Hipcamp host Elizabeth M.
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The Peanut and Millie campsites can accommodate up to two people. The Cosmo campsite (separate listing) can accommodate up to four people. The Pond campsite can accommodate up to six people.

Forest campsites: Set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture and to the east across a Hugelkultur berry field of blue

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The Peanut and Millie campsites can accommodate up to two people. The Cosmo campsite (separate listing) can accommodate up to four people. The Pond campsite can accommodate up to six people.

Forest campsites: Set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture and to the east across a Hugelkultur berry field of blueberries, raspberries, mulberries and thornless blackberries.  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 in the morning and the afternoon.  Don't forget your flashlight!

The compost toilet and outdoor shower nearby the yurt may be utilized by Shanti Peanut Campsite guests. The campfire is also communal and all campers may come and enjoy it until lights out at 10 PM, unless you and the yurt guests mutually decide otherwise. Please feel free to introduce yourselves to everyone -- Shanti often hosts a fascinating international crowd. Also, we recommend all guests unload and then park below in the horse arena parallel to the big white RV. 

The Peanut size is named after Elizabeth's ewe lamb Peanut whom she bottle fed since its mother rejected it for the very large, healthy baby ram brother. It is also aptly named because it is the smallest of Shanti's campsites. Please know that the view from this Redwood encircled campsite is also of the parking area below. 

When you are hungry, just drive the two short miles into the town of Occidental, where you can feast at one of six excellent restaurants in town and enjoy a microbrew in the local pub. Shanti also provides a communal campfire with a grill for your steaks and veggies. A three burner propane camp stove is communally available for your use as well - bring your own pots, pans and utensils for the stove or campfire.  Or for a nominal charge, ask our chefs to include you in a delicious Farm to Table meal. Shanti Permaculture Farm is two miles away from "The Grove of the Old Redwood Trees," three miles away from trails at Willow Creek Nature Preserve and its mountain bike and hiking trails and eight miles to awesome beaches down Coleman Valley Road, considered "The Most Beautiful Road in Sonoma County." The land has a naturally peaceful and relaxing, chill vibe. You are welcome here.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 cracked plastic dinghy at the bottom of the Enchanted Pond in 2018! It is important to note therefore, that the level of the pond fluctuates with nature and cannot be guaranteed. Hopefully the ground stays saturated with moisture from the rains and the pond stays more full this year!

Looking forward to having you at the farm!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 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
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peanut Campsite in California.

Coastal

The most beautiful beaches in the world are eight miles down Colemn Valley Road -- our road at the end of Shanti's driveway.

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Hipcamper TOBI
Tobi A.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2018

Elizabeth is a lovely person and a great host. Her farm is a wonderful place to go camping. The animals are fun to watch and Cosmo (the llama) is my new best friend. Our 4 year hold had a great time as will most kids. The cooking setup is very convenient. There's a grill arm that you can use over the open fire which makes cooking over the fire easy. There's also a propane hob. The outdoor shower in the tree trunk is a real treat (it even has hot water.) Definitely going back.

Hipcamper R
R S.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2018

Elizabeth is amazing. She really couldn’t have been more hospitable. We had a magical time playing with the chickens, ducks and sheep. Cosmo the llama is a trip and totally watched us the whole time. The hollow tree shower was so incredible and warm. We would love to go back when time allows.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 5th, 2018

Some things we wish we had known when we booked: that we would not be in the forest site in the photos, but down in the fairy circle (looks like Elizabeth has since updated all of this to include that there are multiple sites, though there are no photos yet of our campsite); that the fairy circle site would be so far (down a steep gravel road) from the toilet and shower; that the toilet (a bucket) is only for #2, and that it fills up quickly if all sites are booked; that it is difficult to find privacy for going #1; that the fairy circle site has no table and looks out on trailers and a parking lot; that despite absolutely loving farm animals (I even love farm smell!) the ducks were so loud, almost all of the time, that I found it difficult to maintain peace and quiet; that you really want to luck out with your Yurt neighbors (we did) because you're creeping on their property to use the restroom and shower. Also, if you are not an animal lover like I am, please note the sheep, chickens and llama like hanging out directly in the fairy circle area and will crowd the tent. The good: I do think Elizabeth cares deeply about creating a sense of community on her farm, and she went out of her way to be as helpful as possible. The farm-to-table dinner with other campers was also a special treat.

Hipcamper Annamaria
Annamaria P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 2nd, 2018

Enchanted Forest Campsite #2 is lovely with space for two tents, privacy and a nice picnic table. Enchanted Forest Campsite #1 lacks a picnic table and is very close to living quarters, parking and farm animals, so I wouldn't choose it again. Enchanted Forest Campsite #3 lacks a picnic table and privacy. The Enchanted Pond Campsite is alive with sound at night, so not good for a light sleeper and the site is good for cooler weather, but lacks any real shade. It has a picnic table. The Enchanted Yurt is lovely and right next to the communal fire pit, so good for groups. Warning, the outdoor shower in a redwood tree stump is cool, but bring a bathing suit if you don't want everyone else to see you in your birthday suit. Also, no fires allowed on no-burn days, so bring your camp stove just in case. This can be a good place, if you choose the right campsite, personally, I'd recommend Enchanted Forest #2 or the Enchanted Yurt.

View from the campsite that only holds two people and has no table.
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on July 13th, 2018

RESPONSE FROM ELIZABETH, PROPRIETOR OF SHANTI, INCLUDED IN CAPS BELOW JULY 13, 2018 Annamaria July 2nd, 2018 Enchanted Forest Campsite #2 is lovely with space for two tents, privacy and a nice picnic table. THIS IS CAMPSITE #1, NOT #2. Enchanted Forest Campsite #1 lacks a picnic table and is very close to living quarters, parking and farm animals, so I wouldn't choose it again. THIS IS CAMPSITE #2. ALL FOUR CAMPSITES HAVE A PICNIC TABLE. Enchanted Forest Campsite #3 lacks a picnic table and privacy. THIS ALSO HAS A PICNIC TABLE AND PRIVACY, THOUGH THERE IS NOTHING ACROSS MY NEIGHBOR'S FENCE TO WORRY ABOUT. The Enchanted Pond Campsite is alive with sound at night, so not good for a light sleeper and the site is good for cooler weather, but lacks any real shade. NOBODY HAS EVER COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SOUNDS OF NATURE BEFORE. THERE IS SHADE FROM A REDWOOD TREE ON THE BANKS OF THE POND WHERE MOST PEOPLE PITCH THEIR TENTS. MOST PEOPLE ARE OUT EXPLORING DURING THE DAY SO THE SHADE FACTOR DOESN'T MATTER. It has a picnic table. The Enchanted Yurt is lovely and right next to the communal fire pit, so good for groups. Warning, the outdoor shower in a redwood tree stump is cool, but bring a bathing suit if you don't want everyone else to see you in your birthday suit. NOBODY HAS EVER COMPLAINED ABOUT SHOWERING IN THE NUDE WHILE CAMPING BEFORE EITHER. YOUR FRIENDS SAID THEY WOULD PASS ON EVERYTHING LIKE PUTTING UP THE RED FLAG FOR SHOWER PRIVACY, BUT IT SEEMS THEY DID NOT. Also, no fires allowed on no-burn days, so bring your camp stove just in case. OPEN FIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED WHEN EXTREMELY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS EXIST, PER CALFIRE. WE HAVE A GLOBULAR SCREEN FIRE PIT THAT YOU CAN USE ANYTIME AND A PROPANE BBQ AND A PROPANE CAMP STOVE. This can be a good place, if you choose the right campsite, personally, I'd recommend Enchanted Forest #2 or the Enchanted Yurt. THAT WOULD BE CAMPSITE #1, NOT #2. YOUR GROUP ADDED ON THE YURT BUT DIDN'T PAY FOR IT BEFORE YOU LEFT, SO ITS INTERESTING THAT YOU ARE NOW RECOMMENDING IT.

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul C.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2018

Great location in a great area. The campsites are primitive and there are no summer campfires, but overall the place and host are great.

Hipcamper nathan
Nathan F.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2018

Elizabeth was super friendly and welcoming. We loved the property and being surrounded by all the animals. The property is conveniently located and close to "downtown" Occidental and a beautiful drive down to Bodega Bay and the coast.

10/10 would recommend for the casual car camper looking for an easy glamping getaway.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike A.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

My wife and I and two of our friends camped two nights. We had a beautiful site under some redwood trees. There was plenty of space at our site and while we were both far enough away from other campers the farm has a very communal vibe with groups gathering around the fire pit in the evening to hang out together.

One note: I’ve always heard that the redwood trees are adapted to low rainfall areas because they gather water from the fog. Well, man is that so true. Overnight it was like a real rain storm was happening outside as the trees condensed the fog into rain. Very cool to experience in person, but also put your chairs somewhere they will stay dry!

Hipcamper Sanne
Sanne G.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

Elizabeth is a fantastic host! It is very impressive what she all established to create on the area. The area is very private, only the farm animals come and stop by from time to time to say hi. Shower is not private, so other guests on the area can see you if they like. Waste management was not very clear to us and we ended op taking the garbage with us. So bring garbage bags with you. It was a fantastic rewinding and relaxing camping weekend. Highly recommend and I hope to come back one day :)

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela N.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2018

The site was on the outer parameter of the pond. It is very narrow and there ground is unleveled. While emailing Elizabeth about what tent size should I bring, I discovered that the site is very small. If I hadn't emailed her, I wouldn't have known. It doesn't say anywhere on the profile page of the site. My favorite space is the community campfire. Elizabeth is very nice and let us look and eat our food near the campfire since our space is so small. It is really hard sleeping on a slant. When Elizabeth showed us the shower, the water ran nice and warm, but when we tried doing it ourselves, the water became cold. I had a good experience overall.

Property
Shanti Permaculture Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$55/night
1 Site
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