Hipcamp host Buddy C.,
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Heeeellllooo Happy Friendly People!  You and your party MUST read and understand the ENTIRE listing description and rules in order to have your request accepted.   If you are not friendly, easy going, fun, positive, kind, and caring of nature/animals and fellow humans, please do NOT request to book!  Happy Fun Loving People only please :-)

My goal is to give my guests


Heeeellllooo Happy Friendly People!  You and your party MUST read and understand the ENTIRE listing description and rules in order to have your request accepted.   If you are not friendly, easy going, fun, positive, kind, and caring of nature/animals and fellow humans, please do NOT request to book!  Happy Fun Loving People only please :-)

My goal is to give my guests a happy and memorable experience!  I’m available if you need anything, please don’t wait til after your stay to voice a concern.

Specific Campsite Overview:

Stellar is a medium sized campsite for TENT CAMPING ONLY, able to accommodate up to 6 campers with 2 standard sized tents.   has amazing 360 degree views, easily accessible, and close to the Community BBQ/Fire Pit Area, Community Bathrooms, the Community Play Area "The Flat", and the Community Pond.   NO ON SITE PARKING FOR THIS SITE. You can drop off and pick up gear, but parking is a 1 minute walk away.  We have other sites with on site parking.     

Overall Campground Overview:

We have 13 sites on approximately 3 very secluded acres, and the whole campground is a close walk to the beautiful charming East Village of Cambria!  Over an acre is what we call The Flat, a large open area to run and play.   The 13 campsites with picnic tables are located close to the community bathrooms, fire pit/BBQ area, pond, and open play area.   All of our sites are a great place to wake up to a cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise.  Our beautiful wildlife includes, turkeys, quail, hawks, ducks, frogs, lizards, turtles, deer, raccoons, CA Condors and much more.  DO NOT TOUCH OR MESS WITH OUR WILDLIFE.

On The Flat there is a beautiful pond that you can swim in.  The pond has a dock, a aerator to keep the water oxygenated, fish, frogs, plants and turtles.  The pond was recently scraped, so it has not had the time to grow plants on the sides and bottom, so it is still churning up some clay and the water has not cleared up yet, but it’s just oxygenated rain water and some organic clay.

We have a very nice Community BBQ/fire pit area with seating, two restrooms and a double head shower room all a close walk from all sites.  We DO NOT ALLOW any kind of fire/heat on any part of the property besides the designated BBQ/Fire pit areas and inside the cabin because of high fire risk in our town.  Also, well, we want to promote a community type campground, where socializing and getting to know new fun people is encouraged! That is our favorite part aside from the beautiful nature!  Get to know some new cool Hipcampers!!!  Fire safety is our #1 rule alongside having a great time :-)

On one side of The Flat is our beautiful old growth Live Oak Grove, which is about as peaceful and magical as it gets, it has a tire swing that kids love, the other side is a amazing Old Growth Eucalyptus Grove with some of the largest trees in Slo County, trees 150'+ tall and up to 10' in diameter.  This Eucalyptus area is open to explore, however it is used for my Tree Care business, where I store my equipment as well as wood and wood chips.  This area is about the furthest from the campground area on the property along with my home.   

There is a beautiful walking trail through the oak grove to downtown.  If you are at the cabin, and looking in between the fire pit and the bathroom, that is the direction to the oak grove, where the tire swing is, and the path that goes downtown.  Follow the old road.  Once you take the path and get to the street, which is Wall St, take a right and you will go straight to downtown, or take a left and you will end up on Bridge St, which is a beautiful walk up a secluded road through the forest to the Cambria Cemetery. 

The back of the property boarders a large ranch/nature preserve which is a dense Monterey Pine forest, and the front side of the property is the old village of Cambria.  The property is elevated above town, giving the feel of being in the middle of the forest with total privacy, yet you are only a 5 minute walk to the village.  The old village of Cambria has everything you could want on a vacation.  We have True Earth Market, which is an organic health food/grocery store with a kitchen that makes a killer sandwich!  Next to True Earth is our historic saloon Mozzis with pool tables, snooker table, karaoke, and the wildest crowd you've ever ran into!  There are lots of shops to peruse including the world famous Linn's Pie Shop.  Amazing restaurants, from old fashioned diners, to fine dining, including Cambria's famous Robin's Restaurant, and our favorite, Madeline's which is a 5 minute drive to the West Side of Town.   Also a 5 minute walk will get you to Vyana Wellness Center, offering massage, yoga, and a variety of wellness classes.  About a 10 minute walk will get you to Cambria's dog park.  About a 12 minute walk will get you to Cambria's Gym One fitness club offering a weight room, cardio room, physical therapy, and a wide variety of classes.  The beach is a 5 minute drive, 10 minute bike ride, and a 35-45 minute walk.  Hearst Castle is a 12 minute drive.  Salmon Creek Trail is a 30 minute drive, which is a absolutely amazing experience!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Buddy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Stellar! in California.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Stellar!

22 Reviews

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Hipcamper Juan

Nature in the middle of town

Juan R.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2020

Cool property in the middle of town. To get to the campsites, you drive up a private road up a small hill and it is as if you are in the middle of nowhere. The only reminder of civilization is the occasional motorcyclist but they didn't really bother us and you cannot see any traffic.

The property is really well maintained and the amenities - bathrooms, showers, water, communal areas - are nice. Buddy, the host, is friendly and stocks supplies regularly.

We stayed at Site 5 and it was a little smaller than we anticipated, but we still had two tents on it; we were just tight. Site 5 has a tree that provides shade during the day. I noticed that sites 6 and 7 were also a little small but still workable.

Hipcamper Briana

Highly recommend!

Briana S.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2020

My 3.5 year old sons first camping trip was here and it was truly memorable! I’ll totally recommend this place to friends and family.

Hipcamper Amir

Cosy spot!

Amir D.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2020

Awesome place! Clean and neat! Buddy himself was very communicative before arrival, and stopped by to say hello and check on us once we were there. The warm shower was irresistible!
Will go back hopefully soon.

Hipcamper Vicky
Vicky G.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

My boyfriend and I had a great time. It was so much fun, and will visit again.

Hipcamper Judy
Judy R.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2020

Just what we were looking for. Kinda funky, good site if you have a dog, or even if you don't. Close to ocean and beach. Just off Main Street, just walk down the driveway and you are in town. But when you are at the campsite, you don't feel like you are "in" town. Buddy, the host, provided firewood, bath house was clean. All the other campers were nice.

Hipcamper Kyle

What a great place!

Kyle S.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

We had a wonderful time. Buddy was very friendly and we also got to meet his cute little son, Jeffrey. The place was clean and safe with a beautiful view of the valley. We saw a family of deer and frogs at night in the pond. The tire swing and the swing chair was fun for the kids. The showers and bathrooms were nice and clean. We really enjoyed the communal firepits and cooking stations as it allowed us to get to know our camping mates. We ended up making good friends with other families. I would highly recommend this place for someone who wants to feel like they are out in the middle of nowhere but still need bathrooms and showers, especially for kids. We hope to be back!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel W.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

Buddy and his tent sites rock. It's almost right downtown. Perfect place to pitch a tent for a few nights. Clean showers and toilets too. Thanks a bunch Buddy!

Hipcamper Megan

Stellar! kept true to its name. ;-)

Megan N.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

Buddy was a friendly host. The camp spot was perfect for our needs, and we loved the shower. We saw fawns, a hawk and an owl in the short time we were there. Great star gazing.
Good vibes all the way around!

Hipcamper James

Simply stellar.

James H.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2020

The campgrounds were amazing. Super clean showers and restrooms. All the guest were friendly and nice. Couldn’t think of a think that could have been nicer. Great time had by all.

The Flat in Cambria
United States
1 Site