The Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farm Stay combines a wilderness experience, sumptuous old growth redwoods, but the comforts of a guest house, with complete privacy and tranquility, yet is within easy driving distance of some of the best that California has to offer.
This farm stay and wilderness experience is located on a working ranch on the Sonoma coast. We are less than 90 minutes north of San Francisco and half that from California's premier wine-growing regions of the Napa-Sonoma Valleys. We are also smack dab in the middle of some of California's most breathtaking coast. You are near enough to civilization, but it feels like you are in the most remote and peaceful spot on earth.
During the day you can explore the ranch operations including our ducks, cows, goats and livestock guardian dogs, learn about sustainable organic farming practices and where your (best) food comes from, hike the forest trails and enjoy nature at its best. At night you can see all the stars since SF is over 60 miles away and does not significantly pollute our night sky.
This legendary treehouse, featured in House & Garden Magazine in the 1990’s and several other magazines since, has been totally refurbished and modernized using the latest structural and safety standards to serve as a guest house for our Farm Stays. Nestled securely high above the forest floor between two towering Douglas Firs, the large redwood deck of the Eagle’s Nest is accessed via a spiral staircase and a 30 ft suspension bridge.
Once inside the treehouse proper, the rich hue and grain of the polished and oiled old growth redwood floor, walls and ceiling is astounding. Residential standards of construction throughout include two sets of 8 ft high french doors, sliding windows, insulated walls, a queen size bed, propane heater, battery-powered electricity for lights and your personal (low watt) accessories, separate bathroom with flush toilet, hot and cold water, sink, and an amazing copper-lined shower with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the forest below. A powerful propane heater keeps the interior very cozy.
While staying here you have access to miles of hiking trails throughout our 400 acre working ranch, half a private forest preserve and half organically certified pasture for production of organic duck eggs, goat meat and grass-fed beef (from our amazing Scottish Highland & Angus cattle). You can also enjoy a mile and a half of Salmon Creek that runs through the property, and observe our efforts to help restore the native Coho Salmon. Information on our ranching operations (aimed at production of natural, healthy food) is provided to all guests.
Accommodation in the treehouse is intended for only two adults in one bed (no children or pets please). Up to two additional adults may be accommodated for $60 each by special arrangement (call or email us) -- HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE, THIS REQUIRES YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING AND SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEM.
During periods of wet weather including all winter months from October through March, the treehouse is available by walk-in only (a 5 minute walk from the parking area -- bring boots!). A simple online search for YOUTUBE TREEHOUSE VIDEO BY THOMAS AGARATE will bring up an amazing short movie of the Eagle's Nest, including spectacular drone footage, taken by our first guest (a drone technology pioneer).
Self preparation, Organic, Farm Fresh Eggs
Linens provided, Fire pit, Camping - showers, Camping - toilets, Camping - running water, Great View, Private Bath, Barbeque/Grill, Dog kennel, Farm Store
Activities & Animals
Animals, Fishing, Hunting, Goats, Cows, Bees, Deer, Farmers Market, Nature walk, Ducks, Wildlife, Organic farming, Help with Chores, Bonfire/Campfire, Backpacking, Teaching Ranch, Beaches, Bottle Feeding Animals, Egg Gathering, Open Some Holidays (inquire), Farm Dogs