Hipcamp host Lisa C.,
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PERFECT FOR 1ST TIME CAMPERS, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 10 (Children Under 3 Camp FREE.) & VETERAN CAMPERS TO PRACTICE & HONE THEIR SKILLS IMMERSED IN NATURE YET CLOSE TO ALL THE CONVENIENCES OF...  "Home."  CBR is A Secluded 16 Acre Rural Rustic Permaculture & Preparedness Retreat, & International Healing Center within Walking Distance to "Topanga Living Cafe" (TLC) & "C

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PERFECT FOR 1ST TIME CAMPERS, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 10 (Children Under 3 Camp FREE.) & VETERAN CAMPERS TO PRACTICE & HONE THEIR SKILLS IMMERSED IN NATURE YET CLOSE TO ALL THE CONVENIENCES OF...  "Home."  CBR is A Secluded 16 Acre Rural Rustic Permaculture & Preparedness Retreat, & International Healing Center within Walking Distance to "Topanga Living Cafe" (TLC) & "Cafe' 27".  Grab a Bullet Proof Coffee or Oat Milk Latte' with a Wonderful Organic Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch. "Pack Up" & "Head Out" for A Day of Adventure hiking trails, off road mountain biking the Canyons or cycling along the Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy swimming in seasonal fresh water pools, food foraging, boogie/paddle boarding & surfing The Waves Of Topanga State Beach.  While returning to Cross Bull Ranch/CBR Stop Off At The "Topanga General Store" or "Topanga Gourmet" to Pick Up Provisions to "Chill Out" under The Stars. If You're "Lucky" it'll be low fire danger & we can make smores in the Fire Pit Together.  Enjoy The Smells, Sounds, Beauty & Majesty of Nature, Enjoy A Drink & A Nice Dinner at "The Bistro" or "Cafe 27" or...  Set Aside 2 - 3 hrs. to yourself and...  Book A "Somatic Healing Session" with Your Host, Lisa. Details BELOW.  Surprise loved ones or take a solo trip to Celebrate Life, Holidays,  B'Earth Days, Anniversaries, Multi-Generational Family Gatherings, Reunions+++  ALL while...  Safely "Social Distancing in Nature."  Looking Forward to Seeing You Here On The Ranch!  ~ Lisa C.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Lisa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Shamanic Somatic Healing Session

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PM ME. Somatic "Healing Touch" Has Ben...Read more

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

If you’ve got a bikes... bring them! Because you will definitely not want to miss out on exploring ALL of The Canyons in Topan...Read more

Wind sports

Kitesurfing, Parasailing, Paragliding, Flying Kites :-)

Snow sports

"Mountain Hight" in Wrightwood, Mount Baldy, Arrowhead, Big Bear+++ Ski & Swim SAME DAY!

Surfing

Wake, Boogie ("My FAV!") & Paddle Boarding, Kite Surfing+++

Swimming

Ocean or Seasonal Fresh Water Pools!

Wildlife watching

Deer, Skunk, RADIOACTIVE Ground Hog, Gopher, Hawk, Owl, Road Runner, Woodpecker++, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Coyote, Bobcat, Squir...Read more

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Nestled In An Ancient Oak Grove. in California.

Beach

"Our Beach" Topanga State Beach 6 miles/7 minutes away. Clean restrooms, picnic tables & outdoor showers available on site.

Coastal

Topanga, Malibu Paradise Cove, Zuma, Leo Carrillo, Matador, Pescador, La Piedra, Sycamore Cove, Ventura County Line, Point Mag...Read more

Lake

Malibu Lake Grab Drinks at Malibu Wine Safari & Catch Dinner At "The Old Place."

Mountainous

Hike Eagle Rock. Drive to Top of Piuma.

Field

There are 8 Out of Twelve Climate Zones in The Canyon. We are in THE COLDEST Due to Our Being Located on Bank Of Topanga Creek...Read more

Suburban

South: Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo Beaches + Palos Ver...Read more

Swimming hole

Seasonal. Either in Red Rock State Park or Down The Time Tunnel Off The "S" Curves On The Canyon.

Waterfall

Escondido Falls, Malibu

Wetlands

Topanga & Malibu Lagoons

Forest
Canyon
River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
("Catalpas" Tent & Hammock Camp)
October 12th, 2021

Everything was great! It was a bit dark so be sure to bring your headlamp/flashlight. Lisa was a lovely host!

Hipcamper Merritt
Merritt V.
recommends this listing.
("Moon Lodge" Tent ONLY Camping)
October 12th, 2021

Very helpful and kind host thank you!

Hipcamper Maze
Maze D.
recommends this listing.
("Tipi" Tent & Van Camping)
September 30th, 2021

This was such a gorgeous, tranquil, and beautiful spot! I would love to return sometime for a longer stay. I fell asleep to the sound of crickets chirping and it felt like a magical getaway. Lisa was a friendly, welcoming and excellent host. I highly recommend staying at this Ancient Oak Grove!

Hipcamper Gaelan
Gaelan K.
recommends this listing.
("Moon Lodge" Tent ONLY Camping)
September 27th, 2021

Lisa has a great property in Topanga! She was very accommodating and a great host.

Hipcamper Lisa
Response from Lisa, the Host, on September 28th, 2021

"Thanks" SO Much Gaelan. It was SUCH A PLEASURE Meeting You & Christina. Don't Forget... since You Had to Cut Your Trip Short... "Raincheck" on me. JUST Message me WHENEVER You'd like to come back up for A Staycation on Your Own, With Christina or with Friends. Looking Forward to Having Your Presence & Energy on The Ranch Again. Until Then... Take Care. Stay Safe & Well!

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Hipcamper Oscar
Oscar R.
recommends this listing.
("Catalpas" Tent & Hammock Camp)
September 7th, 2021

Such a great experience staying here! Lisa is such a great host!
The location is so close to everything. Quiet and cozy!
If you enjoy camping this is the place to be at!
Will definitely come back soon!
Thanks Lisa….

Hipcamper Joyce
Joyce H.
recommends this listing.
("Tipi" Tent & Van Camping)
August 10th, 2021

The place is perfect location to get around in Malibu! Also, Lisa was so warm welcoming and would help you to get around in Malibu!

Hipcamper Lisa
Response from Lisa, the Host, on August 10th, 2021

OMGod! I Thoroughly ENJOYED Getting To Know Eachother! It Was SO WOnderFULL to "Hold Space" for Y.O.U. & See You IMMERSE Yourself In Nature Living Life to It's FULLest E.V.E.R.Y. [email protected]@Sunrise & Sunset "Adventuring ALL OVER In Between." ALL On Your Own "Luxuriating" & GLOWING in "Me Time." Felt Like You Were/Are Family. Y.O.U. Are... "SO Welcome" Back On The Ranch ANY TIME. Xoxo

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Hipcamper paul
Paul S.
recommends this listing.
("Catalpas" Tent & Hammock Camp)
August 8th, 2021

Lisa is a kind and generous hostess. She had a wealth of knowledge on the local attractions. The property is ideally located. It’s a short drive to the 101 and close to Topanga Canyons laid back cafes and excellent restaurants. We’ll definitely return. Thanks Lisa!

Hipcamper Sam

Great stay in topanga

Sam H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
("Moon Lodge" Tent ONLY Camping)
August 1st, 2021

We had a great stay in Topanga. It was a little noisy in the morning with some barking dogs and a rooster but other than that great. Our host was great and bathrooms super clean.

Nestled In An Ancient Oak Grove.Nestled In An Ancient Oak Grove.
Hipcamper Michael

Easy, relaxed, perfect for getaways

Michael A.
recommends this listing.
("Stage" Tent & Van Camping)
July 29th, 2021

If you’re looking for a place to rest, relax, restore, and regenerate, then you’ve found your campsite at the Cross Bull Ranch. You’ll be greeted by your host Lisa along with Lilly the Shiba Inu and Robin the Rooster, and you’ll camp on beautiful land tucked into the Topanga mountainside.

The weather smiled on me during my trip. It was late July and there were a couple of light sprinklings of rain that cleared the air and kept the temperature between the mid-60s and the mid-80s the entire time. Still, I’m told it can get very cold at night, so pack accordingly.

The two campsites on the north side of the road are flat and easy and that’s where I pitched my tent. The southeastern-most site is the most secluded site, and it has a bit more terrain but isn’t too difficult. The fourth site, I was told, is typically used for RVs.

There is a hiking path behind the birdbath that will take you up the mountain. It is not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. I stopped about 30 minutes up the trail when the hike became more of an upward crawl. Bring a machete and your best gear if you’re feeling adventurous, and you might reach the top.

Topanga Beach is an easy 15-20 minute drive south and is a great place to spend the day.

I also wanted to say a few words about the SOMATIC HEALING SESSION Lisa offers. Somatic healing is a technique that uses the structures and the energies of the body to access different ways of healing on a deep level. My session with Lisa began more like a conversation with stretching, and led very naturally into an outdoor cleansing ritual followed by an indoor table bodywork session. The entire session was tailored to me and to where I was and what I needed at the time. I went camping to reset and restore and the healing session helped me along in that intention. If you have any questions about the healing session, I encourage you to send a message to Lisa and let her know what you’re looking for and what your intentions are.

To clarify - yes, you will be camping on residential land in residential Topanga, and the land borders a couple other residential properties that are each tucked into their own nook and cranny of the topography. If you’re looking for a very secluded site with no one else for miles around, this is ~not~ your site. But if you’re looking for a beautiful setting that is easy to travel to and access, this is your place. As for me, I’m going to camping at other more distant sites later this year, and this site was the perfect place for me to get in some practice pitching my tent and using my gear.

A view from the hike that starts behind the birdbath. Not for the faint of heart. 2/2A view from the hike that starts behind the birdbath. Not for the faint of heart. 1/2My campsite. This was the northwestern-most of the four sites.
Hipcamper Lisa
Response from Lisa, the Host, on August 4th, 2021

"SO Sweet." Thank You SO MUCH Michael! It was SUCH "A Pleasure" Meeting & Hosting You! "A Dream Come True." I've Been Holding Intention for Individuals to Find Their Way to The Ranch for Week Long "Healing Retreats" by s.i.m.p.l.y. disconnecting, unplugging, leaving ALL of their devices behind. "Earthing" & Grounding Themselves on The Land. Re-Treating Themselves. Releasing What Doesn't Serve Them Anymore. Relaxing & "Re-Charging." I AM "SO Glad" You Found & Received What You Were Looking For. And as for Practicing & Honing Your Camping Skillz... Makes me SO HAPPY TO HEAR That's been my Basic Intention for ALL from My Permaculture & Preparedness Side. I Hope You Had A WonderFULL Re-Union with Spencer & Were "Gentle" With Your Self During "Re-Integration." Giving Your Self Hummingbird, Rabbit & Deer Medicine My Dear New Friend. PLEASE let me know when i can see you preform at The Theatricum! + Looking Forward to Seeing You Again Here On The Ranch! "Spencer" TOO!

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Lisa C.’s Land
State
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Country
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