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Kindred Acre Wood

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· San Luis Obispo, California
10 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
We are living our dream after recently finding and purchasing this beautiful 10 acre parcel, one of the sunniest in the canyon with a bucolic creek that flows all year. See Canyon itself is a special place. Home to a multitude of birds and wildlife, a beautiful scenic winding road, lush landscaping and a host of apple orchards. Thanks to the micro climate we have here, we grow some of the best fruit in the country. The coastal canyon is just a short distance to the beach and 15 minutes into town but feels like a world away when you are here. The star gazing is incredible as the canyon walls block the light pollution and the milky way shines! Welcome to our little slice of 10 acre heaven in the Canyon! Just bring yourself and we have everything else!! Nestle up in the Cozy Gnome Home, a 1967 vintage trailer and listen to the symphony of frogs in the creek just outside your window. With love and labor... we gutted, redesigned and restored this little trailer for the ultimate functioning space for two. Nice little kitchen with copper counters and everything you need for cooking and dining. A Berkey filter for clean water, hardwood floors and a comfy bed complete with organic mattress, down comforter and cotton sheets. Fold out dining table if you care to (or need to) eat indoors. There is also an outdoor kitchen space with a sink (no hot water), gas grill, propane burner (bring your own small canister) and a patio table and chairs. We have a charcoal grill available too. The creek runs mostly year round so feel free to get your feet wet on a hot sunny day. We also have an outdoor warm shower and sink as well as a hot water kitchen sink that you can share with other campers. You are welcome to cruise the property and check out the chickens, ducks and horses. We have three dogs on the ranch, a deaf and incredibly sweet pitbull ( he is a food thief so store food and garbage as though raccoons were a problem), a curious and playful ranch dog Pluto (who will be your tour guide) and a Boston Bulldogge, Astrid. We are surrounded by orchards which have some of the best apples and pears in the country. Seasonally you can stop by many apple markets and do a tasting. We also have a lively wine tasting venue less than a mile away. Avila Beach is a short 4 miles away and we are happy to share bikes if we have them available but can't guarantee any. Our location is a bikers' dream as the 13 mile scenic road takes you all the way into SLO. NOTE: If you want to bring others to camp, please note that they need to bring their own tents and supplies, we only have room for two but welcome self sufficient campers to join you :) also, we have a camp stove you can use to cook on but bring your own little green propane canister.
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San Luis Obispo, 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 Lorna T.Joined in May 2018
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101 ratings · 83 reviews
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Emily H.recommends
November 29, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Stay here!
My partner and I just finished a week long road trip up the coast of CA. This property was one of the highlights of the entire trip! We had the pleasure of meeting Iorna and her family, they are so kind and welcoming. We will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing and down to earth stay.
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Cam W.recommends
November 7, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Such a gorgeous property -- very peaceful, good energy, lots to explore. Love the location as well, it only took us about 15 mins to get to DT SLO and there were many outdoors adventures within a short drive from the property. Paul and his family were great and we felt very welcomed! Would definitely recommend this to a friend and can't wait to go back and visit.
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Paige B.recommends
October 23, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
We loved staying at Lorna's place! It's so close to major attractions in Avila, Pismo, and SLO. The outdoor shower was awesome and the trailer was big and cozy. Husband is 6'6" and he was very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
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Chris A.recommends
October 18, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Beautiful hideaway. Camper was well appointed, organized and comfortable. Good ceiling clearance, comfortable bed and stovetop. Grounds are really cool, warm/welcoming atmosphere to all. Gem of a location; beach, downtown, vineyards all nearby. Highly recommended and would love to stay here again.
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Ryan U.recommends
September 25, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Gnome home!
Extremely cozy and comfortable place to stay. The location was so close to the beach but felt so off the beaten path. The outdoor shower was very fun as well. I would absolutely return to stay here again!
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Cynthia H.recommends
September 17, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
loved!
Trailer and property were so beautiful and Lorna was very accommodating. Pluto is a dream and is so happy to share his tricks with you
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Darci B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Glamping in the coastal mountains 😍
Lorna’s homestead was AMAZING! The RV was adorable and super cozy and the land around it was incredibly serene. Loved the outdoor shower and getting to explore the canyon around the property. Orchards, wineries, bike trails etc. the location was awesome, too. Right down the road from Avila beach and SLO. I would love to come back with friends and share the property with them! Highly recommend.
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Monica E.recommends
August 22, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
The Cozy Gnome Home was the perfect spot for my weekend getaway with my cousin! We loved stargazing on the property and enjoyed playing with Pluto the dog. This was a great location for hiking and going to the beach. Thank you so much for having us!
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Moninder S.recommends
August 12, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
What a great stay we had! Lorna has a very cute and comfortable place away from hustle and bustle of city life. We and our daughter had so much fun with very intelligent and energetic Pluto. He led us to this little forest where he would climb this tall and amazing tree, we were just in awe!
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Victoria B.recommends
August 8, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Unique experience
I loved the cozy gnome home. My boyfriend and I enjoyed being led around the property by Pluto and him demanding attention at all times, which was fine by us since he was so cute. Quick drive to the beach or SLO. Bathroom was clean. Host and others on property were very nice too. Would definitely love to stay there again.
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Brent M.recommends
August 5, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Comfort camping!
We echo all the other good reviews. Wonderful stay. No complaints at all. Great location, both the property itself and all the nearby things to enjoy, and there are markets and stores all within a couple miles for stocking up on any needs.
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Karen S.recommends
August 1, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
lorna’s property and camper are incredibly peaceful and yet easily accessible from SLO & the 101. We were able to locate the property easily and get settled in to the clean and comfortable camper. The hammock was wonderful and the outdoor bathroom was clean & charming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meeting the chickens and pups, thanks!
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Claire K.recommends
July 28, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Lorna's trailer was cozy, stylish, and in a really beautiful setting. It felt private despite being not far from the main house. We were lucky to chat with her for a bit, and she very generously shared some fresh eggs from her chicken coops. Plus, she had a really sweet dog! Would absolutely come back here again.
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Santa Ruiz F.recommends
July 18, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Beautiful…
The grounds were beautiful. Lorna and her crew were a pleasure to meet and hang out with. Can’t wait to get back again.
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Catherine S.recommends
July 18, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Loved the trailer - vintage, charming, super clean and well-supplied. Very good vibes in there and all around the land. Their dog is a show-stopper - he climbs trees! The space around the trailer is beautiful and very thoughtfully created and maintained. Wonderful location in a quiet canyon but very near the coast - Avila and Pismo easily accessible. Highly recommend - we loved it!
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Peter K.recommends
July 5, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
The Gnome Home was a perfect long weekend getaway to spend at the beach and in nature. It had everything we needed to be self-sufficient, just be sure to bring some extra water as the filter doesn't hold much more than a day's worth. The property was great and we loved being visited each morning by Pluto and Astrid while we made breakfast.
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Katherine M.recommends
May 30, 2022
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Pure Bliss!
Absolutely magical, just gorgeous in every way. Pluto the wonder dog also made our trip extra spectacular. We can’t wait to come back.
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Tracy T.recommends
November 30, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Wonderful stay
The Cozy Gnome Home was fantastic! The home is cozy and the grounds wonderful. We had a great time exploring, playing with the dog Pluto and visiting the horses. It's also very close to Avila and the beaches and great ice cream there. We would absolutely come again and loved every minute.
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Sarah F.recommends
November 28, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
What an amazing experience at the Gnome Home. The camper was so thoughtfully designed, and the property is magical. The location was super convenient to Avila Beach, SLO and Morro. Hope to be back soon!
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Rowena C.recommends
November 22, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
Our family had a magical stay on Lorna and Pauls property. They are such hospitable friendly hosts adding the extra charm to this stay. The camper is so darn cozy - the mattress and pillows are dreamy. And so plush having electricity and a fridge. Such a great outdoor space for play and relaxation. Our kiddos adored the dog Pluto and could freely roam and play. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you!!!
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Serena M.recommends
November 15, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Had such a great time here! Perfect location and the trailer is a great space. Pluto is so sweet and Lorna is an excellent host! Would definitely recommend and would stay here again!
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Ian I.recommends
October 25, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Best weekend getaway ever!! :)
Such a lovely little place in the most perfect area! Lorna was very accommodating and we couldn’t have asked for a better place for our weekend getaway. It’s in the absolute best location - we spent a day in Avila beach, a day in Pismo, and a day in Morro Bay. All very easy driving distance. Additionally the winery (Kelsey see vineyards) less than a mile away was amazing! We recommend the Orange Muscat. We will definitely be coming back!! Thank you Lorna. :)
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Alice M.recommends
October 18, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
We had a wonderful experience staying here! The bed was super comfortable and everything had so much character and charm. It was very quiet and relaxing so we slept perfectly. The location is excellent if you want to visit Avila Beach. Lorna was very friendly and accommodating. We will be back for sure!
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Kellyn P.recommends
October 11, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Perfect Weekend Getaway
I can’t recommend this location enjoy! Lorna was very responsive ahead of our stay and the Gnome trailer was even cuter in person and truly had everything we needed. I will definitely be returning.
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Sylveen K.recommends
October 10, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience… the Cozy Gnome is a magical place. Lorna is very welcoming. The grounds are beautiful, the camper is perfect: clean, has the essential things you will need, a very comfy hammock under these beautiful trees, a fun swing for kids/adults… and Pluto, a super friendly dog. It’s secluded yet just a short drive to Avila Beach, SLO, Montaña de Oro. Our three teenagers sleep in a tent next to the camper. They loved walking around the beautiful grounds… checking out the horses, ducks, chickens and playing with Pluto. This was the perfect getaway …we’d love to come back and highly recommend this gem!
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Isaac C.recommends
October 4, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Perfect Getaway
The “Gnome Home” was the perfect getaway for my girlfriend and I. The atmosphere was so peaceful and the dogs were so welcoming and playful. Lorna was very helpful whenever we had any questions.
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Kami L.recommends
August 25, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Solitude in a peaceful canyon
This special spot was exactly what I was looking for. The location, the trailer, the peace and quiet and visits from animals made this such a lovely trip. The trailer was spectacularly remodeled (I can say that was confidence as I own a vintage trailer that my husband and I remodeled and it was a lot of work). It’s very cozy, the bed is uber comfy and I loved all of the windows to enjoy the views. One thing that would have been nice is a little bit of guidance or some info inside the trailer as what to do if anything is needed as there is no wifi or cell reception (for me with Verizon at least). If there was issue I wouldn’t have known where to go as there are several structures on the property and I was never greeted by anyone to ask any questions. My favorite was drinking my coffee and watching deer drink from the creek. The most wonderful way to start your day.
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Wendy L.recommends
July 29, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Fun and funky little place. The trailer was comfortable and the property is nice. Pluto is the perfect mascot and seemed to be at our beck and call whenever we were on-site. Sweet pup. Make sure to read all of the details in the listing and reservation instructions and write the gate code down somewhere. I had really spotty cell service in the canyon and had a delay figuring out how to get in. And do note it is a small walk-in on a slope to the trailer in case you have a lot of stuff.
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Morgan S.recommends
July 28, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Had a blast here! Loved the cute little home and had everything we needed to cook and the bed was very comfy. Pluto was the best tour guide and entertainer! This was the perfect little getaway from the day to day grind and we definitely will look at staying here again when we are in the area. Beautiful grounds and great location near the beach and SLO.
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Celia C.recommends
June 29, 2021
Glamping in the "Cozy Gnome Home"
Great location, plenty of solitude!
Fabulous, pics don't even do it justice! Very private, lots of solitude and wonderful views of the surrounding hills. The location is perfectly snug between Avila and SLO. Favorite part was the outdoor shower!! Excellent stay all around.
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