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Wendy & John Farm

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· Ferndale, Humboldt, California
80 acres hosted by Wendy L.
4 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Family-friendly
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For Ferndale, the village: check out https://www.visitferndale.com/souvenir-edition About our property: There is a gentle spirit throughout these beautiful 80 acres of evergreen forests and pastures. What can you expect? Quiet, beauty, birdsong, ocean roar, widely spaced campsites (only 5 on the 5 acres set aside for camping), extra stuff if you need or want it (fresh bread, soup, cobbler; quilts, free firewood, local tips on travel and where to hike or what to visit), etc. Or total solitude if you want it. Bring your (most breeds) dogs if you wish. Starlink internet means you can Zoom in the forest. Walk to the beach along a no-shoulder country road (or drive). Teach your toddler how to build a dam in the shallow creek. Read. There are no visible neighbors, no ambient light or sound. The air is clean and clear and the water is potable from an artesian spring on the property. No electricity at the sites, no generators allowed. (Charge your electronics at the farmhouse.) My aunt and uncle bought the p;roperty in 1947 from the first European settler, Paolo Gabrielli, who came to the U.S. in early 1914 from northern Italy with slips of his grapevine in the lining of his coat. Paolo's wife, Felicita, and their three children stayed behind; they were to follow within the year. In the country outside of Ferndale, California, he purchased the property, one mile from the ocean, and built a Tyrolean-style house, a chicken house (with a grappa still under the main floor), an outhouse, a corral, and a barn. He purchased 7 cows. And then, it was August 1914, and the War to End All Wars broke out in Europe. Felicita and the children, living in a village on the Austrian border, were interned in a prison camp in Austria with the rest of the village's residents. The Gabriellis' young daughter died there. Six years passed before Felicita, Virgil and Louis were able to join Paolo in America. In 1938, Virgil--Fr. Gino--became the first Ferndale boy to serve Mass in his hometown church. Felicita died in 1940, and Paolo closed the dairy and moved into Ferndale. In 2014, we invited the people who had been children in the 1920s and '30s who had come to this ranch after Sunday Mass to gather with other Italian families for polenta, wine, and music. They came with photographs and maps and Mass cards and diaries, and shared their memories of a childhood in this place that still loved them. What can you expect? Quiet, beauty, birdsong, ocean roar, widely spaced campsites (only 5 on the 5 acres set aside for camping), extra stuff if you need or want it (fresh bread, soup, cobbler; quilts, free firewood, local tips on travel and where to hike or what to visit), etc. Or total solitude if you want it. Bring your (most breeds) dogs if you wish. Starlink internet means you can Zoom in the forest. Walk to the beach along a no-shoulder country road (or drive). Teach your toddler how to build a dam in the shallow creek. Read. There are no visible neighbors, no ambient light or sound. The air is clean and clear and the water is potable from an artesian spring on the property. No electricity at the sites, no generators allowed. (Charge your electronics at the farmhouse.)
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Erin M.recommends
May 21, 2024
Quiet, private, at forest edge
A perfect spot
A beautiful and peaceful place! We loved our stay on Wendy’s land. Close to the beach and adorable town of Ferndale.
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Madison M.recommends
May 21, 2024
Tucked away by stream, ocean 1 mile
Great camping
My family loves staying here. Great camping in a huge meadow, close drive to the beach, and great hosts!
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Ines A.recommends
May 9, 2024
Tucked away by stream, ocean 1 mile
They are the mist welcoming host and very attentive to your needs ! Love that she makes us soup and fresh bread if you order ! The area is fantastic and close to the beach and cute downtown ferndale ! Will be back
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Sarah W.recommends
May 7, 2024
Beautiful Creekside
Wendy and John couldn't be more welcoming and accommodating and their space couldn't be more beautiful! 100% would recommend this place to anyone. They are set up to help absolutely anyone who wants to get out to the Redwoods. Their food is absolutely incredible, so definitely choose that option!!!
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Stephanie S.recommends
April 23, 2024
Tent, Q-bed, hot shower, beach 1 mi
The lovely meadow setting surrounded by forest was beautiful! The drive from Ferndale the same natural beauty. We found the location easily and really enjoyed our two nights at Wendy and John’s. Thank you for sharing 👍🏼
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Jacob H.recommends
April 22, 2024
Tucked away by stream, ocean 1 mile
Wendy and John were wonderful, so friendly and welcoming. We loved being able to walk to the beach from our campsite and had plenty of space and privacy.
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Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wiyot First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Wendy L.Joined in July 2017
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