Hipcamp host Fortunate F.,
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Fortunate Farm is a working organic farm on the Mendocino coast. You will see vegetables growing, glimpse sheep running through the fields, and hear the ocean. We are an authentic working rural environment- no frills and some dirt! Please act with respect and awareness of the nature of an organic farm, and come enjoy and learn.

~Site Descriptions~

#1 A level pad

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Fortunate Farm is a working organic farm on the Mendocino coast. You will see vegetables growing, glimpse sheep running through the fields, and hear the ocean. We are an authentic working rural environment- no frills and some dirt! Please act with respect and awareness of the nature of an organic farm, and come enjoy and learn.

~Site Descriptions~

#1 A level pad in a wildflower meadow next to our vegetable fields. Park at site (vehicle with reasonable clearance) or at barn and walk in. This site is closer to the lane. Full sun! Will fit 3-5 tents or a small camper. 

#2 A level pad in a wildflower meadow next to our vegetable fields. Park at site (vehicle with reasonable clearance) or at barn and walk in. This site is further back from the lane. Full sun! Will fit 3-5 tents or a small camper. 

#3 A level pad in a wildflower meadow next to our vegetable fields. Park at site (vehicle with reasonable clearance) or at barn and walk in. This site is closer to the lane. Full sun! Will fit 3-5 tents or a small camper. 

#4 A level pad in a wildflower meadow next to our vegetable fields. Park at site (vehicle with reasonable clearance) or at barn and walk in. This site is further back from the lane. Full sun! Will fit 3-5 tents or a small camper. 

#5 A level pad in a wildflower meadow next to our vegetable fields. Park at site (vehicle with reasonable clearance) or at barn and walk in. This site is closer to the lane. Full sun! Will fit 3-5 tents or a small camper. 

#6 A nook overlooking a sloping hill of pasture. Very close to the barn, fire ring, potties, and hang out space. Our smallest site, not ideal for truck or camper, (though if you book this one by mistake you can park next to the site) but will fit 3 tents comfortably. Drive up to site or park at the barn. Some afternoon shade. 

#7 Our most secluded site! This magical site is up against the woods, with iris and rhododendrons enclosing it.  Easily fits 3-6 tents. Driving access is between our vegetable fields, and requires 4WD. Otherwise park at the barn, and hike in. This site has a lot of dappled shade. 

For big groups and large RVs, check out our other listing, Fortunate Farm Group Site! 

A note to all our campers in 2021:  Covid-19 has been a scary and difficult time, and we are so excited to see you back with us. Please know that, while we love having company, our essential mission as a producer of safe and healthy food to our community during this time of COVID-19 is of paramount importance to us.  If you choose to camp and we observe that you or others in your party are not observing our safety rules about off-limits spaces, social distancing, hand-washing or mask wearing, we reserve the right to ask you to leave without a prior warning, and no refund will be issued.  You must commit to do your part to keep yourselves, our family and our community safe in order for us to honor your reservation.  Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to many happier years ahead with communal kitchen dinners, campfire rings, and songs shared under the moon after this time of turmoil is past.  Be safe.

SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO FORTUNATE FARM!  

Because of this, we are taking the following COVID-19 Related Precautions:

1.  We will follow all County and State regulations regarding public safety, including any ban on short-term rentals (these include camping).  If your reservation falls within a period of County or State-mandated closure, we will issue you a cancellation or reschedule with no fees, up to the last minute.  

2.  Depending on the local health situation or the situation right on the farm, we reserve the right to take more stringent steps than County or State regulations require, including closing our sites or requesting that you cancel your reservation, if necessary.  If we make this decision please understand that it will be for everyone's safety,  including yours, according to our best judgement.  If this happens we will give you as much notice as we possibly can.  We don't want you to be disappointed, but we also want you to be well!

3.  Due to extreme fire danger we do not allow any open flame at the camp sites except for small cannister camp stoves on a stable surface, up out of the grass.  Due to COVID-19, our shared kitchen in the barn requires masks worn at all times.  We will have the camp refrigerator available and hot water, soap and disinfectant will be supplied so you can clean up any time, including before you cook.  It is not possible for us to clean up between every use of the kitchen, so please be thoughtful of other campers and clean well after your turn to use.  It's fine to eat at your campsite or in our hang out zone behind the barn.  We recommend storing extra food well (in your vehicle or in the fridge at the barn) and cleaning up leftovers  to discourage unwelcome, hungry critters who might smell a lovely snack and try to visit you!

4.  We require masks for all (including children) every time you might be inside a structure (porta potties, too!) or when you might encounter farm personnel or other campers.  Please bring masks with you.

5.  Please follow all other posted directions, especially signs that indicate "staff only."  For our staff's protection, please do not walk up on them, enter their personal space, or touch tools, vehicles, or tractors and implements.  We are all happy to chat with you and answer questions about the farm - from a safe distance.

6.  We are happy to hear comments or concerns you might have.  We want to be around to enjoy the farm with you for many years to come, and we appreciate your understanding and respect for these requests during this time of extreme uncertainty.

THANK YOU!

>>>U-Pick Heritage Pumpkins every Saturday in October, 10am-4pm. Walk the fields and pick the perfect pumpkin, we offer many varieties for both cooking and carving!

>>We now offer produce through our ‘Honor Stand’ Friday through Monday in the barn! Simply select your produce, weigh items as needed, drop cash in the box or swipe your card

**Children age 12 & under are FREE**

>>> Fortunate Farm is an inter-generational family farm that grows heirloom vegetables and flowers in the small town of Caspar in Mendocino County. We farm with sincere care for the land and are committed to improving and protecting its beautiful, rock-free sandy loam soil. The farm’s 40 acres are made up of pastures, creeks, forest and a large spring-fed irrigation pond (the pond is not accessible to the campground). We are proud to continue the history of organic agriculture on this land. Our mission is to feed people locally, sequester carbon and empower our community.   We celebrate LGBTQIA people and believe Black Lives Matter. ALL are welcome here. 

When campers choose Fortunate Farm for their next outdoor adventure they will have the opportunity to experience our farm first hand. We offer 8 camping zones, each with varying levels of privacy, and all within short walking distance of our communal barn and portable sanitary potty. Each zone can accommodate several small tents or a few larger sized tents. Our beautiful redwood barn is open to campers for cooking, access to potable water, or just to hang out in the shade and observe the authentic farm life in action.  We are taking special precautions now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Fortunate a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

MacKerricher State Park just north of Fort Bragg offers a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland...Read more

Hiking

Russian Gulch State Park, Montgomery Woods State Park, Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, Big River, Van Damme State Park, Blowh...Read more

Horseback riding

Horses can be rented for trail rides in Fort Bragg which is a near 4 miles North of the Farm.

Paddling

Canoes and Kayaks can be rented at Big River just South of Mendocino Proper. There are several other local rental options in town.

Wind sports

The mouth of Big River in nearby Mendocino is a local favorite for windsurfing.

Surfing

Caspar State Beach (on Point Cabrillo Drive off Highway 1 between Mendocino and Fort Bragg), Hare Creek Beach (access is just s...Read more

Swimming

The closest beach is Jug Handle Beach which is a mere 1/4 mile up the road, there are several local beaches located within a 15...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife can be observed from on the farm or any local state park/hiking trail/beach.

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Fortunate Farm on the Coast in California.

Beach
Coastal
Forest
Field
Farm

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 31st, 2017

Getting the chance to stay at Fortunate Farm for a night was a lovely experience. We were greeted with open arms and were treated like family for our whole stay!

It is highly recommended getting to the farm early on Saturdays. The freshly picked produce that you purchase in the morning will make for a delicious dinner later that evening. After purchasing produce, you can take a yoga class in the garden!

Now that you are nicely stretched and relaxed, you can explore the grounds of the farm and see all the amazing organic produce that they are growing. Walking distance from the farm is Jug Handle State Reserve. It is a lovely beach that is perfect for picnicking or napping. You can also hike the ecological staircase. In the evening after we had set up camp we were luckily enough to take part in a bon fire with the farm workers and the other campers onsite. We got to hear some great stories and enjoyed the warmth of the fire under a beautifully starry night! The experience of the farm was absolutely wonderful and we can't wait to come back next year!

Our tent amongst the olive trees
Hipcamper Clayton
Clayton H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2017

I can not say enough great things about my stay at Fortunate Farms. This place embodies the spirit of Hipcamp: An amazing camping opportunity in a beautiful place facilitated by amazing hosts that leave you loving the outdoors and walking away learning something new. (In this case, farming techniques that are making a big difference!)

It was a tremendous experience that has me already planning for next years trip back to the farm. The hosts, Allie, Gowan, Ellen, Jef and the farmers treated us with great respect and always made sure that we felt welcomed and at home. It was nice knowing that our stay and presence was appreciated. It was also a fantastic experience learning how the farm operates and how much it is doing to advance farming techniques for the benefit of our climate and all. Not to mention that the produce grown on the farm is incredible and is a must have addition to your camp meal. Thanks, Gowan!

The campsites are situated in beautiful areas on the farm and provide privacy! Handcrafted and repurposed redwood signs on the property make sure you know exactly where to go. The communal barn is a great touch and is extremely beneficial for preparing meals on the provided stove. The camping experience was also wonderful. You get to fall asleep under an amazing star-filled sky and wake up to the sound of sea lions down on the coast. Yes, the coast is that close! Jug Handle State Reserve is a stones throw away where you can spend the day hiking, laying around on the beach enjoying the waters, or both!

Thank you so much to all at Fortunate Farms for the amazing experience. I can't wait to come back!

Tent set up among the Olive Trees at the Olive Grove campsite.Enjoying the sunshine at the beachA wonderful hiking opportunity can be found right down the street (walking distance) from Fortunate Farms at Jug Handle State ReserveYoga is held on Saturdays from 11-12 on the Farm! It is not to be missed!
Hipcamper Seth
Seth H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 14th, 2017

Fortunate farm is a working farm with a CSA. There are three sites positioned around the growing area. Under the avos is the first site and is best for vehicle sleeping. The other two are suited for tent camping because it's harder to park on level ground. The farm is beautiful and it's great to be there on Saturday morning because of the farm stand. They use beer brew castings for fertilizer, so be prepared for some persistent strong odors when they turn the compost piles. We really enjoyed meeting the renters nearby as our children were the same age.

Hipcamper Vanessia
Vanessia W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 22nd, 2017

If you are looking for a very quiet camping spot in a beautiful farm setting, this place is for you! We also enjoyed buying their home-grown produce directly from them, and cooking them in the communal barn in the evening. A true farm-to-table experience!

Saturday farm standEast side campsite
Hipcamper Emily
Emily M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 30th, 2017

Fortunate Farm is a MAGICAL place to stay. I would 100% recommend booking this property for the following reasons:
-Rustic farm with the cutest signs, vegetation, and campsites
-The barn is super cool, they have cooking supplies and utensils for guests to cook and hang out in
-Right across from the beach. We watched the sunset and it was fantastic
-Multiple cool campsites to choose from
-Really nice, spacious porta potty
-Farmers market and yoga on the weekends
-Friendly staff
-Beautiful farm!

GO HERE! YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

Hipcamper chris
Chris W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 21st, 2017

Fortunate Farm is very beautiful and quiet. It was nice to watch the sunrise over the farm and see the crops come alive throughout the morning hours with the buzz of the farmers, tractor, and resident dogs. The staff was extremely polite and the directions to our spot were simple to follow. I will certainly come back. Thank you very much for accommodating my son and I. This complimented our "boys trip!"

Hipcamper emily
Emily B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 1st, 2017

We had a great stay here! Allie was super welcoming and showed us around. Saturday morning there was yoga at 11am and a farm stand with fresh produce and flowers. We bought a bundle of kale for our egg scramble. Our camp area was in the east back corner. It was nice and secluded with a great view of the entire farm. The communal barn was a really great feature. We brought all our own utensils and cookware but it was great to be able to cook our food with the stove there. There was a perfect spot to eat our food just Around the corner from the barn that overlooked the flower garden. Saturday night all the farmers and workers on the farm had a bonfire and were super welcoming! I would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper patricia
Patricia S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2017

Such a gem!!! We booked one night and ended up staying for 2 nights because we loved it so much :) The scenery is so beautiful... With all the sunflowers and other colorful fields of flowers. We camped in the olive grove which was such s cozy spot. The barn with the coolking area was very practical. Everyone was very friendly. We couldn't believe how close we were to the coast too. Definitely want to come back!!

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
August 15th, 2017

This a great location and as other folks have mentioned, the fortunate farm folk are very nice. The best part is that you can drive across the highway and get to an incredibly beautiful beach in just a few minutes. However if you're not taking advantage of the farm stand or yoga or barn kitchen the site price is pretty steep. For three people all told its $97 for one night ($25 extra for a third person even though we had one car and one tent) to camp with access to a porta potty and no shower. So if you just need a nice place to pitch a tent this may not be the best option.

Awards

Best of 2018 California
7th place
Property
Fortunate Farm
State
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Country
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