The Oak GranaryHosted by Sara
About The Oak Granary
Located just over two hours north of the Bay Area, The Oak Granary is located in beautiful Potter Valley on a 305-acre landbase. The houses, barn, and agricultural land are located on the lush and fertile valley floor, which sits at the feet of 300-acres of rolling hills --a diverse wildland comprised of grasslands, oak savannah, mixed oak woodlands, and mixed conifer forest.
A half-mile from the edge of Mendocino National Forest, the land straddles the edge of domestic and wild, and we enjoy the tule elk, black bear, bobcat, mountain lion, and many critters that make a home here on the land with us.
The 200 year vision of the Oak Granary is to build a village with a regenerative culture to steward the land for many generations to come, and to serve as a model for others.
The central focus and shared vision of the community lies in stewarding the land in a way that strives to give back more than we take, support life for all living things, and return people home to their place as a beneficial and integral part of nature.
Our mission is to regenerate ecosystems and communities through nature-based learning. We achieve our mission through education programs, research projects, and our land-based intentional community.
Campgrounds in The Oak Granary
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We had a fantastic time at the Oak Granary property! When we arrived, Cliff greeted us at the main house and garden and showed us up to the Hill House. The house was more spacious than we'd expected, with plenty of room to sleep, cook, and relax in the living room.
It was a very hot day and so we drove out to the river to cool down. Later, we enjoyed a beautiful farm fresh meal on the patio with Cliff and Lindsay and some of the other members of the community. It was great to have the opportunity to chat with them about the land and the programs they offer. After, we wandered in the garden and up to the barn.
In the morning, a gorgeous layer of fog sat in the valley below the house. Coyotes called from the hillside as I came out to take some photos of the sunrise. Cliff took us out for a walk on the property, where we visited the chickens, learned about the native plants, and came across a beautiful pond and views of the valley.
Our whole time was beautiful, relaxing, and educational! I would love to visit again!
We had the absolute pleasure of joining the members of the Oak Granary community for a meal at the Farm House. We feasted on delicious acorn pancakes with yogurt and chutney, roasted asparagus, and beet and carrot salad with goat cheese and walnuts. It was a total dream to sit out on the back patio and watch the hillside light up as the sun sank over the valley. After dinner, we walked through the garden and up the hillside to check out the barn and visit the chickens!
We loved staying at the Oak Granary property. It was unseasonably hot when we arrived, so we were very happy for the shade of the open tent they have set up in the camping area. We took a drive down to the river, but easily could have stayed nearby to go for a swim in the pond. In the morning, Cliff was nice enough to take us on a walk up the hill where we learned more about the land and its history and found a gorgeous view of the valley. Afterwards, I tried out the solar outdoor shower, which was fantastic and, honestly, possibly fancier than my own shower. :)
What a magical spot! The valley itself is charming and pastoral, the campground well appointed with solar hot water showers and a large shade structure, and the pond was an amazing and refreshing respite from a warm day. Lots of great excursions nearby; river swimming holes, wineries, and Ukiah with all sorts of interesting offerings. The land itself was spectacular, towering oaks and rolling golden grass. Highly recommend!
Such a wonderful spot, right near the Eel river and the Russian River. A very peaceful spot with a lots of land to explore. Sara is the best host, and makes you feel very welcome. The shower is heavenly and the bathrooms are really clean and nice! There are a few different places to pitch your tent, so you can choose to be closer to the communal spaces, or have a more private experience in a little nook of your own. I would totally recommend staying there. :-)!
The Oak Granary was perfect for our large group, half of whom are camping gurus and half of whom had quite literally never slept in a tent. Sara and the Granary residents were incredibly thoughtful - they sent a comprehensive list of nearby attractions, left shower essentials, and provided us hand drawn maps of the local area. The outdoor showers were amazing and our group loved the EcoFarm tour. We really appreciated all that the residents did to make us feel at home. Would highly recommend!
I would 100% recommend Rolling Oak Woodlands & EcoFarm! To say this place is incredible is an understatement. My criteria for a camping spot was very low when I booked a night with them. It was 4th of July and I was just looking for something available for the night. I can't tell you how surprised we were when we arrived at Rolling Oak. I've camped all over California but this place is one of the most beautiful spots I've ever spent the night. Golden rolling hills, stunning old oak trees, and kind hosts. I genuinely can not wait until I can get back there. One night was simply not enough! Thank you Sarah and Rolling Oak crew!
Super magical spot! The stars at night were incredible! We were able to roll out our sleeping gear anywhere we wanted and watch the stars for hours. A pond to swim in, blackberries to pick, solar showers, rivers nearby, access to 300 acres of hills to explore; what more could you want? Super nice and chill people. Definitely worth it.