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Fern River Resort

Felton

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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  • Welcome to Fern River Resort.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabins are spread out below towering redwood trees.- Fern River Resort
  • The gazebo garden area.- Fern River Resort
  • Fern River Resort.- Fern River Resort
  • Riverside cabins and lawn area.- Fern River Resort
  • Riverside cabins and lawn area.- Fern River Resort
  • Fern River Resort.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabins come in all sizes, from studios and one bedrooms (shown here) to family cabins able to sleep eight.- Fern River Resort
  • Fern River Resort.- Fern River Resort
  • Fern River Resort sits on the banks of the San Lorenzo River.- Fern River Resort
  • The fire pit and volleyball court.- Fern River Resort
  • Outdoor kitchen.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 10 is a deluxe two bedroom.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 10 is a deluxe two bedroom.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 10 is a deluxe two bedroom.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 10 is a deluxe two bedroom.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 14, "The Presidential," sleeps up to eight people and comes with a cozy sleeping loft.- Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 14, "The Presidential," sleeps up to eight people. - Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 14, "The Presidential," sleeps up to eight people. - Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 14, "The Presidential," sleeps up to eight people. - Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 14, "The Presidential," sleeps up to eight people. - Fern River Resort
  • Cabin 14, "The Presidential," sleeps up to eight people. - Fern River Resort
  • The resort is located across the river from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.- Fern River Resort
  • Ancient old-growth coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) along the Redwood Grove Trail in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.- Fern River Resort
  • The Redwood Grove Loop Trail in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.- Fern River Resort
  • The Meadow Trail in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.- Fern River Resort
  • Beautiful beaches, ocean sunsets, and surf are located just down the road in Santa Cruz.- Fern River Resort
  • Beaches below Opal Cliffs near Pleasure Point.- Fern River Resort
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Cozy riverside resort beneath the redwoods. Walking distance to Felton and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
No
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Price per night: 
$71-160/night
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Reservation phone number: 
1 (831) 335-4412
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Considering an adventure-filled getaway to the Santa Cruz area? Stay within easy reach of the beaches and trails of Santa Cruz while experiencing the old-growth charm and evergreen character of the Santa Cruz Mountains at Fern River Resort. Nestled beneath towering coastal redwoods on the banks of the San Lorenzo river, Fern River Resort is located 6 miles up scenic Highway 9, near the quaint historic town of Felton.

The resort offers 15 cozy cabins, each with unique accomodtions capable of sleeping two to eight people. Riverside cabins are equipped with kitchens, bathrooms and all the modern day appliances including Wi-Fi and cable, yet they are open up to a relaxing outdoor setting reminscent of a summer camp vibe. The resort's location offers an ideal year-round base camp for exploring the best of Santa Cruz's outdoors, be it hiking among massive redwoods, racing down the region's best moutain biking trails, or hanging 10 at one of Santa Cruz's world class surf spots. 

Across the river from the resort and a short walk away is Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, home to an ancient redwood grove 1,500 years old. In addition to the redwoods, the park is home to dozens of miles of hiking mountain biking trails, numerous swimming holes along the San Lorenzo River, and even horseback riding opportunities. A robust network of trails connects Henry Cowell Redwoods with other Santa Cruz mountain biking hot spots, like nearby Wilder Ranch State Park.

Fern River Resort is also a short walk away from downtown Felton, which itself is home to a mix of interesting history, and eclectic food and fare. In town you can visit a historic covered bridge, ride a vintage 1900s steam locomotive through redwoods to the top of Bear Mountain at Roaring Camp, try a belly-warming chai at the White Raven, and enjoy tasty craft beer and pub fare at The Cremer House all before dozing off beneath the trees and to the lulls of the San Lorenzo River at Fern River Resort.

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70 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey, and unabashedly left of center, you'll find great surf, sandy beaches, redwood-covered mountains, laid-back towns, organic farms, and a burgeoning beer and wine scene. It's impossible to pick one place to visit in Santa Cruz County. Take a quick cruz of them all!

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