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We are a 160 acre off-grid, homestead located in the coastal mountains of Mendocino County, California's Emerald Triangle. We have been homesteading here since 1998 and have developed a lifestyle where we nourish the abundance that thrives here.
Bill has built the entire homestead, including our solar system, water system, roads, our orchard, our barn, our home, and each camp site.
We grow our own food in our CCOF organically certified gardens, make all our food from scratch and make our own medicine. We are legacy, personal
Cannabis cultivators and we have a "do it yourself" attitude towards life.
We are ready to share our lifestyle with others, as we host campers on Hipcamp.
We offer an off-grid homestead tour of our solar system, a garden tour, seasonal vegetables from our gardens, an encounter with our horses. We also offer our personally, hand-crafted, organic ice cream delivered to your site.
Our land is abundant with wildlife and guests are able to view the wildlife in their natural habitat. Our internal, dirt roads are private and provide for enjoyable walks and bike rides.
Back in the day, our land was part of a large sheep ranch. The Skunk Train was used by homes along the tracks for transportation and supply deliveries. Today, it can be heard daily on its journey along the tracks which run through neighboring properties.
The Pond Site:
We are delighted to share our lifestyle and to offer everybody a sweet, private spot in the woods next to our pond, where you can be free to explore the outdoors and observe the abundant wildlife in their undisturbed home.
We walk lightly on the land, and we expect our guests to do the same.
We are family friendly and have trails for you to explore the property and meet our horses. We also provide a tour of our off-grid solar system.
The pond site is located on a private, internal dirt road, which provides for absolute privacy. It's like experiencing an outback camping experience with the amenities of car camping. A clean outhouse, a spigot with cold, delicious mountain spring water, and a bi-level campsite with picnic table is at the site. A fire pit and second picnic table is located next to the pond for a delightful stargazing experience.
The pond is a healthy, spring fed ecosystem and quite refreshing on those hot days. It is big enough for small kayaks, paddle boards, and rafts too.
NEW 2022 Pond Site Addition:
We have installed a new fire pit this year!! Upon your arrival, you will find
complimentary, match-light firewood set up in the pit for a warm welcome to your site. More firewood is available for purchase throughout your stay. It is illegal in California to travel across county borders with firewood. Firewood often has insect eggs or larvae that can devastate a forest. Please refrain from bringing firewood purchased or harvested from outside Mendocino County.
The Best Rest Along the Way:
We have created a “self-contained” dry campsite along our main road that is van and truck camping friendly, and can take travel trailers max 16’ length. This site has no amenities and is intended to accommodate people who need a place to catch a rest without sleeping on the roadside, although many do like it as a bear bones campsite.
We are conveniently located about 10 min from the 101, for easy in-and-out access. There are lengthy internal roads and trails for unwinding and stretching your legs. Did I mention that town is less than 10 minutes from your campsite? If you forget anything, it is no biggie to run and get what you need.
Come check it out! The homestead has much to offer:
Eat from our organic garden, check out Cathy's handcrafted,Organic Insect Repellant.
We are cannabis friendly 🌱, we like a chill vibe, and if you get the munchies ...
Cathy handcrafts some delicious organic ice cream that we'll deliver to your campsite.
Off-Site Excursion Options:
- The Skunk Train 🚂 from Willits &/or Fort Bragg
- Ft Bragg/Mendocino Coast - Botanical Gardens, Kayaking Van Damm, Coastal Trail
-Jackson State Forest
- Montgomery Woods - Tallest Tree
- Blue Lakes
- Eel River
- Wine tasting
Willits, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Northern Pomo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Cathy & Bill B.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
76 ratings · 66 reviews
October 1, 2023
We had the best weekend at their campsite! It was so beautiful! Perfect setting and so clean. Cathy + Bill were great hosts and their homemade organic ice cream was DELICIOUS! We can't wait to come back. 1000% recommend!
September 27, 2023
We visited this site with 4 adults and 5 children under the age of 7. We had a lovely time hiking the property and playing around the large camp site. we would come back for sure! Hosts are very thoughtful and attentive.
September 25, 2023
Second year in a row, & will return
I absolutely love staying at the pond site. This beautiful little spot is tucked away where know one can see you with your own private pond with dock, picnic tables, fire pit, and old fashion outhouse. The views are amazing, whether it’s a crisp clear day, or foggy morning where a blanket of fog lays between the mountains. You won’t be disappointed, and the night sky offers the view of the Milky Way. Wildlife that I encountered this year included turkeys, deer including a buck with beautiful antlers, squirrels, woodpeckers, quail, frogs, skinks, and banana slugs to name a few. The sounds of frogs and crickets will soothe you to sleep at night along with the sounds of silence. The coast is a beautiful 45 minute drive through the redwoods to Fort Bragg. The town of Willits is a hop skip and a jump from the property so you can stock up on necessities or grab a bite to eat. You can also enjoy a train ride in both Willits and Fort Bragg and learn some history of the town’s and railroads.
I love knowing Cathy and Bill are there to answer questions, lend a hand or even make you some hand crafted ice cream. They are wonderful hosts with a magical place they call home. What a blessing to to be able to spend a week on their property.
September 14, 2023
A gorgeous setting with plenty of fresh water, shade if needed, a tidy latrine and plenty of peace and quiet. Personal greeting included a perfectly built one match campfire.
September 4, 2023
Great place and friendly hosts
Great location to break up a trip, just a few minutes outside of Willits. Cathy and Bill were wonderful hosts, making sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable at our campsite. Highlights included a tour of the garden and picking pears off the trees, meeting the horses and walking their beautiful property. They were very welcoming and friendly hosts. We’ll be back!
August 20, 2023
Everything was amazing! So beautiful and hosts were great! Can’t wait to come back!