Santa Cruz Redwood Yurt

One of my favorite weekends in 2018 was spent at an incredible yurt in the redwoods, a recommendation from my lovely friend Kate. Just outside of Santa Cruz, this was the perfect getaway. The yurt itself is far enough away from the neighboring homes to feel completely private and comes complete with an outdoor shower and vegetable garden. Inside, the stove kept the space so cozy and all of the decor was really charming. From the collection of Dr. Suess books to the shelf full of vintage games, it was so fun to look around and discover treasures.


On the way in we stopped at a fruit and vegetable stand to grab dinner supplies. On a short drive into town you’ll find a butcher and a proper grocery store as well. The yurt had everything we needed to prep and enjoy our dinner.


If you head through the garden, Mount Madonna Retreat center is a short walk away. They have free daily yoga classes and mediation. We could hear their gongs ringing as we fell asleep.

Let me know if you end up visiting this lovely little yurt. If you’re using Airbnb for the first time, use this link to get $40 off your first trip.