recommend visiting Adriane and Ethan’s Twisselman Ranch!
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Laurel M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
5 star glamping
I loved glamping at Twisselman! It was an extremely lovely stay with every detail thought of. We especially loved the soaking troughs and showers! 5 star glamping!
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Katie V.recommends
August 14, 2022
Site 5 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
We loved the tent and being able to enjoy the pond area with the paddle boats!
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Marco P.recommends
August 10, 2022
Site 5 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Easy prays and beautiful
Place is great and the host are super helpful with logistic.
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Savanna M.recommends
August 9, 2022
Twisselman Pond
Quiet retreat under a billion stars
Camping at Twisselman Ranch with Ethan and Adriane was the icing on the cake finale to my recent roadtrip with my best friend. A gorgeous setting, admittedly off the beaten path, but that's the charm. So quiet at night, a beautiful peachy sunset and the most amazing display of the galaxy after dark. I found it even better than the pictures can show, and the honey I bought from Adriane is a great memento!
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Amanda L.recommends
August 6, 2022
Twisselman Pond
Beautiful place with a wonderful pond. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. I've come six or seven times now and love it each time! Also if you're in to fishing it can be quite fun to catch a bunch of fish. Highly highly recommended especially for families or couples
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Denise H.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 2 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
We had the most magical time at the farm! Everything was just perfect. The grounds were were absolutely breathtaking from the beautiful pond to the gorgeous trees and mountains. The decor in the tents were so beautiful and the bedding was the softest bedding I have ever slept on. I never sleep better our 2 nights we were there. We had the best time at the pond. The kids loved using all the boats provided. The took multiple trips around the entire pond looking for turtles and frogs. They also loved cooling off in the cowboy tubs. The wildlife on the farm was so exciting to watch and hear. We loved staying up late listening to all the frogs and birds. It was truly a wonderful time. You can tell that Adriane and Ethan have put so much love into the property! We can't wait to go back!
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Denise H.recommends
July 28, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
We spent 2 nights on the ranch and had the most amazing time! Adriane was such a lovely host. She checked on us through our stay and was available to answer questions at anytime. The tents were beautifully decorated. You can tell Adriane put so much love into each one. The grounds were just magical!!! We spent all day at the pond. The kids loved going around in the boats feeding the fish and looking for frogs. The kitchen was amazing! They had every type of grill and stove top you could need. At night we enjoyed smores while looking at the stars. At bedtime we loved hearing all the animals especially the owls. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is now my favorite glamping spot. I can not wait to come back! Thank you Adriane and Ethan for allowing other people to come experience the country life!
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Lisa G.recommends
July 15, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Got there just in time for a gorgeous sunset followed by a star show in the heavens above and ended the night with a spectacular moonrise. Could not have been better. My kids enjoyed the canoe and Paddleboat experience. We raced some geese and could hear frogs and owls at night. The tents and grounds were extremely clean and very well decorated. We will definitely be back.
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Sarah H.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
All Details Considered
Glamping at the pond was great - you can tell that great thought and care went into developing the space. All details are covered and we wanted for nothing during our stay! We especially enjoyed paddling around the pond in the paddle boats and dory.
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Libby B.recommends
July 1, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Magical
Every bit as magical as the reviews!!
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Jennifer D.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 1 - Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond
Twisselman's with kids!
Adriane and Ethan's hip camp is a fantastic experience! They are communicative with their guests before, during, and departing. They provide clear directions and were able to accommodate our late arrival. The bed in the yurt is super comfortable and the hot shower a much welcomed amenity after a day of travel. The property is gorgeous and the sites are maybe 20 steps away. All sites have a view of the lake, landscape, and mountains. The paddle boats were a hit with my family. We wished we had more than 24 hours to visit but will be back. We ordered the beef jerky and honey from the website and Adriane delivered our products the next morning. The quality of the jerky and honey was outstanding. The property is spotless and well cared for. There is open space to throw a ball and for kids to play. Thank you again for a memorable experience!
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Jenn T.recommends
June 27, 2022
Twisselman Pond
I absolutely loved camping here, we had a great time and the property is beautiful. Would definitely come back.
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Bryan Z.recommends
June 26, 2022
Twisselman Pond
Delightful spot.
Great unobstructed views of the night sky. Plenty of comforts with nice facilities. Would recommend.
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Amy N.recommends
June 26, 2022
Twisselman’s Cactus Casa
beautiful place, beautiful scenery. quiet and serene. i most definitely will be back on the regular. perfect 10, thank you!!
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