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Down-to-Earth Ecoshire

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· Hemet, California
35 acres
13 units
13 Motorhome/tent
Private 35 acre campground surrounded by rolling hills, mountain views and open sky. Secluded nooks for solo campers and large areas for up to 300 of your closest friends. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular year round.  Stars and open skies that you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else in southern California.   Just 15 minutes from Temecula wineries, 40 minutes from the alpine, artsy town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains, and just 15 minutes from the 215 in Menifee toward Hemet.  Best camping from early autumn to lush springtime where we have great wildflower blooms. Cooperative managers Jim and Dawn host campers who want to enjoy nature, participate in permaculture gardening all while off-setting their travel footprint. Fees are used to plant trees and enrich the land.  The property is a restorative ecovillage (turning severely damaged land into an oasis of hope) where we invite you to participate in creative local solutions to our larger global problems. * If your group is larger than six adults, pease visit our group listings page. If your group needs special privacy and sound requirements and you'd like to reserve the whole campground, you will need to contact us directly. * Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.  * Kids 12 & under are free when accompanied by an adult. Thanks!
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Hemet, 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 Jim R.Joined in November 2018
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735 Ratings · 580 reviews
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Brianna N.recommends
January 26, 2023
The EcoShire
10/10
Awesome place, awesome host’s! Highly highly reccomend
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Candace M.recommends
January 14, 2023
The EcoShire
Eco friendly campground
Beautiful, eco friendly camp and farm! Nestled in the hills outside Hemet, you feel as if you’re one with nature. This camp is also a small community and shares a kitchen, bathrooms and laundry if desired. Accommodated our 36’ 5th when and we also saw tent campers. Will be back again when we pass through! Thanks J & D.
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Trent C.recommends
January 4, 2023
The EcoShire
Camping with Tons of Activities!!
Everyone at EcoShire was extremely welcoming and caring, they were willing to help with our difficulty in the extreme weather that we experienced. Jim and Dawn were both kind and very enjoyable hosts and friends. The Chef Don was also very generous and helpful with cooking and cleaning at the community kitchen. My wife and I felt comfortable and at ease during our 6 day stay at EcoShire and we both enjoyed the chill vibe and people while we camped in the pouring rain. They have tons of activities and a large amount of beautiful land to explore and hike around. My wife and I are both very excited to return for more camping trips. Highly recommend giving this beautiful campsite with kind welcoming people a visit it’s 100% worth it.
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Royce B.recommends
January 2, 2023
The EcoShire
Totally great, everything is nice and it was an excellent stay
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Tony M.recommends
December 30, 2022
The EcoShire
Beautiful spot, great amenities, and lovely hosts!
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Carrie Y.recommends
December 23, 2022
The EcoShire
Favorite place
I’ll be back as much as I can and will recommend to friends. This would be so fun for a group even though I prefer solo
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Royce B.recommends
December 23, 2022
The EcoShire
Excellent!
Great! Wide open areas and animals. Everything was wonderful
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Kaitlin K.recommends
December 22, 2022
The EcoShire
Jim was very kind, all the people I met there were kind as well. Jim even made me a delicious egg sandwich!
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Jocelyn R.recommends
December 20, 2022
The EcoShire
I freakin love Jim. I went on a cold wet rainy winter day and he made sure I was comfortable and set me up with a fire. I will be coming back many times, cant wait to see it in the spring. Loved exploring the property
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Greg W.recommends
December 20, 2022
The EcoShire
Awesome location and services. Will definitely be returning.
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Carrie Y.recommends
December 15, 2022
The EcoShire
Just what I needed
This place was magical. I highly recommend this place to everyone-I almost don’t want to because I want it to stay a secret. Good people, good vibes, good property.
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Allyson G.recommends
December 15, 2022
The EcoShire
Really appreciated it!
This land has an awesome story! I loved talking with Jim; visitors oughta ask him about the history of EcoShire. The land is pretty cleared (from past usage) so it’s not very vegetated, but the camp provides a great community feeling. Restoration is in progress. The solar-thermal powered shower was awesome and much appreciated. I will definitely return!
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Melissa N.recommends
December 6, 2022
The EcoShire
Happy Thanksgiving!
Most magical campground I have ever been to! I arrived on Thanksgiving & met Mallory who gave me a rundown of the whole area and later shared some raviolis with me (bc she’s awesome & it was Thanksgiving & I didn’t realize nothing around would be open) I stayed in campsite #13. Up above and lots f privacy with a giant boulder. Close to everyone but totally had privacy. There are animals, gardens, bathrooms, showers, charging station, bikes, art everywhere! So much to see & do. I met Jim, Dawn & family the next day. I took a hike up to the fairy village, built a fairy house and was invited to Friendsgiving that Sunday which I’m so bummed out I missed. I wish I had more time to check everything out. I WANT TO LIVE HERE! This place is super special & I am definitely coming back. ❤️
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Adam Z.recommends
December 4, 2022
The EcoShire
Really love all the service and the quiet environment!
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Anoush E.recommends
December 3, 2022
The EcoShire
YES!
jim is a most gracious host. our second visit to the ecoshire, and surely not disappointed! highly recommend!
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Rebecca B.recommends
December 2, 2022
The EcoShire
Hubby and I had a blast at the campsite! It's so nice to see how Jim & Dawn are constantly improving their property. They're such great people, too--you feel right at home from moment you step foot on it (which isn't saying much for some places). The price of camping here is really reasonable as well; we went with our large group and got more than what we paid for in terms if space/quality which made everyone happy!! Finally...it's far enough away from city lights you can use your telescope after months without being able find any dark skies outside due to light pollution.
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Jennifer M.recommends
December 1, 2022
The EcoShire
My Home Away From Home
Jim and Dawn are so amazing! They go above and beyond to make sure that everything is in place for their guests. Their hospitality is definitely the best. Looking forward to April.
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Brenda M.recommends
December 1, 2022
The EcoShire
Peaceful & picturesque ♥️
Beautiful hipcamp with plenty of amenities 🏕️🌵🏔️🌳🚿🧻🪵
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Brenda M.recommends
November 27, 2022
The EcoShire
Well maintained w/beautiful views
Safe, peaceful & entertaining if you love the great outdoors. Enough amenities to feel like glamping, even in a tent. Common area with fire pit, fridge/freezer, microwave, flush compost toilet & solar shower. It’s quite evident these gracious hosts clearly love the land!
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Jonathan C.recommends
November 25, 2022
The EcoShire
Jim's place is very well put together! Peaceful, clean, community feel with as much privacy as you like. I keep to myself, but Jim has a great vibe (like a warm hug). My allergies flared up a bit while in the area, but still enjoyed my stay.
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Cheryl P.recommends
November 20, 2022
The EcoShire
This place is great. Jim and Dawn are excellent stewards of the land. I love camping at the Ecoshire.
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Chelsea R.recommends
November 20, 2022
The EcoShire
Ecoshire is always a welcoming place to stay, it’s a breath of fresh air and a place to find your center again. Jim and miss Dawn are always gracious hosts ready to share a laugh or story while you visit.
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Rosemary C.recommends
November 20, 2022
The EcoShire
Glamming in November
I absolutely loved staying at the Ecoshire in a fabulous steeple tent with a real mattress. Yes it was cold at night because it was November but I was warm in my bed breathing the cold air. The cold air felt like a health treatment for my lungs. Soon after the sun came up, it warmed up and revealed a beautiful landscape great for exploring. In addition there is a canteen to shower, get coffee and converse with the proprietors, Jim, Dawn and Mallory. They can inform you about their current practices and ongoing plans for developing this property into a natural and environmentally sustainable place that will serve as a model for other places.
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Zing G.recommends
November 15, 2022
The EcoShire
Fantastic trip yet again! This is the second time visiting EcoShire and it never disappoints. Beautiful views, excellent amenities, the kindest hosts. Got to meet the neighborhood kitties this time! Love Jim and Dawn and co, thank you guys for putting together such a wonderful respite from the world!
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Neil O.recommends
November 15, 2022
The EcoShire
Would highly recommend!
Jim was very friendly and accommodating. He was considerate to how close we were in proximity to other campers and placed us in a nice secluded area of the campgrounds. We enjoyed the campsite so much that we will be returning to Ecoshire for many visits in the future.
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Christian L.recommends
November 14, 2022
The EcoShire
Great!
Very good and run by great people. Even for a one night getaway.
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Mathinna N.recommends
November 11, 2022
The EcoShire
I loved dispersed camping at Down to earth.Jim and Dawn are truly welcoming hosts.The camping areas are quiet with great views.The camp site has a solar heated shower which is a great bonus.I would happily stay again.
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Lesley K.recommends
November 7, 2022
The EcoShire
My original 3-day stay was so great, that I added this additional day! See my prior review for a more thorough description...
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Lesley K.recommends
November 7, 2022
The EcoShire
This has been my favorite of all the 15 or more Hipcamps I've visited. Jim, Dawn, and gang offer their visitors a very real community inclusion that is genuinely heartfelt. Each campsite is thoughtfully situated, the grounds offer hammocks and seating, the vault toilets are private and clean-smelling, the showers are warm and delightful, and the surrounding vistas are wide open and inspiring. The nights are quiet. It's also super to have a town with all needed supplies and services only 8 miles away. On the property are chickens, a couple of very friendly cats, and 3 goats that like petting. I connected with these folks, their pets, and their space in such a way that will keep drawing me back, for sure. I even signed up for an extra night after my original 3-night stay. I highly recommend Ecoshire for a lovely camping experience!
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Chelsea B.recommends
November 6, 2022
The EcoShire
My friend and I had the best stay at the Ecoshire! The hosts were outstanding, we made amazing new friends, and French toast was served for breakfast! I would recommend staying at the Ecoshire to anyone.
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