About Headwaters riparian retreat
Pitch a tent after a steep climb through riparian terrain after crossing the headwaters of ulatis creek. This seasonal listing is best on hot summer nights but you might pick a new moon when the blackout sky hosts a gazillion stars. For added joy book a Breakfast at the Rest Stop when you arrive. Roam the creekbed with spring water or hike back into chapparel and manzanita groves where the atmostsphere changes with elevation.
I have carved 4 sites into the hill behind my house which are ready for you to pitch a tent and forage the land to setup your space for a stay. Sites are private mostly unless someone is passing by. Campers with a large tent can setup in the meadow at the Rest Stop. The parking lot is next to the chicken coop with limited space. Additional parking can use the Vacaville park and ride on Davis St. which is free with unlimited hours. Sit in the tree fort to meditate, read a book or visit together.
The secret to this landscape is that it is unique, not the bay and not the valley. Lake Berryessa and Napa Valley are easy driving destinations. Winters has good food choices and Vacaville is just 15 minutes drive for any needed supplies.
Check out the things to do page on Eleanorshomestay.com which I try to keep updated. There will be guests in the house so please give them space while coming and going as you drive by the house to get to the Rest Stop. !
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 4
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 9AM
- Check out before: 4PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Headwaters riparian retreat
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My boyfriend and I spent a night at the riparian sanctuary. We were greeted by the host, Eleanor and her puppy, Leyla when we arrived and gave us a map and showed us around the grounds. It was a short (probably .5 mile), but steep hike to the Plaza campsite, but when we arrived, there was a tent pitched for us, which was great! The campsite was extremely private and had an amazing view of the hills. We roamed the grounds, relaxed in the hammock, and lounged around in the creek waters. There are mosquitoes and poison oak around, so I'd recommend bringing long pants, bug spray, and Tecnu just in case. This place is great for people seeking and adventurous camping experience!
What an incredible property! Eleanor is a lovely host, and even shared beers with us when we arrived! The communal areas on the property are awesome to enjoy, including a yurt, a treehouse, and the creek, which has a swimming hole! One thing to note is that the campsites are up across the water and many of them are a ways up the hill,, so you'll need to carry your supplies up a pretty steep path to get to the sites. It's totally manageable, but don't plan on car camping where you can just grab things piece by piece. I'd absolutely stay here again, Eleanor was amazing and the land gorgeous, just make sure to pack in a way you can hike your things up to the campsite!