Hipcamp host Jim R.,
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This is one of our most lavish campsites. This large round canvas tent is situated on a deck all by itself with its own view of the coastal mountains and the valley below. Basic essentials are provided; water, firewood, basket of cooking utensils and paper goods and 2 queen size 4" sleeping pads.  It can be cold, bring your sleeping bag. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

2 miles up the canyon is 7,000 acres of National forest that is dedicated to off roading. Ballinger Canyon.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Songdog Glampout in California.


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Hipcamper Merrill
Merrill W.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2022

Last time was 40 years still the best ride and accommodation great!

Hipcamper Jose

Great glamping!

Jose B.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2022

Great host, we showed up when it was dark out and he was on the campground patrolling and directed us to our site. Will definitely go again with a larger group!

Hipcamper Julia
Julia T.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2022

It was such a beautiful view and the tub was a really nice touch. Jim was incredibly nice and was so sweet to come introduce himself! 10/10 would recommend

Hipcamper T Gray
T Gray A.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Super relaxing campsite and set up. We had a great stay. The big tent is comfy and cozy And the fire pit, stars, and secluded location made it pretty amazing

Hipcamper Kat
Kat J.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Not a moment of disappointment! Rad little spot. Great staycation an hour from our place in Oak View

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Hipcamper Jas

Best campground ever

Jas M.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

We stayed in the yurt/permanent tent and it was the best. It had incredible views, our dogs were able to have acres to roam. Jim was a great host. He greeted us shortly after we arrived to a very well appointed campground.
Would definitely recommend to any of my friends looking for a great place to disconnect, stare at more stars than you can believe exist and enjoy the best of California

Hipcamper Aldo
Aldo I.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2022

Beautiful Night Sky
Even on the 4th of July dead silent.
The Host really left us prepared with anything we would probably need for a camping trip.

Hipcamper Elmira
Elmira P.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2022

The Glampout on Songdog Ranch was a fantastic place to stay! Our dog wore herself out chasing bunnies up and down the hills!

The tent was very comfortable, and well appointed. We put our own sleeping mat on top of the one that was provided so that it was extra cushy. There were pillows, a comfortor, and a sleeping mat provided. The "luke warm" tub (as opposed to a hot tub was absolutely perfect for the 95 degree afternoon! The outhouse was clean and not a long walk. There was firewood, lighter fluid, and matches provided for the fire ring.

We cooked on the grate over the fire. There was a box of supplies provided that included a non-stick pan, spatula, plastic utensils, paper plates, salt and pepper, a pot for heating water, paper towels, a cutting board, a knife, and other essentials.

I worried about letting the dog roam free because of rattle snakes, but we didn't see or hear any sign of them in our walks.

There were coyotes at night in the area, although they didn't come into camp.

Molly looking down the canyon to the southwest just after sunset.The Glampout viewed from the nearby ridge.
Hipcamper Vanessa Hok Yee
Vanessa Hok Yee C.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2022

Jim was extremely helpful. He made sure our stay was as comfortable as can be. Everything we need was there. It was such a magical experience and we would definitely recommend anyone to come here!


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