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SMR Carmel Camping

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· Carmel By The Sea, California
89 acres
16 sites
14 Lodging
2 Tent
Welcome to Saddle Mountain Ranch, RV and Campground! We are located on 89 acres of forest land off Carmel Valley Road, just 5 miles from HWY 1. Nestled within oaks, Monterey pines, and redwoods, Saddle Mountain offers a great peaceful getaway for those seeking a break from the bustle of life. On site seasonally heated pool (Mid May through Oct). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: *Please continue reviewing/monitoring California Travel guidelines as they may change and affect your reservation* On site seasonally heated pool (seasonally), private hiking trail, playground, Foosball table and more. No refund for inclement weather during the Winter months. We provide complementary Wi-Fi in designated areas of the park. We ask that there is no streaming at the Park so we can share Wi-Fi with all our guests. Thank you!
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Forest
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Carmel By The Sea, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Smr C.Joined in January 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 11 hours
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67 ratings · 51 reviews
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Jillian D.recommends
January 3, 2023
Cozy Cabin 8 called "Carmel by Sea"
A night camping
We had a great night in Cabin 8 on our road trip down the coast. Perfect for our needs and our twin girls loved the loft beds upstairs. Very comfy beds/ pillows too. Thank you!
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Jenna G.recommends
December 30, 2022
Luxury Tent
Lux tent 100%!
We loved it here! Seriously the most comfortable bed ever. The blanket heaters are a game changer. It’s also so nice having your own space and fire pit and grill. Everything was clean and nice. It rained the whole time we were there so we didn’t get to hike but loved that they had a trail at the campsite, would have loved to go.
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Dina R.recommends
December 1, 2022
Cozy Cabin 9 called "Cypress Point"
Cozy cabin, a good size for 2 adults + 2 children. The pool is not heated so it was chilly in November, but it was still lovely to be outside. The sauna was amazing!
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Coby O.recommends
November 17, 2022
Cozy Bunk House w/ Luxury Tent
Very good experience! A lot of fun! Good environment and good BBQ
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Bobbie Jean A.recommends
October 7, 2022
Luxury Tent
Very clean Lots of butterflies I’m very quiet
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Kevin A.recommends
October 3, 2022
Luxury Tent - Premium
Luxury Tent
Luxury can be a subjective term, so as long as you come here with the mindset that you're going camping, you'll definitely find this on the more luxurious side. Tons of amenities in this glamping tent - electrical outlets, towels, Keurig machine + pods, propane fireplace, personal trash can, lights. Great communal amenities at this listing too - warm showers, clean restrooms, clean water to wash your dishes, large pool, and nearby hiking trails. I recommend arriving when there is still sunlight out as driving/parking in the campground can be a little tricky in the dark. Additionally, if you're a light sleeper and wanted to sleep in, I recommend bringing an eyemask and earplugs as the local nature starts to wake up around 6 - 7 AM.
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Kate R.doesn't recommend
September 16, 2022
Luxury Tent
Caterpillar Catastrophe
I was looking forward to this experience whole heartedly but what I was not informed of was that there was a yearly giant infestation of caterpillars. Everything was COVERED. (Think thousands) We were not even able to sit outside of our “luxury tent” since everything was crawling. It was very upsetting. I would have liked to be warned about this before booking since I was informed this was “normal”.
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Sydney G.recommends
August 16, 2022
Luxury Tent
The luxury tent was great! Hosts were very accommodating and helpful as well!
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Dawn B.recommends
August 7, 2022
Luxury Tent
Beautiful, charming, romantic
I would highly recommend SMR. The grounds are beautiful, peaceful and perfect for a family or romantic couple. Love love love the luxury tents. We will definitely be back.
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Amanda B.doesn't recommend
July 10, 2022
Luxury Tent
Not luxury as advertised
It’s misleading to market and charge this as a “luxury tent” and host was unwilling to work with us on modification or cancellation.
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Denise M.recommends
May 30, 2022
Cozy Cabin 10 called "Garland Ranch
Memorial Day weekend
What a beautiful peaceful place. I booked a cabin for my family and I a teen and a 8 year old, there is something to do for all ages, they have basketball courts, a pool and trails. I felt very safe our cabin was super clean water worked no complains in very happy with my stay and plan on coming back in the future. Check in and check out was a breeze. It was easy to get to Saddle mountain ranch.
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Kenny K.recommends
May 22, 2022
Luxury Tent - Premium
Awesome spot! Great view, clean, and spacious. Highly recommend!
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Shira H.recommends
April 10, 2022
Luxury Tent - Premium
We had a great experience at SMR’s luxury tent! The site was fully equipped for grilling, the location is beautiful and the amenities were clean.
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Joyanne L.recommends
March 10, 2022
Luxury Tent
My husband and I really love this glamping experience. The environment is so clean and quiet. Also, very private. Will recommend this place to my friends.
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Lorraine M.recommends
January 3, 2022
Luxury Tent
Nice glamping experience.
Cozy tent. Not far from big sur. Nice to have a fire going, since most camping in big sur doesn't allow for it anymore. The heating mattress did not work unfortunately. Bring extra bedding - it gets cold at night.
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Jordan W.recommends
December 1, 2021
Luxury Tent
Great glamping spot….The heated blanket helped so much!
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Reed G.recommends
October 19, 2021
Luxury Tent
Loved our getaway!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the luxury tent! They really had everything you need for a weekend visit. The heated blankets were such a life saver and the tent setup allowed for a nice amount of privacy. We will definitely be coming back!
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Jessica F.recommends
September 27, 2021
Luxury Tent
We loved the cozy bed with heating blankets, fire pit, twinkle lights strung above, and the friendly staff. A great location, thank you for a great stay!!
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Lillian S.recommends
September 17, 2021
Luxury Tent
This site came in so handy while driving around Yosemite with a van during the National Forest Closure of CA. In a last minute bind, Josephine was more than welcoming to let us park our van there for two nights. She was very friendly and accommodating, even giving us a welcome bag and offering anything that was in the fridge including water, wine, eggs...the essentials :).
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Jay Ar B.recommends
September 10, 2021
Luxury Tent
Very convenient, fire pit and grill are available within the cabin area. Both are safe and easy to lit. It has a nice view also of the hill. We had a great stay!
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Inez A.recommends
September 1, 2021
Luxury Tent
Best camping experience
Absolutely loved my experience! I was really surprised with the small details this place had to make my stay more memorable. First off I loved the location, just 10 mins away from Carmel. The campsite was up on a hill, allowing us to feel like we were in a forest. I felt that this place made everything user friendly: charging outlets, propane grill & fire pit, parking right in front, light, towels, etc.. The bathrooms were about 10 steps away and had dimmed lights at night to guide guests. And the best part of all they had heated blankets! This place really thought about the guests needs. The campsite in general is well equipped, and if you can think of something you forgot, I’m sure they already thought of it and have it at the reception. Definitely would recommend and worth the price.
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Andrei V.recommends
August 24, 2021
Luxury Tent
10/10
The tents were awesome and the amenities were top notch! The location was perfect to get groceries, or go to restaurants, or see the sights. Would definitely stay there again!
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Trigg M.recommends
June 4, 2021
Luxury Tent
I booked this as a birthday present for my daughter and her boyfriend. She called from the tent to say how much they were enjoying it. A few days before we had to switch dates and the campsite management was super helpful.
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Zainub Q.recommends
May 13, 2021
Luxury Tent
Incredible Stay
This glamping tent was incredible! It came stocked with all the amenities and thoughtful touches (comfy bedding, towels, outlets and storage space for personal items, and even heated blankets!) and the fire pit and patio lights were my favorite touch. The bathrooms were a huge plus: They were close by, super clean, had hot water, and the showers seemed newly renovated and were amazing! The staff was all super friendly and you can tell they pay special attention to taking care of their space and the customers!
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Hoonmin C.recommends
April 19, 2021
Luxury Tent
it was a perfect weekend trip! everywhere was so clean (especially bathroom and shower). would recommend to others and will go back again
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Steven K.recommends
February 13, 2021
Luxury Tent
Way overpriced. Go book direct.. save $$$$$
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Brandon M.doesn't recommend
January 18, 2021
Gazebo Tent
The images in the Hipcamp listing were extremely deceptive, and due to this, our stay was really disappointing — the tent was not even remotely close to what was pictured, and it was located in a parking lot, not a grassy garden as advertised. I have attached photos for your reference. Had I known what the listing actually looked like, I would not have booked it in the first place.
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Aravind R.recommends
November 29, 2020
Cozy Bunk House w/ Luxury Tent
SMR is an awesome place to rent a cabin for the weekend. Great location, staff and amenities!
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Reed F.recommends
November 26, 2020
Gazebo Tent
Perfect spot with a warm heated blanket and private fire pit and grill! It is part of a collection of other huts/RVs (totally fine with us), but something to note if you’d prefer something more private.
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Osman E.recommends
October 20, 2020
Luxury Tent
Excellent location and environment for anyone. The staff was helpful throughout the reservation and check-in process. The luxury tent is comfortable and convenient. My favorite was the fire pit. The lighting can be improved in the luxury tent (both natural lighting and artificial lighting).
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