Hipcamp host Gene W.
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Please make sure you and your party have read and understand ENTIRE listing description including part about reservations BEFORE requesting to book. 

Currently ONLY booking within 2 weeks> or less - NOT accepting reservations more than 14 days out. 

 If you are trying to "stay safe," stay home. Please DO NOT request to book.

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Please make sure you and your party have read and understand ENTIRE listing description including part about reservations BEFORE requesting to book. 

Currently ONLY booking within 2 weeks> or less - NOT accepting reservations more than 14 days out. 

 If you are trying to "stay safe," stay home. Please DO NOT request to book.

- This listing does NOT provide bedding -You MUST BRING your own blankets and sheets/sleeping bags and pillows. There is a three minute hike up a steep trail to reach this space. (Sheets/bedding may be available on request for 30$ - 2 night min).

Under the canopy of redwoods is a covered gazebo overlooking the ocean. This is not a luxury suite. It is an outdoor open air structure built out of salvaged redwood, with an earth floor, hemp screens, a clear roof and cotton canvas doors.  Arrive before dark to easily find your site. Not intended for cooking or eating, there are other communal spaces available - including a kitchen and firepit - in the main area. 

In the center of the California coast

Where the mountains meet the sea

A refuge in nature

Beside the flowing creek

A Home with Family, Friends, and Animals


Striving to create a minimal impact, with a respect and awareness of this wild and natural part of the central California coast. Practicing simple eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly living techniques.


An escape from the electrical grid. There is no internet, electricity or phone service. There is minimal solar lighting, fire and propane stoves and water heaters.


There is an outdoor open kitchen available to use for the local community and visitors, with dishes, a sink, stove, and a fire-pit with grill for cooking. There is an organic vegetable garden, goats, chickens, bees and fruit trees.


Drinking water is spring fed and also available filtered. Bottled water is unnecessary.


No personal fires (besides Tipi’s). There are two communal fire-pits, one in the main area and an outdoor fireplace on the second level.


Structures on the land are rustic, generally lightweight and built to blend in with the natural character of the land. There are outdoor composting poopers set up with sawdust and barrels, and there is a flushing toilet with an old septic tank that is mainly used for peeing.


Kids are welcome with an accompanying adult.


Dogs are welcome off leash, unless they attack chickens, goats, cats or other dogs. Please bring a shovel to bury dog poop.


This is a remote area with beautiful beaches, creeks and hiking trails throughout the forest. Some areas can be very dangerous with steep cliffs and loose rocks.  Be aware that things like spiders, snakes, raccoons, mice, poison oak, etc.. exist in natural areas like this.


Enjoy the scenic Pacific Coast highway. Retreat into nature by yourself or with friends and family. Have a romantic getaway. Practice art, music and photography. Spend time to read & write and sit in meditation. Adventure along the creek, to the beach or up the mountains.


No stereos or electronic music devices. Acoustic instruments are encouraged.


Carpool, parking can become tight. This is a busy, curvy mountain 2-lane Hwy. If a car wants to pass, pull over.


Take away your own garbage. There is no trash service. If used properly, there is a recycling station  to sort paper, glass, metal, plastic and food-waste. Do not put unsorted bags in any bin.


Alcohol is discouraged. It is not intended as a place to party or get drunk. A casual drink is okay.


All contributions are put back into the land, helping to facilitate the nurturing and sharing of this sacred space.  


-IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED- please write  "My party and I have read and understand the description" and then tell a little bit about yourself/party, in your booking request. Do NOT request to book if you are uncomfortable being around other people or feel the need to wear a face-mask outdoors.

  We are currently not booking more than 14 days in advance and there is a 2 night minimum on weekends. Internet is usually checked once daily around noon, Mon- Fri. Maggie sometimes help manage reservations but does not live on the property.


Arrive before dark. Dogs may bark, but are friendly. You are welcome to check-in with hosts and get any assistance you may need, but they are not always available. Make sure you read the Written Directions and Manual and have them saved, as there is no reception on the coast.


Be prepared before leaving Monterey from the north and Morro Bay from the south with plenty of gas, a light, warm clothes, groceries, wood, ice, and anything else you may want or need from town.


In the wintertime, Dec-Feb, the days are shorter and it is wetter, windier and colder and there may  be unsafe road conditions. As many structures are outside it is advisable to check the weather before booking.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Gene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 40%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Redwood Room Gazebo in California.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at Redwood Room Gazebo

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If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper ariel
Ariel C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 27th, 2018

The location is great - right next to prime Big Sur coast and close to epic beaches, hikes, and wilderness. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, cups, plates, and is communal so you will get a chance to meet the hosts and other guests. The garden is lovely and overall it is a very sweet "off the grid" community.I would caution anyone who is sensitive to poison oak from coming here unless they do an extensive clearing of the trail. There is a 5 min hike up to the redwood bed and there is overgrown poison oak all along the trail. I had to do a thorough wash in tecnu as soon as I got home along with all of our clothes and bags.

Hipcamper Dalton
Dalton C.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2018

The location was epic! The setup was interesting. Some of the features are awkwardly set up to have so many campers. For a glamping price tag, I would consider it not fully set up. The construction of the building was a little ghetto and the toilets are only slightly better than squatting. The hosts were polite. I definitely would give it a visit, just enter with lower expectations towards the features and let the location charm you.

Hipcamper Gene
Response from Gene, the Host, on July 2nd, 2018

Treebones is right down the road.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Emma

Redwood gazebo is amazing!

Emma R.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2019

Absolutely stunning campsite. Can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Carlos Miguel

Rustic comfort on the pacific coast

Carlos Miguel L.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

This gazebo is part of a larger property called Dabudage, which was our home away from home last weekend. We were looking for somewhere to rest close to the Esalen hot springs and chose Dabudage as it was roughly 20 minutes away by car. It was definitely one of the more memorable places we've stayed at.

Getting there from Highway 1 was not hard at all, it's a short drive from the highway up their driveway. Checking in was easy, we simply parked the car (they have a space that can fit 5-6 vehicles) and wandered around until we came across one of the hosts.

The gazebo itself is perched atop a hill beneath a redwood tree, and it's a short hike up there from the parking lot (around 2-3 minutes). There is a lot of vegetation surrounding the gazebo so you'll have privacy from the rest of the guests in the property, and the gazebo itself has curtains you can draw shut. There are two wired bulbs that provide light. There are tables and chairs for you to set down your things as well. The bedsheets/blankets/comforter are thick enough to keep you warm at night, and the bed has several layers of fitted sheets and a mattress protector so you don't have to worry about bedbugs.

Right outside the gazebo, there is a faucet where fresh drinkable water from the stream nearby is piped. A few steps away, there is a composting toilet available for your private use. Bring flashlights though, the trail going up to the gazebo has steep sections and is not lit up at night.

As for the rest of the property, do check out the Dabudage website. There's a lot to do - hike to the beach, check out the tipis, play with their instruments, be creative in their art/sewing studio, or cook something up in their kitchen. It's definitely a great place to get away from it all.

The gazebo ceilingCrafts roomThe view from the composting toiletThe view from the gazebo door
Hipcamper Gene
Response from Gene, the Host, on August 20th, 2019

thanks for the nice informative review! Maggie

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Ross
Ross R.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2018

Truly a magical stay. We felt bad for arriving just at dusk, but could use the cute hand-drawn map of the grounds near the parking area to find the yurt/tent. The bed was so comfortable and perfect as the temperature dropped a lot after dark. There is nothing better than waking up to this view of the ocean from the secluded valley. A cool jungle trail leads to the ocean with a 10 min walk. Went to Esalen at 1am from here; a 20 min drive.

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Hipcamper rhonda
Rhonda S.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2018

Awesome experience! Great people! So good to experience this beautiful place in such a natural way, private and exceptional! Views and hikes and kindness...can't wait to return!

Hipcamper robin
Robin B.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2018

This place was magical. One of the things I've loved about staying at "hipcamps" is being able to witness how many different ways there are to live one's life. I loved the communal feel to this place. There is a communal kitchen where campers and the host and family cooked and ate together. The sleeping space was absolutely beautiful, with a view of the ocean...as I said...magical. I would recommend this space 100%.

Hipcamper Caleb
Caleb N.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2018

Ohji has a really cool set-up! The Redwood Gazebo was secluded and offered a great view! I would definitely recommend this place.

Hipcamper jack
Jack H.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2018

G and Elle were wonderful hosts. They were extremely friendly and welcoming of us to their home. The gazebo was a short hike with an amazing view. We enjoyed both the privacy from our room and socializing in the communal areas with other guests, eating dinner with them in the well-supplied kitchen. My boyfriend and I found their space to be super special, the energy and care that has been put into the farm is obvious in every corner. We were also easily able to sneak in and out for Esalen night bathing. We hope to return for another weekend escape sometime.

Sunset from the gazeboDabudage Farm from aboveHiking upArriving at the gazebo
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