September 4, 2022
Looking forward to next time!
I loved staying at Cathy and Bill’s Pond site. It was an amazing experience. The peacefulness is worth it all.
My first morning in the tent I got to watch momma and baby deer come through camp. I watched them for an hour or so climbing on the hillside eating.
A couple of days later it was flock of wild turkeys came through about 20 of them.
The pond was so pretty and full of frog’s that sang me to sleep every night.
The stars at night are incredible and you can see them so clearly, unlike trying to view them from the city.
If you are looking for someplace to get away from it all and enjoy nature, this is the place!
Mari Liis P.recommends
August 28, 2022
It was a wonderful experience… so much solitude in being the only campers on site. Beautiful star gazing at night, and it was a delight checking out all the frogs in the pond. Very grateful for the hosts in all their flexibility and kindness.
August 15, 2022
All that and a bag of chips
So much awesomeness at this spot. Stayed here last minute and was able to check in about an hour after the request. Greeted with a friendly smile and shown to a picture perfect campsite that we had all to ourselves. Took advantage of the homemade ice cream and devoured the chocolate walnut in no time. Slept better than I did my entire trip out under the valley live oaks that stayed about 10 degrees cooler than the open picnic area. Absolutely loved the property, the hosts, and everything that they offered. I will be back. That’s a promise. Until next time
August 14, 2022
Amazing campsite with amazing views. Cathy and Bill were great hosts. Very nice and private spacious site. Very clean outhouse! We will definitely stay again.
July 27, 2022
Drop dead gorgeous site with such welcoming hosts! Be sure to enjoy some of the homemade ice cream…
July 12, 2022
You have the whole place to yourself! Well, other than sharing w a family of deers. The layout is really well done. There are definitely enough space for two families with total privacy. One site is totally exposed (great for night sky), the other is shaded. Borge have its own picnic table.
The pond is an eco paradise. I suggest you put away your devices and just sit on the dock listening to various species mingling w each other. That’s the best meditation you can have.
We spent the 4th there to visit Willits Frontier Days. So the location cannot be more ideal. 10 minutes to the cutest town that’s undiscovered by the winery snobs. Only 2.5h away from SF, we will definitely return for a long weekend. Next time we plan to explore the western forest
July 6, 2022
Come to this site simply because Cathy and Bill are some of the nicest and coolest people you will meet. Be prepared for some fabulous views and homemade organic ice cream made by Cathy. You might even see a family of deer including a young fawn like we were able to do.
June 8, 2022
This is an awesome place to stay! Cathy and Bill are wonderful hosts, and I definitely recommend checking out Cathy's ice cream. The campsite is nice and secluded and has beautiful views of the area. Definitely a great place to see wildlife like birds and deer, or go stargazing. I had such a great time here and definitely recommend it!
May 27, 2022
Your side of the mountains
Great view sitting on the side of a mountain.a pond bullfrogs and birds deer and baby fawns Stars light up the sky plenty areas to camp fire pit looking down on valley and most important Cathy + Bill are the coolest
May 23, 2022
Total wildlife immersion!
Cathy & Bill have done a magnificent job creating a campsite immersed in mother nature. They are at your beck and call but leave you alone to enjoy their land. They even deliver Cathy’s excellent homemade ice cream and their organic herbs & produce to the campsite on your schedule. The pond ecosystem is incredible. The reeds and pussy willows attract so much wildlife. If you are into bird watching this is your nirvana. About 250’ from the pond is the tent site in the shade of the trees which offers another whole ecosystem to watch. Then there are the deer. I stayed May 19-22, 2022 and was privileged enough to observe a fawn feeding from mom about 30’ from me, like I said, immersed in mother nature. You do have to be quite but that is easy since this is the only campsite. The fire pit is next to the pond and is the best place to stargaze, especially after the fire goes out. The gravity chairs lean all the way back for a show better then most planetariums. The outhouse is very clean, well-appointed and maintained. Nothing scary here. It even has a beautiful solar night light. The spring water spigot again is well maintained and appointed. The water taste awesome so I used it for cooking as well as cleaning, no need to bring potable water. There are predators but I was very careful with keeping everything locked up. The only predators I observed were the raptors flying overhead which was OK with me since I was by myself. I cannot recommend Farm to Family’s Tent Camping enough.
May 16, 2022
Absolutely loved it here! So beautiful and such a nice and well maintained campsite! Will definitely be back!!
Overall it was a really beautiful campsite and the owners were super friendly and great at communicating. I would not recommend going when it’s super rainy or if your car doesn’t have four wheel drive because we could not get our car up to the campsite a few times because of how muddy it was.
May 6, 2022
Away from it all!
I was greeted at the gate and then led to an outdoor oasis. The property was well maintained. I’d like to keep most of it a surprise for you as it was for me. My favorite part was the sounds and sights around the pond.
Would like to venture back there again and try the ice cream next time.
April 10, 2022
The site was amazing and i had plenty of space! Cathy and Bill were great, and i loved the ice cream. I would definitely go back next time i want to call in the area!
April 8, 2022
Great spot for a small group!
Very welcoming hosts and a great campsite. We enjoyed a fire in the fire pit and had some cool wildlife interactions as well. Great spot.
April 3, 2022
Great secluded campground, with a private pond, chirping birds, and beautiful views.
The firewood was a great touch!
October 19, 2021
Cathy and Bill made our weekend in Mendocino one of the best car camping experiences we've ever had! Not only is their property beautiful, the campsite they've constructed is well-maintained and thoughtfully appointed. On top of that, Cathy delivered homemade ice cream for my partner's birthday (delicious!) and we were able to take home with us a huge bounty of greens and tomatoes from Cathy's garden at a super reasonable cost. Words don't do justice to just how wonderful our visit was. I hope to come back soon and share this slice of heaven with friends.
October 18, 2021
Best camping of cross country trip
Very private, clean camping in absolutely beautiful countryside . Cathy and Bill are wonderful hosts and great people. Quiet with abundant wildlife. Well located for hiking or seashore trip. My experience was 100% positive. I’d go back and will be back...
October 10, 2021
I’m not much of a camper but my son has been asking to go on a regular basis. Cathy and Bill’s place was so nice that I might be a camping convert! They were amazing hosts, greeting us and super responsive (not to mention phenomenal ice cream). We all slept really well, set up on their laser leveled site, with zero slope or bumps. Even the toilet was nice! Cathy and Bill have put so much thought and care into every aspect of their place and it shows. Highly recommend.
October 4, 2021
Wonderful hosts; delicious icecream
Kathy and Bill are wonderful hosts! I opted for the horse and pygmy goat encounter, solar tour, and the ice cream. I loved every moment and truly enjoy the little campsite they've developed. This is a great option for anyone wanting to learn more about off the grid lifestyles or just wanting to get away. You'll be close to Willits and I encourage you to check out their wonderful downtown.
October 1, 2021
Cathy & Bill are amazing hosts and we loved how the campsite was such a cozy spot in nature. We even saw lots of cute deer, a young black bear, and a coyote! We also took a wonderful tour of their off-grid homestead and met their lovely horses and pygmy goats. They've definitely inspired me to learn more about homesteading. I highly recommend staying here!
October 1, 2021
It was awesome! Greats hosts and great campsite!!
September 29, 2021
Nice campsite - definitely isolated. it should be made clear that the road to the spot is dirt with minimal gravel at the entrance. So if it's raining, which it was for me(heavy rain), this road is difficult to access without reassurance of 4wd.
My experience is probably different than most since it was pouring rain the whole time, but i did see a family of deer, and really nice sunrise through the clouds in the morning. The outhouse is nice, and the site itself was well built and did not flood at all.
September 20, 2021
The place was great with a lot of thoughtful touches. The outhouse view with the lavender inside, the spring fed water, the lantern on the table, and the pond! The peacefulness was soothing. Bill and Cathy were attentive hosts even jump starting my truck! The ice cream was tasty too. We will definitely stay again.