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Wondernut Farm

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· Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, California
38 acres hosted by Matt And Eve N.
3 lodging sites
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Near Yosemite National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Big Oak Flat Entrance.
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, Tuolumne, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Miwok and Me-Wuk (Central Sierra Miwok) 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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Hosted by Matt And Eve N.Joined in October 2015
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Sophie R.recommends
February 1, 2024
The Lookout
Wondernut is great!
My boyfriend and I had a lovely time staying in The Lookout for a night. Matt showed us around the property when we arrived, answered all our questions, and told us about how they built everything. Everyone else visiting and living on the farm was super kind and welcoming (we drove up from UC Berkeley and the vibe in communal spaces reminded us of student co-ops in a very positive way). We especially enjoyed stargazing, cooking in the kitchen, building a fire in the wood stove, hanging out with the cats, and visiting Yosemite. Thank you, Matt and Eve!
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Peter H.recommends
January 2, 2024
The Guest Cabin
We had such a great time at Wondernut farm. Matt and Eve were very accommodating and made us feel welcomed. The bed and comforter in the guest cabin were excellent and kept us warm on a chilly night. Can’t wait to go back sometime soon!
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Ivy L.recommends
November 26, 2023
The Wilderness Bridge
We had the most amazing experience at Wondernut Farm! The stay was a very immersive experience. We got to use the communal kitchen, bathroom, and showers, which were very thoughtfully designed. The bridge was a 10 minute walk away and very secluded.
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Danielle S.recommends
November 24, 2023
The Lookout
Lovely place to stay!
Beautiful spot! The Lookout is not insulated and has no heater, but the bed was still warm and cozy in late November. The dogs do bark at night, but there are earplugs in the room, and it didn’t bother me much. Only thing to note: the bathrooms and the showers have full windows on one wall. I assume people know not to walk that way and it wasn’t an issue (shower window also steams up quickly), but it’s good to know as some people have sensitivities about those things. That being said, as a solo female traveler, I felt safe during my stay. Would love to come back!
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Aaron O.recommends
October 30, 2023
The Wilderness Bridge
Perfect as always. Half Dome and the Wilderness Bridge gave me the best sleep I’ve had in ages. Excited to come back again!
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Burçin Kübra A.recommends
October 26, 2023
The Guest Cabin
Amazing weekend with lovely people!
Eve and Matt are extremely nice people. They built everything I enjoyed staying there so much. A great relief! They introduced me to all the animals. We had dinner together. I felt like I found an energy that I had not been looking for for a long time, it was very good. I had a great weekend. Thank you for everything.
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