Welcome to private tent camping and small camper van parking amongst the redwoods one mile from Mendocino Village. Get back to basics…join us on the last remnant of California’s wild frontier. We offer three private campsites for tent camping (you bring the tent) or camper vans and small RVs (your total combined vehicle length - tow vehicle + trailer - must be no more than 2
Welcome to private tent camping and small camper van parking amongst the redwoods one mile from Mendocino Village. Get back to basics…join us on the last remnant of California’s wild frontier. We offer three private campsites for tent camping (you bring the tent) or camper vans and small RVs (your total combined vehicle length - tow vehicle + trailer - must be no more than 20’ or you might get stuck getting in here, then you’ll be in a fine old pickle.) I provide the land and the trees, you provide everything else you need from tables and chairs to flashlights and bug repellent. The campground is close to town yet very private.
My sprawling, 1.25 acre Mendocino property is beautifully situated in the redwoods. Washer and dryer is available as is WiFi (remember, if you don't connect to WiFi you won't have to answer any messages.) Facilities are an extremely well maintained porta potty (hey, it's camping!) Sorry but Smokey says "no campfires” and there is no guest shower to enhance the experience of ‘roughing it.’
I'm here to offer any help as needed during your stay. I want you to have at least ‘quite a pleasant time,’ at best ‘a life-changing experience’ while visiting the coast. I've lived here for twenty-something years and can give you information about places to hike along the headlands, trails to discover in the forest plus all the local gossip. We can also discuss Mendocino's days as a lumber town in the 1800s and 1900s, its counter culture links to the back-to-the-land movement of the late '60s and early '70s and whether today ‘the old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born.’
Two minutes west of the campground is the once frontier town of Mendocino with restaurants, a well stocked market, art galleries, wine tasting and an eclectic mix of urban and rural types. Five minutes east of here is the wilderness of Jackson State Forest with tens of thousands of acres of forestland and wildlife and the inherent risks associated with both. The Mendocino coast offers kayaking, river canoeing, equestrian trail riding, pot growing, places of historic interest, spiritual eccentricities, aging hippies living in cabins in the woods and miles of public land for hiking and biking. You can also just sit quietly under the trees and stare blankly into the distance.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
2 stables nearby.
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It was the perfect campsite! Private remote feel, yet very secure. Might never stop car camping if I could replicate this everywhere. Richard was an outstanding host!
Richard was the consummate host - welcoming, easy-going, helpful with suggestions for exploring the area, and all around a great guy. The location is just as he describes and an easy walk, bike, or drive into town. This spot was exactly what I was looking for as a mixture between escaping the city but also having easy access to the conveniences and attractions of Mendocino. Highly recommend.