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Song of the Ancients

· Paicines, San Benito, California
40 acres hosted by Jaimie L.
4 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Amazing views
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Dark skies threaded with galaxies reaching into eternity cap the Blue Oak savanna night. As we slip into winter the days are cool and nights cold. We are the same latitude of Carmel (but a world away), Between Hollister and the Monterey - Salinas metro area and Los Banos and the San Joaquin Valley, close to the vast San Francisco Bay Area; which includes Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek and all the East, North, and South Bay to Pinnacles National Monument and the town of Paicines. You can spend the day in San Juan Bautista at the Mission and Shops or breakfast or lunch at Flapjacks in Tres Pinos, Monterey at the Aquarium, walk on the beach at Moss Landing, hike at Pinnacles, Fremont Peak, Griswold Mountains, or Panoche Hills. Then back home to sit in a quiet world under the stars. You can also...do nothing. Read a book doze in the shade drift off in a hammock or walk and discover the land and discover your place in this world. Pitch your tent or park your camper amid the ancient Blue Oaks of California. Warm yourself by your campfire as you drink in the dark skies. Shake the dust off your work worn spirit. Let the celebration begin. Dance to the music in your heart sing along with the songs of the ancients. Regenerate. A place to breathe and to hear yourself breathe. A sacred place in the shade of the blue oaks. It's time to take time. Time to play and enjoy with friends and family. A place to bask in opulent starlight and absorb the sounds of darkness. A quiet place to clear your soul and revive your spirit. As the air softens and relaxes listen closely to the ancients singing in the oaks. Lend your voice to the Song of the Ancients and let Coyote sing you to sleep. What we provide is: outdoor hot shower, flush toilet, water from a faucet, and at your campsite a fire pit and grill to cook on, picnic table with benches, and the blue oak savanna. Firewood for $15/bundle, fire lighters $5, fire starters -first two free in the winter then $0.50/each. Our firewood is sustainably harvested from downed trees and branches. We sell it for a neighbor. No healthy live trees are harmed in order to produce firewood. No native trees are felled in order to plant fast growing hardwood for fire or anything else!
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Paicines, San Benito, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, and Chalon First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jaimie L.Joined in August 2018
949 ratings · 382 reviews
Viktoria S.recommends
November 20, 2023
Site 4 - Raven
We had a great time camping on Jaimie's land! It was perfect for what we were looking for and Veronica was SO helpful when we needed it. Everyone in our group loved the star gazing and really enjoyed our nights by the campfire. Overall great experience!
Nancy E.
November 14, 2023
Site 2 - Puma
Good directions provided by the host/website (turn off 25 at the Pacines Store, look for CalFire location). Location was nice and felt remote with beautiful hills and trees. Campsites were neat and each had a fire pit away from the camp/trees. Night sky viewing was amazing - so many stars! Flush toilet was clean though far from campsites (that's noted in the camp description). Signage could have been better (turning into the property, where "Main Campground" was to find water/toilet/shower) . Lots of rescued building materials/older trailers around facilities area made me wary of snakes hiding under things. This is about 35-40 minutes to the east entrance of Pinnacles. There's a general store at the turnoff from 25 (Paicines), and gas available in Tres Pinos.
Jonathan S.recommends
November 13, 2023
Site 4 - Raven
This was a nice, peaceful campsite under the trees. We enjoyed the quiet, the campfire, and the beautiful night sky.
Karin L.recommends
November 13, 2023
Site 1 - Bobcat
Beautiful land
Very beautiful piece of land with a lovely sunset and view of the stars. Good sized camping area. Camping sites could be farther apart from each other, just because you can hear everything from other camping sites (not ideal when you’re near a large party), but much better than a typical group campground. Ranking camping sites 4>3>1>2.
Mayra G.recommends
October 27, 2023
Site 2 - Puma
Magical Views
We did tent camping. The views at night are just magical. It does get pretty dusty because there’s not a whole lot of greenery other than the trees, so if you’re okay with the dust, you’re good. We stayed at Site 2 (site 1,2,3 are next to each other so be mindful that you’ll have neighbors). We’re beginners at camping but we had a great time. You could hear the coyotes at night pretty close but we didn’t run into any. Only thing we did encounter was tarantulas, so just check the flooring when setting up and keep tents and things closed up. The shower and bathroom were a walk away, but still close by (I wouldn’t walk there during night though but that’s just me haha). The showers offered warm water, it felt so good to shower out in the open (there’s a curtain for privacy but you still feel like you’re outside). The nights were the best part, so magical
Noah P.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 3 - Coyote
This was a return trip for us, and it was another great one. Veronica is an excellent and attentive host, and the stargazing was stellar (so to speak). Looking forward to another go-round.
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