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.
lhockersmith has a beautiful little ranch! She even let us pet and brush the animals and feed her neighbor's cows while trading stories. An enjoyable place to rest if you're on your way through!
Beautiful spot with the Sierra mountains just east, wonderful sunrise!
This is our second stay at the Rockin H Ranch and we had a great time again with the host and all the animals. We were driving back to San Diego from Yosemite and this location is a great halfway point. Highly recommended.
So enjoyed meeting The hostess. She has a wonderful spread with many different animals. She was really kind and shared fresh eggs with us the next morning. I loved being close to the horses and donkey. Lots of room and our dog enjoyed walking on lead on the grounds. Take care, thank you for your hospitality.
Upon arrival we greeted warmly by the host and a herd of cattle. Sat out in our lawn chairs as the sun went down, enjoying a cool beverage while visiting and watching hawks fly into roost in the distant trees. Woke up to a peaceful sunrise and a donkey softy braying. This is our favorite kind of place to boondock. Thank you for the kind hospitality. Happy Trails!
We enjoyed our stay. It was a nice relaxing evening. The road in was a little washboard but the host was great.
Lovely ranch property with horses, llama, chickens, miniature donkey, dogs. Friendly host. Level parking, quiet area. I'd definitely stay here again.
Lisa is a very gracious host - she made us feel very welcome and the place is great. Her animals are fabulous - the 2 dog greeting committee set the tone 😃😃😃. The views are expansive with lovely sunset and sunrise in a nice private setting. Could not have asked for a better 1st experience with Boondockers Welcome 👍👍👍👍👍.
Fresh eggs !!!!!!!!!
Host was warm and welcoming. We backed our trailer into a flat spot with views of the mountains and of the llama, and two retired horses. Host took me to see her champion donkey.
Lovely stay. Great conversation.
Cannot imagine a better place and host to start our road trip. Lisa is a warrior in her own right. We learned so much about the area, her animals and adventures on the PCT. Beautiful vistas, memorable sunrise, level space and good access; what more could u want? The animals were a nice bonus. We’ll be back.
The Rocking H is a sweet little farm with two nice level and quiet parking spots right next to the horses. Our host was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We spent one very peaceful night and will definitely be back if our travels bring us this direction again.
This is a gorgeous farm that reminded us of a beautiful old painting complete with red shed in the horses’ corral. Bucolic is a good word to describe it. On top of the lovely and peaceful scenery, our host was friendly, helpful and a pleasure to talk with. A very special Boondockers Welcome experience! Thanks so much!
Doc and I had a wonderful time on the ranch. The host was very nice and accommodating. She has a beautiful Ranch and a very scenic area. It was very beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable just walking around the ranch. We appreciate her having us stay on her property.
What a delightful hostess. She showed me options for parking, introduced me to her farm and farm animals and she offered water and garbage, which I accepted as I checked out. We had a nice chat about RV stuff too. I could not have asked for more. Nice quiet nights sleep to boot. Top notch stay! Thank you!
We loved staying the night here. Super safe, peaceful and quiet. The host was friendly, and hospitable. Loved the animals.
Perfect place to stay in the middle of the country. We had plenty of room to park and our host let us top off on water. We were able to purchase fresh eggs. Great spot if you’re in the area.
Lisa was so sweet, and we really enjoyed visiting with her horses and mini donkeys! Wish we could have stayed longer!
Our host was super friendly and accommodating. We loved the miniature donkeys and they loved carrots. The ranch is isolated but there's plenty to see and appreciate. Highly recommend! We did not have cell service for Verizon or T-Mobile which is not a problem for us. Thank you very much! ❤️
My wife and I had an awesome experience at this ranch. The property is expansive and we parked our 13' Scamp trailer up on a hill overlooking the valley and distant mountains. The host and all the animals were extremely welcoming. When we arrived, all the miniature donkeys ran over to greet us and watch us park our Scamp. Then, the farm cat and dog ran over to be pet. Later, we were able to pet and feed the animals. Very quiet location for a peaceful nights sleep. Highly recommended experience!
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.