We decided on a last minute trip to the beach and breweries. John had space for us and was in touch with us right up to us rolling into his land. He meet us and graciously showed us our incredible spot for the evening. Staying in the vineyard in a cove of beautiful trees was awesome. John made sure the space was comfortable with chairs and wood loungers around a large fire pit. He had covered the ground with fresh untreated mulch and even had build a small “kitchen” work space by the picnic table. This was all nestled sweetly in the woods. There were lighted kerosene torches and a few solar lights. There were many special touches, but, this was the first Hipcamp that supplied campfire wood for us. What a great touch. We were secluded, but just a short ride from some fantastic breweries, especially Haymarket. We were also close to several beaches and all places we went were dog friendly. I can’t wait to spend more time in John’s vineyard campsite!
We stayed at site one and loved it. This was our second time staying here. You can easily bike to downtown Salida from the site. I felt secure and safe. You can hear the stream all night and I loved our morning visits from the llamas!
Julia was a helpful and generous host. We loved meeting Red and Odin too. The dogs had very good manners. We parked our van in their field and watched a beautiful midsummer nightfall. It was a great spot!
It was really wonderful to wake up with the animals! The misty blueberry fields were beautiful. Everything was perfect. Please note: You will be enjoying the low whistle of passing trains often. We will stay over again.