Our campground overlooks a beautiful valley and the Berriessa Ridge Mountains.. There are camping decks as well as cushy camping spots directly on the ground for those who want to "ground." The campground has stunning views towards the east—mountains with a sweeping valley view in the foreground from pretty much every camping spot. Outrageously great sunrises and s
Our campground overlooks a beautiful valley and the Berriessa Ridge Mountains.. There are camping decks as well as cushy camping spots directly on the ground for those who want to "ground." The campground has stunning views towards the east—mountains with a sweeping valley view in the foreground from pretty much every camping spot. Outrageously great sunrises and sunsets, as well as moonrises! Great place to watch meteor showers!!
The outdoor community kitchen and fire ring is available for use, complete with refrigeration, triple sink with running water and plenty of dishes to use. Outdoor shower with hot water and great pressure, as well as an outdoor claw-foot bath tub in the woods, clean well water with NO CHEMICALS ADDED! Lovely if you are used to city water with chlorine.
Community Farmhouse has access from 8am to 9pm for wifi, showers and bath, reading library, and just hanging out by the fireplace or swamp cooler. Generally there are guests and volunteers year-round, which makes for interesting visits since these folks come from all over the US and abroad.
This is a working permaculture farm and you will encounter chickens, beautiful gardens, and interesting projects in progress, including several sculpted cob structures and a small pallet house made from award-winning design plans, and coated with gorgeous earthen plaster over cob.
Check photo's for pics of campsite #'s 1-5 and outdoor facilities.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm #2 in California.
The vibe at Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm #2
Places to see near Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My stay with Brenda at the Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm was a wonderful first experience with Hipcamp! There are several camping sites to stay on within the field, some have shady oaks and others have beautiful morning sunrise views over the fields to the mountains. I had any option of several since I was the only camper midweek. Outdoor compost toilet is close enough, but not too close, and a shower in the house was made available to me.
The other humans for interaction are very pleasant, friendly and eager to accommodate, including a very cool WWOOFer, Thomas, who will be on site all season... Brenda, the host, is an absolute doll and very easy to communicate with, she feels like an easygoing old friend immediately .. .she even offered to take me on a private walking tour of the permaculture farm, the highlight for me was the absolutely epic Cobb buildings! Including a huge one made of Pallets/Cobb with outstanding artistry detail work and another under construction and shaped like a shoe, made entirely with cobb. These structures are a must sees for any natural home materials enthusiasts like me!
I hope to return for another visit if my roadtrip brings me back through northern California! Maybe even for an intensive womens cobb workshop, if the timing is right...
BTW Brenda also makes all natural body butters, salves and massage oils. She gave me a good deal on the "Better Bones" salve and literally it has become the most effective beauty ointment and muscle relaxant I've ever tried, not to mention the best smelling too!
I am so happy I found this hipcamp experience, it definitely set the bar high for future experiences though!
Brenda is super nice but the place really felt short if what was described and how the pictures portrait it.
The campsites are a few foot one from each other,have no shade except one I think. The terrain is full of spiky plants.
I would definitely not call the tiny strain of water a creek so that was a bit missleading.
The kitchen has mostly everything you need to cook and the shower has hit water.
All and all we felt like camping at someone's backyard not really in the nature...
Brenda has made a special place in a georgious valley.
To watch the stars at night is amazing.
There is little shade but the good news is that the nights were not cold and you can sit outside.
One of our best camping experiences
Simply a unique experience that few places could offer. I would recommend this location to anyone and we hope to be returning again in the future when we make it to this area.
The best+i can’t wait to go back!!
I spent 4 days here and had the most amazing experience getting to hike the surrounding area, fish the lake, and see incredible wildlife as well. Brenda was an amazing host and someone who you instantly want to go back and see again. I never felt any lack of privacy but had a fantastic time sharing a coffee and learning about some herbal tinctures she makes as well. I will ABSOLUTELY be back ASAP! Definitely check this place out!!!
Brenda was so sweet and accommodating. There were a bunch of other campers but everyone was kind. Just know that you will be close to others not in a super remote area. The sites were nice and it’s really nice to have communal kitchen and tools!
The part of the farm set aside for tents was much smaller than what you would envision from the description, but it was still enjoyable with enough space to socially distant from each other. Turns out this place is popular with SF Bay Area folks, there were 4 different couples in tents and 1 family that came in an RV, all mostly from the Bay Area. The platforms helped a lot with tent placement and distancing, but could use some maintenance since there were nails sticking out on ours, and the wood was starting to bend from being so weathered. We expected to see a sign for this place since they had an official name for it, but there was no sign, not even address numbers posted on the fence. Thus, finding the place was definitely a bit confusing. Buddy, the resident pit bull, and all the chickens running around the outdoor kitchen were awesome to have around.
Back to nature, with amenities
For those wanting to camp without a trace of street noise, GRPF is wonderful! We really enjoyed the outdoor soaking tub under the stars. Brenda was very accommodating at our arrival even though we forgot to give her a heads-up on our ETA And her suggestions on great places to hike/soak/relax were amazing.
Lots of animal watching on the property as well, which was great.