The open road and open skies led us to this beautiful property on a pleasant desert January afternoon. We arrived on the ranch and were warmly greeted by our hosts. They showed us around the property and made sure we had everything we needed. The tiny house was definitely stocked with everything we might need from shampoo & conditioner to oatmeal for the morning and a bit firewood outside already by the fire pit.
We got right to building our fire and getting it ready for our dinner of stuffed sweet potatoes. In the sunset-hued evening light, we had stunning views of Kingston Peak and the Nopah Range to the west of us. Quite the backdrop to cook your dinner to. We finished up our dinner prep inside and sat down at the two-seater table to dive in. The craftsmanship and woodwork inside are off the charts! I can definitely tell the care they put into building this unique tiny home.
After dinner, we bundled up in our down jackets and enjoyed the night sky full of stars. It gets quite chilly there in the evening/morning time, so be sure to bring your heavy coats in the cold months! The heater was definitely a lifesaver inside. It was even cold enough that the pipes froze, but they left water jugs in there in case that happened.
They have quite the range of accommodations here, including a wooden wagon and teepees. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of tiny houses or other unique structures!
I don’t think we could have had a better stay at this gem of a spot in Ojai. I had been talking with the host before we arrived, so I felt like we were well prepared by the time we got there. Tessie greeted us so warmly when we arrived and insisted we try some of the local wine. She made sure we knew how to operate everything in the trailer and left us on our merry way. There are magazines about Ojai as well if you want more literature to read up on the area.
They have a fancy shed full of games, so we decided to pull out the bocce ball and give it a go. It was so nice having the view of the mountains in the distance. This spot is located higher up on the hills, so it has a good vantage point to see the countryside.
Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute the inside of this trailer is! I was just about ready to move in. I loved cooking up dinner there and dancing around to French music. They have all the kitchen supplies waiting for you, just bring the food and you’ll have yourselves the cutest mountaintop dinner! Also, the bed was so so cozy. No need to look any further, sign yourselves up for the sweetest Ojai vacation!
Escape to the rugged wilderness of Hemet and wander through the olive trees at this location. You’ll get your own private tent away from the main house and amazing views of the countryside. We were greeted upon arrival and given a tour of the property. The whole property is on a hillside so get ready to do some walking :) We spent most of our time at their outdoor kitchen space. Absolutely stellar views from that spot! They lighted the bbq for us so we could do some roasting on that. I brought my own camping stove as well so we could cook the rest of our dinner on that.
It stays pretty warm here during the day and even into the evening it stayed pretty warm. At least during the summer months.
The tent fits two people comfortably or even three if somebody wants to sleep on the ground. The bathroom is a bit of a hike up the hill, but it’s honestly not that bad of a walk. I heard future plans of having a toilet and shower near the tent site though, so stay tuned.
The host welcomed us when we arrived and was within reach if we had any questions. We also meet some lovely workaway folks that were staying in the cottage above the trailer and heard about their travels. All the areas are far away to feel like you’re by yourself, but also close enough if you want to socialize. They have a fire pit for when it’s not fire season for evening gatherings.
We hung out on the hay bales in the evening and sipped on hot chocolate we found in the trailer as our city slicker eyes gazed out on to the many stars that appeared in the sky that evening.
The trailer is quite adorable and has everything you might need including extra blankets and all the cooking necessities. We had a cozy morning sipping our coffee in bed and enjoyed the views of the trees softly blowing in the wind outside. Also, the outdoor shower was quite refreshing in the morning, it's heated as well :)
It was nice to escape to the country and slow down for a bit.
The drive to this location is one best leisurely taken so you can enjoy all the things on the way. It’s in the mountains just above the tropical beaches of Santa Barbara, which make a great pit stop before you continue on the rest of the way. I was greeted by Karen once I arrived and she showed me around the property. She also showed me how to get down to the river, be sure to ask her about this if you plan on going swimming! She showed me the bathroom trailer next to the trailer that houses the toilet and shower, which is definitely a nice addition to the experience.
The trailer had everything I might have needed. It was well stocked with kitchen supplies, that made my night of cooking an ease. She also supplied drinking water and even brought over some delicious homebrewed iced tea! The full bed was quite cozy and there were extra blankets in the cabinets if its a colder night. There was even space to hang up clothes in the closet if need be.
I never wanted to leave this adorable trailer! It definitely takes you back in time with the retro 50s interior. Definitely, recommend this spot if you’re looking for a place to unplug for a bit in the mountains.
Coming to this farm is such a unique experience you need to come see for yourself. The knowledge you’ll gain from learning about the land, the abundance of plant life, and the animal friends you’ll make will more than pay for itself. Simone even showed us what flowers we could eat on the farm and we added them to our dinner menu. We also got to visit the chickens and collect some eggs for our breakfast the next morning. It was so rad getting to use so many fresh ingredients during our stay there. We were really able to tell the difference the freshness makes in cooking with these ingredients we had just collected.
We stayed in one of the three meditation huts. It is a simple structure that consists of hay in the walls, but you would never be able to tell looking at it from the outside. We brought our sleeping mats and sleeping bags and were pretty cozy. The walls keep the structure well insulated and surprisingly pretty sound proof as well so you’ll be able to have a quiet night sleep on the farm.
We cooked our meals in the barn which holds a commercial sized kitchen and holds all the cooking supplies you could possibly need. Twas a great setting to cook up some great meals with our fresh produce.
I can’t recommend this location enough! Such a good, positive energy surrounds it.
This spot is perfect for a friend's glamping getaway in Gold Country. Creative Excursions provided everything we could have possibly needed right down to the s'mores roasting sticks. They even had games! We had a good sesh of cornhole before dinner. We had a lovely evening cooking up dinner over the firepit. The sunset that evening was absolutely breathtaking as well. It was a bit cloudy that evening so the orange and pink hues were even more intensified. 'Twas a sight to see! The property owner said that these gorgeous sunsets are a common occurrence out there too.
The tent site is just to the left going up the driveway, so it's just in front and over a hill from the property owner's house. It feels super secluded, just like your own piece of land. I definitely recommend this spot if you're heading out this direction.
Get ready for a rustic cabin experience in the woods! The wood burning stove really added to the coziness of the cabin. We started up a fire as soon as we arrived in the early evening and pretty soon the cabin was nice and warm! Be sure to bring your own bedding for the pull-out bed. We brought plenty of blankets and pillows and were quite comfy. Just keep in mind this is more of a "bare bones" cabin. Nature is just outside the door, so don't be surprised if you find some insects inside. We had a few moths to keep us company.
The Cosumnes River is an easy walk down from the cabin, you definitely can't miss out on going down there! It was a little chilly while we were there, but I imagine it would be a perfect summer day swimming hole.
Be sure you look at the roads on google maps before you head out to the cabin though. It took us on the wrong road initially, but we easily found which road we were supposed to take.
Overall, I think this is the coziest cabin experience I've had. Come with an open mind, all your essential supplies and you'll have a swell time.
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