Featured on Cabin Porn (Summer cottage in the western foothills of Sierra Nevada Range, California.), this cabin is a whirlwind of sensations and tidbits. The arches are recycled from Korean War era arctic huts. The beams, windows, and door are salvaged from various demolition project-adventures, and the siding and cabinetry are home-made from locally source
Featured on Cabin Porn (Summer cottage in the western foothills of Sierra Nevada Range, California.), this cabin is a whirlwind of sensations and tidbits. The arches are recycled from Korean War era arctic huts. The beams, windows, and door are salvaged from various demolition project-adventures, and the siding and cabinetry are home-made from locally sourced, rough sawn, beetle killed wood.
All of the building materials were carried by hand the last few hundred feet to their construction location, though an unprecedented, torrential storm in late March 2018 eradicated all hope of future vehicle access.
Luckily, this cabin is a bridge and it held strong as the creek below cut itself down to bedrock. Emboldened by a 15 minute adventure approach, ankle-twistingly perilous for the non-hiker, past wild grape, Himalayan blackberry bramble and California's ubiquitous poison oak, into the coziest, sleep-in-est, cutest, unlikeliest little honeymooner suite we could muster.
We haul water into this cabin for drinking, and once in, you can feel great about laying about for a morning a world away from everything.
We're working on building a composting toilet system for this space, but in the meantime, folks can use a non-smelly humanure-type bucket toilet at the cabin or our wonderful main farm composting toilet- Pootopia!
The shower is our main outdoor shower in the main farm area, so after long days folks may want to shower right when they get back to the farm, before they head out to the bridge for the night, or in the mornings before heading out.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Wilderness Bridge in California.
Places to see near Wondernut Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had a great stay at Wondernut Farm. The Bridge is about a 5min walk down a secluded trail. It was nice feel like we were far away from everything, but could easily walk down to the barn to cook dinner. The kitchen is well stocked with any pots, pans, or utensils you would need. The bed is super comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on the little porch in the mornings. We also loved the outdoor shower, which was such a treat after hiking around Yosemite all day. Would definitely stay again!
Exactly what I was looking for!! Wondernut was an amazing haven for my Yosemite trip. As a solo traveler, it was lovely to catch up with Matt, Eve, and the rest of the crew after a long day of exploring. The shared kitchen was huge and nice to have a fresh meal. And the wilderness bridge helped me get the serenity I was looking for! Would absolutely stay here again.
the Bridge was such a unique and beautiful place to stay and wake up! We loved staying here, Eve and Matt were super friendly and allowed us to play with the goats and the sheep! It’s close proximity to Yosemite was exactly what we needed after a long day of hiking! Will definitely return
Fantastic spot - truly one of a kind! I was made welcome immediately upon my arrival; given the tour of all the ammenities (outdoor kitchen and shower, and the lovely goats and dogs!) The cabin is nestled in a secluded spot, alive with the thrum of bees and the wind through the oaks and grapevines.
We loved waking up each morning in the Wilderness Bridge, enjoying the sun and nature with absolutely nothing around. It was a little difficult getting back in the dark at night sometimes, but the serene mornings are completely worth it. The common areas back at the barn are well stocked and we found everything we needed to cook. The outdoor shower was very cool. Everyone we met from the hosts to the other guests were friendly and fun to talk to. Highly recommend this for a romantic getaway!
Chilling with goats and guests
Staying at the bridge cabin was an incredible experience. Not only did we get a private stay in the wilderness, we also got to spend time with animals and the other guests at Matt and Eve’s campsite. They were incredible hosts who made us feel welcome and part of their community. We are trying to figure out the next time we can come back!
Matt and Eve were the greatest Hipcamp hosts we could imagine! They're passionate about the farm and their animals -- they've done a fantastic job making this learning & experience accessible to hipcampers.
The central kitchen is a great social space & very comfortable to relax in. We also enjoyed the privacy of the Bridge and the beautiful nature that surrounds it.
The highlight of the trip was meeting all the adorable small goats & sheep - they're so friendly & curious. I'd gladly come back to spend more time with Matt & Eve and all the animals at this incredible gem of a hipcamp.
Matt and Eve (and all the other folks on the farm) were friendly and gracious hosts who took the time to chat with us and share about their farm, community, visions and challenges. They also were really helpful with local recommendations and made us feel very welcome. The cabin was quiet and beautiful with a wonderful open window wall. Also lots of baby goats and sheep this time of year-- very cute!
I gave a two night gift for Wilderness Bridge two my adult kids. They absolutely had the best time, they will stay 3 nights next time. Love the host and enjoyed feeding the sheep and goat. They said the bed was very, very comfortable....