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Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping

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· Aptos, Santa Cruz, California
9 acres hosted by Matt B.
1 tent site
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Nestled in a canopy of redwoods, less than 10 miles from the beach sits a private and cozy campground. Fern Ridge Flats combines the best of Santa Cruz county. Abundant trees and misty mornings await you at our property in Aptos. Equipped with electricity, water, and a picnic table for your convenience. There are trails on the land for you to explore, animals, and nature to dive into. *************** Smoking and the use of drugs are strictly prohibited. This is a safe and quiet neighborhood with many families including my own. Please do not request to book if you have the intention of partying or using illegal substances. If these rules are violated, local authorities will be called and you will be removed from the campsite. *************** The campsite is less than a 5 minute walk from the parking spot but is relatively steep. Although it is paved it is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues. *************** As an added precaution to protect the lush landscape, the firepit at the campsite utilizes clean burning propane. We chose a burner that closely replicates the size and heat of a wood to enhance our campers' experience.Nestled in a canopy of redwoods, and only 5 miles from the beach and the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park sits a private and cozy campground. Fern Ridge Flats combines the best of Santa Cruz county. Abundant trees and misty mornings await you at our property in Aptos. Equipped with electricity, water, and a picnic table for your convenience. There are trails on the land for you to explore, animals and nature to experience. While staying at the secluded Fern Ridge Flats, It’s easy to forget that only a 10 minute drive gets you to downtown Aptos with trendy new restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy. Get away from it all and reconnect with nature at Fern Ridge Flats.
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Aptos, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, and Awaswas First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Matt B.Joined in August 2022
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Piumi Y.recommends
February 26, 2024
Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping
We had a wonderful time, the space was clean and cozy. Matt was very helpful! And it felt like we were deep in the woods with enough privacy. Thanks for hosting us!
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Jeffery C.recommends
February 25, 2024
Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping
Camping with stunning views!
Matt was very informative about how to get to the location and answered all questions I had. The location was perfect and the surrounding forest was so peaceful and beautiful. I can’t recommend this place enough, you won’t regret it!!
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Patrick M.recommends
February 20, 2024
Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping
Fairytale Forest
The photos of Matt’s land don’t do it justice of how beautiful it really is. The whole area is engulfed by massive trees. When we arrived a little after 7 P.M, Matt greeted us and was very welcoming. He already had the string lights turned on and showed us where the campsite was located. We brought lanterns, but there was no need since the string lights already offered enough lighting. After walking down to the campsite with our gear, we noticed a fire pit with propane hookups, a large picnic table, and an out house. Everything we needed and more to make our stay comfortable. There was also a waterproof box located on the table with a guestbook which we signed at the end of our stay, and the WIFI name and passcode. I’m not use to camping with all the amenities Matt’s land offered, so it was a pleasant treat. If I visit this area again, I will be sure to stay here.
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Erin T.recommends
February 13, 2024
Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping
Such a hidden gem
What a magical slice of Coastal redwoods paradise. Matt has gone above and beyond to create a private, peaceful, beautiful spot to camp and enjoy to yourself or with someone else. It’s tucked back away from the main house, but there is a pretty steep driveway to walk down, so make sure you’re ok for that. The lights really add to the vibe and aesthetic. Truly just so peaceful and serene. Absolutely glad I finally booked a stay here. Totally will come back!
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Madison C.recommends
February 7, 2024
Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping
Forest Bathing ✨
Very lovely little campsite on a hillside with beautiful view of the redwood forest. Very steep hill to get from the parking spot to the sight though - beware! Matt was very responsive and helpful!
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Sean R.recommends
February 5, 2024
Fern Ridge Flats - Private Camping
Absolutely great, site was exactly as described and Matt was an incredibly accommodating host!
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