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Thanktuary Retreat RV-Tent Site

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· California
5 acres
5 sites
1 Lodging
2 RV
2 Tent
Learn more about this land: The winds whisper through the redwood 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 tent sites 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.
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Hosted by Veena N M.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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25 ratings · 22 reviews
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Kathleen K.recommends
January 7, 2023
Thanktuary Retreat Serene Treehouse
Veena was very helpful prior to our arrival. The property was beautiful and easy to find. The absolute best part was the cedar tub we loved it. The space was adequate for 2 people and 2 dogs. The bed however was awful; we had a difficult time sleeping it was so bad. But it could easily be fixed. All in all we would return if they fix the bed. :)
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Marianna P.recommends
November 27, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
This site is great! So convenient for visiting gualala/sea ranch area. We really loved the ease of camping with the bathhouse and the added bonus of the beautiful cedar hot tub! Hosts were very gracious and everything was easy to navigate. Would stay here again! Thank you!
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Lisa J.recommends
October 8, 2022
Thanktuary Retreat Serene Treehouse
Great little gem
This was a lovely little place. Clean and simple and quiet, hot tub and pet friendly was a bonus. Hosts were friendly and welcoming
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Andrew R.recommends
October 4, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Beautiful property and the hot tub is amazing. East to find as well! Def would stay here again.
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Wendy C.recommends
September 20, 2022
Site 1 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Redwood hot tub under the stars
The beautiful property and redwood hot tub made this a stellar camping experience! The hosts are gracious.
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Shama C.recommends
September 19, 2022
Site 1 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Beautiful community in the redwoods
Thanktuary is a beautiful property in the redwoods with lovely caring hosts. Camping/RV spots have ample space with tables and chairs provided. The newly built bath house has clean restrooms, showers, and sinks. We were lucky to show up at the right time and were invited to join Veena and David in their dance studio on the property, for breathwork, ecstatic dance, and potluck.
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Kathy C.recommends
September 12, 2022
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
Great location on the coast
Great site to camp at. It’s a big piece of property so there’s plenty of space. The cedar hot tub, showers and yoga studio were a big plus. Everything was very clean and tidy and the site was approximately a 7 minute drive from the coast. Lots of great beaches to explore nearby. Super easy to communicate with Veena. I would definitely recommend this site.
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Ann P.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Peaceful site, welcoming hosts
We were so fortunate to get a last minute reservation at this peaceful retreat on the ridge above Gualala. Nice hot tub, very clean and new bathhouse although we did have trouble getting the water hot enough. But I know they are working on that. Wi-Fi was not strong, but we were able to get our email and download a movie. Beena and David were delightful and welcoming.
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Marton K.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
I really loved the place and our stay there. The hosts were nice and welcoming. The forest that surrounds the camping spots is magical.
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Dylan J M.recommends
August 30, 2022
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
Veena and David have a wonderful property, with lots of great options for relaxation and rejuvenation, as well all the right enmities to ensure a pleasant stay. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, and they are both great people to talk to, with a solid community philosophy. Can’t recommend it enough!
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Glenn H.recommends
August 22, 2022
Site 1 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Travel Trailer Paradise
We visited with our small trailer and found the grounds delightful. The new shower/toilet facility is very nice and the genuine old-fashioned cedar hot tub was a great way to end each day. Power and water were available at our campsite and a table and chairs were provided. Our large dog was welcomed too. One campsite is a pull-through, but we opted for the smaller back-in as we didn't need the extra space. No campfire, but I cannot imagine an open fire being allowed in California after nearly a decade of drought. Not worth the risk. All necessities are in the nearby towns with Bodega Bay and Ft. Bragg is not so far away.
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Kendra K.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Great private spot, nice bathrooms, nice people!
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Crys M.recommends
August 9, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Serene and peaceful
This is a great spot, close to the beach, quiet, with amenities to boot. A hot tub, bath house, yoga studio.. the works. We really enjoyed our stay and will do it again! Thank you to Veena and David!
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Elizabeth M.recommends
August 8, 2022
Site 1 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Awesome stay at Gualala Retreat
My husband and I had a little camping get away. What a beautiful place and we felt so spoiled with the new bathroom and hot tub! David and Veena we're so sweet they brought my husband and I a bottle of Martinellis Sparkling Cider to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back !
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Mirjam S.recommends
August 7, 2022
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
The spot (we had 2 tents) was wonderful among the trees. The shower/bathroom , hot tub and dish washing station were perfect.; lots of nice places set up to hang out around the property. The camp site was a little close to the tree house but it didn’t bother us.
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Dennis M.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
The property is lovely, the hosts friendly and communicate well. Hot tub and bathroom facilities top notch. Electric and water was available in the private RV site. It's far enough inland that it should often be warmer than the coast. And I dug the chipping/putting green which even had a left handed wedge. That's inclusive!
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Yuval D.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Summer camping with comfort
This is an awesome camping place. The hosts are super nice and welcoming! We had a wonderful time! We booked this one same day trying to escape a heat wave. Our camping spot was just the right size for us and was very private. It also had electricity and water which was nice. But, the coolest thing was the bath house which is brand new and has 2 restrooms and 2 showers. On top of that it also had an amazing hot tub with cedar essential oil. It was great to enjoy the warm water in the cool weather near the ocean knowing how hot it is anywhere away from the coast. We had a wonderful and definitely would recommend!!!
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Tammy B.recommends
July 31, 2022
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
We enjoyed camping at the Thanktuary. We were far enough away from the houses to feel like we had a private site. The showers and bathroom were beautifully done and clean. At night we enjoyed stargazing and had a deer come through the site. David was very helpful and showed us around the property.
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Holly K.recommends
July 25, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Great Base for Coastal Exploration
We had a very nice stay at Thanksuary. The land was beautiful and only a few miles up the ridge from the Pacific Ocean. It is warmer on the ridge which was perfect as the morning fog burned off. The bathroom/shower house was brand new and the cedar soaking tub was fantastic. It was a great location to use as a base to hike and see the sites of the Sonoma/Mendocino Coast. Veena and David were gracious hosts.
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Lori S.recommends
July 24, 2022
Site 1 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
camping at Thankuarty Retreat
We had a delightful time meeting our hosts. We had a good soak in the hot tub. The Bath house was clean and had beutiful touches. We appreciated the peace and quiet.
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Paul O.
July 1, 2022
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
Good potential, needs improvements
Pros: bathhouse with showers and outdoor spa is great. Land is large and has good potential if properly prepared. Cons: camping sites are either too close to the host's house or not ready yet. Further sites near the woods are not cleared or leveled, and there are no marked paths or sites. After sites are properly prepared this will be a nice hipcamp.
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Andrew C.recommends
June 21, 2022
Site 2 - Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Cute Spot In The Hills
I had a great time staying at the Thanktuary. Being able to access water, power, and a bathroom was very useful, and being just a few minutes from the middle of Gualala was a dream! Would happily stay again
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