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This site is called our "Diamond" site, as we have sold our walnuts to Diamond nuts since 1976. Stay in a lovely, private walnut grove nestled in the village of Ballard and in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Walking distance to two Tasting Rooms, a Bakery, and a fine-dining Restaurant! This space is designed for a single RV ** see note at bottom about additional Trailers

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This site is called our "Diamond" site, as we have sold our walnuts to Diamond nuts since 1976. Stay in a lovely, private walnut grove nestled in the village of Ballard and in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Walking distance to two Tasting Rooms, a Bakery, and a fine-dining Restaurant! This space is designed for a single RV ** see note at bottom about additional Trailers (must be self contained with built-in water and wastewater tanks - sorry, no portable toilets). Pull in to a designated area among the trees and enjoy. Sprinkled with lighting, we include a picnic table,  campfire pit with 3-4 pieces of split wood (you can add-on  additional bundle for $10), Weber BBQ, and Corn-Hole Game. We will also throw in a treat for both our guests and their doggies. * Note that the trees lose their leaves in the winter and will leaf-out in late May. This may affect sound barrier and privacy a bit. Please message us for special requests, such as small groups traveling together.  We also offer a second location in the grove, called "Secluded Walnut Grove for Small RV", which is designed for smaller units (Site Two has a picnic table, fire pit, bench swing, bistro table and lighting). The two sites are 200 yards apart (that's two football fields) assuring your privacy. Please note in your request what you will be traveling in (RV, Trailer, Sprinter - etc)  (** Please note that because we are a food-producing farm, we are only allowed to accept fully self-contained units (with both gray and waste water tanks).  No tents unless they are accompanying a self contained RV). And finally, traveling with friends and want to have two trailers/campers at the site? No problem. Just "Add On" the extra trailer through Hip Camp. (50% of regular rate). 

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
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 32 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike riders come from all over to enjoy our Valley! Take a winding, hilly ride up and over Ballard Canyon, or try a more ambiti...Read more

Boating

Rent a boat and catch a fish 30 minutes form your camp site at Cachuma Lake, located on the 154.

Fishing

Cachuma Lake on Highway 154 is located 30 minutes from our farm. They provide boat rentals, as well as fishing equipment, tackl...Read more

Hiking

Hiking abounds in our area! Grass Mountain on Figueroa Mountain is a favorite and Los Padres National Forest has many options....Read more

Horseback riding

About 45 minutes from our farm you will find Circle Bar B, located off the 101 near Refugio Beach. You can rent horses and enjo...Read more

Paddling

We are a mere 30 minutes from our gorgeous California coastline. A drive along Highway 101 will take you to some of our favorit...Read more

Wind sports

We are a mere 30 minutes from our gorgeous California coastline. A drive along Highway 101 will take you to some of our favorit...Read more

Wildlife watching

Figueroa Mountain in the Los Padres National Forest offers gorgeous views and lots of secluded areas for nature lovers.

Surfing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper in California.

Farm

We are a 20 acre working walnut farm, and are next door to a large vineyard. Campsites are among the trees, and the farm is cen...Read more

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Hipcamper HOLLY
Holly D.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2022

Very responsive to all your needs.

Hipcamper Amy

Relaxing weekend away

Amy M.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

We just returned from a weekend of camping at the Ballard Walnut Grove and WOW...what a beautiful and peaceful experience! Mike and Anne were such gracious host. We really enjoyed Anne's delicious homemade (and delivered warm!) sourdough bread and the bags of tasty walnuts. The site itself was immaculate and so cozy. Loved the cornhole boards and the seating areas to sit and soak in the beautiful surroundings. The location is walking distance to Ballard and a very short drive to shopping, restaurants, and wine tasting in Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. We will definitely be returning soon!

Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas P.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Was a great weekend at Mike and Anne’s!
Location was great, privacy was great, site was perfect. This is a very good Hipcamp experience for sure.

Hope to come back soon!

Hipcamper Christopher

Great place to chill.

Christopher S.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2022

We had a great time here. It's such a peaceful place. Our hosts had the place looking so nice for us. The other sites are far enough away that you don't notice them. There also so much to do nearby. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna L.
recommends this listing.
May 21st, 2022

We stayed with Mike and Anne for only one night, but what a night it was! I wish we could have stayed longer! Beautiful scenery, delicious walnuts, fresh-baked bread, and nice amenities. We will definitely be back (and hopefully soon)!

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie L.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2022

We loved our stay in the walnut orchard at Mike and Anne’s Diamond campsite! It felt like we were the only ones there, even though their other site had guests too. We enjoyed playing the provided corn hole, sitting at the clean picnic table and roasting s’mores under their solar powered string lights. Mike and Anne had great communication and I highly recommend ordering the fresh sourdough loaf! This was our first Hipcamp experience and I highly recommend staying at their farm!

Hipcamper Mike

Travel trailer camping

Mike M.
recommends this listing.
May 6th, 2022

Charming site and great location. Mike and Anne are gracious host and I look forward to returning soon.

Hipcamper Jen

Beautiful, clean, and quiet

Jen N.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

We had a wonderful time. The setting was beautiful, clean, and quiet with the perfect set up - B-b-q, fire pit, bean bag toss, picnic table, an extra large wooden seat, twinkle lights and walnuts from the farm! We saw jack rabbits hopping around.......it was magical in such a sweet way.
I highly recommend ordering from the options they offer..... we ordered the sourdough bread and marmalade---- wow, the bread was fresh out of the oven warm when we arrived, and beautiful. My hubby and daughter devoured it:)
Communication was simple and easy. Everything in fact was super easy. It is definitely a place we will come back to for a quick get away. Thank you Mike and Anne for a wonderful stay!

Hipcamper Mark
Mark M.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2022

Mike and Anne’s walnut grove is beautiful, so easy to access, and has some thoughtful touches. Great spot to spend a couple of nights while tasting the wines!

Awards

Best of 2022 RV Spot
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Best in 2021 RV Spot
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