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25 rustic campsites spread across 200 acres, in Northern California, at the heart of the Emerald Triangle. Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary has a communal kitchen, world class sauna, spa, hot tub, and saline pool.   Meals and events in the main lodge at some times. The campsites are rough, basically a place in the woods to put your tent, but the communal facilities are luxurious. Continue reading...

25 rustic campsites spread across 200 acres, in Northern California, at the heart of the Emerald Triangle. Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary has a communal kitchen, world class sauna, spa, hot tub, and saline pool.  Meals and events in the main lodge at some times. The campsites are rough, basically a place in the woods to put your tent, but the communal facilities are luxurious.  The road getting here is the most challenging part of the whole experience.  Plenty of people live out here with Prius's but they know how to drive dirt roads.  Inexperienced drivers should have a vehicle with good ground clearance, or 4wd.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
25 bookable sites
RV details
Back-in site, max length 30ft
RV hookups
Electricity
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, pump or well, bottled water or jugs
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Nathan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Forest
Mountainous
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
OHV
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Justin
Justin
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2018

Amazing,
totally worth the drive and blew away our expectations.
The hot tub was mind-blowing, overlooking the California hills.
We spent the weekend camping, had a lovely spot all to our selves and cooked out of their community kitchen, which was fully equipped and state of the art.
All the facilities were state of the art, most appeared to be brand new.
On Sunday we splurged on brunch, worth it!
The general store there has anything you might forget
and there is plenty of amazing hiking, would definitely recommend heading up to the airstrip and beyond to the 360 view!

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on July 11th, 2018

Thanks so much for coming! You guys were awesome guests, and we're glad you were here to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary. Heartwood has a long tradition of throwing in new people with our long standing traditions and culture, and it was great that ya'll got to be part of that. Come back any time and tell your friends!

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Hipcamper Chloe
Chloe
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 11th, 2018

MINDBLOWING & INCREDIBLE.
Amazing hidden gem in the mountains. You can choose a camp site anywhere in the designated camping areas. The facilities including restrooms, showers, communal kitchen, pool and hot tub are clean and well maintained. (The hot tub looks over the mountains!)
The staff are very friendly and helpful which adds to the stay, offering advice on activities and hiking routes.
There is a 3 Mile gravel road to get to the property with only a few potholes. I had a 4 door rental car which held up well, but worth considering a truck/Jeep to make the drive easier especially in winter after the rains.
Overall, one of the best camp sites I’ve been too especially because of the facilities. Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on July 11th, 2018

Thanks Chloe! It was a privilege to have you stay with us and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary! Come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2018

We camped here for only one night. The area is beautiful and the facilities were great. Love the pool! Nathan was so welcoming and accommodating. He did his best to make sure that we had the experience that we were looking for. Great guy and a great place. We will be staying longer on our next trip.

Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on August 7th, 2018

Thank you so much for coming! You're always welcome back here.

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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2018

Great stay, the host and crew we're wonderful. Only down side was the road in is a bit rough and unpaved with large pot holes. Not recommended for whimpy cars.

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on August 7th, 2018

It's great to have guests such as yourselves, who know the forest and environment so well. I'm glad you had a good stay. Humboldt County is a bit slack when it comes to maintaining our roads, but if people take it slow, even a Prius can live on the mountain. Come back and see us sometime, and thanks for the peaches!

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Hipcamper Hanna
Hanna
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2018

This was a beautiful site! Definitely recommend. A real gem up the hills of Garberville. Amazing starry skies at night that you can view from the hot tub. The communal kitchen and refrigerator are great to have there - so bring foods you can cook. Bring layers as it can be hot in the day and cool at night (I was there in the Summer). The dirt road at the end of the drive was a bit rough, but our Toyota Prius made it there fine. You also get to drive through beautiful redwood forests if you are taking the 101 N (we came from the Bay Area), so plan in some time to stop if you can!

Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on August 11th, 2018

It was awesome having y'all come out and celebrate with us Hanna! Thanks so much for the kind review and come again any time!

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Hipcamper Alicia
Alicia
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(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2018

This place has amazing amenities for the price!
Staff on the property are great. But it's off the beaten path, but we'll worth it. Recommend a 4wd vehicle. We made it in my minivan but we went slow!
The hot tub and view were well worth the drive. I would definitely come back for a longer visit. One night was just not enough. The camp can get busy with other campers but the overall environment was peaceful. Gorgeous showers and bathroom facilities.

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

Thanks so much for coming and staying with us Aiicia! It's true that it takes a couple days to get into the swing of things here, we'd love to have you come stay longer. We took in a large retreat group on short notice, that was scheduled to happen in Shasta, but the smoke drove them away. We do have many campsites that are much more secluded on our property, but the middle of campus does tend to bustle.

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Hipcamper Markus
Markus
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2018

awesome camp site with beautiful new restrooms (modern and very clean!), a kitchen for everybody's use and a nice terrace to eat or chill!
AND the most amazing part is for sure the spa area with a pool and a hot tub as well as a sauna. Everything is very clean and beautifully made - especially the hot tub, where you have a nice overview over the mountains.
A big plus as well: The host and the other people there were really nice and very helpful.

The only thing you have to consider is that the way to get there is quite a ride and the road partly in pretty bad condition. You drive about 45 minutes when leaving the main road on a curvy road containing many holes as well as ups and downs. You have to drive very slow and it took us lots of gas. Make sure you have enough. The last part then is a pavel road.

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on September 6th, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Markus, it was a pleasure to have you here!

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2018

The Heartwood Institute is amazing. We spent two nights on a slow weekend where we were one of the few campers. The staff are great; friendly but happy to give you privacy if that's what you want. The facilities were spotless and the kitchen had everything you would need to cook your own meals. Due to the wildfires, campfires weren't allowed but between star gazing and sitting in the hot tub/sauna and watching the friendly deer, we didn't care. There is an beautiful straw bake and cob temple which is great for yoga, mediation, or quiet relaxation and a small shop to supply things you may have forgotten.

It really is a getaway though and there's no getting out there from the 101 in much less than an hour so either bring what you need or stop by the general store halfway in to pick stuff up. (Its a well outfitted shop!)

With no cell reception and limited wifi, this is the perfect place to reconnect with your partner, nature, or self. We also met some neighbors who were super friendly and generous so whether you are interested in touring some of the farms out there, or simply spending time taking walks and looking at the hillsides and wildlife, this is the place to stay.

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A Hipcamper
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September 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Alex
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September 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Lars
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September 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Natalia
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August 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Sophie
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July 26th, 2018
Hipcamper Maxi
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2018
Property
Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary
State
California
$26/night
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