Shelterwood is a furnished campground located in Northern California, surrounded by 400-acres of sustainable, family-owned redwood trees. Tucked in the heart of Wine Country, campers will have access to local vineyards and wineries in addition to local outdoor recreation. Immerse yourself in the luxurious wonder of Sonoma camping.
There’s plenty to do near Shelterwood for both thrill-seekers and glampers, alike! Hikers will enjoy the miles of trails and dirt roads in the area, allowing them to explore the extreme beauty of California’s northern forests. And trust us, you won’t want to miss out on a paddle trip down the Russian River! For the low-key camper, take advantage of world class dining and drinking in the area, before taking a stroll through historic downtown Healdsburg.
Shelterwood has multiple private tents that are fully furnished with comfy beds, rugs, lighting, and modern seating. Each tent has been erected on hand-built wooden platforms situated between trees in this dense forest. All sites come with their own private deck, access to firepits, grills, running water, toilets, and more. Choose the right tent for your group, or rent the entire facility for a private event! No matter what you choose, you’ve already made the right decision.
Come see why so many California campers love spending their weekends at the luxurious Shelterwood camp.
Shelterwood is a peaceful forested oasis with all the comforts of home. With furnished tent cabins the site offers a glamping experience. As a Ranger on The Dyrt, I sometimes receive compensation for reviews such as this one. My husband and I stayed in the Juniper 1 tent in late April during the middle of the week. We were fortunate to be the only ones staying at the property and had the entire Juniper site, which has three tent cabins, to ourselves. The site was impeccably clean and ready for us upon our arrival. David, our camp host for the night (and one of the owners) reached out to us before our stay and met us upon our arrival to give us a tour. There was a bit of construction happening in a different area of the camp but it did not bother us during our stay. Because there is a creek nearby there were lots of mosquitos – but David warned us of this prior to our arrival.
Each site has a beautiful tent cabin furnished with two luggage racks, a small clothing rack, an overhead light, two side tables each with a battery powered lantern, a small bench and floor pouf, a drink cart with glasses and carafe, a mosquito net, a bocce ball set and a large comfortable king size bed. The cabins also have patios with a lounging chair and small bistro set. The furnishings are modern and simple and absolutely perfect for the setting. The camping site we were at (Juniper) had 3 porta-potties – on for each cabin – a picnic table, a gas grill, a fire ring with plenty of comfortable chairs and a small prep table with a hose-fed sink. We spent our afternoon at Shelterwood listening to music and playing bocce ball before heading into Healdsburg for dinner. Shelterwood is about a 15-minute drive from Healdsburg, a cute wine country town with dining, wine tasting and shopping.
The next morning, we went hiking around the property winding our way down the main road to the creek near the entrance of the site. The setting of the camp is beautiful with abundant redwoods. There is a large event space amongst the redwoods near the creek that would be the most magical and awesome place for a wedding!! As a newlywed I am more aware of this than ever J Shelterwood does rent out the entire campground for events so any newly engaged campers may want to check this out if you’re looking for an amazing outdoor camp wedding!
Overall, I thought Shelterwood was amazingly beautiful and incredibly peaceful. I had an absolutely wonder time! My only issue with it is the price. At $185 a night I personally felt like there should be more creature comforts to justify the price. These sites are at hotel levels and far exceed most national park tent-cabin or regular cabin prices. And while yes, they are incredibly beautiful and much nicer than most national park offerings there is no running water!! No showers and no real toilets. From what I can tell bathrooms are in the works as is a yoga deck and pool (according to David). These amenities would definitely make me feel more comfortable with the price, but for now as someone who tries to pay as little as possible for camping the sticker shock is a bit much. However, you are paying for convenience and comfort which for many new to camping or over the hassle and effort of traditional backpacking or even front-country camping may seem like an even deal.