Hipcamp host Lee H.,
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Welcome to our Rustic Hideaway! We are excited to meet and host you. Our property is located in the Los Padres National Forest and this farm has been in our family since 1979! It was first purposed for raising chickens and turkeys but in 1991 we switched to pistachios and hay.  Those crops are still being farmed today here on the farm.

About the property

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Welcome to our Rustic Hideaway! We are excited to meet and host you. Our property is located in the Los Padres National Forest and this farm has been in our family since 1979! It was first purposed for raising chickens and turkeys but in 1991 we switched to pistachios and hay.  Those crops are still being farmed today here on the farm.

About the property

Our property is near to both Cuyama and Buckhorn should you need to pop out to get some services or supplies. Our property provides great access to nearby outdoor pursuits like hiking and birdwatching. We do live onsite and will plan to greet campers but we are a working ranch so campers will see us sporadically! Please do reach out with any questions or concerns though.

Our favorite parts of living here are the mountain views, awesome sunsets, and the loads of easily accessed hiking.

About the listing

This listing is our more remote site. This site borders the National Forest and is a completely private spot. You will need a truck or SUV to get here so please take that into account. Generators are allowed at this site but there are no hookups. Enjoy the amazing views of the Cuyama Valley and check out the gorgeous sunsets! This is a back in site with a max length of 24ft and will require some leveling. There is plenty of hiking and wildlife watching but this site is for the experienced camper.  Amenities listed below:

-No fires at this site

-Private picnic table provided

-Toilet available

-Some cell service, no wifi

-Wood or charcoal BBQ onsite

-Trash bins available

-Pets allowed

Additional details to note

Please make sure to bring drinking water, food and utensils for your stay. Our quiet time is 1am. Dogs allowed just pick up after them please! Check in is after 2pm and check out is before 12pm. This listing is for adults only. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 24 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Lee a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Mesa in California.

Canyon
Mountainous
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

5 Reviews

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Hipcamper Luc

Secluded and peaceful

Luc G.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

The Mesa site was great! Secluded, simple, and beautiful scenery. It felt like we had a whole mountain (well, mesa) to ourselves.

Hipcamper Paul

Nice hideaway getaway

Paul O.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2020

This was one of the finest campsites I've ever stayed at. Remote location, beautiful views, tons of quiet and privacy. The scenery might not be for everybody but I really enjoy the austerity and ruggedness of it. The Cuyama valley and badlands is a pretty interesting area. Access to the Mesa campsite is via a mile long, well maintained dirt road. Vehicles taken on this road should have good ground clearance and good tires. My 2wd Toyota Tacoma towing a 13ft camper handled it just fine. Amenities were simple but nothing more than I needed: a large shade structure with a picnic table, and a trash receptacle. There is plenty of room to roam on the property and it borders the Los Padres National Forest, which was unfortunately closed during my visit. The owners were friendly and responsive.

The MesaThe MesaWonderful sunsets, looking across the Cuyama valley.The property borders the National Forest.
Hipcamper Anya

Simple camp with lovely views

Anya G.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Lee is super communicative and directions were accurate - there is poor service in the area so we put Google maps offline just in case.

We met Lee at their house and she guided us up to the site. I do like that the site is super secluded. It's perfect for a primitive camp and I like the shelter and table provided.The views are really lovely. We ended up sleeping under the stars - great view.

Lee was helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and went out of her way to bring us hot water which was very kind.

Hipcamper Divya
Divya T.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Great spot; private and peaceful.

Hipcamper Paul
Paul F.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2020

Great camp site, private with views for days. Looking forward to coming back.

The MesaThe Mesa
Property
Rustic Hideaway
State
California
Country
United States
$150/night
1 Site