Hipcamp host Jaimie L.,
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Winter is here. Cold clear nights and sometimes frosty in the early morning. Dress in layers for the changing temperatures of daytime. The rain cleaned the world. The air is sparkling and the oaks are still not bare. They should be completely bare, standing stark greys against the brilliant sky.. Still the world is dazzling! The milky way splatters itself from horizon to

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Winter is here. Cold clear nights and sometimes frosty in the early morning. Dress in layers for the changing temperatures of daytime. The rain cleaned the world. The air is sparkling and the oaks are still not bare. They should be completely bare, standing stark greys against the brilliant sky.. Still the world is dazzling! The milky way splatters itself from horizon to horizon over the night sky and the morning sun brings warmth to the to the frosted ground.  Dance to the music in your heart sing along with the songs of the ancients. Regenerate. A place to breathe and to hear yourself breathe. A sacred place in the shade of the blue oaks. It's time to take time. Time to play and enjoy with friends and family. A place to bask in opulent starlight and absorb the sounds of night. A place to clear your soul and revive your spirit. As the air grows calm and still listen closely for the sounds of ancients singing under the oaks. Lend your voice to the Song of the Ancients and let Coyote sing you to sleep.  

  Choices of open meadows, rings of sacred oaks, hilltops wrapped in moonlight and skies carpeted by the milky way. This is what you want it to be or let it be. You can spend the day in San Juan Bautista at the Mission and Shops or breakfast or lunch at Flapjacks in Tres Pinos, Monterey at the Aquarium, walk on the beach at Moss Landing, hike at Pinnacles, Fremont Peak, Griswold Mountains, or Panoche Hills. Then back home to sit in a quiet world under the stars. You can also...do nothing. Read a book doze in the shade drift off in a hammock or walk and discover the land and discover your place in this world.

  In this time of upheaval and uncertainty; we are here to provide refuge and regeneration. A place for mind and body to heal. Pitch your tent or park your camper amid the ancient Blue Oaks of California. Shake the dust off your work worn spirit. Let the celebration begin.  A time to lie in hammocks with cool drinks and books to wander comfortably through the oaks to let the quiet music of the oak savanna drift through your cooling mind. Let the weather guide your activities. In the cool of the morning and evening, let the games begin. Bring your games; corn hole, table tennis, cards, rummicub, etc. As the sun starts to dip the earth cools and energizes turns the mind and body outward to activity then as the milky way opens above, it brings a whole new perspective. We have crayons, watercolors, brushes, and paper for children of all ages to use to draw and paint under the oaks. Ask! if we forget to offer. Please clean the supplies so others can use them after you. Don't worry about breakages or using it all up. The supplies are here to be used 

  What we provide is: outdoor hot shower, flush toilet, water from a faucet, fire pit and grill to cook on at each campsite, and the spirit of the ancients, the blue oak savanna. Our hens lay or don't lay at their will they charge $10/dozen (no corn no soy) for their eggs. Free range raw goats milk for animal consumption only not for humans $4/qt, firewood for $10/bundle, fire lighters $5, fire starters -first two free in the winter then $0.50/each. Our firewood is sustainably harvested from downed trees and branches. We sell it for a neighbor. No healthy live trees are harmed in order to produce firewood. No native trees are felled in order to plant fast growing hardwood for fire or anything else!

  It is important to note; although we are in a convenient location for many different places, we are in the mountains. What may look close or just a few minutes away on a map will probably be closer for a condor moving through the air than a car. Take into account we are approximately nineteen miles south east of Paicines on Panoche road. Then, when the map tells you we are eleven miles from Pinnacles and you get here and realize we are more like forty miles from Pinnacles because you are not a Condor or a Raven and you have to travel by road, you won't be disappointed.

  wildfarmers is a project of Stork Peterkin International Foundation (spif), a 501c3 public charity. Check us out at wildfarmers dot org.  We are dedicated to the conservation and restoration of habitat and the re unification of people and wilderness. We accomplish our mission through events such as our Wild Lands and Working Lands of San Benito County, Walk on the Wild Side, wildflower discovery walk in the spring, Native Plant Seed Vault - seed gathering workshop, and other fun and educational events. Song of the Ancients (our camping program) is one of the many ways we have deployed to bring people back in touch with nature. Donations are tax deductible and all go towards the restoration and conservation of the land. Our current large project is the Pond Project, Restoring Wetland Habitat which is funded by a matching grant from Natural Resources Conservation Services, a division of USDA, US Fish and Wildlife Services, and Private Donations from people such as yourself.

  Cup the moon in your hands and drink in the essence of the Universe . Revitalize.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 34.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Jaimie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Melanie
Melanie.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 17th, 2022

Parked the camper van in Space #4. Big space with plenty of parking choices. Beautiful open view out to the west of hills. Veronica and Tony were super accommodating but also left us to enjoy the space. Spaces are well spread out. Could hear cows and some coyotes in the evenings. A very chill and beautiful place, especially as a launch and recovery point for Pinnacles.

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Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on January 21st, 2022

Thanks Melanie. We enjoyed getting to meet you and hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Lynn Cookinham
Lynn Cookinham L.
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(Site 3)
January 17th, 2022

We enjoyed our stay at Song of the Ancients! Very peaceful, quiet and a nice weekend respite. Listening to the coyotes under the full moon was wonderful. Lots of open space for the pup was an added bonus.

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Hipcamper Jaimie
Response from Jaimie, the Host, on January 21st, 2022

It was great having you here. Hope to see you again. Veronica

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Hipcamper Claire

Ringing in the new year

Claire H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 3rd, 2022

My partner and I parked our sprinter van at campsite 4 and had the best time. We woke up overlooking a meadow and Veronica and Tony offered plenty of firewood and starters. There was wonderful wildlife and Veronica even dropped off fresh milk from the dairy for our breakfast. I would highly recommend this experience!

Hipcamper chithra
Chithra A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 22nd, 2021

great spot not far from pinnacles!
Shower and restroom very clean.

Hipcamper Lizzie
Lizzie M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 14th, 2021

Lovely spot! The directions were clearly and the space was well maintained.

Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey O.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
November 14th, 2021

The people at Wildfarms were truly welcoming and have a great vision for this special place. And the campsites under the oaks were kinda perfectly California.

Hipcamper Amol

Star gazing experience!!

Amol G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 8th, 2021

Very nice experience with STAR GAZING!!!

Hipcamper Sai
Sai A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 8th, 2021

I had an excellent stay. Tony was very helpful in making the trip comfortable and also providing us with wood logs and other necessary material. Tmobile is the only signal that works there though

Hipcamper Esteban
Esteban T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 29th, 2021

Second time camping here. Once again a wonderful experience. Feels like the beet of both worlds with a dispersed, almost secluded camping experience yet with basic amenities (shower, restroom and firewood). Will definitely be going back!

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Property
Song of the Ancients
State
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