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, solar shower, and internet and cellular service. Very


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, solar shower, and internet and cellular service. Very beautiful & convenient location!

Geo Dome:This beautiful 24 foot diameter geodesic dome can accommodate up to 5 people. Parking for 1 car about 125 feet from site is available. There is a kitchen, solar bag shower, and bucket compost toilet. 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 and cold at night just like tents do. Also like a tent, the doors will not be locked from the outside (no key provided).

Fires NOT allowed.*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 (of course, you don’t have to tell the kids ;-)• 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. • Shower: Solar bag for warm water (hose is also available) • 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 5-8 pm. Departure by 3:00 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 or excessive use of legal substances.➢ Parking – We have a somewhat bumpy driveway that is quite steep. Most cars are able to drive up, but very low cars are not recommended. If you have a very low car, you can contact me to see if I can accommodate with a farther parking arrangement during the time of your desired stay. ➢ Children – We love to have children come ☺ Be aware that we are on a mountain, therefore there are slopes where small children/toddlers will need to be watched carefully.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Zela a message!
  • Check in: After 6PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 93%


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Hipcamper Ramona

Fairy wonder dome!

Ramona S.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

What a charming hideaway! We loved our retreat in the geo dome in the hills above Santa Barbara. Zela was very communicative in advance, and Mila met us immediately on arrival for a quick orientation. The string lights contributed to a magical ambiance at night. The beds in the sleeping loft were very cozy warm (I burrowed in, while my guys tossed off covers as necessary. Although we brought sleeping bags these were not needed). The composting toilet frankly had the best view and was easily accessed from the dome. Note there is sound from Hwy 154 nearby but nothing jarring. There's another more rustic campsite up the slope, but we didn't see anyone until morning when they walked by; we had sufficient privacy. I appreciated the late checkout time which allowed us to linger for a relaxed Sunday breakfast. We enjoyed our quick retreat and would happily return.

sitting on the queen futon in the loft, with second bed to the leftview from the sleeping loft aboveA cozy room with stairs up to the sleeping loftlots light comes into the dome, which blends into the hillside
Hipcamper Sammar
Sammar S.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

The geodome itself and the location in the Santa Barbara Mountains is SO beautiful. Zela has made the dome into a super cozy, amazingly decorated mini home right out of a travel magazine. Unfortunately there was a power outage (which apparently happens sometimes in the area) and the electricity out for the entirety of our stay, so we could not turn on any lights or use refrigerator, stove, outlets, etc. But the host did offer a partial refund and provided candles at night so that we were not completely in the dark. Despite this, I would definitely recommend the geodome to anyone and would gladly stay again! Super special experience, especially being able to see shooting stars at night and pick fresh fruit off the trees for breakfast in the morning. Thanks Zela!

Hipcamper Gabe J.
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September 15th, 2021
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August 7th, 2021
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