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Salmon Creek Ranch

· Bodega Bay, Sonoma, California
400 acres hosted by John & Lesley B.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site · 5 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best treehouses: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Located within 45 minutes of the wine country and 2 miles from the coast, our property is 400 acres of rolling hills and redwood groves, with a creek running along its base. With miles of trails meandering through quiet woods and meadows, you will be able to revel in the tranquility of a private preserve, without sacrificing easy access to some of Sonoma County's most famous attractions. A hundred years ago, this land was used to graze sheep. Remnants of the old fence lines can still be seen in places, along with old cement troughs. Since then, the land has been left to its own devices, passing through many hands, most famously owned by two brothers in the 1980's who built a truly amazing tree house in the forest which has been featured in several magazine articles. It was revamped and updated in 2016 by a master craftsman, using fallen redwood logs found on the property and is now a unique structural work of art, available for overnight stays. We produce 100% grass fed, dry-aged beef on our certified organic pastures and have a store on site if you would like to purchase delicious steaks, ribs, ground beef for hamburgers or some roasts to take home. Our cattle graze on the native grasses, never grain, and drink only water produced from our own springs. We also raise Kiko meat goats and produce pastured, certified organic duck eggs on a commercial basis. Whether it's surfing at sandy beaches, award-winning clam chowder, a wine tour, horseback riding or a hot air balloon ride you're after, you won't have far to drive if you make our ranch your base camp. You may see a family of deer appear suddenly, or a few Scottish Highland cows which we allow to roam freely over the property. There are over twenty species of wild birds that grace this protected spot, so bring your binoculars! A portion of your fee goes towards protecting native flora and fauna as part of our private wildlife preservation program. A limited number of private, widely spaced camp spots are available for visitors. The Eagles' Nest Treehouse (mentioned above) is very isolated and you may or may not even be aware that there are other people within miles of you. For those who value nature, seclusion, quiet and the artistry of old growth redwood, this is the place for you.
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Bodega Bay, Sonoma, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Graton Rancheria, Miwok, and Me-Wuk (Coast Miwok) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by John & Lesley B.Joined in October 2015
3227 ratings · 1202 reviews
Li Xian K.recommends
December 3, 2023
Redwood Camp #1
I enjoyed our time there. This campsite is spacious and comfortable.
Mandi W.recommends
November 30, 2023
Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay
Beautiful treehouse, Nice Stay
John and Leslie were wonderful hosts. They gave really clear instructions on how to enter the property and were super responsive via text. Leslie took time to show us the features of the treehouse and I felt any questions I had were answered. As for the treehouse itself, I would consider it “more” than glamping as it is practically a really nice cabin built into a tree with amenities. The view is beautiful, peaceful, and location was very secluded. There is a campsite closer to the creek, but I did not see anyone pass by, except for John or Leslie tending to the treehouse. Everything was clean and the bed was very soft and cozy. The only ding I would add is to rinse off the windows of dust if possible to make the view of to the trees more clear from the inside. Bodega Bay is literally 10 min so finding things to do outside of glamping is very easy. We ate lunch in Bodega Bay and brought snacks. You ARE still glamping so some things to note are that the hot water runs out pretty quickly so plan your showering accordingly. The reception is pretty spotty, but I was able to get weak signal for data on my phone. I highly recommend staying here. Thank you John and Leslie for opening up the treehouse for guests. There are very few tree-houses of this caliber in the US and it’s very kind of them to let others enjoy it.
Grace M.recommends
November 27, 2023
Redwood Camp #1
This camp site was amazing! We enjoyed the beautiful property and got a good hike in! Highly recommend!
Rachel E.recommends
November 26, 2023
Creekside Camp #1
A beautiful, and quiet campsite surrounded by tons of trees! Easily accessible and the extra directions given by Lesley helped a ton when finding the campsite! Perfect for a relaxing weekend in Bodega. Would absolutely stay here again!
Marianne D.recommends
November 25, 2023
Redwood Camp #3
Gorgeous family adventure!
Site Redwood #3 - Beautiful site with large platform and fire ring. You wee provided a shovel, rake, fire extinguisher, and an ash bucket. There is a decent shared porta potty. Site three is quite private. All sites have access to hiking trails. We camped over Thanksgiving weekend with short days and cold nights. The site was shady all day making all the Redwood sites quite chilly. This would be particularly amazing for longer and warmer days. We hiked up to the sun and warmth. You must provide your own firewood and water and you need AWD/4 wheel drive to get to the sites. Our Toyota highlander with street tires worked fine but might have been squirrelly if wet/raining. Dick eggs were amazing! Highly recommend!
Molly And Eddie S.recommends
November 24, 2023
Creekside Camp #2
We enjoyed salmon creek. The creekside campsite was easily accessible, and beautifully nestled under some redwoods. The port-a-potty was clean. We also enjoyed walking up to the mercantile to buy some delicious duck eggs and sausage. Which we used for lunch on the beach!
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