Hipcamp host Vivian Lee A.,
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Beautiful natural campsites in the Valley of the Moon (Ojai Valley). Our sites are within an eighth of a mile of walking, running, biking and riding trails that run from the city of Ojai to the beaches of Ventura. On many days you can experience Ojai’s famous pink moments. You can hike the trails above Ojai, boat, eat or picnic at Lake Casitas. Travel to nearby Ventura to sh

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Beautiful natural campsites in the Valley of the Moon (Ojai Valley). Our sites are within an eighth of a mile of walking, running, biking and riding trails that run from the city of Ojai to the beaches of Ventura. On many days you can experience Ojai’s famous pink moments. You can hike the trails above Ojai, boat, eat or picnic at Lake Casitas. Travel to nearby Ventura to shop, fish the pier or take a deep sea fishing charter or Island charter to Whale watch or fish around the Channel Islands. Wineries, Farmers Markets, Craft Breweries, dispensaries and more are within 10 to 15 minutes of our site. Our location allows moments where you may see Hawks, Owls, Geese, Swallows, Robins, Bluebirds and more.

RV only area
RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Ojai-Ventura Bike Path is a 14.9 mile trail located from Ventura, to Ojai California that runs along a river/riverbed and acco...Read more

Boating

Lake Casitas and Boat Rentals are 2.9 miles from this site. Lake Casitas offers both kayaks, and other types of rental boats

Fishing

Fresh water fishing is available in multiple places in the Ojai Valley, and Salt water fishing, and fishing charters are availa...Read more

Hiking

Hiking is available in multiple places throughout the Ojai Valley.

Horseback riding

The Ojai Valley has several horseback riding options. http://www.ojaivalleytrailridingcompany.com http://westerntrailrides.org...Read more

Paddling

Lake Casitas offers both kayaks, and other types of rental boats.

Wind sports

Wind surfing takes place in multiple locations on the beach in nearby Ventura. Several surf schools also offer wind surfing le...Read more

Climbing

Ojai Rock Climbing is owned by Alex Bury, who also serves as lead guide. Alex began climbing in Ojai, more than fifteen years a...Read more

Surfing

There are multiple surfing sites at the beaches in nearby Ventura. Lessons may be found through these sites: https://venturamak...Read more

Swimming

Matilija Falls/Swimming Area via Forest Route 5N13/Matilija Canyon Rd 30 min (14.4 miles)

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watching at many places all over the Ojai Valley, and at the camp. Also at various sites on the land conservancy. h...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Arber-Moore's Ranch RV Sites in California.

Hot spring

Willett Hot Springs is located in the Sespe Wilderness, North of Ojai, California. This natural hot spring has been augmented b...Read more

Swimming hole

Matilija Falls/Swimming Area via Forest Route 5N13/Matilija Canyon Rd 30 min (14.4 miles)

Waterfall

Matilija Falls/Swimming Area via Forest Route 5N13/Matilija Canyon Rd 30 min (14.4 miles)

Beach
Cave
Coastal
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Wetlands
Ranch

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Hipcamper Donna

Close to lake casitas!

Donna F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 19th, 2022

Vivian and David were very nice! Campsites we’re full but it was still very quiet. We saw deer in the morning while sipping our coffee. Our dog is a fluffy one and his fur is like Velcro. There were a lot of sticker plants there this time of year. So he was a bit of a mess when we left. If your dog is short haired probably not a problem. Short drive to Lake Casitas and Ojai. Would definitely stay again.

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 12th, 2022

2nd stay here. Love this place. Great location.

Hipcamper Kristian

Great campground

Kristian N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 23rd, 2022

Super nice hosts, great campground. Really nice and clean bathroom and shower. Thanks so much!

Hipcamper Kathy

Great place to stay!

Kathy H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 20th, 2022

We enjoyed staying on Vivian's ranch. The utilities worked well, the privacy was nice, and the views were so pretty. We had site #1 and loved it! Vivian is friendly and made you feel welcome. Nice basecamp for the Ojai and Ventura areas. Would recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on April 25th, 2022

Thank you Kathy! It was wonderful to have you both, I hope you will return sometime to enjoy things again after we have made more upgrades and additions. Wishing you and yours the very best, always.

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Hipcamper Josh

Decent but stinky

Josh J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
April 18th, 2022

Everything worked out fine for our stay. The hooks up worked well and the amenities were a plus. (Fire pit, wood, trash cans)
But, the compost/manure pile, 30 yards away from our site made a terrible smell (like overwhelming hot trash) when the wind kicked up. The flies it attracted to our area were really bad as well.
If we didn’t have to deal with the smell the entire time we were there, I would have gave a great review. Moving the pile across the 22 acre property would be a great move!

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on April 21st, 2022

Hi Josh, I am so sorry you had that smelly experience, That pile was dumped there by mistake while I was away and was to be moved ASAP after I saw it. Thus as you wisely noted it needed to go, or better (my plan) never be near the camp property at all. We have moved the pile but still I wish you had not had to suffer it at all. Wishing you the very best, always, Vivian

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Hipcamper Mel

Nice stay for our travel trailer!

Mel T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 11th, 2022

We enjoyed our RV stay at the ranch! The host and her family were very kind during our stay.
The layout: there is one entry and exit but it was a bit confusing where to go from there. Thankfully the host's husband was there to greet us. We were at spot number 2 and this was fully exposed to the sun. May be something to be aware of it you plan on hanging out a camp mid day. This is also the farthest site from the portable toilet. As advertised, this is a ranch. They are working on composting, etc quite close to site 2 and did get progressively more smelly towards the end of our stay. Perhaps a barrier there would be good for the long run. There was enough room for two vehicles and a 32 foot long trailer.

Interactions: like I said earlier, the host and her family were very welcoming. They dog have dogs around the area. They do wander around and one of them caught me off guard while I was exercising at our site and startled me with some very loud barking. Some of the dogs seemed to warm up to us but some did not and barked quite often.

Location: this site is very close to the Ventura bike and walk path and the Ventura river preserve trails. We really enjoyed being close to these places and went to them often!

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on April 13th, 2022

I appreciate your lovely review and all of your well considered suggestions. As it heated up this last week I also noticed the compost pile! and so I am having it moved away from the site and we are putting up a stone wall between the ranch composting project and ranch operations over the next year (thus all the sorted stone piles you may have seen on the ranch side). We are also going to put in an automatic keypad gate on the Hipcamp site to try to eliminate any confusion for our Hipcampers as soon as I can fit it in my Hipcamp improvements budget. The dogs are also on stricter discipline as they are barking greeters for everyone. Thank you Mel for being such wonderful Hipcampers. Wishing you the very best always.

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 27th, 2022

Another great stay -- clean site, beautiful views -- and close to it all :)

Thanks again Vivian!

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on March 30th, 2022

Thank you Andrew, it was wonderful to have you stay with us again. Wishing you a wonderful year and tte best, always.

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Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 22nd, 2022

We enjoyed camping here. The campsites are nice & spacious & it’s conveniently located close to the bike trail.

Hipcamper Vivian Lee
Response from Vivian Lee, the Host, on March 30th, 2022

It was lovely to have you. Thank you for being such excellent Hipcampers.

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Hipcamper David

Nice campsite with issues.

David G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
February 21st, 2022

Overall the property is fine for camping. Great views, quiet and the water and power hookups worked well. Vivian is a great host and very helpful. However each time we left and returned to the property we were greeted by aggressive off leash dogs. Sometimes they would wander into our campsite which was a problem for our leashed dog. This property would be a better fit for campers without dogs or with big dogs who won’t be targeted by the owners many off leash dogs. Perhaps in the future they will have a separate entrance for campers and will not have to drive or walk through the owners working farm to leave and return.

Property
Arber-Moore's Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$69/night
2 Sites

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