Luxury camping near Goleta

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Blue Sky Center

31 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents267 acres · New Cuyama, CA
1948- On January 1, 1948 a wildcatter named George Hadley, who had been oil prospecting in the valley for 10 years, made the first oil strike in the Cuyama Valley. Richfield Oil Company soon moved in and extracted nearly 300 million barrels of oil in just a few short years. To accommodate an exploding workforce in the early 1950s, the company built the town of New Cuyama, its infrastructure, public buildings, the Cuyama airstrip (L88) and all the industrial structures that are now home to Blue Sky. Richfield Oil Company, later merging with Atlantic Oil Company forming the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company (ARCO), created high-paying jobs, a safe and prosperous community, and developed schools, churches, and recreational areas for the employee-residents.1973- With dwindling production in the area and new discoveries in Alaska, Atlantic-Richfield Oil Company put the town of New Cuyama and its associated infrastructure up for sale. Word of an entire town for sale made its way to entrepreneur, Russell O’Quinn of the Foundation for Airborne Relief (FAR) and Mildred Dotson, a wealthy widow from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two worked together to acquire the townsite and adjacent land. O’Quinn, an aviator, inventor, and test pilot, aspired to use the New Cuyama airstrip and facilities as a base for humanitarian relief and a non-profit trade school. Though not fully realized, FAR’s primary vision included utilizing converted military aircraft to airlift food and medical supplies to developing countries and global disaster areas. Dotson had loftier goals. Her plans included an 18-hole fly-in golf course, expansion of the Buckhorn Restaurant and Motel, and a 40- to 50-acre lake for amphibious landing and water sports. 1986- Another visionary, Harry Kislevitz, inventor of the popular design tool Colorforms® and founder of Future City/Villages International, sought to develop the site as a “City of Friendship,” an all-electric village of 5,000 earthen homes. The dwellings were to be designed by Nader Khalili, an Iranian-born architect who specialized in earthen structures, worked with NASA on prototypes for lunar homes and received an award from the United Nations for his work towards the development of low cost, sustainable structures for human shelter in impoverished and disaster prone environments. One 628-sq-ft Khalili prototype remains on the property today ("the Cantina"). Khalili went on to form the California Institute for Earth Art and Architecture, Cal-Earth, in Hesperia, CA.1993- Recognizing the transformative potential of clean, solar power and the attractiveness of a rural destination, entrepreneur Mike Nolan worked to develop the Solar Skypark and Big Sky Guest Ranch with Santa Barbara Architect, Barry Berkus. The Sky Park included plans for sixty-five fly-in residences on one-acre lots powered completely from clean, solar energy. The Big Sky Guest Ranch was intended to function as a clubhouse for Skypark residents complete with an equestrian center, a small subsistence farm, pool and plenty of enriching recreational activities. 2012- At the end of 2011, the Zannon Family Foundation made a long-term investment in acquiring the New Cuyama Airport property with the vision of rehabilitating the site to be a low-cost resource for programs and organizations working to advance sustainable living practices and technologies. Plans began soon after towards developing a framework and organization to develop the space and coordinate with prospective programs and institutions. In 2014 Blue Sky Sustainable Living Center ("Blue Sky Center") received 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status, endeavoring to reclaim this property for the public good. Today, Blue Sky Center provides unduplicated services and technical assistance to support small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as the local food system, with core work focused on community research and advocacy led by Cuyamans. Learn more on our website and consider supporting our community work with your donation or by hosting your next special event here!
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Lisa S.’s Land

4 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Solvang, CA
This is Glamping at its best! We have two cabins that have kitchens with mini frig, microwaves and sinks. Complimentary coffee and tea as well. Very comfortable queen beds. Each cabin has a living room and table area along with gas fireplaces inside and A/C. Outdoor courtyard area with firepit, picnic tables and string lights to enjoy the days or evenings. Each cabin sleeps two but both can be rented to sleep four. Both cabins are historic to the area.  All of this is in the center of the Santa Ynez valley close to Los Olivos , Santa Ynez and Solvang.Wine tasting, bike riding and hiking. Great restaurants and wineries within walking distance.
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Caravan Outpost - Ojai Oasis!

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Ojai, CA
Tucked away at the outskirts of Ojai, Caravan Outpost offers an unique experience hosted in one of our 10 Airstreams or 1 Tiny House on Wheels. Learn more about this land: This listing is for one of our 10 Airstreams located in a plush, beautiful Oasis in Ojai, California. Caravan Outpost is a garden filled with Airstreams in Ojai, CA. One of the most unique places to stay in all of America. The Outpost is family-friendly and located on the Ojai Valley bike path. Ride one of our complimentary bikes, enjoy the beautiful botanical garden, eat at a local delicious restaurant, hike one of the many trails, listen to our vinyl collection - Relax and enjoy!
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Hudson Ranch Resort

56 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Pine Mountain Club, CA
Our expansive 80-acre property, located near Highway 166 and just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles, is the perfect setting for a unique glamping, RV, and camping experience. At Hudson Ranch, we cater to a variety of preferences with a full spectrum of outdoor experiences and luxury amenities. Ideal for families, pet lovers, and groups of all sizes, our resort features an array of accommodations: glamping tents/yurts, deluxe cabins, standard cabins, domes, wagons, standard campsites, and RV sites. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, we have the perfect spot for your getaway. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the landscape and exclusive access to both the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge and the Los Padres National Forest; where you'll be walking amongst the footsteps of the ancient Chumash Native American peoples who lived here for over 13,000 years. We are committed to environmental sustainability; Hudson Ranch Resort is fully sustainable and runs on 100% solar power. Adventure, explore, or simply unwind – Hudson Ranch Resort is your gateway to a vacation you will cherish forever.
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Vintage Cabin in National Forest

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Pine Mountain Club, CA
Located in a spectacular mountain setting just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, Pine Mountain Club is a residential community in the Los Padres National Forest. Relax & unwind while surrounded by acres of old forests that shelter an array of flora & fauna, including the rare California Condor. This gambrel cabin was one of the original homes built in PMC in 1976. The 70s vibe is still alive with cork floors, shag rugs, wood paneling, record players, an 8-track player & an orange Malm fireplace. The space Our 1970s chalet-style gambrel cabin is located at an altitude of 5500 feet above sea level. Both bedrooms are equipped with organic latex mattresses (queen downstairs, full upstairs) and ROKU smart TVs. There is also a TV with basic cable, a VHS player, and classic video games in the living room downstairs. Upstairs we have a projector for watching movies on a big screen. The kitchen is equipped with a full size refrigerator, oven/stove, Nespresso machine with milk frother, blender, waffle maker and fondue pot. We have board games, puzzles, records, 8-track cassettes, VHS tapes, a projector (for VHS or streaming movies), a guitar, keyboard, and a working fireplace. Towels and linens are provided. The washer and dryer cannot be used by guests, but there is a laundromat in the village and another in Frazier Park. Keep in mind this is not a hotel, this is a privately owned cabin in the middle of a National Forest. The water may take a little longer to heat up, the electric heaters might smell a little dusty the first time they are turned on after a long summer, spiders might rebuild their webs less than 24 hours after the space is cleaned, there may be dirt on the outdoor furniture, you might need to wear insect repellant in the summer or shovel the driveway and deck in the winter. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, this is not it, but if you want a fun, comfortable getaway in the mountains, please submit a booking inquiry. You are expected to complete a checkout checklist which includes washing your dishes and putting them away where you found them, making sure all wall heaters are off, etc. Guest access You'll be in walking distance of the PMC Clubhouse which houses a restaurant, bar, recreation room, community swimming pool and hot tub (SUMMER ONLY), tennis courts, and a golf course. If you'd like to use the pool, please send names of all guests so I can register you in advance. There is a fee of $5 per person, per day, for the temporary pool passes to be paid at the pro shop on pickup. We're also close to hiking trails and the village where you'll find the Pine Mountain General Store, Bear Claw Bakery, The Perch, gift shops, and more. During the WINTER months, there is a chance of snow and/or ice on the roads. You will need 4WD/AWD or tire chains on hand. The CA Highway Patrol is often checking cars before allowing access. You may also need to show confirmation of your reservation. We have a snow shovel on the deck in case you need to shovel the driveway or deck. Parking on the street is not allowed. We've had several guests say they grew up on the East coast and know how to drive in snow, only to comment about the curvy, icy road into the forest which is no joke! Even if you are prepared, someone in front of you might not be, so have warm clothes or blankets in the car, a full tank of gas, and some snacks in case you get stuck. Other things to note There is an outdoor security camera on the property. The cabin is not in the middle of nowhere, we have neighbors on all sides. Please be respectful. The wi-fi is pretty reliable but as we are in a rural area, it can be slow and it does go out from time to time. If you absolutely must have internet access guaranteed, this may not be the place for you. No shoes in the house Rules The two overriding rules are 1) Leave the home the way you found it and 2) Respect the privacy and quiet of our neighbors. - NO SHOES IN THE HOUSE - Please do not rearrange the furniture. Use coasters on wood surfaces! Be gentle with everything - most items are vintage. - Basic cleaning up after yourself is expected, including washing your dishes and putting them away. - Trash and recycling must be taken to the transfer site when you check out. - We provide a checkout checklist so you remember to turn all heaters off, lock doors and windows, etc. - Commercial photography/filming is not allowed without permission. Please send details in advance and we will get back to you with the rates for your project. - No outdoor fires of any kind - Quiet hours in PMC are 10pm - 7am - Smoking allowed outside ONLY. Please keep doors and windows closed. If the house smells of smoke after you leave you will lose your deposit to cover the cost of odor removal. Dispose of butts properly - not on the ground. - Pets are not allowed. We had to change our policy after a bad experience. - This is a forest, and bears (and other wildlife) are frequently sighted. No food or trash should be left outside the cabin unattended. All doors and windows need to be closed if you're not in the room. There is an air horn in the downstairs bedroom closet, and whistles near the sliding glass door. If you see a bear, make a lot of noise to scare it away. - Missing items will be deducted from your deposit plus a $50 service fee per item. - NO fireworks or guns of any kind (including BB and paintball) - No parking on the street. If you have a RV please contact me in advance to discuss options. - Any additional guests beyond the number stated in your reservation must be approved in advance. - Your name and contact information will be shared with the Pine Mountain Club Property Owner's Association, in case of emergency or neighbor complaints. - You must provide your email address in advance of your stay. Documents will be sent for you to print out.
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Must Love Dogs

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Maricopa, CA
Indulge in the serenity of a private 40-acre horse ranch, nestled against the Los Padres National Forest. This idyllic property offers ponds, scenic hikes, and breathtaking views to envelop you in nature's embrace. Enhance your stay by booking unique equine experiences, including a horseback archery adventure or an equine connection experience, adding an extra layer of delight to your ranch getaway. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of this equestrian haven, where the wonders of the outdoors await at every turn.
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A-Frame Bliss

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Pine Mountain Club, CA
Learn more about this land:Our beautiful and rustic A-Frame cabin is exactly what you imagine when you dream of a mountain getaway. The cabin is nestled amongst the pine trees with two large decks. Inside, you will enjoy relaxing in the family room which has soaring wood vaulted ceilings and forest views from the floor to ceiling windows. You can imagine sitting in front of a roaring fire in the open style wood fireplace on winter nights and enjoying time on the deck just listening to the forest sounds.
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Canvas Under the Oaks

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Santa Barbara, CA
We are located just 15 minutes from Santa Barbara beaches and twenty minutes to wine country towns Los Olivos, Solvang and Ballard. Nestled among the oaks with stunning canyon views, our 14x16 foot canvas tent sits on a 28 foot redwood deck. The porch, cantilevered into the trees is a fantastic place to enjoy your morning yoga or coffee ritual, read a book, or relax with a glass of rosé.
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Ranchette @ Rancho Alegre

1 site · Lodging200 acres · Santa Barbara, CA
Breathtaking views of Santa Ynez Mountains, Serene, Peaceful, abundance of wild-life, private, brand-new cabin, central air/heat, hot water, full kitchen. Will have property all to yourself (hosts live on property), Front Gate can be locked for extra privacy. Brand new, clean, comfortable, soothing on the soul 2 Bedroom, 1 full bath, kitchen and living area. Very peaceful and scenic site located on Rancho Alegre...a beloved summer camp and outdoor school site which is being totally re-built. 200 Acres just for You to Explore! No campers or students on site. Lots of Wildlife and Excellent Birdwatching! Extensive Hiking, Mountain Biking, "secret trails", 1.5 miles to Lake Cachuma w/ fishing and boat rentals. Stargazing! Pool in Summer. 20 miles to award winning wineries, restaurants, historic sites. Gravel road into site, 1 Mile off of Hwy 154/Chumash Highway. 22 Miles from Santa Barbara and 18 miles from Solvang-Danish Capitol of America ... #1 Christmas Town in California! Verizon Cell Tower hidden on Site, Good Reception with Verizon. No Wi-Fi yet. No Smoking, Vaping, Open Flames or Campfires due to high Fire Danger. Thank you for keeping our property safe! Complimentary Wine Tastings, Fine Bottle of Wine on arrival and Complimentary Coffee and Tea Bar! If you enjoy waking to the birds and hearing the frogs at night ... you will absolutely love our "Hip" Ranchette!
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Romance in the Pines

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Pine Mountain Club, CA
Romance in the Pines is a cozy, hidden gem located 6200 ft high, surrounded by 100 ft pine trees and over 300 year old oak trees. This magical 2-story cabin sits on a half-acre lot with pines growing right through the large deck. The interior features raw cedar walls, gorgeous wood laminate floors, the comfiest fireplace, carpeted bedrooms and large spectacular view windows. You can have your morning coffee in the enchanted garden and enjoy sunset on the deck with a complimentary bottle of wine.Close to the Waterfall Trailhead, a cool and easy hike with a waterfall if there has been rain. Even without the waterfall the views are beautiful. Welcome!
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SFR Jalama

6 sites · Lodging167 acres · Lompoc, CA
167 acre ranch in Northern Santa Barbara County. 15 minutes from the beach at Jalama. 15-30 minutes from wineries in Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. Swimming and fishing (catch and release) pond with beach entry, hiking, golf green and more. Camp by the pond or rent the ranch for a family reunion. Circle bar, smoker and grill for use. Restroom facilities and stage.
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Tiny Airstream Surrounded by Trees

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Goleta, CA
Learn more about this land:Our Bambi Sport Airstream (16ft) is parked on a private pad (with privacy fence separating it) about 30ft behind our guest house facing the woods. It’s has a delightful sitting deck right off the front door. It has solar power and a full bathroom with shower built in. The kitchen has a mini fridge, gas cooktop, and microwave. There is both central air and heat. It’s on an acre homestead with chickens, veggie gardens, and some aquaponics (small fish ponds).
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Looking for a camping experience near Goleta, California? Hipcamp has over 175 options for you to choose from, all offering creature comforts. With an average price per night of $85 and options as low as $35, there's something for every budget. Check out some of our top campsites with great reviews: Camp Arroyo Grande (508 reviews), Twisselman Ranch (384 reviews), and Blue Sky Center (343 reviews). Enjoy popular amenities like cooking equipment, pet-friendly sites, and showers. And if you're up for some adventure, try horseback riding, surfing, or fishing. Start planning your camping trip today!

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