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We are an off-grid, solar-powered, 25 acre lakeside venue and permaculture-inspired lifestyle rich collaborative.

Heartland exists where the wilderness of off-grid life meets an artistic collective that sings possibility to the fringe dwellers of the Regenerative Eco-Village movement. Heartland offers people a break from the craziness of what so many call "life" and a

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We are an off-grid, solar-powered, 25 acre lakeside venue and permaculture-inspired lifestyle rich collaborative.

Heartland exists where the wilderness of off-grid life meets an artistic collective that sings possibility to the fringe dwellers of the Regenerative Eco-Village movement. Heartland offers people a break from the craziness of what so many call "life" and a view of what can be co-created with each other for each other. As in permaculture, the Heartland model is about doing more with less, it's about allowing our individual and diverse natural Flow states to merge forging new pathways of co-creation that are the true answer to our collective purpose.

Tent #2 is on a perfectly flat 16'x20' cedar deck. It's the only tent that is relatively close to another tent, so it's a great choice when you want to be close to your neighbors. This spot is relatively central and you are a 2-4 minute walk from all amenities.

On-Site Bonus Attractions:

Want a mind altering add-on experience? We have a sensory exultation tank which offers a relaxation and/or meditation experience not found anywhere else in this world. Step in to a 4 foot by 8 foot dark tank. Soon after you lay down you'll become very aware of a full body vibrational experience, layered with a Bio-Mat offering Far Infrared Rays designed to improve circulation and speed up the healing of soft tissue. If that was not enough, we have you wearing a Woojer Vest offering full chest vibration synced with the audio program of your choice. If that was not enough, we offer you an added Kasina experience, this Pali term refers to an ancient system of meditation that uses visual objects to focus the mind. This visual add-on induces yet more positive mood shifting effects.

Check out our experiences and/or ask about other potential add-ons because we likely have things going on that you'd be interested to join.

Close-by Attractions:

With a 15 minute drive away there is also a really beautiful clear water swimming hole with a tire swing open all year. Another very highly recommended day trip is the famous Yuba river, which is roughly an hour away.

Store:

The nearest and best store is 30 minutes away so plan accordingly (Holiday Market, Auburn).

The Seasonal Fluctuations:

We have seasons at Heartland, and due to the high peak heat of August and the coldest winter month of February we hibernate and close the retreat.

*Spring* - March-May

The shire is alive! It's fresh, green, and the lake is (usually) 100% full and less than 5 minute walk. Can't beat this experience and it's something you'll always desire coming back to after it has been experienced once. Nights are often cold, so bring extra layers!

*Summer* - June-July

The northern California Oak Savanna with these expansive views and golden grass canvas brings a deep sense of peace to everyone. The lake is (usually) 50-75% full (5-7 min walk) and during the hottest times of the day there is nothing more soothing than a 1 or 4 ;) hour relaxing float in the lake. BYO floatie ;)

*Fall Notice* - Sep-November

It's gorgeous here, but please know that our lake is a reservoir and it is low between Sep-November. Swimming is still possible but the walk to swimmable water is longer. During this time the bottom of the lake offers remarkable river hikes. 

Bring your own meals for your stay

Bring a cooler to keep your food fresh (we have ice blocks available)

Pet Policy* $100 deposit is required per dog* 1 Small dog under 25lbs is ok and no extra charge* Larger dogs have a $10/dog fee, MAX 2 dogs per tent* All dogs must be leashed at all times while on property* All dog owners must sign a liability waiver before arrival

Safety for everyone is VERY important to us, we invite all guests with or without pets to share any event that is uncomfortable in any way.

We look forward to booking your stay at the Heartland Collective :)

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Tent # 2 - At the Heart

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Eco Art Therapy

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Eco Art Workshop

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Private Pottery Class

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Goods

St. Johns Wort Immunity Tincture

Wildcrafted from Heartland. Enjoy a dropper daily to boost immunity. Research...Read more

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InfiniPod Sensory Exultation

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Extra Single Bed w/Pillow & Bedding

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Adventure Theme Eco-Village

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Basic Yoga

This an introductory all levels class. Slow movements, stretch and deep breat...Read more

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Eggs

Half dozen eggs

Meet the chicks and grab some eggs while you are here :)

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Heater and Propane

You'll have 20 hours of heat from 1 propane tank. Enjoy!

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tent # 2 - At the Heart in California.

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Hipcamper Sandy

Slept like babies

Sandy F.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2021

What a lovely spot! We stayed here one night on our way to Yosemite and we would definitely come back for more. The tent was so comfortable, we all slept perfectly, including our 2-month old! There was an easy to use propane stove in the communal kitchen so we could fry up some eggs and boil our water for coffee pour overs for breakfast.

Due to our travel plans we had to arrive around 10:30pm so the bumpy gravel road headed in to the site felt long and stressful, but as we came out in the morning we realized it wasn’t too bad, just best navigated in the daylight.

Warm and snuggly Tent # 2 - At the HeartBreakfast buddiesHammocks are perfect baby soothing spots
Hipcamper SaiRaj Bharath

Sairaj.

Sai Raj Bharath Y.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Great place, will visit again.

It’s defiantly worth every Penny we spend. Great hosts, volunteers and facilities.

Hipcamper Kristina

Fun, relaxing, and eye opening!

Kristina A.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

We had a great time here with our six year daughters (twins). I loved the spaciousness of the platform tent. We love car camping and it was a real treat not having to pitch a tent, having a floor with a rug, and a bed with sheets! Shama was extremely gracious and welcoming. I wish we had signed up for the tour - will do next time. I was very impressed with the mission and the ethics of Heartland and I want to learn more. The outdoor showers were a treat. Our daughters loved the chickens and the cats. Our hosts were so kind when our car battery died, and they jumped our car for us. Cooking in the outdoor kitchen was really nice. For the lake, we brought a shade structure which was very helpful. The sun was intense in July as would be expected for this region. We can't wait to come back.

View for washing dishes.Mist tent bliss.Fun in the beach mud! The outdoors showers were a treat for the girls after this.Sunset over the lake - not to be missed.
Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer F.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2021

This place is truly magical! My kids (ages 10, 6 & 6) and I stayed here as a stop along week long road trip and absolutely loved it. Anders & Sharma were so friendly & welcoming that we all felt at home instantly. The kids loved being able to explore the grounds and spend time with the animals. The mister tent was a favorite, too. The tent & beds were comfortable and the view of the stars at night was breathtaking. We will definitely be back again.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara G.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2021

A great place to check out, escape, and slow down. Lovely to have chickens walk through our site, and have a view of the lake from a distance. Tent #2 is a small walk, with a bit of a hill, but totally worth it. Wish we explored the swimming hole nearby, but we had to head out! Loved the property at night just as much as the afternoon and sunrise. Definitely eager to come back and see how the property grows! Thank you Anders for the hospitality!

Hipcamper Cris

Comfortable & pleasant

Cris N.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2021

I ended up here on a whim, and it was perfect. The hosts were not only hospitable but also just genuinely friendly folks. I didn't use the kitchen space much, but it was nice to have access to. It also seems to be fully stocked. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, and the main bathrooms were quite pleasant. The lake is less than a 5-minute walk away which was beautiful. Lots of birds (i.e., lots of chirping). The roaming chickens are nice to have around. And while the approximately last 5 miles is a dirt & gravel road (i.e., slow ride), my Prius made it up there just fine! I will definitely be back!

Tent # 2 - At the HeartTent # 2 - At the HeartTent # 2 - At the HeartLizards loved crawling on the outside of my tent!
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel G.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

Everything was great about this camp... the property, the people, the beautifully equipped tent, the convenient communal kitchen, the VERY friendly chickens, the sound of cows and birds in the morning, swimming and Kayaking in the lake, lots of fun structures for our kids to play on. We our grateful for our stay. 2 pieces of advice: if your going in the summer be ready for heat, there’s minimal shade. We were lucky to go in May and the weather was perfect. Thank you Heartland Collective.

Hipcamper Shireen
Shireen K.
recommends this listing.
May 5th, 2021

Lovely to see people really living off the land sustainably. A very unique place I will surely remember!

Hipcamper Joanna

Place for all!

Joanna L.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2021

We stayed at tent #1 & 2 for 2 families of 4. This place is a total gem! EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS! Host was very nice. Barely saw them around so its very private. These 2 tents are perfect for families with small kids. Comes with very comfortable and clean beds, linens and sitting area. The whole place itself is for both couples trying to get quiet time and families who just want get away and have a good time. The small tents are spread out the property and far away from each other. They have their own access to lake. Enjoyed paddle boarding and fishing.

They are doing some updates in their communal kitchen so there is construction going on but no work being done during our stay. They let us just have the place to ourselves! There are showers (with hot water!!!) and clean outposts (one with an exhaust!). We are already planning our next stay!

BTW SUNSET HERE BY THE LAKE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Stargazing at nightTent # 2 - At the HeartTent 1&2Our new friends who loves to visit!
Property
Heartland Collective
State
California
Country
United States
$69/night
1 Site