- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Glamping in the oaks Horseshoe Farm in California.
Lake Mendocino Blue lakes
River, stream or creek
Numerous swim holes along Russian river
Places to see near Horseshoe Eco Farm Retreat
The vibe at Glamping in the oaks Horseshoe Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
A group of 5 adults, 1 child, and a big dog glamped it up in the private yurt and fenced camping area on the ranch. As the pictures show, the camping area is in a fully fenced space with 6' fences circling the area. The yurt was a cute and comfortable as the pics make it out to be.
The fenced camping area includes power to plug things in, a table\chairs, and cute potted and planted plants. There is a nicely built private composting toliet in the fenced area area which is a little odd that its so close to the tent (max 4 feet behind it), but nice that its included. There is also a really well stocked outdoor kitchen complete with fridge, water spigot, dishes, shelving, dish clean up area, trash, etc. It was clean and well stocked with drinking water and soap when we arrived. I should note there was a flushing toilet a tiny walk from the fenced area. We just used that the whole time.
We pitched one other tent in the space and hung our own shade. It was pretty sunny in there. But we enjoyed our time making a couple meals while hanging out.
The fenced-in aspect was a bit odd. It would be nice if one side was lower or openable so you could stare out at the beautiful surroundings if even just to one side. But it was fine once we were in and settled and at night it made no difference.
The rest of the ranch definitely feels like someones property. We never felt like we were intruding while walking around, but the house, an RV with a care taker, a building under construction were all there. So if you're looking to be distant out in nature, this isn't that spot, its a living ranch with some nice little areas for guest campers to enjoy. One of our guests was a little uncomfortable that it felt like "someone's backyard", but by the end, they didn't mind and liked the experience.
We enjoyed a trampoline and little kids zip line that was there, too, as well as a sweet dog and the quiet of the night.
The owner wasn't in town the weekend we were there, but she had a nice caretaker who was attentive and great. It sounds like when the owner is around (and typically is) she has some really nice add-ons to the experience.
And it was sooo easy to find somewhere to hang out all day by the water, even on July 4th weekend. We went to Blue Lake one day and pulled off the highway and found a sweet, empty spot on the river another day. That was definitely a bonus about this spot.
All in all, I'd recommend this space. The yurt was so easy and well done. You could come in with just clothes and some food and camp more comfortably then you'd imagine.
We came to Tina’s place almost at dark, the children immediately started playing on the giant trampoline , the rope swing and the old small zip line, and we found our tent, which was clean and welcoming, and would fit best for a couple with one or two children. Outside the tent we had a nice outside kitchen (not communal), a well treated composte toilet and a table with chairs. The sky were beautiful, Tina was nice and welcoming, and we slept well in the tent on real matrasses :) One minute walk from our tent we found a flush toilet and showers. On the morning, the campsite was totally shaded until 10 AM.
after a good breakfast we made on the outside kitchen , we went to clear lake ( a 15 min drive) and enjoyed so much :) I would definitely recommend!
Nice ranch. Cool garden. Private fenced off area with large tent, electricity supply, pretty lights, kitchen area with good supplies, and running water, (dish washing water needed to be dumped... We used steep down hill slope on the north side of tent site, and kitchen faucet pipe leaked a bit), shower and bathroom were just next to tent site and pleasant.
A hike through the ranches garden, down a steep hill, a skip across highway 20, again down quite a steep slope where there is conveniently a steel wire to assist you in your hike, and you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the beautiful Russian river where the water rapids were just right to keep the water pretty clean and cool, and enough to give you some mild resistance if you try to swim upstream. I found myself face to face with a baby otter in some light rapids.
You can also drive from the ranch to a pull off area on highway 20 to get to the river with little walking, just down the 1 steep slope where there is a steel wire.
Best to make sure you don't have bald tires driving on the dirt road leading to the ranch, and better to arrive during daylight hours if you're visiting the first time.
This was an instant book. A lovely quaint and quiet getaway to nature with the kids. As a fam bam drove north 3 hrs to get here (really 5, due to rush hr weekend traffic) and we settled-in easily. Only reason why it took a minute to really find the place is that our directions (data) kept cutting out en route..wasn't calibrating quickly enough and it was darker when we arrived so we missed the address the first time. Upon arrival our host showed us the space which is very cute and cozy. The futons get repurposed into floor mattresses. Even the tipi is raised with platform and this helps the interior not feel too cold in the wee hrs of the morning. We couldn't build a fire due to the state of the fires but it was memorable weekend. We hiked the trail to river (yes just 10 adventurous minutes) one day just after high noon, then again the next morning. Took a dip in a pretty much secluded road inlet turned swimming hole. Such a gem. The property is also great...a farm essentially with beautiful plants and vegetables, the cuckaws of the chickens, the roosters, there was the owner's very nice and adorable doggie who would come up and be friends. Trampoline & rope climb also entertained us..Wi-Fi allowed me to stream music while I cooked all our meals outdoors. I would have like to have had citronella or some fire to keep bugs away, but even then they were minimal pesks save for the flies that were attracted to garbage and food. The lavenders found in the tipi and bathroom probably serve as a natural yet pleasant way to deter them. Loved the amazing outdoorish shower. It was so refreshing in the heat.
Glamping at Horseshoe Farm was fantastic! The glamping tent was private and cozy, and gave me access to electricity, a bathroom & shower, wifi, and my own kitchen. It's the perfect place to relax without going too far away!
This was a beautiful site. Tina has done a great job creating a fun space for guests. There is a private shower and toilet + a mini kitchen and small fridge. The glamping tent itself was very sweet. This was a great space, and I would be back!
It was a really cute private campsite with kitchen and toilet amenities. We were a group of 4 that stayed at the campsite for a night. It’s close (10 min drive) to swim holes and lake Mendocino, so there’s a ton to do.
The tent will only fit 5 people, so if there are more than that in your group, I recommend you carry another tent, there’s place to put it up.
Overall, really enjoyed.
Tina and her family were very warm and welcoming. We arrived later than expected and she was very kind to direct us to our site. The glamping was wonderful and very cozy. We enjoyed it all. The setting was very safe and we enjoyed her beautiful farm. She has extensive knowledge in herbs, fruits, and vegetables and it was a real treat that she shared some of her produce. The whole family enjoyed the stay and it was near by Ukiah and along the lake for a hiking and swimming. It was perfect for a brisk get away from everyday life. It was a real natural retreat that we all enjoyed. Thanks Tina!