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The Enchanted Forest Retreat

· Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, California
45 acres hosted by Jessica H.
6 lodging sites · 10 RV/tent sites · 5 tent sites
Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
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Welcome to the Enchanted Forest Retreat! We are a meditation retreat center with 45 acres of some of the most gorgeous redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains to enjoy hiking, creeks and small water fall exploration, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, star gazing, relaxation, meditation and more. We have 18 campsites, 3 Glamping Tents, 2 Tiny Houses and 2 Guest Suites in the house. Our campground has running water from a natural spring, Men and Women's Restrooms each with 2 toilets and 1 hot water shower and plugs for charging phones, laundry shed with sink and hot water, one shared BBQ grill by the fence up above the creek, and an outdoor amphitheater. 25 minutes to Silicon Valley - 25 minutes to Santa Cruz Boardwalk we're centrally located in the south bay. Dogs and kids are welcome - dogs must be picked up after and kept on a leash if other campers are present. Please note: This is camping - there may be bugs, critters, dirt, unpredictable weather (pack for the cold, just in case - we get surprise fog often!), early sunrise, no cell data, etc etc. It's not the Hilton - but it is gorgeous. ;) Shopping such as Safeway, Costco and the big box stores are 20 minutes away in Soquel; however, we have a charming little market (Summit Center) 3.5 miles away that has a great selection of groceries, drinks and hot foods, etc. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we'll help however we can!
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Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, Awaswas, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jessica H.Joined in June 2020
2479 ratings · 973 reviews
Jane R.recommends
December 1, 2023
Site 8 - Enchanted Forest Retreat w/Showers
This place is the best place to camp in town. Such a cute little get away to be up in the mountains with our camper van without needing long hours of drive. Easy booking, easy and very accommodating owner. Prompt and very nice. The place is very well kept, clean bathrooms and nice showers.
Ryan S.doesn't recommend
November 23, 2023
Site 8 - Enchanted Forest Retreat w/Showers
No cancellations
Accidentally booked the wrong HipCamp location, zero refund even though I contacted host within an hour, long before I was due to stay there. All their sites were still open, so they didn’t miss out on being able to book it for that day. You better not make a mistake on the date or location or you are out 100% of the money.
Angelina L.recommends
November 23, 2023
Secluded Tiny House 1 in Redwoods
Clean and comfortable! Very quiet and peaceful. I would stay there again.
Adrianne T.doesn't recommend
November 20, 2023
Secluded Tiny House 1 in Redwoods
Do not stay.
I would not stay here again. There were mouse droppings all over the top bunk and the stairs to the top bunk. It appeared that the sheets were also dirty being that there was bits of leaves on them. There was also trash from a previous customer under the bed. It wasn’t what we expected in any form and was not worth the price in any regard. The doors would not close completely and there was a gap on the bottom. I wouldn’t bring kids here at this specific site due to the steep steep hills on either side. Overall just not a good experience. It was a beautiful location but I would not stay here in the places provided.
Olivia T.recommends
November 16, 2023
Site 4 - Enchanted Forest Retreat w/Showers
The site was very nice. It is a little scary getting to the site. Very narrow, curvy road. No service at all. You will loose service on the way up and won’t get service til you are halfway back down the mountain. The site was nice and well kept. The bathrooms were campsite bathrooms lol.
Elle B.doesn't recommend
November 15, 2023
Site 7 - Enchanted Forest Retreat w/Showers
When I camp, I want to be immersed in nature and removed from human interaction. The hostess was accommodating in the sense that I booked a site that was literally tent only and I was unable to drive onto the site. So she had to move me to a different site that was just big enough for two vehicles. I was in plain view of other campers right across from me and right next to the road. After having walked around the land, I realized most campsites here are not very hidden among the trees (except the tent only one, so that's on me). The road is all hill and there is one unmarked trail next to the farthest cabin at the bottom that will take you all the way down to the river. That was the best part of this campsite for me.
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