Featured on Cabin Porn (Summer cottage in the western foothills of Sierra Nevada Range, California.), this cabin is a whirlwind of sensations and tidbits. The arches are recycled from Korean War era arctic huts, installed grossly out of context. The beams, windows, and door are salvaged from various demolition project-adventures, and the siding and cabinetry are home-made from locally sourced, rough sawn, beetle killed wood.
All of the building materials were carried by hand the last few hundred feet to their construction location, though an unprecedented, torrential storm in late March 2018 eradicated all hope of future vehicle access, changing a 6-8 foot wide meandering creek into, at some points, an 80' wide cobble of rubble that completely redefined our watershed. In 9 hours, we got 9 inches. 6-1/2 of those inches came in 2-1/2 hours.
Luckily, this cabin is a bridge. And it held strong as the creek below cut itself down to bedrock. We lost another cabin and a dam and a pond, and we gained respect and enjoyment of our wildest cabin, emboldened by a 15 minute adventure approach, ankle-twistingly perilous for the non-hiker, past wild grape, Himalayan blackberry bramble and California's ubiquitous poison oak, into the coziest, sleep-in-est, cutest, unlikeliest little honeymooner suite we could muster.
We haul water into this cabin for drinking and rinsing dishes and making hot drinks, and water can be heated on a fancy little twig burning stove, phones charged on our micro PV solar system, and once in, you can feel great about laying about for a morning a world away from everything.
We're working on building a composting toilet system for this space, but in the meantime, folks can use a non-smelly humanure-type bucket toilet at the cabin or in the woods if they prefer, but BEWARE of poision oak!
The shower is our main outdoor shower in the garden in the main farm area, so folks may want to shower right when they get back to the farm, before they head out to the bridge for the night.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Wilderness Bridge
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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. Wilderness Bridge is about a 5-10 minute walk from the main kitchen. There's no vehicle access, but it's worth the walk. It's nice and secluded and the cabin is beautiful. Highly recommended!
This place was super great! I really enjoyed my stay here. I wanted to stay here for the privacy and the "Get away from people" for a few days. I was unsure about when I go there, if I should just enter the gate or not, but I entered anyway. The place wasn't ready yet, which I did not mind because I arrived earlier than I had originally said. The bed was SUPERRR comfortable. I may return just for the bed alone. This was a great escape, and I was greeted by some great young folks who have clearly worked very hard on this place.
Amazing getaway in a heart breakingly beautiful setting. The little bridge cabin is primitive (solar powered lights, no electricity, no water, and your means of relieving yourself are a bucket outside), and you have to walk about 10 minutes along a roughly defined path, but once you get there it’s the most picturesque place you could imagine staying at. I would advise you arrive at the farm while it’s still light out so you can check out the route to the cabin in daylight. I would also pack lightly since it wouldn’t be fun hauling a suitcase down the trail.
The Wilderness Bridge was beautiful. The cabin itself was sturdy, comfortable, and offered incredible views at both sunrise and throughout the day. The inside was equipped with a warm comfortable bed, lighting, and fresh water. Getting there requires a small hike from the main part of the farm, but results in a feeling of seclusion and privacy. I've stayed in the Guest Cabin before, and can tell you that Wondernut Farm is truly a gem if you plan on exploring Yosemite. Will happily recommend, and plan on returning in the future.
We loved it! The farm was beautiful and the cabin itself is gorgeous and really unique. It really is a bit of a hike into nature - come ready for that. It was lovely and felt almost surreal being completely surrounded by nature.
Good vibes at Wondernut Farm! My girlfriend and I stayed for 3 nights and had a terrific time. Eve was very friendly and gave us a tour of the place when we first arrived. The cabin itself is very secluded and has a little 10 minute trail that leads up to it. We enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and mingling with the farm animals on the property (pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and dogs!). Carrie and Eve were very helpful and easy-going hosts that made our stay at Wondernut farm amazing. We even purchased some freshly made goat milk and aged feta cheese. Overall it was a very relaxing getaway.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wondernut! The cabin was secluded, but just a short walk from the main farm, in a beautiful spot along a creekbed in the forest. It was lovely- the bed was comfortable and the cabin itself was clean and cozy. There were solar lights inside and on the porch for after dark. It was lovely to sit outside on the porch in the summer air and listen to the peeper frogs and read and stare at the beautiful star-filled sky.
The communal kitchen had everything we needed to make easy meals— a stove and a fridge, as well as a cooktop and burners, plates and utensils and pots and cooking implements. It is an outdoor-ish kitchen,
so be prepared for some flies and bees, but honestly, it’s really not bad and I was so enchanted by the whole experience of this awesome communal space with these repurposed old light fixtures and these huge sliding glass doors that it really didn’t bother me. If it bugs you, you can go eat your meals outside overlooking the barn.
Finally, being on the farm itself was such a fun time. We spent a lazy morning awwing over the baby piglets and petting the sheep and goats. It’s an active farm, so have fun watching it work! The farmers/hipcamp runners are also great— Carrie will squeeze you goats milk in your coffee straight out of the udder, and let you taste the difference between different sheeps’ milk. Matt cooked up a Wondernut-sourced burger for my husband after we got back from a long hike. Eve waited up for us to walk us to the cabin on the first night when we arrived super late.
The farm is only 3 hours from SF, and about 1.5 hours to the Valley floor. Highly, highly recommend. I would be there every month if I could! Thanks so much, guys— hope to be back soon!