Hipcamp host Hillary K.,
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Hillary has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

IMPORTANT: Nightly rate is for up to 4 campers. If you have a larger party, click on the drop down menu to indicate the number in your party. There's room for up to 8 campers.

Camping made easy with HOT SHOWERS and a large, FULLY OUTFITTED OPEN AIR OUTDOOR KITCHEN!!: sinks, refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, toaster, blender, espresso machine, coffee grinder, dishes, u


IMPORTANT: Nightly rate is for up to 4 campers. If you have a larger party, click on the drop down menu to indicate the number in your party. There's room for up to 8 campers.

Camping made easy with HOT SHOWERS and a large, FULLY OUTFITTED OPEN AIR OUTDOOR KITCHEN!!: sinks, refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, toaster, blender, espresso machine, coffee grinder, dishes, utensils, pans, cutting boards, etc. All equipment stays in the kitchen so as to be available for everyone. The foods you find in the space belong to others and should not be taken! THIS IS A SHARED WORK SPACE. LEAVE IT CLEAN AND CLEAR OF YOUR POSSESSIONS. Because the kitchen may only be used by one family at a time, please do not eat in the kitchen. as that makes it unavailable for other campers and residents. 

EASY TURN AROUND: Your big vehicle will easily fit here at campsite #1. We have an 80' turn around at the end of our road to make access super easy! 

LIBRARY OF TOYS, BOOKS, PUZZLES, AND GAMES. Around the property, there's plenty of cool forest shade, a park like lawn, and a sunny meadow. Find yourself a cozy spot on a sofa under the trees or in a hammock with a good book from our library. There's always a jigsaw puzzle out on one of the picnic tables by the pizza oven. We’ve got badminton and croquet, just ask. Enjoy looking at the stars through the telescope, just ask. Each campsite has a picnic table & benches.

Outlets to CHARGE YOUR PHONE and DEVICES.Good WIFI in several places in town (1 mile).

Please NO FIRES during Fire Season. CHECK WITH HOSTS about whether fires are currently allowed. Fire MUST be completely extinguished before you go to sleep at night. Firewood available for purchase. SMOKERS, please be super careful!

We are powered by the sun and quenched by the fresh water from the well. Fruit trees and extensive gardens dot the property. Feel free to pick a piece of fruit.

We're in a wooded country neighborhood where lots of folks have dogs, so you might hear some barking and see some neighbors. Very occasionally we see a dog off leash. We ask that you keep your dogs on leash at all times, as we have cats & chickens and our neighbors have small children. 

A note about private property: Our property is not all fenced. The side boundaries follow the lines of the fencing up by the house. The end of out property is marked with a sign along the our road. Please respect our neighbors' privacy. We encourage you to enjoy the forest, but do be aware that there is poison oak. If you don't know what it looks like we can show you.

Please arrive between Noon - 8pm. Text us your estimated arrival time and then when you're 15 minutes out, let us know you're getting close. Please try to get here by 8:00pm. However, you can prearranged for a late arrival in "Extras." We are flexible about check out time, if we do not have other campers arriving for your site. Just ask.

We are flexible about cancelations. If you cancel 24 hours before check-in time (1pm), you get a full refund, automatically. Cancelling with less than 24 hours notice? We will refund you as follows: A booking of 2 or more days, you will be charged for only one day.

Lucky Penny Laytonville is a thriving multi-generational family home and campground dedicated to music, art, gardening, cooking, and family fun. Just 3 sites on 4 acres!

Mendocino County guidelines regarding Covid-19. 

-Those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 can camp with friends and family who do not live in the same household. Note: Your hosts are fully vaccinated. 

-Otherwise, it's one stable bubble per campsite. Per Mendocino County Health Ordinance, stable family bubbles must be from the same household, living unit, or Household Support Unit and are limited to 8 total guests including children per campsite. 

- If guests exhibit elevated temperatures or other COVID-19 symptoms during their stay, they and the rest of their group will be asked to leave and quarantine for 14-days offsite.

-Campers must remain at least 6’ from Lucky Penny residents and other campers not in their bubble when in common areas regardless of vaccination status. Masks to be worn when distancing is not possible. Campers not complying with physical distancing and mask rules will be asked to leave without a refund.

-All guests are required to wear face masks when in areas where six-foot distancing may not be possible per County Facial Coverings Order dated July 1, 2020. Fully vaccinated guests can go without masks only around others in their own group. Guests not complying with mask wearing rules will be asked to leave without a refund.

-Please utilize hand washing stations or hand sanitizer when using the toilets and water spigots. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Laundry present
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Hillary a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Lucky Penny #1


Prearrange for a Late Arrival

If you know you'll need to arrive after 8pm, this Extra is for you.

Add to trip


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lots of lovely swimming holes 15 minutes away. The coast is about an ocean away.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lucky Penny #1 in California.


One hour drive.


Park like lawns for croquet, badminton, And playing catch. Lots of sunny and shady places to hang out.

Swimming hole

15 minute drive.


We're new here. Just getting the garden started. Up next chickens.


We have a long private road where it's super easy and safe to park and a big 80' turn around.


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Hipcamper Robin

Refreshing stay in the woods.

Robin M.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

I really enjoyed the hospitality of the Lucky Penny! Laytonville is a funky, fun, welcoming place. I walked the neighborhood a lot because I was traveling with a four month old pup who has tons of energy. The campsite was clean, the kitchen well equipped and the Ravens, squirrels and birds mesmerizing to watch. I will come back, hopefully with a group because this HIPCAMP seems the perfect place for friends to camp and hang out together.

Hipcamper Josh
Josh A.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2021

Great place, friendly and considerate host. Looking forward to next stay.

Hipcamper Clayton
Clayton H.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

Had a great time at Lucky Penny #1. Has everything you would like while camping. The Shower was the big surprise for me. It was great.Hillary met me coming in, told me where everything was, and I could look around the property. Trails are easy to follow. Kitchen looks great. Lots of different places to rest or read a book.

Plenty of room at camp.Kitchen has everything you need for cooking breakfast & dinnerLucky Penny #1
Hipcamper Suki

Enchanting rustic retreat!

Suki O.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2021

Lucky Penny is an oasis of beauty and fun! We were so grateful for the rustic, bohemian, welcoming vibe! I would especially recommend this place if you have a small kiddo. Hillary has a game/toy/library closet stocked to the brim with fun activities for young kiddos and adults alike. Hens and kittens were a JOY for our kiddo to hold. The outdoor kitchen is so welcome after being on the road and setting up and taking down the kitchen every day. The outdoor warm shower is a true delight. And Hillary’s collections and artful displays are enchanting to say the least. We look forward to making this a regular stop on our way North or South.

Succulent collection. Composting toilet!Outdoor shower bliss!Lucky indeed.
Hipcamper Emily

Great experience!

Emily G.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

This is an awesome camping experience. The site is so beautiful and has wonderful unique feature. Hillary is an excellent host. We would absolutely come back for another stay!

Hipcamper Avery
Avery C.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2021

Very welcoming and lovely campground. The outdoor kitchen was great! It had everything needed and then some.
There was a great selection of boardgames and books as well as plenty of space to hang out and play them.
We really enjoyed our stay.

Hipcamper Lyn
Lyn C.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

Great spot, really comfortable environment. The outdoor shower is fantastic, the outdoor kitchen made for a great and easy morning routine.

Hipcamper Angelina
Angelina B.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Wonderful amenities! Warm showers, beautiful outdoor kitchen to cook in, lovely spot! The hosts are doing their most to make camping comfortable.

Hipcamper jason
Jason R.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2021

great outdoor couch on a deck for viewing Perseids

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