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The Olive Farm
99%
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113 reviews
· Novato, California
10 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
The land was originally purchased in the 1980's. Since then, it has been used by four generations of the family as a place to gather, relax, camp and even celebrate. I had my wedding on the property in 2010. For a few years we held an annual music festival with the very inventive name of Samapalooza. Up to 400 people would attend the day filled with live music, food and drinks. You will still find the stage and bar we built which are in the process of being converted to an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Around 2008, my father and I planted our first olive trees. Many have been planted since which has gifted the land the timeless sense of purpose it deserves. My father dedicated his last years to tending the young trees and since his recent passing, I have taken the mantle to carry the farm forward. 'The Property', as it is known amongst family and friends has always been a place to camp. I have sat around the same fire ring for decades, rain or shine. I hope that fellow hipcampers can find the joy that my family and I have experienced here. Very private camp on a small olive farm. Geographically close to highways and the town of Novato, Sonoma and Napa wine country, this camp feels remote and secluded. Only one camp on the property to keep it private and special. You basically have your run of the land. We have just updated the land and made some nice improvements. Located on ten acres, you will drive past a small olive grove before reaching the spacious and open campground. We have just renovated our old bar for use as a kitchen, tent pad or sitting area. Check out the new pictures to see what we've done! Just up the hill from the camp is a private pond where you can fish, take out a small boat or just sit and watch the birds. It can be great swimming on hot summer days. This spot has been used by the family for decades and is now open to share with fellow nature lovers. Just a note: While the majority of the time you can expect complete privacy, this is a working olive farm. From time to time you may run into me (Sam) or someone else associated with the land. We will always do our best to respect your space.
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Hosted by Sam B.Joined in January 2021
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148 ratings · 113 reviews
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David F.recommends
September 17, 2022
Olive Farm Camp
Host Sam was very responsive for a last minute trip. This is a unique, large, single, well-equipped campsite. The space can host a large fun group, or a just a single camper with their dog looking to relax. Oh, I'll be back. Pack it out campers.
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Nicole C.recommends
September 14, 2022
Olive Farm Camp
Sam's campsite was simply wonderful. We had such a wonderful time with our pups! Will hopefully be back soon :)
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Yvonne T.recommends
September 5, 2022
Olive Farm Camp
This was our first Hipcamp and we had a great time. We didn't meet Sam but he was super responsive to any questions and concerns. It was during the Labor Day heat wave so we didn't stick around the campsite during the day, but it was pleasant in the morning and late afternoon/evenings. I appreciated the huge open space, the sink, and lights! Thank you, Sam!
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Ron B.recommends
September 3, 2022
Olive Farm Camp
Great place to camp. Large spacious site, string lights provided ample lighting, very close to town, but felt secluded and private. Sam is a great host and responsive to any questions. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks Sam!
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Thomas C.recommends
August 28, 2022
Olive Farm Camp
Everything was great, looking forward to coming back. Really big area, lots of things to explore & really nice relaxed atmosphere. Thanks again Sam.
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Julia D.recommends
August 23, 2022
Olive Farm Camp
My new favorite place to camp!
We had such an awesome camping experience at the Olive Farm! Really enjoyed the privacy the camp provides… no screaming kids, no generators humming or annoying yahoos camping right next to you. The place is absolutely beautiful and easy to get to. Even though it is not far from home I felt very much one with nature. The best part about the private property was that we were able to bring our dog camping for her very first time. She is terrified of other dogs and cannot be anywhere that off-leash dogs can approach her so she had the most amazing time ever and now I don’t want to camp anywhere else. Sam is a wonderful host and he answered all my questions before we booked the site (mainly questions about the security of the property from other dogs) and once we got there he was readily available via messaging and was happy to hear we were enjoying his property so much. You can really tell the space is very special to him and he takes great care of it. My favorite part about the site is the sink with running water in the beautiful outdoor kitchen. We glamp and I said to the hubs, “finally, I get an open-concept kitchen with an island!” I highly recommend this site to anyone who is ok with an outhouse that is a bit far from your camp site. We will be back!
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