Hipcamp host Jared W.
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1 mile from the Pacific Coast, this Campsite is in a nice flat grassy meadow 100 yards from my house (toilet, shower, stove, drinking water, etc...) I can run an extension cord to it. Its 5 minutes from some world class bike trails and a beach you can surf/kayak/fish at. It has multiple firepits. You can just barely see some of the 2nd story of the neighbor's house, it's ver

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1 mile from the Pacific Coast, this Campsite is in a nice flat grassy meadow 100 yards from my house (toilet, shower, stove, drinking water, etc...) I can run an extension cord to it. Its 5 minutes from some world class bike trails and a beach you can surf/kayak/fish at. It has multiple firepits. You can just barely see some of the 2nd story of the neighbor's house, it's very quiet, great star visibility, 10 minutes from Ft. Bragg (north) and Mendocino (south). Potential for work trade. Hope to see you soon! I now have wifi -jared

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jared a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

There is at least one place 15 minutes north of here you can rent horses for coastal rides. Just north of macchericher

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Grassy meadow ringed by Cypress in California.

Coastal
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Grassy meadow ringed by Cypress

10 Written reviews
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Hipcamper ben

Great location, lots amenities.

Ben C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2019

The place was extremely spacious to camp at. We loved the fire pit, firewood, use of the kitchen and bathroom. The campsite was a bit too grassy that we had to tamp down and clear. I still definitely would want to come back and camp here again. It has so much potential.
Location was great. 10 to 15 minutes to Mendo and Fort Bragg.
I would recommend adults only tho as there are some things you can trip over on the short walk to the back yard from the driveway. I think if cleared up a bit it would be safer for kids.
We didn't see host much but he was pleasant online and in person. Olive the cat is super fuzzy and nice.
Thank you for offering your space up for us. It's a great place.

Breakfast by Fire Pit   Grassy field tamped down. Softer for the back.
Hipcamper Jared
Response from Jared, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

Thanks so much for your review Ben! I just scored Husqvarna's biggest weed whip at a garage sale (literally while you where camped out there), so I will definitely get out there and whip the trail and sites and grab up all the obstacles. Loved having you come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Amelea

Beautiful meadow stay!

Amelea C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 2nd, 2019

My sister and I made this reservation the day before, and even though Jared was out of town, he messaged us and welcomed us to come stay anyway. We arrived just before dark, and luckily we had some good camping and fire building/fire safety skills, because the meadow had tall grass that we couldn’t find the fire pit area or an obvious place to pitch our tent in. I think this would have been different if we had reserved more in advance and the host would’ve had more time to prepare! Jared was a friendly, good communicator and explained some details to us over the phone to help orient us. His cat, Olive was there to greet us and her friendly & sweet disposition made us feel welcome there. We really enjoyed the solitude and beauty of the meadow with its blooming apple trees and wild flowers. It was so good to have a quiet spot to sit around a fire and view the stars!

Hipcamper Tara

Fun local open mic/ amazing camping

Tara M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 11th, 2019

Jared was awesome! Very hospitable, and gave us great recommendations! The campsite was super peaceful and beautiful!! Thanks

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Hipcamper Jared
Response from Jared, the Host, on May 14th, 2019

It was so nice to meet you Tara! Glad you enjoyed pub night come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Jordi

Don’t go there

Jordi C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 5th, 2019

We were scared to spend a night among old abandoned cars and marihuana plants. Horrible place.

Hipcamper Manol

Not for everyone..but has potential

Manol M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2019

We had mixed feelings about camping at Jared’s place. The site has great potential, but parts of it are so old, dirty and run down, that it fairly spoils the experience. We arrived early in the evening and there was no one there to meet us - we had to find our way through the chaotic yard and abandoned cars and old structures. When we finally got to the tent site, we found it nice and spacious, relatively quiet, with a fire pit and a few old chairs to use. The property overall is overgrown with grass and the paths are not as clear as they ideally should be. Old, decaying stuff (cars, household items, shacks, etc.) is strewn everywhere and while we, as urban explorers and individuals that have an affinity for abandoned sites, found this interesting and not much a bother, it is definitely not a situation that will be pleasant or comfortable for everyone. On the subject of comfort: the good part is that a bathroom and shower are provided in the main structure (house). The bad news is that both toilet and shower are very dirty and unpleasant to use. Another party that was apparently booked to stay on the site along with us (place is large, has space for a few tents) disappeared very soon after arriving on site on Friday evening and visiting the bathroom - quite probably appalled by the conditions. Again, being well-travelled and having visited a few second/third world destinations, we could deal with it - but probably suboptimal for most visitors. A few other good points were the reverse osmosis water filter in the kitchen, the firewood and electricity provided (though we had to trace the cable back to the house to plug it in) and the cat, who is very nice and cuddly. Overall, if you are looking for a different camping (definitely not glamping) experience and can tolerate some less-than optimal conditions with some good humor, you might consider checking this place out. It is a beautiful natural area that needs a good clean and at least some organization of the existing chaos, to reach its full potential.

Main path next to house and old PriusesThe overgrown path leading to the main house, through a gallery of decayElectrical...One of the abandoned old shacks on site
Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2019

This spot is actually better than it first appears upon driving up. The grass is overgrown, broken down buildings, and lota of junk around, but the campsite, which is a narrow path through grass, is pretty neat. Open skies to the stars. You can build a nice campfire. It is super private but you can hear cars drive by. We booked last minute so for our purposes it worked just fine.

Hipcamper Anna-Kaisa
Anna Kaisa M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 31st, 2019

The meadow was nice overall, quiet and free fire wood. Much appreciated the nice filtered water that was available. However, around and in the house the place has not been well kept at all (bathroom is inside the house), which can be off putting for most people. Cat was great, though!

Hipcamper Vrad

Cute meadow behind abandoned bldgs

Vrad L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2019

I had a great experience! Jared was super nice, very welcoming, and overall a sweet and chill guy. The meadow we stayed in was private, cute (we slept underneath an apple tree!), and had a fire ring and even an extension cord so we could recharge phones. The location is great, 10 min out of Mendocino. It is very, very important to set expectations though!! Repeat that. You have to walk right in between a couple abandoned buildings and cars. For real; you are not in the suburbs anymore. If you have watched too many scary movies you might be freaked out. The meadow is wild, and you have to make your own campspot. The house that you get kitchen and bathroom access to in is an oooold cabin and very simple. I saw it as a bonus to be able to cook and shower while camping, but if you are thinking you are staying in the yard of a middle class vacation home you will be severely disappointed. Overall, the place has a ton of potential, and we spent hours talking about how we each would fix the place up. I vote for cleared camp spots, solar lighting for the trail, rocks for the fire ring, more pictures in the posting, and new bathroom furnishings. Overall it added to a memorable trip. 'Gram worthy if you are into that. Oh, and if you like bioluminescence definitely check out Big River beach, super easy and cool.

tent underneath apple tree, and you could eat the apples too!
Hipcamper Doug
Doug A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2019

Jared is a gracious host. He provided access to his kitchen so we could prepare a warm dinner.
Jared made a fire pit for us and provided wood and kindling. The apple trees were blossoming and we were invited to take some home.
Excellent location a few miles from Mendocino and many nearby parks and beaches.

Property
Old Orchard DBR
State
California
$45/night
2 Sites