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$27.50 per person per night, which works out to $55 for a couple (two people who are together). Kids 11 and under stay free. Morning Star Ranch is a working Thoroughbred horse farm nestled in the shadow of the majestic 7,000 foot Snow Mountain, located within the Mendocino National Forest boundary. Catch a small glimpse into ranch life. Reconnect with nature while relaxing by ponds and appreciating the rugged beauty which surrounds you. In clear weather, the star gazing is amazing! Take a guided tour of the horse barn and small petting zoo (goat and chickens) for the kids, if interested ask to make arrangements. . Your well behaved dogs are welcome here, although they must stay on a leash at all times. Camp fire wood is available for sale at the ranch when fires are allowed.
A friendly note to light sleepers, since this is a working horse farm, there
may be horses whinnying to each other occasionally during the night, and
often the bullfrogs around the pond can't resist singing a few songs after
dark. We also need to make mention that, like most of California, this is
rattlesnake country so paying attention to where you put your hands and
feet are important. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
The Stonyford OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) for motorcycles, buggies, etc. is just under 2 miles west of the ranch on Forest Road M10.
Take a hike or practice your rock hounding in the Mendocino National Forest, which yields some beautiful jasper rocks. Consult the Mendocino National Forest website for trails and details.
Close proximity (about 4 miles) to the historic Eastpark Reservoir (closed in Winter) for all your water sports, fishing and swimming.
Stonyford, Colusa, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Patwin First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lucinda L.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%
309 ratings · 161 reviews
September 5, 2023
Nice isolated ranch experience
Basic camping with no hot water on a beautiful ranch. Nocturnal frogs make noises but otherwise incredibly quiet. Hosts were very helpful and kind.
September 3, 2023
If you are a nature lover,i would recommend this place,so quiet,peaceful and our host owner was very friendly and helpful,they even come and check once in a while to see if we are okay and they are so generous in offering their boats,if you want to see their barns where the horses are…10 stars!!!
August 20, 2023
Wonderful stargazing night
Lucinda was a wonderful host! She had great communication and was waiting for us when we arrived. She even gave us a couple of small gifts (local honey and cheese), which we are currently enjoying. What a lovely surprise!
We camped for one night to watch the Perseid meteor shower and we got a beautiful show. The stars were stunning and the Milky Way was very visible out there. We stayed at #11, but since there were some trees blocking the north eastern area of the sky, Lucinda showed us where we could walk and set up our chairs to watch the shower. Overall she was very accommodating and a wonderful host. The campsite was exactly as described.
July 19, 2023
Best Trip Ever!
First, you will not believe the views and surroundings- like out of a movie! Then the beautiful horses! And last, but least, the most gracious and wonderful hosts you'll encounter, truly. Lucinda and Bruce made our stay so above and beyond....so helpful...so lovely...so mindful of every detail. A fabulous retreat to escape it all, be in secluded nature and wow....THE STARS....unreal. Just the best trip ever, THANK YOU Lucinda and Bruce!
July 10, 2023
Morning Star Ranch
So peaceful and hosts were friendly and welcoming.
July 5, 2023
Morning Star Ranch
Love this little collection of campsites nestled in between 2 ponds and shaded by Oaks. The views in every direction will calm and inspire you to explore. Lucinda is a terrific host - great communicator and couldn't be more helpful. This spot has a pin in it for us!