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
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
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There is at least one place 15 minutes north of here you can rent horses for coastal rides. Just north of macchericher
Natural features you'll find at Grassy meadow ringed by Cypress in California.
The vibe at Grassy meadow ringed by Cypress
Places to see near Old Orchard DBR
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Great location, lots amenities.
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.
Beautiful meadow stay!
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!
Not for everyone..but has potential
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.
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.
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!
Cute meadow behind abandoned bldgs
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.
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.