This is a great place to camp in the heart of the Bay Area. The camp itself is in an open area, surrounded by a vineyard and the host's home which is hidden behind lots of trees. I loved the large fire pit in the middle of camp.
One Tree Hill has amazing views of the Bay Area, we were able to see as far as the Altamont Pass. The rolling hills were beautiful, definitely a great place to be at sunset. I would also highly recommend hiking Mission Peak, which is adjacent to the property! If hiking isn't your jam, check out the communal lake. Plenty of space to relax and you can paddle out in the available canoes.
This was our second stay at Upper Falls camp. Our group loved swimming and relaxing on floaties at the waterfalls. The water was the perfect temperature and crystal clear. The new propane fire pit and canvas tent doors were great additions to the camp, too!
This is a beautiful spot tucked away in the Livermore hills! We came in the spring and everything was green and blooming. The camp sits behind Greg and his wife's RV and garden. We tucked our camp under a beautiful, flowering tree for extra shade. Our hosts were so welcoming and even shared some vegetables and herbs from their garden with us. Definitely recommend this lovely camp!
The Cloud Trailer is a beautiful, brand new Airstream that has lots of creature comforts to enjoy. Nestled behind a few large trees and a detached garage, there's plenty of privacy. The surrounding area is peaceful and has a view of Monterey Bay. Bring your own cooking supplies to take advantage of the full kitchen (oven, stove, fridge, etc!). Highly recommend staying at this cozy airstream with great access to the coast!
This was our second camping trip at Camp Owl Pine and we fell in love with this place all over again! It was awesome seeing this campsite in winter, a stark difference from our last visit in the summer. Cat and Michael added a very warm sleeping bag on top of the bed for us, a space heater for inside the trailer, and a heater for the kitchen deck. The new awnings over the kitchen deck and trailer really help keep the space dry and protected from the weather. Even with the temps in the low 30-20s we were plenty warm at camp.
Seeing Idyllwild with a fresh dusting of snow was so magical. We loved walking into town to grab a drink or bite to eat and then being able to walk back to camp and get cozy inside the trailer at night. One last note: do yourself a favor and don't miss out on trying breakfast scones made by the host Michael in the morning!
Second time camping here and loved it just as much as the first time! We really enjoyed the new additions to camp. The new little cabin is great, it blocks any wind or noise from outside. We let our friends stay in the cabin and slept in our tent in the corner of the camp. The fence barriers were nice for privacy and kept the wind to a minimum.
What a great spot! The proximity to Big Sur attractions couldn't be better. Access to Garrapata Beach is directly across from the road that leads to the property.
We camped near the communal area and enjoyed a quiet nights sleep. It was nice to have the composting toilet, heated shower, and picnic table close by. We enjoyed a warm campfire with two other campers and Kolby in the evening. We were amazed at all the stars we could see in the clearing above us! Can't wait to stay here again.
River Ridge Ranch is amazing, we can't wait to come back! The campsite has a thick layer of soft soil which made it comfortable to for sleeping on top of in our tent. It's a short walk from where you park your car, the bathrooms, and communal kitchen area.
The ranch is beautifully detailed and cared for. The communal kitchen makes cooking outside so enjoyable! Everything you need for cooking is provided, including a stove, oven, freezers, and industrial sized sinks for washing dishes. We loved eating dinner by the fire pit. It was especially cozy once the sun had set! The outdoor shower is very spacious and has hot water. The bathrooms are clean and have a sink with soap right outside. Both the shower and bathrooms have lighting, which is nice for nighttime.
One of our favorite parts about the ranch was the swimming hole! At the sandy beach, there are chairs, floaties and a canopy provided. The river's temperature was perfect when we visited on a hot summer day.
It's very evident when you stay here that Gary has much so much work and thought into making River Ridge Ranch a fun outdoor space for people to share. We can't say enough good things about this place!
This was a great place to rest before heading home after visiting Yosemite all day. The campsite is large and surrounded by plenty of tall trees. Brad and Tammy, the hosts, live on the property but their trailer was mostly out of view from camp. They provided us with two sleeping pads and a tent and we slept very comfortably at night (they charge $5/tent). We loved sitting in the hammock during the evening, too!
The road to the property is unpaved (dirt) and you will cross a shallow creek. We made it fine in a VW Rabbit (similar to a VW Golf), just remember to drive slow over bumpy and rocky areas!