Hipcamp host Eros N.
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A few miles from town a serene place to retreat camping like the outdoors bring what you need water and food there is a lot and woods all around you can go on nature walks and get away from all the fast moving life and slow down and collect your thoughts quiet place with a fire pit place to run your fur babies

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Eros a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Nelson Retreat in California.


The vibe at Nelson Retreat

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Hipcamper Yoav

Had a great time!

Yoav G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 26th, 2019

This place is rustic as shown in the photos. Eros & Michael are working hard to set this place up and although there's definitely work that needs to be done, we felt great there and pitched our tent outside on the grass. They set up a bonfire and sat with us for a while and it was really nice. Recommended for people who are just looking for a place to pitch their tent.

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Hipcamper Lauren

Kind, welcoming hosts; rustic site

Lauren F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 26th, 2019

Eros and Michael were excellent hosts! They are extremely kind and welcoming. The campsite is very simple and rustic, as they let us know ahead of time, so we knew what to expect. We were their first hipcamp guests, and they asked us for our feedback on how they can continue to improve the experience for hipcampers - they really care about your comfort and providing A+ hospitality. They made us a fire in their fire pit when we arrived, and we sat around the fire with them and the other hipcampers and chatted for a while - they are so friendly and fun to talk to! Highly recommend this hip camp if you are looking for something simple.

The area of the property where we campedFire pitThe trailer, where there is a bathroom available for campers to use.
Hipcamper Shawn

Fireside chats near fort bragg

Shawn H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 1st, 2019

Eros and Michael are the nicest and most generous hosts you'll ever come across. There is plenty of room for tents on their property just a short skip away from Fort Bragg. With a community fire pit and a welcoming atmosphere; I was delighted to not only have a great place to sleep but that I was given the opportunity to meet such nice people and other campers staying as well. Great times and thanks again for all of the local tips and spot on recommendations!

One of our tents. The weather on the night we stayed wasn't the best it's ever been but even though there was a little rain, there is tons of space under the large pine trees for tents. We managed to pack up the next day and the trees kept all of our stuff dryFruit trees dot the property but still make it seem open and not cramped. 🍎🍋🍊The fire pit was amazing. Michael and Eros had it all ready to go and got the fire going great while we all sat around it talking. We got to meet a bunch of great people and have even better conversations.
Hipcamper Reb
Reb E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2019

We enjoyed our time at Nelson Sanctuary. Eros went out of her way to offer generous, friendly hospitality. While at her camp, we felt safe. Nelson Sanctuary is convenient to town, yet situated in a rural area. The camp environment is quiet and peaceful. Please note that the facilities are rustic.

Hipcamper Petra
Petra L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 7th, 2019

Eros was such a wonderful host. She even had a campfire going for us to welcome us when we arrived. I was pleasantly surprised that there was a bathroom available to use. The place was nice and quiet and quick to access from the Fort Bragg area.

Hipcamper Leah
Leah H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
July 11th, 2019

Eros mentioned that the site is a work in progress and that we were among her first camping guests. There's not much to offer here yet, so I wouldn't suggest going into the experience expecting more than a humble place to pitch your tent for a night. Also, note that there's a seemingly unfriendly dog onsite, although Eros is working on training her. I recommend exploring the beautiful parks nearby (some have camping options) as well as the best fish and chips at nearby Sea Pal Cove.

Hipcamper Anusha

A fine site

Anusha S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
September 1st, 2019

Eros' site is a good place to stay if you want something centrally located between Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Her site has all the basics you'd need for an overnight stay - campfire, water, toilet. She greeted us right away when we got to her place, and showed us around , then gave us ample privacy.

Hipcamper Lily

Easy access to mendocino

Lily E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 3rd, 2019

Easy access to fort bragg and mendocino. Beautiful neighborhood with campfire, bathroom and water. Owner is very nice.

Hipcamper Savannah
Savannah M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
September 15th, 2019

Nelson Retreat is for an open minded individual who is on a budget and wants a great location. This area is a just a few miles from the ocean and the forest. The property does need a lot of work but if just want a place to throw up a tent, this would be okay. Eros is very friendly and laidback.

Nelson RetreatThere is a lot of space for campers in the back of the property.Nelson RetreatFront of property.
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