The Nests at Camp Cruz. A Redwood Glamping Retreat

Sleeps 4
Beds 2
Pet friendly

Located a short drive from the bay area, Camp Cruz is a "glamping" campground in the redwoods perfect for couples or friends who want a camping experience without giving up basic living comforts. It is an ideal destination to unwind and recharge in a secluded redwood forest setting. It offers guests 2 bedrooms: the Raven’s Nest (an aircrete dome) and the Owl’s Nest (a yurt), and a game room add on. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a propane fire pit, hot showers, ping pong , and much more.
The space
Please Read all the details in this listing before inquiring to book in order to avoid confusion about sleeping accommodations:
FOR A Party OF 1-2, Guests GET ONE Bedroom. FOR Groups OF 3 OR More, YOU Have Access TO Both Bedrooms. Please Include A Message With Your Request About Group Size.
Camp Cruz is a 2-acre glampground offered to enjoy and connect with nature. We only accept one reservation at a time, so whether you’re just one couple or a larger group, you get the whole camp to yourselves.THE Nests…
The Raven’s Nest has a full-sized futon bed. It features a large round window seat that looks out towards the garden.
The Owl’s Nest is equipped with a wood stove for heat with firewood provided. It offers a full-sized futon bed. A private deck wraps around half of the structure.What's includedBedding is available as an add on for $50 per night for each bedroom. The game room is available as an add on for $50 per nights stay.Standard pricing is for groups up to 4 guests. Parties over 4 guests will be charged $25 per guest/night.When requesting to book, WE REQUIRE that you include a message in your request sharing your group size and any add one you wish to purchase. RecommendationsWe are located only 30 minutes to the beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterey. Many of our guests prefer to spend the day relaxing at our camp and enjoying the amenities. Other things to noteOur spot is not suited for late night parties with excessive substance use..

Location highlights


  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Park


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Camping


  • Fresh linens
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Compost toilet
  • Outdoor shower
  • Hot water
  • Bath towels
  • Toilet paper

Meet your host, Ismael

Member since 2023

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Rules and policies

  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:30 AM
  • Check in with the host
  • 2 parking spots
  • No smoking
  • Pet friendly


Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

We provide fresh bedding in bedrooms.
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Access to dome with games and living room comfort..
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Availability and rates


There’s a 2 night minimum stay

  • Prep fee: $100.00. Prep Fee

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Watsonville, California

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**On a case by case basis, we may allow groups of up to 8 guests. Group sizes between 5 and 8 guests must bring camping tents to accommodate the extra people. The nightly fee for additional guests over 4 is $45 per person/night which is arranged through messaging. **Guests traveling with a dog (we only allow one dog) will be lodged in the Owl’s Nest, as we want to keep one structure pet free for our guests who are allergic. We require that your dog never be left unattended during your stay. We appreciate your understanding! Camp Cruz features a fully equipped covered outdoor kitchen, clean composting toilets, hot showers, and much more. The kitchen includes a propane oven/stove with pots, pans, cooking and eating utensils, a collection of spices, a charcoal grill (guests must bring their own briquettes), a sink with potable well water, a full-sized refrigerator, a french press and an industrial coffee maker. We provide paper towels, hand sanitizer, dish and hand soap. There is a full-sized ping pong table in the kitchen area for your enjoyment. Guests also have access to a propane campfire pit, a garden, a deck overlooking the creek, hammocks, a meditation pagoda, and open space in the forest. We provide our guests with a guide to nearby hiking trails. **Special Activity Available: The Music Dome (aka the Eagle’s Nest) is a 22 ft. geodome fully set up as a musical jam room (see photos). Guests interested in using this space either for playing music or just hanging out in the big dome should message us for further details. A small fee does apply. **Wifi and a Verizon cell signal are available in the kitchen area. However, the signal is weak. Texting and making calls are possible but fast emailing or streaming video is not. **Note about Covid-19: Guests can rest assured that we sanitize and disinfect all guest spaces in between reservations. We run a UV light inside both structures for one hour after we manually clean the space in between guests. We expect our guests to take precautions regarding stopping the spread of the virus, including wearing a mask when checking in and staying home if you are sick or have symptoms.