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Campsite #5 sits alongside a majestic redwood grove surrounded by 20 acres of meadow and is suitable for both tent camping and/or camper van or truck (guest parking is allowed in general parking area close to campsite). 

RAINBOW'S END FARM

Rainbow's End Farm is in a lush redwood forest setting, one mile from the charming town of Occidental in the heart of West So

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Campsite #5 sits alongside a majestic redwood grove surrounded by 20 acres of meadow and is suitable for both tent camping and/or camper van or truck (guest parking is allowed in general parking area close to campsite). 

RAINBOW'S END FARM

Rainbow's End Farm is in a lush redwood forest setting, one mile from the charming town of Occidental in the heart of West Sonoma County. From your campsite you have private hiking access to a majestic redwood grove (part of 20-acre redwood forest preserve). Relax in nature while only being minutes from gourmet restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping, as well as 20 minutes to Bodega Bay, Russian River and Hwy 1.

The permaculture farm has several historic barns and is home to many happy animals: goats, chickens, and ducks, and is full of lush berries, apples, plums and more. To book a tour of the farm, a guided medicinal plant walk, or inquire about classes (such as how to make jam and essential oils) please contact us in advance.

HISTORY

1917 - 1930: The yellow farmhouse and three historic red barns were built from Redwood Trees on the land. The farm had a large vineyard that was plowed under by the local Sheriff during prohibition.

1940 - 1950: The farm featured the largest cherry orchard in Sonoma County. Cherry blight in the 1960's killed most of the trees (too much morning fog).

1950 - 1960: The land served as a cattle ranch and Apple orchard.

1970: A group purchased the land to build "Esalen North" and host interpersonal growth workshops. A legendary Herbal Gathering, of some of the countries leading medicinal plant experts (founders of Traditional Medicinals and Celestial Seasonings), was held at this time.

1975: Don and Nan purchased the land and established a home-birthing clinic in the red barn at bottom of parking lot (make sure to look for the historic stained glass of baby in utero). In the ensuing decade, over 1,200 home births are attended to in Sonoma County and thousands of moms and babies are seen at the farm clinic.

2000: Nan retires from midwifery and devotes all of her energy to permaculture farming selling her farm products (jams, herbs, fresh fruit etc.) at local farmers markets.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 16ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Nan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Kayaking and Canoeing on Russion River and Bodega Bay (5 miles from campsite).

Surfing

Surfing at Salmon Creek and Dillon Beach (5 to 10 miles from campsite).

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Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Majestic Redwood Grove & Meadows #5 in California.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
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Hipcamper Kara
Kara S.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2021

I had never been to this area and it was so beautiful, the surrounding towns were picture perfect and then driving up to the farm was really peaceful. The road to campsite #5 where i car camped would be described as 'off road' but my truck was entirely fine and there was a nice flat spot to park under the redwoods. It would be nice to eventually have a fire pit over there like the other campsites, for the time of year it is safe to use. The fog and sunshine in the morning were off the charts magical! Great signage and shared facilities.

Hipcamper Theron
Theron A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 18th, 2021

Everything was great being surrounded by the farm and its animals. A peaceful sucluded place to camp. We stayed at camp site #5. The campsite had to much slope to it and reqiured considerable leveling. Hope they can possibly move some dirt down from the top of the site. It also had a massive slash pile that will be eventually burned once steady rain comes. If those two things happen it would be a better site. I don't know if they are planning to add a burn pit for winter use. That would be nice. With all of that, I look forward to staying again.

Hipcamper Nan
Response from Nan, the Host, on October 19th, 2021

Thanks for the feedback. We will be leveling the site, adding a metal fire pit, removing the pile of branches and making some other improvements over the Winter. We opened this site early to provide the drive in option for people. Cheers - Nan

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Hipcamper Frances

Water and loo a long distance away

Frances M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 4th, 2021

We were surprised that the camp was quite a walk from the Honey Bucket and the water. We had to carry our cooking and drinking water a long distance. We decided that the Honey Bucket was too long a distance to go at night and used a bucket instead. Given the wildfire danger in California, I was very surprised that very large mounds of dry wood and leaves were piled up in and near our campsite. It was nice to wake up to a crowing rooster, but the farm had a rather un-cared for feeling.

Hipcamper Nan
Response from Nan, the Host, on October 19th, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We may consider adding another porta potty in the future. Most campers have expressed not wanting a porta potty too close to their sleeping site. Regarding pile of branches, unfortunately we have to wait for the rain to remove the burn pile. By next Spring everything should be nicely cleared around the site. Cheers - Nan

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Hipcamper Lauren

Peaceful camping in redwoods

Lauren L.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Lovely, peaceful campsite tucked in redwoods and only a few mins drive from charming Occidental. Highly recommend site #5 for most privacy.

Hipcamper allison

Highly recommend!

Allison R.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

We had a great time staying here and will totally come back. The sites are well maintained With clean facilities. The trail into the redwoods is so calm and peaceful. Nan is super sweet and lovely to chat with. Highly recommend.

Property
Rainbow's End Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
1 Site