Mendocino Magic is one of Hipcamp's first private land properties! Be a trailblazer, and stay at this unique 600-acre property nestled an hour inland from the Mendocino Coast. Enjoy rolling hills, Read more...
Mendocino Magic is one of Hipcamp's first private land properties! Be a trailblazer, and stay at this unique 600-acre property nestled an hour inland from the Mendocino Coast. Enjoy rolling hills, lily pad covered ponds, dense forests, and an awesome reservoir for swimming!
Mendocino Magic was purchased in 2000, but the property's history extends back through several exchanges over time. Once a logging camp, then a commercial fishing facility, and now a restored natural environment for a boutique camping destination and private outdoor event destination.
Mother and Daughter pair Stacy and Mackenzie set out to create a place for people to get away from it all. Mackenzie now manages the campground with a growing team of incredible people. The property has wonderful rustic campsites and a place to bring family and friends to do just that. In a world increasingly connected in the digital sense, we invite you to come up and get back to your roots, and connect with people the old fashioned way.
It's a magical and unique place. Picture yourself situated in the coastal chaparral between tufts of wild native bunchgrass. Looking out to the massive grey Pacific out in front of you, witha fog so thick you might be able to run and jump into it off the deck. Cypress trees desperately reaching across the landscape for a rest from the wind. It's quite a breathtaking spectacle. Bring extra layers, a hat for the cooler upland temperatures in the exposed windy area. When you're in the tipi, the wind is less intense, but I suggest bringing earplugs as the flapping may keep you up at night. Definitely check out the immaculate fresnel lens on display at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse just across the 101 from Montrese's driveway .
The Corn Crib is an Eel River Delight! An easy short ride off the 101 through the historic towering Avenue of the Giants**. The Stravinsky Family farm is an incredible little grove where the family raises their fresh vegetables for weekly local farmers markets. The family also owns and manages a dairy in local Ferndale! Great family, fresh produce and smiles, happy dogs and a short walk to the refreshing Eel River on your own private stretch of rocky sandy beach.
When you arrive, pause at the camper and take note of where the bathrooms are for later reference. Ginger or her husband can show you where their Redwood Grove campsites are, but if they aren't there and you check in with them on the phone, directions to the actual campsite:
Continue straight past the covered awning carport and the trailer, drive very slow so dust doesn't mess with their delicious produce please :) Hang a right after the tractor and where you see a scarecrow, cross the field and turn left slowly along the corn towards the redwoods about 500 feet away. CAUTION THERE ARE IRRIGATION PIPES so go slow and you'll see them and will be able to avoid them. Park at the grove, see the cute little benches and firepit and you're there. Space for multiple tents, shade from the heat, crisp apples to eat, stories galore, shooting stars and more.
**if you are not familiar, this is a glacial tract on the Eel River valley floor where thousands of redwood and sequoia burst up from the terrain and create adventurous opportunities at varying campgrounds and state parks along the two lane highway * please also always be cautious when driving these roads as other campers and hikers and their dogs are often scurrying around).
It would also have been great for a group of friends, but as a couples getaway it was really a great time and will definitely return :)