Welcome to Casari Ranch - a 532 acre Agriculture Peserve, only 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean on the northern Californian coast. Pitch a tent for on our magical wonderland graced with abundant wildlife and wild flowers integrated peacefully with our horses and sheep. Experience the numerous beaches, trails and villages or just rest and relax enjoying our Country farm, coastal style. Our campsites are quiet, and peaceful, away from road noise and yet only 2 miles from our Victorian town of Point Arena and the Point Arena Pier.
We have 7 spacious camp sites 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, plenty of firewood, and a shared Porta potty. Plenty of room for large groups.
Casari Ranch is a place to set it all down and enjoy the peace and quiet.You will have complete privacy (the main house is further down Curley Lane so we are nearby if needed however the camp site is away from all other dwellings) and you will be able to hear the ocean's song less than a mile from where you lay your head(s) to rest.
We share our ranch with our sheep, horses, donkeys, llamas, chickens, cats and dogs as well as incredible wild animals and plants. We are totally committed to growing and farming organically, in harmony with nature and we have our own organic wool mill right here on the ranch. We offer tours of the ranch which is a great way to see the property and learn about what we do. On the tour, we take you to special secluded places, teach you about our sheep and give you a tour of our mill. The tours take roughly 1 - 1.5 hours, costs $100 and can be arranged by scheduling a time either before arrival or once you are here. Ariana (one of the ranch owners), is a pioneer in the field of Equine Guided Coaching and offers Equine Guided sessions in either learning more about horses or learning from horses how to be a better communicator (additional fee and scheduled by appointment).
Curley Lane runs through the ranch and offers a nice walk either inland down to Moat Creek or westward towards the coast and 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 spots on the California coast, point break surfing, kayaking, protected beach coves, and the redwood forests which are a very special place just near 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, our own Casari Mercantile, 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), Mendocino Wine Tasting, Bowling Ball Beach, Garcia River Casino, and other attractions are only a stones 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 really flexible with check in & out times. As a rough guide Check In is from 1:00 PM, and you can check out as late as 3:00PM (As long as it doesn't interfere with other guests arriving). Please make sure at least 1 member of your party arrives before dus on the day you check in so that we can show you around and share a little about the ranch before dusk.
Please bring your own tents and sleeping bags. 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.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 24 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Old Homestead Camp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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.