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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. Cabin 37 features a stone fireplace, four cots, and a balcony view of the pond. A picnic table for camp stove-style co

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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. Cabin 37 features a stone fireplace, four cots, and a balcony view of the pond. A picnic table for camp stove-style cooking is located adjacent to your parking spot in the meadow. 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.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

The coast is a great place for salmon and rock fishing! There is no fishing at the park.

Hiking

Trail maps are available online, at the office at check-in, and at the day use kiosk.

Paddling

Big River Beach has a boat launch is a perfect place for a paddle.

Wildlife watching

Spring is a great time to witness the nearshore migration of the gray whale and birdlife is abundant year round.

Biking
Horseback riding
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Historic Camping Cabin 37 in California.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Barbara

Perfect cabin in the woods

Barbara D.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2021

Great spot to unplug and enjoy the beautiful Mendocino Natl Forest. The cabins and facilities are rustic but well kept up. I’ll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Unwind here

Jennifer K.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2021

Staying here was a very special experience. We would return in a heartbeat next year if Mendocino Woodlands continues to book individual campers. We spent 4 nights in cabin 37, cooking all our meals at our picnic table down in the meadow and making a fire in the fireplace every night. Cabin 37 was an ideal situation for our family, given the access to the meadow where energetic kids could run around and the unobstructed view and nocturnal soundscape of the marsh. (Cabins 36 and 38 are similar.) We packed all the gear we would pack for tent camping, minus the tent itself and the sleeping mats, and we had everything we needed. In particular, we were glad to have a lantern, headlamps, bug spray, and water jug. We hiked to the Big Tree, Boyle's swimming hole, and on the Forest History Trail, all inside the park and all worth it. We also drove out to the coast (about 30 minutes' driving) to go to the beach. While the coast was foggy, we were able to return to sun in the woodlands. Overall, it was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna M.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2021

Loved it!! Close to the meadow and parking, a little walk uphill to the cabin but not bad at all. Beautiful place, lots of wonderful nature!

Hipcamper Katie

Nostalgia

Katie R.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2021

Having grown up attending camps at the Woodlands, this trip was filled with nostalgia. The benefit of staying here with so few people is how absolutely quiet the space is.

Hipcamper Arianna

Magic in the woods of mendocino

Arianna C.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2021

This place is simply magic. We felt so fortunate to be the first individuals to stay here. This is a historic camp that was created from the New Deal in 1938. We stayed in Camp 1, which is enormous. The cabin is rustic, without electricity except in the shower/bathroom facility. We packed our car for camping and were fully prepared. We set up twinkle lights and lanterns in our cabin and brought our own JetBoil and camp stove. We were so grateful the hosts reminded us to bring all of our food. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our cabin. There was a picnic table in a meadow for our cooking. We were originally planning to go into Mendocino for a couple of meals but this place was so special, we did not leave until checkout. We cooked all of our meals there and enjoyed sitting on the balcony listening to birds. We hiked to the swimming hole and Big Tree. The fireplace in the room was spectacular. The staff is warm and friendly. It felt luxurious to have a hot shower, flush toilets and to stay in our cabin with its ample fireplace. We hope to come back soon.

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Hipcamper Rose
Rose B.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2021

This was an unexpected jewel. Basic camp cabin, cots and fireplace, but with so much charm and nostalgia. The way the cabins were designed to blend in with the environment is quite beautiful. The small deck overlooks a pond, no other camper or cabin obstructing the view. And we fell asleep to a choir of frogs and a crackling fire. The nature we came across a short walk from the cabin was unexpected as well. We saw red legged frogs, newts, morels, and northwestern salamander eggs. We did go in spring, so everything is quite lively. The kids had fun running around the meadow where the picnic table was. The only downside for us, is that we wished the picnic table was right outside the cabin as opposed to down the little hill in the meadow. But we know that it would be a lot to accommodate that. It rained the last morning we were there. So it would have been nice, if we had brought a foldable table for eating on the balcony. Also, make sure to bring foldable chairs to sit around the fireplace if desired. But you really can’t beat the camp like, yet very private like experience, and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating.

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Hipcamper Amber S.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021
Hipcamper Pradip J.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021
Property
Mendocino Woodlands Camp
State
California
Country
United States
$89/night
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