Hipcamp host Griffin R.
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Old Florida secluded campsites that offers the perfect getaway.
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Griffin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 8 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Catch and realease

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Out of Ocala at Griffin Ranch in Florida.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at Out of Ocala at Griffin Ranch

7 Reviews

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2018

Set among 30 acres, Griffin Ranch has so many different spots to experience. From cabins to tent campsites - you can carve out pretty much any experience you are looking for. Carl, your host, is busy creating more and more fun to have on his property out in the country (including setting up a handful of vintage Airstream), only 30 minutes from Ocala. It’s close to Salt Springs Recreation Area (only 15 miles up the same road) where you can snorkel for free among fish, crabs, and a natural spring of turquoise water that hovers at 72 degrees year round.
Griffin Ranch has one and two bedroom cottages to rent and pretty much anywhere that’s level you want to pitch your tent or camper van (no hookups). The property has several ponds for your to put in your kayak or cast your fishing rod. We stayed in a tiny one bedroom cabin that had a clawfoot tub to soak it! Also in our cabin, was a small fridge, coffee pot, microwave and desk to work at. If you prefer a stand up shower, there is a bathhouse set up in the middle of the cabins that has a double shower, wooden floors, shampoo and conditioner, and hot water with great pressure. This is what we used after going for a run on the country road that leads out of the back of the property. Several of the cabins are close to a busy road, so you may want to bring a pair of earplugs if you need quiet to sleep.
Depending on the crowd or occasion, Griffin Ranch also has a Cafe that can serve homestyle meals for you. The night we were there, we enjoyed a dinner with grilled steak, potatoes, salad, bread pudding with ice cream, beer, and Irish whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day. We shared space in the cafe with a family from France, locals of Florida, and us!
If animals are your jam, there are 7 horses on the property that will set you at ease just by walking over to there corral. There were also several guests on the property with dogs, which made our day!
We highly recommend staying at this property. There is so much to see, as there are so many projects going on with the effort to create a better and more varied experience for guests.

Our cabin for the night.The sweet cabin we stayed in for the night.Taking a breather.This campsite is on the other side of the pond.
Hipcamper Matt

Great place!

Matt P.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2020

Totally exceeded my expectations. A great place to relax and recharge. I have recommended to a number of friends and I definitely plan to be back.

Hipcamper Vladimir

Great stay

Vladimir G.
recommends this listing.
December 3rd, 2020

Carl and Terry are great hosts! My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Cottage cabin, I was very impressed by the bath tub inside.

The property is well maintained, we had some issues with water, but Carl quickly resolved the issue.

Highly recommend to choose The Griffin Ranch as the place to spend your holidays!

Hipcamper Carol

Relaxing retreat

Carol A.
recommends this listing.
December 6th, 2020

We very much enjoyed our private cabin in a beautiful, natural setting! Quite...peaceful...lovely

Hipcamper Shadow

The perfect getaway!

Shadow C.
recommends this listing.
December 22nd, 2020

The Griffin’s ranch was the perfect getaway for my girlfriend and I, Carl and Terri really know how to treat their guests! Made us feel right at home the entire time we stayed. They’re absolutely beautiful people who really care.
Our cabin was so cozy and perfectly decorated, we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay including a basket with yummy snacks! We enjoyed playing board games, watching movies, and showering in the shower house. There’s plenty of wildlife, if you are a bird lover you are in for a treat! We are definitely planning on coming again for many years to come))

Hipcamper Griffin
Response from Griffin, the Host, on December 23rd, 2020

Guests like shadow is what hosting is all about. Where else could I meet such wonderful guests like Shadow and his his wonderful lady. Thanks Hipcamp for providing such wonderful guests to enjoy their special getaway at The Griffin Ranch.

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Hipcamper Shania
Shania H.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2021

Awesome place to stay at. It is so cozy and beautiful. Will definitely be coming back again

Hipcamper Johnathan S.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2020
The Griffin Ranch
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