Hipcamp host Kirsten J.
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Rest in Relationship...Wake to Wonder!

This is my favorite spot on my land. It's where I buried my favorite kitty, Truly Scrumptious. Under a grand old oak, overlooking a sweeping ridgetop view in the glorious Coastal Range Mountains of Mendocino County, this communal campsite offers a sweet connection to the land from starlight to sunrise. Coyotes will sing to you sleep, and

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Rest in Relationship...Wake to Wonder!

This is my favorite spot on my land. It's where I buried my favorite kitty, Truly Scrumptious. Under a grand old oak, overlooking a sweeping ridgetop view in the glorious Coastal Range Mountains of Mendocino County, this communal campsite offers a sweet connection to the land from starlight to sunrise. Coyotes will sing to you sleep, and early birdsong in the dusky dawn will awaken you to the majesty that happens, incredibly, every day as the earth turns. This is where I go to pray. It is where you may come, as my guest, to rest and renew.

This site is in development and I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

Truly Scrumptious Sunrise features an outdoor communal kitchen area with a large wooden picnic table and a nearby hammock in the sweet breezy shade. The ancient oak, whom I call the "Truly Scrumptious Tree," harbors the "Truly Scrumptious Kitty Cat Memorial Bench" where a cuddly couple can sip early morning tea and witness wild dawn dynamics. Trust me, the stillness just before birdsong, when nature holds her breath in anticipation, is a daily, yet eternal, magical moment. 

Not far away, a queen-sized four-poster canopy bed for midnight star gazing provides glamorous full sensory nature immersion. As wide as the vista is, in this full circle of horizon with distant ridge views stretching from the west to the south; this is a private spot. Nearby a homesteading family can provide assistance and garden access upon arrangement.

This is also a sacred spot. On the crest of the ridge a fairy medicine circle is marked out for meditation. What I provide here is a deeper dive into nature. Come with a listening ear and an open heart, and prepare to be embraced by the magic of the land!

I recommend booking this campsite as a small group or family. Additional tent camping is available for those who lose the straw game for the canopy bed. The area is broad and open, perfect for a family or group of friends to spread out.

Truly Scrumptious Sunrise is located in the Coastal Range Mountains northwest of Ukiah, California. Only two hours north of San Francisco, Ukiah provides a wide array of cultural and natural resources for exploration, such as the Grace Hudson Sun House Museum, Lake Mendocino, and a variety of local fine dining downtown. Check listings for community theater events at Ukiah Players Theater and the School for Performing Arts and Cultural Education, or check out local wine tasting and art galleries. Visit our spiritual communities at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, the Dharma Realm University, the Abhayagiri Thai Forest Buddhist Monastery, or the Ukrainian Catholic Monks of Mt. Tabor at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery.

This campsite overlooks all of these interesting, contemplative adventures as a first pause for further adventures along the Orr Springs/Comptche-Ukiah road to the Mendocino Coast. Four miles west from Truly Scrumptious Sunrise is the historic Orr Hot Springs, a clothing optional resort with day use and overnight accommodations. Enjoy a cool hike through the old growth redwoods at Montgomery Woods State Park on the way to the historic village of Mendocino where choices abound for further immersion in natural and cultural experiences. The Mendocino Coast, from Gualala and Point Arena to the Sinkyone Wilderness offers such a variety of art, craft, culture, and nature: from plentiful bed and breakfasts and wining and dining options to some of the continent's finest coastal vistas.

Let Truly Scrumptious Sunrise set the tone for the beginning of your Mendocino adventures, or offer a quiet refuge on your way home to rest and integrate the beauty you've received.

Check this listing out in the future for improved amenities, such as an outdoor solar bath nestled in wispy native bunchgrass; a solar charging bar with off-grid appliances, such as an electric teapot and blender for coffee-making and smoothies or margaritas; and a hiking trail through oak and fir woodlands to future neighboring hipcamp sites on my land partner's property!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose, pump or well
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Compost bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Kirsten a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Montgomery Woods is located 15 minutes away

Paddling

Lake Mendocino!

Wind sports

Lake Mendocino!

Swimming

Lake Mendocino

Wildlife watching

Birds, deer, nocturnal creatures, coyotes; sometimes bobcat, foxes, bear and mountain lion can be glimpsed or heard; watch out ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Truly Scrumptious Sunrise in California.

Beach

1.5 hrs to Mendocino Coast

Forest

Doug fir/oak woodland ridgetop headwaters of the Russian River Watershed.

Hot spring

Orr Hot Springs, by reservation

Lake

Lake Mendocino

Mountainous

This is nature immersion atop the headwaters of the Russian River in the Coastal Range mountains...

Prairie, meadow, or plain

The photos tell it all: a high mountain meadow sprinkled with with oak and fir forests

Redwoods

Montgomery Woods

Farm

Located on an off-grid family homestead, possible opportunities to help out in the garden by arrangement...

Ranch

Located on an off-grid family homestead, possible opportunities to help out in the garden by arrangement...

Coastal

Places to see near Truly Scrumptious Sunrise

Hendy Woods State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
13 miles way Explore
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
19 miles way Explore
Van Damme State Park
Van Damme State Park
24 miles way Explore
Russian Gulch State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
25 miles way Explore
MacKerricher State Park
MacKerricher State Park
30 miles way Explore
Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park
31 miles way Explore
Mendocino National Forest
Mendocino National Forest
41 miles way Explore
Salt Point State Park
Salt Point State Park
44 miles way Explore
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
52 miles way Explore
Richardson Grove State Park
Richardson Grove State Park
59 miles way Explore
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
63 miles way Explore
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
70 miles way Explore
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
84 miles way Explore
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
89 miles way Explore
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
91 miles way Explore
China Camp State Park
China Camp State Park
96 miles way Explore

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Truly Scrumptious Sunrise
State
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$50/night
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