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Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch

· Loma Mar, San Mateo, California
350 acres hosted by Peninsula Open Space.
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Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. At one time, the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains was a thriving center for trade between tribes of the coast and the bay, which we still find evidence of today in cultural sites and artifacts throughout the region. Native people have cared for this land since time immemorial, including the local Muwekma and Ramaytush Ohlone who are still active in the area today. This property specifically is host to a tributary to one of just a handful of waterways that support salmonids in this region, which are a species of tremendous importance to native people. Over 1000 acres here were eventually purchased by entrepreneur Ridgeway Rowley, who built a home on the ranch in the 1880s as part of an unsuccessful wedding proposal to Fannie Page, daughter of a local mill owner (ever heard of Page Mill Road?) After being rejected by Fannie, Rowley operated the ranch for a decade in conjunction with his work as District Attorney and publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, before eventually returning to his hometown of Cortland, NY, where he lived as a bachelor until his death. Over the course of the 20th century, the ranch was divided, some parts of which became Pescadero Creek County Park. POST purchased the 350 acre home property, now called Alpine Ranch, in 2012 through our Heart of the Redwoods campaign, an initiative to protect 20,000 acres of Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Alpine Ranch borders Pescadero Creek County Park and Sam McDonald County Park, adding to the area’s protected open space and containing more than a mile of tributaries to Pescadero Creek, which flows year-round and is a major spawning stream for steelhead trout. The Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch is situated at one of the property's most scenic overlooks. The cabin was built in the early 1900's, and completely reconstructed up to modern building codes by POST in 2018 so that all could enjoy this special place.
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Loma Mar, San Mateo, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ohlone, Ramaytush, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Peninsula Open Space.Joined in February 2020
41 ratings · 26 reviews
Christine S.recommends
October 9, 2023
Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch
Christine S.
Gorgeous view and peaceful setting. Great way to unplug (no wifi) and reconnect with friends and family
Melanie M.recommends
October 2, 2023
Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch
Amazing spot! Such accessible backpacking in a beautiful area. The place was so clean, and cozy. Would highly recommend and hope to return. Beautiful redwood hikes nearby and great sunset/sunrise viewing. Kitchen was great with anything you could need!
Kim S.recommends
September 28, 2023
Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch
Proximity to hiking trails and solitude, pease and quiet
Veronica A.recommends
September 19, 2023
Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch
Amazing Audrey Etna Home!
It takes less than two miles to backpack into this lovely, clean, and well stocked house. Such a pleasant stay and would absolutely return! This is a little gem of a cabin.
Hans N.recommends
September 12, 2023
Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch
What a lovely cabin to stay for a couple of nights! The setting is gorgeous and the hike in is a nice way to start the trip. The cabin itself is extremely well-stocked with more than enough cutlery and cooking equipment. We were especially thankful for the small collection of toys that helped entertain our twin toddlers!
Robert R.recommends
August 18, 2023
Audrey Edna Cabin at Alpine Ranch
Want a completely private cabin on the edge of an almost private forest, overlooking rolling hills of more and more forest, and a peak at the Pacific? Want a cabin that comfortably sleeps 4 adults, or up to 5 kids with 2 adults? Want a cabin with heat/AC, fully appointed kitchen, lots of light, high ceilings, spotlessly clean, loads of seating in a spacious living room, views for miles, no other civilization within view? The Audrey Edna Cabin is it. In a way I don't want to review it because I want it for me and all my friends, but it can't be a secret. POST manages it with expertise, and I highly recommend the organization as well as this cabin. About 45 minutes from 280 on a very windy Alpine Road.
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