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Shimmberback Ranch
19 reviews
· Willits, California
150 acres
4 sites
4 Tent
Nestled in a magical valley along Dutch Henry Creek, Shimmerback Ranch is a working farm and queer land community, with whom guests may share common facilities such as the kitchen and bathhouse. We're proponents of plant medicine and are known to throw an occasional dance party in the woods. Shimmerback Ranch is clothing optional/body positive, which means you can be naked if you want. We are respectful and inclusive of all people, and we expect the same of our guests. We have two land dogs, Lola and Jenny, friendly and rambunctious pit mixes. Please note that while our road can be challenging for some 2WD vehicles (though most do just fine), we're happy to shuttle guests in using our land truck. Shimmerback Ranch is perfectly situated an hour south of the Avenue of the Giants redwood groves, an hour from the stunning Mendocino coast, less than an hour from Mendocino's famed wineries, and just two easy hours from the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn more about this land: Camp along our beautiful year-round creek and enjoy 150 magical acres of classic Mendocino woodlands and meadows. Stroll across our swinging bridge to take a dip in the gorgeous swimming hole. Doze off in a hammock after a ridge-top hike. Soak in the wood fired hot tub under the stars. Guests have access to our fabulous outdoor kitchen, solar shower and flush toilet. There's even wifi and a big screen projector for outdoor movies.
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Willits, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ben G.Joined in September 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 7 hours
24 Ratings · 19 reviews
Lisa C.recommends
September 16, 2022
Shimmerback Ranch Creekside Magic
Wonderful place. We really enjoyed our fellow campers and the outdoor kitchen living room. The bridge leading to the hot tub and shower was too precarious for us but we were ok with that.
Alexandra J.recommends
September 6, 2022
Shimmerback Ranch Creekside Magic
Such a beautiful place! Everything you’ll need and more. Wish we could have stayed longer. Love the hangout area. Spent our time eating, drinking and laughing. Bridge is fun to walk across.
Chels N.recommends
September 5, 2022
Shimmerback Ranch Creekside Magic
This place was beyond anything we were expecting! Ben has created such a magical spot with so many gems and just wonderful energy throughout the whole place and met some of the most lovely humans there. We are so grateful to have found this serene spot and will definitely be going again! Thank you Ben!
Lyle S.recommends
August 14, 2022
Shimmerback Ranch Creekside Magic
Escape the city
Great location. Friendly host. Swimming hole! Lots of options to set up your own tent or use one provided by the host. Full service outdoor kitchen - it feels a little bit like a camp at burning man.
Olivia B.recommends
August 8, 2022
Shimmerback Ranch Creekside Magic
What a special place! We had such an incredible (but far too brief) stay at SBR & cannot wait to return! (So much so that we might come back next month already!) Truly, what a dream. So grateful to experience this land & the beautiful community ✨
Carla L.recommends
August 7, 2022
Shimmerback Ranch Creekside Magic
A magical experience
This place is a gem! My partner and I had an amazing weekend getaway at Shimmerback and can’t wait to go back. Ben is a wonderful host and has created such a magical sanctuary. The hot tub, swinging bridge, swimming hole in the creek, fairy lights all over…I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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