NOTE: THIS LISTING IS TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPTING NEW RESERVATIONS WHILE WORKING OUT A ZONING ISSUE WITH THE COUNTY. For information about when new reservations will be accepted, contact Salmon Creek Ranch directly.
The Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farm Stay combines a wilderness experience, sumptuous old growth redwoods, but the comforts of a guest house, with complete privacy and tranquility, yet is within easy driving distance of some of the best that California has to offer. This farm stay and wilderness experience is located on a working ranch on the Sonoma coast. We are less than 90 minutes north of San Francisco and half that from California's premier wine-growing regions of the Napa-Sonoma Valleys. We are also smack dab in the middle of some of California's most breathtaking coast. You are near enough to civilization, but it feels like you are in the most remote and peaceful spot on earth. During the day you can explore the ranch operations including our ducks, cows, goats and livestock guardian dogs, learn about sustainable organic farming practices and where your (best) food comes from, hike the forest trails and enjoy nature at its best. At night you can see all the stars since SF is over 60 miles away and does not significantly pollute our night sky.
This legendary treehouse, featured in House & Garden Magazine in the 1990’s and several other magazines since, has been totally refurbished and modernized using the latest structural and safety standards to serve as a guest house for our Farm Stays. Nestled securely high above the forest floor between two towering Douglas Firs, the large redwood deck of the Eagle’s Nest is accessed via a spiral staircase and a 30 ft suspension bridge. Once inside the treehouse proper, the rich hue and grain of the polished and oiled old growth redwood floor, walls and ceiling is astounding. Residential standards of construction throughout include two sets of 8 ft high french doors, sliding windows, insulated walls, a queen size bed, propane heater, battery-powered electricity for lights and your personal (low watt) accessories, separate bathroom with flush toilet, hot and cold water, sink, and an amazing copper-lined shower with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the forest below.A powerful propane heater keeps the interior very cozy.
While staying here you have access to miles of hiking trails throughout our 400 acre working ranch, half a private forest preserve and half organically certified pasture for production of organic duck eggs, goat meat and grass-fed beef (from our amazing Scottish Highland & Angus cattle). You can also enjoy a mile and a half of Salmon Creek that runs through the property, and observe our efforts to help restore the native Coho Salmon. Information on our ranching operations (aimed at production of natural, healthy food) is provided to all guests.
Accommodation in the treehouse is intended for only two adults in one bed (no children or pets please). Price includes Sonoma County 12% transient occupancy tax. Up to two additional adults may be accommodated for $60 each by special arrangement (call or email us) -- HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE THIS REQUIRES YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING AND SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEM. During periods of wet weather including all winter months from October through March, the treehouse is available by walk-in only (a 5 minute walk from the parking area -- bring boots!).
A simple online search for YOUTUBE TREEHOUSE VIDEO BY THOMAS AGARATE will bring up an amazing short movie of the Eagle's Nest, including spectacular drone footage, taken by our first guest (a drone technology pioneer).
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Response time: Within 24 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay
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The Eagle's Nest is a magical place. Perched high in the trees, this is an amazing place to relax, recharge and reconnect amidst the beauty of Salmon Creek Ranch and the warm hospitality of Lesley and John. The love and care that has gone into creating this masterpiece of a treehouse is readily apparent, from the copper shower to the gorgeous bed to the tall windows. It's inspiring to see craft done at such as masterful level, and a real treat to live and sleep amongst it.
There's plenty of hiking trails on the ranch, and the ocean is also close by with great hiking at the Doran Regional Park or Sonoma Coast State Park. Wildflower bakery in nearby Freestone is fantastic, and foodies will love Sebastopol. If you're looking to really treat yourself, check out the cedar enzyme bath and massage packages at the Osmosis Day Spa also close by (https://www.osmosis.com/). This region of California offers so much goodness and fun adventures!
Eagle's Nest is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or simply taking care of yourself and enjoying all the beauty that life has to offer. Our weekend here restored my energy and my excitement. Staying here gave my inner child her absolute dream getaway!! I can't wait to come back soon - and it's close enough to San Francisco that weekdays are a real possibility.
PS: Make sure to check out the Mercantile store near the ranch entrance for steaks, sausages, duck eggs, kale, and eggs all from Salmon Creek Ranch! It's open 24/7. You can bring your table to the farm :)
I LOVED my stay at the Eagle's Nest. The treehouse is so immaculately put together and honestly a piece of art. You can tell that every single piece of wood and fastener and joint were put in with such care and precision. It's such a special place and I'm so happy I had the opportunity to stay here.
The treehouse has all the amenities you can ask for: Hot shower and sink, flush toilet, Keurig coffee maker, drinking water (Bottled) and wall outlets (for low wattage electronics—no hair dryers!)
There's also a picnic table and fire pit on the forest floor below the treehouse for cooking and hanging out.
The treehouse is a ~3 minute walk all downhill from where you park and feels very, very secluded, since after all, you are in your own private forest.
10/10 would go again.
I had such a magical time staying at Eagle's Nest Treehouse this week. Salmon Creek Ranch is such an amazing property and working ranch. We were greeted by (very) friendly goats upon arrival and a cute little self service Mercantile where you can buy Eggs, Meats, Honey, etc. all from the ranch.
We then met our host Lesley, who owns the ranch with her husband John. She was so accommodating and sweet and even had some zucchini bread prepared for us! (Which was crazy good.)
The treehouse itself is one of the most amazing Hipcamp listings I've stayed at. We were lucky to stay during a rain storm which really added to the coziness and seclusion up in the trees. Would highly recommend this place to anyone and can't wait to go back!
Eagle's Nest was one of the most incredible, magical experiences I've ever had in my life. The property is located on a working cattle & duck farm, and there are over 400 acres of hiking trails. My boyfriend and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary here. We spent all day geeking out about how amazing and perfect the woodwork and craftsmanship of the treehouse was (it was on a TV show!), and spent all night laying in bed in the middle of the trees looking up at the stars, drinking wine under the dreamcatcher, and talking about our life plans together. So special! Highlights included:
-Taking a hot shower with a massive window that looks over the forrest
-Warm, cozy, comfy bed
-Looking up at the stars from bed
-The mercantile that offers fresh duck eggs and beef
-Hiking trails & exploring
-Making hot coffee in the treehouse
-Stopping at bodega bay oyster company for oysters! Very closeby
-Going to the beach in Bodega Bay
-The suspension bridge, just running back and forth on it :)
-Goats, dogs, & geese
-Firepit and grill
-The heater which provided warmth for us on a cold morning
-The sunshine gleaming through the trees in the morning
Thank you Lesley & John for creating a magical space for people to make lasting memories!
This place is so wonderful! Lesley and John were both so friendly. They went above and beyond and brought us fresh milk and homemade zucchini bread from their garden. We got some fresh beef on the way out from the mercantile and it was a delicious treat! The tree fort is beautiful inside and out. Taking a shower up high in a tree was awesome! Beautiful copper and old growth redwood. Very detailed craftsmanship. I loved the bridge. Great location for hiking or trips to the coast. Definitely worth the money for a fun and exciting getaway :)
Beautiful secluded spot in the redwoods. John and Lesley were great hosts, and brought us fresh zucchini bread made with their duck eggs. We stopped for fresh oysters in Marshall, and ate them on the deck with local cheese from Point Reyes.