This trailer is perfect for the semi-glamper. The trailer is essentially a shelter only - there is no running water inside, all appliances inside are just part of the aesthetic and don't actually work. There is a power cord running from the home into the trailer so at night you can turn on the lamp inside and plug in whatever else you need. There are also jugs of water in the sink for you to rinse with. All the windows open to allow for that desert breeze to cool you off. No screens however.
There is a port o potty on the property for you to use and a shower area. There are plenty of relaxing seating areas, lounging chairs, hammocks, and tables. There is also a charcoal and gas grill available for you to use.
Wendy is a very friendly host. Dogs are allowed here and she herself has two small dogs quietly roaming around the property. This place is so peaceful.
Hosts: Kerri and Jared were beyond welcoming. Kerri was the one we were messaging with and was great to communicate with, she wasn't there during our stay but her husband Jared was there. Jared was just as wonderful and so helpful when we had questions. There's a notebook inside the trailer full of instructions and tips but they are always on hand if you need anything.
Getting there: Drive up the mountain was fairly easy - Kerri sends very clear directions once gps can no longer guide you. Once you get closer to their property the road does turn into gravel dirt and is bumpy and can be steep for low clearance vehicles.
The property: The trailer sits on I believe 40 acres with sweeping views of mountains on one side and the city on the other - it's breathtaking. There are trails everywhere where you can freely walk with your dog unleashed (yes dogs allowed here!). There is a vegetable garden and chicken coop, both which they encourage you to help yourself with. There is an outdoor fire pit which they provide you with wood and a stock tank pool to cool off in for those warm days.
The Trailer: So cozy perfect. It's fully off grid and powered by solar so there is running electricity AND water, cold and hot. There is a fully stocked kitchen, working stove and a refrigerator. There is also a bathroom with sink, shower and compost toilet. The bed is super comfy and there is also a sofa for additional sleeping area.
We can't say enough good things about this place. One night was too short for us. This trailer is perfect for those that want to be in nature but don't feel like full on camping. The nights are so peaceful, the starry skies take you elsewhere and during the day you just want to soak in all the beauty. We definitely plan on escaping here again.
360° views of mountains and sky? check. a little off roading adventure to get to the site? check. Everything noted on this listing is spot on so make sure you read every word. You will most definitely need 4WD to get to this site. It can get a little tricky at some points but once you make it and get through the gate, the views alone are all worth it. Perfect place to unwind and be one with nature. You are completely isolated and it feels so nice. There are chairs and a lounge perfect for sitting back and taking in the majestic views. Games, a kite (which being on top of the mountain you get a lot of wind so it's perfect for flying one!), binoculars, even a sleeping bag are all provided in the camper. The camper has a little table and seating area which is perfect to settle down and eat on. There is also a bed in the camper but note to the wise, bring your own bedding. We would even highly suggest bringing your own tent because as the listing notes, some creatures may find themselves in the camper and we definitely found two little mice inside. There is also a firebox and firewood to make a nice little fire for the chill that creeps in as the sun goes down. Also there is a toilet! Just a little walk down a path and it is perfectly nestled within the bushes for coverage. Yassen is great with communication and provides detailed info and directions on getting to this remote place so make sure you save all that beforehand as service can be spotty through the trail. This site is a perfect combination for a little adventure and respite all together so take it all in and enjoy.
First, Jessica is a great host. Fast to respond and is so knowledgeable of the area that she can tell you all the cool things to do and places to see. The Camper is located right behind her house. The spot itself isn't the most picturesque but the camper is really cute. This is the perfect choice to stay at if you want to be outdoors but not necessarily sleep in a tent. Another huge bonus is that Jessica has provided everything that you need for cooking. There's a mini fridge in the camper and a great outdoor kitchen set up with a sink, drinking water, cooking stoves, and even cooking ware. There's also an outdoor shower and compost toilet. Literally all you'd need to bring is yourself and food! The location is also perfect for water adventurists as it is middle to both the Kern River and Lake Isabella - each less than 5 minutes away. It does get very warm out there (there is no ac in the camper, just a fan and it does get hot inside) so hanging out by the water during the day and coming back to the camper in the evening in time for the night stars is the perfect outdoor getaway.
This is a review for the GUESTHOUSE in WASIOJA RANCH.
We stayed at the GUESTHOUSE behind the main house on the ranch. Antje was not in town when we stayed there and communication beforehand wasn’t very clear as to where exactly to go since originally we were staying at the Bunkhouse. However once we figured out where the ranch was and found the guesthouse, we had a pleasant stay.
The guesthouse is tucked in the back, to the side of their home next to their barn. Their land is pretty large so you feel completely isolated. Considering no one was home or working on their ranch when we were there so it was very peaceful (and sometimes admittedly a little eerie).
The guesthouse has a living room, kitchen, bedroom area, sitting area and bathroom. In the bathroom there’s a flush toilet, with a bathtub and running hot water too. There was a stove in the kitchen but we couldn’t seem to get it to work which was okay because we brought our own camping stove. There is also a full size refrigerator.
Bonus perk during summer is that it also has an AC unit, which is so nice because it gets HOT out there!
The grounds itself are beautiful. Perfect spot to watch the sunset just beyond the mountains, to stay up late for star gazing and wake up early to see the sun rise again.
The Ranch was empty when we were there except for their horse and dog (who roamed free and is super sweet). We also brought our dog along with us and even though he is very well behaved this was his first time being near a horse so although you’re allowed to have your dog running around free, we kept our dog leashed.
The guesthouse was a bit dusty, with spiders and bugs around but that’s part of being on a ranch. Come for a nice night away from the city and relax.