Hipcamp host Will P.
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Pitch your tent at our ridgetop site, and get a glimpse of the ocean through the mountains, twenty-five miles away as the crow flies. Or park your RV at one of our more secluded parking spaces. Our property covers 150+ acres of rocky Mendocino terrain; the hiking is beautiful, oak groves and needlegrass give way to open fields of Mediterranean grasses and manzanita, but it can

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Pitch your tent at our ridgetop site, and get a glimpse of the ocean through the mountains, twenty-five miles away as the crow flies. Or park your RV at one of our more secluded parking spaces. Our property covers 150+ acres of rocky Mendocino terrain; the hiking is beautiful, oak groves and needlegrass give way to open fields of Mediterranean grasses and manzanita, but it can be strenuous. We have a strong, vibrant community here, both on the Ranch, and on the hill as a whole; during the summer, the local town of Laytonville hosts multiple music and culture festivals.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Will a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Ridgetop Camp in California.

Forest

The vibe at The Ridgetop Camp

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Hipcamper Jay
Jay K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2016

I had a great stay at RSR! The ranch is located at the top of a small mountain and by a wonderful small mountain community. On the way up the hill, I passed by the local weekly market just outside the RSR where they local produce and art. Will and his dad were great hosts during my stay and made sure I was comfortable. There was an upcoming wedding being prepared for during my stay so I wasn’t able to see the the camping area how it usually is but the the space was creatively decorated and even had some wooden pallets for me to set up my tent on. The ranch as a handful of friendly animals that are not at all bothersome including lamas, pigs, a horse, chickens, turkeys and more. The property extends quite a bit but isn’t recommended to explore as there are some predators the further you go down the mountain. There are, however, smaller trails to wander. If you’re looking for a short day trip, the famous Chandelier Drive Thru tree is only 20 minutes away! I would highly recommend stopping by RSR for your getaway!

The area is normally clear but there were pallets (for an upcoming wedding the ranch is hosting) that I was able to set up my tent on.Breaky!Star gazing on top of a mountain? Yes, please.Tent lit up on top of the pallets.
Hipcamper Doug
Doug A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 4th, 2017

Will and his dad Kevin greeted us and were very friendly and helpful. We set up camp on the wooden platform which was perfect. The 4 mile drive up to the campsite is a gravel road. It can a little intense if you don't have four wheel drive but if you go slow it's not too bad. The site is on the top of a mountain so we had a nice breeze, gorgeous sunset and sunrise. The only issue is there is no bathroom so you need to find your own spot or you can use the one in the main house. There is a nice road to hike on and friendly neighbors. It was our first hipcamp experience and we liked it very much!

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2018

Very friendly people and animals! Just used it as a base camp for sleeping but was very nice. “Bathroom “ was surprisingly nice!!

Hipcamper andrew
Andrew C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 12th, 2018

Kevin and Christine were awesome host. Super safe spot, quirky charm of a farm, with chickens, turkeys and alpacas
Beautiful dark skys for milkyway photography

Hipcamper Bara

Sweet spit with great views

Bara B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 2nd, 2019

We had such a relaxing time! Kevin is hilarious and we loved his stories from being a captain. Best part of our stay was their mini horse Cricket - she stole my heart! Also their hens and ducks lay amazingly delicious eggs.
We were surprised how many people lived up the dirt roads and how many trucks drown up and down during our stay, but wasn’t bothering us. The views from the camp site were great, we were able to see snowy peaks of “near by” mountains, which was magical. And let’s not forget the sheep, super talkative group of rescue sheep, they made my day with their funny noises.

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Hipcamper Claire
Claire R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 5th, 2018

The view here is amazing! I'm so glad I arrived right in time to watch the sun go down over the mountains. Kevin greeted me and was super helpful and friendly, and I loved saying hi to the chickens, turkeys, alpacas, and playing fetch with their dog Collie! The designated camp spots had enough room for my truck and tent and there's even a platform and carpet already set up so you don't really need a footprint. There's an outhouse, firepit, and trash bins, everything you need. The directions were accurate and my map app on my phone actually brought me right to it as well. You drive up a steep mountain and get away from all the more touristy areas down in the Avenue of Giants, I'm glad I reserved here instead of a regular campground.

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Hipcamper Garrett
Garrett N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 14th, 2019

Awesome place to stay. Kevin was super helpful and very welcoming. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 26th, 2019

Kevin is an amazing host and so are all of his neighbors.

Hipcamper Theresa
Theresa N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 27th, 2019

Will’s place was perfect for my first time camping. My dog loved running around the front yard and meeting the farm animals. We couldn’t enjoy the property as much due to rain but would love to come back (:

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Property
The Rusty Shovel Ranch
State
California
$40/night
2 Sites