This spot is a great location to get away from the hustle of life. The river and hammock spot is very cozy and a great place to get away. Sleeping in the tipi is an amazing experience that everyone should try at least once! Be sure to bring your own bedding and get cozy with the hay covering. You'll need to walk your belongings to the tipi site, so it's best to bring only what you need. The toilet and water are closer to the main property. So it's a good idea to bring water jugs if you want water right at the tipi spot.
Nature Camp is such a breath of fresh air. To find it you literally have to go over some railroad tracks which leads your car down a surreal tunnel of trees. During the drive down this magic tunnel you’ll pass the most adorable outhouse that would have made Laura Ingles jealous.
We had the privilege of staying at campsite number two. It’s large enough for the group of 20 people there before us, and it was very spacious for our two tents. There are plenty of trees nearby to hang your hammocks, as well as an intricate trail system leading to a creek.
The hosts were extremely pleasant and told us all about their vision and where their passion came from to open this campground. They hooked up a hammock of their own for us as well as a gallon of water for us. The deep fire pit was a wonderful touch and we treated ourselves to some “breakfast smore” before saying goodbye to the magical essence of Nature Camp.
It’s hard to find an entire plot of land to call home, but that’s exactly what you get when you stay at Heather’s Oregon Coast hideaway. Behind every campsite is a trailhead leading you in to a maze of crazy paths which are perfect for early morning coffee walks. The weather we got was a wonderful fog that really brought the grassy paths to life. Not far from our campsite there was a port-a-potty and a hose with running water. Near the hose is a fenced area where two friendly horses live, they sure made a great welcome party!
The best part about staying here is the location. You’re only 3 miles south from Face Rock and according to one of the locals, “It’s one of the top 10 beaches in America!” When we visited the beach we couldn’t but help agree. Heather and Nathan are wonderful hosts who want their land to bring people on an adventure and see what the coast has to offer. And if you’re looking for a “secret-garden” escape, this is the place.
We got to stay at site 17 which was fitted with a fire pit, running water, and pit toilets just down the path. Near the toilets, there is a pathway that will lead you down to the river where you can swim! We took the liberty of jumping in and washing away all of the busy life we had just left behind.
After we set up our tents and hammocks we followed the sunset to the large meadow filled with grazing cattle. The smoke turned the sun a giant bright red and we watched in amazement at the beauty of this preserved land. We took advantage of the zero-light pollution and went stargazing after dinner. We told some ghost stories, we sang some songs, we found ourselves again.
Jillian has done a wonderful job at preserving the land while maintaining a fantastic campsite experience. Nature is everything and allowing the wildlife to cultivate and grow while people come and go is a rarity. Let your worries float down the creek and let the stars remind you that no matter whats going on in your life, it’s okay. We will be camping on this sacred ground again.
Wow this airstream was the absolute cutest! It had so many modern commodities, like surround sound speakers and apple tv, but still had all the class of an old school airstream. We had a lovely evening cooking and singing the night away. It comes fully stocked with all the cooking supplies you would need. (Be sure to cook with the door and windows open if you're cooking with a lot of steam as the smoke detector goes off pretty easily.)
We were delightfully surprised by the eggs the host put in our refrigerator from her chickens that had recently laid eggs. We made some delicious scrambled eggs with them in the morning.
The airstream can surprisingly sleep 4-5 people, so you can easily make a family or friends trip out of it. The bed was super comfy, I heard good reviews of the pull-out couch too.
I would definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a cute little getaway in wine country.
The Wind Tree was such a cool experience. We arrived in the night and were amazed at how well we could see the stars and the Milky Way! We stayed in the Cob Cottage and got a great nights sleep. We met the host and the other people working there in the morning. They were so nice and showed us around the property. There are so many cool little areas to explore at this location including their time travel capsule, peace pole, and outdoor swimming hole. We even got to take a quick refreshing dip in the morning. We spent some time in the main lodge making some tunes with some instruments from their music corner too. Such a nice morning, we're already planning when we can come back!
What a magical place! This place is still in the midst of growing into an even more beautiful place. Noor (host) is a custom furniture designer and is translating that into the new structures being built onto his and Deborah's property. Every aspect is being built with care and attention to detail.
During our stay here we stayed in the lovely Lotus Belle tent. Inside are a Queen and Twin bed which are both super comfy. They provide sheets, so you don't need to worry about bringing bedding. There is also a lamp and heater inside. There is common sunroom area attached to the backside of the main house with a kitchen area including a stove, sink, and refrigerator for you to use. There is also a large community table and couches for lounging.
The hosts were so accommodating to us and even built us a fire in the evening. We had a great time listening to Noor's stories! Deborah is such a sweet soul too. It's so cool to see the magical atmosphere these two are creating here.
I would definitely recommend this place as a much needed renewing weekend getaway.
This place was a dream! Connie and her family were so nice and welcoming! Connie showed us around the property and told us about local places we should check out. We stayed in the Casita, which has an amazing view of the Santa Cruz mountains. It was a nice and cozy little cottage with a couch and a table seating area downstairs and a comfy bed in the upstairs loft area. Perfect place to spend a relaxing evening in. It's in a secluded area of their property, so you feel like it's your own little piece of land. There is also an outdoor shower you can use and they provide robes for you in the cottage :)
I would highly recommend this place if you plan on going anywhere near Santa Cruz!
We didn't want to leave this place! It was such a nice escape staying at this property. Susie has owned and lived on this land since the 60s. Since then a few more people have joined and helped her grow and cultivate the land. Susie has planted 3-4 gardens on the land and usually picks her meals fresh from the garden. She even shared her freshly picked salad with us during dinner!
On the property there is a yoga/dance studio in the upstairs level of the barn, which they use to host yoga/dance retreats. It has a beautiful bamboo floor and is kept up very well. You almost forget you're in a barn! We took advantage of this space and had a couple lovely yoga sessions during our time there.
There is also a sauna and man-made pond a short walk away from the main area. All their water is coming from the glacier water from Lassen Volcanic National Park, so the water was crystal clear and very refreshing :) It was so nice being able to jump into the pond after steaming up in the sauna!
There are a couple different options for lodging here. We stayed in the upstairs level of the main house, which has two queens, one king, and one twin bed. There aren't any dividers upstairs separating the beds, so you get to know your neighbors! There are also a couple twin beds downstairs as well. I would suggest bringing your own sleeping bags or blankets for bedding. Susie charges an extra cleaning fee for using her bedding. There is a toilet and shower available for use in the downstairs of the house as well. Outside you can practically pick your piece of land for your tent site. There are around 6 spots for camping in the main area of the property.
Community is a big aspect of this property and is encouraged for everyone that comes here. Everyone is welcomed to come join the fire pit they light every night. An outdoor cooking area is right next to the fire pit too. They just have tables for cooking, so be sure to bring all your cooking supplies! Fires aren't allowed at the individual tent sites, because fires can easily get out of hand in this area. So, they like to keep the fire to one area.
I would definitely recommend this location if you're in need of a mountain escape. This place is the perfect spot for it!
We had such a great time at this lovely location! We were warmly welcomed by a couple of the staff and they showed us to our rooms in the lodge when we arrived. Each lodge room is named after a different goddess and has different themes, which just adds to the unique charm of this place :) There are tons of different spots to hang out at this place. We spent most of our evening cooking in their commercial kitchen, hanging out in the Pavilion (which has plenty of tables, couches, and reading material), and enjoying the hot tub and pool behind the lodge. The pool isn't heated, but it is quite refreshing ;)
We spent our morning walking around the grounds and visiting all the unique animals. They rescue birds and there were all sorts of exotics birds there! As well as llamas and even a serval cat from Africa. He is named after the Egyptian moon god, Khonsu. We also attended a noon practice in the temple to welcome the sun and the new day.
Definitely recommend this place if you're looking for something a little bit different and free-spirited :)