Hipcamp host Zela G.,
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Welcome to Sky Mountain! Our family is happy to share with you this beautiful land in the Los Padres National Forest. Enjoy mountain and ocean views overlooking Santa Barbara. Camp among a unique variety of trees --palms, pines, oaks, & chaparral. Includes electricity, kitchen amenities, filtered water, composting toilet,  and internet and cellular service. Very beautiful &


Welcome to Sky Mountain! Our family is happy to share with you this beautiful land in the Los Padres National Forest. Enjoy mountain and ocean views overlooking Santa Barbara. Camp among a unique variety of trees --palms, pines, oaks, & chaparral. Includes electricity, kitchen amenities, filtered water, composting toilet,  and internet and cellular service. Very beautiful & convenient location!

Geo Dome: This beautiful 24 foot diameter geodesic dome can accommodate up to  2 people at this time. Parking for 1 car about 125 feet from site is available. There is a kitchen, and bucket compost toilet, and a garden hose to rinse off in. There is a sleeping loft and staircase that is not safe for small children. Glamping in a dome is an awesomely unique experience! Be aware that it can get hot during the day depending on the season and weather.

Fires NOT allowed. Including smoking and anything with a flame. *Please read this entire post before booking.

We are a health- and eco-conscience family aiming to live lightly on the land. We are pleased to be able to offer a place for like-minded travelers to come and enjoy a convenient and inspiring Glamping experience. Located in the beautiful mountains above Santa Barbara, the land is surrounded by nature yet conveniently close to a variety of fun things our area has to offer such as:• Cold Springs Tavern (5 min) -- lunch & dinner in a unique dining experience on the old Stage Coach Road• Lizard’s Mouth rock playground (12 min) -- bouldering and hiking • Santa Barbara beaches (15-20 min) -- Hendry’s Beach, Mesa Lane Beach, Leadbetter Beach, to name just a few!• Santa Barbara downtown & boat harbor (17 min)o General shopping and restaurants (10-12 min)• Santa Ynez Recreation Area (15 min) -- along Paradise Road, with swimming areas and hiking trails• Lake Cachuma (15 min) -- boating, fishing, and day use (but no swimming)• Danish town of Solvang (30 min) —Amenities: • Electricity: Available for charging phones, etc.• Wi-fi: High-speed internet • Kitchen: Filtered water, sink, refrigerator, induction cooktop, Instant Pot (pressure cooker for oatmeal/rice/beans/soups/etc.). Also supplied are bowls, plates, cups, and eating utensils.  • Toilet: Composting “Luggable Loo” bucket toilet provided

Other Details and Considerations:➢ We are a family Hip Camp with children, pets (two dogs and a cat), and neighbors (about 275 feet away)➢ Road Noise -- We live close to Highway 154, which means we are close and quick to many places but also hear some traffic noise from this two-lane road. Please take this into consideration before booking. Most people aren’t too bothered by it (and some compare the sound to waves as they come and go).➢ FIRE BAN -- Absolutely no fire! We live in an extremely high-risk fire area with very dry vegetation, so no campfires, candles, smoking, incense, lighters, matches, etc. ➢ Arrival and departure -- Arrival between 5-9 pm. Departure by 2:00 pm. ➢ Quiet hours -- Very quiet from 10:30pm to 7:30am, Semi quiet in the evening from 9:00-10:30 and in the morning till 8:00 am. Thank you for your consideration of others and of our neighbors.➢ Musical instruments, or music—Live music is greatly welcomed! Playing pre-recorded music on devices is allowed if the volume is low and is used in consideration of others and during non-quiet hours.➢ Intoxicants -- Please no illegal drugs, smoking, or excessive use of alcohol. This is a sacred space.➢ Parking – We have a somewhat bumpy driveway that is quite steep with parking at the top. ➢

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Zela a message!
  • Check in: After 5PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Tina
Tina V.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Great place to stay. Clean and close to both downtown and Solvang with good hikes nearby. It also had a beautiful view and you could see the stars. Overall great place to stay and we loved it!!

Hipcamper Cory

Domes are fun!

Cory N.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

Thanks for a great stay! Frankly the description is perfect so all the pros and cons are easy to imagine. Yes, the tiolet is a compost bucket outside so you need to be cool with that. (I’m not sure what the garden hose mention was about— I think there’s a private outdoor shower but we didn’t use it.) I think the lower clear windows does compromise some sense of privacy, especially at night, but it allows for great light during the day. The bed is on the hard side if you’re staying multiple nights BUT do you really trust the beds and sheets at even a fancy hotel? But again this is not a hotel. You are staying in a very unique situation that feels very welcoming and has great energy. Ideally we would have spent a little more time there and if we had been traveling with food it would have been awesome to cook a breakfast there and have a lazy Dome morning to recharge.

Hipcamper Jack
Jack Z.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2022

The dome is beautifully designed and the location is great too. We enjoyed a lot, highly recommend to others.

Hipcamper Hazel
Hazel A.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

We only stayed for a night but wished we stayed longer. We’ve always wanted to experience staying in a dome so this was definitely a fun first time. Zela and her family were nice. There’s another dome in the property, and the one we stayed at was right next to the main house, however our stay still felt very private. As far as the car noise from Hwy 154, we actually didn’t even notice it as much. You can definitely hear the cars but it’s not enough to keep you up at night or be a bother. At least it wasn’t for us. Would absolutely come back again and for a longer stay next time.

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie E.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

totally rad place, the whole dome had super good energy. little hot in the day but was perfect at night with the coolest lights. honestly scenic bathroom. Zela was super cool and welcoming.

Hipcamper staysea
Staysea S.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2022

Plenty of space inside

Hipcamper Jose

Unique stay!

Jose R.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2022

Loved staying in the Geodome. Zela was really accommodating and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay at this unique place.

Hipcamper Leanne

Glamping in a dome

Leanne B.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

We had a amazing time in Zela's beautiful and unique dome. The interior design touches were stunning . Zela gave very detailed accurate directions and greeted us with a smile. The dome is tucked away on the mountain side so you feel very private. I especially loved all the rock formations , you could feel you were truly were on chumash Land!!

Hipcamper Shweta

Must stay

Shweta S.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Mesmerizing location ❤️ Really loved the experience!

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