Discover a hidden gem just 30 minutes from the village of Mendocino. Nestled in towering redwood groves are cozy hand-built cabins designed by architect Daniel Ray Hull who created many of America’s iconic parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde. Cabins 40 & 41 are connected and both feature a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony — perfect for large families
Discover a hidden gem just 30 minutes from the village of Mendocino. Nestled in towering redwood groves are cozy hand-built cabins designed by architect Daniel Ray Hull who created many of America’s iconic parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde. Cabins 40 & 41 are connected and both feature a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony — perfect for large families or cohorts. Picnic tables for camp stove-style cooking and lounging are located in an open area in front of your cabin. There is a shared wash house with electricity and hot showers just a short walk down the trail. Hike, bike, swim, and unplug in a 700+ acre state park with access to swimming holes and miles of uncrowded trails.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The coast is a great place for salmon and rock fishing! There is no fishing at the park.
Trail maps are available online, at the office at check-in, and at the day use kiosk.
Big River Beach has a boat launch is a perfect place for a paddle.
Spring is a great time to witness the nearshore migration of the gray whale and birdlife is abundant year round.
Natural features you'll find at Historic Cabin Duplex 40 & 41 in California.
Places to see near Mendocino Woodlands Camp
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We had a fantastic time! Loved that historic cabin duplex 40 and 41 or near the bathrooms just a very short downhill walk. We had a little trouble with the fire place in the cabin the first night… FYI you need to start the fire all the way back against the wall/chimney otherwise you smoke out the cabin. We explored around the beautiful state park, we went into town, we made delicious food… it was a great time in nature. Awesome first camping trip for our five and three-year-old.
Quiet, comfy, historic retreat
Had a great time camping here with some friends up from SF. Cozy cabins with a deck and fireplace, cots for beds, picnic tables out front. And the camp host, Jeanne, was incredibly friendly and helpful, with local tips and recommendations that made our trip! Believe them when they tell you it's a full half hour from town, even though Google Maps says it's only 12 mins from Mendocino. We really felt out in the wilderness, which was exactly what we wanted. Stopped at a couple local breweries, had a bonfire on Big River Beach and hiked all over.
This place was breathtaking! You're literally smack dab in the middle of the of forest! The whole family had a blast, even my 2 year old. We're already talking about when we want to come back. Staff was friendly, drive was beautiful. Love this place!
Woodlands weekend fun
So fun to stay at the Woodlands when the camp that we usually go to is not happening during the pandemic. We had access to all the trails & hiked all that we wanted to. The Woodlands staff is there for support & made frequent rounds to make sure all as well but they were not at all intrusive. Their directions & rules are clear. We definitely appreciated this opportunity. Thank you Woodlands staff!!
Hidden gem - quaint cabin in mendo
This place is the definition of a hidden gem. Tucked away deep in the forest, these beautifully built cabins are perfect for those who want to disconnect and truly enjoy the serenity of the woods. Each cabin has a fireplace, and you’re provided one free bundle of wood at the beginning of your stay, as well as a hatchet in case you want to make some kindling. You’ll need one bundle per night stayed, and additional wood can be purchased at the check in area. You’ll want to take the fire-making instructions seriously: if the fire isn’t made right at the back of the fireplace, smoke WILL pour into the cabin. We kept at least one window cracked all night to ensure we didn’t wake up coughing. But we do really recommend falling asleep to the crackling fire, it takes you back to an era you likely never experienced (unless you’re 130 years old). Truly peaceful sleep.
As for everything not fire related: the staff is extremely friendly, the facilities are surprisingly nice, and best of all, you’re just 30 minutes from some of the cutest stores and towns I’ve ever experienced. The drive into the cabins does in fact take 30 minutes from the main road, so be prepared to stay out once you’ve left in the morning. We ended up at a very nice dinner in Mendocino after a day of hiking, forced to wear our hiking clothes because going back to the cabins to change would’ve taken too long. Luckily that town is very relaxed and we weren’t the only ones dressed casually.
Our only regret - not spending more time exploring the camp’s many trails and watering holes. In sum, we will be returning. 10/10 experience, highly recommend.