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The Olive Farm

· Novato, Marin, California
10 acres hosted by Sam B.
1 RV/tent site
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Excellent Group Site! We only host one group at a time so you can be with your family and friends in a large, flat and private space. We listed the site for up to 12 campers but feel free to reach out if your group is bigger. The land was originally purchased in the 1980's. Since then, it has been used by four generations of the family as a place to gather, relax, camp and even celebrate. I had my wedding on the property in 2010. For a few years we held an annual music festival with the very inventive name of Samapalooza. Up to 400 people would attend the day filled with live music, food and drinks. You will still find the stage and bar we built as an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Around 2008, my father and I planted our first olive trees. Many have been planted since which has gifted the land the timeless sense of purpose it deserves. My father dedicated his last years to tending the young trees and now I have taken the mantle to carry the farm forward. 'The Property', as it is known amongst family and friends has always been a place to camp. I have sat around the same fire ring for decades, rain or shine. I hope that fellow hipcampers can find the joy that my family and I have experienced here. This is a very private camp on a small olive farm. Geographically close to highways and the town of Novato, Sonoma and Napa wine country, this camp feels remote and secluded. Only one camp on the property to keep it private and special. You basically have your run of the land. We have just updated the land and made some nice improvements. Located on ten acres, you will drive past a small olive grove before reaching the spacious and open campground. We have just renovated our old bar for use as a kitchen, tent pad or sitting area. Check out the new pictures to see what we've done! Just up the hill from the camp is a private pond where you can fish, take out a small boat or just sit and watch the birds. It can be great swimming on hot summer days. This spot has been used by the family for decades and is now open to share with fellow nature lovers. Just a note: While the majority of the time you can expect complete privacy, this is a working olive farm. From time to time you may run into me (Sam) or someone else associated with the land. We will always do our best to respect your space.
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Novato, Marin, 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 Sam B.Joined in January 2021
228 ratings · 179 reviews
Emily L.recommends
December 4, 2023
Olive Farm Camp
Great combination of off grid and city. Even though you’re 5 mins from Trader Joe’s, once you’re in the campground you feel completely isolated from city life. It took several communications to figure out how to operate the string lights but Sam was quick and responsive. I went with my dog, and ticks are everywhere. She is on a preventative but doubly make sure before your fur babies are tick free before leaving! Campground is also not far from Sonoma county, so definitely head there for some delicious wineries! Thanks Sam for the stay!
Emily K.recommends
November 27, 2023
Olive Farm Camp
We had such a great time at this camp. It was the perfect spot, less than 30 miles from home, to test out camping with our dog and vintage travel trailer for the first time. I was sold based on other reviews highlighting what an ideal spot it is to test out camping with an anxious/reactive dog, and it was indeed — but worth noting that it is still a wild area with neighbors in proximity and paying close attention to our dog kept everyone safe, as there were deer, turkeys, a coyote, and off-leash dogs (from a neighboring property I assume) that wandered through our site. Our truck and trailer had no problem getting up and over the incline to the campsite, and Sam is a very responsive host. All in all, loved our stay and definitely hope to return again, either solo or with a group of friends.
Taira K.recommends
November 27, 2023
Olive Farm Camp
Second time here. Amazing space, easy to get to, quiet, perfect for hosting a fabulous dinner. Will be coming back again and again. Hoping price doesn’t change once the nifty looking cabin is finished!
John C.recommends
November 25, 2023
Olive Farm Camp
We had an amazing time at this campsite. It was clean, peaceful, spacious, and very lively with the amenities. Sam was an amazing host who had great communication and very helpful when I had questions at his site. We will definitely be back again in the future. Do note that our dogs did venture off into the grassy areas on the way in and did venture into the woods which they did pick up several ticks along the way. Thankfully we had the flee/tick collar and preventative spray that helped kill them off. Do come prepared just in case.
Jessica D.recommends
November 12, 2023
Olive Farm Camp
A magical place with so many places to explore and relax. We absolutely have made this a yearly tradition. Looking forward to the new cabin addition being complete on the stage. We LOVE this place!!
Mona P.recommends
October 29, 2023
Olive Farm Camp
Great spot! private and secluded even though there are neighbors!!!
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