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
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
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
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
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.
The first floor includes a small dining area with a dining room table / workspace and four chairs.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Special value-add touches at Whiskey Hollow – charming Airbnb near Santa Cruz
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
- 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.
Is Whiskey Hollow suitable for families or children?
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.
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.
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 and Beach, located just 25 minutes away in Santa Cruz, offers another beautiful beach with stunning views.
Next door to the Natural Bridges State Beach, you can take a peaceful nature walk through the Monarch Butterfly Nature Preserve.
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.
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?
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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