Hipcamp host Sam B.,
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Very private camp on a small olive farm. Geographically close to highways and the town of Novato, Sonoma and Napa wine country, this camp feels remote and secluded. Only one camp on the property to keep it private and special. You basically have your run of the land.  We have just updated the land and made some nice improvements. Located on ten acres, you will drive p

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Very private camp on a small olive farm. Geographically close to highways and the town of Novato, Sonoma and Napa wine country, this camp feels remote and secluded. Only one camp on the property to keep it private and special. You basically have your run of the land.  We have just updated the land and made some nice improvements. Located on ten acres, you will drive past a small olive grove before reaching the spacious and open campground.

We have just renovated our old bar for use as a kitchen, tent pad or sitting area. Check out the new pictures to see what we've done! 

Just up the hill from the camp is a private pond where you can fish, take out a small boat or just sit and watch the birds. It can be great swimming on hot summer days.

This spot has been used by the family for decades and is now open to share with fellow nature lovers.

Just a note: While the majority of the time you can expect complete privacy, this is a working olive farm. From time to time you may run into me (Sam) or someone else associated with the land. We will always do our best to respect your space. 

***Update: 11/17/21*** Due to our early rain this year, I am currently allowing fires for the season. 

Please be aware that we are all living in a new fire reality in California. We are in the midst of a drought. This year's rain was almost non-existent. Because of these factors, I will be banning fires during wildfire season. Unfortunately, wildfire season just seems to get longer every year. Trust me, I know fires are a big part of camping. I grew up having campfires all summer long and wish this wasn't necessary but I'm afraid this is the new normal. Thanks for understanding. 

We have increased our number of campers from 10 to 12 because we suspected that people were bringing that many anyway. If you are planning on a large group, please just reach out to us so we can all be on the same page. If you think you may be looking at more than 12, we can probably work it with the right communication. We just don't like the surprises. Thanks!

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 15 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sam a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Olive Farm Camp in California.

Field
Suburban
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm

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Hipcamper David
David F.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2022

Host Sam was very responsive for a last minute trip. This is a unique, large, single, well-equipped campsite. The space can host a large fun group, or a just a single camper with their dog looking to relax. Oh, I'll be back. Pack it out campers.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole C.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2022

Sam's campsite was simply wonderful. We had such a wonderful time with our pups! Will hopefully be back soon :)

Hipcamper Yvonne
Yvonne T.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

This was our first Hipcamp and we had a great time. We didn't meet Sam but he was super responsive to any questions and concerns. It was during the Labor Day heat wave so we didn't stick around the campsite during the day, but it was pleasant in the morning and late afternoon/evenings. I appreciated the huge open space, the sink, and lights! Thank you, Sam!

Hipcamper Ron
Ron B.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2022

Great place to camp. Large spacious site, string lights provided ample lighting, very close to town, but felt secluded and private. Sam is a great host and responsive to any questions. Will definitely be coming back.

Thanks Sam!

Hipcamper thomas
Thomas C.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

Everything was great, looking forward to coming back. Really big area, lots of things to explore & really nice relaxed atmosphere. Thanks again Sam.

Hipcamper Julia

My new favorite place to camp!

Julia D.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2022

We had such an awesome camping experience at the Olive Farm! Really enjoyed the privacy the camp provides… no screaming kids, no generators humming or annoying yahoos camping right next to you. The place is absolutely beautiful and easy to get to. Even though it is not far from home I felt very much one with nature.
The best part about the private property was that we were able to bring our dog camping for her very first time. She is terrified of other dogs and cannot be anywhere that off-leash dogs can approach her so she had the most amazing time ever and now I don’t want to camp anywhere else.
Sam is a wonderful host and he answered all my questions before we booked the site (mainly questions about the security of the property from other dogs) and once we got there he was readily available via messaging and was happy to hear we were enjoying his property so much. You can really tell the space is very special to him and he takes great care of it.
My favorite part about the site is the sink with running water in the beautiful outdoor kitchen. We glamp and I said to the hubs, “finally, I get an open-concept kitchen with an island!”
I highly recommend this site to anyone who is ok with an outhouse that is a bit far from your camp site.
We will be back!

Who knew she would be such a happy little camper! Thank you, Sam!!!Longtime listener, first time caller!We went in the boat on the pond and got our feet wet off the dock but didn’t go swimming because it was in full sun all dayBring shade…it gets full sun from 9am to 4pm in the summer
Hipcamper Megan

Private, golden setting

Megan T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 18th, 2022

Pros: Private and accessible, cute setting and gorgeous oaks. We weren't aware Hip Campers can use space towards the barn (where toilet and shower are) but you can! Cons: some traffic noise, and more golden than green showed in the pictures due to drought, plus pond is questionable for swimming.

Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on August 29th, 2022

Hi Megan, thanks so much for your stay and comments. I wish the land would stay spring green all year too! By June, this part of California always turns yellow and golden. Good point though, campers should know what to expect. As for the road noise, you're right that you can occasionally hear some of the louder vehicles on the road like trucks and loud motorcycles. I see it as the price we pay for being 'so close, yet so far' away from civilization. Thanks again for your stay and hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff A.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

Very private and peaceful retreat surprisingly close to the urban area. If you want to be alone outdoors in the bay area to enjoy some peace and quiet, this can not be beat. Pack it in and pack it out. Leave it better than you found it. What a find!

Hipcamper Louis

Best spot around.

Louis V.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

What can i say that i haven’t already? I love this place.

Awards

Best of 2022 California
3rd place
Property
The Olive Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$140/night
1 Site

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