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Gamble Creek Ranch

· Wimauma, Manatee, Florida
110 acres hosted by Brian E.
1 lodging site
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
110 acres of old Florida ranch land and woods. Secluded back in the center of the property is a private little pond where the tent sits behind. Gamble Creek Ranch is oasis from the hustle and bustle of the cities and towns that are not too far away, but just out of reach so you can really recharge and reconnect with nature. With so many state parks close by you might have to come back again to explore more!Escape to old Florida. Come enjoy your very secluded glamping tent at Gamble Creek Ranch. Your only neighbors will be the cows and wildlife. It is a perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway or used as a base camp to explore the nearby state parks, farms and small towns. Set back in a secluded part of the ranch overlooking your own private pond. Enjoy relaxing on the front deck watching the birds, deer, turkeys and more on the feed plot or kick back around the fire sharing stories of the day’s events. Upon entering the gate you’ll drive through the pasture past our small herd of cows to a rear gate to enter the private area back in the woods of old Florida. Cozy up in the comforts of the tent. The tent is richly appointed with a king size bed, chairs, fan, nightstands, games (outside there is cornhole as well), cards and a cooler, (bring your own ice or there is an extra fee for ice prior to your arrival). On the deck you’ll find more chairs a small propane grill and beyond that is a fire pit and picnic table. The tent can accommodate 2 adults and 2 or 3 children, (air mattresses are available upon request for an extra $10/night each). If you have more guests there is a grassy area available for bringing your own tent ($40). Dogs are welcome, but for the safety of your pet and the cows please keep them on a leash. Please keep a safe distance from the cows. We welcome you to take pictures and observe the herd, but these are livestock and not pets, so we want to keep you and them comfortable and safe. Speaking of cows...since you will be driving through the pasture to get to the camp you might run over a cow pie or 2. These are organic raised cows so the cow pies are all natural! When you are coming and going, PLEASE KEEP THE GATES CLOSED behind you to keep the cows in the pasture. You know what they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence but they have plenty of green grass here. NOTE: There is an extension cord that is attached to a small power strip. While there is usually power we can't guarantee because it runs off solar so it depends on battery charge, etc. Please plan on bringing power bank, backup batteries, etc. for your power needs. Remember...this is a place to "unplug". Gamble Creek is located close to the following attractions and cities: - Beker-South Fork State Park: approx. 15 min (9 miles) - Little Manatee River State Park: approx. 10 min (8 miles) - Alafia River State Park : approx. 28 min (25 miles) -Terra Ceia Preserve State Park: approx. 18 min (11 miles) Cities/Towns: - Parrish, FL : 2 miles - Tampa, FL : 43 miles - Sarasota, FL: 30 miles
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Wimauma, Manatee, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Tocobaga, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Brian E.Joined in April 2021
25 ratings · 21 reviews
Yudelkis B.recommends
February 18, 2024
Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping
The most exceptional place.
Beautiful place. Quiet. If you want to have a romantic gateway, this is the place!! Private and safe. The tent was really clean and everything worked perfectly. No issues and the place looks like the pictures.
Exploration Station 3.recommends
February 15, 2024
Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping
Romantic glamp-away
We absolutely love camping on Brian's land. The tent was so cute and it was so cozy and comfortable to spend the night in. We loved the seclusion and the view of the field, watching the clouds and birds roll by. It was the perfect romantic getaway for us for Valentine's day.
Stacey P.recommends
January 17, 2024
Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping
Private Getaway
Communication with Brian was great! He answered all my questions in a timely manner! Make sure you read and follow the instructions that you are given to get there by the host. It's offset in a private part of property. They're are cows, but not where you're staying they have a gate to get into your location. You can go and adventure on the land! We were greeted by Joe who works on property and he put feed down so that we could maybe see some deer or turkey. He was very nice and helpful! The tent is spacious and the bed is comfortable. You can hear the road noise from the camp and tent. We brought fishing poles and worms to fish in the pond! Catch and release. We had fun fishing the whole weekend! The fire pit was nice. We used it a lot. We brought 4 bundles of wood. We had no power from their solar. But we planned on that anyways. (It had been rainy/ overcast all week). The bathroom(outhouse) is compostable. There is a shower but we didn't use. It was too cold out. We brought our own Coleman propane portable grill and enough food for the weekend. We also brought extra jugs of water for cooking and such. It was definitely a nice weekend getaway! Thanks so much! We recommend this place to stay!
Jocelyne S.recommends
January 1, 2024
Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping
Great experience
We really enjoyed our stay. The tent was perfect. Very large and clean . Bed was super comfortable. We enjoyed meeting the cows. They are quite the welcoming committee when you come in and out. Site is close to Publix and couple restaurants. We also used the grill and fire pit. Very pretty place to relax
Suzanne B.recommends
December 29, 2023
Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping
The tent is wonderful, truly nice, big and comfortable bed. All clean and well organised. Brian is very responsive in communications. Highly recommended! Only thing is that the proximity to the highway was a bit closer than expected. You don’t see it from the campsite, but you do hear it.
Ben V.recommends
December 26, 2023
Gamble Creek Ranch Glamping
This was such a great experience! My wife and I spent a few nights here with our 11 month old and had a blast! The balance of the place was the best part. We slept in a tent in a king size bed but were able to cook our meals on the fire and be completely alone except for the cows we were able to watch. The whole time we kept saying we can’t wait to come back.
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