Hipcamp host Danny K.,
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Just one hour away from the Trail of 100 Hundred Giants, and 20 minutes to white water rafting, boating, fishing, wind sailing at the lake. you'll find our little piece of heaven in the remote canyon of the National Sequoia Forest, with the smell of pines and mountain views in all directions. 

This is a homestead, we have roosters, guinea fowl and turkeys that go off a

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Just one hour away from the Trail of 100 Hundred Giants, and 20 minutes to white water rafting, boating, fishing, wind sailing at the lake. you'll find our little piece of heaven in the remote canyon of the National Sequoia Forest, with the smell of pines and mountain views in all directions. 

This is a homestead, we have roosters, guinea fowl and turkeys that go off at different hours of the day, so be aware that you will get a free early morning alarm clock! there are also many other forest birds which is a joy to hear in the morning. We have a dog named Gruffy and if needed he will be tied during your stay so no worries about bringing pets, just let us know ahead of time, but he does bark at times as all dogs do :) We grow organic food and practice organic, non-GMO methods. We offer firewood, which is whatever available so it can be almond or pine, pine is basic wood for a camp fire and almond is great for cooking, smoking and BBQ as well as it burns longer because it's a hardwood. Please note the way to the farm is a quarter of a mile on a dirt road which is somewhat bumpy and uneven but definitely ok for any sedan, any vehicle that is not bigger than 20 foot RV can make it here no problem.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 18 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 15 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Water hookup available
surface type
surface levelness
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
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Have a question? Send danny a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Lots of Biking trails in our area, more details on site.

Boating

Boating available in the Lake Isabella, 20 minutes away from the property. you can rent a boat in the French gulch marina.

Fishing

Fishing available in the Lake Isabella, 20 minutes away from the property.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding available at the ranking ranch which is 20 minutes away from us, need to call in and make reservations with th...Read more

Paddling

Paddling available in the Lake Isabella, 20 minutes away from the property.

Snow sports

During winter in the Alta sierra which is about an hour from the property.

Surfing

Surfing available in the Lake Isabella, 20 minutes away from the property.

Swimming

Swimming available in the Lake Isabella, 20 minutes away from the property.

Wildlife watching

Lots of wild life, many different birds and animals can be seen throughout the day.

Hiking
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Havilah Pines homestead in California.

Lake

Lake Isabella is 20 minutes away from the property.

River, stream, or creek

A very small creek flows right next to the property, enough to dip your feet in to cool off or fill up a bottle for water.

Farm

This is a micro farm, we raise organic food and livestock.

Forest
Canyon
Mountainous
Field

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Hipcamper Sherilyn

One of my favorite trips!

Sherilyn L.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2022

Seasoned camper here- This stay was one of my favorite so far, that I even decided to extend the trip by a second night! Booked this site on a whim without much research. This homestead is under 3 hours drive from Los Angeles and enjoys a much fairer climate. Tons of forestry and mountainous views with the most wildlife I’ve encountered camping in California. Neighbors have turkeys, who might come over to peek into your tent. Terrain can be a little steep and rocky into the village and also on the homestead- 4WD not compulsory but recommended. Firewood is available on site for a fee, but 7-11 in Lake Isabella (30 mins away) also has some.
When booking, do note that this is truly off grid with no cell service, WiFi or GPS. It does get cold at night so prepare well and there shouldn’t be a problem. Lots of bugs, including red ants and beetles, which were a delight to me as a nature lover, but be warned to keep food sealed and skin covered if this bothers you.

Danny was very welcoming and accessible- the family lives up the hill from site #1 so it was good to know that help was nearby if an animal tried to eat me at night (unfortunately did not happen). Delivered firewood in a wheelbarrow and gave up some good recommendations for the towns nearby. Bakersfield is just under an hour away, where there are tons of antique stores and sights to see. It is a large Californian city, comes with everything you’d expect from it.

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Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on May 20th, 2022

Thanks for stopping by, really glad you had a good camping experience, Mahalo!

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Hipcamper tim

Overall pretty descent place

Tim K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 9th, 2022

the fire pit is just a shallow hole on the ground
Not really a scenic view around the area
All other activities are outside of the site
There were no cats at our site :(
Also there is one scary dog that came and ate our food

Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on May 19th, 2022

Thank you for addressing these issues, the site is always a work in progress and we plan to improve on many things this summer, the site you stayed in is more secluded and has less mountain view, apologies for the dog, the activities are mentioned in the description as all 20 minutes away in lake isabella.

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Hipcamper nathalie

Relaxed camping

Nathalie U.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2022

Great clean and quiet campground. Super appreciated the fire pit because most of the camp sights in kern you cannot have a fire.

Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on May 19th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Borann
Borann H.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

It's quiet and simple. Great bargain for the price.

Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on April 27th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed your stay :)

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Hipcamper Sophie
Sophie P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 14th, 2022

Overall it was a great and quiet place in nature (what we were looking for). Unfortunately all the mentioned activity’s were only reachable by car, like the hot springs.
The campsite has everything you need (toilet, water), but it’s pretty basic.

Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on April 18th, 2022

In the description it mentioned that activities are 20 minutes away...

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2022

Best trip ever. The site and location were exactly as we’d hoped and Danny was a wonderful host

Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on April 13th, 2022

You're very welcome, really glad you enjoyed your stay :)

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Hipcamper sabrina
Sabrina C.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

Loved this site! Danny was very welcoming and I was able to order some firewood before arriving. Directions were clear and the site was easy to find. the road coming in felt a little narrow, but it is do-able.

The site includes a bench and a fire pit. There are large trees covering and plenty of shade. There is a composting toilet and Danny provides directions on how to use it and clean up afterwards. There is also a water hose to help you wash dishes, put out the fire, or refill your water bottles.

There was plenty of space and level ground for a tent or car camping.
The neighborhood was quiet and night and you don't even realize that there are neighbors, the site feels very secluded.

Recommended activities:
Stargazing! You can see so many stars, there is plenty of open air space between the trees.
Set up a campfire! Ask Danny about buying firewood
Head out to Miracle Hot Springs about 30 min away.

Entrance to the neighborhood.Higher perspective of the campsite. Chickens and turkeys roam the property!The water hose is extremely convenient and accessible
Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on March 28th, 2022

Thank you for staying with us, love the pictures you took, extra kudos for taking that early morning shot when the sun just comes up behind the mountain, superb!

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Hipcamper Lucas

You need to stay here.

Lucas W.
recommends this listing.
December 17th, 2021

Found this place super last minute after not finding a single campground in the sequoias due to forest closures. With that said, Camping here couldn’t have gone any better! Danny was super accommodating and he even showed us how to shoot a bow and arrow. Overall I would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on March 24th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Deanna
Deanna D.
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November 22nd, 2021

Danny was a great host. Our group of 7 had so much fun and the kids loved the archery. Plenty of shade and very peaceful. The only downside was the toilet situation but the hosts lists everything in the description. We will most definitely be back! Thanks you!

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Hipcamper danny
Response from danny, the Host, on March 24th, 2022

Thank you for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the extras!

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Property
Havilah Pines homestead
State
California
Country
United States
$35/night
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