Hipcamp host Montrese E.,
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___________SITE OVERVIEW

CAMP or GLAMP with all you need! Surrounded by Unobstructed Ocean and Mountain Views on a Horse/Animal sanctuary in your own DreamScape atop the world. THIS IS A PLACE FOR NATURE RETREAT NOT PARTYING - NO ELECTRONIC MUSIC, must be willing TO READ and FOLLOW ALL PREP and SITE GUIDELINES. You need our written directions, GPS will not get y


___________SITE OVERVIEW

CAMP or GLAMP with all you need! Surrounded by Unobstructed Ocean and Mountain Views on a Horse/Animal sanctuary in your own DreamScape atop the world. THIS IS A PLACE FOR NATURE RETREAT NOT PARTYING - NO ELECTRONIC MUSIC, must be willing TO READ and FOLLOW ALL PREP and SITE GUIDELINES. You need our written directions, GPS will not get you here

EXPANSIVE (private, several acre camp surrounded by 1000 of acres of protected lands), stocked kitchen, Warm water Shower House, flush toilets, 33’ DOME with COMFY KING BED and 6 optional twin beds/futons (SLEEPS 8) - loads of room for extra tents: swings, outdoor fire pit with awesome glass wind enclosure and optional INDOOR FIREPLACES and cool lighting. Bring your own bedding, extra tents, RV, camper for free.

W/o generator THIS IS AN OFF GRID RANCH with NO WIFI. However, ATT/Verizon work great here. 

****See below to arrange fire, warmth, electricity and sleeping set up and group event preparation before arrival.

BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A HOTEL BUT RATHER GLAMPING IN NATURE, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU READ ALL PROVIDED PREPARATION, DIRECTIONS AND SAFETY INTEL. READING AND FOLLOWING ALL GUIDELINES IS REQUIRED BEFORE AND UPON VISITING THE SANCTUARY. This includes respect and kind manners toward our staff. Thank you! We reserve the right to decline business and or w/o notice cancel a reservation if we are given cause of concern.

Plz Send questions *after* reading this full description and checking our calendar. You will receive directions AFTER booking, cannot reach the Sanctuary using GPS.

*We offer this amazing dome via our alliance with Landscamper, a professional glamping solution provider based in California.


SUNDAY - THURSDAY this Retreat is $175 for up to 4 People 


January - March Fri - Sat: $225 / night upto 6 People additional is $25/per person, per night Maximum 10 guests 

April - December Fri and Sat: *TWO NIGHT, 10 PERSON MAXIMUM or $450/night


Aditional guests: $25 person per, per night for all over 5 y/o (after base price which covers 4 people).



Please book extras: wood, warmth, electricity **B4 Arriving**

Book by sending to venmo: Montrese Etienne

(include date of booking, campsite and items you wish to have prepared for your arrival)

Please note w/o generator THIS IS AN OFF GRID RANCH with NO WIFI but ATT/Verizon work great here. See below for more information on sleeping set up and preparation.

OK to bring Extra tents, camper or RV(park in designated spot) at no additional charge.


Please PRE-ARRANGE any EXTRAS, so we can have it all set up for you when you arrive. 

Although it’s absolutely stunning during the daylight hours, it gets really chilly (still gorgeous) at night so we have glamp options for those who wish it.  BELOW are 3 suggested options (full description of each amenity below). 

 We have a happy update, we have switched out the propane fire pit outside to a wood fire pit again and that is available for use with $28 worth of four cubic feet of wood and starter shavings that would easily last you all night or two partial nights if you burn it moderately. More is available upon request. If you use our equipment you must purchase the materials (propane/gas) from us so we can set it up. We offer these options to you at our cost to provide - so your experience is awesome: 

_________#1 FULL MONTY

Warmest and brightest: 2 propane tanks for 2 heat sources in dome, one can of gas for electricity via generator and wood for outside fire pit: $110

________#2 COZY CAMPERS 

1 propane bottle for one fireplace in dome and 1 can of gas for generator powers lights around camp, in kitchen and dome/heater/lights and kitchen oven: $56

________#3 NATURE LOVER 

Wood for outside pit: $28 (bring extra layers and lanterns)



***We also have a TWO new PROPANE heat sources (a fireplace and a fire pit) in the dome: each need a 5 gallon propane tank at $28 a piece. They last about 12 hours each. 

The combo of lighting both fires and use of generator really warms up the big dome space, the 2nd best is a combo of 1 fireplace and generator for lighting and heater.


Powers string lights in dome, magical setting around fire pit, gives light in kitchen, powers electric heater in dome (still need one fireplace running to warm up big space of dome) and oven in kitchen (stove top works with a match): $28 for gas. 

We light the generator for you at sunset. You can turn off whenever you want, please text us to start when you want it back on.


Plz bring back up batteries/car chargers Etc for devices - extra lamps and lanterns. ATT/Verizon work great here.


To book any of the above plz do so before arrival so I can have it on hand and ready for you please venom to Montrese Etienne, last four digits of my phone number if they ask: 4528.

___________PLEASE BRING 

Your own sanitization products, drinking water, bedding, food, ice, back up batteries/car chargers Etc for devices - extra lamps and lanterns. 




We are taking EXTRA PRECAUTIONS and wiping and spraying All surfaces down daily with sanitizer, peroxide and/or bleach - which are proven to kill the coronavirus easily and effectively.  We are removing any reuse items that cannot be wiped down or sprayed such as comforters and blankets. We spray couches, chairs etc..

________________YOUR PRECAUTIONS 

Plz do not book if you have had exposure and/or cancel if you have symptoms. Please get all your supplies before coming to our community. Thank you!

****To protect our community plz do all your food and supply shopping in your area. 

***We are also asking guests to bring their own bedding, blankets (we will have fresh clean sheets for you). WE OFFER PILLOWS/CASES, but recommend bringing your own.***

Please practice social distancing with people and our animals at the sanctuary (we have suspended animal interaction sessions)

Additionally, we ask you join us in taking  precautions such as bringing your own products for sanitizing surfaces, including spraying where you touch, such as metal gates on the way in and out of the Sanctuary, as well as bathroom door, toilet and shower handles. Please use assigned NORTH SIDE of bathroom.

Together we can make the Sanctuary a safe zone for all.

Thank you for understanding!!! We hope you are well! Your nature retreat awaits! 

___________SLEEPING SET UP

The Dome comes with a king bed and sheets. There are 4 additional twin mattresses and two futons (no sheets). Dome only sleeps 8 people. For more people, bring extra tents.

BYO Lots of cozy BEDDING

You can bring extra tents and or RV at no charge. You can bring extra tents and or RV at no charge. And or book additional dome camps if available. See our other listings. ADJACENT DOME SITE - if you have adult guests that want private comfy glamping book our super popular“No Place Like Dome” camp. Has a king bed for two only. Additional $133/night plus service fees. Not a camp for kids or dogs. ADDITIONAL SMALLER CAMP with a bed/tub (won best camp in Ca!!) called OCEANVIEW Couple’s COSMIC EGG, for $133/night plus services fees , serves two people but there is room for an additional tent. No dogs. Both these sites are subject to availability and service fees.


IF needed, ask for list of what we stocked. Lots of pots, cutlery, plates, pans…stove top (works with match), oven (works with generator), two ice chests


The dome is not a house it is just a big fancy tent and subject to responding to weather.

It will get drippy with condensation when it is foggy, raining or if a lot of people are in the dome. We provide water Bowles/towels to catch drips from ceiling fan in storms. Plz bring towels if it is likely to rain during your trip. People are still able to enjoy the unique space and enjoy the up close with elements.


Great news! The brand new two stall and shared shower house is ready and available to you for your stay! Please bring your own towels. Out of consideration for social distancing we are dividing up and assigning bathrooms to particular camps. This camp is to use the NORTH SIDE ONLY.


We welcome well behaved dogs with a few rules: plz don’t let pup on couches chairs and cushions, SWEEP UP ALL HAIR and wipe/clean all paw prints in dome, and when outside plz don’t let pup run off or dig - plz fill all holes, pick up all poop. :)


Plz keep your visit to your campground, which is from the parking lot to the swings in a big circle, with the fire pit in the middle. Please don’t interact with our free roaming horses. Save exploration for all the gorgeous and pristine local state beaches and parks. 

We ask people not to venture around the property both for our and other’s privacy as well as for liability purposes and such.

_________QUIET HOURS

There is to be no loud music or electronic base amplification. Sound should not be heard beyond the circular wind fire ring. Plz be mindful of quiet hours past 10pm and keeping voices and tunes on down low.

______________THE HOOD

The Sanctuary is surrounded by protected open space and to get to it you must travel a SHARED and private community gravel road with gates and horses - which you agree to travel at your own risk. For a happy hood, the safety of wildlife and to help us keep things thriving for the Rescues PLEASE go SLOW (12 MPH) and follow long but really important and helpful directions very, super duper carefully. 

Please keep hiking to local pristine nature walks that are close by at beautiful State Beaches and there lots of country charm and artisan attractions can be found in the quaint town of Pescadero.

**The rescued horses say "Hay Baby Hay”; THANK YOU!”

____________LAND REQUESTS:


This is a working ranch, we have free roaming rescued horses and our dogs may visit you. If you aren’t a fan of animals or wild life (you will see lots of bugs, frogs lizards, birds etc (PLEASE DON'T DISTURB) this might not be the place for you.  But if you love them, you will LOVE IT HERE! This is a healing, retreat and a Native American prayer site please obstain from loud electronic music, heavy intoxication on anything but Nature's Beauty. Silent Disco is welcome.

This is also an animal haven and sanctuary, plz ONLY HUMANELY RAISED AND HUMANELY SLAUGHTERED animal products!! Very important to us. Thank you! Thank you again, because of you we are able to offer forever homes to horse, llama, alpaca, sheep, donkey, rooster, chicken, goose, cat, dog etc.. people!!


We offer beautiful dome spaces at the Sanctuary via an alliance with Landscamper, a professional glamping solution provider based in California.


WildFires In last year’s apocalyptic fire we and all our animals were lucky and blessed and faired very well due to preparedness and our defensible plateau - even still California coastal residents are still in a state of PTSD and recovery from what we went through last year. Please do not send messages full of devastating prediction about this coming year. We are all in prayer that things will be managed and there will be no more loss. That said some may be wanting to be sure that they will be refunded in the event of a crisis. It is impossible to predict exactly what nature will do today or how she will respond tomorrow. For example, even in last year’s engulfing fire, our property had the best air quality in the entire bay area. Therefore it is impossible for us to provide any other guarantee than the following: If the worst happens and air quality is registered as dangerous due to fires - just as if there is some other state of emergency - guests will be refunded AFTER THE CRISIS ABATES for the dates that make accessing our home dangerous. PLEASE remain positive that we will have no state of emergency or “dangerous” air quality and if these prayers are answered, please remain prepared to honor our current cancellation policy if you chose to make a reservation. Finally, please consider that If there is a state of emergency or such devastating developments your support is even more critical to the survival of the coastal families, communities and all the animals who call it home.
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
Have a question? Send Montrese a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 96%

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Not on site plz, but at local, super close state parks and beaches.

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Not riding but we offer wonderful Animal Guided Healing and animal interactions. Learn more at www.wtrhorsesanctuary.org

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Hipcamper Tommy
Tommy G.
recommends this listing.
February 15th, 2016

This place is fantastic. Driving by the grazing horses on your way in sets the stage for this serene, beautiful land share. Montrese was there to greet us and walk us through the property. The wind screened fire pit area was stocked with dry wood, the kitchen was well supplied, and the RV was clean and comfortable. It got VERY windy at night so it was hard to light a fire, but we made do and had a wonderful time.

Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline T.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2016

I brought my mom and aunt here for a ladies weekend of filled with campfires, stars and laughs, and we couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for exactly that. Every moment of this trip from driving down the beautiful coastal hwy 101 to bumping along the dirt road up to WildTender to being greeted by the radiant and full-hearted Montrese to being awoken with seven majestic horses grazing in our camp was a memory and unique moment in and of itself.

It was my mom's first time camping, so the RV at this camp was a perfect way for her to try sleeping outdoors and in nature while not having to worry about pitching a tent, staking a rainfly or sleeping on the ground. I don't know if it was a combination of the misty starry sky at night, the laughs we shared while channeling our girl scout days and trying to start a campfire or the delicious camp meal we cooked in the kitchenette, but she's now hooked and I couldn't be happier.

I plan to return here again (and I recommend you go here) for some peace and quiet, stunning ocean views and to soak in the positive energy seeping from every pore in the land.

Morning tea with ocean viewsWake up mom, it's time to playMom survived her first time camping. And all with a smile!My mom and I enjoying the fire we finally managed to build
Hipcamper Kendra
Kendra E.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2016

Peaceful and healing. I couldn't ask for more from any stay as this was more than I expected on all levels. There was an abundance of space to roam, amazing views everywhere you looked, and more amenities than I was expecting. The RV, kitchenette, and fire pit made the stay feel luxurious and very easy. This is a perfect place to spend some quiet time outdoors where the only sounds are the crackling fire, frogs, and ocean. We didn't hear or see any other people, but were pleasantly surprised to have a couple dogs and several horses checking in on us. I would definitely return to this site.

Hipcamper susan
Susan C.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2016

What a wonderful place to take your children and their friends!. The RV is a perfect kid hideaway and there is ample room to stake a tent nearby so the grownups get some alone time. The cooking cottage was really helpful and has all the plates, cups, bowls etc. you would need. Just bring a frying pan. The best part, though, was meeting Montrese and her animal family. I highly recommend doing the "animal interaction" she facilitates-- the kids loved meeting the gentle horses and learning how to speak to them. There are also many other adorable rescued critters you will hug and scritch. This campsite is worth every dime and goes to a great cause, as well. Go here!

Hipcamper Maegan
Maegan L.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2016

I am a bit reluctant to write this review because demand for this exceptional site will go through the roof; but in the interest of paying it forward, GO HERE! Montrese and Anders' secluded retreat is unparalleled. The serenity of the ocean views sets the tone for a perfect stay, and then the amenities make the whole experience extra comfortable. From the wind protector, fire wood, and kitchenette, to the cozy refuge of the RV with running water, you cannot beat WildTender Ranch. Do yourself a favor and spend a few nights supporting this incredible place.

Driving in at golden hourMoonrise over the Lazy DazeFrom inside the kitchen THE BIG OM OCEAN RETREAT
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2016

WildTender Ranch is unbelievable. From the gorgeous drive down Highway 1 to the gently meandering paths through pastures of wild horses, lakes, rolling grassy hills and finally to your coastal perch above the Pacific Ocean - the entire experience felt like a dream. We went on one of the most stormy weekends of the year and even though we were sopped out in rain and fog the entire time, it was still magical, which tells you just how amazing this spot is. The entire weekend we felt at peace - the healing energy of this place is tangible. The RV was clean and cozy. We enjoyed playing games, reading and relaxing in the space. We slept incredibly well in the comfortable bed, and we had all the amenities we needed and appreciated the nice touches, like candles, extra lighting, coffee/tea, etc. We also loved using the kitchen which was also stocked with supplies and the basics (salt, pepper, oil, etc). The only challenge we encountered was running out of water on the RV, the lack of hot water for the shower and sink and feeling quite cold, but again, we were there on a uniquely stormy weekend and likely wouldn't have been bothered by the above in better conditions. Otherwise, it was a perfect weekend at a very special spot we felt lucky to enjoy. We can't wait to come back with better weather!

Hipcamper David
David H.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2016

This is a very special site. The roaming horses, sacred land and views are extraordinary. The windblock is great, the vintage RV is awesome.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy C.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2016

This is an amazing site! The little kitchenette and RV basically make it so you don't have to bring anything other than food to camp (should you want to). We ended up pitching a tent anyway, and there's plenty of room to do so. The wind break circle was really nice too, as it does tend to get breezy late in the afternoon.

In the mornings, you can peek out your tent and see the rescued horses grazing behind the RV. There's a sturdy swing set next to the site that is fun too.

Portapotty is very clean as far as portapotties go, probably because it appears to be serviced every week.

Be kind -- driver slowly in to avoid dusting the neighbors, and respect the land.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris C.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2016

Wonderful stay. We had a lot of fog and it was wet but no less beautiful. We will definitely be back


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