Hipcamp host Wendi M.,
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We are "Pixie's Place Animal Sanctuary & Hospice", a non-profit 501.(c)(3) Trust for the Animals who live here. (PLEASE READ :) I'M SORRY BUT I CANNOT OFFER EXCEPTIONS; THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING)

Greetings Nature Lovers!

We had an amazing 1st season, filled with amazing peeps who all contributed to making us lucky #12 in Cali!

First, I'd like to Thank all

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We are "Pixie's Place Animal Sanctuary & Hospice", a non-profit 501.(c)(3) Trust for the Animals who live here. (PLEASE READ :) I'M SORRY BUT I CANNOT OFFER EXCEPTIONS; THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING)

Greetings Nature Lovers!

We had an amazing 1st season, filled with amazing peeps who all contributed to making us lucky #12 in Cali!

First, I'd like to Thank all of the Hipcamper's whom have chosen to make us part of their travels and journey! A BIG thank you, for all the love and respect you brought with you here; all the yummies shared with the animals; the many treasures you gifted me, including just with your presence; but most importantly, all the little special touches that you felt compelled to leave behind for your fellow Hipcamper's next to visit!

You've all warmed my heart, and make me proud of what beautiful humans you are!

...and why I ALWAYS say: I HAVE THE BEST HIPCAMPERS!!!!

You guys rock, and big love from me to you! xo

We are so grateful to have visitors who not only care about nature, but also the animals; many who come for that reason…to support the animals at Pixie’s Place.

Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, so you feel like you're visiting friends/family. This is not a party house, it's not a playground or park. We offer a spiritual communion with animals and nature :)

Energetically speaking, this area is an energy vortex, with Native American Indian spirits tied to the history of the land. The river bed is slabs of quartz and granite, making the river and my property a very healing experience.

UFO’s frequently inhabit the pulsating canopy of night sky.

Shamanic Healing sessions are available to book.

Please feel free to message me with questions, or requests :)

(Important for me to know your ETA so that I'm sure to be here to guide you around and introduce you to the animals :)

I look forward to making your experience as special as you are!

shaman Wendi

We are a 420 friendly, artist/writer/shamanic/retreat/hipcamp 

(We also offer a Quantum Healing Shamanic Retreat, which is available to city dwellers through: CrystalSoundQuantumHealing.com.)

We are located at the entrance to Sequoia Nat'l Park/Lake Kaweah, in the village of Three Rivers, CA (Central Cali; between Bakersfield (1 hour and 40 min) and Fresno (1 hour and 10 min.); 30 min up the hill, above Visalia). 3 hours N.E. from L.A.

(IGNORE GPS FROM SO CAL IF IT TELLS YOU TO TAKE THE 5 TO THE 99 TO THE 65. CORRECT DIRECTIONS ARE: 5 TO THE 99 TO 198/VISALIA AND TAKE IT STRAIGHT UP THE HILL PAST THE LAKE. AS YOU ENTER THREE RIVERS, THE 198 BECOMES 198/SIERRA DR. THIS WILL TAKE YOU RIGHT TO OUR STREET JUST AFTER YOU ENTER 3R).

(ANOTHER THING TO NOTE: GPS AND THE INTERNET DO NOT PICTURE MY HOUSE WHEN YOU ENTER MY ADDRESS, IT'LL SHOW YOU THE HOUSE JUST PAST MY HOUSE SO BE AWARE).

In addition to the Shamanic Retreat, we offer this camping spot down in a lower area on the 3/4 of an acre property. The main chalet sits above, with a corral and Sanctuary Reading shed in between. The South Fork of the Kaweah River is at the back of the property with a very "sweet" swimming hole to enjoy as long as the water is flowing down the river as it is seasonal depending on drought conditions. However, mid May-late June it's perfect!

There is bamboo privacy fencing around the 12 x 12 Tee Pee tent for 2, with a queen air mattress/with access to the Chalet toilet. 

I limit the activity here by having only 2 listings; limited to a total of 4 total guests on the property possible between the two listings.

Our second listing: "Vintage Rainbow Garden" 1956 11 ft Aluminum "Rainbow" Trailer available for booking 2 people only (Please check listing for it's offerings).

The property is not kid friendly, and is not really here for "children" as much as it is offered for the inner child in adults. WE ARE 420 friendly which is generally in opposition to most "family" landscapes....so please note this is not personal but I prefer no children xo

Also, I prefer no pets, as it disrupts the balance here with the animal residents :)

If interested, ask me to screen the New Media/Experimental film I made which screened at London at Cinema Magic. The animals of Pixie's Place were actors in the film, along with many of the scenes filmed here.

We set up a projector to screen outside if weather permits :)

Everything works a little bit like a bed and breakfast; a non pretentious environment that supports the animals, self healing; and the enjoyment of sharing this sacred spot I have created.

There is a camping stove & grill available for campers to use, along with Chimineas for a fire (when Fire Bans are not in place). Plenty of wood to harvest on property or the Village Market up the road. Be sure to provide your own propane (Coleman 16 oz camping canister) as there is currently none available up here.

Also, be sure to bring your own drinking water.

Feel free to invest in the vegetable garden; help yourself to any available fruit, as well as the abundant fresh Rosemary & Lavender.

(Be aware that I don't offer public use of my only shower).

We have "Pixie Emelia Aurora" aka "Pea" our mascot; a 10 year old Nubian goat. Siddartha Cloudwalker a Nigerian Dwarf, along with his son, Sage Lyrid Ray, born here on Earth Day 2012! Bowie the 1 year old Buck, along with twin sisters: Vela & Thea....and new rescue goat Casper. We have a family of bunnies, and ducks: Dr. Seuss & Dr. Spock...our Quackers!

There are many cats, who each have their stories of how they found their way to Pixie's Place, including horses: bad boy mustang "Hermes Inyo Ray" , along with new rescue: quarter horse "Lyra". We take on who we can; assuring all creatures a place they can live, be loved and accepted for their "issues" until the cross the rainbow bridge xo

I am an animal communicator, artist and shamanic practitioner: crystal sound healing, and soul coaching (BMI recording artist; SAG member)

Thank you for being a part of this journey!

Wendi Morrison, CCT

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Walk to listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Wendi a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at In the Forest by the River in California.

Cave
Forest
Lake
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper Aaron

Escape to be found

Aaron V.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2022

Wendi’s home is quite the experience. From openness to clear star struck nights. This is the place to be for your technological detox. We arrived from LA into Three Rivers and were astonished by the animals, the vast options of relaxing spaces on the property. We enjoyed hanging out on the hammock to going down to the river, to watching the stars at night. And yes.. we did see a suspicious object in the sky… 🤭

I would recommend bundling up at night if you’re staying in the tent. Make sure to have your butane to cook outside. I would highly recommend if you’re looking to get away this is the spot. Wendi is like your aunt, your older cousin, or even your grandmother. She’s absolutely welcoming and provides a safe space to her guest.

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My girlfriend and I partook in a healing session as well which was separate from our stay but was worth exploring especially with the crazy years we recently experienced. I would highly recommend.

This is only one of many adventures and I’m a true fan. Thank you again Wendi.

The river that’s nestled behind the camp. Pools of water during the dry season making it a relaxing spot to chill soak and smoke weed.Bowie the Goat. His morning routine 😊 Cute ornamental pieces throughout the camp. Sleeping in the tent comfortably in the “wee of the morning.”
Hipcamper Patti

Magical camping spot.

Patti S.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Wendi is so welcoming. Her place is beautiful, the animals she cares for are very special. Loved the tipi. Comfortable bed.
Wendi makes sure you have everything you need. It's a very magical place. Sleeping to the sound of the river...

Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

A wonderful guest, and new friend! Thank you for visiting us :)

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Hipcamper Benjamin

A warm retreat - will be back!

Benjamin S.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2022

Had a wonderful time at "Pixie's Place". Wendi was a very welcoming and knowledgeable host. Her property was even prettier than the pictures. The accommodations were comfortable. I loved the little cabin retreat/reading nook and the cooking station. And plenty of little curated spots throughout the property to relax and soak in the natural surroundings and listen to the river (which was unfortunately slowing to a trickle in late July). Such great energy there. The pens of goats, cats, ducks, chickens, etc. are a fun element and not at all a nuisance. It was comforting to hear them and interact them during the stay and sweet to watch Wendi take such good care of them. And I saw lots of wild turkeys and deer wandering through the property, too. Three Rivers is adorable with plenty of great food/supply options, and so quick/easy to get into the park. Will definitely come back.

Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on July 28th, 2022

A wonderful guest, and beautiful soul; we enjoyed having with us! Thank you :)

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Hipcamper Viktorya
Viktorya S.
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July 11th, 2022

My partner and I are so so grateful that we were able to stay here. Wendi is one of the kindest souls I have come across and I can't wait to return. She was such an attentive host and anticipated all our needs. The place us beautiful, we saw so many shooting stars at night, and the animals are so lovely and welcoming (we spent the night cuddling the cutest cat). Our only regret is not staying longer. If you are fortunate enough to be able to spend some time here, make sure to take a dip in the stream out back.

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Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

What a beautiful couple; special souls for sure! Thank you for accepting Krishna's obsessive love xo All the best to you both!

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark R.
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July 6th, 2022

Wendi has a really magical place, and does a great job of making you feel comfortable in the space. The stars and river were quite lovely, and the animals were all very cute too!

Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

A fabulous couple who made the most of their nature fix; we enjoyed their presence!

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Hipcamper Aishee
Aishee D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Very lovely place with a lot of attention to detail. We had so many spots on the property which we enjoyed spending time - even if the river was dry! The picnic tables spread throughout and the shed with the library were some of our favorite spots. The animals (cats, goats, turkey vultures in the trees!) were lovely. When arriving, Wendi gave thorough instructions on how to work around her property - doors, showers, etc. However, a few of the amenities were a bit worn out (which we don’t mind at all!) and some unfortunately broke on us when using. When asking for further instructions or assistance we were met with some hostility which made it hard to feel welcome. In all, Wendi had a lovely place and it was a great place to rest and relax - but it we felt a bit out of place.

Turkey vultures spend a lot of time in the trees. (Theyre harmless!) The teepee with the shed. Krishna is a loveball - spent all the time we were at the property walking around with us and asking for pets.
Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on September 20th, 2021

If you call being woken up from a dead sleep at 11:30 to come fill up the air mattress for you, when you had been lying on it on and off for some time and easily could have made that call at a more appropriate time..."hostility"...I am a disabled woman, in chronic pain, so if that high pain level gave you the impression of hostility, I do apologize. I prefer to manage my own life, and home, exactly how I do, for reasons that may escape a very young person like yourself :) Second, as I do not offer a shower of any kind which is stated in my listing, again, I apologize if a barely ever used, but adapted to be useful....camping shower came unconnected for you as it is duck taped to accommodate a longer hose...again, I am sorry. We ARE a non profit animal sanctuary, not a hotel. Our rates are the lowest you'll find for the attention I offer. You neglected to mention that you left my hose on full blast as apparently you had trouble understanding how to turn a hose off....(clockwise, if you have ever used one), thus building pressure in the system that if left overnight, would have blown my pipes out, costing $ Also, if you do not like my dry humor when I attempt to carry on through an enduring situation, not much I can do about that. (Most people find me very funny). My home is my home, 99.9% of our guests seem to respect that, unfortunately these kiddos were perhaps still too young to appreciate self responsibility beyond their masks. All the best!

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Hipcamper Heather

Love the cats

Heather B.
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August 22nd, 2021

Wendi and her cats were amazing! We woke up at sunrise each morning and went into the Sequoia National Park and it was sooo close and there were no lines. Wendi lets her guests use the bathroom and kitchen in her house and is super welcoming.

Krishna was so sweet!Lake Kaweah is less than 10 minutes away! We washed off here since there was no shower. Sunrise from the road by the campsite
Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

Loved having you kiddos! Thank you being awesome! xo

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine C.
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August 18th, 2021

Highly recommend!!! So much thought, heart and soul is put into this place which makes for a lovely visit and experience. Wendi and her furry companions are great company and the grounds are majestic and leave no detail missed. Thank you for such a lovely stay, Wendi!!

Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

Such an awesome soul...loved meeting you! xo All the best!

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Hipcamper Grayson

Peaceful getaway

Grayson E.
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August 10th, 2021

My brother and I had a great weekend at Pixie's Place. Wendi is so kind and is like a mother to all of her guests. The teepee was awesome and super spacious. I loved the little attached library also, my brother actually ended up falling asleep in it one of the nights lol. Perfect distance to the sequoias and feels a lot more private than camping at a public campsite. Would love to return in the Spring sometime to be able to play and relax in Wendi's river.

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Hipcamper Wendi
Response from Wendi, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

Absolutely adorable kiddos; loved your hugs xo Hope to see you again, thank you for being so precious xo

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Awards

Best of 2018 California
Finalist
Property
OrangeRay~Three Rivers
State
California
Country
United States
$55/night
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