About Guest Cabin
This quaint little one room cabin overlooks our 110 year old barn and garden. In the heart of the living space of our working farm, hipcampers can expect a little more social and farm noise (goats, sheep, dogs, pigs, laughs), clean sheets, and parking immediately nearby. The wood burning stove is off line for the summer season due to fire concerns, and there is lots of exposed screens to keep summer sleeping temps ideal.
The cabin is a short walk from our composting toilet, and even closer to our easy going, shared outdoor summer living space. Two sleep comfortably in the comfy queen sized bed.
Like most everything at our farm, the building is made exclusively out of recycled building materials, including the floor from an old bowling alley! Lots of character in a tidy little package.
Cute, cozy, and easy.
- 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
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Guest Cabin
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The Guest Cabin at Wondernut Farm (WF) is a peaceful refuge nestled in the hills ~30 min outside of Yosemite. While the farm is bustling during the day, the nights are quiet, serene and relaxing.
Carrie and the entire crew at WF are extremely welcoming and did a wonderful job of making us feel at home. They have a few other great locations on their property so we met some other travelers during the Memorial Day holiday.
The cabin itself is modest, open and breezy. It has a camping like feel -- gazing at the stars, listening to the animals but enjoyed all while snuggled under the covers atop a queen size bed.
We had a lovely time and are so excited to go back, hike in Yosemite, hang out in the nearby town of Groveland and get to know the WF crew even better.
Wondernut Farm is an absolute gem. Not only is it within striking distance of Yosemite (who doesn't love Yosemite), it is inhabited by a friendly collection of animals and people alike. The landowners are terrific and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and a part of the community.
I was lucky enough to stay in the Guest Cabin, which despite being warm during the hot, summer days, is a wonderful, character-filled place to rest your head at night. The tree-house drove me to some serious site-envy and is the perfect place to spend a romantic night with a special someone. The Dam is a tucked away from most of the other structures, and provides a great escape with temperatures that are a bit lower than some of the other areas of the farm (thats a good thing in the summer months).
I don't think one review can fully sum up the things that Wondernut has to offer, but I can tell you that I had some great conversations, learned a lot about off-the-grid/grassroots farming, and felt completely welcomed on the property. From the open-air kitchen and living room to the bathrooms with a view, this place had all the charm we were looking for and some great company to boot.
If you are someone who is not only looking for a cool place to rest your head, but also for an experience and a chance to learn something new, Wondernut Farm needs to get added to your list!
Wondernut Farm is such an amazing place nestled right above Priest Grade. Matt, the host, was so welcoming, accommodating and kind! We had a beautiful clear, quiet night and was amazing place to start our weekend trip into Yosemite. Can't wait to head back!
Wondernut is the place to go if you want to meet good people, cute animals, and be on a beautiful farm just thirty minutes outside the entrance of Yosemite. Matt and Carrie are awesome hosts and have lots of knowledge to share. They let us take part in the chasing of the baby goats and hugging pigs which was all fantastic. We had a nice cool night in the guest cabin and would definitely come back!
What a delight to stay here! The vibe of this farm is warm and welcoming. My friends stayed in the cabin and I slept on a bed under the stars- Matt and Carrie were super accommodating and flexible. Note that the cabin is for 2 people, not 4 as the description says. We enjoyed a meal together that night in their outdoor kitchen, got to meet their lovely pigs, goats, sheep, and dogs. Definitely recommend this spot, a nice place to get away and pretty close to Yosemite.
Matt and Kerry were fantastic hosts of our wacky and wonderful weekend adventures in Yosemite valley. They were super accommodating to our weird schedule... The treehouse was great for my boyfriend and I, and my sister & mom who are a little less outdoor-oriented stayed in the cabin, which was a real treat for them. Be sure to get up early (and bring your coffee) for an AM barn visit. If you dare, you're in for a wonderful surprise... 10/10 would stay again.
I really can't stop talking about my experience here! Matt and Carrie were so welcoming and lovely. The cabin is absolutely serene and cozy. When I first showed up, all of the animals were directly out front of my window, which was so entertaining. If you're looking to put some distance between the city life and you this is the place to go. I can't wait to go back in the future and stay for a longer period of time!
Amazing place & amazing crew! We had such a fun time getting to know the people (with wonderful stories) there and learning about the farm animals. The cabin itself is very relaxing and with perfect temperature on a summer night. Would love to go back to Wondernut Farm sometime in the future!
I actually ended up staying in the Treehouse. It was so magical. This farm is so peaceful and Matt is such a wonderful person and has some great stories. The Treehouse is so serene and secluded. The bed is also very very comfortable. Theres a kitchen and a shower, and its fun meeting all the animals. I will definitely be coming back here soon! Such a perfect getaway.
Great hosts and beautiful spot. It was really nice staying at Wonderfarm. Matt is a super friendly host, who showed us around his property and explained his project to us. The cabin is very simple, but the views are absolutely amazing. Would definitively recommend staying here.
Had a fantastic weekend here - Matt and the crew at the farm were super friendly and accommodating. The cabin itself is great and felt even more spacious than it looks on the photos. A half-hour drive from the entrance to Yosemite, I think it's an excellent place to stay when visiting the park.
We had an amazing time staying at the Guest Cabin. Driving on Highway 49 to the farm we were treated to an amazing sunset over the valley. Then, once we arrived, we had a fun tour of the farm and got to pick up day old lambs and goats.
The kitchen area was a great spot to cook up some fajitas and we were offered cheese made from milk from the farm animals. We chatted with a few people working on the farm and they were all very delightful and accommodating. Couldn't ask for better hospitality from the farm crew!
Can't wait to return and stay for a few days!
This cabin was great! Beautiful starry-night view from bed, and a perfect use of upcycling materials. It was super roomy for one, so I'm sure would be a good size for two. The farm was amazing, and I got meet some of the animals and watch a milking! I'm also obsessed with their outdoor shower, with a view of the mountains. This cabin is a great mix of privacy and a social atmosphere, with many volunteers on the farm welcoming me to their dinner table and giving recommendations for places to camp in Yosemite. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, and I hope to visit Wandernut again soon!
Our family of three (with our 16 months old baby daughter) had a great 5 nights stay at the Wondernut Farm. Staying for a long time gave us the opportunity to experience the farm life better and everyone living or working at the farm warmly shared their experiences with us. Our baby daughter enjoyed visiting the animals frequently. We all enjoyed living outdoor during our stay. Our Guest Cabin was comfortable and rustic and we could sleep the three of us in the Queen bed. We will always remember how our daughter woke up with wonder on the first morning, overlooking the quiet farm from the cabin bed. The room had plenty of space around the bed to leave our stuff and that was convenient for us. The Wondernut Farm has open common areas: open kitchen, open dining-room and open living-rooms, we used a lot these common areas to prepare our meals and rest and we could find everything we needed. In the morning we could taste the fresh goat milk and that was really great too. We did a nap on the Tree Bed that is also listed on HipCamp, it is very comfortable and it has a great fresh breeze during the day. When we were there, the temperature was very hot and as a consequence, the Guest Cabin was very hot as well, so we could hardly stay in there during the daytime to nap or rest. During the night the temperature was perfect. We took the advantage of the closeness of Yosemite to visit it for one day and it was a beautiful escape in the mountains, we walked to the Lower Yosemite Falls and to the Mirror Lake, two easy walks that we recommend with toddlers. We were lucky to see a bear there. In short, it was wonderful, invigorating, simple and our stay left us with a lasting nostalgic feeling
My fiancee and I stayed here for two nights in late July and had a wonderful time! Matt and Carrie are mellow and hospitable folks who clearly love what they do and will go out of their way to welcome you to the community. We arrived on a night that a helper of the farm was celebrating her last night at Wondernut. Not every night is a party, so we're one of the lucky few; we met friends and neighbors of the farm, indulged in tasty pulled pork sandwiches, and tapped our toes to the live instrumental folk jam.
The cabin itself is rugged and charming. Even though it gets too hot to stay in during the summer days, it cools down to a perfect temperature at night, thanks to screen doors and windows. The bed faces a window with a view of the stars (and there are a LOT of stars on a clear night). There is also a private outdoor shower, which is by far the best camping shower I have ever used. The water is perfectly warm in the afternoon, and you may get a little bit of a brisk breeze to help cool you down. Not too far from the shower is the composting toilet deemed Pootopia, which is private and clean enough while still giving you an open view of the land and a chance to contemplate the universe.
We will definitely be back here when the weather cools down, and this time with our 3-year-old in tow, as the farm is very family-friendly.
We loved our weekend at Wondernut Farm!! Matt and Carrie we extremely welcoming to us and our children!
The accommodations were cozy and comfy.
We loved being shown around and learning about off-the-grid/grassroots farming. Our kids loved hanging with the pigs, goats, sheep and chickens. We had some really great and inspiring conversations with Matt and Carrie as well as with the other guests staying at WF.
Note that T-Mobile does not get service there, so we enjoyed being truly unplugged.
As we were packing up the car to leave one of our kids said, "I don't want to leave, I want to spend a bunch of nights here!" We will definitely be back.
Matt's Cabin is a really special place. If you're looking for something secluded yet still near Yosemite this is perfect for you. The farm is a beautiful backdrop and Matt, Carrie and the staff couldn't be nice.
As others have mentioned the Cabin does get warm during the day in summer months but it prompts you to get out early. The kitchen is perfect for cooking outdoors and there is a fridge and freezer which come in handy to store things. The bathroom and shower are also great, it was nearing 100 degrees when we were there so a fresh outdoor shower was welcomed.
Lastly, Matt was super helpful with some clothing we unfortunautley left at the farm. He shipped it back to us very quickly and we're greateful for his efforts.
Wondernut Farm is a fantastic experience. Everyone on the farm was so kind and friendly, especially the hosts. We loved the farm animals and the hosts let us help put the baby goats into their enclosure at night. In the morning, you can come down to the barn and watch the milking process. Fresh sheep's milk in your coffee? Yes, please - best latte ever!
The cabin was clean and comfortable. The composting toiled is very private and overlooks a beautiful landscape. The outdoor shower gets hot water! There's electricity to charge your phones. Cell service is spotty but we made do with it. On top of it all, the farm is conveniently outside of Yosemite. We loved our experience here and plan to come back!
The Guest Cabin @ Wondernut Farm was great! The cabin itself was very comfortable while still giving off a sense of being a part of the outdoors with open-air door & large windows. We woke up to the sunrise over the hills and a rooster chirping in the background. The farm is a short drive away from the Yosemite gates & the valley itself, and was very nice to come back to after two long days of hiking. The shared kitchen & hang-out space was very convenient, especially if you don't have a portable cooking stove and the equipment that goes with it. Matt & Carrie were open arms from the moment we pulled into the farm, and it was fun to pick their brains about the farm & surrounding area over a glass of wine in the evenings. All in all would recommend without a doubt, hopefully we'll be back!
This entire place was so much fun! The hosts greeted us immediately and showed us around. We got to meet week-old piglets! (Eeeeeeeeee, it was so cute!) We also got to help run the sheep and goats to their feeding pen, which was a ton of fun. We hung out with the host group a little before we eventually crashed--hosts offered us some tea, got to meet some really cool, chill people. It was a real pleasure. The cabin itself is charming (and we had more than enough blankets provided on a bit of a chilly night, which made me happy). It has little solar lights provided, which were handy. We could see the stars from the bed. Everything about this place is memorable and wonderful. Highly recommended.
This is a charming cabin made of reclaimed materials with a comfortable queen-size bed. Carrie greeted us warmly upon our arrival, showed us around the farm and our cabin, and then let us play with baby piglets (!!!!). The cabin was a little chillier now that it's October -- there's only a screen door and the roof is made from a tarp-like material -- but they gave us plenty of extra blankets to keep warm. We awoke to a sunrise and farm animals in the morning, giving us an early start to head out to Yosemite to go hiking.
Carrie and Matt's directions for getting to the farm are spot on, and it also seems as though Google Maps has learned where the address is, as its dropped pin matched our location there. And FWIW, I have Verizon and had enough service to get GPS going on my phone, but my boyfriend has T-Mobile and had no signal there. If you stay here, it would be smart to write your directions down in case you don't get cell service, either!