Located only 15 minutes from the historic downtown Healdsburg, Shelterwood is a 400+ acre, family owned property located on Mill Creek, with a focus on timber, preservation, and camping. We have built a few tent cabins around the property for you to stay in and enjoy nature. There are several miles of trails and dirt roads to wander, while taking in the beautiful northern Ca


Located only 15 minutes from the historic downtown Healdsburg, Shelterwood is a 400+ acre, family owned property located on Mill Creek, with a focus on timber, preservation, and camping. We have built a few tent cabins around the property for you to stay in and enjoy nature. There are several miles of trails and dirt roads to wander, while taking in the beautiful northern California forest. 

Many world class restaurants, vineyards, and breweries await. We can also help you in booking Russian River paddling trips and exclusive vineyard tours. 

This particular site has a king sized bed, complete with pillows, linens, and blankets. A fire ring is available for use during low fire danger times. We encourage you to bring your camping essentials.  

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Shelterwood- Acacia Tent in California.

River, stream, or creek

Mill Creek is great for cooling off on a hot day. For full swimming and boating, visit the Russian River just 15 minutes away.


The vibe at Shelterwood- Acacia Tent

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Hipcamper Elie
Elie K.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2018

Very nice tent with high quality furnishings. Beautiful location. Gracious and welcoming host.

Hipcamper Marina
Marina L.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2018

Shelterwood was an awesome, peaceful stay. The tent was beautiful, clean, and spacious, the king-sized bed was super comfortable, and had nice unexpected touches like a mirror, stylish accents, and luggage racks. Though the fire pit was removed due to high fire risk, I was pleasantly surprised to find a working sink and barbeque grill just for our tent, which made cooking easy. The porta-potty was also well maintained and clean. The property was quiet and peaceful, great for short hikes. The mini front porch of the tent was perfect for reading and hanging out. Of the various tents on the property, I found Acacia to be the most private, so it really felt like we were alone in the forest. Beautiful place to decompress!

David and Elise were excellent hosts. David was very prompt and responsive via email and text before the stay, and was understanding and flexible when we ran into scheduling hiccups, which he helped fix.

Upon arrival, David gave us a quick tour of the tent, and to our surprise, he noticed a rattlesnake 10 ft from us. He very calmly let us know about the situation without panicking, and handled it like a professional. He prioritized our safety and very politely suggested we go on a short walk while he took care of the rattlesnake, even being conscientious about our dog, making sure we were safe from harm. I was super impressed with how David handled the situation and reassured us of our safety throughout the process. I don't know what I would have done if we encountered the snake without David, but I'm extremely grateful he helped us in a big way. Elise was also extremely kind and warm when we ran into her on a hike. They were both incredibly hospitable and I would definitely love to book with them again. I highly recommend it!

Thank you, David & Elise!

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Hipcamper Cristina
Cristina L.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2018

Elise and David are great hosts. They were very responsive and when we got there they were very accomodating.

Shelterwood is a wonderful property. The camp area was very clean. I love that there is a grill and running water. It was very nice for first time campers like me and most of our group. I will definitely come back.

Hipcamper Priya
Priya B.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2018

David and Elise were wonderful hosts! The property is beautiful, and the tent was exactly as pictured. They were so helpful when finding the place and getting us settled. We would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Nicole


Nicole T.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2019

I LOVED IT! so peaceful and just the most amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend and can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Katie

Beautiful setting, wonderful hosts

Katie S.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2019

We rented several sites for my husband's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The sites and tents were immaculate and this site in particular was quiet and private. Beautiful surroundings, highly recommended!

Hipcamper Sara

Ultimate private glamping luxury

Sara L.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2019

Beautiful lands, secluded, gorgeous tent and furniture, generous and kind hosts, lovely dog who is really good at fetching sticks, and great trails to explore on the property away from the public trails. Made for an extremely romantic weekend. Highly recommend splurging on this glampsite!

Hipcamper Chris

Beautiful retreat in the redwoods

Chris S.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Shelterwood, its a magical spot in the redwoods outside of Healdsburg. We live in the area and really enjoyed the hiking around the property and the peacefulness of being disconnected at the campsite. The bed was super comfy, can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Rachel

Splendid solitude in the redwoods

Rachel I.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2019

Shelterwood is unimaginably serene and beautiful. It feels really “far out” even though it’s only 15 mins. from downtown Healdsburg. At one point just after sunset the only sounds were the wind in the trees, the nocturnal forest creatures beginning to stir, and the sounds of branches dropping woods/shedding needles...awesome. My husband and I loved hiking through the groves of Madrones and getting off the main roads to hike a few of the smaller trails. We even nibbled a few redwood chutes and wild raspberries on our evening stroll.

David met us and broke down the basic orientation of the property in general and our tent (Acacia: highly recommended!) specifically. We chose Acacia cause the pictures made it look a little more private and charming, which it was. It was also was super comfortable, with a few hangers, hooks, and luggage racks for stuff, a lantern and larger lamp, towels...We slept like little angels in our warm fluffy bed.

To be honest, all the other sites looked great too—we’d love to come back sometime with family or other friends or couples! A stay here is the perfect glamping re-charge, easy to imagine that even people who feel skittish outside or “off the grid” could feel enchanted and at-ease. In all, a great experience!


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