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Redwood Basin Portal

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· California
10 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
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 bell tent and a modern tiny home. The site comes as a 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 large glamping bell tent with queen bed and option for one or two singles to be added on request. The tent has electricity, fan and heating for colder nights.  - 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.
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Hosted by Chief H.Joined in June 2021
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65 ratings · 48 reviews
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Emily W.recommends
December 1, 2022
Redwood BASIN
The glampsite was exactly as described and pictured. My group of 4 had an amazing time and especially appreciated all the amenities and privacy. We would definitely recommend this campsite.
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Haiyang Y.recommends
October 30, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Hotpot and BBQ retreat!
The host's sister, Sabrina, waited for us until 5pm so that she could give us a tour of the camp which we really appreciate. The camp was spacious and beautiful. The kitchen station has so many types of spices and ample supply of cooking wares which helped us a lot with preparing for the hot pot. The BBQ grill was easy to maneuver and we had a fantastic BBQ even though this is the first I cook BBQ. The host's golden retriever, Lady, also visits from time to time and we really enjoyed cuddling with her. The camp is situated on a plain that is in the middle of a mountain and we were able to view the crowns of the redwoods which were beautiful. The camp was close to Capitola beach and a state park nearby which we explored during the day and enjoyed them.
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Yuying S.recommends
October 2, 2022
Redwood BASIN
The trip is for my 7 years old boy. This is his first time “camping”. He really enjoyed nature outdoor playground. There is a huge trampoline surround by the redwoods. Also we enjoyed gathering by the awesome gas fire pit at night. The tiny home has a very nice bathroom. Everything is so cute and well set up. Outdoor kitchen was great. The host provided all the equipment. We really got to enjoy the nature in this camp site. Also the place is in a perfect location. We went for another redwood hike in the Nisene marks state park which is pretty closed by. Those redwoods are so amazing! Thank you for hosting again!
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Julie E.recommends
September 26, 2022
Redwood BASIN
This listing is as advertised. The tent, kitchen, and tiny house were quite comfortable. All who stayed agreed the beds were very comfortable, which was a huge bonus. One can never know when it comes to if a bed is comfy, IMO. I would recommend this to all my friends. PS: Getting visits from Lady the Golden Retriever was an added treat. She is such a sweetheart.
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Wenyan M.recommends
September 18, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Very beautiful place! Everything you need is food and time to relax.
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Vanessa D.recommends
August 16, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Best Glamping trip ever
This was my first time on a glamping trip as well as booking a stay on Hipcamp. We couldn't have been more pleased. The host Sabrina was beyond amazing. The little house and the yurt were beyond expectations. The Yurt is very spacious and I was pleasantly surprised with having a fan set up inside. The little house was perfectly equipped with a toilet, shower as well as a mini kitchen. Hot water was readily available. My favorite feature in the little house was the sleeping area as it opened up completely to the redwoods with a little porch. All bedding and decor were very comfortable and stylish. The hosts really do think of everything. The outdoor kitchen is awesome, fully stocked and very convenient for fixing meals and socializing with your group. My children enjoyed the trip as well and the trampoline was a major hit with my 7 year old. I would recommend having shoes that have tread if walking up and down the hill to the trampoline, as it is located down a slope from the main camping area. Overall, the campsite really exceeded our expectations but the host is what truly made the trip special for us. Sabrina was so easy to communicate with prior to our arrival and was so sweet as she showed us around so we knew where everything was and how to operate lights/bluetooth speakers etc. We will definitely be back. This place is a gem. It has all the amenities of home while camping. Do not hesitate to book this place.
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Jinming L.recommends
August 5, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Redwood basin glamping gave me an excellent experience. The environment is quiet and comfortable. Everything is amazing there!
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Nathalie G.recommends
July 19, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Would highly recommend!
I would highly recommend this place. The hosts were really friendly and welcoming. The campsite was very clean, including the tent and tiny house. There is a kitchen on site with everything you need to prepare your meals just bring your own food. The site is surrounded by beautiful redwood trees which creates a peaceful environment for you and your loved ones to have a wonderful time.
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Jane G.recommends
July 4, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Camping with style
The hosts were very prompt at communication and accommodated our requests. The site was beautifully laid out, clean and well stocked with kitchen and grilling accessories. Perfect glamping among the redwoods with easy access to town and beach.
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Brooke G.recommends
June 16, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Glamping at its finest!
This site provided the absolutely perfect long weekend in the woods for our family of 4! Our host, Sabrina, was friendly and helpful, but not overbearing. She showed us around and then left us to enjoy. The kids were wild about the trampoline just down from the tent/ tiny house site. Both days we went down to the creek. Kids were thrilled to get quick visits from a (we think) gopher popping his head up and a turkey with two babies at our site. They really thought of everything; there wasn't a thing we wished we had. While we intended to unplug, it was nice to catch a playoff game on the tv in the tiny house. Beds were comfortable, everything was immaculate. We'd definitely return! :)
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Aneesh R.recommends
June 14, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Great place in Redwood Basin. Sabrina was great in explaining all the amenities. Kids enjoyed the small hiking and the trampoline in the forest. Everything was perfect as explained.
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Kathryn S.recommends
June 9, 2022
Redwood BASIN
such a wonderful spot! an easy-going and beautiful glampsite that our family enjoyed together - the views, coziness, outdoor kitchen, and of course trampoline were just what we needed. great place to make memories. :)
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Josh N.recommends
May 16, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Redwood Basin Private Glampsite was a really nice venue to get away for the weekend with some friends. Beautiful redwoods surrounding the site and great accommodations. All the essentials are taken care of like, shower, cookware, utensils, cups, etc. The gas fire pit was the highlight at night. Another highlight was Rose, the gopher-hunting golden retriever, who visited us several times throughout the weekend looking for gophers and belly rubs.
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Matthew F.recommends
May 11, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Thank You, Can't Wait To Comeback
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this hidden gem and can't wait to comeback. The secluded location is beautiful with views of the redwoods which make it very peaceful. The site has everything you need to enjoy a weekend away. Don't hesitate to book your trip, you won't regret it.
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David G.recommends
May 8, 2022
Redwood BASIN
We loved being emerged in the trees, while having all the luxuries of high end camping. The trees were amazing and the host(s) were so thoughtful. Would definitely come back!
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Catie N.recommends
April 24, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Easy going family friendly site
Great family friendly site perfect for our family of 5 plus a furry member. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay - shower, restroom, heater(s), outdoor kitchen / fridge, etc. you’ll only need to bring clothes/food/drinks. Evenings around the fire were awesome and the Glamping tent is definitely more spacious then it looks in the photos which is a plus. Safeway and main st only a quick 10m drive away. Would highly recommend and would most definitely return.
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Michael A.recommends
April 21, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Bell tent camping at redwood basin
Absolutely awesome private glamping and would not hesitate to use again or recommend to anyone. Place was beautiful and secluded and really well set up for a relaxing time. We stayed for three nights with two kids and a baby and tent was set up perfectly with giant bed and blow up singles for kids, all with cosy blankets. The tiny home with kitchenette and shower room helped make it great and the outdoor bar and kitchen had all the amenities we could need. Communication was clear and open and check in seamless, with help from Sabrina to welcome us, show us around and how everything worked and get us settled in. Thank you guys for wonderful stay! Best, michael and family
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Catherine P.recommends
April 11, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Absolutely beautiful! We had everything we needed. Would love to come back with my husband at some point.
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Dave C.recommends
April 9, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Wonderful, unforgettable spot!
We had a wonderful two night stay! Our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Everything is as advertised. The tent is wonderful and well-appointed for warm days and chilly nights. The gas fire pit is a big highlight. Especially since open fires are strictly (and rightly) prohibited. The tiny house has a hot shower, toilet, and convertible bed. Our youngest spent a ton of time on the trampoline in the redwood grove. A zen spot if there ever was one. For us the biggest highlight was the well-appointed outdoor kitchen with grill, fridge, and all the cooking utensils needed. We made some wonderful meals in this space. It has a great Sonos system for music fans who like to listen to tunes while playing cornhole — also provided. We logged some wildlife as well: heard great-horned owls at night, turkey gobblers in the evening, and saw some deer. Hosts Sabrina and Chief were friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Just first class people all around. This was an experience we won’t soon forget and will pass on to anyone Santa Cruz-bound.
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Suling W.recommends
April 1, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Beautiful, convenient, fun location
Very friendly hosts. The location is beautiful and convenient. We loved hanging out by the fire pit, cooking in the outdoor kitchen and staring up at the trees on the trampoline. Nice touches like WiFi and music and outdoor lighting make the setting extra special. It’s very convenient to lots of fun things to do- cute town of Capitola, Santa Cruz boardwalk and beaches. Nisene Marks state park was a highlight of the trip. We had a really memorable and fun family vacation.
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Jill P.recommends
March 28, 2022
Redwood BASIN
It was a wonderful place to stay. The host was very helpful getting us checked in. Just a great, relaxing place to escape!!
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Albina S.recommends
March 20, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Beautiful wholesome weekend
Wonderful time! Hanging by the fire enjoying the trees. The tent was soo comfy, warm & clean! slept very comfy. Sabrina was super responsive if we needed anything . Would definitely come back!
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Yumi A.recommends
February 24, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Great Glamping Experience!
The site was just lovely. Everything was provided for and the bell-tent was super comfy and cozy. We enjoyed cooking dinner while listening to the wifi speaker in our own little clearing in the woods and then sitting by the firepit and gazing at the stars afterwards. The hosts made us feel very welcome
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Max B.recommends
February 16, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Hanging out at the tiny home and in the tent was super quaint and relaxing. The outdoor kitchen setup was also awesome and the trampoline in the redwood grove was so cool!
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Christian C.recommends
February 14, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Awesome glamping set up. Comprehensive list of amenities (other than the sensitive plumbing, the listing is as described). They really did think about everything. The sound bar was a nice touch. The host was very welcoming. Had a really grand time and felt very relaxed!
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Nina P.recommends
January 30, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Best glamping site & experience!
I’m so glad I found this beautiful private glamp site! My family had such a great time celebrating my daughter’s 5th birthday here. They didn’t even want to leave. We highly recommend this site & would definitely come back again. Sabrina & Chief provided clear instructions on how to get to the site so we didn’t get lost. The entire glamp site was so beautiful, clean & had everything we needed to feel comfortable, warm & relaxed. They even had a welcome sign for us & a little gift for our daughter. Even our husky enjoyed the glamp site so I loved how kid & pet friendly this site was. The container home & tent both were comfortable to sleep in & warm with the heaters. All the details put into this entire site was perfect. No complaints about anything! Make sure you relax down the trampoline because the view above of the redwood trees are beautiful. Thanks so much Sabrina for being such a great host & ensuring we had everything! We already miss this site & hope to be back soon!
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Emma D.recommends
January 25, 2022
Redwood BASIN
Incredible spot!
Such a wonderful setup, glamping at its finest! We loved the quiet, redwoods feel while still being a few minutes away from popular Santa Cruz spots, will definitely be returning:)
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Summer C.recommends
January 17, 2022
Redwood BASIN
We had a great time at the Glampsite. The yurt was spacious and cozy and the outdoor kitchen was super convenient. We ate dinner and drank wine under the moonlight and hung out by the fire pit for basically the whole trip. Chief and Sabrina were so helpful in showing us around the site and sending over great recommendations for what to do in the area. We very much enjoyed our stay!
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Ariana A.recommends
January 6, 2022
Redwood BASIN
We loved Camping at this site, it had everything we needed and it really was glamping at it's finest
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Gabriel T.recommends
November 24, 2021
Redwood BASIN
Best vacation ever!
This is an amazing stay, and ranks up there with our best vacations. The tiny home and hurt were clean and immaculate. The outdoor kitchen/bar was lovely and there’s even a trampoline in the woods where the kids went crazy! The location is also excellent, just 10-15min to Capitola and 25min to Natural Bridges. Chief and Sabrina were super hospitable and the perfect hosts. We will definitely be back!
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