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Sierra Camping Experience

· Placerville, El Dorado, California
50 acres hosted by Pete And Claire J.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site · 3 tent sites
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Pete and Claire is a Star Host
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Come experience our majestic pine and oak wilderness, all with beautiful vista of Cosumnes River Valley and mountains for miles & miles. Lounge in the peace and quiet. Hang out with our goats, sheep, dogs, chickens, guineas, and ducks during the day! Plus 2 miles of beautiful wilderness trails. Our site is close to many attractions in the area. The area abounds with famous California gold country sites & museums and historic Downtown Placerville. We are positioned about 20-30 minutes from some of the state's most beautiful swimming, kayaking, and hiking locations. Shenandoah Valley Wineries are a wonderful stop just 30 minutes South of us, and Apple Hill orchards are 30-40 minutes North-East of us. And of course, the ever-popular Lake Tahoe is 1 hour North-East on Hwy 50. We aim to create a peaceful, welcoming, and safe environment. We believe in diversity, inclusion, and equity for all people! PLEASE NOTE before you book: - Please book all extras through the Hipcamp App. If you decide later to add on anything after arrival, you can change your reservation to reflect. - We cannot accommodate camping vehicles larger than 20 feet and trailers. We have a very small turnaround and it is difficult to maneuver larger vehicles and trailers in these areas. Site #1 is the only site that you can park at with a vehicle within the site. - Refunds are honored if you cancel before 72 hours prior to your check-in time. If your reservation starts at 2pm on Friday, you will need to cancel by 2pm on Tuesday. We do not refund for late cancellations due to unfavorable weather. Please do your diligence by checking weather reports early and cancel early if you believe you will not want to camp in those conditions. - Because we are in a natural mountain environment, we do have to deal with pests from time to time. During hotter months, bees, ants, and wasps will often frequent our campsites, attracted by food. We do what we can to keep them away, but mid-Summer months especially are more difficult. If you feel like this will bother you, please consider booking with us Fall through Spring.
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Placerville, El Dorado, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Pete And Claire J.Joined in January 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
249 ratings · 133 reviews
Wendy W.recommends
November 26, 2023
TIAMAT #1- Camping Van/ Car Camp
This was one of the best camping experiences we have had. The hosts were gentle, kind people, who clearly loved their animals and were good shepherds of the land. There was tons of safe space for the kids to adventure and explore. We took the hike with goats - a highlight of the trip for the entire family. Pete and Claire communicated often, were incredibly organized, and made us feel so welcome. Thanks for an amazing trip - I hope we come again.
Kristen M.recommends
October 29, 2023
TIAMAT #2- Group Site with View
Loved it!
This spot was everything I was looking for, very spacious and level with lots of shade. The host was super accommodating when we decided to switch to a wood burning fire pit at the last minute rather than a propane one, which we really appreciated! We also loved being visited by a very friendly horse-sized doggo :) I would definitely recommend this spot!
Kelly M.recommends
October 29, 2023
TIAMAT #6- Amazing View
Such a beautiful site! Easy to get to and a great new outhouse nearby.
Vincent G.recommends
October 29, 2023
TIAMAT #2- Group Site with View
Great hip camp that was spacious enough and secluded. Even though the weather was a bit cold, we were able to stay warm with the wood fired pit. It was also a nice option that we could order farm fresh duck eggs.
Ashlynn B.recommends
October 5, 2023
TIAMAT #6- Amazing View
The communication was stellar! The spot was gorgeous! Highly recommend!
Phillip S.recommends
September 17, 2023
HYDRA SITE #10- Secluded Group Site
It is a pretty spot. Great hiking trail with large boulders to hike up. Secluded. Nice folks running the place. Wasps show up when you start cooking. This is not a problem just at this site. I have stayed at other locations in Placerville with wasps. I would recommend using net for protection.
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