Hipcamp host Elizabeth M.,
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The Cosmo campsite can accommodate 2-4 people in two small or one large tent. The Millie and the Peanut campsites can both accommodate 1-2 people in one small tent. The Pond campsite can accommodate 4-8 people in 2-4 small tents. 

Cosmo campsite: Named after Elizabeth's guardian llama Cosmo, this campsite is set in an old growth redwoo


The Cosmo campsite can accommodate 2-4 people in two small or one large tent. The Millie and the Peanut campsites can both accommodate 1-2 people in one small tent. The Pond campsite can accommodate 4-8 people in 2-4 small tents. 

Cosmo campsite: Named after Elizabeth's guardian llama Cosmo, this campsite is set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture.  You'll have the best views of the animals as they graze, and they might even walk right through your campsite in the early morning hours!  You can always help us feed them at 8"30 AM or 4:30 PM.   Don't forget your flashlight!

The outdoor shower at the bottom of the hill is communal and may be utilized by Cosmo campers. There is also a communal Coleman stove and a dish washing station but no pots and pans or utensils, except for a few long BBQ tools. The campfire is also communal and all campers may come and enjoy it until 10 PM. Please observe quiet time after 10 PM. Please totally put out the communal campfire at 10 PM, as my neighbors have complained about smoke from campfires beyond quiet time of 10 PM and we all want me to have happy neighbors. THIS IS A HIGH RISK FIRE AREA. ONLY THE COMMUNAL CAMPFIRE IS ALLOWED. NO PRIVATE FIRES ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON SHANTI OR IN ANY CAMPSITES. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PACK UP YOUR TENT AND LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU LIGHT AN INDIVIDUAL FIRE. Please meet and enjoy your neighbors at the communal campfire. We recommend all guests unload and then park below in the horse arena rather than near the yurt for the best feeling of isolation in nature.

A note about summer heat: The pond is rain fed only. It gradually dries out throughout the summer. In 2016-2020, it dried out almost entirely. Elizabeth discovered a six foot plastic dinghy at the bottom of the Enchanted Pond in 2016! It is important to note therefore that the level of the pond fluctuates with nature and cannot be guaranteed. 2020-2021 was a very dry year with meager rainfall so we can probably anticipate the pond to dry up early in the season in 2021. 

Looking forward to having you at the farm!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Some of the best biking in the world is right here: Coleman Valley Road, Willow Creek Preserve, Annandel Park.


Deep Sea Fishing available on the Pacific in 30 minute beautiful drive.


Troudt Farm nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cosmo Campsite in California.

Hot spring
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Forrest
Forrest B.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2018

Shanti Permaculture Farm is a great place to spend a weekend! The campsite was nestled under redwoods, so it didn't get too hot, even though we stayed on a 90+ degree day.

There's a great hammock and the animals are well cared for and friendly.

The only downsides to our stay were the proximity to some of the other campers and neighbors. Neighbors played 80s rock during the afternoons and fellow campers didn't all read the check-in instructions clearly, which left them honking by the gate for part of an afternoon.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on August 12th, 2018

Hi Forrest, Thank you for coming to Shanti. I really appreciate your suggestions and will implement them. If you experience any problems in the future with a future Hipcamp site, just let your host know. We are ll here to make sure you have a good time and are happy to serve you.

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher S.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2018

First time using Hipcamp, and it worked out perfectly. Elizabeth was a very friendly and accommodating host, and the Shanti Farm was very charming. Plenty of friendly animals and well built/kept campsites. I loved the hot water shower that was built into a hollowed out redwood tree. Only a couple miles from downtown Occidental and all Bodega Bay and Sonoma Coast activities are nearby. I plan to return to the Cosmo site again soon! Thanks so much!

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah H.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2018

The Enchanted Forrest Campsite is truly enchanted. It feels very private, the redwoods provide ample shade. We were visited by the chickens and the farm cat, watched the baby sheep grazing near by, and truly unwound from the city. Elizabeth was a great host, she helped us get settled and checked on us once to make sure we had everything we needed. It's only 6 minutes from town (Occidental) but you feel like you're way out in the woods. Great spot!

Hammocks come with every camp site!Rascal the cat is super friendly and snuggly.
Hipcamper erin
Erin C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 8th, 2018

Elizabeth was warm and welcoming, seems like the site is a little new. She would benefit from possibly making more bathrooms as there's just the one composting toilet for 5 little campsites (I think?) So waiting was a little frustrating. HOWEVER, the one composting toilet is amazing. The spiral sticks you see in the pictures is it. And for a composting toilet, its so lovely. Bring earplugs (I always do, and I was so happy I did) if you're not used to farm noises lulling up the hill bright and early in the morning - but I thought they were fun. Chickens, definitely a rooster, ducks, geese, BABY SHEEP! You can help feed them all am and pm if you're so inclined. You can also buy eggs from Elizabeth, made by the chickens who will undoubtedly wander through your campsite looking for bugs and snacks. There's no water to play in (besides the duck's pond), but the insects weren't bad at all. There's a hammock for every campsite (newly installed), for AMAZING redwoods viewing. All in all, I thought it was a great little jaunt into the woods for the weekend, just a few little tweaks and it would be just about perfect.

Hipcamper Willow

Amazing farm w/ some camping cons

Willow B.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2020

Ok, so first of all, this farm is AMAZING, and Elizabeth and her farm hand were both wonderful, and so welcoming! We had an absolute BLAST here when we camped 2 nights in April (pretty cold at night - pack your long johns!), and our 2 year old daughter is going to be SO disappointed the next time we go camping and there aren't any sheep or baby ducks to pet!

Just a couple down sides about camping here to note: while the listing makes it clear that the camp fire and composting toilet are communal among all the sites (there are 3 camp sites, one yurt, and one cabin available to rent on this farm), it was not that clear to me that both are *right next to the yurt* and are actually quite a hike (up a pretty steep hill) from all but one of the camp sites (the pond site - not the one we stayed at). When it comes to the campfire this isn't that big of a deal, except for that you kind of have to pack a bag with all the things you're going to need to cook dinner and hang out at the fire for the night when you head up there, otherwise you will be making a bunch of difficult treks up and down the hill for things! This is probably more of an issue for families with young kids.

However, the toilet being right next to the yurt felt like a bit more of an inconvenience IMO. First of all, of course you can just pee in the woods like you would at a regular camp site, but this is a food farm so it's not appropriate to do *more than* pee in the woods. That means making the trek up the hill every time you have to go #2, which shouldn't be too much of a problem.... But what makes it worse is that the toilet is actually like *right* outside the door of the yurt. You can see through the window into the yurt while you're sitting on the toilet. And I assume the reverse is also true.... so... yeah. It's a little... intimate with the guests staying in the yurt.

Lastly, as others have noted, the sound system in the yurt seems to be quite good, and the sound carries quite well across the farm - so if the yurt guests are playing music or being loud past the "curfew" than you will hear it in your tent. Of course you would encounter a similar issue in any public camp ground, and when it happened to us we just made the trek up the hill to the yurt and asked them to quite down, which they did promptly.

SO, in short, my advice is, Yes, stay here at Shanti, but RENT THE YURT IF YOU CAN! The yurt looked amazing when we peeked inside - I think it would be *more than* worth the money Elizabeth is charging to stay there. :)

Hipcamper Amber
Amber M.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2018

We LOVED our time camping at Elizabeth's Shanti Permaculture Farm. Elizabeth was incredible and very welcoming. We enjoyed getting to connect with her, her animals, and the other campers at the site. Thank you again, Elizabeth! -Amber & Connor

Hipcamper Rob
Rob D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
December 31st, 2018

Lots of farm animals and manure

Hipcamper Sarah

Great treat to stay at shanti!

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2019

I had a wonderful stay at the Shanti Permaculture Farm. Elizabeth was a great host, helpful and gratious. The farm is beautiful. There are many farm animals in a natural setting with Redwoods and other kinds of trees There is everything you need need, including a hot outdoor shower and stove. There is also an outdoor dining space and many hammocks scattered around the property. I am looking forward to staying there again.

Hipcamper Blake
Blake K.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

Nice redwood shaded camp sites with hammocks on a nice working farm. We got to feed the sheep and llama and brought home some delicious duck eggs. Easier to travel light because fire pit and bathroom are separate from camp site which is separate from parking. Elizabeth was super friendly and even fed my kids waffle breakfast...

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