About Camp Midgard - Wine Country
Pitch your tent off Calistoga Rd. connecting Sonoma with Napa, and you'll have perfect access to the two best wine areas in the country.
With 46 acres of unspoiled nature you will be in a rural and private setting, but you are still only 7 minutes drive from supermarkets, The views of the vineyards and the mountains separating Sonoma from Napa are stunning and if you are into hiking there are "trails" ranging from easy to down right exhausting. There is a small spring fed pond if you feel like a (cold) swim in the morning. We are continually improving the land and adding amenities, so reach out to us for details or special requirements.
Just added a big water tank up close to the sites, and a POWER STATION where you can charge your devices, camp lights and other gadgets.
Some times we do wine tastings or other fun events.
The designated sites are set up for your convenient access to communal cooking and toilet facilities. A few campers have requested more privacy on busy weekends, so feel free to reach out if you would prefer to set up at another spot. We will always try to accommodate your wishes if at all possible.
NOTICE: NO FIRES !!!
Open fires are a strict no no, as the whole county is prone to wildfires, and CalFire has issued warnings of high fire risk this season. We know camp fires are cozy, but if this is important to you, please seek out the county park camp sites that allow it.
Be aware that we no longer allow 4WDs to drive up to the sites after too many complaints by other campers. Everybody parks at the gate and walk up. If you have massive equipment or trouble walking, we will try to give you a ride up in our Jeep, on a case-by-case basis.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 6
- Accessible by: Walk
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Camp Midgard - Wine Country
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
I had an awesome stay at Odin Wines! I ended up arriving later then expected but was able to briefly meet Henrik to be shown the way to the camp. The hike up the hill to the camp was a challenge in the dark but in the morning was proven to be well worth it! The camp area is in up the hill in the meadows but still overlooks the surrounding Santa Rosa hills. The viewing patio is an awesome area to relax and have a meal while looking out to the hills and the farm across the street. You're surrounded by lush green everywhere. If you choose to stay in the safari tent, you'll be hooked up with all the tech to power your devices and keep you entertained. This would be a good option if you're looking for a work space in a quiet and tranquil outdoor environment. I wasn't abel to stick around for one of Henrik's wine tastings but I hear it's a blast! I highly recommend staying here if you're looking for a weekend getaway in wine country hills.
Camp Midgard, and especially Henrik and family were all wonderful. The property was beautiful, close to Calistoga road but tucked away. The campsites themselves were all far enough away from each other to contribute to a feeling of privacy. The shared cooking area was comfortable and Henrik brought up a new tank of propane so we could enjoy a little "fire" in an environmentally-safe way. 5 stars for hospitality and a lovely stay (even though we were "lucky" enough to pick a rainy weekend to camp). I would note for future campers that at our site (site 4) it was difficult to find truly level ground so we slid around a little bit in our sleeping bags. A bit more hunting around our site or picking a different designated site altogether would have probably served us well.
This is an absolutely beautiful property. The camp sites are huge and secluded. We decided to ditch the tent and sleep under the Milky Way, which provided quite a show, with shooting stars every couple of minutes. We had the entire place to ourselves. Do heed the warning about packing only what you can carry, as it is kind of a haul up the hill from your car.
There were only a couple of flaws. First, and most important, was the lack of a water source. I brought a water filter, anticipating a fresh water spring, but no spring was to be found. Neither was the storage tank that was described on the Hipcamp site. We had to walk back down to the house to use the hose and carry the water back up the hill. The other flaw was that the paths to the sites were overgrown with goats' head prickers, which are brutal to walk over and/or through. A mowing is in order.
Otherwise, I would happily return to, and recommend this spot, for some real serenity and natural beauty in the wine country.
Henrik and family were great hosts! The land behind their house has been groomed to create a handful of sites each with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. We were in site 5, which I'd recommend, as it is closest to both the pond and the communal cooking/fire pit zone. Plenty of dense woods to explore right by your tent. Henrik was also super helpful with winery recommendations and other suggestions for the area. If you have a 4x4 and are comfortable off-roading it's worth asking if you can drive up directly to your site. A huge help! Thanks for having us.
Great spot! Pretty serious hill to clamber up, so wouldn't plan on more than one trip from your car. Very possible to seek out privacy (I think we may have been only guests?) and the hosts were super friendly. Was s bit uncertain about where (if any?) the toilets may have been.
We didn't explore too much of the property but it was really nice (views!) and a quick ride from Santa Rosa.
Great piece of land!
Gracious hosts and a beautiful place.
We over-packed for our stay, so we had many climbs up and down the path to/from our site. Would recommend to pack light if possible!
We stayed in site 3, which felt sufficiently isolated from the rest of the sites.
Only one minor complaint: there are no fires allowed, even though the amenities list includes it. There is a single propane "fire pit", but it was not what we were expecting.
Would definitely recommend!
We loved it. Great location, beautiful setting. The trek from the parking to the campsite is uphill so pack light! You want to get up easily in one trip. We stayed one night and didn't need extra services but just make sure you plan ahead if you do and check in advance with Heinrick. He gave us a large bottle of water which was very helpful.
Great little secluded quiet place. The Hike to the actual site was a bit rough especially in 95 degree weather so not great if you have a bunch of stuff but once we got there it was very lovely. We had site #9 which was off on the side away from everyone which was nice. The owner Henrik is super friendly and welcoming.
We had a great time spending just one night at Camp Midgard. Nestled in the hills between St Helena and Santa Rosa, campsite 7 was private and afforded more space and quiet than a typical campsite. We loved that the sites themselves were basic spaces, without garbage cans and picnic tables, where we could really sit and immerse ourselves in the beautiful surroundings. There is a hill with a 15m walk-up/in, but that's part of the fun and adventure! Several other guests drove cars/trucks right up and into the camp, which was a bit frustrating. I don't know if they had permission from the owners, but we'd have preferred no cars all over the place.
The overall location is beautiful, but would not recommend site 10; absolutely no flat spot for tents or cooking and what was flat-ish had tire divets making for a rough night's sleep. Site 5 next door looked a bit better. The hike-in is substantial enough that you're not going to wheel a cooler; this is not really car camping. The communal firepit was a really nice touch and a great place to make friends but we felt a bit bad that site 1 had no privacy because of this. Good spot for 20-30 somethings without kids.
We only spent one night at Camp Midgard but had a great time. It's got a nice view over the valley and the sky got dark enough to see some of the Perseid meteors. The sites are undeveloped (which we appreciated) with a lot of space and plenty of privacy. It's not a very long walk up to the sites but the road is steep so it could be a challenge for some people, especially if they're carrying heavy gear. There appeared to be quite a lot of poison oak back in the trees so watch for that if you go exploring. Overall, a lovely place to unwind. Shame we had to leave before the wine tasting!
Had a great time camping with a few of my friends at Camp Midgard! Wonderful spot though, like the reviews say, it is up a steep hill. If you have a 4-wheel drive, you can drive up, but otherwise just try to pack light ;D
Beautiful lookout spot, everything we needed to cook and hang out under the stars. There was even a newer and improved toilet being built while we were there.
Henrik was a great host and I'd definitely recommend camping here!
Stayed at Camp Midgard for one night. The site had plenty of parking for your car. The hike up was challenging with your gear but it's not impossible. You get nice views of the valley. The sites were clearly labeled and clean. Overall a good experience. Our host wasn't there but he was very welcoming in his email. One thing we experienced, totally not the owners fault, was a concert or some sort of party happening near the base of the hills and we could hear the music and bass for most of the night. It was pretty annoying but again not much the owner could do haha great trip overall.
Great views of the opposing ridge and valley from the top. It's takes a bit of effort to get there (not for car glampers) but well worth it. We stayed in site 5 which was across from the cooking area near the pond. Plenty of flat area to pitch a tent - moderately sheltered. Only one other group at the camp for the night. Decently quiet but sound does travel when the ambient noise levels are so low. Wonderful super moon rise and stars on a clear cold night. Got very damp in the morning and the sunrise with fog in the valley over the vineyards was gorgeous. Excellent communication from the host who was ill but still sent a welcome message. Would def stay here again and bring a few friends.
Camp Midgard is a beautiful property between Santa Rosa and Calistoga. The campground is located on top of the property where you are able to enjoy epic birds-eye views along the trail and in certain areas of the campground. We were at site 2 and had a lovely overlook of the valley and other hills. The hike to the campground is steep, but worth the views and privacy, but may not be ideal for some not equipped for the steep hike. The entire campground was booked over the weekend (Memorial Day weekend), but everyone was very respectful of shared cooking areas, toilets and quiet hours. We hiked up with our 3 year old and he did great, we just took our time hiking the hill - and really, with our packs loaded, it was easy to take our time anyway. At site 2, we were close to poison oak, so do know what the plant looks like to avoid it. The site didn't have any absolutely flat areas, but the slight angle was doable for sleeping. We also cooked at our site using our lightweight camping propane burners, so the only time we were around other campers was when we needed to use the composting toilet at the shared cooking/storage/toilet/water gathering area (The Shed) by site 6. Henrik advised us the area was still under construction and will be improved upon over the summer. One thing to note, the door where the composting toilet is has a window at the top vs. being a fully private space. Some in our group brought a buddy to guard the door when the other went, but we noticed other campers being okay using it on their own. We were thankful for a toilet!
Henrik is was great to communicate with (fast responses and good suggestions to questions asked prior to the trip), and he and his kids were fun to chat with when we checked-in and in passing by after our daytime adventures in wine country.
Henrik and his family are very helpful and friendly.
The location feels quite remote, though it is only a few miles from Santa Rosa.
The upper camping area is serene and beautiful--and yes, a bit of a short, steep climb.
We had a great view of the moonrise and sunrise. It was a peaceful evening and morning.
We hiked to campsite #3 and had a wonderful, quiet evening. The communal facilities were well-taken care of and the campsite was as advertised. It was a bit of a trek and it was hot (95 degrees) but definitely worth it! Our dogs did come home with a few ticks but no real issues. Would definitely come back!
Great spot looking over the Santa Rosa hills. Note that you have to hike in (maybe .4 miles) so it is brief but a lot of it is uphill so make sure you can carry everything you plan on bringing. The hosts are very nice and welcoming! Also, there is a patio available for use with an amazing view - perfect place to relax and get away!
Really great experience! Quiet, dark, peaceful nights at site 6, close to the main cooking and water/bathroom area. The viewing platform was a wonderful place to read in the mornings, under the shade of the oak. We used this as a base to go into Calistoga and Santa Rosa during the day.
Henrik was a wonderful host to my friend and I. The campsites are a healthy hike from the parking, but the views from the sites make it well worth the effort. We stayed in Site #1, and used the tent that was already set up (we were feeling lazy). The site was spacious and quiet. The compost toilet was a short walk away, and was very clean. We did not do any cooking but there were some basic supplies at our campsite, and at the cooking area.
Overall a really great time! Would totally go back!
10-15 minutes outside of Santa Rosa but feels like a world away. Steep hike up to the campgrounds but you feel the world disappear below. We stayed in campsite #3. We were the only ones there that day but the patch is nicely isolated and I don’t think it would’ve made a difference in terms of privacy either way. Not being able to have a campfire was kind of a bummer but understandable given the wildfire risk. Luckily there’s a very nice stone propane-gas firepit up by campsite #1 that the owners offered for us to use. It rained the night we were there so didn’t get a chance to explore the area much but the grounds are lovely and we’ll surely be back during the warmer and drier months.
Beautiful place in a great location. The sites are pretty spread out so everyone can enjoy privacy. The road to the campsite is steep so pack lightly or be prepared to make a couple of trips. Generally speaking, the sites could use some improvements (an outhouse rather than a bucket:), a large trash container and boxes to properly store food would be nice. None of this is a big deal though if you know what to expect. Overall, beautiful place and highly recommended. Henrik and his family are very welcoming and interesting to talk to. I'm curious to see where their wine making adventures take them.
We had a great night at Camp Midgard with lovely views, good weather, and peace and quiet. I'd recommend packing your food in something lighter than a cooler, as the hike in can be a bit brutal with extra weight.
Overall great spot and lovely vibes from Henrik and his space. If bringing a dog, be aware that most of the campsite is covered in brush that is made up of fox tails and burrs- fine for humans, not the best for fluffy poodles.
We enjoyed our time at Camp Midgard! It was the only place we could find last minute... Beautiful rolling hills - the higher campsites (1,2) had more beautiful views than our particular site #4, but overall we had a good experience camping there. It's not a bad walk to the campsite (uphill), but it might be nice if you could take your car up there. We had to make a couple trips.
Camp Midgard was great. Other reviewers are not joking about how steep it is from the car to the sites, but the view and the privacy is worth it. Make sure to study the map before you go as the sites are not yet in a numerical order. Henrik said he was working on that. A great location right outside of Santa Rosa. Really convenient and cheap for staying in the heart of wine country. Would definitely return.
If you are passing through town and need a place to pitch a tent, this place is fine (however pretty difficult to hike up to which takes away a lot of the convenience). I would not go out of my way to camp here and I would definitely not spend much time here. The view from the viewing deck is gorgeous, however the campsites have little to no view. Our biggest issue was the ticks... we stayed on the trail and in the ankle grass only and were still picking them off ourselves and dog our entire stay. We ended up leaving our dog in the tent most of the time which was very unpleasant. I definitely do not recommend bringing a dog here.
Great location near Calistoga with picturesque views. I would recommend this site if your intent is to just have a place to sleep at night. Although the site provides a grill and sparse facilities, trekking anything more than your tent to your site may be more of a hassle than its worth. Without the ability to have a camp fire, coupled with the hill you have to climb to reach your site, I don't see this camp as anything more than a springboard to attractions around the area. Not much of a campground for hanging out. Otherwise, the site was as described and well kept. We'll have to check out site 1 if we are ever in the area again. Seems they were able to have a campfire and had more of a semi-permanent tent set up.
Be ready for a super steep hike up a degraded fire road about 15min straight uphill until you get too the first cluster of campsites. If you do camp here pack light and pack as though you were going multi day backpacking. Hiking shoes a must and leave anything extra at your car. I don't feel like the website has a good way of flagging these types of sites. You need to be in good shape to get up to these sites and in my opinion the price is too steep for the amount of work it takes to ascend the road and for sites that are not very private from one another.
Great spot! My husband and I spent our first anniversary there last weekend and appreciated how close it was to Sonoma wineries and supermarkets. It's a long, arduous hike up the hill to get to the campsites nestled among trees, so I highly recommend packing light and only making one trip up from your car (read: this is not your average car camping!). I also recommend spending time at the viewing area, where two Adirondack chairs overlook vineyards. Great place to bring a glass of wine and take it all in. The campsites have views of rolling hills, but you can't see vineyards from there. Bummer that you can't build a fire, but it won't stop us from coming back!
I had a great time here, and Henrick was very helpful and informative. I arrived VERY late at night, and trekked up to the camp in the dark. While steep (as everyone says- it totally is steep- go slow, but I agree with everyone else, just take what you need), it was very well signed and marked- even hiking up to site 2 in the pitch black moonless night with just a headlamp.
The facilities are good, and easy to access and not so far removed from any site that it's an incredible pain to use. I had the palce to myself so in the morning I checked out the other sites so when I come back I know where I was to stay! The veiws and the stars are lovely, and you feel very secluded. Very little light polution, which was a super bonus for me- very very pretty. I also highly recommend checking out the viewing patio. It's worth it, any time of day.
I did see a "cat" of some kind while I was hiking- bobcat or cougar I don't know. I startled it from about 100 yards away- (I thought it was another camper at first), and it left me alone, but to be fair, I was hiking up at almost 1 am to the site, alone. As soon as it heard me coming, and I'm sure saw me, it split and I watched it, and it's green glowing eyes recede into the woods.
I would definately recommend this place to anyone in the area looking for fun campsite or place to stay.
Solid camping experience. The spots are up a hill like others mentioned, so pack light. The spots themselves are a little close together so if you are next to some late partiers you might be kept up. The host was nice and made some great recommendations for restaurants in the area.
The real gem of the site is the viewing deck. We spent 3 hours there eating dinner and drinking wine while the sun set looking over beautiful wine country. I'd come back for that alone.
Rating is solely for the price-- I don't think it's worth $100 for 5 people to camp with limited amenities.
- Be prepared for a steep hike up carrying your supplies, it's not exactly car camping!
- Toilet was really full so it wasn't really usable.
+ Ideal location
+ Beautiful Views
+ Grill was lovely
+ Picnic tables were great as well
+ Huge camping spots