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Shangri-La

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· Upper Lake, California
100 acres
5 sites
2 Lodging
3 Tent
For 18  years, we have worked on keeping this property as a Sacred Space. There's a meadow with an Indian artifact and amazing views. We are a team, husband and wife, this is off-the-grid and we raise our children here. At the same time, we grow organic food and work on our crafts and spiritual practice, never using chemical fertilizers, and keeping all of the groundwater clear and clean with an abundance of spring water for drinking. This is a magical forest retreat and we love to share it with others who are like-minded. Right out of the Mendocino National Forest, 100-Acre Forest and Meadow Retreat is just minutes to the Eel River out of the small town of Potter Valley and 15 minutes to Lake Pillsbury. Private views, fresh spring water and endless possibilities. *******We also recommend that you have AWD or 4x4 vehicle, as the road is dirt coming in and the campsite are up the mountain off of a dirt road*******We have 2 campsites currently with fresh spring water, and fire pits. Private and in the woods. Lots of hiking on the land, with stunning views. Bring your own tent, hammock, food whatever you need to be a happy camper!! In the spring of 2019 we added in 2 new yurt sites, with soaking tubs, filled with hot spring water. We have 2 campsites to book for regular camping tents and we just added a community bathroom . Nestled away in the forest very private queen size bed natural spring water for soaking in the tub on your porch. In addition for comfort and convenience we have a nice bathroom with hand-washing station. Each yurt will come with propane heat in winter time making it cozy all year long. *******We also recommend that you have AWD or 4x4 vehicle, as the road is dirt coming in and the campsite are up the mountain off of a dirt road*******. 
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Upper Lake, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Andrea C.Joined in February 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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390 ratings · 291 reviews
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Rose G.recommends
November 18, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
amazing view, beautiful yurt decorated perfectly and the tub was great. Very friendly and helpful hosts.
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Chantal C.recommends
November 6, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Such a wonderful place to really get away. Off the grid 💖
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Pinar O.recommends
November 5, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Secluded Mountain Top
This was our first time yurt camping and it was a delightful experience! We had the smaller green yurt with a large private campsite. The enclosed porch with the victorian bathtub is genius. You still get the feeling of open air bathing, but with privacy and easy access to the yurt. The water was magically hot despite the very cold October night. We soaked for hours in the spring water after spending time around the pleasant campsite listening to wind blow up the mountain side making the forest feel alive. Andrea and her husband are wonderful down to earth hosts and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. We were concerned about the cold at night and they put in a propane heater last minute even though we had neglected to reserve it before going. It's an adventure driving there and it feels secluded. The hosts are such friendly people with a beautiful land to share that you feel at home in Shangri La.
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Kelly V.recommends
November 2, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
A mountaintop sanctuary!
Stunning views from the yurt and bathtub! The bathrooms are amazing and have sinks, mirrors, and adorably-labeled toilet paper. Be sure to being grippy-soled shoes for hiking the short (but steep) trail down to the meadow. As others have mentioned, I was glad to have 4WD on the steep dirt road up to the yurt. We loved hearing owls, families of quail, gray squirrels, and coyotes in the distance. Andrea was a great host - thank you for sharing this very special place with all of us.
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Shaneli J.recommends
October 24, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
This site is absolutely wonderful - so peaceful and serene. Very remote and a nice weekend getaway. Andrea is so so so kind. She helped us in every way possible. She decorated the room so nicely and everything is very clean. I would recommend getting to the site in daylight since the roads are windy and narrow so can be hard to do at nighttime. We loved our stay! And enjoyed yummy fresh pizza and smores!
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Thomas H.recommends
October 18, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Yurt stay
Everything we needed was in place. It is very evident Andrea (and family) take great pride in their property and having everything ready for visitors to use. Great stay, I’ve already recommended it to others.
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Monique T.recommends
October 11, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
Camping with animals, kids.
We loved the yurt, It was big enough to fit an extra cot, we didn't use the sofa bed, we also had our large crate for our dog, it wasn't cramped. Clean and comfy. The view was amazing, other sites nearby but not to close. We had the entire area to ourselves. restroom was clean, easy to get to. No light in the restroom. Bring extra flashlights or lanterns, there is a small charger to charge cell phones, worked great. Bed was comfy, bring your own pillows/blankets. Towels too. When storing your trash at night keep it away from Yurt, far away< we had a mountain lion come near the yurt about 11:30pm. I woke to what sounded like someone was walking right next the yurt, no didn't see it because I did not want to go outside, so listened and I heard it then walked to our truck that was parked away from the yurt, jumped to the top of the truck took the large trash bag, we found giant paw prints and the bag down the road, managed to pick everything up. This was on our last night. we waited till morning to go outside, knowing it was out there. we did scare it off with the truck alarm when we knew something was on our truck, the other nights where fine nothing happened. Overall the place was amazing, a experince we will have forever. Thank you to the Host, she was very kind, great communication and directions. Thank You Andrea!
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Walter W.doesn't recommend
October 9, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Good not Great
Do not purchase any additional items for this listing. Many basic features were broken or not working including lights and space heater. Charged extra just for sheets on the bed which seemed like gauging. Photos are misleading.
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Alice Y.recommends
October 6, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Beautiful Stay!
Our stay at Shangri La was amazing. The love and attention that went into creating this space is palpable. When we stayed, we had the whole camping area to ourselves and were able to hike around and enjoy the amazing mountain. The bath water was hot, and the space is very well maintained. We made it up the hill in a Prius, but it was a challenge- I would definitely recommend a 4-wheel vehicle or one with some height as the hosts suggest. Make sure to bring extra lanterns and note that there is zero cell reception- a great way to disconnect for a weekend. We absolutely recommend staying here and will be back!
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Josh S.recommends
October 3, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
Hosts are great. Yurt is perfect. Always a great time here.
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Maggie B.recommends
September 5, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
Lovely shaded site.
Beautiful end to the summer! So clean and lovely, shrouded in trees with a great deal of shade that made it very comfortable despite the “heat dome” heat wave warnings throughout the valley. The host was so helpful and gracious, we would definitely return. The drive up the mountain is no joke, I wouldn’t want to do it at night.
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Maureen P.recommends
September 4, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
Yurt Camping in the Mountains
Andrea has created a beautiful space to escape and enjoy. The red yurt is large and very clean. Decorated so cute, with a nice little cooling fan and charger for the phone. The view is fantastic, each morning I would watch the sun rise, and in the evening watch the sunset. The area is so peaceful and quite. Andrea is great with her communication with directions and all other questions. Just a wonderful experience, that I would definitely come back to.
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Vince B.recommends
August 30, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
We just had a great weekend staying up here! It’s super peaceful up at the yurt. Make sure you watch a video or save instructions on the Le Peppe pizza oven before you come up so you know how to use it! We enjoyed relaxing at the property and hung out/swam in the eel river and lake pillsbury. The outdoor bath tub is awesome too.
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Andrea L.doesn't recommend
August 28, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
Disappointing
Very disappointing. We were given site 3 and there was so much poison oak both surrounding and in the actual site. An overwhelming amount of flies and bugs. The site was not particularly pretty either. We set up our camp but then ended up leaving before it got dark. With our two dogs didn’t want to risk getting poison oak. Would not recommend.
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Nicholas E.recommends
August 22, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Beautiful, tranquil, and remote.
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James I.recommends
August 14, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
The space was fantastic! We had privacy and the bathroom and water was more than ideal. I would go here again!
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Gui C.recommends
August 14, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Got away from it all
The yurt was comfortable and cozy, and the tub was perfect! Staying here was the perfect way to end a busy and hectic week.
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Talitha U.recommends
August 10, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Hot tub paradise!
Our stay was amazing! Its a very tranquil spot. The river is close enough to hang out during the day. Bring food and drinking water. Restaurants and a grocery store is a distance away. We would love to go again!
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Lisa M.recommends
August 9, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Divine
This is an amazing spot. The yurt was clean, cozy and beautiful. There are stunning views which can be enjoyed from the camp sight as well as the trails around the property. The encore is the warm spring fed bath. Just divine.
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Mukund G.recommends
August 3, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
Place was very secluded and nice. The other spots were quite away. Heavily wooded. Running water and flushing toilet are great amenities. Instructions were easy to follow and find the spot. Very rough roads. Definitely recommend a vehicle with soft suspension and good travel like a pickup.
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Prabakaran C.recommends
August 2, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
Yurt camping
We loved the stay. The Yurt is very clean and spacious for a 4 members. The tub with spring is simply super. We liked the location of the property. The host is very welcoming, informative, polite and helping. This was our first time stay and we will do more. The river near the property is very interesting. Only con is the 5-7 mile unpaved dirt road. Its advised to drive with SUVs or vehicles with greater ground clearance. Other than that, we enjoyed each and every moment. The common bathroom was very clean. Infact, the host has kept tissue rolls separately for every tents and occupants. They have thought through a lot to make the property experience great. There was a hiking in the property which we enjoyed too. Definitely we will come some more time.
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Nechumah G.recommends
July 28, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
Site 2 is the best site. Very private as long as no one is next to you. Lots of trees. Bathroom is clean and cute. Running water. No chairs bring your own, but there are 3 rocks to sit on. Small round table, but it needs to be covered. But very big site. We loved it. We went to trout creek campground which is close where there is a path into the creek and went swimming. Gorgeous area.
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Drew P.recommends
July 28, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
Incredible location and space. Seeing stars through the yurt dome was a magical way to go to sleep.
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Hannah D.recommends
July 24, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
Perfect spot to unwind!
Very nice spot to unwind! At the last minute we had to take a gig car (a Prius) instead of our Toyota Highlander and after reading all of the reviews we figured there was at best a 50/50 shot we would make it up the hill. It took a while, but as long as you have the patience to go up very slowly and skirt around some potholes and deep tracks from logging trucks you’ll be fine even if you don’t have 4WD or AWD. Would love to come back! Make sure you wear boots or closed toe shoes, we saw a chubby little scorpion doing his thing!
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Anton B.recommends
July 22, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
Good camping experience overall. Clean bathroom and a quiet site with tall trees hiding it from the sun. The view from the pictures is actually from one of the yurts and not from the campsites. Campsite 1 was the closest one to the bathroom which was very convenient. The road towards the site was easy to find following the host’s directions, but be prepared - it’s a very rough road with lots of rocks and bumps. AWD/4x4 is not much of a factor while the tire size and ground clearance are more important, so driving a compact car would definitely be a gamble. Lake Pillsbury is not too far continuing on the same rocky road. It’s a nice spot for a fun day on the water.
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Allison S.recommends
July 20, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
It was such an amazing little spot! Definitely want to go back in the future. The yurt was adorable and so comfortable and the tub was so peaceful!
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Francois C.recommends
July 15, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
I really enjoyed that site : Completely disconnected from the modern and busy world, no phone coverage, no noise, a real heaven of peace. Andrea provided us with very precise and detailed info on how to reach the site, all was good. But indeed a 4wd is required for the last part of the "road"
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Katie L.recommends
July 6, 2022
Shangri-La 14 Foot Yurt/Soak Tub
This was such a nice stay. The yurt was very comfortable, perfect if you’re not a huge camper. At the same time you were very much in nature still. This is the perfect balance of comfort while still unplugging from the stress of everyday life in a city!
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David H.recommends
July 6, 2022
Shangri-La 16 Ft Yurt Amazing View
Such peace and beauty!
Andrea's Red Yurt was a truly beautiful experience. If the road in seems daunting, just stay with it as the end result is worth it all (however I recommend 4WD or AWD and decent ground clearance). Our views were spectacular, the bath wonderful, and all the little touches (look for the buddha in the bamboo) really made it special. We took our dogs to spare them the July 4th noise and were rewarded with quiet and solitude. I can't say enough nice things!
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Steve S.recommends
July 5, 2022
100-Acre Camping Retreat-Shangri-La
Andrea's property was beautiful. Amenities were great - spring water at the campsite was a great benefit, and the restroom was close, clean, & well-stocked. We had an awesome time and can't wait to come back.
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