Hipcamp host Will
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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 Continue reading...

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
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
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: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Forest
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Jay
Jay
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!

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Hipcamper Doug
Doug
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
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
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 Claire
Claire
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 Phil
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Paula
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Christine
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Garrett
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(Site 2)
June 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Martha & Luke
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(Site 2)
August 19th, 2017
Hipcamper Cory
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(Site 2)
August 21st, 2017
Hipcamper Amy
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 28th, 2017
Hipcamper Kelly
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 8th, 2016
Property
The Rusty Shovel Ranch
State
California
$40/night
2 Sites