Nestled into a small cluster of the three dominant trees of our landscape, this dazzling tree platform is built on a multi-trunked interior live oak. Our land was settled during the gold rush, and many oaks were cut down for firewood during that time. Many of them regenerated, and in doing so, split into multiple trunks, in this instance, forming a cradle for everyone on the farm's favorite place to hang and sleep. The platform is made from a mix of recycled panels and locally sawn lumber, and is cleverly resting on, with no nails, into the tree.
The sleeping platform itself features a really comfy full sized bed, and is suspended from retired climbing ropes, and gives a delightful view of the sky from the shelter of the oaken canopy. We provide comfy and seasonally appropriate bedding, so be ready for one of your best ever nights of sleep. An additional couple campers can sleep on the main tree platform, though they'll want to bring sleeping pads and bedding.
The treehouse is a short walk from the kitchen and living space, and one can see out of it easily, though no one would ever know it is there.
Located near a farmer's cabin, some voices and noise can be heard from each other's locations, though it definitely feels like a private space. Some livestock and guardian dog noises can be heard, this is a working farm!
- 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%
The vibe at Treehouse
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Wondernut Farms was my first experience on Hipcamp and it was amazing. The location is absolutely perfect if you're looking to be near Yosemite but still maintain some absolute privacy in the wilderness. Matt, the owner was super friendly and made sure we enjoyed our stay. The treehouse itself was one of the coolest places I've camped, with a great view of meadows, goats and general outdoor beauty. I've already spread the word, this place is awesome.
The drive to the treehouse at Wondernut farm through Groveland and Oak Flat was absolutely beautiful! Everything from the old barn, white picket fence, grassy pastures, farm animals, and green oak trees is so beautiful it could be a postcard. Matt was an excellent host, he greeted us as soon as we arrived and showed us around. The tree house was exactly as pictured and surprisingly private. We slept comfortably with just a blanket. Bonus: There were no biting bugs! There was a large common area where we were able to borrow all of the kitchen supplies we needed to cook ourselves nice meals. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the friendly sheep, dogs, goats, and pigs. I took dozens of charming photos of the animals happily grazing in a pasture near the treehouse. The sunrise, sunset and starscape was breathtaking so bring your camera and leave some time in your travel plans to enjoy it. I hope we can stay again someday.
This was my first Hipcamp experience and it was totally awesome. Sleeping, and waking up, in the tree was really special, and the bed was comfy too. Matt and Carrie were gracious hosts and it was really cool to experience Wondernut in action. They, along with the rest of the wondernut crew, were friendly and super informative about farm life and the surrounding areas. Get there early enough to hang out with the critters before they hit the hay. I hope to make it back there again one day.
Pro tip: bring a head lamp.
I would say the treehouse is something close to paradise. You really can't beat sleeping on an open platform in a tree underneath the stars, breathing the mountain fresh air just footsteps away from Yosemite. Wondernut Farms itself is somewhat of a self-sustaining community. If you haven't experienced farm-living before, it's definitely a unique place to stay. Matt, the host, is so incredibly hospitable and eager to share his perspective on their way of life if asked - and very interesting indeed. Wondernut Farms is also a working farm, and I did purchase some absolutely delicious pork :) it is so comforting to know that it comes from a sustainable and humane source. Definitely coming back to this place. Thanks Matt!
One of my favorite camping experiences yet! The folks working on the farm are so friendly and teach you as much as you want to know about the work they are doing. We ended up not even going to Yosemite because we had more fun lounging around with the pigs and harvesting kale. I could not recommend this site more highly, next time we want to go back for a week!
We had a wonderful stay at the Treehouse at Wondernut Farm. The Treehouse is unlike any other accommodation I've ever experienced. It is a beautiful place to sleep I the open air. The residents at the farm were also very friendly and welcoming. All in all, it was a great jumping off point for a couple of days in Yosemite (The Valley is about 90 minutes away).