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Magical Harrison Serenity Ranch

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· Palomar Mountain, San Diego, California
67 acres hosted by Vicki M.
2 lodging sites · 18 RV/tent sites
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This land has been a community gathering space for the Native's Ceremony and Healing Space for over a thousand years. Feast your eyes upon the Matates and traces of the people that once gathered here so long ago. Upon the mid 1800's we had a Settler named Nate Harrison find this to be the ideal space, and he set up homestead here, and lived an amazing full life. He was to become the first African American to aquire land here in San Diego County, and his homestead remains to this day; studied by archaeology students to this day. Sensitive habitat and magic lies within our gates, and we must approach the mountain as we would any sacred space; with RESPECT. We welcome you to enjoy Nate's land and inspire who you are deep inside your heart.
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Desi K.recommends
June 30, 2024
Camping at Harrison Serenity Ranch
FANTASTIC Location
All around FANTASTIC! A++ Vicki was great host and really kept an eye out for the guests.
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Nelly S.doesn't recommend
June 30, 2024
Glamptent 2/Beds
Never again!
Never again! We booked two night but only stayed one night. We left the following morning. Night time was fine but when we woke up in the morning we thought there were bees in the trees from how loud the buzzing was which would have been fine because bees don't bother you. Turned out it was a ton of flies. When we walked around to check out the grounds it was just dirty. I've never seen so many flies is one area. There was dried horse shit all over the grounds. The camp ground is poorly managed. We camp often and have never experienced anything like this. It honestly looks like a big dumping ground.
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Larry M.
June 29, 2024
Camping at Harrison Serenity Ranch
If you are looking for a rustic historic camp site with water and bathrooms and great views available it is a place to see. The road is rough. 6 miles up. Bumpy, narrow and dirt road mix in spots. Camp has a very dusty and oak tree wood feel. You know, leaves, weeds, shade. Host Kari is awesome. If your up for an adventure off the beaten path or on your way to the observatory the long way up this historic road to Palomar mountain this might be the stop you need on your way. Peace. L.
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Robin S.recommends
June 28, 2024
Camping at Harrison Serenity Ranch
Serenity Under The Stars!
We always enjoy our camping getaways at Nate Harrison's Serenity Ranch! It was our 4th time staying there and we will be back again. The dispersed camping site we reserved was perfect for our rooftop tent. As usual, the star filled sky and views from the property did not disappoint!
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Trevor J.
June 25, 2024
Camping at Harrison Serenity Ranch
The drive in is beautiful, the location is great, but so many bugs, we did not prepare well for the bugs. Will try to return in a different season
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Natalia K.recommends
June 24, 2024
Camping at Harrison Serenity Ranch
Spiritual camping
Best place in California Very spiritual, very privet. I spend amazing night at this spot. Vicki you are the best owner of land! See you again. Thank you for this amazing weekend.
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Palomar Mountain, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Kumeyaay/Kumiais and Payómkawichum (Luiseño) 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 Vicki M.

Joined in June 2019
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