Stay in one of our private, fully furnished platform tents (sleep in an antique bed) and enjoy the gorgeous mountain views from your own front porch. Orr Hot Springs is just up the road or take a very special hike through a protected redwood forest at Montgomery Woods. Breathe into the peaceful surroundings and see stars like you've never seen them before. We'll welcome you with a snack and some dog kisses from our pack of furry littles. Fresh pure well water is also provided at no charge. We're a working lavender farm and you're welcome to participate in whatever we're doing during your stay. Hope to see you soon!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Ukiah is only three hours north of the Bay Area—it’s a nook of Northern California unlike any other. And Running Springs Ranch is a gem there, just about an hour inland, east of Mendocino. It’s owned and operated by Steff, Alan, and Tyler. They’ve been there for about 20 years but just started growing and harvesting lavender last year.
The level of detail and quality on the farm shows through in everything that’s there—especially in the yurts. Steff used to work in the antique world, so everything in the tents is carefully selected and placed, making it feel incredibly homey.
We had the opportunity to help hang the harvested lavender to dry in the barn, next to the fire with Scotch and truly meaningful conversations. The icing on the cake for this trip was the connections we made with the people. There was no small talk—only genuine relationship building. Even the three small dogs, Duncan, Brodie, and Sophia, were fun!
If you want to experience the beauty of Northern California, this place is hard to beat. It might just be our favorite Hipcamp site to date.
A kitchen in the barn, more fire pits, and a closer bathroom (right now, it’s a short walk away in the house) will all be added soon! And we’ll be back—if it’s not already fully booked.
Staying at the lavender farm was so special, the beds were very cozy and the views were stunning. Allan was a very friendly and helpful host, he gave us tips and recommendations for things to do in the surrounding area. It is such a cool operation and I really enjoyed learning about their family farm. I hope to come back soon!
After driving to the property via stunning views and an unforgettable sunset, we arrived to the smell of lavender and a warm and friendly welcome from Alan. We stayed in the lower tent 2 which is accessed via a short trail from where you park your car. The furnished platform tent is beautifully thought out and feels very spacious, yet private and cosy. In the morning we picked wild blackberries and admired the gorgeous views from the front porch. We spent the days exploring the local area including nearby peaceful awe inspiring Montgomery forest where we saw some of the tallest redwood trees in the world. We also took a stunning winding road to the Mendocino coast. In the evening Alan made us a fire and we sipped tea under the milky way. All the furry residents are charming and Alan and Steffny were so considerate and friendly. Currently there is a bathroom and shower in the main house which was easy to access and not dissimilar to the luxury of a 5 star hotel. Alan gave us a bunch of dried lavender which I am still enjoying back home. If you're looking for a unique spot with extraordinary natural scenery, peace and calm and genuinely friendly hosts you should definitely book in here. You won't want to leave.
Our stay at Running Springs Ranch was the best. The hospitality, tents, pups, and lavender, exceeded all of our expectations and we can't wait to return. Thanks you so much for having us - you've created a magical little oasis.
We had a wonderful weekend here! The hosts are very warm and welcoming, as well as their friendly cat and dogs. They were happy to answer any questions and I felt as though they would have helped us out with anything we needed. The view from the tent is gorgeous! We loved hanging out on the deck making meals and soaking up the beauty. The accommodations are just as pictured--lovely, clean, excellent condition! Thank you Steffany and Alan!
This place is so special! Steff, Alan and Tyler made the weekend so special for us. They gave us a very warm welcome - we shared some lovely conversations around the campfire, star gazed with negronies, walked around the lavender farm and learned all about the process, and Steff shared some the best sun gold tomatoes from her garden. Can't thank them enough for their hospitality! The tents are charming, very tastefully decorated, a lovely deck with a beautiful view of the valley, perfect for lounging and cooking. Will definitely try and go back.
Staying at this farm was a wonderful experience! The tent was beautifully appointed and quite private, the scenery was stunning, and our hosts were charming and very pleasant to be around. They even set up a campfire for us on Saturday night and gave us a tour around the lavender barn. As you might expect, cell phone service is spotty in the mountains, so make sure you know the plan before you arrive. Would highly recommend this site!
We had such a great time here! It looks just as pictured, with cozy tents and awesome views. And of course it smells like lavender when you drive in :) It was also pup heaven, with plenty of fenced-in land so we didn't have to worry about our dog getting lost. She loved running around with the three friendly dogs who live here, as well as the dog of the couple staying in the other tent. There are only two tents (not far from each other but each very secluded/private and with its own little porch), so the whole place feels very quiet and peaceful. There's a central fire pit where the hosts will build you a fire at night and you can sit under the stars and hang out until the wee hours with the other guests.
We didn't get to meet Steffny, but Alan and his son Tyler were really gracious hosts and we really enjoyed talking to them and learning more about lavender farming and the whole property. The tents are a very short walk from the main house, where there's a nice bathroom (with shower and toilet) fully stocked with towels, soap, and lotion just off the garage.
Very close to Orr hot springs and Montgomery woods, and a do-able drive to Alexander Valley/Booneville/Philo for wine and beer tasting by day (lots of pup-friendly businesses in the area, too!). We'll definitely be back!