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At the head of Temecula 's Wine trail enjoy the "Pony Experience" in glorious glamping luxury. This farm stay includes your very own petting zoo highlighting a teeny mini horse named, "My Boyfriend." You'll live in a luxury RV horse trailer just like "on the road" top rodeo bull riders, barrel racers and other equestrians. Enjoy the inside with custom silk fabric decor and a


At the head of Temecula 's Wine trail enjoy the "Pony Experience" in glorious glamping luxury. This farm stay includes your very own petting zoo highlighting a teeny mini horse named, "My Boyfriend." You'll live in a luxury RV horse trailer just like "on the road" top rodeo bull riders, barrel racers and other equestrians. Enjoy the inside with custom silk fabric decor and an outside with 2 decks, fire pit and your own animals which you can care for, or, if you prefer, we'll do it for you.

The Pony Experience is truly unique and while there are other spaces available at Namaste Farms, this is the EXCLUSIVE farm stay/farm experience which is completely your own space with your very own animals.  You do have unfettered access to them, however. If you wish to handle them, take your mini horse for a walk and/or feed and water them without assistance, you must allow us to teach you the finer points of livestock and horse handling and agree to sign a waiver.   That said, this is such an amazing experience for any animal lover who wants to someday own their own farm, or for a friend, parent or family member who wants to share the experience of animal ownership with someone special.

The Pony Experience is at Namaste Farms which is a true working farm in the heart of Temecula's Wine Country.  There are copious amounts of sheep, goats, chickens, peafowl, and countless other animals.  Along with those, we have free range squirrels, rabbits, flies, dust and yes, even free range spiders.    If you're wanting a rustic experience that gives you a break from city life and you can handle dust, dirt, cobwebs (and these can happen over night inside your space and WILL be in the common areas),  with  sounds of animals vocalizing at all hours of the day and night, then Namaste Farms is a perfect fit for you.    While most guests (and your hosts) see the idiosyncrasies and obvious cohabitation with animals and bugs beautiful, you may not. If your primary focus is on amenities, and you're looking for a completely dust/dirt, cobweb/bug, and animal/animal sound free experience, a working farm is probably not a good fit for you.  The Pony Experience is a Farm Stay/Rv Glamping Experience is a small interior space but has ample private space outside for your to enjoy.  The interior of the RV is lavishly decorated with a king bed in the gooseneck.  This means guests must climb into the "gooseneck" portion so if you have difficulty with agility, this stay may not be suitable for you.  Please look at the photos to see the bed area just to be sure.  While there is no inside stove, there is a kitchenette with microwave, sink, refrigerator and a very nice Kitchenaid propane BBQ with a side burner right outside your front door. You also have a wood fired fire pit which is yours and yours alone!

While we love having dogs of all sizes, the Pony Experience living area is small and It's probably not suitable to have very large dogs unless you don't mind being super cozy. And, while we're super dog friendly, we must keep our free range animals safe (and we have had them injured or killed by people not recognizing that dogs are predatory by nature), so always keep your dog easily under control and on a short leash at all times. Also, because it's not possible to control your dog on a long line, dogs may NOT be tied or tethered anywhere on the property.  For the sake of The Pony Experience interior, do not leave your dog alone inside. If you need to leave your NON-barking dog here, occasionally we have a bedded stall we put your four legged friend in.  Also,  If you want to let your dog off leash,  about 2 blocks down the dirt road (off property),  there is a large scrub field where you can let your dog run free. Thank you, and know, you're supporting a 501c3 charity and all the revenue goes to support the animals.

Now for the particulars about the facility...Please keep in mind that we are not a "pretend farm" set up so that we can simply attract people to our facility.  This is an actual working farm where shepherdess, Natalie Redding (Nat Geo Wild's, Shear Madness) and her working dogs, Lacey, Lad and Nesta work every day.  This means there is dirt, dust, chickens, peacocks, alfalfa, sheep, bugs, and other living beings associated with nature and farm life.   Farm life comes complete with an orchestra of animal sounds, especially when feeding.  You'll hear whinneys from horses, buggling from Lucy the mini cow, baaaa-ing of goats, and maaaa-ing of sheep.  We'd be re-missed to not to include the crowing of roosters, peafowl, and guinea hens who never fail to complete the farm sound chorus.

While Namaste Farms is only 1/2 a mile from the city limits, it has a rural feel and is centrally located to all wineries and most of the major equestrian facilities including Galway Downs, Green Acres, and California Ranch Company.  For those who are coming to Temecula for horse shows, we also have a large barn with bedded stalls and turnouts (for an additional fee).  There are designated horse trails right outside our gates which will even take you to Galway Downs.  If you're into golf,  you can  enjoy Temecula's 7 PGA golf courses or Pechanga Casino which are also within a short driving distance to the farm.  If horses or golf isn't your thing, you can visit Temecula Valley wineries which are all within 1/2-3.8 miles of the cottage gates. The wineries are not within walking distance of each other, and if you want to peruse all of them, we can arrange a driver for you  (28.00/hour) who will drive (Audi or Mercedes) and take you anywhere within Temecula/Murrieta while happily waiting for you so you can quickly go to your next destination.  If you're not interested in any of the above activities and simply want a "staycation," you can hang out here where you're welcomed to walk around the farm and interact with the animals.  At night, enjoy the sounds of serenity (which includes farm animal vocalizations) while roasting marshmallows at our wine barrel fire pit! We encourage guests to feel at home and enjoy the peaceful farm environment which extends beyond your space.  

As mentioned, if glamping isn't your thing, try one of our two upscale cottages.  If you want to try glamping again, you can also check out our elaborate Treehouse or Hammie.We welcome you and hope you choose to stay with us.  If you're looking for a wedding venue, for a very reasonable price, you can rent our facility for your own "Farm Wedding."More about the location et al...contact us.

Lodging provided
Onsite RV or trailer
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Natalie a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



Natural features you'll find at The Pony Experience in California.


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Hipcamper Sam

Stay with animals on a farm!

Sam Y.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

Highly recommend this if you love animals and want to stay within a working farm. There are so many friendly animals that we had an amazing and memorable experience. The hosts are super nice. Sean was so kind to give us a quick tour and make sure we had everything needed. As other reviews pointed out, this is the country and a farm so there are bugs (mostly flies and spiders though which didn't bother us). You can spend your entire time within the farm watching/feeding the animals or visit the wineries that are minutes away.

Hipcamper Zhyliana
Zhyliana G.
recommends this listing.
January 7th, 2022

Stay here to reconnect w nature and get some grounding in your life. My Boyfriend (that’s the pony’s name) just loves the attention and will not hesitate to nuzzle you for pets. The RV has been remodeled and covered by soft lighting, luxurious red velvet, and hanging charms and crystals everywhere. You’ll feel part of a traveling caravan of troubadours.

Your own lavish den 🤩My Boyfriend is very friendly.The Pony ExperienceThe Pony Experience
Namaste Farms
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