Hipcamp host Hillary K.
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Lucky Penny Laytonville is a thriving multi-generational family home and   campground dedicated to music, art, gardening, and family fun.  Fruit trees and extensive gardens dot the property. We are powered by the sun and quenched by the fresh water from the well. Feel free to pick apples, pears, and blackberries!

Please note: RVs OR TRAILERS are only allowed at


Lucky Penny Laytonville is a thriving multi-generational family home and   campground dedicated to music, art, gardening, and family fun.  Fruit trees and extensive gardens dot the property. We are powered by the sun and quenched by the fresh water from the well. Feel free to pick apples, pears, and blackberries!

Please note: RVs OR TRAILERS are only allowed at site #1, not here at site #2!

There's plenty of cool shade, a sunny meadow, and meandering paths through the forest. On the lawn there's badminton and croquet. Find yourself a cozy spot on a sofa under the trees or in a hammock with a good book from our library. There's always a jigsaw puzzle out on the picnic table by the pizza oven. Each campsite has a picnic table & benches, access to electricity, its own composting toilet with TP, access to an outdoor kitchen for potable water and doing your dishes, access to outdoor solar shower & tub (availability of water and solar is seasonal; not available during colder weather), use of dishes, utensils, and cookware, and wifi. Electric Vehicle charging station now available! 

There are lovely swimming holes within a 15 minute drive. Town is just 1 mile away with a grocery store, drive thru coffee, restaurants serving to-go meals, and a great Farmer's market, etc.

Please NO FIRES during Fire Season. Check with hosts about whether fires are currently allowed.

Please arrive between 1pm -8pm. Text us your estimated arrival time and then when you're 15 minutes out, let us know you're getting close. 

We require all guests to sign a User Agreement upon arrival. We can send the agreement to you upon booking so you can look it over before you get here.

Mendocino County guidelines regarding Covid-19

-One stable bubble per campsite. Per Mendocino County Health Ordinance, stable family bubbles must be from the same household, living unit, or Household Support Unit and are limited to six total guests including children per campsite. 

-Guest temperatures and an intake questionnaire will be taken upon arrival. If guests exhibit elevated temperatures or other COVID-19 symptoms at check-in or during their stay, they and the rest of their group will be asked to leave and quarantine for 14-days offsite.

-Guests must remain at least 6’ from Lucky Penny residents and other guests not in their bubble when in common areas. Guests not complying with physical distancing rules will be asked to leave without a refund.

-Guests are required to wear face masks when in areas where six-foot distancing may not be possible per County Facial Coverings Order dated July 1, 2020.

-Please utilize hand washing stations or hand sanitizer when using the toilets and water spigots.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Laundry present
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Hillary a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lucky Penny #1 in California.


The vibe at Lucky Penny #1

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Hipcamper Tony

Wonderful place!!

Tony B.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2020

We absolutely loved this campsite. The host was so welcoming and very COIVD minded. Took our temperature and had us answer the standard questions. Made us feel very safe. The actual campsite was really great too. On the picnic bench we found apples and pears from their own harvest! And there was water for our pup waiting when we arrived. We certainly come back and stay again !

Hipcamper Hillary
Response from Hillary, the Host, on September 24th, 2020

Thanks! You guys were great guests. Little Scout was indeed the sweetest pup! Glad you liked the fresh fruit on the table. We have so much, we're happy to send campers home with a bunch! Hope you can come back and stay a little longer next time so we have time to chill.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper John

Super cute spot!

John L.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

Lucky Penny is a great little spot - we enjoyed the superb outdoor solar shower, clean toilet and picnic bench. It made everything just that much easier. Hillary left us a lovely bowl of apples and led us by car to a super cool watering hole.

The property is actually huge ... we didn't check ot enough of it. It was warm in the day, and cool at night - fantastic stargazing!

Hipcamper Dylan
Dylan S.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2020

Lucky Penny is such a treat, we had the fortune of being the only campers on a gorgeous fall weekend. Hillary and the other residents were very respectful of COVID protocol, and she even left us some apples and herbs from the garden which were phenomenal.

The property is so charming, the cooking area was stocked with everything you might need and an admirable selection of books and CDs (!!!), and the bathrooms were very clean and odorless. There is a network of trails that goes back much further than you'd expect, we had a great time wandering with the pup and appreciating all the local flora and fauna. However, my favorite amenity was definitely the outdoor shower, absolutely gorgeous.

Laytonville is a cute town and right around the corner with all the basic supplies you'd expect and then some, I recommend a scenic drive to the coast from the property, maybe 45 minutes one way.

I hate to draw attention to what will surely become a favorite spot but these people deserve all of the promotion. Thank you so much for the wonderful time.

Hipcamper Mimi

Relaxing, welcoming, musical, fun!

Mimi H.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2020

I enjoyed my stay at Lucky Penny so much that I added a second night!

The grounds are funky in a good way—more casual and homey than, say, a state park campground: couches under the trees, claw-foot bathtubs adjacent to the shower area, a jigsaw puzzle on one of the picnic tables, and ♥♥♥ Rodney the cat. I was delighted by how well-appointed the outdoor kitchen is, and appreciated how it served as the central hangout—was nice to have that social aspect, as well as plenty of spots to sit by myself.

Another thing that sets Lucky Penny apart from other campsites is music: Hillary hails from a musical family, and I so very much enjoyed kicking back one morning, playing guitars and singing with Dave and Aldman—it was a highlight of my vacation, soaking up that yummy energy these folks all share.

I felt welcome, I felt safe as a solo traveler, and filled with joy. Looking forward to my next visit!

Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia O.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2020

Hillary’s property was perfect! It was well kept up, clean and private. I especially loved the fresh picked herbs Hillary left for us our our site! We only stayed for one night but would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara K.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2020

Lovely, private spot with big picnic table and lots of benches in a grove of Redwoods. Nice, non- smelly composting toilet. Hilary was a super host.

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie P.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2021

This is truly a magical place and worth every penny! It felt very COVID safe and the hosts were very present to our needs while giving us privacy as well. Thank you again for a great trip and I hope to see the space in the summertime!

Hipcamper David

Nice spot in the forest

David G.
recommends this listing.
January 13th, 2021

The hosts welcomed me in a massive downpour of rain and rain. The site was wonderful, no hookups so total boondocking and no generator allowed so just be ready for that. I usually microwave a quick meal.. but not allowed and I get that. They have a full electric panel at the site, but I didnt ask if I could ug in because the storm was just so intense we couldnt sync up.. I could not get out n about because it was a massive storm. Still it provided me for a layover as I was traveling north and I bet on a sunny day would be awesome. Very very friendly!

Hipcamper Perry

Winter camping

Perry R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 18th, 2021

Just got back from visiting Hillary's place in Laytonville.

Their property is easy to find and Hillary is super welcoming, she got us set up quickly. The site is tucked away behind their primary residence and other campsite next to the bathroom but it still feels private in the beautiful trees.

I think it would be awesome to come in the summer, many of the amenities like the kitchen are less available in the winter. You're not too far from several roadways so if you're a light sleeper bring earplugs. The town is small but the market is well stocked.

Thanks Hillary for being a fantastic host!

Hillary K.’s Land
United States
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