About Three G Familia Farm
Easy access, very private, sheltered, and serene, borders Stornetta Lands national park. This is a 200 acre family farm/ranch that has been in the family for nearly 100 years. A ten minute walk thru our property and you will come upon one of the most stunning national parks in the United States.
Spectacular beaches, incredible ocean views. Our camping is private, not a noisy state or commercial camp area. Very quite and peaceful, protected from the harsh coastal weather. We can accommodate large groups, family reunions, business retreats, weddings, etc. Contact us directly for large groups or functions.
This is the hub for fun and adventure along the Mendocino county coast line, fantastic unchartered deep sea fishing, best abalone diving in world, unbelievable amount of wildlife viewing. Come join us for unforgettable time fun and memories.
Sites are limited to 1 car and 1 tent. $10.00 per extra vehicle.
Dogs are welcome at $10 per night which can be paid upon arrival.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 20
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Three G Familia Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
The drive up to Three G Familia Farm is incredible. Located 3 hours north of the Bay Area, it is the perfect weekend getaway as the coastal drive passes through towns like Jenner, Point Arena, and Gualala and beaches like North Salmon Creek, Moat Creek and Manchester. Robert, one of the owners of this beautiful family property was so welcoming and friendly before our arrival, making sure we knew all the details of how to get to the campsite. The property is expansive and though there were only two of us on our trip, this would be an ideal place for group camping. There is a baseball diamond, a big barn, open space, power outlets and water spigots at most campsites. There will also soon be beach access by foot. Manchester beach has amazing rolling sand dunes and is a walk away from Point Arena Lighthouse. The main campground is well groomed and is an big open area that shares giant fire pit. There was firewood and benches to sit, along with picnic tables. I cannot even say how GOOD the firewood smelled. In downtown Manchester (which is a small and quaint town) there is a little antique store called My Sister's Marketplace which is full of wonderful trinkets. There is also surfing spots on Manchester, Point Arena, and Moat Creek - all nearby driving distance. This place is so great for a quiet weekend up the northern coast, I'll definitely be back!
We enjoyed our late July weekend here very much, and I'll provide some details for other potential campers. There are a couple of issues, but for the most part it was a wonderful experience for all of us (3 adults and 2 tween kids). What's wonderful -
- Nice brother/sister owners who were informative, friendly and kind.
- Very beautiful setting very near the ocean between Point Arena and Manchester. Pastures and fields, trees for shade and green grass in the camping area. Some of the trees are dead or dying from a blight, but they're still beautiful - we all commented on the prettiness of the area.
- 1.5 mile walk to the beach from the camp.
- Amazing drives to the farm - whether you drive up 101 from Bodega or down from Elk and via Anderson Valley - WOW - gorgeous drives (about 4 hrs from the Bay Area) on winding roads.
- There are now water spigots around the campsites - easy to access (nonpotable) water for washing up, etc. You will need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking.
- Every site now has its own fire ring. This is pretty awesome, and you can buy a wheelbarrow of wood from the family for $20 - it gets quite cold at night, so plan on wanting a big fire.
- All sites have picnic tables.
- Some sites are big enough for 2 tents, 2 cars - and you'll pay $10 extra for more than 1 tent or more than 1 car.
- You're sheltered from the intense wind from the coast - while we were there the kids ran around the meadows and trees and had a fabulous time in mid 60s warmth and sunlight. But it does get very cold at night (40-45 at coldest) when the sun goes down.
- HOT SHOWER - yes, there is an outdoor hot shower available behind the barn, you just need to make it a quick one!
- Stunning beaches nearby - Manchester SP has a huge amazing beach, 10 mins away. Note there's an undertow and extremely hot sand (probably a lot of iron in it). Our kids adored it.
- The village of Pt Arena is one of the best on the North Coast - look it up. A couple of excellent tiny restaurants, an amazing bakery, and tons of charm.
The not so wonderful -
- There are too many campsites clustered together here. They need to be reduced so families have some privacy. Less campsites will = better reviews and more business in the long run. It was fine when we were there, at about 50% capacity. But if the whole place had been full it would have been unpleasant.
- There are 2 portapotties - from Friday to Sat afternoon they were pretty clean. By Sat night they were really bad. This is a real issue that the family needs to address. I think they just need to be cleaned every day, like in a standard campsite, especially with young children around.
But all in all a fabulous experience and we all hope to return. It's a very special and unique place, that we all really loved. We felt grateful for the experience - our first Hipcamp!
Loved the grounds of this campsite. Really beautiful trees, nice big field to run around in. The only thing I didn't love was how close together some of the campsites were and didn't have their own fire rings. Once we stated so to the ground keeper, he moved us to another area, which was really great, but had it already been full we would have been SOL. Lovely none the less, and glad they could make us other arrangements.
I reserved a 6 person camp spot at 3G Familia Farm which has an amazing location along the highway 1 (highly recommend anyone driving north on the 1 to stop at Stewart Points Store for lunch beforehand) but unfortunately our experience was sub-par. To begin with, they only allow only one car and one tent for a 6 person spot, and require an additional charge of $10 per tent / car - this is incredibly unreasonable since most people would usually split into 2 cars/2 tents. When we arrived and were paying the extra fee, we felted hustled because on the spot, they said the charge was $10 per tent and car per night - which just to clarify was not mentioned anywhere on hipcamp. It seemed like the hosts were just trying to squeeze extra cash from us. Firewood is also $20 and you just enough for a night, so if you stay for two nights, you'll have to bring an extra $40 for wood. They do allow you to scavenge for wood across their property.
Additionally, the camp spots were incredibly close to each other so if you're looking for a relaxing time, close to the coast - you won't get it here as you'll be about 20ft from your neighbor. In our case, there were about 4 families camping next to us, and their kids were running around and playing all day in the area. Not a big deal but Familia G could establish less camp spots with more space and that way, people can feel like they have some privacy when they stay here (and they don't wake up to children running back and forth in front of their tent).
The porter potties were placed right next to people's tent's/cars and while there wasn't one near our camp spot, it probably wasn't ideal to be sleeping next to one I imagine.
Overall, the experience was just fine - I do not appreciate being mislead on the payment and the fact that we were barely 20ft from our neighbors but this place might make sense for a big family that's looking for a secure place for their kids to run around and play for the day. Personally, I won't be coming back or recommending this to my friends.
Such a cute spot! We stayed in camp site #8. It was so perfect. We had a little nook area back in the woods and it was so close to the communal firepit. The kids enjoyed the "climbing tree", making obstacle courses for their bikes and the camp site baseball game. We met so many fun people from around the area. The is a trail that is about 3 miles from the beach that makes for a nice little getaway. The town of Point Arena is close by if you want to go to the market or check out the little shops. VERY dog family! Can't wait to stay again.
This was my first Hipcamp. I took my brother and a good friend just for a weekend. We were lucky enough to have the whole camp to our selves! Which was okay with us because we wanted to just relax. The ranch is nicely located right off highway 1, (your Google maps might say it is on the east side of highway 1 but it is not). Going in mid September we had a good amount of fog rolling off the ocean also a decent amount of wind. The ranch is only about a 30 minute walk to the beach, mostly road, or a 5 minute drive. All in all we had a good time. Will definitely be back!
Great place for families with kids and large groups. We arrived on a Saturday night with our 2 kids and 7 month old puppy. There was a big group of abalone divers that were cooking an incredible amount of abalone and they just told us to look for a spot we liked. We ended up on #10 in a grassy area with 10 sites around a circle. The only other occupied site was #1. A few of the sites had a shared bonfire pit but the other sites had their own fire pits. We chose #10 for the picnic table.
This was an easy place for us to camp and nice weather wise because its close to the beach but surrounded by trees so very pleasant. Our kids could roam around and we didn't feel like they were bothering anyone. The other campers were great neighbors and everyone was friendly. It seemed like they were updating the site even more than the reviews I read before we went. There was another hot shower, there wasn't too many porta potties, and plenty of firewood.
Overall, its a great place to use as a hub to see the wild beach, I would recommend driving.
Be careful of poison oak, especially with a dog.
Would go back with a big group of friends or family.
The hosts at Three G Familia Farm were super friendly and helpful! The only thing that caught us off guard was that the property didn't lead to a beach. It was only a mile drive to get to the beach, but we were under the impression that it was accessible from the property. Other than that, memories were made! Cheers 3 G!
Three friends and I made a last minute reservation at Three G Familia for Memorial Day Weekend. We stayed at campsite 20 which was the perfect spot. It was slightly more removed from the other sites so we had a lot of space and didn't have to worry about noise. It was close (but not too close) to the bathrooms and right by where you pick up the firewood ($20/wheelbarrow). The hosts, Rob and Christina got us checked-in and set up quickly. We were hoping we wouldn't have to pay the additional $10/night since we only had four people total (6 max) but we were fully aware. The farm is right down the street from a market which made shopping for groceries and beer easy. It's a quick drive to the lighthouse and about an hour from Mendocino. Overall, it was a great place to get away for the weekend. We hope to visit again.
Camping at 3 G Familia Farm was amazing! Only minutes from the beautiful Point Arena Lighthouse, the scenery is beautiful. There is also a market a few minutes away with EVERYTHING you could possibly need if you forgot anything. The owners are so nice and helpful. They were easy to find if you needed them but kept themselves allowing quite a bit of privacy. Also, nothing beats a beautiful outdoor shower! This place it definitely worth checking out!
Three G Familia Farm was an amazing experience for our family. The campgrounds are super well kept and accessible. Having the General Store just a few minutes down the road was a great perk as we didn't have to worry about what we forgot to bring. Also having access to port-o-potties at the camp made it a llittle less intimidating for my daugther.
The beach that is just down the road is well worth it, though I'd recommend driving over walking as it is a ways away. From where we parked to the beach was still a good 15 minute walk over a series of sand dunes. Once we got to the beach though, we had it all to ourselves and enjoyed how peaceful and pristine it all was.
Overall, I would highly recommend staying at Three G's.
Robert, Paul & Co. are awesome human beings. They were beyond accommodating on a busy July 4th weekend. Conveniently located in town so last minute supplies were accessible - the market nearby had everything from paint and plumbing supplies to groceries and herbs, it was impressive. The wood cut on the property was provided in barrels for $20 and the best part was that the wood burned nice and slow so there was no need to spend any more. Overall, had a great time and will definitely come back with friends and family.
Hosts were extremely helpful before and during our stay. The property itself is beautiful; however, as noted by other reviewers some sites are close together. We were up there on a non-holiday weekend so the farm was about 1/3 full so here was plenty of space between occupied sites. We had a site with both sun and shade and a large picnic table. It was perfect for our group - two adults and four kids. I'd recommend the place!
THINGS TO KNOW:
Almost 2 miles away from the beach.
Small campsites are close together on property, you do not have access to camp across the hundreds of acres of family-owned property. Better for a large group. Low privacy, but the distant beach has its own privacy.
Outdoor, open shower.
Bring your own wood, or $20 per wheelbarrow.
Fog and colder temperatures, 71 degrees was the hottest in our late July visit.
Get there early in the weekend or you might be stuck with a spot you don't want!
It's very easy to pass this site, our GPS got turned around a few times and we ended up near KOA campground. Luckily our friends found the site fine, and with their directions we were able to find it. It's just north of the Manchester city sign and located on the left. There is a small sign that reads 'Three G Familia Farm', but it is not easily visible from the road. Besides the difficulty finding it, this was a great campsite. It's quiet and tucked away from the road. We were lucky and happened to stay here while only one other party was camping. The campsite has everything it says, firepits, porta potties, and apparently showers. We never found the showers, but when the camp host came by she told us where they were located. The trail didn't seem to have coastal access, but we spent our time at MacKerricher and Point Arena so it was fine.
It's a 10 minute drive from town, 5 minutes from the beach. Other reviewers say the camps are too close together, but I think it's pretty average compared to other camp sites I've been to. I stayed at site #14 and I had sufficient amount of space. I would recommend this 3 G Familia Farm to others.
Such a great camp spot! I drove in late Friday night, Robert's directions allowed us to have an easy start since it was dark out. The campsites are close together, but there was only 3 other people there when we went last weekend. Very quiet, and the trees blocked most of the wind. There is a trail head that is about a mile-ish walk to the beach. We also were able to explore some of the nearby towns which we enjoyed. We loved staying here and will definitely be back! It is a great place for group camping, there is a softball diamond, a communal fire pit, and lots of space!
The Host (Chris & Bob) are super friendly and wonderful and the site is perfect for a getaway to Mendocino!
The sites are pretty close to each other and in an open (which we enjoyed, some may want more privacy), rather than separated sites that most people are used to, but we had some great neighbors! Some even gave us some of their leftover firewood.
The place has a very community-like vibe and lots of families who bring lawn games and kids as it has lots of open space for kids to run around in (and pretty safe as it's an enclosed farm).
There are two outdoor showers with hot water that you can use and firewood available on-site for a fee. Very close to a huge market up the street which is nice if you forgot to bring anything.
Will definitely have to come back again!
Three G Familia Farm was a perfect spot for me and my friend. The owner welcomed us immediately on arrival and showed us to our camp grounds. The grounds are very nice. Here are the pros and cons...
- Great campgrounds and fire pits
- Helpful and friendly hosts
- Close walk and drive to a beautiful beach, lighthouse, and coastal hike
- Close drive to a nice little town with markets, gas, and festivals
- Hot shower and bathrooms
- Campsites are close to one another and sometimes share fire pits (close but still comfortable and we enjoyed the group who shared our fire)
- Not a lot of hiking right nearby since most property is privately owned