Hipcamp host Stacie M.,
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Private and secure camping and overnights.  Ten minutes from Casa de Fruta and the Renaissance Faire of Northern CA.  Easy access to Pinnacles National Monument, Henry Coe Park, Mt. Madonna or Fremont Peak in San Juan Bautista.  Mountain bikes and hiking trails, road bikes, pet friendly options.  Less than 1 hour to Monterey, Laguna Seca raceway, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz or

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Private and secure camping and overnights.  Ten minutes from Casa de Fruta and the Renaissance Faire of Northern CA.  Easy access to Pinnacles National Monument, Henry Coe Park, Mt. Madonna or Fremont Peak in San Juan Bautista.  Mountain bikes and hiking trails, road bikes, pet friendly options.  Less than 1 hour to Monterey, Laguna Seca raceway, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz or Silicon Valley.  ACTRA roping on Saturdays and practice during the week.  Visit our baby cows, horses, and Remi, the German Shepard and official greeter.  Fresh chicken and quail eggs available for purchase.  Generators are ok and we have non-potable water available as well as a clean porta-potty.   Horses are welcome, we have pens and paddocks available for extra fee.  For the safety of your pets and our livestock, dogs must be leashed, tethered or kenneled during your visit.   

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
8 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water connection available
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Pull-through site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Stacie a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mt. bike at Coyote Reservoir or Ft. Ord National Monument. Road bike to and thru Monterey, Pacific Grove or Carmel.

Boating

San Luis Reservoir, Moss Landing, Capitola and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary are all easy access.

Off-roading (OHV)

Hollister Hills Recreation Area for motorcycles, ATV's, and Off Road Vehicles and Jeeps

Climbing

Pinnacles National Park is about 45 minutes away on Hwy 25.

Surfing

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Pleasure Point, Monterey Bay and Montesori Beach are all within an hour drive.

Wildlife watching

California Condors at Pinnacles Natl. Monument and Big Sur, otters in Moss Landing, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at McGrady Livestock Roping Arena in California.

Farm

Hand feed the baby cows, hunt for eggs in the chicken coop and watch the cowboys team rope.

Ranch

10 Reviews

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Hipcamper Rachel

Perfecting resting stop

Rachel G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

We camped here for the Norcal renfaire just 10 minutes from Casa de Fruta! It was lovely, you could see stars clearly at night and in the morning the lovely landscape!

Hipcamper Grace

Stay at the ranch

Grace P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Stayed here for a night and had a good experience. Host is accommodating and there was a clean porta-potty available. You are listening to the farm animals throughout the stay, so if you like that sort of thing then this is the perfect place.

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Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2021

Friendly host, clean porta potty, quick access to Pinnacles

Hipcamper Elise

Nice place for an overnight stay.

Elise F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2021

Perfect place for an overnight stay! Flat level ground, open space, porta potty is clean and maintained. Adorable farm animals to look at while relaxing for the evening. It’s nothing fancy if your looking for the works campground but exactly as described and perfect for us.

Hipcamper Anne

Highly recommend!

Anne Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2021

This site was incredible! Off the beaten path as we we’re driving the coast and came inland for the night. We met the host as she was finishing up ranch duties for the night and she was so nice and helpful! I made friends with the mama cows and we saw the horses and chickens. The toilet did the job. We felt very safe for the night and it was nice waking up to the roosters nearby.

Hipcamper Jenita

A ropin' good time!

Jenita V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2021

We had so much fun here! It was a nice, clear spot for our large tent with plenty of space for our our car, camping table and bike parking. Tbe port-a-potty was clean and well maintained with soap and water to wash at the sink inside too. The farm animals were so sweet and our dog was pretty fascinated watching them. I saw someone else mentioned a calf being born and I'm happy to report that at almost a month old, it's so cute! I'll add pictures to my review. I took quite a few. Stacie gave us some quail eggs, so we cooked those for breakfast and they were delicious. Tbe roping competition was fun to watch as well and all the people who came onsite for the event were really friendly and seemed excited to tell us about the rules and how it all works. Overall we had a great time and recommend the camp to anyone who wants to get out in the country without being too far from civilizationime wineries and restaurants. There's quite a bit to do in the area. So many of the foods we eat every day are grown right in the area so enjoy nature's bounty! Fun time and we would stay there again :)

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Hipcamper Stacie
Response from Stacie, the Host, on August 5th, 2021

Thank you Jenita! So happy everything worked out for you and that you enjoyed the quail eggs. Hope to see you all again soon, Best, Larry and Stacie McGrady

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Hipcamper Zia

Fun stopover, beautiful area

Zia S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2021

Fun stay on a ranch with lots of farm animals. Stacie was very friendly and helpful and even walked out to help us find the way in for our night time arrival. Beautiful surrounding area, plenty of open space for parking, and porta-potty was very clean and stocked with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Perfect place for our stop on the road home!

Hipcamper Deborah
Deborah T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 18th, 2021

My family loved the animals on the property. The owners were very kind and accommodating.

Hipcamper Travis
Travis W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2021

It was a nice place to stay, but it seemed to be very expensive to be able to just park a trailer in an open field. It was nice to hear the farm animals throughout the night and to wake up to a rooster in the morning. If you are staying for a night or two, you might as well try to boondock instead of pay for the same amenities you’d find in a Walmart parking lot.

Property
McGrady Livestock and Arena
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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