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· Mariposa, Mariposa, California
3 acres hosted by Ruth F.
1 RV/tent site
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Near Yosemite National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Wawona Visitor Center at Hill's Studio.
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Sharing my life and property with rescued animals has become a full time job full of joy and lessons learned. What great teachers they are. I began to share the experiences with my animals by offering a unique farm tour called coffee with Critters and I find that I really enjoy sharing this lifestyle with like minded folk. If you love animals and want to camp near them please join me. Learn more about this land: Your campsite will be nestled among animal enclosures, listen to the munching of hay or the snoring of the pigs. Your stay will include a modified animal tour and you can engage with horse, alpacas, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and more... dogs and cats of course ;). I have a couple of spots but I would be flexible regarding campsite. My toilet is a compost toilet.  I have a million $$ view and a modest house. My house is about 45 minutes from the Yosemite park entrance and it's an easy commute back/forth. Flowering vines cover my outdoor porches where we have big dinners when Woofers or Couchsurfers are in residence. The property is home to many animals, horse, goats, pigs, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, guinea pigs - dogs & cats - of course! :-) . The roosters wake us up pretty early so fair warning about that - but I love living with them and it makes the property so much more friendly with all the critters. My house is pet friendly and yours are welcome if they are 1. Fixed, 2. Are social and friendly with my pets, 3. Will not chase the cats and chickens. I can babysit your pups if you go to the park - provided they are compliant with rules above. I work from home. There are loads of trails nearby and 2 pretty ponds and plenty of wildlife, deer, turkeys and more. The property is rolling hills however there are plenty of flat areas for tents. NO FIRES PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON MY PROPERTY APRIL-OCTOBER - non negotiable.Your campsite will be nestled among animal enclosures, listen to the munching of hay and crowing of distant roosters. Your stay will include a modified animal tour and you can engage with horse, goats, rabbits, chickens and more... dogs and cats of course ;). I have a couple of spots but I would be flexible regarding campsite. My toilet is a compost toilet.  I have a million $$ view and a modest house. My house is about 45 minutes from the Yosemite park entrance and it's an easy commute back/forth. Flowering vines cover my outdoor porches where we have big dinners when Woofers or Couchsurfers are in residence. The property is home to many animals, horse, goats, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, - dogs & cats - of course! :-) . The roosters wake us up pretty early so fair warning about that - but I love living with them and it makes the property so much more friendly with all the critters. My house is not pet friendly-sorry. I work from home. There are loads of trails nearby and 2 pretty ponds and plenty of wildlife, deer, turkeys and more. The property is rolling hills however there are plenty of flat areas for tents. NO FIRES PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON MY PROPERTY MAY-OCTOBER - non negotiable.
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Joshua R.recommends
May 24, 2024
Camp with Critters
Camping with Animals!
Me and my partner both love our stay here ! It’s conveniently near Yosemite but you get a plus with the animal tour on her land. If any questions or doubt all double check with her, she is more than accommodating and helpful! She checked up on us and gave us free fresh eggs, in which we used to make spam and eggs.
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Matt H.recommends
May 18, 2024
Camp with Critters
Fun meeting critters, great site!
I had a great time tent camping at Ruth’s Camping with Critters - I got to tour the grounds, hold days old bunnies, feed the chickens, play with the goats, watch the peacocks and rabbits and feed Magi the horse!! It was so wonderful to spend time with the animals, and Ruth is a tremendous host. She gave me info. several spots to get coffee, grab dinner or a quick bite, she is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and couldn’t have been more accommodating.
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Lydia C.recommends
May 9, 2024
Camp with Critters
Beautiful Paradise and Warm Host!
Ruth was an incredible host! She was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed including a freshwater refill for our van and a level place to park the rig. She also took time each day to answer our curious questions about her farm and property, and invited us to join her on a walk with the three dogs! She has a wealth of knowledge to share and her property is truly a paradise. We enjoyed spotting hummingbirds and rubbing horse noses. Definitely worth spending time here if it’s along your route!
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Ryan D.recommends
November 15, 2023
Camp with Critters
Ruth was an excellent host and we were shown the utmost hospitality from the first moment to the last. If you're an animal lover, this place is a great fit. The drive to/from Yosemite valley was about 1h 15m each way, which isn't nothing, but still gave us easy access to the park. We had a 25ft rental RV, and the path up to the property was a bit tight, so take caution with larger vehicles. Also, the farm in on a hill, so bring leveling blocks if you're in a camper or RV. Overall we had a wonderful experience and would stay here again.
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Karlo D.recommends
September 4, 2023
Camp with Critters
We had a great stay and Ruth was amazing! She was very hospitable, showed us around the farm and even gave us some eggs from the farm. We also had a very nice view from our camp site. Definitely recommend!
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Amanda H.recommends
June 30, 2023
Camp with Critters
Love this Hipcamp
Ruth was the most amazing host! We were greeted by her, Danny, and the sweetest dogs. They helped us with backing the RV into place and were more than gracious in offering to help us with whatever we needed. Ruth gave us a tour of her little farm and even had a dozen eggs for us. The views from her place were amazing and she also had the best recommendations on all things Yosemite.
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Mariposa, Mariposa, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Me-Wuk (Southern Sierra Miwok) and Miwok First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ruth F.Joined in October 2021
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