Hipcamp host John B.,
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In Groveland CA near Pine Mountain Lake and Yosemite is a few mile away . Welcome to our beautiful 824 acre cattle ranch with two small ponds! The Canvas Bell Tent brings traditional camping to another level. We are located just outside the small town of Groveland and are just 30 miles from the gate of Yosemite. The Bell tent sits on an elevated platform inside a 2 acre fen

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In Groveland CA near Pine Mountain Lake and Yosemite is a few mile away . Welcome to our beautiful 824 acre cattle ranch with two small ponds! The Canvas Bell Tent brings traditional camping to another level. We are located just outside the small town of Groveland and are just 30 miles from the gate of Yosemite. The Bell tent sits on an elevated platform inside a 2 acre fenced area away from the cattle. Your tent comes furnished with sleeping pads, cots (arriving August 26th), carpeting, and bedside tables. There's running water at the site, which you can use to fill up your water bottles or use for cooking. We also have two rocking chairs on the tent platform where you can sip on a beverage and take in the beauty around you.

When exploring our property you'll find frogs, turtles, oak trees, pine trees and stunning views of Yosemite. We're not far from town either -- in just a few minutes you can drive to our local grocery store and pizza parlor.

When you come to the ranch it feels like you are hundreds of miles away from civilization and it's real quiet. This is a great place for someone who wants to escape city life and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Much of the ranch is open wilderness for you to explore, and it's not uncommon to see deer, frogs, turtles, quail, turkeys, or the other countless species of birds. This is the perfect place to relax if you’re a photographer, artist, small family or a couple looking for a place to stay near Yosemite.

A small portion of the property was used as a gold mine years ago, and you may find remnants of old home sites if you go exploring. We're not far from Wards Ferry Road, Groveland, Lake Don Pedro and other interesting places.

We have a regularly cleaned porta-potty just a short walk away from the glamping tent. We can't wait for you to book your stay with us!

What to bring:

- Your own bedding or sleeping bag

- We provide a pillow, but you're welcome to bring your own or a pillow case

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Don Pedro Lake is a short drive away.

Fishing

Don Pedro Lake is a short drive away.

Hiking

Explore the 500+ acres of property, or take a hike at one of the beautiful trails nearby.

Swimming

Swimming at Don Pedro Lake nearby.

Biking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Yosemite Glamping! in California.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Violet

Spontaneous camping!

Violet E.
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September 18th, 2022

John was a great host! His campground was immaculate! The cleanliness & the extras! To the air mattress pump, camping stove & and toiletries. It was a welcoming and comfortable stay. Thank you John!

Hipcamper Chris
Chris F.
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September 12th, 2022

John was a very gracious host, and greeted me soon after I arrived. We chatted for a while about his beautiful property, and he pointed me in the direction of some good trails to explore. I had to end my trip early due to the excessive heat, and he was kind enough to reach out to Hipcamp to arrange a credit. I will certainly be back to enjoy his fantastic camp site to the fullest (in cooler weather).

Hipcamper Matei
Matei A.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2022

It was just us for almost a mile radius. Really quiet and well-equipped spot. Share a drink with John and listen to his stories about the area and about his family.
10/10

Hipcamper HUGH
Hugh D.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

Host John Boere, was very welcoming and accommodating. The site was clean and in a lovely hilltop location, shaded by oaks and fanned by pleasant breezes. The set up had a lot of thought put into it and so had a lot of character and ambiance. The civil war style tent and the home built out house were nice touches. There was plenty of water, a very nice stone rimmed fire pit, with lots of wood and two nice rocking chairs in addition to the picnic table that had built in benches. The inside of the tent was carpeted, with several useful pieces of furniture and still very spacious. The tent was on a nice platform off the ground and had ample ventilation screens. Further it was white thus helping reflect heat. Although nicely isolated with a very rural farm atmosphere it was only ten minutes from Groveland where there was a nice grocery store, saloon, coffee places and restaurants. I have no reservations in recommending it to other glampers.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 18th, 2022

Thank you ,enjoy having you .

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Hipcamper Mariane

Lovely ranch with cows!

Mariane L.
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July 15th, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay at John's lovely ranch. The camping area was very peaceful, near the fields where his cows roam freely. The tent was great, very comfortable and set up nicely with a rocking chair out front. We had a lovely time.
Additionally, the nearby town, Groveland has a great saloon - the longest serving saloon I'm California ! The Yart shuttle to Yosemite stops by Groveland as well which is convenient if you'd rather not have to drive there and back.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 16th, 2022

Thank you it was nice having you both here,

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Hipcamper Hayden

Lovely visit

Hayden B.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Beautiful property near Yosemite with spigot and clean "outhouse"! Host was very helpful and responsive. Would absolutely recommend.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 16th, 2022

Thank you

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Hipcamper Fernando

Great installations

Fernando M.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

I really enjoyed glamping on this site. Beautiful tent, peaceful environment and good installations! Would love to return at some point.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 16th, 2022

Thank you

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Hipcamper Jingjing
Jingjing T.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2022

My husband and I camp usually twice a year. This is so far our best experience ever. No need to setup the tent ourselves. It saves a lot of time. The campsite is quiet. You have your private toilet, and it is very clean! We enjoyed the sunset so
much. Will definitely come back. We love it!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 16th, 2022

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Hipcamper Mariah

Glamping on a farm near yosemite

Mariah K.
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July 1st, 2022

We loved Glamping on John‘s farm! The views were breathtaking and we enjoyed exploring the property and seeing all of the wildlife. The highlight for me was waking up to cows about 30 feet away from us. It was an easy 45 minute drive to Yosemite, the town is super cute with a few really great bars/restaurants and John was a fantastic host with a lot of knowledge of the area. We would absolutely come back!

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Hipcamper John
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Diamond Gulch
Nation
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$79/night
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