Hipcamp host Robin M.
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Camp on private property in a redwood forest at secluded Mossy Bench Camp. You will be the only two campers at the 4 acre site, part of a forested ten acre property. ADULTS only please. Enjoy the fire circle or stoke up the shepherd's stove to grill. There are 3-4 places to pitch your tent. Water jugs can be filled from nearby faucets. You will have access to bathroom toilet

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Camp on private property in a redwood forest at secluded Mossy Bench Camp. You will be the only two campers at the 4 acre site, part of a forested ten acre property. ADULTS only please. Enjoy the fire circle or stoke up the shepherd's stove to grill. There are 3-4 places to pitch your tent. Water jugs can be filled from nearby faucets. You will have access to bathroom toilet and shower facilities at the main house, just 50 yards away. Your camp is private! Note, this is a site for just 2 people!!!! We provide wood for 2 campfires, more is available for sale onsite. 

Mossy Bench is in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but just 3 miles to a spectacular beach on the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz is just 12 miles away. The camp has great tables and benches, but bring lawn chairs. Mossy Bench can take one group of up to two people. This is not a place for noisy gatherings. We recommend checking in before 9pm as the road to the camp can be difficult for low slung sedans. Bring a flashlight for trips to the bathroom at the main house. Cell service can be spotty, but there is WIFI at the main house.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pull-in site, max length 20ft
No pets
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Try fishing for panfish in our pond!

Wind sports

Fifteen Minutes north is a spectacular kite surf beach

Surfing

3-4 miles to best Pacific surfing

Swimming

We have a beautiful pool

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mossy Bench Camp in California.

Redwoods

Your own little forest of giant redwoods carpeted with sorrel and small tan oaks.

Forest

The vibe at Mossy Bench Camp

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Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle K.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2017

I stayed here on my own for a few nights, and it was an absolute joy. It's in the middle of a grove of redwoods and offers 4.5 acres of beautiful woods to explore. It's also got ample seating around the campfire, a stove, and the option to use a real bathroom, which is nice if you end up going on long hikes around Santa Cruz during the day (I highly recommend Wilder Ranch for hiking). The campsite is next to a B&B (but still secluded), and the owners and volunteers are a delightful group – willing to help out if you need anything. I also tagged along while they tended to the animals one morning and go to meet sheep, turkeys, chickens, and rabbits. I'm definitely planning on staying here again.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna E.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2017

Easy to find, great campsite not far off the 1. Nestled in the redwoods, but close to the main house / B&B with full bathroom, hot tub, and pool. Loved the fire pit and enjoyed seeing the baby animals on the farm. Short drive to amazing beaches. Really friendly folks, highly recommended.

Taking in all the greenShepherd's stove in actionLove those redwoodsView from the tent
Hipcamper Shahab
Shahab M.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2017

Very private yet safe place to camp. Hosts are extremely friendly. The site is beautiful, convenient (for cooking, sitting around the campfire, etc), and clean. The tall trees keep the sun at bay and the heat low.

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Hipcamper Garen
Garen K.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2017

Flipjack Ranch is an oasis in the beautiful mountains of Santa Cruz! I highly recommend staying Mossy Bench Camp to all Hipcampers. The amenities made the stay very easy, including the fresh running water and the provided firewood. Robin was a gracious host and gave us a full tour of Flipjack Ranch.

Hipcamper Anne
Anne B.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2017

Incredible experience. Beautiful camp. We build a fire and made a nice vegetarian bbque. Robin is friendly and has also bed and breakfast available with a gorgeous view on a garden. I highly recommend this place to disconnect from hectic lifestyles.

Hipcamper Lindsey
Lindsey K.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2017

Mossy Bench is a beautiful campsite surrounded by redwoods. We loved the hammock and the privacy of the site since it is down the hill from from the house. The spa, pool, and shower were a highlight and was perfect after day trips to the surrounding beaches. The property is close enough to Santa Cruz (15 minute drive) that we opted to dine out and it was easier since there isn't a water spigot at the site. It's also close to Swanton Farm for treats and berry picking.

Hipcamper Christa
Christa P.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2017

This campsite was lovely. There was room for two large tents, it had a huge well-maintained fire-pit, lovely stove & was surrounded by huge trees. The only downside was that it wasn't completely private (but that also meant we had a bathroom and pool to use just up a short path!). I would definitely stay here again & would recommend it to others as well!

Hipcamper Bill
Bill H.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2017

We loved our stay at Mossy Bench Camp. If you’re looking for the comfort and convenience of a B&B while still camping this is a great option.
There is only one site, which is located below the primary area of the B&B, but it still feels nicely secluded under redwood trees. David was an amazingly gracious host, greeting us with a few turkey’s who followed us around. He provided us with a nice tour of property. Flipjack Ranch is near Beauregard Vineyards and Bonny Doon Beach. Campsite clean with nice fire-pit host supply's firewood we had use of B& B shower, bathroom and farm sink to clean dishes. Thank you property is wonderful

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa S.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2017

This camp site was so lovely! Perfectly secluded but also steps always from some nice amenitites (a bathroom and hot tub at the main B & B site). The hosts are friendly and great about getting you set up when you arrive and making sure you're set with firewood. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay and hope to make it back to the site again soon!

Property
Mossy Bench
State
California
$89/night
1 Site