Hipcamp host Elizabeth M.
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Campsite 1 can accommodate 4 people at the forest. Campsites 2 and 3 can both accommodate only groups up to 2 people (another listing), and our Pond campsite can accommodate up to 8 total.

Forest campsites: Set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture.  You'll have the best views of the animals as they graze,

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Campsite 1 can accommodate 4 people at the forest. Campsites 2 and 3 can both accommodate only groups up to 2 people (another listing), and our Pond campsite can accommodate up to 8 total.

Forest campsites: Set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture.  You'll have the best views of the animals as they graze, and they might even walk right through your campsite in the early morning hours!  You can always help us feed them at 7:30 AM or 4:30 PM.   Don't forget your flashlight!

The compost toilet and outdoor shower nearby the yurt may be utilized by Shanti Pond and Forest campers. The campfire is also communal and campers may come and enjoy it until 9-10 PM, unless you and the yurt guests mutually decide otherwise. Please feel free to introduce yourselves to the yurt guests. Also, we recommend all guests unload and then park below in the horse arena for the best feeling of isolation in nature.

A note about summer heat: The pond is rain fed only. It gradually dries out throughout the summer. In 2016 and 2017, it dried out almost entirely. Elizabeth found a six foot plastic dinghy at the bottom of the Enchanted Pond two years ago! It is important to note therefore, that the level of the pond fluctuates with nature and cannot be guaranteed. Check with Elizabeth prior to your arrival to see how the pond is doing in 2018. Hopefully the ground stays saturated with moisture from the rains this winter and the pond stays more full in 2018!

Looking forward to having you at the farm!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
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Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Some of the best biking in the world is right here: Coleman Valley Road, Willow Creek Preserve, Annandel Park.

Boating

Deep Sea Fishing available on the Pacific in 30 minute beautiful drive.

Fishing

Troudt Farm nearby.

Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Enchanted Forest Cosmo Campsite in California.

Beach
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
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Swimming hole

The vibe at Enchanted Forest Cosmo Campsite

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Hipcamper Forrest
Forrest B.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2018

Shanti Permaculture Farm is a great place to spend a weekend! The campsite was nestled under redwoods, so it didn't get too hot, even though we stayed on a 90+ degree day.

There's a great hammock and the animals are well cared for and friendly.

The only downsides to our stay were the proximity to some of the other campers and neighbors. Neighbors played 80s rock during the afternoons and fellow campers didn't all read the check-in instructions clearly, which left them honking by the gate for part of an afternoon.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on August 12th, 2018

Hi Forrest, Thank you for coming to Shanti. I really appreciate your suggestions and will implement them. If you experience any problems in the future with a future Hipcamp site, just let your host know. We are ll here to make sure you have a good time and are happy to serve you.

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher S.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2018

First time using Hipcamp, and it worked out perfectly. Elizabeth was a very friendly and accommodating host, and the Shanti Farm was very charming. Plenty of friendly animals and well built/kept campsites. I loved the hot water shower that was built into a hollowed out redwood tree. Only a couple miles from downtown Occidental and all Bodega Bay and Sonoma Coast activities are nearby. I plan to return to the Cosmo site again soon! Thanks so much!

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah H.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2018

The Enchanted Forrest Campsite is truly enchanted. It feels very private, the redwoods provide ample shade. We were visited by the chickens and the farm cat, watched the baby sheep grazing near by, and truly unwound from the city. Elizabeth was a great host, she helped us get settled and checked on us once to make sure we had everything we needed. It's only 6 minutes from town (Occidental) but you feel like you're way out in the woods. Great spot!

Rascal the cat is super friendly and snuggly. Hammocks come with every camp site!
Hipcamper erin
Erin C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 8th, 2018

Elizabeth was warm and welcoming, seems like the site is a little new. She would benefit from possibly making more bathrooms as there's just the one composting toilet for 5 little campsites (I think?) So waiting was a little frustrating. HOWEVER, the one composting toilet is amazing. The spiral sticks you see in the pictures is it. And for a composting toilet, its so lovely. Bring earplugs (I always do, and I was so happy I did) if you're not used to farm noises lulling up the hill bright and early in the morning - but I thought they were fun. Chickens, definitely a rooster, ducks, geese, BABY SHEEP! You can help feed them all am and pm if you're so inclined. You can also buy eggs from Elizabeth, made by the chickens who will undoubtedly wander through your campsite looking for bugs and snacks. There's no water to play in (besides the duck's pond), but the insects weren't bad at all. There's a hammock for every campsite (newly installed), for AMAZING redwoods viewing. All in all, I thought it was a great little jaunt into the woods for the weekend, just a few little tweaks and it would be just about perfect.

Hipcamper Amber
Amber M.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2018

We LOVED our time camping at Elizabeth's Shanti Permaculture Farm. Elizabeth was incredible and very welcoming. We enjoyed getting to connect with her, her animals, and the other campers at the site. Thank you again, Elizabeth! -Amber & Connor

Hipcamper Rob
Rob D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
December 31st, 2018

Lots of farm animals and manure

Hipcamper Sarah

Great treat to stay at shanti!

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2019

I had a wonderful stay at the Shanti Permaculture Farm. Elizabeth was a great host, helpful and gratious. The farm is beautiful. There are many farm animals in a natural setting with Redwoods and other kinds of trees There is everything you need need, including a hot outdoor shower and stove. There is also an outdoor dining space and many hammocks scattered around the property. I am looking forward to staying there again.

Hipcamper Blake
Blake K.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

Nice redwood shaded camp sites with hammocks on a nice working farm. We got to feed the sheep and llama and brought home some delicious duck eggs. Easier to travel light because fire pit and bathroom are separate from camp site which is separate from parking. Elizabeth was super friendly and even fed my kids waffle breakfast...

Hipcamper Aaron

Back to back wins!

Aaron G.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2019

Our second time here, and again we loved it. Campsites are cozy and private, either nestled with some gorgeous redwoods or a lily pad pond. Elizabeth, other guests, Cosmo the llama, sheep, chickens, chicks, ducks, geese, cats, and dogs....all are open and welcoming.

PS bring home some eggs! Delicious

Property
Shanti Permaculture Farm
State
California
$75/night
1 Site