Hipcamp host John J.,
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You will have a level camping area with picnic table surrounded by trees with mountain views in every direction, there is plenty of clean, non potable drinking water, porta potty, limited electrical use, cell phone charging and low power use devices as I am off grid, parking is a few minutes walk from camp site. There is a fitness and nature trail on the property and Pacific

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You will have a level camping area with picnic table surrounded by trees with mountain views in every direction, there is plenty of clean, non potable drinking water, porta potty, limited electrical use, cell phone charging and low power use devices as I am off grid, parking is a few minutes walk from camp site. There is a fitness and nature trail on the property and Pacific Crest trail is approx 20 to 30 min drive, Mountain park which has many miles of hiking trails and an Indian reservation with hikes to many petroglphs. Things to see are the World famous Tehachapi railway loop, historic downtown, vineyards, mountain spirit center a buddhist temple, glider rides, bicycle riding and fishing.

Gas Log fire pit and BBQ with pot burner available in extra's.

Hot outdoor showers available by May.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Gas BBQ 2 Burner with1 Pot Burner available for $15.00 per night.

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Hot Outdoor Showers coming by May

2 Hot outdoor shower stalls are being built and will be available by May.

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Activities

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at A Unique Mountain Retreat /off Grid in California.

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Hipcamper Steely

Low-key and peaceful

Steely S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2020

John J.'s Land was my first experience with HipCamp. With a lot of public lands closed due to Covid-19, this spot was a perfect last minute escape for an otherwise busy July 4th weekend. John met us upon arrival and gave us a tour of his newly finished grounds. It was a cool experience to stay during the beginning of John's setup. Our area was clean of trash and debris, level, and picnic area shaded. We had a peaceful couple nights stay -- nothing but the sounds of trains in the distance. Overall a good primitive camping experience!

Hipcamper chris

Made me look like a champ dad.

Chris G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
August 10th, 2020

What a wonderful 2 nights. I wanted to take my kids camping before school starts but with "first come first serve" and a car load of kids, I wasn't willing to risk it. John's place was beautiful, secure, and charming. John himself was so attentive and wanted to make us feel at home. His concern for the kids was very kind. He even brought us a horseshoe game so the kids wouldn't get bored. (which I assured him, I was actually counting on and hoping for) Boredom is just not knowing what you want to do next, but-they loved the horseshoes, and the stars and the gas fire pit (i highly recommend getting). We all are looking forward to going back. The sites themselves were well planned out and spaced for privacy and convenience. John has put a lot of thought and effort into making it as nice as possible. I can't see you not enjoying the quiet and serenity of the spot. cheers.

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Hipcamper Justin
Justin B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
August 24th, 2020

This sites were excellent and spread out. Very cool property and convenient setup. Very easy. We were on a road trip and needed to stop for one night. John was very nice and welcomed us, and wore a mask the whole time. It was hazy because of the fires but in the evening the sky cleared and the stargazing was outstanding. We could see the Milky Way and slept very comfortably with zero noise. Would stop here again!

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
December 20th, 2020

John was a gracious host. He welcomed us as we arrived and showed us around the property (with a mask on!). We happened to be the only ones there, so we had the whole site to ourselves. Each site has a picnic bench, there's some running water and a porto potty. Everything is new but it's also very evident John puts in work to upkeep and maintain. He has obviously thought of even the smallest detail--like he has trash bags and a cart available!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on December 24th, 2020

Thank you Alyssa for being a good camper and leaving my campsite clean, you are welcome back anytime.

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Hipcamper Kelsey

Beautiful getaway

Kelsey K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
December 23rd, 2020

John is a great host and was very welcoming upon my arrival. This was my first time solo camping (with my dog) and I had a wonderful time. He showed me the different sites, explaining which ones are a bit more private, ones you can park your car at, and the sites least impacted by the wind! I opted for site 7, a bit up on the hill, but John provides a cart to help transport gear. The campground and the bathroom are kept very clean.

There is a short little nature trail to see some of the vegetation. I also saw a family of deer which was super cool. I arrived on the 21st, the night sky was clear and I loved seeing the Jupiter Saturn conjunction.

Overall, the campsite was quiet, peaceful, and a great way to disconnect from all of the virtual work. For my first time solo camping, I wouldn’t want to do it anywhere else.

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Hipcamper Francois
Francois H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
July 6th, 2020

Enjoyed my night over there. It was quiet and clean

Hipcamper Juan

A wonderful time

Juan V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
July 6th, 2020

Beautiful camping area nestled in the trees and lots of mountain views. There were all the basic necessities and John tells me he is going to be adding hot outdoor showers, wi-fi, and more facilities. I will be visiting later to see the improvements.

Hipcamper Matthew

Gorgeous property

Matthew D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 10th, 2020

The property is gorgeous. Sites are well kept and amenities are great. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 24th, 2020

Great camping area and super friendly host! It was exactly what we were looking for!!

Property
A Unique Mountain Retreat
State
California
Country
United States
$48/night
10 Sites