I had a great time at the top of the world site! I took my friend here for her first camping experience. We both brought tents to sleep in to enjoy the starry night, yet my friend moved inside the camper in the middle of the night due to the wind, she said it was very comfortable and had a nice view in the morning. This is a great, remote spot to book if you want to escape the city. 4WD definitely necessary, I took my jeep grand cherokee and made it without a problem. There is a nice wooden table to eat at and counter area to cook outside. Yassen also has really everything you could need in the camper, yet I did not need to use much as I brought all my utensils and items for cooking. I did borrow some mugs for coffee in the morning. I did not notice any critters in the camper. Yet my friend and I did hike in front of the two chairs, and I came across a very large rattlesnake taking in the morning sun. So if you hike around, keep an eye out. I actually ended up leaping and sprinting away from the snake, and in that moment dropped my phone right next to the snake. Luckily there is cell service at this campsite, so I was able to use Google's Find My Device to retrieve it, but it was a mini adventure for sure.
I had a great night stay at Stepping Stone Farm. Olga and her husband were beyond friendly, upon arrival they let us set up our site and then walked us around their quaint property. We enjoyed meeting the donkey and alpaca as well as all the other animals. Olga informed us when she was planning on milking the goat so we could check it out if interested. Our site was very private, which was nice, yet there was an unoccupied site somewhat nearby, so the privacy we experienced may not be the same for all hipcampers. They let us buy some firewood for $5 and there was a fire pit at the site. They just added a popup toilet and tent, which was a great addition. My friend and I wandered to the nearby Uvas Reservoir to catch the sunset and do a little hike at night. There a ton of wineries nearby that you can check out as well. In the morning we checked out a few trails at the Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park roughly 20-25mins away, this park was beautiful. This was my friends first time camping as well as my dogs first camping experience, I think they both enjoyed it as well.
I had a blast at Kurt's Yurt. I was on a cross-country road trip with my mom and we took a little detour from our I-70 path to head a bit South to Kurt's Yurt, and I'm glad we took the little diversion as it was a great mother-daughter adventure. Kurt's Yurt is seriously stocked up with everything you could really need from pots, pans, mugs, oven, fridge, sleeping bags, firewood, coats, games, cots, chairs, and a toilet! He has directions for how everything works as well as guides on how places and activities to hike to near the Yurt. It was a bit difficult to find, but that is because we were not following his long detailed directions, once we backtracked after getting lost, we followed the directions more thoroughly and found the white signs leading to the Yurt with no problem. It rained the night we got there, but that was not too bad as we were able to use the wood stove and play some games with a deck of cards. The morning it was nice and sunny, so I wandered around the lovely Yurt area. It was a great escape into the woods for sure.