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Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States to visit in 2021 & 2022!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch.

 -  Come glamp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains, California. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bake


Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States to visit in 2021 & 2022!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch.

 -  Come glamp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains, California. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield.

-  Cozy up in a comfy private canvas wall tent. The tent is fully furnished with a queen bed, side tables, chairs and/or coffee table. The tent also has a screen door and three screen windows to let the fresh breeze cool you off during the day. The tent is set on a raised deck to keep you and your belongings out of the dirt. Outside there is a picnic table or table & several chairs. Tents can comfortably accommodate 2 adults & 3 small children, or 3 adults (twin & kid cots available upon request). If your group is any larger than that we recommend booking multiple glamping tents, or add a campsite ($60) to bring your own tent for the additional guests. Remember for all additional guests you'll need to bring bedding, pillows / cots etc. 

- Dogs are welcome, however, we charge  a $20 pet fee (per pet) due upon arrival.  (We accept cash or venmo)  All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times & never left unattended. There is livestock on the ranch as well as other guests and we want everyone to feel safe.  If your dog is prone to biting please do not bring it! 

-  Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing. The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. 

 -  Tule elk, prog horn antelope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). 

- At our pond camp we have several large shades along with many picnic tables, benches, and chairs scattered around the site.

- We  have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY

-  Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas grills as well as gas burners & sink. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space).

E e are an ember free site due to high wildfire risks & the current California drought. However we do have propane fire pits available for your rental at$15 per night (additional nights can be payed for upon arrival) great for roasting s’mores & the ambience of camping. Please do not cook any meals on them. All cooking is to be done in the communal kitchen area.

The site consists of other glamping tents & campsites please be respectful to other guests. No music or loud noise after 8pm. Thank you 

-  The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. 

-  Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own utensils, cooking essentials, food and beverages. We sell ICE!! $5 per 5lb bag.

-We are off grid, there is no electricity, all lights are battery or solar powered. You may want a flashlight or headlamp for walking around at night.

- We have recently started selling grass fed beef & jerky, hats & coffee mugs straight from the ranch to our local community & visiting guests. If your interested in purchasing some wholesome delicious beef during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com  be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest & if you’d  like it during your stay or on departure. All beef is frozen in vacuum sealed bags. 

- Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here as we have a Verizon tower on the ranch. All other service is spotty if existent at all. 

- Check in is anytime after 3pm, but no later than 9pm unless arranged with us (a $20 late fee will apply after 9pm). Check out is 11am on the day of departure.

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Lodging provided
Canvas tent
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Twisselman’s Glamping by the Pond in California.


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Hipcamper Marco

Easy prays and beautiful

Marco P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 10th, 2022

Place is great and the host are super helpful with logistic.

Hipcamper Denise
Denise H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 31st, 2022

We had the most magical time at the farm! Everything was just perfect. The grounds were were absolutely breathtaking from the beautiful pond to the gorgeous trees and mountains. The decor in the tents were so beautiful and the bedding was the softest bedding I have ever slept on. I never sleep better our 2 nights we were there. We had the best time at the pond. The kids loved using all the boats provided. The took multiple trips around the entire pond looking for turtles and frogs. They also loved cooling off in the cowboy tubs. The wildlife on the farm was so exciting to watch and hear. We loved staying up late listening to all the frogs and birds. It was truly a wonderful time. You can tell that Adriane and Ethan have put so much love into the property! We can't wait to go back!

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Hipcamper Denise
Denise H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 28th, 2022

We spent 2 nights on the ranch and had the most amazing time! Adriane was such a lovely host. She checked on us through our stay and was available to answer questions at anytime. The tents were beautifully decorated. You can tell Adriane put so much love into each one. The grounds were just magical!!! We spent all day at the pond. The kids loved going around in the boats feeding the fish and looking for frogs. The kitchen was amazing! They had every type of grill and stove top you could need. At night we enjoyed smores while looking at the stars. At bedtime we loved hearing all the animals especially the owls. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is now my favorite glamping spot. I can not wait to come back! Thank you Adriane and Ethan for allowing other people to come experience the country life!

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Hipcamper Adriane and Ethan
Response from Adriane and Ethan, the Host, on August 1st, 2022

Aw thank you for the raving review! It was such a pleasure meeting and hosting your sweet family! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay here ❤️

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2022

Got there just in time for a gorgeous sunset followed by a star show in the heavens above and ended the night with a spectacular moonrise. Could not have been better.

My kids enjoyed the canoe and Paddleboat experience. We raced some geese and could hear frogs and owls at night.

The tents and grounds were extremely clean and very well decorated. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Sarah

All details considered

Sarah H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 10th, 2022

Glamping at the pond was great - you can tell that great thought and care went into developing the space. All details are covered and we wanted for nothing during our stay! We especially enjoyed paddling around the pond in the paddle boats and dory.

Hipcamper Libby


Libby B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 1st, 2022

Every bit as magical as the reviews!!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Twisselman's with kids!

Jennifer D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 27th, 2022

Adriane and Ethan's hip camp is a fantastic experience! They are communicative with their guests before, during, and departing. They provide clear directions and were able to accommodate our late arrival. The bed in the yurt is super comfortable and the hot shower a much welcomed amenity after a day of travel. The property is gorgeous and the sites are maybe 20 steps away. All sites have a view of the lake, landscape, and mountains. The paddle boats were a hit with my family. We wished we had more than 24 hours to visit but will be back. We ordered the beef jerky and honey from the website and Adriane delivered our products the next morning. The quality of the jerky and honey was outstanding. The property is spotless and well cared for. There is open space to throw a ball and for kids to play. Thank you again for a memorable experience!

Hipcamper Bill

Glamming under the stars

Bill M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 26th, 2022

Was there one day, enjoyed it, very peaceful :)

Hipcamper Ryan

5 star glamping!

Ryan G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 20th, 2022

This was my first glamping experience and it was amazing! The tent was super comfortable and felt private! The bathrooms and showers were spotless! The lake was an added plus to canoe on!


Best of 2022 Glamping
1st place
Best in 2021 Glamping
1st place
Best of 2019 California
6th place
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