Imagine a peaceful, serene neck of the woods. Feel the restorative power of nature building resilience and buffering tomorrow’s stress. Welcome to Redwood Retreat, in the mountains above the sweet town of Corralitos, approximately a half hour to either Santa Cruz or Monterey and 30 minutes to nearest beach. We have 3 individual sites. RV's must be self-contained (and should
Imagine a peaceful, serene neck of the woods. Feel the restorative power of nature building resilience and buffering tomorrow’s stress. Welcome to Redwood Retreat, in the mountains above the sweet town of Corralitos, approximately a half hour to either Santa Cruz or Monterey and 30 minutes to nearest beach. We have 3 individual sites. RV's must be self-contained (and should not exceed 7 meters) . Situated on 16 acres, this spot is perfect for family vacations, company retreats, small celebrations etc.
Enjoy watching movies on a screen (provided) in the grove of redwoods at night while gathered around a fire pit after a day of hiking, biking, beach, wine tasting, tourist attractions...request badminton, screen, or horseshoes. Multiple sitting areas and a designated parking area make it such that the space is wide open for play (but don't wander off the campground).
While at Redwood Retreat
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Hiking in our area: Byrne Milliron Forest off of Brown’s Valley Road in Corralitos/Camp Loma just up from here on Eureka Canyon Road/Soquel Demonstration Forest on Highland Way in Corralitos on the way up to the summit from here/Mount Madonna County Park.
Moss Landing on the coast south of us 30 minutes is a wonderful spot to lunch (Sea Harvest Restaurant has lovely views right on the water, isn’t expensive and is quite good). Then explore nearby beaches or take a boat charter out for whale watching. Also fun is renting a kayak to go up the slough! Speaking of the slough, go to the park entrance of Elkhorn Slough to go on a lovely nature walk/hike in the estuary/bird sanctuary; really picturesque!
The Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos is perfect for hiking. At the top is the epicenter of the 1989 earthquake. Many trails and can be a good workout depending on your choice of trail.The downtown of “Old” Aptos is nice to stroll around. Not far at all is Seacliff Beach and there are many eateries in town. Tell me what you’re looking for and I’ll make recommendations.
The town of Capitola is a favorite with out of town guests. The Esplanade along the beach is rich with shops and restaurants and just up the hill is the famed Shadowbrook Restaurant with its resplendent views over the river, elegant old interior, and of course the tram that takes you down the hill to the entrance and back up (but I recommend taking the stairs down to enjoy the beautifully landscaped terraced gardens. Gayle’s Rosticceria and Bakery in downtown Capitola is a destination for all things picnic & take-out!
In our own charming town of Corralitos you must NOT drive by the Corralitos Market without stopping at least once! Famous for its smoked meats and sausages it also carries local treats such as Marianne’s ice cream, Gizdich pies, and Glaum eggs. Just a bit away is a nice taqueria, Los Pericos, which has a nice patio in front. Great food made from scratch at prices you can’t beat. Stop at Storr’s Winery, Alfarro’s Winery, or Windy Oaks Winery, and make a rezy if it’s the weekend. There is a Farmer’s Market on Sundays from 11-3 at the Grange.
The nearest real grocery store is Safeway in the town of Freedom approx. 30 minutes away. Also there is a yummy “diner”, The Farm Table, and a great old bar, The Wooden Nickel, both of which have excellent, homemade food and generous portions.
Two great breweries right here are Beer Mule (large selection, many on tap, big patios-dog friendly- and awesome food) and Corralitos Brewery on Freedom Blvd. on your way back to camp if you’ve gone south. They have wonderful home brews and a pop up of some sort for food.
Kiddos always enjoy Gizdich Ranch where, depending on the season, they may have u-pick, but always have lots of fruit and their legendary pies. Live Earth Farm doesn’t have set hours but open up for picking.A great place to have a picnic. Glaum Egg Ranch and Pinto Lake are fun too. Loch Lomond Recreation Area (Felton) is a bit of a trek from here but a fantastic place to fish (rent a boat!) and check out Mount Madonna County Park nearby (Watsonville) for all sorts of fun (sccgov.org)
The usual list of recommendations can be found on tripadvisor's website: and I quite agree with The Seymour Center (cheap!) and Wilder Ranch (a real farmstead with animals and all from the olden days :). If you go up the coast I totally recommend the Davenport Roadhouse Cafe for lunch and stopping at a farmstand for some local fruit/veggies.
Love this list (and the web sites included)
The tiny beans website has a good list and I second the Roaring Camp Railroad and the Chardonnay Sailing Cruises, both of which I’ve done with 9 year old grand-daughter!
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- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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The experience at Mima and Scott's place was more than perfect for my weekend getaway with my friends. I booked her place for a group of 8. Mima and Scott welcomed us by giving us a tour of their site and it's amenities. This includes a shower, bathroom, fire place, grill and picnic tables. I loved the cute little decorative pieces and the lights in the community area.
Our group hiked around at Byrne Milron Forrest. did the main loop with the Ridge trail Worth going to. It has great views overseeing Watsonville. However it is tricky to find. You would need to enter in a private road to get there. After that we went to Hidden Beach. THere are plenty around.
When our group got back, the host provided Watermelon, feta, balsamic salad. IT was refreshing after a long day.
I would highly recommend coming back again!
This was a great get-away for me and the 2 dogs. The site was very well maintained and it was nice and quiet after dark even though all the camp sites were occupied. Easy to drive to beautiful dog friendly beaches on the Monterey Bay!
Lovely location with tall redwood trees, isolated from crowds. Our host Mima was very caring. She even offered us her own dinner. I could definitely see the detail in everything that she has setup to make her guests more comfortable.
We had a great space! The owners were very friendly. We enjoyed the common area which was nicely decorated with lights- and they supplied a lot of amenities such as grills, tables, mosquito repellant, and a washing station. It was kid and dog friendly! We made great memories the 2 days we were there!
I booked 2 nights for a group of 8 of my friends to get together and enjoy a getaway at Mima's Redwood Retreat. It was really nice and spacious as it had a community area, 2 fire pits. and an area to lounge and hang. The hosts, Mima and Scott were warm and welcoming when we arrived. They offered additional fridge space, kitchen/grill equipment/ plates and more.
We went hiking in Byrne Millron Forrest 20 min away from the hiking site. It is in a private residential area. but It was nice where the main trail takes you to a overlook watsonville. The hike is about 4 miles.
Going further down the coast we went to Hidden beach. about 14 miles away from the campsite area.
When we had gotten back Mima offered a wonderful watermelon salad with feta. It was what we needed after a long day of hiking and buming at the beach.
Overall we had enjoyed the stay and highly recommend coming back again.
We had a great time! The campsite was beautiful and incredible well set-up, Mima and Scott have thought of everything. Two types of grills, sink for dishes, tons of seating, fire pits, and lots of handy items like plates and utensils. The perfect weekend!
Scott and Annemarie were so accommodating and the site was incredibly peaceful! It seemed as if they had thought of everything; shower, dishwashing station, fire pits, dishes, a fridge for perishables- you name it, they had it. It was such an enjoyable stay and a perfect location for anyone looking to mountain bike in the area. We will be back!
Nice and cozy
Lovely and cozy site! Mima was absolutely sweet host. Each site had their own table and firepit which was great! Trees here are beautiful and they way they designed the hipcamp gave it a magical feel.