Lots of history! My family has been here since 1884, making me the 5th generation on this land. As the birthplace of the Volvon Nation of Native peoples, the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve is nearby, making for some great views and hiking! You can see the black hills from our backyard. You can also see Mt. Diablo which also has great hiking. Or hike our own hills for a k
Lots of history! My family has been here since 1884, making me the 5th generation on this land. As the birthplace of the Volvon Nation of Native peoples, the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve is nearby, making for some great views and hiking! You can see the black hills from our backyard. You can also see Mt. Diablo which also has great hiking. Or hike our own hills for a killer view.
This is a small hike to the site. We are surrounded by endless rolling hills, and I swear there is magic in them! There is a creek that runs through the ranch (which is usually dry, unless we have a big rain). My family boards horses on the ranch and we have about 60.
*Season conditions: Currently in summer the ground is uneven and the weeds are dry and thick. The hills are golden, not featured in the listing photos. It's still a beautiful camping adventure, but it will not look like the pictures. There are nice spots on the ranch if it's too wild out there.
We provide porta-potties for visitors. The farther into the hills, the more privacy you will find and the vibe out there is incredibly peaceful.
We leave the adventure up to you and you decide where to camp, there are no markers on purpose.
If you choose to venture out into the hills, there are grazing cows. They are a part of the adventure and they are curious creatures but won't bother you. If you don't want to be around cows, stay in the ranch yard.
The hills are green in the winter/early spring and golden in the summer/fall. When the area is dry, there are stickers so be mindful when packing clothes - yoga pants are not a good idea.
Get off the grid! Service is pretty spotty so you're in for a treat with an excuse to unplug.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 24 hours
- Response rate: 95%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Rolling Hills in California.
Places to see near Reinstein Ranch
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Rolling Hills was great! We went mid-week and were the only ones there. It was quiet and lovely. It was a little confusing at first as to where we could set up our tent because you can pretty much place it anywhere. There are tee-pees set up and weren't sure if they were occupied and didn't want to encroach in anyones space. Eventually, we set up behind the barn looking out over the hills. Note, the ground was really hard and rocky so it was a bit difficult to get the stakes in. Overall, a great stay!
Rolling Hills and Whisky Barn are one large ranch estate. On the night that we camped, there were two sets of tent campers and four or five sets renting the fixed canvas tents. I mention this because it was a little confusing from the website as to what to expect.
Overall, we loved the hosts, the location, and the experience. We went with five kids and two adults, sleeping in three tents. We set up at the edge of the ranch, near the open space. We cooked on a picnic table in the common space, which worked fine.
Our hosts were interactive, informative and welcoming. In the evening, they had a campfire in the common area for all campers, and brought out S'mores fixings for all. We would definitely go back, maybe next time with more friends!
It was an idyllic weekend with beautiful Golden hills, many of which you can explore (I'd recommend pants to ward off ticks). The camp hosts were great and are very welcoming. The rolling hills booking had the flexibility to be more adventurous and backpack out to the hills to camp or to do car camping and just unload near the farm. The sounds of horses and other wildlife was quite soothing. Highly Recommend
This area is absolutely stunning! I've driven past these rolling hills countless times, but never thought it would have been possible to explore them since its typically private land. So glad to have been able to camp out here!
Beautiful! Enjoyed an entirely open field with long views of the (still green!) hills. As Christianna mentions, part of the adventure is picking where to put up tent -- as you can wander throughout the fields to find your spot. It was quite, peaceful, and felt like an escape. Would definitely return.
The photographs present an idyllic picture of the trench. It's a working ranch and some farm detritus around is to be expected. I wasn't quite prepared for the sheer amount of farm trash we ended up camped near.