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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
Up to 2 vehicles
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: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper Aby

Tree suite!

Aby W.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2022

Wow, what a dreamy special place. Tucked away in a slope of forest on John and Lesley's land, this treehouse is exactly as represented in the posting. It's a gorgeous bedroom up in the trees- with plumbing!? The bed was very very comfortable, and waking up to early morning rain and treetops prompted me to read in bed with coffee all morning. I wasn't prepared to use the charcoal grill outside to make meals, so I drove into town for dinner and lunch. The only hiccup was that no one sent me the code for the front gate prior to arrival, so I was lucky that my phone had reception enough to ring Lesley when I rolled up and she gave me the code for the main gate. John met me by the little Mercantile building and led me down to the treehouse, and he was very warm and friendly as he showed me to the space. This is such a cool spot- most certainly one of the most unique lodging experiences I've had.

Hipcamper Greg
Greg R.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Don’t want to spoil the surprise…the eagle’s nest is a special getaway for 2. Lovely craftsmanship and secluded.

Hipcamper Jackie
Jackie M.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

Wow talk about an amazing experience . The hosts were extremely kind and the tree house is gorgeous . Me and my husband bbq and danced , this place was so peaceful and we will definitely be back . Don’t forget to check out the self serve mercantile store at the end . 5/5 trip rating .

Hipcamper Catherine

Wonderful unique experience

Catherine W.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2022

We absolutely loved staying at the treehouse! It was cozy, comfortable, and private. John and Lesley were communicative and helpful. We also grabbed duck eggs and steaks at the self service Mercantile, which were perfect for breakfast and dinner. Such a memorable experience. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Hipcamper Bentley
Bentley H.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

Such a fun adventure & great location (just 5-10 min from beach and an hour from marin). The treehouse was well built, clean and full of creative touches inspired by nature. Our little guy couldn’t stop smiling, exploring and gazing at all the trees & nature.

Hipcamper Bridget

Magical treehouse!

Bridget B.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2022

This place is SO magical!! We loved everything about our stay.

Gorgeous treehouse that has luxury and comfort, all while experiencing the best of farm and nature living! We loved the ground beef and duck eggs, and had so much fun cooking via BBQ while enjoying a campfire!

Lounging in the comfy bed and on the outside deck, and hiking to the creek we’re also highlights. Very friendly and accommodating hosts, and we loved observing the animals on site as well!

Highly recommend. We’ll be back!

Hipcamper Alex

A real treehouse!

Alex S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2022

First time staying in an actual treehouse. This was the perfect place to stay after just getting engaged! I highly recommend this especially since you get the perks of camping with the hikes, view, fire pit, and picnic tables, but also the comfort of such a nice place to sleep.

Hipcamper Kalia
Kalia P.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

Well worth the money. Felt very private and magical. Wonderful balance of nature and comfort, with lovely attention to detail in the treehouse. Thanks John and Lesley !

Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay
Hipcamper Molly
Molly C.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2022

Such a magical stay! We enjoyed hiking down to the creek and exploring around the tree house. The property is gorgeous. Angie was so amazing with my kids are let them help feed the cows. She was really kind and we had such a great time with her.

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