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512 Camp Layman Road P.O. Box 8, Cromberg, Graeagle, CA 96103
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Rustic cabins in the forested Sierras along the Feather River. The cabins are centrally located near some of the region's best outdoor recreation areas. All of the cabins have full kitchens, including dishes and cookware. The newly remodeled bathrooms all have showers. Linens and towels are provided. Guests are welcome to use our fishing gear to try their luck in the river which is located just 75 yards from resort. The camp also features a ping pong table, shuffleboard, basketball hoop, badminton and volleyball area, horseshoes and a play area for the kids. A group campfire is centrally located and we provide the wood. Each cabin also has its own outdoor barbecue.
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michaeldavispio wrote a review Sep 2021
Conifer, Colorado32 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed two weeks at Camp Layman during the Dixie Fire. I found the 100+ year old cabins to be neat and clean, the beds comfortable, and the owners wonderful. This place is rustic. These are historic cabins that have been upgraded, but it's not the Hyatt. A great place to relax and enjoy a quiet, restful stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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LoLo wrote a review Oct 2020
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Campy Layman is a wonderful place to stay. We have been coming for years. We have a rather "loud family" (we have louder voices and laughs) and sometimes receive complaints from other guests on the property. Keep in mind this is a family place, and other people come here to relax. If you're family is loud like ours, make sure the noise is contained by 10pm as to not upset the other guests. If you have louder members in your group, make sure they are not up in the wee hours of the night playing music and laughing, because you will get "in trouble". Basically if you are looking for a "party spot", this is not the place unless you rent out the ENTIRE CAMP.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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a1leanie wrote a review Aug 2017
Sparks, Nevada4 contributions
Great place ! Great hosts Shelly & Dan ! Such a wonderful place hoping to make it back up for one more trip before winter sets in :D The location is set in the forest along side the Feather River with the smell of pine trees and fresh air , couldn't be more perfect !
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Room Tip: The Squirell Cabin is the end unit of the camp facing the forest , super quiet with a king size...
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Jan501 wrote a review Sep 2014
Grants Pass, Oregon231 contributions89 helpful votes
Check-in was not until 3pm, so our group met at noon at Plumas-Eureka State Park for a picnic lunch and tour there. We stayed in the Pine cabin for two nights, just after Labor Day and were the only guests our first night. Our party was four adults (one couple and 2 moms alone), one infant and six children ages 3 to 10. Pine is supposed to sleep eleven. That would mean two people on the pull-out sofa, which looked terribly uncomfortable. Fortunately, because some kids wanted to double up, we didn't need the sofa bed. It is true that everything you need is supplied, and you only need bring your food and clothes. We found all the kitchen items we needed, right there. The cabins are old and rustic, but clean enough for "camping" in the woods without having to camp. Most of the windows did not have screens so we just left the front door open all night because there was a screen door. Good thing a bear didn't try to join us! Our kids LOVED seeing the train pass by two or three times a day, and got to wave at the engineer. The kids found plenty to do, even though the "playground" consisted of only a volleyball net. There is also tetherball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, some toddler size bikes, and other amusements. In the evening we enjoyed S'mores around the community fire pit. (I was the only one of our party who had a cell signal. Straight Talk on the Verizon network.) The favorite part of our stay was the five inner tubes our kids were able to use on the Feather River. September in the midst of a multiple year drought, and the river was deep enough that we felt fortunate that 5 of the 6 kids could swim. There was no shade on the near side of the river, so the adults found the shallowest spot and waded across to the other side, where there was shade. I forgot that my cell phone was in my pocket, but that is another story.... The Camp Layman managers were very friendly and helpful, and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. The kids are going to have lots of fond memories of their fun stay. In Graeagle, the kids also swam in the pond right in town, where shade was also hard to find. We strolled to the shops, and found friendly shop owners. We are familiar with the area, and live near the forests ourselves, a couple of hours away, but this was so much easier than having everyone gather at Grandma's little house. When we left Camp Layman, we stopped at Gold Lake for a picnic lunch and more swimming. There are a great many beautiful spots in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Room Tip: The 2nd floor of Pine is like an attic with walls that slant to a peak in the middle. There were...
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Brandi N wrote a review Sep 2014
Vacaville, California37 contributions5 helpful votes
Our family has been going to Camp Layman since 1948 (if my mother-in-law tells her story about coming up to CL with her in-law's) but in recent years it's been the place for our family to reconnect. Three generations in our family rent cabins, fish, play, hike, cook, and relax together for 5 days. The memories we make are priceless. There is something for everyone to do, the cabins have nice amenities, the community BBQ and camp fire are a great way to end a fun filled day in the mountains. The separate cabins provide us all a little space & privacy, yet the community based amenities allow us all to be together when we want. The proprietors of this establishment are great people, fun to chat with and every year I look forward to seeing them again. For well behaved dogs, this establishment is also pet friendly!
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Julie S wrote a review Aug 2014
Livermore, California1 contribution4 helpful votes
Camp Layman is exactly the kind of place you want to park yourself at for a few days if you appreciate rustic and eclectic accommodations, genuine & down to earth service with a smile, beautiful sunsets, the smell of pine trees and the sound of an occasional train. We rented out the entire site for a family gathering with lots of kids (ages 10 months-11 years) and they were well entertained with the FREE (yes, everyone's favorite price that you rarely hear while on vacation) inter tubes and kid-friendly rapids to float down while the adults sat sipping beverages, reading books, throwing sticks for dogs and overall enjoying themselves at the little river's edge. Some kid-free adults road mountain bikes to the nearby brewery and raved about it and the guys appreciated taking their poles up the river from 6-9 in the evening to test their skills. Paddle boarding is also available just ten minutes away at a nearby town called Graeagle. We were graced by a bear sighting at 5am as he attempted to rip into the garbage cans with no luck. A group campfire set in the center of the cabins made for a great place to enjoy s'mores and build memories as well as all of the little decks and porches provided places to rest and get some privacy when needed. The camp is so relaxed and friendly and well-stocked with things to make sure no one is bored. The surroundings are simply beautiful each and every moment you open your front door. So if you need to escape your wi-fi riddled life and remember the basic things like fresh air and good company and how they can bring a person back to life..then un-plug, pack some groceries and your fishing pole and prepare to let go... Camp Layman is your place to get inspired and remember what life is all about.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Room Tip: Stay away from the campfire if you want a quieter night's sleep and travel with a rowdy or...
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Andrea B wrote a review Jun 2014
Ben Lomond, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Camp Layman is the type of place that you remember from childhood, or wish you'd had the opportunity to attend when you were a kid. It's reminiscent of the 50s rather than being the latest hot spot. Located in a canyon on the Feather River, it's got a couple of rows of cabins facing each other with a community fire pit in the middle, and a few scattered other cabins. My sister and I stayed in one that was small and basic, but clean and perfectly adequate, with nicely working appliances, good shower and so on. The proprietors, Shelly and Dan are extremely friendly, generous and helpful. This is a place to swim, hike, play volleyball, shuffleboard, ping pong, horseshoes, and board games rather than watching the boob tube. They have big fat inner tubes for floating down the river on, and a lovely dog named Samantha. It's a great place for group gatherings and for creating yearly family traditions. Plus, it's located near the fabulous Lakes Basin in the northern Sierras, which has hikes and views that are right up in the top ten gorgeous places on the planet! One thing to know is that trains go by across the river and can occasionally be loud at night.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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joanrl wrote a review Jun 2014
Dewey, Arizona15 contributions5 helpful votes
It's been a since I last reviewed Camp Layman. My family has been back to CL at least 5 or 6 times. It has become my retreat of choice for peace and beauty. I can kick around and relax, hike, swim, play with my dogs, BBQ, meet new people or sit inside one of the many cabins we've rented and read a book while it's snowing outside (yes, snowing, they've made it year-round destination with firewood included). Although I was not previously associated with the camp or the owners, Shelley, Dan, Pat and Eric have definitely become family. They take care of our every need, helped me find my lost dog, helped me take by dog to the vet (yeah, same dog....lab), celebrated birthdays and gone tubing with us and still make time for all the other 'campers'. The cabin renovations have been amazing and have lost none of the rustic ambiance but adding just the right amount of convenience. How they manage it all and maintain this little piece of paradise is beyond me. Go and find out for yourself. Find the 2 big boulders in the river, grab a beer and sit a spell contemplating how good life is.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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PriscaMR wrote a review Jun 2014
Reno, Nevada1 contribution2 helpful votes
I have stayed here quite a few times. It is fantastic atmosphere with fantastic hosts. We come back every year. We have gotten our extended family and friends to stay here and they have nothing but excellent things to say. I love that all you have to bring is food and clothes. You will love it too.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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TwoGuysOnTheCentralCoast wrote a review Oct 2011
Santa Maria, California44 contributions9 helpful votes
Camp Layman was awesome! Dan and Shelly were very nice and helpful. The setting was beautiful, the cabin was nicer then expected. The cabin was rustic, but clean and neat. Pleanty to do near by. We will return.
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Date of stay: October 2011
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Room Tip: We stayed in Oak Leaf on the edge of the camp
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Layman
Is parking available at Camp Layman?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Camp Layman?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cuccia's, Bread And Butter Food, and Coyote Bar and Grill.
Are pets allowed at Camp Layman?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Camp Layman accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.