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Sierra Mountain Tranquility

· Placerville, El Dorado, California
50 acres hosted by Pete And Claire J.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site · 4 tent sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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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 mission here at Fjellgard Ranch is to create a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. We started with 10 sites in May of 2021, but have reduced the number of bookable sites to 5. We would rather have less people here and have each site have it's own personal space. Most campgrounds shove you in shoulder-to-shoulder, and you find yourself trying to sleep 5 feet from someone's hammering RV generator! We aren't interested in maximizing our property's capacity, though we could probably make more money that way. We are more interested in creating a tranquil and calm getaway for you, where you can enjoy all that nature has to offer in the Sierra Foothills. 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: - We do not typically accept reservations Monday-Wednesday (unless holiday weekend) and are closed for those days. If you are wanting to book a longer stay, please contact us and we can evaluate your situation and open the dates for you. - 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. - All sites come with a fire pit during wetter months (typically Nov-May). Please check site to see if fires are currently permitted. All sites except Site #9 come with a picnic table. If this is during our dry season with high fire danger, we do not allow open wood or charcoal fires. If you have any questions about fires, please feel free to reach out to us. During dry season, propane fires & stoves are permitted and we rent them out in the extras section. - We cannot accommodate camping vehicles larger than 20 feet. We cannot accommodate 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 warmer months mosquitos, 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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275 ratings · 157 reviews
Ramesh K.recommends
June 29, 2024
Tiamat #2- Group Site with View
We really loved the camping experience here. Host went above and beyond to accommodate our last minute request to change the campsite. Highly recommended.
Justin V.recommends
June 23, 2024
Tiamat #1- Camping Van/ Car Camp
The site is well taken care of, and has. Beautiful view of the valley below. Pete and Claire are super helpful too. I’ll definitely be back.
Pratik M.recommends
June 21, 2024
Tiamat #2- Group Site with View
We went for 1 Night camping here with 2 of our friends and it was a really great one. The owner came to meet us when we checked in at our campsite with his super adorable dogs (who will come to visit and play with campers now and then ). The washroom was safe and very clean, though being a pit-toilet was a little smelly. They also have a viewing deck where you can go and watch sunrise or sunset. Overall a good camp site with friends. Also we were the only campers that night and so we were a little scared but we had a great time.
Hope G.recommends
June 19, 2024
Hydra Site #10- Secluded Group Site
There were no other reservations during the time we stayed so the host said we could camp at any site we liked. We got a small meet and greet with the animals as well. I wish it hadn't been so hot when we were there, but otherwise, it was a great place to stay. Good view as well from the platform.
Sarah R.recommends
June 2, 2024
Hydra Site #10- Secluded Group Site
Pete and Claire were great hosts. No one else was there when we had our stay, so we actually ended up staying at site #2. Though all of their campsite are super cute. It was mosquito time so we got some bites, but that is to be expected.
Natallia K.recommends
May 31, 2024
Tiamat #6- Amazing View
We loved camping at Pete’s farm. Especially we enjoyed hike with animals. Great location: close to Jenkinson lake, multiple wineries and good restaurants in Placerville. We ate 12 duck eggs in 2 days! They are so good! We’ll come again.
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
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