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Velasquez Tambo Ranch

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· Paradise, California
14 acres
2 sites
2 Lodging
We moved from the city back to my roots in rural Butte County in 1997. Julio and I wanted to raise our children outdoors and free to run and explore. Our youngest just graduated high school, so now we are making our haven available for others and their children to run free on as well. Walk the 14 acre property to visit the alpaca, sheep, cow, kittens, dog, or chickens, or take a nature stroll down the country road. Star gaze without limits lying on the big house lawn. You can see the Milky Way clearly and the stars actually twinkle in the winter! Freely enjoy this quiet country space and fresh air. We are very close to many outdoor nature adventures. Drive 22 min. to downtown Chico and Chico State, famous Bidwell Mansion, or Bidwell Park, 15 minutes to Limesaddle Marina on Lake Oroville or Butte Creek Canyon and the Honey Run Covered Bridge. Drive 7 minutes to Butte College or the Adventist Hospital, or just 3 minutes to Paradise for antiquing. Bike or walk the Paradise historic trail that follows the old railroad line through Paradise, visit the Paradise Depot Museum or the Gold Nugget Museum. Cell service is good and we do have Wi-Fi . Due to the Campfire, however, it is faster than you may be accustomed to. Streaming is great because we have Fiber Optics! The TV has a built in DVD player and a flash drive plug in, or can be connected to a lap top. If you want to watch a DVD, we'd love to lend you our collection. If you need a band aid, a needle and thread, or anything for the kitchen that we haven't thought of, anything at all, just let us know. We have kittens and a Border Collie named Caspian who wanders our property. The dog can be kenneled upon request.
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Paradise, 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 Carolyn And Julio V.Joined in September 2018
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63 ratings · 53 reviews
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Keerti J.recommends
September 5, 2022
Tiny House in the Trees
Tiny house with friendly animals
We loved our stay in the Tiny House. The host had clear directions to the place and we didn’t have any trouble finding the place. The tiny house is nestled among the trees, it was very quiet and peaceful. There are a few animals and Caspian the dog is especially friendly. We hiked at the Bidwell park which is very close to the property. There are a few lakes close by too. Overall, it’s a great place to get away from the city and very kid friendly too!
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Dawn V.recommends
August 19, 2022
Tiny House in the Trees
Quiet and peaceful
Sweet place. I didn’t think the tiny home would be so close to the main home, but it was quiet and peaceful.
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Emily L.recommends
July 9, 2022
Tiny House in the Trees
Perfect get away even with baby
I stumbled on this site when I was scratching my head to get away from illegal fireworks bombing in the city because it would wake up my baby. Even though it’s tiny, this little tree house is all you need to get away with tranquility and peace. From the little details of arts and crafty decorations to the most welcoming farm eggs on to table and Carolyn’s home-baked welcoming banana bread muffin, my family and baby found ourselves feeling perfectly home-like and cozy to stay in this little cabin with everything like clean towels, tea, coffee, toaster, and fresh drinking water. Even though the pantry was small I could still cook sunny side eggs with the small induction stovetop. You can also just stay outside the tree house to have a drink and snacks in the beautiful garden and can watch the stars at night time with a clear sky. The farm animals just outside the owner’s house were super friendly and adorable and my baby just kept asking if he could go back and pad them. Caspian the dog and the kitties were also my baby’s favorite, keeping him busy and entertained for the whole day so I won’t have to find toys to keep him busy. It’s just perfect for kids and babies. It’s one of the best holidays I had since I had my baby. It’s just a very good memory. Thank you Carolyn and Julio for the great hospitality. Hope to be back soon!
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Alison Y.recommends
April 17, 2022
Tiny House in the Trees
Great with kiddos
Gorgeous setting and warm host. Will definitely be back.
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Maritessa A.recommends
November 18, 2021
Tiny House in the Trees
Peaceful weekend slow living
My partner and I had a great time staying at the Tiny House while we explored the Chico area. There are so many lovely touches in the house - like the beautiful art made by Carolyn, original tea and coffee blends. Upon arriving, we were greeted by delicious apple cinnamon muffins and farm fresh eggs in the mini fridge. The house is cozy with every space used very well. It didn’t feel too small but rather just right. And the main bed is so comfortable!! Oh the property, there are some cute animals like chickens, some goats and an alpaca. Oh and a very friendly dog named Caspian. We highly recommend this place!! It felt so peaceful.
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Emily P.recommends
October 31, 2021
Tiny House in the Trees
Dream Getaway
We loved our time in the Tiny House in the Trees! Everything was pristine, so comfortable, and beautiful. Bed with a dream! Loved the muffins - they were so good! Carolyn & Julio greeted us upon arrival, were quick to provide things we had forgotten, and were so welcoming. So fun to walk around the property and make furry friends - especially with Caspian. Thanks so much for having us, we will be back! :)
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Shana L.recommends
July 6, 2021
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
Relaxing ranch 🥰
It was fun staying in the remodeled Airstream. I loved interacting with the farm animals - kittens, chickens, a steer, an alpaca, sheep and a very sweet dog named Caspian. Carolyn welcomes you with farm fresh eggs & homemade baked goods. I enjoyed my stay and would love to try one of the tini homes next time.
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Jose J.recommends
June 7, 2021
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
Absolutely perfect!
Beautiful place to stay. Loved all the animals! Specially Ross the cow. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Very relaxing. We made breakfast with the eggs Carolyn and Julio kindly gave us. The sheep sang me happy birthday. Even though paradise is still rebuilding. We still found great antique shops and great food! Highly recommend this stay in this cozy and cute airstream. Carolyn and Julio were really friendly, welcoming, and cool people to talk to. Thank you Carolyn and Julio for the amazing experience!
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Chuche H.recommends
April 6, 2021
Tiny House in the Trees
Felt very welcome
The couple was very friendly, they gave us great advice on what to do in the area, and made sure our stay was perfect. The room was kept very clean and tidy, and felt very comfortable. Around the property roamed cats who were friendly but mainly kept to themselves, and then there was a super friendly dog named Caspian, who loved to be petted and would visit us from time to time. We felt very welcome overall, and would like to come back again.
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Hannah R.recommends
January 5, 2021
Tiny House in the Trees
Restorative and magical.
Gorgeous tiny home! Cozy with beautiful views. The beds are the best of the best for comfort and space. Love taking walks down the gravel road. Private porch for relaxing. The farm kittens playing all day, from every view, this place so magical. My daughter love it too! She enjoyed the loft.
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Peter T.recommends
October 1, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Paradise in Paradise
I was absolutely delighted with my stay at Velasquez Tambo Ranch. The tiny home I stayed in was impeccably clean, bright and sunny and had a delightful deck that I sat out on and just soaked in the ambiance of the woods on the property and the nicely landscaped property. My hosts, Carolyn and Julio, were wonderful, kind and very helpful while being very respectful of my privacy. I would return in a heartbeat and recommend staying here for anyone who wants a peaceful get away from city life.
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Gabriela V.recommends
September 22, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Carolyn and Julio were wonderful hosts. The Tiny House is exactly like the photos. Their property is beautifully kept. We loved visiting the animals. We are looking forward to possibly staying in the Airstream on a future visit.
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Michael F.recommends
September 16, 2020
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
Wonderful stay
Its was such a pleasure to meet Carolyn and she was very welcoming. The property was beautiful and the airstream trailer was so pristine and fully restored to its natural beauty The animals were an added quality of our visit
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Alexandra D.recommends
September 6, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
The stay at Carolyn and Julio's place was wonderful. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived, greeted by their lovable dog Caspian and a herd of curious kittens. The house had a very comfortable king sized bed, the AC was perfect for hot nights, and the kitchenette was well equipped to prepare simple meals. While we didn't get to meet Carolyn, we met Julio one morning while we ate breakfast on the porch and had a lovely conversation. It was so nice to connect with a welcoming, friendly face.
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Melissa F.recommends
August 30, 2020
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
My boys and I were welcomed with open arms and kindness. Carolyn and Julio have created a lovely vintage airstream trailer on their ranch that is just so warm and inviting. We loved the whole experience from fresh muffins, to walking to see the animals, and spending time in the chairs outside the trailer. It was an incredible experience.
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Lara M.
August 30, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
We were greeted by sweet kittens and Caspian (the family dog) when we arrived. The tiny house was adorable, with a wonderful deck and nice touches in the space, including delicious muffins, coffee and tea. We enjoyed the quiet space surrounded by trees and felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. Also had a nice walk around the property and enjoyed all the chickens, alpaca and horses nearby. We had a bit of challenge navigating the small kitchen and would have preferred a little more privacy than we had. Dining options and activities were a bit limited nearby but we did make a long drive to Lassen and Yuba for day trips which were lovely.
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Letania F.recommends
August 24, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
The tiny house is exactly how you see on the pictures, beatiful, very clean and comfortable. The property is gorgeous and calm and it was a blessing to be able to go see the alpaca and the chickens, to have fresh eggs in the morning, and to rest in such a loving place. Carolyn is very responsive. She gave us a warm welcome, told us about Paradise's history and was available for tips. She explaineed to us that 'tambo' is a Inca word meaning place for rest/recovery. Rested and rejoiced is exactly how I felt upon visiting their place. Thank you for opening your home to us and for such a lovely stay, Carolyn. I hope to see you soon.
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Amanda S.recommends
August 17, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Tiny house, big experience
We had a beautiful and relaxing stay at Tambo Ranch! Carolyn and Julio have a lot of love for their home, and it shows! They were superb hosts, accommodating our needs when necessary, like lending us a slow cooker and setting up a grill when weather conditions prohibited fire cooking! We loved sharing Peru stories with Julio. The ranch is gorgeous! We saw beautiful sunsets, twinkling stars, and a spectacular thunder storm! Our kids loved chasing after the cats, feeding the chickens, and visiting the sheep, cow, and alpaca! It was great to have a space for them to run around while still having a lot of privacy when necessary! The tiny house is pristine and a perfect glamp experience! In close range of many great watering holes for the whole family! We’ll be back!
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Trystan S.recommends
August 16, 2020
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
Carolyn and Julio were amazing hosts, and the airstream was adorable and cozy. We loved the fresh eggs and scones waiting for us when we arrived, and had tons of fun playing with the kittens on the property. It was the perfect weekend getaway after months of COVID isolation, and their safety and cleanliness made us feel safe and comfortable as we recharged away from home! It was a much needed weekend getaway and we can’t recommend it enough!
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Thu N.recommends
August 13, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Beautiful Quiet Getaway
The Tiny House was such a great place for our family getaway. The little red house situated on a corner of Carolyn’s little garden and was surrounded by flowers, trees and a tall hedge making it semi private from the gravel driveway where we parked our car. The house was tiny but very well organized and decorated. It had a king bed on the main floor and a queen bed on the loft, both of which were very comfortable. The house also had a tiny kitchen with full size sink, where we managed to cook up yummy breakfasts from the eggs produced by Carolyn’s chickens. Aside from the farm animals (a chicken, a sheep, an alpaca and a bull) Carolyn had 3 cats, 4 kittens and a very friendly dog named Caspian wandering the property. My 2 boys had a wonderful time playing with them. They even gave each cat a name. The property is big enough for my kids to run free without us worrying about their safety. At night, we were surrounded by the star studded sky and the sound of crickets, frogs and the breeze rustling through the leaves, The ranch was about 20’ drive from Bidwell Statepark. We had a lot of fun in both Lower and Upper bidwell park. We went hiking and the kids spent hours playing in the rocky river. Overall the Tiny House was a perfect pick for our quick vacation before school starts. The whole family enjoyed it. Thank you Carolyn & Julio for welcoming us to your home and experience your little corner of “paradise”.
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Patrick M.recommends
August 9, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Very nice, calm, and refreshing.
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Shannon S.recommends
August 9, 2020
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
It was so relaxing and beautiful there. I came for a little solo retreat and it provides exactly what I needed. I loved all energy of the farm animals on the land. Carolyn and Julio were such friendly hosts and made me feel right at home. I loved having a private space outside to do yoga and inside I felt so calm with the white and turquoise decor. Every detail just perfect. I look forward to my next stay 😁
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Christine D.recommends
August 4, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Restful retreat
Very friendly family. I felt really welcomed here. The house itself has a ton of nice touches -- the air conditioner is fast (which helps because it heats up in the summer), and the fridge was stocked with farm eggs, fresh well water, and homemade scones. Oh also, there's a super friendly dog (Caspian) and a cadre of cats that roam about and play with you.
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Sarah F.recommends
August 4, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Relaxing, beautiful place to stay
We had the most wonderful time in the tiny house. The hosts were so welcoming, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the property was beautiful. We spent a lot of time just hanging out on the porch (often with Caspian the dog, who is so sweet). Kitchen is good for simple meals. Make sure to say hi to the alpaca! Thank you so much Carolyn, Julio, and Caspian - we will be back!
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Hannah R.recommends
July 31, 2020
Vintage AIRSTREAM farm Glamping
Just so perfect, and private. Beautiful views from every window. The Airstream was light and clean and so cozy. It had everything.. and I appreciated the little details of dishes, fresh eggs, homemade lavender scones. Already booked my next stay!
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Mila G.recommends
July 29, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
The tiny house is super cute and it was clean. The host Carolyn is very nice and friendly, cupcakes were super yummy, my twins loved it! The only thing that we didn’t like was the tiny refrigerator that smelled like rotten fish was in it before, otherwise everything about the tiny house was great and we had a great time in our stay.
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Mandy J.recommends
July 23, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Such a beautiful location! So peaceful with lovely butterflies, hummingbirds and too many stars to count!
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Daniel L.recommends
July 23, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Amazing, cute little house!
The Tiny House was well kept up and very cozy. The host was very welcoming and full of great tips for our stay and the area. She gave us a ton of great info prior to our stay to help with our prep as well. We had a great time and loved the site. Can't wait to come back some time and do it again!
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Prapakarn J.recommends
July 19, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
This place is amazing. We had so much relaxing time. Our kids love the chickens and animals on the premise. The house is clean and beautifully decorated. The organic pastel eggs were amazing. It was a sanctuary from stress under this covid situation. PS: the WiFi is a bit spotty. But again, you come to relax so don't try to work.
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Audrey T.recommends
July 18, 2020
Tiny House in the Trees
Love the tiny house, awesome hosts!
My fiancé and I really loved our stay at this tiny home. The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. On our first day/day of arrival, they had shared a few eggs from their chicken coop and also left some delicious lavender scones for us in the kitchen. The tiny house was really clean and had extra toiletries just in case you forgot to bring yours. I love how they have an air conditioning unit and a ceiling fan in the tiny home as well. It can get really hot outside and it’s nice to be able to cool off and relax. The place is really homey and gets a lot of bright light. The bed(s) are huge and the one we slept on was really comfy. The kitchen was complete with everything you need (and could fit in a tiny house). Overall, our stay was very relaxing. We will definitely come back!
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