Hipcamp host River S.,
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The Yurt is a very private, soulful, sexy, romantic space. Very different from being in a normal house structure. It's like you're camping in a way.. hearing the sounds of outside, of the wind.. but then you're in this very luxurious extraordinarily dreamy realm. For those of you who don't know, a yurt is a round structure with wood floors, a round skylight at the top of the


The Yurt is a very private, soulful, sexy, romantic space. Very different from being in a normal house structure. It's like you're camping in a way.. hearing the sounds of outside, of the wind.. but then you're in this very luxurious extraordinarily dreamy realm. For those of you who don't know, a yurt is a round structure with wood floors, a round skylight at the top of the dome and very heavy canvas that can withstand any weather... a most interesting architecture. It's very warm and soulful. The hillside where it resides provides beautiful trees and sweetest feel of openness.. a small trail that leads up to a 2 seater lounge swing overlooking the entire mountain range of Santa Barbara begins just outside the door. Amazing surround sound system for your dancing pleasure. Also available DVD player and WI. No internet. This is for those who wish to really recalibrate... though most smart phones (internet) will function from the sweet spots on the property. I myself are on Verizon.. have no issue using phone and internet from my smart phone.

Amazing redwood bath house exclusive to the yurt which includes an amazing outside shower looking out to the expanse of the hillside. Super private!

Pool and hot tub  resides on the top tier of the land, not near any dwellings.. gorgeous day and night. 

More about the yurt. The space is very light and open. A complete living room/ bedroom/ eating area all in one. French doors lead out to a private deck. Perfect for stargazing or just laying in the sweet sun. The land surrounding is an extension of the living space.

Hear and watch the beautiful birds.. hawks, crows and small singing ones.. howls of distant coyotes by night and the occasional sighting of a bob cat.

The yurt in short is just an epic place to dwell recalibrate, renew in both nature and luxury. The setting is ideal for two adults or one solo soul looking to retreat. There is also plenty of land around the yurt and on other parts of the property in which to camp.... so this is a potentially amazing place for more visitors as well.

Now, there is no kitchen inside the yurt. (small fridge is outside under the stairs). Keeps the motors away and the sounds of nature in the forefront. I am pretty much an extraordinary cook specializing in bringing forth the incredible local organic year round produce.... I had the thought to offer to guests (by request and if I'm available, additional cost and if my schedule allows) a meal or two which could be brought up to the yurt or eaten down at the main house where we can hang out while I cook for you! I hate to say it because there are some pretty fantastic restaurants in town.. but I would be VERY surprised if you found food as good as mine. :) Something about home cooking by someone who worships food and the highest quality ingredients.. equal parts healthy and gourmet. OR, I certainly can point you in the right direction if eating out is what you prefer!

BUT either way!! EGGS! Here on the land, I have 12 wonderful hens who lay daily in the non cold months of the year. Happy to send you off with fresh ones to take home with you! Also tons of fruit from the land to share depending on the time of year.

Ahh... what else? The sun is supreme here, the air quality medicinal and the weather has a habit of being a perfectly kind 73 degrees and sunny. Hang out by day or by moon with the countless places to dwell.

I have chickens who are fed very well laying all organic epic EGGS! When they are laying (not so much in the winter months. chickens will take a break when it's "cold")... I will be showering you with them for your breakfast making pleasure (hard boiled or you can take some home!). I also provide organic whole bean coffee and tea.

Also of course the best natural shampoo, conditioner and soap!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
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Have a question? Send River a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 6% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


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Hipcamper Beth


Beth K.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2021

Lovely, peaceful property with a really nice vibe. Serene getaway surprisingly close to downtown SB.

Hipcamper Birla

Perfect getaway

Birla H.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

It was absolutely lovely to stay at the yurt! The surroundings were peaceful, the yurt had everything I could need, the directions were clear and easy. The love and care Jennifer put into everything was obvious, and all communication was prompt and upbeat.

Hipcamper River
Response from River, the Host, on October 28th, 2021

Birla.... ah what a total heart pleasure getting to have you guys. Thank you for bringing your beautiful energy to this land. So grateful to get to get to have you guys!

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Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline H.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2021

Super special and unique. Totally relaxing and unplugged.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 18th, 2020

River's land is really lovely and the drive to it quite pretty. The yurt itself seemed a bit neglected. For instance, the coffee and tea wasn't stocked and there was trash on the piano (which is actually just the remains of a decomposing piano) that didn't cleared in the several days we were there and was visible from the balcony. One sort of odd aspect of the whole setup is there is no place outside to eat...like no picnic table or anything. There are chairs by the dry creek but they're broken. There's a table in the yurt but the whole point is to enjoy the outdoors. We didn't have any direct contact with River who seemed lovely from her texts but overall felt like the price was quite high for a pretty basic experience.

Hipcamper Marcus
Marcus K.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020

Exactly as described. Great isolated getaway with a great host and amenities. Absolutely coming back as soon as possible.

Hipcamper Tony
Tony L.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2020

Beautiful place!

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 8th, 2020

We had a relaxing time at the yurt. However, things weren't as magical as expected: only one speaker out of the 4 of the former surround sound system was functional, the hot tub was out of service, there was mold in the water boiler, bird droppings on the outdoor hammocks and seats, and the shower temperature wasn't possible to keep constant, oscillating between burning and cold. Oh, and the piano on the photo is actually destroyed, but it looks like a cool piece of art! I have no doubt the host is a great person who doesn't mean bad. We probably were out of luck, visiting at a wrong time. We would have been totally fine with this less-than-perfect glamping experience if the pricing wasn't suggesting such high level of expectation. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your land regardless!

destroyed piano looks pretty cool actuallyEpic Romantic Yurt Retreatview from the yurt's deck
Hipcamper Zach

Restorative stay

Zach G.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

This was a much needed rejuvenation outside of the city. Still close to civilization and has great perks for the glamours out there. The yurt is spacious inside and has a nice deck. The outdoor bathroom is the nicest bathroom I’ve ever used while camping. The land is well maintained and quiet. Hot tub and pool are a great perk!

Hipcamper Derrick

Amazing place away from everything.

Derrick P.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2019

My wife and I spent the weekend at River's yurt. What an amazing place to unwind and escape from you day to day crazy life. We had no cell service, no internet to distract us from the peace. On our last morning my wife was showering and 2 deer came down the mountain, she said it was amazing to see them.

Hipcamper River
Response from River, the Host, on September 26th, 2019

Ah Derrick Thank you!! I'm so sorry we didn't get to meet but the wonderfulness that you guys are was most definitely felt!! Thank you!! And glad you got to unwind from device land. There is reception for phones by the yurt and on the property for sure.. but not in abundance which is the POINT (as you seem to get). And you witnessed some dear. That's amazing. Yay!!! Thank you again for the grace of your visit!!

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