|Space||982 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Come escape among the California Redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, close to the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, Henry Cowell and Big Basin State Parks, and the beaches of Santa Cruz and Davenport. This is the perfect place for one or two families, a romantic getaway, or a retreat! House is located in Boulder Creek.
New kitchen coming in August/September - beautiful remodel planned, including dishwasher and gorgeous granite countertop.
***Beautiful hot tub under the stars- large, traditional California bench style tub seats 6
***Full kitchen, bathroom
***2 large decks & patio with tables, chairs, fire pit, gas grill, and family hammock
***Minutes to Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, beautiful Big Basin & Henry Cowell State Parks, wineries, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, beaches, golf, berry-picking, the Bigfoot Museum, fabulous restaurants, music venues, and more!
***Wireless internet and Roku TV
***All beds have allergy-friendly mattress covers and duvets (with duvet covers washed between guests).
***Large back deck has beautiful up-cycled table and benches large enough for 10 (made from old redwood decks by a local craftsman).
***Cottage has pull-out King size bed, cozy duvets, and electricity (no plumbing).
For train lovers (young and old), enjoy a fall weekend at Roaring Camp Railroad. Special excursions this fall include:
-Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy
- Halloween Ghost Train
- new Chanukah Train
- Holiday Tree Walk.
One of our favorite winter traditions is cutting down our Christmas tree at one of the beautiful tree farms near Boulder Creek.
Our house: We first saw our house in the winter rains and were instantly charmed. It is a cozy retreat in the redwoods, and it has been lovingly maintained and decorated for our family and friends' use. It was exclusively our family's weekend and holiday retreat for seven years before we began sharing it with others via HomeAway and VRBO. Our family has had countless special times there with our children, friends, and visiting relatives. It isn't just another rental house - the rocking chair is the one Grandma Linda rocked all her children in, the rugs have been in the family for 40 years, and so on. We are very happy to share the house with others and have been thrilled that so many guests have discovered the Santa Cruz mountains while visiting.
Boulder Creek: Boulder Creek is a vintage small town - it has one stop sign! It's the town closest to Big Basin Redwood State Park, so most visitors go to Boulder Creek on their way to take walks or hikes in the old-growth redwoods. Even though Boulder Creek is very small, there are two grocery stores - one Safeway-like, the other more similar to Whole Foods. There are also several restaurants, some great coffee places, a brewery, a couple of fun antique stores & thrift stores, a pharmacy a tea room, and a few places to get wonderful massages/facials. One of our favorite outings (and our dog's!) is a ride on Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad - we ride the steam train up to old-growth redwoods at Bear Mountain, followed by a hike among more amazing old-growth redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park (right next door). We also love to spend the afternoon exploring the river and river-beaches and berry picking. Several guests have gone zip-lining at nearby Mount Hermon's Redwood Canopy Tours...we've gone as well and it is so much fun! Visiting some local wineries is another favorite way to spend an afternoon with friends.
County of Santa Cruz Certificate # CO00313
We first saw our house in the winter rains and were instantly charmed. It is a cozy retreat in the redwoods, and it has been lovingly maintained and decorated for our family and friends' use. It has been exclusively our family's weekend and holiday retreat for the past seven years. We've had countless special times there with our children, friends, and visiting relatives. It isn't just another rental house - the rocking chair is the one Grandma Linda rocked all her children in, the rugs have been in the family for 40 years, and so on. We are very happy to share the house with others and have been thrilled that so many guests have discovered the Santa Cruz Mountains while visiting.
Suzanne Koch purchased this house in 2004
We loved the magnificent redwoods all around, including our own 'Fairy Ring,' and only 25 minutes down the hill to the beaches.
"Thank you for making your fantastic cabin available for me, the kids, and grandpa. A perfect multi-generational setting! I especially appreciated your detailed instructions and activity suggestions. It made for a terrific vacation.
You have a very special place here in the Santa Cruz mountains. I hope to be able to return sometime. Thank you very much!"
This cabin in the woods was the perfect spot for our weekend with friends! We enjoyed a morning hike in the nearby state park, an afternoon in Santa Cruz's beaches, and time spent in the smaller towns just down the road. Plus, it was an ideal setting for an evening dinner party filled with games with our friends. Thank you!
Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Mountain Home. Suzanne's attention to detail and the home's cleanliness stood out and were much appreciated. We will surely stay here again when we return to the area.
we stayed for the weekend and had an amazing time. The place was in great shape, the side of the mountain was awesome, especially with the hot tub
Such an awesome place to spend a long weekend! We loved hanging out in the hot tub and the firepit area. The kitchen had everything we needed and was really nice to cook in. The house was spotless and the beds were really comfortable! Suzanne was an awesome host- really informative and easy to communicate with. Thanks so much!
The home was perfect for our family of 5. Our kids (age 8, 10 & 12) really enjoyed the cabin and so did we. Suzanne (the owner) has really thought of everything and provided really detailed instructions on not only the cabin but the surrounding area. We hope to stay again!! Thank you!
Our stay at the Santa Cruz Mountain House was amazing. We enjoyed ourselves and use the hot tub every night. The kitchen has everything, very cozy we will for sure be back again. It was exactly what we were looking, quiet and cozy!!!
Other Activities: Old-growth redwood forests, Santa Cruz beaches & Boardwalk, Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad, wine tasting at spectacular wineries, hiking & hanging out on river beaches, Santa Cruz Mystery Spot! We love taking the Roaring Camp train to the SC Boardwalk (an ocean-side amusement park) in the summer.
Golf: Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club has outstanding golf with gorgeous Redwood forest mountain views
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
We accept online payment (with a credit card through HomeAway.com, checks, and PayPal. Weekend rates apply for holidays.
Please note: a completed contract and copy of drivers license is required before reservation is complete.