Hipcamp host Jaimie L.,
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  Choices of open meadows, rings of sacred oaks, hilltops wrapped in moonlight and skies carpeted by the milky way. This is what you want it to be or let it be. You can spend the day in San Juan Bautista at the Mission and Shops or breakfast or lunch at Flapjacks in Tres Pinos, Monterey at the Aquarium, walk on the beach at Moss Landing, hike at Pinnacles, Fremont Peak, Gris

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  Choices of open meadows, rings of sacred oaks, hilltops wrapped in moonlight and skies carpeted by the milky way. This is what you want it to be or let it be. You can spend the day in San Juan Bautista at the Mission and Shops or breakfast or lunch at Flapjacks in Tres Pinos, Monterey at the Aquarium, walk on the beach at Moss Landing, hike at Pinnacles, Fremont Peak, Griswold Mountains, or Panoche Hills. Then back home to sit in a quiet world under the stars. You can also...do nothing. Read a book doze in the shade drift off in a hammock or walk and discover the land and discover your place in this world.Spring is trying to arrive. The hills are greening up and the daytime temperatures somedays reach into the seventies. Nights are cold. Dress in layers for the changing temperatures of daytime. The air is sparkling and if you look at the oaks in a certain way you can see the new leaves waiting to burst out. The milky way splatters itself from horizon to horizon over the night sky and the morning sun brings warmth to the to the frosted ground.  Dance to the music in your heart sing along with the songs of the ancients. Regenerate. A place to breathe and to hear yourself breathe. A sacred place in the shade of the blue oaks. It's time to take time. Time to play and enjoy with friends and family. A place to bask in opulent starlight and absorb the sounds of night. A place to clear your soul and revive your spirit. As the air grows calm and still listen closely for the sounds of ancients singing under the oaks. Lend your voice to the Song of the Ancients and let Coyote sing you to sleep.  

  In this time of upheaval and uncertainty; we are here to provide refuge and regeneration. A place for mind and body to heal. Pitch your tent or park your camper amid the ancient Blue Oaks of California. Shake the dust off your work worn spirit. Let the celebration begin.  A time to lie in hammocks with cool drinks and books to wander comfortably through the oaks to let the quiet music of the oak savanna drift through your cooling mind. Let the weather guide your activities. In the cool of the morning and evening, let the games begin. Bring your games; corn hole, table tennis, cards, rummicub, etc. As the sun starts to dip the earth cools and energizes turns the mind and body outward to activity then as the milky way opens above, it brings a whole new perspective. We have crayons, watercolors, brushes, and paper for children of all ages to use to draw and paint under the oaks. Ask! if we forget to offer. Please clean the supplies so others can use them after you. Don't worry about breakages or using it all up. The supplies are here to be used 

  What we provide is: outdoor hot shower, flush toilet, water from a faucet, fire pit and grill to cook on at each campsite, and the spirit of the ancients, the blue oak savanna. Our hens lay or don't lay at their will they charge $10/dozen (no corn no soy) for their eggs. Free range raw goats milk for animal consumption only not for humans $4/qt, firewood for $10/bundle, fire lighters $5, fire starters -first two free in the winter then $0.50/each. Our firewood is sustainably harvested from downed trees and branches. We sell it for a neighbor. No healthy live trees are harmed in order to produce firewood. No native trees are felled in order to plant fast growing hardwood for fire or anything else!

  It is important to note; although we are in a convenient location for many different places, we are in the mountains. What may look close or just a few minutes away on a map will probably be closer for a condor moving through the air than a car. Take into account we are approximately nineteen miles south east of Paicines on Panoche road. Then, when the map tells you we are eleven miles from Pinnacles and you get here and realize we are more like forty miles from Pinnacles because you are not a Condor or a Raven and you have to travel by road, you won't be disappointed.

  wildfarmers is a project of Stork Peterkin International Foundation (spif), a 501c3 public charity. Check us out at wildfarmers dot org.  We are dedicated to the conservation and restoration of habitat and the restoration of people and and community. We accomplish our mission through events such as our Wild Lands and Working Lands of San Benito County, Walk on the Wild Side, wildflower discovery walk in the spring, California Native Plant Propagation workshop in the fall, and other fun and educational events. Song of the Ancients (our camping program) is one of the many ways we have deployed to bring people back in touch with nature. Donations are tax deductible and all go towards the restoration and conservation of the land. Our current large project is the Pond Project, Restoring Wetland Habitat which is funded by a matching grant from Natural Resources Conservation Services, a division of USDA, US Fish and Wildlife Services, and Private Donations from people such as yourself.

  Cup the moon in your hands and drink in the essence of the Universe . Revitalize.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Jaimie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Greg

Peaceful place

Greg S.
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(Site 4)
November 21st, 2022

Excellent place to relax with great views of night sky and good separation space between four sites.

Hipcamper Chip
Chip E.
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(Site 3)
November 14th, 2022

We stayed for two nights at Site #3. We have a rooftop tent and like to get off the grid into more isolated and remote locations for camping and this was perfect. A truly beautiful spot with epic night skies. The fire pit and tables were a bonus and toilet facilities were a plus also. We hiked at Pinnacles National park in the day and drove back to camp. Almost an hour to drive back but very much worth it so we didn’t have to be crammed next to other campers at Pinnacles campground.

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric L.
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(Site 3)
November 8th, 2022

Had an amazing stay! The host Veronica is super helpful. The toilet and shower worked perfectly. Will definitely recommend and come again!

Hipcamper Johanna

Night skies and campfires

Johanna L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 3rd, 2022

We loved tent camping at Songs of the Ancient. This is as our second time visiting and definitely won’t be our last. Veronica is warm and accommodating, making sure we had firewood for the chilly nights and cold mornings! Thank you Veronica and see you next time.

Oh, and my favorite part is the beautiful night sky. Saw shooting stars every night we were there! Loved that!

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Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on November 4th, 2022

Johanna, Loved having the three of you here again. Looking forward to next time. Veronica

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Hipcamper Pallavi
Pallavi M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 31st, 2022

The campsite is beautiful and exactly as described in the listing. Having a flushing toilet and outdoor shower made things very easy. Jamie's directions were precise and communication was prompt. We could not have hoped for a better camping g experience. The night sky is definitely a treat.

Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on November 4th, 2022

Thank you for coming Pallavi. Hope to see you again. Veronica

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Hipcamper Emilio

Almost glampsite near pinnacles np

Emilio P.
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(Site 3)
October 31st, 2022

The pros: Beautiful area with nice amenities. Can't beat having a shower and "real" toilet at the site, it almost feels like glamping. Friendly host as well. You'll hear a lot of wild life in the early morning hours and coyotes at dusk and late night, it really gives a wild feel to the site and I loved it. Excellent star gazing as well.

The cons: the neighbors are a little close. I'd recommend the furthest site (site 3) but keep in mind that the campers at site 2 will be fairly "next door". The fire pit is a little lacking and looked a lot bigger/better in the photos so cooking over it can be a challenge unless you're willing to re-arrange the bricks a bit. Finally, while we enjoyed the site a lot, it feels a bit overpriced for what it is and what you get.

Despite all this we had a great time at this spot and would rent again.

Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on November 4th, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Emilio. Just an aside, the campsites are a minimum of 40,000 square feet each, with approximately ten acres behind and in front. Site 2 and 3 are separated by 100 feet of empty space. I understand however that sometimes one likes to stand under that impressive night sky and feel alone in the universe. Here you can do that, face any direction and walk about 20 feet. You will be able to experience that vast dark sky experience. The price I can't do anything about, most people think $15/per person per night with hot shower, clean water, and a ready to populate campsite is a pretty good deal. I'm glad you had an overall good experience and I look forward to meeting you again sometime. Veronica

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Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna G.
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(Site 1)
October 30th, 2022

The Song of the Ancients was a great getaway spot. It’s definitely off the beaten path and I would advise getting there in the daylight! Our host greeted us and gave us the lay of the land. The campsite was spacious and fit our campervan and tent very comfortably. The toilet and shower while basic worked very well. Pinnacles National Park, our daytime destination, was about a 45 minute drive away and we LOVED coming back to the campsite which has lovely nighttime vistas. Thank you Jaimie and Veronica!

Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on November 4th, 2022

Joanna, Thank you for coming it was great to have you here and hope to see you again sometime. Veronica

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Hipcamper Benjamin

Great campsite for pinnacles

Benjamin Z.
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(Site 2)
October 17th, 2022

What a great spot! It was quiet, secluded, and perfect for a few nights of camping with no technology to distract us. We loved the campsite, which had a nice firepit, a few tables, and plenty of space. The shower was hot and the water clean. We loved hearing about the projects that go on during the season there and all of the work that the organization is doing.

The drive to Pinnacles was easy in the morning and when we headed back to camp it was also no problem.

Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on October 18th, 2022

Thank you for coming Benjamin. It was great having you here and we hope to see you again soon. Veronica

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Scot B.
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(Site 3)
October 12th, 2022

First, accurate directions - which is always a great way to start a camping experience. Second, the camping spots, we were in #3, are all spaced out nicely, have a good amount shade, multiple options to set camp, and are set up with rake, shovel, chairs, table and picnic bench - not to mention a good size fire ring. Third, the hot shower and fully plumbed outhouse are pretty slick as well. Lastly, host Veronica is a warm, knowledgable, genuine woman of the land, and we really enjoyed chatting with her as well. This is a special place!

Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on October 15th, 2022

Loved having the two of you here and enjoyed our talks. Hope to see you again. Veronica

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Song of the Ancients
State
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