Hipcamp host Brian E.,
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Escape to old Florida. Come enjoy your very secluded glamping tent at Gamble Creek Ranch. Your only neighbors will be the cows and wildlife. It is a perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway or used as a base camp to explore the nearby state parks, farms and small towns.

Set back in a secluded part of the ranch overlooking your own private pond. Enjoy relaxing

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Escape to old Florida. Come enjoy your very secluded glamping tent at Gamble Creek Ranch. Your only neighbors will be the cows and wildlife. It is a perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway or used as a base camp to explore the nearby state parks, farms and small towns.

Set back in a secluded part of the ranch overlooking your own private pond. Enjoy relaxing on the front deck watching the birds, deer, turkeys and more on the feed plot or kick back around the fire sharing stories of the day’s events.

Upon entering the gate you’ll drive through the pasture past our small herd of cows to a rear gate to enter the private area back in the woods of old Florida.

Cozy up in the comforts of the tent. The tent is richly appointed with a king size bed, chairs, fan, nightstands, power strip for charging, games (outside there is cornhole as well), cards and a cooler, (bring your own ice or there is an extra fee for ice prior to your arrival). On the deck you’ll find more chairs a small propane grill and beyond that is a fire pit and picnic table.

The tent can accommodate 2 adults and 2 or 3 children, (air mattresses are available upon request for an extra $10/night each). If you have more guests there is a grassy area available for bringing your own tent ($40).

Dogs are welcome, but for the safety of your pet and the cows please keep them on a leash.

Please keep a safe distance from the cows. We welcome you to take pictures and observe the herd, but these are livestock and not pets, so we want to keep you and them comfortable and safe.

Speaking of cows...since you will be driving through the pasture to get to the camp you might run over a cow pie or 2. These are organic raised cows so the cow pies are all natural!

When you are coming and going, PLEASE remember to close the gates behind you to keep the cows from wandering off. You know what they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence but they have plenty of green grass here.

Gamble Creek is located close to the following attractions and cities: - Beker-South Fork State Park: approx. 15 min (9 miles) - Little Manatee River State Park: approx. 10 min (8 miles) - Alafia River State Park : approx. 28 min (25 miles) -Terra Ceia Preserve State Park: approx. 18 min (11 miles) Cities/Towns: - Parrish, FL : 2 miles - Tampa, FL : 43 miles - Sarasota, FL: 30 miles

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Alafia State Park and Balm Boyette are some of the best biking in the state and only minutes from Gamble Creek Ranch.

Boating

Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. There are boat rental outfitters nearby as well.

Fishing

The pond plus at nearby state parks

Hiking

Numerous state parks are nearby with miles of hiking trails

Horseback riding

Wolf's Born to Ride is right down the road that offers trail rides and lessons. Other outfitters are also in the area.

Wildlife watching

Right on property there is plenty of wildlife watching along with the nearby state parks

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping in Florida.

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Hipcamper Amy
Amy V.
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June 20th, 2022

The tent was awesome. Brian met us at the tent upon check in and explained everything in detail. The tent is spacious and Brian provides you with so many essentials such as a coffee pot, cutting board knife a small fan and so much more. He’s very thoughtful with the things he provides. I stayed with my husband and two children and we slept wonderfully. He even allowed us to use some air beds he had. The cows were so cute it was literally just us and the field full of cows. It was cool how close we could see the cows ( of course with the safety of the gate between us and the cows).The whole trip was so peaceful and we truly enjoyed the fire pit and cooking outdoors on fathers day!! Thank you brian for the wonderful stay…10/10 would recommend.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on June 24th, 2022

Thanks Amy! Glad you all had a great Father's Day at Gamble!

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Hipcamper Nilofer

Glamping with three kids!

Nilofer K.
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June 12th, 2022

What a beautiful space. I arrived with my husband and three children to a well appointed campsite. My kids had the best time exploring and observing the livestock. I would highly recommend and also return! Brian was responsive and super kind. Great weekend getaway for a staycation.

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Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on June 24th, 2022

Thanks Nilofer glad you all had a good time!

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Hipcamper Alex

Our safari glamping escapade!

Alex W.
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May 31st, 2022

Staying at Brian Glamping was a truly unique experience!
We were greeted by Brian and as he was guiding us to our tent we crossed over the green pasture along beautiful adult cows and their cute cattle. Once you cross the second gate you find the gem hidden under the green Floridian canopy . Very Lushy! You feel like you are at a Safari glamping site in Africa! I sat on the porch and my mind projected elephants , zebras and lions running along the endless green plains of the land.
Natives palm trees and other trees gives a great shade to the tent.
The pond on the front makes the place a great scenery to take great photos! We did had a very off the grid barbecue along the firepit.
The interior of the tent is very inviting and has all the basic things you usually need when camping. The bed was super comfy, i did slept like a baby, and if you are wondering about the idea of not having a/c at least during this month of may I did slept good and even had to cover myself after running the little tower fan, I would suggest to add a classic big fan if you have someone that is naturally feeling hot or for more warmer months, but even my daughter was skeptical she would pass the night but to her surprise she slept so good! If you are looking to get away from the mundane city for a weekend or weekday , this place is wonderful, a very kind host, very well set tent great shade and pretty views.
Did I mention my husky LOVED the space and had a lot of fun? :)
You wont regret!

chilling inside the tent Max and the Cowschilling sunset from the porch
Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on June 24th, 2022

Thanks Alex glad you all enjoyed the stay!

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Hipcamper Sean
Sean R.
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May 11th, 2022

Wow 10/10. This location was the coolest place I have ever spent the night. From the fantastic and comfortable accommodations to the serene views of vintage Florida we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on May 16th, 2022

Thanks Sean! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Property
Gamble Creek Ranch
State
Florida
Country
United States
$117/night
1 Site