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Lucky Penny Laytonville

99%
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· California
4 acres
4 sites
3 RV/Tent
1 Tent
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 & 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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Hosted by Hillary K.Joined in July 2020
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81 ratings · 86 reviews
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Liza Marie D.recommends
September 28, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
Family Friendly Camping
This campsite was absolutely perfect for our first families camping trip with friends. Hillary hosted us 6 adults, 3 babies/toddlers, and 2 pets with warmth and grace. Whimsical touches, modern conveniences, and games/toys/books were abundant. The fully stocked outdoor kitchen was amazing! Hillary shared pears, tomatoes, and garlic from their farm. We purchased some freshly laid eggs from her coop. The composting toilets were clean and didn’t assault the nose like a porta potty might. The outdoor showers were spacious, private, and with hot water. There was some poison oak in the area, which Hillary expertly pointed out to us so we could avoid. But honestly they have done such a stellar job clearing most of the plant and what remained were visibly marked as off path. Geiger’s market was just a minute drive from the campsite and had everything you might have forgotten to pack along with good produce and deli selection. An employee at the store gave our little a ones balloons! So precious. And the drive in was not windy at all, something our little one must have appreciated given his tendency to get car sick with those tougher routes into the woods. We would love to return to Lucky Penny for future camping trips!
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Alissa S.recommends
September 27, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
Very peaceful and quiet. Sites were quite a bit away from the main house and outdoor kitchen and showers. Great hosts. Very accommodating and hospitable. No real easy access to coast. Very twisty, curvy, narrow roads to get there and took over an hour.
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Tait J.recommends
September 12, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
You wont get dirt on you!
They put wood chips down in the camp sites, so you are walking around on that and not dirt! The outdoor shower was one of the nicest showers I have had to date! Host was great. We rode our bikes to town a mile or so away...there was a sidewalk the whole way so we were not in the street. Would def stay here again.
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Shannon M.recommends
September 12, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Hillary’s place was so magical! Everything was wonderful and Hillary was super welcoming! The kids loved the chickens, toys, and the short trip to the swimming hole. Amazing and convenient location for camping with kiddos. I loved the outdoor shower and kitchen.
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Amy C.recommends
September 5, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Great time with three kiddos (ages 3-9). They loved picking fruit and visiting with the chickens, kitties, and lovely hosts too. We loved the outdoor kitchen and relaxing atmosphere.
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Sina M.recommends
September 3, 2022
Under the Madrone (Max 10 campers)
These people are amazing!
Amazing amazing amazing. What a wonderful place and such a wonderful host.
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Virginia P.recommends
August 24, 2022
The Orchard
Eclectic camping
Our stay at Lucky Penny was a pure joy. Our amazing hosts, Hillary and AJ, welcomed my husband and I upon our arrival and ensured we had everything we needed for a comfortable, enjoyable evening. Thank you! The property itself was so much fun; Quirky, artistic, and beautiful, this Hipcamp is a perfect choice for those seeking to unwind and relax in a comfortable, wooded setting. It’s evident that the hosts put a lot of thought and love into the design of this Hipcamp. From the garden areas to the fire-pit, to the outdoor kitchen and shower/bath facilities, Hillary and AJ have done a fantastic job of turning their land into a lovely paradise. My husband and I loved exploring the grounds of Lucky Penny. A photo opportunity seemed to await each and every turn of the head. Finally, the location of Lucky Penny was perfect for my husband and I. A picturesque, forty minute drive through a redwood-lined forest and we were right on the coast. Also, a gorgeous, local swimming hole was found about ten minutes down the road. Thank you for sharing your Hipcamp with us, Hillary and AJ. It was genuine pleasure meeting you two. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lucky Penny and would certainly recommend it to our closest friends. .
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Rosemary E.recommends
August 17, 2022
The Hidden Grove
Hillary was the most responsive and welcoming host, and maintains one of the best sites I’ve experienced. The facilities were all so helpful and enjoyable, the location was perfect and getting to enjoy nature alongside the friendly cats and wild blackberries was an unbeatable experience.
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Ynana Rose Z.recommends
August 9, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Great glamping!
Lovely property. Outdoor showers, no smell composting toilets, outdoor fully stocked kitchen, blackberries, a hammock, lots of room. Oak, madrone, fir, pine. Great place for small groups. We were just 3 people, tent & van camping. Peaceful, feels safe, easy to find, lots of nature adventures close by.
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Laurie L.recommends
August 7, 2022
Under the Madrone (Max 10 campers)
Great for Black Oak Ranch festival
Hillary’s forest campsites just 5 miles south from Black Oak Ranch Was perfect for our Thursday night stay before the Days Between festival celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead! Hillary gave us the tour and made sure we were comfortable before leaving us to our privacy and enjoyment. There’s a full kitchen available with everything you need to cook, just bring your food. Hot showers and a place to hang out with others camping. We loved our stay and will come back before other festivals we attend at the ranch thanks Hillary!
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Jessica B.recommends
July 28, 2022
The Hidden Grove
Great spot! Beautiful!
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Clarissa V.recommends
July 28, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
I loved tent camping on Hillary’s land, we ended up on campsite with lots of privacy and surrounded by trees/shade. The outdoor shared kitchen is wonderful, my group made and ate most of our meals there with the roaming chickens and cats to accompany us. Hillary is a great and friendly host, I hope to be hosted their again :)
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Kira T.recommends
July 17, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Quiet and serene
Really sweet and quiet spot in the woods. Only saw other campers when they were on their way to the kitchen, otherwise you're totally secluded. Loved the really creative buildings, the toy area, kitchen, cob oven, and outdoor shower. Would absolutely stay again!
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Linda K.recommends
July 12, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
Amazing Hipcamp! Loved how quiet our spot was and the wild animals that we spotted (a deer and a coyote or fox). Composting toilets were non smelly, showers were warm. Their kitchen area was well equipped but we had our own set up and didn’t use it much besides filling up on water. Hillary was very welcoming and we bought some of her chicken eggs (amazingggg). There’s lots of fun spots to explore onsite too. It’s about an hour to Fort Bragg if you wanted to visit the coast, doable scenic drive through some winding roads. Also there’s a well stocked general store nearby. 10/10 would recommend.
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Lauren L.recommends
July 12, 2022
The Hidden Grove
Hillary was an amazing host! Incredibly responsive, warm and polite. She was available when needed and also respected the camping experience. The grounds are wonderful with lots of amenities while maintaining the quiet, serene experience of camping. I would highly recommend The Hidden Grove and staying with Hillary! We can't wait to go back!
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Alexa T.recommends
July 10, 2022
The Orchard
We had a great time staying here! The campsite was plenty big and the toilet was very close to the campsite. The kitchen area has everything you need!
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Sylvia A.recommends
July 4, 2022
Under the Madrone (Max 10 campers)
Beautiful spot—woodsy, calming, and perfect environment for families. Hilleary is an amazing host. We immediately felt at home and she was a wonder with the kids. Definitely will return!
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Kathleen K.recommends
July 1, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Hosted was very helpful. The spot was just what we needed. Thank you
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Susan S.recommends
June 30, 2022
The Orchard
Superb sites in Laytonville
This location has several camp sites and all are superb. The hot shower, full outdoor kitchen, and assorted amenities are all clean and in great shape. The hosts are so friendly and there if and when you want them. You’re close enough to town to have dinner out if you want, too. Thank you Hillary.
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Mark W.recommends
June 28, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
A great spot in the woods less than a mile from Laytonville. Very well-thought out with compost toilets, kitchen, sink, and showers. Very private.
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Nichole W.recommends
June 27, 2022
Under the Madrone (Max 10 campers)
Easy Access, great spot for a night
We stopped over the day before The Kate Wolf Festival looking to get a head start to the entry gates in the morning. Easy to find. The host was super nice. Little café nearby for morning breakfast and coffee in Laytonville. Great little spot. My truck camper fit alright, bit snug fitting through a leaning madrone. The site is right on the entry road, you can see the neighbors on the adjacent property. I imagine late night shenanigans are not appreciated. Not a private feeling site. The other camp sites weren't to close. Rustic composting toilets, I didn't mind one bit. My mother wasn't to keen on the set up. I definitely lifted up the lid before I sat down. lol. Nice view of the forest from inside. lmao. Loved the flowers on the table, nice little extra. Tons of Poison oak all around the site and climbing up the trees. Not in the camp but surrounding camp. You would do well to keep a close eye on your dogs and little ones. I wouldn't want to stay here for more than a night. Just a great in-between spot if you are going from point A to point B. They had a nice little hang out spot. I didn't make it down there, but they had a bunch of amenities and places to get cozy and hang out with the cats. I'll definitely be back next year. Thanks!!
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Brooke M.recommends
June 18, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
Woods in the Valley
Wonderful experience! The host was the sweetest… fresh cut wild flowers on our picnic table when we arrived gave me a little tear of joy!
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Robert K.recommends
June 17, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Northwoods camping
Great place to camp; quiet, grass, flowers, big trees! Outdoor showers were hot and outdoor kitchen was so cool. Hillary was great.
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Laura P.recommends
June 13, 2022
The Orchard
Was a great place, cute and fun. Very nice areas... fire pit, showers and outdoor kitchen. I would love to come back! Hillary was super sweet and made our stay wonderful.
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Kevin O.recommends
June 13, 2022
Happy Go Lucky (Max 10 campers)
Wonderful adventure!
It was amazing staying at this campsite. Hillary and AJ are greats hosts, warm and welcoming! The campsites are well laid out and taken care of, sturdy tables, fire pits, and even fresh flowers! Our little one loved the cats and chickens. We hope to get to stay here again in the future!!
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J. Peter C.recommends
June 9, 2022
The Hidden Grove
Actually, I did not stay there because I got completely confused by the web interface, ending up in an entirely different place about 40 miles away. Hillary was wonderful about the error and did not charge me. That’s why I would recommend her to anyone - she is kind and honest.
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Francis V.recommends
June 7, 2022
The Orchard
Hilary and co. were excellent hosts! Great spot! Perfect balance of camping but with some modern amenities. We fortunately got a tuck away spot further into the woods and due to 24 hours of rain, able to have a small fire pit outside our tent We were also able to gather some eggs from the chicken coop to make breakfast in the outdoor kitchen.
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Brett F.recommends
June 6, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Easy to get off the high way. Beautiful private campgrounds that were spread out just enough
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Grant K.recommends
May 16, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Love the layout of the Stage In The Woods. It was windy on the drive all the way to Laytonville, but upon arrival the wind lay down. Love the rustic wooded outhouses scattered about; super clean and composting-centric. Love the kitchen arrangement, too. I used site #5; it was flat, so was perfect for my SUV and rooftop tent set-up. Hillary wasn't in town, but met her mom, who gave me a quick tour of the facilities. Yet, Hillary maintained close contact via text msgs . promptly. It was hot, 81°F, when I unpacked, so it was a relief to use one of the solar-powered stall showers afterwards. Though the water was cold at first, the warm water soon arrived. My dogs enjoyed exploring the grounds. The poison ivy didn't bother them at all. Will definitely visit again. One of the best of the Hipcamp sites I've visited so far. Thumbs up!
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Brandon S.recommends
April 7, 2022
Stage in the Woods (8 ppl max)
Beautiful spot with fantastic hosts! Highly recommend!
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