Scott and Tammy are excellent hosts! They greeted us when we arrived and even made sure we had linens for our cabin. The campsite is located in Big Basin so you're surrounded by tall redwoods. There are tons of hiking trails as well as a ton of amenities in case you ever need anything. Would come back in a heartbeat.
Layna & Issac were great hosts and we had a lot of fun. This camp is really unique and the views from the communal dining area are spectacular. Everything was built (and rebuilt) by hand so everything is one of a kind. There's tons of really cool and friendly animals as well -- from the cat, Tigre, to the guardian dog, Pacheco, to the peacocks.
Hands down would come back again and again. If you do use Google Maps, know that the entrance is past where the map tells you to turn on Highway 20. Continue down about half a mile and you'll see a giant black raven. Just follow the instructions Layna sends you and you'll be fine :)
Absolutely stunning place. The cabin is modern with all the amenities that you need. The surrounding area is quiet but has tons of animals and hiking trails. Richmond was great with communication and gave us all the info we needed. Definitely worth staying for the entire weekend if not more!
Ameer was very communicative, which was great because the GPS takes you to the wrong place. The campsite is currently being renovated so there aren't too many amenities available. Ameer is in the process of removing the RVs so there will be more room for tents later on. It's relatively quiet for being right off the main road. Probably not good for children or elders.
Lupin Lodge is a unique place located by Los Gatos, CA. It's a clothing optional campsite so it may not be for everyone. Its a quiet getaway from the city and you have access to a bunch of hiking trails in the area. There's wifi throughout the place and has all the amenities you'll need. There's even a heated pool which is the only area which requires nudity. Whether staying in a tent or booking one of the yurts, it's a great place to relax and meet kind, interesting people.
Frank has built an amazing campsite. Over the past decade he's slowly built a vineyard with tons of areas for campers. Felt amazing watching the sun set into the horizon and listening to the birds chirp. You can canoe down the river or walk along the railroad tracks and find cool spots. Tons of spaces for RVs with all the hookups and you can basically camp anywhere.
If you're using Google Maps continue past where it drops you off until you see a signpost with 5+ green signs. Turn left, go past the tracks and then turn left again and head all the way down to the house.
A quiet getaway off the main road. Eric was really nice and met me at the community center so I didn't get lost. There's a spot for RVs and tons of roads to explore. If you have more time, drive further into Eldorado Forest to see amazing views of trees and lakes.
This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing hosts and have created a truly unique space. From the coffee in the morning to warm outdoor bathtubs at night, this place is exactly what you need away from the city. Hands down one of the best Hipcamps I've been to.
Zoe runs a nonprofit that rescues animals. She often does tours with inner city kids so they can experience playing with animals. The campsite is in the back and is a short walk to where all the animals are. It was so fun to play with her goats and ponies. There's no bathroom or showers but Zoe is working on it and will be something you can expect in the future. Zoe is awesome and highly recommend this place if you love animals.
Nik and Barbara have created such an awesome space. They both greeted us when we arrived before giving us a quick tour and rundown of how everything worked. GPS will basically take you 99% of the way there and Nik will send you instructions for the rest. It was so relaxing and tranquil with all the amenities you need at your fingertips. Nik recommended visiting a river about a mile away and totally worth it.
This orchard has so many different fruits and vegetables growing. It was so fun to explore - who knew kiwis grew on trees?! It was nice to get away from the city and hear nothing but birds and insects. There's no cell service around the area but Google Maps will take you almost there. Go past where it tells you to turn in and about 200 feet you'll see a road that takes you up and to the right. It's marked by a Lyon sign. Just follow that until you see the gate with the address.
Met Lief, the owner, who showed us around. Everything is basically handmade from objects used to mine back in the day. This is a very unique space and I highly recommend it to anyone. Really easy to find and had everything we needed.