Hipcamp host Christie K.
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Camp along the banks of Bates Creek under the canopy of the redwoods. Must be 8 or older to camp at our property. Your site is just 1 mile to Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center which adjoins the Forest of Nisene Marks by foot trails. Enjoy a leisurely break from your outdoor activities at Soquel Vineyards tasting room and patio just 3 miles up the road. If you're in th

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Camp along the banks of Bates Creek under the canopy of the redwoods. Must be 8 or older to camp at our property. Your site is just 1 mile to Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center which adjoins the Forest of Nisene Marks by foot trails. Enjoy a leisurely break from your outdoor activities at Soquel Vineyards tasting room and patio just 3 miles up the road. If you're in the mood for a scrumptious dinner prepared by Chef Brad, head on over to 'Home' on Main Street just 1 and a half miles down the road. Cross over Soquel Drive and continue down Main Street where you'll be greeted by Michael's on Main Restaurant and Tap Room, BeerThirty outdoor beer garden and Carpo's Restaurant which is host to the best salad bar, tri-tip sandwich and award winning pies. Coastal adventures await you just 2 and 1/2 miles to the beaches in Capitola Village...another mile from there to the 'Hook' surf spot...a short walk from there along the cliffs to famed surf spot and home of Jack O'Neil (RIP) Pleasure Point and the 'Barrel Burrito' at the Point Market, a local favorite. When you're done exploring all that our coastal communities have to offer, come back to your sweet spot along the banks of Bates Creek and take in the wonderful sounds of nature.  Bring your own bedroll, pillow, towels and cooking equipment.  If you forget something, I'm sure we'll be able to accomodate you.  This camp is in a rural/residential neighborhood, so you will see homes across the street.  This is a one lane road with a 15 mph speed posted and no exit as it ends at the Land of Medicine Buddha...you will hear the cars as they drive by.  Trash pick up is early Wednesday morning if you want to plan your trip accordingly for those who like to sleep in :-)

Lodging provided
Rv or trailer provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Christie a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

You might encounter squirrels, racoons, deer, bobcats and mountain lions during your stay.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Babbling Bates Creek Vintage Camp in California.

Redwoods
River, stream or ...

The vibe at Babbling Bates Creek Vintage Camp

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Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
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July 4th, 2019

We had such a wonderful stay at Christie's beautiful place! Her land is truly a hidden gem. The crystal clear creek surrounded by stunning redwoods is so fun to explore. We could have spent our whole evening just sitting down there watching the fish swim and the light filter through the trees. Christie's vintage camper was so beautiful and a perfect cozy place to stay for the evening. We loved exploring Santa Cruz the following day as well.

Beautiful fossils are all along the creek bedBabbling Bates Creek Vintage CampAn awesome piece of history lives in the creekWe got to see the Santa Cruz mascot- the banana slug!
Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on July 4th, 2019

It was so great to meet you and Penny and such fun hanging out with you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to take in some of the local sights. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks so much for the great pics and wonderful review :-)

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Hipcamper Bern
Bern S.
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July 19th, 2019

This vintage camper is adorable, and Christie goes above and beyond making sure the campers feel comfortable and private. Whilst the camper is quite close to the road, a few short steps down the track to the creek provides immediate isolation from noise and traffic - definitely worth following the sun down the bank with a chair and a book in the morning! Lovely experience.

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on July 19th, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review and I look forward to seeing you again! You were great hipcampers! :-)

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Hipcamper Adam

We loved this special trip place!

Adam B.
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July 29th, 2019

We had a great time visiting Christie’s RV at Babbling Bate’s Creek! My traveling companion and I agree that it is a beautiful, calming place, great for connecting with nature, reducing stress and cooling the mind. Christie is a gem and our aqua marine queen!

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on August 1st, 2019

It was such a pleasure meeting you both and hope you get to come back soon...thanks for the great review! :-)

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Hipcamper Heather

Vintage glamping/neat getaway

Heather P.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2019

Unique experience for a very fair price! My sister and I stayed two nights and just loved being able to sip coffee surrounded by trees and listening to the babble of the creek without having to pay a fortune at a B&B or resort.

Christine provides a really neat Glamping experience which despite being on a parcel of land near the road, actually felt more private, quiet and special than if we'd actually gone to a campground.

Vintage camper felt like we'd traveled back in time and made our stay feel unique and Christine was a friendly, caring host.

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on August 5th, 2019

I'm so glad you and your sister enjoyed the peace and beauty of the forest and hope you come back soon. Thanks for the great review! :-)

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Hipcamper Chris

Adorable wonderland

Chris N.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2019

What a perfect weeke of out of the city. 10 mins away from civilization but felt like being in our own hideaway. We also discovered Capitola which was a perfect place to get the whole other California vibe.

Would def recommend

Hipcamper Blake
Blake A.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Chistie was incredibly friendly and looking to accommodate. There are no complaints here.

Hipcamper Courtney

Loved our vacay.

Courtney A.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2019

We are grateful to Christie for having us in her cute little rv camp set up. We explored the forests and nearby beaches while there. We bought a week pass to a day spa for hot showers which made the trip perfect. We liked that it wasn’t total wilderness. Having access to stores and restaurants was a nice perk.

Hipcamper Naomi I.
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July 20th, 2019
Hipcamper Bern S.
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July 19th, 2019
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July 16th, 2019
Hipcamper Maggie C.
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July 7th, 2019
Property
Christie K.’s Land
State
California
$49/night
1 Site