Hipcamp host Gene W.,
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Please make sure you and your party have read and understand ENTIRE listing description including part about reservations BEFORE requesting to book. 

Currently ONLY booking within 2 weeks> or less - NOT accepting reservations more than 14 days out. 

- This listing does NOT provide bedding -You MUST BRING your own blankets and sheets/sleeping bags and pillows, for


Please make sure you and your party have read and understand ENTIRE listing description including part about reservations BEFORE requesting to book. 

Currently ONLY booking within 2 weeks> or less - NOT accepting reservations more than 14 days out. 

- This listing does NOT provide bedding -You MUST BRING your own blankets and sheets/sleeping bags and pillows, for a queen size bed. There is a three minute hike up a steep trail to reach this space. 

Under the canopy of redwoods is a covered gazebo overlooking the ocean. This is not a luxury suite. It is an outdoor open air structure built out of salvaged redwood, with an earth floor, hemp screens, a clear roof and cotton canvas doors.  Arrive before dark to easily find your site.

If you are uncomfortable around others or feel the need to wear a facemask outdoors please do NOT request to book.

In the center of the California coast

Where the mountains meet the sea

A place beside the creek

And near the ocean


In January of this year  '21 an atmospheric river decended upon the canyon in which we lie at the bottom of. The heavy rains and winds brought down trees that were burnt from a large fire in the fall. The logs damned and burst causing a flood of epic proportions, scouring the earth, moving boulders as big as a house and taking out trees as big as a bus. Our home and many facilities were destroyed as the banks breached as high as 30 feet from the river bed. We are currently in the proccess of restablishing the basics. Some things were spared and we still have the ability to host some guests. The land has been dramatically changed but is just as beautiful as it has always been.


A Home with Family, Friends, and Animals. Striving to create a minimal impact, with a respect and awareness of this wild and natural part of the central California coast. Practicing simple eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly living techniques.


An escape from the electrical grid. There is no internet, electricity or phone service. There is minimal solar lighting, fire and propane stoves and water heaters. 


The outdoor open kitchen was destroyed but we have set up a campstove and sink for guests or you can bring your own cooking equipment. The organic vegetable garden was spared but the goats, chickens, ducks, and many fruit trees were washed away. We have since gotten some chickens and a rooster.


Drinking water is available filtered from some taps.


Fires are permitted in only a couple areas.


Structures on the land are rustic, generally lightweight and built to blend in with the natural character of the land. There are outdoor composting poopers set up with sawdust and barrels.


Kids are welcome with an accompanying adult.


Dogs are welcome off leash, unless they attack chickens, goats, cats or other dogs. Please bring a shovel to bury dog poop.


This is a remote area with beautiful beaches, creeks and hiking trails throughout the forest. Some areas can be very dangerous with steep cliffs and loose rocks.  Be aware that things like spiders, snakes, raccoons, mice, poison oak, etc.. exist in natural areas like this.


Enjoy the scenic Pacific Coast highway. Retreat into nature by yourself or with friends and family. Have a romantic getaway. Practice art, music and photography. Spend time to read & write and sit in meditation. Adventure along the creek, to the beach or up the mountains.


No stereos or electronic music devices. Acoustic instruments are encouraged.


Carpool, parking can become tight. This is a busy, curvy mountain 2-lane Hwy. If a car wants to pass, pull over. 


Please do not bring excessive waste into the forest, and pack it out. There is limited trash service, recyclables can be seperated.


Alcohol is discouraged. It is not intended as a place to party or get drunk. A casual drink is okay.


All contributions are put back into the land, helping to facilitate the nurturing and sharing of this sacred space.  


 -IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED- please write  "My party and I have read and understand the description" and then tell a little bit about yourself/party, in your booking request. 

  We are currently not booking more than 14 days in advance. 2 nights on weekends have preference. Becasue there is no WiFi on the land - the internet may not be checked daily. responses will come form Gene, Elle and sometimes Maggie-who does not live on the property.

If you are uncomfortable around others or feel the need to wear a facemask outdoors please do NOT request to book.


Arrive before dark. Dogs may bark, but are friendly. You are welcome to check-in with hosts and get any assistance you may need, but they are not always available. Make sure you read the Written Directions and Manual and have them saved, as there is no reception on the coast.


Be prepared before leaving Monterey from the north and Morro Bay from the south with plenty of gas, a light, warm clothes, groceries, wood, ice, and anything else you may want or need from town.


In the wintertime, Dec-Feb, the days are shorter and it is wetter, windier and colder and there may  be unsafe road conditions. Check the status of Highway 1 before beginning your journey. As many structures are outside it is advisable to check the weather before booking.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Gene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 54%

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt W.
recommends this listing.
November 29th, 2021

Awesome spot, amazing view

Hipcamper Vaughan

Redwood gazebo

Vaughan K.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021

Sound of creek and ocean waves
Nice people
Minimalist in good way
Cool cazebo all unique
Close to great hiking
Walk to beach
Propane stove available
Comfortable bed with extra blankets
Great place to disconnect

Hipcamper Joshua

Unique, inspiring and beautiful!

Joshua A.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2021

a beautiful and unique stay! i appreciate and respect the way the hosts are choosing to live... simple and connected with nature... beings good stewards of the land/planet... living in right relation. i definitely recommend it!

Hipcamper Kate
Kate L.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Very peaceful, we loved it! Highly recommend

Hipcamper Eric
Eric O.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Amazing location. Loved bathing in the creek and watching whales from the nearby beach at sunset. I agreed with other reviewers that it's pretty rustic for the price, but you'll be happy if you go in with the right expectations. We brought our own cooking gear and were glad that we did because the communal kitchen didn't have a ton and was sometimes busy.

Hipcamper Lindsey
Lindsey F.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

Beautiful spot and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend to stay if you have the opportunity while in Big Sur.

Hipcamper Claire

A hidden gem along the coast

Claire E.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Had a really special experience staying here for three nights over the weekend. Gene and Bri have a lovely property filled with breathtaking scenery, friendly dogs and cats, and charming camp offerings. The short, upward hike to the gazebo is steep, but worth it! Total privacy and an unbeatable view. A short walk down the creek gives you access to a gorgeous beach that's perfect for relaxing, meditating, etc. Our hosts were incredibly helpful and made us feel right at home. Definitely check out this gem when you get a chance!

Redwood Room Gazebo
Hipcamper Sanjay
Sanjay G.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Had a fantastic time staying here, would highly recommend. Great views, awesome location and pretty much exactly as described.

Hipcamper Kara
Kara B.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Such an awesome spot to stay along the coast. We could see the ocean from the view of the gazebo. There's plenty to do and see around the property, and it is a short walk down to the beach. I would highly recommend the Redwood Gazebo for anyone looking for a remote place to stay along the coast. The hosts were super friendly and greeted us with a warm welcome, allowing us to explore a bit of the property.

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