Welcome to Casari Ranch - a 320 acre Agriculture Preserve, just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean on the northern Californian coast. Pitch a tent or bring your RV on our magical wonderland graced with abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Experience the numerous beaches, trails and villages or just rest and relax. Our campsites are quiet, and peaceful, away from road noise an
Welcome to Casari Ranch - a 320 acre Agriculture Preserve, just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean on the northern Californian coast. Pitch a tent or bring your RV on our magical wonderland graced with abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Experience the numerous beaches, trails and villages or just rest and relax. Our campsites are quiet, and peaceful, away from road noise and yet less than 2 miles from the Victorian town of Point Arena and the Point Arena Pier.
We have 6 spacious campsites scattered in a large, flat meadow complete with the aromatics fragrance of the surrounding fir and pine forests. Even though our sites are less than a mile from the ocean, the forest blocks the prevailing winds, making these sites protected and cozy. Each site includes a picnic table, fire pit. There is plenty of room for large groups.
Casari Ranch is a place to set it all down and enjoy the peace and quiet and you will be able to hear the ocean's song less than a mile from where you lay your head(s) to rest.
You can walk down Curley Lane and head to the new Pelican Bluff Trail overlooking the ocean across the street, or take an easy walk to downtown Point Arena. Casari Ranch is the perfect place to get grounded, refresh and replenish while exploring the local magic. In fact, you may not want to leave the property at all! But if you venture out, you'll discover some of the best abalone diving, surfing, kayaking, and fishing spots on the California coast. And lets not forget protected beach coves, and the redwood forests which are a very special place just near our ranch - a day exploring them is well worth the trip!
You'll also love the charm of our little Victorian beach town Point Arena. Point Arena has an organic grocery and deli, liquor store, pharmacy, movie theatre (that shows a different movie each week and is completely charming!), local galleries, deli, bank, gas station, herb shop, several restaurants and a fabulous wine bar that often has live music, or you could venture a little further afield to nearby Mendocino, Fort Bragg or Gualala. Explore The Point Arena Lighthouse, which was recently made a national monument by President Obama is a MUST SEE TOUR. Plus enjoy Mendocino Wine Tasting, Bowling Ball Beach, Garcia River Casino, and other attractions only a stone's throw away.
The wine country of Anderson Valley is within an hour of the ranch, if you like wine tasting, and also the Anderson Valley Brewery in Booneville for beer enthusiasts. The neighboring town of Gualala, just 15 minutes south on Hwy 1, boasts numerous, galleries, eateries, grocery stores, gas stations, kayak companies, etc. Mendocino, north of Point Arena is a destination location on the coastline and is well known for its art galleries, fine dining and shops along the ocean. Redwood forests are unique to our coastline and are a must do activity to visit. So there is a lot to do and see while you are here.
Please let us know what time you will be arriving - we are somewhat flexible with check in & out times. We just want to assure your check in doesn't interfere with other guests departing. We do not accept arrivals after dusk. Latest arrival time is 4pm in winter and 7pm in summer.
We do have a commitment to keeping this land's integrity intact, so we require a carry-in, carry-out policy for your trash and recycling. We do not have a garbage service. Also, please do not take logs or fallen would from nearby forests for firewood. We do not want to disturb habitats and during times when fires are allowed it is absolutely NOT OK to put a log in a fire that is longer than 20 inches.
Also, we no longer own the part of the ranch that is on the east side of the cattle guard. So please respect our neighbors and do not cross the cattle guard.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Old Homestead Camp in California.
The vibe at Old Homestead Camp
Places to see near Casari Ranch
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It was a really great experience. The farm is beautiful and it’s a great set up with port a potty and picnic table. We camped for 2 nights and walked to the ocean, not far away. The owner was very friendly and helpful, he gave us a quick rundown and then left us alone, to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the place. It’s also really close to town, we got a nice breakfast and coffee one morning.
Old Homestead Camp was INCREDIBLE. The property was so beautiful and diverse in both animal and plant inhabitants. Our site was private in it's own field. We had some sheep visitors in our field in the morning which made it particularly special.
Casey and Ariana were quite kind and welcoming. They gave us some recommendations on activities to do during the day and then left us to our own devices.
I would go back to Old Homestead Camp in a heartbeat. It encompasses all the beauty of the California coast line.
Really lovely, private clearing within easy reach to the main road with very little road noise. We enjoyed the sounds of the pasture animals (cattle, sheep) as well as lots of birdsong and best of all, ocean waves beyond. Fire pit and wood on site, picnic table, and a very clean porta potty. Only thing I'd change is clearing 3 level spots for tents closer to views of pastures.
Very private and spacious campsites. Ample shelter from the wind but expect fog. Pastures all around and horses, goats, sheep roaming about makes this a very unique experience. Be sure to meet the owners and go on a tour of their property and wool mill! There's even a shop in town where you can purchase products made from their wool (e.g. comforters, pillows, clothing, etc.).
We didn't see another human (other than Casey, when he made a timely wood delivery to our site, and the cute little dogs) for three entire days. Heaven. So quiet, and a lovely spot to fully relax. Thank you, we will be back!
The landowners at Homestead Camp provided us with a clean, beautiful, and peaceful site stocked with fresh firewood. We could see the sunset over the ocean and hear frogs at night. We slept perfectly. During the day we accessed the coast and redwoods. This is exactly what a HipCamp experience should be. Extra points for the adorable sheep roaming around. We didn't get to visit the market the owners open in the morning to sell wool goods, but that, and a farm tour, are also available.