Where in NorCal to store AND camp--Some Help for a Newbie
Hi there, we're new to the forum and recently relocated from the East Coast (and prior to that the PacNW).
I am really stuck, and on the verge of selling our trailer because I can't find an easy way to use it nearby--but I thought to post on this forum to see if some people who know the NorCal area could help out. (would also consider putting the Airstream down in SoCal too).
Here's our situation...We live and work in the SF Bay area (live on the Peninsula), and have two kids ages 10 and 12. Between work and kids stuff we hardly have time to do long weekend getaways, and the set-up and break-down of a trailer and putting it back into storage (we can't store it on-site at our house) creates way too much time and friction. As a result, we hardly use our trailer which is a real bummer.
I am looking for a great year-round campground, somewhere that is preferably within a 3-4 hour drive of SF Bay (and preferably south, but doesn't have to be--and would consider putting it closer to LA/Santa Barbara/etc) where we could keep our trailer on-site in storage at a beautiful campground and then easily pull it out and rent a spot on-site for the weekend. OR ideally a campground that has on-site storage and they'll actually pull it out and set it up when you want.
When we lived in Virginia there was this great campground where they'd do this-that would be ideal, because we would love to get rid of our towing vehicle and buy something more efficient and would make the ability to go down for weekends so much more practical.
We're looking for a beautiful campground, could be near the water or simply in the woods, something that's great for families and has beautiful/relaxing scenery, good shower set-up and some amenities--but doesn't need to have things like a pool and whatnot. Would be ideal if it were near a cute town as well.
We prefer more heavily wooded scenery rather than the RV parking lot type, and the most important factor is ease of getting into it--especially if there's a campground that would do pull-in/out, which I know sounds lazy but when you work 80-hours a week and all you want to do is escape for 36 hours it's almost the only way it can happen--if the set-up is easy.
Thanks to the forum for any advice you can provide. Greatly appreciated.