This place is centrally located to all things adventure!
The facilities and upkeep on the property are immaculate. We were steps to the water and dog friendly beach. The kayaks were a bonus, and we had so much fun paddling out and watching the sunset over the spectacular views. Every direction looks like a painting!
Veronika provides a handy guidebook of daytime activities and sites to visit. We took full advantage of this!
We visited two hot springs --I'd recommend to definitely do BOTH Buckeye and Travertine. They are VERY different in landscapes and natural set up, but equally beautiful.
For all the doggo parents out there, be wary of rattlesnakes on the Hot Spring trails! The springs are dog friendly and we tied our pooch up to a rock next to pools. Note that there is disperse camping next to Buckeye, so you can definitely stay there for free on first come basis if you want to extend your trip or have lunch & campfire next to the spring!
Do make sure you drive through the Sonora Pass. This took our breath away and was a great way to start and end the trip.
Our stay in the yurt was very relaxing. It’s a hidden oasis in the forest with lots of land to wander and explore. We didn’t leave the site in the 2 days we stayed —there was so much to see.
The creek was a 1min walk from the yurt, and we followed it upstream to find several swimming holes and waterfalls. We even panned for gold!
I would recommend bringing a cart or cooler with wheels to carry your supplies, as there is about a 5min walk through the forest. The yurt did have all the heavy supplies you would need, including plenty of wood and water.
The surrounding area has a TON of vineyards, and would be a great spot for biking and touring during the day, although, we were personally very occupied by lazing around the creek with our pup!
Our stay at Roadrunner was so great, I’m booking again for the Summer.
We arrived at sunset which was the most beautiful setting over the meadows and shouldn’t be missed.
The site had everything you could need (pots, pans, grill etc), we definitely overpacked. There’s even a heater in the tent which kept the place toasty. Everything was very clean from the tent to the bathrooms —it’ll be the most scenic bathroom visit you’ll ever have!
The mornings were just as serene as the sunset. It’s so quiet and peaceful, you’ll wake to the birds chirping. You feel miles from civilization, but still close enough to bike to local vineyards. We were sad these weren’t open due to the COVID lockdown, but will be returning again to enjoy this amazing experience.
The goat camp was a very unique and fun experience! It was an authentic and educational weekend on a working farm.
The hosts were very welcoming (including their sweet doggos!) and gave us a tour of the farm. We were able to roam the meadows surrounded by picturesque mountains, visiting the goats and watching them graze. We then saw the milking process and how cheese is made. We learned a lot! I’ve told so many people what an adventure it was, and took home some super fresh and amazing cheeses.
The location of the farm is perfect for day trips to kayaking or vineyard roaming. We found several farm stands in the area to pair our cheeses with fresh tomatoes. It’s truly a local farm to table experience to enjoy the tastiest and freshest ingredients, made that much better by gracious hosts.
The proximity of this camp to hiking trails and the beach is what makes this site the best. We saw the most beautiful landscapes, all less than a 5min walk from the campsite.
The site itself felt isolated enough that you were in wilderness and could hear the ocean, but we were still a short drive to downtown if we wanted to get a delicious meal.
There is a lot to do within the property and neighbouring park. The Pygmy Forest is a must see!
The site itself was very quiet and well kept. Our site (2), was closest to the bathrooms, but still far enough away for privacy. We also had a hammock 👌. Definitely reccomend this site or #1 if you don’t want to walk far to the bathroom or outdoor sinks.