Pitch your tent under the shade of an old walnut tree. Clean, level, soft tent spaces are maintained and the meadow grasses are trimmed. Enjoy easy access from the road and the serenity of the night in the foothills. No lights, just a dark sky of stars. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from this spot with a huge canyon overlook a couple hundred feet away from your tent. Organic produce is available from the farm (like you can walk out and pick something yummy in your bare feet) Visually private, pretty quite, and simply beautiful.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 4 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at The Shaded Walnut
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This hipcamp site was incredible! It was amazing to be on a working farm and the host let us do some tastings of the things that they're growing including some wonderful leafy greens and strawberries. The site featured two flat tent sites that we're actually pretty comfortable because they were level and lined with wood chips, a fire pit and a picnic table. Steps away from the site there was drinking water from a spigot and a pit toilet a short walk away. The host was waiting for us when we arrived and was so helpful in providing information. If we needed him during our stay, he was only a text message away.
We were able to drive our car close to the site, so unloading and packing up was easy. You're nestled in an area of the farm that is farthest from the street, though you can sometimes still hear it from the site.
Exploring this area of California was great. Lots of things to do including hiking, swimming in the river, rock climbing if you're knowledgeable, and fun towns to explore!
We had a great stay. Ben met us when we arrived and provided detailed directions about the site, the farm, and the area. He also provided firewood and kindling. So nice! We stayed for two nights and did a lot of exploring around the area. There are amazing hikes including a great one off Highway 50 down to an amazing swimming hole at the bottom of the gorge. The site was perfect for a small group. It was well-maintained and we felt very safe while staying there. There is some road noise but nothing that distracts from the farm. Also the farm is beautiful and we were able to harvest a few things for our dinner.
Ben's place was magical! It was really special to be able to camp on his beautiful farm, and I appreciated that he only has one campsite on his land. Ben was very accommodating, and he gave us great tips: hiking and swimming in Happy Valley, hiking to a magic watering hole, and eating lunch at Gold Vine Grill.
We're planning on booking Ben's site again, for sure.
We had a great time at Shaded Walnut!!! We ended up getting there really late and the host, Ben, gave us great directions and instructions and we were able to find everything just fine in the middle of the night. He also left us a note with other useful info, as well as some firewood and a bucket of water, so we were set! We didn’t end up getting to meet Ben, but it was pretty nice having the whole place to ourselves. The camp site is really well kept and private. Very shaded, plenty of space, and pretty secluded from the rest of the property. We did hear some other people on the adjacent properties that sounded pretty close, but it wasn’t bothersome and we never actually saw them. Being able to pick some fresh veggies for dinner was very cool! We had a great time showing our almost-1-yr-old all the different veggies and the strawberries. We took a day trip over to the river a short drive from the site and found the perfect little swimming hole. Overall, this place was great for a quick, nearby weekend getaway and the host was very accommodating. We would definitely recommend!
We had a wonderful time camping here! The camp site was super clean and situated under a beautiful walnut tree, which provided a lot of shade during the day and made the space more private. Ben was very welcoming and helpful. He was super knowledgeable about the area and directed us to some amazing local swimming holes and hikes in the area! Overall, we had an amazing time staying here and will definitely be coming back for another getaway.
We had a good weekend here. The site is very private but not remote at all, know that you can hear the nearest neighbors if they are loud and you are not that far off the main road. Maybe a couple hundred feet. It's not very loud or busy by Bay Area standards, but you can hear it clearly. We slept fine.
That being said the site is great for tents with two nice leveled spots under great shade. We were camping in a camper van set up and there was no level spot for it when we arrived. Ben, the host, quickly fixed that situation with his tractor and we were good to go for the duration.