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The Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farm Stay offers a secluded, tranquil wilderness experience, right in the middle of a private forest, but with the comforts of a well-appointed guest house 40 feet from the ground. 

Located on a 400-acre working ranch on the Sonoma coast, we are less than 90 minutes from San Francisco and half that from California's premier wine-growing regio


The Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farm Stay offers a secluded, tranquil wilderness experience, right in the middle of a private forest, but with the comforts of a well-appointed guest house 40 feet from the ground. 

Located on a 400-acre working ranch on the Sonoma coast, we are less than 90 minutes from San Francisco and half that from California's premier wine-growing regions of the Napa-Sonoma Valleys. We are also smack dab in the middle of some of California's most breathtaking coast. In fact, you can hear the waves crashing from the treehouse deck when the wind blows in from the north. You are near enough to civilization, but it feels like you are in the most remote and peaceful spot on earth. 

During the day, you can hike our miles of forest trails and never run into another person. You can check out the flora and fauna residing among the ferns, redwood trees and rolling pasture lands and then roast some of our ranch products, all grown right here, over the treehouse barbecue located at ground level. You can also explore the ranch operation, which includes Scottish Highland cattle, Kiko goats, ducks, geese and the livestock guardian dogs who protect them all. Learn about sustainable organic farming practices and if you like a really hands-on experience, you can help us herd the ducks in at night or come along in the UTV to help with evening chores.  At night, when the fog is out, you can see all the stars since the lights of civilization are so far away. If the fog is in, you can hear the fog horns bleating distantly from Bodega Bay. Think seclusion, privacy, peacefulness and nature. 

This legendary treehouse, featured in House & Garden Magazine in 2000,  the Treehouse Guys TV program and  several other magazines since, has been totally refurbished and modernized using the latest structural and safety standards to serve as a guest house for our Farm Stays. It is reopening after a lengthy pause due to County permitting issues, during which further upgrades have been installed to meet residential building codes. 

Securely nestled high above the forest floor between two towering Douglas Firs, the large redwood deck of the Eagle’s Nest is accessed via a spiral staircase and a 40 ft suspension bridge. Once inside the treehouse proper, the rich hue and grain of the polished and oiled old growth redwood floor, walls and ceiling is astounding. Residential standards of construction throughout include two sets of 8 ft high French doors, sliding windows, a queen size bed, electricity for lights and your personal accessories, separate bathroom with flush toilet, hot and cold water, sink, and an amazing copper-lined shower with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the forest below. A powerful space heater and the insulated walls, floor and ceiling keep the interior cozy.

While staying here you have access to miles of hiking trails throughout our 400 acre working ranch, half a private forest preserve and half organically certified pasture for production of organic duck eggs, goat meat and grass-fed beef (from our amazing Scottish Highland & Angus cattle). You can also enjoy a mile and a half of Salmon Creek that runs through the property, and observe our efforts to help restore the native Coho Salmon. Information on our ranching operations (aimed at production of natural, healthy food) is provided to all guests.

Accommodation in the treehouse is intended for two adults in one bed (children or pets are negotiable). Price includes the Sonoma County 12% transient occupancy tax. 

An online search for YOUTUBE TREEHOUSE VIDEO BY THOMAS AGARATE will bring up an amazing short movie of the Eagle's Nest, including spectacular drone footage, taken by our first guest (a drone technology pioneer).

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 97%

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Hipcamper Julian

One of our favorite hipcamps

Julian B.
recommends this listing.
January 9th, 2022

So happy to have been able to return to the Treehouse this weekend. We last visited Salmon Creek Ranch a few years back and it was just as magical an experience this time around. Thanks John and Lesley for being such amazing Hipcamp Hosts ❤️

Hipcamper Cheryl

A slice of heaven in the trees

Cheryl E.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2022

Eagle's Nest Treehouse is an absolute gem! The workmanship and love that was put into designing every inch of the treehouse is remarkable. Being surrounded by trees, birds, rustling leaves, raindrops on the roof, floor-to-ceiling windows in the copper shower, the beautiful deck....meandering walks around John & Lesley's family property, the old growth tree forest....truly one of our favorite getaways. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Brian

Daddy-daughter bodega trip

Brian G.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

Everything that has been said about the tree house has already been said - and it’s all true. I made great memories with my 5yo daughter tromping around the woods and sleeping in the trees!

Hipcamper Rita
Rita M.
recommends this listing.
December 31st, 2021

Staying at the treehouse was incredible. We got lucky with the weather and the sun was coming through the trees which was spectacular. The views are great and the spot is quiet and secluded. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Neela

If you can — do it!

Neela Y.
recommends this listing.
December 28th, 2021

Hands-down one of the most magical experiences in Norcal. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re a native, if you have an opportunity to pay this location of visit — take it. The treehouse is so perfect it was able to make a cold. rainy night-in worth the trip :) loved it!

Hipcamper Reece

Magical treehouse transports you

Reece J.
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December 20th, 2021

The treehouse was a truly wonderful experience! It's tucked into lush forest that's totally private. We felt like we'd entered a magical fairy world. There are plenty of hiking paths to explore. Because of all of the recent rain, the paths and roads were pretty soggy so we were glad we brought our hiking boots and warm jackets.

Eli was a friendly host to us and waiting to lead us down to the treehouse when we arrived. He had the bundle of firewood and cook supply extras we purchased during our reservation ready for us. The firewood was damp, again due to all the rains I'm sure, but we had brought some firestarter so with a little effort we got it going and enjoyed bratwurst and smores over an open flame.

Overall, we had a wonderful time and we hope to return soon! Highly recommend!

The treehouse itself stayed plenty toasty with the heater and this was one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in at any stay.

So many species of mushrooms!
Hipcamper William

Into the woods

William Y.
recommends this listing.
December 13th, 2021

Treehouses have had a special place in my heart, from reading Calvin & Hobbes and The Swiss Family Robinson, and from climbing trees myself as a child. The Eagle's Nest is the platonic ideal of a treehouse but tailored for adults who want to be cosier than they would be in a drafty, arboreal clubhouse. This is the perfect place to come back to after a hike in the woods, the perfect place to sit by the furnace and read a book while the rain runs down the wall-to-wall windows. 10/10

Hipcamper Kate

We loved the ducks

Kate C.
recommends this listing.
December 6th, 2021

Seems too good to be true, but it's everything you're hoping for and more--a once in a lifetime kind of experience

Hipcamper Karin

Beautiful attention to detail

Karin J.
recommends this listing.
November 29th, 2021

So magical and peaceful. I especially appreciated the attention to detail -- the craftsmanship of the woodwork, the vase of fresh flowers in our room, the availability of lighter fluid and BBQ tongs by the grill, and how all the decor was harmonious and well fitted to the environment.

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