Hipcamp host Munro B.,
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This is good for an individual or couple for short or long stays. Nestled under oak and bay trees, it says cool and shady all summer.

The fire circle in front of the Lean-To is the only designated spot for campfires and the Host provides firewood.

There is a peaceful Balinese stone Buddha nearby and a meditation grove, perfect for morning contemplation or yoga.


This is good for an individual or couple for short or long stays. Nestled under oak and bay trees, it says cool and shady all summer.

The fire circle in front of the Lean-To is the only designated spot for campfires and the Host provides firewood.

There is a peaceful Balinese stone Buddha nearby and a meditation grove, perfect for morning contemplation or yoga. Bring your own mat.

There is a simple kitchen nearby for morning coffee or tea, but meal preparation takes place at the main kitchen and can be served at the picnic table by the Lean-To, if requested.

A tent site nearby is available for additional guests. The Campsite is only for overflow of small groups who rent the Lean-To. Ask about our 35% discounted price for a 6-night educational farm stay-work stay experience.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Hot tub available
No wifi
Laundry absent
No playground
Have a question? Send Munro a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out


Natural features you'll find at The Lean-To in California.


Redwood forest nearby



River, stream, or creek

Van Duzen river!


Self-reliant, permaculture with a variety of orchard, garden, herbs, berries, and animals.


Gated. Road is gravel and not suitable for large RV's.

Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Kelly

Great place to stay!

Kelly P.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2022

My partner and I had a great time at Munro's and would have gladly stayed longer if we had the time (we were only there for one night). The farm is peaceful and beautiful and we got a little tour of the garden and enjoyed some of the delicious fresh fruit. It's also a short walk down to the river for some lovely swimming - not only was it beautiful, but we had it all to ourselves! Accommodations are basic but comfortable. They had a composting toilet, which could have had a little more privacy but was ok for me. We had a shower with hot water and some frog friends. :) Be aware the road is pretty rough in one spot for a basic passenger car - we almost got stuck going up the hill on the way out but fortunately made it ok. Munro, Eloise, and the other people we met there were all very welcoming and we really enjoyed spending a little time chatting with them. They were also generous in sharing some fresh produce from the garden as well as a salad when we arrived and some tea in the morning. We also bought some of their canned goods and they were all delicious! My only regret is not buying more! Overall I would highly recommend staying at Munro's (and buying some goodies) as long as you are ok with the rustic conditions and the bumpy road.

Hipcamper Sheila

Dogs and goats and bears, oh my!

Sheila H.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2022

Munro is awesome, I felt like I was part of the family from the moment we arrived. We got there shortly before dark and so he helped us get settled with parking close to the lean-to and made sure we knew where everything was. That night the dogs were barking and I could hear them running around the lean-to. The next day, I found out there was a bear on the property, and the dog's fully protected us!!! The next morning we went swimming in the river and Munro invited us to breakfast of food that he mostly grew on the property, we added some food we brought and everyone ate together before we left for our next adventure. It was a really magical stay!!!

Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria S.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

The best sleep of our road trip! Really enjoyed wandering amongst the farm animals and splashing in the river. Excellent.

We didn't catch her name, but this cow was the sweetest.
Hipcamper Carlo
Carlo C.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2022

We loved this farm! Munro was a great and gracious host. The farm is tucked away down a windy dirt road, but when you get there you're greeted by an very cool assortment of little buildings, animals, and plants. Our dogs were fascinated by the turkeys, goats, and cows, and we loved walking through the vegetable garden and down to the river.

Hipcamper Erin

Awesome farm stay

Erin S.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2022

The farm is great! Munro and his friends were so nice to talk to, the land was awesome to explore and there’s so much to learn! Rumi is the cutest!

The Lean-To
Hipcamper Mike

Permaculture permacozy farm

Mike M.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

I wish we had more time to stay longer here in this little off grid permaculture farm!
Our car is a basic sedan, and in dry weather the last 1/2 mile of hilly dirt road was no problem to drive into. Our stay was wonderful. Munro was very kind and helped us arrive later than expected. We arrived after 12 hours of driving full of our personal stress and Munro was exceedingly accommodating, generous, comforting and went above and beyond to put us at ease. This farm is genuinely one of my favorite discoveries and I hope to return soon! The layout of the farm was like a cozy mini village. As a city person, the outhouse privacy curtain felt super minimal but this is true off grid farm life so it was to be expected. If you’re traveling through this region I would highly recommend this wonderful scenic farm stay.

The Lean-To
Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea W.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

Munro and Eloise are the best hosts!! The farm has a beautiful shower, a community firepit which we shared with amazing and fun people, multiple gardens, a clean kitchen and dining area, a sauna (!!!), two sweet doggos, and nice comfortable rooms with wood stoves.

We worked in the garden during the morning, went swimming in the river after lunch, feed the animals or do other work for a bit before dinner. Eloise is a great cook and the ingredients are all fresh from the farm!!

I can't wait to come back.

Our friends in the kitchenBreakfastFirepitThe team for collecting firewood, from left to right: me, Eloise, Juno, and Munro
Hipcamper Michael
Michael D.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

One of the best sleeps in sometime, cool breeze through the lean to; the dark starlight sky another treat.
So peacefully quiet — even with the chickens, turkeys! Inspiring to see/hear of the farm projects completed and yet to be. Especially Loved the Big garden and the produce out of it.
Only regret was such a short stay!
Michael & Sheila

Hipcamper Catharina
Catharina L.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2022

Me and my sister stayed 2 lovely days on Munro's property. He is a charming host who made us feel welcome and relaxed each minute we stayed there
He is very friendly, helpful, and likes to share his knowledge and passion about nature.
He made this world a sharing place.
For each of us.
This is a place you should visit at least once in your lifetime and you once you do I am sure you will want to come back for more

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