Welcome to your own private oasis on the magical Mendocino Coast! We are entering into the most gorgeous weather on the coast ( September, October) and hope you are will be able to come take in this beautiful area. We offer 3 camping sites on our property- La Luna Deluxe being the biggest and most removed from the property. You can check out our other two under the name La Luna Magic. This site can easily fit a group of friends etc that want to have the same big site.
Pitch your tent in your own private redwood grove, completely private and in the bliss of nature. We provide a huge spot in the middle of the trees completely away from our home. There is a well lit path to the La Luna Deluxe where you are walking distance from our heavenly outdoor shower (made in redwood slabs and powered by one of the best outdoor shower systems) and the restroom. We also provide a sink with hot water to wash dishes, hands etc. La Luna Deluxe is surrounded my redwoods and has a perfect line of site for the moon in the evening. Drinking water and a power strip are available for all of our campers. A cozy fire area and pit are available to this site and firewood provided. The fire is weather permitting i.e too windy ect. If you are a Verizon customer you will have service at our home and in areas of the campsite, but ideally you can check out and enjoy the beauty!
Our home is located in the special community of Albion, about 15 minutes south of Mendocino. Albion is quaint and has a gas station and wonderful market open until 8pm. The market has organic high quality food and the best homemade Indian food cooked on site. Our property is up the ridge from the store, about a ten minute drive in the gorgeous sunbelt of the Mendocino coast. It is almost always sunny and provides a bit of warmth from the coastal chill.
The Albion River is absolutely stunning and the Albion church camp provides very inexpensive kayaking or canoeing for the whole family. There is also a beach in Albion that is known for always having treasure- including sea glass ;) The quaint town of Elk is approx 15 minutes South of Albion and is absolutely a must see in the area. The beach and cafe are fabulous. You can also rent kayaks at the Big River Beach Catch A Canoe in Mendocino.
Mendocino (about a 15-20 minute drive) provides shopping, an amazing atmosphere, and a variety of beaches and incredible sites to see. This area truly has something for everyone! The Botanical Gardens, Jug Handle State Natural Reserve (a hidden gem), art galleries, & can't forget incredible restaurants. I recently read an article describing Mendocino and I can't help but share:
"Winding three and a half hours north of San Francisco, the road to Mendocino may be as magical as the destination itself. Frequently no wider than a country lane, it corkscrews through mountain passes, parallels patches of farmland and vineyards, traverses a cathedral of redwoods, and chases the Navarro River to the sea.
And what an arrival it is: tabletop headlands carved below by massive sea caves and topped above with barns, lighthouses, and cliffside inns. Amid the dramatic landscape nestles the downtown, with Victorian homes in Easter-egg colors and Main Street lined with a bookstore, museum, toy shop, chocolatier, B&Bs, and eateries. The wildflowers and scrub of Mendocino Headlands State Park blanket the edges of town, where gentle trails lead to secluded beaches and benches for pausing to take in the show of spouting whales and surf-riding sea lions.
Once a logging and mill town, Mendocino has evolved into an arty enclave (with a median housing price of $700,000) that's home to 894 souls: bohemians and bakers, CEOs and sommeliers, four-generation families and farmers, innkeepers and iconoclasts. The residents will be the first to tell you it's the greatest place to live on Earth, steadfast in their belief that they have won the location lottery in life."
A little about us: We are a family of three that relocated to this magical area from the Bay Area and are truly excited to share our property with folks looking to get back into nature and explore the area we love so much! Our home was recently purchased so we are still in the process of creating the dream property so there are areas where you can see projects going on. That is no where near the campsite and there is a great parking area provided.
We look forward to hearing from you and let me know if you have any questions about our accommodations :)
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at La Luna Magic Deluxe
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had a beautiful campsite in a wooded grove. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into creating a peaceful environment. The fire pit is very carefully and safely maintained. The location is a nice balance for car camping - a few hundred feet from the owners’ house but with a secluded feel.
Chris and Amanda were great hosts with solid recommendations on local activitues. The spot is a spacious clearing about 50 or so meters away from their house - the beautiful redwood forest offers privacy and isolation from the main part of their property. With so many amenities and a spotless site, it was a luxurious, relaxing experience.
I stayed one night here last weekend during my travels up the PCH. Travelling solo by motorcycle, I was seeking out places that provided a more off-the-grid, anti-state park camping sensation without sacrificing a few essential creature comforts. La Luna was an excellent choice for me & has been the single best location stay during my entire journey thus far. Amanda was not on-site when I arrived. But her property assistant, Sam, greeted me right away & got me settled in. Ample firewood & water were provided and the setting was perfect. My verizon cell had partial service (texting) as well which was key. With the general store just a few miles down the road, the entire stay was painless & enjoyable. Definitely will revisit during my next pass-thru!
My boyfriend and I had a really lovely stay at La Luna Magic Deluxe. Chris & Amanda were easy to communicate with virtually, and Chris was very welcoming upon arrival. Despite not being able to use the fire pit as we had hoped, the substituted table and single burner camp stove were very helpful and appreciated. This site is a short walk from the wonderful amenities (outdoor heated shower! and dishwashing sink), while still far enough away to feel completely private. We had a magical time and wouldn’t hesitate to go back.