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WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN UNTIL OCT. 31st!

Following Forestry guidelines, a fire ban is in effect. Camp stoves, grilles, and fire pits powered by fuel canisters (like propane) are be allowed.

All of the water has been turned off at the Ranch for the winter season. The flush toilets and shower buildings are now closed. There are still portable toilets

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WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN UNTIL OCT. 31st!

Following Forestry guidelines, a fire ban is in effect. Camp stoves, grilles, and fire pits powered by fuel canisters (like propane) are be allowed.

All of the water has been turned off at the Ranch for the winter season. The flush toilets and shower buildings are now closed. There are still portable toilets throughout the Ranch to use. Please also check the local weather prior to your stay. The temperatures are dropping as the area moves into the winter season.  

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Holcomb Valley Ranch invites you to kick back and relax on our private, 400+ acre ranch in the San Bernardino Mountains. Centered around a 100+ acre meadow, filled with horses in summer months and surrounded by thousands of acres of mountainous National Forest. The scenery is breathtaking! Just 15 minutes from Big Bear Lake - a large recreational, fresh-water lake for summer swimming, boating, skiing, fishing and other super fun water activities. The Ranch feels remote and private. Yet is only four miles to the town of Big Bear with shopping and restaurants. Also in close proximity to incredible rock climbing at the Pinnacles, seemingly endless hiking and biking and some pretty epic off-roading 4x4 trails.

WHAT SETS US APART: Each campsite is approximately one acre, and generously-distanced from neighboring campers. Amenities include its own fire ring with grilling grate and picnic table(s). Guests also have the option to reserve a private Porta Potty for their stay. The campsites are both cozy enough for 2 or spacious enough for large groups and can easily accommodate a mix of RVs, camper vans and tents. From June to October the 100+ area open meadow is filled with horses grazing and galloping about. A four-seasons destination, the Ranch has year-round experiences with warm summers and snowy winters. An excellent basecamp, within close proximity to the lake, ski slopes, Pinnicles, hiking/biking and off-roading trails. 

PRICING: Many of our campsites are large enough to accommodate large groups up to 20 people. To be fair in pricing to both the intimate small groups of two or three people as well as the larger groups, we have set our pricing to reflect a per person rate. We have a base rate that reserves the campsite and accommodates two adult guests. Each additional guest is $25/ person per night. Kids under 10 years old, dogs, horses and other family pets stay for free!

ACCESS AND DIRECTIONS: Please pay close attention to the driving directions we provide. Your GPS may suggest you take Van Dusen Canyon Road or Rim of the World Drive, however, we highly suggest you take Polique Canyon. It is the most direct. The Ranch is about 15 minutes or 3.5 miles up Polique Canyon, on the left. Polique Canyon is a forestry road. An AWD or 4x4 vehicle is recommended. However, it is passable by both large RVs, towed trailers and small sedans. Just take it slow and watch out for fallen rocks and divots. 

CHECK-IN: Between 2PM - 8PM.

CELL RECEPTION: Verizon gets pretty good cell reception at the Ranch. Other cell carries are pretty spotty.

WATER: We have several fresh spring water spigots throughout the Ranch with potable water.. 

FIRES: Campfires are permitted at the Ranch unless the Forest Service institutes a fire ban in the surrounding national forest or high winds are expected. Firewood is available for purchase on-site. Just ask your camp host for some bundles when you arrive.

An on-site market for convenience goods and some of those forgotten items is now open! 

After a day filled with adventure or ultimate relaxation, be sure to enjoy the breath-taking sunsets over the meadow. From June to October the 100+ area open meadow is filled with horses grazing and galloping about. The evenings blanket guests with a sea of stars. Toast up some s’mores and warm up some hot-coco over a beautiful, crackling campfire. Remember the s’mores and always follow the “Leave No Trace” principles. There are large trash bins by the entrance. 

We look forward to hosting you at the Ranch! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 50ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Boating

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Paddling

Holcomb Valley Ranch is just 4 miles from one of the largest freshwater recreational lake in the area, Big Bear Lake. Enjoy!

Climbing

Holcomb Valley Ranch is just a few minutes drive from the Pinnacles. A well renowned area for rock climbing. Bring your own gear!

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Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 14th, 2021

Holcomb Valley Ranch Campground was beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed our one night stay very much. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Josh

Wife's birthday/wedding anniversary

Josh B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2021

Spent my wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary here. All of the campgrounds are beautiful with scenic views of a meadow. We saw horses and heard them neighing and galloping during the night. They were such a treat. We hiked around the meadow and it was incredibly peaceful. Highly recommend. Looks like all of the campsites were spread pretty far apart.

Just a short walk from our campsite. Our campsite with view of the meadow.
Hipcamper Ali

Big bear secret gem!

Ali G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

Amazing campsites, very large and quiet. Our site was both in the trees with a large meadow view of the horses!! It is an off road climb to get there that we loved. Ed greeted us and was perfect host :) There is a fire ban currently so we brought a propane fire ring that did the trick. Pretty cold up there at night right now. We will deff be back with a larger group.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

Holcomb Valley was an incredible place to camp for a few nights. The campsites are very spread out, ours overlooked a gigantic meadow where we could watch the horses grazing. It's a relatively short drive into town. I was pulling a 16ft travel trailer and had no issues getting up the dirt road. Ed, the camp host was super helpful and nice as well. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper mark
Mark H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

An amazing valley with amazing sunsets. The dirt road in was a little more bumpy then they let ion.. but it’s totally worth it. A total escape!

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 9th, 2021

3rd stay, always great

Hipcamper Nicole

Heaven on earth

Nicole C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 26th, 2021

Absolutely beautiful!!! A top 3 of all SoCal camping!

Hipcamper Dino

Awesome spot.

Dino P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

This was our second visit. It was an interesting campsite! The last couple of miles to the place was off-road so heads up. Hot showers and flushing toilets and AWESOME views. Cowboy Ed was the best! So helpful and friendly 👍🏼

Hipcamper Justin
Justin W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

The hosts at Holcolm are fantastic. This is a very well run camp - super clean, great amenities, and really nice people.

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Holcomb Valley Ranch
State
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Country
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$125/night
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