Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

Whiskey Hollow is the best Airbnb cabin nestled in the California redwoods in Felton, California. This cozy retreat is conveniently located near Santa Cruz. Additionally, Henry Cowell State Park with towering redwood trees is just down the road. While the Airbnb hosts offered a special offer rate for my stay, opinions are always my own. And I highly recommend staying at this charming A-frame cabin in a wooded setting. It’s perfect for solo travelers, girlfriend getaways, or a romantic couples weekend.

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Charming A-frame Airbnb cabin offers a peaceful retreat in the forest

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

Set in a wooded residential area, this charming A-frame Airbnb cabin is absolutely gorgeous. Named Whiskey Hollow, this is one of the most unique and most comfortable Airbnbs I’ve stayed at during my travels. While you’ll feel far away (heard coyotes at night), you’re still conveniently located near restaurants and the beautiful California coast.

I was visiting a friend in San Francisco and wanted to also spend a few days on the California coast. I initially considered renting a beach cottage in Santa Cruz (about 15 minutes away). That is, until I saw and fell in love with Whiskey Hollow – the best Airbnb cabin (note the Airbnb link may appear broken; it’s not and is safe to click through).

I’m a huge fan of trees (Check out my adventures of hiking all 66 Minnesota state parks – lots of trees. And see my one-word book review of The Hidden Life of Trees – 5*).

Driving to Whiskey Hollow – the charming Airbnb cabin in the woods

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

You’ll receive great directions from the Airbnb super hosts about how to get to this cozy retreat. So I’ll only provide a couple of tips.

If you’re coming from San Francisco like I did, expect a lot of turns on the drive down. It’s only about 40 miles, but took about an hour. I’m glad I decided to drive during the daytime rather than at night.

I was surprised that the best Airbnb cabin in Felton, California was actually in a residential area. However, you’ll feel like you’re miles away in the private wooded setting. While I did hear construction or tree crews occasionally during the daytime hours, most of the time I only heard the birds. At night, it’s very peaceful – I heard coyotes one night.

The road that leads you to this Airbnb is a little narrow and I recommend backing into the driveway as it is a little steep. And it is difficult to see other vehicles coming your way when exiting the driveway.

Self check-in at the best Airbnb in Felton, California

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

This beautiful A-frame Airbnb cabin is set among towering redwood trees. It’s super cute during the day and even more so at night with its lights. There’s plenty of parking in front of the Airbnb. You’ll enter on the left side of the house. This is where you’ll find the key lockbox (the super hosts will provide you the code). I’m not very good with stuff like that and it was super easy.

If you have any issues, you can contact the Airbnb super hosts via the Airbnb app. They are very responsive. I arrived later than originally planned (the next morning). The lockbox code had expired, but they immediately responded to me with the reset code via the Airbnb app messaging.

First floor tour of the cutest Airbnb in Felton, California

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

You’ll be in awe once you enter the cutest Airbnb in Felton, California. The A-frame features high, vaulted ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio door that leads to a wooded deck. More on that later.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

The first floor includes a small dining area with a dining room table / workspace and four chairs.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

The open living room space includes comfy sofas and ottoman, a TV, and a cozy wood-burning stove. This Airbnb is located in a high-risk fire area, so make sure to follow all the safety instructions when/if using the wood stove/fireplace. View taken from the loft.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

The spacious first floor also features a full kitchen with a stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and a refrigerator (with fridge poetry magnets). The cupboards include all the kitchen essentials you’ll need if you plan to cook during your Airbnb stay.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

Down the short hallway, you’ll find a romantic bathroom with a two-person whirlpool tub, candles, and spa-inspired amenities. It bears repeating – this Airbnb is located in a high-risk fire area so make sure all candles are extinguished properly.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

The first floor also features one of the two bedrooms available to guests – a charming space that comes with a full bed, a writing nook, and dresser.

You’ll also have access to a lower-level that features an area to do a light workout.

Virtual tour of the romantic loft – a writer’s retreat

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

I cannot rave enough about the romantic and fairytale loft at Whiskey Hollow. First, you’ll walk up a curved stairway that opens up to the spacious loft area. If you’re a writer like me, it’s the perfect idyllic setting that features a mini office area overlooking the living area and the towering redwoods.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods
A look from behind the curtain in the loft bedroom – you’ll feel like you’re living in a fairytale.

At the far end of the loft is my favorite feature of this romantic and magical Airbnb – translucent curtains open up to a comfortable queen-sized bed.

Note: I had a hard time figuring out the overhead lights in the loft, but the Airbnb hosts answered my inquiry right away. Hint: The six lamps are manual – you can switch off the two dresser lamps and the two side tables via the switches on their cords. You can control the overhead lights via a switch on the wall at the top of the stairs and by the bed.

Get outside at the most charming Airbnb in the redwoods

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

Head back down the curved staircase and make your way outside through the patio doors. Here you’ll find a spacious deck with a charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, picnic table, and gorgeous views.

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

Special value-add touches at Whiskey Hollow – charming Airbnb near Santa Cruz

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

A few of the small, yet charming and attention-grabbing details at the most beautiful Airbnb in Felton, California.

  • Two comfy robes
  • Two luggage racks
  • Small hanging area for clothes
  • Lots of outlets with lots of mobile device charging stations and power cords
  • Fast and reliable wi-fi
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lots of board games
  • Books
  • Look in the cupboards for popcorn, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa
  • Super clean! They take special care to specifically clean high-use areas like doorknobs, light switches, railings, faucet handles, etc.

Board games at the most unique Airbnb cabin in the redwoods

Is Whiskey Hollow suitable for families or children?

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

You can certainly enjoy a family getaway at this charming Airbnb near Santa Cruz. In fact, the super hosts live here part-time. Please note that the cabin Airbnb is not baby-proof and the stairs are steep. So please keep that in mind when booking. And if you have little ones who enjoy Legos and / or trains, let the hosts know and they’ll leave out those toys.

Are there restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations nearby?

Yes, this adorable Airbnb in the redwoods is only 1.5 miles off the highway in Felton. So you’ll find lots of local restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations nearby. Check out the in-cabin welcome guest book for their recommended places. I also advise that you call the establishment ahead of time to make sure they are open. I ordered delivery my last night of my stay and a couple of places were closed. However, the Chinese restaurant they recommend in their guest book was very good.

Additionally, you’ll find many restaurants in Santa Cruz.

Things to do and see near the unique A-frame Airbnb in the redwoods

While you can enjoy your getaway without ever leaving this beautiful Airbnb, you will find several cool things to do and see nearby.

Redwood tree at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in California

Go hiking at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, California. Only 1.5 miles away, this state park offers an easy trail (only 0.8 miles) under magnificent redwood trees soaring above you.

Ride a 100-year-old steam train to learn more about California’s coastal redwood forest at Roaring Camp. This historical attraction with a general store and more – and a great educational opportunity – is located right next to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, Calif.  

Santa Cruz Wharf at Sunset

Visit Santa Cruz – just 15 minutes away. This iconic coastal destination offers a beautiful beach, an amusement park, a boardwalk, wharf, lots of shopping, and great restaurants.

Natural Bridges State Park Beach in Santa Cruz California

Natural Bridges State Park and Beach, located just 25 minutes away in Santa Cruz, offers another beautiful beach with stunning views.

Monarch Butterfly Nature Preserve in Santa Cruz California

Next door to the Natural Bridges State Beach, you can take a peaceful nature walk through the Monarch Butterfly Nature Preserve.

Capitola Beach - the oldest beach resort in California

Visit Capitola – the oldest beach resort in California. This picturesque beach town is only 20 minutes away and features a wide beach, restaurants and quaint shops.

Wilder Ranch State Park Cliff Trail overlooking Pacific Ocean

Looking for some stunning panoramic cliffside views? Then you’ll love your hike at Wilder Ranch State Park.

Any questions about the most beautiful and unique Airbnb A-frame in the redwoods?

Unique Airbnb A-frame cabin in California redwoods

If you have any questions about this cozy and charming Airbnb or the surrounding area in Felton, Santa Cruz, and Capitola, California, just let me know.

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  1. Squeeee this air bnb looks incredible! I love the decor, the location all those plants and even that they have board games for while you stay there!

    It all looks so flipping cozy.

    You found the nicest cabin in the woods ever Karen!

    1. That was my reaction also! I am so happy I discovered this charming Airbnb cabin. I debated between staying on the beach or among the redwoods – so happy I chose the trees. This place was so cozy – one of the most unique Airbnbs I’ve stayed at during my travels.

  2. How cute! My husband and I have been wanting to go to the redwoods and this would be the perfect weekend getaway! Thank you for sharing! We love the Santa Cruz area!

    1. Awesome! This Airbnb cabin in the redwoods was so adorable! I absolutely loved my stay and will be returning with my husband. I love the Santa Cruz area also.

  3. I’m in love with the windows! It just feels like you are a part of nature, and it looks so cozy! I love that its close to things too, so that you can feel nature without being far from civilization. I’ll definitely have to check out this adorable Airbnb next time I visit my friends in Capitola!

    1. Me too…I loved the floor to ceiling windows at this charming Airbnb. It was so awesome to be be so close to nature and the redwoods. Loved this area of California.

  4. Oh my goodness this is so beautiful. Just when I think I found the best Airbnb you have shown me something even better. I love all the things to do nearby also.

  5. Oh my word! This a-frame cabin is the stuff dreams are made of! I always try to find unique Airbnbs when we travel. Thank you for sharing this beauty!

    1. Thank you and my pleasure! I did feel like I was in a dream during my stay at this charming and unique Airbnb cabin in Felton, California. So beautiful!

  6. Santa Cruz is such a beautiful place + that looks like such a cool place to retreat to! I had a friend who got married at Roaring Camp + we got to ride the steam train to where she had her ceremony. :] It’s so gorgeous over there!

    1. Roaring Camp would be a cool place for a wedding. That’s so awesome! I really loved staying at this Airbnb in Felton, California and that it was so close to Santa Cruz was a huge bonus.

    1. Thank you! This charming Airbnb is perfect for solitude or hanging with friends or a romantic getaway. Also loved that is is so close to Santa Cruz.

  7. Such a cute A frame…in a gorgeous location. I love unique properties like this one and would happily stay here!

    1. Awesome! Loved that the redwoods were right outside the door of this cozy Airbnb cabin. The beautiful Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is just a couple of miles away.

  8. Aaah what a charming place to stay! That cabin is like a tardis! I wasn’t expecting it to seem so huge inside! What a beautiful place for a romantic getaway – I’d love to visit! Thanks for the great guide!

  9. What an adorable AirBnb! You’re right, it’s so charming! I love little a-frames and cabins, I think they are so much fun to stay in. I love that there is a lot to do in the area as well!

    1. Thanks! I thought this A-frame Airbnb cabin was adorable also. Loved the privacy in the redwoods yet so close to so much to do in Santa Cruz.

  10. This place is adorable! I love the A Frame, but I also love how the windows go top to bottom to really open it up. And the surroundings are beautiful!

  11. I love the idea staying in such a unique AirBnb in California. This A Frame cabin looks perfect for a peaceful forest visit. Great that it really did feel isolated even where it was located. I see my work spot in that writers loft!

  12. This is the most adorable cabin in the woods! I love all the natural light, and also the outdoor seating areas. If I’m ever in this part of California I’m going to check if it’s available 😀

  13. Oh my goodness what a cute place! I love the unusual design, and it’s beautifully furnished. Looks like a perfect quiet getaway in the Redwoods.

  14. This place looks stunning – I love it. I stayed in a cute A frame cabin once on my travels but this is in a different league all together. That view from the lounge – my dog and I would be so happy here.

    1. This Airbnb cabin in the redwoods is a perfect base camp. I hiked at the nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and it was so beautiful!

  15. What a cute and cozy place to stay! I love the warm and inviting touches throughout the cabin. This definitely looks like a wonderful place to stay!

  16. Love the cosy atmosphere of this A-frame cabin and the proximity to the redwoods and coast. Nice touch with books, boardgames, charcoal BBQ, robes and great wifi.

  17. You have my vote! Whiskey Hollow is the best Airbnb. It’s so charming, unique and surrounded by incredible redwoods, what more could you ask for?!

  18. Whiskey Hollow is such a cute and unique place to stay with stunning views of the California Redwoods. I love the wooden decor and the balcony with firepit and the inclusion of bath robes is great.
    Would love to cosy up in this accommodation one day.

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