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Song of the Ancients

· Paicines, San Benito, California
40 acres hosted by Jaimie L.
4 RV/tent sites
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Song of the Ancients is a program of wildfarmers, a 501c3 not for profit woman led organization. Bringing people back in touch with the ancient woods of California for over fourteen years. Our main focus is restoring and saving the Blue Oak Ecosystem for the future. The Blue Oaks are hard at work at the job they have held for 3 million years; shading and cooling California. Summer is a coming in! Come and cool off under the Blue Oaks during the warm days and cool dark skies of summer. The annual grasses are turning gold and now you can see the green of the native grasses and plants with stars of color amid the gold. The days are bright and sunny and comfortably warm. The nights are cool and crisp and filled with the song of coyote and their frog chorus'. Bring your family and friends outside and laze around in the hammock or put your feet up on the side of the campfire, throw your head back and lose yourself in the galaxies above. You can pitch any where from 1 to 15 or more tents at each campsite. Our campsites are RV friendly but remember we are off grid so we do not have blackwater facilities or electricity for RVs. We do have garden hoses to fill up the RV water tanks. 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 recover 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, clean clear water from faucets, 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 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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998 ratings · 416 reviews
Surbhi J.recommends
June 27, 2024
Site 2 - Puma
Its very remote and peaceful out here. Sun is very strong these days so have everything you need to be outdoors is the scorching heat. Evening after 6pm were very comfortable
Zane K.recommends
June 11, 2024
Site 2 - Puma
Charming landscape!
While I typically associate pine trees and high altitudes with camping I was definitely charmed by the golden grasses rustling in the winds and the hillsides consistently sprinkled with big oak trees. Veronica was extremely personable and eager to make you feel comfortable. She’s extremely knowledgeable about the local ecology. If that kind of thing interests you then I highly suggest you ask her about her work with the Blue Oaks. If you’re going to be in the area and need a camp spot then don’t hesitate to stay here. Just be careful about leaving your food and trash bags in the open. The birds are always watching and very clever. They will rip right through plastic bags and thin cardboard.
Tiffany N.recommends
June 10, 2024
Site 2 - Puma
Amazing long weekend trip
We loved camping on Victoria's land! It was beautiful, quiet, everything you could ask for. She was more than welcoming but gave you plenty of space to enjoy the land on your own time. Clear instructions, clear signs, amazing overall.
Einat C.recommends
June 3, 2024
Site 4 - Raven
Gorgeous view with lots of space and shade. It's remote enough that there was no light pollution at night -- so great for star gazing. Critter watching was also fun!
Wilson E.recommends
June 2, 2024
Site 1 - Bobcat
Views were amazing and peaceful. It was easy to find the campsite and the host was amazing! Our dogs love the campsite.
Jody S.recommends
June 2, 2024
Site 3 - Coyote
Great secluded camping site
Secluded, wide open sky. Veronica is a wonderful host (with Jamie having great communication in advance of the trip). Great place to bring a dog. Clean bathroom and really peaceful.
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
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