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Desert Mountain terrain welcomes campers along scenic route 74. Beautiful wilderness dispersed/primitive camping co-located with Off Track Thoroughbred Racehorse Rescue (10% of your fee donated directly to the non-profit Horse sanctuary). Bring your tent or car camp and enjoy stargazing beds, hammocks, grills and picnic accessibility. Minutes from hiking trails. 13 miles fro

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Desert Mountain terrain welcomes campers along scenic route 74. Beautiful wilderness dispersed/primitive camping co-located with Off Track Thoroughbred Racehorse Rescue (10% of your fee donated directly to the non-profit Horse sanctuary). Bring your tent or car camp and enjoy stargazing beds, hammocks, grills and picnic accessibility. Minutes from hiking trails. 13 miles from Palm Desert - 25 miles to Idyllwild - an easy mountain-desert escape. Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree and PCT close by. 

Potable water access. Outdoor kitchen with stove, fridge, freezer, grills, dishes/cutlery/cookware. 16 ft communal dining table. Enticing outdoor shower and full indoor bathroom. Relax in the communal lounge. Cool down in the dipping pool. Shaded lounge areas available to all guests. 

A serene base for your mountain-biking, climbing, or outdoor adventures, and conveniently located across the road from the Sugarloaf Cafe and a short drive to The Pit Stop and Paradise Valley Cafe. 

With respect and deference, we honor and acknowledge that these camping opportunities are on traditional Cahuilla Land. 

Adults only, unless full camp buyout.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 7 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
Laundry present
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stargazing at Moonrise Ranch in California.

Ranch

Co-located with a wilderness-set horse rescue

Desert
Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Gil
Gil C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 12th, 2021

We have a great stay!

Hipcamper Adam
Adam U.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2021

Amazing experience with wonderful amenities. Mary and Katherine were gracious and friendly hosts. The stars at night were absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Victor

Awesome experience!

Victor C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 5th, 2021

Amazing site! Very spacious with great views of the sky!
Very nice hosts. Very clean facilities.

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Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2021

What a perfect night! This property is so well maintained and way better in person than in photos! We set up camp right in the back of the property. So much space and quiet time. The kitchen, bathroom, and safari tent were an absolute blessing.. especially if you are looking for an easier camping trip under the incredible stars. Great hike right across the street. The hosts are totally there to support in any way! Thanks for having us and sharing your dream.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2021

Great stay and awesome property!

Hipcamper Cindy

Amazing stay in moonrise ranch!

Cindy N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2021

Moonrise Ranch was SUCH a beautiful, creative, and interesting space. We were warmly greeted by the host who walked us around the space and showed us how to use the amenities. She even gave us free eggs (fresh from their chickens) to eat for breakfast. We loved chilling in the tub that was located in front of the airstream they’re putting together. We also really enjoyed the outdoor kitchen area and the bathroom + shower. We had the entire space to ourselves so it was nice to be loud and have a good time without anyone else around. Just be wary of the elements; it was super windy at night when we were there, so many of us had the sniffles. Other than that, such an awesome space and I highly recommend checking it out!

Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2021

Great spot with lots of hiking nearby. Loved all the little touches aroind the property!

Hipcamper Cat

Relaxed, safe, communal, idea!!

Cat W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

Wonderful hospitality. It was a really welcoming communal space where you were staying with the not nosy family members.

We saw the moon without light pollution. Heard the horses and roosters. I know it was crazy but we got to hear the coyote howls the first night.

Great first camping for us.

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Hipcamper Linda

Awesome getaway!

Linda D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

This property checks all the boxes, has awesome location to hikes, roads are easy to drive on, and you still have cellphone connection, but most importantly it has a cowboy pool (bigger size one) that’s awesome! With the heat it definitely came in handy! Full kitchen and bath. Plus our door showers. And to end your night, amazing cute beds spread out the property to star gaze! Also super nice to wake up to chickens and their eggs for breakfast. They also do have ducks and horses.
Over all super nice and fun! Definitely recommend and would come hack.

Awards

Best in 2021 California
2nd place
Property
Stargazing @ Moonrise Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$100/night
5 Sites