Big Mesa Farmstead is a 10-acre homestead close to epic beaches and wide open nature. We're surrounded by preserved agricultural property and Pt. Reyes National Seashore, so you'll really feel like you've escaped the city. You’ll love our land because of the bounty of organic produce from on-site Big Mesa Farm, abundant bird and wildlife, nearby hiking trails, surf spots and live music at Smiley's Saloon. Hipcamp guests are an integral part of our farmstead; you're helping us keep small-scale organic farming alive and rent affordable for our resident team who live in 4 houses on the property.
For our Hipcamp guests, we have four 15-ft x 12-ft wall tent cabins, each perched on redwood platforms overlooking a wild ravine full of trees and wildlife. It almost feels like you're sleeping in a tree-house. The tents are equipped with electricity, lights, rugs, two chairs, a small table, real beds and mattresses. These tents can handle wind and rain, so don't let bad weather keep you from camping!
Sites 1 and 4: One King (or 2 twins) on bedframe(s). Great for couples. Cozy and romantic! We can add up to 2 extra single beds to accommodate 4 people total.
Sites 2 and 3: One King (or 2 twins) on bedframe(s), plus sturdy bunkbed with 2 twins. Sleeps 4 adults comfortably.
Group Buyouts: It's super fun to rent out all 4 tents for your group of up to 16! Group pricing is $50 per person, per night with a 2 night minimum. Plus a flat one-time cleaning fee of $100 total (includes all people and tents and all nights). For example: 14 people for 2 nights would be $1400 + $100. Minimum charge for a Group Buyouts $1200. For group rentals, please use our GROUP listing on hipcamp.com/california/big-mesa-farmstead
BRING: Please BYO sleeping bag, towel, pillow and flashlight. The tents all have access to a shared outdoor redwood bath house with two composting toilets and two hot showers.
CAMPFIRE: Our 20-foot diameter communal fire ring has clean deep sand and cool stump chairs. We have wood, but please bring old newspaper if you have some to spare.
GAMES & LEISURE: We have a big outdoor stage that is great for yoga and sunbathing. We also have cornhole, spikeball and bocce. Once you reserve, I'll send you an email about booking on-site yoga and massage sessions, farm tours and more!
NEARBY: Once you've reserved your tent cabin, I'll email you my go-to list of nearby activities, restaurants, hikes and rentals.
COOKING: For your cooking and dining convenience, we have a large outdoor communal camp kitchen with: large fridge, large sink, cooking & eating wares, pots, pans, knives, prep space, charcoal grill (please byo charcoal and fluid, though we sometimes have extra), french press, electric kettle, and a coffee makers.
KIDS: at this time, we can't host young children under 10 as we are a working farm with related hazards such as electric fences, poison oak, open ponds and heavy equipment.
PETS: trained, well behaved dogs are OK, but must be kept on a leash and attended at all times. We have free ranging chickens, ducks, cats, sheep and a llama that don't like to be chased (or attacked!) by unfamiliar doggies.
Don't forget: layers of clothing (it can get cold and damp at night), closed-toe shoes or boots, headlamp or flashlight, charcoal, ice, cooler, sleeping bag, towel, pillow, reusable water bottle, Tecnu soap or wipes for poison oak encounters and sunscreen.
We're close to the Palomarin Trailhead (3 miles), Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory (3 miles), downtown Bolinas (1.5 miles), Commonweal Retreat Center (1.8 miles) and RCA Beach (2 miles).
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
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Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, yet far away feel. From the city, Bolinas is just an hour north. Ashly is such a great host and has put an enormous amount of care and effort into maintaining the property. It is very well suited for guests you will for sure have everything you need. The bath house is so great and the outdoor showers are great as the morning sunlight shines through the boards making tiny rainbows. There is also a really, really amazing community kitchen where you will have the ability to cook whatever your heart desires.
The area is really great as well. Bolinas is a very popular surf location and the weather was great so there was fun crowd in town. If you are lucky, Ashley might have some fresh fruit or maybe even a little guac to share. Smileys, the local bar is also super fun. We ended up there for a great show and it was just the icing on the cake of a truly spectacular weekend. I could not speak more highly of Ashley and her property. You will love it! Go <3
Ashley was the sweetest and most accommodating host, her farm is perfect and so close to SF. The tents were clean and spacious and the property was well maintained. Cannot wait to go back!!!
What an awesome place to stay! Ashley, was a super helpful host and we had just everything we needed and more. I would recommend this place to anybody - and we can't wait to return again!
So glad I stumbled across this gem! The set up is awesome-- there are four tents set up on their own wooden platforms tucked into the trees, the bathhouse was cute and clean (the compost toilets seem like regular toilets, not port-o-potty style like I'm used to when camping-- these are much better and everything is covered) and the open-air showers were probably the best part of my trip! I took a glorious hot shower as the sun was setting. The outdoor kitchen is legit and like a restaurant style kitchen in the middle of a field. It was so nice to be able to cook legit meals and have a sink to do dishes in afterward. Inside the tent was no frills-- just a foam mattress and some rugs and a little table. So this set up is the perfect combo of a camping feel with the luxuries of a hot shower and kitchen. Also, Ashley left a little bowl of strawberries and tomatoes from the farm, so those were delightful. And the little town is absolutely adorable.
We had a fantastic time! The farm is beautiful. They let us harvest fresh greens from the field for dinner. The outdoor bathroom and kitchen setup is the nicest I've ever seen. Super friendly folk and just a short 5 minute drive to the ocean. Highly recommend!
Bliss! Perfect get away from the extreme inland Heat, but oddly lucky to catch heatwave at the beach. This place nailed it! Simple, sweet, & special. Amazing Outdoor Kitchen, beautiful garden, & lovely People. We were the only ones there so Camp tent #4 was perfect by the bathrooms otherwise maybe #1 near Lama would have been the best. I like that there only 4 tents. This place is Magic. I would definitely come back. Midweek was ideal. It would be fun to have a gathering as there is a nice yoga deck stage and sort of Amphitheater and banquet tables. So appreciative that we were able to bring our two pups who were respectful of the free-range ducks. Thank you Ashley♡
Our stay was amazing! We forgot jackets, because the heat in SF threw us way off, but Ashley was super sweet and gave us a few of her own. The tents are super spacious with comfy mattresses. The bathroom and showers are super clean and the kitchen is huge and fully equipped - you can find everything from pots and pans to spices to beer on tap :). Definitely recommend!