Hipcamp host Matt N.
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The Lookout, The Wheelhouse, The Tugboat, the Tower of Power, the Poop Deck: everyone wants to call this place something silly and unique, but one thing is for sure, this place is a glorious place to sleep.

Built on a large platform creating shade forour solar-power-generating shipping container, Hipcampers walk up a flight of stairs to enjoy 360 views of much ofbthe farm's

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The Lookout, The Wheelhouse, The Tugboat, the Tower of Power, the Poop Deck: everyone wants to call this place something silly and unique, but one thing is for sure, this place is a glorious place to sleep.

Built on a large platform creating shade for our solar-power-generating shipping container, Hipcampers walk up a flight of stairs to enjoy 360 views of much ofbthe farm's infrastructure as well as the undeveloped woods. All of the materials this cabin is built from tell a delightful story of creativity and ecological sustainability. This place screams off-grid.

Windows are removed during the summer half of the year, and wall panels fold out of the way to maximize airflow and still guarantee privacy. There is even a small electrical outlet so campers can charge their devices or enjoy a little nighttime reading. There is a super comfortable full sized bed, and additional campers should bring a tent or tarp to sleep on, and bedding to spread out on the flat area just below the platform.

We're also getting ready to refurbish our solar heated outdoor shower that will serve folks that are camping at the lookout!

We ask campers to please avoid hanging out by the solar panels the cabin looks out onto, as they are fragile and important, and the location is not protected from falls.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at The Lookout

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca M.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

Excellent little farm right after (or before) you come to Priests Grade. The working farm is lovely and the folks who live on the farm (mostly young adults interested in sustainability and farming) are as talkative as you like or leave you alone if that’s your jam. The lookout is an open air room at the back of the main complex. While it has electricity- the communal compost toilet and propane powered shower are a few hundred feet away. There is also a full service communal kitchen that you can use. While I wouldn’t cook gourmet meals (given the space constraints) it’s a great upgrade from a camp stove. And there is a refrigerator. Great location for coming in to the Park or for chilling before headed back to the Bay Area. A wee bit far for using as a hub for trips in to Yosemite but we did it (we decided at the eleventh hour to head to Yosemite for Memorial Day weekend). Closest to the Big Oak flat entrance to the park and Hetch Hetchy, and about an hour to the Valley with no traffic.

Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine S.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018

Wonderful people, wonderful place, wonderful Wondernut Farm! We loved this place and I hope to keep coming back.

Hipcamper Andy
Andy F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2018

Wondernut Farm is a great place with amazing hosts. The farm is beautiful and about as close as you can get to Yosemite without being in the park. The Lookout is a just off from the main kitchen which is the major social area. The Lookout has easy access and 360 degrees views of the farm. Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Kara
Kara C.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2018

Wondernut was a wonderful host. Everyone on the farm was very friendly. It is a great escape after and fun filled day in Yosemite.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael B.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2018

Very nice hosts! And when we stayed there, a little lamb was born; our kids loved it!

Hipcamper Gary
Gary O.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2018

Carrie and Eve were delightful hosts. This was a jewel of a landscaper and stop-over before my children and I entered Yosemite. Wonderful evening breeze though our open space and cozy comfortable bed. The highlight was my children being all about Carrie's farm and enjoying her hand crafted goat yogurt, feta and other amazing cheeses during our stay and we'll into our Yosemite camping experience. YUMMY!

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Hipcamper Purnima
Purnima B.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2018

Loved the space and it was amazing to spend time learning a lot about life on a farm. Absolutely loved waking up to roosters and watching the goats being milked. We had the best sheeps milk coffee ever! And can not wait to go back for more.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick A.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2018

Very cool spot on a fully functional goat/pig/sheep farm. The hosts are very interesting and happy to tell you about their operation, they even have excellent cheese for sale. It's definitely a rustic vibe and very hot during the day but as a place to stay and learn a bit about what it takes to run a farm, it's a perfect experience,

Hipcamper Avery

Experience surpassing expectations

Avery N.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2019

could not have asked for a better experience at wondernut farm!! the hosts were incredible, genuine, sweet and interesting people. we felt welcomed and cared for the entire time. the room was simple and darling, the kitchen and dining areas were darling and functional. there were tons of dogs with sweet and spunky personalities to love up, and both matt and deb were enthusiastic in sharing their off the grid life with us. we chose the lookout because we thought it would be a cute place to stay. it met that expectation and then far surpassed it as it was a whole permaculture experience in which we were welcomed to engage (or not) as much as we pleased. i highly recommend to anyone interested in modest, functional, alternative ways of living, or for anyone needing a spunky and adorable place to stay for a yosemite get away

The Lookout
Property
Wondernut Farm
State
California
$110/night
1 Site