The Grove (5 total) campsites are located near the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad bed on a family owned working ranch in coastal Northern California. The camp sites are nestled in a pasture and grove of mixed Eucalyptus, willow and cypress trees. The sites are perfect for tents or camper vans, there are no hook-ups for RVs (the access to the camp sites also prohibits long ve
The Grove (5 total) campsites are located near the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad bed on a family owned working ranch in coastal Northern California. The camp sites are nestled in a pasture and grove of mixed Eucalyptus, willow and cypress trees. The sites are perfect for tents or camper vans, there are no hook-ups for RVs (the access to the camp sites also prohibits long vehicles). There is access to a composting camp toilet. The ranch itself is 300 acres of rolling hills pasture, with hilltop views of the Estero Americano valley. The Grove is home to many varieties of raptors and other birds-providing excellent bird watching. Seasonally there are blackberries to fill your containers, and some hiking. The sites are subject to some road noise, as we are right on Hwy 1. We are mere minutes from the quaint towns of Valley Ford, Tomales, and Dillon Beach, and a short drive from Bodega, Bodega Bay or Marshall, Pt. Reyes Station and Inverness. Nearby attractions include: Sonoma Coast beaches, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, coastal hiking trails, local farm-to-table eateries. Inland attractions include: redwoods, wine tasting, Russian River activities and so much more. Specifics about these campsites are: They each come with a picnic table (#1,#2, has a checkerboard painted on it-bring checkers or chess!)The grounds are a working ranch, so there is variations of the soil- some lumps and bumps and general natural state of a pasture v. a groomed lawn. There are certainly level places for tents and camper vans. The ranch borders Hwy 1, so there is some degree of road noise. Traffic usually dies down mid afternoon, and isn't too much of a disturbance. There can be however, some heavy weekend traffic during the day with car clubs and motorcycle riders enjoying the coastal highway.
The Grove Sites #1- #3 are on this listing site#4 and site#5 are their own listing.
*The Friendly Gray Cat's name is Boots! *
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We are on scenic Hwy 1, with access to many nearby road riding and trails.
Within "spitting distance" of Tomales Bay, Bodega Bay, the Estero Americano, and the Russian River
Same are boating options, see local rules for availability.
Many Neatby parks and open spaces with miles and miles of hiking. Some on-site hiking is available.
Point Reyes Seashore is an excellent and nearby option for horseback riding.
Similar to boating option.
Depending on the wind&weather, the wind sports are numerous to be found on our local waterways.
We are less than 10 miles from many numerous beaches, and less than 20 from the Russian River.
There are A LOT of birds here.
Natural features you'll find at The Grove in California.
Places to see near The Grove of Hands Full Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This was a lovely place to stop for an evening. There was a little bit of road noise but it died down during the nighttime considerably. I slept like a baby and really enjoyed that the camp area is gated which created an extra level of security. I stayed in spot 3 and it was very easy to level out my Jeep for camping. I took a look around and spot 4 would definitely be the most private. The outhouse was very clean and was a nice amending for the a more remote experience! Lastly, I surprisingly had great cell service!
Practically perfect in every way.
We really enjoyed this spot! Easy access to Point Reyes, Bodega, lots of places!
There’s actually a good amount of distance between sites and they are situated with natural barriers like trees. Strategically park your vehicle and it’s pretty private.
There’s also access to go through the farm gates to pick blackberries in season and walk way up to the top of the hill for a wonderful northerly sunset view.
We enjoyed quail, doves and the screeching of owls at night.
We stayed in a very level site 3 and were happy as could be. 😊
Nice stopover or place to stay if w
Had a nice stopover on a Friday night in site 3. By 7pm the other 4 sites had people as well. Site was great for my campervan, and composting toilet was suprisingly nice. The traffic on the road by the campsite is more than i hoped for, but it died out by 9pm and didn't bother my sleep.
Lovely proximity to nearby beaches, towns, and trails. We enjoyed our time staying here and even explored the property in the fog which was a cool experience. Saw quail and multiple great horned owls. Would recommend earplugs due to proximity to the highway and people propensity to rip down it.
Seriously enjoyed the amount of open space. Took a long stroll in the morning through the hills on the property and got back to our spot right as the the fog was burning off. It’s on a fully operational farm and right next to highway 1 so picky punks might not be able to enjoy because of very little road noise or when it doesn’t smell exactly like the eucalyptus trees that are on the property and has a little farms smell. Loved everything about this property
Pasture style camping by the coast.
Easy place to get away and have access to the coast.
Camp is clean and bathroom (outhouse style) is better than most public restrooms! Overall a good experience.
Thank you Anna for having us!
Sites are well spaced out and can be made somewhat private by how vehicle is parked. Road noise during the day was more than anticipated, which was the only draw back. Loved hearing the owls hooting. I'd return again.