Hipcamp host Jolyn  A.
Hosted by

Deep in theredwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains you'll find this sweet retreat. The single lanejourney up LoveCreek invites you to slow down and take in themajesty andsheer abundance of the rainforest. Our land is entirely off grid, so you will enjoy a sweet spacefree of wifi, street lights, & electric hums.

This site is located half way up our mountainwith filtered light


Deep in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains you'll find this sweet retreat. The single lane journey up Love Creek invites you to slow down and take in the majesty and sheer abundance of the rainforest. Our land is entirely off grid, so you will enjoy a sweet space free of wifi, street lights, & electric hums. 

This site is located half way up our mountain with filtered light and soft duff on the ground.  It gets the morning and evening light and it is private. It is a short walk up the hill to the ridgetop where you will see all the open views visible in our photo gallery. The ridgetop is where the fire pit is and it is a communal space for the residents and guests alike. 

This land was settled 40 years ago by a women who committed her life to earth based medicine and to healing women. She gave this land its name, Sacred Earth Retreat. We are stewarding the land in honor of that spirit.  Come for restoration, reflection and connection. 

Bring a healthy tolerance for mosquitos during the summer, plan to be indoors during dusk or bring bug repellant. :)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jolyn a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Filtered Forest Light

Guided tour

1911 Treehouse Tour

Visit an amazing treehouse for inspiration and your own amazement! The center of this house ...Read more

Available at checkout
Add to trip


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Filtered Forest Light in California.


Our land has an amazing view of the Santa Cruz mountains without one visible house! Come see the morning clouds lift into the s...Read more


The vibe at Filtered Forest Light

Places to see near Sacred Earth Retreat

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie B.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2019

Loved the filtered forrest site, was super quiet, private and just a slice of undeveloped natural forrest beauty.
the drive up is an adventure, but the directions were great, so no trouble really.
thanks a lot, we had a great time and it was exactly what we hoped for.

Hipcamper Justine

Beautiful camping

Justine A.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2019

What a wonderful two nights in a very beautiful place. The ridge views are absolutely stunning!
Directions were easy to follow, and I dealt with Jolyn who is wonderful and helpful.

The spot was more than expected - water was even left for us. Walking around the property was fun and I highly recommend strolling through the rose garden.

The space and experience surpassed expectations.

Filtered Forest LightFiltered Forest LightFiltered Forest Light
Hipcamper Todd


Todd S.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019


Hipcamper Janice
Janice S.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2019

Great first HipCamp experience. Our host Jolyn was very accommodating and flexible with our arrival time as well as communicative. Would recommend this spot

Hipcamper Ben

Great spot!

Ben R.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2019

The hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They seemed eager to share their big patch of forest with strangers. The site had a lot of mosquitoes (early June) and if you're particular about perfectly flat tent spots you may be disappointed. Lots of options for hammocks, but beware of poison oak. There's no fire pit at this site but the hosts found us a spot for a cooking fire even when the other campsites were in use.

Hipcamper Todd

Great. quiet, private, & remote.

Todd D.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2019

We loved our stay and we would definitely go back. The property is very secluded and private, under a beautiful and lush redwood canopy. Jolyn was very welcoming and friendly. Her directions were clear and her communication was thorough, which was important because of the remote location and lack of cell coverage. The tent site was clear and flat, with a composting pit toilet. Jolyn also provided and refilled a 1-gal. jug of water each day. If you are used to remote, primitive backpacking-style camping, like we are, it’s great.

We also had a nice wade in the gorgeous creek by the road on the way out. Bonus!

Fairy neighbors  Nice creek to wade in next to the road on the way in.Filtered Forest LightBeautiful Redwood canopy
Hipcamper Celeste

Forest wonderland

Celeste M.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2019

We had a lovely stay here! The area is beautiful, and as advertised, there are wonderful trees! Our spot was easy to find and very cozy. Loved it!

Hipcamper Glad
Glad D.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2019

The perfect spot! It was exactly what we were looking for. Jolyn was a great host. The site was quiet and private. It was just easy to access, and nice to escape the bustle of Santa Cruz. The mosquitoes were fierce, and I wish we had been given a heads up. Also it would have been great to have a small table or bench for my camp stove for morning coffee. We will be back!

Hipcamper Jolyn
Response from Jolyn , the Host, on July 9th, 2019

Thanks Glad! Yes, let's see about getting a little table up there! and I'm make sure to tell people to bring their bug repellent.

Remove vote :(
Sacred Earth Retreat
1 Site