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Lucky Penny Laytonville

· Laytonville, Mendocino, California
4 acres hosted by Hillary K.
3 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Hillary is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
Lucky Penny Laytonville is a thriving multi-generational family home and campground, dedicated to music, art, gardening, cooking, and family fun. Just 4 sites on 4 acres! Camping made easy with a FULLY OUTFITTED OPEN AIR OUTDOOR KITCHEN and HOT SHOWERS (not available in the coldest times of the year when pipes freeze). Kitchen includes sinks, refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, toaster, blender, espresso machine, coffee grinder, dishes, utensils, plates, pans, cutting boards, etc. If there's something you need and can't find it, we'll bring it out from our kitchen in the house. LIBRARY OF TOYS, BOOKS, PUZZLES, AND GAMES. Around the property, there's plenty of cool forest shade, a park like lawn, and a sunny meadow. Find yourself a cozy spot on a sofa under the trees or in a hammock with a good book from our library. There's always a jigsaw puzzle out on one of the picnic tables by the pizza oven. We’ve got badminton and croquet, just ask. Enjoy looking at the stars through the telescope, just ask. Each campsite has a picnic table & benches. Outlets to CHARGE YOUR PHONE and DEVICES. Wifi in several places in town (1 mile). Please LIMITED FIRES during Fire Season. CHECK WITH HOSTS about whether fires are currently allowed. Fire MUST be completely extinguished before you go to sleep at night. Firewood available for purchase. SMOKERS, please be super careful! Fruit trees and extensive gardens dot the property. Feel free to pick a piece of fruit. We often have extra fresh eggs from the chickens, so just ask. We're in a wooded country neighborhood where lots of folks have dogs, so you might hear some barking and see some neighbors. Very occasionally we see a dog off leash. We ask that you keep your dogs on leash at all times, as we have cats and chickens and our neighbors have small children. Please respect our neighbors' privacy. We encourage you to enjoy the forest, but do be aware that there is poison oak. If you don't know what it looks like we can show you. Please arrive between Noon - 8pm. Text us your estimated arrival time and then when you're 15 minutes out, let us know you're getting close. Please try to get here by 8:00pm. However, you can prearranged for a late arrival in "Extras." We are flexible about check out time, if we do not have other campers arriving for your site. Just ask. We are flexible about cancelations. If you cancel 24 hours before check-in time (1pm), you get a full refund, automatically. Cancelling with less than 24 hours notice? We will refund you as follows: A booking of 2 or more days, you will be charged for only one day. Mendocino County guidelines regarding Covid-19: We follow the current State and Local Covid regulations. All hosts are fully vaccinated. Masks are no longer required outdoors. More than one group can use the kitchen and other communal areas at the same time, but please be respectful of others who wish to maintain distance from other campers. We want to keep vulnerable folks safe and comfortable here at Lucky Penny!
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Laura R.recommends
September 25, 2023
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
Amazing location- beautiful outdoor kitchen and everything on the grounds has so much love and thought put into it- what a place! My family and I had a wonderful time and our kids loved exploring. We can't wait to come back. Thank you so much Hillary!
Serena D.recommends
September 12, 2023
Under the Madrone (Max 10 campers)
I planned my camping trip last minute, and it couldn't have gone smoother. Directions to the property were very clear, and Hillary was so very welcoming and kind. Their land and home are beautiful - I'm very much looking forward to my next trip out there!
Rachel L.recommends
September 4, 2023
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
We had a great time at Lucky Penny. You can tell that a lot of care and thoughtfulness went into this spot. Being our first time camping with young children, all the special touches like the toy and book shed, fruit picking and the chicken coop were a huge hit. This is a great place for families and we’d camp there again. The hosts were friendly, informative and very responsive.
Jamie E.recommends
September 4, 2023
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Lucked out at Stage in the Woods
Had an all girls trip this Labor Day weekend and spent two nights at the site called Stage in the Woods at Lucky Penny. Out of the four sites at Lucky Penny, Stage in the Woods was the site closest to the outdoor toilets, showers, and communal kitchen. This was our first time ever camping at a spot that had a communal kitchen that had most everything utensil/pan/pot-wise you needed to cook as well as silverware, plates, and cups/mugs. Clean up was easy with the two kitchen sinks with running water that was sourced from their well on the property. We all agreed the best part about this weekend girls trip was the kitchen. Talk about spoiled for the next camping trip! A must experience to experience.
Andrew J.recommends
August 29, 2023
The Hidden Grove
Great stay, would definitely go back. The outdoor kitchen and shower were great comforts and the hosts were so nice. We loved the night stars and nature sounds.
Kelley O.
August 7, 2023
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
The hosts were very kind, but the location of our campsite was challenging for our family of 7 (mom with 6 kids). The only running water was a trail walk away and I wasn’t crazy about that for hygiene reasons. Two of my kids also complained of a strong weed smell that made them uncomfortable and irritated. I have no idea idea where that was coming from. The property has several cute cats and a really cool outdoor kitchen with lots of cookware. The showers are outdoors and you must take your trash away. I think this place is great for people with fewer young kids or who have more camping experience than we did. Finally, I think my review would be a bit higher if the price were considerably lower and we had been placed in the lower campsite closer to the water and kitchen.
Laytonville, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Northern Yuki and Cahto First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Hillary K.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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