Hipcamp host Wendy C.
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Welcome to our family retreat in the Portola Redwoods. Our property boarders the Portola Redwood State Park. It is 50 minutes drive from 280 Sandhill exit.

Sleep in the comfortable tent cabin, enjoy the modern kitchen and bathrooms surrounded by redwoods. Less than an hour from Sandhill Rd/280 but feels like a world away. There are 4 tent cabins, with comfortable bed, heating


Welcome to our family retreat in the Portola Redwoods. Our property boarders the Portola Redwood State Park. It is 50 minutes drive from 280 Sandhill exit.

Sleep in the comfortable tent cabin, enjoy the modern kitchen and bathrooms surrounded by redwoods. Less than an hour from Sandhill Rd/280 but feels like a world away. There are 4 tent cabins, with comfortable bed, heating blanket, reading light.  Bring your own food and cook in our modern open kitchen (we provide all the basics) and BBQ grill.  Comfortable bathrooms with hot shower and we have basic toiletry if you forget to bring your own.

Check-in time is after 2pm. (Please provide a 2 hour arrival window the day before)

Check-out is 12pm

Site/Cabin Description - sleep 10, total 7 beds.

#1 One queen size bed.

#2 Japanese Style tatami cabin with 2 twin memory foam mattress.

#3 Two full size beds.

#4 Two twin size beds

If you want to adventure to nearby spots, here are some nearby attractions:

Portola Redwoods State Park (0-5 minute): Waldhaus borders the state park, and is 5 minutes drive to the park office. Eighteen miles of trails follow meandering creeks, where moisture-loving coast redwoods stand tall among ferns and huckleberries. Waterfalls on Fall and Pescadero creeks tumble down mossy banks over rocks and woody debris. Day use hours are 6am-sunset.

Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (15 min) showy display of wildflowers in spring. In summer, the hills turn to gold with the late evening sunlight. Autumn, when the fog recedes, is the ideal time to enjoy the ridge views of San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains

Thomas Fogarty Winery (20 minutes). Friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Wines are good quality and tastings range from affordable to expensive. Outdoor patio for enjoying your wine is a great plus. On a clear day you could see the Bay and San Francisco. 19501 Skyline Blvd. Wed-Sun. 12pm-4pm Mon. Closed Tue.

Memorial Park at Loma Mar (20 minutes) - old-growth redwoods and creek

Pomponio State Beach and Pescadero State Beach and Bean Hollow State Beach (50 - 60 minutes): This area provides access to miles of gently sloping, sandy beaches at the base of high sandstone bluffs.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Wendy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

We have deers and wild turkey on property. I hope you will enjoy their company. No hunting is allowed.

Horseback riding


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Hipcamper Erika
Erika P.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2016

Nestled in the redwoods, Waldhaus is a gorgeous property with 4 tent cabins surrounding a main building that consists of kitchen/dining area and bathrooms.

The hosts have gone out of their way to make sure guests have all the creature comforts - kitchen is stocked with plates, cookware, basic pantry items, the bathrooms have toiletries and towels in case you’ve forgotten any. There are power strips in the tent cabins, and heating blankets to keep you toasty at night. There is wi-fi in case you absolutely need it, but no streaming.

There are a couple of short loop trails around the property that are perfect for a post-meal stroll, and another trail that leads into Portola Redwoods State Park.

We loved our stay and we hope to come back with friends to show them this redwood loveliness!

Cabins 3 & 4Views on the way in from Alpine RoadNestled in the woodsMorning sun through the trees
Hipcamper Marjulyn
Marjulyn G.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2017

Me and my boyfriend stayed one night at Waldhaus Redwood Retreat and had an amazing time out there! I booked this place because of the convenience of it being only an hour from the bay, the kitchen (OMG the kitchen!), and the tent cabin that had a heated blanket :) Prior to our arrival, we went grocery shopping for our meals. You can make anything in that kitchen, I'm sure that small oven can even bake a cake! Wendy's instructions on how to get there were very clear and made it easy for us since you lose reception a few miles away from their location. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Wendy and her son, Lyle. They were very nice and welcoming. Wendy gave us a tour of the property and answered all of our questions before leaving us to enjoy the property on our own. The kitchen was to die for! It practically has everything you need in a kitchen, we especially loved the dinnerware. It made us feel like we were at home. We stayed in cabin 1, which had the queen bed. It was nice and cozy. The bed as the most comfortable I've slept on besides my own. The sheets were clean and comfy. There's a heated blanket so no need to worry about getting cold in a tent cabin! The bathroom was clean and super nice! Wendy had everything we needed in there, all you really need to bring is your toothbrush! The towels were clean and plenty, which I appreciated a lot! There is also a loop trail that goes around the property. We enjoyed it especially since there was a redwood tree that fell down across the trail. We had to climb over it but it made for a great adventure! I would highly recommend staying at Waldhaus Redwood Retreat to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and peaceful time away from the city life. Thank you to Wendy and Lyle for being amazing hosts!

Hipcamper Keetan
Keetan R.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2017

Our stay was amazing! Our cabin was very nice and comfortable, and had a space heater. The kitchen was very well-stocked and it was really nice to be able to cook there. The cabins are in the middle of a quiet redwood forest and our stay was very peaceful. Wendy was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed.

Hipcamper Liz
Liz C.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2017

We had an incredible time at Waldhaus. Perfect for families or groups. Every amenity is perfectly provided. Lovely and and perfectly curated.

Hipcamper Joel
Joel W.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2017

This place is magical! I took my girlfriend up there for our anniversary and by luck, we got the whole place to ourselves. We were in Cabin 1 with the queen bed. The cabin was warm and cozy and the bed was like a cloud! The kitchen and dining room are even better than they look on the site. We made fancy dinners each night. The bathrooms are like a spa,
the grounds are spectacular and spacious, and the host is attentive and kind. We will for sure be back. Thanks Wendy!

Hipcamper Angelo
Angelo D.
recommends this listing.
December 3rd, 2017

This was everything we were looking for to spend a few days in the redwoods. Wendy, the host, is very kind and responsive to all my questions before I booked.

We had the time of our lives!

Thank you so much!

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney M.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2018

The property is so gorgeous and has everything you need for a luxurious weekend! We cooked gourmet meals, enjoyed hiking through the redwoods, and played games on the huge dining table. The space heaters and electric blankets were more than sufficient at keeping us warm at night. We hope to return!

Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna G.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

This site is an absolute gem! My friends and I had an absolutely amazing stay at Wendy’s site in the redwoods. The facilities are beautiful and have really thoughtful additional features (like a rope swing!). You will feel glamorous, comfortable and relaxed in this amazing site tucked in the redwoods.

Glamping In The RedwoodsAmazing rope swing! Glamping In The Redwoods
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September 11th, 2018
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