Hipcamp host Dottie S.
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A comfortable double room for one or two people with shared facilities on a working Back-to-the-Land Homestead in the remote Northern California mountains. Relax indoors or out, sit by the pond, hike down to the river ,or join us in the garden. Fresh eggs and vegetables available in season as well as hands on learning experience gardening, solar cooking, doing food preservat

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A comfortable double room for one or two people with shared facilities on a working Back-to-the-Land Homestead in the remote Northern California mountains. Relax indoors or out, sit by the pond, hike down to the river ,or join us in the garden. Fresh eggs and vegetables available in season as well as hands on learning experience gardening, solar cooking, doing food preservation from canning to fermentation, discussions on raising poultry and small livestock and off-grid power systems and many other aspects of sustainable living practices. Random loaves of bread and baked treats just show up now & then...

Private locked room with 2 twin-xl beds which can be converted into 1 King bed, with access to a shared bathroom with shower and a common room with full kitchen.

Within an hour of USFS hiking trails and the Yolla Bolly Wilderness, Grizzly Creek Redwoods, Mad River and Ruth Lake for boating and fishing, and the Humboldt coast is within 1-1/2 hours. Great outdoor area on site with fire ring, gas grill, horseshoes and hammocks. The Van Duzen river below the farm has numerous sweet swimming holes. Rural store and gas station only 5 minutes away.

We have dogs and cats, chickens and other livestock on site. Other dogs can be an issue, so please leave yours at home.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Dottie a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Learning Homestead Skills

We are a working homestead and we preserve much of our own food. Every season of the year we...Read more

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

At Ruth Lake, 45 minutes away. You can rent a boat at the Marina.

Fishing

Fish in the Van Duzen or Mad Rivers or up at Ruth lake. Bring your own gear and have your fishing license. Fishing Licenses can...Read more

Hiking

Close to hiking trails in SIx Rivers National Forest. Stop by the Mad River ranger Station for maps and information.

Swimming

In Van Duzen River below the Homestead or in other locations on the Van Duzen or Mad Rivers, or at Ruth Lake

Wildlife watching

From deer to river otters, foxes and more, and birds from Acorn Woodpeckers to Great Blue Herons, you never know what you will ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mountain Homestead - Yellow Room in California.

Lake

Ruth Lake, with a marina and facilities including a nearby restaurant is only 45 minutes away.

Redwoods

Come up 101 and travel through the magnificent Redwoods on your way here. Or visit them during your stay, there are public park...Read more

River, stream or creek

Van Duzen River is a short hike below our homestead. The Mad River is only 30 minutes away.

Swimming hole

Between the Van Duzen and Mad River there are a variety of swimming holes here on our property and nearby. Bring sunblock and w...Read more

Farm

We are a working Off-Grid Homestead. with organic garden and orchard, poultry and livestock, gardening and preserving food seas...Read more

Driveway

Our driveway connects directly to State Highway 36. Be sure to call ahead so we can meet you to lead you in. NOTE: ONLY VERIZON...Read more

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Hipcamper Javier

Perfect place for star gazing!

Javier F.
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September 4th, 2019

My girlfriend and I enjoyed Mountain Homestead so much! I'm almost ready to keep it a secret. If you really want to get away to a beautiful secluded country mountain hideaway? Look no further. This place has it all! And, if you really want to keep it old school? There is no cell phone service either. ( Unless you have Verizon) But, why would you want cell phone service anyway? It's a getaway and truly a ranch home away from home. Dottie and Dennis are above Awesome hosts. The directions they gave us were spot on. Nestled on a hilltop overlooking a river valley. This place is absolutely gorgeous and very welcoming. When we drove down the driveway we were greeted by their 2 Sweet Australian shepherd dogs. A beautiful garden to the right with many various fruits and vegetables and flowers sprouting like wild. Just next to the garden was the coolest Little pond with a slew of lily pads scattered about, a small Pier with a tiny row boat docked next to it. And, a cute nicely manicured island in the middle of it. There was a nice wooden bench with a trellis built over the top of it for 2 overlooking the pond. Perfect spot to enjoy that relaxing morning cup of coffee! Just past the pond was the hen house. Which was an actual wooden house for the chickens and rooster! Talk about chickens living the good life. In return they are nice enough to supply the owners with an abundance of fresh eggs everyday. Further down the driveway is another little cottage and an old barn, a windmill and solar panels for natural energy/electricity that powers the property. From this point it's about a 1/2 mile trail walk down to the Van Duzen River for a swim in some cool clear water. Just steer clear of the poison oak and you're good. Back to the left of the driveway entrance was the cottage where our yellow room was prepared for us. In this cottage was also two extra bedrooms for extra guests, a comfortable size bathroom with walk in shower. Just down the hall is the dining room where fresh bread or muffins magically appear from time to time. A living room with a classic wood burning stove, board games, flat screen TV and DVD player for movies or music and a very spacious kitchen with all the tools and utensils you need to whip up some good food. And, Just outside the kitchen window across the way is the main house where your generous hosts live. Right next to their house are a few hammocks to enjoy and take in the scenery while feeling that cool River breeze blowing up through the valley. In the back of the cottage there is a fire pit (with complimentary firewood) and barbecue grill with picnic table. There's also an area set up for tossing horseshoes and some other great outside games for your enjoyment. Big thanks to our fabulous hosts Dottie and Dennis for the fresh bread, garden fresh veggies and farm fresh eggs. You both Rock big-time and we can't wait to come back!! I give this place a big 2 thumbs up!! 😄👍👍

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Hipcamper Dottie
Response from Dottie, the Host, on September 4th, 2019

We are so glad you both enjoyed it so! It was a pleasure to host you and see our mountain homestead through new eyes. Thank you for being such wonderful campers and we look forward to hosting you in the future.

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Simmonsville
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$50/night
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