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Redwood Ranch with Sweeping View

· Gilroy, California
6 acres
6 sites
2 Lodging
4 Tent
Our 6+ acre ranch Misthaven sits in the redwood forest at Gilroy, just 20min from Gilroy downtown and 45min from San Jose. This ranch has huge space, lots of ranch amenities and many ranch related activities. If you are planning a short trip that you do not have to drive several hours to the busy lake Tahoe, Misthaven would be an ideal destination for family retreat, team building, or even a birthday party. The ranch includes a 2,000 sq ft large barn with spacious indoor space, a 400 sq ft woodworking and crafts workshop, a 1,000 sq ft ranch center with microwave, oven and refrigerator, an amazing zipline, a shooting range for archery and BB gun under our staff guidance and supervision, a fenced petting zoo with goats, chicken, bunny and guinea pig, hammocks in the redwood forest and plenty of beautiful redwood trees. With the ranch booking, you will have the access to: - BBQ and fire pit usage (charcoal/propane with extra charge of $20) - Fire-Roasted Golden Marshmallow Challenge (bring your own marshmallow or purchase with us, we provide skewers) - Trampoline - Hammock - Tree climbing - Petting zoo ($5/cup snack food for pets and animals) - Edible garden - 2,000 sq ft large barn indoor space - 400 sq ft woodworking and crafts indoor space (woodworking activities need to be booked separately) - Water gun - 18ft inflatable Water slide - Outdoor movie projector/screen - Tables and folding chairs There are plenty of ranch activities that you can book with us WITH A FEE separately during your stay. All will be supervised and guided by our professional instructors: - archery - Knife Throwing - Learn survival techniques for lighting your campfire - Spear making - Water filtration in an outdoor environment - Shelter building - Tomahawks - Outdoor BB gun arcade - Camp Zipline and fun forest features. - Woodworking such as Candy dispenser making, Bird feeder making, etc - Pizza making and Ice cream making, butter churning - and many others 20min to the Mt. Madonna County park. 20min to the Gilroy Garden theme park. 50min to Santa Cruz beach and the beautiful Capitola beach. 1hr to Monterey/Carmel.
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Gilroy, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gilroy Ranch L.Joined in September 2022
8 ratings · 7 reviews
Jasmine G.doesn't recommend
January 3, 2023
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
Not worth the $$ at the moment
There was a flooded yurt on the property amd the 6 people from that unit had to sleep in my units floor with me for one night. There is absaloutly no wifi here, the stove did not at times work it sometimes went off and on. The washer and dryer did not work the TV did not work and the worst of it was on my last day the water stopped working no water from the sinks or tub. Honestly this place would be so wonderful if some things were just updated I felt bad for the animals on the property during the rain with no heat but that I suppose is not part of it Sean the grounds keeper was extremely friendly and very helpful amd tried his best to quickly help whenever things broke down or stopped but too any issues on this land and when the water stopped and the people had to sleep with us that's where we just about had it.
Christina R.recommends
November 24, 2022
Glamping Tent
We loved camping on Joe’s land! The directions given were super detailed so we never got lost finding it. The tent was way bigger than expected, the bed was comfy, and the lantern in the tent provided plenty of light. We appreciated the help with the extension cord because we were able to watch a movie on our projector and use a heating blanket to keep warm through the night. It was also so fun petting the animals and waking up to birds and chickens around the property. My pup also loved running around and exploring the hills around the tent. Would highly recommend staying here and we hope to be back again soon. Oh and the night sky was GORGEOUS! So many stars ⭐️💫
La Mikia C.recommends
November 23, 2022
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
My family stayed at Joe's place while we were on a road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle. We chose his space because we have small children, it was winter time, and we wanted to experience nature without freezing to death. The comfort of being in a home with various amenities, while also being in a remote location in nature seemed like the best of both worlds. We were also lured in by the farm animals and countless activities listed on the site. This HipCamp felt very much like a vacation rental. We loved the home and the land. The house was well stocked with a variety of food options, which was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. The bed was cozy, there was warm water, and plenty of dishes for cooking. We truly had everything we needed. One down side was that there was no heat. It was FREEZING. We turned on the stove to warm up the place, that that didn't work well (it's an electric stove). Fortunately, the onside host, Sean, was gracious enough to offer us his space heater, which worked well to heat up the sleeping area. The other down side was getting there. I do not recommend arriving after dark if you haven't been before. Although we followed the directions that were provided, we ended up getting lost and off roading on a very dark and treacherous road called Mt. Madonna. I thought we were going to die (thank God we made it!). Overall, the hosts were great (Sean is the best!), and our children loved the space. Just needs some heat and better guidance arriving.
Fred S.recommends
October 30, 2022
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
Neat rental with lots of potential
Our stay had a chaotic start. Joe asked the day before if we could be there by 5 pm, so we altered our trip. We arrived to a locked gate at 3 pm. We drove 15 miles to town to get signal to call Joe. The person answering didn't know him. This caused us to panic and believe we'd been scammed. However, Joe did call back and said he'd meet us there at 5 pm. He let us in and showed us around. But we spent two hours highly-stressed. He said someone else usually deals with the rentals. He seemed baffled by the state of the cabin, with the bed unmade, trash cans full, and dishes not put away. He spent the night in the adjoining cabin (it's a duplex), but was gone the next night. We weren't given a key and felt uneasy leaving our belongings unsecured when we went to town, but we were assured that no one ever goes up there. The gate was unlocked, also. The cabin is comfy, but the kitchen and bathroom need more lighting. All toilet paper must go in a trash can, which was icky. The bed was comfy, and the shower had plenty of hot water. The kitchen was well-stocked. We appreciated that it was pet-friendly and easy to clean. The Wi-Fi worked well. We had zero Verizon signal. It's a beautiful place. We loved the back porch with table and chairs. There were goats and chickens nearby and a nice trail to walk up the hill, past the yurt also for rent. It seems they're new at this, but there's a lot of potential. Self-check-in and a reworked septic system could make it five stars.
Yenari C.recommends
October 16, 2022
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
The house was surrounded by beautiful redwoods. Kids loved the trampoline and hammock. My dogs enjoyed gated area on the back porch. Sean was very friendly and nice.
Alicia T.
September 26, 2022
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
Great spot for family getaway
My family spent the last weekend glamping here and overall we enjoyed our stay. The highlight of the visit was the onsite caretaker who was very hospitable and attended to all of our needs. The location of this property is nicely tucked away in the redwoods and definitely gave us a feeling of being off-the-grid. The guest suite looks newly renovated and was clean upon our arrival. It is setup like a studio with a queen bed in one corner and a sofa that converts to a twin size futon. My 8-yo daughter slept on the futon and she complained it was uncomfortable so I wouldn't recommend it for an adult. The queen mattress however was very comfortable but please note you have to bring your own bedding and pillows for both beds. The amenities onsite (farm animals, zipline and archery) was very entertaining for my daughter. She also appreciated the trampoline and playground area. Since we were the first guests to book the unit, there were some kinks that still need to be worked out. There is a problem with the toilet where you cannot flush any toilet paper in it at all otherwise it clogs. It was pretty inconvenient to put toilet paper in the trash can as a workaround. There is also no cold water or ice available in the freezer which was important since the weather was really hot. Also the picnic area, grills, microwave, refrigerator and freezer needs cleaning to be ready for guest use. Overall we had a great time and would recommend the place to others.
Bret C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Glamping Tent
Retreat in the Redwoods.
A lovely property situated close to civilization. Yet far enough away to unwind from it all. Stayed in the yurt / teepee glamping structure. Great activities to keep the little ones engaged. Super cute farm animals, and amazing fresh laid chicken eggs for breakfast. Wonderful instructors who kept up safe informed and engaged. Looking forward to coming back and exploring more.
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