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Wondernut Farm

· Big Oak Flat, California
38 acres hosted by Matt And Eve N.
3 lodging sites
Near Yosemite National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Big Oak Flat Entrance.
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Matt and Eve is a Star Host
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Wondernut Farm is an upstart, entirely off grid, working farm-stead being built from the ground up. We breed milking goats and sheep, heritage pigs, and are in the process of converting to a grade A dairy and creamery! We use organic practices, management intensive rotational grazing, and dryland pasture management. We sell our animals locally so that others can have their own milking and meat animals. Our 110 year old hay barn and the roof of the former lumber mill were all we had to work with in getting off the ground. Being first and foremost a functional farm, we can't help but offer a somewhat warts-and-all look into everything it takes to be working to our goals. Our hearts are, and always will be, educational and local community focused, and we work closely with farmers and friends alike in better understanding our innovative animal husbandry, power, pasture and water systems. Whenever we have time, we'll afford the same time and opportunities to interested hip-campers. Our location is stunning and historic, and the beauty of the wild, natural landscape is powerful, yet offers easy access to both Yosemite Valley and the San Francisco Bay area. The area features excellent road and mountain biking in the immediate vicinity, vast access to hiking and backpacking trails, a huge variety of rock climbing in the area, the best whitewater rafting in California on the Tuolumne River, with some tasty places to eat or drink coffee in the nearby town of Groveland, just 10 minutes away. Accommodations at the farm are certainly rustic, and private but not secluded, with occasionally heavily project-exploded shared kitchen and living space, showers, and a composting toilet. Do be advised that animals are pooping, hammers are hammering, sometimes we need to look into a health or animal injury related issue. Sometimes there is blood in an animal birth or slaughter, and our working guardian dogs have been known to be noisy some nights. Water and electricity are both very limited (though we reuse all our water), waste must be carefully sorted into a number of different categories, and there is always evidence of ump-teen projects unfolding at once. The most difficult condition during much of the summer are nuisance flies, which are always gone at night. We have almost no mosquitoes or ticks. Depending on the exact situation and time of year, guests may have the opportunities to snuggle with baby animals and run our herd to or from pasture, and maybe even get their hands dirty picking veggies in the garden.
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Big Oak Flat, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Matt And Eve N.Joined in October 2015
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
509 ratings · 361 reviews
S N.
October 2, 2023
The Guest Cabin
Host was helpful and friendly, greeting us upon arrival, we also got a nice welcome from one of the farm dogs. The guest cabin was very rustic, a bit rough around the edges but the bed was extremely comfy. We had to wait until the sun went down a little more before hanging out in there because it was too warm inside for my friend. There is a giant window that overlooks the farm and is nice to look at the sky at night. On the other hand, the giant window doesn't have any curtains, and there isn't a proper door to the cabin, just a screen door which is see-through so privacy feels very limited, especially at night. Since you can't just shut a door, you will also hear more noises from the communal area and general farm noises which they do give you earplugs for. Bathrooms and shower areas were clean which was nice. Lastly, I was just a little sad we didn't get to see any farm animals since others visitors had wrote about meeting them in their review.
Luis A.recommends
September 28, 2023
The Lookout
Camping under the stars
Everything was excellent! Felt very comfortable staying here everything was perfect. Great views and beautiful vibes
Scott J.recommends
September 26, 2023
The Wilderness Bridge
This place is exactly as advertised. We had major delays on our first night and Matt and Eve accommodated our 2am arrival by allowing us to stay in the guest house since it is easy to find. Matt gave us a great tour of the farm. The Wilderness Bridge is a truly unique stay. It is an adventure getting to it after dark but it was just the kind of experience we were looking for. It did not disappoint. Everything we needed was in the common kitchen and the showers are another unique (but comfortable) experience. Everyone we met was super friendly (including the goats). I would recommend this to anyone looking for an experience far away from everything for a while. Thank you Matt and Eve!
Jaime V.recommends
September 26, 2023
The Wilderness Bridge
This is an amazing place to stay! From the open living room, kitchen to the showers. It feels like your outdoor the whole time. The stay at the Bridge was lovely, so quiet and remote. Experience the outdoor and farm life from up close.
Nia G.recommends
September 22, 2023
The Lookout
I loved staying on Matt and Eve’s land! It was very peaceful and a nice refuge outside of Yosemite.
Dale W.recommends
September 20, 2023
The Wilderness Bridge
Camping in the wilderness
Great space...lovely people...had every facility you could want and we LOVED the open showers...
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