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-G Ranch

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· New Cuyama, Santa Barbara, California
116 acres hosted by David & Whitney G.
2 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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The Cuyama Valley separates the Caliente Mountain Range from the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Tucked away in the northern foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range of the Los Padres National Forest is Cottonwood Canyon of the Cuyama Valley, located in northern Santa Barbara County. Cottonwood Canyon is known for its spectacular high desert landscapes offering open ranges, rolling hills, chaparral with oak woodlands, riparian and juniper-sage terrain, and seasonal wildflowers. Cottonwood Canyon is also home to our secluded 116-acre ranch. The flora and fauna are plentiful, the mountainous views are indescribable, and the night skies are unforgettable! Perfect for unplugging, wildlife watching, photography, meditation, and much more! Our ranch has miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails and is just two short miles from the Los Padres National Forest. This is the true essence of wilderness meets country, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Even though we are in the middle of nowhere, we are conveniently located near many recreational sites. Just to name a few, about 20 miles east is Alison Canyon Park; About 30 miles east off highway 33 is OHV recreation area, Ballinger Canyon; About 35 miles east off Hudson Ranch Road is the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge; About 60 miles north off Soda Lake Road is the Carrizo Plain National Monument; About 12 miles west is the Chimineas Ranch Ecological Reserve; and, about 60 miles east off highway 166 is Wind Wolves Preserve. Get a peaceful night’s sleep with full bellies! Here at -G Ranch, it’s important to us that you get the most pleasant stay that you deserve. Bring your own food to grill on our communal BBQ or possibly let us cook for you! Contact us before your stay and we can discuss food details. Learn more about this land: Come spend the night under the stars at our Grant Line camp site and event center. The Grant Line campsite is situated right next to an original 1840’s Spanish Land Grant boundary line, which is intersected by Forest Route 11N01. The grant has since been divided, but large pieces of land still remain, mostly inhabited by mountainous wildlife, ground squirrels, rabbits, coyotes and cattle. This area is also rich in Chumash history. Million-dollar views of the Caliente Mountain Range await you for evening sunsets and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range await you for your morning coffee enjoyment. Don't miss the brilliance of the famous Cottonwood Canyon Wildflowers with your front row seat. For your comfort, there is a 16x20 rustic-style shade structure (which has also been used for a dance floor!), water spigot, fire pit, small BBQ, and an outhouse. We have oak firewood available for purchase and a larger BBQ capable of cooking for 200+ guests available for rent, if needed. This site also provides plenty of parking for multiple RV’s and can accommodate larger groups.
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John R.recommends
May 29, 2024
Grant Line Camp Site & Event Center
Best camping venue ever
This was the best camping venue we have ever been to. The host is kind, friendly, and chill, and is happy to help out wherever needed. One of our tents exploded (long story) and he even offered to loan us one of his. There's plenty to explore near the location, and the site itself is full of good vibes. It was easy to get setup and throw a very special event here, and that's in no small part due to the host. If you're looking for somewhere to kick back, chill, and play some music - you've found your spot. We will certainly be coming back in the future.
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Jason F.recommends
May 28, 2024
Caliente Camp
My two daughters and I had an amazing time! David was a great host and made sure we were very comfortable. For example, when we arrived I asked if he could level some ground under a tree so we could set up our tent there. So he grabbed his tractor and leveled the ground and trimmed up the tree with his chainsaw. The views are great and it’s very peaceful! We are definitely going to come back!
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Ariella P.recommends
May 11, 2024
Honey Bee Camp
What a special place!!
We had an amazing time. What an incredible piece of land. The trees, the grasses, the owls hooting at night. We watched hawks hunting in the daytime. Absolutely stunning. Dave is an amazing host! He went absolutely above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and the site worked for us. I’m so grateful we found this little haven! We can’t wait to come back.
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Christopher C.recommends
April 29, 2024
Grant Line Camp Site & Event Center
Paradise!!!
LOVED our time on David's land. It is a magical place with sweeping views and wildflowers galore. David is very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. Perfect for gatherings with friends or family. Check it!!!!!
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Marek K.recommends
April 23, 2024
Grant Line Camp Site & Event Center
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Our group of friends had an amazing time gathering on Dave's hipcamp spot. The place had everything we needed, gorgeous views of green rolling hills and already built bar and shade structure that provided lots of comfort and easy set up for our friends and family gathering. In addition, Dave is a great host, very communicative and timely addressing our needs, going above and beyond to make it special for us. He offered generator rental and firewood delivery for a reasonable price that kept us warm around a firepit at night. The place felt quiet, relaxed and private. We felt home right away and will definitely come back!
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Betsy A.recommends
April 1, 2024
Grant Line Camp Site & Event Center
An awesome site and incredible host
We stayed with Dave as a launch site to Carrizo Plain, but learned that his land and the surrounding area was as nice as anything that we saw at Carrizo, including more wildflowers! The camp site was beautiful, with incredible views! They had clearly taken great care to set it up so that everything we would need, and then some, was at the site. Soon after we arrived, we went on a hike to the top the nearby hill for an even more views! Dave was constantly available to take care of any needs we might have and to offer us guidance and direction. We especially appreciated the joy that he seemed to feel in caring for his guests so we would have a wonderful experience. We did! Thank you Dave!
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New Cuyama, Santa Barbara, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chumash, Salinan, and Kuyam 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 David & Whitney G.Joined in October 2021
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