Hipcamp host Ilana F.,
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Pitch a tent on our 5-acre property and spend some quality time with our menagerie of rescued animals. Mingle with horses, mules, mini donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and our over 100-lb tortoise! We are within a few miles of many hiking trails, as well as horse riding trails.

If you prefer to stay in a camper rather than pitching a tent please lo

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Pitch a tent on our 5-acre property and spend some quality time with our menagerie of rescued animals. Mingle with horses, mules, mini donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and our over 100-lb tortoise! We are within a few miles of many hiking trails, as well as horse riding trails.

If you prefer to stay in a camper rather than pitching a tent please look at our camper for rent listing.

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Ilana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Jen

Become a better human here ❤️

Jen W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2022

We returned to our happiest place on earth, this time with the family, which brought many happy first experiences - camping at an animal sanctuary(!), the parents staying in the nicely appointed camper, my dad cuddling with a 3,500 lb steer (dear Ferdie)!, roasting strawberries with marshmallows while star gazing, spending quality time with Thor, and on and on and on. Ilana has truly created a sanctuary — and perhaps without intending to, making it a sanctuary for humans. This is where one comes to become better humans. Thank you, Ilana. Can’t wait to return!!!!

Hipcamper Ian
Ian O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 20th, 2022

Amazing adventure all the way around. The hostess is incredible, the property is great, the animals are loved. Went with my 12 year old daughter for a few nights and cant wait to return.

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Hipcamper Jen

The extraordinary is the ordinary

Jen W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 19th, 2022

This is where the extraordinary is the ordinary each day. During this visit I saw Tobie the tortoise chase several horses, and when a duck, Oreo, was laying an egg, her buddy Popcorn stopped eating to wait by her side to comfort and support her. And Thor, the huge Great Pyrenees attempted to get into my 2-seater. My dog and I are always better once we have spent time here. Thank goodness for 2 the Rescue Animal Sanctuary, thank goodness for Ilana!

Hipcamper Ronald

Feeding the animals

Ronald C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 5th, 2022

My kids love the big white dog which weights 156 lbs. He was the guardien by our tent through out the night.

The farm owner Ilana was so nice to us. She gave us tons of advice about chickens since we have 9 chickens at home.

Feeding the animals was a very nice experience for kids and I.

The stay was worth the price.
Ilana also recommended us to the bfast restaurent which is very good in town.

Hipcamper Jody

Fun times camping with animals

Jody G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 28th, 2022

Llana is so welcoming. Our trip was the most immediate "let go of work" and unwind kind of recharge kind of camping trip. Her animal sanctuary is for abused/neglected or otherwise misunderstood animals and a place to restore a human soul. Her animals are all SO HAPPY and because of that their personalities shine through. Plus it was the cleanest stable/barn/pen areas I've ever seen. All of her proceeds from your camping donation go back to all of her animals. Pretty amazing. Easy commute from San Diego too.

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Hipcamper Sharon

Camping with wonderful animals!!

Sharon D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 13th, 2022

Amazing, beautiful peaceful!!! Ilana is amazing!! The animals are wonderful!! Definitely recommend and please donate to support the care of the animals!!!

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Hipcamper Brianna

We loved camping with the animals

Brianna H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 8th, 2022

What an amazing experience! I stayed here 1 night with a friend but I would have loved to stay longer. Unfortunately Ilana had a recent surgery and couldn’t give us a tour, however she greeted us, and had two farm helpers that were awesome and were able to show us around. We woke up at 6AM the next morning to help with all the farm chores, and were able to feed and interact with all the animals. They’re doing a wonderful thing here at this rescue and I highly recommend to visit.

Hipcamper Leann

Great time at hipcamp!!!!

Leann B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 22nd, 2022

Oh my goodness!!! What a wonderful experience from the time we stepped out of the car to when we left. The place is kept immaculate. They feed these beautiful creatures the best food, they all have names, and are loved. ❤️ Camping was fun for the (4) of us, myself, 60 yrs. my son, his girlfriend and their 2 1/2 yr. old son. We enjoyed roaming the campus spending as much time as we could with the animals. The owners are there for your questions, (right away), and they leave you alone to enjoy your time. I would recommend this camp to anyone who loves animals and camping.

My grandson, his mom and of course Brittle. ❤️ We couldn’t get enough of her. My son and girlfriend loving on the amazing chickens! And BTW I bought a dozen eggs, we cooked them for breakfast. SO GOOD!Brittle, our favorite goat!! such fun personality!!
Hipcamper Serena

Relaxing and informative—perfect!!

Serena W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2021

This was an incredibly last minute and spontaneous trip the day after Thanksgiving. I had never used Hipcamp before—I just knew I really wanted to go somewhere with my boyfriend and my dog on a whim, and I wanted to try something new. A quick Google search led me to this sanctuary!

Ilana is an INCREDIBLE host. So prompt and kind, and such a joy in person. She takes excellent cate of her animals and is so willing to talk to great lengths about every individual animal under her care. The animals were sooo well-mannered and I didn’t hesitate to wake up at 5:30AM to watch her feed everyone!

Her farm dog Thor, a Great Pyrenees rescue, is the SWEETEST giant I have ever met in my life. This was also the very first time our dog went off leash, and he had a wonderful time playing with Thor and greeting the horses. I cannot wait to go back. This was an experience of a lifetime.

Awards

Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Best of 2018 California
8th place
Property
2 The Rescue Animal Sanctuary
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
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