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Thanktuary Retreat RV-Tent Site

· Gualala, Mendocino, California
5 acres hosted by Veena N M.
1 lodging site · 1 RV site · 2 tent sites
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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 very rarely a mountain lion or bear can be found on our 5 acres of forested land. There is a fishpond with water lilies, mini golf course and 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 1 RV with a patio table and chairs and some sun loungers. There are also 2 tent sites available on the property, located in one large area, 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 along 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 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, and more. The quaint town of Point Arena is 12 miles north, with a supermarket, Frannie's Cup And Saucer, The Bird Cafe, a beautiful 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). Also visit Roots, a natural pharmacy for herbs, teas and supplements.  There are also spots like Occidental, Bodega Bay, Jenner (with the Russian River to kayak and swim) and Timber Cove, all on the way to Gualala from the south. 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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67 ratings · 58 reviews
Laura S.recommends
July 7, 2024
Thanktuary Retreat RV Site
Camping in the trees!
Peaceful wooded stay with hookups on a pretty level spot. Quick ride down to town. Hosts were very responsive.
Andrew B.recommends
July 7, 2024
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
Veena and Dave have a beautiful property and we’re very helpful with everything. We spent nights at our tent star gazing and days on the river just minutes away by car. All the wildlife was a plus. The bathhouse was a great after a long day. We look forward to our next visit
Monica T.recommends
June 17, 2024
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
Woodland paradise
We really enjoyed our stay in Veena’s peaceful retreat! Such a calming, beautiful space with a warm bathhouse to boot :) we will definitely stay again
Jennifer B.recommends
June 10, 2024
Thanktuary Retreat Serene Treehouse
Dog-Friendly and Hot Tub Fun!
This was such an adorable and memorable little gem in the forest! David and Veena are absolutely lovely people and the property is so unique. We stayed in the Treehouse- which was perfect for my 8-year old son and me and our 80lb GoldenDoodle. We are in SF and did a spontaneous, last minute road trip leaving Saturday morning and taking our time up the coast until making Veena's cedar hot tub under the stars our final destination "prize." We stopped at Brewsters Beer Garden in Petaluma for lunch, Valley Cheese Co. for samples, the Children's Bell Tower in Bodega Bay and some of the incredible beaches along route 1 to run around. On our way back we checked out the Sea Ranch Chapel, Stillwater Cove, grabbed lunch at Fishetarian in Bodega Bay and got ice cream in Point Reyes. This was a VERY memorable trip that scratched all the nature-loving, adventure itches there can be!
Peter W.recommends
April 22, 2024
Thanktuary Meadow Campsite
Great first HipCamp experience
Our first HipCamp. We loved tent camping here. It felt private. Impeccably clean. Excellent cedar hot tub. We used it every day of our stay. The hosts were gracious and friendly! Very happy with our experience.
Michelle L.recommends
September 24, 2023
Thanktuary Retreat Serene Treehouse
We loved our three nights at Thanktuary, especially the cedar soaking tub! The bed is small if you are not used to a double, but we brought a camping pad just in case (which our dog dominated; she's spoiled). It is right next to the main house, but the hosts are great and gave us privacy, and brought a step stool over so I could get into the bed more easily. The property is peaceful and relaxing and there is such a great vibe. We will definitely be back.
Gualala, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Southern Pomo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Veena N M.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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