Hipcamp host Jim R.,
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This is one of our most lavish campsites. This large round canvas tent is situated on a deck all by itself with its own view of the coastal mountains and the valley below. Basic essentials are provided; water, firewood, basket of cooking utensils and paper goods and 2 queen size 4" sleeping pads.  It can be cold, bring your sleeping bag. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 96%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

2 miles up the canyon is 7,000 acres of National forest that is dedicated to off roading. Ballinger Canyon.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Songdog Glampout in California.


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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica K.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

Easy to find location- Very easy drive just down the road from to the OHV area- The tent is beautiful and in great shape- and the views from the campsite down into the valley are gorgeous. The tub is a ton of fun on a hot day.
Jim is a GREAT host- he was really helpful and does a great job maintaining his Ranch. We also spent a lot of time with his dog, Jill, who hang out around the site and proved to be a beloved and trusted companion for the weekend.

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Hipcamper GO

I definitely want to stay two night

Go A.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2021

We're really glad we came here. Everything so was great. It had more than I needed, and it was the best place to be.

We were a group of two fathers and two six year olds. We arrived around four in the evening.
Jim had already filled the tub with water.
Thanks to this, the water in the trough was warm and the children were able to enjoy playing in the water even though it was September.
In the meantime, I was able to set up the canopy and make the best dinner I could.

We had a nice tent to sleep in and a comfortable place to stay.
It was a little chilly at night, but with the heater and blanket that Jim had provided, everything was fine.

The next morning, the kids were so excited that they woke up at 6:00 a.m. After breakfast we got ready to leave and enjoyed climbing the hill and getting into the tub again.
It wasn't long before it was time to check out, and the kids still hadn't had enough fun, but we said we'd be back and headed home.

Thank you so much for everything Jim!!

Clean toilet Everything in the boxEasy to load and unloadNice view
Hipcamper Teodor Aida

Beautiful place with great sunset v

Teodor Aida S.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

A really cosy tent with a beautiful view to watch the sunset while sitting by the fire. The bath tub was a really nice touch. Our 3 year old enjoyed every minute spent there. Jim the host was really friendly. We definitely recommend it!

Hipcamper marie
Marie R.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

Isolated and quiet, plenty of space, sky and tranquility! the tent was clean, comfortable, and the hosts are super nice if you need them

Hipcamper Glen

Wonderful break away from it all

Glen B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2021

Superb, isolated and gorgeous and Jim is fantastic!
We will be back

Hipcamper Harriet
Harriet R.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2021

Jim’s yurt was a truly magical experience! He provided tons of supplies that made our life so much easier. Very well taken care of spot. We will definitely be back to stay longer than a night!

Hipcamper Milli
Milli K.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Excellent spot for a weekend getaway! Jim was a super welcoming host and made us feel at home right away. Sunsets are gorgeous.

Pro tip: Take a dip in the tub right after waking up!

Hipcamper melissa
Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Jim is an awesome host.

Hipcamper Mindy

Perfect getaway.

Mindy W.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

Magical hideout. Perfect for a couple or friends. Jim was an awesome host, with a very well thought out set up. We’re talking a cowboy pool overlooking a canyon. Don’t miss the sunset. Can’t wait to go back.


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