Hipcamp host Albrecht K.,
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Welcome you guys! The setting is a historic ranch that has been in my family since 1884. We grow wheat for whiskey currently made at a local distillery. The ranch boards horses and there are welcoming cows nearby, a few friendly ranch dogs and chickens in a coop built on the bed of a charming 1962 Chevy. You're in for a great escape from the common world.

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Welcome you guys! The setting is a historic ranch that has been in my family since 1884. We grow wheat for whiskey currently made at a local distillery. The ranch boards horses and there are welcoming cows nearby, a few friendly ranch dogs and chickens in a coop built on the bed of a charming 1962 Chevy. You're in for a great escape from the common world.

There are 4 individually equipped Bell tents, please pick later on the map.

Important: due to high fire danger level no open fires are allowed. But bring your portable gas stove!

All tents are equipped with a circular mood light inside and have a solar panel/battery pack combination to charge your phones and gadgets.  Two twin sized mattresses can be combined via straps to form a king, let us know ahead of time and we'll set it up!

site 1 - Tent Pauli:

Glamping in the Tee Pee style canvas Bell Tent we brought to Burning Man. Tent Pauli is equipped with two twin mattresses, a couch and fur rugs.

site 2 - Tent Lovelace:

A comfy queen mattress and a pillow pit!

site 3 - Tent Fitzgerald:

Tent Fitzgerald is equipped with two twin mattresses, a little travelers closet with hangers, rugs, string lights.

site 4 - Tent Walden:

A little bit hidden, right next to the big barn. Tent Walden has two twin sized mattresses and a Boho couch.

We're looking forward to welcome you in our sacred space!

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
No kitchen
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Albrecht a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 73%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Whiskey Ranch in California.


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Hipcamper Sabrina
Sabrina X.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2016

Whiskey ranch is perfect for animal lovers looking for an amazing glamping experience!

My boyfriend and I spent one night at the tent in Whiskey ranch. Albrecht was a welcoming host and took time to walk us around the property, show us the horses that are boarded there, the cows (and baby cows!), chickens, dogs as well as the other houses/cabins on the property. There was even a swing tied to a tree with room for two! Albrecht told us about how the Reinstein family had the ranch for hundreds of years, which can be seen with all of the old farm equipment and the old barn.

We had a great glamping experience in the beautiful tent. The tent has privacy from the rest of the ranch because it's situated right behind an old milking barn and underneath an old oak tree. We were able to pull the car right up to the tent and lugged our gear about 5ft to the picnic tables. We only had to bring our camp stove, food, and some clothes/toiletries. The tent is solar powered, there were some cute string lights as well as a couple battery packs to charge our phones. Inside the tent was HUGE! it had a small coffee table with succulents, a sofa, and a super comfortable memory foam mattress. It was more comfortable than my bed at home. Everything was also very clean, which is almost unheard of for camping! We used the well-maintained porta potties during our stay (about a 100 ft walk from the tent).

Overall, it was a fun ranch experience!

site 1 - tent PauliHiking the rolling hillsThe property has oak trees that are hundreds of years oldsite 1 - tent Pauli; The tent lit up
Hipcamper Lou
Lou D.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2016

We enjoyed very much our two nights in the teepee and would definitely come back:
- Amazing location: over a century old ranch, gorgeous landscape of rolling hills (the view is worth the climb).
- Extra-nice hosts: Albrecht and Christianna were very accomodating and helpful. We ended up hanging out with them and had a great evening in their company.
- Super cute and comfy tent with a queen bed, warm comforters, batteries, lamp, couch, extra blankets in a little isolated corner of the property. You just need to bring food, water and toiletries.
- Friendly neighbours: squirrels, owls, eagles, chipmunks, woodpeckers, horses, and cows, lots of cows.

Hipcamper Eileen
Eileen A.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2016

We had a wonderful time at Whiskey Ranch and loved waking up to the rooster! This was our first Hipcamp experience and we found all to be as described. The whole ranch, tepee tent, and bedding were very clean and welcoming, the cows and horses were pleasant to listen to and the stars were truly lovely.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful property!

Hipcamper Emilia
Emilia N.
recommends this listing.
December 6th, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at Whiskey Ranch for 1 night. With rain on the forecast for the whole weekend we were tempted to reschedule our booking, but Albrecht ensured us that the tent would keep us dry (which it did!). The tent was beautifully decorated, the bed was comfortable, and the extra blankets provided kept us very warm! The rain made it a bit difficult to cook our food on the camp stove, but we managed. Albrecht was very welcoming, encouraged us to explore the grounds, and in the morning with visited with the horses and walked the pastures among the cows. The setting was beautiful and serene, a great escape from the city even for just a night. I had expected the tent to be a bit more secluded, but the barn gives the area enough privacy. Thanks for your hospitality, we will definitely recommend the site to friends and I hope to visit the Whiskey distillery next time we are in the area.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily O.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2017

My husband Andrew and I had an enchanting time visiting Whiskey Ranch! We were booked to stay in the Tee Pee tent after a pretty epic week of Bay Area rains. I had read reviews that the tent can handle rain and keep its inhabitants dry (plus, we have a sense of adventure) so we forged on without rescheduling the trip, which turned out to be a super-duper plan. Once we arrived, Albrect (Albie, as we came to calling him) greeted us with a smile and said, "I have good news and bad news...."

The bad news was the intense rain had only caused a small nuisance to the tent which was, on that evening, being repaired and the good news was that Albie & Christianna (Reinstein) had no guests staying in the Historic Hetch Hetchy Cabin on the same property - so it was ours for the same price. Upgrade! So, while this review doesn't cover the Tee Pee, it's indicative of the hospitality we received and we hope you'll find a reason to make a trip to Whiskey Ranch for any one of the lodgings available.

The cabin was brought over to the ranch from Hetch Hetchy dam in the early 1900s. It's still standing and fully functional! It looks sort of like a darling old garden shed but the inside is very inviting! The double bed was snug but comfortable, and the heater kept us warm on an otherwise chilly and windy night. We were also delighted by the old cowboy books in the room and the old-timey radio unit with an audio jack that made it easy to connect to music on our phones. We felt a bit like we had traveled back in time, which is just our style.

During the day, Albie invited us to walk around the ranch and we took full advantage. The horses and chickens stood watch us and made bewitching noises we snapped pictures of the beautiful two-story barn, the rustic reclaimed truck that doubled as the chicken coop, the antique tractors and farming tools, and the golden, rolling hills. All the ranch exploring brewed up a mighty thirst in us so we took a short trip down the road to Sutherland Distilling Co., where the whiskey is made from wheat on the ranch. This is where we met Albie's wife, Christianna, the descendant of the original Reinstein ranch owners. She is a wealth of whiskey knowledge, naturally, and very nice. After our whiskey tasting and free tour of the distillery, we made it safely back to the ranch to BBQ our dinner and settle in by fire pit. We were joined by Christianna and Albie, who regaled us with family stories and their future plans for Reinstein ranch. We were delighted to have made fast, new friends who have such a marvelous place to call home. We recommend taking a trip to the ranch for your next down-home getaway (or event) to anyone looking to unwind!

Whiskey RanchNo stress in sight. The road to Sutherland Distilling Co. (Go try the whiskey!)Whiskey Ranch
Hipcamper Barry
Barry S.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2017

This was a really fun, really easy campsite for my family (including my 1 year old and 3 year old). The tent was cozy, the surrounding nature was lovely, and our hosts Albrecht and Christiana were very welcoming. We can't wait to book again for later in the summer.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha B.
recommends this listing.
April 2nd, 2017

We loved our stay at Whiskey Ranch. We had such a lovely time at the ranch, walking around and seeing all the horses was such a treat! We spent the day off wine tasting and beer tasting, all about 20 minute drive away. Perfect weekend away!

Hipcamper Celeste
Celeste G.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2017

Two moms and two six year olds had a wonderful overnight camping trip! The tent was very spacious with plenty of room for all four of us. Spent the morning exploring the grounds and loved the historic wagons and old farming equipment, chickens and horses were a fun touch and the kids got to see a real working ranch.

Hipcamper Aileen
Aileen U.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2017

I got a little lost trying to find the tent, since the place is a fully functioning ranch. It was located behind the barn on the left after you get in from the driveway and pass a few of the houses. The place exceed my expectations and I was in love with the ranch. I had no idea that they had so many horses there, and quickly learned that people board their horses there in the stables. Some of the horse owners were kind enough to let us meet their horses and allow us permission to pet them. The tent was beautiful, with a very comfortable bed. I have a tough time sleeping at unfamiliar places but fell asleep immediately. Albie provides a battery pack for you to charge your devices, but I suggest bringing an additional battery pack if you go with other people. The tent is also perfectly located between two trees that are right next to the barn, which allowed for the perfect set up with the hammock I brought with me. Be mindful of the rattlesnakes if you go exploring beyond the tent as we found one out in the open who greeted us with a shake.

Also, if you are a photographer of any kind... bring your camera and some lenses. My best friend who accompanied me is a photographer and he had a field day. We wound up with so many beautiful photos to frame and use for our websites. Albie is a wonderful host and you'll be very comfortable there. Port-o-potties available as well as an outdoor shower.

Whiskey Ranch
United States
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