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Cross Bull Ranch/CBR
97%
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80 reviews
· Topanga, California
16 acres
4 sites
4 Tent
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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Hosted by Lisa C.Joined in November 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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93 ratings · 80 reviews
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Bodhi H.recommends
September 29, 2022
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
Second time at this wonderful and serene piece of land! Lisa has been so accommodating both times around. Grateful for the ease of communication and her going above and beyond to get us set up upon an unexpectedly last minute arrival/late check in. All amenities including bathroom/shower/fire pits/heat lamps and the low lighting were super easy to access! Also easy access to a beautiful newly built trail that goes up the side of the canyon leading to some beautiful views and little rest spots (handmade nests, dried water falls, and dried branches crafted to support the trail) in the shade of the oak trees make for wonderful reflective moments in the canyon. Can’t forget all the amazing places just a few minutes away from Topanga. Trails and miles of scenic ocean! Thank you Lisa! We will definitely be back.
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Jenny P.recommends
September 28, 2022
"Tipi" Tent/Tree Camping ONLY
Sacred Space
A place to come back to for sure!!! Lisa is an amazing host!! The property is full of history which Lisa has put her heart and soul into regenerating and keeping sacred traditions alive. I received a Healing from Lisa, an intuitive healer, holding beautiful space for healing and transformation. A nice little hike on the property and a 15 minute drive down to the beach.
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Brian C.recommends
September 25, 2022
"Moon Lodge" Tent Camping ONLY
Lisa was an awesome host and her property was perfect for a first camping experience with my 2 year old son. We’ll definitely be back!
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Piotr M.recommends
September 7, 2022
"Moon Lodge" Tent Camping ONLY
Highly recommend
Very noce host. Perfect camping spot in area nearby Hollywood and Malibu.
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Duane J.recommends
September 4, 2022
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
We had an absolute blast at Cross Bull. Me and my son can’t wait to visit in the near future. Lisa was super friendly and accommodating. Looking forward to returning soon with the whole family!
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Sylvia O.recommends
August 21, 2022
"Catalpas" Tent/Tree Camping
We loved staying at Lisa’s ranch. It was an easy drive from Los Angeles and the beach. Isolated enough to feel far away from home. It was great to have some quiet time away from the city life with an easy hike starting at the camping site, with plenty of wildlife animals to entertain the kids. No mosquitos, which was a big plus. The weather this weekend was perfect for camping and not feeling too hot. Also plenty of shade to help stay cool. Having access to a bathroom was a great perk with little ones. Great ambiance overall. Lisa is also very friendly and easy to communicate with. Thank you. We will be back.
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