Hipcamp host Francis
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The loft is through the garden and attached to an ancient live oak tree. It has lake views, water, a single bed (can be a double if needed), and is perfect for 2 people. The loft is also close to the shower. If you do need bedding, this may be supplied upon arrival at a small fee. Activities:Mountain biking (really good single track) HikingSwimming (there's a swimming hole Continue reading...

The loft is through the garden and attached to an ancient live oak tree. It has lake views, water, a single bed (can be a double if needed), and is perfect for 2 people. The loft is also close to the shower. If you do need bedding, this may be supplied upon arrival at a small fee.


  • Mountain biking (really good single track)
  • Hiking
  • Swimming (there's a swimming hole called rainbow pool about 10-15 minutes)
  • Mountain Sage cafe in Groveland is close by


  • Outhouse
  • Solar shower
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Well water (drinkable)
Accommodation provided
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 2 people per site
Potable water available
No fires
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Francis a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
    Horseback riding
    Wind sports
    Snow sports
    Whitewater paddling
    Wildlife watching

    The vibe at Live Oak Loft

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    Hipcamper Lisse

    Live Oak Loft is such a special place. We had a ton of fun staying in the Treehouse watching the stars and sunrise and showering in the outdoor shower! Also playing with the friendliest, cutest little farm dog i've ever seen!

    This is a perfect place to stay for a trip to Yosemite. (~1hr drive to the Valley Floor) Groveland is also super close which has gas, full grocery store, and plenty of restaurants, cafes, pizza places, etc.

    Hipcamper Kalai

    The place has a really nice view, very well equipped kitchen, shower with a open view, water and toilet for necessities. Its located in a secluded area, but still close to the host house in case you need something. Francis lives in a sustainable way and that is reflected all across the property, so this makes a great experience for whoever wants to get away from the city life without being completely in the woods. The loft itself is really charming, cozy and detailed, the host has put chairs in all the right places, so you just have to worry about enjoying your stay there.

    Hipcamper Julian

    This is hands down one of the coolest Land Share properties I've stayed on. Frances (The Land Owner) just recently moved onto the property and is making amazing improvements to it every day. (We found him working away bright and early on Saturday morning when we woke up.)

    The Loft is a luxurious treehouse with a full on bed that sleeps two with plenty of windows and screens to watch the stars at night, and sun rise in the morning—all while keeping the bugs out.

    Perhaps the coolest aspect of the property was the solar powered outdoor shower. Nothing like take a steamy shower overlooking the forest.

    When staying in the Loft you have full access to the huge fully stoked outdoor communal kitchen and insanely clean compostable toilet!

    Hipcamper Geoffrey

    It's amazing place in the nature.
    We have the outside shower with the best view and Francis is a lovely people who know his country and a good suggestion for the hike.
    It's a best place for the camp and a quiet place
    It's a real pleasure to stay in Mariuolumne

    Hipcamper Michelle

    Such a great quick escape! Off a dirt road on top of a breathtaking ridge, you are greeted by a friendly host and his organic farm. Staying in the treehouse is a fancy take on camping. We really enjoyed soaking in the views from the loft as well as from the outdoor seats perched on the ridge and even from the outdoor shower! The camp also conveniently includes an outdoor kitchen, running water, and even a compost toilet. This is all the fun of camping with a lot less effort. We also enjoyed nearby swimming holes and the vicinity to Groveland to grab necessities.

    Hipcamper mike

    The Loft is a really funky wooden treehouse situated on top of a ridge which overlooks some great rolling hills. Was perfect for the two of us and the Farm has some cool facilities like an outdoor (yet private) shower and outdoor kitchen. The loft was within walking distance to facilities yet far enough away to provide privacy and solitude. The Farm itself is really close to Groveland for all your food/fuel requirements and only 30 min from the amazing Yosemite. The farm owner, Francis, is really helpful and an abundance source of information for Yosemite. Definitely recommend this place if your looking for an eco friendly getaway and as a stepping stone for the NP.

    Hipcamper Lisa

    Live Oak Loft is a little slice of heaven. Not that I want the secret to get out. ;) The loft is quite and comfortable, with a beautiful vista view. The rustic construction ever leaves a doubt that you are in a special place. The land owner Francis is also a breath of fresh air, and just as much a treat to meet such a special human being. The camp comes equipped with a kitchen up the hill stocked with all the necessities. There is also an open air shower near the loft with a view too good to be true. And really friendly chickens, I forged a really special friendship with one chicken who really appreciated ukulele music. I think I made a friend for life. :)

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