Right out of the Mendocino National Forest, 100-Acre Forest and Meadow Retreat is just minutes to the Eel River out of the small town of Potter Valley and 15 minutes to Lake Pillsbury. Private views, fresh spring water and endless possibilities. *******We also recommend that you have AWD or 4x4 vehicle, as the road is dirt coming in and the campsite are up the mountain off o
Right out of the Mendocino National Forest, 100-Acre Forest and Meadow Retreat is just minutes to the Eel River out of the small town of Potter Valley and 15 minutes to Lake Pillsbury. Private views, fresh spring water and endless possibilities. *******We also recommend that you have AWD or 4x4 vehicle, as the road is dirt coming in and the campsite are up the mountain off of a dirt road*******
We have 2 campsites currently with fresh spring water, and fire pits. Private and in the woods. Lots of hiking on the land, with stunning views. Bring your own tent, hammock, food whatever you need to be a happy camper!!
In the spring of 2019 we added in 2 new yurt sites, with soaking tubs, filled with hot spring water. We have 2 campsites to book for regular camping tents and we just added a community bathroom . Nestled away in the forest very private queen size bed natural spring water for soaking in the tub on your porch. In addition for comfort and convenience we have a nice bathroom with hand-washing station. Each yurt will come with propane heat in winter time making it cozy all year long. *******We also recommend that you have AWD or 4x4 vehicle, as the road is dirt coming in and the campsite are up the mountain off of a dirt road*******.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 15 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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At lake Pillsbury..10 minutes away
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We had a wonderful two nights here! The drive-up spot is in a large clearing in the forest overlooking Mendocino National Forest to the East which makes for a stunning sunrise. The spot is quiet and private. A spring-fed water spigot is a 5 minute walk away so bring gallon containers to fill. There is a campfire ring. The dirt/rocky road is rough for the last mile or two but our Subaru Crosstrek was fine. Andrea and Gabe helpfully met us en route after we made a wrong turn. Follow the host's directions carefully. Google GPS leads to a closed road. No ATT cell reception for the last 30 min of the drive (or at the site). Andrea and Gabe were welcoming and friendly and informative about the unique land. Thank you for sharing it!
Andrea and Gabriel were excellent hosts! They were very good at keeping contact up until arrival, and gave very good specific directions to get to their property since google maps takes you the wrong way. They met us at the property and showed us to our site. There were 2 sites, we were in the larger woodsy one that fit our group of 6 perfectly. The other one has a fantastic view if you can snag it but probably fits 2-4 people more comfortably. Both sites had a fire ring. We loved every minute of being out on the property and being so secluded. You never hear or see the other site unless you're driving or walking by. The water spigot is super convenient, and the property has a lovely trail to a meadow. And it's only a 15 min drive either way to a lake , or river to spend a hot day. We chose Eel river. We would definitely book here again.
Andrea and her husband's spot is so very wonderful. Though only a couple hours from the City, it feels much further. The drive is very pretty, especially once off the highway. The little town of Potter Valley is picturesque but doesn't have much to offer in terms of supplies, so stock up before you leave the 101. Their directions are clear and essential. The driveway off the gravel road is steep and rocky - my little Mazda CX-5 did okay, but some ground clearance and some power are needed to get to the site.
The Eel River winds along the gravel road coming in - stop on your way in or out for a cool dip at the river overpass - the rocky beaches were deserted during my weekday visit.
Once to the property and shown around, I was left to my own heavenly peace and quiet. The tall trees surrounding the site create very good shade, and the morning and evening breezes were cool and helped keep the mosquitos to a minimum.
The paths winding all through the property make for endless beautiful walks, though poison oak was abundant just off the trails - watch out if you're allergic. I am terribly, and that was my ONLY con to this particular spot, though the borders of the site proper are free of it.
Reminder to bring a little table or cooking surface and chair(s) with you - there's really nothing at the site but a small seasonal fire pit - blank slate! :)
Again, this place is really a wonderful, secluded gem. Andrea and her husband are sweet as can be and offered both whatever I needed and respected my request for solitude; it doesn't get any better than that. My quick hermit getaway was just perfect - I loved every minute, and I'll be back!!
Omg! This location absolutely fantastic!!. We chose the flat area overlooking the mountains which had the sweetest view of the sunrise. All of us felt ultimately relaxed and didn’t want to leave. The camspites are very private with serene woods everywhere you look. We even had a superb time at eel river which is 10 min drive down from the campsite. Last but not the least, hosts Andrea and Gabe were helpful, approachable and chill. We appreciate their hospitality.
Amazing site with this view that will take your breath away. Truly spectacular. The hosts could not have been nicer and more helpful. The road to get there is NOT for the faint of heart- check the sturdiness of your tires or rent a jeep.
Great spot for a secluded and peaceful camping experience. Campsite #1, where we stayed, is perfect for two people and offers a great, albeit narrowly framed, view. Campsite #2 is a short walk away, surrounded by forest, and better for a larger group. We saw one trail sign just before Campsite #1. The trail was very steep going downhill, and it was quite slippery with all the bark and pine needles. We didn't make it far before we decided to turn back. Not sure if that was the trail leading to the meadow, which we never found during our stay. We followed an unmarked trail off of Campsite #2 for a few minutes but got nervous because we weren't sure if we were accidentally going into someone else's property. Wish we had more instructions about where we could hike around. Overall, we didn't mind just hanging out at our campsite, and we had a very lovely stay in our campsite. Would definitely come back.
Andrea was a wonderful host, and was very responsive to our questions. It was a bit confusing to know what amenities were related to the campsite vs yurts. The campsite only has a fire pit; no chairs, table, or fire pit cover to cook on. There was fresh water and a very clean nice bathroom (no showers). The only downside was the privacy; I assumed that only two campsites on 100 acres would mean very private, but unfortunately the two sites were right next to each other with no tree separation. However there as plenty of wood for fires. I agree that you need AWD/4WD because we went up in our Toyota Prius c (sport version) and struggled getting up and scraped a few times. The gravel road going up to the place is rough at times that can be steep and has some bottom out areas. It's a drive to get out, but wow is it stunning. There is a short hike to a huge field and it is one of the best outdoor views I've seen in a while. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Nice but not secluded
We really enjoyed how tucked away and into the hills this place was. The camp host was super friendly and attentive, and the amenities were sparkling clean. My disappointment comes because of this: given how far into the hills it is, and how far off the beaten path it is, there is no privacy at the two camp sites - and no sound barrier. We had site 1. It was just tele two of us, and our young pup. Not 40 mins after our arrival, do 4 giant pickup trucks arrive, with like 6-8 people and 4 dogs at site 2. Gone was our privacy, solitude and quiet. Turned into a frat party that we had to observe from not too far away. Loud music, beer pong, and dogs running wild around our site. I guess I expected privacy and space to enjoy nature and peace because we’d be on 100 acres, not a neighboring site 20 feet away.