Hipcamp host Jim R.,
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This Lodge, made by hand using the local indigenous materials, sits 300 feet above & overlooks the valley floor of Cuyama. 20 sleeping pads are provided.  A large fire ring is just off the porch looking across the valley where the sun sets into the Pacific behind the Los Padres mountains. The BBQ area is covered and provides a good working area for the chefs in your group. A

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This Lodge, made by hand using the local indigenous materials, sits 300 feet above & overlooks the valley floor of Cuyama. 20 sleeping pads are provided.  A large fire ring is just off the porch looking across the valley where the sun sets into the Pacific behind the Los Padres mountains. The BBQ area is covered and provides a good working area for the chefs in your group. All firewood is provided. Well water is provided but is not heated. There is an RV fridge and a large set of cooking and serving utensils provided in lodge. Disposable plates and silverware are also on hand. This facility is completely off the grid. Power can be arranged upon arrival. see host for details. 

***PLEASE READ***  If your booking or booking request includes any activities , in effect, radios, generators, music, boisterous behavior, etc., that may intrude on the enjoyment of other campers, please find another place to go.  Our goal here is to offer an escape to those seeking peace and quiet. *****

*If you do want to be able to play music with your friends, we can accommodate you by making the entire campground available for $1500 per night, with a two night minimum.* Contact Jim directly

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 40 guests per site
Up to 40 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Speakeasy Lodge in California.

Desert
Canyon
Mountainous
Ranch

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Hipcamper Chris
Chris J.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

The setting, the bunkhouse, the BBQ, the smoker, the fire pit - it was just what we were looking for. Jim is a great host and his property is beautiful. This is my second time here, and I plan on coming back. Thanks, Jim.

Hipcamper Eric
Eric B.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2022

We LOVED the Speakeasy Lodge. It's a place that feels like home, that we try to come back to year after year. Jim is the BEST host and he really takes care of his property. We'll be back next year and can't recommend enough!

Hipcamper Ian
Ian S.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2022

I can't recommend this place enough. Jim was such a welcoming host (and his dogs are super friendly), the landscape was beautiful, the amenities were all we needed, and the campsites were well maintained. Can't wait to come back here.

Hipcamper Jenna

Glamping with a view

Jenna B.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2022

Jim was a welcoming host, and his property was beautiful! The lodge was perched on a hill with 365 views of the Carrizo Plains area. We went with a group of 14 families with small children. There was plenty of space to spread out and let the kids run. The outdoor kitchen was perfect and made our group meals the centerpiece of our stay. There was a giant grill, a big propane stove with propane and plenty of counter space. He also had an arsenal of trash cans and trash was picked up daily. We brought our own pots, pans and utensils, but some were also available in the lodge. This is technically tent camping, but the addition of the rustic lodge took our experience up a notch. It was nice to be able to get out of the elements and have our dinners indoors next to the wood stove. We ended each day around the outdoor fire pit. Oh, and a huge bonus that firewood was provided! We had such a wonderful weekend that we are considering an annual trip.

Hipcamper Kristin

Camping-ish with the clan

Kristin F.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2022

We enjoyed our stay at the Speakeasy lodge. The nature and the area, in general, are wonderful. Having a kitchen is a game-changer for a group like ours of 9 adults and 8 kids. Many of us stayed in the lodge but a couple of people pitched a tent. The lodge was warm enough for us during the night due to the wood-burning stove. The kids loved exploring the area on their own - we brought walkie-talkies which were a hit.

The host Jim was friendly and accessible to us for our needs!

Hipcamper Mariko

Camping with animals

Mariko S.
recommends this listing.
December 27th, 2021

Jim's got such a great piece of land that I can't seem to stay away from. The Speakeasy lodge was the perfect place for my party of 20 plus pets who all came to celebrate my 30th birthday. We even got to meet his granddaughter, Ruby, who was a real treat to hang out with:). This was my third time to Songdog Ranch and it definitely won't be my last. I love this place and I am so glad Jim shares his space with the public who is looking for the perfect place to camp.

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Hipcamper Kylie
Kylie P.
recommends this listing.
December 6th, 2021

We loved our stay at the Speakeasy Lodge! It's such a great place for a big group. We found it was a really good place to go with some not so experienced campers who don't have great gear. At night, that area can get pretty cold and the cabin was warm so some of us slept in our tents and some in the cabin. The sleeping pads were really nice to have. We did a bunch of cooking and the only thing that I would bring next time is a sharp knife and some big mixing bowls.

Hipcamper Gabriella

Thankful thirtieth

Gabriella R.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2021

My family’s stay at Speakeasy Lodge was absolutely beautiful. Celebrating my 30th birthday and Thanksgiving amongst family and friends on Jim’s incredible property was all I could ask for. Amazing sunsets and shimmering stars galore. The lodge was clean, well equipped, and kept us warm through the chilly nights! Jim was a wonderful host. Can’t wait to return to Songdog Ranch for our third trip.

Hipcamper Jesse

Perfect spot

Jesse G.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2021

Amazing place. Amazing host. Perfect blend of rustic and glamping. Will be definitely be back!

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Awards

Best of 2018 California
Finalist
Property
Cuyama Badlands
State
California
Country
United States
$400/night
1 Site

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