WHAT KIND OF CAMPING IS THIS?
This is camping made easy! Our camper is set-up and fully furnished for your arrival. We suggest you bring any needed snacks and spirits (or buy items in town ) to store in the camper’s fridge. Our bathroom is fully stocked with organic bath products and towels for your use. For those of you wanting a more lux experience, we offer a selection of enhancements such as dining packages, massages., etc.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE CAMPER ACCOMMODATE?
Our camper is fitted with a queen size bed that comfortably sleeps two adults. We can convert the sitting area into a twin size bed to accommodate an extra adult or two small children for an extra charge.
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Forecasts in the Capay Valley is relatively predictably (with the summer months being hot). Please be sure to check the weather before heading out!
Some things you may want to pack:
Closed toed shoes
We’ve got you covered:
Plates, mugs and utensils
Complementary local bottle of wine
ARE THERE FUN THINGS TO DO AT THE RANCH?
You bet there are fun things to do! We offer a variety of activities that can be scheduled when you book.
Guided experiences include:
Goat visit or meditation (8:00AM - 9:30AM and must be arranged prior with Arriel)
Self-guided experiences include:
Horse and goat visits from outside their pens
CAN I SHOP WHEN I GET THERE?
Yes, but your options are a little limited. We are conveniently located 1/4 mile outside of the town of Esparto. Here you will find El Torro Meat Market, offering wonderful farm fresh meat and basic provisions - open until 8pm every night. You can also visit the Esparto Grab n Go, Dollar General and Manas Market for other essentials.
WHAT'S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
For a full refund on reservations, you must cancel two weeks in advance of your reservation date.
*Please note, we cannot take responsibility for inclement weather. We cannot make exceptions for cancellations do to heat, cold, rain or fog. We recommend checking the weather before your trip and packing appropriately.
WHEN IS CHECK-IN / CHECK OUT?
Check-in is after 1PM on Friday. We ask that all guests register at the house when they arrive. Check out is 1PM on Sunday. If you are interested in extending your stay for more than a weekend experience, we recommend you speak with us directly.
Can I smoke on the Ranch?
THERE IS NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND AT DRAGONFLY RANCH. Because our environment is home to animals and our Valley has grass prone to ignite we do not allow smoking of any kind. We ask you to bring e-cigarettes or vape pens if needed. If we see a guest smoking anything with a sparked flame they will be told to vacate the property without a refund.
For the enjoyment of our guests and animals, we ask for quiet after 10PM. There is no amplified music allowed.
We allow for up to two vehicles per site and ask that you park in designated parking areas during your stay. Contact us in advance if you need to park more vehicles.
Is there a lifeguard on duty at the pool?
Our pool is swim at your own risk. We have a well maintained comfortable pool area for your use. Our pool is not heated, but this is a welcome plunge in the summer heat!
IS THE RANCH CHILD FRIENDLY?
Our space is kid friendly, however, children must be supervised at all times. There is no lifeguard on duty in the pool. We do not recommend our campground or experiences for children younger than school ages. This is due to the varying external conditions of the Valley. It is important to keep your children safe by supervising them… and we also recommend for only seasoned campers to bring their pint sized people.
WHAT ABOUT DOGS?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on the property due to our ranch animals.
DO YOU HAVE WIFI?
While we fully encourage people to unplug when staying with us, we understand that some guests will need to use a wifi connection during their stay. The seating areas closer to the house are our designated wifi area where you can find a reliable connection.
Additionally, you may visit Wygold Coffee for a snack, a cup of joe and wifi!
WILL MY CAMPER HAVE ELECTRICITY?
Our camper has electricity for powering smaller electronic devices.
CAN WE HAVE OUR OWN CAMPFIRE?
Unfortunately, our climate is very dry during our operating months. To reduce the risk of fires, we will not accommodate campfires.
CAN I COOK ON SITE?
Because our climate is very dry during our operating months, we do not allow for unsupervised stovetop cooking. There is a microwave available in the camper for heating up to-go meals. We do offer planned meal packages if you wish to have a farm fresh meal prepared for you on site. You may also visit some of the local eateries available in the Capay Valley or the camper comes with a microwave.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911 and use our address (provided at check in) as location for emergency responders. If it is a non-emergency, please give us a call, a number will be provided at check in.
LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PROPERTY?
Experience Dragonfly Ranch is a safe, private property. However, we are not responsible for loss, damage or claims to property of guests due to fire, theft, accident or any other cause. For maximum security, we ask guests to lock valuables in their car or camper. Being in possession of weapons such as firearms is not permitted on the property. We also reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.