Hipcamp host Lori Kay S.,
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* Hot tub, sauna, and swimming pool are OPEN!    24/7 days per week *

Just imagine... away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and head into the sunshine and gorgeous blue skies of the Santa Cruz Mountains for a rustic getaway at Lupin Lodge.  We are a woman-owned, 85 year-old clothing-optional resort. Lupin Lodge is family-friendly, and we have super fun even

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* Hot tub, sauna, and swimming pool are OPEN!    24/7 days per week *

Just imagine... away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and head into the sunshine and gorgeous blue skies of the Santa Cruz Mountains for a rustic getaway at Lupin Lodge.  We are a woman-owned, 85 year-old clothing-optional resort. Lupin Lodge is family-friendly, and we have super fun events offered all month long!  Check out our webpage Lupin Lodge . com for a great way to plan your stay!  

On your check in day, you may arrive at 9am to enjoy the beautiful waters and site.  3pm Yurt Check In/key pick up

Check out 11am

Office Closes: 7pm Fri/Sat

5pm Sun

Enjoy an abundance of wildlife, hiking trails, a swimming pool**, hot tub, sauna, and on-site restaurant. We are a short 5 miles to downtown Los Gatos, 16 miles to Capitola beach and 18 miles from the downtown Santa Cruz or San Jose. We are one hour from San Francisco, and ninety minutes from Monterey.

Yurts are really unique and have queen beds, electricity, and wifi.  Bedding and towels are provided.  A community kitchen is available to make hot coffee or tea and light meal prep.   We also have a super delicious Nourish Restaurant that is a MUST to experience while you enjoy Lupin Lodge, Los Gatos!

**Please take note that this is a clothing optional space with the pool area being NUDE only.** Everywhere else is clothing-optional, and we encourage folks to dress/undress to their level of comfort.  

All guests must check in and register at the office, which is open Sunday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday-Saturday 9am-7pm.

Sorry no dogs allowed.  ADA OK

Be sure to follow these directions: Do Not rely solely on your GPS.

Driving HIGHWAY 17 SouthboundPlease use the Bear Creek Road exit off Highway 17 for safety when visiting Lupin!

  • From: Los Gatos, San José, San Francisco and greater Bay Area.
  • Take the Bear Creek Road exit from Hwy 17 (a sharp right turn off the freeway).
  • At the top of the exit, turn right to drive over the freeway. Once across the freeway, stop and turn right onto Old Santa Cruz Highway.
  • Drive on curvy Old Santa Cruz Hwy for approximately 1-mile to Aldercroft Heights Road.
  • Turn Left onto Aldercroft Heights Road and continue for approximately 1/2 mile until you come to a T-Section after the concrete bridge and make a right.
  • Turn left at the address sign 20600.
  • Take this one-lane driveway road about 1/4 mile and you will arrive at the Lupin gate.

 Driving HIGHWAY 17 Northbound

  • From: Santa Cruz
  • Traveling on Highway 17 North, turn right at the Idylwild Drive exit.
  • Drive on Idylwild about a 1/2 mile to Old Santa Cruz Highway. Stop and turn left.
  • About 100 yards turn right onto Aldercroft Heights Road and continue for approximately 1/2 mile until you come to a T-Section after the concrete bridge and make a right.
  • Turn left at the address sign 20600.
  • Take this one-lane driveway road about 1/4 mile and you will arrive at the Lupin gate.

Naturally,

Glory W,

Lupin Lodge, Los Gatos

Reservations Management

Lodging provided
Yurt
13 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Hot tub available
Have a question? Send Lori Kay a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Clothing Optional Yurt Glamping! in California.

Forest
Canyon
River, stream, or...
Driveway

Places to see near Lupin Lodge’s Land

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
May 17th, 2022

The yurts were fun to stay in. The pool and hot tub were lovely and the restaurant had delicious fresh and colorful food. Wonderful stay!

Hipcamper Zola

A wonderful place

Zola C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 10th, 2022

Beautiful location, plentiful amenities, friendly staff, calm and welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely come back

Hipcamper Cheryl

Lupin weekend escape

Cheryl E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 20th, 2022

Super fun! Loved our relaxed stay at Lupin. Friendly people, nice hiking, pools, tennis, restaurant, sing a long, snake charmer, yoga….
Loved it!

Our lovely yurt Hike to overlookLupin lodge Wild Iris yurtSwing on upper trail
Hipcamper Stef

Best nye!

Stef M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 11th, 2022

Loved the yurt! Was very warm and cozy. Beautiful property & made connections with the people who help manage it. Would stay again!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Best birthday ever

Jennifer H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
September 13th, 2021

This was the best experience EVER! The Yurt was cozy, everyone we met were so nice and friendly. I loved the hikes, the pool and the naked! I WILL most definitely be back! Maybe even as a member!

The wild life is very active in the mornings!Feeling free and wonderful +No filter, beautiful!We found a swing along the hike!
Hipcamper Carla

Awesome people and terrible beds

Carla H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 6)
September 8th, 2021

Great vibe but very uncomfortable bed in the yurt! Overall a very chill experience and had a great time, but we literally dragged the mattress onto the floor to sleep the second night because the bedframe was so uncomfortable.

“Glamping” is definitely a stretch, but we had a wonderful time just chilling, going to the pool and sauna. I would say it has a very earthy and more bare-bones feel, but still a fun experience and very kind people working there!

Hipcamper Leslie

So relaxing!

Leslie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
September 7th, 2021

Wonderful experience! This was me and my husband's first time and we felt completely at peace and comfortable the whole time. Everyone was super friendly. We didn't experience any loud neighbors like other reviews have stated but we could have come on a quieter weekend perhaps. We swam in the pool, relaxed in the hot tub and hiked the trail to the overlook. Fun to see all the wildlife that roams around! We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Sarah

Not what i was looking for

Sarah M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
June 2nd, 2021

The property was beautiful and I met some lovely people, but the social environment overall was not what I was looking for. There was nothing in the listing to suggest that there would be daytime and late night parties on the lawn adjacent to the campsites, but that’s what I found upon arrival. On Saturday night, there was a DJ dance party in the lodge and another group with loud music partying in the open communal kitchen area up the hill. My yurt was right in between them and even though I wore ears plugs to bed (which I don’t appreciate having to do), I could still hear both groups. On Sunday there was a DJ playing for hours on the lawn/stage and again, I had to wear ear plugs to bed. Then I was woken up at 2am by a loud group 2 yurts away and I had to get out of bed and go ask them to keep the noise down. Both nights I heard people having loud sex in their yurts (despite the ear plugs). Look, enjoy yourself but be considerate of the people around you and keep your noise contained. Had I known this all would be my experience, I never would have booked here. I wanted peace and quiet, and the typical yurt & tent camping sites observe quiet hours at night but this place does not. My fault for assuming otherwise. If you want a party atmosphere in nature, then you’ll probably enjoy it here. Before booking, I suggest you call the property and find out what they have planned for your travel dates. The cafe serves wholesome, delicious meals and fresh cocktails but hours are very limited so plan in advance. Definitely take the upper trail around sunset to the overlook.

Hipcamper bibiana
Bibiana T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 26th, 2021

When we got to Lupin the greeting was wonderful. She was new but she did great in explaining everything to us. Our yurt was great and cozy, we met alot of people during out stay. The chef was great to me. She knew i was in a soft diet and she went beyond to feed me. Sarah another lupin resident was very down to earth and made em feel so at peace. We will definitely come back. Thank you

Property
Lupin Lodge’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$89/night
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