Hipcamp host Brenda Y.,
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Our campground overlooks a beautiful valley and the Berriessa Ridge Mountains..  There are camping decks as well as cushy camping spots directly on the ground for those who want to "ground."  The campground has stunning views towards the east—mountains with a sweeping valley view in the foreground from pretty much every camping spot.  Outrageously great sunrises and sunsets,

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Our campground overlooks a beautiful valley and the Berriessa Ridge Mountains..  There are camping decks as well as cushy camping spots directly on the ground for those who want to "ground."  The campground has stunning views towards the east—mountains with a sweeping valley view in the foreground from pretty much every camping spot.  Outrageously great sunrises and sunsets, as well as moonrises!  Great place to watch meteor showers!!

The camp fire area comes complete with seating and firewood!  Grill and camp stove, including propane gas, are available for use year-round.

The outdoor community kitchen is available for use 24/7, and relaxing at the community campfire is a fantastic way to meet other travelers and compare stories over a cold beer or glass of local wine.  The kitchen is complete with a gas stove and small table, a shared refrigerator/freezer, triple sink with running water and plenty of dishes, pots, pans and utensils to use.  So much more than your average campground!!

FRESH WATER is provided from local springs!  Hydrate up with the best-tasting natural spring water known to mankind! :)

Fun outdoor shower with unlimited (on-demand) hot water and great water pressure, as well as an outdoor claw-foot bath tub in the woods are available for guests.  The farm's well water runs through house and gardens, with NO CHEMICALS ADDED!  Lovely if you are used to city water with chlorine. 

Community Farmhouse has access from 8am to 9pm for wifi, showers and bath, reading library, and just hanging out by the fireplace or swamp cooler.  Generally there are guests and volunteers year-round, which makes for interesting visits since folks come to visit from all over the US and abroad. You never know who you might meet here!

This is a working permaculture farm and you will encounter chickens, beautiful gardens, and interesting projects in progress, including several sculpted cob structures and a small pallet house made from award-winning design plans, and coated with gorgeous earthen plaster over cob.

If you're coming in to camp for the weekend, you might catch us at the Middletown Community Farmers' Market selling our goods June thru September on Friday nights!  Otherwise, we sell gorgeous, free-range organic chicken eggs (laid by chickens who might be visiting you while you're frying eggs!).  We also offer lots of herbs, seasonal veggies and fruits, and a fantastic selection of other farm products, including teas, tinctures, and all sorts of holistic products.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 22ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Brenda a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 24 hours

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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm #1 in California.

Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Swimming hole
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 31st, 2021

Brenda was a great host! The sites aren’t super far apart but there are 5 sites total so it doesn’t get too loud or crowded. Very convenient to have the communal kitchen and outdoor shower.

Hipcamper Shirley
Shirley F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 18th, 2021

The host was nice and everyone of the farm was friendly! It was awesome to buy fresh eggs and greens. The road leading up to the farm is a little rough, but any car will make it if you drive slow. The dog was very sweet, but he did bark a little at night which woke us. Overall it was a great experience!

Hipcamper Tina
Tina M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 4th, 2021

Brenda's place was really cool! Buddy, the watxh dog. Is so sweet and so loyal! The road on the way in is pretty bumpy and slow to get past, but its nice once you arrive.
Hopefully you're a morning person, because the rooster will have you up before sunrise! The communal outdoor kitchen is pretty cool and its fun to cook outside during the day while hanging out with the chickens.

Hipcamper Toran
Toran A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 5)
April 15th, 2021

Pros: inexpensive, hanging out with chickens was cool, buying farm fresh eggs from chickens you met, the folks around the farm were lovely and the host did her best

Cons: had to wait several hours to access our campsite, dog was barking and growling outside our tent all night, wifi was not accessible, not proper campsites (more like one large group campsite)

Longer version: The host was friendly, fairly responsive by email, and tried to make some accommodations for us. We had the bad luck of wanting to arrive on a Friday around 5pm, which ended up falling during the time of a farmers market in town, and so no one could be at the property to let us in from 4-6pm. We were told we couldn't go there without her because we needed to be "introduced to the dog" and given a tour. We worked it out that my friend and I would meet her at the market in Middletown around 5pm, and she would leave to take us to the site at 6:30. She was not ready to go at 6:30, and we finally got her to leave with us around 7pm, reminding her of our need to get set-up before dark.

When we finally got there, we saw that there were not individual campsites. It's basically one large group campsite on a hill, with some run down platforms scattered around. There is nothing at all delineating the different sites.

We set up, had dinner, and met the dog. We were told that we needed to be introduced to the dog as "friends" so that it knew not to attack us. It seemed sweet enough. However, when we headed to bed, the dog decided to stay right outside our tents the whole night, growling and barking (taking turns barking near us and running off an barking elsewhere). It gave me nightmares and my friend hardly slept. I was afraid to get out of my tent, except during the times it ran off. We decided then we couldn't stay another night.

The next morning, we made breakfast in the outdoor kitchen. It was functional (and had lights, fridge, running water, etc), though we decided to use our own pots and plates, etc. The chickens were out and about as we cooked and ate, which was really the highlight. We were even able to buy eggs, and they were beautiful. We asked about the wifi, and were told it was maybe possible, but we'd have to go up on her porch to try to access it. We had reserved for 3 nights, but decided to stay only one night, and Brenda, the host, was nice enough to offer us suggestions on other places we could hike and possibly stay in the area.

Hipcamper John
John L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
March 30th, 2021

This farm is such a little gem. Brenda is extremely friendly and accommodating. There's a lot of cool projects that she has going on at the farm. I'm excited to return once covid is over to check out some of the workshops she offers.

The tent camping spots all have wooden raised platforms which I thought was a great feature. It's nice to not have to worry about finding a spot on the ground without rocks or deal with the extra chill that comes with sleeping on the ground.

There's a common area outdoor kitchen which is accessible to guests to use during their visit. Brenda even said it would be ok for me to help myself to any of their spices!

There's also an outhouse which is kept extremely clean. Seriously. I know it's just a bathroom, but this has to have been one of the cleanest that I've used at a campsite ever. The outhouse doesn't have running water (of course), but Brenda keeps a cooler of water along with soap right next to it so you can clean up after.

Overall I'd highly recommend this spot to anyone looking to get away from the urban sprawl for a weekend.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
January 19th, 2021

Was great to stay, serviceable outdoor kitchen which was totally great, campfires too. Lots of great hiking in the area.

Hipcamper Claud

Great solo camping experience!

Claud H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
December 1st, 2020

I had such a great time staying at Golden Rocks Farm! Brenda and the volunteers were so welcoming and sweet. The site was well-kept and the amenities were completely adequate for my stay (outhouse, outdoor shower, full outdoor kitchen, seating areas). The view of the ridge from the farm was unreal and I enjoyed every morning I got to wake up to that view.

Getting there was effortless- Brenda's directions were right on the spot with the Google directions. I drive a Civic and got to the property fine- had to drive slow of course.

The location couldn't be better! Right in the middle of plenty of hiking areas, local facilities, dining, grocery stores, wineries, and more!

The farm was so fun to explore- a perfect get-away for open-minded and nature-loving individuals! Great location, people, and overall camping experience!

Hipcamper Brenda
Response from Brenda, the Host, on December 2nd, 2020

Thanks so much for staying with us Claud! We really enjoyed hosting you and hope you had an awesome hike at the Pallicades <3 Come back soon!! Brenda

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Hipcamper Imani
Imani P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 29th, 2020

maybe give a little more detail about the directions past middletown. got lost up and down the hill a few times when it was dark but other than that, a perfect stay with wonderful people and fun chickens (:

Hipcamper Achille

Decent campsite

Achille V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
July 26th, 2020

A very friendly, inclusive place with some beautiful views in the valley and a really welcoming host team (Brenda and Buddy!). The outdoor kitchen is great, with some fridge space, a stove, and a big sink for cleaning dishes. The camp sites are in an open hillside fairly close to each other so there wasn't as much privacy as we were expecting, especially since the grounds were full during 4th of July weekend. Wish that the outhouse had some hand sanitizer available, esp during Covid times, but we used our own. Otherwise felt that guests and hosts were very respectful and practiced social distancing + mask wearing. Not much to do on the grounds during the day - and way too hot to sit at tent for the whole summer day, so make sure to ask Brenda about nearby activities. Our group went to a nice water hole and a 3 hour hike at the Redbud trailhead. Overall it was a nice experience, but not sure we'd return in the summer due to the dry heat and limited shade at the campsites.

Property
Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$35/night
2 Sites