Camp Navarro Est. 1972

901 Masonite Industrial Road, Philo, CA, United States

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Disappear into this 200-acre wine country and camp retreat. 
Available to the public for the first time in 100+ years, this hidden coastal valley is a historic camp that has re-opened it's doors. Escape into the twinkling forest to return to everyday life with a renewed sense of wonder.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Camping / Glamping
Field / Forest / Orchard
Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort
Views
Creek
Forest
Meadow/Field
River
Style
Casual
Country
Eco
Garden Party
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Camp Navarro is one of the most unique event venues in California. This historic former private retreat and Boy Scout camp is situated on 200 acres in the Redwoods of the Anderson Valley wine country. A fork of the Navarro River meanders through the property and 23 cabins dot the landscape as well as 11 campground villages which have 21 three sided Adirondack structures, each containing 8 beds. We also have 42 Glamping Teepee tents. Camp Navarro has over 300 beds and additional capacity for hundreds more as needed. 

Our 10,000 Sq/ft. two level lodge contains a 4600 SF dining room and dance hall with old growth redwood flooring, 8 French Doors, outdoor decks and a massive fireplace. Our chefs have backgrounds in some of the Bay Area's finest restaurants and we take great pride in cooking from our wood fired pizza oven, handmade Smokehouse and using products from our own farm. The lodge sits next to a two acre grass plaza and event area next to the river perfect for dining, dancing, games, and lounging around our spacious campfire area and hammocks.

The property has an arts and crafts area, cafe/lounge, 300 seat amphitheater, archery range, meditation areas, games galore, rope swing and numerous special hidden nooks and crannies. We are located among the Redwoods just minutes from the spectacular Mendoccino Coast and a dozen world class wineries. Truly the best of all worlds!

Our clients include weddings, wellness retreats, music festivals, corporate clients including  Google, Linkedin Y Combinator and The Battery, and world class programs like Camp Grounded, an adult tech free summer camp, and Spirit Weavers.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $75 to $250

Additional Charges

We typically provide 'turn-key' rental of the property including meals and programs or if you desire we will lease the entire property and allow you to bring in your own caterer and programmers. In this case, we have a kitchen buy out.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
1000
Buffet
1500
Standing
2500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1972
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
23 Cabins with capacity from 2-8 people including a honeymoon cabin.
21 Adirondacks, each with 8 beds
42 Glamping Tents sleeping 2-4 people
16 RV spots in the Redwoods
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

Our onsite manager Skip is a world class river guide and an expert in Native American lore so his campfire stories are legendary.

The secret 'Order of the Arrow' holds annual vigils at Camp Navarro and you can find their secret camp and campfire in the NE part of the property

We lease 120 acres of land from our neighbors who have 350,000 acres of private land so we have exclusive access to land nobody else does.

Anderson Valley not only has world class wine, food and nature but is home to a secret language called Boontling that if interested, we can bring someone onsite to explain the unique history and language.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
100+ years of history including life as a former timber and boy scout camp are the backdrop for a stunning property that until 2013 was not open to the public. Today, Camp Navarro is a premier 'back to nature' Wine Country venue to gather friends, family, and colleagues for diverse public and private gatherings.

Stepping foot on our 80 acre property will quickly slow you down, rekindle childhood memories and bond folks quickly.  Looking up at the TALL trees, breathing the clean crisp air, and settling in to your cozy cabin or Adirondack campsite is immediately grounding. We hear 'How cool is this' a lot!

Redwood trees, a friendly meandering river, quaint idyllic accommodations including lots of bunk beds, and a massive two story lodge are the cornerstones of our property. Rounding out the experience are little touches like an ideally situated hammock, a hidden scout 'hollow', tether ball, s'mores and campfires and trails meandering all over. Depending on your group, we can turn off wi-fi service or 'light up' the property for the biggest corporate needs and the same goes for power as we are wired to the max and literally have enough power to host  a party with Metallica!
Design:
Nature is the star at Camp Navarro but we have a beautiful and very nostalgic property that everyone appreciates. Classic wood signs, knotty picnic tables, string lights, hammocks, expansive decks, historic art, and idyllic cabins are all part of the design. We have added our own touches of color, and repurposed materials, like our massive campfire from the top of an old water tower. You will notice that lighting is subtle but enough to feel safe as we want you to see the stars at night. 
Standout Venue Features:
Nature is center stage as you have your own private Redwood Forest and River as well as deer frequently rambling about and hawks soaring above.

Our massive dining, dance and meeting hall as well as a 2 acre outdoor glass plaza are the heart and soul of the property and will accomodate any event need.

Ownership and key staff have a long storied history in the hospitality, event and outdoor industry so you will be well taken care of.
Extra Perks:
We have 30+ round tables, 14 eight foot tables, 300+ chairs, 20 picnic tables, basic camp serving plates/bowls/cups and utensils, games galore, arts and crafts, and an archery and rifle range.
Awards & Notables We have been featured in the following publications:
New York Times, Rustic Wedding Blog, The Atlantic, Forbes, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, NPR.

We are the original home of Camp Grounded, a globally recognized tech-free adult summer camp.
We also host camps and retreats for Google, Linkedin, Wix, Task Rabbit, IMGUR, Y Combinator and other notable companies.
Celebration Locations
Plaza Area:
Open 2 acre grass meadow situated beteen our main lodge and the river
- View: Lodge, Redwood Trees and River
- Max Capacity: 1500
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Art Barn:
A smaller grass area near the main plaza with outdoor bar and kitchen area
- View: Forest and stars
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
We do catering out of our private kitchen or our mobile BBQ and Kitchen.

We also have our Sunrise Cafe which serves morning organic coffee, pastries, and other treats and throughout the day serves as a destination for snacks, light meals, authentic mexican cuisine and other light catered options.
Bars & Lounges:
Guests are free to enjoy the whole property and many guests events turn our art barn, Adirondacks or Redwood cathedral grove into lounge areas and bars.
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A Dreamy Woodland Wedding at Luxurious Summer Camp in Northern California
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26981
VENUE:
Camp Navarro
LOCATION:
Philo, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
Natural & Whole
Pure Nature
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

Left to a kid's imagination—in its purest, most wondrous eternity, where anything is possible—a wedding is supposed to take place in the forest. That’s where the freshest air floats. That’s where the prettiest scenes of nature can be found. That’s where romance, adventure, and magic belong. The really surprising thing is that some children get their wish, even as adults.

Such was the case with David and Divah, two lovebirds who said their vows in the Northern California woodland wonderland of Camp Navarro. Sure, while it has twinkling lights of summer camp—aglow in every young dream—the historic 200-acre retreat makes for one heck of an adult getaway, given that it’s wine country to boot.

 

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