Hipcamp host Susan L.,
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Our place is fun, easy and relaxing.  Campsites are primitive with water near.  We have a communal fire pit, basketball court, yoga studio, pond, pool and miles of hiking and mountain bike riding. 

If arriving after 8pm there is a $10-20 fee to have someone greet you and take you to your site. (Make sure you have a flashlight), mosquito repellent and long sleeves (for

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Our place is fun, easy and relaxing.  Campsites are primitive with water near.  We have a communal fire pit, basketball court, yoga studio, pond, pool and miles of hiking and mountain bike riding. 

If arriving after 8pm there is a $10-20 fee to have someone greet you and take you to your site. (Make sure you have a flashlight), mosquito repellent and long sleeves (for dawn and dusk) and warm clothes for the cool mountain air.

Please note: due to Covid there is no communal kitchen.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 19 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Swimming

Mid July-late August the pond is often not swimmable. The pool if full for swimming.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Enchanted Ridge in California.

Swimming hole

We have a lovely rustic spring fed pool and a clear seasonal pond. August too low for swimming.

Farm

Since the 70's I have focused on self reliance and growning food. My land has developed into an example of forest stewardship ...Read more

Forest
Mountainous
Driveway

29 Reviews

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Hipcamper Katherine

We left! did not even unpack!

Katherine M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3)
November 4th, 2020

The place was nothing like it was described!
We booked entire Labor Day weekend for 30 people. I personally communicated with owner several times (both email and phone). It is all sounded so good! A paradise we thought we found for a few families with little kids. We were so excited, could not wait to get there! 3 families arrived first. After checking the place, we decided to leave! Just think about it! We called the rest of the people, set a meeting place in Chico and after some research went all the way to Shasta (we did not want to disappoint kids and go back home). That is how bad it was!
Place was full of garbage in every corner. Some construction was going on right in the middle of the communal place with all the building materials scattered around. Some unfinished tepees with all the woods just standing there. Pool full of leaf and with poison oak right on the path to it!
The outer house consisted two buckets! It was never explained to us when we made this reservation that 30 people will have two deal with their excrement using these two plastic buckets!
And the cherry on the top – bear footprints around the pond. It was never communicated to us that there are bears there. Place was not ready for it (no bear boxes) and we did not bring any bear spray or anything. You must understand how serious this issue is if you have 4-5year old kids running around! The place was totally unsafe for the kids and adults!

Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 13th, 2020

This was our second time staying at Susan's property. Last year I celebrated my birthday there and this year I knew I wanted to celebrate it there again. Susan and her daughter were very responsive and accommodating, and the property is beautiful and unique

Hipcamper ELKE

Peaceful and secluded

Elke U.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 21st, 2020

Enchanted Ridge was a lovely stay overall. The property is secluded and quiet, located about 4 miles down a dirt road.
There are apple and plum trees, blackberry bushes, and a few wild gardens in varying degrees of attendance. There are little paths to walk throughout the property for exploring.
As everyone else has mentioned, the mosquitos were unrelenting during their peak feeding times, in the mornings and evenings, which got old after a while. According to Susie, they are even worse in June/July. Going in August meant that there was hardly any water in the pond, which is just what you get in CA. There was a very pleasant pool and a "dunk tank" by the pond for refreshing dips. It was a relaxing trip and we were able to unwind in the peace and quiet of this place.

Hipcamper Kirby
Kirby S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
August 9th, 2020

Susan was a really nice and solid host overall so it's hard not to recommend this location, however, it was more difficult to social distance than we had expected even though we asked about that beforehand. If you're not too concerned about social distancing, mosquitoes (there are many), and lack of onsite trails then this site is okay.

Hipcamper Grace
Grace A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 6th, 2020

Great stay! Directions were very accurate.

Hipcamper Michael

Susan’s a gem

Michael K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 3rd, 2020

Susan was awesome!! So inclusive and fun to talk to around the campfire. Our site was private and clean and the bathroom was nicer than expected.

Hipcamper Sam

Lovely! just a few notes...

Sam M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 29th, 2020

Very picturesque, quiet, and an overall great place. They put in a lot of work to make the property charming and relaxing. A few notes— the pond isn’t always available for swimming. It would have been nice to know that before I booked it. Mosquitoes will eat you alive so bring plenty of repellant. Some campsites aren’t very private at all. We were right next to another campsite and we could see and hear every single thing they did (including when they were whispering that’s how close we were!). Other than that there is running water available at every campsite, the outhouse is surprisingly clean all things considered, and the grounds really are lovely and fun to explore.

Hipcamper Claudia

Nice campground but a few cons

Claudia S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 27th, 2020

Lovely forested area 30 min away from Chico.

A few disappointments: No campfires allowed in the dry season so there’s only one in a common area for everyone to share. The water level at the pond was too low to swim in. No picnic tables at the site either, but a small foldable table was provided. Our site happened to be right by another one that was occupied - so close that we could hear their every word & see every move. Our site was also very small so not much room for anything other than a tent & small table + chairs.

Very limited cell service but who needs it when you have swimming holes in Chico to explore!

In good news, the outhouse bathrooms are clean, don’t smell & have TP. Seems that every site has its own access to a water house which is useful.

Hipcamper David
David V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 27th, 2020

Nice energy at this spot. Easy to keep to yourself or be social. Thanks for hosting us.

Property
Enchanted Ridge
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
2 Sites