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Redwood Ranch with Sweeping View

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· Gilroy, Santa Clara, California
6 acres hosted by Gilroy Ranch L.
3 lodging sites · 4 tent sites
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Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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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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33 ratings · 28 reviews
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Steven G.
July 11, 2024
Redwood campsite
Venue good, Hipcamp are spammers.
I did not give a low rating, There were only minor issues, we enjoyed our overnight at this location, the hosts were gracious and accommodated our selection of camping spots. There was less privacy than we prefer for camping, the setup is to have sites around a common field and there was a minor issue with lights on buildings which come on from motion detectors at night. However, Hipcamp has a totally screwed up rating system and a spamming followup that sends these emails every day. You can only choose Yes, Maybe, No on whether one would recommend this venue. Then they identify a Maybe as a 'low rating'. I do not want to give a low rating for minor issues, but not a perfect rating implied by a 'Yes'. Then if you try to exit the their self-serving rating system (which biases answers to the perfect, more sales for them) then they spam you daily with reminders. So for this venue, I do recommend it with some minor caveats. For Hipcamp, I give a resounding 'No' about using them again, I cannot trust their rating system because they pressure answers biased to make all their properties perfect, and will spam you every day if you don't want to play their game. They'll probably delete this review, I am sending a copy to them and they are unlikely to publish this accurate review of THEM.
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Michael D.recommends
July 7, 2024
Redwood campsite
Pleasantly Surprised
I was hesitant to book after reading the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. It IS hard to find and you need to follow the directions in the tincture they will send you, I would not try to find it in the dark. It’s a good location to day trip to both Monterrey and Santa Cruz from (which is what we did). I didnt ask about the extra activities you can book on the website so can’t speak to that. They definitely heard the initial feedback on the porta potty which was clean with many rolls of toilet paper and hand sanitizer while we were there. Beautiful location and quirky charming site to day trip out of.
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Maxwell B.doesn't recommend
July 6, 2024
Cozy Guest 1B/1B Suite w/Shower
Not private-Weird bathroom -Dirty
Overpriced. Rented the 1B/1B The place was not clean: furniture was filthy, dead flies in the windows, floor had a thick layer of dirt, and there was someone else's food in the fridge. Toilet situation was odd as you're instructed to not flush your toilet paper. The propane we paid for was not provided. Animals were not hungry and didn't look well and the employees were not aware of the option to buy feed to feed the animals. No screen on back door. Television didn't work properly and internet was spotty. Trampoline and tents right outside the door made the place feel less private. Range hood filters into kitchen so place can get smoky. Back porch not private, people entered at night without warning which made us nervous.
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Kaysie N.doesn't recommend
June 26, 2024
Redwood campsite
Quiet, shaded but not ideal
Porta potty was filled to the top, and couldn’t use Owners were not onsite, just working crew We paid for “feeding the animals” but no one was there to provide activity, lost out on that money Kiddo liked the trampoline. Quiet/ shaded but wouldn’t have been private if there were other people camping next to us.
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Phillip C.
June 22, 2024
Redwood campsite
Tons of space, but not the best
Porta potty was gross. Filled to the top. We paid for a “feeding” experience but didn’t have service to get in contact with anyone until we left… owner was not onsite, and the workers had no clue Overall, spot was ok for us. Big, open, shady space, but not private, if someone camps the same night as you. We were lucky, and had no one else camping next to us. The kiddo enjoyed the trampoline.
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Natalie C.
June 17, 2024
Redwood campsite
Trespassing Vibes
This campsite isn’t as advertised. The location is beautiful and it has a lot of potential, but it almost felt like the campsite wasn’t really prepared for visitors. There were no welcoming instructions or anybody to welcome us. Porter potty had not been cleaned in months, we had no idea where the campsites were supposed to be, so just pitched our tent on the grass. The gas bbq that was in the pictures didn’t work, which meant we had a pretty sad, cold dinner. No fires allowed in the fire pit, so that was a bit of a bummer as well. There was a maintenance worker who was very friendly and helped us out with a couple of necessities luckily. We booked 2 nights, but only ended up staying one. Just not the atmosphere we were looking for. Pretty disappointing. Camping here felt a bit like trespassing. I wouldn’t go back.
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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
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