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Redwood Retreat: Camping & Cooking

· Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California
16 acres hosted by "Mima" L.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV/tent sites
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Located on 16 acres, Redwood Retreat is nestled among majestic redwood trees. We have a cottage, a tent cabin with queen bed, two camping sites for up to 4, and a hot tent heated with wood burning stove. Sites 1 & 2 combine nicely for a group of up to 8 and site 3 can accommodate a group of up to 6. Enjoy the owls, doves, hummingbirds, and salamanders. Corralitos is ideal for biking, hiking (unfortunately, the terrain on our property is NOT hikeable), wine tasting, and the beach is 30 minutes away. We are equi-distant between Monterey and Santa Cruz (also approximately 30 minutes but depends on traffic) for all of your more "touristy" desires. Under 2 hours to San Francisco. We will send a very comprehensive list of recommendations for things to do, places to go, and things to see & do in the Santa Cruz/Monterey area when you book, as well as specific directions to get here. PLUS, chef Mima has a host of things to offer in terms of culinary temptations like a whole line of SENSATIONAL SKILLETS. Menus are sent when you book. Why not line up a COOKING CLASS ($85. per person plus ingredients) for a 3 hour class and DINING ON THE DECK with your new culinary creation. Scroll to bottom of photo gallery for latest photos. Ask for the current list of classes. Mima spent 6 years at renowned Chez Panisse restaurant before starting a career as a caterer in the food industry. SEE EXTRAS! Imagine a peaceful, serene neck of the woods with NO WIFI. Feel the restorative power of nature building resilience and buffering tomorrow’s stress. Welcome to Redwood Retreat. in the mountains above the sweet town of Corralitos, approximately a half hour to either Santa Cruz or Monterey and 20 minutes to nearest beach. If you are the type of camper that likes to play music or be loud, this is not the camp for you. This is a refuge from that. When multiple sites are reserved, this spot is perfect for family vacations, company retreats, small celebrations etc. It is strongly recommended that you book all three sites if you wish to entertain. No amplified noise. A noise curfew is in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. for anything but talking. Sound carries and we must respect neighbors and other campers.THX!
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Watsonville, 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
Hosted by "Mima" L.Joined in April 2022
402 ratings · 189 reviews
Julian B.recommends
December 2, 2023
Site 2 - Tent for a Queen
Beautiful spot, great hosts, nice facilities. Plus darts!
Josephine Z.recommends
November 30, 2023
Site 3 - Independence Way w/Teepee
The space in itself was beautiful! Loved the added amenities like the washing station and portable restroom. The ability to purchase firewood was extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! The hosts gave us a great amount for the cost and we’re super friendly. Our only complaint was from the neighboring site who woke us up around 6:30 am with kids being loud for almost 2 hours. We had to ask them to keep it down but they continued to talk so loudly! In that regard, I do wish the sites were further apart from each other. All in all, it was a beautiful stay and a even more beautiful drive back.
Nick H.recommends
November 30, 2023
Site 3 - Independence Way w/Teepee
Big Trees - Bigger Stoke
ALL TIME PLACE - super relaxing, gorgeous environment, friendly hosts, and 15 min away from the best biking in the area. We'll be back!
Paul R.recommends
November 29, 2023
Site 1 - Wide Open
Steven was an excellent host, there when you needed him, and on the skirts the rest of the time.
Paul R.recommends
November 28, 2023
Site 1 - Wide Open
Steven was very attentive and quick to provide any assistance, without being too much..... Perfect
Josh H.recommends
November 27, 2023
The Humble Cottage
Beautiful property, fantastic hosts
We stayed in the small cabin on the property and had a fantastic time! The attention to detail and thoughtfulness of the hosts did not go unnoticed. There were a few stairs up to the cabin, hosts provided a cane if a guest needed. The key to the cabin was fastened to a compact flashlight in case you needed extra light during your visit. Citronella candles were placed in our cabin as well as communal areas, although we had no issues with bugs. They provided fire drums, a gas grill, cooking supplies, dish washing station, hand washing station, a camp shower, and an exceptionally clean portapotty. We had forgotten fire wood, the hosts not only sold wood on site, but had also set the wood up in our fire drum with kindling- easiest fire ever, thanks Scott! Motion detecting lights are strategically placed throughout the property, making late night trips to the bathroom easy and safe. The cabin was furnished exceptionally well- microwave, glasses, mugs, dishes, an assortment of things like honey and sugar, extra blankets, TV tray tables, and a space heater that kept us more than warm enough on our late November stay. Most importantly the cabin was CLEAN! Amenities aside, the property was gorgeous. By day we were mesmerized by the beautiful redwoods, by night we heard owls in the trees! There are many hiking and mountain biking trails close by, you can even visit a few beautiful wineries and orchards! We cannot wait to return! Everything far exceeded our expectations!
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