Hipcamp host Gary L.
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We offer one romantic treehouse-like cottage at our mountaintop retreat in Sonoma's wine country. Privacy and natural beauty surround this exquisite property. Take advantage of the many regional parks, one within walking distance from our retreat. All the amenities of a five star hotel in a studio cottage in the trees.

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We offer one romantic treehouse-like cottage at our mountaintop retreat in Sonoma's wine country. Privacy and natural beauty surround this exquisite property. Take advantage of the many regional parks, one within walking distance from our retreat. All the amenities of a five star hotel in a studio cottage in the trees.

This romantic Treehouse like cottage is located on 5 acres in the mountains above the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County. 

Ideally situated between the towns of Kenwood (15 minutes from our retreat) and East Santa Rosa, our retreat is in the very heart of Sonoma's wine country.

The Bella Luna Retreat features a waterfall, that flows winter thru spring and a suspension bridge and a star gazer dwelling on a cliff. It is often used by honeymooners - for anniversaries and birthday celebrations. See more photos at Bella Luna Retreat. we use org url.

The retreat is only 15 to 35 minutes to some of the best wineries and dining in the region.

The cottage is listed in the Lover's Guide to Waterfalls and offers private hiking trails and a 40 foot waterfall in the winter & spring only. Situated at a private residence, the Bella Luna Mountaintop Retreat, offers privacy, breathtaking views and a magical "tree house" like place to stay.

The little studio cottage has a circular skylight and has an enchanting light that surrounds her. She is nestled in a grove of oak trees, the cottage Amenities are:

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ON this property.  We charge for smoke damage to linens and other impacts. 

OUTDOOR HOT TUB is available for an extra $100 fee, which must be paid in advance to reserve and ready it for your use. If you have booked a week or longer the hot tub is free to use.

Sleeps 2 people only. 

Kitchenette with four burner stove/oven

Mini refrigerator

Swiss Electric fire stove and heater 

Romantic clawfoot tub - new remodel of bath

Luxury organic linens and towels

DVD player w/extensive DVD film library

Queen size bed

Wrap around deck overlooking a private forest of oaks and madrone

Hair dryer/iron

Access to stargazer

Private hiking trails

Walking distance to hood mountain park

Propane BBQ on deck

Dishes, pots, pans, utensils, BBQ tools, etc

10-30 minutes to premiere wineries and dining

Winter/Spring waterfall (Listed in the Lover's Guide to Waterfalls)

Access to outdoor hot tub is an additional fee of $100 for the entire stay - and is for exclusive use of the guests - it is cleaned once a week.

Please note - owners live in a separate house on the property and are available to help our guests with anything they need. We prefer to give our guests complete privacy, so it is rare that we see guests except when checking them in. 

We are sorry we cannot accept pets - as so many of our guests have allergies.

This Treehouse like cottage has scores of followers. We have had many people propose marriage at the star house (a small dwelling for star watching and sunset views).

Please note you do not need to cross the bridge to get to cottage.

We do not have wifi - but we do offer high speed internet access via an ethernet cable is in the cottage for direct access to our high speed internet connection. Guests with newer macbooks will need an adaptor.

There are two cats that live in our main house and do room the property. We make sure they are NOT allowed in the cottage.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BIG AND SPACIOUS this is NOT the place. The cottage is a small studio with a large wrap around deck. There is a kitchenette in the cottage as well as a jacuzzi tub for two people.

Guest access

Our bridge over our waterfall, the star house that is a short hike from the cottage and private hiking trails, as well as easy access to Hood Mtn. Park (walking distance from our mountaintop retreat).

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Gary a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


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Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Perrine

Great place to relax and unwind!

Perrine B.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2019

Carolyn's place is an absolutely gem– isolated, quiet, and a great spot for a weekend getaway. The cottage house is quaint & homey, and stocked with all the kitchen and bathroom items you need. We opted to also book the hot tub, which was in a secluded area, just a few steps away from the cottage. A little further out, across a suspension bridge and a short hike, was the Star House with an amazing view. I would highly recommend going in the evening to see the beautiful sunset and use the telescope to look at the stars. We also saw deer hanging around the property each day we were there.

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa M.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2018

In our 4-5 years of travel together, no experience has impressed us more than the Bella Luna Mountain Retreat. On a sunny Friday in spring we escaped about an hour north of SF to Santa Rosa, made a few turns off the more traveled streets and found ourselves a world away traversing the canyons in the Valley of the Moon. It was there we found our treehouse bungalow quietly tucked away in the greenery. Carolyn and Gary were there to meet us, were available for anything we needed, and were super friendly and really cool! Hot tubbing under the stars, hanging with their two big kitties on the rocks of the waterfall, and a reading session at dusk before stargazing are memories we won’t soon forget. The walking proximity to trails, and the 5 minute drive down the road to the main street means you’re never too far from any activities (we saw Jack London’s property, and enjoyed a few wineries). This will not be our last stay at the Bella Luna Mountain Retreat, maybe next time we’ll go on the full moon to get the most out of the telescopes in the Starhouse or enjoy one of the hiking trails in walking distance of the treehouse. Thank you again Carolyn and Gary for sharing your truly magical property with us.

Vince & Alyssa

Hipcamper Amy
Amy K.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2018

This was the perfect setting to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Carolyn and Gary were gracious hosts and obviously are devoted to providing guests with an amazing experience. I hesitate to leave such a great review because we are already plotting our next visit and don’t want to see this place become too popular :)! The location was great, beautiful surroundings and the treehouse was stunning! Will be back!

Hipcamper Gary
Response from Gary, the Host, on July 1st, 2018

Response from the Host, Carolyn, on July 1st, 2018 It was a true JOY to host Amy and her hubby. Gary took them sailing and we made them dinner last night and really loved spending time with them. I was deeply touched by Amy's gushing over our retreat. I have never met anyone so overflowing with praise and delight in our mountaintop oasis. Super great people - we highly recommend to other hosts.

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Hipcamper Jan
Jan V.
recommends this listing.
March 18th, 2019

One of the most romantic and secluded places I have stayed in California. Amazing getaway!

Hipcamper Daren
Daren M.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2019

Quiet and a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, but you are close to so much of what Sonoma County has to offer. Wonderful hosts.

Hipcamper Nick


Nick R.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2020

We had such a wonderful time amongst the trees in the Bella Luna Treehouse Cabin! The cabin has all of the amenities you need to be comfortable.

Playing cards in the star house as the sunset was such a treat! We can't wait to return to this special property.

Hipcamper Patrick

Off the beaten path

Patrick O.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

I've been camping in Yosemite and other popular spots. Staying at Bella Luna was the first time I actually felt completely isolated and away from the crowds. My stay was very relaxing and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely go back.

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