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Red Wing Ranch

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· California
40 acres
3 sites
1 Lodging
2 Tent
This property is spectacular with views and great hiking! Learn more about this land: Imagine a place where the songs of red wing blackbirds fill the air.  A place where you can see as far as the ocean to the west, the mountains of Humboldt County to the north, the Mendocino National Forest to the east, and the mountains of Sonoma County to the south.  This is Red Wing Ranch.   While staying at Red Wing Ranch you will have the opportunity to walk on a section of the original stagecoach road, canoe in our private pond, watch the sunset over the Pacific ocean, and star gaze from what feels like a private planetarium. This is perfect for artists, writers, yogis, and those seeking the tranquility of off grid living. We have 40 acres of land with beautiful hiking in every direction. The accommodation includes staying in a 550 square foot wooden yurt with bamboo floors.  The building has a wooden stove and propane wall heat. We also have a fridge, stove for cooking and propane wall heater inside the yurt. There is a futon that sleeps 2 plus a kids size bed, but please bring sleeping bags or bedding.  You can also put up two tents next to the yurt for more sleeping. We have now added also an attached kitchen and bathroom to the yurt so we have an indoor shower and full kitchen! There is a detached bathroom with a maintenance free composting toilet and simple outdoor kitchen.  You will have access to cooking utensils and cookware, camp stove, and fire pit. There is a solar system so you have access to electricity and wifi. The drive from Willits is 25 minutes, with only the last 5 minutes on a dirt road.  You can do the drive in any car, unless the occasional snowy conditions.  There is plenty of parking next to the yurt for easy unpacking.. To access the coast you do have to go back through Willits and use highway 20.
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California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kristin F.Joined in May 2020
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26 ratings · 24 reviews
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Farhad M.recommends
January 23, 2023
Never ending views yurt
Kristins land is beautiful! Truly a magical place. Breath taking views! A hike around this majestic property is a must when you stay. The yurt is incredibly cozy with an awesome fire place and fantastic amenities. Lots of blankets and places to sit and decompress. Kristin and her family are also very thoughtful and gracious hosts. Kristin brought my partner and I extra blankets because it was a little chilly at night, without us even asking!
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Jim T.recommends
December 5, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
We had a great time camping at Redwing Ranch. We stayed at the hillside campsite, and would recommend that site if it's available. We weren't sure where exactly the pondside site was but we're confident the hillside site has better (amazing.) views and a bit more privacy, not that the pondside site would lack in either. Kristin met us there and gave us an intro to the property and a map. There is a camp kitchen and composting toilet by the pond available to the tent campers. I don't remember coming across this in the listing, but the road up to the ranch is doable in a 2 wheel drive vehicle with normal clearance, but is fairly rough. Once you get to the ranch, if you care to park up the hill near the site, I'd highly recommend a vehicle with higher clearance to get up there, and if you want to park at the site itself (we were sleeping in our truck) you will need something more like a 4x4 and should have someone spotting you. We'd go back for sure!
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Lindy R.recommends
October 3, 2022
Never ending views yurt
The sky at this campsite is breathtaking. We were warm and comfortable with the wood burning stove inside the yurt. Half of us decided to sleep outside under the stars. Bathroom is convenient and well appointed. Sink for washing up outside and stove and dishes were all very handy. We plan to come back. Thanks Kristin!
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Agnes B.recommends
September 8, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
I absolutely loved my camping experience! The sunset and stargazing views were stunning. I brought my pup on her first camping trip and she really enjoyed getting to explore freely, without all the restrictions of city life
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Keiko M.recommends
August 22, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
What a beautiful view, the sunrise and sunset were incredible
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Share L.
August 18, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
We had a wonderful time camping here. The campsite was well stocked with cookware for us to use and the waterless toilet was nice too! We loved having the pond and canoe to ourselves. Having a fenced in area made us feel very secure about letting our dogs off leash. Kristin was very nice, accommodating, and communicative. The only advice I would give to future campers is to make sure how to get to the campsite from the main road.
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Jonathan B.recommends
August 17, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Great campsite with a beautiful view and all the amenities you need. Would definitely stay again.
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Dmitry M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Great pleasant camp with gorgeous views, nice little pond with kayak, frogs and fish. Whole family loved staying there.
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Renee T.recommends
August 7, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Perfect for us
Our host were excellent, very welcoming and helpful. We wound up staying at the hill top site. View was spectacular! Constantly changing. We were on adventure motorcycles so we were able to ride right into our campsite. Watched the fog roll in and out like the tide while creating ribbons amongst the old growth redwoods. We enjoyed listening to the pack of coyotes howling while star gazing. Two nice size bucks strolled through in the morning while we sat drinking our coffee. A few things to know in advance… no shade and a bit rocky however it was easily remedied. We created a large canopy with our 10x10 rain tarp and some old wood.
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Dave R.recommends
August 7, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Tent camping with EPIC view!
Kristin’s camping spots are epic, such a beautiful view and welcoming space! The amenities of the bathroom and water for washing dishes is super helpful too! I highly recommend this location and it’s meditative and expansive views to the coast! I can’t wait to go back at different times of the year!
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Adriana V.recommends
August 4, 2022
Never ending views yurt
The yurt was an amazing experience. If you need somewhere to get away for the weekend and just get some zen time this is the place for it. Definitely sunblock as your super close to the sun. My dogs had a blast too just having so much room to run around and explore. And at night oh man are the stars an galaxy do die for. We will definitely be coming back again.
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Olivia L.recommends
August 3, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Panoramic view.
The views are worth the drive into the campsite. We stayed over looking the whole galley and stayed up watching a sky full of stars. Make sure you follow written directions over Google. Hosts are kind and very knowledgeable about the environment surrounding the property
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Jen W.recommends
July 28, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Kristin was a great host! The spot is out there a ways, but definitely worth the drive! Gorgeous views, quiet and peaceful! We will definitely be back!
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Sierra N.recommends
July 23, 2022
Never ending views yurt
Enjoyed the view and little lake, the perfect stop for our roadtrip
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Scott C.recommends
July 22, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
In addition to the spectacular views, the property is neat and tidy. Kristen is an exemplary host.
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Aya O.recommends
July 18, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
I absolutely loved this spot! The view was amazing, there was a fire pit, picnic tables, and beautiful hikes up the hill. The weather the night I arrived was super foggy and wet, but it cleared up the next morning. The area is fenced in so I could have my dogs run around without having to worry. Communication with the host, Kristin, was so great. She was kind, helpful, and definitely went above and beyond to make sure I was ok. I would absolutely come back!
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Michael/Vanessa B.doesn't recommend
July 6, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Lack of host communications
Unanticipated 30 minute drive from main road which was beautiful but could be a bit dicey for the wrong kind of vehicle on the mainly gravel road, finally found the road but no name marking on the driveway. No one around and no directions which site was where. No communications available with host so stood around for 40 minutes unsure and getting hungry at this point. Decrepit (occupied?) van parked nearby so felt a bit uncomfortable hanging out without setting up. I totally get the difficulty of communications up there but feel the host should have anticipated this and left info on a sign as to where to set up. Or asked us when we planned to arrive so she could meet us. We got a couple of pings from her but she never followed through - no calls when she said she would call and at one point, wrote us that hipcamp had double booked somehow. We did not stay and we’re disappointed in the whole situation. Worse hipcamp in our 12+ stays.
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Oriana C.recommends
July 5, 2022
Never ending views yurt
We stayed an extended weekend here and loved every minute! Kristin and Adam are excellent hosts and made sure we were well equipped for the weekend. The property itself is gorgeous and fantastic retreat into nature; there was only one other group and we did not feel at all cramped. The fly fishing class with Adam was so much fun and it was great to learn a new skill!
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Oriana C.recommends
July 5, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Beautiful sites and awesome host!
We stayed an extended weekend here and loved every minute! Kristin and Adam are excellent hosts and made sure we were well equipped for the weekend. The property itself is gorgeous and a fantastic retreat into nature; there was only one other group and we did not feel at all cramped. The fly fishing class with Adam was so much fun and it was great to learn a new skill!
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Richard C.recommends
June 30, 2022
Never ending views yurt
Gorgeous location. The property has amazing views. The structure is comfortable and clean but you’ll need to bring bedding or a sleeping bag. I would go back.
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Helen N.recommends
June 20, 2022
Never ending views yurt
Stargazing with the pup
We loved Kristin’s property!! It was so tranquil and peaceful! The yurt was very spacious, bigger than we initially thought. There’s a nice pond, outdoor fire pit, hammock, and incredible views! Our doggie loved it there! We would highly recommend. A couple of tips, there’s no actual bed but rather a pull out recliner. May be worth bringing extra padding if you want more cushion. Pack extra water and extra firewood. You can park your car right next to the yurt, which was super handy for loading and unloading! Stargazing at night is amazing so bring a nice blanket. Cooking s’mores over the fireplace was a delight!! Thank you Kristin for your kindness and hospitality!
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Zach Z.recommends
June 3, 2022
Pondside Tent camping
Safe and Enclosed Campsite
Great views and really kind hosts! They were really accommodating and had a beautiful place. I couldn't keep my dog out of the pond she loved it so much. It was really clean and she didn't smell afterwards.
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Nicholas G.recommends
May 31, 2022
Never ending views yurt
Incredible Yurt in Nature!
We absolutely loved staying in Kristin's yurt!!! Kristin and her family are super welcoming and accommodating and really want their guests to have the best time, and we definitely did! You can explore their land and property by following the fence line, walk the old stage coach road and relive some old California history, enjoy the pond via fishing pole or canoe with the variety of fish there! The views are spectacular in all directions and can see for miles from the coast to the mountains in Sonoma, and as the day ends, you get an incredible sunset looking out to the coast, but then the stars come out! We saw about 5 shooting stars in the span of 10 minutes looking just one way, and being out there longer, exploring the vastness of space was so amazing. It was so peaceful being out on their property with a fire pit, great cookware, and Kristin is very responsive whenever a question or concern (not that there are many) comes up to ensure you have an awesome stay. One of the days we were there, there was a lot of rain, and staying in the Yurt with the wood furnace made it extremely cozy and there are a variety of games and puzzles to keep you entertained from your own supplies too! We absolutely loved our weekend experience at the yurt, the views are truly never ending, and highly recommend it to anyone who comes across the property! "Camp" in style with the yurt!!!
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Kyle G.recommends
January 24, 2022
Never ending views yurt
Peace on Earth
The host is amazing! She is kind, friendly and welcoming. The property it’s self brings out a sense of tranquility. From the endless hikes to moon lit nights and of course the views, this place brings out a sense of one with nature. Highly recommend.
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