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Cross Bull Ranch/CBR

· Topanga, Los Angeles, California
16 acres hosted by Lisa C.
1 lodging site · 4 tent sites
Lisa is a Star Host
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Find Us @crossbullranchtopanga On Instagram! PERFECT FOR 1ST TIME CAMPERS, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 10 (Children Under 3 Camp FREE.) & VETERAN CAMPERS TO PRACTICE & HONE THEIR SKILLS IMMERSED IN NATURE YET CLOSE TO ALL THE CONVENIENCES OF... "Home." CBR is A Secluded 16 Acre Eco-Village, Rural Rustic Permaculture & Preparedness Retreat & International Healing Center within Walking Distance to "Topanga Living Cafe" (TLC) & "Cafe' 27". Grab a Bullet Proof Coffee or Oat Milk Latte' with a Wonderful Organic Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch. "Pack Up" & "Head Out" for A Day of Adventure hiking trails, off road mountain biking The Canyons or cycling along the Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy swimming in seasonal fresh water pools, food foraging, boogie/paddle boarding & surfing The Waves Of Topanga State Beach. While returning to Cross Bull Ranch/CBR Stop Off At The "Topanga General Store" or "Topanga Gourmet" to Pick Up Provisions to "Chill Out" under The Stars. If You're "Lucky" it'll be low fire danger & we can make smores in the Fire Pit Together. Enjoy The Sights, Sounds, Smells, Beauty & Majesty of Nature, Enjoy A Drink & A Nice Dinner at "Endless Color," "Then Canyon Bistro" or... The World Famous "Inn Of The Seventh Ray" in Town. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sunday Brunch! Or Perhaps "IF" You're In Need Of "Healing" Set Aside 2 - 3 hrs. to yourself and... Book A "Somatic Healing Session" with Your Host, Lisa. Details BELOW. Surprise loved ones or take a solo trip to Celebrate Life, Holidays, B'Earth Days, Anniversaries, Multi-Generational Family Gatherings, Reunions+++ ALL while... Safely "Social Distancing in Nature." Cross Bull Ranch was Originally A Chumash Indian Village. In 1926 "A Farmer" Named McDougal Came to CA from Santa Fe, NM in Search of A Better Life for He & His Family. Originally 40 Acres The Farm Provided ALL Produce, Dairy, Poultry & Beef to The Topanga Community via The "General Store" Until The End of WW2 IN 1945 when The American Public were Sold Post Military Chemicals as pesticides & fertilizers. It was Then That "Corporations" began Buying Up Fertile Farm Land, Clear Cutting, Mono-Cropping. Creating Corporate "Grocery Store" Chains DESTROYING "The Family Farm." My Son's Father & I Rescued This Land in 1998. It was Derelict. We were Handed A 1' HIGH FILE FULL OF Building Department "Violations" The Oaks were ALL Dying from Lack Of Fresh Air/Oxygen & Sunshine. We Removed (8) 5 TON DUMPSTERS/40 TONS OF GARBAGE INCLUDING: Cars, Car Parts/Tires, Toilets, Jacuzzi Tubs, Dishware, Newspapers, Utensils++. We Picked Up EVERY Chard of Glass from Broken Beer Bottles, EVERY Bottle Cap, EVERY Cigarette Butt. Which ARE NOT BIODEGRADABLE. It was A "Travesty." And... "A Labor Of Love." We IMMEDIATELY "Invested" $25,000.00 Clearing & Cleaning, "Healing" The Oaks. With Ropes NOT Spikes. We Bought A Brush Cutter & Cut Down Weeds TALLER THAN ME. At 1st you Couldn't EVEN See The Topography Of The Land. We Renovated an Existing Trailer Adjacent to The Farm House. The "Treehouse Trailer" as We Affectionately Call It Was Out Home for 7 Years While I Resolved A 1' High File Of Building Violations, Woke at 5:30AM EVERY MORNING To Direct/General Contract A Crew Of Talented Artisans from San Miguel Allende, Mexico NONE Of Which Spoke English (Soy Boriqua) & Who'd NEVER Built or Renovated A House Before. In 2009 after Separation, Divorce & Financial Devastation in '09/'10 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This "Dis-Ease" Ended Up Being "A Gift". It Lead me On "The Red Road" To Getting Baptized in The Native American Church in The Lakota Way, Taking "Refuge" in Tibetan Buddhism, Hosting Shaman & Healers from ALL OVER The World in Plant Medicine Ceremonies, Practicing Permaculture & Preparedness, Creating My Own Line Of "Cross Bull Ranch" Non-GMO Organic Food, Becoming A Certified Somatic Healing (Trauma Release) Practitioner & Ordained Minister. Until November of 2019 I had been Hosting Retreats, Workshops, Weddings++ In "Our Home." Until... covid. Similar to "My Prayer" 10 Yeas Ago Asking "God" To Send Healers Who Needed Land to Support Their Work In Exchange/Barter For me To Receive The Healing I Needed. Again "I Prayed" HARD & Divine Inspiration Came To me Similar to "Food Being Medicine," that Pachamama, "Mother Earth" is The MOST Potent Healer. I Decided to "Open Up The Land" To Offer To "Others" to Leave Society & Devices Behind. Ground Themselves. FULLY IMMERSING Themselves, Family & Friends in Nature "Maskless." In Order To Breathe Fresh Air. Filling Their Lungs With Life Sustaining Oxygen & Bathe Themselves in Sunshine which Is A PowerFULL Disinfectant, Recharge "Their Souls" & Stimulating Their Third Eye/"Pineal Gland." Helping Others To Re-Boot & BOOST Their Immune Systems. Which is Of The UTMOST IMPORTANCE "Right Now." I Am Lisa Cianci and... I AM Looking Forward To Seeing YOU Here On The Ranch!" Until Then... Take Care. Stay Safe & Well!
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Topanga, Los Angeles, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chumash, Tongva (Gabrieleno), and Fernandeño Tataviam First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lisa C.Joined in November 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
257 ratings · 116 reviews
David R.recommends
November 11, 2023
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
Lisa was a phenomenal hostess!!! A beautiful location with great access to the city. The dogs are so sweet and Lisa truly makes you feel welcomed and at home. Definitely would stay again! The road into the property is a little bumpy (we came in a dodge dart very low car) and we did just fine.
Ed W.recommends
October 28, 2023
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
The host was great. Situated in the Topanga Canyon hills on an old farm. We felt very much at home.
Ive G.recommends
October 1, 2023
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
We had a lovely time with our only year old. Would recommend. The host was super nice, helpful and responsive. Thanks!
Rick S.recommends
August 26, 2023
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
What a wonderful place Lisa has in Topanga Canyon! The morning stroll up to the Topanga Living Cafe was an ideal way to start the day, before heading off to the Getty and beaches. Hoping to come back soon.
Catalina V.recommends
August 21, 2023
"Moon Lodge" Tent Camping ONLY
Magical place
We love here. Lisa is a great host, the place is so beautiful and clean. The bathroom was clean and we have a lots of privacy. We can wait to be back on this magical place. I higly recommende it
Andrew G.recommends
August 7, 2023
"Tipi" Tent/Tree Camping ONLY
A true Topanga gem!
Loved my stay at Lisa land! She was an incredible host with lots of cool life experience to share, and made sure the whole experience was great. The land is really special as well - easy access to town, and secluded in a beautiful part of the canyon. Instructions and communication were super clear, the camp spots are unique and convenient, and leaving with a cool new friend. Highly recommended!
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