Spoiler alert: Our swimming hole is about done for the season. BYO pillows, sleeping bags or bedding. The Cottonwood Cabin is a 120 sq. ft. room with a full-size bed and is best for solos or couples. Free wifi. A/C, Heat, table and chairs, clothing hooks, mirrors, curtains, flow-through ventilation/ceiling fan. Patio in front with table and comfortable metal chairs. There is a toilet and outdoor shower 30' away. The Pavilion and Fire Pit and Kitchen are all clustered nearby. Be sure to bring sleeping bags, pillows, towels, etc. Please note: you are expected to leave the ranch and kitchen area as you found it, i.e., dishes washed thoroughly and dried and put away, recycling separated from trash, food scraps in compost buckets, sticky marshmallow removed from forks and surfaces (ick!). Thank you. Enjoy: The Kitchen has a range/oven, large fridge, microwave, full dishes and utensils and pots and pans with a big washing area in the back. Bring your own charcoal for use in our two bbq's or use our gas grill. There's a River Barn to use as a remote space and Turtle Cove for swimming (usually delightful until July or August). Saturday morning Farmer's Market in downtown at 9 AM - Noon. 10' diameter river rock fire pit (BYO FIREWOOD), bbq's (bring own charcoal, please), swimming in North Fork Tule as season allows, miles of hiking trails on ranch. River Ridge goes from 1,000' elev. to 3,000' elev. and passes from 3/4 of a mile of superb riparian corridor through Valley Oak grassland to Blue Oak Woodland and ends in Chaparral. Abundant wildlife. Next to Giant Sequoia National Monument (free). Hike right on the ranch. We are over a one hour drive to Sequoia National Park, but we're only 16 miles to groves up Hwy 190. There are 33 giant sequoia groves in our Southern Region of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, some easily driven to and some remote. Our ranch is a nature preserve, a working cattle ranch and an educational/demonstration site, teaching sustainable and regenerative land use practices. River Ridge Institute, our non-profit, hosts a variety of events for the public. During the Spring, early Summer and then in the Fall, JAM Wednesday runs from 6-9 PM: byo dinner and bevs and hang out in the 2,000 sq. ft. Pavilion while locals take turns at the mic. Or, bring it on! Always looking for standup comics.... :) Please see the Rules and Safety section to review our Waiver of Liability. Our friends at WildPlaces host all kinds of community outdoor events and are a Hipcamp site, too.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at Cottonwood Cabin
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Awesome place! We were there for a very short time, but saw that there was a full outdoor cooking area that we would have loved to utilize. The outdoor shower was awesome to have, and it looked like there were cool areas to explore in the area. We were not prepared with insect repellant, so we were pleasantly surprised to see there was a basket with a few bottles for us to use. Also, Gary left a “manual” in the cabin with tips about where to eat in the area, hikes, and other great stuff. We’d love to go back soon!
Amazing cabin nestled on a beautiful ranch near Springville. It has everything you need and more! A great kitchen area with a fridge and a deep freeze located just outside near the oven and burners. I stayed in cottonwood cabin with my girlfriend and we were more than comfortable, with lights for night time reading, as well as a fan and ac unit ( no need as the temperature was incredible ). The ranch has multiple hiking trails and a beautiful swimmming spot ( turtle cove ) and if you want to go into the main park, it’s a scenic 50 minute drive and you are near many more trails ( I suggest going to hidden falls, amazing hiking and some beautiful pools to swim in ). All in all, the ranch is a beautiful place, and Gary is a very kind and informative host. Would love to go back at some point.
Beautiful cabin! The space is big with a large fire pit next to other cabins and campsites so you'll get the best of both world: privacy and communal, if you happen to like socializing with other campers. It was super clean when we were there especially the bathroom and kitchen and outdoor shower. It's a short drive to Sequoia as well. Overall we were pleasantly surprised and pleased. Highly recommend!
The Cottwood Cabin was a perfect little secluded space on a beautiful ranch. Having the A/C was great during the day because it was 100+ degrees outside. The communal kitchen area was great and we made some new friends and sat around the fire. I would definitely recommend this place if you’re looking for somewhere to stay.