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Escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world and immerse yourself in nature. Delight in starry nights rather than city lights. Reconnect with the deepest part of yourself and feed your soul at Stallion Oaks Ranch where people of all ages come together to recharge, relax and rebuild their lives.

A truly unique experience! 

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world and immerse yourself in nature. Delight in starry nights rather than city lights. Reconnect with the deepest part of yourself and feed your soul at Stallion Oaks Ranch where people of all ages come together to recharge, relax and rebuild their lives.

A truly unique experience! 


At this time there are (20) main dedicated tent-sites, (2 of 5) 16-foot bunk-bed yurts, and (1 of 6) 24-foot bunk-bed yurts near the common areas,  available for camping spaces.  The 16-foot bunk-bed Yurts have (3) bunk beds in them, which can sleep up to six people. The 24-foot bunk-bed Yurts have (7) bunk beds in them, which can sleep up to fourteen people. No linens are provided for bunk-beds.  

The numbered (1-12) tent sites have partial shade; the alphabetical (A-I) tent sites have no shade and are entirely in the sun.  There are no special set-up at the sites, only ground for pitching tents. There is one communal campground fire-ring that can be utilized by all onsite.  Fire usage will be allowed in this fire-ring only and must be approved by the site managers and local Fire Marshall, based on fire safety levels during camp-out periods. We cannot guarantee fire-ring use during your stay. Bring your own propane camp-stove (recommended) for cooking personal meals... and plenty of blankets and warm gear for evenings.

Onsite, there are (3) more additional 30-foot open-space yurts and one large open space Barn-Lodge Meeting Hall.  Although, there is a swimming pool onsite, it is not available for rent during camping events.  All of these additional spaces are reserved for use during special events and must be rented directly through the owners of the property, The Unity Center - San Diego, at special event pricing and have special rental restrictions and terms. 

Stallion Oaks Ranch is a privately owned and operated outdoor retreat venue, covering 243 acres which is backed up against the National Forest and is located in a fairly secluded mountain-residential area.  The site has multiple walking trails located on the property (including a trail-head to Pacific Crest Trail), a walk-around lake, peace-pole with full-size labyrinth under the oak trees, a man-made medicine wheel, and multiple meditation spots, along with a couple outdoor gazebos. 

The property is located just 45 minutes from downtown San Diego and several beaches and just 15 minutes away from Viejas Casino and about 30-60 minutes away from other common tourist sites.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
7 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Lots of hiking trails on property -- as well as off property. There is a trailhead nearby to Pacific Crest Trail

Wildlife watching

Lots of wildlife free roam on property - to include mountain lions, deer, turkeys, rabbits, gophers, wood peckers, squirrels, v...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stallion Oaks Ranch ~Tent Site in California.

Forest

Oaks, Pines, Manzanita and other trees ... plus a variety of bushes and flowers scatter the property

Lake

When rainy season = Lake Full; When drought season = Dry-Bed

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Hipcamper Sharon

We will definitely visit again!

Sharon G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

We like the place. We stayed there for 2 nights and during our stay we got to visit a lot of places in San Diego for a day trip. We pitched our tent and got to choose where to pitch our tent upon arrival. Everything you need is pretty much there even a hot shower. There’s even a pool. The host was helpful as well and even brought us a picnic table where we pitched our tent. We definitely will be visiting again because of the low price and not compromising on anything.

Hipcamper Neven

Relaxing stay under tall trees

Neven K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Loved staying at Stallion Oaks ! We booked a tent site . There were plenty of tent sites with shade under big oak trees .

The bathrooms were very clean. my kids enjoyed the labyrinth and the view of the lake was great.

It was a new moon when I stayed and the view of the sky was amazing !

All in all we had a great time and would come again !

Hipcamper Dominga

Peaceful and no fuss

Dominga B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2021

Clean and peaceful!
This is a great location for those wish to come off the grid.. no cell and all about nature!

Hipcamper Marlene

4th of july weekend 2021

Marlene S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2021

Upon arrival we were greeted by our friendly host who gave us the run down on the ideal camp spots, general rules, and locations of key sites such as the lake, restrooms, kids game room and local attractions. The host is super friendly and informative so we knew that our experience would be incredible!
We ended up taking up camp near the entrance as there was plenty of shade and room. There was both a water spigot and electrical outlet at the site we chose. I would say the tent site we chose along with two sites that are at the entrance of the Lake trail are the best sites for shade. The picture I've attached shows our camp site during it's sunniest moment. As far as bugs, we had a few mosquitos, flies, and meat bees that visited so we lit up a mosquito repelling candle/incense and that seemed to keep them away.
There is plenty of wild life to see, even in the hot heat of July. We were thrilled to see deer roam across the property and at times very close to our camp. There is plenty of blue jays, owls, and ground squirrels. During the night, we heard the chatter of coyote packs and hooting owls. The view of the stars are incredible at this camp! If you are an early riser the sounds of all of the different birds would please you and if not, I will just warn you that it's like an orchestra at the crack of dawn. It was beautiful until the blue jays started to sing.... I had no idea on how horrible their singing is :) Also, don't leave food overnight out as it will attract the field mice to your camp.
The lake still had water in it but at this time it's not a place where you want to dip your fit into it. There are many sites to see near such as the gazebo, barn, and medicine wheel. I'm sure there is much more to see but we just didn't have enough time to explore as the property is huge! The kids loved the game room which is inside one of the yurts. There is is even A/C in there to keep them cool. We were lucky the hosts opened their pool to us which was a blessing as it was a hot and humid weekend. One of our highlights is finding the cutest little frog in the pool that climbed up my leg and was gently held in my son's hand. The property is also a great place for kids (and adults) to ride their bikes. We were lucky that the wind died completely down during the evening so we were even able to have a camp fire at the communal fire ring. It was the perfect end to a fun day!
As others have commented, the restrooms are the cleanest that you'll ever see at a camp! Both the toilet stalls and showers were spotless. Just remember to keep the door closed to avoid an infestation of moths and other flying bugs from invading the restroom. Unfortunately another camper left the men's restroom door open at night and by morning time, it was infested with bugs. Luckily, the hosts clean the restrooms twice a day but let's be kind to them and courteous to other campers by just closing the door.
This was an incredible weekend trip for us and we plan on coming back.

Cute frog at poolThe game room with A/CThe barnThe lake in July
Hipcamper Vanessa

Perfect!

Vanessa A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2021

This was the first time my husband and I had gone away in the 9 years we've been together and this was perfect! Great spot, facilities were so clean, can't wait to go back!

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Hipcamper Elynn
Elynn R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2021

Great location to access surrounding trails, but for tent campers be aware that there are no designated tent sites (despite how it’s described on Hipcamp). Tent sites are first come first served. Other than that, the property is lovely & contains some pretty awesome yurts (if that’s your thing)! Would recommend for yurt camping, not so much tent camping.

Hipcamper richard

A nice few days camping in 06/21.

Richard R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2021

We stayed here for 4 nights in late June of 2021. We had the entire area behind the "barn" (more like a meeting hall) to ourselves. It was very shady and isolated. The only downside, it was a bit of a walk to the bathrooms and showers. We pretty much had the entire place to ourselves with only one yurt being used the entire time we were there.
The temperatures during the day were in the low 90's so we really appreciated the pool.
During our stay we saw the host chickens, dear, bunnies' and an emu. Yes, an Emu. Evidently, he or she had escaped from a neighbor’s property and had been missing for some time.
Be forewarned, this time of year there are quite a few flying "critters" at night. We just planned our meals accordingly.
The host, Amanda and her husband were extremely friendly and helpful.
The ranch is well located with the quaint mountain town of Julian 45 minutes to the north and the beaches of San Diego 45 minute to the west.

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Hipcamper Karl
Karl M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2021

The host was very kind and accommodating. The property was nicely set up and easy to get to, with lots of amenities and very nice bathrooms. Definitely recommended, and I plan on coming back in the future.

Hipcamper Joel
Joel C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2021

We had a fantastic time at this campsite. Sirous and his wife are great hosts always willing to give good recommendations. they were graceful enough to give our kids a complete lesson on their different roosters and hens breed collection and provide us with fresh farm eggs.

We camped in an area with large oak trees that provided the necessary shade to stay cool on a very hot weekend. There is a very nice walk to their own lake that is highly recommended.

Overall we had a great time at this place and planning on coming back.

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Property
Stallion Oaks Ranch (Retreat)
State
California
Country
United States
$35/night
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