Wanna stay away from the city and all the noise? Come stay at our small working ranch for a reprieve from the road. We live on a small 20-ranch with lots of animals and nice views. We are just 15 minutes outside of Bakersfield proper. You may bring a dog as long as it is kept on a leash. We have dogs also and will keep ours locked up when guests are present. Dogs may not be off leash as they often will chase the livestock. Our ranch has miniature donkeys, horses, goats, chickens, etc.
The ranch is set off a quiet country road with gentle rolling hills. The homesteaders in this area all have a minimum of 20 acres. Our nearest neighbor is a quarter mile away. On most days, there is a view of the mountains to the East. The sunrises are beautiful!
If you love animals or being in the foothills, this is a great, peaceful spot. Beware, you may be awakened to the sounds of a rooster crowing, a cow mooing or a donkey in the morning. :)
We sell fresh chicken eggs if you are interested in purchasing these during your stay
Keep dogs leashed - they can be on a long leash and there are places they can be walked; pick up doggie waste please! If your dog is caught harassing or chasing livestock you will be asked to leave.
You may use our trash bin for your trash as space allows.
No smoking or generators on property - the fire danger can be high in the summer
Sing and play your guitar (if you can)!!!
Do not open the gates to visit the animals unless the hostess is with you (this is very tempting)
Children are okay as long as they are supervised at all times and are kept away from the animals unless the hostess is with you (again.... tempting but please wait for the hostess)
For winter stays and when the fire danger is very low, you may request to run the generator and/or BBQ. Sorry, no BBQ or generator when the grass is brown.
During the week, host/hostess contact may be minimal if we are working. During the weekends, we are likely to want to BBQ with you, show you the animals, etc.
You must travel 2 miles on a dirt road to get to the property. This road is traveled already by homeowner RVers, with rigs of various sizes with no issues. On the property, you must be able to back up into the available space. You will need to make sure you do not hit a water faucet, which you can easily avoid with a spotter or if you are a good backer-upper. The spigot is highly visible and surrounded by a large metal trough
Tow vehicle parking is available next to rig or in other close proximity spots
Bakersfield is a medium-sized friendly community. We live just North of town (about 10 miles). One local attraction is visiting the Buck Owens Crystal Palace. This is a country western dinner and a show place with lots of country music memorabilia. We are also known for our Basque food, which is very unique to the United States. Kern County has a large Basque community and we always encourage visitors to eat at one of our many Basque restaurants.
There are lots of outdoor attractions in close proximity to Bakersfield (45 - 60 minutes) which we can suggest to you when you stay with us.
This was my first BW stay and I hit the jackpot. It’s about 2 hours south of Sequoia NP and was so beautiful and restful. I parked well away from the house on a flat bit of ground and had views of a horse pasture and the rolling foothills of the Sierra’s. A nice breeze cooled thing off for a blissful sleep. The host is friendly and helpful - and gave me a few chicken-fresh eggs to boot. This was s a STRONG recommendation.