Hipcamp host Richard C.
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Welcome to private camping, small RV or camper van parking amongst the redwoods one mile from Mendocino Village. We offer a private campsite for tent camping (you bring the tent) or small RVs (your total combined vehicle length - tow vehicle + trailer - must be no more than 24’ or you might get stuck getting in here, then you’ll be in a fine old pickle.) I provide the land a

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Welcome to private camping, small RV or camper van parking amongst the redwoods one mile from Mendocino Village. We offer a private campsite for tent camping (you bring the tent) or small RVs (your total combined vehicle length - tow vehicle + trailer - must be no more than 24’ or you might get stuck getting in here, then you’ll be in a fine old pickle.) I provide the land and the trees, you provide everything else you need from tables and chairs to flashlights. The campground is close to town yet very private.

Please contact me prior to booking with a pet.

My sprawling, 1.25 acre Mendocino property is beautifully situated in the redwoods for camping. Washer and dryer is available as is WiFi (remember, if you don't connect to WiFi you won't have to answer any messages.) Facilities are an extremely well maintained porta potty (hey, it's camping!) Sorry but Smokey says "no campfires.” We don't have a guest shower but can direct you to one nearby. Find yourself in nature. Reconnect with what really matters.

I'm here to offer any help as needed during your stay. I want you to have at least ‘quite a pleasant time,’ at best ‘a life-changing experience’ while visiting the coast. I've lived here for 26 years and can give you information about places to hike along the headlands, trails to discover in the forest plus all the local gossip. We can also discuss Mendocino's days as a lumber town in the 1800s and 1900s, its counter culture links to the back-to-the-land movement of the late '60s and early '70s and whether today ‘the old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born.’

We can help you discover spectacular walks along the ocean bluffs, trails through the redwoods and possibly the meaning of life. Mendocino is one mile from the campground with restaurants, a well stocked market and Big River Beach. The area offers kayaking, river canoeing, equestrian trail riding, pot growing, places of historic interest, aging hippies living in cabins in the woods and miles of public land for hiking and biking. You can also just sit quietly under the trees and stare blankly into the distance.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
RV details
Back-in site, max length 24ft
Hookups available (water)
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
Have a question? Send Richard a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

2 stables nearby.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Surfing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sleep Tight Under Towering Redwoods in California.

Beach
Forest
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Waterfall

The vibe at Sleep Tight Under Towering Redwoods

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott L.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

I liked this place. Though the host wasn't on the property, he left me feeling taken care of. It was close to town and camped among redwood trees.

Hipcamper Kiersten
Kiersten W.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2019

Richard greeted me upon arrival and was extremely kind. The property was easy to get to and very serene and comfortable with beautiful trees. And as promised, the bathroom was extremely clean!

Hipcamper Rick

Great redwood camping location

Rick L.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2019

Very nice spot under beautiful redwoods and pines. The host Richard was very nice and helpful. A great place to stay and close to many activities.

Hipcamper Mary

Exceeded expectations! amazing host

Mary H.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019

Richard’s place was phenomenal. He was very responsive after I booked, even when in London. A quick phone call was unsolicited to make sure our stay was flawless for our 2 year old’s first camping trip in our RV. It was perfect, quiet and beautiful. Our dog loved the space as well. Bonus that our son had a playmate with his 3 year old grandson - he was so polite and sweet. We may make this an annual visit - the overall RV trip was a wonderful success!

Sleep Tight Under Towering Redwoods
Hipcamper Jiwoo
Jiwoo S.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2019

Great Host! Had a great time reading through the trail guide and historical reading material provided, clean bathroom and water!

Quiet, and private. Will definitely consider again next time

Hipcamper Stefanie
Stefanie B.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2019

If you have the opportunity, you should absolutely stay here! First of all, Richard is such an accommodating and welcoming host. He was so attentive and took the time to not only show me the grounds, but to share a bit about the history of Mendocino, where to go in town, hike options, beach access, etc. It was my most favorite night of camping because it was so peaceful and serene despite having other campers there as well. I was in a little nook under the trees and felt so safe. GO HERE!

Hipcamper Samuel

Great night's rest

Samuel G.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2019

Nice to meet you, albeit late Richard! We had a fantastic stay, thanks for everything :)

Hipcamper Tascha

Great option just outside mendocino

Tascha A.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2019

Richard’s place is so conveniently located just outside Mendocino - yet beautiful and quiet. He welcomed us and provided us with a lot of helpful information (including a print out with lots of helpful info).

Hipcamper Jess

Perfect stopover near mendocino

Jess F.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2019

A really great spot for a stop-over near Mendocino. About five minutes drive from the town, the location was good for accessing everything this area has to offer. Richard was the perfect host and made the experience feel personal without being intrusive. Wifi and toilet worked well and the whole site was very clean and wholesome. The redwoods are beautiful, and the site itself flat and green - it was nice to have the trees all round, but also have the benefits of a clearing. Some traffic noise during evening rush hour, but this is normal for this part of the coast, and didn't spoil our stay. Very peaceful over night and in the morning.

Property
RINC Ranch
State
California
$45/night
1 Site