Last year we had an amazing trip to a secluded lake and this year we are doing it again and doing it even better!!!
This four day, all inclusive retreat to an untouched lake deep within the hills of Northern California offers a cornucopia of watersports, great food, and relaxation.
This exclusive and private boat-in eco-campsite is an absolute once in a lifetime experience that combines the beauty of a remote wilderness lake with the comforts of luxury camping.
Your camp will be outfitted with a personal chef, a regal tent and a comfortable bed, you will truly have the best of all worlds.
Entertainment and new experiences will not be in short supply. Awaiting you will be Bocce ball, volleyball nets, shade structures, and even sun lounges! You will have access to kayaks, sailboats and windsurfers. Don’t know how to windsurf or sail? Get a group lesson (included), and learn to sail in no time! Private lessons are also available.
*Meals and beverages all inclusive (see itinerary below)
About the guides:
- Jud Yaski is a Northern California native and an adventure veteran with over 20 years of extreme sports, international travel, and corporate hospitality under his belt. His love for Northern California, along with inside knowledge of this magical place are reflected in the extraordinary experience he shares.
-Steve Juba is a Boston native whose been living in San Francisco for 2 years. With over 5 years of experience leading and escorting tours, Steve’s passion for travel, adventure, and people shines through on each journey. His attention to detail, kind demeanor, and ability to adapt to any situation make him an excellent travel planner and adventure leader.
Check out these two videos from last years trip! (they are on our friends travel clubs sites since some people from these groups came with us)
http://singlesbythebaytravel.org/luxury-camping-california & http://www.photoflytravel.org/wind-surfing-lesson
Day 1 Friday: Departure time: 9AM (L,D)
- Leave from San Francisco
- Swimming and lunch at the river
- Boat to our exclusive campsite
- Welcome dinner
- Campfire fun
Bright and early you exchange your Friday commute to work with a beautiful 3.5 hour drive to Ukiah. Our piece of paradise is just 45 minutes from the town. As you approach the easily drivable dirt road to the lake, you will find a river and sandy swimming hole. Lunch will be waiting for you, along with a guide. Once you have satiated your hunger, and cooled off in the refreshing river (wear your swimming clothes), we will depart for the lake, following the guide.
Our shuttle boat will be awaiting your arrival. There will be time for some to relax on the beach at the resort while others will make the first trip to camp. You will arrive in time to settle in to your tented piece of paradise, taking a nap or going for a spin on a kayak. As you approach your tent, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a full standing room tent, complete with a large, queen size bed, a table, and even a couch! Each luxury tent comes complete with interior lighting as well!
Once you have had your first taste of the lake, dinner will be waiting, expertly prepared by our personal chef.
After dinner, take a stroll to the beach and enjoy a drink as the sun departs us. You will not be disappointed as the colors of the last rays eclipse into a star filled night.
(Meals: B, L, D)
Day 2 Saturday: The Water (B, L, D)
- Crepes for Breakfast
- Windsurfing Lesson
- Sailing lesson
- Rest and relaxation
- Salmon Dinner
- Movie Night on the beach
In the morning at 9:00 AM, after some have strolled the beautiful beach, or explored the woods, we’ll have a French California style breakfast, featuring sweet and savory crepes, freshly made orange juice, and coffee/ Tea.
For those who are interested, you will learn to windsurf from an experienced windsurf instructor. Each of you will take turns practicing this challenging, but rewarding sport. Once the afternoon winds kick up, sailboat rides will be offered, along with on the water lessons. For those who prefer to relax, there is plenty of welcoming beach, quiet spots to read amongst the pines, and beautiful inlets to explore on a kayak.
After lunch your day is free to enjoy the tranquility of your forested retreat.
A salmon dinner will not disappoint, then stay up for a full length Feature film on a large screen projector, sing campfire songs and enjoy smores, or head to your mobile bungalow for some R&R.
Day 3 Sunday: Exploration (B, L, D)
- American Breakfast
- Morning Hike
- Optional lake cruise
- BBQ Dinner
After full breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, or cereal and fruit, we will get ready for a day of exploration.
For those of who are interested, we will take a 2hr hike before the heat of the day hits, climbing the nearby hills for spectacular views of the lake. Those who prefer will practice windsurfing, take out a boat, or maybe even slow down for a minute and catch up on that novel that has been collecting dust.
After a satisfying taco lunch we will take small groups on a tour of the lake, giving you a chance to see the many nooks and crannies of this majestic lake. For those at base camp, it will be time to get the game on and play some volleyball.
Dinner will be a traditional campfire BBQ with mashed potatoes and a refreshing green salad.
Day 4 Monday: Chill Out (B,L)
Enjoy a pancake and egg or fresh fruit/oatmeal breakfast. Then enjoy your newly acquired skill by taking out the windsurfer or sailboat. Get in your last few hours of rays, or chill in the hammock and knock out the rest of that book you started.
After lunch, we will start our departure, with those who prefer to soak in as much as they can staying until as late as 4pm.
Luxury Camping with Large, fully furnished eco tents provided. Full size blow up bed (or twin beds if sleeping separate) Lighting, Table, & more!
4 days, 3 Nights luxury camping accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner every day
All Entrance Fees & Taxes
What’s Not Included:
Tips for guides (recommended: $5.00/ day)
Personal items & equipment
Payment:[masked] Double Occupancy. Checks or Credit Cards accepted (Credit Card has 3% processing fee additional)
Please mail payments to Local Planet Travel:
Local Planet Travel
1453 Broderick St
San Francisco CA 94115
Dates: June 1st-June 4th 2012
We are anticpating a sell out quickly so please put your payment down ASAP.
FYI--if you cannot make these dates but are interested in the two weekends after June 1st please let us know (we may add another weekend!)
*Private lessons additional (Group lesson INCLUDED)
*We will pair you up (2 per luxury tent) with a roommate unless otherwise requested.
* If you want your own tent and are coming solo the additional cost is: 120.00.