This property has so many things to offer, it is impossible to not have an amazing weekend here. We had a big group camping trip at Camp at Carmel Valley and I really enjoyed playing tennis and basketball with a lot of my coworkers - for hours! Spontaneous group sports like that haven't happened in my life in a while (unfortunately!), but we all gravitated towards the sport courts on this property and it was just too much fun.
The cabins and shower/bathroom house are really well constructed, the amenities far surpassed my expectations. The Hosts were super helpful and just delightful people. The setting is beautiful as well with amazing views.
Had a great time staying at Galleywinter with Gail! She is a lovely Host who has created a pretty amazing space I felt lucky to visit. The barn was cozy and spacious, I was traveling with two other friends and there was plenty of room for all of us. We especially appreciated the warm bedding as the temperature dropped a bit when we arrived vs what we were expecting. No problem at all - the beds even had heating pads!
Gail showed us around the property with her dog and cat in tow. They were also great hosts, her cat checked up on us often at the barn to make sure we were doing well :)
Galleywinter is also down the street from an amazing brewery, that was a nice surprise! Hoping to come back and spend more time here again soon.
I had an amazing stay at Twin Valley. By far the best part was going along for farm chores in the morning with Janice. We got to feed the many horses, goats, pigs, and all of the amazing cats of the property. I've never had so much fun with cats. They were all so friendly and sociable! Fox the dog was along for the whole ride in the back of the truck.
It was really fun hearing the history of the property and the area. I live on the West Coast so it really was great getting the full download of how things have evolved over the years in this part of TN.
My friends and I cooked a full meal in the kitchen and had great showers. Will need to return to try out the jacuzzi tub and stay for much longer here! There really is everything you need, and it's really peaceful and entertaining to be around all of the animals. Amazing all around :)
Had a super cozy weekend at Muirs Muse! It was easy to get to this Hipcamp and I really enjoyed my time here with my partner. We got to experience a clear starry night with a campfire, a really rainy day, and a snowy evening. It was not exactly the mountain biking trip we had planned on, but it was the relaxing time we needed and I really appreciated my time here. I'm also excited to return in warmer months and get on the Pioneer trail on my bike - so cool that it is right there at the driveway of the property :)
For my first time in the Eastern Sierra, I feel like staying at Paradise Shores set a very high bar!
Beautiful views, close access to other interesting things to check out in the area (hot springs, downtown, Bodie the ghost town), a really helpful Host, and immaculate facilities made this a trip to remember.
I went with a group of coworkers, and we felt the wifi was better at Paradise Shores than anywhere else we usually work. If you're a digital nomad (or someone wanting to work remote from an amazing location), this is the place to be!
Had a great time here! The property is right on the Yuba River, it is a minute walk to an amazing swimming hole where my friends and I spent an very relaxing afternoon. There are great views of the river from higher up on the property as well, and it was the best falling asleep to the sounds of the water.
Susan is a very kind Host, she introduced us to all of the other guests at River Haven (many PCT hikers - so fun to meet them and hear about their journey). There is a very friendly and communal vibe that she works hard to foster on her property.
It was amazing being able to sleep outside in such a comfy bed. Being able to hit the hay without bringing camping equipment felt pretty luxurious to me!
The surrounding area was also really fun to explore, we had world class mountain biking and lake swimming adventures in Tahoe National Forest - all within a few minutes drive from this Hipcamp. I very highly recommend River Haven!
This property is very impressive. Coming from SF, it's always amazing to drive just an hour or two and be able to be in a totally different place. We went hiking for around an hour on the various trails/roads around this property and still didn't get everywhere. The trees, creek, and meadow were all really fun to explore and hang out around.
The campsites have everything you need, we cooked on the fire ring and loved how much shade was available to help us sleep in a little bit. Our Hosts were lovely and it was great to visit the mercantile and farm animals up further away on the hill. I really enjoyed seeing their livestock guardian dogs doing their thing, and guarding the goats and other animals! If I had a better cooler, I would have bought some of the meat they were selling - next time!
Really enjoyed some 80 degree weather in Mendocino after gray days in SF! It'll only get hotter here as the Summer goes on, and the river will be that much more amazing.
Cory is a great Host, it's fun to see all the ways he is investing in the property. The bike track looks like a lot of fun if I had skills like that. My boyfriend and I met a lot of other nice people here as well, it's just a good vibe all around. We got to camp near the river, which was just lovely, and the stars at night were as clear as ever. So special to be somewhere without light pollution.
This seems like a great place to bring your dog camping, especially if they like water. The drive coming in/out from Hwy 5 is really beautiful as well - highly recommended!