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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. It is a cool relief from hot temperatures elsewhere! We have a cottage, a tent cabin with a queen air mattress, and two camping sites for up to 4. Sites 1 & 2 combine nicely for a group of up to 8 and site 3 can accommodate a group of 6 (w/ host approval). Enjoy the owls, ravens, doves, hummingbirds, and salamanders and NO WIFI. Our common area includes bbq's, propane burners, picnic tables, dish-washing area and all cooking must be done here during fire season which is NOW. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE ANYTHING THAT HAS AN OPEN FLAME IT WILL NEED TO BE DONE HERE where there is less danger and plenty of fire extinguishers. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO HALT ALL ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE FLAMES AT ABSOLUTELY ANY TIME. The terrain on our property is NOT hikeable but we provide you with links to many trails as well as recommendations for lots to see and do in the area. 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. PLUS, Chef Mima has a host of things to offer in terms of culinary temptations like a whole line of SENSATIONAL SKILLETS or the more upscale 3 COURSE DINNER. Menus are sent when you book. Why not line up a 3 hour COOKING WORKSHOP that includes DINING ON THE DECK with your new culinary creation? 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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461 ratings · 240 reviews
Kyle L.recommends
June 28, 2024
Site 2 - Tent for a Queen
Great spot. Beautiful location with everything we needed. Bring bug spray in the summer.
Isaac & Nicole W.recommends
June 23, 2024
Site 1 - Wide Open
It’s wonderful! We’ll be back!
We loved camping on Mima’s land! It’s exactly how it looks in the photos— beautiful, comfortable, and serene. Everything was easy to use in the common area, with many amenities that made our brief visit memorable (e.g., the hot water shower is great and the outhouse very clean). We opted for one of her signature meals and it was so delicious! Absolutely better than anything we had in restaurants on this trip (which included SF and Napa Valley).
Caitlin A.recommends
June 23, 2024
Site 3 - Independence Way
Wonderful RedwoodRetreat
We had a wonderful stay at mima's hipcamp! The amenities were all clean and well taken care of. Both hosts were friendly and attentive. We tried a few of the recommended spots nearby like windy Oaks Winery which we highly recommend and Los pericos tacos down the road were delicious. Our puppy even got to make friends with some other dogs at the campsite which was really nice. We would definitely stay here again.
Michelle E.recommends
June 22, 2024
Site 2 - Tent for a Queen
I came here with my daughter (14 yrs), who has an interest in cooking and glamping. Mima’s place is laid out so well and set in the beautiful sequoias, we definitely felt connected yet had every amenity at our site. The camp kitchen is well equipped and our hosts were checking in to see if we needed anything to make our stay better! Very accommodating. Our neighbors were friendly, respectful and quiet. Just a hop away from Santa Cruz where we did spend one day, but came back to be completely off the grid so one can really do a digital shut down out here. Pack your cards / dice, bring your books reconnect with your family and still have access to all the perks of home. Hot shower, camp kitchen, running water, chimnea for roasting marshmallows and warming up fireside. Highly Recommend!
Jake Y.recommends
June 22, 2024
Site 1 - Wide Open
Great hosts! Beautiful location. Plenty of amenities.
Elizabeth G.recommends
June 19, 2024
Site 1 - Wide Open
Heavenly family retreat.
We adored our stay at Mima’s beautiful redwood haven. It was a magical place and it had everything we needed for a comfortable off-the grid vacation with our kids. She even brought us a scale when she found out it was my husband’s birthday!
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
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