The redwoods whisper through the trees and provide respite from the hot sun. Here on the ridge above Gualala, lies nestled a lovely and serene campground called Thanktuary Retreat. Skunks, jackrabbits, deer, foxes and a rare mountain lion can be found on our 5 acres of forested land. There is a fishpond with water lilies, mini golf course & pétanque court (both with equipme
The redwoods whisper through the trees and provide respite from the hot sun. Here on the ridge above Gualala, lies nestled a lovely and serene campground called Thanktuary Retreat. Skunks, jackrabbits, deer, foxes and a rare mountain lion can be found on our 5 acres of forested land. There is a fishpond with water lilies, mini golf course & pétanque court (both with equipment in a useful shed close by), a horse shoe ring and beautiful, natural secluded spots in the redwoods perfect for meditation and vision questing. Huckleberry bushes and ferns grow abundantly. The place lends itself to self-reflection and introspection. There is space for 2 RV's with a patio table and chairs and some sun loungers. There are also 3 studios available on the property, located in self-contained pockets, further away from the RV sites. Barely 7 minutes away is downtown Gualala, with amenities such as 2 supermarkets, pharmacy, bakery, restaurants and more. There is a beautiful holistic gift store, The Sea Trader, Four Eyed Frog Bookstore, and some lovely art galleries in town. Kayaking is available at the Gualala River. Hiking at Gualala Regional Park, the Bluff Trail, The Sea Ranch public access beaches, Stump Beach, Salt Point Park with a petrified forest, Bowling Ball Beach with its amazing natural formations (can only be seen fully at low tide of more than -0.2m), Manchester State Beach, Elk Beach, and more. Swimming at the Navarro River, and various bays. It is a place of incredible scenic beauty all down CA 1. Watch whales spouting during whale season. (Gray whales and orcas is December to May. For humpbacks, visit May through November, and for blue whales, the largest animal on Earth, plan your stay sometime between July and October).Bower Park, just 0.5 miles away with a lovely lake, tennis courts, a baseball field, a basketball court, and two separate playgrounds. Play disc golf or hike along the nature trail/fitness course.Anchor Bay is 5 miles up CA 1, with a supermarket, a few cafes, restaurants (including a great Thai place!) laundromat, hair salon, & more. The quaint town of Point Arena is 12 miles north, with a supermarket, Frannie's Cup; Saucer, The Bird Cafe, a beautiful and historic lighthouse, a theater, a pier, a mini-safari park, B Bryan Preserve with zebras, giraffes and more. Tours need to be booked in advance. Do visit Roots, a natural pharmacy for herbs, teas and supplements.
There are also spots like Timber Cove, Jenner (with the Russian River to swim) Bodega Bay, Occidental, all south of Gualala. Bodega Bay has lovely spots to eat, with clam chowder, fish and chips. Enjoy wind and water sports, and walk on the pier.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 3 nights
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We have deer, jackrabbits and various birds on our land. There is whale-watching on the coast.
Natural features you'll find at Thanktuary Retreat RV Site in California.
Bower Lake is just 0.25 miles away.