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Saddle Up Camp

· Aguanga, Riverside, California
6 acres hosted by Tony D.
2 RV/tent sites · 9 tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Saddle Up Ranch is a horse rescue that is ever growing. We have over 180 trees on the property (mostly beautiful flowing California Pepper Trees) and have gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and horse pastures.We offer horseback riding, goat yoga, and goat milking. You can also volunteer and help care for the animals while you are here by feeding, grooming or simply petting them. TJ, our owner, is working her way through the race track. Our campsites are managed by Tony. He works closely with guests to expand our campsites. TJ and many of the guides volunteer hard hours to rehabilitate the horse and give them a good home. You should see how the animals flock to TJ. The ranch also has goats, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. You can support our mission of rescuing horses by booking one of our horseback riding or other services! Thank you for your support! Guests love staying here: "Second stay and looking forward to returning again! <3 We were the only campers during the weekend, it was so serene. It gets very cold at night but the star filled skies are breathtaking. This time during our stay we had 3 kitty visitors and 3 dogs that rolled up to our camp multiple times, it felt like they were checking up on us. It was so cute. The sweet Aussie poked his head in our tent to say "you good?" haha It was so cute and they were extremely friendly and social! The black kitten stayed at our camp all night and cuddled on our laps by the fire. It was such a lovely experience. TJ and her crew have done an amazing job with this place, I don't have enough words to explain. Just see for yourself! You'll love it!! Can't wait to visit again!"
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255 ratings · 201 reviews
Kevin S.recommends
June 2, 2024
Saddle Up Ranch Site 9
Amazing host, awesome place to camp and be near animals! This place is saved and I’ll be coming back.
Aimee R.
May 29, 2024
Saddle Up Ranch Site 03
Free range for animals, not campers
Regretfully, I have to agree with the reviewer who compared this camping experience to a homeless encampment. The farm was outstanding, the land was picturesque and had a lot of promise, but the camp sites were little larger than a parking space, had no separating features (like trees or bushes) and they were fully (over) booked. Thankfully, we had courteous neighbors who had booked multiple adjoining sites (for their party of two), otherwise our 4 person tents would have been close to touching. We reserved and paid for two nights, but only stayed one. Our neighbors also left a day early - despite paying for two sites/night. It would have been an entirely different experience if we had been spread out a bit more. Horseback riding was fine/fun, and as other reviewers have commented - TJ stole the show and made the trip worthwhile. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. Spreading out the campsites would have made all the difference.
Donna Marie A.recommends
May 28, 2024
Saddle Up Ranch Site 8
Nice and quiet
Enjoyed camping on Tony's land! You will need to bring some shade, the area is very dog friendly, I loved having my dogs with me and seeing all the animals. Yes there are some flies but it's because you're camping on a ranch. I would say this is really an outdoor experience. I really loved it! Felt like there was some of a mix up with the sites, but in the end everything worked out. Nice and quiet, the port-a-potties were clean! Sites included enough space, a table, and a place to light a fire. We really enjoyed our weekend!
Sheila B.doesn't recommend
May 28, 2024
Saddle Up Ranch Site 12
Come for the horses, stay elsewhere
Honestly, the place was a little trashed and creepy. The place has so much potential, but we didn’t even stay. We felt really uncomfortable. We were lucky to find another campsite available elsewhere. The horses seemed to be well taken care of though. There was trash everywhere that really ruined the gorgeous views. There was a shipping container right below what would have been our site. Abandoned materials were all around us and the grounds. I get that this place didn’t function just as a campsite, it is also a working horse rescue. The people seem to do a great job with the horses, but the campsite was neglected and seemed like an afterthought. The pergola that was pictured was closed off and filled with trash. I was super disappointed and fooled by very strategically captured photos. Perhaps they were in the middle of some work or something, but it wasn’t the experience we were anticipating. I would recommend the horseback riding, but not staying here, ant least not until they clean it up.
Richard P.recommends
May 27, 2024
Saddle Up Ranch Site 9
Saddle Up Ranch is very much as advertised - a working horse rescue ranch with lots of horses, goats, and pigs. The camping is bare, with a port-a-potty and no showers, but they were upfront about that and we were prepared. Our dog absolutely loved herding the goats, and we took advantage of horseback riding. At one point, nearby neighbors were firing guns and it kind of freaked out our dog; we asked TJ if she knew any additional details, and she immediately called the neighbors to find out when they would finish (it turned out to be only 10 more minutes). We really appreciated how much care she put in over something that she obviously couldn't control. The entire experience was great, and we would definitely come back!
Arjun P.recommends
May 18, 2024
Saddle Up Ranch Site 07
Great farm camping experience
SaddleUp provided a fantastic group camping experience for us and our friends. The kids absolutely loved spending time with the friendly farm animals (horses, goats, pigs) and especially petting Apollo, their sweet dog. Trail horse riding was a major highlight for the entire group. Just a 5-minute drive away, Stagecoach Inn, was a lifesaver since we didn't feel like cooking. Big thanks to TJ and Tony, the campground hosts, for their warm hospitality and making our stay so enjoyable!
Aguanga, Riverside, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Payómkawichum (Luiseño) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Tony D.Joined in December 2020
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