Hipcamp host Michelle  R.
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You will find the ranch peaceful and serene.  Our garden/event area is prefect for children to play or gathering for a visit. We have many animals including a pet pig, dog, cat and of course horses.  We also have an area for pitching tents that sits along our seasonal stream; usually live from Nov. thru June.  Sites 1, 2 & 3 are for tents and/or RV (dry camping...no hook-ups


You will find the ranch peaceful and serene.  Our garden/event area is prefect for children to play or gathering for a visit. We have many animals including a pet pig, dog, cat and of course horses.  We also have an area for pitching tents that sits along our seasonal stream; usually live from Nov. thru June.  Sites 1, 2 & 3 are for tents and/or RV (dry camping...no hook-ups); sites 4 & 5 are tent only (no vehicles access/there is a fence!!).  We also have "Hillside Camping" with horses, sites Hillside 1 & 2 for the more adventurous and private setting, check out the description for "Hillside Listing", please read carefully so you know what to expect.  If you are traveling and don't have camping gear, check out our listing "Bunkhouse Studio Room", peaceful, quaint and cozy. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Michelle a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Horseback Riding

At this time, we are doing arena and ranch rides, no trail rides. Adults, yo...Read more

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Fresh Farm Eggs

We offer a bucket of fresh farm eggs delivered to your picnic table. Each buc...Read more

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RanchTour/Training session

We are a Training/Riding Equestrian facility. We will demonstrate how we work...Read more

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Firewood bundle

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.




Http://www.mountsthelens.com/hiking.html trail heads within a short drive away

Horseback riding

Pre-schedule a trail ride around Battle Ground Lake or learn more about horses and sign-up for a riding lesson in our indoor arena




Http://www.mountsthelens.com/hiking.htm https://www.mshinstitute.org/explore/climbing-permits/climbing-permits.html

Snow sports


Whitewater paddling

Mainly for lakes.....We have two types of kayaks for rent. 2-Sea Kayak and 2-recreational Kayak. Inquire prior to check-in da...Read more

Wildlife watching




Natural features you'll find at Horse Lovers Paradise - Tent/RV in Washington.


Check out our famous Ape Caves


Check the link below https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/washington/gifford-pinchot-national-forest Many trail heads close by


Within 15/20 min. drive from the Ranch. Battle Ground Lake (small Park); Yale Lake -Saddle Dam Park, swimming hole with sandy...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Within 15-20 mins from the Ranch are many lakes, rivers, streams and hiking trails.

Swimming hole

Take "Rock Creek Rd." East to "Lucia Falls",. There you'll find a beautiful swimming hole for warm days, only 15 mins. drive f...Read more


Lucia Falls Park is a 15 min. drive from the ranch. There you'll find a swimming hole, hiking and beautiful scenery. https://...Read more






Want a true experience of ranch life.....for an extra fee, lease a horse for the weekend. You will be responsible for grooming...Read more


137th Ave. short gravel entrance road which ends at the barns, parking lot and camping area. Open the gate, come on in and clo...Read more

The vibe at Horse Lovers Paradise - Tent/RV

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Hipcamper Heather
Heather L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 18th, 2017

Michelle's property is such a wonderful place to get outside and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our drive in from Portland was peaceful and serene. Upon our arrival, Michelle greeting us and gave us a tour of her incredible property. We were also greeted with pups, pigs, chickens, and of course horses! From the moment we arrived Michelle made us feel like we were on a peaceful couples retreat! We pet the animals, roasted hotdogs over a fire, walked around the property and fell asleep while watching the beautiful stars. It was truly a magical place! Thank you Michelle!

Relaxing <3More relaxing We can't wait to go back and twirl under the lights ;)Also a wedding venue!!
Hipcamper kale
Kale C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 23rd, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect from Horse Lovers Paradise but I knew that my daughter loves animals and irregardless, we would have a good time. But it turned out even better than we expected! Michelle greeted us right when we got there and gave us a full tour of the ranch, introducing us to Miss Piggy (the huge pet pig), the other pigs, chickens, roosters, and of course, HORSES. The animal facilities are impressive. We had a quiet place to camp on the premises with a fire pit. Playful Patton (the golden lab) joined my daughter and I for the evening and got along well with our dog that we brought.
Michelle went out of her way the next day and really went the extra mile for my daughter, allowing her to help feed all the animals and even treating her to a crash course of horseback riding lessons with a very well trained horse.
Michelle's passion for animals, particularly horses really comes out and is fantastic to be around. She is a caring host, willing to go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable yet giving you your space.
This is an excellent location(short drive from portland/Vancouver) to get out of the city and live a different lifestyle for a night or two. Especially if you have pet loving children!

Hipcamper Julie
Julie L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 21st, 2017

We had a great night at ruff ranch. Michelle was incredibly friendly and took the time to show us around and make sure we were comfortable, even offering us farm fresh eggs. We met the pigs (including their loveable pet potbelly, miss piggy, who roams around the property) and their two dogs. We didn't use all of the awesome amenities available (including a shower, kitchenette, bonfire pit) but if we had more time those would have made this a very comfy stay. The campsite is a bit more exposed than other campsites I've been to that are more tucked away, but we still felt like we had our privacy and felt comfortable walking around the property. This is a great place to get away!

Hipcamper Colin
Colin C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 10th, 2018

We loved camping on Michelle's land - it was beautiful, peaceful, and teeming with life.

Michelle was an incredible host, communicative and thorough, and brought us fresh eggs as well as gave us a tour of the property! Her ranch hands were lovely and helpful.

Our camp site was spacious and flat, good for tents and air mattresses and had the perfect amenities: a large fire ring and a firewood supply (when burn ban is not in effect) that we used for charcoal cooking, a really nice vinyl picnic table (easy to clean) with an umbrella (sun blockage!!!!). We really felt taken care of. There was also a shower in the barn that we used, as well as the kitchen with a stove and oven, and the necessary cooking utensils and flatware so if you forgot your things you're in luck. We cooked one dish in here while the rest were on charcoal, so handy.

If you're looking to be very private and removed from others (in the middle of a forest, or miles away from your next sign of life) this wouldn't be as ideal of a place as the camping land is shared by 4 sites, which means you might see some other humans, and hear other noises.

As for sleeping - there were wild coyotes off in the distance and some nearby dogs, and the campers a few sites removed from us had a loud sleeper (oops!) - so i'd recommend an eye mask and some earplugs or brown noise if you're a light sleeper. There was a decently full moon so our tent got pretty bright being under the stars. We did wakeup to a beautiful mist rising over the hills, and immediately started our charcoal and water boilers to warm up hands and the coffee.

Parking is convenient - you can load in your stuff by backing the car in, and park just 50-100ft away from the tent sites. Easy!

Bathroom is an outhouse on the side of the barn - just a short 30 second walk from the tent sites, and there are lights so at night you feel safe.

This is a great family spot, we took our almost 1 year old, and there was good grass to crawl around in by the communal fire pit, adirondack chairs and beanbag toss - what a life saver for the kiddos!

We were offered the chance to go riding, Michelle and her gang teach lessons, offer trail rides, as well as larger short day trips to nearby locations for riding. It's very cost friendly compared to other rides I've seen. It's also truly a unique and special opportunity to ride with these horses as they are also ridden for equine therapy. We're hoping to go back in the fall to do this as our weather was pretty hot and want to save it for a cool day.

The horses running around are majestic and gorgeous, it's a pretty cool thing to be so close by.

All in all we had a fabulous experience and feel so thankful to call Michelle a new friend!

Hipcamper Baleria
Baleria M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 2nd, 2017

My stay was amazing. Michelle was super friendly and helpful. The fire pit is large enough for big parties and the surroundings are beautiful.

Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 4th, 2017

From our kids 8 and 10, "It was so fun and amazing. The best was when the piglets got out and came to our tent and ate our donuts. We loved all the animals, especially the horses Gary and Rosie, but also Patton (dog), Buddy (dog), Junior (dog), and Shadow (dog)." Michelle was warm, friendly and very helpful in making our stay easy. We will be back! Thanks Michelle!

Hipcamper Hali
Hali D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 4th, 2017

Michelle is an awesome host! We loved seeing and interacting with all the animals - piglets, horses, chickens and bunnies. Appreciated all the amenities - shower, bathroom, kitchen, fire pits, fresh eggs, just to name a few. Thanks for the great weekend, Michelle!

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Hipcamper Shanshan
Shanshan Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2017

We enjoyed staying at Horse Lovers Paradise. Michelle was a great host showing us around and introducing us to the beautiful horses. We had an amazing time hanging out with Adam, Puzzle, Miss Piggy by the campfire. Thanks, Michelle! I would love to come back soon for horseback riding.

Hipcamper Celeste
Celeste L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 8th, 2017

We had a great time at Michelle's ranch. We had 10 campers total (two tents and one Airstream). The ranch was cute and intimate. There was a beautiful communal fire pit which had a fire each evening and roasting sticks for marshmallows. The chickens and pigs are able to roam freely, which made for great kid fun. There were about five baby pigs that kept escaping their pen and the kids had a grand time chasing them to get them back to their mamma. We spent a lot of time in the stables, petting the horses and keeping them company. The stable helpers were really nice and let my youngest help sweep and clean the stalls. Michelle also gave the kids riding lessons and then took the adults out for a ranch ride. She also organized an art camp to keep the kids busy while the adults were out riding—our kids loved that! Really fun! It’s not a huge ranch, so there are other campers near you (there were about three other tents) and several other cars, but it was all very quiet and peaceful. There are no picnic tables so I suggest brining a folding table and a stove. On the other hand, there is a great spot in the stables to wash your hands with hot water, and a super cool rustic shower. It’s a fine place to bring an RV. There is a hookup on the side of the stable. But our parents chose to dry camp with a generator in the tent area, which worked out well. On our last day, Michelle brought us fresh eggs. I recommend this place and we would go back again!

Ranch rideOur campsitePetting the mamma pig


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