Hipcamp host Gordon R.
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PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PRIOR TO REQUESTING TO STAY WITH US. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS WE LIKE ANSWERED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ACCEPTING YOUR REQUEST TO STAY. 

This is one of 4 sites at Rudy Ranch. Our property wide, maximum capacity is 16 and all campers have access to the swimming pool, pool bathroom and shower during their stay. This ro

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PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PRIOR TO REQUESTING TO STAY WITH US. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS WE LIKE ANSWERED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ACCEPTING YOUR REQUEST TO STAY. 

This is one of 4 sites at Rudy Ranch. Our property wide, maximum capacity is 16 and all campers have access to the swimming pool, pool bathroom and shower during their stay. This room has a private bathroom with shower.

CHECK IN IS ONLY ALLOWED BETWEEN 3:00 AND 9:00 PM. If you can't make it  by 9:00 PM, please book for the following day.

If you're looking for an ADULTS ONLY, beautiful and quiet place to enjoy a king size bed, rest, kick back and hear the birds and wind in the trees, you've found it!  While we do enjoy the energy of young children, we live in a very quiet neighborhood and have made the decision to exclusively host adult guests looking for a restful retreat. We have also decided that we will NOT make exceptions to this decision and invite those looking for a family experience to continue their search on the Hipcamp platform. There are many family friendly hosts excited to accept children of all ages! 

Sam n Alex is a private, outside entry room at the rear patio of our home with its own hot tub and gas fire pit. You have an unobstructed view from the bedroom and patio of the meadow and mountain with total privacy. 

Sam n Alex features very a high ceiling with huge skylight. The walls are rich, clear heart redwood and has a private bathroom with a glass shower. There is also our gorgeous swimming pool area complete with outdoor shower and bathroom. We supply towels for your use and ask that you shower before using either the hot tub or swimming pool and not wear any lotions or oils during use. 

COVID-19 - While we offer soap, hot water, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray we trust that our campers are taking precautions to stay safe and will practice social distancing while staying with us. We do not have anything marked, as we trust that we all are aware of how far 6 feet apart is. ;)  We clean and disinfect the bathroom after each guest checks out and ask each camper to clean up before and after themselves to ensure their own safety.  Sadly, someone has already stolen some of our supplies and we can't afford to keep giving away free things. We know that YOU would never do that....

***There are two things we want to know before moving forward with accepting your request. Please let us know how many cigarette smokers are requesting to book and that you are aware that this booking does not offer a place to cook right outside your door.  This will indicate to us that you have taken the time to read through our information and that there are no false expectations about the set up. We have found this to be necessary and appreciate your understanding. ***

Join us and enjoy all the Santa Cruz mountains has to offer!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Gordon a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sam n Alex in California.

Coastal
Forest
River, stream, or...
Suburban

The vibe at Sam n Alex

Places to see near Santa Cruz's Rudy Ranch

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Hipcamper Yaphet
Yaphet T.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2019

Amazingly nice hosts, very cool property, great location. Loved hanging out by the pool and the downtown area which is five minutes away (walking). Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Jason
Jason S.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Gordon was a great host and we had a wonderful time. Room is attached to their house but there is a jacuzzi, fire pit and little picnic set up for your private use.

Hipcamper Kelly

Awesome! short walk from cute town

Kelly G.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2019

Super charming and cozy place and considerate hosts. Right next to village. Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Surbhi

Super rejuvenating stay

Surbhi M.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

Our stay at Sam and Alex Rudy Ranch had everything we had expected and a bit more. Gordon and Runi are perfect hosts - super warm, with great eye to details. Gordon offered us tips for hikes and food options, and also treated us to amazing coffee in the morning.
The room is super comfortable, with an amazing view. The only sounds we could hear were those of birds. The fire pit and the hot tub in the porch were the best things to end the days after long hikes in Big Basin.

Hipcamper Patrick

Amazing spot in boulder creek!

Patrick M.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

Gordon was an amazing host with a super cool property. We're hoping to stay again any time we need a break from the city or on the way south. The property backs up into the woods with a few other camp sites down next to the pool area. The room was very clean and we had our own private hot tub right out front.
Boulder Creek is such a cute little town as well with all the amenities you need within walking distance. We grabbed some local pizza and beer in town and took it back to have by the fire and it was just a real pleasant time. Thanks again we hope to be back soon!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew F.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2020

Gordon and his partner were super friendly and welcoming hosts! The location is beautiful - a great spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and it's very close to Big Basin state park. The room and bathroom are nice, and the patio behind it is even nicer, with a hot tub, gas firepit, wood-burning firepit for a campfire (if you bring your own wood), and a picnic table with chairs. One thing we did not realize is that this is not a separate cabin - it's a guest room in the back of the main house with its own entrance onto the patio. Wasn't a big deal, but the level of privacy was a little less than we were expecting.

Would definitely recommend this place!

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2020

I enjoyed my stay at Gordon's house after a day hiking Big Basin, less than 10 miles away.
It's not a typical Hipcamp experience as it's a room (with private access) in a (beautiful) house, but the area makes it a good outdoorsy place to stay.
The hosts were very responsive by message and offered us coffee and some food in the morning. I'd go again in the summer to enjoy the pool!

View of the house from under the trees in the garden
Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole Z.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 2020

A real swell place in a swell town. Gordon is an extremely caring and welcoming host.

We had a campfire at night and wine by the pool during the day. The spot secluded but super close to town, so we were able to walk to dinner and then breakfast the following morning.

Easy drive to all the good stuff in the area. Clean room. Lots of thoughtful amenities.

Thank you, Gordon!!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer L.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2020

Gordon was an incredibly thoughtful host. Communicative, made us coffee in the morning, and gave us lots of tips for planning out our day in the Santa Cruz mountains and driving route 1. Would definitely recommend staying here, and we hope to come back again!

Property
Santa Cruz's Rudy Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$130/night
1 Site

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