Hipcamp host Rancho E.
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Our site is a 10-acre homestead and working organic farm close to epic beaches and wide open nature in Bolinas. We're surrounded by preserved agricultural property and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. You’ll love our land because of the bounty of organic produce from our on-site farm, our cute sheep and llamas, abundant bird and wildlife, nearby hiking trails, surf spots and liv


Our site is a 10-acre homestead and working organic farm close to epic beaches and wide open nature in Bolinas. We're surrounded by preserved agricultural property and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. You’ll love our land because of the bounty of organic produce from our on-site farm, our cute sheep and llamas, abundant bird and wildlife, nearby hiking trails, surf spots and live music at Smiley's Saloon. Hipcamp guests are an integral part of our farmstead: you help us keep small-scale organic farming alive and rent affordable for our resident team who live in 4 houses on the property (houses are visible from camp, but we love Hipcampers!). 

For our Hipcamp guests, we have three 15-ft x 12-ft wall tent cabins, each perched on redwood platforms overlooking a wild ravine full of trees and wildlife. It almost feels like you're sleeping in a tree-house.  The tents are equipped with lights, rugs, chairs, a small table, real beds, and mattresses.  At this time we can't have electric heaters in the tents, but I have lots of extra blankets, just ask!

Cabin Beds: Sleeps up to 4 adults: 2 singles (push together to make king) and a bunk bed (2 singles).  Mattress, bottom sheet and blankets included.  Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and towel. 

Group Buyouts: It's super fun to rent out all 4 camping areas for your group: 3 Tent Cabins and the BYO Tent Space. 16 people max including tent cabins and BYO. Group pricing is $50 per person, per night with a 2 night minimum. Plus a flat one-time cleaning fee of $100 total (includes all people and tents and all nights). For example: 12 people for 2 nights would be $1200 + $100.  Minimum charge for a Group Buyouts $1200.

KIDS: at this time, we can't host young children under 12 as we are a working farm with related hazards such as electric fences, poison oak, open ponds and heavy equipment.

LINENS: Please bring a sleeping bag, towel, and pillow. The beds have bottom sheets and a blanket. The tents all have access to a shared outdoor redwood bath house with two composting toilets and two hot showers. If you can't bring your own, let me know and I can provide for a fee.

COOKING/FOOD STORAGE: We have a modest 8x12 outdoor camp kitchen shed with fridge, small freezer, coffee maker, cooking tools, eating utensils, storage and prep space. Bring a cooler for storing food & bev if you're cooking multiple meals as the fridge is shared by all and can run short on space. We have 2 charcoal grills for cooking. Please bring charcoal if you want to grill. 

CAMPFIRES: We have 2 communal fire rings with seating (chairs and stumps).  Bring wood and paper. You are also welcome to gather wood and kindling from the property, but it's tough to see at night. No fires outside of these 2 rings.

PETS: trained, well behaved dogs are OK, but must be kept on a leash and attended at all times. We have free ranging chickens, ducks, cats, sheep and a llama that don't like to be chased (or attacked) by unfamiliar doggies.

GAMES & LEISURE: We have a meadow that is great for hanging out, sunbathing, or playing cornhole and bocce. 

NEARBY: Once you've reserved your tent cabin, I'll email you my go-to list of nearby activities, restaurants, hikes and rentals.

RESTAURANTS & STORES: There are three restaurants and a coffee stand in town about 1.5 miles away. General Store and Grocery close at 6pm.

Don't forget: layers of clothing (it can get cold and damp at night), closed-toe shoes or boots, headlamp or flashlight, firewood, ice, secure cooler, sleeping bag, towel, pillow, reusable water bottle, Tecnu soap or wipes for poison oak encounters and sunscreen.

We're close to the Palomarin Trailhead (3 miles), Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory (3 miles), downtown Bolinas (1.5 miles), Commonweal Retreat Center (1.8 miles) and RCA Beach (2 miles).

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Rancho a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 60%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain Biking: Bolinas Ridge Trail. Leisure Biking in the Redwoods: Cross-Marin Trail.


Point Reyes National Seashore has fantastic hikes. Stop by the Point Reyes National Park Center to chat with a ranger about hik...Read more

Horseback riding

5 Brooks Ranch offers horse rentals, guided rides and short-term boarding with access to over 120 miles of trails that take you...Read more


Blue Waters Kayaking offers guided tours of Tomales Bay, rentals and classes. Don't miss their Bio-luminescence tours!


RCA, The Patch and The Groin are all great spots. 2-Mile Surf Shop has rentals, lessons, surf report, and new/used boards, wet...Read more

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Group Glamping @ Big Mesa Farmstead in California.


Bolinas Beach for family-friendly swimming and sunbathing, Agate Beach for tidepools and cliffs, RCA for an off-the-beaten-path...Read more


Pt. Reyes NATIONAL Seashore. Need I say more? It's a treasure.

Hot spring

For those in the know, there's a secret tidal hot spring nearby that's only accessible during a negative tide.


You'll hit Bass Lake on your way to Alamere Falls from the Palomarin Trailhead. It's a great swim spot, though a bit chilly.

Swimming hole

Hike up to Bass Lake for a refreshing swim in the National Seashore!


Alamere Falls can be reached from the Palomarin Trailhead just down the road from the Farmstead. The hike is 8.3 miles and sup...Read more


The Bolinas Lagoon is a hugely important resource. Great viewing of sea life, baby leopard sharks, rays, sea lions, and birds ...Read more


We're a real live working organic farm! Come joins us and get your hands dirty if you want.


We're a real live working organic farm! Come joins us and get your hands dirty if you want.


The vibe at Group Glamping @ Big Mesa Farmstead

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Hipcamper Gwen
Gwen K.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

Big Mesa Farmstead is the perfect spot for a large friends or family get-together. We had rented the entire place with 2 other families and loved every second of it. We loved the warm outdoor showers, the outdoor kitchen and the big outdoor communal wooden tables. Our kids roamed freely on the large property and found tons of games to play. They became free-range kids for the weekend, got dirty and are already asking to go back.
You can pick your own vegetables (which you pay) directly from the farm or get eggs straight from the chicken coop.
There are tons of activities just a short drive from the farm. Bolinas (30min walking) is a charming and well preserved surfing village where you can hang out at Smiley's for a concert, eat out at Coast Cafe or get coffee and croissants at the famous pastry shop next to Coast Cafe. Tomales Bay is a 1/2hr drive.
Ashley shared her passion for the outdoor and the farm with us and was around to answer any question we had during our stay.
3 days at Big Mesa Farm felt like a whole week off. A perfect place to disconnect.
We're definitely going back.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah L.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2018

Big Mesa Farmstead totally blew us away! Our group of 15 arrived on site to discover an absolutely beautiful farm equipped with all the glamping comforts we could have asked for. Each tent cabin was immaculate and outfitted with four beds, each with its own clean sheets and fluffy comforter. The outdoor kitchen was stocked with everything we could have possibly needed, and the hot showers in the bathrooms have better water pressure than our bathrooms back in the city!

From feeding Cheryl the llama to petting the friendly sheep and picking squash from the garden, our farm experience was welcome and idyllic. We took advantage of the multiple fire pits across the property to stay cozy and toast s’mores.

Ashley was so hospitable and welcoming, making sure everything was shipshape and that we had everything we needed.

We hope to be lucky enough to book this property again!

Hipcamper Tracy
Tracy F.
recommends this listing.
November 20th, 2018

Ashley and Big Mesa were awesome!! You have a great little farmstead there, Ashley, and have made great memories for us - truly, thank you! We really appreciate it. Perfect for a group like ours and a super fun way to celebrate a birthday. An excellent group camping experience for sure. We look forward to next time!

Hipcamper Aisha S.
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October 14th, 2018
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