There is one spot for RV camping with full hookups. Water, sewer and 30amp electricity. The remaining site are for primitive tent camping. Play with baby goats, eat fresh eggs and enjoy the amazing views! You are on top of a hill on 11 acres in the high desert bordered by mountains in this beautiful valley. You can see the sunrise over the mountains and the sunsets are usually spectacular! In the morning around 7:00am you can see hot air balloons lift off from the wineries in Temecula Valley. Enjoy watching the sunset from the hot tub! This is by far the most popular attraction besides the baby goats. It is so quiet you can hear crow wings flapping as they fly by. You may see field mice, rabbits, squirrels, road runners, small lizards, owls and other desert animals. Less than 15 minutes away from Temecula Wine Country with over 50 wineries in the area. Many of which are dog friendly ask the hosts for recommendations. There is well water available from the hose in the common area that is tested and drinkable. There is a solar shower available in the converted green house by the chicken coop. Hot water only lasts a few minutes but it's great to rinse off with. Solar = Sun. There is ONLY hot water once the sun has heated it up. It will not be hot early mornings, at night or on cloudy days. It can get VERY hot. Always test the water BEFORE getting under the shower head. There is a portable toilet available, instructions provided in the bathroom area. There is a pump action camp sink and soap for washing your hands (not dishes). RULES for camping can be found on our site: www.bierbaumpepperfarm.com/rules-for-camping/
As a Ranger on The Dyrt, I sometimes receive compensation for reviews like this one. I was given the amazing opportunity to spend an evening camping on Bierbaum Pepper Farm this past weekend and I cannot say enough great things about the property and our camping experience.
- Marcella is a SUPER HOST who has thought through every detail to make sure her guest has an amazing experience. Her property is so serene and peaceful and gave us a taste of what it's like living on a farm. She was so hospitable and welcoming, gave us a thorough walk-through of all the amenities, and communication was easy peasy!
- Campsites are a good distance from the main house on the property so campers have a lot of privacy and open space. The main amenities are located right around the house -- BBQ grill plus patio, hot tub, outdoor shower, toilets/sink, dumpster for trash disposal, etc.
- The outdoor shower is wonderful! It's spacious and bright, and has lots of privacy. The shelf/towel rack is super convenient and makes reaching for soap and shampoo easy. It's a solar shower so hot water lasts about 5 mins -- make it quick! (Tip: Bring sandals so your feet/shoes don't get muddy when you step off the wooden platform.)
- There is a private compost toilet in a little shack that works great. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer were provided. The location is a bit of a walk from where the campsites are which can be a little inconvenient if you have an active bladder like myself, but I can't complain! It's still better than no toilet.
- You can purchase farm fresh eggs ($2/half dozen, $4/full dozen), firewood ($8/bundle), ice ($5/10 lb bag) and water bottles ($1) from the host which makes it super convenient if you forget any of these items.
- You can feed and pet goats! How amazing is that?! Marcella leaves goat feed right outside the gated area and campers can head over to feed the goats whenever they want. It was such an amazing and novel experience to have while camping. Such a fun treat.
- Camping on the farm was so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset with amazing views of the Temecula Valley. We listened to birds and goats during the day and woke up to the sound of roosters in the morning. Pure magic! In the mornings around 7am you can see hot air balloons take off in the valley.
- Campfires are allowed, just make sure you pick up a portable fire pit and a fire extinguisher from the host! We picked up 2 bundles which was way more than enough to keep a nice, hot fire in the evening.
- The farm is great for small and large groups. There is plenty of space on the property to set up multiple tents. Just beware of ant holes! The ants are pretty harmless but you don't them crawling all over your gear. We brought our large tent with our most luxurious sleeping pads for a nice glamping experience.
- FREE WIFI!! It's only accessible if you're near the main house. You can sit by the outdoor patio and get some work done during the day and enjoy the views of the mountain ranges in the distance. Talk about an office with a view! This is perfect for digital nomads or anyone who telecommutes.
- Cell service was good -- 4 bars (AT&T)
- Farm was very easy to find with the directions provided. There was large signs from the main road, you cant miss it! The drive in was beautiful. We passed lots of ranches, wineries, farms, and orchards.