October 10, 2022
Such a great property! We loved staying there. The natural “walls” of rock dividing the different areas were very cool and the fire pit would have been amazing to use (but there was a fire ban due to heat and dry conditions). Hosts were lovely and helpful!
October 9, 2022
1st time campers
We loved the location and the landscape of the camping ground.
It was our 1st time family camping. The camping spot was design for one tent only, and that was just right for us. We were looking for a private small experience with our child and dog. Every small detail that this place can offer is very charming. For example; the hidden shower under the tree, the pick-nick table with illuminated sun umbrella placed right next to the tent ground, the outdoor sink with a herb garden, the large boulders, beautiful vistas.... and I can go on & on. We really enjoyed our weekend trip to Reid Ranch. We will definitely come back.
In my child's word; " Hello, we had lovely stay; this place is very nice, we hope come back soon." ;-)
October 2, 2022
First time using Hipcamp and we had a wonderful time camping here. Brent and Kate are friendly hosts and their place has a great set up. Outdoor sink, grill, firepit, picnic table - all with beautiful views. It also felt private even though you’re close to the house since it’s completely separated by these huge boulders and you’re the only site. It was also fun saying hi to Pumpkin the pig and the chickens. Hope to come back again soon!
September 28, 2022
Reid Ranch is so unique! There is so much variety to the terrain, and areas to hang out that you feel like you have multiple sites. The hosts are super friendly and really care about making a top notch experience, with attention to details. The bathroom in the camper is clutch! We will definitely be back.
September 23, 2022
Pleasant clean place to camp close to what you might need. Pet friendly and quiet.
September 19, 2022
We loved Brent’s campsite! So charming and beautiful. Brent himself was very kind and accommodating too. The site is perfect if you’re looking to explore the nearby areas. We drove through Carlsbad, to La Jolla and to San Diego. And it was nice to come back to our campsite and enjoy the night. I highly recommend!
September 4, 2022
Amazing views and amenities!
Wow. This place was amazing! The little thought out details were really nice like the Bluetooth speaker by the bath tubs and the green grass patch by the tent pad. Having a sink was something I didn’t know I needed but it was so nice to have. The outdoor shower was a blessing because my visit was during a heat wave. Sunset and sunrise views were beautiful. Brent and his family were super welcoming and friendly. Brent made a map for me to find the best local beaches not overrun with tourists which I am immensely grateful for! If you’re wanting to visit Carlsbad area, I definitely recommend staying here. I will definitely be back!
September 2, 2022
Reid ranch is a dream. Brent (the host) is super friendly and offered us some fresh mahi mahi he caught. He knows all the local surf breaks and does his absolute best to help his guests out. The cool tubs are not to be missed as well. Magical place. Hard to describe and something you’ll need to see for yourself. We will be back.
August 30, 2022
The hosts are super friendly and it is the most adorable spot! Feels private and a little bit country (can't see a ton of houses or lights at night :) and the addition of the soaking tubs is awesome!
August 21, 2022
Prepare to be amazed!
Immediately repeat customers. My wife and I booked this to celebrate our anniversary, and when we got there and saw everything the site had, without skipping a beat we started brainstorming on who else we could bring when we come back next time. We just had to show this amazing place to more people! Brent and Caitlin are great hosts, above and beyond service. Thank you for sharing your property with us!
August 15, 2022
Gr8 place! Stay here!
It was our first time using hipcamp. This was a gr8 campsite! Very beautiful! Nice view! Bathroom was in a cute trailer. Host provided a large yeti during our stay, which was awesome in this summer heat. It kept our bacon and water cool. They also provide a propane stove and running h2o! Kids loved this place so much! We will be back! One thing, my kid left his newly built Lego surfboard van at the campsite, but I suppose it is long gone now since we stayed over a week ago. Hope some other kid is having fun with it now. Our kids also loved visiting “pumpkin” their pet pig. Brent, the host was nice and friendly.
August 10, 2022
We had a wonderful time staying at their land. They have done a beautiful job creating a camping spot with incredible rocks and trees and amazing cold tubs. A perfect getaway with incredible easy access to Carslbad and San diego. There is some rd and dog noise. Thank you so much for having us.
July 18, 2022
Convenient camping near the ocean!
Brent and his family were very welcoming and made us feel like friends. Their place is very conveniently located and their property is beautiful. It felt like we were out of the busyness of town but it was close to so much- the ocean being our primary focus. We didn't use the firepit/bbq area because it's fire danger season and we ate most of our meals with family that live near by. The picnic table and out door sink were great. The tree above the tent area was full of bees so we had to navigate setting up our tent without aggravating them (no one got stung). The tree is full of pollen so everything was covered but we were thankful for shade. The outdoor shower wasn't cold (perfect in my opinion) and we were glad to rinse off before bed. The toilet is in an old RV and it's a tight fit but it flushes so that is nice. We didn't use the shower in there. You can hear road noise at night but it wasn't bad. I used ear plugs and an eye mask and slept great. All in all we thought Brent was a cool guy, with a cool space and we would definitely consider coming back in the future.
July 16, 2022
Reid Ranch is a natural oasis in an otherwise densely populated area. You feel like you are in a country setting, far away from the crowded coast, and yet, so close to the ocean. I was amazed at how quiet is actually is!!! I had a question on my arrival, and got a response right away. Brent went out of his way to make my stay comfortable. I highly recommend this camping spot!
Dae Hyung L.recommends
July 10, 2022
Feel like visiting family house!!!
July 5, 2022
Fantastic family camp site!
My family and I really enjoyed camping at Brent's site during our stay in the San Diego area. After camping for a couple weeks in campgrounds, we found this site to be almost like glamping -- outdoor sink and counter space, picnic table with umbrella and lights, an RV with a toilet, shower, microwave, and sink, as well as a separate fire-pit area with seating, a cooler, and a grill. My kids loved climbing around the boulders and seeing the red tailed hawks that live in the trees nearby. Brent was quick and helpful with communication as well. There are lots of shops nearby and the beach isn't too far either. Highly recommend!
June 30, 2022
Just what you’re looking for!
What a gem! The Reid Ranch was exactly what I was looking for. The site has everything you need if you are car camping. We needed something affordable near Legoland and this was perfect. Plenty of nice grocery stores nearby for getting your supplies. Beautiful views all around the big boulders. There’s an outdoor shower and sink. The grill and fire pit area is so cool, unfortunately we didn’t get to use it because there was a fire ban issued during our stay. If we are ever back in this area I would definitely stay here again!!
June 26, 2022
The ABSOLUTE perfect spot!!!!
Absolutely perfect location, tent area was big enough for our 8 person tent. Picnic table, sink. Awesome fire pit area with the Yeti cooler and grill, bathroom! Everything has been thought of and provided. 10/10 would recommend, and plan to go again ourselves. Minutes from the beach, lots of shopping and restaurants. Brent was very approachable and reached out to see if we needed anything at all. PS, ask about adding on the additional bed mats they offer. Couldn’t have picked a better spot!
June 25, 2022
I absolutely loved this camp spot. I was able to sleep under the stars and enjoy the beautiful views on the morning. I was able to pack light and have everything I needed. I will be back. One of my favorite spots.
June 21, 2022
This is such a great site and so peaceful!! I was traveling by myself and felt so safe and welcomed by Brent and Kate. Kate showed me where everything was (such a great set up with a bathroom and outdoor sink and fire pit) and Brent gave awesome beach recommendations that perfectly fit my style! Brent also shared some of his vision for the future with the site so I will DEFINITELY be back to stay again the next time I’m in Southern California!
June 19, 2022
Great place to relax by a fire
I took my 6-year-old and 4-year-old camping for the first time. It was a first time doing anything like this myself and it was there first time camping.
The Reid Ranch is set atop a little hill. Brent has made the site so that it’s not too far where you can reach him for anything but far enough where you can still enjoy your privacy. There’s a really cool natural stone fire pit that we enjoyed every night of our trip. Brent sets you up (for a cost) with bundles of firewood, just let him know how many bundles you need. The camp site is just beneath the fire pit area and you fall asleep every night to frogs and crickets, quite calming. There’s a sink where you can clean your dishes. The bathroom and shower were in an old RV just right by the main house. The RV is available (for a cost) to use as well. It was a nice touch and experience to sleep in an RV for a night.
I would go back for sure just to be in that fire pit area every night. It was so relaxing.
June 5, 2022
Really lovely property. Brent and his family were very welcoming and helpful. You get to enjoy some city life near by and beaches and for the evening / morning, enjoy camping in nature. Really unique and enjoyable placr.
May 29, 2022
Beautiful and welcoming property
Brent was very hospitable! The property was gorgeous as well. You can sit and watch the sunset, have a nice fire, keep your food cold in the cooler provided and so much more! Brent gave great recommendations on what to do close by and gave me some fresh lemons from his garden. I felt safe and right at home here it was an awesome stay :)
May 23, 2022
My husband and I had such a lovely time camping at the site. Directions given were easy to follow and were particularly helpful since we arrived after sundown. The camping area (and frankly the entire property) is beautiful and has many amenities (grill, picnic table with lit up umbrella, sink, turf, etc) that definitely make this feel like more of a glamping experience than simply camping! :) We ended up forgetting our sleeping pads at home and rented some from Brent - they were incredibly comfortable and we slept like babies. Brent was very kind and quick to answer all of our questions. We also loved visiting with Pumpkin their pet pig! We absolutely would love to come back for another camping trip again soon.