L.A.R.K.ville” is 43 acres of tangled blue oaks and red bark manzanitas. Ninety minutes from San Francisco and 10 minutes from the shores of Lake Berryessa, we are Napa off-the-grid. No glitz. No crowds. But Napa town is a mere 20 minutes from our driveway! Our dirt and gravel road travels in a “chutes and ladders” configuration from the 600 sq. ft. party deck and open campi
L.A.R.K.ville” is 43 acres of tangled blue oaks and red bark manzanitas. Ninety minutes from San Francisco and 10 minutes from the shores of Lake Berryessa, we are Napa off-the-grid. No glitz. No crowds. But Napa town is a mere 20 minutes from our driveway! Our dirt and gravel road travels in a “chutes and ladders” configuration from the 600 sq. ft. party deck and open camping area at the property bottom, passed the 16 ft. geodesic dome and owner’s cabins, up, up, and up to the greatest treasure of all: The Twisted Lizard Tiki Treehouse Bar! BYOB, no cover, and no closing time. This is arguably the coolest underground bar in Northern California. Not found on any map— but yours to party in.. Just make sure to secure the red velvet rope when you leave. Our local deer are heavy drinkers.This listing is for the entire property with a maximum of 20 campers. We can sometimes accommodate up to 10 more with a fee of $10 more per person per night. We also require the rental of a porta potty (straight from Harvest Sanitation) for $150 for the booking.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Berryessa is famous for bass fishing.
Lake Berryessa is a wonderful wet resource.
We have quail, wild turkeys, singing finches, deer, and if you are lucky a fox might show up too.
Natural features you'll find at L.A.R.K.ville (Whole Campground) in California.
The entire property is forested: blue oaks, manzanitas and ghost pines festooned with pale green Spanish moss.
Lake Berryessa is HUGE.
River, stream or creek
Our land has a magical seasonal creek in the winter, complete with singing frogs.
Our property is accessed by a winding dirt and gravel road. Four wheel drive is not needed, just slow and steady up to the deck.
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Beautiful spot with great hosts
I wish I could give 100 thumbs ups for this hipcamp site. Ron and Lynka are true treasures, and the L.A.R.K. ville spot was even more amazing than I could have imagined. I messaged them a few weeks out from the booking date, asking if throwing a 30th birthday dance / camping party would be possible. Lynka immediately responded -- I was able to hop on the phone to chat with her and Ron about logistics to make it happen. They were exceptional hosts who really went above and beyond. The pre-camping communication was stellar. Very clear directions to the location, and they rented an extra portapotty for our group. The spot was so beautiful. The infrastructure was really special -- the deck, the dome, and the tiki bar. Ron was really helpful in helping us haul stuff up to the top of the hill where we brought our own speakers and generator for an epic dance party. I'm just so impressed by what they've built and their ethos for their place. They were on site the whole time to help us out with things and check in. I can't have asked for a better experience.
Great group gathering spot
We had a wonderful time. Ron was our host who kindly gave us a tour of the place and its outside rooms. The porta-potty was nice and close and the poopacabra was a really lovely place to be. I enjoyed how the half door let you ponder the view. We had plenty of room on the deck to cook and clean up. Having seating provided was so nice. The location was super convenient for renting a boat on the water for the day, just 20 minutes to Spanish Flat. We will definitely be returning.
One of a kind - fantastic!
What an incredible property! LARK completely exceeded our expectations and Lynka & Ron were the best hosts a group could ask for. The property is totally stunning, the pictures don’t do it justice. The party deck has everything you could possibly need including cooking utensils, a bbq grill, smoker, ice chest, comfy seating and ambient lighting for nighttime. The sleeping areas in the dome, canvas tent & T@B trailer were an added bonus & very plush. We didn’t expect to be glamping instead of camping. The twisted lizard Tiki bar treehouse really sets this property apart. What a cool, unique & fun place to hang out with friends. You could spend all day in the tiki bar admiring the collectibles & Knick backs. The space is one of a kind, not to mention the epic views at the top of the hill are breathtaking. Looking down at Lake Berryessa with cocktail in hand is the best. My group fell in LOVE with LARK and everyone definitely wants to plan another visit back.
What an awesome space to share with a big group of friends. The property is full of moss covered oaks and manzanitas - it's a big space, and a little walk to get to the top of the hill where the bar is, but the view of the stars and the funky details in the bar are great. The space is isolated so we were able to make noise without having to worry about it. Hosts were great and super helpful!