Hipcamp host Lee M.,
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Horse Lovers, either ride your horses up the historic Glen Eden trail , or drive to your camp site and enjoy our retired horses.Enjoy the evening breeze and coffee and some of the most beautiful Sunrises with the horses.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Lee a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Half dozen eggs

Farm fresh brown eggs

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Propane Fire Ring

Propane fire ring

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5 gallons of propane (in our tank)

5 gallons of propane (in our tank)

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Small green propane tank for stove

Small green propane tank for stove

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Propane Cookstove

Propane cookstove

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Boat rental is available at nearby (5 miles) Blue Lakes


Fishing is available at Clear Lake approximately 8 miles away...best bass and crappie fishing in the US. Also Blue Lakes...appr...Read more


Glen Eden trail runs through the property


Swimming available at Blue Lakes and Clear Lake. We also have a 20' above ground pool for guest use

Wildlife watching

Lots of wildlife including Black tail deer, jackrabbits, occasional wild pig, and lots of birds including hawks, quail, ravens.


Natural features you'll find at Horse Lovers Camping in California.


The ranch is 1000+ feet above the valley floor. Elevation approximately 2345 ft. Spectacular views of Clear Lake, Mt Konocti an...Read more


We raise rabbits and chickens and have farm fresh eggs and some vegetables in season


We have 161 acres and we have a small commercial show rabbitry, chickens, and several retired horses


Driveway is dirt, 2 miles long and very steep. A 4WD or AWD is NECESSARY!!!


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25 Reviews

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph H.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2022

Had a blast on Lee’s farm. Lots of privacy but Lee was there for whatever we needed. Rabbits, dogs, chickens, wild turkeys, lots of birds and a horse. Great view of the region’s mountains and Blue Lake, especially at sunrise.

Hipcamper Ryan

Rabbit, horses, and chickens! oh my

Ryan B.
recommends this listing.
February 23rd, 2022

Great place to get away.
Took our 2yo on her first camping trip and absolutely loved it. She hated the s’mores but loved feeding the horse carrots. Higher altitude so be sure to bring a heater if a sort for the winter especially during high wind. Grounds were clean, trash bin and picnic table at each camp (I ended up leveling it with some wood we brought for the fire ring), fresh filtered water definitely made things easier.
Farm fresh Eggs were great. Our daughter loved seeing the chickens and rabbits as well. Great place to escape, amazing views and crystal clear skies to stargaze upon.
Lee and MJwere very welcoming, very communicative and friendly.

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Hipcamper Marshall

Fun adventure camping

Marshall T.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Exactly as described. Great simple site with an incredible view. This is a great adventure destination for anyone who’s looking to get away from the main stream and crowds

Hipcamper taylor
Taylor P.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Lee was super helpful and his property is amazing. Definitely check it out if you're considering it! Great access to the Glen Eden trail. And the camping spot stays nicely shaded in the mornings.

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher L.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

Incredible campsite! Had such a great weekend here. The spot is secluded from the rest of the property and offers great views of the surrounding area. The hosts made our stay welcoming and enjoyable and there was great wildlife around the area. Short distance to Blue Lakes to swim which was much needed on a hot summer weekend.

Hipcamper Janessa

A view from above

Janessa M.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Lee was a great host. The spot is a beautiful view and the horses were wonderful to be next to. If you’re looking for some fresh air and nature, I’d highly recommend Lee’s property.

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Hipcamper Soumya

True wilderness camping experience

Soumya M.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

One of the best memorable camping experiences me and my wife have so far. The camp site has beautiful mountain and lake view. The unpaved single car windy path to the camp site is fun to drive; 4x4 is a must; I think it is impossible or very safe to attempt the trail in any 2WD, I had to engage 4 wheel and differential lock in my Montero and drive in first and second gear most of the stretch.

Horses roam around freely in the camp ground add more to the wilderness mood. They do make noises at night that is pretty close to wuffing and noise of a bear, or it actually might be a bear sniffing around our tent, I could not figure out. The sky was spectacular and saw many shooting stars. Lastly, the host Lee is a wonderful warm person, a joy to chat with.

A view from the siteCrack of dawngrand show of stars, shooting star and cloud at night (10:30 pm)
Hipcamper Chloe
Chloe M.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

This is quite a unique place to camp. Lee is a friendly and generous host. The campsite itself is secluded and flat with an absolute beautiful view. The evening and early morning there were so lovely in the company of ravens, woodpeckers, quail, jays, rabbits, and of course—the horses! There’s a great big oak to sleep and seek shade under, but it’s still gonna be hot if you’re visiting during the summertime.
As mentioned in previous reviews, the drive up to the property needs to be greatly considered before committing to a stay here. My car, a Subaru Forrester AWD, definitely struggled and there were stretches on the property when I didn’t have enough clearance to get up a hill without scraping the underside of my car. I’m not sure I’d personally be up for the drive again.
All in all if you have the means and the will, this will be a cool and unusual place to camp.

Hipcamper Jason
Jason H.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2020

Great site, thank you so much!
The site was secluded, animals were lovely, and the scenery was gorgeous.
Thank you Lee for exceeding our expectations!

Pura Vida Springs Ranch
United States
1 Site