Hipcamp host Andrea C.
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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. This spring of 2019 we are so excited to be adding 2 Yurts with soaking tubs. Campsite one will be transformed into a yurt site we


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. This spring of 2019 we are so excited to be adding 2 Yurts with soaking tubs. Campsite one will be transformed into a yurt site we will still have campsite to bookings for regular camping tents and then we also have campsite 3 which will also be a yurt site . These will be cozy 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 will have a nice bathroom with hand-washing station. Each your will come with propane heat in winter time making it cozy all year long. We should have the listing up by the end of February . 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 a dirt road. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Kitchen available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Andrea a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


At lake Pillsbury..10 minutes away

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at 100-Acre Forest Retreat-Shangri-La in California.

River, stream or ...

The vibe at 100-Acre Forest Retreat-Shangri-La

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Hipcamper Laurie
Laurie C.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2018

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!

Flat spotView from sitePlenty of space to spread outHuge chunk of obsidian!
Hipcamper Corey
Corey C.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica K.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

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!!

Hipcamper Terrence
Terrence M.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2018

Lovely, out of the way site with super friendly hosts. The meadow was so quiet and beautiful it felt like a different world.

Hipcamper Poornima
Poornima D.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth T.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Cat
Cat N.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2018

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.

View during the day. We arrived pretty late (~5 pm), but it ended up being perfect. It was still quite warm, but the trees around us offered shade to the campsite. View was great!View when sun was finally setting close to 9 pm!
Hipcamper Erin
Erin G.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2018

Beautiful space and amazing view! Great way to go camping close to SF without being overwhelmed with other campers. An SUV to get up to the site would help.

View from the campsitefrom our tent
Hipcamper Candace
Candace C.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

this spot is beautiful and super private!

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