Hipcamp host Elena
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WindTree is an awesome retreat perched high on top of the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, over looking the entire Monterey Bay and Santa Clara Valley. Expansive awe-inspiring views . We are off the grid with solar power and our own well. Small organic gardens with chickens and goats. Enjoy a night under the stars in your tent on sacred Medicine Wheel Site with with views Continue reading...

WindTree is an awesome retreat perched high on top of the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, over looking the entire Monterey Bay and Santa Clara Valley. Expansive awe-inspiring views . We are off the grid with solar power and our own well. Small organic gardens with chickens and goats. Enjoy a night under the stars in your tent on sacred Medicine Wheel Site with with views spanning the entire coast line.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 7 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Hot water , cold water only
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Elena a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site

Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Nikki N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena R.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
John N.'s photo at WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
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Hipcamper John
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Elena's WindTree property is amazing beyond words. As someone who camps all over the world, this was the most magical place I've ever been. Elena does a great job making the campsites easy to find, comfortable and private. The amenities and art around the property are divine. Elena and the people who work the mountain ranch are the nicest people on Earth. I count her as a dear friend after one night. Do yourself a favor and visit and enjoy the views and the people and the magical places to spend time in the outdoors. From my site, I could see sweeping views of mountains and the ocean and not see another property from many of the sacred lookouts. Wow wow wow!

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Hipcamper Shannon
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This place is awesome. The outdoor hotub is a labor of love, but definitely worth the effort!

Hipcamper Amy
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Our host was lovely and helpful! We appreciated the gorgeous views and special feeling of the place!

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Hipcamper Barbara
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We had a very good time at Elena's place, the view is incredible!

Hipcamper Grace
Does not recommend this listing

We were driving up from the south and it was a challenge to find the location, especially since there were no street or property signs anywhere along the way up the mountain. We almost gave up at the gate that said "No Trespassing, Private Property," but luckily a truck was coming down in the opposite direction and had to stop to let us pass -- we were able to ask the driver if WindTree was up the road. He didn't know, but he said he made a delivery to someone else 3 miles up and it took roughly the amount of time that our GPS indicated, so he encouraged is to press on. We finally found the location as the sun was setting, and it was very dusty and windy. Beautiful view, though!

Our camp site was a brief hike down from the parking area. There seemed to be some kind of party at the main house that lasted well into the night -- we could hear a lot of loud conversations and laughter as we tried to sleep. When we woke up, we found that the outhouse was really an outdoor compost toilet in an open space at the end of a walking path -- there was no screen for privacy from anyone else who may have been exploring the area. There were a few interesting paths to explore around the camp site, but after snapping a few photos, we heard people walking and talking around and decided to head out early to our next stop to avoid disrupting whatever event may have been underway.

All in all, I'm grateful that we were able to camp here since all of the public campgrounds were booked when we tried reserving sites. If I had other options available, though, I wouldn't return.

Property
WindTree Medicine Wheel
State
California
$60/night
1 Site