Serenity and peace from your deck, overlooking a small creek , fed by natural spring water from your newly built 14 foot spacious insulated Yurt, on 100 private Acres in our beautiful woods right out of the Mendocino National Forest out of the small town of Potter Valley, next to the Eel River. Queen size bed helps you get it much needed rest and it's extremely quiet settin
Serenity and peace from your deck, overlooking a small creek , fed by natural spring water from your newly built 14 foot spacious insulated Yurt, on 100 private Acres in our beautiful woods right out of the Mendocino National Forest out of the small town of Potter Valley, next to the Eel River. Queen size bed helps you get it much needed rest and it's extremely quiet setting. We now have a community bathroom!! A soaking tub, big enough for two, awaits your arrival to start your relaxation journey immediately, amazing mineral rich spring water, heated into your tub.. Bring your own bedding and towels, fire pit and small BBQ provided. Bring your own kitchen utensils, and cooler, this is off grid, with a couple battery powered lanterns provided. Very private, bird watching, star gazing, hiking. Minutes away from the Eel River with great swimming holes, Lake Pillsbury 20 minutes for fishing, boating, biking.We have kayaks available to rent for the the day, just let us know if you are interested. Bike trails and hiking on the land to an over 1000 year old majestic live oak tree. Best to have AWD 4x4 for, you will travel a dirt road onto the private property.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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Nice yurt, but need suv or 4x4
Overall enjoyed my stay at this yurt, but want to highlight the location as a key consideration before booking. I didn’t feel like I was adequately prepared with information for what the last hour of the drive would be like. The location is very remote - the last ~10 miles is a dirt road that gets progressively more difficult to drive on. It becomes a trail for cars effectively and there’s incline. It takes about an hour each way or maybe 40 mins if you drive fast with the confidence your tires will hold up. I would highly recommend a 4x4 and at a minimum an SUV. We had a Toyota RAV4 and we thought we were lucky our tires didn’t pop or we didn’t get stuck the two round trips we made. We didn’t have to deal with rain or other troublesome weather for reference. There’s also no signal if you do get stuck and no way to contact the host or help.
The yurt was maginficent. The hot tub had hot water in the wilderness which made it worthwhile. There were some disappointing aspects though. First, communication with the host was difficult. We had asked for bedding and the propane gas stove which she did not provide. We had planned our trip assuming that she would provide it. Luckily, we made do with the campfire and we carried our own bedding just in case. Second, the pictures show some nice lighting by the bathtub which was there when we arrived however, the batteries had to be replaced. Unfortunately, we didn't have any so we made do without it.
The listing could be a little bit inaccurate, so check with the host before leaving.
You definitely could do with a four-wheeler. I had a sedan, which wasn't the worst thing but there was an instance when I was worried that my car wouldn't make it through.
The yurt was super cute and we enjoyed the tub. However it’s a super remote location and absolutely not worth going unless you have AWD or 4-wheel drive. If the weather is bad I also don’t recommend. Bed was very comfortable- if you’re looking for a totally remote weekend, it’s a good spot.
Private and secluded- the bathtub was a dream! The yurt is well insulated and so it stays pretty warm. Remember to pack everything you need (other than firewood and water both of which were plentiful). The water spout is a little tough to find.
Definitely recommend driving in during daylight hours.
Truly unique and amazing experience
My sister and I had an amazing experience!! Andrea was a WONDERFUL host, she and her husband were extremely helpful and super responsive. We did not have a 4WD car, so she picked us up at the bottom of the hill where the road starts to get rough to bring us to the yurt. The yurt was amazing, the tub truly made the experience!! Andrea provided us with a propane heater since it recently snowed (for an additional $50) and we were nice and cozy. The yurt was so secluded this is the perfect getaway from the city!
My friend and I stayed for 1 night as a getaway from the city and this was the perfect place! We're glad we rented a 4wd SUV to get up there since it is a bit of a rugged drive and really in the middle of nowhere. Make sure to follow the host's directions and not go up Oat Gap Rd. The site was as described and the host's communication was great! The other yurt is not far, but the sites are still very private. We even saw some camp sites nearby when we walked around the property.
MAGICAL, beautiful, secluded, clean...LOVELY forest. Took my dog and 2 kids, 7 & 13, glamping and had a wonderful time! The yurt is cozy, clean, and inviting. Andrea provided linens for a minimal added cost. The surroundings were very private but also safe. Although there's sense of remoteness, the main house is about < 0.5 mi. away but very removed and invisible from our site. Great combo of high privacy without scary isolation--especially with kids.
We played, hiked, roasted marshmallows at night, and had a grand old time! My son even took his mountain bike.
Since there is no toilet, here are a couple of great options to bring along: Reliance Fold-To-Go Portable Toilet or the Luggable Loo. If camping in Winter or Fall, I recommend a portable propane heater (also available to rent from Andrea).
Definitely take a 4x4/AWD!!! Also recommend setting your GPS to Hopper's Store in Potter Valley and following Andrea's directions from there. Arriving during daylight is advised! Watch out for ticks if you're taking a pooch.
Andrea was super helpful and responsive. I recommend this site for a memorable and special getaway in beautiful forest land.
Relaxing, lovely yurt and bathtub
Andrea's Shangri-La is truly lovely. The directions she sent us were incredibly detailed and accurate. The location is several miles up a dirt road, and we had an all wheel drive SUV, and we are glad that we did! It's quite a bumpy ride, but it's worth it once you arrive! This yurt is private and lovely. The bathtub fills slowly, but the water is warm water and there are twinkly lights with a view of the trees. We lit a nice fire, and made hot toddies to drink. There was plenty of firewood left for us, and we could gather some in the woods as well. The queen-size bed is comfortable. There is a shared bathroom (with the other yurt and small campsite) about a five-minute walk up the dirt road. It has a flush toilet, and running water sink to wash your hands. It was clean and nice to have access to. There is a bubbling creek down a steep hill, and the sound is relaxing and tranquil. I would love to visit again! Thanks Andrea!
Beyond our expectations!
This yurt glamping experience was everything we wanted it to be. Two nights away from the city wasn't enough. :) There's a few other camp sites nearby, but we only saw people a few times. The Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub site is private and near a stream, so it's very relaxing, especially when your are soaking in the tub! This was my partners first time camping and he can't wait to go back! Thank you Andrea!