Camp among Vineyards, Pistachios, Orange Trees, and our Gardens. The wife is an accomplished Gardener who raises flowers, fruits, micro greens, and vegetables. Beautiful Spring days showcase our Transalpine Teroldego grapes as they grow from spring into early summer. Summer days are to hot for camping and your hosts leave to travel among you leaving our adult sons to manage the ranch. Mild Fall days precede dormant crops with falling leaves, campfires at the front and back patios, as well as a little stargazing.
We are located in the foothills at the bottom of Sequoia National Monument below California Hot Springs and many of the nearby lakes and parks. Bring your boat, your jet skis, your hiking clothes and go have fun. Come back to your site and enjoy a glass of our fine wine and a good chat courtesy of your hosts.
Generators may be operated between the grapes and pistachios only. During summer months generators, those that are built in and not noisy, may be operated continuously. During all other seasons generators must be turned off by 7 PM. The exhaust for all generators must always face the road, not the grape vines. You must clean up after camping. No dumping of anything. This ranch grows wine grapes, pistachios, and oranges. Nothing that threatens the water table or the crops is allowed. No smoking. Fires are at the ranch house only. No children. Pets must be on a leash at all times. There is a long road thru the orange groves to walk them. Check out is by 10 AM unless arranged otherwise with the owners.
Our sites are level and sit along a private road, #102, between the pistachio groves and the grape fields. They offer beautiful views in the spring and early summer when the grapes are growing, budding, or green and the sweet smell of the orange grove drifts across our ranch. During the summer the temperature is constantly above 100 degrees. You must have a generator to camp and it’s exhaust must be pointed towards the road when it is parked. Our sites do not have hookups so you must be self contained. They hold two of the largest class As or 5th wheels and their tow vehicles, or four of the smaller class Cs and their tow vehicles. Six class Bs or Truck Campers can park in our circular driveway. There is a Harbor Freight store selling generators and inverters within seven miles. There is no camping in our circular driveway.
All areas of the ranch use irrigation water which must be filtered before human consumption. Exterior bibs and field faucets are unfiltered. We have filtration and purification plant in our garage for those with urgent water needs. There will be a $5 dollar charge for filling a water tank to defray our water treatment costs.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic we require masking and social distancing. We encourage socializing and we place couples chairs 10 feet away from other couples so that we may all enjoy each other’s company. No fires are allowed at campsites. We host Wine Tasting, and Campfires within our gated enclosure.
Tow vehicle parking is available at your site.
During the winter, Thanksgiving to Memorial Day, it snows in the NPs. They are often impassible and when it snows above us it rains here. This makes our camp sites between the vines muddy. After one bad experience a fifth wheel had to be towed out so we will no longer host big rigs, fifth wheels, or big trailers during inclement weather. Class Bs and small trailers are often allowed in the circular driveway by permission only. Pets must be approved by prior approval. Feel free to give us a shout and we will see whether we can accommodate you!
Close to Tulare County’s Balch Park (John Muir’s Favorite Sequoia Grove), California Hot Springs, and the Trail of a Hundred Giants. Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP, as well as two large lakes which are just a few miles away. Please visit our Facebook Group “Sequoia National Park Camping & Recreation” and scroll through the numerous pictures and comments about the nearby attractions of our wilderness in all her glorious seasons. Our sister FB group is “Port San Louis Harbor Boating, Camping & Recreation” where we host visiting boaters and their families..
We enjoyed our brief stay at Attitude. Very hospitable hosts and a peaceful location. Thanks for the stay!
We stayed for one night in the middle of June. The day was hot but the night was cool. Our hosts were exceptional. We felt very welcomed. We had a nice evening chatting with them. We hope to be back again.
Thank you for the hospitality, so much appreciated, and it was above and beyond a normal Boondockers experience. Looking forward to coming back to see them - and more of the big trees!
This place is beautiful! I especially enjoyed the tour of the hosts' garden. The hosts were very warm and welcoming and had great recs for exploring the area.
We had a blast here at the vineyard for 3 nights! The place was peaceful and quite and the hosts invited us to their courtyard for wine tasting and their garden for a few moberries! There will be an unleashed black dog that will greet you first from next door as you arrive so don't get too surprised! There are total 4 dogs including two guard dogs and they are all so lovely! The spot was well leveled and it was wide enough for our left and right slideouts.
A very pleasant two day stay here among the vineyard and pistachio trees! Our hosts were incredibly gracious with local attractions and we were even treated us to samples of their delicious boutique wine! We were fortunate to have stayed here-thank you both ☺️
Great time, wonderful hosts, beautiful place. Be sure to visit the giant sequoias!
We had a great time here. The host quickly responded to our stay request and greeted us when we arrived. Expectations were clear. We enjoyed chatting with our gracious hosts on many topics. While on the property our hosts entertained us in their lovely outdoor yard and we enjoyed a tour of the garden which has some fruit we'd never heard of before. The space width was tight for popouts on both sides, but we still had plenty of space for our use since the site is quite long. We listened to a cricket serenade each night. This was our very first time with Boondockers Welcome and we did have some concern that the location might not be as lovely as the photo indicates. We can assure you that it truly is as beautiful as the photo you see and the views from the yard were spectacular. The dogs really are quite friendly, too. It was truly a great stay and we both give it two thumbs up.
They were excellent hosts.
Within moments of arriving, The Mister was on scene making sure we had no issues or problems. The site was level and situated next to vineyard grapes on one side and pistachio trees on the other side.He is also a great conversationalist. The Misses is both a Math teacher and a very knowledgeable Gardner. She too can talk at length about her garden, which was amazing! We meet them for wine both evenings of our stay. Their Teroldego 2018 red wine was some of the best wine I have ever tasted, and I’m not a red wine enthusiast.
We have a 40’ 5th wheel plus Ram 3500 and parking was not an issue.
It is about 42 miles to the Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoias. The drive was 1.5 hours but the area was beautiful so the time passed quickly.
We Will return to At the Vineyard again in the future. We had a great time!
Had a great time and enjoyed the wine. Nice countryside. Great host. Thank you
We had a very nice time by these guys! Get a tour in the fruit and vegetables garden and taste the lovely wine they make. Lovely dogs and nice area to visit. Your oranges keep us healthy in the last 2 weeks of our trip. Thanks for having us and maybe see you on an other trip
Johan and Loes, The Dutch guys
A happy coincidence for two math instructors to meet over a tasty glass of wine (supplied by our hosts.) Bet that doesn't happen very often. I mean really, what are the odds!?
Sandwiched between the pistachio trees and the grapevines, we spent two comfortable nights under the stars. A highlight was the just-after-dusk call and response medley between the coyotes and the domestic dogs near by. Really charming.
Great hosts. I was invited in for a glass of fantastic wine made from the grapes grown on their property. I even got a tour of her garden. Even though it was mid-December, the garden was impressive and I was kindly given two delicious persimmons picked from her tree. So yummy.
I would definitely recommend this host and this location.
Very nice spot and very very nice hosts. We just had one hiccup, it had rained a lot before we came and the night we stayed. So the spot we were in next to the vineyard was slushy and our 5th wheel and truck got stuck.
My host greeted me upon arrival and got me setup for the night. They invited me in for a homemade glass of wine created from their beautiful vineyard. We had a great deal of things in common and thus great conversations on many different topics. Overall a great stop if they are on your route. Thanks very much you guys!
Very welcoming on a very last minute request on a holiday weekend.
Super hosts.. We were met with a torchlight to guide us along the track to our spot alongside the owners' vines from their wine producing vineyard.
We were immediately welcomed and invited directly to their house to share a bottle of their wonderful vintage wine. After sorting ourselves out we were welcomed to return for coffee and shoot the breeze by the fire on the patio.
Given much information and maps to help us plan next day we choose to stay on and visit the giant Sequoias and swim in the local hot springs. On return we could return the generosity of the previous nights wine, but that was trumped by an offer of joining our hosts for an evening meal. Wunerbar!.
The only difficulty we had was in leaving our hosts the next morning. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Lovely people
These hosts were wonderful. Confirmed our stay within a couple of hours. Host met us at the location to park and was very helpful. We had wonderful conversation on their porch and the wife gave us a tour of her fantastic exotic vegetable and flower garden. We will stay again.
We had the honor of being the first guests of these new hosts. They generously accepted our request on 5 hours notice as we were avoiding snow and freezing rain on the Tioga Pass, northern California power blackouts and fires. We were met with a level spot as well as offers of coffee or wine and a long friendly conversation by a cozy fire on the front porch. We enjoyed our stay immensely!