Hipcamp host Layna R.
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Welcome to Ravens Landing! Must read thru this whole description before booking. Thankyou! Covid Policy!: To maintain a safe environment we ask that everyone please read and respect the following. * Please Shelter in Place if you are experiencing symptoms -fever -sore throat -cough * Bring extra sanitizing wipes to help keep the communal areas safe. * Bring your

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Welcome to Ravens Landing! Must read thru this whole description before booking. Thankyou! Covid Policy!: To maintain a safe environment we ask that everyone please read and respect the following. * Please Shelter in Place if you are experiencing symptoms -fever -sore throat -cough * Bring extra sanitizing wipes to help keep the communal areas safe. * Bring your own Drinking Water (this helps keep the staff that work here safe!) * Must use hand sanitizer upon arrival and periodically during your stay. There are hand sanitizer stations. * It’s an open air environment so it’s up to the comfort of the individual to wear masks. Most people do Not wear masks here. * We implemented contract tracing. (Please contact us if you experience any symptoms upon leaving our facility within two weeks.... we’ve had 0 reported cases) * Thankyou for understanding that we’re opening up our Home during these times and together we will get thru this! We are an offgrid forever building artist community. We love living free and healthy and eating fresh from our gardens. Come explore the beautiful oak and manzanita forests. Relax and take in the fresh air. Spend quality time with our animals;) Drive off to the cold running creek, Or create a piece of art to leave behind for others to enjoy. This is our Home, so please visit with an open mind, open heart, and most of all Respect. Everyone is always welcome here. Please remember Kids are considered guests here so please include them when you reserve the number of people in your party. KID POLICY: *Must keep an eye on your children at all times. You are responsible for them! *Must arrive 2hrs before dark so you and your children can get acclimated here. *Children must be comfortable and respectful around animals. We have a lot here, they are amazing and kid friendly. *Kids fill this space with their amazing energy so please make sure you account for them in your reservation. Kids are charged normal pricing, and Please let me know there will be kids in your party. Please bring your own tent. All campers get all access to our hand built cob kitchen which is fully equipped and access to our epic dining hall deck. It’s a very sunny property so please bring a canopy for shade if you want it over your campsite. But remember to bring stakes, it can be windy here. There is limited water due to the Drought. Here we make every drop count so please come with water conservation in mind. Also for big groups, we love celebrating but please please avoid bringing balloons, styrofoam, plastic banners, plastic cups, streamers or anything else that can blow away in the wind. We are offgrid with no amenities from the city so please be mindful of how much trash you’ll leave behind. It’s always a journey finding the magical places so just a sweet heads up our mountain dirt road is a bit bumpy. Cars make it up all the time. Be sure to drive at a steady pace on the way up and don’t stop till you see the Welcome sign:)! You will be greeted by one of our wonderful hosts.... Drake, Rose or myself Layna:)! We look Forward to meeting you and sharing space with Y’all!

Lodging provided
Vacation rental
10 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Layna a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ravens Landing in California.

Hot spring

We are 15 mins from Wilbur HotSprings

Lake

We are 10min from Clearlake, the biggest lake in California.

Swimming hole

Cache Creek is a cold running year round creek that is lovely to visit and it’s only a 2-5 min drive from us.

Waterfall

Only during the rainy season

Farm

Lots of chickens and various other animals

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at Ravens Landing

Places to see near Ravens Landing

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Hipcamper Cynthia

Quite a magical spot

Cynthia A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 11th, 2019

I enjoyed staying here a lot!

Highlights:
fully stocked kitchen including; spices, standard stove, pots/pans, utensils, plates/cups, full trash/recycle/compost set up.
communal dining area in a perfect spot for an epic view. Layna even installed a sprinkler system in the ceiling of the dining deck so you can get a light mist going on during the hot points of the day
Tons of spots to set up your tent that has a great view down the valley of mountains
Space for parking of your car so you don't have to unload super far from your camp spot.
Layna the host is genuinely kind and helpful. You can tell she really cares for the site and want guests to have a great time.
There is hot springs only 20-30 minute drive from the camp spot.

Negatives:
-due to the recent fires there really isn't much places where you can set up your tent and have ample shade. I came during a time when it was pretty hot and the heat was definitely on the harsher side. Next time I would just pick a cooler weekend
-I don't think this listing should note "swimming" as one of its amenities. There is a very small lagoon type of water-body on the campsite area, but I wouldn't swim in it given that it is so small and murky. Maybe it gets bigger during different times of year?
-the area: Clearlake is about a 10-minute drive away. I found a hard time finding swimming spots. Most of the lake is taken up by privately own docks. There is a beach in the state park camping area, but it's nothing epic.

Those are just some things I wish I had known before taking the trip.

Overall such a cool spot, must more positives than negatives. I am curious to see how the campsite continues to grow with Layna's care.

Hipcamper Brandon

Perfect spot for star gazing

Brandon Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2019

Layna's property reminds me of a backpacking hostel except that it's the outdoors and you have the perfect night sky, You'll get to meet other amazing people there as there is a common kitchen and deck where you come together and star gaze at night.

The experience I had was beyond my expectations - Layna is an exceptional host. We fed her deer, played with Pacheco the German Shepherd guard and ate together. She made everyone feel at home even though we all came from different places. There is also a running creek 2 mins by drive from her property which is perfect for cooling off during the hot summer days. highly recommend this place!

Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Awesome place for the artistic and not artistic as well. Layna makes you feel right at home. She creates an open and friendly environment for all campers to enjoy. We got to meet all of her awesome and friendly animals! Great place to explore and take in the beautiful views. I recommend Ravens Landing to everyone!

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Hipcamper Layna
Response from Layna, the Host, on May 30th, 2018

It was such a pleasure having you and your family up here. It's always inspiring watching people enjoy and relaxing. I look forward to ya'lls visit back up here:)

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Hipcamper Natalie

Community atmosphere, but covid

Natalie K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2020

Ravens landing was a super hospitable and strong community. The directions were right on and we spent the day swimming at a near by creek to keep cool. Thank you for having us!

The two downsides of our trip, which we wished we had known in advance: We struggled with this community atmosphere with regard to social distancing and didn’t feel comfortable using the communal kitchen. No one had a mask on them. And, the toilets are an outhouse style.

If you don’t mind those caveats, this is the place for you! Lots of live animals and beautiful landscape.

Hipcamper Kris
Kris C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 1st, 2019

beautiful, serene and quiet.

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Hipcamper Emily

Composting toilets = amazing

Emily K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 5th, 2019

This place was amazing. We brought three kids between the ages of 7 and 12 and they had an absolute blast. The property is beautiful and quirky and all of the good things.
Composting toilets are the jam.
Layna and Brian were a true delight to spend time with. The peacocks were a bonus feature and one that provided many hilarious moments for the kids.

Worth the trip for sure.

Morning hot chocolateMealtime Dog with a view Camp peacock
Hipcamper Laura
Laura A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2019

We loved our weekend at Raven's Landing! Thanks so much, Layna, for welcoming us to your beautiful retreat and making us feel so at home. The place is magical and we will definitely be coming back. I can't recommend Raven's Landing highly enough!

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Hipcamper Sarah

Magical oasis

Sarah K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 12th, 2019

Raven's Landing was a magical oasis! Layna was a fabulous host and very accommodating to all our group needs. The animals and art were a great addition to our camping weekend and it was a perfect spot for a birthday party. I hope to return again one day!

Hipcamper Jenny

Blissful relaxation in the hills

Jenny M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 16th, 2019

Raven's landing was so much more than i expected. Layna is an amazing artist/host/animal wrangler/carpenter/chef/healer..... and her hilltop retreat is magical. The communal kitchen is well stocked, and the communal hang out area stayed cool even in the full heat of the day. The (very friendly) peacocks, chickens, cats, dog, and a fawn just added to the magic. We'll be back very soon. J+N

Inside the kitchenView of the communal cobb kitchenOur camping spotView from the communal living room,  plus Fenn the fawn
Property
Ravens Landing
State
California
Country
United States
$55/night
10 Sites
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