Our base site rental fee is $75 for the first person.  We charge an additional $49 per person after the base site fee.  

Children under 12 are FREE max 2 children if you have more than 2 children please add an extra adult for every 3 children under 12.

Our property consists of 43 rugged/hill



Our base site rental fee is $75 for the first person.  We charge an additional $49 per person after the base site fee.  

Children under 12 are FREE max 2 children if you have more than 2 children please add an extra adult for every 3 children under 12.

Our property consists of 43 rugged/hilly/mountainous acres with numerous flat plateaus and fantastic views. 

Each plateau has several great spots to car/van/truck camp, pitch a tent or park small trailers and small RVs. Larger RVs/Trailers fit on the front side of our property.  

SUMMER/FALL: Expect the landscape and views to be golden brown (not green and lush like in a lot of the photos posted which were taken this past winter/spring.)

PICKING YOUR CAMPSITE: When we are not sold out we place campers at campsites on a first-come-first-serve basis upon arrival.  If we are sold out we will pre-pick your campsite based on where we feel each of our campers will be happiest given their individual camp set up, i.e. Tent, Van, Trailer, RV, and size of the group.

All of our sites are spread out with plenty of space for social distancing.

DRY CAMPING: All of our sites are DRY camping (no water/electricity.) We provide a picnic table and one small tiki-hut style umbrella and a propane fire pit with a propane tank.

Our best sites, with little-to-no traffic noise, (and the best views) are on our back property.  Best suited for tents, camper vans, trucks, and SMALL trailers or SMALL RVs.  There is a semi-steep hill up to our upper property if you're towing a trailer you will need a powerful vehicle to make it up the hill.

Sites on our lower property by the common area are easily accessible with views up the hills/mountains but come with some highway noise.  We imagine it sounds like waves crashing and call it the "steel river."  

For your private camp area, please bring your own drinking water, water to wash dishes and if think you'll need: chairs, camp tables, umbrellas or shade structures, etc. 

Plan on being fully self-sufficient at your private camp area.  Otherwise, feel free to use the common area at the barn until 10 pm.


ABOUT OUR DOGS: We have three male dogs (one of the three is UN-NEUTERED) a 10-year-old yellow lab (Titan-Dan), a 11-year-old American Dingo (Reno) and 3-year-old Great Pyrenees (Bandit.) All three of our fur babies are great with children and non-aggressive visiting dogs.  We are fostering a 4-year-old female Great Pyrenees (we named Cannoli) who crossed the highway and found our property.   

COMMON USE AREA: Inside and near the barn include tables, chairs, hammocks, wood fire pit, outdoor propane BBQ and stove, small indoor kitchen available by reservation/pre-approval, outdoor mineral shower, and mineral cold plunge tubs.

FIRE SAFETY & PROPANE FIREPITS:  We have “very safe” propane firepits and fire extinguishers at every site. Under the right conditions, we will light a real wood fire at the common area by the barn.  Feel free to join us in the early evening until 10-11pm.  

PORTA-POTTIES: We have porta-potties next to the Barn, the Garden, Running Dog Flats, and the Art Studio.  They are pumped clean every Thursday and are generally very lightly used.  If you don’t want to use the porta-potties we recommend/encourage you to bring your own camp toilet, bags, and absorbent. 

WILDLIFE: Our dogs do a great job of fending off the resident bobcat and coyotes on the front portion of our property and by the barn, if they are barking in the night there's a reason. If you end up camping on the front portion of our property and think their barking will affect your sleep, bring earplugs ;-).

Drinking-Water, Dish Washing Water & Shade:  All of our sites are dry camping i.e. there is no potable water available. Please bring all your own drinking/dishwashing water.  We have a picnic table and tiki-hut umbrellas at all the sites. Please bring additional shade i.e. easy up or other shade structures if you think you'll need it. 

Cold Mineral Dunks & Hot Outdoor Mineral Shower: We have huge aluminum cowboy cold dunk tubs available at what we lovingly/jokingly refer to as our very own “Cactus Flower Beach,”  which is not a real beach… It feels like a beach because we’ve decked it out with lounge chairs, a daybed cabana, 150K pounds of sand and tiki-hut umbrellas.  It’s really fun to hang out there when it’s hot under the shade of the pepper trees.

  NOTE:   The Outdoor Shower screening is a tad see-through. If you are shy, wear a bathing suit.

  Please limit showers to 3-5 minutes max.

Mineral Water Definition: Water from a mineral spring or well (i.e. our well) that contains various minerals, such as salts and sulfur compounds.

Trash:  Please pack all your trash out to the large trash bin located at the entrance to our property. Please take your recycling with you.

Electricity & Wi-Fi: We have charging stations in the barn for your computers, phones, etc. Password: HowdyDoody (Accessible in and near the barn common area)

Commissary:  We have farm fresh eggs, bacon jerky, meats from the pork palace across the street, and other swag for sale in the barn.

Feed The Chickens & Goats: Please feel free to feed the goats and chickens your vegetable scraps and or bring them a treat they love full heads of cabbage, lettuce, cantaloupe and watermelon.

Children: For safety, Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times!


WINE TASTING: We are in the heart of the wine country with a tasting room less than one mile away and/or a few short miles into Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and/or Los Olivos.

BEACHES and HIKING: We are 5 minutes from the beach.  You can hike all over our property, see below for a list of all our recommendations.

(NOTE: the HipCamp site does not support weblinks so you may want to look up our recommendations on yelp for more info and directions.)


1. Industrial Eats, Buellton

2. Ramen Kotori, Solvang

3. La Tequila Mexican Restaurant, Buellton (NOTE: They don’t actually serve tequila but the food is GREAT!)

4. Ginos Pizza, Buellton (they will deliver to our gate)

5. Antonio's Pizza (Great Pizza but they don't deliver)

6. Hitching Post, Buellton

7. Trattoria Grappolo, 2 locations: Santa Ynez and Solvang

8. HOOK’d Bar and Grill at Lake Cachuma (20 minutes to the lake)


1. Folded Hills Winery and Farm Stand (farm animals to visit as well)  (1 mile south of our ranch)

2. The Blueberry Farm (Seasonal Pick your own blueberries stand closes end of September-ish) (1 mile south of our ranch) 


1. Nojoqui Falls (1.5 miles south of our ranch)

2. Gaviota Wind Caves (6 miles south of our ranch)


1. Gaviota State Beach (6 miles south of our ranch)

2.Tajiguas Beach (15 miles south of our ranch)

3. Jalama Beach County Park (30-minute beautiful windy drive, but well worth it especially if you want to get one of the worlds best burgers at the campground store)


1. Ostrich Land USA, Buellton (Feed the Ostriches and Emus)

2. Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana, Buelton

We look forward to hosting you.  Sincerely, Sierra and Darin

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 4 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: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 99%

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Hipcamper Harrison

Great campsites!

Harrison R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

Can't say enough great things about our stay. Sierra and Darin are incredible hosts with an amazing property. Whether you're enjoying the view from your campsite or relaxing with a beer and meeting fellow guests at the barn, Camp Out @ Freedog Farms is tons of fun. We'll definitely be coming back!

Hipcamper Bonnie

Farm fun!

Bonnie D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

We had a great stay at the Farm. Sierra & Darin were delightful hosts. The campsites are very private and spacious. We only stayed one night, but would come back again when the opportunity comes around.

Hipcamper Darius
Darius H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

Second time camping at this farm and I can't recommend it enough! The kids loved every minute of it - Sierra had them feed the goats and chicks this time. What a magical place!

Hipcamper Brooks
Brooks M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2022

Sierra and Darin were wonderful hosts. The kids loved feeding the chickens and fish and petting the goats with Sierra. The views are incredible from the camp sites and we enjoyed hiking the land. Their barn and beach area are really fun places to meet other campers. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Mark
Mark E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2022

We had a fabulous time at Freedog Farm. There are so many reason why this special place is #1 in California. First, it is an absolutely beautiful spot with endless views of the hills and spectacular sunsets. Each campsite has been chosen with care and has both amazing views and great amenities, including propane fire pits. We stayed at the Artist Studio which was fantastic. Second, it is close to numerous Santa Barbara wineries and to the Gaviota coastline. Most importantly, Sierra and Darin are incredible hosts - we enjoyed local wines and beers at night by the fire, along with great conversation and the company of Bandit, Cannoli, Reno and Titan, the friendly dogs of Freedog Farm. Our dog Joey wants to go back already.

Hipcamper Brittany

Love this place!

Brittany J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2022

everything about this was perfect! Sierra and Darin are so kind and such great hosts. The views are beautiful, the air is so clean, and even though multiple parties can be on the campground, it's huge so there is certainly privacy. Multiple porta-potties around the property were clean and well kept, and we were able to wander the property and use the grill at the Art Center (where there is also an outdoor shower / tub!). Lots of different campground types / locations that you could choose based on the views, access to the main barn, and what type of vehicle you had (we had a Bronco with 4WD and a small trailer (Happier Camper) and love our spot at the end of Running Dog Flat. We're already planning our text trip back.

Right off the 101, the location could not be more convenient, and only about 14 minutes away from Los Olivos. We stayed 3 nights and wish we could have stayed a bit longer. Felt like our own little slice of heaven!

Hipcamper Bizhan
Bizhan N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 19th, 2022

Beautiful views, the spots we had was very quite. Sierra & Darin we extremely welcoming and kind to our group. Really a great camping spot.

Hipcamper Boris
Boris E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 18th, 2022

As always had a great time with Sierra & Darin. We will be back soon!

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Hipcamper shayna

We hope to be regulars!

Shayna M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 16th, 2022

Our second visit and just as fun as the first time. Will definitely be back!


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