About Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay
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).
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Cabins & Lodging
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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!
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.
My husband and I stayed here one night and it was magical!! The treehouse itself is beautiful, crafted out of fallen trees on the property.. It's consists of a room with bathroom and huge deck. The shower is glass and there are many windows which even while inside made us feel like we were connected to nature. The deck that wrapped around the tree house was a pretty good size and I really enjoyed doing yoga on it. There is no kitchen or stove but down below there is a fire pit where we cooked. The forested area where the treehouse is, is part of a larger ranch where they have goats, ducks and Scottish cows(?). We were able to walk quite a bit through the woods and then also enjoyed the totally different seen of the farm and purchased duck eggs and goat sausage, yum! Our hostess was the sweetest as well!
This place is AMAZING. You have to see it to believe it. Having a hot shower in a treehouse...mind blown. The redwood glows. It's an architectural delight. Can't wait to come back! Plus the farm is the cutest, with its little goats and ducks, and the drive up is magical, too.
Amazing little gem near Sebastopol/Santa rosa. There is a shower, heater, and coffee maker. There is soap available but no shampoo and conditioner. Lesley let us roam around the farm. There is no service there so be sure to let her know when your coming. There is also no wifi. Perfect electronic/civilization free experience.
Seriously a gorgeous property! Unbelievable how they can get such a massive, beautiful house up in the trees. Truly a sight to see! There are MANY creature comforts here, such as a full bathroom, shower, water, warm blankets and nice pillows. Did I mention there's a Keurig machine?! Fully equipped with cups, creamer, and sugar! To note: You have to bring all your own food and cooking equipment. From coal, to plates and utensils, to food. We chose to do a BBQ out back (they have firepit and a grill right outside), and picked up some deli store salads along the way. Also, if you're staying in the winter months, you have to hike into the area, so arrive before dark, and be prepared for a muddy hike..... Unfortunately, there was one HUGE downside to our stay here.... The propane tank for the heater was empty, and let me tell you, it was 35 degrees Ferenheit inside the cabin. By the time we got back inside from cooking and eating outside, we found out the heater had turned off. It was already about 8pm and FREEZING. It took about 30-40 minutes or so for the owner to get us a new propane tank, and another hour for the place to start warming up to the point of being bearable. The thing is, when you pay SO much money to stay somewhere for one night, you kind of expect/hope these things are all checked and figured out prior to your arrival.
We feel so blessed to start off our first vacation of the year in this beautifully crafted iconic treehouse. Nestled in the trees it's an absolutely gorgeous place to unwind with all the amenities you can think of from a hot shower to coffee machine, bbq, picnic table, comfy bed and a heater. We are so happy that we found this gem and got a chance to spend a weekend here.
Thank you Lesley and John for letting us stay in your beautiful treehouse.
What a beautiful treehouse in a very special place. The farm has a ton of trails, ambling through ferns under a canopy of redwood and doug fir and across lush, rolling hills. The goats are amazing and the dogs, while hard at work and pretty loud, were splendid. Love those dogs. We had a great stay and Lesley was incredibly helpful and accommodating. We purchased some steaks and goat sausage from their farm store, as well as some bones to make some bone broth. All in all a relaxing few days and a rewarding experience.
We had a lovely stay in the treehouse in the middle of a rain storm! Surprisingly, the treehouse handled the wind and rain quite well, it gently creaked and rocked, but we felt safe and warm the entire time. We had an opportunity to hike down the hill and along the Creek Trail for a little bit, past where the campground area is. It was very swampy, so bring waterproof shoes, but it made for a great hike. The hot water in the shower was wonderful and had good pressure. There was a Keurig coffee pot (creamer and sugar too), mugs, and bottled water, so bring anything else you may need for food/drink/supplies. Hardly any cell coverage. Those views! It was hard to know where to look when you are staying in fancy treehouse built in a fire tree forest. It was a fun experience, I am so glad we went. It's pricey, but worth it, so make the most of it! Bring some books, camera, card games/board games, food that is ready-to-eat, cozy clothes, and good shoes.
All promises delivered...One of the coolest experiences! It was muddy with all the recent rain but the camping area and house were more that comfortable. The charcoal grill just down the spiral staircase was perfect for dinner and breakfast. We would recommend bringing everything you would if you were camping... wood, matches, charcoal, lighter fluid, plates, cups, etc. to make the most out of your stay. The property owners were SO nice and very accommodating. We even got to pet a 2 day old goat!
The pictures on the listing really did this place justice. Absolutely beautiful treehouse surrounded by trails. Perfect mix of nature and comfort. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful. We absolutely recommend spending a night or two at the Eagles Nest Treehouse!
We had such a fun stay in the treehouse! Bathroom, heater, coffee maker? What more could you want! We enjoyed our evening amongst the trees in this beautifully crafted house. The one thing I was really surprised by was the smell. The house is made entirely out of wood, so it had a wonderful woody-outdoorsy smell. Lovely! In the morning we took a stroll down to the river to look for salmon. It was a perfect getaway.
I took my husband to the Eagle's Nest Treehouse as a surprise overnight to celebrate before he begins a new job. It exceeded my expectations and was a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of our city lives. Would gladly recommend this place to family and friends and hope to make the journey back soon.
This treehouse is absolutely magical! So beautifully made, in a perfect setting of Firs and Bay trees, with tons of trails heading off through the forest and pastures around the property. The house itself is a work of art- beautifully built almost entirely of redwood. The bed is also super comfy! Definitely recommend this wonderful spot- we went for our anniversary, and I couldn't imagine a better way to have spent it.
We arrived in the rain and it continued to rain pretty much the whole time we were there but even the rain couldn't dampen such an *amazing* experience of sleeping amongst the trees. Our treehouse experience was perfect in every way. The views from inside are spectacular, particularly from within the shower. The water was warm and plentiful. The heater worked as advertised. The "k-cup" coffee was a nice touch and allowed us to linger inside in the morning instead of needing to build a fire down below. It was a wonderful, albeit short stay and totally worth it.
Eagle's Nest was glorious. A beautiful path of tall eucalyptus trees opened up to hundreds of acres of rolling farmland. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owners who kindly helped transport our belongings down the winding forest path to the splendor of the treehouse. It is truly an architectural marvel as other reviewers have mentioned.
Time seemed to disappear as we reveled in the scent and sound of the swaying laurel trees outside. The cabin features a beautiful wood shower that gives you the feeling of being submerged in nature. The paths on the farm were private and incredible, leading us through open meadows full of wildflowers, past little lizards and into a cool, shallow river where we took a dip.
We feasted on delicious duck eggs and spiced Italian sausage from the farm's mercantile shop. Paired with some bread, it was the perfect camping breakfast. The owners were hospitable and respected our privacy the entire stay. Thank you again for creating this beautiful and quiet escape.
This treehouse is the most amazing getaway I've ever been to. So tastefully designed and in a beautiful forest where you can only hear nature. When we stayed there it was raining the whole time, which made it even more magical with the sound of rain on the wood. Baby goats everywhere too! Lesley and John are wonderful hosts. Thank you so much for such a special stay.
The hosts and their animals are lovely and welcoming, though be prepared for a loud greeting from the big dogs who guard the livestock at night (don't worry, they're contained) and perhaps some willful goats who you'll need to shoo out of the driveway. You'll be cozy even on a rainy night because of the propane heater, and you'll have your morning coffee in a redwood canopy. Needless to say, the treehouse is absolutely perfect.
If you're here to explore, the surrounding towns of Bodega and Bodega Bay can't be beat. From the south, stop by Nick's Cove in Marshall for drinks in a fishing shack with a wood stove on the end of the pier (pro-tip: sunset cocktails!). From the Treehouse, it's a quick trip to Casino in Bodega for some local food and character. Happy trails!
The ranch, the treehouse, and the hosts are unbelievably amazing. Private and so beautiful. Everything was very clean and inviting. Bought duck eggs and a hangar steak from their store - delicious and so nourishing after a long day of hiking. The animals are cute and happy. Best vacation we've ever taken, wish I could live there! The hosts answered all our questions and were very welcoming. Highly recommend staying here if you get the chance - you won't regret it or forget it!
The Eagle's Nest Treehouse is probably one of the single coolest places we've ever stayed the night in all of our global travels! When you pull into town we thought to ourselves that there's no way there's a treehouse this cool here but sure enough just over the hill in to the woods this treehouse is exactly as pictured and totally private. The amenities are A+! Copper shower with glass windows to look out at the forest from the shower, flush toilet, heater, electricity, running water, and views - views of the forest so good its like something from a movie or a storybook. Plus this place is build by the famous Ken Huck - the TV star treehouse guy! There only thing you need to watchlout for is all the poison oak below - there is TONS of it. Other than that this place is the real deal- we're already thinking about when we can go back. Most relaxing 2 days we may have ever had.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Eagle's Nest Treehouse. I'll start with the arrival. We got to the farm and there were baby goats wandering the property. We were immediately greeted by Amanda, who lives on the property. She told us about the farm and the treehouse and was extremely knowledgable and answered all of our questions. We then drove down to the treehouse and came upon one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. Pictures don't even do it justice. Every part of the treehouse has been thought through from the windows, to the shower, to the bathroom. We thought about going on a walk/hike on the property but decided we would rather stay put and enjoy this incredible structure in the trees. We opened a bottle of wine and sat on the wrap-around deck just listening to the birds chirp. As evening arrived, we went to the mercantile (also on the farm-open 24/7) and purchased some beef to cook over the fire. We sat around the fire below the treehouse for the evening cooking and enjoying being surrounded by beautiful forest under the stars. Only thing I wish I had remembered was to bring cooking items/utensils. Because of the photos, it's easy to forget you are still "camping" and I completely neglected bringing actual camp cook gear. Other than that, it was the perfect trip and I plan to make it an annual tradition.
I was blown away by the beauty of this place. We brought our own cooking equipment and firewood and cooked on the fire pit below. We hiked around the property and listened to birds chirp while drinking tea and coffee from the K-cup machine. We had a magical stay! Highly recommended if you're looking for a special place hidden in the woods.
This place was amazing! It was an unexpected stay after our previous campsite fell through. This is the perfect place to get away for a few nights to enjoy the tranquility of nature. The treehouse is comfortable and borderline luxurious but you're still able to connect with nature and get a sense of roughing it! The Mercantile shop where you can stock up on goods was an added bonus. The duck eggs were the best ever. Highly recommended!
We stayed here for a night and I must say that any number of pictures or photos do not do justice to say how awesome and beautiful this treehouse is. We stayed for a night and it was truly mesmerizing experience. This treehouse is really build with love and passion and you have to be there to experience the beauty. I had booked this as a surprise for my wife's birthday and she totally loved it. You are one with nature and totally at peace here. The rustling of the tree leaves, distant barking of the dogs near by, the rain drops dancing on the roof - what a night. I would totally recommend this place for a romantic gateaway.
It is definitely a sanctuary. We loved it. It is like B&B meets camping. You just have to remember to bring the stuff you would need to cook when you go camping. They do provide a fire pit and a weber, so you can opt to bring charcoal briquets or your own firewood.
This is definitely luxurious camping and one for the books. It is like a balm to the soul.
We had a lovely time here. There are more campsites available on the property! The mercantile is fantastic just don't forget crafty cooking utensils to help the cooking process run smooth. Once the fog rolls in you might want to throw on a jacket it gets chilly once the sun sets. You can hike and it's absolutely breathtaking some of the flowers look so unreal ! Highly recommend this site. Head towards PT. Reyes for farmers market and of course fresh oysters!
Truly magical. The feeling of waking up to a cool morning & looking out onto a world of green is simply humbling. We loved every ounce of this place from the windows in the shower to the comfy bed to the way all the wood pieces are artistically matched to fit one another. Helpful tips: bring slippers, bring games, & the grill is charcoal so bring supplies for that or the campfire pit.
This place is incredible, there wasn't a thing that I would have changed about the experience; it was ultimate relaxation. The treehouse was built from a single downed redwood found on the property. It sits in a tucked away forest among trails going in every direction. There are a million things that I could say about my visit, but all you really need to know is that you must stay here at some point.
My wife and I capped a week of vacation in Marin and Sonoma counties with an overnight stay at the Eagle's Nest. It's truly a one-of-a-kind place, nestled right next to a coastal redwood grove. The treehouse is made of redwood; beautiful, and very comfortable, too. One thing to know is that cell service in this area is poor so be sure to make your arrangements with the host before you go. If you don't, you may find yourself scrambling to contact them to get to the house, which is well off the road. (Yes, that happened to us.)
The Treehouse was probably the coolest place I have ever stayed. The bed was very comfortable and the view form the bed was amazing! There were lots of places to hangout up in the trees. The fire pit and grill were nice to have. Make sure you bring everything you need for cooking on and eating from the grill/fire (except grill tools which you can borrow). Firewood is available for purchase with cash. The battery died on us by morning, we didn't feel like calling to get the generator on- had we known it would have likely happened we would have made other arrangements for coffee but otherwise lack of power was no big deal.
It's not often your fiancée turns to you and says "this has been the best weekend of my life." The treehouse, the ranch, the Sonoma coast, all played a big role in relieving some of the stress of wedding planning and was the perfect weekend getaway from San Francisco. I didn't expect the bed to be as comfortable as it was & I didn't expect the treehouse to be as clean as it was either.
A few things I wish I would have known or researched more before we went:
- pretend as if you're camping - bring a cooler with some food., cookware & utensils. there is no refrigerator or kitchen station in the treehouse, but there is a grill at the campfire site downstairs. you can find markets and restaurants within 5-10 miles of the property, but once you're on the property you don't want to leave.
- the road to the treehouse can be rough. much of it is unpaved. it will be bumpy. we did it in a Camry and it was fine, but I'm glad there wasn't much mud. If you're visiting in the winter or after some rainfall, you may have a more difficult time. I also recommend arriving at the site when it is still daylight. There are a few sections of the road that can be sketchy.
- unfortunately, we had some issues with the generator & the power supply to the treehouse. They provide lanterns, so not having the bedside table lights wasn't a huge deal, but I really wish we could have used the coffee maker over the weekend. Again, if we had planned ahead better we could have used the campfire or a jetboil and brought our own coffee & maker.
Overall, the stay was incredible. The ranch and the treehouse are incredibly peaceful and I can't wait until we can visit again.
What an amazing adventure. The place is like "you have to see it to believe it". Warm and cold water showers, sealed off bedroom in the woods, and electricity all available to you for the best experience. The family has a great story and background. Recommend going again.