Hipcamp host Lauren B.,
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So many activities within 20 miles! 

* View of Monterey Bay from the driveway

* Next door to Mt Madonna Stables (Offering horse/pony parties, lessons, training and trail rides through Mt Madonna County Park) 

* Within walking distance of Mount Madonna County Park (Extensive 14-mile hiking/horseback riding trail system, one-mile self-guided nature trail arou

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So many activities within 20 miles! 

* View of Monterey Bay from the driveway

* Next door to Mt Madonna Stables (Offering horse/pony parties, lessons, training and trail rides through Mt Madonna County Park) 

* Within walking distance of Mount Madonna County Park (Extensive 14-mile hiking/horseback riding trail system, one-mile self-guided nature trail around the ruins of Henry Miller's summer home, Endless Redwood trees, reservation for weddings and other special functions available and picnicking) 

* 1.5 miles from Mount Madonna Center (Yoga classes) 

 * 2.5 miles from the Tu Vien Kim Son Monastery 

* 5.1 miles from Gilroy Gardens Amusement Park 

 * 8.0 miles from Morgan Hill

 * 16 miles from The Mystery Spot (Santa Cruz) 

* 17 miles from Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk Amusement Park

About the site:

*multiple car parking short distance from camping site

*camp site surrounded by iconic redwoods

*area is adjacent to horse paddocks 

*within sight, but not close to main house

Amenities are:

*portable commode toilet

*trash can

*firepit

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Lauren a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Hot Breakfast

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12oz Coffee Set out at the campsite by 9am.

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2 Person Tent

2 Person tent size 5'x7' 4' tall

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Half dozen eggs

Free range organic chicken eggs from our chickens on property

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Grab N Go Breakfast

1 drink (Bottle water or Coffee) 1 baked item Set out at the campsite at 8am.

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4 Person Tent

4 person tent available

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forest Camping near Mt Madonna Park in California.

Forest
Mountainous
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Youliang

Camping under tall trees

Youliang W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 24th, 2021

True as what other camp visitors described. We arrived a little before Sunset via 152. It's a flat camping site in the forest, roughly 200 yards from the street and 50 yards to owner’s house. It's right neighbouring to Mt Madonna Stables, a horseback riding services. Trees above the camp site are tall and beautiful esp. when you wake up in the morning with the golden sunlights passing through the woods. It’s also pretty close to Gilroy Garden ie. ~5 miles. We went out to Watsonwille’s Kong Cafe and Burger for breakfast, then road trip via Santa Cruz and Half Moon to back home East Bay the next day.

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Hipcamper Connie
Connie W.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Such a lovely spot! It felt amazing waking up among the Redwoods. The pop up toilet was also surprisingly clean. Not sure if this is really a pro or a con, but Oyster the cat is very cute and cuddly, and he is BOLD. He made it very difficult for us to cook on the second night lol — we managed to get through it because we were only making grilled cheeses and soup, but if it were anything more complicated we would’ve been screwed. Not sure how we would’ve chopped veggies or anything with a cat constantly jumping up onto the table! The host seems very accommodating though, so potentially we could’ve asked her to bring Oyster inside for a bit :) relatedly, I recommend bringing a blanket to set on your lap so Oyster can sit on it — he has sharp claws and appears to love kneading laps 😂

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Hipcamper Jennifer

Magical forest

Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2021

Amazing!! We stayed here a few days to enjoy Santa Cruz and had an awesome time. We added a dozen eggs and they were sooo good. Oscar the cat 🐈 was so cute and made our stay even better bc we missed our animals at home. The site was beautiful with redwoods all around and much cooler than nearby areas bc of all the shade. Definitely hope to go back sometime

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Hipcamper Brandy
Brandy B.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Lovely spot, close enough to Santa Cruz to be convenient but far away enough to feel you’ve escaped! Oyster the Cat was simply amazing: loving, friendly, discreet. Would go back just to hang out with him haha

Hipcamper Paige
Paige K.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

We had a short, easy and very pleasant stay at Lauren’s site. Oyster the cat really was in the mix, a very sweet guy although he will bite a little if he gets bored. The campsite had chairs, a table, and a small lantern which was a nice touch. We would stay here again!

Hipcamper Kylie

Horses in the front yard!

Kylie J.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Site 1 was AMAZING! We woke up to a beautiful view of the horses and coffee/homemade breakfast (provided by Lauren for extra $, and totally worth it!)

We also signed up for a ride at Mt. Madonna Stables next door, and it was well above my expectations as a seasoned equestrian. Definitely recommend!

Would definitely stay here again!

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Hipcamper Rob

Hidden gem

Rob J.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

What an amazing gem! Arrived at night and had no idea what beauty awaited us when we woke up to the fun sound of a rooster crowing. Surrounded by redwoods, not another person or sound anywhere near us. Some beautiful horses below as well. Property has a pop up porta potty but we didn't need it. Sorry only had one night.....

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Hipcamper Alexandra B.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021
Property
RedGrove
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site