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Madrone Tree Hill
1146 reviews
· Camino, California
50 acres
31 sites
1 Lodging
26 RV/Tent
4 Tent
Camp under the stars in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This 50-acre family-owned property is located in the heart of Apple Hill. There are two streams that run through it, with a hill that separates them. It is a working Christmas tree farm that was started in the 1960s and now has many trees that are too big to fit in anyone's home but provide an unbelievable canopy for some of our campsites. Half the property is covered in a pine forest (with some secluded campsites) with the balance being Christmas trees, Manzanita brush, Madrone trees, and open areas (for larger group campers). There are trails throughout the property for visitors to enjoy. There is an Apple Farm across the street that makes the best donuts in Apple Hill! Less than a mile away is a farm brewery and there are wineries throughout the area. There is also a large lake nearby that is a favorite for local kayak and canoe enthusiasts (and some who enjoy fishing) since most non-locals don't know it exists.    As kids, my sister, brother and I all planted Christmas trees here. We planted and pruned trees for our father and never really appreciated the beauty of the property since all this place represented to us was work! (Unbeknownst to us, my Dad gave up the farm after a few years because he realized it took up too much family time.) Because of this attitude, I never even explored the property until about 10 years ago, 30+ years after the first Christmas tree had been planted. After doing so, I realized how diverse it was and what a gem it is since it is located right in the heart of Apple Hill with so many things to explore that are in the area. My Dad passed away in 2017 and I want to share what he started so that others can enjoy the beauty of what this area has to offer. Cheers to you Dad!
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Camino, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gordon H.Joined in April 2016
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
1722 ratings · 1146 reviews
Heather M.recommends
September 27, 2022
Site 15 - tents preferred
Apple Hill Happy
Love this property! This was our 2nd time. Gordon’s property is in the heart of Apple Hill. We enjoyed exploring the area and spent more time exploring the property’s many trails. A fresh hot apple cider donut from Rainbow Orchards across the street was one of many highlights!
Peter B.recommends
September 26, 2022
Hilltop Group Site
This was an amazing campsite! We had a ton of open space and the most privacy I've ever had tent camping. Definitely plan to be back.
Molly C.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 15 - tents preferred
Spot 15!
We loved Gordon's land and booked spot 15 for tent camping! Was super secluded and great for the pup we brought along. (15 was tucked away near spot 1 and 2 but could not see other sites and neither were booked just could hear some of the other sites which is fine. Unfortunately we were in the middle of a road trip so we arrived just as the sun was setting and had to leave super early so did not get to explore a ton but would definitely go back!!
Francesco C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 16 - RV or Tents
Very clear information provided by the host. Nice location.
Selenia S.doesn't recommend
September 25, 2022
Site 21 - Tents only
The site was too close to other campers, very Loud music from one of the campers, extremely disrespectful since we got there around 4:30pm until 9:45pm! Gordon was amazing he responded fast to my Inquiries.
Erin H.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 9 - Tents only
This campsite was super clean, quiet, and honestly one of the best places I’ve stayed!
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