Hipcamp host Meredith C.,
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The Bring Your Own Tent sites are in a separate area from bell tents and RV camping, beginning at the horse stable barn.  There are other sites rented under the RV  listing on the 3 1/2 acre property, and are as seen in the pictures. We are in a 10+ year drought, so this land consists of dirt and dehydrated vegetation.  There are no trees for shade here so bring your own ca


The Bring Your Own Tent sites are in a separate area from bell tents and RV camping, beginning at the horse stable barn.  There are other sites rented under the RV  listing on the 3 1/2 acre property, and are as seen in the pictures. We are in a 10+ year drought, so this land consists of dirt and dehydrated vegetation.  There are no trees for shade here so bring your own canopy or sun shade.  You will be sharing the two outdoor showers(cold water shower head/and solar shower bags), a cold water only sink, and one portable bathroom with other campers.     

You will have access to a small personal grill so please bring your own bundled wood and cooking equipment.

My ranch is centrally located on the Cali Coast, half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, making it the perfect stopover when traveling.  The property is a quick 2 miles off the 101, at an exit with all the stores/amenities you need for your camping experience.  I am located where several wine trails begin and a famous cycling route that will wrap you through Foxen Canyon down into Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, and Los Alamos to tasting rooms and some intimate cafes.  Going North of Santa Maria you have hiking, beaches, sand dunes, more wineries, bike trails, hot springs, and my all time favorite Thursday night Farmers Market in SLO (sans COVID).  Madonna Inn is a one of kind must-see iconic pop culture throw back hotel/restaurant/bakery--a dessert and coffee stop after the farmers market where you can check out every nook and cranny (especially both downstairs bathrooms) and be amazed by it.  In Pismo Beach you will find the Triple D famed Splash Café which has delish seafood and divine clam chowder.  Just around the corner are the biggest, gooiest, yummiest cinnamon rolls at Old West Bakery (one will feed 4+).   Both are so worth the lines and you will have to get there early before they sell out (Maple Bacon)--no guilt there if you hike Madonna Hill or Montana De Oro first!  

When you are done checking out all the cool places on the Central Coast you will come back to a beautiful sunset, sky full of stars and a bonfire.  Please bring your own camping chairs, blankets/throws, and any camping equipment for cooking.  

In following Health Officer Order No. 2020-12.5 for Santa Barbara County, effective date July 14, 2020, 5:00 p.m., for opening of campgrounds protocol,  I have hand sanitizer and disinfectant next to the portable bathroom and communal area.

(The pool is not available to guests due to insurance liability and COVID guidelines.)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Meredith a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at B.Y.O.T.-Bring your own tent sites in California.


All nearby


There are several caves in area to explore, some painted caves near Chumash/ Santa Ynez.

Hot spring

Avila Hot Springs; and other natural setting springs in area.


Lake Cachuma and Lopez Lake are nearby.


I live on a mesa overlooking the riverbed valley(dried up now with strawberry crops in it), and there are many canyon roads to ...Read more


Sierra Madre mountain range and it's foothills are my backyard.


My property was a horse and cattle ranch over 60 years ago; I have be re-purposing the land for camping and barn venue celebrat...Read more


My driveway is over 750 ft long, leading up to my house and then to horse arena, barns and fields.


The vibe at B.Y.O.T.-Bring your own tent sites

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Hipcamper Stephen

Great spot! a must stop by!

Stephen C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2020

BYOT was great. Meredith was communicative, responsive and friendly! Site was easy to find and set up. Wish we did a few more days there because the location was great. Close to wineries and beaches. Would definitely return if we ever need a spot in the area!

Hipcamper Logan

Great stay!

Logan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 19th, 2020

This was a nice place to stay! Meredith was very kind and professional. She left out extra firewood and s’mores ingredients for us, and provided a grill (it was a fire pit with top grate, not an electric one). There were a few other campers around us, including an RV across the road. Everyone did a good job to maintain social distance here; there was plenty of soap and hand sanitizer provided and the tents were spaced out well enough I thought. The bathroom situation was one porta-potty. There was a communal area with sink, trash, table and chairs, hose, and string lights (cute aesthetic). Location was close enough to a Costco but still felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Ground was dirt (with a bit of hay in random places), which made the spot soft to sleep on. Meredith texted me with clear instructions on how to find the location which was very helpful. I would stay here again!

Hipcamper Carlos

Likely to come back.

Carlos V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 2nd, 2020

Great camping site.

Hipcamper Morgan-Jo
Morgan Jo B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 5th, 2020

This was a unique experience that I would recommend to anyone who likes the idea of camping in a farm field in the middle of wide open space. We really enjoyed the weather which was cool and costal. Meredith had a full house on Saturday but we were able to maintain social distancing with the other campers. On Sunday night we have the place to ourselves and if you're looking for a private experience would recommend going Sunday through Thursday. Hope to return!

Hipcamper Eric
Eric M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 8th, 2020

Meredith was friendly and responsive. She had firewood available for donation, fire pits, and convenient showers. She even delivered S’mores ingredients to each site. Wonderful host.

Hipcamper Tiffany

Great weekend getaway!

Tiffany S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 10th, 2020

Great car camping experience! My boyfriend and I needed a little getaway from the city- with all the national parks booked up, we looked for the next best thing- the beach! The site is located close enough to resources, gas, markets, etc that we didn’t feel like we had to pack too much stuff, but far enough away that we could finally get some peace and quiet- and stars!!! Meredith was super helpful with suggestions for the best dog beach, as well as providing little luxuries such as a warm shower afterwards.

Hipcamper David

Wonderful stay

David B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 11th, 2020

Meredith was very welcoming when we arrived to the camp site and also chatted with us before we left to share more about the area and where we could visit next.

Hipcamper Mudit
Mudit G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 19th, 2020

The site was great. Plenty of space for our two small sedans as well as two tents. Meredith grabbed a grill and firepit for us as well. Finally, she helped us out with some small firewood pretty late in the night (10+PM) when our firewood would just not ignite.

Hipcamper kaila

All-around nice!

Kaila G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 2nd, 2020

Main pros: host was friendly and accommodating. "Campgrounds" were clean and well maintained. Great amenities such as sink and showers.

Main cons: Lots of dirt.

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