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Redwood Basin

· Soquel, Santa Cruz, California
10 acres hosted by Chief H.
1 lodging site
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Family-owned since the 1960's my parents chose this ridgetop location on 10 acres for its beauty, serenity, bio-diversity, and amazing peaceful healing energy. The main house is called Rainbow Ridge where a double rainbow appears across the skyline on occasion. We have decided to share this land with conscious folks who want to retreat to the woods from the hustle and bustle but be close to all the action and have all the creature comforts of home with a camping vibe. We have one private site with a glamorous A Frame cabin and a modern tiny home and a tiny retro trailer. The site comes as one single package and is exclusive to you and your group! Nestled on its own private 3-acre redwood and oak forest, leading down to a creek. The site is located just 4 miles (10 min drive ) from Soquel Village and just 5 miles from the beach at Capitola. The site offers: - A 20ft modern container home with one queen sofa bed, large screen with Apple TV, kitchen, patio, fridge, microwave, cooktop, shower, and toilet. - A custom, outdoor kitchen, and bar for entertaining with gas BBQ, fridge freezer, sink with hot and cold filtered water, Sonos sound system. - Large gas fire pit and seating area. - One A Frame eco cabin with option for one king size day bed OR two singles, A twin mattress can also fit in the cabin when in the two singles configuration. The cabin has electricity, fan and heating for colder nights. - One very cute retro airstream style 1950's trailer with a twin bed for a couple or one person. - Space for 1-2 additional tents. For groups of 8 or more and special events please contact us so we can discuss the possibilities. - Onsite you should find all the basic amenities from home including all bedding, towels, kitchenware, cooking utensils, dining ware, herbs and spices, cleaning products, gas for the BBQ and fire pit is included etc. There are a few things you should bring: Food, drinks, ice and fun! The site looks down into a private and secluded redwood and oak forest with trails for small hikes into the redwood fairy circles or all the way down to the creek. The glamping site is on a sunny flat area surrounded by steep terrain up to a ridgeline and down to the creek. The creek is accessible although the final route requires a rope down so may not be suitable for everyone. Within 15-20 min drive you will find almost all major attractions in the Santa Cruz area including The Mistery Spot, Nisene Marks State Forest, Capitola Pier, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and many famous surf breaks from Capitola to The Point, The Hook, Steamer Lane and many more., as well as many amazing mountain bike trails. There are also several Santa Cruz Mountain wineries to explore in a 3- 5 mile radius. Further afield you will find Monterey Bay Aquarium and the coastal beaches north up to San Francisco Bay ( 1 hour 30 mins north) and down to Big Sur about 1 hour 20 mins south. We ask all our visitors to be respectful of the environment, our wildlife, and our neighbors. Please drive slowly and respect the quiet times: between 9.30 pm and 8.30 am. We check all our guests in and provide a quick tour. We can offer a number of additional amenities and services including shopping, stocking up on your favorite supplies, catering, romantic packages and special picnics on the Rainbow Ridge, and much more, so please just ask about all the possibilities.NOTE: We have replaced our Bell Tent with an amazing eco cabin and have added a super cute 1950's airstream style trailer with a twin bed. AND and super awesome outdoor bath tub and shower area for soaking and relaxing! Welcome to our magical glamping site! Nestled on its own private 3-acre redwood and oak forest, our site offers a glamorous and unique experience you won't forget. Here's what you can expect during your stay: A stunning 20ft modern container home awaits you, complete with a cozy queen sofa bed, a large screen with Apple TV, a well-equipped kitchen, a patio, a fridge, a microwave, a cooktop, a shower, and a toilet. You'll have everything you need to make yourself at home. Our custom outdoor kitchen and bar are perfect for entertaining. With a gas BBQ, fridge freezer, sink with hot and cold filtered water, and a Sonos sound system, you'll be able to whip up delicious meals and enjoy them in style. Gather around our large gas fire pit and seating area for a memorable evening under the stars. Our new additions are the Nolla Cabin a spacious A-frame eco cabin with two single beds or it can be made into one very large Cal King / day bed. The cabin comes with electricity, a fan, and heating for colder nights. AND the 1950's trailer with a cute twin bed, dining table and retro decor. You'll also have space for 1-2 additional tents if you're traveling with a larger group. Please contact us if you're planning a special event or have any specific requirements. We provide all the key amenities and consumables you'll need during your stay, including bedding, towels, kitchenware, cooking utensils, dining ware, herbs and spices, cleaning products, gas for the BBQ and fire pit, and much more. All you need to bring is your food, drinks, ice, and of course, your sense of adventure! When you're ready to explore, our site is conveniently located just 4 miles (10 min drive) from Soquel Village and 5 miles from the beautiful Capitola Beach. Within a 15-20 min drive, you'll find many popular attractions in the Santa Cruz area, including The Mystery Spot, Nisene Marks State Forest, Capitola Pier, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and many famous surf breaks. We ask that you respect the environment, our wildlife, and our neighbors during your stay. Please drive slowly and keep noise levels down between 9.30 pm and 8.30 am. We'll check you in and provide a quick tour, and if you need anything else during your stay, just ask! We offer a range of additional amenities and services, such as shopping, catering, romantic packages, and wellness treatments. So come and experience glamping like never before!
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91 ratings · 67 reviews
Charlotte F.recommends
June 9, 2024
Redwood Basin
Wonderful treasure. Can’t wait to come back with my family.
Dia R.recommends
April 16, 2024
Redwood Basin
We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Redwood Basin, we were blown away by the charm and beauty of the surroundings. The outdoor kitchen was a real highlight for us. It added such a unique and fun element to our stay, allowing us to cook and dine under the open sky, surrounded by nature. The accommodations were comfortable and perfect for us. We loved the cozy fireplace, which kept us warm and created a wonderful ambiance in the evenings. Our family of four had plenty of space to relax and unwind, both indoors and outdoors. There was never a dull moment, we especially enjoyed gathering around the fire pit for s'mores and singing under the starry night sky. Both Sabrina and Latif, had given us a heads-up and checked in on us ensuring that we had everything we needed. Overall, our experience was nothing short of magical. Away from the bustling crowd, this haven gave us a much needed grounding experience. It was the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, and we can't wait to come back again soon. Thank you for an unforgettable getaway!
Michelle S.recommends
March 31, 2024
Redwood Basin
Loved it
Our stay was perfect. We loved something about each of the sleeping/hang out areas. Although it rained and hailed on us...there was plenty of shelter to keep us dry. We loved the fire pit too! Thanks for a wonderful time!
Ryan W.recommends
March 27, 2024
Redwood Basin
Dreamy getaway for family & friends
This place was an absolute dream and perfect for an all amenities, perfect accommodation, cozy living, and worked so great with our four-year-old. Can’t wait to come back and wouldn’t change a thing. The host was magnanimous and super prepared and delightful. We feel so lucky that we got to stay there. All of our friends are super jealous from the pictures, also, as a bonus, quite close to town, but also far enough away and so quiet that you really feel like you’re gone gone gone. Thanks again to our hosts!
Caitlin F.recommends
February 15, 2024
Redwood Basin
Luxurious, comfortable, charming
I can't say enough good things about this forest retreat. My friend and I are in love with the charming a-frame with beautiful soaring redwood views. The outdoor kitchen was really well equipped and we loved cooking outside and eating around the warm fire. We truly felt so much more relaxed after spending time here. I'm sure the outdoor tub with hot water had something to do with that! It's also just very peaceful- the only sounds are the birds. I can't wait to come back and enjoy this space again with more friends! It has everything you need and is only a few minutes outside of town. I highly recommend this as a getaway to recharge in nature or a cushy glampsite for families/groups of friends. Currently on the property is an aframe, a shipping container tiny home, as well as a trailer, so there are a few different sleeping options. The shipping container has a nice flush toilet bathroom and shower. The Host, Latif, and his sisters are extremely kind and available if you have any questions.
Bobby U.recommends
January 23, 2024
Redwood Basin
Great place to relax!
This is a fantastic site! Contains a camper home, A-frame, and area to place a tent. Gives a great outdoors experience with access to amenities (kitchen, bathroom, heating, etc.) if desired. Was great for out group containing folks with mixed wilderness experience looking to hangout together.
Soquel, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, Awaswas, 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 Chief H.Joined in June 2021
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