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Farm Stay! Ballard Walnut Grove

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· Solvang, California
22 acres
2 sites
2 RV
We are a family owned and operated working farm, and have lived here since 1977. We now have four generations living here in Santa Ynez. We are proud growers for Diamond Walnuts, and have recently dabbled in Christmas Trees, as well. We love our farm, as its our home as well as our business. We are happy to open our walnut grove to you and share the bounty and beauty that we have called home for the past 42 years.  Back your self-contained RV, Conversion Van, or Trailer into a secluded site in our 20 acre walnut grove. We are nestled in the village of Ballard and in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Walking distance to two Tasting Rooms, a Bakery, and a Fine-Dining Restaurant!  Note that the trees lose their leaves in the winter and will leaf-out in late May. This may affect sound barrier and privacy a bit. We offer 2 sites the Grove, one which accommodates larger RV's with up to 6 people (called "Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper" - which has a larger area, picnic table, fire pit, corn hole, complimentary candied walnuts).  The other site space is designed for a single RV ** see note at bottom about additional Trailers (must be self contained with built-in water and wastewater tanks - sorry, no portable toilets). Pull in to a designated area among the trees and enjoy. 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, and Corn-Hole Game. We will also throw in 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
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Hosted by Mike And Anne G.Joined in June 2019
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323 ratings · 276 reviews
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Aaron H.recommends
January 24, 2023
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
This is our 3rd stay at the walnut grove and it's perfect every time. You can't been the locations and privacy.
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Eric M.recommends
January 23, 2023
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
Great spot near Los Olivos
Very nice location with easy access to Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Backing in was pretty easy, though I did bring down one Walnut branch. Great setup with firepit, picnic table, chairs, and a porch swing. No noise from the road.
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Jennifer P.recommends
January 1, 2023
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Quiet, Private and Great Hosts
Mike and Anne are the best hosts. This was our second stay at the Walnut Farm. It is a really special place where we love to go and unwind. The farm is very quiet and the site is private. You can walk to get fresh coffee and pastries at Bobs Well Bread each morning and enjoy a beautiful campfire each night. During the day we enjoy wine and lunch in Los Olivos and taking a beautiful drive to the beach with our dog and kids. There is so much to do in the area! We camped in the winter between Christmas and New Year. I bet the fall would be amazing!
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Lynne W.recommends
December 29, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
Wonderful secluded spot among the t
Our first stay at a hipcamp place - just awesome! Friendly host, quiet spot near Solvang. Our site had a fire ring, with wood, picnic bench, comfy chairs for sitting by the fire and a swinging seat too. Quick response to emails. Will be staying again, for sure!
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Tina H.recommends
December 21, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
This is the second time we’ve camped here and we will absolutely come back again. The camp is so pretty with everything you need to be comfortable and to have fun, the location in the middle of the Santa Ynez valley couldn’t be better, and Mike and Anne are fabulous hosts. This is our favorite Hipcamp location by far!
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John S.recommends
December 14, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
My wife and I have been here several times and we love it! Mike and Anne are amazing hosts. The property is peaceful and quiet. The stars are so bright at night!
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Amy M.recommends
December 13, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Rainy December Camping
We had the privilege of staying at Mike & Anne’s place for a 2nd time and, although we were in a completely different season, it was still absolutely amazing! It was chilly and rained a bit but the campsite was still absolutely captivating. We were able to have a nice campfire one night and enjoyed the orchard and all the solitude it offered. Mike delivered us the most delicious chocolate chip and walnut cookies upon our arrival and Anne dropped off the BEST freshly baked, warm and chewy sourdough loaf on Saturday morning. YUM!!! I mean, if this is what heaven’s like…I’ll take it! I honestly considered NOT leaving a review after this stay because we just love their property so much and don’t want to have to fight over availability because we would love to come here ALL. THE. TIME. We brought some friends and they were absolutely captivated and enthralled as well. You really can’t beat Mike & Anne’s walnut grove!
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Linda N.recommends
December 9, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Excellent place to visit with lots to do in surrounding area. Very quiet, serene campsite carved out amongst walnut grove with beautiful star gazing at night. Hosts are fabulous and provide Weber BBQ, fire pit and picnic table. Have stayed here several times and will definitely be back.
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Steve T.recommends
November 28, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Thanks for the homemade cookies - what a sweet surprise! We received clear instructions on how to get there, enjoyed the fire pit at night, spent a quiet night next the walnut trees, loved watching the crows communicating among themselves. We would definitely consider this location in the future. This place is also very close to downtown Solvang.
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William T.recommends
November 28, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
This place is a gem! Perfectly situated between Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Los Olivos. It was great to have dinner nearby at lovely spots like Bar Le Cote and Coast Range then pull up by the campfire under the stars. Easy transaction, and you don't have to check-in, just pull up! Will book again.
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Travis F.recommends
November 8, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
Perfect getaway
Our second visit to the Walnut Grove and just as wonderful as our first time there. The hosts are amazing, the area is stunningly beautiful and peaceful, and everything with the site is perfect. We will be back, thank you Mike and Anne.
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Caren W.recommends
November 3, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
One of our favorites
We always love staying here - so convenient to all the wine tasting and fun restaurants and then cozy and secluded when we come back to camp for the night. Plus, Mike and Anne are always super helpful and friendly
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Brannan I.recommends
November 2, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Best hip camp!
This was our third stay at the Lovely Walnut Grove and it’s still our favorite hip camp! It inspires us every time we visit and we can’t wait for the next time. Delicious cookies and walnuts, a beautiful grove and so many sweet towns and fun places to visit all around. If you are considering exploring this area this is definitely where you want to be. We and our kids have a blast here and appreciate Mike and Anne sharing their property with us! Thank you!! :)
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Kerry O.recommends
October 30, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
We absolutely loved coming here! Mike and Anne are the perfect hosts! They are quick to get back to you with any questions you might have. Make sure to purchase the homemade sourdough bread, chocolate chip cookies, and marmalade.
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Brannan I.recommends
October 28, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Our favorite hip camp of all time❤️
We absolutely love the walnut grove! This is our second time staying and we are already planning our next visit. Mike and Anne are so lovely. We highly recommend adding the walnuts and cookies to your stay :) so delicious. We we’re able to harvest some walnuts which our kids really loved. The land is incredibly beautiful and the whole family has fun running around the grove, visiting the ponies across the road, having a fire and enjoying the sunsets. The nearby towns are also really sweet and there is plenty to explore! Our favorite hip camp ❤️ Thank you!!
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Dale H.recommends
October 24, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Relaxation and Rejuvenation
Our weekend at Anne and Mike’s Walnut Grove was just what we needed. We were looking for a peaceful get away for relaxation and rejuvenation. We were not disappointed. We felt welcome and at home in Diamond 1 campsite. Wine tastings each day, a short walk away. A trip to Los Olivos with a quick stop at a lavender farm made the weekend even more fun! Fireside relaxing and early morning sunrises made or weekend away perfect!
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Charlene D.recommends
October 19, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
This was our second stay at The Lovely Walnut Grove. Once again we were not disappointed. You won’t find better hosts than Anne and Mike. And, we got to meet Anne’s sister who sold us some goose eggs, which we will try as soon as we get home. If you are looking for peace and quiet in wonderful surroundings this is the place. We will definitely be back
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George L.recommends
October 17, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
Very Private
So relaxing and so quiet. Mike and Anne were very welcoming and informative about themselves, their business and their ties to the local community. We will definitely try to come back!
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Olivier & Michelle B.recommends
October 16, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Really nice spot in the middle of the walnut trees. Very well located and we enjoyed the welcome goodies. ATT signal was not going through in the camp site but worked-ish by the farm stand near the road. Everything else was top notch
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James C.recommends
October 13, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
In the walnut grove
Fantastic location, and Mike was a great host
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Richard L.recommends
September 20, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Lovely spot in amongst the walnut trees. Fairly close to the road but very quiet when we were there. Anne was very welcoming when we arrived. Enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evening.
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Reham A.recommends
September 19, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Great location, Close to Solvang
We camped for two days in September, the walnuts were not ready yet. We stayed at the Diamond campsite (the first one) closer to the highway. The campsite was immaculate. Had everything you need and some more. We were surprised that there was some firewood included for two nights. Also a nice BBQ. Everything you might need is there. I went to their website and ordered sourdough bread that was amazing (takes two days to prepare) Ann brought it to our site nice and warm for $10. I highly recommend it. The noise from a nearby street was noticeable the first night (Friday night). But not the second. It was nice and quiet. The orchard was wonderful. I highly recommend this location.
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Annie Z.recommends
September 18, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
It’s a very quiet and nice camp site. Walnut trees are right above our van, which makes us feel the nature so well. Mike and Anne prepared welcome gift for us and even our dog. That’s very sweet. Thank you!
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Nate M.recommends
September 9, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
I can't say enough about this place. We have stayed several times with Mike and Anne and they have always been very communicative and kind. From leaving out treats for our pups to firewood for the fire pit. If you ever have the chance to stay DO IT!!! A short walk to wineries and quick drive to downtown Los Olivos. 100% recommend.
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Albert S.recommends
September 8, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Very nice Pluto boondock. Host was wonderful, Will stay again when we’re in the area
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Ryan S.recommends
September 7, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Hip camp in solvang!
My wife and I had an amazing stay we can’t wait to go back the accommodations for just like they were listed Mike met us with a smile we hope to met ann but we never did the cookies were amazing and our time there was short-lived we can’t wait to be back there!
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Jason T.recommends
September 5, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
A super magical place!
I have used Hip Camp numerous times and research hundreds of places to always book the right spot. For Los Olivos, I was crossing my fingers because this was the first time truly boondocking (dry camping) and was nervous. That worry was immediately erased when we pulled up to the spot. This place is truly magical. Not far out of Los Olivos, but far enough away to feel secluded. The orchard you are surrounded by is peaceful and gorgeous. They setup the space so perfectly. The host came and greeted us and told us a little bit about the farm. She handed us some delicious cookies made with their walnuts. This a hidden gem on hip camp and will definitely be coming back
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Nancy G.recommends
August 30, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
Camping in the Walnut Grove
The Walnut Grove is lovely and the hosts are so friendly and welcoming. Always look forward to camping here. The add-ons (Bread, Cookies and Walnuts) are super yummy!
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Arash R.recommends
August 24, 2022
Lovely Walnut Grove for RV Camper
Quite place to enjoy the land
Super nice clean quite place to rest for few days and enjoy some yummy walnuts, fruits and bread.
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Caren W.recommends
August 14, 2022
Secluded Walnut Grove for RV
Camping in the Grove
Anne and Mike are the best hosts - this is our second time staying with them and it is the perfect location for wine tasting, bike riding, Los Olivos, Solvang - close to it all, but secluded and peaceful!
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