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Redwood Ranch with Sweeping View

· Gilroy, Santa Clara, California
6 acres hosted by Gilroy Ranch L.
2 lodging sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Our 6+ acre ranch Misthaven sits in the redwood forest at Gilroy, just 20min from Gilroy downtown and 45min from San Jose. This ranch has huge space, lots of ranch amenities and many ranch related activities. If you are planning a short trip that you do not have to drive several hours to the busy lake Tahoe, Misthaven would be an ideal destination for family retreat, team building, or even a birthday party. The ranch includes a 2,000 sq ft large barn with spacious indoor space, a 400 sq ft woodworking and crafts workshop, a 1,000 sq ft ranch center with microwave, oven and refrigerator, an amazing zipline, a shooting range for archery and BB gun under our staff guidance and supervision, a fenced petting zoo with goats, chicken, bunny and guinea pig, hammocks in the redwood forest and plenty of beautiful redwood trees. With the ranch booking, you will have the access to: - BBQ and fire pit usage (charcoal/propane with extra charge of $20) - Fire-Roasted Golden Marshmallow Challenge (bring your own marshmallow or purchase with us, we provide skewers) - Trampoline - Hammock - Tree climbing - Petting zoo ($5/cup snack food for pets and animals) - Edible garden - 2,000 sq ft large barn indoor space - 400 sq ft woodworking and crafts indoor space (woodworking activities need to be booked separately) - Water gun - 18ft inflatable Water slide - Outdoor movie projector/screen - Tables and folding chairs There are plenty of ranch activities that you can book with us WITH A FEE separately during your stay. All will be supervised and guided by our professional instructors: - archery - Knife Throwing - Learn survival techniques for lighting your campfire - Spear making - Water filtration in an outdoor environment - Shelter building - Tomahawks - Outdoor BB gun arcade - Camp Zipline and fun forest features. - Woodworking such as Candy dispenser making, Bird feeder making, etc - Pizza making and Ice cream making, butter churning - and many others 20min to the Mt. Madonna County park. 20min to the Gilroy Garden theme park. 50min to Santa Cruz beach and the beautiful Capitola beach. 1hr to Monterey/Carmel.
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24 ratings · 20 reviews
Aimie M.recommends
March 25, 2024
Glamping Tent
Great for groups of various sizes!
Well off the beaten path, and nestled in the trees along a creek, this is a great option for groups especially. We ended up staying in the cabins, both the 2 bedroom - very simple, no frills, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, no common seating area inside. But there’s a hot plate, microwave and mini fridge, as well as a great deck to sit by the creek. We also stayed in the 1 bedroom which has a full kitchen, “fireplace”-heater, washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc. this unit has modern furniture and neat features like barn doors, and a large covered front porch where we sat and watched the rain pouring down. Those units share a thin common wall, so keep that in mind. I’m not sure of the origin story of the property, but there are some quirky design elements/choices that will make you wonder as well. There is a very large grassy area where I loved running around and playing with my dog. It could use a good deep clean, but overall it’s would definitely recommend this place for groups especially.
Piumi Y.recommends
February 26, 2024
Redwood campsite
I would definitely come back again! Joe and Pearl were so friendly and kind to us. We had a great time and felt so safe. We even go to pet a very sweet bunny. Overall, would come again if we’re in the area!
Janelle E.doesn't recommend
November 27, 2023
Serene Retreat in a RV in Redwood
What a missed opportunity.
There was such potential for this one! It's a beautiful drive down a redwood-lined lane and is in convenient proximity to Gilroy Gardens and Monterey. Nonetheless, it's apparent that the owner does not live on site and that maintenance and customer service are not a priority. Some of the big misses: 1. After multiple conversations with the owner regarding renting both one of the cabin units as well as the trailer, he never once mentioned that the plumbing to the trailer was not connected and therefore not useable. No sink, no toilet, no shower. He only mentioned this to us AFTER we had paid. That's pretty shady. 2. When we arrived - there was a beeping alarm coming from the trailer, the source of which took his on-site manager (who was LOVELY) over an hour to locate. This meant that we could not use the trailer while the problem was being assessed -which meant by the time he had "solved" it, it was pitch black outside. 3. The "solve" left the entire trailer without electricity. Again - it's clear this was a problem the owner knew about because AFTER booking and paying, he mentioned the electricity isn't great and to limit multiple appliances or fixtures being used at the same time. WE COULD NOT USE ANY because there was no power at all. 4. Ultimately, the kind on-site manager had to jerry-rig an extension cord out to the trailer to plug a space heater in, which ultimately ALSO blew - so we slept in a freezing trailer with no power and no plumbing. Unacceptable.
Amul D.recommends
October 2, 2023
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
Fun weekend with kids
We had a great time at the Ranch. My 2 kids loved the open space, trampoline, swing etc. There favorite part was animal petting. Joe is a very nice owner and very responsive. Would definitely would recommend and come again.
Kyle G.doesn't recommend
July 23, 2023
Redwood campsite
Private but Dissatisfied
This is spot is absolutely stunning and could be amazing. It’s peaceful, private, and remote. The location is also close to Gilroy Gardens and 40 mins from the beach. I hope the host improves. However, what was thought we purchased and what we got were vastly different. We arrived and didn’t have a clear idea of which spot was ours. The site contained multiple bags of trash from the previous person. The table provided was covered in food etc. The Port A Potty hadn’t been serviced in over a month. The listing said we’d be greeted when we arrived which didn’t happen. At one point the host even drove the opposite direction instead of coming over to say hello. Overall we still had a nice trip but won’t be back.
Kate E.recommends
June 16, 2023
Redwood campsite
It wasn’t quite as advertised (wish the petting zoo was as described and wish there were more picnic tables/chairs) but the trampoline was a hit with the toddlers and there was no one around but our party, so it was a great starting spot for new campers
Gilroy, Santa Clara, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tamien Nation, Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), and Ohlone First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gilroy Ranch L.Joined in September 2022
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