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Ability Ranch Camp

98%
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50 reviews
· Ramona, California
7 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
PRIVATE AND UNIQUE Close to so much. Things like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Julian (think hot apple pie or pies to take with you! Dudley's Bakery for the freshest bread in town! Julian Brewing Co for great Bar-B-Q, Lots of places to hiking Palomar Mountain Observatory. It's just a great get away to slow down and catch your breath . Our property is filled with unusual sculptures and lighting. And I will brag that our sunsets are spectacular!
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Ramona, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Grace W.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
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62 ratings · 50 reviews
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Roxana V.recommends
November 7, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Great place to unwind!
Grace was so sweet and accommodating! We had quite the adventure staying in large Marge. Really inclusive hosts even shared/invited us with dinner with their friends one evening.
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Dalila R.recommends
October 31, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
This site was amazing ! The bus looked even better than the photos and was such a fun spot to spend the night. Grace and her partner were super welcoming and really cared about our stay being great. Would definitely come back again :)
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Ali D.recommends
October 9, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Grooviest little spot…
This is our second time stay at this location, and we absolutely loved coming back! Grace and Dawn are always so welcoming, and it’s such a rad little piece of land and lodging. We felt safe, carefree, and enjoyed our long weekend stay. We will be back and would recommend to anyone!
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Karina R.recommends
September 3, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
AMAZING ✨💖✨ We loved our stay here so much! They are the sweetest hosts & the place is truly magical. We are coming back often!!!!
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Devon B.recommends
August 27, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Unique and beautiful glamping
Grace and Donna’s land is unique and beautiful! They were very accommodating and encouraged us to explore the property. So it all felt very easy-going and stress-free. Me and my girlfriend came up from San Diego for one night as a getaway and we wanted something close to Julian and in some nature. This place ended up being way more than we expected. There are sculptures and lights set up all over the property. And the bus itself is super unique and has views of the mountains and sunset. The sound system in the bus was excellent, and we had a mini dance party 😂. LGBTQ friendly, and private. FYI, they provide a fridge and coffee maker, there is running water, a porta potty, and electricity. But you’ll have to bring any utensils, plates/cups, and camp stove if you’re planning to cook. Also bring some paper towels and soap (they did provide hand sanitizer).
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Bobbie Jean C.doesn't recommend
August 20, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Nice sunset view but no privacy
We liked the sunset view and interesting decorations. However, we disliked that we were told not to smoke outside due to her wife being allergic. I can understand no smoking inside the bus but outside didn’t make sense as it is a whole land of open air. I dislike cigarette smoke myself but I don’t tell people to not smoke, I make the adjustment and move away from them. The owner’s house was too close to the bus. Did not feel very private. Also, something smells really bad all over the property. It was not the porta potty for sure as we even checked if that was it. It smelled like a dead animal stench. We had to close all the windows of the bus and spray the whole bus with febreze but it only masked the smell for a few minutes. We have a pig and chickens at home and I thought they smelled bad but this stench was worse. Also the sheets smelled like dog. There was a coffee maker but no cups. Tree deck had interesting decorations and nice view but no privacy. It was right in front of the owner’s house.
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Katie S.recommends
August 7, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
We had a wonderful stay at Grace's with Large Marge. The bus was totally unique and fun. Our nine year old loved it but also the tree house was such a cool amd lovely respite from the heat. The bed was comfy and a fan in the bus along with the open windows kept the heat at bay at night. Donna and Grace were welcoming hosts and even let our daughter feed their tortoises. Thanks again, we will be back in the future!
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Sloane R.recommends
July 19, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
The hosts were nice and accommodating, the bus and surrounding areas were clean and well-kept. There were a lot of fun touches and activities and great places to hang out around the property.
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Timothy W.recommends
July 17, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
We had a wonderful stay in Marge last night and we really enjoyed the ranch. The treehouse is awesome too!
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Meg M.recommends
July 4, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Welcoming and stress free camping!
Grace and her partner were so welcoming and allowed us to explore their property. They gave us plenty privacy for the evening. Their property is gorgeous! Large Marge was fantastic our only complaint was the spider. The location is perfect! The sky was dark enough see the mlikyway!
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Jacqueline M.recommends
July 4, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Amazing experience..Just book it!
First time using Hipcamp and couldn’t have had a better experience. The hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming and Large Marge was incredible. Such a beautiful property. The bed was all ready for us with blankets and pillows, there was an awesome sound system, coffee maker, a small fridge and really nice string lights. There was a port-o-potty behind the bus that was cleaned before we got there and a sink with potable water. There is also a propane grill on the property that you can use. Lots of neat art installations and art around the property and a treehouse/loft where you can sit and watch the sunset. You just can’t beat this!
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Heather V.recommends
July 2, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Loved the art installations that lit up at night. Great fire pit. Super friendly. Loved the dogs and horses. Was fun staying in such a unique place!
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Sheena S.recommends
June 19, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
School Bus fun!
We had such a fun time! The horses were the sweetest and loved getting attention from us! The bus was so cool and all the ambient lighting was such a great touch! The leather couch was so comfy and easily slept a grown man (my hubby) and our five year old son! Bring extra blankets for the night time! But we did get offered blankets and pillows from the host! They were so kind and welcoming! They made sure to check on us throughout our stay! If you are a photographer or like taking pictures this is such a great spot!
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Tong T.recommends
June 13, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Camping on a school bus on a farm!
Grace is a lovely host. She greeted us at the gate and showed us around. We met her tortoises, horses, and dogs. The animals are all very friendly, my son was so excited. Sleeping on a school bus was an exceptional experience. She has a tree house where you can enjoy the grand view of sunset, grills that you can BBQ, a fire pit to lit up fire and etc. Also the restroom is very clean. We had a lovely night here!
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Molly R.recommends
April 19, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
My daughter and I loved staying in Large Marge! The bus was so cute and inviting, with great views, and everything we needed to stay warm in the chilly nights (extra blankets and layers), and comfortable during the days (almost all of Large Marge's windows are able to open, creating a lovely, customizable cross-breeze). The tree house is a perfect place to catch a sunset or watch the horses graze in the field beyond. My daughter is still talking about going back to see the horses and the tortoises!
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Lisa W.recommends
April 7, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
If you are looking for a quite calm place to just chill,Grace’s school bus stay is a great choice. Grace is helpful and friendly, my kids had a lot fun driving around the property with Hoover go cart and played with their horses. My daughter wanted to come again just to see the horses again.
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Amanda D.recommends
April 4, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Wow! What a fantastic place. I loved my stay at the hippie bus and Grace is the absolute sweetest! Such an amazing host and so kind. The bus is so creative and fun and it was a perfect little adventure.
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Samantha G.recommends
March 30, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Awesome time with our infant and toddler. We brought a travel crib and all crashed in the bed. We spent much time exploring the horses, bus, artwork, and riding around on our toddler enjoyed riding around on his mini bike. Wonderful view and sunset.
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Allison K.recommends
March 21, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
staying at the large Marge was a dream! Far exceeded my expectations. The bus was soooo fun and the treehouse was incredible. Loved every minute of it and I will be back. Grace foxy and D are the most lovely hosts 🥰
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Marin H.recommends
March 15, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Great views and vibes!
My boyfriend and I stayed here as a quick get away and had so much fun! Owner is super friendly, would completely recommend to all you want a nice sunset while being relatively close to San Diego! Waking up to the birds was lovely. Definitely check out Julian for a cute town that is really close by.
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Olivia S.recommends
February 24, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Grace’s land is absolutely beautiful and the bus is so fun! I would absolutely return, it’s the perfect space to get away.
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Jennifer C.recommends
February 22, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Large Marge
We were welcomed by our great hosts upon arrival. Kids loved the bus, horses, space to run and S’mores. I loved feeling like I was on a mini adventure along with ability to play my music and let the kids roam. Everywhere was something new to see.
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Peter B.recommends
February 20, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Grace and Donna are fantastic! Made us feel so at home. Loved Large Marge and can’t wait for the Green Streak to be up and running. Great time and so relaxing!
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Emily G.recommends
February 12, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
this place was perfect for a relaxing getaway. beautiful scenery, animals, and people! loved the interior of the bus as well
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Alexa M.recommends
January 28, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
This was the coolest place!! The bus with all the lights was so cozy and the property was lit up and fun as well! Hosts were super sweet too ^^
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Ali D.recommends
January 26, 2022
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Must stay!
This spot is AMAZING! And the hosts were awesome. We will absolutely be coming back for a stay. We hiked at Potato Chip Rock and would also recommend that…it’s about 20 mins away from the camp site :-)
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Benton B.recommends
December 22, 2021
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Such a great stay at the bus. The inside was very cozy and unique. The bathrooms were clean and the land was great. Everything was amazing. I recommend 10/10.
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Sarah H.recommends
December 21, 2021
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Fun, memorable camping trip!
Donna and Grace are absolutely wonderful hosts and a great stay here with lots of creative art and scenic nature all around you. Plus, who wouldn't want to experience camping in a school bus named Large Marge? So fun! One of the most memorable camping trips ever!
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Leorah A.recommends
November 28, 2021
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Best, warmest hidden gem!!
The loveliest spot to stumble upon!! Absolutely magical views, amazing sunsets, very very good vibes and the hosts Grace and Donna were so, so friendly and welcoming. We definitely plan on coming back!!
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Rick B.recommends
November 21, 2021
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
We had a very nice time. Grace and her friends were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend
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