Glamping Safari Tent #2 - Comanche -
This is a family private owned small campground (16 sites only) located on the outskirts of Placerville. The property features 86.5 secluded Tahoe like acres with beautiful year-round Weber Creek. The camp sites are placed along the creek or the bluff overlooking the creek.We have traditional dirt camping, platforms with canvas tents and glamping tents for those that want the comforts of home.Our hallmark is our family teepee!We are all about tent camping – we do not allow travel trailers, campers or van camping.
Now that we have a season under our belts we’ve been told that we have a “family camp” vibe.We are a great place for families wanting a safe environment for their kids but also several group sites for those that want to hang out together.We are also a great base site for those wilderness enthusiasts with access to all the El Dorado National Forest including Desolation but want a hot shower at the end of the day.Tahoe is less than an hour away.We are dog friendly and love our pets but absolutely enforce leash laws to protect your pet as well as the other campers.Due to the nature of our mixed audience camp we also enforce our quiet period from 10 pm to 7 AM.
We have a lodge that is stocked with game tables and every game imaginable along with a ping pong table.The lodge has a Keurig machine and a hot water kettle for those hot drinks (BYO Cups).We have several tables set up for those that want to eat inside as well as multiple picnic tables along the side of the lodge with overhead protection.We’ve been told that our bathrooms are the “cleanest” ever and have changing tables and diaper pails.The showers are nice and cleaned daily.
For outdoor activities we have basketball, volley ball and cornhole not to mention the playground with swing sets, seesaw and tractor play.We also have many outdoor games for meadow play including a tug-a-war rope, gunny sacks, baseballs, gloves and a soccer net.We have hiking trails throughout the property.Our highlight is a camp fire bowl with bench seating with a stage to display camper talent which is perfect for the evening fire and roasting s’mores.We treat our guests to s’mores each Saturday and Tuesday nights!The common area has BBQs – both propane and charcoal as well as a cooking griddle (we also adding a campfire pit in the campfire bowl area for charcoal dutch oven cooking).We are in the wilderness so we have a cool room to store all food at night – yes bears live in the wilderness.
The Creek starts out in the spring looking like a rushing river featuring lots of swimming holes and fishing.However, as the summer evolves it is more of a small creek even though we do dam a portion of it (goes up memorial day weekend and down after labor day) for those that want to use the floating devices we provide (starts out 6 feet and ends up closer to 3 feet).We do not allow individual campfires but have propane fire pits at our sites for ambience – not cooking (glamping sites we provide one propane tank – propane available on site for purchase).
We are located in the foothills so we are a short hop to many local attractions that include river rafting, gold mines, wineries and historic towns with great eating establishments. There’s always something happened in downtown Placerville.To make things nicer for our guests we have the ability to rent a limited number of tents, cots, individual propane fire pits, BBQs, etc. - anything to make it easier for our campers.Come give our location a try – we think you’ll enjoy yourselves.
This Glamping Tent features all the comforts of home along a private stretch of the creek. The tents are 10 x 16 and features a queen size comfortable bed, kitchen table and wood burning stove. You have your own personal outdoor propane tank that we provide a 5 gallon cylinder and you can purchase additional ones. Experience the outdoors while sleeping in comfort! We have electricity to the tent so you can charge your small electronics. We provide towels and amenities. This site allows you to include more guests and you can put up a small tent to accommodate them. There is plenty of room. The other safari tent is limited to 4.
Please note we adhere to a three day minimum of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at #2Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
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Camp Nauvoo is a wonderful place to spend time with your family. Greg is really dedicated to making it a fun and easy place for quality time. There's a nice lodge stocked with board games and a keurig machine. It has a large covered patio with grills and picnic tables near the river. We hung out on that patio and cooked and relaxed nearly the entirely time, while our kids played in the river and in the adjacent field. Greg set up kiddie pools for the little ones, and handed out popsicles. He built a small dam on the river so there's a nice swimming hole, and there were some inflatable rafts available to use. He also put up a swing set while we were there, and was constantly installing stuff. He only bought the place in November, so it'll be exciting to see how great it becomes in a few months. We actually stayed in a glamping tent to move near our friends. I did walk by the #4 site (and all the other sites) and they all seemed like very nice places to tent. The glamping tent was extremely comfortable.
Best camping experience!! Greg and Laurie were the best hosts. They have thought of everything to set the camp site ready for campers and then they go above and beyond. From booking process to the checking out, they are always there to accommodate you whatever you need. We got to the campground around 8 and my friends arrived around 11PM. They wait for you to check you in and to make sure you get there ok.
Our family of three including 4 year old boy stayed very comfortably in a glamping tent. Tent had everything we needed-comfortable bed, towel, lanterns, and even bottled water. Tent #2 was located at the end of path, which was very private and spacious. Nobody walks next to this tent. The propane firepit was awesome to sit around at night and relax. Of course perfect for S'mores too.
What else can I say? It is just awesome place with awesome people. It has good clean swimming holes, floaties available, little swing sets, giant fire pit and lodge with games and pingpong table. For some reason, there are far less bugs/mosquitoes compared to other campgrounds. :) Totally loved this camp site.
An absolutely outstanding stay! A+. What can I say? Peacefulness, amenities, variety of activities, cleanliness and seeing the true care and love Greg and his staff has for the property and it's continued upgrades make this a must return venue!!
Had a great weekend here. Greg was very attentive and always around if we needed something. The Safari tents are amazing - they have their own little corner of the property, separated from the tent sites by the creek. If you want privacy pick Safari #2 (Comanche). Being the second one in line, no one walks past your tent and your front door opens out into a small clearing with seating, a picnic table and hammock with nothing but trees beyond. Beds were comfortable, LED lanterns provided in the tents, bathroom facilities were clean and friendly. And very few bugs! There is a nice hiking trail (good elevation change!) and many swimming holes along the creek.
Since this is their first season at this property, Greg and Laurie are still experimenting with what works and what doesn't, but it is obvious that they care about the success of the endeavor. They have plans for additional improvements. Playground equipment had just been installed when we were there and a third teepee went up. Can't wait to see how much better this place is by the time we go back next summer.
Not sure if links are allowed in these reviews, but here's a brief video of our weekend that shows a lot of the property in brief glimpses... https://youtu.be/DDhG7lYD5s0
Stayed in Safari Tent #2 over Labor Day Weekend 2017. Unquestionably one of the coolest campsites i have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. This particular glamping site is close to the loading/unloading area, restroom/showers, and lodge. It also features its own pathway to the creek, hammock, and extra space that you could set up a small tent in.
You get plenty of privacy and tons of shade too -- which on a hot day is great. The tent itself is well kept, clean, and looks exactly like the pictures on the reservation page (5 stars). The bed is very comfy (great sleep) + daughter loved the bunk beds and you can hear the creek while falling to sleep. Fire pit is a huge plus.
Campground and restrooms are very clean (like home) and showers are free/clean too. Lodge is a great place to meet and eat -- there are several BBQ pits for the campground to use -- if it gets busy, camp host, Greg, pulls out more. Greg is a great camp host and is truly interested in making sure you enjoy your stay.
Last is that the campground is not very far from town (Main St. Placerville is like 5-7 miles away) -- so if you want to glamp and go eat out -- you can relatively easily (say 10--15 minutes each way). That said, when you are onsite at the campground -- you feel like you are in the deep woods -- and the aromas and elements of nature take over (no traffic noise, no roads near campground). And there is a 2.1 mile hiking trail on property that is guaranteed to give you a workout. Great place, i highly recommend.
The camp was great. A lot of activities to do on site and the grounds were beautiful. You can tell Greg takes a lot of pride in camp Nauvoo and it shows with the cleanliness of the site. Definitely an amazing place to take kids of any age. Side note for any rock hounders. We found a nice crystal pocket on an easy to access trail.
Greg & Laurie were fabulous hosts! We enjoyed our stay and had a great time. The tent was clean, comfortable, and secluded. Definitely recommend getting this camp as it’s the furthest lot in the glamping series.
Camp Nauvoo was an absolute joy and we cannot wait to return. The camp was safe, fun, beautiful and had everything we needed. Safari tent #2 was so cool and very comfortable. Greg was a wonderful host and regularly made rounds to see that his guests were taken care of. We didn't get a chance to meet Laurie this time but hope to next time. Thanks so much for a great stay.
Perfect glamping experience. Took my 10 and 8 year old nieces on their first glamping trip for their last weekend of summer before school started. They loved it! The tent was spacious, well decorated, and they provided all the towels, blankets, and etc. The hammock was perfect to relax in and the small fire pit in the front was exactly what we needed to tell scary stories. They provided s'more stuff Saturday night and the kids had a blast making them. There were also board games and a ping pong table. A lot of fun activities to keep us all entertained. We hiked the 2.3 mile trail and hung out by the river the entire rest of the time. It was a perfect weekend for everyone!