Hipcamp host Brenda Y.,
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Campsite #4 is called "Skyview" and has the best view for stargazing.

Our campground overlooks a beautiful valley and the Berriessa Ridge Mountains..  There are camping decks as well as cushy camping spots directly on the ground for those who want to "ground."  The campground has stunning views towards the east—mountains with a sweeping valley view in the foreground fr


Campsite #4 is called "Skyview" and has the best view for stargazing.

Our campground overlooks a beautiful valley and the Berriessa Ridge Mountains..  There are camping decks as well as cushy camping spots directly on the ground for those who want to "ground."  The campground has stunning views towards the east—mountains with a sweeping valley view in the foreground from pretty much every camping spot.  Outrageously great sunrises and sunsets, as well as moonrises!  Great place to watch meteor showers!!

The outdoor community kitchen and fire ring is available for use, complete with refrigeration, triple sink with running water and plenty of dishes to use.  Outdoor shower with hot water and great pressure, as well as an outdoor claw-foot bath tub in the woods, clean well water with NO CHEMICALS ADDED!  Lovely if you are used to city water with chlorine. 

Community Farmhouse has access from 8am to 9pm for wifi, showers and bath, reading library, and just hanging out by the fireplace or swamp cooler.  Generally there are guests and volunteers year-round, which makes for interesting visits since these folks come from all over the US and abroad.

This is a working permaculture farm and you will encounter chickens, beautiful gardens, and interesting projects in progress, including several sculpted cob structures and a small pallet house made from award-winning design plans, and coated with gorgeous earthen plaster over cob.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Walk to listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Brenda a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours

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Natural features you'll find at Sky View Campsite @ Golden Rocks in California.

Hot spring
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Ethan
Ethan H.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

Brenda's farm was relaxing and refreshing! Everyone was friendly, fun spots to hike / swim nearby, and her dog Buddy was a cutie.

Hipcamper John

Middletown fun!

John B.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

Don’t just go to Napa, go a little bit north and experience Middletown and Hidden Valley!

Easy and comfortable tent platforms for a level nights sleep. Listen to coyotes, turkeys, roosters and horses. See the stars and enjoy the Northern California farm stead.

Nice level platformsTent viewMiddletown coffee!  Excellent!Middletown grocery
Hipcamper Amy

Off the beaten path "rustic" vibes

Amy S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 1st, 2020

We enjoyed staying here primarily for the location, amazing sunrises and general quietness. Brenda and her son were lovely hosts, and really went above and beyond when our rental car needed a jump start! Buddy was an excellent watch dog, very cute and sleeping near our tents to watch out for rogue coyotes and deer!

Although it's great to have a fridge, stove and running water in the communal kitchen, it's overall definitely on the more rustic end of the camping scale compared to some other permaculture farms we've stayed at, and I think that is reflected in the price. Luckily we were the only ones here for most of our stay as the other pitches are quite close by. The compost toilet was really grim... We didn't use the outdoor shower opting to go to the hot springs nearby instead - which I'd highly recommend! But on the positive side, stargazing and clean air was great.

FYI The road to get to this site is very rough with lots of potholes (and wild deer/turkeys roaming!) so would advise arriving before dark. We managed in our compact car fine, but you gotta take your time, and trust Brenda's directions (not GPS!)

Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 13th, 2020

Had some mixed feelings about the site overall. Felt as though the photos were a little misleading. The sites are all named differently but are all located in one area. It's pretty much an open plot with 5 planks to pitch your tent. There was a communal outhouse, fridge and kitchen area. Due to fire safety we were required to cook within this space. This would be okay in normal circumstances, but during covid made me a little uneasy.
Brenda was very friendly and provided nice suggestions of where to hike/chill during the day. I was very happy to get off the campsite and find some secluded space since there were 15 or so people crammed into this space.

Hipcamper Annie

Happy hippy site!

Annie L.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2020

Nice little slice of hippy beauty off the beaten track. There were a few hiccups with water pressure but there was cute tub outside and a working outdoor shower. Certainly more rugged than glamping, but that’s the way I like it! The stars were absolutely gorgeous!

Brenda was a sweetie and had great eggs and greens for sale. Buddy the dog slept next to my tent and protected me from deer in the night. Make sure to have Brenda tell you about a nearby secret waterfall, it was a real treat!

Hipcamper Brenda
Response from Brenda, the Host, on June 27th, 2020

Thanks for staying with us Annie, come back anytime!! I'm super happy that you enjoyed your stay <3

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Hipcamper Rue

Blue big sky and mellow vibes

Rue M.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

I was so thankful for sweet Brenda and HipCamp overall to help me and my honey find a secluded camping location in a favorite part of California. The days were very hot as expected for this time of year, so our host’s suggestions to connect with local waterholes was on point. We visited nearby Hidden Valley Lake. The evening time was really the most special, as the stars were popping everywhere out of the big night sky! We stargazed for hours!

Hipcamper Morgan

Our new favorite spot!

Morgan W.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2020

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this campsite. We felt very at peace surrounded by nature and were stoked with the view of the Berryessa Mountains. Seriously, the view is breathtaking to have right outside of your tent! There are lots of notable places to hike and explore nearby, making this an excellent spot to post up. Brenda was a super friendly host, and also gave us space and time to ourselves. What struck us the most was how quiet it was - we didn't hear a single airplane during our entire stay! Oh, and the place was easily accessible by our Toyota Corolla. We will be back!

Sky View Campsite @ Golden RocksLoved the community kitchen!
Hipcamper Laura
Laura G.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020

This was a great little camping getaway. And Brenda was a gracious host.

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Hipcamper Stephen

Amazing starlit sky

Stephen C.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2019

Great camping and beautiful views of the stars and sunrise. Would recommend 10/10.

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