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Chris C.’s Land #1

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45 reviews
· Maricopa, California
80 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
My husband (Troy) was raised in the Cuyama Valley as a young child, and I (Chris) came along in my early high school years. We started dating and went off to college and come back to our little valley. We started our family with 2 wonderful boys and bought this property in 2003. This property is one of the diamonds in ruff, it is one of the natural lands left in the valley. Our boys raised 4-H livestock and personal project animals growing up. Now that our kids are grown and off on their own, Troy and I really love sharing our land with Hipcampers to get a relaxing time away and share our beautiful surroundings. 
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Maricopa, 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 Chris C.Joined in October 2020
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51 ratings · 45 reviews
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Tiffany N.recommends
November 14, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
This was our group's 2nd time staying at Chris's Hipcamp, and we are so appreciative of the great hospitality and responsive communication experienced during both stays. Such a peaceful, well-kept place to camp.
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Paul O.recommends
October 23, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
I'll be back!
The doggos and I really enjoyed our brief stay here. This wasn't my first visit to the area, I've stayed at other Hipcamp host locations nearby in the Cuyama Valley (an area I love), but this was the first time at Chris's property and it did not disappoint. Chris was very welcoming, super friendly, and provided some great insider information about local exploring/hiking opportunities. I didn't really have time to utilize that intelligence but plan on doing so in the future and will return. The camps sites are nicely spaced apart and well kept. The courtesy bottle of wine and fresh eggs were a nice welcoming treat.
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Tom P.recommends
June 18, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Wonderful weekend retreat.
I truly enjoyed my weekend getaway on Chris’s land. She met me with a bottle of wine and 6 fresh eggs. It was quiet and peaceful. I had my own private bathroom with a view! I will definitely go back again.
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Diego G.recommends
June 12, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Very convenient location and the place is beautiful. Open and wild, with nice homey touches. There are 4 sites close by, but you can’t really hear or see the others. Chris was very welcoming and her dog was very sweet to ours.
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Jason O.recommends
April 18, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Under the Stars #1
Great campsite. Chris was a wonderful host. I will absolutely use again. I only wish I hadn't dropped the egg basket she gave us, breaking all but one of the eggs - it was tasty none the less.
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Richard M.recommends
March 16, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Had a fantastic time. Beautiful spot, will be back soon!
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Kelly R.recommends
March 1, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
My husband and I had a great camping trip at site #1. Our dog loved all the space! We had a beautiful view of the snowy mountains in the distance and the stars were amazing! Chris is so thoughtful and sweet-- brought over wine and fresh eggs. So cool! The fire pit with grill, table, camping kitchen counter, and camping bathroom made everything so easy. We would definitely camp here again. Thanks Chris!
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Jocelyn P.recommends
February 22, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Perfect campsite with pups!
Chris’s campsites were incredible. The privacy was perfect, the “luggable loos” (bucket toilets) were comical and convenient, and the fact that you bordered Los Padres National Forest was so much fun. We and our dogs loved our stay and especially appreciated the eggs and wine that Chris provided.
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Teresa L.recommends
January 11, 2022
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Camping for the New Year
To kickoff 2022 we decided to take a camping trip and booked site #1. Chris could not have been a better host - she greeted us with enthusiasm and took us out to our site. She also gave us some fresh eggs from her chickens and a nice bottle of wine - 5 star service. Also we had ordered the fire wood and there was more than enough to keep our fire going for our entire stay. Chris also informed us of the adjacent hiking trails and local store and eatery. The camp site feels remote with a beautiful view of the land and surrounding mountains - but what really made this location awe inspiring were the stars! The night sky was AMAZING! You could see the Milky Way. Each site is separated and we could not hear or see our neighbors from our site. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you Chris!
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Virginia S.recommends
December 18, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
It was perfect! We were going from Death Valley to Santa Barbara and it was a great place to stop on the way. We were the only ones at the campsite but it was so secluded I’m not sure we would’ve seen anyone anyway if there were people at the other spots. Chris gave us wine and eggs which was a very nice touch. It was beautiful!
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Chloe S.recommends
November 14, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
We had a wonderful experience! Chris brought us wine and fresh eggs, and it was nice and quiet. We had fun exploring the area and going for a hike. Would definitely recommend!
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Jenna P.recommends
October 24, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Chris was such a great host! She left some wine and eggs for me and plenty of firewood (I got the bundle). She also told me about a great hike nearby and a Pistachio farm I went to on my way out. Would definitely come back again! The site was clean and the signs pointing me to it were clear and helpful.
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Claire S.recommends
October 18, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
A great stay! First Hipcamp experience, and it was a good one. Chris was very accommodating — the wine was a great touch! There were 4 sites, but all very spread apart and lots of room. Very private space, much room to explore around. We had a great time!
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Richard W.recommends
October 11, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
motorcycle nirvana
Magical.In the beginning, my friends were a little skeptical of the bucket and the absence of water since we were on a motorcycle trip, but everyone was unanimous, this place is great. Privacy, mellowness and the best welcoming with a bottle of wine and fresh eggs. We will be back!!
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Travis M.recommends
September 19, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Beautiful and private
Amazing spot with an amazing host. Beautiful location above a dried up river overlooking a mountain scape. Easy to find, great signs throughout. Very private. Each site has a private outhouse with a portable toilet (bucket style). Host delivered fresh eggs and wine on the house. Site had a cooking grill for the fire pit and a trash can.(host even supplied gloves, a poker, paper and additional wood if needed). We will definitely be back, thank you Chris for everything
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Mark H.recommends
September 8, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Great location, very hospitipal hosts (with great and quick communication), and lots of space for the sites! The ground was very easy for hammering in tent stakes (didn't break any stakes). We also didn't have any issues with bugs (no ants or flying bugs bothered us), The site & toilette were very clean. The night sky viewing was awesome (not spoiled by light pollution)! Camp sites are pretty spaced apart so you do have good privacy. However, you still can hear your neighbors if they are a louder group...which is always going to be hit or miss with others camping in your vicinity...so bring earplugs if that might be a nuisance for you.
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Sarah M.recommends
September 8, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Chris provides basic items in the campsite like a picnic table and fire pit but brings the hospitality when she meets all campers and greets them with fresh eggs and wine! This is a special spot in the arid Ventucopa landscape. Bring a pop up for shade and enjoy the afternoon breeze. The stars were brilliant and the area was peaceful. Campsite was large and could accommodate a small group. Definitely will visit again!
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Vanessa G.recommends
August 30, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Amazing stay.
I needed a last minute place to stay, while visiting a good friend in Carpinteria. Hotel prices down there are outrageous and I love nature. While desperately searching, I found HipCamp and this gem. May I say, the campsite at Chris's land is phenomenal. The space is large, clean and comfy. It is exposed to the elements, but the afternoon breeze cools it down. During my weekend stay, it was in the high 90s and I had forgotten my shade and a chair. Chris was welcoming. She welcomed me in with a bottle of delicious red wine and fresh eggs. She also let me borrow her camp chair and helped me readjust the set-up to make use of some tree shade. Chris also gave me great tips and showed me the other campsites. All campsites are separated enough to give every group privacy and all have little restrooms that look out to the mountains. This place is a gem to get away from the northern smoke, busy city life and work. There is no cell reception and the locals love that. Very kind people. I also recommend The Place, little tavern minutes from Chris' place. Alec, the current owner, was super welcoming and we had a great conversation over ice cold beer. The best moment is at night. The night sky lights up with all the constellations and I saw a shooting star. A must stay for it's reasonable location and price. I am def coming back with family and friends.
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Aeron H.recommends
August 15, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Serene Vast Enchantment
This was hands down my favorite HipCamp experience ever. Chris was a delight, the perfect mix of engaging and respectful of space/quiet time. The property is beautiful and clean. Laid out under the stars and felt very safe and immersed in wildness. This was so needed, and I’m deeply appreciative.
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James D.recommends
August 10, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Beautiful night sky!
Great location! Great host! I highly recommend it.
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Elli B.recommends
July 13, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Beautiful, serene, private
The perfect campsite for folks with dogs. They had such a blast running around off-leash. The sunset was beautiful, the sky was full of stars, the host was kind and welcoming. Wonderful stay, we will definitely be returning!
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Brandon J.recommends
July 9, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Absolutely perfect!
This was THE perfect spot! We couldn't be more pleased with the beautiful area and very caring hosts. Most definetly will be going back and camping under the stars another night!
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Kiersten M.recommends
June 27, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
BOOK THIS PLACE!
I was so pleasantly surprised with how wonderful this experience was! I had to get there late but they were very accommodating and messaged back right away with answers to all questions I had. They had trash cans, a restroom, a fire pit, firewood and more. Just enough things to be comfortable but still have the entire camping experience. They even let us stay a little late to pack up nobody as reserved for the next night. The views were beautiful and honestly I just couldn’t praise this place enough!
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Brookes M.recommends
June 20, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Remote and beautiful
This place is wonderful! You really feel like you're off the grid - there are no lights around for miles and the individual campsites are very private. The stars are so bright at night, perfect for stargazing. Chris was accommodating, helpful and responsive and even greeted us with wine and fresh eggs! We definitely recommend this spot, although, it was very, very hot (108 degrees), which made spending time there during the day impossible. However, the nights cooled down and were quite comfortable.
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Tiffany N.recommends
June 1, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
We had such a wonderful experience here, and everything at the sites are kept in great shape. The hospitality was lovely, thank you Chris!
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Chuck B.recommends
May 31, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Peaceful .. beautiful. Really lovely.
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Drew S.recommends
May 6, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Cozy campsite with desert landscape
We loved our stay at this quiet, cozy campsite. Chris was so nice and communicative. It does get hot so bringing shade is recommended. The surrounding area is beautiful to drive around, and the nearby little town Ventucopa had great tacos and beer (among other things) at The Place.
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Tracy L.recommends
April 25, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Lovely Campsite
Chris was a fantastic host. The campsite was lovely and near our planned hike. Chris answered all of our questions and responds promptly. Our dogs also loved it. I hope to come back.
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Charmaine A.recommends
April 24, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Absolutely Magical
Wow. This place FAR exceeded our expectations. Very spacious and secluded. They even had solar lights to find the place at night and the outhouse. Best part is the outhouse has a view of the mountains. Chris and her dogs greeted us when we arrived and she gave us wine and fresh eggs! (Dogs might bark if you pull up in front of the house but don't mind them). Next to the campsite is a "choose your own adventure" type of deal. No true trails but it's pretty easy to navigate. Just make sure you have landmarks and watch your step for holes! We used a trashbag tied to a shrub and a little white dish was on the mountain straight across from our camp. We kind of heard our neighbors but it was only a few laughs here and there which meant they were also having a good time. Thank you, Chris!!! We will 100% be back sooner than later. Only critiques: 1.) It would be helpful to have a sign right in front of your house because there's no signal out there and we can't call you to see if it's the right place, 2.) Maybe provide a list of good trails around and which direction to go to to find them
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Victoria C.recommends
April 13, 2021
Tent Camping under the stars # 1
Fun and Secluded Stay
Beautiful and peaceful stay surrounded by mountains! Chris led us directly to our site, which was super secluded and stocked with everything we needed: a fire ring, picnic table, fire wood and tools, a food prep area (with wine!) and a little bathroom hut with a portable toilet. She was super friendly and everything about our stay went smoothly. Would definitely recommend!
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