1. Do you accept long term rentals?
A. No. This is for short term camping only. I will not consider long term rentals, no matter what your story is.
2. Can I book over the phone?
A. No. You must book online and pay in advance of your stay. Mostly this is for insurance reasons.
HARVEST HOSTS: You must text the information requested in my profile on the harvest host website before I will consider your request. If you have a question, text me, as it states in the profile.
3. Is the campground open for day use?
A. No. This is a private campground on private property. If you want to use the site for the day then you can book a site for the night and leave whenever you want but we do not want to become over crowded with too many day time visitors.
This is so campers can enjoy the fact that we are not crowded and there are not a ton of people here. We limit the amount of people who are on the property for many reasons but mostly, so that campers can relax in peace and enjoy this unique experience as well as feel safe.
I meet everyone who comes on the property for a reason. This is my home and I don’t want strangers here that are unaccounted for. Neither do other campers.
4. Can I bring a generator?
A. Yes but it must be turned off during quiet hours between 10:00pm and 8:00am
5. I see that there are only 8 people allowed per site but we are having a party/reunion/other and have more than 8 people. How do we book camping for a big group?
A. You will want to book multiple sites. The best sites to book for big groups wanting to stay close together would be any combination of sites 1, 2, 4 or 5. Another option, if you have an RV is to book the RV spot and site 3 for tent camping.
6. Do you allow dogs?
A. Yes. We are very dog friendly. Please refer to the Rules for Camping
7. Is there good hiking near by?
A. Yes and no. There is nothing within walking distance of the campground. We are surrounded by private properties, not public land. However, there are many places within a 15-30 minute drive. I am happy to offer recommendations upon request.
8. Are there snakes or other wild animals I should be worried about?
A. Yes. There are snakes. We rarely see poisonous snakes but sometimes we do. This is the desert. I’ve also seen tarantulas which might be scary but if left alone will not bother you. You might hear coyotes at night. Coyotes are afraid of people and are extremely unlikely to come close but you might see them in the distance.
Some of my neighbors, unfortunately, do not believe in fencing their dogs and some horrible people, will come out and dump their dogs in rural areas. Sometimes you may see a stray dog on the property because of this. If you do, notify me immediately and I will call animal control. Do NOT make friends with these dogs or feed them. I know they are friendly (most of them are well taken care of pets) but some campers have phobias of dogs and I do not want to encourage these dogs to come back. Plus, they poop here and that’s annoying.
You will see mice in the chicken coup and near or in the solar shower.
There is a family of barn owls that live on the property.
You will likely see hawks, crows, roadrunners, humming birds, etc.
There are bees, wasps, ants, stink bugs, etc. This is the outdoors and not a controlled environment. We don’t exterminate the outdoors. The point is to appreciate nature, not kill it.
There are a ton of lizards, cotton tail rabbits and other animals I have not named. You will see something at some point if you are watching.
9. Will my kids (or I) be bored?
A. This totally depends on your kids and what they enjoy. If they only like playing video games or watching YouTube then we do have WiFi available in the common area.
If they like playing with animals they can play with the goats any time they want or request a supervised visit with the rabbits (ask Marcella). There is a non-profit petting zoo only 2 miles down the road from us called Celebrity Ranch that we encourage you to make an appointment with and visit.
Kids also enjoy playing on the hammocks and we do have some board games, corn hole, ladder ball, a hot tub, etc. BUT if you have never taken your kids camping before their entertainment is on you. This is not an amusement park and camping is fun if you make it fun.
For any other questions just email me. I tend to reply quickly and I’m happy to help!