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Twisselman Ranch

· Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo, California
200 acres hosted by Adriane And Ethan T.
7 lodging sites · 5 tent sites
Adriane and Ethan is a Star Host
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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Twisselman ranch is a 6 generation working cattle ranch that has been in the family since the 1800’s. We all enjoy this wonderful place and hope to share our experiences with others. Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States to visit in 2021 & 2022!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield. Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing. The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. Tule elk, prog horn antelope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). -We have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas grills as well as gas burners & sink. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space). Campfires - We are an ember free site year round due to wildfire risks & insurance purposes. We do however have propane fire pit rentals for $20 per night. - great for roasting s’mores & the ambience of camping. Please do not cook any meals on them. All cooking is to be done in the communal kitchen area. The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. -Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own utensils, cooking essentials, food and beverages. We sell ICE!! $5 per 5lb bag. We are off grid, there is no electricity, all lights are battery or solar powered. You may want a flashlight or headlamp for walking around at night. We have wildflower honey available for sale straight off the ranch. If your interested in purchasing during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest. Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here as we have a Verizon tower on the ranch. All other service is spotty if existent at all. We are a self check-in site. Upon arrival show yourself to the site following welcome note directions. Check in is anytime after 3pm, but no later than 9pm unless arranged with us (a $20 late fee will apply after 9pm). Check out is 11am on the day of departure. Instagram @temblormountainpacktrain #temblormountainpacktrain #camptheranch #twisselmanranch
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Kayla R.recommends
March 29, 2024
Twisselman Pond
Great stay. Lovely pond and my young children had the best time with the boats. Very clean bathrooms and hot showers. Lovely bird life - red winged blackbirds, Canada geese nesting, coots, great horned owls. Loved the communal kitchen. Lots of space and quite remote.
Sheyla M.recommends
December 30, 2023
Twisselman Pond
Absolutely stunning views in this remote, welcoming ranch! The hosts were absolutely wonderful- offered us tips on weather & how to use their BBQs/built in kitchen area. We LOVED canoeing around the pond, playing horseshoe, and lounging. The fire pit was worth every penny for evening smores!
Jake M.recommends
November 20, 2023
Twisselman Pond
Amazing stay
This location was amazing! We were hoping for a campground to help us see the stars, and this site did not disappoint. Mind-blowing beautiful view of the stars. Nice amenities like hot showers and clean bathrooms. Amazing fire pit was worth the additional fee. We highly recommend and will be coming back!
Pam R.recommends
November 15, 2023
Twisselman Pond
On Golden Pond
I loved this camp site and hope to have a large family event there. The area is remote, clean, and extremely well equipped. They have a large cooking area with every mode of cooking, eg. gas burners, stoves, grills large and small, plus bbqs using wood or gas. There are large bathrooms and 2 large showers. The camp sites are spaced out very well and the glamping tents are wonder. The pond is huge and beautiful. Each nite a large flock of geese came in, what a delight! At night the stars were amazing. Each night we heard coyotes howling from afar. We will be returning, as this spot is an oasis away from home. Beautiful space for solitude!
Jordan Y.recommends
November 12, 2023
Twisselman Pond
This is a cozy campsite off the beaten path. The pond attracts lots of waterfowl who help keep the site clean (while also perhaps keeping you up throughout the night). Bathrooms were very clean and the stars were exquisite.
Takayuki S.recommends
October 18, 2023
Twisselman Pond
I love this quiet and peaceful camping site. They have clean kitchen, sink, and propane gas bbq. ONE negative thing (probably just me) is there are a lot of small bug like flies, you should bring your own fly swatter. Everything except flies was so nice and owner was so nice person. Her response was so quick. I'll be coming back with my own fly swatter!
Santa Margarita , San Luis Obispo, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chumash and Salinan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Adriane And Ethan T.Joined in March 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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