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Ballard Walnut Grove

· Solvang, California
22 acres hosted by Mike And Anne G.
2 RV sites
Mike and Anne is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
Near Channel Islands National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center.
Best RV/van spots: 3rd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
We are a 4-generation family-owned and operated working farm, and have lived here since 1976. We are proud growers for Diamond Walnuts, and also have a busy Farm Stand with walnuts and produce, over 500 Christmas Trees, and a small event venue for rent. We love our farm and are happy to open our walnut grove to you and share the bounty and beauty that we have called home for over four decades. Ballard is 2 miles from Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez. Our Walnut Grove is nestled in the village of Ballard and in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Walking distance to two Tasting Rooms (Rideau & Lincourt), a Bakery (Bob's Well Bread), and a Fine-Dining Restaurant (Ballard Inn). Note that the trees lose their leaves in the winter and will leaf-out in late May. We offer 2 sites the Grove: one that accommodates larger RV's with up to 6 people (called "Diamond" - which has a larger area with soft solar lighting, picnic table, fire pit, corn hole, cozy bench for two, complimentary bundle of wood and a tasty treat. (This site also accommodates two RV's -just "add on" in Extras for each night of their stay.) The other smaller space (called "Chandler") is designed for a single RV or conversion van. Sprinkled with lighting, we include a picnic table, campfire pit with 3-4 pieces of split wood (you can add-on additional bundle for $10), Weber BBQ, bistro table and romantic bench swing. We include a treat for both our guests and their doggies. The two sites are 200 yards apart (that's two football fields) assuring your privacy. Please note in your request what you will be traveling in (RV, Trailer, Sprinter, etc). (** Please note that because we are a food-producing farm, we are only allowed to accept fully self-contained units (with built-in water and waste water tanks - sorry, no portable toilets ). No tents unless they are accompanying a self contained RV).
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Solvang, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mike And Anne G.Joined in June 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
398 ratings · 342 reviews
John S.recommends
September 17, 2023
"Diamond" for RV's and Trailers
Great campsite
Second time staying here, and we love it. recommend it to anyone looking for some beauty and solace.
Tyeara S.recommends
September 12, 2023
"Diamond" for RV's and Trailers
A Gem of a Campsite!
Fabulous location. Nice to get away and be off grid in the walnut grove, yet walking distance to two wineries and a cute town called Ballard. Mike was a friendly, welcoming host. This was our first time visiting the Santa Ynez Valley, and we look forward to our next trip and stay at the Diamond camp.
Sandra T.recommends
September 11, 2023
"Diamond" for RV's and Trailers
Great spot!!
Very nice hosts, great spot with pretty view of the vineyard. Super quiet. Would definitely stay again:)
Matthew B.recommends
September 10, 2023
"Chandler" (for Smaller RV's)
THE place to camp in Santa Ynez
Mike and Anne are the quintessential hosts. The best hospitality and friendliness. The grounds are stunning and romantic beyond words. Experience a few days amongst walnut trees and you’ll treasure the time.
Rea O.recommends
September 4, 2023
"Chandler" (for Smaller RV's)
This is a great spot! It was easy to set up camp with our travel trailer. The site was charming, very private and close to everything!
Eugene W.recommends
August 26, 2023
"Diamond" for RV's and Trailers
Great stay
Great place. So beautiful. Very pvt. The walnuts are so delicious !!!
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