We recently had the most fabulous time camping at David & Elise's Shelterwood property! Our party consisted of several friends who flew in from other parts of the world to join us in celebrating my husband's 40th birthday. During a quick phone call with David he helped me select the perfect camp setup for our crew (Maple Landing and Acacia) and also gave me a great recommendation for a rafting outfitter for a day on the nearby Russian River. Planning was a breeze!
I had not "glamped" up until now - what a treat! The tents on the property are beautiful and roomy and the beds were super comfortable. There are plenty of pillows on the bed, a few light sources and even a clothes & luggage rack which makes it feel a lot like a nice hotel room! I wasn't too excited to have to use a porta-potty for 5 days but let me tell you - this was the cleanest one I have ever seen. And it was serviced in the middle of our visit. I was pleasantly surprised - it was 100x better than the vault toilets I've used at other camp sites.. The fire ring with Adirondack chairs was a perfect hang out spot each morning and evening.
We hiked the trails around the Shelterwood property and saw all kinds of critters and birds during the day and heard two types of owls plus plenty of crickets at night. Camp host Elise gave me a great list of local food/drink to try and we happily made it out for a few lunches in town. There are so many things to see and do in and around Healdsburg - I am already looking forward to returning as soon as we can, and we will DEFINITELY be booking with Shelterwood!! Thank you David & Elise!