Hipcamp host Shanna L.,
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Shanna has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

---- COVID-19 update ------ We will only allow for one camping group at a time in each area and are limiting groups to 10 people. Be aware, we have worked hard to open slightly to allow for 2 tent groups, one RV and up to 6 people in our trailer. We have at least a 1/4 acre for each “site”, this allows for more than enough privacy and social distancing. We ask for parents to


---- COVID-19 update ------ We will only allow for one camping group at a time in each area and are limiting groups to 10 people. Be aware, we have worked hard to open slightly to allow for 2 tent groups, one RV and up to 6 people in our trailer. We have at least a 1/4 acre for each “site”, this allows for more than enough privacy and social distancing. We ask for parents to remind their children to give adequate space or wear masks. Please be prepared to take additional precautions for keeping our common areas sanitized.  Thank you!

About our trailer: 

We are offering our 24ft trailer for campers.  Enjoy all of the scenery of the sanctuary and have the comfort of the trailer.  The trailer is fully stocked with kitchenware and kitchen supplies for 4 (plates, cups, etc).  The trailer technically has 3 beds. The main bed is a queen size bed and we provide sheets and 2 comforters. The other two beds are the pullout couch and the table folds down.  If you require bedding for the additional beds, please bring it with you.   We have a max of 6 in the trailer but we will extend if you want to have a couple tents in the site.  Just let us know.  

NOTE: we only provide 2 towels in the trailer, please bring additional towels if you have more than 2 people in your party. 

---- We are a working farm - PLEASE READ -----

Love Creek Sanctuary was founded in 2016. It all started with Stu the steer and his best friend Petey the goat, from there we have rescued over 120 animals, 55 make their home here at the sanctuary. 

There are donkeys, roosters, dogs and peacocks that make noise, sometimes at night and always early in the morning.  Please be aware that you may hear the donkeys bray (usually lasts about 30 seconds) and roosters crow. It is startling and will wake you up. We do our best to keep the dogs hushed but we cannot stop the donkeys, roosters and peacocks from doing their thing.  If you are a light sleeper, please select another wonderful Hipcamp in our area, thank you! 

In addition to the interesting sounds you will hear, you will encounter dirt, poop and spiders. Since we are a working farm, things get dirty.  We spray all high tough surfaces twice a day but things get dirty and when it rains it is muddy.  Please plan accordingly. 

NOTE: Starting July 1st, we replace all of our wood fire pits with gas fire pits.  We have increased our prices to help cover the costs of propane.  Thank you for choosing us!

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Shanna 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


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Stay in our trailer in California.


Interact with all of the sanctuary animals


Places to see near Love Creek Sanctuary!

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Hipcamper Joshua

10/10, loved everything about it.

Joshua P.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2019

Absolutely wonderful experience with amazing hosts. The views are stellar and the atmosphere is perfect. We rented the trailer and it was perfect!

More importantly my three year old had the time of her life. She got to do some gardening, ride a tractor and hang out with the animals among a million other things.

Shanna is the world's best host. She is hilarious kind and compassionate. My daughter was all over her during the trip and Shanna did nothing but welcome her and show her true kindness. Her husband Garth showed up the next morning after work and was a really welcoming and awesome as well. They really do make you feel like family.

Oh and the pigs....the freaking pigs. RUB their bellies people. They deserve it. I love those pigs. And the goats, and the llamas and the donkeys. Well all the animals were so calm and wonderful.

Decided to go for a late night stroll and this wonderful piggy wanted a before bed belly rub. Had to oblige!My daughter having the time of her life feeding this little cutie. Little baby was just visiting. A wonderful view and look at these amazing guys. They were so funny that sit back and watch. They have amazing personalities and don't mind sharing the space with you, just don't pet them, they blow plenty of kisses your way anyways.
Hipcamper Mariel


Mariel Y.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2019

This place was amazing! With the sounds of roosters, 2 big ol pigs, baby goat and so many more animals that love to love! Th trailer itself was nice and cozy, just what we needed. A warm place to put down our heads. They had a nice warm shower as well! Recommend staying here if you need a little break from everyday life.

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Hipcamper Julie

Lovely and welcoming stay

Julie L.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

We had a lovely Memorial Day stay at Love Creek Sanctuary! Shanna was very welcoming and helpful, from providing extra blankets and helping us get our campfire started, to introducing us to the many, many sweet animals that live at the sanctuary. The RV was comfortable and clean; the shower and bathroom were just a short distance away (with nice hot water and fresh towels!). Sunset is beautiful, and the place is so peaceful to surround yourself with the sounds of nature and happy, well-cared for animals. Thanks so much for the stay, and for all you guys do for these animals!

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Hipcamper Patricia

Sweet, friendly ambassadors~

Patricia W.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2019

I made a few friends here and I am sorry I don't remember names. The little goat was the first one to check me out. I was sitting on a chair, talking to him, and he got up on the other chair and sat down to listen to me for a bit.

The donkey was also quite delightful. He followed me around like a puppy, even though I made it clear I didn't have any carrots for him. He seemed fine with that.

The little trailer had a very comfortable bed!

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Hipcamper Rachel

Perfect stay!

Rachel C.
recommends this listing.
December 10th, 2019

Staying and Love Creek Sanctuary was an absolute dream! Our stay began being greeted by a herd of adorable and curious alpacas. We had so much fun with the llamas, goats, chickens, pigs, cows, donkeys and alpacas and loved feeding them carrots.

It was great that this location is dog friendly as we brought our dog and the alpacas and llamas were absolutely enthralled with him. Turns out the best way to get a good picture of farm animals is to use your miniature poodle as bait hahaha.

The trailer was comfortable and warm, even in near freezing weather and we enjoyed a wonderful tour of the farm from the hosts two young nieces :)

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Hipcamper Anita

Love creek is an absolute gem

Anita N.
recommends this listing.
February 17th, 2020

We had wonderful time staying in the trailer at Love Creek. I was worried about being cold, but the camper had a lovely plug in radiator that quickly heated it up, as well as plenty of blankets.

The real joy is seeing all of the animals; I think about two dozen adorable alpaca? Plus so many other animals with interesting histories; a 26 year old llama, goats, pigs, guinea fowl, donkeys, cows, chickens, and a cat. They literally roam the whole property as they please and are quite friendly.

It was convenient to have a basic kitchenette in the trailer to cook with, and heading to downtown (with plenty of restaurants and micro brew options) was a simple 18 minute drive.

The star gazing and nighttime symphony of local crickets etc was made all the more wonderful by the company of the animals bedded down and on watch nearby.

I highly recommend visiting Love Creek Sanctuary. Your visit helps support all the animals who have taken refuge here and found a wonderful home.

Hipcamper Nancy

An experience you dont want to miss

Nancy S.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2019

This was by far one of the best camping experiences we ever had. Shanna and Garth were so accommodating from booking till we drove back home. A few days before our reservation, Shanna very considerately reached out and asked if we wanted to reschedule our booking, because the weather forecast said it would be rainy. We decided to keep our reservation and make the most of our stay regardless of the weather, and it ended being an amazing weekend! We booked the listing to stay in their trailer - the trailer was cozy, and had everything we needed and more. It is perfect for 2 adults to stay in comfortably, and comes with a bed, small couch and table, as well as a sink and stove. Shanna, Garth, and all of their animals were very welcoming, and always made sure to check in and see if there was anything we needed, while at the same time giving us our space. It was such a treat to get to hang out with the friendly pigs, goats, donkey, alpacas, llama, sheep, etc! There is a BBQ and campfire, as well as a bathroom in the mudroom. This was a special way to get away from our busy lives for a few days, and we cant wait to go back. Thank you Love Creek Sanctuary for this memorable stay!

Hipcamper Hoang
Hoang N.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2019

Just an incredible experience all around. The hosts were wonderful, the trailer was clean and comfortable, but the real icing on the cake is all the HAPPY ANIMALS! We got to give belly rubs to the pigs, feed carrots to the donkey that loved to follow us around, be surrounded by alpacas, pet goats, and give good scratches to the cows. What an incredible experience! We loved every minute of it!

Hipcamper Dawn
Dawn C.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2019

This camping trip was spur of the moment, we had planned to go to the coast but seeing as it was Memorial Day weekend and we’re poor planners there were NO reservations available! Shocking, I know. We found Hipcamp and stumbled across Love Creek Sanctuary, THANKFULLY! We really couldn’t have had a better time on Shanna and Garth’s farm. They were both so welcoming and friendly, no wonder they have 100% approval rating! We honestly can’t wait to go back!!

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