Rockin H Ranch
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Bakersfield, CA
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
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 a few 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 need to coordinate doggie greetings. Dogs may not be off leash as they often will chase the livestock. Our ranch has a miniature donkey, horses, 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 braying in the morning. :) We sell fresh chicken eggs if you are interested in purchasing these during your stay Suggested Local Attractions: 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.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
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.
Access Road Conditions: 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 Details: Tow vehicle parking is available next to rig or in other close proximity spots
Hosted By lhockersmith
Hardworking, conservative Details: We are conservative, hardworking people who are blessed with a small ranch. We enjoy working on the ranch, cooking, and playing with our animals. We travel when we can, but we're currently focused on saving up for retirement so we can become full-time RVers some day.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 months ago
I was a late arrival and it wasn’t until morning that I realized how nice the property is! We stayed in great communication and the host een came out in the dark to help me to the parking location that I missed coming in the dark. I wasn’t able to enjoy the small ranch with my late arrival and early departure, but I hope to pass through again a future date! 🥰
2 months ago
Very welcoming host. we had a nice quiet place to rest just outside the city on our way to tahoe. was able to work part of the day using tmobile no problem. Thank you!
2 months ago
This was our first stay with anyone on here. We had an amazing stay here. It was exactly what we needed. We only stayed one night but could have enjoyed more. The view was spectacular. Really quiet.
3 months ago
We had a wonderful stay. The view is amazing. How would we ever know what is our in the hills if we didn't have amazing and generous BoondockerWelcome hosts. We had a lovely chat with our hosts and enjoyed the livestock too. There is a nice walk toward the east on the road.
3 months ago
Hi, My wife, two dogs, and I very much enjoyed our stay with Lisa. Enjoyed the conversation and back story Lisa shared about her ranch and the Bakersfield area. Gin Gin & her forgive me forgot the name other lovable pooches were quite the enthusiastic welcoming committee for our visit. Thanks Lisa and thanks too for the great tip Mosaic Canyon DVNP we hiked that today and quite amazing. Thanks again for the great visit, Carl & Huiyan