See what our guests are saying about their time with us.


Bar none, Mendocino Magic is my favorite place for events, camping, relaxing, and festivities. I love this place, and Mackenzie makes the experience so easy and happy every time. When Meghan and I decided to get married, this place stood head and shoulders above the rest. People are always going on about what a hassle wedding planning is, but even the bit of work that we did for it was so much fun! I guarantee you won’t find a better place to have your event than Mendocino Magic. We loved our experience, and plan to return again and again and again for years to come.
— Mark D
I have returned for seven years now each Summer to enjoy my time at Mendocino Magic during the Kate Wolf Music Festival. It’s a safe, quiet and an enjoyable place to experience the night skies of Mendocino and the warm waters of the reservoir.
— Pamela M
 
My daughter was married last year at Mendocino Magic and we had a truly outstanding time. The price was right, our guests were very happy dancing in the moonlight, and it was a unique experience I don’t think we would have found elsewhere. I would go again.
— Beatrice A.
"Truly a Magical Place! The finale of Indian Summer. The days were sunny and warm, but the afternoon sun had that low slant announcing fall would soon be on its way. Nights were getting chilly, but perfect for the glow of a campfire.
A group of environmental studies grad school alumni from USF gathered for an amazing weekend camping, visiting, reconnecting, exploring, relaxing, and celebrating. We enjoyed an afternoon of swimming, kayaking, bird watching, and identifying plants. On our last night, we had an amazing BBQ in the picnic area with twinkling lights, wine, and music setting the mood. We are looking forward to gathering here again in the future."

- Jody P., USF MSEM Program

 
Our organization had an incredibly fun and productive summer retreat at Mendocino Magic this year. It was the perfect place to get out of the city to do big-picture organizational planning and group bonding. We loved the rustic feel of the entire property, the beautiful lake, and the extraordinarily helpful staff who looked after us. It’s a truly magical place.
— Ian M, New Leaders Council San Francisco
 
We decided to return for our second year to Mendocino Magic to host our club’s annual retreat weekend. The flexible package for campers made it easy to stay and play, and our group really enjoyed ourselves. We will make this our annual tradition.
— Kathryn P., SSDP
What a fabulous weekend at Mendocino Magic. We swam in the reservoir, grilled in the firepit, hiked through the Hills and all around re-energized. Can’t wait to come back!
— Travis Moore, NLC-SF Board Member
I’m a photographer. I never dreamed I could take photos in a place as special as this, and I don’t know if I’ll ever feel the same feelings as I do when I get to capture images here. Even if it’s just for a day trip to take a promotional shot for anything from your engagement photos to your band’s next album cover, this place has so much versatility, you’ll never feel underwhelmed.
— David C
 
My girlfriends and I rented out the house for a bachelorette party and we had the BEST time! It was a perfect setting to laugh, drink wine, and share stories about our lives. Definitely a memorable weekend.
— Sherry D.
 
It is what I would call a solid 4.5 star experience. In other words, I give it a 9 out of 10.
— James L.
“The place and people have a pleasant and informal aura of personal freedom and respect for all living things. If you are looking to add an element of low-cost and low-key adventure and relaxation to any trip, you can do no better than MM. If you love your comfort as much as the great outdoors, you will have a memorable experience glamping for the price of a cheap motel.”
— -Matthew S
Our friends have been enjoying the same weekend here year after year and the glow never fades from our faces. Our group recently started bringing young kids to the campout weekends as well and it’s just incredible to have a place like this for them to experience as they grow up. It’s true magic.
— Nina L.