As always, amazing! One of my favorite places to camp north of San Francisco (maybe in the US?). Mackenzie, the host is super friendly, accommodating, and has built something really amazing. Go check it out for yourself and stay a few nights if you can, you won't want to leave. :)
Wow, these are some of the top tent campsites I've come across on Hipcamp! John used the boulders of the natural landscape to the camp's advantage, placing tent campsites, a large communal kitchen and platform eating area, and campfire circle among large rock outcroppings. In addition to the tent campsites, there is a small hut with a shower and composting toilet, along with a tiny cabin that can be rented on the property. It sounds like his future plans include a passive house on the property to help educate guests about sustainable housing options and a sweat lodge. I love how one larger campfire circle at the center of camp brings the groups together during mealtimes or late at night for stargazing.
Having done very little research prior to the trip other than, "Ok, let's go here and enjoy the journey" I was shocked at how much there is to do at the camp itself, and nearby. Hike to the hills directly from camp for a sunset or sunrise view of the mountains from neighboring BLM lands, or spend time at the creek that cuts through the property with large enough swimming holes to submerge yourself in, but not deep enough to dive into. There are tons of nearby attractions worth checking out like Lake Isabella, Kern River Brewing, Silver City Ghost town, but my favorite was the scenic drive along the length of Sierra Way. Locals tipped us off that you can venture into abandoned mines that connect underground, which we'll have to do next time.
This is a truly unique camp that I cannot wait to come back to see what future improvements John has made to it. Thank you for sharing your land, John!
We decided to stop over at Windsor Family Farm to break up a 5-hour drive to another Hipcamp just near the southern tip of Sequoia National Park, and I'm so glad we did! Now I know that farm animal therapy, or a simple tiny cabin to getaway to is only a mere hour drive from downtown San Francisco.
Kim was such a great host and invited us to help feed the farm animals during our stay, which included chickens, goats, alpacas, and a tortoise. There was also a baby goat on the property at the time which was a first for me, and was possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. It was too windy to have a fire in the fire pit so we cozied up inside the cabin. Kim provided us with snacks upon arrival and breakfast before heading out which was soo good.
Flying Pig BnB is a dream turned reality, and I'm so glad Kim chose to share it with the Hipcamp community. I'd love to be back and will definitely refer my friends!
I was visiting a friend in Los Angeles, and decided to take a Lyft to go camping (or, glamping) while I was in town. This property is the perfect example of making the most of a space. Tucked on the hillside, you have a beautiful Yurt with a fully stocked kitchen (plus some communal camper supplies), picturesque solar-heated outdoor bathtub, bathroom with heated shower, and a hanging egg chair that overlooks the valley.
Walk up the hill just a bit, and you'll find an amazing, almost 360 view of the area. I came up here both nights to watch the sunset, and highly recommend doing so, but respectfully as there appears to be another property at the very top of the hill. Upon arriving, ask Ilse how to get there it's a nice hike from the property and way to fully soak in being outdoors. My friends couldn't believe I was in LA when I posted a few photos of the sunset.
This was my first time going camping in a city and taking a ride share to get there and I HIGHLY recommend that everyone gives this a try! You don't really need camping equipment, but you definitely get the camping experience if you want to keep it simple for a few nights here. I would live here if I could!
- Pretty much every amenity you could ask for, and more.
- Neighbors nearby, but it is so tucked away you don't hear or see anyone else.
- Guitar in the yurt was fun to play with
- Goats to greet you near the bathroom in the morning :)
- You can hear the nearby traffic (but, find a giant jar with earplugs in the kitchen)