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Ability Ranch Camp

· Ramona, San Diego, California
7 acres hosted by Grace W.
1 lodging site
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
Grace is a Star Host
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PRIVATE AND UNIQUE Close to so much. Things like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Julian (think hot apple pie or pies to take with you! Dudley's Bakery for the freshest bread in town! Julian Brewing Co for great Bar-B-Q, Lots of places for hiking Palomar Mountain Observatory. It's just a great get away to slow down and catch your breath . Our property is filled with unusual sculptures and lighting. And I will brag that our sunsets are spectacular!What could be happier than a school bus that carried children to fabulous adventures and field trips. Come enjoy the stunning sunsets, cool breezes and outback scenery. Lots of wildlife including birds of prey. Take in the beautiful scenery up on the tree deck with morning coffee or evening cocktails. Coffee on the bus deck and a bar-b-q for the steaks. Accommodations come with small refrigerator and coffee maker. large sofa, small table and 2 chairs, queen-size bed and a nice sound system. Much to see and do within a 50 mile radius.
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90 ratings · 73 reviews
Arnold V.recommends
June 5, 2024
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Large Marge was magical.
This place was truly magical, and I could not recommend the place more. What a cool little getaway, and all the art installation are nice added bonus. Large Marge was cozy and a unique experience. The host Grace was soo sweet, and made us feel so welcomed. If you get the chance, check it out and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Victoria C.recommends
April 8, 2024
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Go visit Large Marge!!
Large Marge was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Located about 10 minutes from Main St in Romona, Large Marge is the perfect camping getaway. I was solo camping for the first time and I felt completely safe and comfortable my entire stay. Temps got down to about 37 *F at night and it was cold but with warm PJs (a 2-3 layers) and about 5-6 warm blankets I was quite comfortable. Warming up by the fire pit before crawling into bed was also a great way to keep warm. The view of the stars, the BBQ, the roaming horses and doggos, the mini fridge, viewing deck, stereo, and groovy hosts were all awesome perks as well! I will say at night you may hear some critters but that’s all a part of being outdoors. Overall, the vibes here were immaculate and I would absolutely recommend it to others. I know Julian is about 20 minutes away but some other nearby points of interest are Lake Sutherland, Barona Casino, and Pete’s BBQ ;) I will also take this opportunity to plug Bisher’s Meats which was an awesome place to pick up a steak and stuffed mushrooms for the grill. Also, although this groovy school bus is stationary, you can still go on a trip. ;) Best of luck travelers and seekers!
Andrea B.recommends
November 4, 2023
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Funky and peaceful
Beautiful spot with a view of the west for great sunsets, just outside Ramona! Quiet and peaceful. Hosts were super friendly. Comfortable bus, but be aware in cooler months-- it is a bus, so bring cozy clothes. :-) loved our time!
Steven L.recommends
October 18, 2023
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
I cannot say enough amazing things about the hosts and the space they have created for camping. The hosts are wonderful and incredibly friendly, the space is beautiful, relaxing, and full of cool lights and art pieces. I will 100% be back and I 100% recommend it to others.
Jacob D.recommends
October 11, 2023
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Magical Bus Stay
I stayed with Grace for my anniversary and I could not recommend it more! Grace and her significant other welcomed us with open arms and shared their beautiful land with us. Big Marge (our bus home) was magical and gave us some really cherished memories. Sunset was breathtaking as well. Thank you and will be visiting again!
Jack S.recommends
September 13, 2023
"Large Marge" the hippy 44' bus
Grace was amazing. She was very responsive throughout the whole process. She met us at the private gate on time. She showed us around her beautiful 7 acre property. The site was beautiful and peaceful.
Ramona, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Kumeyaay/Kumiais First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Grace W.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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