This place is really, really special. My fiance and I came up to check it out as a wedding venue. It's a shame that Alicia didn't have a great exp with the staff because ours was incredible. Chris was great on the phone; and on the property, Skip and Rob and their families went out of their way to took care of us. By the way, if they're reading this - thank you again SO much.
As a wedding venue it would've been EPIC. I imagined a HUGE DIY bbq wedding outside the old lodge (there's an amazing grill), bands playing through the night in the meadow, a no-host bar at the "crafts" table, and games at the old shooting range, archery field, or Huckleberry Hollow - vestiges of the boy scout camp that make the place extra special. And not to mention, a lot of just crazy shenanigans on all those acres and acres of beautiful redwood forest next to the Navarro river.
We'd hand downs have had our wedding here if weren't for the long drive from Oakland, as we have family coming from the East Coast. However, we WILL be back with some friends to camp in the "villages"with open air cabins. It's a great place to spend a weekend, and It'd also be a great base to explore the rest of Anderson Valley and Mendocino.