Hipcamp host Joe S.
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*Swimming pools and poolside grill are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are closed from September through May. Small dogs allowed on leash for a $15 pet fee per night collected upon arrival.

Pitch your tent in our main camping area close to our outdoor cob oven (great for wood fired pizza - use available upon rsvp) and facili


*Swimming pools and poolside grill are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are closed from September through May. Small dogs allowed on leash for a $15 pet fee per night collected upon arrival.

Pitch your tent in our main camping area close to our outdoor cob oven (great for wood fired pizza - use available upon rsvp) and facilities, or choose a secluded tent platform in the magical knoll overlooking year round Kelsey Creek. Locations are first come first serve, or call ahead to reserve the platforms.

The historic Pine Grove Cobb Resort offers a unique lodging and event location in the beautiful Northern California Mountains, 30 minutes from California’s premier wine country. Ideal for family reunions, group retreats and relaxing private getaways, we have lodging accommodations for up to 20 people, and ample tent space for many more to gather and celebrate.

About the resort: 

Commune with nature in the historic Pine Grove Cobb Resort, nestled in 30 acres of the Northern California Mountains. Take a walk through the property, dip your toes in the year-round Kelsey Creek or cool off in the spring-fed, non-chlorinated pool (open during the summer season only). Make your own wood-fired pizza & other yummy treats from our brand new outdoor cob oven, or enjoy a cozy evening with family & friends around the large fire pit. (The cob oven and fire pit available first-come, first-serve basis and with rsvp)

During the summer season (generally Memorial Day through Labor Day), the resort features a non-chlorinated spring-fed pool, as well as a large chlorinated swimming pool complete with diving board, water-slide and 2 kiddie pools. Also during the summer, the resort also offers delicious food at the poolside grill & a community fire pit for night time gatherings. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
8 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Have a question? Send Joe a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



Natural features you'll find at Forest Tent Camping in California.

Swimming hole

The vibe at Forest Tent Camping

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Hipcamper Maureen
Maureen D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 30th, 2017

Great campground! The kids found a little freshwater creek that they enjoyed even more than the pools. But the pools were an awesome way to cool down as well. The tent camping area is a bit dusty, but otherwise we had a wonderful time.

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2017

Forest Test Camping was great! Pine Grove Cobb was a nice area, the bathrooms were clean and accessible. There was a nice little hiking trail by our campsite and a creek close by where our kids waded every day. When it got hot, we jumped in the pool. The neighbors at nearby campsites were very friendly and Joe as our host was great. Would definitely recommend it, and will be coming back! Great family campsite. :)

Hipcamper miriam
Miriam S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2018

Joe was a great host - clear, easy instructions on how to find the campsite. It's a great location - close to wineries and Calistoga and also hiking trails at Mt St Helena. We had a lovely weekend escaping San Francisco!

Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 24th, 2019

This is a beautiful place with beautiful people and I had an unexpectedly endearing stay here. It wasn’t entirely private for such a far away place, but it was one of the most memorable stays I’ve had. The camp host has zen vibes, the locals are friendly, the nature is beautiful and it feels like visiting a different era.

Hipcamper Stafford

Old school in every positive way

Stafford M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 17th, 2019

Like a turn of the century [1900] campground in a beautiful setting - a unique find and a LOT of fun. Super friendly and relaxed. Joe and his team were unfailingly helpful and more than nice - we had a late start but their team was still there to greet us late into the night (!) and help us get settled. Definitively going back.

Hipcamper Zak
Zak J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2018

Joe and the rest of the staff were super friendly. There are two pools (one spring-fed) on site, as well as a small food stand with some excellent grill food for sale, as well as smoothies and snacks. Bathrooms are clean and well-stocked with showers available. The site has one large communal fire pit. Many tent sites are dispersed among some permanent cabins, but there's a very private area towards the back of the property with tent pads. We'll definitely be coming back!

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

We loved staying here. Joe was more than accommodating and the staff were incredibly friendly. We stayed on the platforms and it was quiet, clean and private. We highly recommend this place to camp. The wood burning pizza was an unexpected bonus.

Hipcamper Eleanor
Eleanor B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2018

Love the cold springs pool.

Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2018

Great spot with very nice host. We will be back

Pine Grove Cobb Resort
United States
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