Hipcamp host Greg N.,
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You will be camping on a working ranch, vineyards, cattle ranch and winery. We have several locations but none of them are developed with hookups at this time. We have vineyard views, oak woodlands, a strawberry & black berry stand and a christmas tree farm that is open the day after Thanksgiving. We host weddings and other events. We have a tasting room and a redwood grove

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You will be camping on a working ranch, vineyards, cattle ranch and winery. We have several locations but none of them are developed with hookups at this time. We have vineyard views, oak woodlands, a strawberry & black berry stand and a christmas tree farm that is open the day after Thanksgiving. We host weddings and other events. We have a tasting room and a redwood grove picnic area. Forty five dollars of your Hipcamp fee can by applied toward a purchase of wine.

Follow Goggle maps to the tasting room at Nelson Family Vineyards which is open from 10 am to 5 pm. They will check you in, give you a map to the camp sites, and give you the gate code. The road to the camp sites is one lane with passing turnouts  but we encourage campers to wait to access the camp sites after 12 pm and and leave before 12 pm. When pulling a trailer with a hitch, vehicles need to be 4-wheel drive to access the camping sites.

We are the fourth owners of this property. The original owner, Don Juan Feliz called it the Sanel Rancho. Feliz transferred our valley to John Knight for services rendered after the Mexican American War in 1846 to regain the title to the Sanel Rancho from Congress. Leslie Crawford  purchased it from Knight's wife and later purchased several homesteads. The ranch has produced hops, prunes, pears, wine grapes, sheep and cattle at different time periods. Currently we raise pears, wine grapes, strawberries and Christmas trees.

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
8 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 65ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Greg a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 90%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Nelson Family Vineyards RV Camping in California.

Farm

Ours is a working cattle, vineyard, pear orchard ranch and christmas tree farm with a tasting room and a picnic area in the red...Read more

Ranch

The camp site is located on rangeland with cattle. They are gentle but its important not to disturb them so dogs are not allowed.

Driveway

The entrance is a graveled road. One portion has an 8% slope. Four wheel drive is advised for pickups towing a trailer

Mountainous

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

Our stay at Nelson Family Vineyards was wonderful from start to finish! Greg was very responsive from the get-go and gave us a ton of relevant and helpful information. Upon getting to the vineyard, the staff were lovely, and we sat under the redwoods and enjoyed some wine at golden hour before heading up to the campsite. The campsite has incredible 360 views of the valley, and is the perfect spot for watching the sunset. Campsites are spacious and private. We would absolutely stay here again on our next trip through Mendocino wine country.

Hipcamper Cecily
Cecily C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

We had an amazing stay at this hipcamp. The views from our camp were spectacular. We pulled into the wine tasting room with only 30 min to spare before closing and the amazing woman in the tasting room was so kind and gave us a few tastes and helped us pick out some wine which was so generous. Her friendliness was a great start to our evening, and all in all we had a great stay.

Hipcamper Michele

We had a lovely stay at the nelson

Michele M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

We had a lovely stay at the Nelson Family Vineyard. The views were amazing and it was quiet and peaceful.

Hipcamper ronnie

Relaxing rv site!!

Ronnie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

The place is beautiful and quiet. Rachel who greeted us at the tasting room was kind and very helpful. It’s great that the requests to stay for RV customers are reviewed before being approved. It keeps the guests limited to those who care about the property and enjoy their stay!! There were only a handful of RV guests, but everyone was very friendly. I initially thought there were more RV sites located on the hillside overlooking the vineyard, as shown in the site pics, but I misunderstood as I was informed that was for tents. It was hot when we visited, but we still enjoyed the stay and we will definitely submit for a request to stay in the cooler season! OOOHHH! and the cab reserve was excellent! Thank You Nelson Family Vineyards!!!

Hipcamper Derek

Relax in a picturesque vineyard

Derek W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2021

Our stay at the Nelson Family Vineyard was wonderful. We relaxed outside the tasting room sipping wine before we settle into our camp area which was near the vineyards. It was peaceful, picturesque and quiet.

Hipcamper Savannah
Savannah R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2021

Amazing wine, amazing views, cant wait to come back!

Nelson Family Vineyards RV Camping
Hipcamper Paul

Amazing, peaceful hilltop spot

Paul H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2021

What a beautiful spot! The Nelson Family really has an amazing location and carved out several spots for Sprinters and camping on a hill that is surrounded by vineyards and oaks. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed walking the hill and taking in all of the different views around sunset. The spot we picked had a few oaks providing shade which was great during the afternoon and during sunrise. All the spots that we saw could work for either camping of Sprinters. Super peaceful and with amazing scenery. The host Greg did a great job of directing us and made himself available for questions.

Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

Stayed in a shady campsite on a hill overlooking lush valleys and vineyards. Staff at the adjacent winery were incredibly friendly; its a great place to grab a wine flight! The campsite location is also conveniently situated close to the highway, making towns and other wineries minutes away. Of note, access to the campsites requires driving up a steep dirt road with some ruting, so a sturier vehicle is recommended. We towed a small teardrop trailer in a subaru and had plenty of space to maneuver through the grounds, but larger rvs or trailers should be cautious.

Hipcamper Sean L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021
Hipcamper Anthony W.
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August 10th, 2021
Hipcamper Christoph B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2021
Hipcamper Liz T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2021
Property
Nelson Family Vineyards
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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