40 acre sheep dairy farm. Our farm is a naturalist's paradise with 30 acres of pastures, native plant hedgerows, and oak woodlands that attract songbirds, hawks, owls, and the occasional Bald Eagle. We are located about 10 minutes from Elkhorn Slough where you can kayak or take nature hikes to see otters, seals and tons of birds; and Moss Landing where you can go whale wat
40 acre sheep dairy farm. Our farm is a naturalist's paradise with 30 acres of pastures, native plant hedgerows, and oak woodlands that attract songbirds, hawks, owls, and the occasional Bald Eagle. We are located about 10 minutes from Elkhorn Slough where you can kayak or take nature hikes to see otters, seals and tons of birds; and Moss Landing where you can go whale watching and fishing in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We also offer tours of the dairy and creamery and cheesetasting by appointment.
We have a large space at the top of the pasture that is great for a group or can be a couple of separate campsites. It has a great view and lots of privacy. The downside is that it is a bit of a hike through the pasture to get there, but we can drive up your gear in the farm truck if you have a lot. The second site is closer to the parking area but still a little hike. It is a platform up under the oak trees that's nicely secluded. Both sites are provided with a basic bucket-style compost toilet. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE CAMPSITES. THEY ARE ALL WALK-IN.
There are some picnic tables in my backyard which you are welcome to use in daylight hours. We have a cob oven in the yard that I can fire up and provide you with dough for pizza-making for an extra $30 (check for availability).
Please keep in mind that this is a working livestock farm and there will be chickens, sheep, pigs, and dogs; and gates that need to be kept closed. Please let me know when you arrive if you are interested in purchasing cheese, yogurt, eggs or meat!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 23% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Good spot to sleep a night or two in the Monterey area, or if wanting to visit a sheep dairy. We didn't read the description close enough and did not realize the hill/walking to the camp site. It's not a long walk, but not practical for bringing a full camp set-up (we had kitchen and camp chairs, but just set up the tent and went out to eat). Big drawback was the busy highway that runs by the house. We were there on a Saturday night and it was noisy late into the night and early morning - not a 'camping in nature' experience. The kids loved the animals and we loved the cheese, but be aware of what comes along with farm life - poo on shoes and aromas. Host and farm manager were friendly. We liked the experience, but seemed overpriced for what it was.
Here’s the break down:
- there’s usually no cell phone service coming around the mountain so I suggest you start your gps navigation prior and take a screen shot of the directions. You know you’re there when you see a large plastic rooster over a mailbox.
- The campsite is on top of the hill where there are not many trees, but there are many flat spots and a beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains. Rebecca was very kind and gracious; she drove us and our gear up the hill. To get there, you have to get through about 3 gates that keep the sheep out of the camping site. Make sure you grab all your gear before the drive up, it’s a lot to walk just to grab your small item. In the morning, we had to carry the gear back down so pack light. There’s a bucket you can use as a bathroom up on the hill.
- It’s truly a unique experience. The animals are adorable and curious. The sheep tried very hard to get out the gates when we were leaving, it was hilarious! Remember this is a farm with sheep, pigs, and chicken. No poop at the campsite but definitely expect some walking down the hill. We enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend others to give it a go.
-30mins from Monterey Bay and its famous Aquarium.
Pet the lambs, sleep under the oaks
Really enjoyed this place. Nice friendly people, lots of animals to watch. We paid for the tour/cheese and yogurt tasting and are glad we did. Be forewarned however... The camp site is wayyy up a hill. It's nice and private, but you won't be able to pull your car up to the site.
This camping spot was great! Rebecca greeted us and was super friendly and talkative. She drove us and our gear up to the site, which was at the top of the property, fenced off, very private, and had a beautiful view. We were able to walk back down to our cars if we needed (about a 5 minute walk through a few gates but totally easy) and she offered to set us up with a ride back down in the morning if need be. We felt super safe and woke up to a beautiful sunrise. There was access to a full bathroom in the morning with a sink to wash up, which was great before our long drive. All around great experience, I’d be happy to visit again.
Dairy tour and cheese tasting were great- their cheese is outstanding. Piglets, lambs and chicks thrilled my daughter and as an amateur cheese maker I enjoyed the dairy.
Campsites were private and peaceful, clean and pretty and though there is a smidge of road noise at the lower one, they were quiet. Our hostess was lovely. Overall a great experience- thanks!
Rustic, fun stay on a working farm
We spent 2 nights with our kids (3 and 4 years old) at Monkeyflower Ranch. Rebecca was an excellent host and very responsive both before and during our stay. She drove us up to the site when we checked in and back down when we checked out, answered our questions and was friendly and helpful.
The kids loved the farm, including the farm tour and cheese tasting (recommended). We're glad the kids got to experience it. How often do city kids get to see a working farm with sheep, pigs and chickens?
The two sites at the top of the hill are in an old pasture, so although there's no shelter, it didn't get too hot. We were out and about during the day anyway. Beautiful views at sunrise and sunset especially.
The sites are simple - just a cleared area in the field with a shared compost toilet and a large jug of portable water. Bring your own water, cooking gear and small tables. The only real downside that just comes with the space is noise from the road below. Definitely recommend it for a different camping experience on a farm!