***Two night minimum for Friday & Saturday***
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. Book your Russian River paddling trip, and enjoy a few hours on the water.
This particular site has three tent cabins, one with a king sized bed, and two with queen sized beds (all complete with sheets, pillows, and blankets). A large fire pit pulls all three together to create an amazing site for you to gather your friends and family. Additional cots, sleeping bags and pillows are available.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Shelterwood- Maple Landing Camp
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David and Elise were stellar hosts and have built a really special place in Shelterwood. There is everything you could want and more from a camp/glamp spot. We stayed at the group site with 3 tents and wonderful beds. Shelterwood is extremely private, and quiet. Each tent felt like a mini hotel room that even had a place to charge your phone! The fire pit in the middle was perfect, and made it feel like an outdoor living room. There are also many hiking trails to explore on the property, but don't forget the bug spray. If you are looking for a great getaway, Shelterwood is a wonderful place to reset and enjoy the outdoors. (They also offer catering from Hops and Hominy in SF!) Highly recommended spot!
We had a wonderful stay at Maple Landing. Love the story behind the property and the hard work put into making this campsite. It is super comfortable and the place you want to be for those who want a glamping experience, but there is plenty to explore and enjoy for those who want to be closer to nature. This was perfect for our group of six. The grill was great for making some burgers and the fire pit was awesome for hot dogs, biscuits and s’mores! The stars are gorgeous between the ring of trees surrounding the site and it is so peaceful and quiet. Super private and away from the downtown area. No worries about any wild animals and very few bugs especially at night.
Be ready to be away from the city as you will have zero cell service, no electricity except the lightbulb in your tent, and you will need to take a dirt road along a hillside to get to the site, but that’s the great part of the camping experience. I’d recommend a 4WD vehicle for easier access but any car would work. Town is only 15 minutes away if you need supplies as well. The hosts are very nice, super communicative and provide lots of good information.
If you have more than 7 people I’d recommend bringing air mattresses or something else for your extra guests because the cots are not very comfortable. The beds are super nice and comfortable.
David and Elise were such accommodating and gracious hosts. The tents and camping area were REMARKABLE - clean and well kept and very stylish. The huge redwoods surrounding us were astounding and calming. The hosts were extremely responsive and always willing to help. Thank you for the amazing stay!
David and Elise were the perfect hosts and the campsite was beautiful and well maintained. Imagine not having to pack your old dusty tents and sleeping bags and enjoying the camping experience while sleeping on a comfy bed in a cozy yet elegant tent. They providied most of the necessities which allowed us more time to simply enjoy our vacation.
Returning after two months, Shelterwood was just as amazing as we remembered and just as pristine (including the port-a-potty!). Our group of 10 plus a puppy really loved our time here. We had everything we needed for campfire s’mores, evenings under the stars, grilling burgers and hotdogs, and making camp breakfasts. We loved the scenic drive in and the adventurous off-roading route to camp. This campsite is super private and yet has everything you need (besides a shower). As usual, David & Elise were so accommodating and kind to all of us. I had the best birthday weekend thanks to this awesome campsite. The location is also excellent for those interested in tubing down the Russian River which is only a 20 minute drive away.
I do recommend bringing twin or double air mattresses (which fit perfectly in the tents) for extra guests rather than using the cots for better comfort and a folding table if you have lots of people so there’s room to prep and serve food. Also make sure you hide any trash or food in the tents or the port-a-potty if you ever leave camp in case you have unexpected guests. I also recommend stopping by the Safeway in downtown Healdsburg to get any last minute supplies and ice.
We recently had the most fabulous time camping at David & Elise's Shelterwood property! Our party consisted of several friends who flew in from other parts of the world to join us in celebrating my husband's 40th birthday. During a quick phone call with David he helped me select the perfect camp setup for our crew (Maple Landing and Acacia) and also gave me a great recommendation for a rafting outfitter for a day on the nearby Russian River. Planning was a breeze!
I had not "glamped" up until now - what a treat! The tents on the property are beautiful and roomy and the beds were super comfortable. There are plenty of pillows on the bed, a few light sources and even a clothes & luggage rack which makes it feel a lot like a nice hotel room! I wasn't too excited to have to use a porta-potty for 5 days but let me tell you - this was the cleanest one I have ever seen. And it was serviced in the middle of our visit. I was pleasantly surprised - it was 100x better than the vault toilets I've used at other camp sites.. The fire ring with Adirondack chairs was a perfect hang out spot each morning and evening.
We hiked the trails around the Shelterwood property and saw all kinds of critters and birds during the day and heard two types of owls plus plenty of crickets at night. Camp host Elise gave me a great list of local food/drink to try and we happily made it out for a few lunches in town. There are so many things to see and do in and around Healdsburg - I am already looking forward to returning as soon as we can, and we will DEFINITELY be booking with Shelterwood!! Thank you David & Elise!
Super, brand new facilities. Sites far enough apart for privacy, yet close enough for groups. Beautiful land and scenery. Fun hikes for all ages. Conveniently located. Hosts were very friendly and exceptionally hospitable. I highly recommend Shelterwood, and would love to visit again.