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 past a s

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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.

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. 

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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 15ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Sam a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

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Terrain

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

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Hipcamper Corrie

Private and great for groups

Corrie V.
recommends this listing.
January 25th, 2021

The Olive Camp is a fantastic, private farm right in town. Its just this one site, so you have the property all to yourself. There's a large open field, a tree swing, and welcoming picnic table with a huge fire pit. Sam left a fire extinguisher by the fire and we felt very safe. We spent the night in our van and it was great to be able to drive right up to the fire. There is a porta potty a few hundred yards from camp. We didn't try the cold outdoor shower but I bet its great in the summer.

This camp seems like a work in progress, with big piles of debris around and a stage and cafe that are both falling apart and not usable. I really hope Sam fixes these up, they would be so cute and fun to use. The camp is in Novato, so you can hear highway noise and there are pretty constant planes overhead from a nearby airfield. If you're looking for a remote nature experience, this probably isn't the place for you, but if you're looking for a fun and easy getaway that's close to town amenities, I highly recommend it.

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Hipcamper Frank

Location and social distancing

Frank W.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2021

Sam is a very thoughtful host.

Hipcamper Ethan

Amazing spot!

Ethan E.
recommends this listing.
February 9th, 2021

Sam was a gracious host and his property is beautiful. I plan to stay hear again as soon as possible.

Hipcamper Marykay
Marykay S.
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2021

This was absolutely a hidden gem.....exactly what I was looking for. I have never been to Novato and I thought the Olive Ranch looked inviting. The night sky is amazing and there were wild turkeys walking through the orchard in the morning.
I enjoyed having a campfire and the peace and quiet.

Hipcamper litr

Good

Litr M.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2021

I have to say that it's a good camping experience. It's not far from the urban area. We can also experience the tranquility. It's not enough to just rest for one night. The fish pond in the back gives us a lot of joy. The host is very good. He answers all the questions positively and hopes to come back again.

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Hipcamper Shannon

Sweet paradise near home!

Shannon H.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2021

Truly a small piece of paradise, and within a stones throw of the Bay, this sweet 10 acre olive farm was the perfect place to gather with a small group of friends for a couple nights of camping. A huge fire pit was the centerpiece, but we had fun exploring the land, checking out the pond, and going to nearby nature preserve for hiking. You feel far removed from civilization but yet are jut minutes away from anything you need. Also being tucked back into a small valley, it’s very private. Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper malka

Simple, magical & spacious getaway!

Malka H.
recommends this listing.
March 4th, 2021

Olive Farm Camp was wonderful and the land is beautiful! It was quiet, very private, and spacious. Loved the fire pit, string lights, picnic table and access to a bathroom, and a couple solar battery outlets. One thing to note is it can be particularly windy/chilly at night because of the way the site is sort of in a valley-- so bring layers! Also, I recommend bringing a 5 gallon water jug to fill up potable water directly from the source down by the barn (or bring your own water) because the water hose up at the site doesn't taste very good-it tastes like plastic/hose.
During our time on the site we really enjoyed the small pond and appreciated that they provided canoes/kayaks to use- it was so fun! We also went on a lovely full moonrise hike at dusk on the many acres of land at the site and we saw dear, turkey, bobcat scat, woodpeckers, owls, and many wild medicinal plants while exploring. I only had to drive 35 minutes from home in the city, to feel like I was immersed in nature and serenity.
I look forward to seeing what the camp will look like as they rebuild more facilities soon, however, it was still perfect for my group, in its current state.
Grateful to Sam and his family for opening up this land to others!

Hipcamper Lorraine

Would 100% stay again

Lorraine C.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2021

I cant say enough great things about this space.
It's pretty close to being a perfect campsite.
✔️Great Fire Pit
✔️Clean toilet
✔️Outdoor Shower
✔️Strung up lights
✔️Sink & Potable water
✔️Pond & fun pond stuff
✔️Picnic Table
✔️Nature

I dunno if you could ask for more. Oh, wait.. a super responsive and kind host who has delicious olive oil made from the olives on the farm for purchase. ✔️
It was fantastic in early March and I look forward to coming back in the summer when I can take in more pond time. :)

Thanks Sam for opening up your space to us! I hope people take care of it and respect it so you keep allowing us to use it.

If you want morning & late afternoon light away from the camp overlooking the pond, this spot wasn't too bad.BYOB: Bring Your Own Ball... 
I didnt see one.. but next time....View of the stage (under construction) that apparently once hosted bands in a few infamous partiesAn amazing sink near camp to do dishes!
Hipcamper Ethan
Ethan E.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2021

This was the second time I’ve stayed at Sam’s place and it was just as good as the first stay! Magical place

Property
The Olive Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$130/night
1 Site