Hipcamp host Fred D.,
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Only 1 site is available right now due to COVID- 19.

Come stay at our rustic campsite under some large oak trees next to a little open area by an ecological pond on our working ranch!  With 54 acres for our horses and avocados, we welcome guests to camp on a somewhat private part of the ranch (on occasion, equestrians may ride by). We can accommodate

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Only 1 site is available right now due to COVID- 19.

Come stay at our rustic campsite under some large oak trees next to a little open area by an ecological pond on our working ranch!  With 54 acres for our horses and avocados, we welcome guests to camp on a somewhat private part of the ranch (on occasion, equestrians may ride by). We can accommodate up to 8 more campers depending on the group type. We love welcoming families to the ranch, but like to approve larger groups ahead of time!

At the campsite you'll find picnic tables, a fire pit for small fires, and running water.  Minimal 110 Volt electrical outlet is at the campsite.  There is a fully functional unique bathroom made out of a converted horse trailer with a toilet and sink a few hundred yards from the site. Walking around the property, you'll see an activity barn and a historic 19th century cottage which houses a private library. Permission may be granted for entry if requested. There is an outdoor shower at the campsite with cold water only. Some firewood may be provided at no cost.

Campers, making reservations during months when the otherwise beautiful weather becomes cooler, should be aware that because of the proximity of a wind machine which makes a noise like a helicopter about 300 yards away from the campsite, on a neighboring property may interrupt an otherwise peaceful and quiet experience.  The wind machine comes on automatically when the temperature drops below 37 degrees so that avocados in the orchard do not suffer from a freezing temperature.  This machine probably might turn on maybe 7 nights in a year and only during the cold winter months.

Headlamps are a great idea, otherwise, flashlights for sure.  Minimal 110 V. electricity at campsite.  The library and restroom a little ways away from the campsite have lighting but it is very dark between the campsite and those facilities.

We are located only two miles to the ocean beaches and about a mile to a major shopping center. UCSB is just minutes away. Bicycling is very easy as all roads and access are flat.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 14ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Fred a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gracewood Santa Barbara in California.

Lake
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Kiyoji
Kiyoji W.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

It was a great site out of the way and not crowded at all. Was perfect for our group outing

Hipcamper Jeni

Lovely spot with great amenities.

Jeni A.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2021

Lovely spot with great amenities. We really enjoyed camping under the old oak trees. Highly recommend and would come back!

Hipcamper Shane

Magical!

Shane S.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Our time at Gracewood was Magical! The space had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The site is spacious and decorations of vintage furniture make it uniquely charming. We didn't have any issues with bugs as some others have mentioned. The location is close to all the major spots you would want to see in SB and you get way more bang for your buck staying here vs. a hotel. Don't hesitate to book!

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Hipcamper Bethany
Bethany V.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

nice place to stay!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2021

We spent 2 nights at Gracewood. It was very private, with lots of space for tents. We loved the bathroom.

Hipcamper Amanda

Beautiful getaway

Amanda C.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

Great place and it was nice being the only ones on the site! The directions to the site were helpful as it would’ve been confusing without them. The only thing I would say, is hoping the water in the pond had more circulation to keep the mosquitos under control. We were getting bit so much probably due to stagnant water in the heat of summer.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura F.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2021

Absolutely loved staying here!

Hipcamper Nelson
Nelson A.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

Beautiful horse ranch, quiet and peaceful. The parking area is on a sand lot for horses, so pretty dusty, and there are people walking around and riding horses during the day. It's not too busy but it is something to be aware of.

Overall it was a very nice property and I would definitely stay again. There is a shower, a little kitchen area and a flush toilet bathroom.

Hipcamper Jessica

Awesome spot!

Jessica S.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

This camp site is gorgeous! The pond, the horses, the avocado trees - it was such a cool place to be with friends. The grounds are really clean, the bathroom is so clean!, and we felt super safe and had our privacy. Can’t wait to come back here!

Property
Fred D's Land
State
California
Country
United States
$160/night
1 Site

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